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Rosehill stewards' report

STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

 

Wednesday 20 November 2019

 

Weather:                    Fine

Track:                        Good (4)

Rail:                           +6m entire circuit

Penetrometer:            5.07

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  W. R. Birch (Chairman), C. L. Albrecht, T. P. Moxon, T. J. Vassallo and Cadets J. P. Dunn, O. J. Fleming and J. D. Boehm

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Supplementary Reports:

Canterbury Park Friday 15 November 2019

Race 6 – Jamberoo Action Park Sprint 1200m:

Invinciano– After adjourning the matter of penalty to enable App. R. Dolan's Master, Mr M. Newnham, to assist in providing submissions on penalty, Stewards ordered that App. Dolan's permit to ride in races be suspended for a period of five meetings to commence on Thursday 28 November 2019, at the expiry of a suspension he is currently serving, and to expire on Thursday 5 December 2019, on which day he may ride.

 

Race 7 – Suttons Kia Evening Star 1250m:

Weekend Affair Stewards acceded to a request from C. Reith to amend the dates for the period of suspension he incurred for careless riding. Accordingly, C. Reith's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Monday 18 November 2019 and to expire on Thursday 28 November 2019, on which day he may ride.

Kembla Grange Saturday 16 November 2019

Race 2 – Rotary Club of Illawarra Sunrise Maiden Handicap 1500m:

Daumier– Trainer Mr J. O'Shea advised that the colt will undergo a dynamic scope on Thursday at which time he will report the results to Stewards.

 

Race 3 – Polio Plus Maiden Plate 1300m:

Onelostsock– Trainer Mr B. Cross reported that the wound sustained to the near-hind pastern did not require further treatment, however, the gelding will be given a few easy days to recover. Mr Cross added that he believes the gelding resented the cross-over noseband and as such it will be removed as part of the gear before Onelostsock races again.

 

Race 5 – Mark Wedesweiler 3yo Maiden Handicap 1000m:

Single Blonde– Stewards acceded to a request from L. Magorrian to amend the dates for the period of suspension he incurred for careless riding. Accordingly, L. Magorrian's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Monday 18 November 2019 and to expire on Thursday 28 November 2019, on which day he may ride.

 

Rule The World– Co-trainer Mr A. Bott advised that the gelding will now be spelled.

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RACE 1: The Agency Real Estate Plate 1100m:

Genjiro – The colt underwent a pre-race veterinary examination after slipping over in the parade ring. Genjiro was inspected again behind the barriers by the Club's Veterinary Officer and deemed suitable to race. Slow to begin.

 

Hinchbeast – Began awkwardly.

 

Important Product – Began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

Romper Stomper – As App. C. Williams was overweight, Stewards gave permission for A. Adkins to be substituted as the rider of the colt when no other suitable apprentice was available. App. Williams was fined $200 under AR190(3). Raced ungenerously for the majority of the event. Approaching the 100m shifted out when under pressure.

 

RACE 2: Bowermans Office Furniture Plate 1900m:

Estroverto – When asked to explain the poor performance of the gelding, rider H. Bowman stated that the gelding travelled well through the early and middle stages, however, was under pressure for a considerable distance from the finish and was unable to accelerate in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Ms K. Gavenlock advised that Estroverto will now be spelled.

 

Planet Warrior – Overraced in the early stages. Shifted its ground in the straight when tiring.

 

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

 

Shadow Girl – Rounding the home turn was bumped and taken wider by Lady Highly, which shifted out to improve. Shadow Girl then was bumped on several occasions by Lady Highly passing the 300m.

