ROYAL SALUTE (A.Imran Khan) was extremely reluctant to be stalled and was loaded with much efforts. Trainer Prasanna Kumar P has been asked to give the horse more gate practice and show him to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials, before next accepting to race.
QUICK FIRE (Dashrath Singh, dr.10) jumped out angling inwards and caused inconvenience to TRANCE (Arshad Alam, dr.9), Jockey Dashrath Singh has been cautioned.
ROYAL SALUTE (A.Imran Khan, dr.8) drifted in soon after start causing interference to SILVER STREAK (S.Zervan dr.6). After questioning Jockey A.Imran Khan and not being satisfied with the explanation tendered by him , he has been fined Rs.1,000/- for failing to maintain a straight course soon after the start.
App.Yash Narredu (MAXIMUS) and Jockey D.K.Ashish (KNIGHT OF KE) reported that they did not get an opening in the straight.
An objection was lodged by Jockey A.Imran Khan, rider of ROYAL SALUTE (Placed Second) against ADAM (P.Trevor, Placed First). The reason being, as he took the turn he was ahead of ADAM. In the straight, the whip of Jockey P.Trevor hit on his hand once and once very close to the face of his horse. He was in pain thereafter and lost the race by a very short verdict.
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 the objection.
Jockeys A.Imran Khan (ROYAL SALUTE) and Arshad Alam (TRANCE) have been fined Rs.1,000/- each for using the whip in excess of the prescribed limit on their respective mount.
After the race, DANCING PRANCES was observed to have a cut injury at the left hind bulb of heel.