(Silver Dust / Coady Photography)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Adam Beschizza (winning rider of Silver Dust)

“He’s a very talented animal and he’s proven at this level. These small fields, I feel like he gets a hold of the race a lot easier. Today he had a nice stalking position and he had a hold of the race at the right time. He took the bull by the horns and he dug deep. Thank you very much to (owner) Mr. (Tom) Durant and (trainer) Mr. (Bret) Calhoun. I know (Calhoun has) a busy day at Oaklawn today, but this will surely lift his spirits and I just want to thank him for keeping faith in me.”

Jade Lowder (assistant to winning trainer Bret Calhoun)

“I just think he’s been good lately. He’s been ready to throw a race like this and Bret’s done a great job with him. Five-horse field, outside trip the whole way. I think he really liked the track and liked the going.”

Javier Castellano (rider of runner-up Night Ops)

“He was closing well down the center of the track. He ran a good race and tried hard.”

 

Tom Drury (trainer of fourth-place finisher Sprawl)

 

“He ran his eyeballs out today. He really tried hard.”