May 14, 2007 at 16:49 #1668
Godolphin-retained L Dettori rides Scorpion for Mrs Magnier and Mr Tabor to win a Group 1 at Doncaster. Trained by A O’Brien.
bit of a kerfuffle afterwards:
"…..it left a bit of a sour taste with everybody, so perhaps I shouldn’t have done it……They are our main rivals and you can’t be black one day and then white another day. I made a winning mistake, but it doesn’t reflect well on my team when they see me ride for the main opposition. But you learn by your mistakes."
Godolphin-retained K McEvoy rides Mountain High for Mrs Magnier and Mr Tabor to win a Listed race at Ascot.<br>Trained by M Stoute.
silence afterwards ?May 14, 2007 at 18:00 #59468
This conflict of interest dates back to Adagio’s initial start at Newmarket as a 2year old.A pivotal and eyecatching race for Stoute.<br> Success has dogged Mcevoy this year also,having been the leading rider at the Dubai carnival when riding predominately for Ishmail Mohammed.Mohammed’s stable since has been incorporated into Godolphin and the trainer has been banished to some remote wadi to pursue his stated love of training endurance horses.<br> I know the retainer is juicy,and outside success improves your negotiating position ,but the time comes when money takes a back seat to professional ambition.<br> The more Stoute wants to retain him,the more likely his destination will be to replace the aging Ballydoyle encumbents.<br> On a related note should they both declare which way does one go on thursday, Salford Mill or Adagio?May 14, 2007 at 18:47 #59469GalejadeMember
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My guess is ‘different trainer’ although as a second jockey Mcevoy’s position is perhaps different from Dettori.May 14, 2007 at 19:46 #59470davidbradyMember
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The trainer has nothing to do with it IMO as the Sheikhs beef (so to speak) is with Coolmore due to their non-utilisation of Darley stallions.
It had been suggested on the Betfair forum a couple of weeks ago that McEvoy doesn’t actually have a retainer with Godolphin even though he is effectively second-string stable jockey to Saeed Bin Suroor.
I don’t know whether or not this is trueMay 14, 2007 at 20:38 #59471
the godolphin site has recent news items referring to "Godolphin’s retained jockeys, Frankie Dettori and Kerrin McEvoy…"
is hugh taylor Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â (a) still Kerrin’s agent? ; (b) Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â still on the forum?; (c) Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â at liberty to comment ?
witMay 14, 2007 at 20:53 #59472
Permit me to cross thread a little here.Hugh Bowman reinforces the value of keeping your horse balanced and straight.The reason,which Fallon fell immediately foul of, is that stewards in Australia are professional and enforce the rules.The fact that he was able to fulfill his Melbourne Cup engagement was purely pr and not officiousness as can be the case over there.May 16, 2007 at 02:31 #59473
Lydia picks up the topic:
witMay 18, 2007 at 00:20 #59474
Can we claim a royalty payable to TRF for initiating the topic?Coincidentally Mcevoy looked apprehensive/indecisive on the first two days at York.May 18, 2007 at 05:29 #59475yeatsParticipant
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Quote: from wit on 3:31 am on May 16, 2007[br]Lydia picks up the topic:
In the article at the end Lydia refers to Mick Kinane’s criticised ride on Soldier of Fortune, I didn’t see any criticism of him on any of the forums for the ride, who criticised him? after all he won a race where it looked likely he would be beat.
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