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STEWARDS’ REPORT 

Australian Turf Club

KENSINGTON RACECOURSE

 

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

 

Weather:                   Overcast / Showers

Track:                       Soft (6); upgraded to a Soft (5) at 1.25pm following Race 1; downgraded to Soft (6) at 3.55pm following Race 5 due to showery conditions.

Rail:                          +3m

Penetrometer:          5.33

 

STEWARDS:   P C Dingwall (Chairman), M F Van Gestel, T P Moxon, T J Vassallo and cadets

R T Debels and R W Loughlin

                                                                                                                                                      (alm)

Supplementary Reports:

WARWICK FARM:  Wednesday, 3 October 2018

RACE 5 – The Agency Real Estate Handicap 1200m

Bandol– co–trainer Mr A Bott advised the stable was satisfied with the post–race condition of the filly, however Bandol would now be spelled.

WYONG:  Thursday, 11 October 2018

RACE 5 – Carlton & United Breweries Class 1 & Maiden Plate 2100m

Fast Train– trainer Mr G Ryan advised the stable was satisfied with the post–race condition of the colt and it is his intention to continue with the horse’s preparation.

 

KEMBLA GRANGE:  Saturday, 13 October 2018

RACE 5 – Bruce Tener Memorial By Balgownie Travel 3YO Maiden Handicap 1300m

Prince George– trainer Mr R Freedman advised the stable was satisfied with the post–race condition of the gelding, however Prince George would now be spelled.

ROYAL RANDWICK:  Saturday, 13 October 2018

RACE 3 – The Daily Telegraph Reinald Allen Quality (Listed) 1400m

Cristobal– trainer Mr J Cummings advised the stable was satisfied with the post- race condition of the filly.

RACE 6 – Camera House Sydney Stakes (Group 3) 1200m

Dothraki– co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden advised the stable was satisfied with the post–race condition of the gelding, however Dothraki would now be spelled.

RACE 9 –Bisley Workwear St Leger Stakes 2600m

Master Of Arts– trainer Mr J Thompson advised the stable was satisfied with the post–race condition of the gelding.

                                                                                                                                                     

 

LATE RIDING CHANGES:

As B Avdulla sustained an injury to his right knee at trackwork yesterday morning, the Stewards permitted the following rider substitutions:

 

Race 1 Jen Rules – C Brown
Race 2 Hostwin Supreme – T Clark
Race 3 Miss Shanti – H Bowman
Race 4 Gretzky – C Brown
Race 5 High Low Bet – C Brown
Race 6 Smooth Whiskey – C Brown
Race 7 Torpenhow – J Penza
Race 8 Regimen – T Clark

 

                                                                                                                                                     

 

RACE 1 – Sydney Spring Racing Handicap 1300m

Ritmico – after being slow to begin was then steadied and shifted in behind runners from its wide draw.  Throughout the middle stages, when the tempo steadied, raced keenly.

 

Gumshoe – shortly after the start was hampered slightly by Jen Rules, which shifted in.

RACE 2 –  Vancouver@Coolmore Australia Handicap 1100m

Fight For Love – slow to begin.

 

Mandalong One Up – after beginning awkwardly, then made contact with Brazilica.  Approaching the 700m, Mandalong One Up, which had been racing keenly and proving difficult to settle, was steadied to avoid the heels of Brazilica (H Bowman), which shifted out when not clear.  H Bowman was advised to ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground in similar circumstances.  Close to the winning post, Mandalong One Up was steadied to avoid the heels of Hostwin Supreme (T Clark), which shifted out.  T Clark was advised to exercise greater care.

 

Secret Legend – when questioned, J Collett, rider of Secret Legend, which was having its first start today, said that he had been asked to ride the gelding positively in the early stages.  He said that it was anticipated that Secret Legend would race outside Hostwin Supreme, however having regard to the horse's inexperience, he should not make too much use of Secret Legend to race outside the anticipated leader, Hostwin Supreme.  He said that Secret Legend began very awkwardly and in the middle stages, he identified an opportunity to improve, however when he endeavoured to do so, Secret Legend did not quicken as he had anticipated and he therefore elected to steady his mount in the hope of obtaining a position behind Brazilica.  He said, however, that after the 800m, when Brazilica shifted to the outside of Hostwin Supreme, he was unable to take a position behind that runner which ultimately resulted in Secret Legend racing wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

RACE 3 – Bowermans Office Furniture Handicap 1550m

The Iron Maiden – slow to begin.

 

Savacool – slow to begin.

 

Pick Of The Day – shortly after the start made slight contact with O’Lordy, blundered and shifted out.

                                                                                                                     

Feelin The Love – App J Van Overmeire explained that throughout the early and middle stages, the mare raced keenly and proved difficult to settle.  He said that as a result, Feelin The Love was unable to finish its race off today.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

O’Lordy – a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

RACE 4 – ATC Farewells Encosta De Lago Handicap 1550m

Palmateer – after being slow to begin, was bumped by Nicochet, which shifted out.

