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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Hawkesbury Race Club

CLARENDON RACECOURSE

Tuesday 16 April 2019

 

Weather:          Fine

Track:               Good (4); upgraded to Good (3) at 3.27 p.m. following Race 5.

Rail:                 Out 3m 1300m-800m; Out 5m 800m-Winning Post; True remainder

Penetrometer:   4.76

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: D. M. Greer (Chairman), J. J. E. Earl, T. P. Moxon, T.  J. Vassallo and Cadets T. B. Kearney and J. B. Marshall

                                                                                                                         (sp)

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Supplementary Report:

Royal Randwick – Saturday 13 April 2019

Race 1: Kings of Sydney Sport Mile 1600m:

Stewards acceded to a request from rider T. Berry to amend the period of suspension he incurred for careless riding at the abovementioned race meeting on the basis that a feature International Group 1 race meeting was included in the original penalty. T. Berry’s licence to ride in races is now suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 21 April 2019 and to expire on Wednesday 1 May 2019, on which day he may ride.

Gosford – Wednesday 10 April 2019

Race 5: Turfculture Impala Fungicide Handicap 1900:

Mandalong Tapit– Trainer Mr G. Nickson was interviewed relative to the instructions issued to rider J. Collett and explained that there had been a miscommunication between himself and the stable foreperson in relation to an expansion of the change of tactics within the 30-minute timeframe. Mr Nickson’s explanation was noted, however, he was nonetheless advised that he must ensure that he complies with the rules set out in AR100(1)(b).

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RIDER CHANGES:

As J. Parr was indisposed due to illness, Stewards permitted the following rider replacements:

 

Race 2

A. Hyeronimus on Nowyunomi

Race 3

K. Latham on Saint Ambrose

Race 4

B. Shinn on Diamond Thunder

 

As A. Adkins was indisposed due to injury, Stewards permitted the following rider replacements:

 

Race 5

G. Buckley on Muse

Race 7

J. Innes Jnr on Magic Wu

 

 

 

RACE 1: tab.com.au Maiden Plate 1600m:

Brilliance Squared – from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Off The Ground – was crowded on jumping by Lady Lucienne, which shifted in. Near the 1300m Down Stage shifted in and away from Pinup Miss, resulting in Off The Ground being steadied, and when being corrected by its rider, Down Stage shifted out and became awkwardly placed on the heels of Pinup Miss.

 

Lady Lucienne – hung out rounding the home turn and continued to hang out in the straight proving difficult to ride. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Lady Lucienne to be lame (2/5) in the near foreleg. Trainer Mr P. Cave advised that the filly would now be spelled. Notwithstanding this advice, Mr Cave was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Lady Lucienne being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

RACE 2: Sky Racing 3YO Maiden Handicap 1100m:

Go Fish Go – began awkwardly.

 

Nowyunomi – from a wide barrier, shifted behind runners in the early stages. Inclined to lay in under pressure in the straight.

 

Gorgons – underwent a pre-race veterinary examination after lunging forward in the barriers and making contact with the front gate. The filly was deemed suitable to race. Gorgons was inclined to lay in when placed under pressure inside the 300m and proved difficult to ride out to the finish. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Gorgons to have displaced a tooth and to have a minor laceration to the nearside of its nose.

 

Madam Oaks – approaching the 800m was inclined to lay in and, for a short distance, became awkwardly placed close to the heels of Gorgons, which shifted out marginally.

 

Invinciano – approaching the 200m, when attempting to improve between Go Fish Go and Gorgons, was disappointed for that run and had to be checked and, as a consequence, lost ground. Invinciano was then unable to be fully tested for the remainder of the event when held up on the heels of Madam Oaks. In the incident, Gorgons became unbalanced when contacted on the hindquarter by Invinciano.

 

Mandalong Sera – slow to begin (2L)

 

Mandalong One Up – Stewards permitted G. Schofield to ride the filly ½ kilogram over its declared weight of 55 kilograms. Mandalong One Up missed the start (3L).

 

RACE 3: Lander Toyota 2YO Maiden Handicap 1100m:

Single Blonde – The declaration of correct weight was delayed while T. Berry, rider of 2nd placegetter Single Blonde, viewed the film and gave consideration to whether there was any ground for protest against Chelsea Reign being declared the winner. When T. Berry was satisfied that there were not sufficient grounds for a protest, and Stewards were similarly satisfied, correct weight was declared. Single Blonde began awkwardly. Near the 700m was hampered when crowded by Atherton, which shifted out.

