Australian Turf Club
ROSEHILL GARDENS SRACECOURSE
Saturday 13 July 2019
Track: Heavy (8)
Rail: +3m entire
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: P. C. Dingwall (Chairman), W. R. Birch, S. T.
Matthews, T. J. Vassallo, J. J. E. Earl and Cadets T. B. Kearney and J. B. Marshall.
Warwick Farm Wednesday 10 July 2019
Race 4: TAB Handicap 1300m:
Southern Romance – On Friday 12 July 2019 RNSW Veterinarian Dr. J. Mizzi
attended the Waller stables to inspect Southern Romance whereby no abnormalities
Race 5: All Too Hard @ Vinery Handicap 1600m:
Andaz - On Friday 12 July 2019 RNSW Veterinarian Dr. J. Mizzi attended the Waller
stables to inspect Andaz whereby no abnormalities were detected.
LATE RIDER CHANGES
Due to significant flight delays, G. Boss was unable to fulfil his engagements. As such,
Stewards permitted the following rider replacements:
Race 1 K. O’Hara on Clever Man
Race 3 J. Innes Jr on Fortune’s Path
Race 4 R. King on Amerock
Race 1: Everest Carnival Handicap 1100m:
True Detective – Over the final 50m True Detective raced tight to the inside of Spend
and was taken in slightly when that runner rolled in, and close to the winning post the
two runners brushed. When questioned, H. Bowman stated that approaching the 250m
he allowed True Detective to build momentum as he did not want to reach the lead
too early as the colt was giving the indication that it may not continue to finish off the
race strongly. He said that he believed due to the colt’s inexperience and the fact the
two leaders were weakening True Detective, if pressured earlier, may be exposed
late in the race and for this reason he endeavoured to time his run as best he could in
the circumstances. He said that once True Detective reached the lead, due to its
inexperience it did not quicken as he had hoped and it was only when Spend raced
upsides him near the 200m that True Detective then regained some confidence and
closed off well.
Lucicello – After being loaded into the barriers, became fractious, reared and struck
both barrier partitions. The filly was removed from the barriers, examined by the Club’s
veterinarian and deemed unsuitable to race. As such, Lucicello was a late scratching
at 11.30am. The Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Lucicello be refunded in
full and that all successful wagers made prior to 11.30am be subject to the following
deductions from the face value of each ticket:
st Spend 13¢, 9¢
nd True Detective 10¢
rd Belitsa 16¢
Trainer Mr C. Waller was advised that Lucicello will be required to barrier trial to the
satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.
Clever Man – Slow to begin.
Dream Circle – When questioned, S. Clipperton explained that he had been asked to
travel prominently and to ensure he had cover. He said from a wide barrier when it
became apparent in the early stages that if he was to comply with those instructions
he would be left racing wide he therefore elected in the circumstances to shift behind
runners whereby he travelled towards the rear of the field. He said Dream Circle
closed off the race well when ridden in this manner. Trainer Mr D. Payne confirmed
the intention to have Dream Circle ridden prominently, however, he accepted that if it
became apparent the colt would travel wide and without cover it was acceptable for
Dream Circle then to be ridden conservatively. T. Berry (Spend) was reprimanded for
permitting his mount to shift in approaching the 1000m when not clear of Dream
Circle, which was crowded and taken inwards.
Spend – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Intrepidacious – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early
Iconic Star – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be displaying a
poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr K. Lees was advised that a veterinary clearance
must be provided before Iconic Star is permitted to race/barrier trial again.
Race 2: Book Spring Hospitality Handicap 1500m:
Call Me Royal – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, App.
S. Weatherly stated that he believed the filly was unsuited by not being able to dictate
the terms of the race. He said that when Silent Explorer commenced to improve at the
600m, Call Me Royal came under pressure and soon after the 300m commenced to
give ground quickly. S. Weatherly added that the filly has had a number of starts
recently and may have reached the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary
examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott said that having
regard to the filly’s poor performance, Call Me Royal will be sent immediately for a
spell. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Call Me Royal subsequent
to the race.
Phaisto – Approaching and rounding the home turn was held up and when continuing
to be held up then approaching the 300m had to be restrained from the heels of Silent
Explorer and directed in to obtain clear running.
Unguarded – Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal
Plenty – After being slow to begin, then was crowded between Monegal and Phaistos,
which began awkwardly and shifted in abruptly. J. Collett explained that his mount was
slow to begin due to it being unsettled just prior to the start being effected and then
received some crowding. He said that Plenty, a noted front runner, was disadvantaged
by having to race at the rear of the field. J. Collett, rider of 6th placegetter, Plenty, was
fined $300 under AR131(b) for failing to ride his mount out to the end of the race.
