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What they said

PUBLISHED : Monday, 10 December, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 10 December, 2007, 12:00am
 

'He's one of the bravest horses I've ever ridden. It was his first time over 10 furlongs and he was a bit keen because of the slow pace, but when I set him alight I knew it would take a very good one to get past him. He's one of the best. To win four Group Ones in a season is a fantastic effort. He stays in training and there's a lot to look forward to.'

Frankie Dettori, jockey of Ramonti

'This is one of the most prestigious races in the world to win, and we targeted this race with Ramonti. We bought him after his run in the Mile here last year in the hope that he would develop into the Godolphin mould of an international horse and he has been fantastic for us. He'll have an entry for the 10 furlong Dubai World Cup on the sand. With hindsight, we made a good decision to miss the Breeders' Cup for this race. It has paid dividends today.'

Simon Crisford, racing manager of Godolphin

'The slow pace was the problem, it was no help to me at all. I had some trouble in the straight, but it was really the lack of pace that was his undoing.'

Mick Kinane, jockey of Viva Pataca

'I'm very happy with that. We barged a bit with Viva Pataca in the early stages and then I just followed Frankie on Ramonti. She was a bit keen but finished very strongly. She's a star.'

Ronan Thomas, jockey of Musical Way

'It was a good, honest run. I thought he might finish in the frame but just got run out of it. In the straight I needed two gears and he only found me one.'

Darren Beadman, jockey of Art Trader

'He jumped out the gate very well and was close to the lead. The horse was in good form and I think he showed a good performance today. I am satisfied with the run.'

Katsuharu Tanaka, jockey of Shadow Gate

'For some reason he didn't have his usual kick today. He was beaten before the home turn.'

Anthony Delpech, jockey of Vengeance Of Rain

'He'll be better coming back to a mile.'

Brett Prebble, jockey of Royal Prince

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