After instructor-driver Mick Stanley was injured in a horrific mishap at Bendigo on Saturday night time, excessive pace fanatic Rock N Roll Doo may have a brand new driver for the Ballarat and Hunter’s Cups.
Stanley stays within the hospital with a fracture to 2 of his vertebrae, and early medical recommendation says he’ll be out of the sector for as much as six weeks.
Champion former Kiwi pilot Anthony Butt is tasked with driving the Rock N Roll Doo till Stanley returns.
Every part went mistaken with a lap to run ultimately night time’s Group 2 Bendigo Cup, over-racing Rock N Roll Doo choked and Stanley pulled him off the monitor to get him out of the race.
As he did so, a rival horse slammed into Stanley’s waist, and he instantly knew he was in a struggle.
“It was painful,” he stated. “I needed to wait some time till they took me to the hospital.”
The primary fears had been kidney injury, however later two fractures had been recognized within the L1-L3 transverse strategy of the vertebrae.
“They are saying three to 6 weeks on maintain. I am hoping to get residence late at this time (Sunday),” Stanley stated from his hospital mattress.
Mick Stanley takes Rock N Roll Doo diving in close by Lake Burrumbeet. Picture: Stuart McCormick
Proprietor Brendan James stated that Rock N Roll Doo is doing properly and shall be trialling in Geelong tomorrow (Monday) night time to please the officers and get the Ballarat and Hunter’s Cup slopes again on the right track.
“Mick was shattered on every part. The horse grabbed the rope for some purpose and triggered him to over race and choke. Mick took him out of the race to keep away from an accident,” James stated.
“Mick and I talked this morning and he is driving Anthony Butt till he will get again.”
Rock N Roll Doo’s subsequent goal is Saturday’s Group 1 Ballarat Cup. That is adopted by the Group 1 Hunter’s Cup on February 4.
Butt made the Hunters’ Cups his personal, with a document seven driving wins in Victoria’s greatest harness race.
The drama starring Stanley and Rock N Roll Doo made the headlines, whereas the game’s best coach, Jason Grimson, boosted his excellent open class batting fee by taking the Bendigo Cup quinella with the most recent regular additions Main Meister and Sicario.
Main Meister’s win – the third of many begins for Grimson – was enormous after he misplaced useful floor within the occasion the place Rock N Roll Doo was withdrawn from the race.
Driver Cam Hart rebalanced Main Meister and gave an explosive end to his stablemate Sicario, who ran a terrific race on his first begin for Grimson.
“It was sort of a win,” Hart stated. “He had no proper to return and crush them, however this horse has unimaginable pace.”
It has continued Grimson’s dominance of Australia’s open class characteristic races since his Inter Dominion victory with Boncel Benjamin 13 months in the past.
Since then, Grimson has carried out Blacks A Faux (with Majestic Cruiser) in Albion Park, Len Smith Mile (I Solid No Shadow) in Menangle, Inter Dominion finale (I Solid No Shadow) in Melton, and now He gained the Cranbourne and Bendigo Cups with the Main. meister
He additionally traveled to New Zealand in a Majestic Cruiser to win the Group 1 Messenger and end second within the Race with the Grins, NZ Cup and NZ FFA.
· Adam Hamilton, Information Corp. He’s a paid writer writing on harness racing for
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