Chris DeCarlo, winning jockey aboard Jewel of a Cat (No. 2): "She broke really sharp, and the two speed horses really ran away from me, so I knew we must've been flying. When we ran into the straight nobody really kicked on. I knew I had a shot because I still had a lot of horse underneath me."

Ben Perkins, Jr., winning trainer of Jewel of the Cat (No. 2): "When they went out there in 21 1/5 [seconds], Chris [DeCarlo] had her, then once he got her in gear, I thought she had a shot. She ran really well last year on the turf. When we ran her at Monmouth [in her last start], she dropped back and had a chance to get running. She wants to be clear, but she never got clear and just ran even. She came out of that race really well and she had two good breezes, so we decided to try this."