James McDonald Out of 2012 Emirates Stakes Day

November 9, 2012

James McDonald Out of 2012 Emirates Stakes Day

Boom New Zealand jockey James McDonald will miss 2012 Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington tomorrow after his appeal against a careless riding charge was dismissed.

Secret Admirer

James McDonald's suspension means Brenton Avdulla assumes the ride on Secret Admirer (pictured) in the Emirates Stakes..

McDonald was suspended for 14 meetings for his ride aboard Fiorente in the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday where stewards deemed he caused interference to a rival mount.

The young hoop was booked for key rides on the final day of the 2012 Melbourne Cup Carnival including aboard Secret Admirer in the Group 1 2012 Emirates Stakes (1600m) and Satin Shoes in the Group 1 2012 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m).

The ride on Group 1-winning mare Secret Admirer has been taken by Brenton Avdulla while Steven Arnold has picked up the ride on Satin Shoes.

Craig Williams will ride Lightinthenite in the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) while perhaps the major beneficiary of McDonald’s suspension is Hugh Bowman who assumes the ride on short-priced favourite Silent Achiever in the Group 2 2012 Matriarch Stakes (2000m).

The New Zealand mare is at $1.70 to win the mares’ feature after an outstanding win in her Australian spring opener in the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley two weeks ago.

On that occasion she flew home to beat Group 1 winners Rangirangdoo and Solzhenitsyn in what was her first win in Australia.

The Roger James-trained four-year-old had a brief autumn campaign on the back of her New Zealand Derby win and she produced respectable performances with a third-place finish in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas and a sixth in the Australian Derby. Bowman was aboard for both autumn starts.

Only two other horses fall under double figures in the Matriarch Stakes with Lake Sententia ($7.50) chasing a fourth straight win and Midnight Martini ($8) also out to continue strong spring form.

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