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Kembla Grange stewards' report

STEWARDS REPORT

 

Illawarra Turf Club

KEMBLA GRANGE RACECOURSE

Saturday 20 July 2019

 

Weather:          Fine

Track:               Good (4)

Rail:                 +8m from 1100m to Winning Post, +6 remainder

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: S. T. Matthews (Chairman), J. J. E. Earl, T. P. Moxon and Cadet J. B. Marshall

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RACE 1: Earlwood Bardwell Park RSL Class 1 and Maiden Plate 2000m:

Grand Eagle – Made the 1700m crossing awkwardly. Raced keenly and was difficult to settle in the early and middle stages. Hung inwards in the straight obliging its rider to change the whip to his right hand near the 350m.

 

Nautibernie – Examined by the club’s veterinary officer prior to the race after sustaining an abrasion to its off-hind fetlock en route to the course and was deemed suitable to race. Raced keenly in the middle stages. Rounding the home turn, when racing behind Grand Eagle, attempted to shift outwards for clear running when racing tight to the inside of Gloriosa, resulting in Gloriosa being bumped. Thereafter Nautibernie failed to finish its race off.

 

RACE 2: Martin Minett Claims Prep Maiden Handicap 1600m:

Parry Sound – Slow to begin. Approaching the home turn, shifted outwards across the heels of Rotoiti whilst commencing its run and was forced to race wide. Shifted inwards away from the whip near the 200m obliging its rider to stop riding and straighten his mount.

 

True Marvel – Raced keenly and was difficult to settle in the early stages.

 

Royal Anthem – Hung outwards under pressure in the home straight obliging its rider to stop riding and straighten his mount near the 100m.

 

Rotoiti – Raced wide and without cover from the 700m.

 

RACE 3: Bailey Interiors Maiden Plate 1400m:

Against The Tide – Change of tactics – to be ridden with cover: Settled outside the leader. When questioned regarding racing outside the leader, Y. Ichikawa said that he was instructed to race with cover, which was a change of tactics of which the Stewards were notified prior to the race. He stated that his mount began well and raced very keenly in the early stages. He said that he was unable to restrain his mount in order to find cover and eventually Against The Tide commenced to race forward outside the leader, Unloch The Rock.

 

It’s Christmas – Change of tactics – to be ridden conservatively: Ridden back. Shifted behind runners from its wide barrier to obtain cover. Approaching the home turn was steadied off the heels of Misty Summer.

 

Majella – Shifted behind runners from its wide barrier to obtain cover. Raced keenly, proving difficult to settle in the early stages, and was steadied off the heels of Misty Summer, resulting in that runner shifting outwards and hampering It’s Christmas, resulting in that runner racing wider on the track for a short distance.

 

Misty Summer – Near the 200m shifted outwards across the heels of First Crown and It’s Christmas in order to obtain clear running whereby it finished its race off well.

 

Unloch The Rock – Reared and became cast in its barrier, was examined by the club’s veterinary officer and was deemed suitable to race. At the start was bumped by Against The Tide, which jumped awkwardly inwards.

 

Chat – On jumping was crowded for room between First Crown and Misty Summer, both of which shifted ground. Raced keenly in the early stages. Near the 350m was held up when disappointed for a run to the inside of Unloch The Rock. Chat then shifted outwards in order to obtain clear running and, in doing so, took Misty Summer wider on the track. Jockey J. Morris was cautioned in regard to his whip use above shoulder height in the home straight.

 

First Crown – Hung inwards rounding the home turn and in the straight.

 

Emeralds – Shifted outwards away from the whip in the home straight, obliging its rider to stop riding and straighten his mount near the 100m.

 

RACE 4: Logical Freight Solutions Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m:

Star Of O’Reilly – Jumped awkwardly and was slow to begin.

 

Captain Manering – Near the 1000m raced keenly and hung outwards, and thereafter continued to race in a three-wide position without cover.

 

The Bald Eagle – Jumped awkwardly. When questioned, S. Guymer stated that his mount, which had recently campaigned in Victoria, travelled well during the race, however, when the tempo quickened near the 600m the gelding could not sprint with the field. He said that in the home straight The Bald Eagle shifted outwards away from Dansu and failed to finish its race off. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Bad Boy For Love – Near the 350m was steadied off the heels of Captain Manering and shifted outwards.

 

One Of The Kind – Near the 1100m was racing keenly and steadied outwards across the heels of Mad Fox.

 

Mad Fox – Change of tactics – to be ridden prominently: Led.

 

Rock On Zariz – Jumped awkwardly.

 

Citizen’s Arrest – On jumping, was crowded for room between Bad Boy For Love and Captain Manering, which jumped awkwardly inwards. Raced keenly and was difficult to settle in the early stages, and near the 1200m was steadied off the heels of Captain Manering.

 

RACE 5: Club Rivers Conditional Benchmark 70 Handicap 1300m:

Happy Seventy – Near the 600m shifted outwards across the heels of Tenorino and, in doing so, bumped Dolly’s Due.

 

Budderoo Knight – Slow into stride. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

 

Dolly’s Due – Jumped awkwardly and was slow to begin.

 

Tenorino – Raced keenly in the middle stages and near the 1000m was steadied off the heels of Loved One. Near the 600m Tenorino, which continued to race keenly, hung inwards and was steadied off the heels of Loved One.

