THOROUGHBRED racing’s latest enforcer, Nash Rawiller, emerged from a Supreme Court tussle over his services to win the Doncaster Mile-AJC Australian Oaks double at Randwick yesterday.Some 40 minutes after securing the Oaks on the Gai Waterhouse-trained Once Were Wild, Rawiller claimed the $1.5 million Doncaster Mile on one-time rogue Rangirangdoo.On Thursday Waterhouse took her stable jockey to the Supreme Court in a bid to have him ride Theseo, but Justice Patricia Bergin ordered Rawiller honour a commitment made to the connections of Rangirangdoo.”It is amazing, this game,” Rawiller said after Rangirangdoo finally attacked the winning post like the group 1 winner he has long promised to be.In a stunning development, Damien Oliver, the rider of Doncaster runner-up Road To Rock, weighed in a kilogram overweight and was immediately summoned to the stewards’ room.”It is cruel,” Road To Rock’s trainer Anthony Cummings said before joining Oliver in the stipes’ room. Oliver told stewards the packing used on Road To Rock, which was beaten a half neck, was soaked with sweat from his mount while the girth straps used were not the ones with which he weighed out.For Rawiller it was a week the jockey, who was enticed to Sydney three years ago to ride for Waterhouse, is unlikely to forget.”I didn’t let it affect me,” he said. ”Whatever happened would happen. I had two horses to ride and I would have loved to have been on either. I thought Rangirangdoo was the right horse at the weights to win this race.”Rangirangdoo, a runner-up at each of his past three runs at group 1 level, has been accused of throwing away those races by ducking in and out.”At the 200m I thought if I start thinking that he’ll think it,” Rawiller said. ”I just kept him going straight.”The disappointing runner was horse-of-the-year elect Typhoon Tracy, with the punters sending the mare out as the $3.30 favourite after $3.60 was bet.After travelling on the speed from a wide gate, the Peter Moody-trained Typhoon Tracy, which had won her past four starts at group 1 level, compounded to finish 14th under regular jockey Luke Nolen.”Very disappointing,” Moody said after watching Typhoon Tracy cool down. ”She got galloped on, she seemed quiet, seemed a bit flat like her trainer but, thankfully, Luke was on board, he never flogged her when she was beaten.”Brilliant Light did a terrific job to finish third behind Rangirangdoo with trainer Kerry Parker thrilled with the performance. ”The horse has come a long way,” Parker said.For Rangirangdoo’s trainer it was another tough week, with Chris Waller (see story below) admitting the win was ”very emotional” for the gelding is now a ”family member”.Rawiller was booked for Rangirangdoo two weeks ago, a couple of days after regular jockey Corey Brown ploughed into the Warwick Farm turf and broke a collarbone.Waller had purposefully run Rangirangdoo in the Ranvet Stakes over 2000 metres before the Doncaster with the gelding finishing second behind Rawiller’s favourite horse Theseo. The Ranvet was used to season Rangirangdoo, with Waller inviting Rawiller over to partner the galloper, which has now won nine of 19 starts.It was the first time Rawiller had been on the five-year-old’s back and it proved vital.Rawiller had Rangirangdoo purring behind the speed and extricated the head-strong galloper at exactly the right time.Under vigorous riding from Rawiller, Rangirangdoo surged away from rivals, with Road To Rock charging up along the inside to issue the only serious challenge.”I thought it was a lovely race for the horse and he proved me right,” Rawiller said.
Nanjing Night Net