Bruce Brown, winning trainer of Spring to the Sky (No. 6): "For him that was a pretty slow first quarter compared to what he did last time. It was almost like he rated him on the lead. That's the one thing with a speed horse, you just love to see when they can finish like that. He'll be able to win more races with that style, being able to finish down the lane, than just being a speedball and going hell-bent. It was good to see."
"He's been breaking really good, which has always been his drawback. These last three or four races, he's been breaking sharp. I think he's just finally getting it all together. He's had a lot of breaks and this and that happen to him. I think we're finally in a consistent pattern of running him and he just seems like he's coming into his own at the right time. He loves it up here, so hopefully he'll come back in the next stake toward the latter part of the meet and go from there."
"He's a very free-running horse, and I think when he can kind of just give him his head and not have to mess with him too much he's definitely better."
Javier Castellano, winning jockey aboard Spring to the Sky (No. 6): "He's a speed horse. That's how he likes to run; that's his style to go to the lead. Straight and slow the pace. I really like how he did it today. The first quarter mile was [22 4/5], I mean, absolutely, I love to do that. And then the last part, he finished very well today."
"They weren't going to give anything away today. I know he was the only speed in the race and everybody's going to come in to pressure. But at least, the first quarter mile of the race he was able to get comfortable and relax. Then I knew everybody was going to go after me but when they went after me, it was too late."