On the back of a brilliant Damien Oliver ride Seabrook bounced back from the Sires' Produce to claim the $500,000 G1 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m).
Damien Oliver (Seabrook): "I've always had a big opinion of this filly, she just hasn’t had things go quite right for her this preparation.”
“Last start she really bungled the start, it was a bit puzzling actually, why she went so bad, but you had to forgive her for that one bad run, she really deserved that win today.”
“Always shown a touch of class and I think she’s got great things ahead of her as a three-year-old.”
Seabrook weaving her way to her Champagne win
Hugh Bowman (Encryption): “Had a lovely run in front and wasn’t up to it.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Long Leaf): “He got posted from the draw. He was holding okay but got galloped on quite badly in the last furlong. He will run a mile and be a better horse in the spring.”
Brenton Avdulla (Outrageous): “Nothing went his way again. He was stiff.”
Josh Parr (Ragged Rascal): “He’s over the top now.”
Blake Shinn (Not A Single Cent): “I thought he had every opportunity today. He had clear galloping room, presented like he was going to do something, but he just might have come to the end.
Corey Brown (Irukandji): “Ran really well but he wasn’t as sharp as he was the other day at Rosehill.”
Mark Zahra (Bondi): “He ran super. I wish I got out a furlong later. Got out, hit the front and had a bit of a stargaze but the winner had me covered on the line.”
Tim Clark (Seberate): “Never got around this way of going so back to Melbourne for him.”
Jordan Childs (Akkadian): “He ran well. Had a lovely run. The runs were there at the top of the straight but I just didn’t quite have the horse to get there.”
Jean Van Overmeire (Guerrier): “Great run. Just lacking experience. When he gains that he will be a very nice horse.”
Jason Collett (El Dorado Dreaming): “Good run. Just found a bit of traffic at the top of the straight there and that took away a bit of her finish.”