Sweet Margot May wins Eureka Stud Military Rose Plate: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes after the Eureka Stud Military Rose Plate at Doomben on Saturday taken out by Sweet Margot May.
Race Result:

1st: Sweet Margot May (Ben Thompson/Robert Heathcote) - $6
2nd: Majestic Shot (Andrew Mallyon/Grant Allard) - $5.50
3rd: Isotope (James Orman/Tony Gollan) - $2.70F

Winning Time: 1:0-3.25       Last 600m: 33.22

Margins: 1L x ½L


Winning Trainer: Robert Heathcote (rep by Baylee Nothdurft)

"She's a bomb fresh. She's a big girl. She's trialed up lovely and we were really happy with her.

"Race changed complexion when Isotope rolled forward and it was a super win.

"Ben gave her a ten-out-of-ten ride."

Stakes future: "For sure. She's by I Am Invincible so we'll target black-type races with her but she's going super."

Winning Jockey: Ben Thompson

"She was good. I will say that from the first time I rode her since she's been with Rob when she was third-up after winning at Eagle Farm first-up and running a great second here, I rode her third-up over 6 f at Eagle Farm and I said 'I think she's stakes class', this filly.

"I've got so much time for her and she's got a dynamite first-up record. We ended up further back than what I thought she was fresh the way she races but I was so confident just given where the main chances were.

"They were all on the inside which I could see under pressure and at the 300 and on straightening I was still five lengths off them but it felt like a matter of time before I caught them.

"She felt as good as she looked."

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