Find out what the jockeys made of their mounts after the Heineken Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick.
Tommy Berry (Jamaea): “She was brilliant. I rode her a week before the Slipper and she gave me a lovely feel but was very hot and above herself in the yard which is unlike her. It just sort of showed that she was looking for a bit of a let up."
“I went down and trialled her a week and a half ago. I just really like this filly. There was something about her. She has a great attitude. I learned a lot about her when I rode her. I knew she’d have a good turn of foot but it’s only short lived.”
Jamaea winning the Percy Sykes Stakes
James McDonald (Najmaty): “Has come to the end of it.”
Jason Collett (Crystal Bound): “Just greenness really that beat her.”
Glen Boss (Testimonial): “Not up to that grade.”
Rachel King (Trifaccia): “A little bit disappointing. First time racing in the ear muffs on so maybe just a bit flat.”
Craig Williams (Centro Storico): “She had the blinkers on first time. She is a lovely filly, a stakes type of filly. Showed immaturity throughout the race, over-raced a bit and not able to hold a position. Last bit of her race was excellent.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Joyous Legend): “Good run. She ran a bit green up the running. Has got potential to keep improving. Has a lot of strengthening up to do.”
Tim Clark (A Very Fine Red): “She ran super. Did a great job.”
Brenton Avdulla (Yearning): “She ran well. Still obviously learning her craft. With a bit of luck she goes close.”