Find out what the jockeys made of their mounts after the $500,000 Polytrack Provincial Championships Final (1400m) at Royal Randwick.
Hugh Bowman (Cristal Breeze): “This horse has been prepped for the race and he obviously qualified nice and early so Kris (Lees) was able to prepare home to peak on the day and that is exactly what has happened.
“Our confidence was dented a little with the barrier draw but fortunately with a nice genuine pace I found myself with a nice run midfield, which is what we hoped for, and he was the strongest horse late.”
James McDonald (Pandano): “Super.”
Craig Williams (Liveinthefastlane): “Really impressed by his performance today. Wide draw but we found the back of the eventual winner. Felt the ground might have been a bit firm for her at her best. Thought she ran well.”
Brenton Avdulla (Animate): “He had a lovely run. Probably over travelled a bit more than I wanted him to and just didn’t finish off.”
Robbie Brewer (Prince Aurelius): “He stopped very quickly. Something must be wrong.”
Jason Collett (Darleb): “Played up in the barriers. Not likely down the straight.”
Tom Marquand (Loch Lomond): “Ran super for an inexperienced horse. No doubt races like this will be well within his realm with more experience.”
Glen Boss (Gemmahra): “Horrible.”
Jay Ford (Electric Girl): “She ran super. Got back further than intended. Just needed to find clear running a bit sooner.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Game Of Thorns): “Didn’t step well but finished off well.”
Jess Taylor (La Jolie Fille): “Would have preferred to be a pair further back.”
Tim Clark (Zeftabrook): “She races too free to run out a strong seven.”
Kathy O’Hara (Grace Bay): No comment.
Rachel King (Diva Bella): “Really super run. Just wish we’d drawn a better gate.”
Tommy Berry (High Court): “Had to go too far back from the gate but ran up to his ability.”