Find out what the jockeys made of their mounts after the Group 3 Aquis Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick.
Tim Clark (Peltzer): “It was great to see him come back in such dominant fashion. He trialled lovely coming into it. He has a real affinity for Randwick, he’s five from five now.
“Obviously North Pacific had his measure in a couple of runs at Rosehill last time but he does seem like he’s a different horse when he comes over to the east here.
“He might just get a little bit more cushion in the track here which he obviously appreciates.
“For him to do that first up it’s a really good sign for times ahead. He got better as he got into the prep last time so there’s no reason why, on that performance, he can’t reach the top level.
“I had a beautiful run, it worked out lovely early. He travelled well. I was mindful of the horses behind me charging home but the race panned out perfect for him.
“Inside the 100m he was sucking in the big ones so there’s still plenty of upside with him. It’s a good way to start his preparation.”
Peltzer wins the Eskimo Prince at Randwick
James Innes Jr (The Face): “He went terrific. Obviously a lot better grade today but he went as good as he could for what he is and will be better next prep.”
Tommy Berry (Prague): “Great run. He’s got into a habit of walking out of the gates. He’s giving good colts a head start. They pulled up to a slow tempo mid-race and that cost him a little bit.”
James McDonald (North Pacific): “Just needed the run.”
Nash Rawiller (Global Quest): “He wants 1400m and maybe a set of blinkers. He got into an awkward spot. I think a set of shades will make a big difference.”
Jason Collett (On The Lead): “Was a bit awkward away. Good run but just tired late.”
Hugh Bowman (Tommy Gold): “Disappointing.”
Winona Costin (Belieber): “He’s just not up to them.”