Trainer Mark Hennig (Live Lively): “I figured she’d fall out of there (and go to the lead) it was just a matter if somebody was going to go with here. She’s got a good turn of foot and she’s never showed us any lack of stamina. I figured if they tried to run with here it might have been a tall task. I was pleased. She couldn’t have prepared any better for this and I was expecting a big race out of her.

(On running next in the Grade 2 $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks on March 30) “She’s seems to love training at Palm Meadows and when she comes down here she looks like a picture in the paddock. She never gets stirred up by the shipping. I don’t see any point to running around to another racetrack at this point."

Jockey Joel Rosario (Live Lively): "She did it so easily. I was in front the whole way just trying to save some for the end. I wasn't sure about the distance, but she looks like she looks like she can do anything. Every time she looks better and better and keeps improving. I'm very happy with her."

Trainer Todd Pletcher (Dreaming of Julia): "I thought she ran extremely well. We were sort of at the mercy of the pace scenario, so I think we had to take her out of her comfort zone earlier than we wanted to and keep some pressure on the winner. The winner was too good and we were just second best today. I was very happy with it, for her first start since the Breeder's Cup and spotting six pounds to some quality fillies, I thought it was a very good effort off the layoff."