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Quotes for the Group 1 US$2m Dubai Golden Shaheen, sponsored by Gulf News (third leg of Global Sprint Challenge)

Richard Mullen (Reynaldothewizard, 1st) I had the perfect trip. He was always traveling well. He gave me everything in the straight. This is the best winner of my career. Its unbelievable and Im so happy for Satish and all his team, and Zabeel Racing, his owners. Im overjoyed.

John Murtagh (Balmont Mast, 2nd) The trainer was very happy with the horse before the race and he was right, because he was ready. I though the winner might falter close home. I`d have caught him if he had, but he didn`t. As well as my horse has run, it`s always tough to be beaten a neck in a Group 1 race."

Kieren Fallon (Krypton Factor, 3rd) I was drawn 13 and the wide draw probably cost us getting closer. Weve been beaten less than a length but still a very good run.

Jimmy Fortune (United Color, 5th) Hes run a lovely race and hell be a lovely horse for next year.

Christophe Soumillon (Kavanagh, 6th) He was bumped the whole way. He could do better with a fairer race.

William Buick (Gordon Lord Byron, 7th) Its a new surface for him. I know hes won over this trip before but in this company its a different story. I felt I was forced to stay where I was.

Weichong Marwing (Frederick Engels, 8th) He was up in the air when the gates opened. He missed the break and his race was all over. It was always going to be difficult once he got lost at the start. He is a horse full of running with nowhere to go. It`s just one of those things. We wanted to be behind the main speed horses, but once he missed the start it was going to be difficult.

Martin Pedroza (Private Zone, 9th) It was a little disappointing. He got warm, its a hot day. We were traveling so easy for much of the race. If you look, as we turn for home he was still cruising. I thought thered be more to come from the horse but he was flat when I asked him to quicken.

Willie Martinez (Trinniberg, 11th) I wasnt happy being drawn low. Hes run okay off a long layoff and he handled the track okay. Well get him home and there will be other days.

Ryan Moore (Taisei Legend, 12th) He was flat today. He felt tired. He took the front but when the other horse was coming, he could not follow. I think he didnt feel good maybe tired.

idan OBrien (trainer of Reply, 13th) We wanted to run him in the (Godolphin) Mile but he didnt get in. We had to come here instead and hes a horwse that wold want seben furlongs or a mile.