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Post Race Quotes for the Group 1 US$1 million Al Quoz Sprint, sponsored by Emirates NBD

Craig Williams (Ortensia, 1st) – “It wasn’t easy but I was happy with the position that I got. She wasn’t good enough for Hong Kong but she’s improved.

John Murtagh (Sole Power, 2nd) – “I thought I had it won. The Australian mare just flew past me.”

Brett Doyle (Joy And Fun, 3rd) – “He missed the start then I had to hustle him forward. I led at about the 50 metres and had no extra late on. If I hadn’t missed the start, I’d have gotten second.”

Patrick Cosgrave (Monsieur Joe, 4th) – “He did the team proud. I think on the inside they watered a little bit more which was a little bit of a disadvantage but he ran a great race.”

Glyn Schofield (August Rush, 5th) – “He ran super. I was probably close to the lead 300m out but he didn’t quite finish the race off. “

Ryan Moore (Nocturnal Affair, 6th) – “I was happy with that. He ran a good race.”

Jamie Spencer (Invincible Ash, 7th) – “They congregated towards the rail, which probably did not suit me. It was a tough race and we were beaten around two lengths. It could have gone better.”

George Baker (Secret Asset, 8th) – “He’s run well and wasn’t beaten far. It was his first run for a while so I was very pleased.

Kieren Fallon (Better Be The One , 9th) – “He broke too well and I had to take him back. We probably got too far back because he was finishing real well and could have done with another furlong.”

Hayley Turner (Margot Did, 10th) – “She jumped and raced fro the first stride and was the last horse off the bridle. It might be better if we can try to get her to drop her head. She needs to finish off her races.

Kevin Shea (War Artist, 11th) – “He had every chance but he’s a little older bow and he wasn’t good enough tonight.”

Yuichi Fukunaga (A Shin Virgo, 12th) – “She started very good and was in the leading group but she didn’t have any response and didn’t have the same turn of foot as the winner in the closing stages of the race but the turf suited her.”

Jim Crowley (Prohibit, 13th) – “I’m disappointed. The horse doesn’t seem quite right at the moment. It was like his last run and we hoped we had him back but we haven’t so it’s disappointing. He;s lost his way but hopefully Robert (Cowell) will have him back on track for the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot.”

Corey Nakatani (Regally Ready, 14th) – “We got away great. He seemed like he wasn’t handling the straightaway. He’s better than that.”

Adrian Nicholls (Addictive Dream, 15th) – “He ran well. He won a couple of handicaps and he was stepping up into a Group 1. I think we just found him out a little bit. We’re happy with him. We’ll win plenty of races in England with him.”