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Jockey quotes - Champagne Stakes

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Find out what the jockeys made of their mounts after the Group 1 $1,000,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick.

 Randwick. Picture: Steve Hart

James Mcdonald (Broadsiding): "It's not a lot of fun out there but when you win a Group One, I suppose it's good fun.

"Gee, he's a trier. He had it written all over him last start so I came here with good confidence. I thought he would handle the conditions well. He was a nice, fit horse.

"Sometime I do what I'm told, and sometimes I don't. He left us with no real option. It was just get back and brush home and if you handle it, you handle it. Race tactics don't really get involved there. You're either on a horse that can handle it, or if you're not you're cast."

Tommy Berry (Linebacker): "Yeah that hurt. That hurt a lot."

Michael Dee (Fearless): "Ran well. Stuck on great and will certainly be a nice horse for next prep."

Tyler Schiller (El Castello): "Just didn't handle the track."

Adam Hyeronimus (Anode): "Very happy and proud of him. He's done a great job this campaign. Just the last 300m in the conditions but if it was a better track, he'd have run better. He's going well."

Zac Lloyd (Tenbury Wells): "He tried hard. Just a bit outclassed at the moment."

Jamie Kah (Manaal): "She tried her best. Very tough little horse. Just the track."

Dylan Gibbons (In Her Eyes): "I think she went OK. I couldn't really see."

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