Cifrado wins the BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes following the Group 2 Aquis Stallions BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes won by Cifrado at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Race Result:

1st: Cifrado (Damien Thornton/Rex Lipp)
2nd: Snapback (Mark Zahra/Peter & Paul Snowden)
3rd: Chrysaor (Nash Rawiller/Chris Waller) 

Winning Time: 1:23.88  Last 600m: 36.28

Margins: Neck x ¾L

* PROTEST 6th v 1st - DISMISSED *

Winning Trainer: Rex Lipp

"He's been crying out for this sort of distance all the time. It was a big effort the other day. He finished the race off strongly like he did today.

"It was a great ride.

"He's a colt that every time I step him out he improves all the time. We haven't seen the best of him yet. I do believe we've got more to go yet.

"He's a real colt, especially when you go to saddle him. Up until then he's an angel. That's what you want to see, a bit of fight in the dog and he's got it."

Feelings after the start: "I thought we were gone. Damien had no hesitations staying there (on the rail) riding for luck which is a great thing, and as it has panned out it is the best thing to have happened."

Can the horse step up in distance again: "There's no pressure from the owner, it is what I decide in the next week."

By Encryption: "First year sire who stands in Queensland and it has been great to do it for Eureka Stud."

Winning Jockey: Damien Thornton

"He just fell asleep and couldn't wake him up in the barriers so I thought it is what it is now. I gave him a squeeze after that.

"They went pretty quick for the first 2 f of the race. Probably suited me where I was. It wasn't the 'A' spot but we just take our medicine where we were.

"He found a bit of trouble. I knew I had a fair bit underneath me at the top of the straight and just needed a bit of luck.

"Thankfully I was behind the right horses when things opened Everyone was tired but he was taking it.

"Credit to him. It was a big effort and Rex has done a terrific job with him."

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