At the start after an adjustment Gate 6 was slightly slow. The Starter checked the gate prior to the following race.
Jockey T.S. Jodha, the rider of ROYAL SALUTE, placed 3rd by the Judge objected against Jockey D.K. Ashish, the rider of YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY, placed 2nd for “in the last 200 Metres the 2nd placed horse checked me very badly and I had to stop riding whereby I lost a certain 2nd place”. The Stewards held an enquiry immediately after the race and examined the Jockeys concerned. After deliberations, they decided to overrule the objection.
At the 1100 Metres TREASURE MOUNTAIN (S. Zervan) eased from SHIVALIK STAR (Imran Chisty).
MR. GORGEOUS (Munna Alam) steadied the heels of VIRAT (Neeraj Rawal) approaching the 900 Metres.
Near 800 Metres YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY (D.K. Ashish) shifted in tightening ROYAL SALUTE (T.S. Jodha) in on to SHIVALIK STAR (Imran Chisty) which eased.
At the 300 Metres ROYAL SALUTE (T.S. Jodha) shifted in tightening ROCK WITH U (Kavraj Singh). Jockey T.S. Jodha was told to exercise great care in future when securing a clear passage.
At winning post T.S. Jodha (ROYAL SALUTE ) dropped whip.
Compulsory Samples were taken for analysis from the following I, II and III placed horses viz:
SMILE STONE I
YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY II
ROYAL SALUTE III