It was previously announced that the Stewards had received a request from Trainer David Hall for them to consider approving a one-eyed blinker (right side) to be carried by HIT A HOME RUN.
The Stewards advised Mr Hall that as HIT A HOME RUN has been successful at four of its most recent five race starts the horse would be required to participate satisfactorily in an Official Barrier Trial with the one-eyed blinker on before the application would be decided upon.
In accordance with this direction, HIT A HOME RUN participated in an Official Barrier Trial this morning during which the horse was ridden by Jockey Douglas Whyte. Following the Official Barrier Trial Jockey Whyte reported that the horse performed extremely well and most importantly did not lay in at any time during the trial.
Mr Hall informed the Stewards that HIT A HOME RUN pleased him in this morning’s trial and that if so approved it would be his intention for the horse to race in the one-eyed blinker.
After having considered the merits of Mr Hall’s application and after having viewed the horse’s manners during this morning’s trial, the Stewards have approved for HIT A HOME RUN to wear a one-eyed blinker (right side) at its future starts.