Joliestar winning the Thousand Guineas (Image: Racing Photos)

Thousand Guineas - Jockey comments

James McDonald (Joliestar): Riding in the silks: "We've got Brendan here today to collect the trophy. He told me a funny story before he got legged on. He said I've booked two tickets. I said what, to tackle me home, he said no, for the trophy.

"He must have known. I had such a really good feeling about her that she was building towards something. Her run was fantastic last start with a really good gate and being to get a really good trip in transit, she was always going to produce."

Barrier: "It was pivotal today, especially on the circle track has been playing a little bit up and in that a few of the leaders have had, so we were grinning ear to ear walking out.

"She's had a feeling about her that her whole preparation that she has kept improving and improving but she hasn't been winning.

"She hasn't had a lot of luck so I thought today from barrier one she was going to get every chance.

"I wish the Melbourne Cup was that easy."

Craig Williams (Kimochi, Second): "Gary Portelli has done a great job managing this filly to get her into being a more furnished racehorse coming to the autumn. We were outsprinted by the eventual winner but she was really sold through the line. I think they've got options with distance ranges further in the autumn."

Beau Mertens (Skybird, Third): "Very proud of her. She ran a great race. Unfortunately as she deos she was a bit slow out of the barriers and put in a gallant effort. I thought at the top of the straight she was a great chance but unfortunately the way the track is playing it got her beat."

Blake Shinn (Coeur Volante, Fourth): "Very happy with the run we got. Presented but maybe just didn't quite have the strength to run a strong mile. Very gallant."

Kerrin McEvoy (Arctic Glamour, Fifth): "Great run from her. It was good to see her run the mile out. We just had to come the widest on the corner to make our run which has been hard here to do today but it was pleasing to see her finish this race off."

Jamie Kah (Carina Queen, Sixth): "Nice horse. She's going to win a nice race over 2000-metres."

Billy Egan (Quickster, Seventh): "She didn't do a bad job to hold her own under that sort of pressure at Group 1 level at her third start. I think she'll make a nice filly."

Michael Dee (Zourion, Eighth): "Ridden like that is probably not her go. She'll be better with a bit of a sit. Tried something today and it didn't work out."

Declan Bates (Vivy Air, Ninth): "She's run really well. Her lack of early speed from what wide gate meant we ended up at the tail of the field and I think that cost her any chance of winning this race."

Damien Oliver (Vibrant Sun, 10th): "She ran well. There was just too much pressure coming off a maiden into a Group 1 fillies race but we wanted to go forward and she wasn't capable of going forward today. Really impressed with the way she went through the line. I think she's got the makings of a nice Oaks filly in the autumn."

Jake Noonan (Enna's Dream, 11th): "I'd say she's come to the end of her preparation. She's had a great prep but she was running on empty."

Mark Zahra (Ersa, 12th): "Took a chance, rolled forward but she wasn't good enough.

Zac Spain (Apache Song, Last): "Got into a good spot. Travelled nice. Just when the pressure went on she got on one rein."