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Punter's Guide to Thoroughbred Tracks
Inclined to lay in under pressure over the final 200m.
Stewards questioned apprentice J. Murphy regarding his riding of the mare. Apprentice Murphy stated that from the outside barrier he rode aggressively to clear runners to his inside, after which he restrained ARCHER’S PARADOX and it maintained a solid tempo and led by a considerable distance in the middle stages before weakening soon after straightening. He added that he thought it would have been detrimental to check the horse in the middle stages as this would have had an effect on the horse racing ungenerously. His explanation was noted. Trainer D. Murphy confirmed the instructions.
Slow to begin.
Overraced when being restrained in the early stages.
Reared as the start was effected and lost significant ground. Connections were advised that the horse must compete in an official barrier trial prior to racing again.