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Queen Of The Ball wins Scarborough Stakes: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes after Queen Of The Ball takes out the Group 3 Scarborough Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday.

Race Result:

1st: Queen Of The Ball (Michael Freedman/Blake Shinn) - $6
2nd: Troach (James Cummings/Craig Williams) - $9.50
3rd: English Riviera (Tony & Calvin McEvoy/James McDonald) - $3.20

Winning Time: 1:12.16   Last 600m: N/A

Margins: 1-1/2L x 1-1/2L

 

 

Winning Jockey: Blake Shinn

<Can't recall the last winner he rode at Moonee Valley under lights>

"It's great to be here at Moonee Valley - it's one of my favourite tracks. I've got some great memories here and to ride a winner on a massive night, it is very exciting."

On the horse: "She's a really talented filly. High speed, tenacious run in the Slipper. Trained on at three (years old) which is good to see.

"We owned the race from the start and used her speed. Once I controlled it from the front it was going to be hard to run down because I was able to back off mid-race and then I ramped it up.

"That's one of her best assets and fighting qualities. When I got that breather mid-race I put it to Craig (Williams, Troach) and the best horse won the race.

"She's got a good fighting spirit. She was strong at 1200 and who knows where she might end up?

"Michael might go to a Coolmore or might aim a little bit lower but I think she's a filly of high quality."


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