AT THE FINISH
RACE 7: Heartlings – hung out when placed under pressure over the final 200m and proved difficult to ride out. Skylimit when questioned, M Walker said that his mount settled outside the leader and travelled well until approaching the home turn. He said from this point on, Skylimit, when racing between Gretna and Bolero King, came under pressure, hung out rounding the home turn and weakened quickly after the 100m. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Mr A Denham undertook to report back in the days subsequent as to the immediate racing future of Skylimit. He’s Given –- passing the 200m until approaching the 100m, was carried wider on the track by Heartlings. Thewayweare – was slow to begin. Kelvinside – began awkwardly and lost ground. Tenorino – knuckled on jumping. J Adams, rider of fourth placegetter Tenorino, pleaded guilty to a charge under AR137(b) of failing to ride his mount out to the end of the race. J Adams’ licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 27 August 2017 and to expire on Saturday, 2 September 2017 on which day he may ride again. In arriving at this decision, the Stewards were mindful of his good record in this regard, his guilty plea and that an increased period of suspension would have incorporated a group meeting. Bolero King – raced keenly in the early and middle stages. When questioned regarding poor performance of Bolero King, App M Murphy stated that although his mount was obliged to travel wide and without cover for the major part of the race, it was nonetheless disappointing in the manner in which it weakened early in straight. He said that he had ridden Bolero King early in the week and its gallop on Monday morning had been pleasing on the strength of this work, he expected a forward showing of Bolero King. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer C Conners advised that following the race, Bolero King was coughing. He undertook to have the horse scoped and will furnish the results of that examination to the Stewards. Irrespective, Mr Conners will be advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Bolero King is permitted to race again. Shotgun Roulette – raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Jemadar when questioned, B Avdulla explained that shortly after the start, his mount became unbalanced and dipped. As a result, lost momentum and thereafter he was obliged to travel wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Gretna – when questioned, B Shinn stated that mare travelled well in the lead. He said that when Royal Navy improved to his outside near the 200m, Gretna, despite his efforts, commenced to give ground and weakened thereafter. B Shinn advised that the mare may be better suited dropping back in distance where it can potentially ridden with some cover. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.