Thanks Arsenal...nice to know someone follows this thread.
We had a good weekend but i do belive it could have been better as a couple had average rides and as Alicia knows i as an ex jockey am the last to knock a ride unless i truley belive it was average, so here goes for my run down...
Washed... Went up as the gates opened and missed the kick. Was out of the T.V picture at the 600m and was pulled wide in the straight, loomed as a chance at the 250/200 but the effort told last bit. In Reiths favour is he came back and could not say sorry enough for the ride he gave the horse. If you watched the run he will be in your black book.IMO if your last and the rail is not off as imo i thought it wasnt(winner came up the rail) why go around them. Save ground and find a path. Just my opinion.
Catcher Man...Never went a yard in the ground. Was on the fence and off the bit the whole way. Forget the run and i do think blinkers will help the horse. He has natural ability but is a horse that will have to be made a race horse as it does not come natural to him. He is like a 10yo human with a 2yo's brain. Forget the run and go again on a good track with the hood on.
Lord Lostock...Got away with murder in the first 600m and just out sprinted them home. In saying that i did back him as the bookies put him out to 26/1 and the pattern of the day suited front runners. The owners who are NSW base'd had a great day and backed him into shorter odds than we got here in Qld. The jury is still out on if he goes on with it...time will tell.
Prisons...I was not happy that the rider did not ease when being attacked in front and also stuck to the fence when it had been off all day. Would not have won but had every right to run 2nd. The rider and i had words but that was saturday and it is now forgotten and stays as the past.
Swinging To Win...Huge win. Had every reason to lay down the last 200m but kept giving. I do think he will be a better horse with winkers on and a stronger rider that can get a sit and use the sprint he has. There is a town win or two in him.
Nom's for Saturday
Brisbane...Tellasecret and Mystery City..A Spinks on whatever one gets in.
Gold Coast...Washed and Margi Magic...Reith on Washed and maybe Margi Magic(Paget was meant to ride but went for Perilous Princess instead before todays gallop).
Todays fast work...
Tellasecret, Mystery City and Margi Magic all together on the course proper...Home in 36 on dead track. I rode Mystery and thought his work was very good. He carried at least 70kg and came again the last 100m to finish on parr with the others after pulling hard early. Still may be a run away from form but could sneak a place if he gets in saturday. Will be a better horse going 7-8 furlongs.Giving away a class advanatge Margi Magics work was very good also.
For the weekend with good gates and half a run in transit..Washed and Mystery(place). Then again Bert did work good to so put him in the mix in tri's.
Hope this helps.