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Laid in under pressure in the home straight
Steadied passing the 800 metres to avoid the heels of HARD STRIDE which shifted in when not fully clear. P Hamblin, rider of HARD STRIDE, was reprimanded under AR131(a) and advised to show greater care.
Hampered approaching the 900 metres. Rider T Brummell was reprimanded under AR132(5) for use of the whip on fifteen occasions in totality.
Checked approaching the 800 metres. G Geran, rider of TAPA , pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of ESSAKA resulting in that runner being taken in across the running of DRAYMAN which was tightened for room and had to be checked. The license of G Geran to ride in races was suspended for a period of 11 days to commence midnight 13th December up to and including midnight 24th December.
Checked near the 900 metres. P Hamblin, rider of HARD STRIDE, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of ABSOLUTE BONZA which was taken in resulting in MEDIA VITA being checked. ZUKAZ, WICKED EXPRESS, ANSINNA and DISTRICT, all of which were racing to the inside of MEDIA VITA, were hampered in consequence and lost ground. The license of P Hamblin to ride in races was suspended for a period of 13 days to commence midnight 12th December up to and including midnight 25th December 2020. Disappointed for a ru
Checked near 900 metres to avoid the heels of WICKED EXPRESS which laid in despite the efforts of its rider.
After being loaded into the barriers was removed, underwent a veterinary examination and subsequently cleared to start. Taken in and hampered near 1000 metres
Hampered approaching the 1000 metres and a short distance later laid in despite the efforts of its rider.
Hampered near the 900 metres.
Eased down over the final 400 metres of the event and passing the finishing line collapsed on the track. A post-race veterinary examination revealed PALLADIAN had suffered a catastrophic cardiac episode. Post mortem urine and blood samples were taken from PALLADIAN.