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Punter's Guide to Thoroughbred Tracks
Shifted out under pressure approaching the 100m.
Held up from the 450m until the 350m. Inconvenienced by ANGUS THE BLACK which shifted out approaching the 100m.
Held up from the 400m until approaching the 250m before altering course to the inside of BRONCKS to secure clear running.
Hung out rounding the home turn.
Raced 3 wide without cover in early stages, before being restrained to a position with cover at the rear of the field passing the 900m.
Slow to begin. Shifted 3 wide to improve after passing the 700m.
When asked to comment about the tactics adopted, jockey M. McGillivray advised that it was always his intention to lead in the race, however after being ridden forward to lead from the wide barrier, his mount refused to settle after passing the 1100m and overraced for the majority. He added that, in his opinion, the combination of the extra pressure being applied in the early stages and the horse overracing may have contributed to its finishing effort today. Stewards noted the explanation.