Thursday 30 August 2012

Cole Critical Of De Sousa Ride

Paul Cole was disappointed with the ride given by De Sousa on Carlton Blue in York's DBS Premier Yearling Stakes over 6f. With win prize of £147,736.72 going down to just over £7,000 for tenth place he wasn't best pleased by his jockey's decision making.

The Whatcombe trainer said: ''Carlton Blue's jockey ignored the instructions at York, he crossed over to lead, effectively writing the horse's chance off, instead of going straight.'' 

The grey son of Aussie Rules led until over a furlong out before tiring into 15th. 

Cole added: ''He is a nice horse and should win again.''

Talking about the changing weather this year he stated: ''Making plans with these strange weather conditions is almost impossible. York, one of my favorite tracks and a place we always do well there, continued with its unpredictable going last week. It is like the straight at Ascot and some form should be taken with a pinch of salt.''