We’re going to have to put a line through Royal Tipple‘s disappointing first day at the trials as she simply played no part in it (Heat 12 – 1000 Metres 3YO MAIDEN). Jockey Jason Whiting reported that he felt something may have been amiss with her (shin-soreness) after she missed the start and was slow to get into stride, and as a result looked after her and used it more like a track gallop. Certainly not what we were all looking for, however, the positives are that she is only learning the ins and outs of being a racehorse and that she pulled up fine, with no injuries.
All going well we will head back to the Belmont trials on Monday March 14 and we will give her some more barrier practice (and track gallops) between now and then.
|1||THE DEE NINE||JARRAD NOSKE||CHRIS GANGEMI||01:00:82|
|2||CHAMPAGNE HENNY||AARON MITCHELL||JUSTINE ERKELENS||1 1/2 L||01:01:05|
|3||JANEIRO||JASON BROWN||DANIEL MORTON||1 1/2 L||01:01:08|
|4||FAIR LUCK||PATRICK CARBERY||PAULA WAGG||2 L||01:01:16|
|5||BEAUCOUNT||STEVEN PARNHAM||FRED KERSLEY||2 3/4 L||01:01:26|
|6||EARTHSHAKER||JERRY NOSKE||ALBIE BECKETT||7 3/4 L||01:02:05|
|7||OUR SAXY GIRL||SHAUN O’DONNELL||STEPHEN ROWE||8 L||01:02:09|
|8||ROYAL TIPPLE||JASON WHITING||ERIC WAKE||14 1/2 L||01:03:10|