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    J. Mac

    HERO James McDonald is making every post a winner, or almost, with Godolphin striking at 66% winners to runners since joining forces again after his enforced layoff. He was at his best a fortnight back getting Soothing home easily at Randwick then on Saturday he joined with the global powerhouse for two rides and arguably he should be striking at 100%. In the third event he timed his run to perfection on Almanzora then, but for a shocking run in transit, he should have gone close to winning the last race on Best Of Days instead of finishing seventh. You get the feeling it won’t be long before JMac is off his ‘P’ plates with the James Cummings- Godolphin team and back in the top driver's seat once again.
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    Unbelievable What a Champion

    I hope not.
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    Dangerous life of a Jockey

    "But when we ride the horses, there is a reason we are followed by an ambulance.’’ Sobering thoughts. How many occupations does that apply to?
  4. 1. Te Rapa R6 No 6 Julius 2. Randwick R4 No 4 Outback Barbie 3. Randwick R5 No 3 Spin 4. Caulfield R5 No 6 Tony Nicconi 5. Randwick R6 No 9 D'argento 6. Caulfield R6 No 1 Sunlight 7. Randwick R7 No 1 Le Romain 8. Caulfield R7 No 1 Hartnell 9. Randwick R8 No 5 Luvuluva 10. Morphettville R7 No 5 Tatoosh Cheers
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    Blake Shinn

    Blake Shinn is likely to miss the spring after suffered fractures to his C1 and C3 vertebrae in a fall at the Randwickbarrier trials on Monday. Shinn was dislodged from the Les Bridge-trained Pacific Legend approximately halfway through the 10th heat of the morning. The Melbourne Cup winning-jockey was conscious and sitting up when ambulance officers arrived at the scene but subsequent scans at Prince Of Wales Hospital have revealed damage to his neck. Shinn is due to undergo more tests to determine the full extent of the injury. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
  6. Riccarton R6: No: 4 Chocolate Fish Flemington R7: No: 7 Poetic Dream Cheers
  7. GN Hurdles: No: 5 Jack Frost Cheers
  8. SYDNEY Aug 7 2018 The racing future of former champion sprinter Chautauqua is in jeopardy after he again refused to jump in a barrier trial at Rosehill. Racing NSW chief steward Marc Van Gestel says he will talk to connections later on Tuesday to discuss their intentions. Van Gestel says stewards now have to consider whether to refuse nominations to race Chautauqua after his sixth offence at the barriers. Managing part-owner Rupert Legh, visiting family in Colorado, said he was gutted when he heard Chautauqua had again failed to jump. He said Chautauqua had done everything right since refusing to jump in a Rosehill trial on July 23 and that the gelding's head was in the right space. Legh said the future of Chautauqua would be discussed when he and trainers John, Michael and Wayne Hawkes had fully digested Tuesday's trial. "I've had a brief conversation with John but we'll talk later on when the emotion comes out of it," Legh told SEN1116. "It's all still a bit raw at this stage." Chautauqua eventually came out of the barriers, finishing last of the 10 runners, more than 90 lengths behind the winner Auchentoman. Racing NSW starter Dale Jeffs said he thought Chautauqua was going to jump when he lunged forward as the gates opened. Jeffs said Chautauqua eventually left the gates on his own accord, an improvement on previous occasions when barrier attendants have had to lead him out.
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    Chautauqua....has he had enough....???

    He has refused to jump again. Surely his message must be getting through by now.
  10. Brilliant ride on Pierata and a very good one on Soothing. Sorry that he has incurred a suspension though.
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    Absolutely agree with 'Betting Man.' There is no excuse. Out and out cruelty. Very, very sad.
  12. Winter Cup: No 15 Dez Missile Stakes: No 4 Pierata Cheers and Thanks for the competition.
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  14. James McDonald will reunite with Godolphin Australia for the first time on Saturday since returning to race riding but prior to that he’ll be doing his best to bring about the downfall of the blue army’s star colt Kementari in the Group II Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick. McDonald will have his first race ride for Godolphin in Australia since he was rubbed out in December 2016 for a betting related offence aboard their former top colt Astern when he jumps on Soothing in the Australian Turf Club Benchmark Handicap (1000m). Trainer James Cummings said Soothing, the $4 favourite in early markets, has pleased his team since her impressive last start win at Warwick Farm. “I was impressed with her effort winning last start at the midweeks,” Cummings said. “She showed great sharpness and readiness in a recent trial. “We’re confident she’ll produce another good showing on Saturday.” McDonald though was keen to discuss the prospects of the Greg Hickman-trained Pierata. Pierata, the winner of the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas earlier this year, is still in the mix for $13 million The Everest, with slot holder Max Whitby, whose representative Menari fell by the wayside on Tuesday, mentioning the horse as one he and his group are looking at. “There’s still plenty of options out there. Kementari and Pierata race on Saturday and Happy Clapper is also sitting there as well as others like Invincible Star,” Whitby said. The exciting new season four-year-old by Pierro looks to have come back in fine fettle judging by his performances in two barrier trials, the latest was when McDonald was doing the steering due to regular rider Corey Brown being on holidays. “I like him, I like him a lot, I really do,” McDonald said. “I love the feel his gives you, he floats across the ground and you don’t realise how quick he’s going. That’s always a sign of a good horse. “I only rode him in the one trial, but he gives you that real willing feel. I think he’s a very good horse. “What you see is what you get with him, he’ll have a crack, he’s the sort of horse that will go to war with you.” Pierata is the $4.20 second favourite for Saturday’s weight-for-age feature behind Godolphin’s Kementari, the $2.05 favourite. “He’s a colt that’s in the Everest mix so he has to come out and fire on Saturday,” McDonald said of Pierata. “Whatever they elect to do with him this spring, and that will be clearer after Saturday, one thing I’m sure of is he’s in for a brilliant spring. “Whether that is heading towards The Everest or stepping up to 1400m, a mile, he gave me that good feel only the real good ones give you. “Nothing would shock me with him. “I’m quietly confident he will run a very big race on Saturday.”