All-Star Mile: What the jockeys said after Mr Brightside’s win

Here’s what the jockeys said after Mr Brightside claimed the $5m All-Star Mile at The Valley on Saturday.

Winning Jockey: Luke Currie (Mr Brightside)

On coming back for a big win: “I’ve had a tough last few years with injuries and whatnot and things haven’t been going quite my way in Hong Kong for the last few months – I love Hong Kong and I’d love to stay there as long as I can – but it’s a very hard environment so it’s nice to come here and be able to pick off a big winner.

To do it for the Hayes family: “David Hayes has been a great supporter of mine in Hong Kong and we haven’t had a whole heap of luck together, but my first ride over there last year, it was for David Hayes and it won, so I have to thank him and his family and JD and the boys here. I can’t thank them enough.”

On replacing the injured Craig Williams: “I’ve had my falls and missed out on rides and things like that.

“I spoke to Craig yesterday and he was happy for me to be riding the horse and gave me all the info. I’m sure a lot of guys would struggle to do that and not give you the insights, but Craig did straight away.

“He rang me without me having to reach out to him, so I wish him all the best and I can’t thank him enough either.”

Beaten Jockeys

Ben Melham (Cascadian, 2nd): “He ran super today from an ordinary draw.”

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David Pires (The Inevitable, 3rd): “Super run. Got back, got to the outside and ran home really good.”

Blake Shinn (Alligator Blood, 4th): “He had a nice run. He presented at the top of the straight. Really no excuses. He ran a good race.”

Damien Oliver (Nugget, 5th): “He ran well, had a nice run, he had his chance and he ran well.”

Luke Nolen (Pounding, 6th): “Great run. Beaten by the draw.”

Daniel Stackhouse (Gentleman Roy, 7th): “Super. Tough effort.”

Harry Coffey (So Si Bon, 8th): “Really good run. Proud of him. We went right back from that wide draw. I followed Ben Melham through. We sniped into not a bad position. I was really proud of his effort.”

Blaike McDougall (Aegon, 9th): “We landed in a lovely spot. He just travelled in the run and we were under pressure a long way from home.”

Oisin Murphy (Laws Of Indices, 10th): “Bad ride. Three deep, no cover.”

Daniel Moor (I’m Thunderstruck, 11th): “It worked out OK early. I Had the back of Alligator Blood. I could see he was going to need luck. There was a good spot threw-wide, with cover, on the back of Law Of Indices, so I jumped on that. He cruised into the race beautifully and I really thought we were a huge chance, and without being critical of the horse he bottomed out really quickly and he didn’t even whack away. I would have liked to have seen him finish off a fraction better.”

William Pike (Sheeza Belter, 12th): “Uncharacteristic run for her. She came off the bridle a long way from home. Maybe she didn’t back up, but everything else felt good. It wasn’t her day today.”

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Craig Newitt (Keats, 13th): “He was just not good enough in this class.”

Jamie Mott (My Oberon, 14th): “He was a bit disappointing. I think he will appreciate a soft track.”

Jordan Childs (Alenquer, last): “Reluctant to stretch out on the firm track.”

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