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Punter's Guide to Thoroughbred Tracks
Slow into stride. Held up in the early stages of the home straight.
Began very awkwardly, momentarily unbalancing its rider. Jockey L. Cassidy reported the gelding was inclined to lay out under pressure in the home straight and indicated that connection were likely to now send the gelding for a spell.
Obliged to alter course near the 200m.
Checked passing the 300. Stewards inquired into this incident and Apprentice B Nothdurft was subsequently found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR 131 (a), in that after passing the 300m, when riding JERRY ZANDA along, directed that gelding out to obtain clear running and in doing so tightened the running of THORBEN causing the rider of that horse to restrain his mount and lose ground. Apprentice Nothdurft’s license to ride in races was suspended for a period of 10 days to commence midnight 5 June and to conclude 15 June.
Raced 3 wide throughout.
Shifted in shortly after the start before being corrected by its rider. Then raced 3 wide throughout.
Overraced in the early stages.
Overraced in the early stages when attempting to restrain to a rearward position before racing 3 and 4 wide throughout the event. Jockey S. Lacy advised that, in her view, the gelding may not have appreciated the quick back up from its last engagement on 20 May.
Shortly after the start was effected was obliged to steady from the heels of RUFFIN’ IT, which shifted in marginally. Raced 3 wide.