Linda Rice, winning trainer of Mark My Way (No. 7): "You know, I thought when he was laying third that there were slow fractions. I thought that the stronger horses were behind him, and I felt that there was a good chance we'd get home.

"I think he's better at the mile than the seven-eighths. I think he'd run a mile and an eighth very well. So I'm probably going to have to stretch him out to open company. I think he would improve with added distance."

Cornelio Velasquez, winning jockey aboard Mark My Way (No. 7): "He was in the best position; he stayed in the clear all the way. I went away at the eighth pole when I asked. I had a lot of horse. He's a good horse. He tries hard."