Scenic Sight – Was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Positive Peace – For a short distance approaching the 300m was buffeted between
Cinquedea and Silent Explorer, which, after initially making contact with Positive
Peace, then became unbalanced and shifted out slightly. G. Schofield (Silent Explorer)
pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that after making
contact with Positive Peace he then permitted his mount to shift out when not clear
of that runner after the 200m, resulting in Positive Peace being steadied and losing
its rightful running. In this incident Seles was crowded when racing tight inside
Unguarded. In all the circumstances G. Schofield was reprimanded. In assessing this
penalty, whilst Stewards were mindful of the final shift that caused Positive Peace to
be steadied was minor, nonetheless G. Schofield was advised that he should have
made more of an effort to straightened his mount and that in similar circumstances he
must cease pressuring and correct them at the earliest opportunity.
Monegal – Began only fairly and shortly after the start was bumped by Phaistos,
which, after beginning awkwardly, then shifted in.
Race 3: Lindsay Murphy TAB Highway 1400m:
Gumshoe – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, trainer Mr M.
Quinn said he believed the principal reasons for Gumshoe’s failure today was that
the gelding, which was second up today, may not have been suited by being up in
distance with top weight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any
abnormalities. Stewards deemed the performance of Gumshoe to be unacceptable
and before being permitted to race again must perform satisfactorily in an official
Galapagos – When questioned, App. S. Clenton was unable to provide any tangible
explanation for the disappointing performance. She said that Galapagos was under
pressure prior to the home turn and the manner in which it weakened in the straight
indicated to her that the gelding may have reached the end of its preparation. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards considered
the performance of Galapagos to be unacceptable and as such trainer Mr C. Morgan
was advised that before being permitted to race again, Galapagos must perform
satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.
My Blue Jeans – App. R. Dolan (Nashian) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding
under AR131(a) in that near the 1000m he permitted his mount to shift in when
insufficiently clear of My Blue Jeans, which had to be steadied and lost its rightful
running. App. Dolan’s permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence
on Tuesday 23 July 2019 and to expire on Thursday 1 August 2019, on which day he
Weather Channel – Held up until approaching the 300m and shortly thereafter was
shifted to the outside of My Blue Jeans to obtain clear running.
Fortune’s Path – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Ester’s Rose – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Heaven’s High – On jumping was crowded between Dulette and Gumshoe, which
shifted out. Heaven’s High then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Nashian – When questioned, trainer Mr M. Quinn stated that he was disappointed that
the gelding failed to finish off the race having regard to its favourable position in
running. He said that based on its last start whereby it was ridden conservatively and
finished off strongly, it was hoped that although more forward today Nashian still
would be very competitive. He said that he would have Nashian undergo a veterinary
examination upon return to the stables, including the results of pathological tests,
which he would then forward to Stewards A post-race veterinary examination did not
reveal any abnormalities.
Refire – Slow to begin.
Race 4: ATC Member Tours Handicap 2000m:
Hogmanay – Trainer Mr C. Waller advised that Hogmanay would be ridden
conservatively today from its wide barrier on the basis that the gelding, when ridden
prominently at its previous start at Rosehill Gardens on 15 June 2019, did not close
off its race as expected. From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early
stages. Near the 600m, after establishing a position to the outside of Bringagem,
Hogmanay then had to be steadied when crowded between that runner and Primitivo
(J. Ford), which shifted in. In reprimanding J. Ford, the Stewards were mindful that
Hogmanay had only established running momentarily to the outside of Primitivo near
the 700m and that App. Williams had not shown sufficient intent to remain racing
outside Bringagem. App. C. Williams was spoken to regarding his lack of
assertiveness from the 700m to the 600m whereby he should have shown more
endeavour to consolidate his position, which ultimately resulted in his mount being
relegated when racing tight inside Primitivo.
Primitivo – After being slow to begin, then was shifted behind runners in the early
stages from its wide barrier.
