THE Japanese horses here for the spring carnival are having problems adapting to the available training conditions which have been accentuated by delays in constructing a wood fibre track at Sandown.
The team of four horses, headed by Cox Plate hope Tosen Dandy, have been restricted to walking exercise only on the very heavy course proper and for three days did not go on to the track at all.
Ryan was suspended for 16 meetings which means he will miss one of the most important lead-up meetings to the spring on Saturday week unless he has three days shaved off his penalty.
Jordon said if Ryan failed in his appeal Mori had Japanese jockey Yutake Yoshida on standby to take the rides. He said Yoshida was one of Japan's most experienced jockeys with 2000 winners from 10,000 rides.
('Track worry for Japanese raiders' : The Age)
Experienced Japanese jockey Minori Yoshida will ride Japanese colt Zenno Goshu in Saturday's Ascot Vale Stakes as well as stablemate Fusaichi Ole in the Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington.
('Japanese jockey to ride at Ascot Vale' : AAP)
オーストラリアの皆様。騎乗予定の騎手の名前は Minoru Yoshida でございます……。
＃まあ、 AAP の誤植は仕様と…うわなにをするやめry