Quotes: 2019 Singspiel Stakes (G3)

Meydan Racecourse hosts 1st Dubai World Cup Carnival Meeting of 2019
Official Time (1800m Turf): 1:49.40
Margin of Victory: 1.5 Lengths

Christophe Soumillon, Jockey, DREAM CASTLE (1st)— “. “Yes I talked with Pat Cosgrave a lot before the race because he knows the horse better than any other jockey. He told me the horse has changed a lot this year, and was much more settled in the morning track-work. I could feel it straight when I was going down the start, and he was really settling down, and just inside the gate he was a bit stressed, and I was happy everybody went in quickly because he was close to jumping somewhere in there. When the gates opened he was settling down very easily, I got a perfect race just behind the lead, and I came a bit wide and we didn’t go very fast, so I had to ask him to quicken quite well, by himself in the middle of the track. He gave me a very good effort. Until the end I thought the other horse from Godolphin came quite quick with the white cap, and he just gave me a good turn of foot in the end and he made the difference.

“Thankfully I was not in the middle, nobody was on my outside so he was really relaxed, in that position, and when I saw all the jockeys trying to go really early, I took my time to take him out, and when he saw the daylight he gave me a great kick.

“The big race for him now will probably be the (Dubai)Turf over the same distance, I am sure he can run between 7 furlongs and 1800m, without a problem, just depends on the pace.”

Brett Doyle, Jockey, SALSABEEL (3rd)— ““He ran a very good race, the draw probably beat him, he was drawn very wide.”

Luke Morris, Jockey, DEAUVILLE (11th, Beaten Favourite)— “He got a really soft time up front and ran to suit himself. He didn’t run since September, so he needed the run.”