Chad Brown, winning trainer of Hyper (No. 2): "We took a shot. It's a very odd race; a mile and five-eighths. There aren't many of them over here. This was uncharted territory for him. It seems he was finishing his races well. He trains like a horse who has some stamina. More importantly, he likes firm ground. When we had an opportunity to run on a firm turf course today, you take what you can get. In a race this far, for him to come home that well, that's pretty good. I'm sure there is a graded stakes race with his name on it. It seems he's gotten better as he's gotten older."

Javier Castellano, winning rider aboard Hyper (No. 2): "It was a great trip that I had. Perfect trip, dream trip. I stalked on the inside. We had three turns. The first two turns I saved a lot of ground, and that's exactly what Chad Brown told me to do. He said, 'The first two turns stay on the rail and the last turn you decide, use your own judgment.' That's exactly what I did. It worked out perfect; beautiful trip."