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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

 

Thursday 25 April 2019

 

Weather:                    Fine

Track:                        Good (4)

Rail:                           +9m

Penetrometer:            5.02

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), P. C. Dingwall, S. T. Matthews, T. J. Vassallo and Cadets J. A. Dinopoulos and J. B. Marshall.

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Supplementary Reports:

ROSEHILL GARDENS Saturday 16 March 2019

The following bookmakers were fined $200 under (LR90(b)) for having unregistered bookmaking clerks in their employ at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 16 March 2019: Warren Woodcock, R. W. Waterhouse, M. Alarti.

 

WARWICK FARM Wednesday 17 April 2019

Race 6: ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap 1300m:

Bid 'N' Bare– Ms K. Buchanan, trainer of Bid 'N' Bare, advised that the mare was found to be sore in front and as such she was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Bid 'N' Bare being permitted to race/trial again.

 

ROYAL RANDWICK Monday 22 April 2019

Race 7: TAB.com.au Handicap 1550 metres:

Magicalease– Mr A. Scorse, trainer of Magicalease, advised today that the gelding, after competing in this race, was found to be lame in the near-foreleg and will be retired. Notwithstanding this advice, Mr Scorse was advised that a veterinary clearance must be provided before Magicalease is permitted to race/trial again.

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RACE 1: Light Horse Brigade Handicap 1400m:

Les Amoureux – At the request of trainer Mr A. Cummings, Les Amoureux was examined by Racing NSW Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr T. Koenig, and passed suitable to race. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider B. Shinn advised that the filly was fractious in the gates, however, did not show any early speed despite his efforts to take up a more forward position. He stated that Les Amoureux did not travel throughout the run and was most disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Les Amoureux, to be lame (2/5) in the off-hind leg. At a subsequent inquiry trainer Mr A. Cummings advised Stewards that the filly had slipped over leaving the racecourse tunnel following trackwork on the morning of Wednesday 24 April 2019. He said that the filly was subject to a veterinary examination by his stable veterinarian, Dr Garry Bates, who reported that the filly should have ice applied to its offside hock as it had sustained a minor abrasion to that area. Mr Cummings stated that this morning Les Amoureux was treated by another stable veterinarian, Dr Laura Vaughan, who advised Mr Cummings that the filly was sound at the trot. Mr Cummings pleaded guilty to a charge under AR105(1)(d) in that he failed to report to Stewards as soon as practicable the occurrence at trackwork on the morning of 24 April 2019 and the fact that the filly required ice being applied to its hock. After considering all matters in relation to penalty, including this being the first offence under this rule for Mr Cummings in excess of 30 years' training, he was fined the sum of $1,000. Mr Cummings was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Les Amoureux is permitted to race again and that the filly will be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before its next race start.

 

Disco Mo – Began only fairly. Laid in in the straight.

 

Romantic Whisper – When questioned, co-trainer Mr A. Bott stated that with the filly resuming over 1200m at Newcastle on 13 April 2019 the instructions were to race prominently but expected Romantic Whisper to take cover behind the leaders. He said that the stable was satisfied with the first-up performance and given the instructions today to find the lead had expected Romantic Whisper would perform well, as it did today.

 

Zenardini – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 2: Armistice Plate 1200m:

Akari – On jumping had to be steadied when crowded between Tracy May and Our Girl Sniti, which began very awkwardly and shifted out abruptly. Akari then was shifted behind runners from its wide barrier. Near the 900m had to be steadied when crowded between Tracy May, which was inclined to lay in, and Sky Diamonds, which shifted out when being steadied by its rider. Akari then commenced to race ungenerously for some distance thereafter and lost ground.

 

Divine Approach – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Divine Approach, which hung out for the major part of the race, to be lame (2/5) in the near-foreleg. Trainer Mr T. Newing was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Divine Approach is permitted to race/trial again.

