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Waikato Stud Plate: Jockey Comments


We spoke to jockeys competing in the Waikato Stud Plate to get their comments on how the race went.

1st Princess Kereru Cameron Lammas

A good run. The race panned out exactly how she wants it and she sprinted hard

2nd: Ronchi Jake Bayliss

Huge turnaround of form. I think he's back to his best. Disappointed just getting beat.

3rd: Santa Monica Trudy Thornton

Huge effort. Tried very hard.

4th: Volks Lightening Ryan Elliot

Traveled up good but didn't get any clear air until the last 50m metres.

5th: Rikki Tikki Tavi Sam Collett

Super run. A better barrier draw would have helped.

6th: Livin' On A Prayer Chris Johnson

Outpaced early. Ran on nicely but they went just a bit quick.

7th: Spring Heat Glen Boss

Went a super race. From the outside draw dictated where I wanted to be in the race but she really sprinted home quickly.

8th: Ferrando Matt Cameron

Disappointing effort. He's a better left handed with not so much pressure. He stuck on ok.

9th: The Chosen One Rosie Myers

Super run. Very green but she has finished strongly.

10th: Hasahalo Sam Spratt

She hadn't raced for a year, so super run. She got back and flew home. I'm very happy for her future.

11th: Rocanto Craig Grylls

Wasn't a bad run. Sat outside the leader but hanging most of the way made it hard to change legs and get into the race. OK effort.

12th: Bisou Bisou Johnathan Parkes

Stuck on ok but she gives me the indication she wants some give in the track.

13th: William Wallace Andrew Calder

Happy enough with the run but looking for further than 1200 metres now.

Last: Ja Ja Binks Darren Danis

Wound up at the barriers before the start didn't help.


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