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Punter's Guide to Thoroughbred Tracks
Held up rounding the home turn.
Shifted out near the 300m and made contact with PAPA JO and soon afterwards shifted in under pressure and made heavy contact with COOL SEQUENCE.
Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was cleared to start.
Raced four wide without cover throughout. Bumped heavily by NICCANOVA near the 300m.
Struck the side of the gate whilst entering the track. J. Byrne reported that he trotted the horse around at the barriers and it was examined by the veterinary surgeon who passed it fit to race, which jockey Byrne agreed with as the horse felt free in its action. He added that the horse travelled very well throughout the race until placed under pressure upon straightening and did not feel comfortable in its action and it was his view that in hindsight making contact with the gate when entering the track may have had more of a bearing on its performance than he first thought. A post-race veteri
Raced three wide with cover.
Raced three wide without cover throughout.