It was back-to-back Manion Cups for the Darren Weir stable, this year Master Of Arts proved too strong. Find out what the jockeys made of their runs in the Group 3 Irresistible Pools Manion Cup (2400m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Damian Lane (Master Of Arts): “Darren had him perfect for the race. He gave him a hurdle trial in between runs which you wouldn’t see many trainers do. It obviously switched him on. He was great today.
“He was on the chewy, travelled beautifully in the run. I just had to count to ten because I knew I had plenty in the tank.
“He’s obviously run well in an Adelaide Cup before so hopefully the trip is not a concern (Sydney Cup) but he’s definitely in good enough form.”
Master Of Arts takes out the Manion Cup at Rosehill Gardens
Tommy Berry (Alward): “It was a great run. We always knew we were going to be giving away a start. He has done a great job in a slowly run race to pick them up.”
Craig Williams (Peribsen): “He was extremely gallant. He is a lovely staying type. Unfortunately today he was beaten because he had to work too hard today from the barrier to get his position.”
Jordan Childs (Lord Fandango): “He ran well. He just isn’t suited in these conditions. He has got a better turn of foot on a firm track.”
Blake Shinn (Singing): “It was a great run. He didn’t quite see out the distance but still tremendous.”
Kerrin Mcevoy (Patrick Erin): “Myself and the horse in barrier 1 collided. It really hindered my chances of getting a spot early. I was back and had to cut the corner. He ran on really well. He is going to enjoy Randwick and obviously two miles suits him.”
Jason Collett (Admiral Jello): “It was a good run. We just made the mistake of going back to the inside in the straight.”
Michael Walker (Araldo Junior): “He had a good run and followed the winner but didn’t feel right.”
Jay Ford (Imperial Aviator): “That was okay. That was much improved on his past couple. If he can get over further it will suit him again.”
Tim Clark (Multitude): “He ran honest but he was a bit outclassed.”
Dwayne Dunn (The Getaway): “He’s a bit outclassed. Back in grade though he will be okay.”
Blake Spriggs (The Bandit): “He’s just not trying.”
Andrew Adkins (Equipped): “He had a beautiful run throughout. He travelled well but they were probably a bit too sharp for him late.”
Back to back Manion Cups for Darren Weir with Master Of Arts winning, emulating Big Duke from 2017. pic.twitter.com/tnsFPqp84p
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