Kory Owens, trainer of runner-up Top Fortitude (No. 12): "I like the way he ran. Like Mike [Smith] said, he gave he gave the explanation why the horse wasn't up as close as I thought he should have been. I didn't expect these horses to get that far in front of him. He said the horse just wasn't getting a hold of the racetrack. I liked the way the horse shipped over here. It's the first time he actually traveled a little bit. I'm comfortable he's able to ship and run. It gives me more options later this year to go somewhere else."
Mike Smith, jockey of runner-up Top Fortitude (No. 12): "He ran really well. The track is a bit on the dry side right now and he struggled with the footing, but he has a lot of class. He never stopped trying. I wish I could have gotten a better hold of it. I'd like to have seen what would have happened then."
Irad Ortiz Jr., jockey aboard third-place finisher and beaten favorite Social Inclusion (No. 11): "He got a perfect trip, I guess. That horse that won, won very good. It's tough."