Randi Melton, assistant to winning trainer Mark Casse of Sky Flight (No. 1): "Perfect trip with the one-hole. We were able to sit off the speed to see what it was like and try to have a little something to aim at, which is what Joel did. He's such a tremendous rider. [Aztec Brave] gave us our work to do but it was good to get up. It's wonderful to win for Mr. Oxley here."
Joel Rosario, winning rider aboard Sky Flight (No. 1): "I was very confident. He's the kind of horse if he sees a horse in front he comes and gets it. Every time he saw [Aztec Brave] he just kept on coming, kept on coming. He didn't want to get beat."