CAVALRYMAN (C.S.Jodha) was slow in the strides, losing about 2 lengths at the start.
Jockey Suraj Narredu (INSITE SOUL) reported that his mount was sluggish at the start, and the horse was with the field till the bend and then did not improve in the straight and dropped back in the final furlong.
Trainer Mansoor Shah was questioned with regard to the poor performance of his charge INSITE SOUL. The Trainer stated that the horse should have not run such a poor race and the reason that he could think of was that the horse may have bled internally and he had requested for the horse to be scoped. He added that the horse had broken a blood vessel earlier during the Mumbai Meeting. On a report from the Sr. VO that on scoping, the horse was found to have suffered EIPH of Grade 3 and which may have had a bearing on the performance of the horse, the explanation tendered by the Trainer was noted and the enquiry was closed.
Trainer HJ Antia was questioned with regard to the comparative performance of STUD OF GOLD which the gelding won as compared to the pervious run in Race no 312 run on 4th April 11 over a similar distance of 1200 metres. It was pointed out to Trainer H.J.Antia that there were two common horses, BEMISAAL and RAJDOOT, who had run 3rd (about five lengths from the winner) and 4th (about six lengths from the winner) last time, whereas his horse had finished seventh, about 16 length from the winner and today STUD OF GOLD had beaten RAJDOOT and BEMISAAL hence his horse has shown marked improvement. Trainer stated that even he was surprised with this win and added that the horse was available at longer odds; in fact the odds had drifted and the horse was available at 8 to 1 or even more. Not being satisfied with the explanation, the matter was reported to the Stewards. Consideration of the matter was deferred to Sunday, 24th April, 2011.
Trainer Anil Kumar was questioned with regard to the comparative performance of his charge CHIEF WARRIOR who finished second in this race as compared to its three previous runs where he was unplaced. Trainer Anil Kumar said that he had changed the training pattern in which he had not worked the horse on the Track for about a week or so and had kept the horse in swimming, and he raced fresh which may have probably helped the horse to run better this time. He added that he had not fancied the horse at all as he had run poorly in the previous outing. The explanation was noted.
After the race, THE RIGHT MAN was observed to be sore by the right fore leg and CHIEF WARRIOR was observed to be sore by the left fore leg. Both the horses have to be passed fit by the Club’s VO before next accepting to race.
After the race, INSITE SOUL was found to be sound.