|Horse||ROLLING SASSO (Shaun Meeres)|
|RACE||WESTSPEED NOMINATIONS CLOSING JULY 17 HANDICAP (1400m)|
|Finished||16 of 16|
Evenly away from b13 before drifting back and eventually dropping in behind heels to settle 15th (3-wide with cover). Held a similar position in the middle stages, before beginning a forward move on the turn to be 13th (4-wide) swinging for home. Under pressure at the top of the straight and did not respond, fading out of contention and being eased down over the final 150m to finish 16th beaten 17-1/4 lengths.
Stewards Report: Raced wide throughout.
Rolling Sasso simply didn’t turn up at Belmont yesterday and made it very clear that he has come to the end of his racing preparation. He will now head to the paddock for a minimum six-week spell. Yesterday was supposed to be a learning experience for us and the horse, but unfortunately we are none the wiser as to the extent of his capabilities.
Rolling Sasso has shown us enough to be worth persevering with and we would like to set him for races at venues such as Narrogin and York next preparation, where we are confident he can pick up at least a maiden win. He is only three and still has some developing to do, so hopefully he can take a few steps forward when he returns to training.