Comrade Rosa wins the Helen Coughlan Stakes: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes after the Listed Magic Millions Helen Coughlan Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday won by Comrade Rosa.
Race Result:

1st: Comrade Rosa (Ryan Maloney/Tony Gollan) - $7
2nd: Salateen (Blake Shinn/Tony Gollan) - $10
3rd: Aureus Angel (Damien Thornton/Chris Munce) - $16

Winning Time: 1:10.71  Last 600m: 35.06

Margins: ¾L x Neck

Winning Trainer: Tony Gollan

"So happy for (owners) Graham and Linda. They put so much into racing - not just with me but all throughout Australia.

"They buy these really nice fillies as yearlings and to win a stakes race for them means the world to They're huge supporters."

On the horse: "I was really disappointed when I saw the barriers at the start of the week. I just didn't know whether she had (it) to come from the barriers that far back to win but she just swooped on them.

"She had improved a lot in two weeks in appearance and there's a lot more to come. I think when we step her out to the 6 1⁄2 f of the Dane Ripper in a couple of weeks, you'll see her better again.

"After the couple of wins last preparation we thought we'd back off her a bit to have a crack at the winter. We didn't know where she sat in the whole scheme of things and it was pretty evident fresh up that she was going to do a job though this winter carnival.

"She lept out beautifully. She loves good ground, she loves big tracks. She's done a super job"

Tatts Tiara maybe: "I was just happy to get some black type for her but she keeps on getting better and better. She's been a revelation since coming here to Queensland.

"She's obviously come to me in great shape last prep and she's gone on with the job."

Winning Jockey: Ryan Maloney

"I got a nice cart She's been such a consistent mare since she's been up here. She put the writing on the wall the other day.

"When it comes to a dog fight there's there to be called upon. That'll take her a long way in the future."

Tiara prospects: "I couldn't see why not. I think she'll get the mile. She's got a nice foundation and she's athletic, too.

"She gives herself every opportunity and conserves energy really well. Who knows?"

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