 

RACE 3: Ribchester @ Darley Handicap 1400m:

Mission Dream – Began awkwardly and shortly after had to be eased from the heels of Deadly Impact. When asked for an explanation regarding the gelding's disappointing performance, rider J. Parr stated that Mission Dream raced ungenerously in the early and middle stages, and approaching the 600m got its head up. A short distance later when Bacchus, which was racing to the inside of Mission Dream, commenced an outward movement, Mission Dream commenced to hang out and away from that horse, resulting in the gelding becoming unbalanced. Rider J. Parr added that Mission Dream got its tongue over the bit during this part of the race and continued to race greenly in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover. Stable representative for trainer Mr M. Newnham, Mr J. Ponsonby, stated that he was disappointed in the gelding's performance today, however, believed that Mission Dream's racing manners and the fact the gelding got its tongue over the bit clearly explained the performance. He advised Stewards that the stable would now experiment with gear on the gelding. Stewards advised Mr Ponsonby that a warning would be placed on Mission Dream relative to its racing manners.

 

Bacchus – Slow to begin, then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 4: Iron Jack Handicap 1100m:

Belitsa – Near the 900m had to be eased when Wandabaa (App. S. Clenton) shifted in when not fully clear. App. Clenton was advised to exercise more care.

 

Estrado – Began awkwardly and then was restrained and shifted in behind runners in the early stages. For some distance approaching and rounding the home turn was held up on the heels of Mungara before securing clear running to that horse's inside approaching the 350m.

 

Aquitaine – At the start was tightened for room between Tallis and Mungara, both of which shifted ground.

 

RACE 5: TAB Handicap 2400m:

Miss Moana – Near the 1800m after being crossed by Eugenio, then shifted out abruptly to obtain a position outside the leader.

 

Loveseat – Began awkwardly.

 

Eugenio – Began awkwardly and shifted in making contact with Resort. Approaching the 350m shifted out when placed under pressure, making contact with the hindquarters of Miss Moana on several occasions. An explanation was sought regarding the apparent change of tactics today. Rider N. Rawiller stated that he was given no specific instructions, but after the gelding began well and the tempo of the race in the early stages was slow, he elected to progress forward to take up a prominent position. Trainer Mr J. Thompson informed Stewards that Eugenio raced in a rearward position at its most recent start, principally because it would have been caught wide on that occasion and it was having its first run at 3200m. After considering all the evidence, Stewards took no direct action other than to remind trainer Mr Thompson of his obligation to notify Stewards if there is to be a change of tactics employed on his runners.

 

Hoof Hustler – Was a late scratching at 4.03pm on veterinary advice.

 

RACE 6: Press Statement @ Vinery Handicap 1400m:

McCormack – Passing the 1200m was taken out by Showminder, which had a tendency to lay out. As a result, McCormack had to be restrained in order to resume a position one off the fence trailing Showminder, resulting in McCormack having to settle further back than anticipated. Near the 900m improved up on to the heels of Showminder and had to be continually restrained, and near the 800m shifted out taking Drusilla wider.

 

Spencer – Rider N. Rawiller advised Stewards that when the gelding began well and it appeared that he was going to be caught wide, he elected to ride the gelding forward in order to clear runners to his inside. Ultimately, this resulted in Spencer racing closer to the speed than had been anticipated.

 

Orcein – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. When placed under full pressure passing the 200m had a tendency to shift out.

 

Sea Spirit – Shortly after the start was bumped by Showminder, which shifted out. Had to be steadied when forced to race in restricted room between Showminder and Drusilla.

 

Showminder – Began awkwardly and shifted out after the start. Approaching the 800m overraced and had to be steadied from the heels of Vedder.

 

Vedder – When the tempo of the race slowed leaving the 1000m overraced at the heels of All Sassitude for some distance. When asked to explain the poor performance, rider T. Berry stated that the gelding overraced throughout the middle stages when the tempo of the race was slow and he was of the belief that Vedder did not run out a strong 1400m. Ms T. Rouse, stable representative for the Hawkes stable, informed Stewards that Vedder would now be sent for a spell.

 

Moreno – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Held up and unable to secure clear running from entering the home straight until approaching the 200m. Moreno then had a tendency to lay out when placed under full pressure.

 

All SassitudeNear the 150m suffered an injury to its near-foreleg and was retired from the race. All Sassitude subsequently was humanely euthanased. The mare was transported to the University Teaching Hospital at Camden for necropsy. The relevant section of the track was inspected by Stipendiary Steward Mr T. Vassallo, who reported no area of concern. After taking evidence from trainer Mr J. Thompson and rider K. McEvoy, the inquiry was adjourned to a date to be fixed pending the results of the necropsy and for Stewards to obtain veterinary and stable treatment records for All Sassitude.

