HANDSOME BO BO shifted out at the start and brushed IGNITING and then shifted in and inconvenienced SILVER FIG which began only fairly.
From wide barriers, GUY DRAGON and WIND N GRASS were steadied shortly after the start to obtain cover.
Despite being vigorously ridden in the early stages, SNAP FIT failed to muster speed and near the 1150 Metres became unbalanced when crowded for room between HONG KONG BET and INVINCIBLE MISSILE which shifted out marginally before being bumped on the hindquarters by SNAP FIT and then shifting out further.
Near the 1100 Metres, INVINCIBLE MISSILE was momentarily awkwardly placed outside the heels of LOBO’S LEGEND.
Passing the 150 Metres, HONG KONG BET got its head on the side and lay in under pressure, requiring its rider to correct his mount.
Throughout the race, WILL POWER travelled wide and without cover.
After the race, A Hamelin stated that SILVER FIG’s action deteriorated rounding the Home Turn and in the early part of the Straight. He said because of this he did not ride SILVER FIG out over the concluding stages as the horse was already beaten. A veterinary inspection of SILVER FIG immediately following the race including an endoscopic examination showed a substantial amount of blood in the horse's trachea. Before being allowed to race again, SILVER FIG will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
A veterinary inspection of WILL POWER, LOBO’S LEGEND and GUY DRAGON immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
HANDSOME BO BO and IGNITING were sent for sampling.
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