Mr Stunning – Nash Rawiller

“I thought there’d be more pressure than there was. I wasn’t too worried about them chasing me down. I was on the best horse at the equal weight. It’s been a long time coming, this one in Hong Kong, so it means a lot.”

D B Pin – Olivier Doleuze

“I am sad, but happy. I was very confident – last time I could not really test him but today he has run against an impressive horse and has run a great race. He gave me everything, but the winner just held on. Mine has a future and I hope he might go to Dubai next year.”

Blizzard – Gerald Mosse

“He ran very well, I’m very pleased with him. He’s a lovely horse and he tries, he gives everything. He’s coming on now, he’s getting stronger and stronger. He hit the line well but was beaten by two superstars.”

Lucky Bubbles – Hugh Bowman

“A really nice run in transit, but we had to wait a bit longer than I wanted, though I don’t think we could have finished much closer. It was another brave effort and a really nice run.”

Amazing Kids – Brett Prebble

“I had a lovely run. I followed the second horse and thought I had a real winning chance but there is something holding him back.”

Let’s Go Donki – Yasunari Iwata

“We missed the break.”

Thewizardofoz – Joao Moreira

“He had a beautiful run through. He was just not good enough to challenge today and was probably a bit disappointing.”

The Right Man – Francois-Xavier Bertras

“The game was up from the moment we got that draw. They go so fast at the start here. In Dubai, I was able to work back into it but I had to wait in behind rather than go six wide. He finished off well.”

Peniaphobia – Matthew Chadwick

“His connections wanted me to try to lead so I had to use him more than I would have liked. He’s getting older now … and he threw in the towel when others came past him.”

Not Listenin’tome – Tommy Berry

“He is getting on in age now. He runs a good race when fresh but is probably feeling his old legs.”

Stormy Liberal – Silvestre de Sousa

“He was a little flat and might have been feeling the effects of the trip.”

Once In A Moon – Zac Purton

“Peniaphobia ruined any chance we had.”

Signs Of Blessing – Stephane Pasquier

“I have no real explanation. We missed the break but I was able to get in behind the winner quite quickly but when we straightened up, he couldn’t accelerate. It was an off day and we know he’s better than that.”