Oliver hit the headlines here at the weekend amid reports that he bet $10k on the winning favourite in a race in which he finished second. He has been dumped for the Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup ride on My Quest For Peace (Luca Cumani) and is going down the legal route of claiming his riding fee for the race. He also got jocked off Green Moon in the Cox Plate but since he's owned by the powerful Lloyd Williams it looks like he won't be making a claim there!
Barrier draw for the Caulfield Cup (Saturday) was made yesterday and favourite Glencadam Gold (see #1457 above!) along with Dunaden and Americain (Melbourne Cup winners) are drawn shockingly. Lights of Heaven for Moody/Nolan has been the main mover since the draw (8s from 11s). Colm O'Donoghue is over riding for Marco Botti in the race also. He seems to be jet-lag immune these days!