What the stewards said
RACE 1: LITTLE HERCULES Commenced awkwardly striking its outside barrier partition and as a result was unable to settle closer to the speed as anticipated. Blocked for clear running from on straightening and when passing the 200 mangled in wards to secure clear running. THE SHOE Raced wide throughout. Returned with multiple abrasions to the outside of the off hind cannon, near fore and off fore heels and the fetlock. SALUBRIOUS Fractious in the barriers prior to the star t. Raced keenly through early and middle stages and when improving onto heels at the 700m was steadied shifted outwards and bumped another runner. Lay inwards in the straight as a result had difficulty securing clear running from on straightening until angled outwards across heels approaching t he 100m. Rider reported thatt gelding lay in wards throughout. A post race Veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. METALLIC QUEEN Impeded from on straightening until angled outwards ap- proaching the 200m. CAN’T DISGUISE Impeded from on straightening and raced in restricted room for a short distance leaving the 200m.
RACE 2: HAY MAGIC Crowded at the start and lost one length. Lay inwards in the straight. MAKATIES KEEPER Raced wide for the majority of the event. Rider reported that the mare felt uncom- for table in its action throughout running. A post race Veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. LE PATRON Impeded from on straightening until taken outwards at the200m. BERG ANTINA Unsettled in the barriers prior to start. Held up for a short distance on straightening. ELEGANT BLAST Angled outwards to obtain clear running on straightening.
RACE 3: GIGANTE Raced keenly through the early and middle stages. PROCEEDWITH CAUTION Dipped shortly after t he star t. Raced keenly through the middle stages and was steadied outwards approaching 700m and raced wide thereafter. Carried outwards marginally momentarily inconvenienced at the 250m. AGACHAR CRUZ Raced wide throughout. When questioned rider advised that the gelding had felt uncomfortable in its action over the concluding stages and as a consequence she had not fully tested her mount to the finish. A post race Veterinary examination revealed gelding to have returned lame in the near fore. Trainer was advised that the gelding would require a Veterinary Certificate of Soundness prior to racing or trial ling again. Trainer later reported that following its performance the gelding was found to have sustained a mild strain the off fore suspensor y ligament and following Veter inar advice he will be continuing with beach work for two to three weeks before continuing with its current preparation. WOOLIBAR Angled outwards at the 300m for a clear run and lay in wards thereafter. IT’S IT Raced keenly when leading. BLACK DYNAMITE Raced keenly through the middle stages and wide for
majority of the event. Lay outwards over concluding stages. PRETENTIOUS CHANT Raced wide throughout. keenly through the early stages.
RACE 4: GANGBUSTER Jumped awkwardly with the rider becoming unbalanced. ONE SHORT Slow into st ride. SALORSCI Lay outwards on straightening. Rider reported that the gelding had a tendency to race greenly when leading. Trainer advised that he would issue instructions for the gelding to be rid den further back in the field with cover if possible at its next start as in his opinion this may result in it finishing the race off more positively. TOP OF THE CLASS In relation to the filly racing prominently today, rider advised that he rode his mount more positively from the barriers and a st runner drawn to his immediate inside had not commenced well as he expected he settled more forward than anticipated. Trainer advised thatt filly settled closer intended and is more suited when able to be rid den further back in the field where it is then better able to finish its race off. COOL KNIGHT Dipped shortly after the star t. Lay inwards over the final 250m. TRADEMARK Slow into st ride losing two lengths. Held up approaching the 200m for a short distance and then taken outwards. Lay inwards in the straight. PERSIAN PRINCESS Blocked for clear running for the entire length of the straight. When improving onto heels of another runner leaving the150mw as obliged to be restrained when improving onto heels. ROGAN SCENT Held up for clear running from on straightening until angled outwards at the 200m. VAIN STRYKER Blundered on jumping. Impeded and steadied outwards passing t he 400m to avoid the heel sofa ti ring runner.
