Singapore - 25/09/2011
Trackform Number 
Track:GOOD Win Time: 1:35.82 Race Time: 400M 0:24.37 800M 0:46.86 1000M 0:58.72 1200M 1:11.36 1400M 1:23.37
RACE 8 [TF1296]
SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS HANDICAP
CLASS 3 SC (C) 1600M
HINT (App R Shafiq) and DAADS THE WAY (O Placais) were both slow to
Approaching the 1500m, ASPEN HEIGHTS (V Duric) and BENJIS EMPIRE (D
Near the 1300m, AGENT OF SPEED (R Woodworth) dipped.
BENJIS EMPIRE proved difficult to settle in the backstraight.
SOLID WOOD (R Stewart) raced wide without cover from the 900m.
BENJIS EMPIRE hung outwards on the hometurn.
Passing the 500m, LIZARRE (B Vorster) and SOLID WOOD bumped when
LIZARRE shifted outwards to improve.
For a short distance after making the turn into the straight, ASPEN HEIGHTS
raced tight between FLANEUR (V Sivan), which laid outwards and BENJIS
Passing the 200m, AS GOOD AS IT GETS (S John) was accidentally struck by
the whip of Jockey J Moreira, the rider of LONG HAUL.
HINT laid inwards under pressure over the concluding stages.
Jockey Woodworth, when questioned regarding AGENT OF SPEED settling
back in the field today as opposed to its previous start when the gelding led,
stated that he was under instructions to settle in the midfield. Trainer ZL
Mok confirmed the instructions given and added that these instructions were
the same given to the rider at its previous start but at the previous start with
the light weight and no pace in the event, the Jockey elected to go forward to
avoid covering excessive ground. While accepting Trainer Moks explanation,
he was advised that should it be his intention to have the horse ridden in
contrast to its most recent starts, he must advise the Stewards prior to the
event. Jockey Woodworth, the rider of AGENT OF SPEED, reported that his
horse was not striding out freely. A subsequent veterinary examination
revealed no apparent abnormality.
Jockey Stewart, the rider of SOLID WOOD, reported that his horse was not
striding out freely. A subsequent veterinary examination revealed no
BENJIS EMPIRE was impounded for routine veterinary and analytical
examination. The Veterinary Surgeon reported no apparent abnormality.