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Personal winning the Oaks (Image: Racing Photos)

VRC Kennedy Oaks: What the jockeys said

1st: Personal - Damien Oliver

"It was a good tough effort. It was a real slog, the last four or five hundred metres with the second and third horses. She’s had a great prep and hadn’t been able to win, but she’s won the one mattered. She’s was really tough and it was a good win. The second and third horses seemed to have my measure early in the straight, but she outstayed them in the end. She was really tough."

2nd: Salto Angel - Ben Melham

"Ran well. She just was unlucky to run into a good on the day. Every hope."

3rd: Montefilia - Hugh Bowman

"I think the trip found her out to be honest."

4th: Miravalle - Craig Williams

"It's a shame. We had high expectations that if there was anyone that could topple the favourite that it would be us. She trained-on really well from her run on Saturday. She gave me a beautiful ride throughout, but she was wasn't good enough against these staying fillies, today."

5th: Cafe Rizu - Craig Newitt

"She's run really good, she just didn't stay the trip."

6th: Succeed Indeed - Mark Zahra

"She ran well. She ran as good as she could."

7th: Biarchi - John Allen

"She ran well. She just was as good as she is at this stage of her career." 

8th: Yatton - Jye McNeil

"Question mark on whether she stayed. The race set up for something back, but she is probably not quite there."

9th: Art Glass - William Pike

"She was pretty disappointing. She was travelling at the top of the straight but didn't give me much off the bridle."

10th: Hard Squeeze - Dean Yendall

"As it's turned out we rode her too close to the speed in a brutal race. It was a really strongly run Oaks. She'll go for a spell now and come back in the autumn."

11th: Swindon Lass - Brian Higgins

"She's come to the end of her preparation."

12th: Star Of Eden - Billy Egan

"She just didn't stay."

13th: Tyche Goddess - Kerrin McEvoy

"She didn't back up off the firm track on Saturday into today. She wasn't there."