Winkers helped Rock Esprit, says Juglall

Jockey Nooresh Juglall felt that the addition of winkers helped Rock Esprit yesterday.

The Mauritian jockey had partnered the horse in his last two starts for a sixth and a third.

He said: "I think the winkers helped him today. He showed a different side of him by being a lot more forward.

"Last time, he was too far back and had too much ground to make up. We wanted him to be closer to the pace this time.

"I thought the other horse (Jubilation) would beat us, but my horse showed a good fight to the line.

"I think the short sprints are not ideal for him, he will get better over more ground."