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Punter's Guide to Thoroughbred Tracks
Aquis Park Gold Coast
Trainer questioned re improved performance. See Stewards Report.
Raced three wide without over throughout.
Raced greenly throughout and was inclined to lay in. Passing the 900m when in a trailing position, got its head up when being restrained.
Slow to begin.
Following the event Jockey A. Fancourt reported that the gelding was making an abnormal respiratory noise. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities, however, the veterinary surgeon recommended the gelding be scoped.
Passing the 900m, bumped by ELEMENTAE which laid in and raced in restricted room for a short distance. Stable representative for Trainer S. Leef advised stewards following the event that the gelding was showing signs of being lame and needed veterinary attention. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near hind leg.
Stood flat-footed and then when jumping away, began awkwardly shifted in and lost considerable ground. Jockey A. Spinks reported that in his opinion the gelding resented the cross-over noseband and recommended to connections that they remove that gear for its next start.