BRAD Rawiller finds himself in an adjourned stewards inquiry into his tactics on beaten favorite Synthetic at Mornington on Friday, reports Racing Network. Synthetic, the $2.15 favorite, finished fourth, beaten two and a half lengths behind Maphelane in the Sam Pritchard-Gordon Mitavite Handicap.

Racing Victoria stewards, chaired by Rob Montgomery took evidence from Rawiller as well as evidence via telephone from trainer Robert Smerdon, who is in the Gold Coast.

Stewards questioned Rawiller regarding his riding tactics, in particular from the 500 metres.

Rawiller told stewards that after drawing wide he elected to ride his mount towards the rear of the field in the early stages and added that in his opinion, the day’s racing patterns indicated that he would be better positioning his mount off the rail.

He further explained that from the 500m he shifted out to obtain a position behind Deltona however he thought his best option to win would be to shift back to the inside and take up a position behind Hussavi, to take him in to a winning position without having to cover extra ground.

 Rawiller said that in hindsight his best option would have been to shift to the outside of Deltona and make a run wider on the course.

 After taking evidence from Rawiller, Smerdon and stable representative, on course W Johnson, stewards adjourned an inquiry into the ride to a date to be fixed.