Having watched plenty of racing throughout Great Britain I'm amazed that not more accidents take place due to the English riding styles.
I'm not for one minute suggesting some of their top jockeys can't ride because that's is not true.
I feel that some of best distance riders and wet track riders come from Great Britain.
What I can't come to grips with is their lack of control when they start riding their mounts out with the whip over the last 200 metres.
They just don't seem to have control. Again on Saturday we witnessed Toga Picta in race 1 ridden by James Doyle loom up but when he went for the whip the horse ducked in severely. Sure we see this happen on occasions with Aussie jockeys as well but it seems to happen on a regular basis with Great Britain riders.
Do they ride with a long reign and don't have maximum control when they go for the whip?
We do race tighter in Australia than in Great Britain so the need for maximum control is even more paramount.
Just interested in your feedback.