LONGINES Hong Kong Cup – Post-race jockey/trainer quotes

10/12/2023 17:45

1st: ROMANTIC WARRIOR – James McDonald
“I’m so proud of this horse. He’s the best horse. He’s one of the toughest horses I’ve ever ridden, that’s what makes him so special. He’s so easy to ride and he’s got a heart as big as a lion. He’s had the trip to Australia – this is his best win.”

2nd: LUXEMBOURG – Ryan Moore
“He ran a very big race. I was delighted with him.”

3rd: HISHI IGUAZU – Joao Moreira
“Fantastic run. I had a bit of an issue to deal with at the top of the straight.”

4th: STRAIGHT ARRON – Vincent Ho
“I should have won. The winner cost me the race in the straight. The last 150m he rolled in and took my line and I had the best momentum at that time. It cost my race.”

5th: PROGNOSIS – Trainer Mitsumasa Nakauchida
“It was a little bit of a frustrating result because it was a close finish but he showed his best effort.”

6th: SWORD POINT – Zac Purton
“He ran as well as he could.”

7th: NIMBLE NIMBUS – Andrea Atzeni
“It was a good run. We had a good draw and a good pitch just off the pace. I was happy where I was and he moved into the race quite nicely, just slightly better horses than him quickened a bit better but good run.”

8th: ROUSHAM PARK – Damian Lane
“Unfortunately he didn’t break well and ended up too far back. Not much went right for him today.”

9th: MONEY CATCHER – Derek Leung
“He went well but today it’s hard to be a leader.”

10th: HORIZON DORE – Mickael Barzalona
“He was too keen.”

11th: CHAMPION DRAGON – Alexis Badel
“He had a pretty smooth run but maybe he had a lack of stamina and maybe he wasn’t in that class.”

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