Ipswich Cup Day
Bundamba, Ipswich / Sat 19 Jun
Tattersall's Tiara Day
Eagle Farm, Ascot / Sat 26 Jun
Bring It Home Pop on trial for Rockhampton Newmarket
Fourth time lucky for Richardson and Sweet Venom
Connections advised that the horse would be ridden more forward if circumstances permit. The horse was ridden accordingly. Overraced and had to be restrained from heels when racing in a handy trailing position in the early stages.
Slightly hampered approaching the 400m by ERROL, which laid in.
Began awkwardly and lost considerable ground. Jockey B. Stewart explained that after being moderately away and travelling in a rearward position the gelding never really travelled throughout the event and when placed under pressure rounding the home turn failed to respond to his riding and proved disappointing. Jockey Stewart was of the opinion that the gelding may not have backed up from its run the previous week. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings, however the veterinary surgeon noted that the horse is a recognised roarer.
Shifted three wide when the pace slackened after passing the 1100m and improved to race outside the leader passing the 800m. Laid in slightly whilst weakening approaching the 400m.
Cramped for racing room passing the 400m when tightened by FULL DIAMOND, which was taken in by ERROL.