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VRC Oaks: What the jockeys said

By Carl Di Iorio TVN Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 5:41 PM

Below are all the comments from the jockeys who rode in today’s $1 million Group 1 VRC Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington.

Dear Demi (FIRST): “I waited for the 600 metre mark to make my move. All of them started to peel out before the turn and I just got onto their backs and was following them into it going half pace. I got to the front at the 200 metre mark just cuddling her.” - Jim Cassidy

Zydeco (SECOND): “She ran well. I was a bit worried at the 500 that I wasn’t sitting on the same horse that I was on Saturday, she just wasn’t towing me through her gears. She’s done all this in one preparation so she’s going to get better.”  - Kerrin McEvoy

Summerbliss (THIRD): “She went fantastic. Credit to Mick Kent considering it was her third ever race start she went great. The first two over the line were the class but I just love the way she galloped having her third ever race start.”  - Craig Williams

Maraatib (FOURTH): “It was a good run, she probably ran to her top. She maybe would have finished a length and a half closer if Summerbliss didn’t come back into her face but she ran well.” - Michael Walker

Alzora (FIFTH): “She ran good, that’s about her level.” - Nick Hall

Transonic (SIXTH): “She ran really well, she tries her heart out but it was probably just a bit far for her.” - John Thompson

Gondorkoro (SEVENTH): “Not a bad run. I think she’s going to be a better horse next time in.” - Rhys McLeod

Ten Black (EIGHTH) “Not a bad run. I think she’s going to be a better horse next time in.” – Luke Nolen

Zuccotto (NINTH): Not quite strong enough yet.”  - Hugh Bowman

Tyanna (TENTH): “She just didn’t have the stamina.” - Michael Rodd

La Zuma (11th):“It just came six months too early for her.”  - Corey Brown

Kate (12th): “She just had enough, she’s ready for the paddock.”  - James McDonald

Ireland’s Teardrop (13rd): “I had to do too much work from the draw.” - Vlad Duric

Mama’s Choice (14th): “She didn’t stay.” - Damien Oliver

Finnegan Beginegan (15th):  “Not good enough.”  - Craig Newitt

 

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