Cherie DeVaux, assistant to winning trainer Chad Brown, of March (No. 5): "It was a little nerve-wracking [waiting on the inquiry], but I feel the stewards made the right decision. I think he ran really well. After being in the Withers, Chad [Brown] said maybe try him as a come-from-behind sprinter. It was definitely the right call. He sat nicely in the back and came with a really good kick. We'll see how he comes out of it and go from there."
Irad Ortiz, Jr., jockey aboard March (No. 5):"I had a good trip. My horse was coming from longer races; we just wanted to break good and come from behind, and he did it. The trainer did a great job with him. My horse came out a little bit at the end, but I think the [stewards] made the right decision."
Joel Rosario, jockey aboard runner-up Lord Nelson (No. 1): "He was jumping a little early. I tried to put him in the race a little bit, get him up closer to the pace, but he didn't want to be there. He backed up, backed up, [and] then I had to take him way in the middle of the track so he wouldn't get hit with dirt. He just kept on running; it was a very impressive race."
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