GRACYTOM was withdrawn on 23.3.15 by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice (lame left fore fetlock) and was replaced by Standby Declared Starter P J HALL. Before being allowed to race again, GRACYTOM will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
FIRE STARTER began awkwardly and shortly after the start was shifted across behind runners.
Shortly after the start, P J HALL was awkwardly placed outside the heels of EASY AHEAD which shifted out. Then near the 1150 Metres, P J HALL shifted in and was steadied away from the heels of EASY AHEAD.
Near the 1000 Metres, LUCKY PIONEER was bumped by NOVEL START which shifted in away from the heels of TRILLION TREASURE.
Rounding the Home Turn, EASY AHEAD was held up behind LUCKY PIONEER.
Passing the 300 Metres, DIAMOND ANGEL was steadied when crowded for room between SEA FURY and FIRE STARTER which shifted in marginally.
Throughout the race, ENJOY THE FUN travelled wide and without cover.
Also for the majority of the race, FIRE STARTER travelled wide and without cover.
When questioned, Z Purton stated that COSTA DEL SOL did not travel at any stage of the race. He said it had been intended for the horse to be ridden in a handy position if possible, however, COSTA DEL SOL did not show sufficient speed in the early stages to be able to take up a forward position as intended. A veterinary inspection of COSTA DEL SOL immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
A veterinary inspection of FIRE STARTER, DIAMOND ANGEL and SEA FURY immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
ORIENTAL FANTASIA, TRILLION TREASURE and EASY AHEAD were sent for sampling.
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