The Pinnacle relished the wet conditions to take out the G2 Mounties 50th Birthday Epona Stakes, by a comfortable margin.
Find out what the jockeys made of their mounts' runs.
Christian Reith (The Pinnacle): “I was able to ride her a couple of starts back and she gave me a lovely feel.”
“The idea was to ride her a little bit quieter today, but we just didn’t get that tempo so we elected to stroll forward and put her in the one-one. Had a beautiful run and she gave me an explosive kick at the furlong and was good enough to draw away for the win.”
The Pinnacle running away with the Epona Stakes
Hugh Bowman (Consommateur): “She was disappointing today.”
Jason Collett (Karavali): “She was in trouble 1000m and really disappointing.”
Tommy Berry (Oklahoma Girl): “She feels like she is holding back a bit.”
Tim Clark (Perfect Rhyme): “She overraced a little bit.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Nettoyer): “She stayed on okay. We didn’t begin great. The riderless horse had me back last. They were going slow so I tried to get into the race. She moved into it stylishly at the 300m however her run just levelled out the last 100 yards of the race. It was a nice effort in better grade today.”
Brenton Avdulla (Pioneering): “Didn’t handle it.”
Dwayne Dunn (Ceylon): “She got held up a little bit but was good late.”
Craig Williams (Domed): “She was in a beautiful position following the eventual winner. From the 1000m to the half mile and onwards I was under pressure to even hold the back of them. Once she balanced up and got on a bit firmer footing, I loved how she finished the race off.”
Jay Ford (La Courbette): “She was no good today.”
J Adams (Ardanza): “She’s just not up to them.”