I’s been a huge week of racing in Australia to close out the Group 1 racing season and we take a look at the feature race of the day in review as well as what the jockeys had to say and then a little local highlight of Tom Marquand scoring a big win at the Royal Ascot Carnival.
Palipisian takes out the Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara
The Chris Munce trained Palipisian went absolutely massive this Saturday at Eagle Farm in the Tatt’s Tiara in an outstanding sendoff to the horse who will now be retired. As for the champion apprentice Kyle Wilson-Taylor who rode her to victory, he said he was “on top of the world. I just can't believe it” and continued on to thank Chris and connections. Chris also had his praises for Wilson-Taylor, stating:
"He rode her absolutely sensational, I didn't give him any instructions, I just said to him to ride it like a normal race, don't do anything special because she will do the rest for you,”.
Unfortunately, I like many others that were betting this Saturday counted Palipisian out and we didn’t have her in our free horse racing tips but it was overall a good day if you followed our saturday racing tips and best bets tips.
As for her retirement, she has been sold to Japanese breeding mogul Katsumi Yoshida to which Munce said they “reluctantly accepted the offer, I said to the owners she is at the right age, she has had a wonderful career, I don't know what to say”. It was an entertaining send off and we couldn’t have asked for much more.
What the Jockey’s had to say about the Tatt’s Tiara
The Winner: Kyle Wilson-Taylor
“This is the greatest moment of my life so far.”
Then commenting on his run:
"I came across, I wasn't taking any prisoners, and I was calling to get in and I got in. Everyone was forgetting this mare. She's so tough and I knew if she had a restful run early she was going to be there late, and she was."
There were a few outside chances that I had horse racing bonus bets on in this race and some weren’t beaten far away, this is what the beaten jockeys had to say:
Roots ran a massive race at odds and Tim Clark, who had a great day, had this to say:
"She was great. She had a lovely run just off the speed in a three-wide position and was able to move into the race when she liked. She put up a brave performance."
As for Ben Thompson who rode Challiot for third and went awfully close on a few occasions today and didn’t have the easiest of times said:
"Desperately unlucky. If we got into the race a bit earlier she was probably the winner."
“Aussie Tom” gets his Royal Ascot Winner
Tom Marquand went over to England for the Royal Ascot racing carnival earlier this week and ran a bunch of good rides, the writing was on the wall and then in spectacular fashion in the King George V stakes he rode the King Charles and Queen Camilla owned Desert Hero to a most impressive win.
Haggas trains the star filly and the Marquand Haggas combination is no stranger to success, winning the the Queen Elizabeth Stakes three times together, including a win this year in that race.
Overall it’s been a huge week in horse racing with another successful day of Saturday racing. There were a bunch of promotions running across the Aussie betting sites so if you were following our free horse racing tips across the betting apps you would have picked up a bunch of winners!