 

Atherton – began awkwardly.

 

Daredevil – began awkwardly and made contact with the offside of the barrier. Near the 900m was briefly crowded for room near Bandersnatch, which overraced and shifted in.

 

Saint Ambrose – knuckled on jumping. Approaching the 200m was disappointed for a run between Atherton and Chelsea Reign and, as a result, was then held up and unable to be fully tested to the finish.

 

Bandersnatch – approaching the 800m continued overracing and would not settle despite the efforts of its rider. Passing the 700m became awkwardly placed close to the heels of Single Blonde, shifted in and made contact with Sally’s Day, resulting in both Sally’s Day and Bandersnatch becoming unbalanced.

 

Latina Beauty – from the outside barrier, shifted behind runners in the early stages. Overraced in the middle stages.

 

Sally’s Day – Trainer Mr B. Widdup, represented by Mr J. Keagan, was fined $100 under AR206(2) for the late application of a tongue tie to Sally’s Day’s gear. Sally’s Day began awkwardly.

 

Chelsea Reign – overraced in the middle stages.

 

RACE 4: Hawkesbury Gazette 2YO Maiden Handicap 1100m:

Rammstein – Change of tactics – to be ridden with cover: settled midfield. Slow to begin. Inclined to lay out when under pressure approaching the 150m.

 

Shielded – slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Brazenpine – Rider C. Brown explained that he was instructed from the outside barrier to find cover, however, he was unable to do so when the filly raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages and, as a result, was left racing wide and without cover. He explained that, shortly after straightening, Brazenpine became under pressure and was inclined to lay out over the final 300 metres. He added that near the 100m Brazenpine continued to lay out and became awkwardly placed when close to the heels of Honey Elysees. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Precisely – slow to begin.

 

Judge’s Daughter – was a late scratching at 2.43 p.m. on veterinary advice after the filly lunged forward in the barriers and made heavy contact with its head against the front gate. The Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Judge’s Daughter be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 2.43 p.m. be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket:

1st Diamond Thunder – 0 cents win, 2 cents place;

2nd Rammstein – 3 cents place;

3rd Rose To Victory – 5 cents place.

Stable representative Mr M. Aimes was advised that a veterinary certificate would be required prior to Judge’s Daughter being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Honey Elysees – overraced in the middle stages.

 

RACE 5: Polytrack Class 1 Handicap 1100m:

Valeria – was a late scratching at 11.30 a.m. acting on veterinary advice after a confirmed telephone call from Trainer Mr K. Lees that the mare became fractious after being loaded on to the float. Mr Lees will provide a certificate of fitness prior to Valeria racing again.

 

Great Affair – for a short distance approaching the 200m was held up behind Lagarde and had to be shifted to that runner’s inside to continue forward.

 

Ladies’ Gem – shortly after the start, from a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners.

 

Mighty Marmalade – from the outside barrier, shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 900m was steadied away from the heels of Ladies’ Gem (R. Murray), which shifted in when not fully clear. R. Murray was advised to exercise more care.

 

Muse – Rider G. Buckley was dislodged, without injury, when leaving the mounting yard.

 

RACE 6: Robert Oatley Wines Benchmark 64 Handicap 1300m:

Tinker Dan – began awkwardly. Approaching the 300m had to be steadied when crowded by One Of The Kind (D. McLellan), which shifted in marginally. D. McLellan was reprimanded under AR131(a). Rider T. Berry reported that his mount hung in over the final 150 metres and was unable to be tested to the finish.

 

Kooringal Star – A post-race veterinary examination of Kooringal Star, which raced wide and without cover throughout, revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.

 

Sacred Edge – from the outside barrier, shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Leardo – from a wide barrier, shifted behind runners in the early stages. Held up for some distance approaching the 300m and had to be shifted to the inside of Kooringal Star to continue.

 

Musume – A. Hyeronimus reported that the filly, which was resuming from a spell, raced keenly and was inclined to lay in when placed under pressure in the straight. He added that Musume would derive benefit from the run. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover.

