LUCKY TIME began only fairly.
RACING LUCK was steadied in the early stages and shifted across behind runners to obtain cover.
After the 1600 Metres, HANG’S DECISION was steadied when crowded for room between WIN WIN and XIANG YIN which was taken in by GOLD WIN which was awkwardly placed inside BIG BANG BONG. When HANG’S DECISION was steadied, RACING LUCK, which was being shifted across behind runners, was momentarily checked away from the heels of that horse.
Passing the 1300 Metres, LAST KINGDOM was checked away from the heels of XIANG YIN which was awkwardly placed close to the heels of WIN WIN. MAGNETISM, which was following LAST KINGDOM, was checked away from the heels of that horse in consequence.
After the 1300 Metres, JENERATOR and WIN WIN bumped.
Also after the 1300 Metres, HANG’S DECISION was awkwardly placed close to the heels of RACING LUCK.
Near the 650 Metres, WIN WIN and LAST KINGDOM raced tight as WIN WIN shifted out from behind LUCKY TIME as LAST KINGDOM improved to its outside.
Passing the 600 Metres, XIANG YIN was steadied away from the heels of WIN WIN which momentarily raced in restricted room between LAST KINGDOM and LUCKY TIME, both of which shifted ground. MAGNETISM, which was following XIANG YIN, was hampered in consequence.
In the early part of the Straight, LAST KINGDOM got its head on the side and lay in. As LAST KINGDOM was corrected by its rider, WIN WIN, which was also inclined to lay in, was momentarily awkwardly placed outside the heels of that horse near the 300 Metres.
Passing the 200 Metres, LAST KINGDOM, which was commencing to give ground, raced tight inside WIN WIN which shifted in.
When questioned, J Moreira stated that he was asked to ride LAST KINGDOM positively if the horse began well, however, if it did not begin well, then he should shift the horse across behind runners and obtain cover from the wide barrier. He said LAST KINGDOM began only fairly and shortly after the start bumped with MAGNETISM. He said as LAST KINGDOM did not begin as well as hoped, he elected to shift his mount across behind runners and obtain a position close to the rail with cover. He said this resulted in LAST KINGDOM racing further back in the field then had been hoped. He said after becoming unbalanced when being checked away from the heels of XIANG YIN passing the 1300 Metres, LAST KINGDOM then commenced to travel more kindly. He said however that when the pace of the race slackened after the 1100 Metres, LAST KINGDOM was very awkwardly placed close to the heels of XIANG YIN for some distance. He said as he was further out of his ground than had been hoped in a race that was not being run at a good tempo, he made the decision to shift away from the heels of XIANG YIN and pursue a position closer to the lead. He added although he was able to improve his position after the 700 Metres, LAST KINGDOM was required to race wide and without cover outside MY ALLY and then came under pressure rounding the Home Turn. He said in the Straight LAST KINGDOM was then disappointing in the manner in which it failed to close off the race. He said the circumstances of tonight’s race, in his opinion, were not to the advantage of LAST KINGDOM. A veterinary inspection of LAST KINGDOM immediately following the race found that horse to have sustained a laceration to the inside of the right hind heel.
A veterinary inspection of GOLD WIN and XIANG YIN immediately following the race did not show any significant findings.
LAST KINGDOM, WIN WIN and MAGNIFICENT were sent for sampling.
<23/5/2019 Additional Veterinary Report>XIANG YIN, which performed poorly, was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said at that time there were no significant findings. XIANG YIN was again examined by the Veterinary Officer at the stables of Trainer F C Lor this morning. He said at this time he noted the horse to be lame in its right front leg. Before being allowed to race again, XIANG YIN will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.
LAST KINGDOM, which performed poorly, was examined by the Veterinary Officer who said at that time the horse had sustained a laceration to the inside of the right hind heel. LAST KINGDOM was again examined by the Veterinary Officer at the stables of Trainer P O’Sullivan this morning. He said at this time he noted the horse to be lame in its left front and right hind legs. Before being allowed to race again, LAST KINGDOM will be subjected to an official veterinary examination.