Thoughts on the slow early fractional times: "I was shocked. Shocked."
Javier Castellano, winning jockey aboard Honor Code (No. 4): "I didn't put him up there; he put me there. The way he ran the first part, he showed me more speed and was more comfortable and relaxed. I felt the pace was slow. The opportunity was there; I took it. I know he's a come-from-behind horse but the pace was slow. I didn't want to fight him. I think Cairo Prince tried to make the strong, sweeping move and tried to get the jump. My horse is a big, long-striding horse and he anticipated it a little bit. He found a second gear and he came back. He galloped out very strong. The horse showed me he would like more distance. Today, he proved a lot. He's a special horse, and you can put him wherever you want."
Kiaran McLaughlin, trainer of runner-up Cairo Prince (No. 9): "That was a tough beat. The winner is a good horse, but that was a tough one. I thought we had it won."
Luis Saez, rider aboard runner-up Cairo Prince (No. 9): "[When he made the lead], he tried to wait on the other horse. Last time [in the G2 Nashua], he took the lead and opened up five, then stopped a little bit. Today he was doing the same. The other horse, he beat me on the wire."
Jimmy Jerkens, trainer of third-place finisher Wicked Strong (No. 7): "Anytime they finish strong, it's good. With the slow pace, everyone was in the same boat. He had a nice ground-saving trip."