The Unlucky Runners - Rosehill Gardens
Published: 14 Sep 2014
Midweek rain and a couple of days of drying weather resulted in a Rosehill circuit that made it difficult for jockeys. Big fields, big prizes and competitive racing meant there were a few hard luck stories on the day.
The Bookie Battler has a crack at calming your nerves if you were on one of the unlucky ponies.
Race 2, Number 1 World Wide
Finishing position - 4th at $21
Analyst comment - "Jumped midfield, urged to hold spot (8th 2W) (even tempo), early check (lost 1L), pushed 5W NC turn and sustained strong run"
Bookie Battler comment - "If you backed this guy each-way you had every right to hit the bar after race two. The winner gave him a face full of rump early on, then he had to go around the world to make his run. Should of just about won I reckon, let alone got a place. If old Bede Murray can book James Mac next time, he's a moral."
Race 7, Numbers 5 Scissor Kick and 13 Bring Me The Maid
Finishing position - Scissor Kick 2nd at $13, Bring Me The Maid 8th at $3.50
Tough runs - Scissor Kick (yellow and black) covered a lot of ground, while Bring Me The Maid (blue and white spots) never saw daylight
Analyst Team comment (Scissor Kick) - "Jumped midfield (10th 4W NC) (even tempo), steadily improved out wide mid-race, pushed along turn and maintained very strong run"
Analyst Team comment (Bring Me The Maid) - "Jumped ok (8th 3W WC) (even tempo), travelled well into straight, blocked for run and tightened late - only balanced up last 50m"
Bookie Battler comment - "Luke Nolen was stuck in a pinball machine and Tye Angland was stuck in a world of pain. Moody had a good chat to young Luke after the race, but reckon it was always a risk she was going to get sandwiched by the big boys. She looked like a Manly Sea Eagle getting monstered by the Souths Rabbitohs all around. The real travesty of the race was Scissor Kick. He was the cart horse and Hughie Bowman was behind on the carriage. He is a beast this boy and can bite back next time."