Test of the Champion.
He doesn't have a real big engine behind. He doesn't have a big kick. He's steady, which is why I think the farther he goes the stronger he gets.
We were looking for a quiet place and this is it. What's better than coming to Belmont Park and stabling in the Phipps' barn?
I'll go home very happy. If we wanted to run in the Santa Anita Handicap, we needed to run sometime. It was time to do it and a good time for the horse and everybody involved. This was a good day to come back.
I just hope we can build off his last race. He's gotten bigger, put on weight, and become a little more aggressive than he was as a three-year-old.
I don't know that you can compare it to anything else a person in racing could have. I think whenever you have a horse like this you always want to win the next race, but I don't know that you can duplicate the first Saturday in May getting in the gate with 19 other horses and winning. There is no other race in that category.
He is a very, very, classy horse.
He's improving. He has a lot of pedigree and talent and he loves going long. I think his potential is unlimited.
You just have to admire someone who can deal with that type of adversity.
It makes sense to stay here. We have such good weather.