 

 

 

 

RACE 7: Livamol Mile Benchmark 64 Handicap 1600m:

Carluca – near the 50m was bumped on the hindquarter by Lexi’s Choice, which shifted out marginally, resulting in Carluca becoming unbalanced.

 

Lord Heron – raced keenly for some distance approaching the 1000m.

 

Foxdown – slow to begin.

 

Magic Wu – approaching the 1300m was briefly crowded by Carluca and, as a result, shifted in and away from that runner abruptly. Magic Wu then continued to overrace for some distance and raced wide.

 

Lexi’s Choice – slow to begin and, from the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 8: Stand Alone Saturday April 27th Class 2 Handicap 1900m:

Matakanui – hampered at the start by Just In The Clear, which shifted out.

 

Hostwin Epanoui – Rider G. Schofield lost the use of the offside rein for a short distance passing the 200m.

 

Belfast Bella – from a wide barrier, shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Cool One – When questioned in relation to his riding in the early stages, App. R. Dolan explained that he was instructed to take up a prominent position, however, after beginning only fairly he was obliged to ride his mount along to take up a prominent position and for a short distance approaching the 1700m, when he felt Taqueda would improve and take up the lead, he anticipated following that runner across and taking up a forward position, however, when J. Taylor, the rider of Taqueda, was continually restraining her mount and did not ultimately cross the field and lead, to avoid being caught racing wide and without cover, App. Dolan elected to restrain his mount and shift behind Taqueda and Lily Astolat to obtain a position with cover. He added that his mount travelled well in this position with cover for the majority of the event, however, approaching the 900m, when China Gale shifted out, he was taken wider and, as a result, was left racing without cover for the remainder of the event. 

 

Lily Astolat – A post-race veterinary examination of Lily Astolat, which raced wide and without cover throughout, did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Taqueda – inclined to lay in when placed under pressure in the straight and near the 200m made contact with the hindquarter of Matakanui, resulting in both runners becoming unbalanced.

 

Captain Americain – Stewards permitted A. Robinson to ride the gelding ½ kilogram over its declared weight of 54 kilograms. Captain Americain was slow to begin. Held up in the early part of the straight.

 

Lord Chamberlain – slow to begin.

 

 

GENERAL:

 

Summary of whip use:

Stewards noted that the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the 100m under AR132(7)(a)(ii).  Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

 

Race 1

App. S. Weatherley (Off The Ground)

7 strikes

Race 1

W. Costin (Charged Flame)

7 strikes

Race 4

D. McLellan (Honey Elysees)

8 strikes

Race 5

R. Murray (Ladies Gem)

7 strikes

Race 5

T. Berry (Mighty Marmalade)

6 strikes

Race 7

T. Berry (Lord Heron)

6 strikes

Race 7

M. Bell (Carluca)

6 strikes

Race 7

J. Innes Jnr (Magic Wu)

8 strikes

 

Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:

Race 1:  Charged Flame, Lady Lucienne, Dashing Special

Race 3:  Single Blonde

Race 4:  Rammstein

Race 6:  Newtown Bluebag, Kosciusko

Race 7:  Think It Over

Race 8:  Matakanui, Cool One

 

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 3: Trainer Mr B. Widdup was fined $100 for the late application of a tongue tie to Sally’s Day’s gear (AR206(2)).

Reprimands:

Race 6: D. McLellan (Tinker Dan) – shifted in (AR131(a)).

Suspensions:

(Supplementary: Randwick 13/4/19) Race 1: Dates of suspension of licence of T. Berry amended to commence on Sunday 21 April 2019 and to expire on Wednesday 1 May 2019, on which day he may ride.

Bleeders:

Nil.

Warnings:

Nil.

Trials:

Nil.

Certificates:

Race 1: Lady Lucienne (Trainer Mr P. Cave) – lame (2/5) in the near foreleg.

Race 4: Judge’s Daughter (Trainer Mr G. Nickson) – after being loaded into barriers, made heavy contact with head against front gate.

Race 5: Valeria (Trainer Mr K. Lees) – became fractious when loaded on to float.

Fall/Injuries:

Race 5: G. Buckley (Muse) – dislodged leaving the mounting yard – no injury.

Change of Gear:

Nil.

Follow up:

Nil.

Change of Colours:

Race 2: Mandalong One Up – green cap.

 

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