Cherie DeVaux, assistant to Chad Brown, winning trainer of Hyper (No. 4): "He's always trained well. Chad has had him for so long, and he's always been a nice horse to train. He always tries really hard, he always looks great. With age, he has been getting better. What's so enjoyable about watching him run is that he seems to get better every time. He always finds a way to find a little more, and as he's gotten older he keeps finding ways to step up."
Javier Castellano, winning rider aboard Hyper (No. 4): "My horse didn't break too sharp today, for whatever reason. My goal in my mind was to keep him relaxed the first part of the race and then find the kick. When Boisterous and my horse made their moves at the same time, at the quarter-pole, Johnny [Velazquez] didn't have a choice, he had to go inside. I had a choice, to go around horses. My horse took off and did it the right way. He hung a little bit but when he saw the other horse come on the outside, he came on again."
Shug McGaughey, trainer of beaten favorite and third-place finisher Boisterous (No. 1): "He got stopped at a bad time in the race, then he had to check him again. When he got him to the outside, he came on and finished. It's just one of those things."
John Velazquez, jockey aboard beaten favorite and third-place finisher Boisterous (No. 1): "It was way open [at the top of the stretch], for two horses at least."