Sistema Stakes: Jockey Comments

We spoke to jockeys competing in the Sistema Stakes to get their comments on how the race went.

1st: Yourdeel Opie Bosson

It was a good effort. He pulled hard the whole race but he picked himself off the deck. It was a huge effort.

2nd: Aalaalune Reese Jones

Probably wasn't happy with the track as heavy as it was. Good game run. Stepping up to 1400 metres would be ideal.

3rd: Aretha Matt Cameron

Good run just got beaten by a better horse on the day. She's a filly only having her third start, so she's only going to get better.

4th: Bavella Leith Innes

I was gone at the 600m mark so I decided to make a bee-line to the outside. Halfway down I thought she was home but just locked up.

5th: Just Zerene Sam Spratt

Top effort. Didn't really travel in the ground. Couple times in the straight I thought she was going to pick them up and sprint past but just struggled in the ground.

7th: Rainbow Dash Jake Bayliss

Did all the donkey work in front. Got a little lost when we straightened up . She'll keep, she's a nice two-year-old.

7th: Aotea Lad Micahel McNab

Doesn't go on a wet track.

8th: Enjoy The Show Jonathan Riddell

Nice horse. Travelled nicely. Ground probably stopped him a touch. Its probably a bit early for him. He's got a future.

Last: Qiji Swordsman Sam Collett

Got badly hampered at the start and failed to recover on the wet track.