What They Say

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 December, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 December, 2007, 12:00am

'Frankie [Dettori] said he was very pleased with him and we are right on course for the Mile. He worked well at home in Dubai last weekend so everything has gone well.'

Saeed bin Suroor, trainer of Creachadoir

'At Monmouth Park [second in the Breeders' Cup Mile] the draw was against him, as was the ground with it shifting underneath him. The ground here is beautiful and it's a lovely track so that will be a big help. He has not done as much racing as Dylan Thomas but he is a good, tough honest horse and we're hoping for a good run.'

Aidan O'Brien, trainer of Excellent Art

'He's best when fresh and Douglas Whyte was very pleased with his work yesterday and his confidence is good enough for me. He has a nice draw and I hope he travels just behind the pace.'

Dennis Yip, trainer of Down Town

'He'll run a great race. He's going to be a big price but the old boy will go out with his head held high. I'm not saying he'll win in a very strong race, but it won't be a surprise to me if he manages a place.'

Caspar Fownes, trainer of The Duke

'He is in very good order and has acclimatised well. He seems very relaxed and I'm pleased with him.'

Jean-Marie Beguigne, trainer of Spirito Del Vento

'He did not travel particularly well but he's absolutely fine now. So far so good.'

Peter Chapple-Hyam, trainer of Al Qasi

'The horse looks good in form. As for the draw in gate one, it's perfect for us.'

Kenji Yamauchi, trainer of Kongo Rikishio

'He was not ready first-up and in the Mile Trial he showed that his form is improving. I was excited that he is on the way up again and I know Tony [Cruz] will have found something better to work with. He will definitely improve.'

Gerald Mosse, jockey of Floral Pegasus