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G1 Underwood Stakes Review: What The Jockeys Said

September 29, 2019

By Michael
G1 Underwood Stakes Review: What The Jockeys Said

Black Heart Bart had racing fans on their feet when he surged to the front to win the Underwood stakes at 100-1. Here’s what the jockeys said.


Brad Rawiller  (Black Heart Bart – 1st)

“I said last week when you asked me, that he lit the fire today, but you’ve still got to see it. I’m a bit overwhelmed myself but I thought he could win today. I was actually quite confident but you just can’t expect to win every race.”


Ben Melham  (Homesman – 2nd)

“I thought it was a really gallant performance. A lot more horses pressed forward than I anticipated early and they were too quick for me and I didn’t want to be working up the hill from the wide alley, I thought he had a good run and was beaten by a better horse on the day.”


Damien Oliver (Gailo Chop – 3rd)

“No comment.”



Hugh Bowman (Hartnell – 4th)

“He ran a nice race. I was hoping for a bit more pressure but it was a sprint home but he’s still run his usual honest race.”


Jamie Kah (Gatting – 5th)

“He was OK. He’s just a better horse with cover.”


Dwayne Dunn (Harlem – 6th)

“He ran really well. I’m looking forward to him getting back to 2000m. He’s nearly back to his best.”


Peter Hall (Trap For Fools – 7th)

“He’s racing well but it’s hard when you’re a leader. I just need to pinch a couple of lengths on straightening and if he can do that, he might win a cheeky one.”


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Mark Zahra (Yulong Prince – 8th)

“He ran all right. He’ll go better further up (in trip) and back to handicap conditions.”


Damian Lane (The Chosen One – 9th)

“I have to say he was a touch disappointing. Just wasn’t there when I needed him. From the 500m he was just left flat-footed.”


Kerrin McEvoy (Humidor -10th)

“From back in the field he ran a really good race. He stretched out nicely to the line. He goes out further in trip and you couldn’t fault his run there today.”


Jye McNeil (Super Titus – 11th)

“He was disappointing today. I was following the right horse in Homesman but he probably just didn’t back up today.”


Johnny Allen (Kenedna – 12th)

“Very disappointing. When we were expecting her to make her run late, she was losing ground. Back to the drawing board.”


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