Protest Upheld by the Gurkha
RWWA Stewards upheld their first protest for first place this season when they reversed the placing’s of the Blue Spec Catering Handicap.
Mr Vadim was first past the post from Maybe Us with Walk By My Side a close up third.
However Misty Bazeley the rider of Maybe Us fired in a protest alleging interference over the final 300 metres and the RWWA Stewards decided to uphold the objection.
“Coming to the home bend I eased around Russell on Mr Vadim and got up on the outside of the leader.” Misty Bazeley told the Gurkha “Once we straightened, Mr Vadim continued to bore out and even though we never bumped he carried Maybe Us off the track and she became unbalanced and wobbled around in the straight.”
“I believe if we had of gone straight, Maybe Us would’ve won by 1 ½ lengths.”
Maybe Us became Bazeleys 18th winner of the season and her husband Aarons 15th as a trainer.
“Aaron and I were discussing the fact that I only need two more winners to better last year’s effort. This is a personal goal that I would like to achieve.”
“It has been a very good season for the stable and we still have horses capable of adding to the tally. Maybe Us has had a consistent year on the Goldfields and should be able to win a couple more with luck.”
Maybe Us currently sits in equal second position on the Dr Brent Hunt Leading Horse Award with 16 points.