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Bumped on jumping.
Crowded on jumping between PARKO and REAL PATRIOT, which jumped outwards. Held up and unable to obtain clear running from the 500m until after passing the 200m where it clipped heels, blundered and lost ground.
Slow to begin. J. Lloyd said connections wanted to race off the pace, but the gelding overreacted when being steadied shortly after jumping and got its head up and got further back than they had anticipated. He said he was inconvenienced severely when another runner broke down, resulting in him having to take evasive action passing the 600m. He added that he then rode the gelding along in the straight, but it failed to respond and he was not entirely happy with its action so he eased it down in the latter stages. Vetted, lame in the near foreleg. Veterinary clearance prior to racing again.
Broke down and fell approaching the 600m, dislodging apprentice M. Murphy. The gelding fractured both front fetlocks and was euthanased on humane grounds. A swab sample was taken.