Stewards have released head-on and lateral vision of Race 6 at Goulburn on Thursday, 15th March 2018, whereby a Racing NSW Stewards' protest was upheld.
Racing NSW Stewards Report from Race 6 at Goulburn (15th March):-
Prior to the declaration of correct weight and after viewing a replay of the race, Mr Chris Polglase, Deputy Chief Steward SERA, lodged an objection on behalf of the connections of runner-up Fallada and in the public interest, against Read All About It being declared the winner on the grounds Read All About It had caused interference to Fallada passing the 100m.
Mr Polglase took no further part in the hearing and the remaining panel members considered the merit of the objection. On the evidence, it was established that passing the 100m Read All About It shifted out and made contact with Fallada which was inconvenienced and taken out. Bearing in mind that in the lead up to the incident Fallada was also making ground on Read All About It and that as a consequence of the interference, Fallada lost momentum but then recommenced to make ground on Read All About It in the run to the line, and also taking into account the margin of only a nose between the respective runners, Stewards were satisfied that had the interference not occurred that Fallada would have finished ahead of Read All About It and, as such, upheld the objection.
Stewards amended the placings to read 1st: Fallada; 2nd Read All About It; 3rd Texacody and 4th Talladega Knight and declared correct weight.
At a subsequent inquiry, Fallada’s rider Shaun Guymer was spoken to, and told that he must be more aware of interference during a race that presented the opportunity of at least viewing a replay of the race to determine whether there were grounds to lodge an objection on behalf of connections.
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