Find out what the jockeys made of their mounts after the G2 Hyland Race Colours Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick.
Nash Rawiller (Eduardo): “He’s as tough as nails, the little horse. Full credit to Joe, he’s done an amazing job with him since he’s got him, to set him for a first up assignment like this."
“The horse jumped well. It was important he got into a lovely rhythm. There were 10 leaders and I just thought if we kept our options open we might end up swinging across a lot easier than you’d think.
“You could tell at the 100m he was going to get there. My bloke is like Fighting Harada trying to take on a heavyweight boxer."
Eduardo nailing Nature Strip on the line
James McDonald (Nature Strip): “He’s gone so well. In really good form.”
Jade Darose (Jungle Edge): “Went good. Track was too firm.”
Josh Parr (Splintex): “Bit of a mess in the middle stages and he copped the worst of it. Decent effort.”
Stephanie Thornton (The Odyssey): ‘Unfortunately a little bit slick for us today.”
Kathy O'Hara (Spaceboy): “Really credible effort from the horse. He obviously appreciates softer going than today but really proud of his effort out there.”
Jason Collett (Bella Vella): “Powered home well.”
Tommy Berry (Written Beauty): “Just copped a bit of scrimmaging early and she didn’t handle that pressure.”