Singapore - Longines Singapore Gold Cup - 13/11/2011
Trackform Number 
Track:YIELDING Win Time: 1:23.57 Race Time: 400M 0:24.25 600M 0:35.74 800M 0:47.45 1000M 0:59.57 1200M 1:11.34
RACE 1 [TF1522]
GOOD DEEDS STAKES
CLASS 4 SC (B) 1400M
DEVONSHIRE (V Duric) and DARING YOUTH (V Sivan) were both restless in
the barriers. Trainer S Gray and Trainer S Chua were both advised that
warnings have been placed on DEVONSHIRE and DARING YOUTH
respectively regarding their barrier manners and to take steps to improve
them or action may be taken in future.
THRILLA IN MANILA (J Powell) was fractious in the barrier and attempted to
dive under the front gate. In this incident, the breastplate on the gelding
broke. The broken gear was removed, thereby causing a delay. THRILLA IN
MANILA will be required to pass one starting stall test prior to being declared
to race again in terms of MRA Rule 78(2).
DEVONSHIRE jumped away awkwardly.
SPLITSVILLE (R Woodworth), which jumped away awkwardly, was crowded
on jumping between BETTER FRIENDS (S Sam) and WINNING DAN (S John),
which jumped outwards at the start.
THRILLA IN MANILA and LINDT (B Vorster) bumped on jumping.
Shortly after the start, DARING YOUTH, which was racing greenly, shifted
outwards carrying LINDT out onto THRILLA IN MANILA, which in turn bumped
PREDICTABLE (R Stewart) onto WINNING DAN, with that gelding having to
be eased off the heels of BETTER FRIENDS.
THRILLA IN MANILA proved extremely difficult to settle in the backstraight
and got its head up on a number of occasions.
AFFIRMATION (O Placais) was held up and unable to improve approaching
the turn into the straight.
Passing the 300m, BETTER FRIENDS and PREDICTABLE bumped.
Jockey D Beasley, the rider of TRAVERTINE, was reminded of his obligations
to ride all his mounts out fully to the Finish.