Trainer Bill Kaplan (East Hall): "This horse is in tremendous condition. It doesn’t matter where you put him, he’ll run hard all day long. The pace was fast and he was hung out there, so he backed off on him and he was driving on him from the three-eighths pole. This horse has a tremendous cardiovascular system. He’s a really nice horse.

"He beat him (Wildcat Red) this time. I think he’s improved all the way through the year. He’s had a couple bad races, mainly because of post position and being hung out and getting in trouble, every race he’s been in the clear in the stretch he runs down anybody.

"We may give him some time now or we may end up in the Clark [Handicap at Churchill Downs], who knows. Anything’s possible. He’s that kind of solid horse."

Trainer Jose Garoffalo (Wildcat Red): “He ran his race. He did it good. He did everything right; the other horse ran a helluva race. I’m happy with the race. It was a good race. The winner is a good horse; he’s been improving.”

Jockey Luis Saez (East Hall) "I knew the three had a lot of speed. We got in a comfortable rhythm, and we followed the speed, and when we got to the half-mile pole, I wasn't sure if I had a shot, because I saw the horses in front going easily. [Wildcat Red] looked like he was in hand, but when I asked [East Hall] at the three-eighths pole, he just responded. In the stretch, I knew I was going to win the race."