Nunes queried on Jonathan

Jockey M Nunes, when questioned regarding the run on JONATHAN in Race 6 on Sunday, said that his instructions were to go forward and, after beginning well, he was able to place the gelding according to instructions.

He added that while Jonathan raced keenly at times, the horse only travelled well until the hometurn. When placed under pressure, the horse failed to respond and, in his opinion, proved disappointing.

His explanation was noted.

The veterinary surgeon reported that the horse returned with an irregular heart rhythm.