Very good day again yesterday with three winners but Solicit run questioned by stewards...... Hughie's explanation that he didn't "push his mount full out to the line" is not what it looked like in the replay......he made no effort to urge the horse .......let it walk to the line to finish tailed off...beaten 47.5 L.
Solicit – rider H Bowman stated that, as the mare overraced in the lead in the early and middle stages, he had some concerns regarding its ability to finish off the race as far out as the 700m. He added, although he had no specific concerns with the mare's galloping action, it was immediately under pressure on straightening and, when it was apparent it was well beaten, he did not push his mount full out to the line. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying a poor post-race recovery and had lost its off-fore plate. Trainer Mr G Ryan could offer no tangible excuse and said that he will consult with the owners before deciding on the mare's immediate racing future. The inquiry was adjourned pending that advice.