马来西亚 （槟城） - 06/10/2013
场地：烂地 夺标时速： 1:23.20
RACE 2 (R1304) Class 5 - 1300M
ROLLS CAN HARDLY, a course scratching as it had a sore back, will be required to
pass a veterinary examination before being declared to race again.
On jumping, SARAWI (J Shankar) and PRINCIPAL MAN (App WT Chung) were
crowded for room between ACTUARIAL TALENT (App M Ganeesh) which jumped
awkwardly outwards, and GLORY STAR (App How Yang) which jumped awkwardly
Near the 1000M, NOTHING TO LOSE (R Woodworth) steadied when crowded for room
between BALE (HK Cheng) which rolled inwards, and SECRETLY HIDDEN (App SS
Vanan) which rolled outwards.
Near the 900M, BALE and SECRETLY HIDDEN bumped.
Near the 800M, GLORY STAR and BEST WRESTLER (HS Gill) were crowded for
room between GHOST HEARTED (App Z Khairil) which rolled inwards, and
NOTHING TO LOSE which shifted outwards across the heels of SAPPHIRE STAR (K
Near the 400M, Jockey K Eirwan (SAPPHIRE STAR) lost the use of his near-side rein
before re-gathering it shortly afterwards.
Near the 150M, EAST GATE (Y Aify) steadied off the heels of SARAWI which shifted
outwards under pressure.
The Veterinary Surgeon reported that GLORY STAR returned with a cut in the near fore-
leg and will be required to pass a veterinary examination before being declared to race
Post-race veterinary examinations of GHOST HEARTED, SARAWI, JOYFUL AFFAIR
(TM Wan), NOTHING TO LOSE and SECRETLY HIDDEN revealed no obvious
abnormality. JOYFUL AFFAIR, NOTHING TO LOSE and SECRETLY HIDDEN
which all raced poorly, will each be required to pass a test (1000M/vet) before being
declared to race again.
When questioned regarding the performance of SARAWI, Jockey J Shankar stated that
he was instructed to get a good jump, sit handy in 3rd, 4th or 5th position and make his run
at the top of the straight, try to win or to run a place. He said that he was advised by the
trainer that SARAWI was having its first start on a heavy track and had reservation on
how the gelding would handle the conditions despite winning last start on a yielding track
on 28th September 2013 in Penang. He further stated that he was able to get a good jump
and sit handy as instructed and travelled well in the early and middle stages and when he
asked for an effort in the home straight, his mount did not respond as expected and was
disappointing. His explanation was noted. A post-race veterinary examination of
SARAWI revealed that the gelding returned with a sore back. SARAWI, which raced
poorly, will be required to pass a test (1000M/vet) before being declared to race again.