 

RACE 6: Warren Saunders Insurance Brokers 2YO Maiden Handicap 1200m:

Antarctic Ocean – Jumped awkwardly and was slow to begin. Near the 1000m bumped with Readathon causing Antarctic Ocean to become unbalanced and shifted outwards across the heels of No Harm Done.

 

No Harm Done – Jumped awkwardly and was slow to begin. 

 

Momentum Glory – Jumped awkwardly inwards and bumped Enchantingly. Hung outwards near the 900m.

 

Ares – Near the 850m was steadied off the heels of Islands, which was taken outwards by More Joie, which laid outwards.

 

More Joie – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.

 

Get The Cash – Change of tactics – to be ridden with cover: Settled back.

 

Enchantingly – Near the 650m was steadied off the heels of Ares (App. Q. Yong), which shifted inwards. App. Yong was told to exercise more care when shifting ground in future.

 

Twistit – After being loaded into the barriers, became fractious and reared, hitting its head on the barrier partition. The filly was examined by the club’s veterinary officer and was scratched by order of the Stewards at 3.02 p.m. The Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Twistit be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 3.02 p.m. be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket:

1st Islands – 1 cent win, 1 cent place;

2nd No Harm Done – 3 cents place;

3rd Antarctic Ocean – 3 cents place.

Trainer Mr S. Englebrecht was advised that Twistit will be required to trial satisfactorily before being permitted to race again. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that Twistit had split skin over its poll. Trainer Mr S. Englebrecht was told a veterinary certificate will be required before being permitted to barrier trial.

 

Readathon – Jumped awkwardly and was slow to begin.  

 

RACE 7: Club Central Maiden Handicap 1200m:

Bold And Wild – Shortly after the start attempted to buck for a short distance. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Stable representative Mr McLean stated that Bold And Wild had not displayed any mannerism regarding bucking in its two recent trials. Whilst Stewards were of the opinion that it was not of great significance, a final warning was issued against Bold And Wild as the gelding had previously been given a warning at its first start at Gosford on 14th August 2018 and was subsequently spelled. Mr McLean was advised that, if the gelding displays similar action in future, then Stewards will give consideration to determine whether the gelding should barrier trial.

 

Atomic Sunrise – App. C. Graham reported after the race that her mount was making respiratory noises. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that Atomic Sunrise had choked down and was slow to recover. Stable representative Mr C. McCullagh advised that it is the stable’s intention to race Atomic Sunrise in a tongue tie at its next start.

 

Philanthropist – On jumping, blundered and became unbalanced, shifted outwards and hampered Joy’s Reward, which also jumped awkwardly. Philanthropist shifted behind runners from its wide barrier in the early stages. Held up from the 300m to the 150m when racing behind Allied Invasion and between Beachbreak and Bold And Wild. Philanthropist finished its race off well when able to obtain clear running near the 100m.

 

Singing River – Shifted outwards when under pressure over the concluding stages of the race.

 

Arboreal – Jumped awkwardly inwards and bumped Beachbreak.

 

Joy’s Reward – Shifted behind runners from its wide barrier.

 

Allied Invasion – Raced keenly and was difficult to settle in the early stages.

 

RACE 8: Saunders Safety and Training Class 1 Handicap 1200m:

Buzz – Raced keenly in the middle stages. Near the 200m was steadied off the heels of Le Lude (J. Morris), which shifted outwards from behind the heels of We Could Be Heroes which also shifted outwards, when not quite clear. J. Morris was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in future.

 

Perigord – Jumped awkwardly and was slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

 

Outback Diva – Jumped awkwardly with its head up and was reluctant to stretch out in the early stages, and subsequently lost considerable ground (5L). Stable representative Mr W. Freedman was advised that Outback Diva will be required to barrier trial satisfactorily before being permitted to race again.

 

Princess Kalli – underwent a veterinary examination prior to the event and was deemed suitable to race.

 

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 J. Hull (Grand Eagle) 7 strikes
Race 2 R. Freeman-Key (Rotoiti) 7 strikes
Race 3 S. Guymer (It’s Christmas) 6 strikes
Race 3 J. Morris (Chat) 6 strikes
Race 4 S. Guymer (The Bald Eagle) 7 strikes
Race 5 S. Guymer (Loved One) 7 strikes
Race 6 B. Spriggs (More Joie) 7 strikes
Race 7 J. Taylor (Singing River) 6 strikes
Race 7 S. Pollard (Ilvermorny) 6 strikes
Race 7 J. Innes Jnr (Bold And Wild) 7 strikes
Race 8 J. Innes Jnr (Perigord) 6 strikes

 

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

Race 1:  Waka, Breakdance

Race 2:  Devil Dan, Stryke The Gates, Royal Anthem

Race 3:  Against The Tide, Chat

Race 4:  Dansu, Mad Fox

Race 5:  Tenorino

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil.
Reprimands: Race 8: J. Morris (Le Lude) – shifted out when not clear (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Nil.
Bleeders: Nil.
Warnings: Race 7: Bold And Wild (Trainer Mr B. Baker) – bucking mannerism.
Trials: Race 6: Twistit (Trainer Mr S. Englebrecht).
Race 8: Outback Diva (Co-trainers Richard and Michael Freedman).
Certificates: Race 6: Twistit (S Englebrecht) - split skin over poll.
Fall/Injuries: Nil.
Change of Gear: Nil.
Follow up: Nil.
Change of Colours: Nil.

 

 

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