Stay Inside put his hand up as a genuine Golden Slipper contender after dominating his rivals in the $150,000 Pierro Plate (1100m) at Randwick.
Here's what the jockeys had to say.
James McDonald (Stay Inside): “He was the ultimate professional. His work on Tuesday was the same. He went through his paces really well. He worked with a really good filly that particular morning and just did it lovely."
"I just love his attitude. He takes everything in his stride, the ultimate professional. He’ll get to a Slipper whether it is wet or dry and be very hard to beat."
Stay Inside winning by a big space
Kathy O’Hara (Akihiro): No comment
Rachel King (Athelric): “Really good run. Just got a bit tired the last 50m.”
Josh Parr (Fox Fighter): “I was in it for a long way. He just got tired late so maturity will help.”
Nash Rawiller (Giannis): “Nice horse. Looking for a bit further but he really hit the line well.”
Jason Collett (Kalashnikov): “Settled well but not effective on the ground.”
Hugh Bowman (King Of Sparta): “He overraced in the middle stages which took its toll late.”
Tommy Berry (Montana Flash): “Just didn’t handle the track.”
Sam Clipperton (Headliner): “Just found the ground a bit testing but will be a lovely three-year-old when she comes back.”
Regan Bayliss (Total Babe): “I know she has had soft track form in the past but that track is heavier than it is rated. The wheels were just spinning.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Vianello): “Really good run. She will enjoy further. Got skittled a couple of times but still hit the line.”