Tom Amoss (winning trainer of Sum of the Parts)

“I made a grave error with him last spring: I brought him back too quick and tried to do too much with him before I ran him, and it cost me. That’s how training goes. When you make those kinds of mistakes, you’re going to have to sit and wait, which is what we did and he came back really good this spring. I told the group I was with, ‘This the most athletic horse I’ve trained. He’s the quickest horse I’ve ever trained out of the gate.’ He really showed that today. All the credit goes to the horse.”

On whether Sum of the Parts will continue to the Breeders’ Cup Xpressbet Sprint (G1) on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita

“I have to talk to the owners about that, but if it’s my vote and my vote alone, it’s on to California.”

Leandro Goncalves (winning jockey)

“He’s very fast, he’s very sharp coming out of the gate. By the first jump, second jump, I was already clear of everybody else so I just dropped in and got him to relax. That was the plan and it worked out pretty good today.”

On whether he was surprised he got the lead so easily

“I was just concerned about the break but he has a lot of speed and has been training very well. He’s back to his good form.”
Miguel Mena (rider of second-place finisher Laugh Track)

“He ran a very good race. He ran very hard; just bad luck in the gate. He got bumped sideways leaving there from the horse on the inside and the outside. I thought that cost me the race. He was closing fast; he just lost a little ground the first two jumps of the race.”

Paco Lopez (rider of third-place finisher Go Blue Or Go Home)

“My trip was perfect. When I came out, I took a hold and I was in good position in second. When I asked him turning for home in the stretch, my horse went in a little bit and I changed my whip (to the other hand) and he went out a little bit so I took a hold. He tried really hard."

Mike Smith (rider of fourth-place finisher and beaten favorite Gentlemen’s Bet)

“He really struggled – I mean a lot. … He’s supposed to be a length in front and if not in front at least just right there. I was pushing to stay where I was at. I finally got him running a little bit but he just really didn’t like it, pulled up just really blowing.”

John Velazquez (rider of eighth-place finisher and second choice Reload)

“He didn't break as good as I wanted him to. And then that was it. The race was over.”