Former champion Gavin Lerena said on Monday it had come as “a helluva shock” to be jocked-off the fancied runner Rainbow Bridge in the Sun Met on February 1 with UK-based Ryan Moore his replacement.

“I really didn’t expect this as I felt I did nothing wrong in the Queen’s Plate. In fact I thought he [Rainbow Bridge] ran a great race as he probably wasn’t 100% fit. It was very pleasing and there’s sure to be improvement in the Met,” said Lerena...

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