Tokoriki Lad wins in uncommon trend

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Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion


Picture: Graham Potter

Punters watching the final race on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a fast double-take after which they nonetheless needed to go and watch the race reply to attempt to course of what they’d simply seen.

The race favorite Tokoriki Lad obtained the sweets alright, however not earlier than giving fairly a show within the closing strides. Simply as he appeared to have secured victory with an at occasions slogging however decided, properly timed run up the size of the straight … Tokoriki’s head went excessive along with his neck stretched out to the complete, pointing to the heavens in a fairly dramatic trend.

Considered at regular velocity, the replay confirmed the entire episode solely took a break up second and, with the ending line proper there, Tokoriki Lad’s very uncommon antics didn’t price him something and those that had taken bets on him may fortunately snicker about it afterwards.

In actual fact, most individuals on the observe had a smile on their faces … whereas additionally shaking their heads. Not many had seen one thing like that in a end earlier than.

Jockey Jim Byrne tried to supply a proof, however he principally was as stumped by the incident as the remainder of us.

‘I don’t really know what occurred,” stated Byrne. “I obtained slightly bit severe with him as a result of the opposite horse got here down the fence. Whether or not he noticed that horse … once more, I don’t know as a result of he was going to win fairly comfortably, however then simply obtained his head proper up.

“I believe he has obtained a good bit of character as we have now seen beforehand. He’s racing very true and has a really aggressive nature … and typically I believe that aggressive nature spills over with different horses.

“He’s very calm within the run, however as quickly because it comes right down to the enterprise finish he will get slightly bit aggressive. Within the saddle you simply react to it as you have to and I used to be listening to that so it was solely once I pulled up that I believed … did he simply get himself beat right here?”

Fortunately, that wasn’t the case.

That may have been fairly some technique to get crushed!

 



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