On arrival at the Start, the tongue tie applied to WOOD ON FIRE was replaced.
MCLUCKY and STANLEY PARK bumped at the start.
WOOD ON FIRE shifted out at the start and inconvenienced ISLAND SHINE which in turn shifted out and bumped PING HAI GALAXY which on jumping lifted its front feet off the ground and began awkwardly.
STRIVE FOR GLORY began awkwardly and from a wide barrier was shifted across behind runners in the early stages.
FORTE was steadied in the early stages to obtain cover.
DANCING FIGHTER travelled keenly passing the 1100 Metres when being steadied in an attempt to obtain cover. DANCING FIGHTER continued to travel keenly and after the 1000 Metres was allowed to improve its position into the lead near the 800 Metres.
Passing the 1000 Metres, KAI XIN DRAGON got its head up when travelling keenly and being steadied to obtain cover behind PING HAI GALAXY.
Making the turn after the 1000 Metres, FORTE commenced to travel keenly.
After the 900 Metres, FORTE got its head on the side and lay in.
Passing the 850 Metres, KAI XIN DRAGON again got its head up on a number of occasions when continuing to prove very difficult to settle.
Close to the finishing line, FORTE was awkwardly placed inside the heels of WOOD ON FIRE and consequently was not able to be properly tested all the way to the end of the race.
For the majority of the race, KAI XIN DRAGON travelled wide and without cover.
A veterinary inspection of DANCING FIGHTER and ISLAND SHINE immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
MCLUCKY and STOCK LEGEND were sent for sampling.
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