马来西亚 （槟城） - 29/12/2013
场地：良好 夺标时速： 2:01.30
RACE 7 (R1697) YANG DI-PERTUA NEGERI GOLD CUP 2000M
[MALAYSIAN GROUP 1]
[HANDICAP RACE 3 YEAR OLDS & ABOVE]
OCEAN FANTASY, which was down 21kgs in body weight since its last run, was
checked by the Club Veterinary Surgeon prior to the race and was passed fit to start.
Acting on a report from the Starter that TAICHI MASTER (J De Souza) was difficult to
be loaded, TAICHI MASTER will be required to pass one starting stall test before being
declared to race again.
Shortly after the start, TAICHI MASTER, OCEAN FANTASY (G Cheyne) and
MONSILI (HS Gill) were all crowded for room between IWA ANTILIA (App KC
Tham) which rolled outwards, and SPEED BABY (O Chavez) which rolled inwards.
App KC Tham, the rider of IWA ANTILIA, lost the use of his near side iron and re-
gathered it shortly afterwards.
Near the 800M, BEAUTIFUL CHOICE (Lou Ho) and MONSILI bumped.
Post-race veterinary examinations of TAICHI MASTER and LITTLEBITOFJOY (I
Azhar) revealed no obvious abnormality.
The Veterinary Surgeon reported that IWA ANTILIA returned having cast its off hind
When questioned regarding the performance of TAICHI MASTER, Jockey J De Souza
stated that he was instructed to get a good jump and ride a forward race. He said that
after getting a good jump, he was happy with the way TAICHI MASTER was travelling,
however in the home straight, the gelding commenced to struggle over the last 300M and
in his opinion, did not get the 2000M distance. His explanation was noted. Trainer R
Lines confirmed the instructions and said that he also was of the opinion that TAICHI
MASTER was having its first start over 2000M and did not see out the distance. He said
that it is his intention to give TAICHI MASTER a spell. His explanation was noted.