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Flemington stewards' report

Victoria Racing Club @ Flemington

 

Date:

Saturday 16 March, 2019

Track:

Good 4 (R1-5) upgraded Good 3 at 3.23pm (R6-9)

Going stick:

9.3 - Inside 9.3, outside 9.0; Shear 11.7

Weather:

Fine

Rail:

+7 metres

Stewards Panel:

Robert Cram (Chairman), Rob Montgomery, Brett Wright, Geoff Hausfeld, Joelene Morrissey

 

Riding Changes / Jockey Information

 

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

9

Snows Bro

Jordan Childs

Damien Thornton

Ill

 

Must produce Medical Certificate prior to riding again:

Jordan Childs

 

Race 1 LEXUS MELBOURNE CUP TOUR TROPHY - 1200 metres:

Just Hifalutin Underwent a veterinary examination on arrival on course after sustaining small abrasions to both hind legs en-route and was passed suitable to race.

Swift Sis Slow to begin.

Flying Krupt Held up from the 400 metres and then when obtaining a narrow run passing the 300 metres raced in restricted room for some distance.

Quilista Rider Lucy Warwick reported the mare, which blew hard on pulling up, would take benefit from todays run. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Fuhryk Rider Craig Williams could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance of the mare. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality other than the mare lost the left front plate during the event.

Race 2 AUTUMN TROPHY - 1400 metres:

Scottish Rogue Jumped away awkwardly.

Orcein Jumped away awkwardly and lost ground. When over racing in the early stages then had to be steadied near the 1000 metres to avoid the heels of Scottish Rogue.

Zoumanor Slow to begin.

East Indiaman Raced three wide without cover.

Jumbo Ozaki Held up from the 500 metres before shifting out to gain clear running passing the 200 metres.

Cristal Eyes Steadied to avoid contacting the heels of Jumbo Ozaki, which shifted out near the 200 metres. Performed below market expectations. Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horses racing performance and a slow recovery. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Outrageous Rider Dwayne Dunn reported that it was not his intention to lead, however after beginning well, he ended up further forward than anticipated.

John Allen (Jumbo Ozaki) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). The careless riding being that near the 200 metres he rode his mount out when insufficiently clear of Cristal Eyes resulting in that filly being steadied to avoid making contact with the heels of Jumbo Ozaki. J Allen had his licence to ride in races suspended for a total of eleven meetings to commence midnight 24 March, 2019 and to expire after the day meeting on the 4 April, 2019 (4 metro, 7 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the mid-range category of carelessness and took into account his guilty plea and record.

Race 3 TBV THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS STAKES - 1200 metres:

California Honey Jumped away awkwardly.

Charleise Jumped away awkwardly. Checked passing the 200 metres when giving ground was tightened for room between Pelican which was being tightened inwards and Californian Honey which laid out. Rider Mark Zahra could offer no explanation for the performance. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Miss Harriette Jumped away awkwardly, shifted out and bumped Ready Set Sail. Contacted at the start by Flit. Checked passing the 200 metres when tightened for room between Pelican and Favourite Things which shifted in when not clear.

Flit Shortly after the start shifted out and made heavy contact with Miss Harriette.

Pelican (NZ) Checked passing the 200 metres. Rider Luke Nolen could offer no explanation for the performance other than his mount was not suited by the straight track. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Stephen Baster (Favourite Things) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). The careless riding being that passing the 200 metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of Miss Harriette resulting in that filly being taken in and tightening the running of Pelican resulting in Pelican and Miss Harriette having to be checked. S Baster had his licence to ride in races suspended for a total of ten meetings to commence midnight 24 March, 2019 and to expire midnight 3 April, 2019. (2 metro, 7 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the mid-range range category of carelessness and took into account his guilty plea and good record.

Race 4 FURPHY ALE TROPHY - 1100 metres:

Aperitif Change of tactics To be ridden mid-field. Settled mid-field.

Lady Horseowner Re-shod on arrival at the barriers. Hampered at the start.

Beauty Jumped away awkwardly, shifted out and hampered Lady Horseowner.

Write Enuff Jumped away awkwardly and got its head up when over racing in the early stages.

Lady Solly Over raced in the early and middle stages.

Assertive Play When weakening had to be steadied near the 50 metres to avoid the heels of Aperitif, which shifted out slightly.

Lake District Girl Weakened from the 300 metres. Rider Dwayne Dunn reported that, in his opinion, his mount was not suited by the straight track. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Race 5 GRAND CLASSIC FINAL - 2000 metres:

Dark Pearl (IRE) Change of tactics To be ridden further forward. Settled in a mid-field position.

Pour Vous (IRE) Change of tactics To lead. Settled outside the leader.

