Can’t say I agree guys, yes Kementari was unlucky but I don’t believe there was anything wrong with the ride
Mate looking at the replay you are probably right. The main reason he is beaten is that Tim Clark on Takedown for some reason is being a real
. His mount is spent yet he chooses to hold Kementari in a pocket at a vital time.
I often wonder about the personal relationships between jockeys and whether some jockeys do that sort of thing on purpose because they either don't like another jockey or are pissed off at the stable for not being given mounts. Or maybe he is held out and has to race 3 wide because someone kicks up and he thinks to himself "all right I'll fix you". You also wonder what happens next time Schofield finds himself in a similar position in a race when Clark is riding a favourite.
Some stories I've read told by old jockeys suggest a lot of this stuff goes on in the background.
There are some infamous "jockey on jockey" incidents throughout the history of horse racing.
Mel Schumacher and Blue Era in the Derby was probably the most famous of all when he pulled the rein of the runner up.
There was the jockey in the 2004 Australian Cup who had a brain snap and decided to try and put Lonhro out of the race and nearly succeeded. But the champ picked himself off the canvas and went on to record one of the most famous wins in the history of Australian racing. What was the name of that jockey - he got a bit of a holiday for that if I recall
More recently there was the guy in Adelaide who took half the field out for his girlfriend who rode the winner.
In Schofield's case people still remember Up 'N' Rolling ride. It even got a run this week when people were pointing out that Schofield got off scot free and the young apprentice in Brisbane on Tumbler got a hefty penalty.
He seems to find himself in this position a lot more than other jockeys for some reason:http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/VideoResult.aspx?MeetDate=2017Apr17&VenueCode=ODI0NjA=&RaceNumber=6&MeetingCategory=Professional&VideoFileType=Last400m