High Power – Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any
Dylan’s Romance – When questioned regarding the improved performance, trainer
Mr M. Conners said that today the gelding was suited by being able to lead the event
without being pressured and was able to finish off its race having regard to the slow
sections through the early and middle stages. He said that at Canterbury Park at its
most recent start, as detailed in the Stewards report, the rider was obliged to make
significant use of the gelding in the early and middle stages to maintain a leading
position. He said that the comparative times were of significance in respect
performance today and he believed this was the reason Dylan’s Romance was
Semper Fidelis – J. Collett explained that his mount was able to travel prominently in
a race that was run at a slow tempo. He said that having regard to the early sectionals,
Semper Fidelis was entitled to close off the race, however, failed to do so due to the
mare being unsuited by today’s track conditions. Trainer Mr C. Waller stated that
having regard to the mare’s performance today, it will be his intention to bring Semper
Fidelis back in distance whereby it will be the intention to have the mare lead and
hopefully be able to finish off the race strongly.
Devil’s Lair – Slow to begin G. Schofield stated that at no stage of the event did
Devil’s Lair race competitively and as the gelding was a beaten runner passing the
300m he desisted from pressuring the gelding. A post-race veterinary examination did
not reveal any abnormalities.
Ivy’s Court – Trainer Mr C. Waller advised that the intention was for Ivy’s Court to
be ridden further forward than at its previous start at Rosehill Gardens on 29 June
2019 as its performances this preparation have not been competitive when ridden
Amerock – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Had some difficulty obtaining clear running early in the straight and near the 300m was
tightened between Hogmanay and Primitivo (J. Ford), which shifted out when not
clear. J. Ford was advised to exercise more care.
Bringagem – Stewards permitted B. Avdulla to ride the gelding a half kilogram over
its declared weight of 53.5kgs.
Waking Moment – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance,
App. R. Dolan said the mare travelled strongly at times during the event, and when
placed under pressure passing the 300m commenced to lay in. He said that Waking
Moment did not finish off the race and may benefit by competing in events run at a
stronger tempo. Stable representative Mr C. Duckworth said that whilst the tempo and
the early position of Waking Moment did not assist the mare, nonetheless, having
regard to its final 400m Waking Moment performed below expectations. A post-race
veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Race 5: ATC Foundation Handicap 1100m:
Spiritual Pursuit – On jumping was bumped by Moccasin Miss, which shifted out.
When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, App. S. Clenton stated
that due to the fast tempo in the early stages she was unable to lead the event but,
nonetheless, Spiritual Pursuit travelled satisfactorily. She said that approaching the
600m when Miss Exfactor improved to travel upsides, Spiritual Pursuit came under
pressure when racing tight to the inside of that runner. She said that she shifted to the
outside of Agent Pippa early in the straight and Spiritual Pursuit only laboured when
placed under pressure and over the final 200m laid in when weakening. A post-race
veterinary examination revealed Spiritual Pursuit to be lame (2/5) in the near-hind
leg. Trainer Mr J. Coyle was advised that before Spiritual Pursuit is permitted to race
again a veterinary clearance must be provided and the filly must perform satisfactorily
in an official barrier trial.
Deity – When questioned, B. Shinn explained that given the fast tempo, he believed
the leader and eventual winner, Agent Pippa, would tire. He said that Deity was under
pressure to maintain its position prior to the home turn given the tempo, and for the
reasons he outlined he elected to encourage Deity to improve without applying full
pressure as he maintained the view that Agent Pippa would not be able to maintain its
effort to the finish He said he commenced to vigorously ride Deity from the 200m,
however, the mare responded only fairly and its run had ended prior to the 50m.
Satin Slipper – T. Berry stated that he had ridden the gelding on Tuesday 9/7/19 and
that trackwork had been encouraging. He said that Satin Slipper, which was resuming
today, travelled at the rear of the field, failed to close off the race and weakened
noticeably over the latter stages. A post-race veterinary examination of Satin Slipper,
which failed to close off the event, did not reveal any abnormalities.
Ellie’s Encore – After being slow to begin, was shifted behind runners in the early
stages from its wide barrier, however, travelled wide and without cover throughout the
Gala Moshea – Near the 150m, when commencing to close off the race well, was
eased and shifted to the inside of Koonunga to improve, and then approaching the
50m when Gala Moshea became awkwardly placed on the heels of Ellie’s Encore,
was steadied and shifted out into clear running.
Moccasin Miss – Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the mare one kilogram over its
declared weight of 53kgs.
Race 6: TAB Handicap 1500m:
Curragh – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Nahuel – When questioned, H. Bowman said that whilst the gelding has some
previous wet track form, he believed that due to the attrition of the track surface,
Nahuel was not entirely comfortable and because of this the gelding was reluctant to
improve. He said that over the final stages Nahuel was unable to advance as
Mapmaker was giving ground in front of him. A post-race veterinary examination did
not reveal any abnormalities.
