Quotes for the Group 1 US$5m Dubai Duty Free, sponsored by Dubai Duty Free

Silvestre De Sousa (Sajjhaa, 1st) – "It was a great performance. This filly is now 4 for 4 (in Dubai); she's just improved and improved since she came here. I had a good position early on and she made her way through on the inside. She's very tough and so genuine. I'm very pleased."

Christophe Soumillon (The Apache, 2nd) – “I was very pleased with the run. My plan was to have my horse a little bit closer tonight. The winner was on the rail and I’d hoped she’d be kept there but a gap opened on the inside and I knew it was all over for me. The winner is very good.”

Maxime Guyon (Giofra, 3rd) – “There was enough pace for my filly to relax. We didn’t go that fast but she didn’t pull and she produced a nice turn of foot. For her first start, this was a really good performance.”

Alain De Royer-Dupre (trainer Giofra, 3rd) – “I was very pleased with her run as she wasn’t quite ready as she had had a slightly interrupted preparation so her run was very good.”

Anthony Delpech (Igugu, 5th) – “I had a nice position in second. She battled away really well in the straight. She gave me everything but I think she wants further now.”

Hayley Turner (I'm a Dreamer, 7th) – “I had a nice position on the rail around mid-field. I have no excuses.”

Ryan Moore (Wigmore Hall, 8th) – “He ran okay. We went back from the wide gate. There was pace to suit and he stayed on alright.”

Olivier Peslier (French Fifteen, 9th) – “I would have preferred more pace. There were two races – those who were stuck on the rail and the others. This was only his second race since his injury. I think he’ll be a different horse next time.”

Paul Hanagan (Mushreq, 10th) – “We were pushed out wide all of the way, which did not help me as he’s the sort of horse where the draw means a lot.”

Gary Stevens (Little Mike, 11th) – “I set a nice pace. They really quickened it up and around the three and a half and they buried us in the stretch. They came to me quicker than I thought and they got away from me.”

John Murtagh (Ocean Park, 12th) – “They quickened up and I didn’t.”

Ahmed Ajtebi (Fulbright, 13th) – “No excuse. I think the horse was a little bit tired because he was traveling well but didn’t pick the bridle up.”

Kieren Fallon (Aesop's Fables, 14th) – “He didn’t stay. Traveled really well. It was just the extra quarter mile. He’s more of a miler.”