Christophe Clement, winning trainer of Lubash (No. 3): "He's a sound horse and he tries very hard. Junior [Alvarado] has a good relationship with the horse; he knows him inside out. This is fun. This is a very good group of New York-bred turf horses. King Kreesa and Kharafa are always tough."
Junior Alvarado, winning jockey aboard Lubash (No. 3): "He's such a good horse. He might not win every time, but he always shows up. When I turned for home and saw it was [King Kreesa] ahead of me, I thought, 'Oh, no, I have to catch that one?' But he tried his best like always and came through."