LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint – post-race quotes in finish order

1 AEROVELOCITY – Zac Purton: “A really good tough effort to win. I didn’t necessarily plan to lead but I’ve led on him previously and he began well so that’s how it unfolded.”

2 PENIAPHOBIA – Douglas Whyte: “Great run. He landed in the one-one, the right spot and rallied but the winner held the fence and kicked.”

3 STRAIGHT GIRL – Yasunari Iwata: “She was in very good condition today and travelled nicely.

4 GORDON LORD BYRON – Wayne Lordon: “He ran very well back to the six (furlongs). He was a bit flat-footed when they quickened on the bend but kept coming.”

5 GOLDEN HARVEST – Ryan Moore: “He ran well from a tough draw – very pleased with him. Very creditable performance.”

6 BUFFERING – Damian Browne: “A little bit disappointing. He raced a touch flat. We couldn’t find the lead and he didn’t kick like he usually does.”

7 SMART VOLATILITY – Gerald Mosse: “No comment.”

8 SNOW DRAGON – Takuya Ono: “The horse didn’t settle. He got a bit upset in the gates. Was never in the race.”

9 SOLE POWER – Richard Hughes: “He was never going.”

10 STERLING CITY – Joao Moreira: “He ran much better than expectations and had the run of his life. I had clear run on the outside and he was just not quite good enough.”

11 LUCKY NINE – Brett Prebble: “He struggled a long way out. He was off the bit at the 400m and that was it.”

12 SPALATO – Manoel Nunes: “He jumped fine and put himself there. But at the top of the straight when I pushed the button he was one-paced. The track was a bit fast for him and I think he is better than that.”

13 FLAGSHIP SHINE – Nash Rawiller: “He did not back up his last run. He was never travelling.”

14 LITTLE GERDA – Mirco Demuro: “She was slow to begin and wanted to change legs most of the way.”

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