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Slow to begin. Momentarily held up for clear running on entering the home straight. Rider N. Seymour pleaded guilty to an excessive use of the whip breach in that he used it 9 times prior to the 100m and 11 times in total. Jockey N. Seymour was fined $100.
Raced wide in the early and middle stages. Laid in under pressure in the straight. Jockey E. Smith advised that she instructed the trainer that BROOK’S GIRL would benefit with the application of a bubble cheeker prior to its next start.
Jumped away awkwardly. Bumped on a number of occasions approaching the 300m by SCARAMOUCHE and shortly after was momentarily inconvenienced by SCARAMOUCHE, which shifted out to improve, and BROOK’S GIRL, which laid in under pressure. Jockey N. Summers advised that her mount became awkward in its stride approaching the winning post.
Hampered on jumping away. Laid out under pressure in the straight.
Laid in under pressure in the straight.
Hampered on jumping away. Raced wide throughout. Laid in under pressure over the concluding stages.
Underwent pre-race vet exam, passed fit to start.
Raced wide throughout. Hung in when placed under pressure in the home straight, placing its rider at a disadvantage. Trainer J. Manzelmann was advised that a warning would be placed on the record of TATACHILLA in relation to its tractability. Mr Manzelmann stated that he would look to experiment with gear and apply a bubble cheeker prior to a future race start and would look to engage a senior rider.
Hampered on jumping away. When questioned regarding the horse settling at the rear of the field in today’s event and also his vigour when entering the home straight, jockey M. Haley stated that he was instructed to lead in today’s event but after failing to muster early speed was trapped wide and as such he elected to restrain in an attempt to find cover. He added that his mount hung in throughout the event and when entering the home straight, when attempting to shift wider around the heels of SCARY SPICE, proved difficult to ride out and as such he could not place his mount under full pressur