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Sunday’s Singapore Stipes’ Report Highlights

DANNY BOY: Danny (apprentice R Rueven, cruising to an easy win in Race 10 on Sunday despite being hampered shortly after the start.  - PHOTOS: JEREMY LONG, TNP FILE

RACE 1

SO PERFECT: Jumped awkwardly outwards; bumped.

FAMOUS N FAST: Bumped heavily.

NORTHERN CAT: Bumped heavily and unbalanced; made contact.

MISCHEF LOVE US: Made contact; carried inwards; raced keenly; steadied.

SPANISH TRAIN: Carried inwards.

ALWAYS A WINNER: Raced wide.

STREET RUFFIAN: Raced wide; inconvenienced; steadied.

BRILLIANT BEAUTY: Inclined to lay outwards; eased.

RACE 2

CLIP THE TICKET: Difficult to be loaded into the barrier; bumped.

ESCALATION: Slow to begin; bumped; got his head up when being eased.

JOHN DUKE: Bumped.

JUBILATION: Slow into stride; crowded.

ROCK ESPRIT: Rolled outwards.

POWER KING: Bumped.

EASY EASY: Bumped; raced keenly.

GOOD MISSION: Bumped.

BRING MONEY HOME: Inconvenienced; tendency to lay inwards; steadied.

RACE 3

WHAT'S DAT: Slow to begin.

RIKIOH: Lost ground at the start after being severely crowded.

CAPTAIN MCCAW: Carried outwards.

RACE 4

STORMY ALONG: Began awkwardly.

KATONG PARK: Jumped awkwardly outwards; bumped; raced wide.

ZORRO: Bumped.

PESCATORE: Blundered.

FOLLOW THE KING: Raced wide.

VIRGIN GALACTIC: Raced wide.

RACE 5

SCRAT: Slow to begin.

LUCKY COME: Raced wide.

SUGAR MAN: Tendency to lay outwards.

RACE 6

PERFECT CHALLENGER: Slow to begin; disappointed for a run on two occasions.

SUNNY: Slow to begin.

SWEET LODGE: Jockey I Azhar reported that Sweet Lodge was not striding out freely.

RACE 7

LAM EDITION: Trainer D Hill, when questioned regarding the significant increase in the body weight of Lam Edition, said that the horse had returned from a lengthy spell and had built up significantly. He added that the horse had recently trialled and was fit to start. A pre-race veterinary examination passed Lam Edition fit to race.

LUCKY GENERAL: Slow to begin.

MORRIS: Tendency to lay inwards, obliging his rider to stop riding and straighten his mount on a number of occasions. Apprentice WL Tan reported that Morris was not striding out freely.

CELESTIAL STAR: Laid outwards.

RACE 8

ALL MY WAY: Crowded; returned having cast his off-fore plate.

ZAC HEAVEN: Jumped awkwardly outwards.

HIDDEN VENTURE: Difficult to settle; made contact; raced wide; brushed; laid outwards.

BLACK FURY: Made contact.

ADRENALINE: Raced wide.

LUCKY DAPPER: Brushed; laid outwards.

An objection was lodged by apprentice S Noh, the rider of second placegetter, Hidden Venture, against Lucky Dapper, being declared the winner, on the grounds of interference over the final 100m. After deliberation and considering all of the evidence, the panel of stewards felt that near the 100m mark, Lucky Dapper shifted outwards slightly momentarily, brushing Hidden Venture. Thereafter, Hidden Venture and Lucky Dapper laid outwards. Taking into account the interference and the manner in which both horses finished, the stewards felt that the interference had not affected the result of the race. The objection was overruled.

RACE 9

FLASH GIFT: Crowded.

ASTROSTAR: Crowded.

CORONET PEAK: Crowded.

MAGNETO: Shifted inwards to avoid the heels of Flash Gift; raced wide.

SICHUAN RULER: Held up from the 400m until shortly after passing the 300m mark.

ENCOSTA DIABLO: Checked.

MYCAPTAINOBLIVIOUS: Bled.

RACE 10

AMBER SHADE: Lame off-fore; withdrawn.

ONEPLUSZERO ONE: Difficult to load.

I LIKE: Difficult to load.

BRAVO: Slow to begin; bumped.

CONFALCON: Buffeted; steadied; raced poorly.

DANNY: Began awkwardly; hampered.

SPINNING SUCCESS: Eased.

GALLANT HEIGHTS: Held up and unable to improve between the 600m mark and the 450m mark.

BLACK BEAN: Bumped.

RACE 11

WINNER'S SMILE: Lame near-fore; withdrawn.

ROYAL STYLE: Began awkwardly; raced wide.

ARROWHEAD: Veered inwards abruptly; raced keenly; steadied.

FARETTI: Raced wide.

FOREVER AHEAD: Switched inwards to obtain clear running.

BIGCAT RHAPSODY: Hung outwards.