'It would have been pretty hard to say that he could have improved after his last run when he broke the track record, but somehow he's done it. I was disappointed that he was not selected for the race in the first place - I thought there were no ifs and buts about breaking a track record but he's more than proved that now. 'That's one of the most impressive wins that I've seen for a long time and it's sweet when it's your own. I know that he had a bit of a reputation before he came to my stable but maybe he just enjoyed the switch. Adding the side-winkers has probably had an effect as well.' David Hall, trainer of Absolute Champion. 'That was some performance. It was amazing. To win a race like this by over four lengths - wow!' Brett Prebble, jockey of Absolute Champion. 'He's run a great race, but he's found one too good. The winner was a firecracker today.' Felix Coetzee, jockey of Silent Witness. 'I am pleased with his run, they went fast early, and I was further back than I wanted to be, but turning into the straight I thought he would get into the three.' Jamie Spencer, jockey of Benbaun. 'I am absolutely thrilled to have a horse that has become the first from Europe to finish in the frame in this race. He has only won two Group Three races back home. There is every chance we shall try and do this again.' Mark Wallace, trainer of Benbaun. 'Being drawn out so wide I had to go back on him a bit further than I would have liked and I think the ground was a bit firm for him anyway.' Hugh Bowman, jockey of Red Oog. 'I don't know. I don't know the horse.' Christophe Soumillon, jockey of Sunny Sing. 'He just didn't get into it at any stage.' Douglas Whyte, jockey of Billet Express. 'We just could not keep up with the others. She did not show her race today.' Kenichi Ikezoe, jockey of She Is Tosho. 'I had the other horse [Desert Lord] at my girth and that did not help. In any case this is not really his distance.' Anthony Delpech, jockey of Natural Blitz.