A sheepish Nolen accepted he had misjudged his challenge at the line. He said: "I underestimated the testing track of Ascot. She'd had enough and that big engine throttled right down.
"It's unfortunate, because we're going to talk more about my brain failure than the horse's fantastic effort. We won, but it may have overshadowed what was a fantastic effort by the horse. We got away with it."
Why would a jockey ease down 25 yards from the line? It would have taken more out of her stoking her up again.
He was giving it the billy big bollox and almost c0cked it up. If BC was out on her feet she wouldn't have been able to hold off a 7f horse like Moonlight Cloud, who is no slouch.
Jun 23, 2012 -- 8:02PM, hippie wrote:
but he didn't whip her a million times more or drive her out.With the hopes, expectations and money of a nation riding on her he dropped his hands, as Razldazl says, to make a statement.
i said if he did she wouldnt have won by any further, i have the feeling he dropped his hands to make people think shes better than she really is because she struggled to beat them "B graders"
Jun 23, 2012 -- 8:07PM, Eeeyore wrote:
I respect the jockey for the way he conducted himself afterwards and his total honesty
he was lying to the camera afterwards, how the hell could underestimating the stiffness of the track make him drop his hands and start easing up lmao, doesnt make sense
Jun 24, 2012 -- 12:28AM, GT-MOLE wrote:
ROFL............get over it YSDCs........her times told you what WE already knew.
what's that? **** all?