Trainer Robert Dibona (Star Harbour): “It’s very exciting to claim a horse and to be able to run at this kind of level. You can pay a million dollars and not get a horse like this. He’s happy; he likes it here; he’s fast; they’re going to have to deal with him.

“He’s flourished here. Sometimes, he has a quiet, lackluster attitude, but when he got here, he picked his head up and showed it in his workout (5 furlongs in 58 1/5 on Nov. 30).

“He’s just too cool. He doesn’t turn a hair.”

Jockey Paco Lopez (Star Harbour): “The trainer said that when the gate open take a look and maybe you send or take a hold because the five (Cat Five Hurricane) has a lot of speed. My horse felt good. The first quarter went in 22 and the second was a little fast I know, but my horse was going easy. I was looking for the three (Bahamian Squall) but when I turned for home there wasn’t anybody there. They were coming a little bit late, but it’s OK.”