1m. (Class 6) 3-y-o plus10 Ran
Highclere Castle Horse Feed ´Carnarvon´ Handicap (Gentleman Amateur Jockeys) of £6,200.00 3-y-o plus
1st - £2,566.00, 2nd - £1,284.00, 3rd - £642.00, 4th - £321.00, 5th - £300.00, 6th - £300.00 , 7th - £300.00, 8th - £300.00 10 Ran
- Stewards Report
Permission was given for Pedestal (IRE) to go early to post.
The apparent improvement in form of the winner, Pride Of Hawridge (IRE), which had never previously been placed, was considered.
Rod Millman’s comments that the gelding had benefitted from the drop down in trip to 1 mile on this occasion combined with the application of first-time cheekpieces, was noted and Pride Of Hawridge (IRE) was routine tested.
An enquiry was held to consider interference inside the final furlong when Lion Hunter (AUT), placed eighth, ridden by Mr Oscar Palmer, interfered with Grandstand (IRE), unplaced, ridden by Mr Freddie Mitchell, which in turn interfered with Avanzata (GB), unplaced, ridden by Mr Henry Main.
Mr Palmer was suspended for 3 days, on dates to be notified to him by the Head Office of the British Horseracing Authority, for careless riding as he had allowed Lion Hunter (AUT) to drift left-handed under a right- handed drive, carrying Grandstand (IRE) sharply left-handed, which in turn caused Avanzata (GB) to be hampered.
Being 7lb claiming amateur riders, Mr Mitchell and Mr Palmer were accompanied in the enquiry by a trainer’s representative.
Time 1m. 45.76 secs, which is 0.01 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £21.80
Tote Trifecta- £247.40