Ad Altisima got 2nd, Jonathan got rolled and Notquitethereyet got sick and was scratched. And that was it. Post-race reports from the trainers on the 2 runners are all clear they both pulled up sound and well.
Ad Altisima leads the field turning for home and gets tumbled into 2nd
Jonathan widest into the straight.. moves up and then does what the rest of the field does and climbs under the blanket covering them all at the line.
3.65 lengths between 1st and last and Jonathan finished 2nd from the wrong end beaten 3x lengths.. and as with pretty much every other horse in the race, looked to have a winning chance at the 200m. For a 2nd last on his record, it was a pretty good run all things considered. It was his first time in a downpour, under lights, on the poly, at greyville.. and he didn’t have what it takes to put the pressure on. He’ll get a 2nd attempt, preferably over a bit further and we’ll try again.