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STEWARDS’ REPORT 

Newcastle Jockey Club

NEWCASTLE RACECOURSE

 

                                                             Saturday 9 June 2018

 

Weather:               Overcast

Track:                    Soft (7) – downgraded to a heavy (8) at 11.45am following the running of race 1.

Rail:                       +2m Entire

 

STEWARDS:  T P Moxon (Chairman), D M Greer, J J E Earl and cadets C K McIntosh and T J Lee                                                                                                                       ef

                                                               

RACE 1: BIS Industries Maiden Plate 900m

Barucci – Acting on veterinary advice the gelding was a late withdrawal at 10.57am when found to be lame in the near hind leg. Trainer Mr W Gavenlock was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Barucci being permitted to race again.

 

Kaldero – Began awkwardly.

 

Peanut Vendor – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Sparkling Facet – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Cliff’s Choice – Slow to begin. Was held up for clear running in the early part of the home straight and then approaching the 200m was shifted to the outside of Pamplemousse to continue into clear running. Cliff’s Choice then laid in under pressure over the 200m.

 

Ally Bally Bee – Slow to begin and then was crowded between Kaldero and Pamplemousse, which shifted in.

 

RACE 2: Mato Maiden Handicap 1200m

The Big Vin – Proved difficult to load resulting in the start of this race being delayed. Trainer Ms K Gavenlock was advised that an official warning would be recorded against the barrier manners of The Big Vin.

 

Start All Over – Slow to begin.

 

Red Lily – From the outside barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. When questioned rider R Thompson stated that Red Lily did not travel comfortably at any stage throughout the event and when placed under pressure in the straight was inclined to lay in and was disappointing in its failure to finish off its race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Cosimo – Was bumped on jumping by The Big Vin, which began awkwardly and shifted in. When questioned rider M Bell stated that his mount raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages and despite his constant efforts to settle Cosimo, the colt continued to overrace. M Bell added that as a result of its racing manners, Cosimo was a beaten horse as far out as the 300m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

My Rajah – Began awkwardly and was brushed by Red Lily.

RACE 3: Carter’s F&M Class 1 Handicap 1200m

Nipotina – Slow to begin. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

All Too Free – Change of tactics – to be ridden further back; settled on-pace. When questioned rider A Layt stated that his instructions from Mr Peter Snowden were to obtain cover if possible. He stated that after beginning well his mount raced a little keenly throughout the early stages, however approaching the 900m when crossed by Joanne’s Cruisin’, All Too Free travelled well from this point in a position with cover behind the leaders.

 

Ellebeedee – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the early stages when being restrained in an endeavour to obtain cover.

 

Tirone Miss – Began awkwardly.

 

Vihari – After being loaded Vihari got its off-hind leg up on the running board, was examined behind the barriers by the Club’s Official Veterinary Officer and was passed fit to start.

 

Miss Kyeema – Change of tactics - to be ridden further back; settled back. Slow to begin (2L). Approaching the 500m had to be steadied when attempting to improve between Tirone Miss and Ellebeedee where there was insufficient room. App L Day was advised to ensure that when attempting to improve there is sufficient room to do so. Rider L Day stated that on straightening as she was racing to the outside of the heels of Vihari, although she observed clear running to the inside of that runner she felt she would have had to steady her mount to perform this manoeuvre and lose ground at a vital stage of the race. She added that in the early part of the straight she was held up when racing in restricted room between Vihari and Tirone Miss. App L Day stated that she was then able to place her mount under pressure near the 350m and approaching the 200m she shifted Miss Kyeema to the outside of Tirone Miss to continue into clear running, however when Tirone Miss shifted out slightly approaching the 150m Miss Kyeema was briefly inconvenienced. Rider L Day further stated that for some distance passing the 50m she again became held up when awkwardly placed on the heels of Tirone Miss when that runner was taken out marginally by Vihari.

 

Joanne’s Cruisin’ –  When racing wide and without cover in the early stages was allowed to stride forward and race outside the leader approaching the 900m. Lost its near fore plate after passing the 200m.

 

RACE 4: ADS Class 1 Handicap 1600m

Huangshan – Change of tactics – option to be ridden more forward; settled off-pace.

 

Toroso – When questioned regarding the reason Toroso raced wide and without cover throughout the event rider A Layt stated that he was instructed to settle in an off-pace position. He stated that after beginning well from an inside barrier he trailed Huangshan throughout the early stages. He added that approaching the 1200m when he felt Huangshan was being shifted to the rail, he allowed his mount to stride forward and race outside that runner. Rider A Layt further stated that when the rider of Huangshan shifted back out and elected to maintain a one out position as he had already positioned Toroso to the outside of that runner Toroso was shifted to a three wide position, passing the 1200m and was obliged to race wide and without cover from this point

 

Extreme Measure – Change of tactics - to be ridden more forward; settled on-pace. Laid out rounding the home turn and then was held up for clear running in the early part of the home straight.

 

Mr Mile – Began awkwardly and despite being ridden along in the early stages failed to muster speed and ultimately settled in a midfield position.

 

RACE 5: Berendsen 2YO Maiden Plate 900m

Albert’s No Pussy – Slow to begin.

 

Bare All – Slow to begin.

 

Hubble – Near the 800m was steadied to avoid the heels of Smart Melody which itself was being steadied and shifted out.

 

Gotta Minute – Change of tactics – to be ridden more positively; settled outsider the leader. Was bumped on jumping by Smart Melody which began awkwardly and shifted in. When questioned App J Duggan stated that she was able to establish a position outside the lead without having to use to much of her mount in the early stages. She added that her mount travelled well in this position however from the 400m when placed under pressure the filly commenced to lay in and failed to finish off the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Pearl Roan – Slow to begin.

