Well the dust has settled, and most of the participants will be wending their weary homeward ways
A popular, and well deserved cup win by Billy Johnson's iron horse BLUE JEST
Blue Jest put the writing on the wall at his previous start by running second to (and fast taking ground off) Mackay's "Horse of the Year", Grand Emperor . . so was great value at the 17.0
These bush horses are as tough as teak, and their connections are not far behind them
BJ the horse . . and BJ, the trainer have seen just about every track on the tough western circuits . . as well as coastal venues from Cairns to the Great(?) South-East where he ran third at Doomben
How many horses can boast to having won or placed from 1 000m to 2 000m in good company . . winning $200K
AND . .
Winning the Birdsville Cup