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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 15 June 2019

 

Weather:                    Fine

Track:                        Soft (5)

Rail:                           +6m

Penetrometer:            5.11

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), P. C. Dingwall, W. R. Birch, T. P. Moxon and Cadets J. P. Dunn and T. J. Kearney.

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Supplementary Reports:

Royal Randwick (Kensington) Monday 10 June 2019

Co-trainers C. Maher and D. Eustace were fined $500 under LR82(3) for employing unlicensed stablehand Ms Joey Burnside.

Warwick Farm Wednesday 12 June 2019

Race 2:Winter Racing Plate 1100m:

Sneaking To Win– Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the colt an added that the intention would be to step Sneaking To Winup in distance for its next race start.

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LATE RIDER CHANGES
As R. King and J. Parr were indisposed due to injury, Stewards permitted the following rider substitutions:
Race 1 C. Reith replaced R. King on Intrepidacious
Race 2 J. Collett replaced J. Parr on Gentle Persuasion
D. Penya replaced R. King on Upper House
Race 3 J. Innes replaced R. King on Fragonard
Race 4 C. Reith replaced R. King on Handspun
Race 5 J. Ford replaced J. Parr on Quaclerkacl
J. Innes replaced R. King on Valentino Rossa
Race 6 G. Schofield replaced J. Parr on Yogi
Race 7 S. Clipperton replaced J. Parr on Sweet Victory
J. Innes replaced R. King on Romantic Whisper
Race 8 T. Clark replaced J. Parr on Tony Nicconi
J. Innes replaced R. King on Revenire
Race 9 A. Bullock replaced J. Parr on Dalmatia Prince

 

RACE 1: Australian Turf Club Handicap 1100m:

Memphis Rock – Raced keenly in the early stages.

 

Roman Wolf – Began awkwardly, shifted out and blundered when awkwardly positioned on the heels of Enforcement, which shifted in.

 

Blazing Miss – When questioned regarding the performance, rider App. R. Dolan advised that his intention was to take up a forward position on the filly, however, on jumping it failed to show its usual early speed despite being ridden along, and as a consequence settled further back than anticipated. He stated that Blazing Miss did not travel well throughout the event and was under pressure on entering the straight. He further stated that whilst his mount was not afforded uninterrupted running in the straight, he was of the opinion the performance was still somewhat disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M. Newnham reported that the filly would now be spelled.

 

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

 

Rotator – On jumping was crowded between Blazing Miss and Intrepidacious, which began awkwardly and shifted out. In the middle stages raced keenly and near the 500m had to be steadied from the heels of Enforcement. Had some difficulty obtaining clear running until near the 250m.

 

Enforcement – Began awkwardly.

 

RACE 2: TAB Highway Class 3 Plate 1500m:

Tim's Principal – When questioned regarding his riding rounding the home turn and in the straight, App. S. Weatherley advised that after following Vigorish in the run he elected to take an inside run and endeavour to follow the favourite, Galapagos. He said that his decision to do so was influenced by the instructions he was issued to allow Tim's Principal to obtain runs between horses rather than cover excessive ground to improve. He added that after following Galapagos he was disappointed for clear running near the 300m when Upper House shifted out, which resulted in Tim's Principal being held up for a short distance. He said, inside the 200m Tim's Principal again raced in restricted room between Upper House and Gold Touch and as a result he could not fully test his mount until near the 50m. Trainer Mr J. Gask confirmed the instructions issued to App. Weatherley and advised that they were issued on the basis that he anticipated the race being run at a slow tempo and that Tim's Principal would not be able to make up sufficient ground by improving around the field. App. Weatherley agreed that in retrospect the preferable option would have been to shift to the outside of Vigorish to improve and ensure that his mount was given every opportunity to finish in the best possible place.

 

Napoli – Rider J. Ford reported after the race that his mount hung out for the major part of the event and as a result raced wide and without cover throughout.

