Kiaran McLaughlin, winning trainer of Dance Card (No. 2): “It’s not ideal [drifting out in the lane], but as long as they cross the wire first ... [Dance Card and Questing, who also drifts out at times] are both Grade 1 winners, so if that’s what it takes, we’ll take it. It’s never felt so good to be for 2 for our last 52.

On going to the lead: “It looked like that was the thing to do. I didn’t say anything [to jockey Ramon Dominguez]. He wins plenty of races without instruction.”

Ramon Dominguez, winning jockey aboard Dance Card (No. 2): “When she drifted out in the stretch, she was just looking around. I’m not worried about it, or complaining about it. She’s a beautiful animal with high cruising speed and she can pick it up whenever you ask her. She was perfect through the whole race, and down the lane she wanted to drift out some, but she keeps running. She’s special, and I love her.”