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Trainer and jockey quotes after the Sharp EIT Handicap at Caulfield on Saturday taken out by Let'srollthedice.
1st: Let'srollthedice (M Dee/D O'Brien) - $3.20
2nd: Dunkel (B Egan/P Payne) - $2.70F
3rd: Ulysses (B Mertens/J Sandhu) - $5
3rd: Saint Bathans (Craig Newitt/Andrew Forsman)
Winning Time: 1:51.94 Last 600m: N/A
Margins: 1½L x ½L
Winning Trainer: Danny O'Brien
Blinkers going on: "Particularly with him going to lead just to help him focus.
"We really thought he was going to be outside the leader but the horse we though would lead was going back to last so he was left there and Michael rated the horse right and upped the tempo at the right time, too.
"He got a very soft time.
"He had them chasing and the horse was fit and well. He had a year off and had three runs and a break before today so he can go on with it from here."
Next: "He could potentially go to the Ballarat Cup. That is in three weeks time and 2000-metres is the right step for him."
Winning Jockey: Michael Dee
"Where we ended up I didn't plan at all and I thought we may end up outside the leader or outside the speed but we landed there comfortably and we travelled nice.
"He was relaxed and to the horses credit he ended up towing me around the bend and we ended up kicking on the corner and holding it right to the line.
"Blinkers on today certainly kept him focussed and going up in trip, no worries."