What the beaten jockeys said - 2019 VRC Oaks

What the beaten jockeys said after the running of the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks (2500m) at Flemington on Thursday won by the Danny O'Brien trained Miami Bound (NZ) under Damien Oliver.

Ben Melham (Moonlight Maid): “She’s an aggressive filly and we had to give a bit of a start away to get her to switch off. I thought she was really gallant to the line.”

Ryan Moore (Gamay): “She ran ok. Probably didn’t quite see out the trip.”

Jordan Childs (Vegas Jewel): “We took a punt and tried to go forward. Just couldn’t get in. She’s done a good job this prep and should be back better.”

Tim Clark (Foxborough): “Got into a lovely spot. She just probably didn’t quite relax well enough to give herself a chance to run out the trip.”

Jamie Kah (Silent Sovereign): “Mentally she’s just not there yet. She’ll be a better horse next prep.”

Dwayne Dunn (Presently): “She ran really well for a big (long) shot. She toughed it out nicely.”

James McDonald (Beauty Bolt): “She ran out of her skin. She got a lovely run. Very honest, tries hard. Lovely filly.”

Nash Rawiller (Amazing Peace): “She had a nice run and just feels a little but weak. She might be better in the autumn; time to mature and a little real right now wont hurt her either.”

Darryl McLellan (Never Listen): “Terrific run. I was rapt with the run,. First time this way, up in class, couldn’t have asked for any more.”

Jye McNeil (Song Brocade): “Had a lovely run throughout, just didn’t stay.”

Michael Walker (Ocean Miss): “Nice filly just probably a prep too early.”

Tommy Berry (Stick 'Em Up): “He didn’t get around the track very well. He was on the wrong leg most of the way. Once she figured it out halfway up the straight, she stayed on well.”

Michelle Payne (Victory Approach): “Just when the momentum came into the race and I asked her to go the saddle slipped on her. She wasn’t too happy about that so I had to ease her down.”