(Forgive) Race Two Number 4 Mount Panorama (6th):
He was backed as if unbeatable, but just forget he went around. Missed the start and was forced to go back to the inside, which was the clear no go zone. His trial leading in was outstanding, and he is above average, so don’t drop off.
Race Five Number 13 Another Valley (3rd):
Made her a horse to follow after last start, and I’ll repeat the dose here. She was excellent in defeat here considering she was three and four wide no cover for the entire trip. She’ll win one of these Highway races eventually.
(Forgive) Race Eight Number 11 Tree Of Jesse (8th):
Bled in both nostrils. Enough said.
(Forgive) Race Nine Number 5 Frank Who (Last):
Lame in the off foreleg. He is much better than this effort.
(Forgive) Race Two Number 6 Blendwell (8th):
Looked very sharp at the jump outs, but unfortunately she got stuck wide no cover here and rightfully dropped out. Don’t sack her, because her trials leading in were impressive.
Race Three Number 5 Pattern (1st):
There is something about this horse that I like. Won like a good horse on debut, then showed his versatility here by sitting wide no cover for the trip yet showed a brilliant turn of foot and attacked the line. Time wasn’t that far off the Chester Manifold, so this horse has a very bright future IMO.
(On wet tracks) Race Seven Number 2 Diamond Oasis (4th):
Backed as if unbeatable, but was beaten before the turn. His win prior was electric, on a dry track. That says it all. Never back him on rain affected ground.
Race Five Number 11 Star Stealer (14th):
I thought he was a bit disappointing at the Valley, but gee he was very plain here. Granted he pulled a touch early, but he was very weak at the finish. He is not a Saturday horse. Not yet, and perhaps not ever.
Race Seven Number 7 Sarajevo (8th):
Just never got into the race and was never really a threat. He hasn’t won for a while now and is becoming too costly to follow.
Race Eight Number 10 Allergic (6th):
Most disappointing run of the day IMO. I was quite keen on him, but he did nothing in the straight. And I won’t use the tempo as an excuse given that Metaphorical came from last and beat him home by a length.
Flemington Race Four Number 2 Leica Day (7th)- Jordan Childs:
Had mucus, so that is a decent excuse for the defeat, but the ride was just questionable. First time at 2500m and rising sharply in grade, leading wasn’t the go for this horse. Childs has ridden pretty well over the past month, but this one wasn’t too flash for this horse.