Find out what the jockeys made of their mounts after the $2m The Invitation (1400m) at Randwick.
Kerrin McEvoy (Icebath): "Sometimes the barriers just force your hand. She’s been having no luck. Today was a case of getting the first half right, getting her into the clear and letting her rip home because she’s been finishing really well without much luck."
“Brad (Widdup) has done a great job with her and the whole team have kept the faith in this mare. She is a quality winner of that race, she’s done a great job."
Icebath winning The Invitation
Jason Collett (Madam Rouge): “Stop-start race didn’t really suit. Was held up but when clear was unable to make up that ground.”
Glyn Schofield (Nudge): "She didn’t have the sprint when I needed it."
Josh Parr (Sweet Deal): "Terrific effort. Slowly run race, I missed the boat at the top of the straight and then had to try and chase them down.”
Rachel King (Forbidden Love): “Massive run. She just needs a little bit more give in the track.”
Andrew Adkins (Media Award): “It was a good record from her. She had a good weight for a small horse. Got caught deep the trip and she got to the line very well.”
Tommy Berry (Entriviere): “She just got caught wide there. She was just about to slot in and the pace came out of the race. I was deep and going keen so I let her stride on. To run the 1400m she needs to get cover.”
Tim Clark (Vangelic): “She ran extremely well. I was pretty proud of her effort. She is having a terrific preparation.”
Sam Clipperton (Rocha Clock): “Great run. Really proud of her effort. Been beaten by a genuine Group One mare.”
Brock Ryan (Madam Legend): “She tried hard but she was a bit fired up today. I think that took the sprint out of our legs in the end.”
Alysha Collett (Tricky Gal): “Just needed luck in running. She went well.”
Robbie Dolan (Startantes): “She ran okay. Didn’t pull up 100% sound.”