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STEWARDS REPORT

Australian Turf Club

WARWICK FARM RACECOURSE

 

Wednesday 10 July 2019

 

Weather:                 Fine

Track:                     Heavy (9); upgraded to Heavy (8) at 12.57pm to retrospectively include race 1

Rail:                        +3m entire

Penetrometer:         5.91

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:P. C. Dingwall (Chairman), W. R. Birch, T. J. Vassallo, J. J. E. Earl and Cadets T. B. Kearney and O. J. Fleming.

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Supplementary Report:

Royal Randwick Saturday 6 July 2019

Race 5 – Randwick Mayor’s Cup 2400m:

Bobby Dee Mildly– Co-Trainer M. Baker advised that upon return to his stables, Bobby Dee Mildly was found to be mildly restricted in front and as such will be spelled. Acting on this assurance, no further action was taken.

 

Race 3 – Everest Carnival Handicap 1100m:

Embracer– On Monday 8 July 2019 RNSW Veterinarian Dr. J. Mizzi attended the Waterhouse-Bott stables to inspect Embracer, however, the colt had been sent for a spell. The Stable Veterinarian reported that Embracer was examined upon return to the stables and no abnormalities were detected.

Race 9 – Winter Racing Handicap 1400m:

Terminology- On Monday 8 July 2019 RNSW Veterinarian Dr. J. Mizzi attended the Waterhouse-Bott stables to inspect Terminology, however, the filly had been sent for a spell. The Stable Veterinarian reported that Terminology was examined upon return to the stables and no abnormalities were detected.

 

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Race 1: ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap 1600m:

Following the running of this race, the time was amended by the Judge to 1:39:22 due to a minor malfunction with the electronic timing equipment.

 

Judicator– Slow to begin. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, S. Clipperton was unable to provide any tangible explanation for the colt’s failure other than in his opinion Judicator may not have been suited by having its second start within six days. He said that prior to the home turn Judicator came under pressure when endeavouring to follow Satin Rain, the colt failed to respond to his riding and commenced to tire approaching the 200m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr G. Ryan concurred with the views expressed by S. Clipperton that the colt may not have appreciated the quick turnaround in starts. Mr Ryan said that whilst the rider did not relay any concerns with the heavy track conditions, he was of the view when watching the race that Judicator did not appear fluent in its action and may not have been suited on today’s surface. Mr Ryan stated that having regard to Judicator’s performance, the colt will be spelled immediately.

 

Satin Rain– Stewards permitted T. Clark to ride the filly a half kilogram over its declared weight of 53.5kgs.

 

Seraph– After being slow to begin, then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 1500m was hampered and carried out by Judicator, which shifted out and away from Flinders

 

Race 2: Winter Racing Plate 1200m:

Go Garic– Began awkwardly.

 

Regal Capital– The gelding, which was restless in the barriers, began awkwardly and lost some ground, and then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Sharapova– On jumping was bumped by Exterminate, which shifted out.

 

Race 3: Australian Turf Club Handicap 1100m:

Fanning– A post-race veterinary examination revealed Fanning to have bled from both nostrils. Trainer C Conners was advised that as this is the second occasion Fanning has bled from both nostrils, acting under the provisions of AR79(6) it will now incur a lifetime ban from racing in Australia.

 

Wander– When questioned, T. Clark, rider of Wander, which was resuming from a spell, explained that he had been asked to travel prominently if possible, however, it was acceptable to lead if the tempo was slow. He said that in the early stages he ensured that Magic Town raced to his outside, however, when the tempo then increased he allowed that runner to cross him near the 600m. He said that early in the straight he experienced some difficulty obtaining clear running.

 

Lashes– Began awkwardly. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, B. Shinn explained that the filly was unusually restless in the barriers, which is a departure from its normal mannerisms. He said that he had ridden Lashes previously when the filly was more composed and as a result of it being restless today it began only fairly. He said that although he travelled wide and without cover for the duration of the event, nonetheless, he felt this did not have a significant bearing with regard to the beaten margin. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M. Smith advised that Lashes was subjected to an endoscopic examination by his stable veterinarian shortly after the filly returned to his stable which did not detect any apparent abnormalities.

 

Transmitter– Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Sugar Bay Leonard, and then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When questioned S. Clipperton explained that approaching the 150m he was undecided as to whether he should shift to the outside of Lashes or pursue an opportunity to improve to that runner’s inside. He said that although a run presented shortly thereafter, Transmitter was reluctant to shift in, and after committing to the inside of the heels of that runner, S. Clipperton agreed that he was tentative as he was concerned that if he established that position, Lashes, which was weakening, may shift in, and result in interference to Virgilio. S. Clipperton stated that between the 100m and the 50m he did not apply full pressure to Transmitter as he was encouraging his mount to improve as best as he was able given the circumstances. S. Clipperton was advised that his riding, particularly his lack of purpose, had come under notice between the 150m and passing the 100m and that he should have been more assertive in securing the position between Virgilio and Lashes. S. Clipperton was further advised that he should ride his mounts in a manner that leaves no room for query.

