Success often evokes jealousy in racing circles and there have been suggestions from some quarters that Alligator Blood is some sort of fluke.
Other than a dismal 10th last jump in the big money, special condition All-Star Mile at Caulfield in March, this horse is simply bank.
Yes, but he’s won nothing in Sydney, where it really matters.
Forget about that Magic Millions win back in January. Aquis Park is Queensland picnic racing.
Alligator Blood is in the news for returning a positive for Altrenogest after the Magic Millions win. It is typically found at stables and breeding facilities where it is sought to control the reproductive cycle of mares. The effect on males is supposedly to calm them and make them easier to handle.
Never one to be caught with a short supply of hyperbole, Endresz said that racing crooks had “Got to Alligator Blood like they got to Phar Lap.”
Plenty of races to be won before Alligator Blood gets his own postage stamp.
Justice may be blind, but swift it is not, as the stewards have not yet set a date for the inquiry.
As for this weekend’s racing, Gytrash still holds the top line for Saturday’s Group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville. The market for the race has held steady, save for Trekking, in from $9 at the open to $7.50.
There are four Group 3 races at the SA meeting, with one of the more appealing being the SA Oaks, a 2500-metre staying test for three-year-old fillies run at set weights.
The money is flowing in the direction of Realm Of Flowers, holding the top line for $3.70 and in from $4.80.