Linda Rice, winning trainer of Mark My Way (No. 1A): "I was happy with [his performance]. Cornelio [Velasquez] just told me that he slipped coming out of the gate, but I kind of expected that he'd be off the pace, coming from 1 1/8 miles to seven furlongs. That really worked out fine because my other two horses were pressing the pace, so I was happy to have somebody closing. I thought he ran really professional for a horse who has only had four starts."

Cornelio Velasquez, winning rider aboard Mark My Way (No. 1A): "I had a good trip. My horse slipped in the gate, but I saved ground all the way and at the top of the stretch I put her in the clear. [Free Mugatu] came to me in the end, but I had a lot of horse."