Mikael Magnusson (assistant to trainer Jo Hughes, London Bridge, 1st) – “This is absolutely fantastic. It’s been our plan all along. We sold the horse prior to this race and he will now go and race in Australia.”

Mike Smith (jockey, London Bridge, 1st) – “He just had to work really hard. He was never really sure of the dirt. The change in his shoes made a big difference, but even with that he was never really confident. I had to keep riding him at times, taking a hold of him, riding him, trying get him confident, but keep moving all at the same time. I felt if I kept chasing them, he’d lose confidence. So I did a little of both and he outlasted them, because really, if it was on grass, it would have been a much better victory.”

Jerry Hollendorfer (trainer, Blueskiesnrainbows, 2nd) – “We can’t complain about that. He ran huge.”

Martin Pedroza (jockey, Blueskiesnrainbows, 2nd) – “I was very pleased with my position. I had a good spot right behind the leaders and my horse relaxed real nice. He was pulling me pretty hard early, but I got him settled. I needed to move when I did because most of the other horses were starting to come at that point.”

Brendan Walsh (trainer, Worldly, 3rd) – “He ran super. I thought he was going to do it there at one stage, he ran his race, and I don’t think we have any excuses. It’s a Breeders’ Cup race, and he ran third. We’ve got to be very happy with him, and I am very proud of him and the way he ran today.”

David Flores (jockey, Worldly, 3rd) – “Wow, that was a long way out there. I kept him in the clear on the outside because this is a horse that does not like dirt in his face. Being outside did not cost him the race. He ran a big race and just had that one other horse (London Bridge) run by the two of us (with Blueskiesnrainbows).”

Julien Leparoux (jockey, Suns Out Guns Out, 4th) – “It is tough to run a mile and three-quarters and not get a breather. He broke well and put me right in the race. He ran hard the whole way and ran a big race.”

Gary Stevens (jockey, Ever Rider, beaten favorite, DNF) – “He was done after six furlongs. I took care of him after that. He should be fine.”