ASCOT: What the stewards said
RACE 1: RESISTANCE Jumped awkwardly and shifted outwards. VITAL BLAST Raced wide throughout. RUBIA MISS Bounded on jumping and bumped shor tly after.
RACE 2: NORTH RIDGE Held up for a shor t distance pr ior to straightening. Retur ned with mi- nor abrasion it s near fore paster n and having sprung its near fore plate dur ing r unning. DEZZIES DREAM Raced keenly in the ear ly and middle stages when l eading. In relation to mare leading, r ider repor ted that it was his intention t o ride t he mare more positively out of t he barr iers compared to its last star t, however he did not anticipate leading the event and the mare then failed to settle through the ear ly and middle stages despite his effor ts. CORPORATE LARRIKIN Hindquarters bumped inwards becoming unbalanced for a shor t distance passing the 1300m. DARK MUSKET Raced wide from the 600m. TERROR FORCE Commenced awkwardly and l ost one length. Blundered and checked losing its position as a result of it over-reaching and catching its near fore toe clip passing t he 400m. In view of the gelding having had a similar incident when racing at Ascot on 18 March 2017, Trainer was advised that it will be barred from racing with front toe clips for its future starts. A post-race Veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 3: DISTANT MEMORY Scrambled on jumping. Bumped near the 650m. QUILISTA Pulled hard when leading and failed to settle despite the efforts of its rider getting its head in the air on several occasions and had a tendency to layout wards throughout running. Bumped on straightening with the rider becoming unbalanced. FANCY FOX Dipped on jumping. QUEEN OF CHOICE Raced wide throughout. Lay inwards across heels when under pressure and steadied at the 250m. DETANGO Crowded and bumped on jumping. Raced greenly in the straight and lay in wards over the final 150m. CAPRICORN DANCER At t he request of the rider tm are underwent a Veterinary examination behind the barriers prior to the star t was passed fit to race. Raced keenly through
early and middle stages. Impeded from on straightening until angled outwards to obtain clear running passing the 200m. FIRST TRADE Lay outwards in the straight. Rider expressed disappointment in the mare’s performance and advised that it layoutwards from the 400m. A post race Veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer advised that he would freshen the mare and make some shoeing changes prior to its next star t.
RACE 4: SEEKER Raced wide on straightening. CAIPIRINHA Raced keenly when leading. TENTERDEN Taken outwards across heels at the 600 m. Returned with a minor laceration to its near hind fetlock and having cast its near hind plate during running.
RACE 5: THE CELT Raced tightly and bumped with another runner on several occasions between the 150m and the 100m. HOBOKEN Commenced awkwardly and bumped. A post r ace Veteri-nary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover. KARLAKEE MISS Raced wide from the 600m. LEITFADEN Held up for clear running 400 m until approaching t he 100m. MY GRACE Bumped on jumping, losing two lengths. Brushed with another runner at the 50 m. Apos trace Veterinary examination revealed the filly to have returned lame to its off fore. Co-Trainer later advised that on return to the stable, the filly was found to have an abscess to its off fore hoof. PERSIAN PRINCESS Raced keenly in the early stages getting its head in the air. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame in the off fore. Has since been spelled. TOP OF THE CLASS Commenced awkwardly and struck the barrier partition. Held up and taken outwards for clear running at the 250m.
RACE 6: WICKED HUNTER Held tight and steadied approaching the 800m. A post race Veterinary examination revealed gelding to have returned with an abrasion to its near hind. HINCHINBEEL Commenced awkwardly and made contact with the outside of its barrier gate and shortly after was crowded and lost one length. Rider reported that he instructed to position t gelding on pace, however after losing ground at the star t, he consequently settled in a rearward position. A post race Veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. BOMBER BAY Commenced slowly, losing one length. THE DIRECTOR Impeded for clear running from t he 400m until angled outwards across heels passing the 300m. SOMEDAY ONE DAY A post race Veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have returned with a slightly elevated hear t rate. ACADEMY GEORGE Slow into st ride, losing one length. Bumped and buffeted at the 900m. Improved onto heels and restrained outwards when racing ungenerously at the 600m. Trainer was advised that he is to continue to engage the services of a senior rider for gelding’s future racing.
RACE 7: MAJINIKA Lay outwards in the straight and shifted considerable ground over t he final 200m. RED PUBLISHER Raced keenly through the early and middle stages. Impeded for clear run-ning from on straightening until angled outwards passing the 250 m and lay inwards for the remainder of the event. RIPPER RIO Lay
passing t he 600m despite the efforts of its rider. Lay in wards int straight. SENSO Lay outwards in the straight. WAR GOD Raced wide for the majority. KNOT AFRAID Slow into st ride, losing one length.
RACE 8: DANCE MASTER Held up for a short distance on straightening. CAPPOD’ OR O Raced wide for the major ity of the event. Impeded for clear r unning from on straightening until angled outwards at the 150m. FREEDOM BY CHOICE Overraced through ear ly and middle stages. Lay inwards in the straight. AT THE READY Jumped awkwardly getting its head in the air and lost two lengths. Impeded on straightening until taken outwards at the 200m to obtain clear r unning. CULVERIN Raced wide for the major ity of the event. DUST ME OFF Momentarily held up on straightening. QUEEN OF TEASE Trainer advised that he would instr uct for the mare to be r idden further back in the field than r idden previously in an attempt to have the mare settle in its races and this infor mation was disseminated. Raced wide for the major ity of the event. MIDNIGHT BANQUET Lay outwards rounding the home tur n MONTOYAS Held up from on straightening until angled outwards to obtain clear r unning at the 200m.