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Saturday, March 30, 2013



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Quotes for the Group 1 US$10m Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline
Joel Rosario (Animal Kingdom, 1st) – “I knew we had a chance. I’ve never been here before. This is my first time. I watched a lot of races. I had an idea where I needed to go from.  I listened to my trainer and to my horse.  He’s a very good horse.  He did it. He’s very quick.  It seemed like a long way home in the stretch.”

Gerard Mosse (Red Cadeaux, 2nd) – “This horse never ceases to amaze me. To run second in the Dubai World Cup and get within two lengths of Animal Kingdom, I’ve got to be happy with that.”

Ryan Moore (Planteur, 3rd) – “He was third last year, third this year.  I was happy enough with his run.”

Jamie Spencer (Side Glance, 4th) – “I was really happy with his run.  Listen, there are no easy Dubai World Cups and that was a career best effort.”

Andrew Balding (trainer Side Glance, 4th) – “We’re delighted.  We’re really pleased that he seemed to handle the surface well and he has doubled his prize money earnings in one night.  He’ll go home and be prepared for the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot but longer term his target is the Cox Plate.”

Mickael Barzalona (African Story, 5th) – “He ran well. The distance maybe was a question but I thought he saw it out okay.”

Maxime Guyon (Meandre, 6th) – “I had a good race. My horse was very relaxed but he couldn’t really produce a turn of foot.”

Silvestre De Sousa (Hunter's Light, 7th) – “He had every chance. He just wasn’t good enough at this level even though he was a Group 1 winner here last time.  This was a better race and he was a bit one-paced.”

Christophe Soumillon (Treasure Beach, 8th) – “I  had a great race. Unfortunately my horse was only running for place before the race and we went very fast and the fact that I rode him to finish in the first four became difficult in the last turn.”

William Buick (Kassiano, 9th) – “Didn’t get helped by the draw. I had a reasonable run. He ran a good race. This was different company than he has been beating at Meydan this year.  When it came to the business end, class told.”

Mike Smith (Royal Delta, 10th) –  “My trip was good.  She just didn’t seem to care for it. Every time she had to pick it up, she struggled.  After four or five passed her, we were pretty much done – then we just got home safe.”

Gary Stevens (Dullahan, 11th) – “He was traveling sweet. Jumped out good. I was a bit closer than I thought I was going to be. He was doing it under his own power.  I got him out down the backside. I loved where he was at. Three furlongs out, for whatever reason, he just shut it down. He pulled up great underneath me but he was was, I don’t want to say distressed, but worn out.  He was really struggling the last two furlongs.

Ahmed Ajtebi (Capponi, 12th) – “He wasn’t breathing right at the first turn. He was never really going well for me in his first run in a year.”



Quotes for the Group 1 US$5 m Dubai Sheema Classic, presented by Longines
Joseph O’Brien (St Nicholas Abbey, 1st) – “There didn’t seem much pace on paper and (part-owner) Mr. Smith said maybe we should ride him a bit further forward and see what happens.  This horse is very tough, very special, gives his best every day, relaxes, and finds plenty.  It turns out you can ride him any way you want.”

Aidan O’Brien (trainer, St Nicholas Abbey, 1st) – “I’d always felt this horse wanted to be ridden back but Joseph and Derrick (Smith) said they wanted him to be ridden forward and they got their way today, so perhaps they were right.”

Yasunari Iwata (Gentildonna, 2nd) – “She ran very well and was in good form today.  She traveled wide and might take bit and that’s why she couldn’t catch the winner.”

Olivier Peslier (Very Nice Name, 3rd) – “He gave me a good finish. Third place is very good and he sets the standard in Qatar.  I was expecting him to run well and I’m very happy for my boss.”

Jamie Spencer (Dunaden, 4th) – “We were very happy with the performance.  It was a course record and I had all of the right horses around me at the finish so we were very pleased.”

Patrick Cosgrove (Await the Dawn, 5th) – “He ran a very good race. It was a top field; these are top-class horses and it was probably the best race of the night. He had a nice trip around and ran a good race. I can't complain.”

Christophe Lemaire (Shareta, 6th) – “I was happy with my position but it was her first time out this year and she may just have needed it. It didn’t help that we had the winner behind us all of the way as he was pushing us through the race, right to the final turn and that may have made her do a little too much.”

John Murtagh (Royal Diamond, 7th) – “I had a nice position behind the leader.  They steadied it up a little bit down the baclk and then quickened away from me.  My fellow would want further.”

Andrasch Starke (Girolamo, 8th) – “We were never prominent but he ran a good race.  We were never going to be near the winner but he finished close to the placed horses. We have no excuse.”

Silvestre De Sousa (Sharestan, 9th) – “He just wasn’t good enough. He reared up in the stalls and he wasn’t good enough to be there.”

Mickael Barzalona (Prince Bishop, 10th) – “He ran all right but the ground is a little too firm for him.”

Yutaka Take (Trailblazer, 11th ) – “No gas. He got a little bit tired. He jumped well and traveled well until the third turn but didn’t have the same turn of foot as the others.  I don’t know why he isn’t the same as he used to be.”




