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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

RANDWICK RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 20 July 2019

 

Weather:                   Fine

Track:                       Soft 6

Rail:                          +12m 1600m-WP, +10m remainder

Penetrometer:          5.65

 

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), W. R. Birch, D. L. Carr, D. M. Greer, and Cadets J. P. Dunn, and O. J. Fleming.

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Supplementary Report/s:

 

Rosehill Gardens Saturday 13 July 2019

Race 3 – Lindsay Murphy TAB Highway 1400m:

NashianTrainer Mr M Quinn reported that the filly was found to have been galloped on to the off hind leg which required treatment and as a consequence it has now been sent for a spell.

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LATE SCRATCHINGS/RIDER CHANGES
Race 1 War Baron - S Clipperton

 

RACE 1 - Australian Turf Club Handicap 1400m:

Roman Wolf Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.  Rider S. Clenton reported the colt had pulled up distressed following the race.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed Roman Wolf to be slow to recover.  Trainer Mr G. Portelli advised that the colt would now be spelled.

 

Excellent Proposal – Was slow to begin.

 

Mandela – Rider T. Clark reported the colt jumped awkwardly, bumped with Most Welcome and as a consequence he settled a position further back than he had intended.  He added although the tempo of the race was only moderate Mandela did not travel strongly and on straightening he commenced to search for clear running but was unable to establish running when War Baron held its position to its outside.  He said as a consequence he was held up behind Frosty Rocks until near the 150m where he was then able to place the colt under pressure.  T. Clark further added that Mandela did not respond as expected and whilst not totally disappointed with its effort he felt the colt may have resented being struck with the whip when placed under pressure.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Co Trainer Mr P. Snowden advised that the colt is still immature and it would benefit from additional race experience.  He added it is his intention to continue with the preparation of the colt and undertook to report if there was anything amiss with Mandela in the days subsequent.

 

Frosty Rocks To be ridden further forward, settled outside the leader.

 

Most Welcome – Lost its off fore plate en route to the start and had to be replated on arrival at the barriers.  Most Welcome was examined by the clubs Veterinary Officer and was deemed suitable to race.  On jumping was crowded between Mandela and War Baron which shifted in.  Rider J. Ford reported that the colt hung in throughout the event, particularly when placed under pressure.  He added for this reason he was not able to fully test Most Welcome.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr C. Waller undertook to report back to the Stewards on the future race plans for the colt.  The inquiry was adjourned pending the advice of Mr Waller.

 

Starla – From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.  Rider T. Berry reported the filly travelled comfortably behind the winner Excellent Proposal but from the 600m was unable to quicken to follow Excellent Proposal and in the straight was most disappointing.  A post-race veterinary examination of the filly found it to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia.  Trainer Mr C. Waller advised that the filly had pleased the stable leading in to todays event. 

Mr Waller was advised that Starla would require a veterinary clearance, which includes a satisfactory ECG prior to it being required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards.

 

War Baron – As G. Boss was indisposed due to illness and no other rider was available at the weight, Stewards permitted S. Clipperton to ride the colt at 1 kilogram over its allotted weight of 54kg.

 

Quintessa – Was slow to begin.

 

RACE 2 - TAB Highway 1100m:

Irish Songs – From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.

 

Siege Warfare – Shortly after the start was hampered by Moonshine Lady which shifted out.  Rider M. Weir advised Stewards that after the race she observed the gelding to have its tongue to the outside of its mouth and it may have been over the bit.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr T. Howlett advised that he would have the gelding undergo an endoscopic examination on return to the stables, the results of which he would report to Stewards.

 

Mr Wong – Rider J. Collett advised that after being slow to begin his mount settled at the rear of the field where it travelled satisfactorily.  He added that making the home turn when following the favourite Healing Hands he elected to shift to that runners inside immediately on straightening as his mount was not improving into the race at this point and he felt it necessary to commence riding his mount along as early as possible.  He further stated that after improving to the inside of Healing Hands a run developed to that runners outside but as he was committed to the inside run he continued to ride forward.  He added that when commencing to make good ground near the150m Mr Wong became held up on the back of Caccini and he could not fully test his mount again until the 50m.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Healing Hands – Rider G. Ryan advised the gelding was slow to begin and was then also slow into stride.  He added he rode the gelding along in the early stages in an attempt to hold a more forward position to the inside of Lady Demi however, was unable to obtain that position and was crossed by Lady Demi at the 800m.  He further added that Healing Hands travelled only fairly in the middle stages and making the home turn he placed his mount under pressure where it did not respond and raced one paced in the straight.  He further stated that whilst he is of the opinion Healing Hands is looking for additional ground he was still somewhat disappointing today.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mrs G. Williams reported that the gelding had bled from both nostrils following the event.  Mrs Williams was advised of the provisions of AR79.