Come On Carl Jumped awkwardly and made contact with Golden Authority (NZ). Passing the 1850 metres shifted in when insufficiently clear of El Don.

Sacred Theme Jumped away awkwardly, shifted in and bumped Golden Authority (NZ). Rider Craig Williams reported his mount was not suited to racing back in the field and felt the gelding was uncomfortable in its action. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Golden Authority (NZ) Bumped at the start.

Dialectic (IRE) Jumped away awkwardly

El Don (NZ) Steadied to avoid heels near the 1850 metres. Lay out rounding the home turn and in the straight.

Starrybeel (NZ) App Ethan Brown reported that, in his opinion, his mount was not suited to racing back in the field. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Jason Maskiell (Come On Carl) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). The careless riding being that passing the 1850 metres he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of El Don resulting in El Don having to steady to avoid the heels of Come On Carl and being taken in and crowding the running of Belgravia. J Maskiell had his licence to ride in races suspended for a total of seven meetings to commence midnight 16 March, 2019 and to expire midnight 22 March, 2019. (2 metro, 5 provincial). In assessing penalty, the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the low-range range category of carelessness and took into account his excellent record and guilty plea.

Race 6 GRAND MILE FINAL - 1600 metres:

Main Stage (NZ) Change of tactics To be ridden back from the wide barrier. Settled three wide without cover in the early and middle stages. Rider Craig Williams reported his mount was not suited by racing back in the field with the pattern of todays racing. A post race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.

Sir Edwin Landseer (IRE) Change of tactics To be ridden mid-field. Settled in a handy position. Jumped away awkwardly, shifted out and bumped Mr Reckless (IRE) out onto Rezealient resulting in Rezealient being tightened for room and having to be steadied. Rider Ben Melham could offer no explanation for the performance of the gelding. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Von Mystic Jumped away awkwardly.

Rezealient Tightened for room at the start.

Mr Reckless Bumped at the start

Race 7 SEPPELT WINES MARCH STAKES - 1400 metres:

Mahamedeis Jumped away awkwardly.

He Or She Slow to begin.

Streets Of Avalon Over raced in the early and middle stages. Rider Zac Spain dropped his right rein for a short distance approaching the 100 metres.

Odeon Steadied near the 50 metres.

Billy Egan (Widgee Turf) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). The careless riding being that near the 50 metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of Odeon (NZ), resulting in that gelding having to be steadied to avoid Widgee Turfs heels. B Egan had his licence to ride in races suspended for a total of ten meetings to commence midnight 19 March, 2019 and to expire midnight 28 March, 2019 (3 metro, 7 provincial). In assessing penalty, the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the mid-range category of carelessness and took into account his guilty plea and record.

Race 8 ALL-STAR MILE - 1600 metres:

Balfs Choice Change of tactics - From the good barrier to be ridden more forward. Settled in a handy position.

Material Man Underwent a veterinary examination on arrival on course and was passed suitable to race. Rider Lucy Warwick was fined $500 for breaching the provisions of AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that she used her whip on nine occasions prior to the 100 metres.

Urban Ruler - Underwent a veterinary examination on arrival on course and was passed suitable to race. During the event lost the right fore plate.

Hawkshot On jumping away knuckled and almost fell. Stewards will follow up with the Hayes/Dabernig stable regarding Hawkshot.

Mr Money Bags Tightened for room by MossNDale, which was in turn was taken in by Urban Ruler, which jumped away awkwardly and shifted in. During the event lost the right fore plate.

Man Of His Word Jumped away awkwardly.

Alizee Jumped away awkwardly.

Mystic Journey Raced three wide without cover. Rider Anthony Darmanin was severely reprimanded for his celebratory gesture.

MossNDale Rider Jack Martin reported his mount would appreciate tracks with more give. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Happy Clapper Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horses racing performance. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Race 9 FURPHY GRAND SPRINT FINAL - 1200 metres:

Mastering Jumped away awkwardly. Had some difficulty obtaining clear running approaching the 200 metres.

Prepare To Win Jumped away awkwardly

Sagarra Rider Luke Currie reported the gelding raced too keenly and for this reason settled further forward than intended and did not finish the race off. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame right fore. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Boss Coni Joe Bowditch reported the gelding may not have been suited by the straight track and over the concluding stages lay in. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Blue Tycoon Apprentice Ethan Brown reported the gelding coughed several times on pulling up but could offer no other excuse for the performance. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

 

SWAB SAMPLES

 

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race 1 Flying Krupt, Quilista, Moonlover