Quotes for the Group 1 US$2m Dubai Golden Shaheen, sponsored by Gulf News (third leg of Global Sprint Challenge)
Richard Mullen (Reynaldothewizard, 1st) – “I had the perfect trip. He was always traveling well. He gave me everything in the straight. This is the best winner of my career. It’s unbelievable and I’m so happy for Satish and all his team, and Zabeel Racing, his owners.  I’m overjoyed.”

John Murtagh (Balmont Mast, 2nd) – “The trainer was very happy with the horse before the race and he was right, because he was ready. I though the winner might falter close home. I'd have caught him if he had, but he didn't. As well as my horse has run, it's always tough to be beaten a neck in a Group 1 race."

Kieren Fallon (Krypton Factor, 3rd) – “I was drawn 13 and the wide draw probably cost us getting closer. We’ve been beaten less than a length but still a very good run.”

Jimmy Fortune (United Color, 5th) – “He’s run a lovely race and he’ll be a lovely horse for next year.”

Christophe Soumillon (Kavanagh, 6th) – “He was bumped the whole way.  He could do better with a fairer race.”

William Buick (Gordon Lord Byron, 7th) – “It’s a new surface for him.  I know he’s won over this trip before but in this company it’s a different story.  I felt I was forced to stay where I was.”

Weichong Marwing (Frederick Engels, 8th) – “He was up in the air when the gates opened. He missed the break and his race was all over. It was always going to be difficult once he got lost at the start. He is a horse full of running with nowhere to go. It's just one of those things. We wanted to be behind the main speed horses, but once he missed the start it was going to be difficult.”

Martin Pedroza (Private Zone, 9th) – “It was a little disappointing. He got warm, it’s a hot day. We were traveling so easy for much of the race. If you look, as we turn for home he was still cruising. I thought there’d be more to come from the horse but he was flat when I asked him to quicken.”

Willie Martinez (Trinniberg, 11th) – “I wasn’t happy being drawn low. He’s run okay off a long layoff and he handled the track okay. We’ll get him home and there will be other days.

Ryan Moore (Taisei Legend, 12th) – “He was flat today. He felt tired. He took the front but when the other horse was coming, he could not follow. I think he didn’t feel good – maybe tired.”

idan O’Brien (trainer of Reply, 13th) – “We wanted to run him in the (Godolphin) Mile but he didn’t get in.  We had to come here instead and he’s a horwse that wold want seben furlongs or a mile.”


Quotes for the Group 1 US$1m Al Quoz Sprint, sponsored by Emirates NBD
Christophe Soumillon (Shea Shea, 1st) – “I’m not surprised to win a race like this after his last run because that race was as good as this one.  I was confident. He likes to come late and catch them on the line and it worled out perfectly.”

Mike DeKock – “He had the horse to go and fetch and it was just as we’d hoped.  Coming here is not easy.  The horses do better the longer they are here and horses like him a geared for these type of races. He will now go to Royal Ascot for the King’s Stand Stakes.”

Tye Angland (Joy and Fun, 2nd) – “It was so close – he ran so well. He felt like the winner the whole way.  I could see Shea Shea coming and he was just too good.”

Olivier Doleuze (Eagle Regiment, 3rd) – “Yes it was a good performance but I think he could have done better if he hadn’t missed two days’ work. He got a nail in his hoof and that’s why he missed work. I really regret that.”

John Murtagh (Sole Power, 4th) – “He was a bit isolated on the stand side but he’s run well. Shea Shea has beaten us again.”

Zac Purton (Mr Big, 5th) – “We were a little bit on our own on the stand side and I had to get going a bit earlier than I would have liked, but given that he’s not familiar with the course and distance it was a great run.”

Joe Bravo (Varsity, 6th) – “He ran well but the last eighth of a mile, he pricked up his ears and was listening to the crowd noise.”

Jamie Spencer (Spirit Quartz, 8th) – “I missed the break and it was all over from there.”

Harry Bentley (Medicean Man, 9th) – “The two drawn on my outside split and I had to nmake a decision and went with the pack. He traveled nicely but just couldn’t quicken.”

Richard Hughes (Invincible Ash, 10th) – “He ran repectable.”

Joel Rosario (Great Attack, 11th) – “They just went super quick and we were outpaced.”

William Buick (Monsieur Joe, 12th) – “I think it’s hard to come from where I was drawn. I was suppose it was a bit tough for him but then I was drawn on the wrong side.”

Wayne Smith (Russian Rock, 13th) –  “He’s probably a better horse on sand than turf these days.  They went too fast for him. It’s the end of a long season and he doesn’t owe us anything.”

Joseph O’Brien (Starspangledbanner, 14th) – “They went very quick. They were too fast for him.”

Shane Foley (Russian Soul, 15th) – “He traveled good but the whole night got to him.  He was very warn down at the start.”

Tadhg O’Shea (Ganas,  16th) – “I traveled well to the halfway. It was a very good race. He’s probably better on Tapeta going around a bend.”


