Trainer J Moore was fined the sum of $3,000 for presenting RICHCITY FORTUNE in the Parade Ring without a ring tongue bit which was part of its declared gear. This necessitated RICHCITY FORTUNE having to return to the saddling area to have the correct bit fitted.
HAPPY OUT THERE was slow to begin.
SPEEDY KING began only fairly.
DON’T MISS began only fairly and then was crowded for room on jumping between JUNZI and ELEGANCE PROMISE which shifted out.
DR RACE was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners.
Making the first turn passing the 600 Metres, DR RACE was momentarily crowded for room between DON’T MISS and NOBLE DE BOY which shifted in marginally. After this, DON’T MISS got its head up and shifted out towards the heels of JUNZI which resulted in DR RACE again being crowded for room.
Passing the 300 Metres, ELEGANCE PROMISE was bumped by JUNZI which shifted out to obtain clear running.
Passing the 100 Metres, DR RACE and DON’T MISS raced tight.
Throughout the race, SPARKLING TALENT travelled wide and without cover.
When questioned regarding the performance of NOBLE DE BOY, N Rawiller stated that after being shifted across behind runners in the early stages from a wide barrier, NOBLE DE BOY was awkwardly placed close to the heels of SPARKLING TALENT near the 600 Metres when that horse was being steadied in an attempt to obtain a trailing position with cover. He said he had previously formed the opinion that NOBLE DE BOY is better suited by being able to race without its momentum being checked which is why the horse was racing over 1000 Metres tonight as those races are generally run at such a tempo that NOBLE DE BOY had been able to enjoy a trouble-free run. He said after having its momentum interrupted near the 600 Metres, NOBLE DE BOY then responded only fairly after this. A veterinary inspection of NOBLE DE BOY immediately following the race found that horse to be a "roarer” which had previously been reported.
A veterinary inspection of RICHCITY FORTUNE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
SPEEDY KING and PEACE COMBINATION were sent for sampling.
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MA288 Rating - Included Handicap Adjustment
- Under Rated
- Gain benefit in rating
- Reach last winning rating
- Good in sectional
- Did win in wet track
- Placed in wet track
- Won in Soft or Heavy Track
- Placed in Soft or Heavy Track