The Stewards of RWITC have an inquiry into the running and riding of Juliette, the hot favorite who finish second owing to the allegedly, belated effort by her jockey A Sandesh in the Indian Turf Invitation Cup race held at the Mahalaxmi race course on Sunday.
“Yes we have open an inquiry on the handling of favorite Juliette” Chief Stipendiary Stewards Shujjat Hussain told TOI on Monday.
In the 2400 meter race Sandesh kept Juliette far back in a seven horse field for most of the journey and pushed her only nearing the home stretch. Juliette accelerated brilliantly and overtook all the rivals but failed to catch the front running eventual winner Alluring Silver and finished second.
When asked by the stewards, sources say even Juliette’s trainer Karthik Ganapathy expressed disappointment over the handling of his mare by Sandesh.