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Wild wind stops Cup race

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September 30, 2017

Saturday’s hot, windy weather cut short the Jerilderie Cup meeting.

Stewards and jockeys were united in deciding to call a halt at the halfway mark because of the adverse conditions.

The last three races including the Cup were officially abandoned by stewards.

It is considered most unlikely the club will receive another date.

The $3 favourite Where’s Pippa scored a decisive win in the Maiden Plate (1000m).

The Rodger Waters trained mare ridden by Bryan Murphy defeated Belvurn by three lengths with Doctor Force third.

Sarona Downs made the trip from Yass to win the Benchmark 55 (1000m).

The eight year-old gelding ($4.60) beat Steve’s Choice by a half length with Monsieur Pierre third.

Michael Heagney rode the winner for Alan McRae.

Tongala trainer John Thomas won the Benchmark 45 (1200m) with Villainous Vixen ridden by Amanda Masters.

The eight year-old mare ($4) defeated She’s Just Rosie by a long neck with Kume third.

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Quarry Rock and Lika Shadow gave Echuca trainer Gwenda Johnstone two second placings at Tatura on Saturday.

Margot’s Boy ($9.50) defeated Quarry Rock ($5.50) by a neck in the Mark Goring Rating 58 Handicap (1980m).

Lika Shadow ($17) ended a run of unplaced efforts with a creditable second to $3.40 favourite Koolamba Boy in the Benchmark 64 (1600m).

The well performed Koolamba Boy scored by a length and there was more than five lengths to the third placegetter.

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At long last the matter of raising weights at acceptance time has been addressed.

Unfortunately there is opposition, notably from the Australian Jockeys’ Association chief executive.

Racing Victoria has secured discretionary powers to not raise weights at final acceptances for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

Principal racing authorities such as Racing Victoria now have the option of maintaining original weights even if the topweight has less than 57kg at acceptance time in Group 1 races.

The AJA seems to have overreacted claiming integrity and jockey issues.

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Follow - Scales Of Justice: Won nine from 17 starts in Perth before Flemington second to Redkirk Warrior at first outing for 11 weeks.

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Coming winners: Ventura Storm, imported five year-old part-owned by David Haynes on Melbourne Cup trail; sixth at Caulfield over 1600m and sure to improve as he steps up in distance.

Rellson impressed in Wangaratta Maiden and should win better races.

Petition is consistent and was second at Caulfield at second start this season.

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They race at Echuca on Monday.

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