Jockey Quotes – George Ryder

All hail the champ. Winx did what was expected of her in the $1m G1 The Agency George Ryder Stakes (1500m). That’s 32 on the trot.

Hugh Bowman (Winx): “When I asked her to stretch she responded and you could hear the crowd roar. The excitement and the emotion, she responds to that as well as anything else, and once again I am just so proud of her and proud to be a part of it.”

On the testing ground: “The ground today, although it’s a beautiful afternoon, the ground is significantly testing, and it was quite similar to how it was two years ago when she annihilated Le Romain. Because she works on the track she is very comfortable and has a lot of confidence on it. I think that helps her to perform.”

Mark Zahra (Land Of Plenty): “Didn’t handle it.”

Damian Lane (Dreamforce): “He ran great, really happy with him, full steam ahead towards the Doncaster.”

Damien Oliver (So Si Bon): “He was a little bit on the fresh side today, I think he might have got his tongue over the bit so a tongue tie will help him. It was a little bit heavy for him as well.”

Blake Shinn (Prompt Response): “Great run despite not handling the ground very well, she’s flying, super.”

Tim Clark (Teleplay): “She was out of her grade today and she really struggled in the ground too and probably didn’t run the trip out.”

James McDonald (Ringerdingding): “He went okay, soft ground probably not to his liking.”

Tommy Berry (Brutal): “For half a stride I thought I was going pretty good, she obviously put me away, but full credit to him, he’s a young horse, he still fought back when she went passed him. He didn’t love the ground, he’s in for a great preparation.”