AT THE FINISH
RACE 4: Typhoon Charlie – slow to begin. Approaching the home turn was steadied avoid the heels of Lucky Legend, which taken out slightly by Dream Builder, shifted out to improve behind Waldo Waldorf. Waldo Waldorf – travelled wide without cover for the majority of the event. Lucky Legend – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Tivoli Street – when questioned, rider H Bowman explained that it had been anticipated from its wide barrier the gelding would race forward and if possible settle outside the leader and eventual winner Sebrarian. He said his mount began only fairly and when the pace was genuine in the early stages Sebrarian and Grasberg improved, he did not feel it was detrimental to the gelding’s chances today on a heavy track settle three wide without cover. H Bowman further stated that he was content with this position, as Tivoli Street in a good rhythm and he was still confident of its chances approaching the home turn. He added when the leader, quickened rounding the home turn his mount was under heavy pressure to improve and, when being ridden out vigorously over the final 200m, the gelding appeared to resent the use of whip and became unbalanced near 70m. He said for this reason he elected then in circumstances to ride his mount out as best he was able hands and heels to the winning post, whereby the gelding finished race off soundly. Trainer Mr C Waller stated that Tivoli Street, without having a favourable run in the race, was somewhat disadvantaged by the leader and ultimate winner SEBRARIAN being able to dictate terms in front with its light weight.