Star 3YO ZINGALONG (Falvelon – Magic Symphony) was grabbed in the shadows of the post in Doomben’s main race of the day the Mick Dittman Plate over 1110m.
And he got dirty with that.
As the winner LORD OLYMPUS (Olympic Glory – Lady Zabelia) drew level with him then poked his nose in front to claim the Listed race, Zingalong clearly wasn’t happy about that.
He turned his head to the left and nipped the winner.
And of course, that’s a no no in racing.
He will get time for his annoyance.
As he did it, jockey Ronnie Stewart who last week rode the Gr 1 Sydney Cup winner, tried to pull him off Lord Olympus but the ears back, baring the teeth and turning his head are what will get him a suspension.
The race was a complete sensation from the moment they jumped when the favourite SIMPLY FLY (Spirit Of boom – Express air) started bucking 50m into the race and threw rider Steph Thornton. He then chased the field home.
Thornton sat up immediately after the fall.
Watch: Keep your eye on Zingalong with the white blaze as Lord Olympus nails him on the line. He was filthy on that