Find out what the beaten jockeys made of their runs in the Group Two Theo Marks Stakes at Rosehill Gardens.
"You wouldn’t think a horse could run a record at Randwick and then back up three weeks later and do it again and improve off it. The horse is just low flying," gushed Gerald Ryan about Deploy.
"I was tossing around the idea of a crack at the Epsom but on today’s run I say no. There’s the Rupert Clarke in Melbourne, that’s always been at the back of my mind since he was in Queensland. If he went there he would go from today, he wouldn’t run again. Or freshen up and have a go at the consolation for The Everest."
Josh Parr (Deploy): “I was confident. He is in fantastic form at the moment and the stable has him absolutely flying. I’m pleased to get on him today. What a pleasure it is to ride these horses that are going so well. It is a great job. We can often take it for granted.” “Throw him in the deep end and see what he has got. You never know where they’ll end up with him and you never know what (The Everest) field will look like."
Hugh Bowman (Good Project): “It was a good even run, he’s not quite up to the sharpness of this level of horses but I thought it was a good first up run.”
Corey Brown (Dixie Blossoms): “She ran well considering the speed was on solid the whole way, her being first up they strung out a lot and she had to chase a long way from home. She whacked away well and she’ll improve a heap.”
Chris O'Brien (Mighty Lucky): “Short trip didn’t really suit him. Bit further next start will be a lot better, a little bit of rain would help actually.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Egg Tart): “I was really pleased with her today, the leader was up and rolling and we were back off it. Mathematically we couldn’t make up the ground, but she’s given me a good feel well short of her best trip.”
Chris Waller (Egg Tart) "She went terrific. It is always good to win but I’d take that any day of the week and three weeks now until the Espom is perfect."
Brenton Avdulla (Euro Angel): “She was terrific, she’s a different horse this preparation, she’s coming out nice and relaxed, you can actually ride a race on her, she’s settling and she found the line well. I think she’s going to win a nice race.”
Tim Clark (Cannyescent): “Had a nice run, but just the way the race was run, he had to sustain a long run, whereas I think he prefers to be held up and have a short sprint at them, but he ran okay.”