 

Gretzky – slow to begin.  Passing the 1000m was left racing wide and without cover.

 

Another Snappy – when racing wide and without cover in the early stages, was allowed to improve and ultimately led the event after the 1300m.  Another Snappy then raced keenly, got its head up and proved difficult to settle.

 

Cliff – near the 1300m, was eased to avoid the heels of Sky Boy, which had its head on the side and shifted in away from Another Snappy.  When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of Cliff, rider J Adams said that the horse was left without a finishing effort after racing keenly throughout the early and middle stages.  He expressed the view that Cliff may benefit back in distance with its future starts spaced.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Volpe – J Collett explained that the gelding travelled keenly throughout the early and middle stages in a midfield position. He said that Volpe, when placed under pressure after the 500m, failed to respond and although he was aware that Volpe does have some soft track form, nonetheless the gelding was not entirely comfortable on today's surface.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

RACE 5 – ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap 1300m

No Interest – was examined by the Club’s veterinary officer after arriving on course and passed suitable to start.

 

High Low Bet – slow to begin.  Due to the moderate tempo near the 900m, High Low Bet was checked off the heels of No Interest.

 

Kathaire – after being slightly slow to begin was then tightened between Second Island and Missybeel.  Kathaire was then steadied and shifted in behind runners from its wide draw.

 

Nai’a – from a wide barrier, was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.  Nai’a was inconvenienced approaching the 50m when Sexy Eyes shifted in and carried Nai’a in slightly.  When questioned, H Bowman said that approaching and rounding the home turn, he had been following Sexy Eyes and when that runner commenced to shift out rounding the home turn, and he maintained his position, he elected to improve to the inside of that runner.  He said that for a short distance early in the straight, he was unable to place Nai’a under the appropriate pressure as he was endeavouring to secure a clear passage, which ultimately he was able to do between Dolly’s Due and Penfold near the 300m.

 

Second Island – throughout the early and middle stages, raced fiercely, got its head up on a number of occasions when the rider was endeavouring to obtain cover.  The mare, however, would not settle and ultimately was allowed to improve when racing wide with cover to lead after the 500m.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Second Island to be slow to recover.

 

Penfold – after shifting to a position next to the running rail after the 1000m, J Grisedale, the rider of Termele, steadied his mount which resulted in Penfold being checked, and No Interest, which was following, being steadied as a consequence.  Penfold then for some distance commenced to race fiercely when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Termele and proved difficult to settle.  J Grisedale was warned against the practice of excessively steadying the tempo of races.

 

Missybeel – travelled wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Termele – after being crossed by Vinnie Power near the 900m, raced keenly for a short distance thereafter. 

 

Sexy Eyes – from the 150m to just prior to the 50m, shifted in when under pressure.

 

Dolly’s Due – a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

RACE 6 – The Agency Real Estate Handicap 1800m

Smooth Whiskey – slow to begin.  After the 1400m, Smooth Whiskey was left racing wide and without cover.

Keep Up – in  the early stages, was steadied and shifted in behind runners.  Keep Up laid in in the early part of the straight.

 

Gamblestown – near the 1700m, after being vigorously ridden in the early stages to race prominently, was tightened between Mazaz and Girl Tuesday, which was carried in slightly by Dylan's Romance.  In this incident, Gamblestown made contact with the hindquarter of Mazaz, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.

 

Darci's Affair – when racing wide and without cover in the early stages, the gelding was permitted in at the 1400m to improve and travel outside the leader, Dylan's Romance.

 

Lady Evelyn – approaching the 1200m, obtained a position to the outside of Zatopaz and Keep Up, and briefly obtained narrow running.  When Keep Up, after the 1200m, resumed its position, Keep Up and Lady Evelyn raced tight for a short distance thereafter and made contact on at least two occasions.  Lady Evelyn was then, near the 1100m, carried into a position behind Zatopaz.  J Collett was advised that whilst the Stewards appreciate competitive riding, he should nonetheless deploy these manoeuvres with due care to his fellow riders.  Near the 500m, Lady Evelyn was crowded for room and made contact with the tiring Zatopaz when Keep Up rolled in momentarily.

 

Girl Tuesday – passing the 800m, after becoming awkwardly placed on the heels of Darci's Affair, was shifted out and travelled wide and without cover for the remainder of the event.

 

Mazaz – over the final 200m, had a tendency to lay out under pressure.

 

Makdanife – T Clark reported that he had concerns with the action of the gelding and for this reason he desisted from testing his mount in the straight.  Having regard to the manner in which Makdanife weakened in the straight, stable representative Mr C Duckworth was advised that a veterinary clearance must be produced prior to the gelding being permitted to race again.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Zatopaz – a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

RACE 7 – Tab.com.au Handicap 1300m

Thy Kingdom Come – after being loaded into the barriers, became fractious and got its near hind leg cast on the barrier partition.  The gelding was removed from the barriers, examined by the Club's veterinary officer and deemed unsuitable to race.  As such Thy Kingdom Come was declared a late withdrawal at 4.57pm on veterinary advice.  The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Thy Kingdom Come be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 4.57pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket.

