Brilliant tough win by Beautide today 3009m sat in the death and gapped them in the straight.Giddy Up
Was a great day at Menangle till the storm washed us out.
Beautides win was worth the price of admission alone even though I had to take $1.65 as the best the on course bookies bet.
Also the win by Adore me had to be seen to be believed , I was on Frith and thought I had a great chance till Natalie said go, and yes I too wonder how Adore me would have gone in the big one but an Oaks win isnt to be sneezed at.
The other interesting fact was Mark Purdon giving up the drives on his pacers to Natalie Rasmusson so he could concentrate on presenting his horses in the best possible condition.
Gavin Lang in his winning speech said he told Natalie before the Derby that while he was happy for her winning all the races could she please let him win one and of course his charge got up in the last stride to nut Natalies.
A great days racing , for me only spoilt when the storm hit.