Quotes for the Group 2 US$2m UAE Derby, sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah
Ryan Moore (Lines of Battle, 1st) – “It was a farce of a race. They only cantered to halfway and my horse was only doing what he needed to.  I think he was just the best horse in the race.”

Aidan O’Brien “We wanted the race to be a true test but it wasn;t because of the slow pace, which made it a good win in the circumstances. We are very pleased with him and we’ll go to the Kentucky Derby with him.”

Fergal Lynch (Elleval, 2nd) – “I thought I was going to get there. I got very excited at the furlong marker. The winner just kept going. He’s a good horse. I ran against him in Dundalk track. Very grateful to the owners and the trainer to keep me on the horse.”

David Marnane (trainer of Elleval, 2nd) – “He came there with a shout, but I do actually wonder if he stayed. I would like to watch it again.  He still has to grow up a little bit more. Took some time to settle. We’ll put him away now and I shall now target the Secretariat Stakes (at Arlington Park on Aug. 17).”

Silvestre De Sousa (Secret Number, 3rd) – “He missed the break.  I was further back than I wanted to be. I had to come wide and then he ran on well but it wasn’t his day.”

William Buick (Snowboarder, 4th) – “They went slow but he stuck to his guns really well in the straight. I was drawn wide so I let him slide on in the lead.”

Richard Hughes (Law Enforcement, 5th) –  “He ran well but I was diapoointed that he didn’t quicken off the fijal turn after the slow pace.”

Christophe Soumillon (Zahee, 6th) – “I have nothing to say.”

Paul Hanagan (Shuruq, 7th) – “It was a messy stop-start race and turned into a four-furlong sprint.  She wasn’t in the same form as when she won here last time.”

Jose Valdivia Jr. (Dice Flavor, 8th) – “They just left us. He wasn’t fast enough.

Hideaki Miyuki (Keiai Leone, 10th) – “He was a bit mad about the horse next to us in the starting gate, so that;s why he didn’t start well.  He traveled smoothly in the backstretch, but tried to take bit when the pace became slow again.  He could not follow the filed whern the pace became faster again.  It wasn’t the Tapeta that beat us.”

Mario Gutierrez (He's Had Enough, 11th) – “I got parked wide a little bit.  My horse was so unsteady – he wanted to jump on the other horses.  He got a little warm before the race when they circled around behind the gate.  He’s not used to that in America.  It just wasn’t his day today.”

Patrick Cosgrove (Emotif, 12th) – “Very slowly run race. She was a bit keen but having said that I had a nice position and she didn’t finish off.”


Quotes for the Group 3 US$1m Dubai Gold Cup, sponsored by Al Tayer Motors
Silvestre De Sousa (Cavalryman, 1st) – “Everything went to plan for me.  It was a bit slow to halfway and I was happy when the pace quickened.  My horse traveled well and quickened up nicely.  It’s a big night but the pressure will come later. At least the (Godolphin) horses are running well.”

Kieren Fallon (Ahzeemah, 2nd) – “It was very tough as they crawled.  My lad pulled up in front so I had to sit and suffer.  That was a big run.”

Chrsitophe Lemaire (Verema, 3rd) – “Very Very happy with this performace as she hadn’t run in a long time. She was quite fresh and if she had had more cover, she might have even run better.”

Trainer Alain De Royer-Dupre (Verema, 3rd)  – “This was a very good performance for a horse that hasn’t run in a long time. I think she ran like a horse that hadn’t run in a long time.  I think she pulled a bit. We’re very happy.”

Patrick Dobbs (Jutland, 4th) – “He ran very well. He’s a little bit keen sometimes.  They went so slow. It was just a bit too much for him most of the race,  He’s very honest and tough.  He didn’t get much room up the straight.  He was probably the second best horse in the race.”

Trainer Doug Watson (Jutland, 4th) – “At least we now know he stays two miles and we will plan his programme to come back to this race next year.”

Ryan Moore (Imperial Monarch, 5th) – “I’m not sure if he saw the trip out. He traveled well enough and had every chance at the top of the straight.”

Christophe Soumillon (Star Empire, 6th) – “He settled at the back. Pace was slow. When I wanted to make my move, he got held up behind another horse. Traffic did not help me.”

Declan McDonogh (Saddler's Rock, 7th) – “I couldn’t ride him the last two furlongs.  The saddle slipped at the barrier – it slipped back six inches.  I was in trouble most of the way around – it was pretty bad.  That was a pity.”

Trainer John Oxx (Saddler’s Rock, 7th) – “The jockey said he thought he might have been third if the saddle hadn’t slipped.”

Tadhg O’Shea (Averroes, 9th) – “The very slow pace did not suit my horse.  He’s a stayer and it was like a seven-furlong (1400m) race, not two miles.”

Mirco Demuro (Seismos, 9th) – “He hasn’t run for a long time. He stayed 3,000 metres, not the full distance. I had a good position but it did not help that the saddle slipped on the horse in front of me (Saddler’s Rock) and he couldn’t push on. In the end he did not stay the trip.”