Australian Turf Club
Monday 22nd April 2019
Track: Good (4)
Rail: +5m Entire
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: P.C Dingwall (Chairman), M.F Van Gestel, T.P Moxon, S.T Matthews and cadets O. Fleming and T. Kearney
Supplementary Report - Saturday 20th April 2019:
RACE 7: All-Aged Stakes
Lanciato: Trainer Mr. Newhman advised that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of Lanciato. He was unable to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance, however indicated that he may experiment with Lanciato's gear at its next start.
RACE 1: Easter Monday Handicap (1000 metres)
Czarson – Despite being ridden along in the early stages, failed to muster speed.
Dr Kardo – When commencing to close the race off well, was shifted in near the 100m to avoid the heels of Moreno, which rolled out.
Moreno (NZ) – Slow to begin. Commenced to lay out from the 300m. Near the 150m, when racing greenly and became awkwardly placed close to the heels of Czarson and was eased. The club veterinary officer reported the colt lost its near hindplate.
Somervell – Jumped awkwardly and bumped Splintex. Was directed to the inside of the heels of Splintex near the 50m.
Vox Pox – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Calescent – Despite being ridden along in the early stages, failed to muster speed. Near the 800m, was shifted in and clipped the heels of Voxpop and blundered. Raced ungenerously and was difficult to settle for some distance in the early and middle stages when shifting behind runners to obtain cover. The racing manners of Calescent was brought to the attention of Trainer M. Dale. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly was slow to recover.
Le Figaro – Began only fairly. Hung out approaching and rounding the hometurn. Continued to do so for the remainder of the home straight, whereby the filly shifted towards the outside of the running rail over the final 200m. Trainer M. Dunn was advised that a warning would be recorded against the racing matters of Le Figaro.
Varinka – From its wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages to find cover.
RACE 2: All Too Hard @ Vinery Handicap (1550 metres)
Agassi – The club veterinary officer reported that the gelding lost its near-fore and both hind plates.
Smiling City – When the tempo eased, approaching the 1000m, commenced to race keenly, was shifted out and travelled wide and without cover for the remainder of the event.
Ritmico (NZ) – Slow to stride. Experienced some difficulty obtaining clear running in the home straight. Near the 425m, held up on the heels of the weakening Aurman Zou. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Purton - Trainer B. Widdup was fined $200 for failing to declare C. Reith, rider of Purton, a prescribed time (LR35(1)). A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Aurman Zou – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 3: The Agency Real Estate Handicap (1150 metres)
Difficult to Get – For some distance, approaching a passing in the 600m, got its head up and was restrained on the heels of Anna's Joy.
Colombina – When questioned, K. McEvoy attributed that the filly performing below expectations due to Colombina travelling wide and without cover throughout the majority of the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Medovina – On jumping, bumped Ms Rodarte, then shortly afterwards, shifted outwards and bumped Fox Swift. Was shifted behind runners in the early stages to find cover.
Ms Rodarte – When commencing to give ground, got its head on the side, shifted in and was eased from the heels of Difficult to Get passing the 200m. Although a post-race veterinary examination revealed that the filly did not reveal any abnormalities, nonetheless having regarded the manner in which it weakened from the 200m, Stable Representative C. Duckworth was advised that a veterinary certificate would be required prior to the filly being permitted to either barrier trialling or racing again.
Second Island – Slow to begin.
Moccasin Miss – When questioned, R. Dolan explained that whilst he was under no specific instructions, it was hoped that from a wide barrier, Moccasin Miss would be able to travel in a midfield position. He said that Moccasin Miss began extremely well and when it became apparent in the early stages that he would race wide and without cover, if he were to travel midfield, he elected to allow the filly to improve from the 900m whereby he was able to lead passing the 600m. He said that after crossing Anna's Joy at this point, he settled close to the running rail, however on the hometurn, Moccasin Miss drifted out slightly. He said that at the same time, Anna's Joy improved quickly to his inside and as he was not clear of that runner to shift in, he was obligated to remain racing one-off the fence which, ultimately provided Anna's Joy's clear running. R. Dolan was advised that he should have made more effort consolidating his position to remain racing close to the running rail. Trainer G. Portelli confirmed that it was his intention to ride Moccasin Miss in a midfield position and concurred with the Stewards that R. Dolan had erred allowing Moccasin Miss to shift out at the home turn.
