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Began awkwardly and bumped. Co-trainer questioned re improved performance - stated gelding had worked well with addition of a tongue tie following last start, which he attributed to today’s performance. Also noted was intention to have gelding lead last start but it was unable to muster the necessary speed in the early stages despite the efforts of its rider.
Trainer advised would be ridden further back if circumstances permit. After beginning well was restrained to obtain a position with cover off the speed.
Began awkwardly and was bumped. Near the 1200m laid in away from Super Kids and bumped Euro Hustler.
Overraced in the early stages.
Slow to begin.
Began awkwardly and then bumped and lost ground.
Bumped at the start. Bumped near 1200m. Leaving 1000m steadied when awkwardly placed at heels of Del Vega. Rider questioned re performance - stated gelding raced flat and failed to respond to his riding leaving 300m and proved disappointing. Stable foreman unable to explain and undertook to report any abnormalities that may come to light to explain the performance. Vetted - no significant findings.
Raced three wide without cover throughout. Vetted - lame in the off hind leg.