Keeneland Press Release

Jose Ortiz (winning rider)

Jose Ortiz (winning rider)

“Chad drew (a plan) perfect for me. He said hopefully two or three horses would go and you can sit tight, third or fourth. And that’s what I did. (Analyze It) relaxed very well. The fast pace helped me a lot. When I asked him to go, he went so well, so smooth. He’s a really, really nice horse.”

Florent Geroux (rider of runner-up Captivating Moon)

Florent Geroux (rider of runner-up Captivating Moon)

“I had a good trip. My horse likes to sit back and make one run. We were on the outside so we had a nice clear run. It looks like the winner is a very nice horse.”

Luis Saez (rider of third-place finisher Admiralty Pier)

Luis Saez (rider of third-place finisher Admiralty Pier)

“He tried pretty hard. He got a good break, and was right there. I was in behind the winner and I knew he was going to take me there. When we came to the stretch, I thought we going to beat (Analyze It), but then he just took off.”

James Graham (rider of fourth-place finisher Dragon Drew)

James Graham (rider of fourth-place finisher Dragon Drew)

“I had a great trip. A longshot (Beer Pressure) went out there on the lead and wore himself out. I was a longshot myself, but we turned for home and the winner quickened twice. I quickened once and I needed to quicken twice. And my horse is still learning. He’s still a big baby. He ran a good race; hopefully, he takes another step forward and we’ll be happy with him. We were bobs apart (for second) and he was running all he could.”