What the beaten jockeys said - 2019 Mackinnon Stakes

What the beaten jockeys said after the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) won by the Aidan O'Brien trained Magic Wand (IRE) under Ryan Moore at Flemington on Saturday:

Hugh Bowman (Hartnell): “He ran super. He’s a warrior.”

John Allen (Gailo Chop): “He ran alright. He hung in there for a long time. He just didn’t quite see it out today.”

Damian Lane (Humidor): “He ran honestly.”

Michael Rodd (Debt Agent): “He was disappointing.”

Michael Dee (Suzuka Devious): “Just from the draw I had to go along way back. He finished well.”

Kerrin McEvoy (Kluger): “Ran well. Would’ve liked a bit more juice in the track but he presented at the top of the lane. Softer ground would’ve helped him.”

Jamie Kah (Harlem): N/A

James McDonald (Kings Will Dream): “He went super. I he’d drawn an alley he would have been four or five lengths closer and fought out the finish. He’ll be a force to be reckoned with in the autumn.”

Nash Rawiller (Life Less Ordinary): N/A

Luke Nolen (So Si Bon): “Didn’t back up.”

Jye McNeil (Fifty Stars): “Solid effort first time at 2000m”.

Damien Oliver (Night's Watch): “Raced like a tired horse.”

Mark Zahra (Cape Of Good Hope): “No good.”

Opie Bosson (Melody Belle): “Wide barrier draw didn’t help. There wasn’t a lot of strong pace in the race so she ran well.”

Craig Williams (Aristia): “She didn’t jump on terms today. Got into a nice position then at the 1000 metres the horse in front who was following the eventual winner didn’t go forward when they sprinted. I got in a traffic jam at the 300 (metre mark), it cost her two lengths but just probably not quite up to these horses on today’s conditions.”

Magic Wand (IRE) and Ryan Moore with Hartnell (GB) and Hugh Bowman behind, picture