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Punter's Guide to Thoroughbred Tracks
Proved difficult to settle in the early stages. Raced three wide with cover.
Connections advised that, from the wide alley, the gelding would be ridden further back in the field. The horse was ridden accordingly, settling at the rear of the field three wide with cover. Eased off the heels of GO DIXIE near the 1200m when that runner was steadied whilst racing to the inside of FRANCISCA.
Held up for clear running in the early part of the straight.
Trainer J. Gilmore advised that the intention would be to have the gelding ridden forward and settle just off the pace. Settled midfield after runners to the outside pressed forward to obtain a position closer to the fence.
Slow to begin.
Bumped with GO DIXIE on a couple of occasions shortly after the start. Raced three wide with cover.
Jumped away awkwardly. Proved difficult to settle in the early stages. Eased when racing in restricted room over the concluding stages.
Bumped with LE DUDE on a couple of occasions shortly after the start. Raced three wide without cover in the early stages.
Raced three wide with cover.
Eased near the 900m when racing to the inside of FRANCISCA, which shifted in.
Had to be eased off the heels of CANBERRA near the 900m.