Seven riders, one trainer questioned


LUCKY GENERAL: Jockey BN Shahrul said that the gelding never travelled comfortably at any stage. He felt that the horse was not striding out freely.


AD VALORE: Jockey M Nunes said that the colt travelled well in the position just behind the leaders. But, when he placed the horse under pressure near the 600m mark, the horse failed to make any ground on the leaders when he did not run on as anticipated.


DRAGON WALK: Jockey J Low said that his instructions were to race in a forward position as per the horse's customary racing pattern. In riding to these instructions, he was caught three wide and he placed his mount under full pressure from the hometurn but Dragon Walk raced flat in the homestraight and commenced to give ground from the 200m mark.


MIAGRACE: Apprentice Z Zuriman said that his instructions were to sit in a handy position, which he was able to do after beginning well. He added that the mare travelled well until being placed under pressure near the 600m, where Miagrace failed to respond to his riding and proved disappointing. He felt that the horse resented racing in restricted room inside of other runners.

RIGHT IS RIGHT: Apprentice WS Chan said that after riding his mount along with the whip in the early part of the straight, the horse laid inwards. He then rode his mount along without using his whip but the mare continued to lay inwards and, after attempting to shift outwards to improve his position to the outside of Ageless passing the 200m, his mount continued to lay inwards. For this reason, he remained behind Ageless until approaching the winning post, whereupon his mount did respond to his attempt to shift outwards.


GATO NEGRO: Jockey O Chavez said that after beginning awkwardly, he settled further back than anticipated. He was then held up for a run approaching the hometurn and, thereafter, Gato Negro only finished the race off fairly.

LIVELY DRAGON: Jockey I Santana said that the gelding travelled well throughout but, when placed under pressure in the homestraight, failed to respond to his riding and raced flat.


GANBATTE GANBATTE: Trainer J O'Hara, who was questioned regarding the apparent improved performance of Ganbatte Ganbatte, said that he was not overly disappointed with the gelding's last performance on Oct 5, when his horse was not suited by the turf surface. He added that the gelding had performed satisfactorily at several of his previous starts on the Polytrack and he was confident of a forward showing.