 

Gypsy Snitz – Knuckled on jumping. When questioned regarding his riding in the straight as to whether there was an opportunity to improve to the inside of Divine Approach, rider B. Shinn stated that his mount travelled strongly into the straight and as he had observed Divine Approach and the leader, Dorothy Of Oz, to be under pressure, he was reluctant to improve to the inside of Divine Approach so as to avoid being held up. He said that as a consequence, given the filly was having its first race start, he elected then to find clear ground for Gypsy Snitz by shifting out wider, whereby he was able to secure clear running at the 150m and his mount finished off the race reasonably well. B. Shinn was advised that wherever possible he should ensure he takes the first available opportunity to ensure his mounts finish in the best possible place in the field.

 

Libertini – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Ocean's Faith – Was slow to begin. Passing the winning post Ocean's Faith collapsed and was found to be deceased when examined by the Chief Veterinary Officer. After taking evidence from rider J. Parr and trainer Mr J. O'Shea, who reported that Ocean's Faith had pleased him leading into today's event, the inquiry was adjourned so that Mr O'Shea could provide his veterinary and treatment records and for the Stewards to consider the results of an autopsy that will be performed on the filly. A urine sample was obtained from Ocean's Faith and will be analysed by the Australian Racing Forensics Laboratory.

 

Our Girl Sniti – Began very awkwardly and shifted out abruptly. Near the 350m was steadied when disappointed for clear running to the inside of Quissent. Our Girl Sniti was then shifted to the outside of Precisely whereby it obtained clear running at the 250m.

 

Sky Diamonds – Between the 400m and the 300m was held up for clear running.

 

Star Kisses – Was slow to begin. Hung out in the straight and proved difficult to ride.

 

Tracy May – On jumping blundered after being bumped and carried out by Akari, and was then shifted behind runners from its wide drawer.

 

Precisely – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

RACE 3: Battle of Amiens Plate 1200m:

Discharged – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Disruptor – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Industrial – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 800m blundered when it appeared to strike the heels of Reloaded when taken out slightly by Twentyfour Carat, which shifted out when overracing. Near the 600m was steadied from the heels of Kingstar Diamond (App. R. Dolan), which shifted in. App. Dolan was reprimanded.

 

Kingstar Diamond – On jumping was bumped by Twentyfour Carat, which began awkwardly and shifted in. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities. Trainer Mr G. Portelli stated that in his opinion Kingstar Diamond was displaying signs of shin soreness and will now be spelled. Acting on this advice, no further action was taken.

 

Lost Light – Rider T. Clark reported that the colt raced keenly within itself in the lead and in his view this was the reason it was unable to run out a strong 1200m today. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr M. Hawkes advised he was disappointed with the finishing effort of the colt and undertook to report back to the Stewards on the condition of Lost Light subsequent to the race.

 

Rari – Was slow to begin.

 

Ready To Humble – After being loaded into the barriers became fractious, kicked out behind and made contact with the back gates. Ready To Humble was removed from the barriers, examined by the Club's Veterinarian and deemed suitable to race. Shortly after the start was bumped on the hindquarters by Kingstar Diamond, which shifted out. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Reloaded – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Twentyfour Carat – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Overraced throughout the middle stages. Was held up for clear running from the 400m until near the 150m where it secured clear running to the outside of Disruptor.

 

Rock Amore – Overraced in the middle stages.

 

RACE 4: Beersheba Handicap 1600m:

Lightning Nic – Was slow to begin.

 

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

 

Wild Impact – When questioned regarding his riding of the mare and the reason he made a move to  improve to lead near the 800m, rider B. Shinn stated that the mare travelled comfortably in an on-pace position with cover in the early stages. He said that approaching the 800m he felt the tempo steadied and for this reason he elected to make a mid-race move at that point to ensure his mount was given the best possible chance of winning the event. He said his decision to do so was based further on the fact that he felt J. McDonald, rider of Julkkis, may have elected to commence the same manoeuvre and this would have resulted in Wild Impact being held up. After considering B. Shinn's explanation and reviewing the relevant sectional times of the race, the Stewards found his actions at that point were reasonable in the circumstances. A post-race veterinary examination of Wild Impact did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Cuban Belle – Was slow to begin. Near the 600m was steadied to avoid the heels of Wild Impact (B. Shinn) when that runner shifted in when not clear. B. Shinn was reprimanded. A post-race veterinary examination of Cuban Belle, which overraced throughout the early and middle stages, did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 5: Anzac Day Cup 1800m:

Hogmanay – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Karavali – Rider J. McDonald reported after the event that he had concerns with the action of Karavali, and for this reason he eased his mount down over the final 300m. He indicated also that Karavali made a respiratory noise mid-race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Karavali to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr K. Lees was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, will be required prior to Karavali being permitted to race/trial again.

