Singapore - 02/01/2017
Trackform Number 
Track:YIELDING Win Time: 1:10.83 Race Time: 400M 0:24.68 600M 0:36.14 800M 0:48.06 1000M 0:59.46
RACE 9 [TF0032]
OPEN BENCHMARK 89 SC (A) 1200M
Prior to the running of Race 9, the going was downgraded to yielding.
Due to a delay in the start time of Race 8, this race was put back fifteen
minutes and rescheduled to start at 1710Hrs.
After arriving at the barrier, KNIGHT WAGER (K AIsisuhairi) had its saddle
ARES (App CC Wong) was restless in the barrier. Trainer C Brown was
advised that a warning has been placed on ARES regarding its barrier
manners and to take steps to improve them or action may be taken in future.
PIONEER SEVEN (TH Koh), which was restless in the barrier, was slow to
KAMS COMET (App Z Syed) began awkwardly.
In the early stages, PIONEER SEVEN proved difficult to settle and in so doing,
near the 1000m, shifted inwards and made contact with ODE TO JOY (B
Vorster) on a couple of occasions. PIONEER SEVEN then raced tightly for a
number of strides between ODE TO JOY and VIVIANO (A Munro), resulting in
PIONEER SEVEN being buffeted for a short distance between these two
Near the 800m, PIONEER SEVEN, which continued to prove difficult to settle,
shifted outwards and carried VIVIANO wider. As a result, VIVIANO became
awkwardly placed on the heels of HIP HIP HOORAY (G Boss), which rolled
PIONEER SEVEN continued to prove difficult to settle and approaching the
600m, made contact with ODE TO JOY on a number of occasions. This
resulted in it being bumped outwards and having to be eased when racing
tight to the inside of HIP HIP HOORAY.
Near the 600m, MYCAPTAINOBLIVIOUS (J Powell) lost ground when crowded
between SISTER IN LAW (App H Syafiq) and LAPPRENTI SORCIER (App S
Shafrizal), which rolled inwards. This resulted in STORM TROOPS (N Juglall),
RAFAELLO (App MM Firdaus) and ODE TO JOY, which were all following,
having to be eased.
Near the 300m, RAFAELLO had to be steadied inwards after racing up onto
the heels of MYCAPTAINOBLIVIOUS. As a result, ARES, which was racing to
the inside of RAFAELLO, also had to be steadied.
Subsequent veterinary examinations were requested on both DARCI
CHARMER and HIP HIP HOORAY which revealed no apparent abnormality.
All riders returned to scale an average of ½kg overweight due to the weather