It was Chris Waller and Hugh Bowman again as D'Argento claimed an action packed Rosehill Guineas. Find out what the jockeys made of their runs in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens.
Hugh Bowman (D’Argento): “I’ve had so much confidence in this horse for a long time, I think I cost him in the Hobartville when I was a little negative on him from the barriers.
“He had no luck in the Randwick Guineas, I always thought ten furlongs would be his best trip but I’d be inclined to push Chris [Waller] to take him to the Derby after today’s performance.
“He really relaxed in the run and he was strong late, whatever he does this time in he’ll be a better horse in the Spring, he’s still immature.
“I’ve always thought a lot of him, I trialled him and a horse called Calculated also by So You Think and also in Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbred colours, I actually preferred Calculated early on.
“It’s interesting with horses, you’ve just got to work away at it, that’s where Chris [Waller] is so good, he just treats them all the same and the ones that are up to it, they just continue to improve and that’s what this horse has done.
“He’s now an Autumn three-year-old, so he’s been around a while but we just didn’t see him do it early on, but they are reaping the rewards now.”
D’Argento storms down the outside to win the Rosehill Guineas at Rosehill Gardens
Michael Walker (Tangled): “I take my hat off to the horse. He didn’t handle the track one bit and ran third. I think he was probably the run of the race. It was huge. I think he’s a chance in the Derby.”
Brenton Avdulla (Furore): “He ran terrific. He was probably a bit stiff not to finish right there. He just got chopped out of it halfway up.”
Tye Angland (Ace High): “He went well. We drew an awkward gate. We got over to a position where we wanted to be but because they went steady I was caught three deep and it just showed late.”
Jason Waddell (Vin De Dance): “He ran super. He was a bit fresh three weeks between runs but in two week’s time he will be spot on.”
Jason Collett (Age Of Fire): “I don’t think he generally stays.”
John Allen (Cliff's Edge): “He tried hard. Going right handed was a little bit new and he got lost around the home corner. He battled and tried his guts out.”
Opie Bosson (Mongolianconqueror): “It was a good run. He is looking for a Derby trip and probably a better track as well.”
Ben Melham (Capital Gain): “I thought he ran good.”
Blake Shinn (Villermont): “He ran super. He was a bit suspect in the ground, raced a bit keenly early, presented to win but just got found out late. He’s a very nice horse.”
Zac Purton (Kaonic): “He struggled in the ground.”
Kerrin McEvoy (The Lord Mayor): “We got into a nice spot with cover. He stayed on. He was one paced in the run home. You would like to think that Randwick and a mile and a half is going to suit better.”
Damien Oliver (Endowment): “He didn’t have any favours from the wide draw but I still thought he went alright.”
Hugh Bowman gives D’Argento a pat after a big win in the G1 Rosehill Guineas. pic.twitter.com/ylaEzyFle8
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Damian Lane (Mission Hill): “He went great. He settled well early and really charged to the line. It was a good Derby trial.”
Mark Zahra (Main Stage): “I thought he could have hit the line better.”
Craig Williams (So You Win): “I thought he acquit himself quite well against that opposition at Set Weights. If there is something a bit lower for him through the Carnival he is going to be very competitive.”
Luke Currie (Condor): “He was okay. He got bumped around a little bit in the straight and then weakened.”
Andrew Adkins (Terwilliker): “He travelled well but they were too good for him.”