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Sandown Lakeside Greater Dandenong Raceday

January 28th, 2012 0 comments

I’m paying more attention to the bridle now that I’m keeping track of Kineton nosebands and Norton bits. So I spent most of the day trying to get a decent photograph of a bit lifter and you’d have to say that I failed miserably.

Bit lifters seem to be mainly used on horses that get their tongue over the bit. They are simply a Y-shaped leather strap that attaches to the headpiece or brow band and runs down the horse’s face to the bit rings. They are probably a fairly benign piece of gear, although they may force the horse to lower its head a bit. I’ll keep trying to get a decent photo. The only other attention grabber was the fine braided tail on Meadows Mollie who ran seventh at 50/1. Whilst I admire the artistry my general view is that strappers should pay more attention to the other end and make sure the horse has its head in order.

Four bets for two losers, Eternal Sunshine and Godliness, and two even money winners, Giresun and That’s Not It. Didn’t go backwards, didn’t go forwards. Just marking time.

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