CROATIA and COMMANDANT bumped at the start.
Passing the 1500 Metres, CROATIA was crowded for room between HEAR THE ROAR and CRUISE CONTROL which shifted in abruptly when awkwardly placed close to the heels of EASY AHEAD.
After the 1200 Metres, COMMANDANT was left racing wide and without cover.
For some distance after the 900 Metres, EASY AHEAD and VIVA GUY raced tight and bumped on a number of occasions as EASY AHEAD shifted to the outside of EAGLE KING.
HEAR THE ROAR was momentarily held up for clear running in the early part of the Straight and then had difficulty obtaining clear running between EAGLE KING and COMMANDANT passing the 300 Metres.
After the race, J Moreira (SHANTARAAM) reported that his saddle shifted back slightly shortly after the start.
A veterinary inspection of COMMANDANT and VIVA GUY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of HEAR THE ROAR immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea. Before being allowed to race again, HEAR THE ROAR will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
FIERY PATROL and SHANTARAAM were sent for sampling.