MR ALDAN shifted out at the start and bumped the hindquarters of FANTASTIC SHOW.
PRIME MINISTER was crowded for room on jumping between RIGHT HONOURABLE and FAST PACE, both of which shifted ground. After this, from wide barriers, RIGHT HONOURABLE and PRIME MINISTER were shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
Throughout the race, FANTASTIC SHOW travelled wide and without cover.
When questioned, J Moreira (CHEVALIER PRINCE) stated that on entering the Back Straight the tempo of the race steadied up and at this stage he was racing three wide following FANTASTIC SHOW which he felt would not be able to take him into the race. He said when the tempo slowed, he elected to improve his position around FANTASTIC SHOW and had intended to obtain a position outside SMILING CITY forward of FANTASTIC SHOW. He said when improving past FANTASTIC SHOW, CHEVALIER PRINCE had sufficient momentum to be able to continue forward of SMILING CITY and therefore he elected to allow his mount to obtain that running and sit outside the lead. He added after steadying CHEVALIER PRINCE outside FAST PACE, CHEVALIER PRINCE came under pressure passing the 500 Metres and after laying out rounding the Home Turn then gave ground in the Straight. A veterinary inspection of CHEVALIER PRINCE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
FAST PACE, GIFT OF LIFELINE and SMOOTHIES were sent for sampling.
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