Jockey Quotes: Australian Oaks

Find out what the beaten jockeys made of their runs in the Australian Oaks.
Hugh Bowman (Bonneval): “I was humming on the turn, but I did have a good 150m to make up and I don’t care what level you are at, that’s hard to do. She had it made up by the 100m mark and I could enjoy the ride with everyone else for the last few strides.”

Jay Ford (Lasqueti Spirit): “She was very gallant. Gate two proved to be a bit of a hindrance, it took a bit of navigation to get to the front, but I thought she was very gallant in defeat.”
Jason Collett (La Bella Diosa): “Never comfortable and beaten a long way out.”
Blake Shinn (Nurse Kitchen): “Went forward, seemed to have a good run, but just laboured a bit.”
Mark Zahra (Harlow Gold): “She was a little bit keen, a little bit cramped for room most of the way, didn’t change the result but she could have probably finished a bit closer. She ran well for fourth.”
Damien Oliver (Devise): “She just didn’t stay in the soft ground.”
Damian Lane (Lubiton): “She went too keen at the trip. I’d say 2400m is not her go.”
Craig Williams (Waking Moment): “My filly ran well. She backed up. She hasn’t got the ability of some in the race but she’s got a big heart and a nice future.”
Tye Angland (Perfect Rhyme): “Super effort. Jumped from a wide gate and ended up having a beautiful run. Had to do the hard work bringing the other horses up to the leader but to her credit she stuck on very strongly.”
James Doyle (Wheal Leisure): “She’s run pretty good considering. She missed the kick and just wanted to overrace for the first mile. She did drop it in the end but we were a hell of a long way back. She’s done well to finish fifth.”
Ms J Taylor (Cambage): “Just backing up three weeks in a row she just didn’t handle it.”
Tim Clark (High Impulse): “Just not up to it today.”
Tommy Berry (Lamma Hilton): “Didn’t run the trip.”

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