Nunes queried on Storm Trooper

Jockey Manoel Nunes, when questioned regarding the run of Sunday's Race 3 $19 beaten favourite STORM TROOPER, said that he was crowded shortly after the start.

The horse also never travelled well and was reluctant to stride out.

He added that the horse might have resented the kickback.

In addition, he said that Storm Trooper had run on only fairly when placed under pressure in the straight.

The veterinary surgeon reported that the gelding returned lame off-fore.