 

Virgilio– Approaching the winning post raced in restricted room inside Transmitter, which got its head on the side and shifted in. As a result, both Virgilio and Transmitter were not properly tested over the concluding stages.

 

Sugar Bay Leonard– A. Banks will be interviewed regarding raising the whip above his shoulder in the straight.

 

Race 4: TAB Handicap 1300m:

Knowitall Jack– App. C. Williams (Helga) was reprimanded for permitting his mount to shift in approaching the 150m when not clear of Knowitall Jack, which was eased to avoid the heels of that runner.

 

A Million Dreams– After being loaded into the barriers became fractious and reared on numerous occasions. The gelding was removed, examined by the Club’s veterinarian and deemed suitable to start. After being slow to begin, did not muster any early speed despite being ridden along, and then was shifted behind runners. From approximately the 1000m to the 900m was significantly restrained when awkwardly placed on the heels of Southern Romance. When commencing to close off the race fairly, was not properly tested between the 100m and the 50m when awkwardly placed on the heels of Southern Romance. App. R. Dolan explained that the gelding was unsuited by having to travel back in the field, which is contrary to its established racing pattern. He said that he believed this, coupled with the manner in which the gelding travelled mid-race, were the principal reasons for A Million Dreams performing below expectations. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

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

 

Southern Romance– When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, H. Bowman said that the filly was not overly suited by the moderate tempo but, nonetheless, its inability to close off the race in his opinion was unsatisfactory. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Helga– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Race 5: All Too Hard @ Vinery Handicap 1600m:

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

 

Sonaree– A post-race veterinary examination of Sonaree, which, after leading, weakened approaching the 100m, revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.

 

High Mist– After being slow to begin then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier.

 

Missybeel– Began awkwardly, shifted out and hampered Monasterio. Missybeel then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Approaching and rounding the home turn was reluctant to shift to the outside of Pelethronius, and for a short distance approaching the 300m was awkwardly placed on the heels of that runner.

 

Andaz– H. Bowman explained that his mount laboured after being placed under pressure early in the straight. He said that he was concerned with the manner that Andaz was commencing to weaken and for this reason he retired the gelding from the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. The performance of Andaz, which finished distant, was deemed unacceptable. Stable representative Mr C. Duckworth was advised that before Andaz is permitted to race again the gelding must perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.

 

Miss Jenny– On jumping was hampered by Sonaree, which shifted out. Near the 1500m had to be eased when crowded between Andaz and Sonaree, which shifted out despite the efforts of its rider.

 

Race 6: Everet Carnival Handicap 1300m:

Sweet Ava– T. Clark stated that although he led the event, the filly was under pressure to do so and failed to respond to his urgings prior to the home turn. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr G. Ryan advised that Sweet Ava will now be retired.

 

Loved One– Laid out rounding the home turn.

 

No Interest– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

High Low Bet– Near the 1100m was eased when racing in restricted room between Cuban Sizzle and Loved One.

 

Race 7: Exosphere @ Darley Handicap 1400m:

Chapelco– When questioned T. Clark explained that after leading, Chapelco came under pressure prior to the home turn and in his view was not suited by today’s track conditions. He said that once Pembroke Castle raced upsides him near the 200m, Chapelco gave ground quickly.

 

Pembroke Castle– Began only fairly. Approaching the 200m received minor contact from Musume, which was dictated inwards slightly by The Party Girl.

 

Barricade– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Hung in when tested in the straight, placing its rider at a disadvantage over the concluding stages.

 

Musume– Shifted out under pressure rounding the home turn, which availed a run for Pembroke Castle.

 

Spooky Wooky– Slow to begin.

 

Emerald Fortune– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

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

 

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

Race 1: Judicator (2), Echo Lad (2), Satin Rain (2), Seraph

Race 2: Emergent, Regal Capital, Lochita

Race 3: Wander (2), Lashes

Race 4: Knowitall Jack, Helga (2), Licko’paint (2)

Race 5: Monasterio, Pelethronius (2), Sonaree, Missybeel (2)

Race 6: Sweet Ava, Vinnie Power, High Low Bet (2)

Race 7: Chapelco, Barricade, Musume, The Party Girl, He’s A Given

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil
Reprimands: Race 4:App. C. Williams (Helga) shifting in (AR131(a))
Suspensions: Nil
Bleeders: Race 3: Fanning(trainer C. Connors) second time; lifetime ban in Australia (AR79(6))
Warnings: Nil
Trials: Race 5: Andaz(trainer C. Waller) – poor performance.
Certificates: Nil
Fall/Injuries: Nil
Tactics Notified: Race 1: Flindersto be ridden further forward: Settled off pace.
Change of Colours Nil
Follow-up: Race 3: A. Banks (Sugar Bay Leonard) – whip height in straight.

 

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