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Pulled hard when leading in the early stages.
Rider questioned riding over final 400m where it appeared he had an opportunity to improve his position behind LOPE FOR JOYA. Stated mare only possesses a short sprint and for this reason instructed to hold the mare up and shift to the outside passing the 200m and make final sprint. Added he considered soon after straightening improving between LOPE FOR JOYA and ROUND MOUNTAIN GEM but felt it was a better option to shift to outside of AMICITIA to make final run. Explanation noted.
Slow to begin.
Slow to begin. Passing the 900m when overracing restrained from the heels of SPECIAL THING. Lost off fore plate in running.
Raced three wide with cover throughout.
Raced three wide without cover throughout.
Rounding the home turn was held up and unable to secure clear running. Near the 250m eased when tightened for room between GOLDEN LILY, which shifted out and SELES.