Mr Mike Reed, Trainer of TOP GALLANT (NZ) which finished in last position when competing in Race 6 the Michael Shuttleworth Hcp (2000 metres) at Pinjarra Park on Sunday 26 December 2010, advised the Stewards that on return to the stable the gelding was found to have sustained an abrasion to the near fore heel and had associated low grade lameness in that leg.
On Thursday 30 December 2010, RWWA Veterinarian Dr Judith Medd examined TOP GALLANT (NZ) at the stables of Trainer Mike Reed and reported that the gelding was free in its action and displayed no signs of lameness.
Further, Trainer Mr Reed advised that he would now race TOP GALLANT (NZ) in a tongue tie as the gelding had returned with an elevated heart rate after its last race performance as reported by the Official race day Veterinarian and may have got its tongue over the bit during running.
JOHN A. ZUCAL
RWWA Chairman of Stewards
From the office of the Chairman of Stewards
Racing and Wagering Western Australia
70 Grandstand Road
Ascot WA 6104
Ph: (08) 9277 0777