Singapore - 02/12/2016
Trackform Number 
Track:GOOD Win Time: 0:59.72 Race Time: 400M 0:24.16 600M 0:35.75 800M 0:47.36
RACE 3 [TF1516]
CLASS 4 1000M
As there was no similar claiming rider available, the Stewards gave
permission for App H Syafiq to replace App Z Syed on FINE CHOICE.
ORCHARD ROAD (App K Toh) was difficult to be loaded into the barrier.
Trainer M Clements was advised that a warning has been placed on
ORCHARD ROAD regarding its barrier manners and to take steps to improve
them or action may be taken in future.
FINE CHOICE and KEEN DRAGON (App CK Ng) bumped on jumping.
On jumping, PARKER (App Z Zuriman) had to be steadied inwards away from
the heels of LIMS SINCERE (App Y Salim), which shifted inwards after being
bumped by CADET (N Juglall). CADET then shifted outwards making contact
with HALO BRIGHT (M Nunes). As a result of being steadied inwards,
PARKER then made contact with the hindquarters of FINE CHOICE, resulting
in PARKER losing ground.
Shortly after the start, SILVER SPOON (App T See) steadied off the heels of
RIKIOH (B Vorster), which shifted inwards after jumping away awkwardly.
Shortly after passing the 800m, KEEN DRAGON steadied when racing tight to
the inside of FINE CHOICE.
Approaching the 700m, LIMS SINCERE got its head up when being steadied.
Approaching the 100m, KEEN DRAGON had to be checked off the heels of
FINE CHOICE, which rolled outwards slightly.
A subsequent veterinary examination was requested on ORCHARD ROAD
which revealed that the horse exhibited signs of respiratory distress after the
race. ORCHARD ROAD will be required to pass a 1000m gallop trial and
veterinary examination prior to being declared to race again.