Team Teal 2020
Queensland / Sat 1 Feb - Sun 15 Mar
Doomben Twilight Meeting
Doomben Racecourse, Hampden St, Ascot / Thu 6 Feb
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Punter's Guide to Thoroughbred Tracks
Bumped heavily on jumping away, was forced to steady and lost ground. When overracing passing the 700m improved into a tight position near the 600m and had to be steadied, and was again steadied from heels near the 550m. Laid in under pressure after passing the 400m.
Jumped away awkwardly, bumping another runner. The saddle shifted back shortly after the start.
Was bumped by another runner on jumping away and shifted out. A post race veterinary examination revealed a poor post-race recovery.
Reared as the start was effected and lost ground. When asked to comment on the performance of the colt, which tailed the field throughout, apprentice J. Huxtable indicated that his mount raced greenly and was obliged to pressure EXALTED in the middle stages in an attempt to improve, and that the horse would take improvement from the race experience. Trainer C. Munce was advise that a warning would be placed on the gelding’s competiveness.
A post race veterinary examination of MISHANI BLING which weakened noticeably over the 300m, failed to reveal any significant abnormalities. Trainer L. Ross was advised that warning would place on the gelding’s competitiveness.