Trainer Nancy Triola said, "The baby has been training well. She's not been the sharpest from the gate. We've schooled her quite a bit, but it wasn't ideal today. They got them all loaded then the one horse acted up and they had to replace the jockey. They were standing in the gate for quite awhile, and then they had to unload them all. They were milling around for ten or fifteen minutes before they loaded again, and that's tough for experienced horses let alone first time babies. Then she came out slow. I told Corey to go on with her, and we got up into the fray and she kept going. That wasn't an ideal trip yet she still ran on well and held them off when they tried running at her late. I think she'll be alright."
Jockey Corey Fraser said, "She didn't break real well. We didn't want to be too far back. You can get into too much trouble, so I pushed her up in between there, and she showed a lot of courage. She hooked that horse to her inside, and she just kept going. She got a little tired late, but she showed a lot of heart."
Starkey Gal earned $17,980 U.S. for her win. This was West Point Thoroughbred's seventh win out of ten races at Woodbine.