It doesn’t happen often, but when it does – it’s very, very, very funny. One Queensland hoop has nowhere to hide after going for home on the first lap, not the second.
Poor Anthony Allen was aboard Catch Me Later who drifted from $2.90 out to $4.50 when the starter got them away in race 5 at Beaudesert today.
Whether he smelt the sausage sizzle, or remembered he’d left the oven on at home, Allen pressed the button around the bend on the first lap whilst the rest of the field settled into their 2450m tempo.
Here's Anthony Allen winning the first lap of the 2450m race at Beaudesert by 4 lengths.
Made a decisive move at about the 1900m mark 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/ynrW6rx413
— Sam Lyons (@SamTaweets) October 23, 2018
Now winning a Melbourne Cup is meant to be one of the greatest feelings as a jockey. Buggering up how many laps you’re meant to run in outback Queensland must be the complete opposite.
You can even pinpoint the exact moment Allen’s heart splits in two – right about here:
Of course Twitter was on hand to pile on the pain for Allen, who is reportedly slightly deaf in both ears.
— Brent Zerafa (@brentzerafa) October 23, 2018
— Punters.com.au (@Punters) October 23, 2018
Did anyone just see that at Beaudesert? 😂
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) October 23, 2018
It also brought back very laughable memories, when our mate Rhys McLeod did something similar about 15 years ago, albeit on the metro stage, and ended up finishing 72 lengths last.
Of course, just like our friend at Moonee Valley. Catch Me Later finished stone cold last.