Saturday, March 26, 2011


Post race quotes from the Group One US$250,000 Dubai Kahayla Classic, sponsored by Emaar


Olivier Peslier, jockey, Seraphin Du Paon, 1st – "He didn't have a good draw. He was a bit keen at the beginning, so I prefered to relax him because I know he has a good turn of foot. It worked."

Christophe Lemaire, jockey, Nieshan, 2nd – "He traveled well. He made an effort at the top of the straight. We led. Thought we had it, but Olivier's horse finished very strongly."


Richard Hills, jockey, No Risk Al Maury, 3rd – "Great trip. He has every chance but two better horses. We were sort of stalking each other and my horse ran a cracking race. I was beaten fair and square. "

Gerald Avranche, jockey, Albar Lotois, 4th – "It was a good run and there were no excuses. We're behind the lead in fourth place all the way. I was happy with his performance."

David Badel, jockey, Fryvolous, 5th – "My horse had a good trip. I was happy with his run. The stable horse has won the race."

Wayne Smith, jockey, Dariya, 6th – "He ran very well, but the distance was just too far for him."

Richard Mullen, jockey, Paris Gagner, 7th – "He traveled well. He had every chance turning in. He wasn't good enough."

Tadhg O'Shea, jockey, Kandar Du Falgas, 8th – "He ran well. He's normally a front runner but they ran quick. I just had to sit third. Swinging in, I thought I had every chance, but he just dropped away."

Patrick Dobbs, jockey, Nirwan, 9th – "Not very good. It's a quick track and it catches him out. He was a bit slow."

William Supple, jockey, Santhal, 10th – "He didn't travel well. He never picked it up."

Royston Ffrench, jockey, Dynamite, 12th – "Traveled well but nothing at the finish."

Ted Durcan, jockey, Shadiyda, 13th – "It was push push push all the way."

Kieren Fallon, jockey, Rabah De Carrere, 14th – "He ran last week on firm ground. He doesn't seem to be enjoying his races at the moment."


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