Rachel’s re­ply: breath­less

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING -

EX­HIL­A­RATES was bat­tling it out for favouritism in the opener at Rose­hill Gar­dens rdens but came last be­hind sta­ble­mate Ki­amichi.

Jockey Rachel King g (pic­tured) said the horse had ex­cuses.

“She tried to do it on one breath,” King said. d. “Right on the line she let out a big gasp of air and you can’t do it like that. It meant she couldn’t run it out.” IN­TER­EST­ING to hear Tye Ang­land, af­ter rid­ing Sexy Eyes to vic­tory, ex­plain­ing how he was as­sess­ing the run­ners in front of him at the 600m then fig­ur­ing out what to do on his mount.

A great in­sight and s showed just how q quickly jock­eys have h to make de­ci­sions d un­der pres­sure. pr THE Kosciuszko form has held up well af­ter the in­au­gu­ral win­ner Belflyer won im­pres­sively in an open hand­i­cap on the Sun­shine Coast yes­ter­day.

And it was a on Good 4 sur­face, so he’s not just a mu­drun­ner.

BON Amis took out the Oh No Dar­ren The Big Five Oh Sprint at Rose­hill. Dar­ren Hooton’s wife Sue spon­sored the race to cel­e­brate her hus­band’s 50th birth­day and the fam­ily had a great day out.

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