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Shifted out under pressure in the home straight.
Slow to begin. Held up in the early stages of the home straight and near the 300 metres shifted out to improve and bumped EVITA LA VIE.
Slow to begin. Held up in the early stages of the home straight and near the 300 metres shifted out to improve and bumped EVITA LA VIE. Apprentice J Lloyd was reprimanded under AR131(b) for failing to ride his mount out to the finish of the race.
Began awkwardly. Bumped near the 300 metres.
Rider J Byrne could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance of the gelding. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow post-race recovery and displaying mild symptoms of the thumps.
Due to current covid 19 restrictions Stewards permitted J Orman to ride the gelding 0.5kg over its allocated weight. J Orman was of the opinion something may have been amiss with the gelding in the home straight and for this reason he desisted from pressuring the horse over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to making an abnormal respiratory noise following the race. Trainer J Moore was advised HODGSON would require a veterinary clearance including satisfactory results of an endoscopic examination prior to its next race start.