Approaching 400 meters, HURRICANE WIND (Suraj Narredu) shifted in and went on to COMMANDER (Dashrah Singh) who caused AMAZING DESIRE (D.K.Ashish) to shift in.
Jockeys S.John (AN ACQUIRED TATSTE) and S.Zervan (HEMISPHERE) have been fined Rs.1,000/- each for using the whip in excess of the prescribed limit on their respective mount.
Jockey P.Trevor (NEW WORLD) has been fined Rs.3,000/- for using the whip in excess of the prescribed limit on his mount.
SHIVALIK HERO (Colm O’Donoghue) and MACHIAVELLIANISM (P.S.Chouhan) lugged out in the straight. Trainers M.Narredu & L.V.R.Deshmukh have been asked to take remedial measures with their respect charge before next accepting to race them.
At the behest of the Stipendiary Stewards, a Stewards Enquiry was held into the running of this race. The reason being, in the straight SHIVALIK HERO (Colm O’Donoghue, placed Second) twice shifted out on to MACHIAVELLIANISM (P.S.Chouhan, placed Third) as they were running neck and neck, the second time i.e. at about 200 metres, the incident might have caused MACHIAVELLIANISM to get unbalanced and in the process the horse started dropping back.
After considering the submissions made by the Jockeys concerned, in conjunction with that of the Stipendiary Stewards and relying on their judgment, the Stewards decided to maintain the order of placing as declared by the Judge,.
After the race, MACHIAVELLIANISM and SHIVALIK HERO were found to be sound. AN ACQUIRED TASTE had a cut injury at the right hind fetlock, HACHIKO had a cut injury at the right hind coronet and SHIVALIK HERO had an abrasion at the right hind heel.