On Samraat's next start: "I originally was thinking the Jerome [Grade 2, January 4], but we moved this back three days because of the weather and it was going to be tight, anyway, so I'm not sure we make it. I could even send him to Florida for a month just to keep him in training and get him out of the cold weather, then bring him up for the spot after that, which is the Withers [Grade 3, February 1]. I think we might have to test open company. If not his next start, then the start after that."
Jose Ortiz, winning jockey aboard Samraat (No. 1): "He's a nice horse. Rick and the team did a tremendous job. The horse usually doesn't break very good, but Rick schooled a few times and today he broke really good. He put me on the lead through a slow pace, and when I said 'go' at the quarter pole he kicked away. He rates pretty well. When he feels the other horses he feels a little keen, but I don't think he needs the lead."