A fifth win in the early season three-year-old event for Gai Waterhouse since 2001 as Master Ash proves a bit too strong in the Up and Coming and races into contention for the Golden Rose
Find out what the jockeys made of their runs in the Group 3 Sydney Markets Up & Coming Stakes (1300m) at Royal Randwick.
Tim Clark (Master Ash): “I rode him one morning two or three months ago at three quarter pace. He gave me a great feel and from that day I pestered Gai and Adrian to ride him.
“I got on him, rode him and trialled him. He won well in his second start at Canterbury. He did well the other day against Matty Dunn’s horse (The Fire Trap). He has improved so much in the past five weeks. He has gone ahead and worked extremely well on Saturday morning. I rode him on Tuesday morning here and he felt unbelievable. I was very confident he would run a bold race.
“He gave me a lovely ride throughout. He had that fitness on his side. I put it to them a bit early and he was really strong late.”
Glyn Schofield (Encryption): “He ran well to a point, got stopped half way down the straight but with a big weight he ran okay.”
Tommy Berry (Irukandji): “Thought we would have attacked the line a bit better he cruised up to them like I was the winner, got a bit tired late though.”
Josh Parr (The Enzo): Went back, raced keenly and struggled.”
Kerrin McEvoy (Military Zone): “He just raced a bit new and is still learning.”
Jason Collett (Smart Elissim): “Unlucky and unable to get clear air.”
It’s a double for Tim Clark as Master Ash claims the Up & Coming Stakes. pic.twitter.com/GmQWYqroC0
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Andrew Adkins (Momentum Factor): “Good run, bouncing back from a bit of an ordinary run at Kembla Grange, felt comfortable in the run and showed a lot of confidence.”
James Innes Jnr (Danawi): “Went really good and relaxed today which was a good sign but he is still learning his craft, floated around until the winner got to me.”
Jay Ford (Altair): “Raced fresh and was plain late.”