 

Zardoro – From the 400m until near the 100m was held up between Legion Of Boom and Gentle Persuasion, and as a consequence could not be tested until that point.

 

Pinch Passion – Was slow to begin and shortly afterwards was steadied when crowded between Vigorish and Upper House, which shifted out. Approaching the 150m was steadied when crowded between Zardoro, which was taken out by Legion Of Boom, and Onemore Sapphire, which was taken in slightly by Gold Touch. The incident was compounded further when Pinch Passion shifted away from Onemore Sapphire and was placed close to the heels of Zardoro.

 

Pat's Nipper – Shortly after the start shifted out and was eased when awkwardly positioned on the heels of Zardoro. App. S. Clenton reported that her mount overraced when positioned towards the rear of the field and near the 1200m had to be steadied when crowded momentarily by Tim's Principal (App. S. Weatherley), which shifted in. App. Weatherley was advised to exercise care. When questioned regarding her riding on the home turn, App. S. Clenton advised that whilst she had contemplated shifting out, she elected to take inside runs where she was able to follow the eventual winner, Upper House, and after being held up briefly on the home turn she was able to place her mount under pressure in the straight until near the 200m where she was obliged to steady her mount when disappointed for a run between Pinch Passion and Onemore Sapphire. She added that she was then unable to test her mount until inside the 100m.

 

Legion Of Boom – Rider T. Berry stated that his intention was to race in a mid-field position, but after his mount commenced well and he was caught wide in the early stages he elected to ride the gelding forward to cross and lead rather than cover excessive ground. He added that in the straight when Legion of Boom commenced to give ground it made a respiratory noise and as a consequence he did not fully test Legion Of Boom over the final 100m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Legion Of Boom to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr B. Cavanough was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, would be required prior to the gelding being permitted to trial/race again.

 

Vigorish – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be in an agitated state with a sustained high heart rate. Trainer Mr K. Dryden was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before the gelding is permitted to trial/race again.

 

Galapagos – Began awkwardly.

 

Boy Scout – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

RACE 3: Events by ATC Handicap 1300m:

Sir Bacchus – Began only fairly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Star Reflection – Laid in under pressure in the straight.

 

Asterius – Near the 300m was steadied and shifted to the outside of Onslaught to continue into clear running. Asterius then raced in restricted room between Onslaught and Slow Burn for a short distance thereafter.

 

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

 

Shazee Lee – Was slow to begin. Approaching the 600m laid in and away from Sir Bacchus and as a result made contact with the running rail and became unbalanced.

 

RACE 4: #theRaces Handicap 1200m:

Charlayne – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Danawi – Was slow to begin. App. S. Weatherley stated that the gelding was a little slow to begin but was able to improve to take up a position outside the early leader, Catesby. He said that Danawi travelled strongly with blinkers on for the first time, but when placed under pressure in the straight gave ground quickly, and he advised that on pulling up the gelding was coughing. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr T. Martin was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Danawi barrier trialling to the satisfaction of Stewards.

 

Oneness – When questioned regarding the gelding being ridden back in the field, rider J. Ford advised that his intention was to settle in a forward position, but after his mount commenced awkwardly it did not show the necessary speed to race prominently, and when he was going to be caught wide he elected to come back to find cover.

 

Handle The Truth – Over the final stages became awkward on the heels of Ljungberg and was not fully tested to the finish.

 

Ljungberg – Began only fairly. Lost its near-fore plate.

 

Handspun – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages

 

Snow Valley – Stewards permitted T. Clark to ride the filly 0.5kgs over its declared weight of 53.5kgs. Rider T. Clark reported that with the moderate early tempo Snow Valley settled a little closer in the run behind the leaders. He said that rounding the home turn he had contemplated shifting to the outside of Danawi, but when Handle The Truth was travelling strongly he felt he would not be able to secure clear running and for this reason remained racing between Catesby and Danawi. He said that as a consequence Snow Valley was held up for clear running between the 400m and 200m, however, once it obtained clear running Snow Valley did not respond strongly to his riding. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

River Bird – Raced keenly throughout the early stages.

