RICCARTON STIPES ROUND-UP

#Guineas:  Opie Bosson was quizzed about the performance of Sword of Osman. He said the gelding was   unable to quicken in the conditions.

#Amanda Morgan was suspended for careless riding.

#Irish Call bled in race one and won’t race again for three months.

#Dee and Gee has shortened dramatically to $21 on fixed for the NZ Cup after a shock win in the Metrop. Runnerup Feelar remains favourite ($6). Mental Telepathy is into $7 after scorching home for third in the Metrop.

#Johnathan Parkes admitted a charge of excessive use of the whip prior to the 100 metres in the last. As he had to catch a  flight north,  the Judicial Committee agreed to adjourn the hearing until Wednesday, November 14.