Permission was granted to Trainer Mr. S. Padmanabhan to withdraw FELICIANA on veterinary grounds as it was found to be lame on left fore due to sprained shoulder. He was informed that he must produce a Fitness Certificate from the Club's Veterinary Officer before accepting with it again.
Jockey Vivek replaced the indisposed P.S. Chouhan on MOVIE MOGHUAL.
EMPEROR CRUISE (Arshad Alam) jumped awkwardly inwards and inconvenienced TOPSPOT (K. Anil) on its inside soon after jumping out of the starting gates.
Reporting Jockey K. Anil, the rider of TOPSPOT, for Careless Riding, Rule No.161(i) of the BTC Rules of Racing in that "near the 250 Metres whilst riding TOPSPOT he shifted out sharply causing HONEYMOON (S. Zervan) to be checked".
Jockey Arshad Alam, the rider of EMPEROR CRUISE, was fined Rs.5,000/- for exulting before passing the winning post.
Jockey S. Zervan was questioned regarding the performance of HONEYMOON. Zervan stated he was instructed to sit where the filly was comfortable as from barrier 12 with much speed in the race and was going to be difficult to be up with the leaders. Going to the 900 Metres turn he had obtained a nice position but did receive interference when tightened for galloping room between CARLTON (Suraj Narredu) and WEST SIDE STORY (Imran Chisty). At that point HONEYMOON was eased losing ground. Zervan added that coming to the turn he was in a nice position but had a wall of horses in front of him and at the 250 Metres he was forced to check when TOPSPOT (K. Anil) moved out.
HONEYMOON (S. Zervan) was impounded for veterinary examination but no abnormality was reported.
It was reported after the race that BLUE EYED BABE (Akshay Kumar) had burst its blood vessels. Trainer Mr. S.S. Attaollahi (deputizing for Trainer Mr. Shehzad Abbas) was informed that he must produce a Fitness Certificate from the Club's Veterinary Officer before accepting with it again.
Compulsory Sample was taken for analysis from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed horses viz:
b g EMPEROR CRUISE I
dk b NEW EMPEROR II
b g TOPSPOT III
Surprise Sample was taken for analysis from ch f HONEY MOON.