Julien Leparoux (jockey, Informed Decision, 1st) – “She broke good, and put me right where I wanted to be early in the race. She was nice and relaxed and comfortable. I was very happy from the start because I know what kind of kick she can give me. She can win any way. She's a champion. That's what champions do. She just has to be comfortable, whether she's in front, close to the pace, or behind.”

Jonathan Sheppard (trainer, Informed Decision, 1st) – “She was always up there – clear and close to the pace. She got the lead in plenty of time and kept driving to the wire. If there were a chink to her armor, Ventura would have caught her but she finished up strongly. She usually does. It worked out perfectly. Julien (jockey Leparoux) gave her a great ride.”

Garrett Gomez (jockey, Ventura, 2nd) – “Pace makes the race. They were going exceptionally slow up front and there wasn’t any one up there to help me. She gave me her usual kick as we started to make our run. She’s the kind of filly that you have to time just right. If I ask her too soon, that’s not good either. When my filly kicked in, she started to gain on the other one, but she kicked in too and went into a higher gear. I just couldn’t catch her.”

Humberto Ascanio (assistant to trainer Bobby Frankel, Ventura, 2nd) – “The pace was a killer. She had too much to do at the end.”

Mike Smith (jockey, Free Flying Soul, 3rd) – “She came running out of there, and with no real pace in the race I just let her go. She was dead-game all the way and just kept on trying. She wasn’t near as seasoned as those other fillies, which is all the more to her credit. I thought she ran dynamite.”

Bruce Headley (trainer, Free Flying Soul, 3rd and Silver Swallow, 6th) – “They ran their races as always. I was happy with both of their performances. The one filly (Free Flying Soul) held on and my other filly (Silver Swallow) closed well.”