Hezashocka wins Melbourne Cup Tour Handicap: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes after the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour Handicap at Flemington on Saturday won by Hezashocka.

Race Result:

1st: Hezashocka (Patrick Moloney/Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr) - $61
2nd: Lyrical Lad (Jamie Mott/Phillip Stokes) - $11
3rd: Kipps (Brett Prebble/Maher & Eustace) - $17

Winning Time: 1:39.86 Last 600m: N/A

Margins: Short Half Head x 1 Length

HEZASHOCKA winning the Melb. Cup Tour Hcp at Flemington in Australia.
HEZASHOCKA winning the Melb. Cup Tour Hcp at Flemington in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

 

 

Winning Trainer: Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr (Kent Jr speaking)

Surprising win: "Somewhat. He's been going really well, his trials have been much sharper but we still thought he'd take a run today and watching the run it was a farcical tempo and I thought this won't suit us and he came off the bridle quite early but he really found well and it was a very close photo, I didn't think we'd got that one."

Horse's progression: "We bought him off a Group Two win in New Zealand, he went straight to the Queensland Derby and it was a bit too soon for him. He came back last prep, he wasn't mature yet. He's a very rangey, raw, scopey horse. I think just with a bit more time and putting more bulk on. He's still quite a fretty horse, he got quite sweaty out the back there."

This preparation: "He's got plenty of improvement to come still. He's only going to keep getting better with time, he'll go straight to 2000m next start."

Winning Jockey: Patrick Moloney

Confidence pre-race: "He's a class animal, that's why he's up here carrying top weight, albeit over a bit more ground but obviously being down at Warrnambool, the team have done a terrific job with him, started him from the ground up and he's come back a much more furnished product."

During the run: "I didn't expect him to sprint that quick, he just had the freshness and sharpness in his legs and I was a bit shocked I got there a bit too soon, I wanted to try and build into it but he sprinted a bit quicker than what I thought."

"When I pressed the go button he ran straight up the backsides of them so I sort of had to bullock my way out and I think this horse has come back a much more rounded animal and he's only going to improve as the distances go up."

Photo finish: "I thought he (Mott) actually got me, but I was pretty happy when the cameraman was following me back to scale."


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Flemington

Saturday, 14th May 2022

5
14:15
(local)

2022 Lexus Melb. Cup Tour-Bm78

WT: 54.0kg Type: BM78
AUD $75,000
1600m TURF SOFT
5
14:15
(local)
AUD $75,000
1600m SOFT

2022 Lexus Melb. Cup Tour-Bm78

WT: 54.0kg Type: BM78
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 2. HEZASHOCKA (NZ) 4yo G
SHOCKING (AUS) - SHEZAKIWI (NZ)
PATRICK MOLONEY
MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT JNR
$61.00
60.5kg
O T I Racing (Mgr: T F Henderson), R Menchise, T N Porter, W S Pelchen, K J Jones, Mrs E M Clotworthy, H K Haub, J A Scalmer, Mrs E E Mountfort, W L Mountfort, G W Fielding, R L Henriksen, J C Slattery, N Miaoulis, A Miaoulis, C S Racing (Mgr: A J Boyd) & T J Erridge

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2nd 9. LYRICAL LAD (AUS) 4yo G
ROMAN EMPEROR (NZ) - GRECIAN MELODY (NZ)
JAMIE MOTT
PHILLIP STOKES
$11.00
59.0kg
Foote Street Investments (Mgr: M Alexeeff)
3rd 4. KIPPS (IRE) 5yo G
WAR COMMAND (USA) - SIXPENNY SWEETS (IRE)
BRETT PREBBLE
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$17.00
60.0kg
A Kheir, J A O'Neill, D Edmonds, V Kheir, B D Nettlefold, B A Secatore, Mrs R T Secatore, G J Skien, Carty Racing, S A Lewin & A K Racing

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4th 12. COOLTH (AUS) 5yo G
DUNDEEL (NZ) - KILLARNEY HEIGHTS (AUS)
DAMIEN THORNTON
T & C MCEVOY
$6.50
57.5kg

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5th 3. DUKE OF PLUMPTON (NZ) 6yo G
BACHELOR DUKE (USA) - INSPIRE (NZ)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
PATRICK PAYNE
$21.00
60.0kg

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6th 10. BEAUFORT PARK (AUS) 6yo G
WARHEAD (AUS) - WARLADY (NZ)
Fred W Kersley
SAAB HASAN
$26.00
58.5kg

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7th 13. HIGHLAND JAKK (NZ) 5yo G
JAKKALBERRY (IRE) - ALESSANDRA (NZ)
MICHAEL DEE
ROBERT HICKMOTT
$21.00
57.5kg

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8th 19. SINDACATO (NZ) 6yo G
PER INCANTO (USA) - WANSESINGYEE (AUS)
CRAIG NEWITT
CHRIS WALLER
$8.00
56.0kg

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9th 15. BARRETTA (IRE) 4yo G
AUSTRALIA (GB) - SECRETE MARINA (IRE)
H COFFEY
BEN & JD HAYES
$6.00
56.0kg

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10th 14. HYPE (IRE) 4yo H
SIYOUNI (FR) - EAVESDROP (IRE)
ALANA KELLY
ROBERT HICKMOTT
$3.75
55.0kg

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11th 5. THE REGIMENT (AUS) 7yo G
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - DELORAINE (AUS)
LINDA MEECH
JOHN MOLONEY
$81.00
60.0kg
12th 6. PETRUCHIO (IRE) 7yo G
NEW APPROACH (IRE) - THE SHREW (GB)
JOSH RICHARDS
ARCHIE ALEXANDER
$41.00
57.5kg

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13th 16. VEGAS KNIGHT (AUS) 5yo G
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) - LYCRA LASS (AUS)
TEODORE NUGENT
J T CONLAN
$81.00
54.5kg

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14th 1. TYPHOON HARMONY (AUS) 5yo G
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - JUBILANT HARMONY (AUS)
JYE MCNEIL
PETER GELAGOTIS
$12.00
61.0kg
15th 11. SLIPINTOTHIS (NZ) 5yo G
PROISIR (AUS) - LADY GRACE (NZ)
CELINE GAUDRAY
PATRICK PAYNE
$61.00
55.5kg

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