The stewards asked for an explanation for the improvement in form of Colour Counsellor who had finished 12th of 13 in his previous race - an amateur riders' event at Lingfield.
Flower said later: "He had everything his way today which suited him. If he gets a squeeze or a bump he tends to back pedal and is not very brave. Also he has not run over this trip before and that might have had something to do with it."Reuse content