(Scarlett Sky / All Photos by Coady Photography)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Shug McGaughey (winning trainer of Scarlett Sky, who watched the race from his home in Florida)

“He’s a nice horse. All of his races have been good, and I was pleased with today.”

On choosing to run in the Kentucky Utilities Transylvania

“I thought he’d probably like the Keeneland course. There was a race a couple of weeks later at Aqueduct. I ran him over it once, and he didn’t run good. (The Kentucky Utilities Transylvania being a) graded stakes helps.

“I told Joel, ‘Just be careful. He’ll try to hang a little bit.’ That’s probably why he was back a little farther than usual to make that one quick run.”

On whether the May 1 American Turf (G2) at Churchill Downs might be Scarlett Sky’s next start

“It easily could be. We have that pretty nice (turf) series in New York, so I’ll keep an eye on him and see. The race in Louisville would be fun, too.”

Joel Rosario (winning rider of Scarlett Sky)

“I knew they weren’t going very fast. In the first turn, I wasn’t far away from (the leaders). I just let him get his feet into the ground, and he came with a strong run like he always does. He put in a good finish.”

Lindsay Schultz (assistant to McGaughey)

“We were all getting a little bit nervous (watching the race unfold as Scarlett Sky raced from the back of the field). Shug asked (Joel) to be patient and when that horse had room to make a run, he sure did.”

Mike Maker (trainer of third-place finisher and beaten favorite Fire At Will)

“He had everything his own way and was third best today. No excuse.”

Maker said Fire At Will’s next start probably would be the American Turf.

Tyler Gaffalione (rider of Fire At Will):

“Everything went to plan. We did not see much pace on form so we wanted to be a little aggressive early. We had everything our way. Coming down the backside, his ears were up and he was very comfortable. At the quarter pole, I didn’t think there was any way we could get beat. It just wasn’t our day. I could see the winner (coming on the outside) but I thought my horse had enough left.”