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What they said

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 14 December, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 14 December, 2003, 12:00am

'He had a nice piece of work there [400m in 22.4 seconds] and he is very, very well. He showed earlier in the week that he has a good action on this turf. I just hope there is enough pace in this race as he can pull a bit.'

- Marcel Rolland, trainer of Fair Mix.

'She is not up to the class of [2002 Vase runner-up] Aquarelliste, but this race does not look quite as good as last year's, so I can give her a good chance. She is nearly four now but she is getting nine pounds from the older horses and that will be in her favour. She has trained well.'

- Ellie Lellouche, trainer of Vallee Enchantee.

'It's been gently, gently, gently with Warrsan. I've got to say I haven't been as happy with him since June [when he won the Coronation Cup]. I'm really looking forward to the race.'

- trainer Clive Brittain.

'It's just a case of whether he can run to his best. If he does - and I think he might - then he will give them all something to think about come Sunday.'

- Tony McEvoy about Fields of Omagh

'Although he won the St Simon Stakes [Gr 3] over a mile and half last time I am a little worried about his getting the distance in a truly run Group One race. Ideally I would like to see them slow the pace down a bit at some stage.'

- Mick Channon, Imperial Dancer's trainer.

'I am a lot happier with him now than earlier in the week. I hope we will run well over this trip. He wasn't very far behind them in the Hong Kong Cup last year when the slowly run race did not suit his style of running.'

- David Elsworth on Indian Creek.

'Roosevelt has surprised me by even being forward enough to run in the Vase. He has progressed very quickly indeed. Obviously, second-up in this is not ideal and he will improve with the race but if he happened to produce his Irish Derby form, who would say he couldn't be right there?'

- trainer David Oughton.


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