One of my mates that likes a bet said that the overseas jockeys should be treated like apprentices and given a weight allowance.

Seriously the overseas horses are the better than the aussie horses, but when you put the foreign jockeys on, you are hoping for the best.

I backed Il Paridiso & Raymond Tusk. Il Parisido would have won except for the italian cowboy who has now ruined 2 melbourne cups and still not won one. Frankie should be banned from riding in Australia.

Nash Rawiller won 3 races from 3 rides today. Shame he can’t ride under about 56kgs, Put him on Cross counter today and it wins back to back cups.

The foreign trainers need to learn to leave their jockeys at home and find the best available Austrlian jockey. Seriously some 3kg claiming apprentices could ride better than the foreign jockeys and experienced lightweight female jockeys such as Linda Meech, Kathy O’Hara, Jamie Kah & even Rachel King could have done a better job.