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2018 The Everest: Jockeys Quotes

Here are the quotes from the beaten jockeys of the 2018 Everest.

Winning Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
On winning The Everest: “This is euphoria at its best. It is such an electric feeling. I was really happy there was a bit of rain around and he did the rest. It is a huge buzz to win it again, unbelievable.”
Pre race tactics: “It was similar to last year. Last year we had a bunny, this year there were a few scenarios going through Peter and Paul’s heads and mine as to how it might unfold.”
“I thought Ryan Moore’s horse (U S Navy Flag) might be a bit of a pest early, maybe Hayes’ horse (Vega Magic) with the Blinkers on if he got a bit keen.”
“From the 1 gate, that was Plan A, to control it from the front. That’s what this horse is able to He loved the ground and is such a little warrior. He is a joy to be a part of.”
Regarding Redzel: “He is quite reserved other than raceday. He saves himself and all he wants to do is gallop and gallop hard. He is a little gem, he is my little gem.”
On riding for the Snowden’s: “I want to say a big thanks to Peter and Paul obviously but also the whole Snowden clan for their hard work, it’s a big team and they work long hours. Peter cracks the whip with them a lot. Us jockeys sort of duck in and duck out on gallop days and a lot of the wrath.”
“To young Chrissie who looks after him, she does a stellar job, she was swinging off him the other day when he was raring up and carrying on.”
Beaten Jockeys
Ben Melham (Santa Ana Lane): “He ran well, but we were in trouble a furlong after the start, it was just too heavy for him.”
Glyn Schofield (Le Romain): “He ran super, nice performance on the speed and toughed it out nicely.”
Tye Angland (Trapeze Artist): “We’ve got to take that as a win, he went so well, it’s just hard to run Redzel down on a wet track where we don’t perform to our best, he gave his all, tried his heart out, confident we would have been closer in the finish if it was a firm track.”
Damien Oliver (Vega Magic): “Too wet for him, just didn’t handle the track.”
Hugh Bowman (Brave Smash): “We had a nice run throughout, but all credit to the winner, he was too good for us all.”
Ryan Moore (U S Navy Flag): “He didn’t enjoy the ground.”
Corey Brown (In Her Time): “She ran well, but she never handled the track for one stride, she was under pressure from the get-go.”
Tim Clark (Shoals): “She just didn’t go a yard in the ground, she was dipping and diving and lost all confidence.”
Joe Bowditch (Viddora): “Really disappointing, she’s pulled up a little bit distressed, we’ll see how she goes after this.”
Brenton Avdulla (Graff): “He ran terrific, didn’t have much go his way, just that track sort of bottomed him out a little bit, he’s going to be a super colt next time in.”
Tommy Berry (Osborne Bulls): “I feel like we’ve won massive training effort from the team, we only knew he was getting in this week, to get him primed for this after coming back from 7 f, he was fit, ready to We had a good walk of the track before, me James and team and we pulled it off, it was good.”




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