Imperial Lad wins VOBIS Gold Mile: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes following the VOBIS Gold Mile won by Imperial Lad at Caulfield on Saturday.

Race Result:

1st: Imperial Lad (J Moloney/D Lane) - $6.00
2nd: So Si Bon (Ben & JD Hayes/M Zahra) - $4.20
3rd: Junipal (Maher & Eustace/J Allen) - $3.10F

Winning Time: 1:36.84 Last 600m: N/A

Margins: Long Head x 2 and ¾ lengths

IMPERIAL LAD winning the VOBIS Gold Mile at Caulfield in Australia.
IMPERIAL LAD winning the VOBIS Gold Mile at Caulfield in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

 

 

Winning Trainer: John Moloney

First win over a mile: "I just said to Damian before the race, he's had a few runs at the mile, he's been placed a few times but we haven't quite got it, but we got it today."

Backing up: "We had it in mind. I was a little bit worried, he had a tough run last week. I just needed to see him do well enough and come through the race okay and he did, and that gave us the impetus to get here today."

Winning Jockey: Damian Lane

Pre-race instructions: "He (John) just said he'd give his all and he likes to race on speed. He didn't have much luck last week and thought he'd be better for that run, and all of that was true."

Leading: "I was actually keen to let No Effort go because it had a bit more early speed than me but he was just too keen, he strode through and took it up and once he got three quarters in front he pricked the ears and switched off lovely."

Running the mile: "I thought he had to be really tough because he was giving So Si Bon a lot of ratings points at the weights so I thought he did a good job."


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Caulfield

Saturday, 23rd April 2022

8
16:35
(local)

Irt Vobis Gold Mile

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
AUD $250,000
1600m TURF GOOD
8
16:35
(local)
AUD $250,000
1600m GOOD

Irt Vobis Gold Mile

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. IMPERIAL LAD (AUS) 5yo G
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - STAMMER (AUS)
DAMIAN LANE
JOHN MOLONEY
$6.00
57.0kg
J F Moloney, B J Cannon, A W Crosby, R C Standish, Tnt Thoroughbred No 1 (Mgr: T Pilimon) & Jimmy's Corner (Mgr: R T Deagan)

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2nd 1. SO SI BON (AUS) 8yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - BLACK MINX (NZ)
MARK ZAHRA
BEN & JD HAYES
$4.50
60.0kg
H A Petrie, Mrs N Stamatis, N J Polglaze, P S Zeccola, M Curry, J Wilson, Mrs J Daffey, J Stamatis, D A Wilson, L Gowers, J Baranello, K Daffey & Simanna Racing (Mgr: S D Jennings)

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3rd 3. JUNIPAL (AUS) 6yo G
RESET (AUS) - PALATINE HILL (AUS)
J ALLEN
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$3.25
57.0kg
L H McKenzie, M Johnston, Threewon Twowon, R B Holderhead, Triple L C, D S Purvis, J A Collins, J A Ginnane, T A Ginnane, Mrs S A Holdsworth, J A Charles, Doonaree Racing, S Whiteman, Snow Road Thoroughbreds, A P Mulvogue, C A Roylance, M J Redmond, B T Redmond, Next Stop Vegas & T T O'Connor

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4th 12. ADELE AMOUR (AUS) 3yo F
SEBRING (AUS) - DIVINE REBEL (NZ)
ALANA KELLY
JOHN SADLER
$6.50
53.0kg
5th 7. GRACIAS AMIGO (AUS) 5yo G
GOD'S OWN (AUS) - RANDOM ACT (AUS)
JORDAN CHILDS
GRAHAME BEGG
$8.50
57.0kg
6th 2. NO EFFORT (AUS) 7yo M
REWARD FOR EFFORT (AUS) - HOLD THE LION (AUS)
JYE MCNEIL
GAVIN BEDGGOOD
$6.00
57.0kg
7th 9. BAGLIONI (AUS) 4yo G
CLUSTER (AUS) - SICILIA (AUS)
MICHAEL DEE
GREG EURELL
$81.00
57.0kg
8th 8. STAND TO ATTENTION (AUS) 5yo G
STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) - BALTICS (AUS)
TAHLIA HOPE
DANIEL MCCARTHY
$151.00
57.0kg

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9th 10. INDIANA LILLY (AUS) 7yo M
TEOFILO (IRE) - LIVE AND LEARN (AUS)
CRAIG NEWITT
SHEA EDEN
$81.00
55.0kg
10th 5. RICH ITCH (AUS) 6yo G
DANERICH (AUS) - SEVEN YEAR ITCH (AUS)
DANIEL MOOR
SHAWN MATHRICK
$101.00
57.0kg

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