What the beaten brigade said: South Australian Derby

Here is what the beaten jockeys said after the running of the G1 SA Derby.

Jockey : JAMIE KAH took out her first group one in her home state.
Jockey : JAMIE KAH took out her first group one in her home state. Picture: Martin King / Sportpix


Group 1 - Thomas Farms South Australian Derby (3yo SW - 2500m)

Race Result:

1st: Coco Sun (Tony & Calvin McEvoy/Jamie Kah) - $5
2nd: Warmonger (Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr/Damien Lane) - $6
3rd: Air Assault (Andrew Gluyas/Jason Holder) - $26

Winning Time: 2:41.13x Last 600m: 37.19

Margins: 1-1/4L x 3/4L


Beaten jockey comments:

Michael Dee (Antrim Coast): "Good tough effort. When he's pulled-up, he's certainly felt like he's had a hard run, so he's at the end of a long campaign now."

Jacob Opperman (Sunsets): "Ran accordingly. I thought he might have showed a bit more today but didn't seem to show much interest."

Jason Holder (Air Assault): "He ran super. Gallant in defeat. He had to work a little bit and got a little bit tired, but he ran the 2500 metres out really well."

Jake Noonan (Bold Soul): "Had to do it tough. Wide the entire, found a nice rhythm, but that work took it's toll late and he laboured. To his credit he was entitled to drop out, but he laboured well."

Neil Farley (Gold Wolf): "A huge run. He's had a great campaign. There were any real excuses today other than he did get blocked a little and he might have finished a couple of pairs closer. Super run."

Blake Shinn (Glad You Think So): "A bit of concern with the horse. He did seem right today."

Damian Lane (Warmonger): "He ran super. Unfortunately the winner pinched a break on the corner. It was a really nice run, but unfortunately he wasn't able to get there. He ran really well."

Opie Bosson (Outovstock): "He ran home OK. It was a bit of a stop-start type of race and he just didn't get into a rhythm, but he hit the line OK."

Lachlan Neindorf (A Samurai Mind): "Just pulled himself into the ground in the early stages."

Todd Pannell (Shinjuku): "He was a little bit sluggish out of the gates and was a little further back than I wanted."

Jeffrey Maund (Just Berrilliant): "He's obviously very lightly-raced. He bottomed out mid-race. At the end of the day he went really well last week and has a lot of potential going forward. He probably ready to go out and furnish into a nice horse."

Jake Toeroek (Tulsa King): "Unavailable."

Dom Tourneur (Steel Blaze): "They sit and sprinted which didn't suit my bloke. They don't ride them like stayers, they wanted a 600-metre sprint, so not suited."

Darryl McLellan (Warialda Warrior): "I just had no luck from the gate. Four and five wide the whole way. It just told on him."

Craig Williams (Ahuriri): "She ran really well under the circumstances. She's not an overly big filly and when they made contact and pressure a couple of times it clearly impacted where she finished at the end today."