 

Bellastar – From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.

 

Caccini – Held up for clear running between the 350m and the 200m and then raced in restricted room to the inside run of Moonshine Lady until the 100m.

 

Inwithachance – Hung out rounding the turn from the 700m and as a consequence made the home turn very wide.  Trainer Mr P. Evans was told that a warning would be placed on the geldings record regarding its racing manners.

RACE 3 - Book Spring Hospitality Handicap 1200m:

Danawi – To be ridden back with cover.  Settled worse than midfield.  In the early stages raced ungenerously when being restrained to obtain cover trailing Singing Sand.

 

Sir Elton – Rider H. Bowman advised that the gelding travelled strongly but on straightening when the winner Haut Brion Her improved to his outside Sir Elton was inclined to lay in and did not appreciate racing tight inside that runner.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr A. Duggan advised that Sir Elton would now be spelled.

 

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

 

Misteed – Began awkwardly and was then shifted in behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 4 - TAB Handicap 1400m:

Slow Burn – A post-race veterinary examination of the mare, which raced wide and without cover throughout the event did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Bangkok – When questioned regarding the mare racing further back in the field today, rider R. Dolan explained that whilst he was instructed to take up a forward position the preference was for the mare to find cover.  He stated when Bangkok jumped awkwardly he was then caught three wide in the early stages and to avoid racing wide and without cover he elected to restrain his mount to race behind the favourite Velocita and consequently Bangkok settled further back than what had been anticipated.

 

Bye See – Co trainer Mr L. Price was fined the sum of $50 for presenting the mare without a tongue tie.  A tongue tie was fitted behind the barriers, however the filly lost the tongue tie soon after the start being effected.  B. Shinn rider of Velocita pleaded guilty to a careless riding charge under (AR131a) in that near the 200m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Bye See which had to be checked.  B Shinn's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 21 July 2019 and to expire on Thursday 1 August 2019 on which day he may ride.  Rider W. Costin advised that her mount enjoyed a comfortable run behind the lead but after receiving interference at the 200m gave ground quickly from that point.  A post-race veterinary examination of the mare revealed it to have sustained a minor laceration to the off hind fetlock.

 

The Party Girl – Lost its off fore plate near the 400m.  Held up for clear running between the 400m and 200m.

 

RACE 5 - Eremein Handicap 2000m:

 

Dagny – Missed the start (4L) Trainer Mr C. Waller advised that a final warning would be placed on the barrier manners of the mare.

 

Dylan’s Romance – Rider T. Clark was permitted to ride the gelding at 1kg over its allotted weight of 53kg.

 

Harper's Choice – a post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed it to have been galloped on to the off hind leg.

 

Mask of Time – R. Dolan rider of White Boots pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that on the home turn he allowed his mount to shift in crowding Harper's Choice in onto Mask of Time which was also crowded and was checked.  R. Dolan's permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Thursday 1 August 2019, at the expiration of a suspension incurred at Rosehill on the 13 July 2019, and to expire on Sunday 11 August 2019 on which day he may ride.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the horse to have sustained minor abrasions to its hind legs.

 

Velocita – Was held up for clear running between the 400m and the 150m.  Over the final 75m could not be fully tested when positioned close to the heels of Judge Judi.

 

White Boots - To be ridden further forward, settled off pace.  When questioned regarding his riding of the gelding R. Dolan advised his instructions were to position his mount behind the leader in the early stages.  He said after commencing well he settled behind the leader Dylan's Romance but was cautious not to travel too close to that runner as White Boots was inclined to race keenly in the early stages.  He added as a result Harper's Choice improved to his outside and was able to position in front of his mount nearing the 1600m.  He further stated that leaving the 1400m when the pace of the event eased, White Boots continued to race keenly which then resulted in him allowing White Boots to gradually improve to the outside of Harper's Choice, which then shifted away from the rail resulting in White Boots being forced to race 3 wide and without cover from the 1100m.  Trainer Mrs K Waugh confirmed the instructions issued to R. Dolan and expressed dissatisfaction in the manner in which the gelding was ridden, contrary to her instructions.  After considering his explanation Stewards advised R. Dolan that he had made 2 errors of judgment firstly, he did not hold his position directly behind Dylan's Romance in the early stages which would have prevented Harpers Choice from shifting to the rail and secondly when commencing a forward move from the 1400m he was too indecisive which resulted in White Boots being dictated to by Harpers Choice and having to cover additional ground.

 

Master of Arts – Near the 500m was steadied to avoid the heels of Mask of Time.

