新加坡 - 16/01/2015
场地：良好 夺标时速： 1:11.26 分段时间：400公尺 0:25.48 600公尺 0:37.11 800公尺 0:48.65 1000公尺 0:59.91
RACE 1 [TF0082]
KRANJI STAKES D SC (A) 1200M
After arriving at the barrier, HIGHLIGHT (M Rodd) had its saddle readjusted.
SUPERMART (S Sam) was slow to begin.
DRAGON NINETYNINE (App J See), which jumped away awkwardly, made
contact with GEARIGURU (S John).
Shortly after the start, BLACK MAMBA (A Munro) steadied off the heels of
WILKINSON (I Saifudin), which shifted inwards.
Shortly after passing the 1000m, BEST NINE (D Flores) got its head up when
being steadied after racing up onto the heels of WILKINSON. BEST NINE
continued to prove difficult to settle and passing the 700m, lost ground after
getting its head up.
BEST NINE was held up behind BLACK MAMBA and unable to improve
between the 600m and the 450m.
DRAGON NINETYNINE, which made the turn into the straight wide, laid
outwards and finished the race out wider on the track.
A subsequent veterinary examination was requested on BEST NINE which
revealed no apparent abnormality.
Jockey Saifudin, when questioned regarding the run of WILKINSON, stated
that he was instructed that he should maintain his advantage of the inside
barrier draw, however, he was to be mindful that if runners wanted to take
up a fast pace, he should elect to race back off them. However, with no
early pace in the race, he found himself racing in a more forward position
than anticipated. Trainer L Khoo stated that he had not changed his riding
instructions but he believed that WILKINSON was able to race in a more
forward position due to there being a number of horses which raced back in
the field and also that the gelding was down in class. In addition, he
believed the advantage of an inside barrier had also contributed to this.
Their explanations were noted.