AT THE FIN­ISH

The Sportsman Midweek - - Chartform -

Race 8: Sim­ple So­lu­tion - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den closer; set­tled out­side the leader. Diapason (NZ)

back from the wide gate; set­tled back in the field and raced wide. Whirlpool - over-raced in the early and mid­dle stages. Phoenix Park (NZ) - wide with­out cover. Jac­qui’s Joy round­ing the home turn (600m) got un­bal­anced when tight­ened for room be­tween Diapason (NZ) and Whirlpool which shifted out to im­prove

was then held up un­til near the 300m. Dev­il­ishly - rider Jake Bayliss stated his mount raced like a tired horse and may be at the end of its prepa­ra­tion. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Av­enue Whis­per - rider Ben Allen re­ported that the mare was not suited by to­day’s track con­di­tions. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the mare to be bi­lat­er­ally lame in front and will re­quire a clear­ance prior to rac­ing again. Cham­pagne Ready - rider Craig Wil­liams could of­fer no explanation for the per­for­mance, which was be­low ex­pec­ta­tions. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

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