Only just watched the race.
If I had not known the result I would have sworn he was going to at least run 2nd on the bend.
He did not look to put in at all in the straight.
There is no question he has talent. Perhaps he has a bit of Gold Ship about him.
Hopefully they do not geld him.
RACE 1: TAB Early Quaddie Handicap 2400m:
Passing the 600m Grand Marshal, which was racing in restricted room to the inside of
Strike Me Lucky, brushed the running rail. When questioned regarding the disappointing
performance of Vayakhan, B Shinn stated that the horse travelled well until the 1000m and,
when the pace quickened, he felt this would advantage his mount, however, Vayakhan was
immediately under pressure approaching the turn and did not respond to his riding. Trainer
Mr D Vandyke stated that Vayakhan had done well since its win at Warwick Farm on 2 April
2014, had pleased him going into the race and he expected it to be a winning chance. Mr
Vandyke undertook to report back on how Vayakhan pulled up, but indicated the horse will
be spelled. A post-race veterinary examination of Vayakhan revealed the horse had
abraded its off hind bumper.