AT THE FINISH
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.