Amelia's Jewel Finishes 12th in The Goodwood Despite Connections' Defense

Amelia's Jewel finished 12th in The Goodwood at Morphettville, with jockey Damian Lane citing a poor start and lack of turn of foot. Benedetta won the prestigious Group 1 race in a time of 1:09.43, earning over $1.7 million in prize money.

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Amelia's Jewel Finishes 12th in The Goodwood Despite Connections' Defense

Amelia's Jewel Finishes 12th in The Goodwood Despite Connections' Defense

Amelia's Jewel, a Perth mare, finished a disappointing 12th in The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday, despite her connections defending the performance. Jockey Damian Lane cited the mare's poor start and lack of usual turn of foot as reasons for the lackluster showing.

Lane explained the circumstances that led to Amelia's Jewel's subpar performance: "She slipped behind out of the barriers so I ended up a long way back on the inside, not the place to be, that said she still travelled really well, just didn't show her usual turn of foot late so yeah, disappointing overall, maybe something will come up after the run." The jockey hinted that an underlying issue may have affected the mare during the race.

The Goodwood, a prestigious Group 1 race, was won by Benedetta, ridden by Jamie Kah, in a time of 1:09.43. The four-year-old mare by Hellbent, trained by Jason Warren, has now amassed over $1.7 million in prize money. The race featured a competitive field of 15 horses at the Morphettville track.

Amelia's Jewel's 12th place finish in The Goodwood has raised questions about her ability to compete at the top level in sprint races. Despite her connections' defense, the mare's performance fell well short of expectations, leaving punters disappointed. The exact cause of her lackluster showing remains to be determined, as Lane suggested that further information may come to light in the coming days.

Key Takeaways

  • Amelia's Jewel finishes 12th in The Goodwood at Morphettville.
  • Jockey Damian Lane cites poor start and lack of turn of foot as reasons.
  • Benedetta wins The Goodwood in 1:09.43, earning over $1.7m in prize money.
  • Amelia's Jewel's performance raises doubts about her top-level sprint ability.
  • Jockey hints at possible underlying issue affecting the mare's performance.