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."
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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