 

RACE 5: TAB.com.au Handicap 1800m:

Tip Top – Began awkwardly and from a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Articus – Hung in in the straight and proved difficult to ride out.

 

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

 

Dagny – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When commencing to make ground near the 100m was steadied to avoid the heels of Berdibek (T. Clark), which shifted in. T. Clark was advised to exercise more care.

 

Quackerjack – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider J. Ford advised that he had to make some use of Quackerjack in the early stages to cross and lead, but was able to obtain some moderate sections in the middle stages. He said that his mount was under pressure on the home turn and in his opinion Quackerjack did not run out a strong 1800m and also may not have backed up from its last start win seven days ago. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Quackerjack in the days subsequent.

 

White Boots – Began awkwardly.

 

Valentino Rossa – On jumping was hampered by White Boots, which shifted in.

 

Hogmanay – Rider T. Berry reported following the event that he had concerns with the action of the gelding in the straight and for this reason he eased Hogmanay down over the final 150m. Notwithstanding that a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities, trainer Mr C. Waller was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Hogmanay is permitted to trial/race again.

 

RACE 6: Winter Cup 2400m;

Yogi – Slow to begin. Near the 250m was held up briefly on the heels of Saunter Boy.

 

Casterton – Rider T. Berry advised after the race that Casterton was making an abnormal respiratory noise for the majority of the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Casterton to be lame (2/5) in the off-hind leg. Trainer Mr C. Waller was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, would be required before Casterton is permitted to race/trial again.

 

Saunter Boy – Laid in in the straight.

 

High Bridge – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 150m blundered and became unbalanced, resulting in its rider, App. B. McDougall, also being unbalanced.

 

Kellstorm – Stewards permitted C. Reith to ride the horse 1kg over its declared weight of 53kgs

 

RACE 7: TAB Rewards Handicap 1500m:

Paulita – Rider App. B. McDougall stated that although caught wide his mount was under pressure from the 600m, and after being taken wider when Pumpkin Pie shifted out to improve, his mount commenced to lose ground from that point and was most disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. The performance of Paulita was deemed unacceptable.  Stewards informed co-trainer Mr D. Eustace that Paulita must perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.

Nicci's Gold – Began only fairly. Approaching the 1300m was steadied when crowded between Sweet Victory and Evaline (G. Schofield), which, after improving quickly to the inside of Pumpkin Pie (C. Reith), was then taken in by that runner. G. Schofield and C. Reith were advised to exercise care.

 

Bangkok – Was held up for clear running until near the 200m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Pandemonium – Near the 1400m blundered.

 

Shokora – Near the 150m was steadied to avoid the heels of Zavance, which shifted out away from Evalina.

 

Ivy's Court – Slow to begin.

 

Pumpkin Pie – On jumping was bumped by Bangkok and became unbalanced.

 

Evalina – Began awkwardly.

 

Waking Moment – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Over the concluding stages raced in restricted room to the inside of Pumpkin Pie when that runner shifted in slightly.

 

RACE 8: Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap 1100m:

Pinch River – Bumped with Zonk shortly after the start.

 

Akasaki – Began awkwardly.

 

Albumin – Blundered at the start.

 

Tony Nicconi – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Sylvia's Mother – Began awkwardly. Had some difficulty obtaining clear running between the 400m and 300m.

 

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

 

Drachenfels – Shortly after the start was crowded by Tougherthantherest, which shifted out. Near the 250m was shifted to the inside of Tougherthantherest to secure clear running. Over the final 50m could not be tested fully when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Tango Rain.

 

Tango Rain – When questioned regarding the gelding leading today, App. J. Duggan advised she was instructed to have Tango Rain positioned where comfortable and after beginning well she elected to make use of her prominent position to cross and lead.

