"He's a lovely big horse by a sire we know well," said Peter Doyle. "He's got a lot of strength to him and walked with a lot of power - he moves like a dream."
"I'm a big fan of the sire," said O'Callaghan. "De Boss Man, who won at the Curragh at the weekend, is a Dandy Man as was State Of Emergency, the best two-year-old I've trained. He won his first two races but was killed after."I loved this colt. We'll worry about owners when I get back."
"Now Or Never runs at Tipperary in the Fairy Bridge Stakes on Thursday and all being well, heads to the Matron Stakes after that," said O'Callaghan."Blue De Vega has had a mid season break and will be back in the autumn. He looks great, has done very well and could head to the Breeders' Cup."
"We liked him when we first saw him on Sunday," said Howson. "He's a lovely walker."I've had luck with Holy Roman Emperor before - I bought Charles The Great as a yearling. He was out of a Barathea mare, so the Sadler's Wells cross appealed on this colt. And he came from a good hotel."
“He’s a lovely horse, I thought he was one of the stars of the sale,” said Gold. “We’ve had a bit of luck with the stallion, we’ve done alright with him over the years.
"We had Ouqba who appears under the second dam, we bought him in Doncaster, he was a very tough horse. Let’s hope lightning can strike twice.“We haven’t decided about a trainer yet, although they all liked him. We’ll get them all back and let Sheikh Hamdan look at them and then we’ll decide about trainers.”Murphy, who sold Estidkhaar to Shadwell here two years ago, added: "He's very like the sire. A great mover who took his work well. He had a lovely shape to him as a foal, great length and power. And he's a well-bred horse - Ouqba was a very good horse. He's gone to a good home.
"We were worried about how the sale would work out after voting day [Brexit] but this is a great result. We're very pleased."
"He reminded us of Mehmas," said Doyle. "And obviously we bought Cake as a yearling from Acclamation's first crop. That was a long time ago now but he's been a great stallion and has had some very good horses, which have confirmed what a top stallion he is."We bought this horse as a foal for Pier House so it's nice to be able to buy it off them as a yearling. He looks like he could be quite an early sort."
"Kodiac is doing well in Hong Kong now," said Mark Richards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. "He ended the Hong Kong season with a few nice winners and this colt is out of a mare by Elusive City, who has also done well in Hong Kong. There's plenty of speed there. He's a good walker with a powerful behind - he's the right type of horse and let's hope he has the ability to go with it."In the meantime, he'll go to Malcolm Bastard and be brought along quietly."
"He'll go into training with Tom Dascombe,” said Sackville. “He's been bought for Michael Owen and Steve Mound, who's a partner in Kachy.
“He's by a very good stallion from an exceptional female family. He's a lovely two-year-old type who's bred to be fast. He had a great walk and everyone liked him. Fingers crossed.”