Patinack Farm owner Nathan Tinkler reportedly paid late entry fee of $55,000 on Monday, November 5th, to have his horse Nechita run for the Group 1 $1 million Patinack Farm Classic, according to a report from Racing Network Australia. RVL confirmed that the late entry fee has been placed for Nechita. But as everything was put into place before the race, the fee was reportedly been withdrawn for some reason.
Nechita on Saturday won the Group 1 $750,000 Coolmore Stakes after she and her rider Christian Reith widen the gap between them and other veteran players running a stunning 1:08.8 for the 1200 meters. Nechita is the daughter of an Australian Thoroughbred stallion known to many as Fastnet Rock.
A short interview with Nechita trainer John Thomson provides hint as to why the late entry fee was withdrawn. Having known the racehorse for years, Thomson said he would wait until later in the week before accepting with the filly to make sure Nechita can recover from all the efforts she had given in the Coolmore races. This is also to prevent stress and possible torn muscle.
While the Saturday races have entertained farm owners, trainers and audiences alike, there were a few reported misfortunes. Brilliant racehorse Howmuchdoyouloveme has reportedly torn a muscle at the back. While this incident could happen to any horse, it usually occurs when there is no sufficient rest in between races.
Nechita owner Nathan Tinkler was positive his horse could win the race he sponsored, John Thomson knew better than to allow yet another strenuous race for the horse and put her career at risk. Thomson ordered stable attendants that Nechita would be sent for a spell earlier.
source: Racing Network