ONE of the most dramatic lead-ups to the Doncaster had a fitting finale at Randwick yesterday when jockey Nash Rawiller rode Rangirangdoo to victory in the $1.5 million handicap.Trainer Gai Waterhouse challenged a stewards’ ruling that Rawiller was committed to the Chris Waller-trained Rangirangdoo in an attempt to get him on her topweight Theseo.The NSW Supreme Court stuck with the stewards’ decision and Rawiller showed why he is in such demand when he lifted Rangirangdoo ($6) over the line half a neck in front of Road To Rock ($26) with Brilliant Light ($15) coming third.”I was very confident I was on the right horse for this race. I hit the front before I would’ve liked but full credit to the horse, he really attacked the line today and kept giving,” Rawiller said.”Thanks very much to Chris. He could’ve so easily gone the other way but he did the right thing and kept pressing it and all I can do now is thank him for that. As much as I wanted to be on Theseo, I’ve won a Doncaster because of it.”One of the first people to congratulate Waller was Waterhouse who watched Darren Beadman ride Theseo into eighth place.Among the crowd of 25,429 was former Australian Test cricketer Glenn McGrath, making his first public appearance with girlfriend Sara Leonardi.”We’ve known each other for 12 months and been together as a couple since October. It’s nice to be out,” McGrath said. “The races [are] always good fun. My betting skills are pretty poor so I’ll need to get some good tips and it’s nice to get a few wins here and there.”McGrath, 40, wore a grey suit with his signature pink shirt and tie supporting the McGrath Foundation.”I bought a new suit for today. You have to look the part,” he said.Actor Sarah Wynter flew in from New York to join the A-listers in the Emirates marquee, where Wests Tigers players were also revelling, despite their loss to the Canterbury Bulldogs on Friday.Star Benji Marshall led the charge wearing a Zane Robe suit and his heart on his sleeve, describing his lure to a race day as “probably the girls”.”It’s hard to look everywhere at once, my eyes are falling out already.”
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