In a driving finish, Victorian three-year-old Levendi announced himself as a chance in next Saturday's Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) with a last stride win.
Find out what the jockeys made of their horses’ runs in the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Mark Zahra (Levendi): “He didn’t make it easy for me. Halfway up the straight I thought he was complacent and happy running second but I got stuck into him and the Gelagotis boys had him nice and fit. He was strong over the line.
“He switched off in the run. He relaxes really well. If he wasn’t going to get the (Derby) trip I think he would have run second but he toughed it out really well.”
Levendi arrives in time to win the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill Gardens
Christian Reith (Astoria): “Gallant effort. The other horse just got us right on the line but really good.”
Michael Walker (Belfast): “Real good. Green. He ran straight ahead on the corners, didn’t really handle this way around. He’s a really good horse in the making but his temperament let him down today.”
Jason Collett (Weather With You): “Good run. One week back up to the Derby will do him good.”
Craig Williams (Mongolian Marshal): “I thought he acquitted himself well for his first run over here. I think he’ll come on in fitness because he was meant to run last week, the others just had a bit more firepower than him.”
Corey Brown (Our Mantra): “He didn’t run too bad but he was a bit outclassed there today.”
Tye Angland (Primitivo): “Tough run. He had no chance.”
Brenton Avdulla (Augustus): “He got into a lovely spot from the draw but he didn’t finish.”
Damien Oliver (Pissaro): “Just a bit one paced.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Tangmere): “One-paced coming home.”
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Josh Parr (Godunov): “He’s a beautiful colt, he’s done really well in his first preparation.”
Michael Dee (Octabello): “I think he needs to be gelded.”
Tim Clark (Bullet Shot): “He was a bit outclassed.”
Adam Hyeronimus (Yuralla Boy): “I thought he ran an honest race.”