Oaks: What The Jockeys Said

5
Nov

Jameka ($4.60) defeated the John Thompson-trained Honesta ($8.50) by 2-1/4 lengths with the John O’Shea-trained Ambience ($4 fav) peaking on her run 200m from home, finishing third beaten 3-1/2 lengths. Maher also won last year’s Crown Oaks with Set Square.

This is what the jockeys thought of the performance of their rides in the Crown Oaks.

Place Horse Jockey Comment
1st JAMEKA Damien Oliver I thought no one would want to take it up but I wasn’t going to hesitate to be the one. I had a lot of faith in this filly’s ability. She was going easily a long way from home.
2nd HONESTA Craig Williams The winner was good so take nothing away from the winner. But I felt if I had a more favourable draw I could have followed it I could have turned the tables.
3rd AMBIENCE James McDonald Went great. Gave me a beautiful ride. Had a lovely run in the race. She’ll be back even better.
4th PASADENA GIRL Hugh Bowman Too far. Didn’t stay.
5th DULVERTON Dwayne Dunn She ran very well.
6th THE GREY FLASH Chris Parnham Went very good. She’s just very dour. Happy with the performance.
7th SACRED EYE Ryan Moore Didn’t handle the conditions at all. Will be much better when gets back on the quicker ground.
8th PRINCESS ARIA Michael Walker Had her momentum stopped at the half-mile. Nice filly in the making. Got a future.
9th ZARABEEL Stephen Baster Didn’t handle the track.
10th RITZY Kerrin McEvoy Didn’t like the ground.
Last MUZYKA Brenton Avdulla Over-raced too bad. They went very slow.