Prior to the start, HAPPY DRAGON was removed from the barriers when the bridle required adjusting. This resulted in a delay to the start of the race.
REMARKABLE was slow to begin.
BIGWOOD began only fairly.
ZILONG was bumped on jumping by AMAZING SATCHMO which was taken in by FAMOUS WARRIOR.
RICKFIELD shifted out at the start and bumped the hindquarters of HAPPY DRAGON which became unbalanced.
Near the 1750 Metres, HO HO KHAN was momentarily awkwardly placed close to the heels of BIGWOOD when being shifted in behind that horse.
RICKFIELD got its head up on a number of occasions in the early stages.
For the majority of the race, ZILONG travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of FAMOUS WARRIOR immediately following the race did not show any significant findings, however, the horse was unable to be scoped due to being fractious.
A veterinary inspection of AMAZING SATCHMO and REMARKABLE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
BIGWOOD, HO HO KHAN and HO HO FEEL were sent for sampling.