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Manco Easter Handicap: Jockey Comments


We spoke to jockeys competing in the Manco Easter Handicap to get their comments on how the race went.

1st: Endless Drama Leith Innes

We had a nice run. Full credit to the horse with 59kgs and he won well.

2nd: Watch This Space Vinnie Colgan

Super run from the old boy.

3rd: Yearn Donavan Monsour

Great run form my mare.

4th: Demonetization Rosie Myers

Beautiful horse. Unlucky on the corner. He'll be a really nice horse with some sting out of the ground and a bit more ground.

5th: Beefeater Chris Johnson

Got a nice trip and tried hard just got swamped the last bit.

6th: Mongolianconqueror Craig Grylls

A good run. Followed the winner but he was a little put off taking a gap. Very encouraging run.

7th: The Mitigator Shaun McKay

A very good run considering he got taken on in front and that cost him finishing a couple lengths closer at the finish. A good run.

8th: La Castile Chris Dell

Maybe a mile backing up just a bit hard on her. She just battled and may benefit from spacing her races.

9th: Dama Zorro Kelly McCulloch

Really nice run. First time over a mile and looking forward to next season with her.

10th: Rangipo Sam Collett

A brave run from the veteran. Was three wide with not much cover, he kicked as to threaten but peaked on his run.

11th: Go Nicholas Trudy Thornton

Honest enough run, maybe looking for 2100 metres I feel.

12th: Kingsguard Matt Cameron

Very disappointing. Had a nice run but didn't give me anything in the straight.

13th: Ronchi Lynsey Satherley

He's probably feeling the ground but it was a alright run.

14th: Megablast Jonathan Riddell

Very good run. Not a lot of room in the final 200 metres cost him finishing closer.

15th: Sultan Of Swing Sam Spratt

Traveled nicely and was pretty unlucky in the straight.

16th: Tomelilla Ryan Elliot

Got too far back and got checked four times and had too much to do.

17th: On The Rocks Jake Bayliss

He's given most of the field 7kg weight allowance. It was a very fast run mile and with his weight of 59kgs, he just couldn't keep up. He was looking for that mid-race break and never got it. Still closed okay but the weight was too much.

Last: Big Mike Robert Hannam

Disappointing run from him.


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