Horse Racing
LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint – Post-race jockey quotes

10/12/2017 15:35

1st – 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.”

2nd – 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.”

3rd – 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.”

4th – 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.”

5th – 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.”

6th – LET’S GO DONKI – Yasunari Iwata
“We missed the break.”

7th – THEWIZARDOFOZ – Joao Moreira
“He had a beautiful run through. He was not just good enough to challenge today and was probably a bit disappointing.”

8th – 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 and whereas in Dubai, I was able to work back into it I had to wait in behind rather than go six wide. He finished off well.”

9th – 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.”

10th – NOT LISTENIN’TOME – Tommy Berry
“He is getting on in age now. He runs a good race when fresh now but is probably feeling his old legs now.”
11th – STORMY LIBERAL – Silvestre de Sousa
“He was a little flat and might have been feeling the effects of the trip.”

12th – ONCE IN A MOON – Zac Purton 
“Peniaphobia ruined any chance we have.”

13th – 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.”