RACE 8 - GROUP 1 DOOMBEN CUP
2nd - Life Less Ordinary (Jason Collett): It was a good run. From the barrier I had to weave a path through them. He launched late.
3rd - Sixties Groove (Larry Cassidy): He ran a good race. He did get back a bit further than I hoped but they ran along pretty quick. He flowed along beautifully and I followed the winner. I tracked up behind the winner on the turn. Chris said he was second up so don’t expose him too early. The winner dashed and went in so I went to the outside. When I cleared the outside horse, I thought I was going to win but I couldn’t see the other two creep up on the inside. It was a very good run.
7th - Tally (Tim Clark): He ran excellently. Maybe just the brutal 2000 metres second up found him out late but he was there right to the last little bit.
8th - Academus (Corey Brown): He ran good but after the quick back up he was a little on the fresh side and over raced too early. He stuck on well.
9th - Youngstar (Kerrin McEvoy): Just failed to travel. At the 1100 metre mark I was off the bridle but she stayed on well to run a respectable race. She was a bit below her best today.
11th - Fierce Impact (Michael Walker): He’s a funny horse to ride and needs things to go his way.
12th - Mister Sea Wolf (Jeff Lloyd): He didn’t settle too well over the 2000 metres and just raced too keenly.
13th - Big Duke (Sam Clipperton): Super run. He wasn’t tested up the straight and is holding his form.
15th - On The Rocks (Jake Bayliss): He came here today and was thrown into the deep end in a competitive field. It didn’t help early when he was put over the fence for about three strides. He’s a typical colt and switched off after that. It was a strongly run tempo and he never really travelled. He did look a bit pretty in the yard so he needed the run.