Singapore - 09/09/2016
Trackform Number 
Track:GOOD Win Time: 1:10.31 Race Time: 400M 0:25.08 600M 0:36.28 800M 0:47.65 1000M 0:58.78
RACE 7 [TF1148]
KRANJI STAKES A SC (E) 1200M
Mr Jason Ong, Trainer B Marshs Assistant Trainer, when questioned
regarding the significant increase in the body weight of WAR AFFAIR (D
Beasley), stated that the gelding had returned from a lengthy spell and had
built up significantly during this time. He added that WAR AFFAIR had
progressed well during training and had worked well. He also added that
WAR AFFAIR was, in his opinion, fit to start. A Pre-Race veterinary
examination passed WAR AFFAIR fit to race.
SPALATO (A Munro) jumped awkwardly inwards and bumped WAR AFFAIR.
WAR AFFAIR then became unbalanced after being bumped by WIMBLEDON
(B Vorster), which in turn had been bumped by LINCOLN ROAD (CW Brown),
which jumped awkwardly outwards.
Shortly after the start, WAR AFFAIR was carried inwards for a number of
strides by SPALATO, resulting in WAR AFFAIR having to be eased near the
1100m. Jockey Munro was subsequently shown the film of the incident and
warned to exercise greater care when shifting ground in future.
CAVALLO (S John) had difficulty obtaining clear running over the concluding
Jockey Munro, when questioned regarding the run of SPALATO, stated that
from the wide barrier, he was instructed to ride the gelding behind the
speed. He added that after settling back in the field, SPALATO travelled well
until placed under pressure in the straight where the gelding ran on only
fairly. He further added that SPALATO was breathing quite hard following the
race and should take benefit from tonights run. His explanation was noted.
A subsequent veterinary examination was requested on SPALATO which
revealed that the horse returned lame off-fore. SPALATO will be required to
pass a 1000m gallop trial and veterinary examination prior to being declared
to race again.
Jockey Beasley, when questioned regarding the run of WAR AFFAIR, stated
that he was instructed to ride the gelding back in the field and after receiving
pressure from SPALATO shortly after the start, he found himself racing back
a little further than anticipated. He added that thereafter, WAR AFFAIR
travelled well through the middle stages of the race. He further stated that
when placed under pressure at the 400m, the gelding responded well,
however, began to tire over the final 100m, and that in his opinion, WAR
AFFAIR would benefit from tonights run. His explanation was noted. A
subsequent veterinary examination was requested on WAR AFFAIR which
revealed no apparent abnormality.