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Raced 3 wide without cover throughout. Laid in when placed under pressure after passing the 300m, and continued to lay in over the concluding stages.
Began awkwardly. When racing in restricted room passing the 2000m, the mare was bumped on a number of occasions when tightened by OPEN ROAD which shifted in, and was then checked when crowded for room by DASHING SPECIAL, which laid in, and OPEN ROAD, which shifted out.
Checked passing the 200m when tightened for room by OPEN ROAD which shifted out.
When racing in restricted room passing the 2000m, the gelding was bumped on a number of occasions when tightened by OPEN ROAD which shifted in. Restrained from the heels of GALVARINO passing the 1400m. Disappointed for a run between GALVARINO and OPEN ROAD passing the 200m and had to alter course back to the inside to secure clear running.
Raced in restricted room approaching the 200m to the inside of JARHEAD. Disappointed for a run between HUSSON’S PRIDE and JARHEAD which shifted in slightly approaching the 150m.
Bumped heavily on jumping and lost considerable ground.
After racing in a forward position for the majority, the mare commenced to weaken after passing the 500m and finished tailed off. A post-race veterinary examination of the mare failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities. Co-trainers B. & D. Guy advised that in light of today’s performance, it is now their intention to retire the mare to stud.