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.
|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.
|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.
|Went great. Gave me a beautiful ride. Had a lovely run in the race. She’ll be back even better.
|Too far. Didn’t stay.
|She ran very well.
|THE GREY FLASH
|Went very good. She’s just very dour. Happy with the performance.
|Didn’t handle the conditions at all. Will be much better when gets back on the quicker ground.
|Had her momentum stopped at the half-mile. Nice filly in the making. Got a future.
|Didn’t handle the track.
|Didn’t like the ground.
|Over-raced too bad. They went very slow.