Post Race Quotes from the Group 2 US$2 million UAE Derby, sponsored by The Saeed and Mohammed Al Naboodah group

Colm O’Donoghue (Daddy Long Legs, 1st) – “Had a dream run in second. He quickened really well. It’s a great training effort by Aidan (O’Brien) to win this in his first run of the season against horses who were already primed and at their best. Hopefully he can keep improving from this. I think he can.”

Thierry Jarnet (Yang Tse Kiang, 2nd) – “They went a good pace. My horse followed easily, travelling all right and coming into the straight, I slowly took him to the outside and he did everything he could. It’s like a victory for us and I’m very happy for the trainer.”

Ryan Moore (Wrote, 3rd) – “I had a decent position. Just felt like he might have forward a bit better in the straight. I suppose it was a decent third.”

Christophe Soumillon (Mickdaam, 4th) – “He wasn’t ready when the starter let them go. The horse next to him came over and crashed into him. He lost any chance.”

Tom Queally (Red Duke, 5th) – “It went OK. We are happy enough with our run.”

John Quinn (trainer, Red Duke, 5th) – “He ran well and was there at the head of the stretch but it may just be that he wants to come back to a mile.”

Christophe Lemaire (Balada Sale, 6th) – “She went well but maybe she needed the race, she hasn’t run for a long time. I had to give her a chance around the last turn but she stayed in 6th or 7th place. She should improve.”

Alan Garcia (Lucky Chappy, 7th) – “I expected him to pick up but the horse wasn’t himself today. It was not the surface.”

Graham Motion (trainer, Lucky Chappy, 7th) – “He didn’t have that punch that he had at Golden Gate. He came steady but didn’t have that kick that he had back home. I thought if he ran back to the race at Golden Gate, he’d have a chance to hit the board. I’m disappointed.”

Kieren Fallon (Burano, 8th) – “The race went well and turning for home I was getting excited but he didn’t finish. He didn’t act on the surface as well as he would have on grass.”

Frankie Dettori (Kinglet, 9th) – “He wasn’t good enough. It’s been a long season and perhaps he was a bit tired.”

Glyn Schofield (Martimer, 11th) – “The race went perfectly. I had a good spot just on the outside of the winner. He travelled sweetly and ran his race.”

Kerrin McEvoy (Helmet, 12th) – “Just disappointed. He didn’t switch off 100 percent in front. Therefore just tired on his finishing.”

Richard Hills (Entifaadha, 13th) – “He over-raced early and didn’t finish.”

Craig Williams (Genten, 14th) – “He got a position and found his rhythm. The distance is a bit long for him and he got a kick back from the different track.”