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The Cleaner led throughout to claim his second straight edition of the Group II Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley.

The Cleaner ($5.50) defeated Bagman ($21) by 1 ¾ lengths while Dibayani ($9) was third.

This is what the jockeys thought of the performance of their ride in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes .

Race Horse Jockey Comment
1st The Cleaner Noel Callow He was pretty brave. I was waiting for the Godolphin horse and he couldn’t pick me up but I suppose he’s had a silver spoon his whole life and my bloke has had to work for it. Good on The Cleaner.
2nd Bagman Michael Walker Really good run. It would have been a different story if I had a horse to take me into the race but I didn’t. With the weight, I bet his sectionals were brilliant.
3rd Dibayani Damian Lane Ran super but he just got on that wrong lead around the corner and I think a bigger track is going to suit him a lot better.
4th Kenjorwood Luke Currie He ran well. It was hard at level weights but he did a good job.
5th Contributer Dwayne Dunn The winner, the first half sectionals were very slow for what he does. I thought when he got out into the clear that he was just going to charge out and hammer the line and I thought if I don’t win I’d run second. It was just disappointing. These Europeans, they don’t handle this close kind of racing. It was tricky where I was. He would have been better off three-wide than down on the rail.
6th Mourinho Vlad Duric He showed a turn of foot the other day but today he just raced very dour. He’s probably a better horse when he can build momentum so the box seat probably wasn’t ideal for him. The Cleaner quickened and he didn’t quicken so it felt like a flat run to me.
7th No Tricks Stephen Baster She ran nice. Just looking for further.
8th Banca Mo Dean Holland He ran really well. He’s nice and honest and toughed it out to the line.
9th Foreteller Craig Newitt He’s probably a bit below where he’s been the last couple of years fitness-wise. When you’re against that horse (The Cleaner), he soon finds that out. He came off the bit a long way out but he was good through the line.
10th Gallante Steven Arnold He got into the race well but then he (The Cleaner) dragged us out from a long way out and he was tired in the last furlong.
11th Ethiopia Patrick Moloney That’s probably the end of him. Very disappointing.