After being stalled, Jockey S.Zervan (MARIINSKY) informed that the bit on his mount had slipped. The filly was taken out and the bit was readjusted and the filly was re-stalled.
GEROME (R.Hughes) was fractious in the stall and not allowing the rider to settle. The Trainer has been asked to give the colt more gate practice and show him to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials, before next accepting to race.
Two objections were lodged in this race. The first objection was lodged by Jockey David Allan, rider of STARRY EYES (Placed Second), against Jockey B.Sreekanth (MURIOI, placed First). The reason being, in the last furlong, MURIOI carried him to the right and made his horse hit the horse on the inside and lose balance and momentum at a vital stage of the race which cost him the race as his filly was regaining towards the finish.
The second objection was lodged by Jockey D.K.Ashish, rider of FALCON (Placed Fifth), against DANCING PRANCES (Dashrath Singh, Placed Fourth). The reason being, DANCING PRANCES came out sharply on to him when his horse was full of running, due to which his horse shied at about 20 metres from the winning post, which cost him the fourth place.
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 over-rule both the objections.
The Stewards after the last race, interviewed Jockey Dashrath Singh for careless riding on his mount DANCING PRANCES and not being satisfied with the explanation tendered by him, decided to suspend his Jockey’s license for 14th March, 2013 (permitted to ride work/mock race).
Near 400 metres, ALBERTINO (Paul Mulrennan) received interference as STARRY EYES (David Allan) shied away and shifted in due to MURIOI (B.Sreekanth) lugging inwards.
Jockey David Allan (STARRY EYES) has been fined Rs.1,000/- for using the whip in excess of the prescribed limit on his mount.
MURIOI lugged-in in the straight. Trainer S.Ganapathy has been asked to take remedial measures before next accepting to race the colt.
After the race, GEROME was observed to have an abrasion at the right fore pastern, MURIOI had an abrasion at the left hock, STARRY EYES had a cut injury at the right hock and ALBERTINO had a gum injury. DANCING PRANCES, HAIL THE KING and MURIOI were found to be sound.
FALCON (D.K.Ashish) was placed fifth and DANCING PHOENIX (J.Fortune) was placed sixth by the Judge, in this race.