Singapore - 01/03/2015
Trackform Number 
Track:GOOD Win Time: 1:10.86 Race Time: 400M 0:25.08 600M 0:36.02 800M 0:47.45 1000M 0:59.28
RACE 10 [TF0307]
KRANJI STAKES C SC (B) 1200M
SICHUAN RULER (S John) began awkwardly and shifted outwards at the start
making heavy contact with MUSKETEER (App K AIsisuhairi). Shortly
thereafter, MUSKETEER, GUARICANA (R Woodworth), SNITZEL SPIRIT (M
Nunes) and IDEAL GUIDE (M Rodd) were all severely hampered between
MYCAPTAINOBLIVIOUS (App Z Zuriman), which shifted inwards slightly and
SICHUAN RULER, which continued to shift outwards. As a result of this
incident, MUSKETEER lost ground.
Near the 300m, MAGICAL TALENT (App F Tan) and SNITZEL SPIRIT bumped
for a short distance when racing in restricted room between AMAZEALOT
(App MM Firdaus), which shifted inwards slightly and MYCAPTAINOBLIVIOUS,
which also shifted outwards. SNITZEL SPIRIT then shifted inwards making
heavy contact with MYCAPTAINOBLIVIOUS.
An Objection was lodged by Jockey Nunes, the rider of second placegetter,
SNITZEL SPIRIT, against MAGICAL TALENT, being declared the winner, on
the grounds of interference over the final 50m. After deliberation and
considering all of the evidence, the Panel of Stewards were of the opinion
that near the 50m, MAGICAL TALENT and SNITZEL SPIRIT bumped, shortly
after, MAGICAL TALENT and SNITZEL SPIRIT bumped on a number of
occasions when racing between TOUCH ME NOT (N Juglall) and AMAZEALOT.
However, the Panel of Stewards were of the opinion that the alleged
interference could not be attributed to MAGICAL TALENT. As such, the
Objection was overruled and the result stood. Jockey Nunes was warned and
advised that his Objection was bordering on being frivolous and he must
ensure that he has sufficient grounds when lodging objections in future.
SNITZEL SPIRIT had to be checked when racing between TOUCH ME NOT to
its inside and MAGICAL TALENT and AMAZEALOT to the outside. An Inquiry
into this incident will be held at a date to be fixed.