Yasuke wins the LED Super Screens Handicap: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes after Yasuke takes out the LED Super Screens Benchmark 78 Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Race Result:

1st: Yasuke (Damien Thornton/Chris Waller) - $2.90F
2nd: Bottega (James McDonald/Lee Freedman) - $9
3rd: Sir Barnabus (Yvette Lewis/Jason Edwards) - $26

Winning Time: 1:36.35  Last 600m: 36.37

Margins: 1½L x ½ Head

Winning Trainer: Chris Waller

Rails run the trip: "It's the easiest way home so full credit to Damien and a good barrier draw is a plus."

Back in trip: "He's not quite ready for the big races this year so we needed to find another race for him. I think the mile is his best.

"A nice light weight and a good ride. Had it been the normal weight scale at 54 (kilos) I wouldn't have run him.

"He's a nice up-and-coming horse."

Winning Jockey: Damien Thornton

"It worked out really well. Back from 2000 (metres) the horse was very good and Chris had the blinkers That was perfect.

"He settled well and was on the rail the whole way. He found a spot and found a rhythm. He's only a young horse and he's going to get better."

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