Post Race Quotes Group 2 US$1 million Godolphin Mile, sponsored by Etisalat

Frankie Dettori – African Story, 1st – “It was my banker of my night and it was very easy.”

Saeed bin Suroor – trainer of the winner : “I’ve always said this was our best chance of the night. I was really pleased how he looked coming into the race.”

Kevin Shea – Viscount Nelson , 2nd – “Never going to beat the winner, so finishing second was as good as a win. Really excited about the run.”

Michael Hills - Red Jazz, 3rd – “He was third last year, so pound for pound it was almost an identical run. He’s been off for a very long time, he didn’t lack race fitness, just that racing edge, but he battled on well when he was headed.”

Richard Mullen – Richard’s Kid, 4th –“That’s his style of running, he always comes from the back. There was a nice pace on, and he got the splits when he needed them. He’s more of a ten furlong horse, so we’re pretty happy with this run.”

Tadhg O’Shea - Haatheq, 5th - “ He’s run well. It was an honest pace and he’s run an honest race. He gets further, and he was staying on. I was happy with him.”

Royston Ffrench – First City, 6th - “She had the weight allowance against the colts, and she didn’t disgrace herself. I thought she ran well.”

Gregory Benoist – Shamalgan, 7th -“ I had a good race, he went very well , and there were no excuses.”

Mickael Barzalona – Sandagiyr, 8th – “It was a good race, I had no trouble with the race and he was ok.”

Richard Hills – Derbaas, 9th - “He just didn’t pick it up today , it’s been a long season.”

Glyn Schofield – Dux Scholar, 10th – ““I had a lovely run through, I was three back and peeled out, but I did not have enough horse to go forward. He kept on battling all of the way.”

Wayne Smith – Snaafy , 11th – “ He travelled nicely to the turn, but then just faded in the last furlong.”

Silvestre De Sousa – Do It All, 12th –“ It went OK for me , but he found the track a bit slow, a bit too deep. We have to wait for another day for him.”

Ryan Moore – Western Aristocrat, DNF - “I really don’t know what happened, but the horse is fine.”