 

Revenire – On jumping was hampered by Akasaki, which shifted in.

 

RACE 9: Everest Carnival On Sale Handicap 1300m:

Zamex – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Americana Magic – When questioned rider T. Clark said that his mount travelled satisfactorily outside the leader until approaching the home turn. He said his mount was not entirely comfortable on the surface at this point and was reluctant to stretch out over the final 300m. For this reason he eased Americana Magic down over the latter stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr G. Allard concurred with the views of T. Clark and advised that he would now give Americana Magic a let-up before its next race start. He undertook to report the results of a veterinary examination to be conducted at his stables on Monday morning.

 

Arraignment – Was a late scratching on veterinary advice at 7.54am when the gelding was found to have an elevated temperature.

 

Star Of Monsoon – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Dalmatia Prince – Slow to begin and shortly afterwards had to be steadied when crowded between Americana Magic and Pelethronius, which was taken out by Chapelco.

 

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 4 T. Berry (England)
S. Clipperton (Ljungberg)
2 consecutive strikes
2 consecutive strikes
Race 5 App. R. Dolan (White Boots)
App. S. Weatherley (Gresham)
6 strikes
7 strikes
Race 6 App. R. Dolan (Mazaz)
App. B. McDougall (High Bridge)
8 strikes
8 strikes
Race 7 C. Reith (Pumpkin Pie)
S. Clipperton (Sweet Victory)
6 strikes
8 strikes, including 2 consecutive
Race 9 T. Berry (Nicochet) 8 strikes

 

 

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

Race 1: Memphis Rock, Rotator (2), Intrepidacious

Race 2: Pats Nipper, Legion Of Boom, Gentle Persuasion, Galapagos (2)

Race 3: Passage Of Time (2), Sir Bacchus, Asterius, Slow Burn, Fragonard

Race 4: Danawi, Handle The Truth, England (2), Handspun, Snow Valley

Race 5: Articus, Roman Son, Mister Belvedere, Dagny, Quackerjack, White Boots

Race 6: Yogi (2), Casterton, Our Big Mike, Saunter Boy, Tamarack

Race 7: Paulita, Nicci's Gold (2), Bangkok, Pumpkin Pie, Waking Moment

Race 8: Albumin (2), Dissolute (2), Sylvia's Mother, Goldfinch (2)

Race 9: Zamex, Kapajack (2), Americana Magic, Destiny's Own, Nicochet

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Co-trainers C. Maher and D. Eustace fined $500 – employ unlicensed stablehand (LR82(3))
Reprimands: Nil
Suspensions: Nil
Bleeders: Nil
Warnings: Nil
Trials: Race 4: Danawi (trainer T. Martin) – poor performance.
Race 7: Paulita (co-trainer D. Eustace) – poor performance.
Certificates: Race 2: Legion Of Boom (trainer B. Cavanough) including endoscopic examination – poor post-race recovery.
Race 2: Vigorish (trainer K. Dryden) – distressed post-race.
Race 4: Danawi (trainer T. Martin) – poor performance.
Race 5: Hogmanay (trainer C. Waller) – poor performance.
Race 6: Casterton (trainer C. Waller) including endoscopic examination – lame (2/5) off-hind leg
Fall/Injuries: Nil
Tactics Notified: Race 2: Gentle Persuasion to be ridden prominently: Settled outside leader.
Race 2: Galapagos to be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.
Race 4: Snow Valley to be ridden further forward: Settled off-pace.
Race 5: Goldstream to be ridden further forward: Settled on-pace.
Race 7: Sweet Victory to be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.
Race 9: Destiny's Own to be ridden conservatively: Settled back.
Race 9: Chapelco to be ridden further forward: Led.
Change of Colours: Nil
Change of Gear: Nil
Follow up: Race 5: Quackerjack (trainer M. Newnham) – poor performance.
Race 9: Americana Magic (trainer G. Allard) – poor performance.

 

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