Highland Reel – Ryan Moore

“I was always happy and always confident. He’s the sort of horse once he gets into a fight, he’s almost always going to prevail. He dug in over the last furlong and I thought he was comfortable and going away at the finish. He’s a very good horse, his record shows that. He’s been a delight to be part of.”

Talismanic – Maxime Guyon

“I was in an ideal position all the way, where I wanted to be and close enough to Highland Reel. I waited as long as I could as he only has a short run but I couldn’t get by him [Highland Reel]. He’s run a great race.”

Tosen Basil – Joao Moreira

“Fantastic run. Had everything perfect during the race. He came up as we turned for home to give them a challenge but they are just too good for him. He ran a fantastic third.”

Chemical Charge – Oisin Murphy

“He was a little twitchy in the gate and missed the break a little and I was further back than I would have wanted to be. He ran on really well and that was a career best effort.”

Gold Mount – Zac Purton

“It was a good effort.”

Max Dynamite – Glyn Schofield

“He ran really well. I was in a lovely spot but the pace was probably a bit sedate for him.”

Smart Call – Jim Crowley

“From the bad draw we had to settle further back than was ideal. Under the circumstances she ran a good race.”

Eagle Way – Tommy Berry

“He came into it very well around the corner but the internationals were better than us and he felt the effects of the setback in his training.”

Kiseki – Mirco Demuro

“He started slowly which was not a big problem but the pace was a bit slow so I wanted to be in a more forward position around the final turn. He didn’t fight in the straight. I was very disappointed.”

Danehill Kodiac – Sean Levey

“He’s proven he’s a Group Three horse at home. I tucked him in behind Group One horses today and he was found wanting.”

Tiberian – Olivier Peslier

“He started OK but he was never travelling very well. There was no power from before the 800 and he didn’t run his race. Disappointing.”

Helene Charisma – Sam Clipperton

“Just not good enough.”