Singapore - 14/02/2016
Trackform Number 
Track:GOOD Win Time: 1:05.57 Race Time: 300M 0:18.64 500M 0:29.52 700M 0:41.17 900M 0:53.15
RACE 9 [TF0217]
KRANJI STAKES C POLYTRACK 1100M
Due to a delay resulting from the heavy downpour and lightning in the
vicinity of the Race Course prior to Race 9, this race was put back five
minutes and rescheduled to start at 1700Hrs.
SPEEDY DRAGON (App R Rueven) was restless in the barrier. Trainer D Kok
was advised that a warning has been placed on SPEEDY DRAGON regarding
its barrier manners and to take steps to improve them or action may be
taken in future.
SEBAS (App K Toh) and ROSELLI (A Munro) bumped on jumping. Shortly
after, ROSELLI eased when crowded between SEBAS and FRAGRANCE
EMPIRE (I Saifudin), which had been bumped inwards by BLUE DIAMOND (D
NOVA WARRIOR (E Chaves) jumped awkwardly outwards bumping FAMOUS
ARTIST (R Woodworth), which became unbalanced and shifted outwards
crowding GREENSTONE (B Vorster) onto SPEEDY DRAGON and CLIP THE
TICKET (CW Brown). As a result, GREENSTONE lost ground.
Passing the 1000m, SPEEDY DRAGON shifted inwards making contact with
SPEEDY DRAGON raced wide throughout.
BRAHMA CIRCUS (App CC Wong) raced wide from the 800m.
SEBAS laid outwards under pressure over the final 200m.
An Objection was lodged by Trainer C Brown, the Trainer of second
placegetter, ROSELLI, against SEBAS, being declared the winner, on the
grounds of interference at the start. After deliberation and considering all of
the evidence, the Panel of Stewards were of the opinion that when the start
was effected, ROSELLI jumped awkwardly inwards and SEBAS had jumped
awkwardly outwards, resulting in the two horses making contact. Taking into
account the alleged interference, also that ROSELLI had contributed to the
alleged interference and the manner in which both horses finished off the
race, the Panel of Stewards were of the opinion that the alleged interference
had not affected the result of the race. As such, the Objection was overruled
and the result stood.
The Farrier reported that FRAGRANCE EMPIRE returned having cast its near-
Subsequent veterinary examinations were requested on both SPEEDY
DRAGON and BLUE DIAMOND which revealed no apparent abnormality.
All riders returned to scale an average of ½kg overweight due to the weather