“The easy option is to stay at a mile, but I think we will give it a go. He relaxes really well and he is good – he’d be more interesting in a July Cup!” William Haggas on Baaeed

“This horse is a superstar. The only way I can explain the feeling is when you go to the funfair and you’re waiting in the queue for a fast ride, that’s the feeling before you get on him. He’s a pleasure to ride.” Jim Crowley

“I said to Hollie before to try and get them to take you as far forward in the race as you can before you press the button. She pushed it two down and it was plenty far enough to go!” Archie Watson on his Coventry Stakes winner

“To therefore bring a horse here and not only run, but win, is very special. It was breathtaking. I guess he is in the twilight of his career, but he has learned to be a racehorse.” Chris Waller after Nature Strip’s win

“That was incredible. The team have done a marvellous job. I’m so lucky to be on Nature Strip. He is just a freak of a horse and has silenced a few critics with that performance, because it was scintillating.” James McDonald after the King’s Stand

“We had a bit of a scare when I thought one was coming for me and it had no rider on [Khaadem] - I thought that was a bit unfair!”

James McDonald again

“Irad was looking back at the horse that wouldn’t load. He didn’t realise they scratch horses over here. He said he almost fell off.” Wesley Ward when Golden Pal missed the start in the King’s Stand

“It was a tough, gritty performance. We knew coming into today that it would be a different style of race. Thankfully, the turn allowed him to have a breather. I felt it was class and determination which got us over the line there.” Charlie Appleby after the St James’s Palace

“We started in racing 20 years ago and, through a guy called Joe Foley, I started a breeding operation and this is our first big winner in terms of something we have bred. We saw her as a baby, watched her develop on the farm and to watch her come through like that is very special and very emotional.” Dramatised’s owner Steve Parkin

“This is fantastic – it is what you do it for. Karl told me last night it was only a matter of how far today! Trainers usually get scared coming into a run. I had to tell him to stop talking.” Joe Foley, bloodstock advisor for Clipper Logistics, after Dramatised’s win

“A nod! Can you believe it? A mile and six furlongs and you think crikey, I don’t need to lose by that! That’s racing for you!”

Martyn Meade said of his Queen’s Vase second Zechariah

“It’s very special. It’s been a long time coming. We’ve had a lot of horses run well here. It’s special to get a winner here and not only a winner, but to win a race like the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes is hugely special.” Joseph O’Brien after State Of Rest’s win

“It is a dream. To get here and participate is a huge thing. To ride a horse like this in top-class races is a dream. You cannot describe it.” Shane Crosse after his win on State Of Rest

“Jane has her horses in great form and she’s been unbelievable with this filly; she’s turned up everywhere and has always run with lots of credit, so fair play to her and to her team.” William Buick after Saffron Beach’s success in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge

“There were plenty of moments inside the final furlong when I thought she might be beaten – I was making an awful lot of noise and a show of myself watching it on the big screen!” Jessica Harrington

“We always thought he was courageous, although you never know what will happen when you go past two miles. He had the same tenacity that he showed all the other times and Ryan was very strong on him. When he wanted him to go, he did.” Aidan O’Brien on the Gold Cup win

“I am glad he has come over here and won – and there are plenty more good days to be had with him. It was a more complicated race than it should have been. I think he was much the best.” Ryan Moore on Kyprios

“The younger horses had more legs than me at the end. I had every chance to get them, but they were stronger than me. He’s been a great hero and came out flying. When I’ve pulled him out plenty of times, usually he’s got the electric turn of foot, but he’s not four anymore, he’s eight.” Frankie Dettori on the Gold Cup defeat of Stradivarius