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Overraced in the early stages.
The gates were slightly slow to open. After reviewing the patrol footage, stewards were of the opinion that this had not materially affected the horse’s chances.
Had to be steadied after improving on to heels in the vicinity of the 900m.
The gelding’s gates were momentarily slow to begin. After reviewing the patrol footage, stewards were of the opinion that this had not materially affected the horse’s chances.
Overraced in the early and middle stages.
Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start. Stood flat-footed as the start was effected and was slow to begin. Rider B. Richardson reported that her mount failed to stretch out in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. When questioned, trainer Mr T. Cook stated that UMBERTO had pleased in its work leading up to today’s event and it was his intention to continue with its preparation. Stewards advised Mr Cook that due to the disappointing performance, UMBERTO would require a veterinary clearance prior to a future race
A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.