Fuel – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Cyber Intervention – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early
Consideration was given to a protest lodged by T. Clark, rider of 2nd placegetter, Cyber
Intervention, against Curragh (App. C. Williams) being declared the winner on
grounds of alleged interference near the 200m. The evidence established that leaving
the 200m Curragh shifted out under pressure and caused some inconvenience to
Cyber Intervention, however, the Stewards could not be satisfied that had the
interference not occurred that Cyber Intervention would have beaten Curragh to the
finish and, therefore, dismissed the protest. Our Winnie, which was endeavouring to
shift to the outside of Cyber Intervention at the 200m, was inconvenienced as a
consequence. App. Williams was advised that he would be expected to correct his
mounts when they shift ground when not clear of other runners.
Our Winnie – After being slow to begin, then was hampered by Nicochet, which was
taken inwards by Love Shack Baby. G. Schofield pleaded guilty to a charge under
AR131(b) of failing to ride 4th placegetter Our Winnie to the end of the race.
G. Schofield’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on
Sunday 14 July 2019 and to expire on Friday 26 July 2019, on which day he may ride.
Nicochet – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Race 7: Winter Stakes 1400m:
Eckstein – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. From its wide barrier
was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
New Tipperary – T. Clark said that although the gelding has some wet track form New
Tipperary due to the further track attrition, did not feel entirely comfortable and was
reluctant to stretch out. He said that after receiving some tightening near the 350m
between Eckstein and Gaulois, New Tipperary was reluctant to maintain this position
and was disappointing in its failure to close off the race.
Firsthand – Approaching the 200m, when commencing to give ground, was tightened
briefly between Goodfella and Stampede, both of which shifted slightly. T. Berry
explained that from a wide gate he had to make some use of the gelding to race
prominently outside the leader, Cradle Mountain. He said that Firsthand travelled
strongly throughout the mid-section of the race and believed the gelding’s substandard
performance was due to it also racing without cover.
Harper’s Choice – Slow to begin.
Testashadow – Began awkwardly and made contact with New Tippperary.
Boss Lane – Held up early in the straight and over the final 50m, when closing off the
race fairly, became awkwardly placed inside the heels of Cradle Mountain, which
shifted out. Consequently, Boss Lane was not able to be fully tested over the
Sir Bacchus – Slow to begin.
Nicci’s Gold – Slow to begin.
Salsonic – Shortly after the start was crowded between Stampede and Goodfella,
which shifted out despite the efforts of its rider. Salsonic was then shifted behind
runners in the early stages.
Foxy Housewife – Was awkwardly placed on the heels of Nicci’s Gold for a short
distance after straightening.
Race 8: Australian Turf Club Handicap 1200m:
Mahalangur – Near the 150m, when giving ground, shifted out after initially being
taken out slightly by River Bird, then shifted out and away from that runner, taking
Zonk on to Single Bullet, which was crowded on to the hindquarters of Almanzora,
which became unbalanced. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Mahalangur
to be lame (2/5) in the near-foreleg. Co-trainer Mr M. Hawkes was advised that a
veterinary clearance will be required before Mahalangur is permitted to race/barrier
Highland Beat – When questioned App. B. McDougall explained from the wide barrier
he had been asked to ride the gelding conservatively and it was hoped that the gelding
would settle in a mid-field position. He said that when it became apparent in the early
stages, due to the composition of the field, that if he were to ride in accordance with
his instructions he would be left racing wide and without cover, he elected to shift his
mount behind runners and obtain a position closer to the running rail. He said that this
resulted in Highland Beat racing much further back than intended. Trainer Mr D.
Hayes stated that although the gelding raced prominently at Caulfield at its most recent
start, it was able to do so from an inside barrier without being pressured. He said that
at Geelong on 14 June from a wide barrier Highland Beat was ridden conservatively
behind midfield with success. He said that Highland Beat, due to the circumstances
today, was obliged to travel at the rear of the field, which was contrary to his pre-race
expectation, but having regard to the circumstances, he was not dissatisfied with the
manner in which App. McDougall rode the gelding. The Stewards believed that the
appropriate action was to remind Mr Hayes of his obligation to ensure that he notifies
the Stewards of a change in tactics.
Star Reflection – For some distance after the 300m proved reluctant to shift to the
outside of Best Guess to obtain clear running.
Almanzora – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Fortensky, then was
shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 200m was bumped on the
hindquarters by Single Bullet and became unbalanced. A post-race veterinary
examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Fortensky – When racing wide and without cover in the early stages, then improved
whereby the gelding travelled prominently from the 1000m.
