1m. 3f. 44yds. (Class 3) 3-y-o13 Ran
TDN Australia Handicap of £25,000.00 3-y-o
1st - £15,752.00, 2nd - £4,715.00, 3rd - £2,358.00, 4th - £1,180.00, 5th - £588.00 13 Ran
- Stewards Report
Permission was given for High Commissioner (IRE) to wear a hood in the Parade Ring, and for Aktau (GB) to wear a hood in the Parade Ring and be mounted in the chute.
Sapa Inca (IRE) wore earplugs in the preliminaries which were removed at the start.
Approaching the final furlong the winner, Aktau (GB), shifted quickly right-handed causing Harrovian (GB), placed third to shy away to his right, and as a consequence High Commissioner (IRE), placed fifth, had to be checked off heels.
After viewing a recording of the incident it was found that no riding offence was involved and it had not improved the placing of the Aktau (GB).
Following the race, Ben Curtis reported that Grey D'Ars (FR), unplaced, ran too free in the early stages and was denied a clear run.
Pat Dobbs reported that Jersey Wonder (IRE), which was eased down to finish last of the 13 runners, stopped quickly; the Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of the gelding found him to be suffering from an irregular heartbeat.
The representative of Martyn Meade reported that Fox Vardy (USA), unplaced, was unsuited by the ground which was Good to Firm, Good in places, and that the colt would appreciate an easier surface.
Time 2m. 23.40 secs, which is 1.23 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £43.80
Tote Trifecta- £303.60
Non runner Country (GB) ( Going (Changed since declaration))
2018 Desert Path 3 9-3 L Dettori 12/1 (Mrs A Perrett) (Drawn 7)
2017 Walton Street 3 9-1 W Buick 7/2 (Charlie Appleby) (Drawn 2)
2016 Poet's Word 3 9-7 R L Moore 7/4Fav (Sir Michael Stoute) (Drawn 3)
2015 Tashaar 3 9-7 L Dettori 7/2JFav (Richard Hannon) (Drawn 13)
2014 Tall Ship 3 8-6 David Probert 10/1 (G L Moore) (Drawn 3)