Joel Rosario, winning jockey aboard Afleeting Lady (No. 8): “That was an easy trip. It looked like [All Due Respect] was the speed. My horse has speed, too, but I just let them go and let my horse get comfortable and she was really game today.”


Tom Albertrani, winning trainer of Buffum (No. 1): “It was just a matter of being patient with him. The timing was good, and he was doing so well coming into the race. He definitely runs well fresh, and it was the right timing to lead him over. After the Suburban, we naturally were a little disappointed and we backed off him for a little while. We took him to Saratoga, and there was a minor foot issue with a quarter-crack we had up there, but there was no opportunity to run him. So we just waited for this. I would definitely consider the Cigar Mile [Grade 1, November 24, Aqueduct]. That would be our next goal.”

Eddie Castro, winning jockey aboard Buffum (No. 1): “I had the No. 1 post position, which is a little bad for seven furlongs. I knew [Little Drama] would put pressure on me. Tom told me ‘If he breaks good and you’re in front, that’s OK.’ He broke good and put himself right there, it was the only choice. He ran good. It was a nice race.”