MOST jockeys follow the Sergeant Schultz ‘I know nothing’ doctrine when they’re called into the stewards for a race day inquiry.
Glen Boss broke ranks earlier this month when he took issue with chief stipe Terry Bailey over an incident in the Danehill Stakes at Flemington that subsequently saw him suspended for 10-meetings.
Boss raised the question of whether Damien Oliver was a “protected species” given Boss saw little difference in the rides of both him and his fellow Hall Of Fame jockey in the race.
Not surprisingly, Bailey took exception to the pointed remarks and so, too, did Oliver.
Boss and Oliver found themselves again in the steward’s room last Saturday following the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, where Boss’ ride Lucky Hussler copped early interference.
Oliver was consequently suspended for eight meetings after what Bailey admitted was frank and forthright evidence from Boss.
It did not go unnoticed and struck a chord with Oliver. “Would you expect much less,” Oliver asked stewards.
Bailey said that was not an area the stewards were going to delve, but it is clearly apparent that the two great jockeys need to watch some old Hogan’s Heroes episodes to get back in sync.
NOT OLLIE’S DAY
THE suspension capped as frustrating day as one could imagine for Damien Oliver who was nutted in the two Group 1st....