The Star Early Edition

What the Queen’s Plate jockeys said:


Anton Marcus, winning the race for the fifth time since 1993 on Legal Eagle: “I followed Bouclette Top. If I’d had the guts I wouldn’t have been scared to lead but it would have been a bit of a gamble and I was thinking of the Met. “I knew something was there [when Futura and then Legislate tried to challenge] but I had no idea who it was. “I was concerned with keeping my horse going. He has a turn of foot over ten furlongs but over a mile I didn’t want it turning into a sprint.”

Piere Strydom (Legislate,2nd): “He moved up and I was happy with that but I think he is a bit of a bowler – he is better if he is allowed to bowl along.”

Anthony Delpech (Noah From Goa, 3rd): “He ran a great race - he went through as if he was going to win - but I could have done with a faster pace.”

Corne Orffer (Captain America,4th): “He stumbled badly coming out of the

gates but he then ran an absolute cracker.”

Bernard Fayd’Herbe (Futura, 5th): “The fractions were too slow. I needed a fast pace because I knew I could never sprint with these horses. Mine is an 1 800-2 000m horse.”

Andrew Fortune (Act Of War, 6th): “I sat third and, although he quickened a little bit, he ran pretty much the same with Captain America and Futura as he had done last time.”

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