Find out what the jockeys said about their mounts after the running of the G1 Caulfield Guineas at Caulfield.
Damian Oliver – Anamoe:
“It took a top class colt to do it. He’s shown us so much since day one. He’s just a magnificent specimen of a horse. When I got on him today, the first time for a little while, I could see that he had grown into a beautiful horse that we thought he would.
“We had a nice run, three-wide with cover, but he never really took me into the race. I was just at him a bit to switch him on and even when he got to the front he felt like he pricked his ears.
“He’s a magnificent horse. He’s like a lot of good horses, he knows he’s good, pricks his ears for the camera.
“It’s a great thrill to win a big race for Godolphin. They’ve been great supporters over the last 12 months and there’s a great team behind them with Reg (Fleming) and Sean (Keogh) down here in Melbourne and James has certainly given us a lot of support down here as well.”
Cummings family have been so good: “I rode my first Group 1 for his grandfather Bart here on Submariner in the Sir Rupert Clarke. I’ve ridden Group 1’s for his father Anthony and now James as well.
“It’s good to do it for three generations.”
2000m of Cox Plate: “I wouldn’t put it beyond him. He’s a big strong colt. He relaxes well. I’m sure the team will have a discussion about that. He’s certainly got the right temperament for it and he’s a lovely horse. We’ll see what happens.”
Damian Lane – Artorius: “Really good run. Unfortunately didn’t step well and ended up a long way back.”
Craig Williams – Tiger Of Malay: “I think he represented himself well over 1600 metres today.”
Damien Thornton – Alpine Edge: “Doesn’t run a mile.”
Luke Currie – Captivant: “Really good run. Just beaten by a better one on the day.”
Luke Nolen – Lightsaber: “Very nice run. Probably 1600 metres in this grade sees him out.”
Brett Prebble – Giannis: “Track is too hard for him. He really felt it and he just couldn’t let go on it”
Daniel Moor – Forgot You: “Lovely closing run. He followed the winner but the winner had a bit to sharp a turn-of-foot for him but he closed off well.”
Jye McNeil – Mr Mozart: “He was honest enough up in class. Just had to do it the tough way wide and on-speed.”
Jamie Mott – Daily Bugle: “He travelled good throughout the race. Got a bit tight to the corner and I don’t think he appreciated it.”
Jordan Childs – Knightstown: “Ran as well as it could. Probably not quite up to that level yet.”
Craig Newitt – Zerelle: “He was disappointing today. He bounced good and had a nice run outside the speed albeit it was a pretty strong tempo he gave up pretty quick.”
Michael Dee – Riverplate: “Probably felt the track but disappointing.”
Brian Higgins – Prix De Turn: “Ran terrific. Had to get a long way back from that awkward draw and he tried to close of better than anything other than the winner.”
Ben Allen – Hitotsu: “He ran well. Very nice horse and looking forward to when he gets to Flemington.”