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Stewards questioned trainer Mr L. Ross regarding the improved performance. He indicated that the filly appreciated the step up in distance to 1400m, adding at its most recent starts riders had been instructed to lead if possible, however over shorter distances this had not been achievable, and felt being able to obtain the lead today and dictate the pace in a longer race was the explanation for the improved performance.
Slow to begin.
Overraced badly in the early stages and had to be checked from heels near the 900m.
Change of tactics. Connections advised the gelding would be ridden more forward from the wide barrier. The horse was ridden in the second half of he field. Stewards opened an inquiry into the running and handling of the horse. After taking evidence from jockey D. Browne and trainer Mr K. Kemp, the matter was adjourned to a date to be fixed.
Change of tactics. Connections advised the gelding would be ridden forward from the wide gate. The horse was ridden accordingly.
Jockey L. Cassidy reported his mount blundered on jumping away and lost ground. Raced wide.
Overraced in the early stages.
Raced wide without cover.