 

Wu Gok From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 6 - Everest Carnival Handicap 1800m:

LoveisiliRider S. Clenton reported that after travelling well in the run, but when placed under pressure in the straight Loveisili did not respond to her riding and was most disappointing.  She added that on returning back to scale she felt the gelding was noticeably lame in front.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer M K Lees was advised that a veterinary clearance for Loveisili would be required prior to barrier trialling or racing again.  Mr Lees undertook to report back on the post-race condition of the gelding.

 

Gayatri – Jumped awkwardly.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Toryjoy – Rider K. O'Hara advised her intentions were to lead but as the start was effected Toryjoy did not jump with the field and then in the early stages was reluctant to stretch out.  She added that as Toryjoy has a tendency to overrace she did not pressure her mount in the early stages and settled at the rear of the field.  However, Toryjoy was not suited by racing back in the field and in her opinion may not have backed up from two previous runs on heavy tracks.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Mr C Duckworth representing trainer Mr C. Waller was advised that a warning would be placed on the barrier manners of the mare.  Mr Duckworth was asked to report back in on the condition of Toryjoy subsequent to the race and the future race plans for the mare.

 

Heir To The Throne – After arriving on course it was noted that the gelding had sustained a minor abrasion to the near side stifle during transportation.  Heir To The Throne was examined by the Official Veterinarian and was deemed suitable to race.  In the straight laid in under pressure.

 

Island Missile – From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.

 

Matowi – Near the 1600m was steadied when crowded by Heir To The Throne which was taken in by Spectre.  (B. Ryan) which shifted in.  B. Ryan was reprimanded and told that he must make greater effort to prevent his mounts from shifting in when not clear.  In the middle stages overraced.

 

RACE 7 - PFD Food Services Handicap 1400m:

Gresham – Slow to begin.

 

Smartedge – Slow to begin.

 

Reflectivity – Overaced in the early stages.  Near the 75m blundered.

 

Sweet Deal – In the straight laid out.

 

Notation – Overaced in the middle stages.  When questioned regarding his riding near the 500m and as to whether there was an opportunity to improve to the outside of Reflectivity at that point, R. Dolan advised that he had followed Reflectivity throughout the event and was mindful of not making a run to soon on his mount to ensure it was given the best chance to finish the race off.  He said that when he realised Gresham was starting a forward move to his outside near the 500m, he attempted to shift out to improve but was unable to do so when Gresham had improved past his mount and held a tight 3 wide line.  As a consequence Notation was held up a clear running until near the 200m when it shifted to the outside of Smart Edge.  R. Dolan agreed with Stewards that he had made an error of judgement in not commencing to shift out sooner than what he did which would have afforded his mount clear and uninterrupted running in the straight.  In finding that his ride was not blameworthy under the rules, Stewards acknowledge his status as an apprentice jockey, that the leaders Reflectivity and Sweet Deal had shifted out on the home turn and that Gresham had improved quickly to his outside.

 

Gongs – Slow to begin.  Overaced in the early stages.

 

Ljungberg – Rider S. Clipperton advised that although the gelding was held up a clear running in the early part of the straight, when a run developed to the inside of Sweet Deal at the 200m Ljungberg disappointed in that it did not respond to his riding and subsequent to the winning post his mount pulled up quickly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Trainer Mr R Quinton stated that whilst the gelding was up in grade today, he was still somewhat disappointed in its performance.  Mr Quinton advised he would report to the Stewards on the condition of the gelding subsequent to the race and any future race plans.

 

Arraignment – Slow to begin.

 

RACE 8 - Winter Racing Handicap 1600m:

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

 

The Bandit – Over the final 100m could not be tested when placed close to the heels of Montasterio.

 

Condor – Rider T. Clark advised that the gelding did travel comfortably in the lead but from soon after straightening was under pressure and gave ground over the 400m.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Mr M. Rowland representing trainer P. Perry advised that the horse in his opinion was disadvantaged by its wide barrier and by being positioned towards the inside in the straight.  The Stewards advised Mr Rowland that Condor would be required to barrier trial to their satisfaction prior to its next race start.

 

Monasterio – In the middle stages overaced.

 

Zavance – Rider T. Berry stated that the filly responded to his riding in his early stages of the straight but over the concluding stages commenced to give ground and in his opinion may of reached the end of its preparation.  Co trainer Mr P. Snowden confirmed that Zavance would be spelled.

 

Travancore – Jumped awkwardly.  Between the 400m and the 200m was held up for clear running between.  Between the 200m and 100m raced in restricted room between Monasterio and Pirate Ben.

 

Chalk – Slow to begin.

 

On Angels Wings – Jumped awkwardly and lost ground (2L).  In the straight laid in and proved difficult to ride out.