 

Moshway – Hampered near the 150m.

 

Drusilla – Began awkwardly and then was tightened for room. As a result, the mare clipped the heels of McCormack, which shifted out. For some distance leaving the 1100m overraced at the heels of McCormack. Raced wide and without cover from the 800m.

 

RACE 7: Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap 1500m:

Sister Sledge – Faltered near the 150m.

 

The Promise – Approaching the 1000m commenced to race ungenerously and when being restrained by its rider got its head in the air.

 

Rockarosa – Shifted in at the start and bumped The Promise. When asked for an explanation regarding the filly's poor performance rider J. McDonald reported that Rockarosa travelled well in the early and middle stages, however, was under pressure rounding the home turn to the extent that he was unable to progress to the outside of the eventual winner, Elusive Nature. He added that after attempting to save ground on the home turn, Rockarosa did not respond to his riding in the straight and proved disappointing in the run to the finish. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative for trainer Mr C. Waller, Mr C. Duckworth, expressed his disappointment in the performance of the filly and undertook to advise Stewards if anything comes to light in the days subsequent to the event that might explain the disappointing performance.

 

Kentucky Tornado – Hung in under pressure in the straight, and near the 150m shifted out abruptly when being tested. This placed rider H. Bowman in difficulty in continuing to test the mare over the final 100m.

 

Wicked Wench – At the start jumped out and made contact with Kentucky Tornado.

 

Lexi's Choice – Slow to begin. For some distance approaching and passing the 1000m overraced at the heels of Wicked Wench. After shifting to the outside of the heels of Wicked Wench had a tendency to shift out under pressure, resulting in its rider having to switch the whip to the left hand in an endeavour to continue to test the mare.

 

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 J. McDonald (Volterra)
A. Adkins (Romper Stomper)
7 strikes
6 strikes
Race 3 T. Berry (Rari) 7 strikes
Race 5 App. C. Williams (Miss Moana) 6 strikes
Race 6 J. Collett (Showminder) 7 strikes
Race 7 T. Clark (Statuesquely) 6 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Genjiro, Hinchbeast (2), Important Product, Volterra

Race 2: Wristband, Lady Highly, Loafing, Shadow Girl

Race 3: Mission Dream (2), Rari, Clever Man

Race 4: Wandabaa, Estrado (2)

Race 5: Miss Moana, Eugenio, So It Is, Resort

Race 6: Spencer (2), Orcein, Sea Spirit, Moshway

Race 7: Statuesquely, Elusive Nature (2), Wicked Wench, Lexi's Choice

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 1: App. C. Williams (Romper Stomper) fined $200 – overweight (AR190(3)).
Reprimands: Nil
Suspensions: Canterbury 15/11/19: Race 6: App. R. Dolan (Invinciano) 28/11/19 to 5/12/19 – careless riding (AR131(a))
Canterbury 15/11/19: Race 7: C. Reith (Weekend Affair) 18/11/19 to 28/11/19 – careless riding (AR131(a))
Kembla Grange 16/11/19: Race 5: L. Magorrian (Single Blonde) 18/11/19 to 28/11/19 – careless riding (AR131(a))
Bleeders: Nil
Warnings: Race 3: Mission Dream (trainer M. Newnham) – racing manners.
Trials: Nil
Certificates: Nil
Fall/Injuries: Nil
Tactics Notified: Race 2: Planet Warrior to be ridden further forward: Settled on pace.
Race 3: Deadly Impact to be ridden more prominently: Settled on pace.
Race 3: Rari to be ridden further forward: Led.
Race 3: Clever Man to be ridden further forward: Settled on pace.
Race 6: Moreno to be ridden back in the field: Settled back.
Change of Colours: Nil
Change of Gear: Nil
Follow up: Race 7: Rockarosa (trainer C. Waller) – future plans
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