A rails hugging ride by Jay Ford got the job done on Victorian mare Miss Admiration. Find out what the jockeys made of their mounts after the Group 3 JRA Trophy (2400m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Jay Ford (Miss Admiration): “She was very genuine throughout. She put herself to sleep on the fence. Her quality shone through at the back end. She was nice and strong through the line. Third up over 2400m was good and I think she’ll improve again off the back of that.
“The way the race was run, I knew they would stop and tire. I just had to wait for an opening somewhere. I worked my way back to the inside when they came off the fence. I had a lapful of horse, I just had to put here through a hole and she was strong through the line.”
Miss Admiration takes out the JRA Trophy at Rosehill
Hugh Bowman (Destiny's Kiss): “You can’t be disappointed with him. He just keeps running a race doesn’t he?”
Brenton Avdulla (Harper's Choice): “He ran okay but I think he’s better off when he can find a race where he can control things.”
Corey Brown (Etah James): “She couldn’t negotiate the Sydney way of going. If she gets it downpat though she is a lovely horse.”
Tim Clark (Dark Eyes): “He’s racing a bit below his best.”
James Innes Jnr (Cismontane): “Just under pressure he’s not finding anything. His form will really have to turn around.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Sin To Win): “He has run a really honest race second up and out to 2400m.”
Tommy Berry (Goathland): “He’s got to have a race where there is genuine pace in it. It was a good effort to finish where he did.”
Andrew Adkins (Shalmaneser): “Huge effort by him. Mr Freedman is doing an exceptional job with his team. He travelled a little bit keen going out of the straight but he relaxed nice when the tempo went on.”