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WHAT THE BEATEN JOCKEYS SAID

BY Adrian Dunn - @adriandunn2
1 year ago Melbourne Cup

Runners round the first bend in the 2015 Melbourne Cup. (Photo: Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

FRANKIE DETTORI (MAX DYNAMITE, 2nd): “It was a bit unfortunate that I couldn’t get the split when I wanted, but that’s racing.”

MICHAEL WALKER (CRITERION, 3rd): “Great run. Probably should’ve been a different result. I had the best run where I wanted to be; clocked off well (in the run) and I got really confident with a mile to go. All I needed was an out and I thought I could win. I just had to wait for the last furlong and the other flashed by. I would’ve been in it had I got out at the top of the straight.”

TOMMY BERRY (TRIP TO PARIS, 4th): “The slow tempo mid-race didn’t suit him. He would’ve like it a bit more mid-race, but I thought I was the winner at the top of the straight, but he didn’t show the same turn-of-foot as he did in the Caulfield Cup. The winner had me cold straight away and that probably dented his confidence.”

JAMIE SPENCER (BIG ORANGE, 5th): “A good run around. The draw made it difficult and I felt the track was a little bit ‘dead’ for my horse.”

CHAD SCHOFIELD (GUST OF WIND, 6th): “She travelled well and hit the line very strongly.”

KERRIN McEVOY (EXCESS KNOWLEDGE, 7th): “He ran great. We got across into a nice spot. He just levelled out the last part. I think he’s better with a bit of juice in the ground.”

DAMIEN OLIVER (THE OFFER, 8th): “He ran super. The ground was a...

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