J.J. Atkins Order of Entry
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Held up approaching the home turn. Had to alter course to the outside of the heels of SUPERGIANT approaching the 100m
After being fractious in the float whilst en route to the track, the gelding was examined by the veterinary surgeon after arriving on course and found to have minor abrasions to the offside nostril and nearside hip, however, was passed fit to race. Raced wide rounding the home turn. Shifted in for a short distance when placed under pressure passing the 300m before being corrected by its rider.
Stewards intend to interview trainer C. Maher regarding the horse’s late arrival on course. A routine pre-race sample was taken from the horse.
On inquiry it was established that approaching the 1700m PROFIT was eased when crowded for room to the inside of SWING SHIFT, which was carried in slightly by SUPERGIANT. In the circumstances stewards did not believe there was sufficient evidence to warrant a careless riding charge, however, jockey A. Chau, the rider of SUPERGIANT, was advised to take more care when shifting ground in future. The veterinary surgeon reported that the gelding had a slow post-race recovery.
Raced three wide with cover.
Slow to begin. Held up approaching the home turn.
Raced three wide without cover in the early stages before obtaining cover passing the 1200m.
Slow to begin. Raced three wide with cover.
Overraced in the early stages. Raced wide rounding the home turn.
Crowded for room approaching the 1700m and forced in, tightening PROFIT. Raced three wide without cover throughout.