RACE 5: GATTING Raced keenly in the early and middle stages and was crowded and bumped pass-ing the700m. Bumped with another runner on straightening. MAX ALMIGHTY Unable to obtain clear running in t he straight. TESTAMEZZO Continually blocked for a clear run in the straight. MAJINIKA Rider advised that the gelding may not have been suited to being ridden hard in early stages to race outside the leader and he further advised that when asked for an effort, the gelding failed to run on in straight. A post race Veterinary examination revealed no CoTrainer advised that the gelding had recovered well and in his opinion it may not have been suited to racing with only a two week break between runs and it would now not start in a race for a period of at least three weeks. METEOROID Held up momentarily prior to straightening. SHOWY CHLOE Raced keenly in the early stages. LENIENCE Raced keenly through the early and middle UPTOWN FUNK Raced fiercely through the early and middle stages and was obliged to be restrained when being crossed by another runner approaching the 600m. FLYTEGO Raced keenly through the early and middle stages.
RACE 6: TRAVELLIN’ Scrambled on jumping. Raced wide throughout. HELMS GATE Raced wide throughout. QUALITY FAIR Raced keenly through the early and middle stages. Impeded for clear running from on straightening until angled outwards passing the 200m. ANVIL GREEN Taken outwards at 200 m to obtain clear running and impeded over the final 75m. SKELLIG Held up from on straightening and was checked from the heel sofa tiring runner near the 200m when making ground resulting in it becoming unbalanced and losing momentum. WESTERN TEMPLE After being fractious in the barriers was removed and underwent a Veteri-nary examination and
passed fit to start. Shifted outwards and bumped another runner on straightening. Held up for a short distance near the 200m and then angled outward sat the 150 m to obtain clear running. JETOOMY Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Shifted outwards and bumped approaching the 400m. MANTIME Lay between the 800m and 400m. PIGEON POST Trainer repor ted that the gelding returned with abrasions to its stifles. Has since been spelled. PROCLAMATION Raced wide from the 1000m. A post race Veterinary examination revealed no abnor malities. Has since been spelled.
RACE 7: VERDELLO BLUE Raced keenly through the middle section of the race. Rider advised that after racing wide in t he ear ly stages and t he pace of the race being a good tempo elected to steady the gelding back and take up midfield position which was fur ther back than anticipated. ENTRECHAT Rider dropped her whip approaching t he 250m. BERGIO Raced keenly through the ear ly stages and was steadied when improving onto the heels of anther r unner passing t he winning post on first occasion, getting its head in the air. ROSEWOOD HILL Raced wide throughout. CAPPO D’ORO Raced keenly through the early stages. I DONE IT Made the crossing awkwardly at 1700m. BELVEDERE BOY Bumped with another run- ner when over-racing approaching the winning post on t he first occasion. I MPRESSZAR Lay inwards in the straight. KOSTYAZILCH Fractious in the barr iers pr ior to star t. Rider advised that following race the gelding was unsuited by racing on the pace today as it had not been able to finish the race off. Returned with a laceration to its near hind. STRIKING STAR Held up from on straightening until the 150m.
RACE 8: ASTRONOMITE Raced wide throughout and keenly through the early middle stages. A post race Veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have returned with an elevated heart rate. Co-Trainer under took to monitor the gelding’s recover y and advise Stewards accordingly. Trainer advised that the gelding had recovered well with no abnormalities and he would continue with its current preparation. MILITARY RULER Rider expressed disap-pointment in the performance as the gelding was under pressure from on straightening and failed to finish the race off. A post race Veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer later advised that the gelding had recovered well with no abnormalities and it was his intention to increase the gelding’s workload in an attempt to improve its performance and continue with its current preparation. TONKATUFF Raced wide from the 600m. ROSMARTINI Trainer’s representative advised that
mare would be rid de nina mid to rear position if possible and this information was disseminated. POLITICS Raced keenly through the early and middle stages.