The Sr.V.O. reported that while parading in the paddock, SARGEANT MAJOR was noticed to have picked up a nail in the right fore hoof. The nail was immediately removed and blood oozed out from the site and the horse was given first aid treatment. As such, SARGEANT MAJOR was certified unfit to race and hence withdrawn on veterinary grounds. The Trainer is required to obtain a fitness certificate for the horse from the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.
At the start, VAILE ROUGE (Malcolm Kharadi, dr.1) jumped awkwardly outwards and AMAZING DESIRE (C.Rajendra, dr.3) jumped awkwardly inwards, due to which PHOENIX FORCE (A.M.Tograllu, dr.2) was tightened. Both the Jockeys, Malcolm Kharadi and C.Ranjedra have been asked to be more alert at the Gates.
HOT PEPPER (T.S.Jodha) jumped awkwardly outwards.
HOT PEPPER (T.S.Jodha) lugged out and RELIC HUNTER (Daniel M.Grant) lugged in and shifted ground in the straight. Trainers S.S.Shah and Adil Dajee have been asked to take remedial measures before next accepting to race their respect charge.
After the race, RELIC HUNTER was observed to have a gum injury.
DESTINY (C.Ruzaan) was placed fifth and WINDS OF FORTUNE (J.Chinoy) was placed sixth by the Judge, in this race.