Find out what the jockeys made of their mounts after the Group 3 Antler Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Josh Parr (Shadow Hero): “Convincing is very good way of describing it, he’s a class above these horses today, one of very few moments in my life I’m lost for words.
“Obviously this horse’s ability has been well known for sometime, we were unsure just what level he could get to.
“He’s just demolished them at 1800m and I think he could go again. He’s got such a fantastic attitude, you cannot stir this horse, it’s remarkable.
“I’m just delighted to be a part of him.”
Shadow Hero win the Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill Gardens
Kerrin McEvoy (Subedar): “Good run. We had to duck and weave a bit but he finished off well. He’s still improving. There’s options for him whether they go out in trip or drop back to a mile.”
Damian Lane (Quick Thinker): “He ran well. He just didn’t quite have the turn of foot to match the first two horses back on top of the ground.”
Tim Clark (Just Thinkin'): “I thought he did a good job. There was a fair bit more pressure than expected. Of the on-speed horses he was the last one standing. He can definitely turn it around.”
Jason Collett (Rhaegar): “He went a bit keen. I let him slide along but wasn’t able to finish off.”
Nash Rawiller (Fasano): “He never went a yard today without the blinkers. He’s got promise - it’s just not there yet.”
Glen Boss (War Baron): “Very immature.”
Jess Taylor (Sirmaze): “It was a big step up in class for him today. He relaxed really well in the run. He took a while to get going but hit the line well.”
Adam Hyeronimus (Lucky Imperator): “No comment.”
Glyn Schofield (Persan): “He ran really well. He’s taken a bit of time to regain his confidence since he fell. He had a lot of room today and he found his best effort.”
Brenton Avdulla (Way Back When): “He struggled. Got into a good spot but he was beaten a long way out.”
Rachel King (Shining Eagle): “Probably not quite ready for this sort of race yet but the experience has done her good.”