|Courtesy Townsville Turf Club|
There was a ninth also for Pretty Gully (pictured) in Australia, who simply wasn't in the mood according to
the jockey. As a result, she'll be shipped off for a well-deserved R&R session now, as she's had a hard schedule recently - and I mean hard, not like JRA's definition of the term. Poor Jo, Pretty Gully's trainer, certainly had a bad day at the office today, so I'm sure she'll be looking for some sweet revenge in the New Year. Me, too!
PS. While Pretty Gully has an excuse for her lacklustre run, the trainer's report on Harmony Fair gave us no firm conclusions. Yes, turf would be better. No kidding! But finding a race in the overly-limited JRA calendar is another thing. If something can't be found soon, it will be Spring before she runs again, and personally, that just seems like a waste of time and money keeping her on the off-chance of a fluke. Run her ASAP, while she still realizes what a race is all about, and if she fails again, she has to go.