Jim Cassidy threads the needle to lift Amovatio over the line for chris Waller at Royal Randwick

Flemington’s loss was Chris Waller’s gain as it’s unlikely any jockey other than Jim Cassidy would have been able to lift Amovatio ($2.70) across the line in the 1600m race at Randwick yesterday.

The Waller-trained bay was last and awkwardly placed on the fence in a muddling-run event.

To make matters worse, Amovatio was held up for a run at the top of the straight before Cassidy found a way through and threw everything at the horse to deny the well-backed Mr One Eleven ($4.20) with early leader Timeless Prince ($6) a close third.

“I was in a pretty awkward spot coming to the 700m and I had a slow one outside me and Amovatio sort of half ‘lock-jawed’, and he wouldn’t come back so I had to take a couple of inches off his teeth,’’ he said.

“They quickened off the front and it made it hard for me to get going and I was getting held up but he got there, that was the main thing.’’

Source: Shayne OÇass