Jason Collett and Kris Lees drew first blood on Randwick Guineas Day with Karavali gaining the upper hand late in a busy finish. Find out what the beaten jockeys made of their runs in the Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) at Royal Randwick.
Jason Collett (Karavali): “I went to get on her early and she said no. So I got off and got on her on the track. Just little things like that keep her happy and it’s the same in the run. As much as we drew barrier one today you can’t have her too handy and out of her comfort zone or she will say no. That was only a mile and she is definitely better over further. It was a good effort. She’s better on a bit softer ground, and it’s definitely firmer than last week. Coming into the autumn we are going to get softer tracks, well I hope we are, and that’s going to be to her benefit.”
Karavali arrives in time to take out the Aspiration Quality at Royal Randwick
Corey Brown (The Pinnacle): “Every chance. She ran really well but the winner had the drop on me.”
Rachel King (Nettoyer): “Really good run. She’s crying out for 2000m.”
Brenton Avdulla (Pioneering): “Ran on strong.”
Hugh Bowman (Oklahoma Girl): “She is racing well and when everything falls into place for her she will pop her head up.”
Tim Clark (Perfect Rhyme): “She ran super.”
Jay Ford (La Courbette): “She was good, she closed off well and will be better over further.
Kerrin McEvoy (Dreams Of Paris): “She pulled a bit.”
Andrew Adkins (Shagra): “Things didn’t quite go to plan. I had to go forward. It was never going to suit. She was disappointing in the straight.”
Yet another winner for Jason Collett, this time Karavali takes out the opener at Randwick pic.twitter.com/JwW5nTgzU0
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