 

Smart Melody – Raced keenly in the early stages and near the 800m was steadied away from the heels of Gotta Minute. Continued to race keenly and approaching the 600m was again steadied to avoid the heels of Gotta Minute.

Tell No Tales – After being loaded into the barriers became fractious. Tell No Tales was examined behind the barriers by the Club’s Official Veterinary Officer and acting on veterinary advice when the filly had multiple abrasions to the off hind leg and off foreleg and a laceration to the near hind leg the filly was a late withdrawal at 2.01pm. Stewards subsequently ordered that all monies wagered on Tell No Tales be refunded in full and with regard to betting with bookmakers all successful wagers made prior to 2.01pm to be subject to the following deductions in the dollar on the face value of the ticket:
1st) Smart Melody less 11c win and 9c place;
2nd) Bare All less 12c place;
3rd) Albert’s No Pussy less 12 place;
Trainer M Smith was advised to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Tell No Tales being permitted to race again.

RACE 6: Alfabs Maiden Handicap 1850m
Calaway Dancer – Raced keenly throughout the early stages and approaching the 1400m shifted out away from the heels of Isadora Twinkle. A short distance later Calaway Dancer was taken in marginally by Alice Of Ulster (G Buckley) when that runner shifted in slightly and as a result Calaway Dancer clipped the heels of Isadora Twinkle and blundered. On the evidence as Stewards could not be satisfied that Calaway Dancer established a run between Alice Of Ulster and Isadora twinkle no further action was taken.

 

Garn Star – App J Duggan was dislodged on pulling up when the gelding blundered. App J Duggan sustained no apparent injuries and was cleared to fulfil her remaining engagements.

 

Plus Belle La Vie – Change of tactics – to be ridden more forward. After being loaded into the barriers kicked out and got its off-hind leg momentarily caught in the back gates. Plus Belle La Vie was examined by the Club’s Official Veterinary Official and acting on veterinary advice was a late withdrawal at 2.43pm. Stewards subsequently order that all monies wagered on Plus Belle La Vie be refunded in full and with regard to betting with bookmakers all successful wagers made prior to 2.43pm to be subject to the following deductions in the dollar on the face value of the ticket:

1st) Nahuel less 1c win and less 1c place.

2nd) Isadora Twinkle less 2c place.

3rd) Regal Rage less 1c place.

Trainer Ms L Wray was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Plus Belle La Vie being permitted to race again.

 

RACE 7: Pirtek CG&E Class 1 Handicap 1200m

Legislation – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Rider M Bell could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance, Stable representative Ms Lwharekura undertook to report back on the progress of Legislation in the days subsequent. 

 

Versetto – After refusing to load Versetto was a late withdrawal at 3.24pm. Stewards subsequently order that all monies wagered on Versetto be refunded in full and with regard to betting with bookmakers all successful wagers made prior to 2.43pm to be subject to the following deductions in the dollar on the face value of the ticket:

1st) Texas Tycoon less 9c win and less 12c place.

2nd) Isadora Twinkle less 17c place.

3rd) Regal Rage less 11c place.

Trainer Mr B Baker was advised that Versetto would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.

 

Silent Image – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have bled from both nostrils for the first time. Trainer J Farleigh was advised that Silent Image would now incur the mandatory three-month ban from racing under AR53A.

 

Thunder Cove – When questioned regarding the gelding racing outside the leader rider G Buckley stated that from his outside barrier after beginning satisfactorily rather than restrain his mount and settle at the rear of the field he was positive on Thunder Cove and ultimately assumed a forward position albeit further forward than what he had intended to race.

RACE 8: JR Mining Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m

Dante Rossetti – Change of tactics – if circumstances permit option to be ridden behind the leaders with cover; led. An inquiry into the tactics adopted on the gelding was adjourned to a date to be fixed. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Kravchenko – On straightening was bumped and became unbalanced when crowded between We’re Smokin and Classic Princess (A Layt) which shifted out when not clear. A Layt was advised to exercise more care.

 

Longchamp Lass – Passing the 1000m was eased when crowded between Temper’s Flare and Frogmarch.

 

Dream Habit – Slow to begin (3L).

 

Classic Princess – Change of tactics – to be ridden more forward; settled midfield. Slow to begin.

 

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

Race 1:  Cliff’s Choice.

Race 2:  Oakfield Missile.

Race 4:  Toroso, Oakfield Ella, Extreme Measure.

Race 5:  Bare All.

Race 6:  Nahuel, Winged Poet, Water Line.

 

A
Fines: Nil.
Reprimands: Nil.
Suspensions: Nil.
Bleeders: Race 6: Silent Image (Trainer J Farleigh) – bled both nostrils 1st time.
Warnings: Race 2: The Big Vin (Trainer K Gavenlock) – barrier manners
Trials: Race 4: Versetto (Trainer B Baker) – refused to load
Certificates: Race 1: Barucci (Trainer W Gavenlock) – lame near hind leg.
Race 5: Tell No Tales (Trainer M Smith) – abrasions and lacerations off hind and off foreleg.
Race 6: Plus Belle La Vie (Trainer Ms L Wray) – laceration off hind.
Fall/Injuries: Race 6: J Duggan (Garn Star) – no injuries.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear Nil.
Follow up: Race 7: Legislation (Snowden Stable) – poor performance.
Race 8: Dante Rossetti – tactics

 

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