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Trainer and jockey quotes after the Group 3 Catanach’s Jewellers Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday taken out by Run Harry Run.
1st: Run Harry Run (D Stackhouse/M Moroney) - $13
2nd: Brave Mead (M Zahra/C Maher & D Eustace) - $3.70
3rd: Arkansaw Kid (D Oliver/B, W & J Hayes) - $3.60F
Winning Time: 1:23.15 Last 600m: N/A
Margins: ¾L x 1½L
Winning Trainer: Mike Moroney
"Great name. One of the owners said to me before that if he gets to Royal Ascot, what are they going to say then?
"We saw this race a while again and thought that he was up to it. It has worked out perfectly.
"We thought at his first start it was a bit short for him. He was pretty unlucky.
"He probably should have been unbeaten now."
"He's a really nice horse. He's got a great brain. Just like the filly, really natural from day dot.
"He's completely opposite to the filly in the the way that he's a big colt. He's heavy.
"He got that heavy that he was having front leg troubles so we decided to geld him. He's got a great brain and a lovely attitude then he goes out there, smells the daisies and doesn't concentrate.
"He stood there in the gates with his legs crossed while the others were being put in the gates.
"He's got such a great brain."
Sandown Guineas: "Possibly. Lovely horse but it is just a matter of where we aim."
Winning Jockey: Daniel Stackhouse
"Scripted pretty well for us. We wanted to be positive from that inside barrier.
"We got a lovely run in transit. My bloke is so green and raw still but the more you ask the more he keeps improving.
"I felt that we wanted to be positive from that inside barrier. We got a lovely run in transit. My bloke is so green and raw still.
"I felt like I was going to get there but he just took a while.
"He's doing a great job.
"He just seems to keep improving and every target you throw at him he seems to pass. Mike and his team have done a fantastic job.
"Sandown Guineas is only two weeks away so we'll see how the horse pulls up and Mike knows what he's doing."