Post Race Quotes for the Group 1 US$5 million Dubai Sheema Classic, presented by Longines

Olivier Peslier (Cirrus des Aigles, 1st) – “We didn’t go very fast but I knew I was on a horse that had a lot of speed so I went straight away close to the leader. There was hardly any pace and he started to pull so I just let him go and he finished really well. I could see St Nicholas Abbey and I knew it was going to be tight and he held on.”

Joseph O’Brien (St Nicholas Abbey, 2nd) – “They went very slow and he was giving them a bit of a start and the post came just a bit too soon.”

Ryan Moore (Jakkalberry, 3rd) – “He missed the break a little bit but the plan was to take our time. He finished off well. For him to be third in a race like that is very good.”

Jamie Spencer (Treasure Beach, 4th) – “I had a lovely position. I came here to win but he got a bit tired. It will put him in good stead for the rest of the season.”

Kevin Shea (Mahbooba, 5th) – “She ran well. That’s about as good as she is – she ran her heart out.”

John Murtagh (Beaten Up, 6th) – “There was no pace in the race early and then it became a sprint and he was caught flat footed. He’s inexperienced and he’ll learn a lot from that – I wouldn’t give up on him.”

Frankie Dettori (Cavalryman, 7th) – “No joy.”

Silvestre De Sousa (Songcraft, 8th) – “It was a nice trip. My horse just wasn’t good enough tonight.”

Christophe Soumillon (Bold Silvano, 9th) – “No comment.”