More Sites
NRL Rnd 25 Cowboys v Sharks AFL Ladder Scores & Stats Cricket ODI ZIM v AUS US Open Scores & Stats
Search
Football pundit too busy to take his cueFootball pundit too busy to take his cue Isaac Luke's dangerous contact chargeIsaac Luke's dangerous contact charge 16-year-old F1 driver in embarrassing crash16-year-old F1 driver in embarrassing crash
advertisement
Most popular articles
Win $5000Grab Shapes for the ultimate footy-fan prize
Wide World of Sports TV partners
Footy ClassifiedOur award winning panel tell it how it really is in the AFL world.Wide World of SportsCatch up with Ken Sutcliffe and the team on Wide World of Sports.NRL Footy ShowFatty and the gang bring you an entertaining look at rugby league.AFL Footy ShowAustralia's favourite team takes you through the week in AFL.
Newitt won't ride Shamexpress in July Cup
Mathew Toogood
14:50 AEST Wed Jun 26 2013

Craig Newitt will not return to England to ride Shamexpress in the Group One July Cup.

Newitt partnered the Newmarket Handicap winner to a midfield finish in last week's Group One King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and was back in Melbourne on Wednesday, riding the first winner at Sandown.

He said he had decided to stay in Melbourne instead of heading back for Shamexpress's next start in the July Cup at Newmarket on July 13.

"I just felt I was getting some good opportunities here now and while I was away for the nine days I think I missed four winners at Flemington and a couple of midweek meetings.

"If he had finished one-two (in the King's Stand) I would have definitely went back. But I thought he was just a bit plain."

The Danny O'Brien-trained Shamexpress loomed at the 400m mark of the King's Stand but was unable to go on with it, finishing almost five lengths from the winner in ninth.


You need the latest version of Flash Player.
Enjoy the most vivid content on the web
Watch video without extra features
Interact with applications on your favourite sites
Upgrade now