Irad Ortiz, Jr., winning jockey aboard Kid Cruz (No. 1): "He's a little lazy, but he was closer the whole way [than he was in previous races]. It was positive. I was closer today, and I knew he was going to give me a kick at the end."
Mike Hushion, trainer of runner-up Captain Serious (No. 1A): "He certainly didn't get any breaks on the pace; it was a very legitimate pace. I haven't really though past this race. We'll learn what we can learn from it and move forward."
Jose Ortiz, jockey aboard runner-up Captain Serious (No. 1A): "It was a great performance. [Hushion] did a great job with the horse. We've been breezing him to get him to go a mile and a sixteenth. He's a nice horse and got beat by a good horse."