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re­ceiv­ing the “don’t ar­gue” from out­side Bond Night­club last Sat­ur­day has gone vi­ral but the trainer said he was a vic­tim of the Tiger champ’s for­get­ful­ness. “We’d all been at Club 23 with Dusty and then we all piled into a mini-cab. I was the last one so I had to pay for Dusty and the Rich­mond play­ers and when I went to get into the night­club he suf­fered a case of Alzheimer’s.”

McDon­ald said he had been given no peace since Thurs­day, es­pe­cially from Caulfield train­ers led by

and McDon­ald is a Collingwood sup­porter but said his wife and daugh­ter are Rich­mond sup­port­ers. “I’m wait­ing for this to die down but it doesn’t ap­pear to be.” com­pleted a week which could only be de­scribed “as a Yen­dall week.” Last Sun­day he rode a win­ning dou­ble at Caulfield win­ning fea­ture races with

and He had Mon­day off but then rode at Mil­dura where he had a win­ning tre­ble. Wed­nes­day he was at Gee­long, Thurs­day at Bal­larat and on Fri­day he rode a win­ning dou­ble at Hamil­ton. Yes­ter­day at Flem­ing­ton he was suc­cess­ful on for In to­tal he had 29 rides for eight wins.

IN A NUT­SHELL

has been put on no­tice by stew­ards af­ter of­fi­cials briskly dis­missed his protest against Dean Yen­dall and Snitzepeg fol­low­ing the Antler Lug­gage Stakes.

Melham, who fin­ished sec­ond on ar­gued Yen­dall had taken his right­ful run­ning soon af­ter turn­ing for home. But his protest clearly irked Yen­dall, who made his feel­ings clear out­side the stew­ards’ room.

Af­ter tak­ing less than a minute to de­lib­er­ate, chief stew­ard told Melham he would have to re­turn to the room later af­ter of­fi­cials con­sid­ered sub­mis­sions re­gard­ing a friv­o­lous protest.

Melham was sus­pended, pend­ing an ap­peal, af­ter Thurs­day’s Bal­larat’s meet­ing — hav­ing just com­pleted an ear­lier ban. AN­OTHER tiny field in the sec­ond race in Sydney, which left with the only three starters af­ter the other three en­tries were all scratched. With 250m to go they were three abreast but in the fin­ish ($3.10) de­feated the $1.55 fav with $8.50 third. FAR from the madding crowd at Flem­ing­ton, man­aged a at win with Mur­toa.

It was Payne’s third win­ner Given a per­fect ride but was flat. Spell­ing pad­dock for him.

SACK ME

An­other flat run from a Godol­phin horse. Looked poised on the turn but couldn’t pro­duce a sprint. May need to get to the Derby dis­tance. Five-year-old stal­lion with his mind on ev­ery­thing bar rac­ing. Pulled up with poor re­cov­ery. Rob­bie Grif­fiths tweeted the sprinter wasn’t well. Wow Winx @Flem­ing­tonVRC Con­grat­u­la­tions from usBest sec­ond ever with Ven­tura Storm.

EX­CUSES

DAVID HAYES’ Lind­say Park Rac­ing @lind­say­parkrace

Dean Yen­dall guides Snitzepeg to vic­tory, cap­ping a good week. Pic­ture: AAP

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