"One of the reasons we decided to run back on short rest was it put us on a better schedule. It gave us an opportunity with a horse that's still learning to run twice ... before a possible Breeders' Cup. That's why he ran back on short rest, and he's acted really well since his maiden win. We got lucky today."
Javier Castellano, winning jockey of Bashart (No. 1): "I let him do whatever he wanted, and I was very satisfied with the way he did it today. He showed a lot of speed in the race before this. Today was a very competitive race and a lot of the horses showed the same tactical speed. I had the beautiful post, inside, on the rail He broke sharply, and I just let him go to the lead."