Cornelio Velasquez, winning jockey on Palace (No. 5): "Perfect trip. My horse broke good, good position. He's better outside. [Jockey Joel] Rosario gave me a chance at the quarter pole."
"I think he's getting much better all the time. Before, he wanted to run on the lead; now he's better coming from behind. He ran good the last part of the race - fast. I followed the Jacobson horse [Strapping Groom]. At the top of the lane, I had a lot of horse."