Jockey F.F. Da Silva, the rider of SCENIC WARRIOR, was fined Rs.1,000/- for shifting in and causing interference to TURF STRIKER (Suraj Narredu) on his inside before passing the red marker post.
In a closely packed field, Jockey Suraj Narredu, the rider of TURF STRIKER moving behind BEAUTY IS TRUTH (D. Gnaneshwar) had to check his mount to avoid striking the front runner BEAUTY IS TRUTH and in the process shifted out and inconvenienced SCENIC WARRIOR (F.F. Da Silva) on the outside approaching the 1800 Metres.
Jockey S John, the rider of PERFECT SOUL, reported that as a bird flew across approaching the 1500 Metres his mount suddenly shied in, he momentarily lost balance and he lost his left rein which he regained within a few strides.
Compulsory Samples were taken for analysis from the following first, second and third placed horses, viz.,:
b g SOUTHERN EMPEROR - I
b g CHARLATAN - II
b c CZAR OF ROMANCE - III
An enquiry is being held into the interference caused by Jockey S. John, the rider of PERFECT SOUL, in the above race.