John Shirreffs, trainer of runner-up Mentor Cane (No. 7): "I thought he ran great. I am very happy with the race. He made the turn. You never know until the wire; someone is always closing."
Edgar Prado, jockey aboard runner-up Mentor Cane (No. 7): "He came out of there running. There were horses outside of me, and I thought I was going to sit right off of it. I think I was in a pretty good spot all the way. He took command around the turn very easily. He fought hard, but the other horse came from the outside. I thought the last eighth of a mile that I won the race."
Al Stall, trainer of third-place finisher Central Banker (No. 12): "This was a really good race for him, especially since this was the second race off a really long layoff. I thought he really ran well under these conditions. It has been a speed-biased track all day long. Sometimes when that happens, the jocks go out there in :44 and change. We thought there would be a good chance that the speed would come back, and it did a little bit."
Julien Leparoux, jockey aboard beaten favorite and fourth-place finisher Forty Tales (No. 2): "He got in a little traffic, but when he got in the clear, he really came running. No more dirt in his face. Around the turn, I asked him to run; he took a little time to get going, but he ran big."