Post Race Quotes for the Group 1 US$10 million Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline

Mickael Barzalona (Monterosso, 1st) I couldnt believe when no one was coming after me. This is a dream. I have no words to describe what I feel right now. (Asked about his celebration which mirrored the Epsom Derby celebration, he said: I just had to. I had no choice.)

Ahmad Ajtebi (Capponi, 2nd) It was a great effort. I was confident hed finish in the first three and he ran up to his best. I beat the winner the last time we raced but obviously hes improved and he ran third in this race last year, so its great for the team. My horse has come from handicaps to running second in the World Cup after a very good Carnival, so Im delighted with that.

Marco Botti (trainer of Planteur, 3rd) Ryan (Moore) said the horse got a bump at the start and was further back than he wanted to be. If not for that, hed have been closer.

Joseph OBrien (So You Think, 4th) I had the ideal position behind the leader but he just didnt quicken on that surface. It was too dead for him.

Olivier Peslier (Zazou, 5th) He ran well. I had a good position. He had his chance and I have no complaints.

Chrsitophe Lemaire (Eishin Flash, 6th) He was nervous in the gate and didnt start well, but he got a rhythm and ran well during the trip but I was too far back in the stretch.

Frankie Dettori (Prince Bishop, 7th) It was a great performance and we tried to get him placed. I thought Id finished sixth, but it was seventh and hes done really well.

Christophe Soumillon (Master of Hounds, 8th) I had a lovely trip and it was a great run.

Jose Lezcano (Royal Delta, 9th) We had a good position but in the middle of the turn, the horse in front of me quit so I had to wait a little longer than I wanted to. She gave me a good run at the end but this surface is a little different its a little sticky.

Yutaka Take (Smart Falcon, 10th) He couldnt run his race.

Silvestre De Sousa (Mendip, 11th) My trip was good but not good enough for the race.

Chantal Sutherland (Game On Dude, 12th) It was a good trip considering everything that happened. The horse next to him was acting up in the gate, so he thought they were going to break. At home we break quicker, so he went to go forward and then he sat down. He just got a little frazzled after not breaking so great. Then he relaxed. He was good and on the backside he just wanted to get into his rhythm. So I did what I always do, and let him try to get there and I waited. The track is very tiring.

Shinji Fujita (Transcend, 13th) He was boxed in between two horses in the first stage of the race which lost his spirit.