Farnan gave Hugh Bowman his first $3.5m G1 Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) while it was Gai Waterhouse's seventh.
Hugh Bowman (Farnan): “I could sense the pressure coming at the 200m and I hadn’t asked for full throttle but when I did my word he responded and responded in style."
"I mean Sydney has been my home since I started riding and this is the signature race for me growing up and to win it - I’m just lost for words and so proud and thankful to connections to instill the trust in me to do the job."
Hugh Bowman boots home Farnan
Michael Walker (Tagaloa): “He ran super. He ran really really good. He peaked for a Blue Diamond. For a horse of his class to come back and still run fourth in a Golden Slipper is tremendous.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Hanseatic): “Just got back in the ruck and never got into the race today.”
Tom Marquand (Prague): “He ran a really good race. The six furlongs against some very sharp and very good two-year-olds has probably just caught him napping. He will definitely get further.”
Damian Lane (King's Legacy): “They were a little bit sharp for him but he ran well for a little bit further.”
Nash Rawiller (Mamaragan): “Great effort. He was a little bit slow away but he got straight into a good rhythm. I just think he’s a horse going forward that is really going to go somewhere. I think what he’s been able to achieve at just his second start is a phenomenal effort.”
Glen Boss (Away Game): “She is amazing. She’s had an amazing preparation and she’s probably won the best part of $4 million so it’s not bad.”
Tim Clark (Dame Giselle): “She had every chance. She just wasn’t able to go with them.”
Jean Van Overmeire (See You Soon): “She just lacked that turn of foot which we know she has but apart from that she ran well.”
Jordan Childs (Mildred): “She tried hard. She just got a bit bogged down around the corner. She’s had a good prep and will go for a well deserved break.”
Craig Williams (Personal): “The barrier was a really big minus against her today which meant it took the first third of the race to get back and get in. She stayed on fairly.”
Michael Dee (Muntaseera): “Good from the gate.”
James McDonald (Hungry Heart): “Very proud of her. She has come a long way in a short time. She’s done a great job.”
Tommy Berry (Thermosphere): “We’ll see how she pulls up.”
Mark Zahra (Rathlin): “No good.”
Daniel Stackhouse (Minhaaj): “Disappointing.”