2015 Turnbull Stakes – What the jockeys said
Preferment powered home to head a Chris Waller-trained quinella in Sunday’s Group I Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.
Hugh Bowman drove Preferment ($11) to the line to beat Royal Descent ($6) by a short head while Set Square ($19) was three-quarters of a length away in third.
This is what the jockeys thought of the performance of their respective rides in the Turnbull Stakes .
|1st||Preferment||Hugh Bowman||Self-explanatory I would have thought. Good win – good horse. He’s a more mature unit than last year. He’s got a very good action, a Group I action and he’s really starting to mature into the furnished athlete.|
|2nd||Royal Descent||Glen Boss||She just got beaten by a better horse. She had a good run and she surged to win by a long neck but he’s just a better horse.|
|3rd||Set Square||Luke Currie||If she got out earlier, she would have won. She’s flying.|
|4th||Dandino||Ben Melham||Really pleasing run. He just needs a barrier.|
|5th||Extra Zero||Michael Walker||He felt like the winner but he just didn’t have the turn of foot he needed. They got away on me and the Godolphin horse got past me and I came back and beat it.|
|6th||Hartnell||James McDonald||Absolutely brilliant. He’s back on track. It was a fantastic run and he’s one run away.|
|7th||Amralah||Damien Oliver||He didn’t begin that well. He just had a little slip at the start and he couldn’t get as close to the pace as I wanted to. They went pretty steady midrace. I just got into the clear at the 300 there and Preferment went past me and shut the gate and he didn’t have the acceleration to get through and get going. I was happy with the run. Good for a horse getting over further.|
|8th||Who Shot Thebarman||Blake Shinn||Nice run. He did his best work late. His last 50(m) was good.|
|9th||Volkstok’n’barrell||Opie Bosson||He travelled well and kicked nicely but just got swamped in the last little bit.|
|10th||Happy Trails||Dwayne Dunn||He ran extremely well. I think there was a few of us that just couldn’t get a look at them.|
|11th||Gust Of Wind||Craig Williams||The way that race was run, for an Oaks or staying horse, I was really happy with the way she went to the line.|
|12th||Rising Romance||Damian Lane||She had a tough run in transit.|
|13th||Protectionist||Brenton Avdulla||I’m very happy with him. I think he’s going well. He’s a dead-set mile and a half or two-mile horse. He wasn’t beaten far.|
|14th||Magicool||James Winks||Very plain today.|
|15th||Weary||Craig Newitt||Not good enough. He went forward today and there was no speed and he ended up in front. He was cruising along and at the top of the straight, I thought he was going to keep grinding away but he just gave up.|