Find out what the jockeys said about their mounts after the running of the G1 Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick.
Robbie Dolan (Profondo): “I don’t know what to say. First of all thanks to the owners for keeping me on the horse today because they could have put anyone on him. I can’t even speak.”
“When I came here five years ago with a school bag on my back, just trying to ride a few winners.
“He’s a machine. He should have won last start. I pulled the stick through, I panicked a little bit. For the owners to keep me on him today is a token of how nice a people they are. They deserve that as well.”
“He’s tricky to ride and Richard (Litt) has done amazing job with the horse to get him to win a Group One in his first couple of starts is insane. I was absolutely cruising at the 400m going past a Group One winner and nothing was catching me.”
James McDonald (Head Of State): Horse was pulled up.
Kerrin McEvoy (Alegron): “Nice run. He peeled into it but the winner just quickened away. He stayed on nicely.”
Hugh Bowman (Benaud): “I was pleased with him.”
Tim Clark (French Emperor): “Might be ready for a break.”
Andrew Adkins (Raging Bull): “He raced well for a horse with a big jump in grade. Thought his efforts were good. He wasn’t beaten too far. On the up.”
Nash Rawiller (Inverell): “I wouldn’t read too much into his run. He’s a nice horse. Didn’t really relax that well in the run early. Probably felt the hard track a little bit too. Will be a nice horse in the Autumn.”
Tommy Berry (Patton): “Went too keen.”
Josh Parr (Clyde): “Travelled into it from the 600m but the slow tempo found us out. He’ll be nice next time.”
Sam Clipperton (Satirical Glory): “Lovely run. He’s going to be a lovely three year old in the Autumn.”
Regan Bayliss (Never Been Kissed): “Lost no admirers today. Very tough effort.”
Rachel King (Bulloo): “A good run up in grade.”