|Horse||ROLLING SASSO (Shaun Meeres)|
|RACE||JAYDEN SMITH MAIDEN (1100m)|
|Finished||8 of 13|
Well away from b10, bustled forward early to cross the face of the field and settle 3rd (2-wide). Was well positioned when 3rd (3-wide) swinging for home and looked a chance when in contention at the 200m, before fading slightly and suffering interference late to finish 8th beaten 4 lengths.
Stewards Report: Carried outwards and bumped passing the 75m.
Rolling Sasso had to be ridden aggressively from his wide barrier draw and he was able to work forward in the early stages, but that effort took its toll in the straight when he was unable to really finish off the race. Was also interfered with at the 75-metre mark so, he probably should have finished a length or so closer than he did.
We were not too disappointed with the performance and believe an inside barrier draw would have seen him figure prominently in the finish. We are looking at testing him over 1200 metres next start and perhaps riding him a bit patiently and seeing if he can finish off. There is a suitable three-year-old race at Belmont on Wednesday June 24.