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Became awkwardly placed at the heels of LOVE IS ALL AROUND approaching the 500m when attempting a narrow run to the outside of that runner’s heels, and was then bumped by EMPIRE DAY which had improved to its outside.
Commenced to lay out passing the 700m and caused its rider some difficulty. Jockey M. Cahill pleaded guilty to a charge under AR. 221 in that he returned to scale in excess of half a kilogram over the weight that MOSSFAIR was required to carry.
Jockey M. McGillivray reported that the gelding may have got its tongue over the bit during the race. Trainer H. Richardson advised that he may add a tongue tie to the horse’s gear for its next start.
Stood flat-footed and missed the start by several lengths. Improved onto the heels of TEST THEROCK approaching the 700m and had to be restrained. Trainer J. Anderson was advised that the gelding will require two further barrier certificates, including one in an official trial, prior to racing again.
As the gelding has not raced for over 12 months, it underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and as cleared to start. Slow to begin, and then shifted out abruptly and lost ground. Commenced to weaken after passing the 400m and finished a distant last. Apprentice A. Thompson advised that, in his opinion, the gelding may have resented the tongue tie.