Thought there were enough bad/unlucky rides yesterday to fill a few pages on this forum.
Top of the Pops would undoubtedly be The Autumn Sun
Bad ride or unlucky ride? I think a horse like that you ride them like Winx i.e. zero risk of getting trapped 2nd or 3rd last on the fence behind a wall. You have enough good horse under you to seek a position one off or two off near the rear by paying a small penalty.
If you do happen to find yourself in such an awkward position you get out of it even if it means grabbing the reins and dropping out to last so you can go around the outside. They cannot catch you if you are on the best horse in the race.
Bad ride for mine.
And even if you are on a very good horse like Graff
there is no guarantee that if you take the wide option that you will win especially if someone is riding a gem on the eventual winner Lean Mean Machine.
Graff unlucky BUT not sure if you would get a different result if he was two deep rather than 3 deep (and why is a horse called Graff a horse and not a filly??)
The first race had 9 starters and there were probably 8 bad rides. The ride on the "other south coast horse" Eugene's Pick
should be included in training manuals on how to creme a horse's chance with a negative ride section. Is a future city winner.
This is the part of the season where champion jockeys make their mark. They are the ones that set the agenda. They are usually not the victims of team riding tactics but rather the inventors of them.
Two riders rode a double at Rosehill yesterday. Hugh Bowman
and James McDonald
. There seems to be daylight between them and the 3rd best jockey whoever that is.