RACE 4: Harry Angel New to Darley Handicap (1300 metres)
Spencer - When questioned, B. Owen explained that his mount did not initially respond to his riding in the early part of the straight and when Kolding improved near the 300m and drew a margin on his mount, he elected to follow Watchdog with a view to improving between that horse and Kolding near the 200m. He added that, Spencer took some time to gain momentum and approaching the 200m when Watchdog shifted out, he had to forgo this run and shift to its inside. He added that, approaching the 150m, another opportunity presented itself between Oriental Runner and Watchdog. However, Spencer was still taking some time in which to close to the race off, and when Oriental Runner shifted out marginally near the 50m, he elected to direct Spencer inwards to obtain clear running. The Stewards advised that his explanation would be reported, nonetheless, he should endeavour where possible to ensure that he provides his mount with clear running in the earliest available opportunity.
What Could Be - Shortly after the start, bumped Oriental Runner, and as a result, became unbalanced and lost ground.
C’est Davinchi – When questioned, B. Advulla stated that although C'est Davinchi, which was resuming from a spell, travelled slightly further forward than expected, nonetheless the gelding was disappointing in that it came under pressure on the hometurn and weakened noticeably over the final 100m. Co-trainer M. Hawkes advised that whilst C'est Davinchi was disappointing, the gelding may be better suited when ridden more conservatively at its next start. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Bella Success – Shifted inwards shortly after the start to obtain cover. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 5: Mendelssohn @ Coolmore Handicap (1800 metres)
Californiafirebird – Near the 150m, was bumped and became unbalanced when Mangione shifted in. As result, J. McDonald was obliged to correct his mount. Over the final stages, Californiabird and Mangione shifted out slightly.
Subban (NZ) – From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Righteousness – When questioned, J. Parr stated that as his mount is one-paced, he was asked to ensure that he set a good tempo whilst leading. He added that in the early stages, his mount was travelling well whilst in the lead and although Righteousness commenced to race strongly after the 1200m, he was able to adequately rate his mount. He said however, that approaching the 1000m Base Camp had commenced to improve to race outside Righteousness and despite his efforts to have Righteousness settled, the mare raced faster throughout the event in the middle stages than desirable. He said that as a consequence, Righteousness was a beaten runner approaching the 200m. J. Parr stated that he was reluctant to unduly restrain Righteousness, as this would've been contrary to the trainer's expectations to ensure that Righteousness built momentum throughout the early and middle stages.
Misty Mountain Hop – Slow to begin. Was beaten 31.9 lengths and its performance was deemed to be unacceptable. Trainer. K Parker was told that the gelding would be required to barrier trial satisfactorily before racing again. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Base Camp – When recently questioned, B. Ryan stated that he had been explained to him by Trainer S. Singleton that Base Camp had been beginning only fairly and was instructed to ensure that Base Camp jumped well and to travel in a midfield position if possible. He said that in the early stages he was reasonably vigorous, but it became apparent that he was going to be wide without cover. He added that this resulted in Base Camp travelling in second position, whereby his mount commenced to race very keenly, and due to the manner in which Base Camp was travelling, he could not adequately restrain the gelding, and commenced to make ground on Righteousness. He said that from the 1000m, Base Camp had improved to race almost on terms with Righteousness and in the straight, failed to close the event off due to the tempo it set throughout the early and middle stages. B. Ryan concurred with Stewards that he had erred in not making a greater effort to steady Base Camp and have it travel at more moderate sectionals. Whilst the Stewards acknowledged that B. Ryan had only gained the ride this morning, and that he is a three kilogram apprentice, he nonetheless should show greater judgment in similar circumstances.
Plagiarist - Late scratching at 8:35am. The gelding was found to be lame in 1/5 off-fore leg. Stable representative C. Duckworth was advised that a veterinary certificate would be required prior to Plagiarist being permitted to either barrier trialling or racing again.
