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2018 Ajax Stakes: What the Jockeys Said

2018 Ajax Stakes including jockey quotes for Rosehill on Saturday.

2018 Ajax Stakes: What the Jockeys Said

Below are the post-race comments from the jockeys in the 2018 Ajax Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

Comin' Through
Comin' Through Picture:Racing and Sports

Comin' Through Horseform ran his way into the Doncaster with this win.

Winning Jockey – Michael Walker


On his latest string of Group winners: “I need to thank the people who are supporting me. I couldn’t do it without them.”

On his association with Comin’ Through and Sir Owen: “He used to fire up when he was younger. I might get him led to the start next time.”

“My Boss Sir Owen is here today. He is my good luck charm. Everytime he is here I win on him. Hopefully that win gets him into the Doncaster I think he is a great hope.”

On the win: “He wasn’t going to get them, then he kicked into gear. He is a funny horse. You have to ride him quiet and not go on him too early. Chris has done a tremendous job with this horse.”

Beaten Jockeys

Glyn Schofield (Prized Icon): “Had to do a little bit of work to get a spot, but from that point on he raced a little bit one-paced and is probably looking for further now.”

Blake Shinn (Tom Melbourne): “He ran well, obviously first up 1500m. I think the critical thing that may have got him beat was when the winner let Prized Icon in at the 900m, the pace then dropped off and we got a pair further back. He got over-racing a bit which took a little bit away from his finish. First up he needed everything to go his way, which it didn’t, but still a very credible run.”

Craig Williams (McCreery): “He ran really well, having a nice run up the inside and saving ground, but he’s pulled up pretty quick after the race so I definitely think he would like some give in the track.”

Tim Clark (Arbeitsam): “Ran really well that run will top him off nicely.”

Brenton Avdulla (Cellarman): “He ran terrific, just got a bit crowded from the furlong onwards but he wasn’t beaten far.”

Kerrin McEvoy (Life Less Ordinary): “Run was okay, he ran into it along the rails, he just emptied out the last furlong. He’ll take nice improvement out of the run.”

Corey Brown (Radipole): “Ran really well, he’s a funny horse just a bit one-paced. Heading towards the Doncaster with no weight on his back he’ll be a reasonable chance.”

Racing And Sports



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R8 ROSEHILL 17 March 2018
Hyland Race Colours Ajax Stks 3U , 1500m
Race Synopsis: A Chris Waller-trained pair finished one-two in this Group Two race with Comin' Through being successful. Having his second run this preparation, he settled nicely in fifth place, went deep rounding the home turn, hit the front at the 100m and then fought back well to score by a head. His stablemate, perennial placegetter Tom Melbourne raced in seventh place, one off the rails, went deepest of all at the home turn, challenged at the 100m and kept battling on for second, his sixth second from his last nine starts. Radipole had a good trip from his inside barrier (1) in third place on the rails, he challenged at the 200m and kept fighting well for a close up third, going nicely at his second run this preparation.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
3. COMIN' THROUGH (AUS)
4yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
MICHAEL WALKER
56.0
$5.00
 
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - MICA'S PRIDE (AUS)
Go Bloodstock (Mgr: Sir O G Glenn)
2nd  
2. TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)
7yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
BLAKE SHINN
56.5
$3.50
 
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) - ROSHANAK (IRE)
O T I Racing (Mgr: T Henderson), Kiwiana, A & Mrs P Goodfellow, D & Mrs D Miller, L Webb, Ms D McKeown, Ms M Webb, W Bowker, J Higgins, Bobbin Along & Uthmeyer Racing
3rd  
9. RADIPOLE (IRE)
5yo Gelding
MICHAEL MORONEY
COREY BROWN
53.0
$8.00
 
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) - JUST LITTLE (FR)
 Ballymore Stables (Aust) Pty Ltd (Mgr: M D Moroney), R & C Legh Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: R P Legh), Pulitano Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: G Pulitano), B & C Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: B Dorman), Kariba Racing (Mgr: C Dziedzic), G Devonport, G Van Ameyden, Ms S Nutttall, A J Dorman, N S Dorman & M B Lee
4th  7. CELLARMAN (AUS)
4yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
BRENTON AVDULLA
53.0
$10.00
5th  6. ARBEITSAM (AUS)
4yo Gelding
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
TIM CLARK
54.5
$7.00
6th  1. PRIZED ICON (AUS)
4yo H
KRIS LEES
GLYN SCHOFIELD
58.0
$6.50
7th  10. KINGSGUARD (NZ)
5yo Gelding
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
JAY FORD
53.0
$26.00
8th  4. MCCREERY (GB)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
CRAIG WILLIAMS
55.5
$41.00
9th  8. LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
53.0
$12.00

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