Did not like the way he pulled From Within up one little bit. Thought it was overdone to the point the stewards should have said something.
It effectively turned an 1100m race into a 1050m race in preparation for a highly competitive 1200m race. I thought the horse was hard ridden between the 200m and the 50m and wonder how much there really was left in the tank.http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/VideoResult.aspx?MeetDate=2016Dec31&VenueCode=MzA0&RaceNumber=1&MeetingCategory=Professional&VideoFileType=FullReplay
2nd horse was thrashed by the baldy faced Khan at it's first race start. I actually think Khan's win in the Breeders was outstanding.
The equal second favourites (going on TAB's market) both met on Melbourne Cup Day. The local coverage focused on Madeenaty and the commentators kept saying how it should have won because it was on the wrong side of the track but they were ignoring an outstanding debut win by an really thick set athletic looking horse in Invincible Star. The head on showed how much more solidly built he was when compared with his competition and he just ran straight and never once shirked his task, unlike Madeenty who was playing games with the jockey.
In a race like the MM where there is going to be a bit of push and shove, you'd want to be on the big fella Invincible Star to come out on top. As they turn in the 28th Dec Wyong BT you can see what I'm talking about with his physiquehttp://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/VideoResult.aspx?MeetDate=2016Dec28&VenueCode=MTc2NA==&RaceNumber=6&MeetingCategory=Trial&VideoFileType=FullReplay
There is no doubt Gai has a really big chance to win the race again.
Couldn't fault the win of Ours To Keep on Saturday. Won like a good racehorse. It comes down to judgement on the stronger form lines, and of course the all important barrier draw.
Looking forward to the race.
In all the doom and gloom in Qld racing at the moment, the Magic Millions goes from strength to strength. Why? Because it is a private venture where those investing get a good return on their investment via the associated Sales. Remember this when the politicians start getting in front of the camera claiming some sort of credit like I saw the Racing Minister doing on Saturday