Christmas Carnival New Year’s Day Races: Sistema Railway Jockey comments

We spoke to jockeys competing in the Group 1 Sistema Railway on Christmas Carnival New Year’s Day Races to get their comments on how the race went.

1st Santa Monica Trudy Thornton

I have no words. She is just so tough and was simply brilliant today.

2nd Princess Kereru Cameron Lammas

It was a huge run, unfortunately we got caught right on the line.

3rd Meldoy Belle Shafiq Rusof

We just had no luck in the run. She has gone enormous.

4th Volpe Veloce Michael Coleman

It was a great run. She was lost for speed early from the wide gate but she hit the line hard.

5th Indecision Leith Innes

It was super, especially as she was on the back-up.

6th Sleeping Beauty Sam Spratt

It was a really nice run, we just didn't get a run until it was too late.

7th Bostonian Vinnie Colgan

Really disappointing. We had a great run in transit but he just had no kick.

8th Stratocaster Opie Bosson

I thought he was going to be a chance on straightening but he just whacked away.

9th Ferrando Matthew Cameron

It was a good run. Gift of Power run us off a little on the corner. He probably wants it even harder and faster than that.

10th Volks Lightning Ryan Elliot (a)

We came round the corner beautifully - had I waited 50-100m longer we would've finished closer.

11th Livin' On A Prayer Samantha Collett

She was just a little bit run of her feet early but she found the line well.

12th Gift Of Power Lisa Allpress

She never travelled right-handed.

13th Rocanto Chris Johnson

We got back from the awkward draw. He came to the end of it. He only battled away in the straight.

Last William Wallace Andrew Calder

He was outclassed today.