Race 2 Outrageous, Scottish Rogue, Jumbo Ozaki

Race 3 Pelican, Charleise, Amarula Queen, Ready Set Sail

Race 4 Lady Horseowner, Causeway Girl, Lady Solly

Race 5 Come On Carl, Dark Pearl (IRE), Sacred Theme

Race 6 Rezealient, Red Crown, Stornaway

Race 7 Plein Ciel (GER), Haripour (IRE), Temps Voleur

Race 8 Happy Clapper, MossNDale, Urban Ruler, Alizee, Hawkshot, Mystic Journey

Race 9 Spirit Of Aquada, Wind Force, Sagarra

 

Pre-race urine for post race analysis:

Race 2 Write Your Name

Race 5 Starrybeel (NZ)

Race 6 Earth Angel

Race 8 Material Man, Mr Money Bags

Race 9 Boss Coni

 

Post race samples from following horses:

All winners Race 3 Flit (3rd placegetter)

 

Raceday Summary

 

Fines:

Race 8 - Lucy Warwick $500 AR132(7)(a)(ii)

Race 8 Chris Munce $500 AR227(a)

Severe Reprimands:

Race 8 Anthony Darmanin celebratory gesture

Suspensions:

Race 2 - John Allen - Careless riding. Midnight 24 March, 2019 after the day meeting 4 April, 2019

Race 3 - Stephen Baster - Careless riding. Midnight 24 March, 2019 3 April, 2019.

Race 5 - Jason Maskiell - Careless riding. Midnight 16 March,2019 -22 March, 2019.

Race 7 - Billy Egan- Careless riding. Midnight 19 March, 2019 - 28 March, 2019

Horse Actions:

Race 2 - Cristal Eyes EIPH. Vet clearance.

Race 8 - Happy Clapper EIPH. Vet clearance.

Race 9 - Sagarra Lame right fore. Vet clearance.

Change of Tactics:

Race 4 - Apertif Mid-field

Race 5 - Dark Pearl Forward.

Race 5 - Pour Vous (IRE) Lead

Race 6 - Main Stage (NZ) Back

Race 6 - Sir Edwin Landseer (IRE) Mid-field.

Race 8 - Balfs Choice Forward.

Follow Ups:

Race 8 - Hawkshot

Supplementary report

Race 8 ALL-STAR MILE - 1600 metres:

Chris Munce, trainer of Urban Ruler, pleaded guilty to breaching the provisions of AR227(a) for negligence in that he failed to seek permission from the Stewards to apply a topical preparation (Paw Paw cream) to the lip of the gelding this morning. C Munce was fined $500

 

15 January 2019  Flemington 8 November, 2018

Racing Victoria Stewards inquired into a complaint from Licenced bookmaker Mr Haydn Wallace into the conduct of Licenced bookmaker Mr Adrian Marantelli when fielding at the Flemington Race meeting 08 November 2018. Mr Marantelli pleaded guilty to a charge under the provisions of AR 175(q) Improper Conduct in that after being declined a bet by Mr Wallace at the Flemington racecourse Mr Marantelli then directed inappropriate language towards Mr Wallace. Mr Marantelli was fined the sum of $800.

Follow ups

Stawell 20/02/19
Weapon of Choice Stable advised the gelding will be retired.

Flemington 02/03/19
Master Ash Stable advised the colt pulled up satisfactorily but will now be spelled.

Seymour 05/03/19
Danubian Trainer advised the mare pulled up satisfactorily and will continue with preparation.

Bendigo 06/03/19
A Sterling Dash Stable advised the mare pulled up satisfactorily.

Hamilton 07/03/19
Redeeka Trainer advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily but will now be spelled.

Pakenham 07/03/19
Snowplough Trainer advised the colt pulled up satisfactorily and will be gelded.
Omorose Trainer advised the mare pulled up satisfactorily.

Ararat 08/03/19
Fight to the End Trainer advised the filly will be retired.

Cranbourne 08/03/19
Precocious Girl Trainer advised the filly pulled up satisfactorily but will now be spelled.
Fashionetti Trainer advised the filly pulled up mildly lame in the off fore fetlock (x-rays revealed no structural damage) and will be spelled.

Stony Creek 10/03/19
No Dreams All Hope Trainer advised the gelding pulled up with muscle soreness under girth and shoulder.

Ballarat 11/03/19
Muiron Stable advised the colt pulled up satisfactorily and will continue with preparation.
Crystal Mill Trainer advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and will be given a freshen up before continuing with preparation.
Downloads Stable advised the filly pulled up satisfactorily.

Echuca 12/03/19
King Tycoon Stable advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily.

Warrnambool 14/03/19
Voiceover Trainer advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily, will be given a jump out before planning to continue with preparation.
Wil John stable advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and a decision will be made in the coming days on whether to continue with preparation or go for a spell.

Pakenham 14/03/19
Black Toff Affair trainer advised the gelding pulled up showing signs of shin soreness and will now be spelled.

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