 

King Tomolola – Raced wide and without cover until near the 1200m.

 

Milseain – App. S. Clenton stated that the mare raced keenly in the lead and as a consequence did not finish off the race as well as expected. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Milseain to be slow to recover.

 

The Bandit – After being slow to begin, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Girl Tuesday – Began only fairly.

 

RACE 6: Passchendaele Handicap 1200m:

Impavido – Was slow to begin (2L).

 

Above And Beyond – Raced wide and without cover throughout

 

Bare Naked Lady – On jumping bumped with Phoebe's Lass.

 

Unguarded – On the home turn, when racing keenly, was steadied from the heels of Phoebe's Lass. Near the 250m was shifted to the outside of Charretera to find clear running.

 

Phoebe's Lass – Overraced in the middle stages. Over the concluding stages was not tested due to Above And Beyond shifting out towards the running of Phoebe's Lass.

 

The Patrician – Near the 450m was steadied from the heels of Phoebe's Lass when that runner was taken out by Charretera (C. Brown). C. Brown was advised to exercise more care.

 

RACE 7: Battle of Messines Handicap 1400m:

Level Eight – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Level Eight to have aggravated a laceration on the near-fore mid-cannon.

 

Wolfe – When questioned regarding his riding of Wolfe, A. Hyeronimous stated that he had intended to lead, however, Wolfe, which was racing with blinkers for the first time, jumped awkwardly and consequently he was obliged to make some use of the gelding in the early stages to endeavour to ride to his instructions. He stated that when Kosciusko and Something Fast showed superior speed, he elected to obtain a trailing position behind Something Fast so that he would not have to make too much use of his mount to cross and lead. He stated that after following Something Fast in the run, approaching the 600m he elected to start a forward move to ensure his mount was ably placed so it could gain momentum as the tempo had been only moderate throughout the middle stages. He added that after improving to the outside of Something Fast Wolfe commenced to make good ground on the home turn, but in the straight was one-paced. When questioned regarding his manoeuvre from the 600m, he stated that his decision to shift was influenced by the fact that Wolfe had had three barrier trials leading into today's race and in his opinion had sufficient fitness to sustain a run wide and without cover from the 600m. The inquiry was adjourned to a date to be fixed so the Stewards could review certain aspects of the race, including a significant betting drift associated with Wolfe.

 

Kosciusko – Raced keenly in the lead throughout the early and middle stages. Trainer Mr P. Webster advised that he would now experiment with the gear on the gelding by placing a Norton bit on it for its next race start.

 

Volpe – Was slow to begin. Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Son Of Spartacus – A. Hyeronimous (Wolfe) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 800m he did permit his mount to shift in when not clear of King Hewitt, resulting in King Hewitt being taken in across the running of Son Of Spartacus, which lost its running and had to be checked. A. Hyeronimous's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 4 May 2019 and to expire on Saturday 11 May 2019 on which day he may ride.

 

RACE 8: Last Post Handicap 1000m:

Discussions – Shortly after the start got its head up, resulting in its rider becoming unbalanced and as a result the gelding lost ground. Discussions then was shifted behind runners from its wide barrier.

 

Southern Lad – Began awkwardly.

 

Lion Couchant – After arriving on course, Lion Couchant, which was resuming from a lengthy spell, was examined by the Veterinary Officer and deemed suitable to race.

 

Goldfinch – Was held up until approaching the 300m whereby the mare was shifted to the outside of Puppet Master to continue improving. Approaching the 100m, after having obtained running to the outside of Traumatised, the Stewards were satisfied that Goldfinch had established running only briefly when Traumatised shifted out simultaneously.

