Lisa Allpress has replaced the suspended Opie Bosson on
Neo in the group one New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas at
Riccarton on Saturday.
Allpress will be having her first ride on the gelding, who
won his last start in the Wellington Guineas when ridden by
Favourite Sacred Falls is due to arrive in Christchurch this
The colt, unbeaten in five starts, will be based at the
Broadfield property of Brian Court, Tony Pike, his Cambridge
co-trainer, said yesterday.
"It's a little quieter there and he should be more settled,"
He had no qualms about Sacred Falls being flown south.
"He's a pretty sensible colt."
Sacred Falls has drawn 10.
• Apprentice Kelly Joyce made the perfect start to her career
as a jockey at Paeroa yesterday.
Joyce was successful on Society Ruler in her first race ride,
for Ardmore trainer Nicholas Bishara.
Society Ruler was allowed to dictate terms. Joyce told
Trackside she was hoping in the straight the mare would hold
on for the win, but she need not have worried. The margin was
three and three-quarter lengths.
Joyce is apprenticed to Stephen McKee.
• Queensland-based jockey Brad Stewart will be riding at all
three days of the New Zealand Cup meeting, New Zealand
Thoroughbred Racing said yesterday.
• Figures on Melbourne Cup Day betting, supplied by the TAB
and published yesterday, were incorrect.
On-course betting at Wingatui for the Otago Racing Club
meeting was $222,438.
National TAB turnover on the Melbourne Cup was $8.62 million.
The TAB total for the day's racing was $20 million, a record.
Total turnover for the same day last year was $16.5 million.
• Cameron Lammas was suspended for five riding days, from
November 11-16 inclusive, after admitting charge of careless
riding at the Otaki-Maori meeting on Tuesday.
Lammas allowed the winner, Pimms Time, to make contact with
and check Our Delight with 250m to run in race 5.