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

10/12/2017 14:43

1st – 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.”

2nd – 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) but he’s run a great race.”

3rd – TOSEN BASIL – Joao Moreira
“Fantatstic 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 but he ran a fantastic third.”

4th – 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.”

5th – GOLD MOUNT – Zac Purton
“It was a good effort.”

6th – MAX DYNAMITE – Glyn Schofield
“He ran really well. I was in a lovely spot but the pace was probably a bit sedate for him.”

7th – 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.”

8th – 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.”

9th – 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.  But he didn’t fight in the straight. I was very disappointed.”

10th – DANEHILL KODIAC – Sean Levey
“He’s proven he’s a group 3 horse at home. I tucked him in behind Group 1 horses today and he was found wanting.”

11th – TIBERIAN – Olivier Peslier
“He started ok but he was never travelling very well. There was no power from before the 800 (metres) and he didn’t run his race. Disappointing.”

12th – HELENE CHARISMA – Sam Clipperton
“Just not good enough.”