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Tightened for room on jumping and shifted in bumping the runner to its inside.
Jumped inwards at the start tightening runners to its inside.
When questioned regarding the early tactics adopted on the gelding which raced 3 wide for the majority of the race, Jockey R. Fradd stated that after being urged to go forward early from its wide barrier, the horse refused to settle and he was unable to bring the gelding back and as a result was obliged to race 3 wide. His explanation was noted.
Bumped on the hindquarters shortly after the start and became unbalanced. When questioned regarding the early tactics adopted on FAIR FELLA, rider J. Taylor stated that the gelding raced in the lead which is its normal racing pattern, however, passing the 900m when pressured by JE SUIS BELLE, commenced to over-race and refused to settle. He further added that a combination of the gelding being stirred up behind the barriers and over-racing, and being of the opinion that the gelding may not run out a strong 1100m, all contributed to its performance today.