1st  Chapelco            3 cents win, 4 cents place

2nd Bravissimo          3 cents place

3rd  Regent               5 cents place

Trainer Mr J Thompson was advised that a warning would be placed on Thy Kingdom Come and that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Thy Kingdom Come racing again.

 

Bringagem – slow to begin.  Bringagem, whilst travelling wide and without cover, raced keenly during the early and middle stages.

 

Gitan – near the 1100m, commenced to race fiercely and got its head up when being restrained from the heels of Bravissimo. 

 

Metamorphic – when travelling wide and without cover, was restrained in an endeavour to obtain a position behind Bringagem, which it was ultimately able to achieve near the 700m.

 

Regent – when questioned, J Collett explained that he was asked to ride the horse conservatively today if possible.  He said although Regent began well, he elected to allow his mount to drift back in the field in an endeavour to take up a position close to the running rail, which he was able to do in the early stages.  He said that rounding the home turn, he immediately commenced to shift to the outside of the field whereby Regent was able to close the race off strongly.

 

Torpenhow – close to the winning post, was briefly crowded between Metamorphic and Regent, which shifted in slightly when under pressure.

 

Schubert – when questioned, T Clark explained it was intended for the horse to race in a midfield position today.  He said that leaving the 600m, his mount was reluctant to maintain its position when racing tight between Rhomlo and Metamorphic.  He said that when Metamorphic, which was laying in, put slight pressure on his mount, Schubert failed to maintain its position and lost ground.  T Clark said that once he was able to obtain comfortable racing room in the straight, Schubert closed the race off well and he formed the view, having regard to the circumstances near the 600m, that Schubert resented, on this occasion, racing tight between runners.

 

Deity – R King reported that she did not feel the mare was entirely comfortable on today's surface.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Deity to be slow to recover.

 

Rhomlo – a post race veterinary examination revealed Rhomlo to be lame (2/5) in the near hind leg.  Trainer Mr N Olive was advised that a veterinary certificate would be required prior to Rhomlo racing again. 

 

RACE 8 – Australian Turf Club Handicap 1100m

Fox Swift – cast its near fore plate leaving the enclosure.  Fox swift was replated behind the barriers, examined by the Club's veterinary officer and deemed suitable to race.  After beginning awkwardly was then steadied and shifted in behind runners from its wide draw. 

 

Phuket – a post race veterinary examination revealed Phuket to have lost its off hind plate.

 

And So It Goes – a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Discussions – a post race veterinary examination revealed Discussions to have lost its near hind plate.

 

GENERAL: 

 

Summary of whip use

 

The Stewards noted the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the

100m under AR137A(5)(a)(ii):

 

Race 3 App S Weatherley (Savacool) 6 strikes
Race 3 App M Weir (Pick Of The Day) 7 strikes
Race 5 C Lever (Kathaire) 6 strikes
Race 8 J Morris (See The Show) 6 strikes
Race 8 J Parr (Super Star Bob) 7 strikes

 

Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

 

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

Race 1:  Jen Rules (2), Gumshoe.

Race 2:  Secret Legend, Brazilica, Fight For Love, Hostwin Supreme.

Race 3:  Feelin The Love, Our Winnie, Miss Shanti (2), The Iron Maiden, Pick Of The Day.

Race 4:  Sky Boy, Volpe, Another Snappy, Gretsky (2), Cliff, Triple Hero.

Race 5:  Missybeel, Termele, Second Island, Sexy Eyes.

Race 6:  Girl Tuesday, Gamblestown, Darci’s Affair, Zatopaz, Keep Up, Makdanife, Mazaz.

Race 7:  Bravissimo (2), Regent, Gitan.

Race 8:  And So It Goes, Phuket, See The Show, Super Star Bob.

 

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil
Reprimands: Nil
Suspensions: Nil
Bleeders: Nil
Warnings: Race 7:  Thy Kingdom Come (trainer J Thompson) – fractious in barriers.
Trials: Nil
Certificates: Race 7:  Thy Kingdom Come (trainer J Thompson) – near hind leg cast in barriers.
Race 7:  Rhomlo (trainer N Olive) – lame (2/5) in the near hind leg. 
Fall/Injuries: Nil
Change of Tactics: Race 3:  Miss Shanti – to be ridden prominently; settled midfield.
Race 4:  Volpe – to be ridden further forward; settled midfield.
Race 6:  Gamblestown – endeavour to be ridden further forward; settled off pace.
Race 6:  Keep Up – option to be ridden further forward; settled worse than midfield.
Change of Colours: Race 8:  Let’s Party Marty – navy and white hoops with red cap.
Change of Gear Nil
Follow up: Nil

 

 

 

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