Southern Lad –Began awkwardly and lost ground. Raced keenly for some distance
after the 1000m when awkwardly placed on the heels of River Bird and as a result
Southern Lad got its head up on a number of occasions and proved difficult to settle.
From the 100m to the 50m was shifted to the outside of Fortensky to continue into
clear running and closed off the race fairly.
Zonk – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable
representative Ms C. Size advised that Zonk will now be retired.
Best Guess – Although it did not affect his finishing position, B. Avdulla will be advised
to ensure that he rides his mounts out at least hands and heels to the winning post
Race 9: Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap 1200m:
Drachenfels – After beginning only fairly, then was shifted behind runners in the early
stages from the outside barrier. From the 400m to approaching the 250m when laying
in proved difficult to shift to the outside of Thy Kingdom Come to obtain clear running.
Drachenfels then continued to lay in, got its head on the side and became awkwardly
placed on the heels of Thy Kingdom Come. Near the 150m was hampered as Thy
Kingdom Come (H. Bowman) endeavoured to shift to the outside of Oxford Tycoon.
H. Bowman was advised to exercise more care. Over the final 100m continued to lay
in and proved difficult to be ridden out and was inconvenienced again approaching the
Thy Kingdom Come – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early
stages. Approaching the 100m was inconvenienced and obliged to shift out to avoid
the heels of Oxford Tycoon (B. Avdulla), which shifted out under pressure. B. Avdualla
was advised to ensure that he corrects his mounts at the earliest opportunity when
they are shifting and not clear of other runners.
Metamorphic – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Isorich – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Old Man Sam – Shortly after the start blundered slightly and then was bumped by
Roman Typhoon – After being slow to begin, then shifted in and made contact with
the hindquarters of Isorich.
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
Race 2 J. Duggan (Monegal) 6 strikes
Race 3 App. B. Ryan (Scarlett Missile)
J. Collett (My Blue Jeans)
Race 4 App. C. Williams (Hogmanay) 6 strikes
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Not Feint Hearted, True Detective, Spend (2)
Race 2: Call Me Royal, Phaistos (2), Cinquedea, Silent Explorer, Seles, Positive
Race 3: Gumshoe, Galapagos, Weather Channel, Electrified
Race 4: Primitivo, Dylan’s Romance (2), Ivy’s Court, Amerock, Waking Moment
Race 5: Deity, Koonunga
Race 6: Nahuel, Mapmaker, Fuel, Love Shack Baby, Cyber Intervention, Our Winnie
Race 7: Stampede, New Tipperary, Gaulois, Boss Lane, Goodfella, Foxy Housewife
Race 8: Tonsor, Star Reflection, Southern Lad
Race 9: Drachenfels, Handle The Truth (2), Oxford Tycoon, Roman Typhoon
Fines: Race 2: J. Collett (Plenty) fined $300 (AR131(b)) – fail to ride
out 6th placegetter.
Reprimands: Race 1: T. Berry (Spend) careless riding (AR131(a))
Race 2: G. Schofield (Silent Explorer) careless riding
Suspensions: Race 3: App. R. Dolan (Nashian) – careless riding shifting in
(AR131(a)) - /7/19 to /7/19
Race 6: G. Schofield (Our Winnie) – fail to ride mount out
(AR131(b)) – 14/7/19 to 26/7/19.
Trials: Race 1: Lucicello (trainer C. Waller) – barrier manners.
Race 3: Gumshoe (trainer M. Quinn) – poor performance.
Race 3: Galapagos (trainer C. Morgan) – poor performance.
Certificates: Race 1: Iconic Star (trainer K. Lees) – poor recovery.
Race 5: Spiritual Pursuit (trainer J. Coyle) – lame (2/5) nearhind leg.
Race 8: Mahalangur (co-trainers J. W. & J. Hawkes) – lame
Tactics Notified: Race 3: Fly Forward to be ridden more positively: Settled offpace.
Race 3: Nashian to be ridden further forward: Settled off-pace.
Race 4: Hogmanay to be ridden conservatively: Settled worse
Race 4: Ivy’s Court to be ridden further forward: Settled onpace.
Race 8: Zonk to be ridden prominently: Settled mid-field.
Change of Colours Nil
Follow-up: Race 2: Call Me Royal (co-trainers G. Waterhouse & A. Bott) –
Race 8: B. Avdulla (Best Guess) – riding mount out.