Shezahotshot down but not out

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There was an extremely unlucky runner at Eagle Farm on Saturday and it may have slipped past a few punters as they would have been on the hot favourite that won – Kar Ma Te. The unlucky runner was a horse we have had some luck with and a real improving stayer in Shezahotshot.

The Intergaze mare will be in our Blackbook this week and if you get a chance to check out the replay you will see what I am talking about. She was travelling well back in the field when her jockey Jason Taylor took her of the fence and had a bump with Kar Ma Te and he decided to duck back to the inside. At this stage he was going just as well as the winner but when Taylor went for a run that wasn’t there she nearly fell and her hopes were dashed!

Her part owner Brendan Ellis filled us in on how the horse has come through the race. “She pulled up lame which is a shame as Kim Craft had her tip top, but she will be fine. She will have an easy week and we will see how she comes through. We were hoping to give her a few more runs and look at a race like the Grafton Cup (2400m) after she had a break.”

Without the interference Shezahotshot would have gone very close and it is a shame for connections as the horse has had a great preparation and had very little luck when it matters. On the occasions where she has had things go her way she has looked very sharp and has a good race in her. Fingers crossed for Brendan and the team that she bounces back and we may see her again in a couple of weeks.