Sunday’s Singapore stipes’ report highlights
LEADERSHIP: Slow to begin.
MYSTICAL DIAMOND: Slow to begin.
SOARING WIN: Bumped. Jockey HK Cheng reported that the horse returned with his saddle having shifted back. This was confirmed by the veterinary surgeon.
ZORRO: Inconvenienced; bled.
LORD GRANTHAM: Difficult to settle and got his head up on a number of occasions.
SPARKLING STAR: Apprentice J See dropped his off-side rein over the concluding stages, which he regained shortly thereafter.
PHARMA BROWNE: A veterinary examination revealed that the horse exhibited signs of respiratory distress after the race.
ONE DOLLAR BETTER: Slow to begin; bumped inwards.
GOLDEN TOMAHAWK: Jumped awkwardly inwards; bumped; buffeted.
SHOW CLASS: Made contact.
BIG CITY: Made contact.
RACER KING: Raced wide; inclined to lay inwards.
MAGICAL TALENT: Slow to begin; raced wide.
MAGNETO: Jumped awkwardly outwards; made contact; laid outwards; made contact. Jockey N Juglall was warned regarding making contact with apprentice MM (Emperor's Banquet) before the weigh-in.
EMPEROR'S BANQUET: Made contact on two occasions.
QUECHUA: Eased when crowded; unable to secure a clear run between the 500m mark and the 200m mark.
TIGER MASTER: Taken inwards.
EN LAUDER: Fractious in the barrier; raced wide.
KATONG PARK: Jumped awkwardly outwards; bumped; steadied when taken inwards; checked.
JETSTAR EAGLE: Bumped; carried inwards.
ABOVE THE HORIZON: Raced tight.
TRINITY: Raced tight.
DYLAN: Tendency to lay outwards.
MAJOR SPARKLE: Jockey L Allpress reported that Major Sparkle was not striding out freely. The veterinary surgeon advised that the horse collapsed and died at the post-race holding area.
BREAKING VAULTS: Jumped awkwardly outwards; bumped.
HARDEN UP: Bumped; made contact.
WHAT'S DAT: Made contact.
MOUNT KINABALU: Proved very difficult to settle. Jockey J Powell, when questioned, said that the gelding was very difficult to settle in the early and middle stages and responded only fairly when placed under pressure in the straight. His explanation was noted.
DREAMCATCHER: Raced wide.
SUPER SHADOW: Raced wide.
BOB: Raced wide; got his head up when racing keenly.
NEOBIUM: Slow to begin; raced wide; raced wide throughout.
DANNY: Jumped awkwardly outwards; bumped; carried wide.
DARK PULSE: Bumped.
ACCOMPLISHED: Jumped awkwardly inwards; bumped.
CHEETAH ON FIRE: Bumped; changed course to the inside approaching the 400m mark, after becoming awkwardly placed on the heels of Vertical Start.
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LUCKY LION: Slow to begin; showed no early pace despite the urgings of his rider; inconvenienced; returned having cast his off-hind plate.
POWER KING: Bumped.
REGAL SALUTE: Bumped; a veterinary examination revealed that the horse had sustained a wound on his off-hind hock.
UNIVERSAL STARLITE: Overraced; eased.
GRAND PARIS: Steadied.
GOOD MISSION: Juglall reported that Good Mission was not striding out freely.
CONQUEST: Bumped; unbalanced; steadied outwards.
RICH BORN: Bumped; unbalanced; raced tight.
SILVER FLY: Slow to begin after jumping awkwardly; held up and unable to improve making the turn into the straight.
ROYAL BRAT: Eased; rolled inwards; inconvenienced.
COOL CAT: Slow to begin after rearing as the start was effected.
CAPTAIN KIRK: Jumped awkwardly inwards; bumped; inclined to lay inwards; raced wide.
SURE WIN: Bumped.
APPRECIATION: Inconvenienced; eased; jockey S John reported that Appreciation was not striding out freely.
SUPER SPUR: Jumped awkwardly; jockey HK Cheng reported that the gelding had returned with his saddle having shifted sideways; confirmed by the veterinary surgeon.
RUAPEHU: Lost ground when steadied.