 

RACE 9 - ATC Member Tours Handicap 1000m:

Latin BoyFrom its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.

 

Taniko – Was slow in to stride and then shifted in behind runners in the early stages.  Rider T. Berry was cautioned in respect to using his whip in an action that raised his arm above shoulder height (AR132(6)(b)).

 

Don’t Leave Me Out – Soon after the start was bumped by Quick Nick which shifted in.

 

Power Command – From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.

 

Natalia – Rider T. Clark advised that near the 300m he steadied and shifted to the outside of Tony Nicconi in order to secure clear running towards the centre of the track.  He added that under pressure in the straight the filly responded fairly to his urgings and in his opinion may be better suited for having its runs spaced.

 

Quick Nick – After being crossed by Lion Couchant near the 600m Royal Witness commenced to race keenly and was steadied from the heels of Lion Couchant.  Royal Witness then ran out resulting in Quick Nick being hampered and carried wider.  Near the 300m was inconvenienced momentarily when crowded by Taniko and Power Command which shifted out slightly.  Rider B. El-Issa was reprimanded under the provisions of AR 211 for returning to scale in excess of half a kilogram.  In assessing penalty Stewards took into account it was his first offence in almost 18 years of riding. 

 

Lion Couchant A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be in a distressed state and to be displaying the thumps.  Trainer Mrs E. Potowski was advised at a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Lion Couchant barrier trialling or racing 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 6 App B. Ryan (Spectre) 6 strikes prior to 100m
Race 8 App B. Ryan (On Angels Wings) 6 strikes prior to 100m
Race 9 T Berry (Taniko) 6 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Roman Wolf (2), Mandela (2), Most Welcome (2), Pixel Perfect

Race 2: Irish Songs (2), Mr Wong (2), Healing Hands (2), Lady Demi

Race 3: Danawi (2), Sir Elton (2), Mt Brian Her, Misteed

Race 4: Bangkok (2), La Chica Bella (2), Velocita (3)

Race 5: Mask of Time (2), Wu Gok, Dylan's Romance, White Boots, Dagny

Race 6: Dr Drill (2), Milseain, Heir to the Throne, Spectre,Costello

Race 7: Sweet Deal (2), Notation (2), Ljungberg (2), Gresham

Race 8: The Bandit, Pirate Ben, Zavance, Travancore, Montasterio

Race 9: Tony Nicconi (2), Royal Witness (2), Power Command, Natalia (2), Royal Witness

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 4:  Co trainer L. Price (Bye See) – present without tongue tie (AR106) – $50.
Reprimands: Race 6:  B. Ryan (Spectre) – careless riding (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Race 4:  B. Shinn (Velocita) – careless riding (AR131(a)).  Sunday 21 July 2019 to Thursday 1 August 2019.
Race 5:  R. Dolan (White Boots) – careless riding (AR131(a)).  Thursday 1 August 2019 until Sunday 11 August 2019.
Bleeders: Race 2: Healing Hands (trainer Mrs G. Williams) – first occasion – mandatory 3 month bar from racing (AR79).
Warnings: Race 2:  Inwithachance (trainer P. Evans) – hung out.
Race 5:  Dagny (trainer C Waller) – missed the start – final warning.
Race 6:  Toryjoy (trainer C Waller) – missed the start.
Trials: Race 1:  Starla (trainer C. Waller) – cardiac arrhythmia.
Race 8:  Condor (trainer P. Perry) – poor performance.
Certificates: Race 1:  Starla (trainer C. Waller) – including ECG, cardiac arrhythmia.
Race 6:  Lovesili (trainer K Lees) – poor performance.
Race 9:  Lion Couchant (trainer E. Potowski) – thumps and distressed.
Fall/Injuries:  
Tactics Notified: Race 1:  Frosty Rocks to be ridden further forward – settled outside the leader.
Race 3:  Danawi to be ridden back with cover.  Settled worse than mid field.
Race 5:  White Boots to be ridden further forward, settled off pace.
Race 7:  Arraignment to be ridden further forward, settled worse than mid field.
Race 9:  Quick Nick to be ridden to lead, settled off pace.
Change of Colours: Nil
Change of Gear: Nil
Follow up: Race 1:  Most Welcome (trainer C. Waller) – future race plans.
Race 1:  Mandela (trainers P. & P. Snowden) – post-race condition.
Race 2:  Siege Warfare (trainer T. Howlett) – results of endoscopic examination.
Race 6:  Toryjoy (trainer C. Waller) – post race condition and future race plans.
Race 6:  Loveisili (trainer K. Lees) – post race condition and future race plans.
Race 7:  Ljungberg (trainer R. Quinton) – post race condition and future race plans.

 

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