Doomben 10,000 Day
Doomben, Ascot / Sat 15 May
Doomben Cup Day
Doomben, Ascot / Sat 22 May
Additional Races Programmed for CQ Amateurs - Saturday 15 May
Diebert fit and firing in TAB Trot Rods series
When questioned regarding the horse’s seemingly improved performance, trainer C. Weston explained that at the mare’s last start it was obliged to race wide throughout and also the rider had reported to him that she had concerns with the mare’s action and therefore she was reluctant to pressure the mare over the final stages, which had exaggerated its beaten margin. Stewards noted Mr Weston’s comments.
Had to be eased when placed in restricted room near the 500m. Apprentice M. Wishart was reminded of her obligations to ride her mounts out to the end of the race.
Raced three wide without cover throughout.
Had to be checked when tightened for room shortly after the start. Obliged to alter course approaching the winning post.
Raced wide for the majority of the event.
Had to be eased after improving on to the heels of SHEAR VOGUE near the 400m. Held up rounding the home turn and approaching the 100m was disappointed for a run between SHIITAKE and FLIM FLAN MAN and as a result went to the line without being fullhy tested by its rider.
Weakened over the concluding stages. When questioned regarding the horse’s disappointing performance, apprentice S. Sweeney stated that after racing wide and having to pressure her mount in the early and middle stages to obtain a forward position, the filly was then unable to finish the race off as anticipated. She added that the filly was not entirely comfortable in its action over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination which subsequently cleared the gelding to take its palace in the event. Raced three wide without cover throughout. Bled both nostrils. Ineligible to race for 3 months and prior to starting again must gallop satisfactorily over 1000m in the presence of a steward.