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Sunday’s Singapore Stipes’ report highlights

CLOSE AFFAIR: Warspirit getting up in the last few strides to beat Barnato and Mighty Creation (both obscured) in Race 5 on Sunday.

RACE 1

BRILLIANT POWER: Jumped awkwardly; crowded.

KING OF KOON: Jumped awkwardly.

INCREDIBLE HULK: Slow into stride.

BAY OF ISLAND: Unable to secure a clear run between the 500m mark and the 200m mark.

RACE 2

FOREVER BEST: Restless in the barrier, taken out, examined by the veterinary surgeon, passed fit to race and reloaded; slow to begin.

CELESTINA: Slow to begin; made contact.

TOMORROW’S GOLD: Made contact; taken outwards when disappointed for a run shortly after making the turn into the straight; tendency to lay inwards; proved difficult to ride out.

ABOVE THE HORIZON: Slow to begin; steadied outwards.

BONITA Z BULL: Hung inwards.

RACE 3

MY DANCING DUEL: Slow to begin. MAREA NEGRO: Jumped awkwardly inwards; bumped; raced keenly; steadied.

SPLICE: Bumped; made contact.

FLYING AHEAD: Raced wide.

BLOSSOMS SEQUEL: Raced tight; made contact; steadied.

CLERMONT CLUB: Checked.

PATERSON ROAD: Checked.

RACE 4

BLACK SORCERER: Jumped awkwardly outwards; a veterinary examination revealed that the horse exhibited signs of respiratory distress.

CLAIM: Hampered; apprentice S Noh reported that the horse returned with his saddle having shifted back.

KINGSLEY: Bumped; raced tight.

NOVEMBER STAR: Bumped.

CONSTANCE’S SPIRIT: Steadied; bumped inwards; steadied again when racing tight; taken outwards to obtain clear running; inclined to lay inwards under pressure, obliging his rider to stop riding and straighten his mount on a number of occasions.

DESTINY GENERAL: Bumped.

BIG BANG KING: Carried inwards.

RACE 5

HAKAMGONG: Slow to begin; inconvenienced after being bumped.

WARSPIRIT: Jumped awkwardly; bumped.

NEUTRINOS: Shifted inwards abruptly after being bumped.

BINGO: Bumped; difficult to settle.

RACE 6

FAHLA FAHLA: Crowded.

EISHIN BRIGHT: Jumped awkwardly.

RACE 7

ANODOUBT: Slow to begin; showed no early pace.

LECTERN: Made contact; unbalanced.

YES BABA: Made contact, unbalanced; steadied; tendency to lay outwards.

KEVIN ELEVEN: Difficult to settle.

BEAUTIFUL WORLD: Checked.

RACE 8

ZENA: Crowded.

EXCEPTIONAL CHOICE: Crowded; bumped; jockey T O’Shea reported that Exceptional Choice was not striding out freely; returned lame off-fore.

CHENGDU WARRIOR: Slow into stride; raced wide; bumped; crowded.

DOUBLE HOCK: Slow to begin; inconvenienced.

JOHNNY HATES JAZZ: Rolled outwards.

RACE 9

SMILESWITHHISEYES: Slow to begin; crowded; steadied.

TOUCH OF GOLD: Difficult to settle; eased; bumped.

LUCKY MISSION: Bumped; raced wide.

RIEDEL: Jockey A Munro, when questioned, confirmed his instructions were to ride his mount patiently and come to the outside to make his run. He said that approaching the turn into the straight, he was unable to come to the outside as he had Touch Of Gold and Smileswithhiseyes to his outside. Thereafter, in the early part of the straight, he was unable to angle to the outside as he still had Smileswithhiseyes racing to his outside, and he also was unable to secure a clear run until the final 100m.

RACE 10

TWODOLLARMUPPET: Lost ground when being severely crowded.

MOOVA FISH: Jumped awkwardly; carried outwards.

STAR RAINBOW: Eased; unbalanced.

OCEAN DREAM: Hung outwards badly throughout.

BRINGITHOME: Inconvenienced; rolled inwards.

FARRAND: Eased.

SINGLE ACT: Raced wide.

RACE 11

GOLDEN PASTURE: Slow to begin.

BREAKING VAULTS: Steadied; bumped; rolled inwards.

HARDEN UP: Steadied; difficult to settle.

GOOD LOOUKEN: Raced wide; jockey L Allpress reported that Good Loouken hung outwards badly throughout which placed her at a disadvantage.

TEQUILA SHOT: Unbalanced after being bumped; steadied; laid inwards.

BRAVE SISTER: Laid outwards; made contact; unbalanced.

SPUN GOLD: Made contact; unbalanced.

DAHLHAUS: Held up for clear running between the 600m mark until passing the 400m mark.

BUNGAE: Steadied.