 

Argent D'or – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Omar – Near the 350m, when endeavouring to improve to the outside of Lion Couchant made contact with Puppet Master, which was shifted wider. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Omar to be making a loud respiratory noise and to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr G. Ryan was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, will be required prior to Omar being permitted to race/trial again.

 

Golden Hits – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Traumatised – Raced wide and without cover throughout.

 

Legislation – Near the 50m was eased to avoid the heels of Prince Mayted (App. M. Partridge), which shifted out under pressure. App. Partridge was advised that in similar circumstances she must cease pressuring her mounts and correct them.

 

Captain Courageous – After being loaded into the barriers, lunged forward and made forcible contact with the front gates, which opened. Captain Courageous was removed from the barriers, examined by the club's Veterinary Officer and deemed unsuitable to race. As such Captain Courageous was a late scratching at 4.56pm. The Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Captain Courageous be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 4:56pm be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket.

1st: Goldfinch     4¢ win, 5¢ place

2nd Argent D'Or     6¢ place

3rd Southern Lad     4¢ place

 

Co-trainer Mr P. Vigouroux was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Captain Courageous is permitted to race/trial again.

 

Summary of whip use:

Stewards noted the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the 100m under AR137A(5)(a)(ii).  Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

 

Race 1 App. C. Williams (Zenardini 6 strikes
Race 3 J. McDonald (Reloaded)
S. Clipperton (Discharge)
6 strikes
7 strikes
Race 5 C. Reith (The Bandit) 6 strikes

 

 

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

Race 1: Regent Street, Les Amoureux, Disco Mo, Zenardini

Race 2: Akari, Divine Approach, Libertini, Quissant, Tracy May

Race 3: Disruptor, Industrial, Lost Light, Ready To Humble

Race 4: Maddison Avenue, Lightning Nic (2), Una Fuerza, Lady Evelyn, Wild Impact

Race 5: Hogmanay, White Boots (2), Milseain, The Bandit (2), Girl Tuesday

Race 6: Impavido (2), Reginae, Bare Naked Lady, Unguarded, The Patrician

Race 7: Level Eight, Wolfe (2), King Hewitt, Kosciusko, Kaapfever, Volpe

Race 8: Southern Lad, Lion Couchant, Goldfinch, Argent D'Or

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Rosehill 16/3/19: Bookmaker W. Woodcock - $200 – unregistered clerk (LR90(b))
Rosehill 16/3/19: Bookmaker R. W. Waterhouse – $200 – unregistered clerk (LR90(b))
Rosehill 16/3/19: Bookmaker M. Alarti - $200 – unregistered clerk (LR90(b))
Reprimands: Race 3: App. R. Dolan (Kingstar Diamond) – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
Race 4: B. Shinn (Wild Impact) – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Race 7: A. Hyeronimous (Wolfe) 4/5/19 to 11/5/19 – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
Bleeders: Nil
Warnings: Nil
Trials: Race 1: Les Amoureux (trainer A. Cummings) – lame (2/5) off-hind leg.
Certificates: Warwick Farm 17/4/19: Bid'N'Bare (trainer Ms K. Buchanan) – sore in front.
Randwick 22/4/19: Magicalease (trainer A. Scorse) – lame near-foreleg.
Race 1: Les Amoureux (trainer A. Cummings) lame (2/5) off-hind leg.
Race 2: Divine Approach (trainer T. Newing) lame (2/5) near-foreleg.
Race 5: Karavali (trainer K. Lees) including endoscopic examination – slow to recover.
Race 8: Omar (trainer G. Ryan) including endoscopic examination – respiratory noise and slow to recover.
Race 8: Captain Courageous (Co-trainer P. Vigouroux) – late scratching
Fall/Injuries: Nil
Tactics Notified: Race 2: Romantic Whisper to be ridden more forward: Led.
Change of Colours: Nil
Change of Gear: Nil
Follow up: Race 2: Trainer J. O'Shea (Ocean's Faith) – veterinary and treatment records.
Race 3: Lost Light (co-trainer M. Hawkes) – poor performance.
Race 7: A. Hyeronimous (Wolfe) – adjourned inquiry.

 

 

 

 

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