Find out what the jockeys made of their mounts after the ATC St Leger (2600m) at Royal Randwick.
Jay Ford (Big Blue): “When I looked at his form, saw he loved the wet ground and would stay all day and when the heavens opened like they did I really started to warm to his chances.”
“We rode him to his strengths, gave him a nice bowling ride out in front and kept increasing the tempo from the 1000m. He just outstayed them.”
“He is an ex Godolphin horse and he is now with Ciaron Maher. Obviously he is going great guns for them so well done to them.”
Big Blue leads all the way to win the St Leger at Royal Randwick
Brenton Avdulla (Red Cardinal): “I rode him like god, everything worked out, ran well just wasn’t fit enough.”
Glyn Schofield (Auvray): “Tried hard in the ground, but found it a lot of hard work.”
Tommy Berry (One Foot In Heaven): “Great run, to be fair if I stayed on the fence he probably wins, but he forced my hand to come out because he was going too keen from the half mile, so I had to come out and let him stride forward, he was very strong to the end, he’s in good form and is close to a win.”
Tye Angland (Master Of Arts): “Track just got him, too heavy, too hard.”
Ben Melham (Wall Of Fire): “Ran well, very casual horse, little bit of a thinker, had to bring him to the outside of runners just to keep him motivated, attacked the line well second up and was a good run for further.”
Ryan Moore (Sikandarabad): No comment given.
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Tim Clark (Harper's Choice): “He’s had a long prep and he’s probably come to the end of it.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Haripour): “He travelled nicely, but then struggled once I asked him to quicken in that ground.”
Jason Collett (Etah James): “Just struggled once she was off the bridle.”