Highway – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 6: ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap (1400 metres)
Rapture Miss – Jumped awkwardly and was slow to begin. Raced ungenerously throughout the early stages to obtain cover.
Waruna – Slow to begin and despite being pressured in the early stages, failed to muster speed.
D’Oro Rain – When questioned, B. Shinn stated that in his pre-race discussions with connections, it was decided that he should endeavour to travel away from the running rail and to ensure that in the home straight, he drifted wider as he had formed the view that the pattern of racing was tending to suit those horses improving towards the outside in the home straight. He said that in the early stages after obtaining the lead, rather than restraining D'Oro Rain, he elected to allow his mount to build momentum which resulted in the filly travelling at fast sectionals throughout the middle stages. He said that as D'Oro Rain was travelling easily while setting his tempo, he allowed the filly to draw a margin on the remainder of the field and approaching the 500m. He commenced to shift out further away from the running rail with the intention of finishing the race off towards the outside of the track. Stable foreman Mr. J. Bruce confirmed a pre-race discussion with B. Shinn and was in agreement with the tactics that were to be adopted. B. Shinn conceded that in hindsight, he should have endeavoured to have D'Oro Rain travel at a more moderate tempo and that he should have saved ground approaching and rounding the home turn prior to committing his mount towards the outside. Stewards advised B. Shinn that he must endeavour where possible to ride his mounts in a manner that provides him with every opportunity to finish the races off as best as they are able and he should also refrain from covering unnecessary ground.
Pop Girl – Was shifted behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover. Passing the 50m, had to be steadied to avoid the heels of D'Oro Rain, which shifted out slightly, and as a result, the filly was not ridden out to the end of the race.
Bring The Magic - When questioned regarding the performance of the mare, K. McEvoy stated that Bring The Magic was unsuited by the fast early tempo whereby it was not able to travel comfortably. He added that in his opinion, Bring the Magic would now benefit from increasing its distance next race start, whereby it would benefit with being able to travel without having to be pressured. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
To Your Health – When questioned regarding the performance, C. Reith stated that To Your Health was unsuited by the fast early tempo whereby it was not able to travel comfortably. He said that with To Your Health stepping up to 1400m, it found it difficult to finish the race off with today's circumstances. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 7: TAB.com.au Handicap (1550 metres)
Julian Rock (FR) – Jumped awkwardly and was slow to begin and took some time to muster speed. Travelled keenly in the middle stages and proved difficult to settle.
Pelorus Jack – After beginning well from its wide barrier, was permitted to improve in the early stages whereby Pelorus Jack then led the event after the 1100m. Pelorus Jack then travelled strongly throughout the middle stages.
The Cartoonist – Raced keenly in the early stages and hung outwards on the turn near the 1000m.
Nobu (NZ) – Was slow to begin.
Vega – Shifted in behind runners from a wide barrier to obtain cover.
Magicalease: A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stewards will follow-up the condition of Macigcalease in the subsequent days.
Summary of Whip Use
Stewards noted that the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the 100m under AR 137A(4)(a)(ii). Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.
|Race 6||J.V Overmeire (Aimalac Millie)||7 strikes prior to 100m|
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Czarson (2), Human Nature (2), Splintex, Le Figaro, Agassi, Savigne
Race 2: Agassi, Purton, Smiling City, Savigne, Neshmiya, Anna's Joy, Moccasin Miss
Race 3: Colombina, Second Island, Moccasin Miss
Race 4: Oriental Runner, What Could Be, Budderoo Knight, C'est Davinchi, Bella Success
Race 5: Highway, Righteousness, Misty Mountaintop, Californiafirebird, Subban, King’s Peak, Base Camp, Subban, Mangione
Race 6: Aimalac Millie, D’Oro Rain (2), Cuban Sizzle (2)
Race 7: Magicalease, Vega, Julian Rock, Pelorus Jack (2), Bocelli, Nobu
|Fines||Trainer B. Widdup was fined $200 for failing to declare C. Reith, rider of Purton at a prescribed time (LR35(1)).|
|Certificates||Race 2 – Agassi – lost near-fore and both hind plates in the event|
|Change of Colours||Nil.|
|Change of Gear||Nil.|