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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Illawarra Turf Club

KEMBLA GRANGE RACECOURSE

Saturday 11 January 2020

 

Weather:          Overcast

Track:               Good (4)

Rail:                 +6m from 1100m to Winning Post; +4m remainder

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: T. J. Lee (Chairman), T. P. Moxon, T. J. Vassallo, and Cadet B. J. Pearce

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Supplementary Report:

Wednesday: 4 December 2019

Franquare – Stewards today inquired into the circumstances surrounding Franquaresustaining an injury in its stable on the abovementioned date and subsequently being euthanased. Evidence was taken from Trainer Ms G. Markwell and Racing NSW Veterinarian Dr J. Mizzi. A written report from Dr M. Brown of the Illawarra Equine Centre was also tendered into evidence.  Ms Markwell stated that at approximately 3.45 a.m. the stable foreperson attended Franquare's box where he observed the filly to be lame in the off-hind leg. The filly was administered phenylbutazone, however, its condition continued to deteriorate and Franquarewas attended to by Dr M. Brown. Upon examination, the filly was non-weight bearing, had several small wounds and marked swelling and pain on palpation over the pastern region. Radiographs taken revealed an open and comminuted fracture of the long pastern (P1). Due to the severity of the injury and the poor prognosis, Franquarewas euthanased. Ms Markwell stated that the filly had a history of kicking out whilst stabled in its box and, in her opinion, this was the most likely cause of the injury. The inquiry was concluded as Stewards were satisfied that there were no pre-existing conditions that could have led or contributed to Franquaresustaining such injury.

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RACE 1: Summer Racing Fillies and Mares Class 1 Handicap 1400m:

Oribella – Prior to the declaration of correct weight, Stewards viewed the official patrol footage to ascertain whether there were grounds to lodge a protest on behalf of the connections against Money Magic being declared the 2nd placegetter in regard to an incident in the home straight. When Stewards could not be satisfied that there were sufficient grounds to proceed with a protest, correct weight was declared. Between the 350m and the 300m Oribella was inconvenienced and taken wider by Money Magic (App. T. Sherry), which shifted out under pressure. App. T. Sherry was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances and reminded of his obligation to stop riding and correct his mount when shifting ground. When questioned regarding the filly settling further forward today, rider T. Wolfgram stated that he was issued no specific instructions other than to have the filly positioned dependent on how it began. He further stated that, after beginning well and when he observed that runners to his inside were not improving forward, he elected to stride forward whereby Oribella settled outside the leader. He added that he was able to obtain this position without placing the filly under any undue pressure.

 

Money Magic – Laid out when placed under pressure in the straight. App. T. Sherry dropped his whip near the 300m.

 

Toomai – Began only fairly.

 

Nimalee – Slow to begin. Passing the 300m, when disappointed for a run between Oribella and Graceful Zarifa, was then shifted to the inside of Oribella to obtain clear running.

 

Mandalong One Up – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

 

RACE 2: Jared’s Last Dash Colts, Geldings and Entires Class 1 Handicap 1400m:

Classic Gaming – Began only fairly and, from the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Munich – Prior to the declaration of correct weight, Stewards viewed the official patrol footage to ascertain whether there were grounds to lodge a protest on behalf of the connections against Go Fish Go being declared the winner in regard to an incident in the home straight. When Stewards could not be satisfied that there were sufficient grounds to proceed with a protest, correct weight was declared. Over the final 100 metres was bumped on numerous occasions by Go Fish Go (App. T. Sherry), which was shifted out under pressure. App. T. Sherry was advised to exercise more care.

 

Designated – Began only fairly.

 

Euroblaze – Trainer Mr R. Leemon reported that the gelding had blood present in its offside nostril following the event. Mr Leemon was advised of the provisions of AR79(8).

 

Steely – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, G. Buckley stated that, after beginning fairly, he obtained a position behind the leaders where his mount travelled well. He added that, in his opinion, Steely was disadvantaged by the slow tempo of the event, however, when the tempo increased from the 600m, his mount was immediately under pressure and was left flatfooted, and was disappointing in the manner in which it finished its race off. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. 

 

Happy Hustler – Slow to begin.

 

RACE 3: James Glenholmes Maiden Plate 1000m:

Pioneer – was a late scratching at 2.18 p.m. acting on veterinary advice after the gelding became fractious, reared and became cast in its barrier. Stewards subsequently ordered that all monies placed on Pioneer be refunded in full and, with regard to betting with bookmakers, all successful wagers made prior to 2.18 p.m. be subject to the following deductions in the dollar on the face value of the ticket:

1st Belluci Babe less 7 cents win, 4 cents place;

2nd Lavande less 14 cents place;

3rd Barguzin less 17 cents place.

Trainer Ms G. Markwell was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Pioneer barrier trialling to the satisfaction of Stewards.

 

Debrief – Slow to begin and, shortly afterwards, was shifted behind runners.

 

Valour Elite – The gelding, which made contact with the front gates of its barrier, was examined by the club's veterinary officer and deemed suitable to race. On jumping, Valour Elite was hampered by Belluci Babe, which shifted in.

 

She’s A Sinner – Stewards permitted B. Loy to ride the filly ½ kilogram over its allotted weight of 55 ½ kilograms. She's A Sinner was slow to begin.

 

Cops And Robbers – Blundered on jumping resulting in its rider becoming unbalanced.

 

More Joie – When questioned regarding the gelding settling further back today, L. Magorrian stated that he was instructed to ride More Joie in a prominent position. He said that, after beginning satisfactorily, when his mount did not respond to his riding in the initial stages and was immediately crossed by Belmont Day, More Joie, which was racing in ear muffs for the first occasion, relaxed, did not respond to his riding and as a result he shifted the gelding behind runners to obtain a position with cover worse than midfield, further back than he had intended.

 

RACE 4: Clive Larnach Maiden Plate 1600m:

Lord Tropicana – After being loaded into the barriers became fractious, reared and struck its head. Lord Tropicana was removed from the barriers, examined by the club's veterinary officer and deemed unsuitable to race. As such, the gelding was a late scratching at 2.51 p.m. Stewards subsequently ordered that all monies placed on Lord Tropicana be refunded in full and, with regard to betting with bookmakers, all successful wagers made prior to 2.51 p.m. be subject to the following deductions in the dollar on the face value of the ticket:

1st Fulmina less 1 cents win, 3 cents place;

2nd Colette less 2 cents place;

3rd Tampering less 5 cents place.

A veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have swelling to its poll and abrasion to its left hip. Trainer Mr G. Portelli will be advised that a warning will be placed on the gelding's barrier manners and that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Lord Tropicana being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Microna – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. When questioned regarding the gelding racing towards the rear of the field, rider S. Guymer stated that he was instructed to ride Microna conservatively and accordingly, in the early stages, although his mount began well, he restrained and rode the gelding to comply with his instructions. Trainer Mr J. Steinmetz confirmed the instructions issued to S. Guymer and advised that they were similar to the instructions issued at its most recent start on 15 December 2019. He said, however, on that occasion Microna was ridden against instructions whereby it settled in a prominent position. Notwithstanding this, Mr Steinmetz was reminded of his obligation to notify Stewards of any change in riding tactics.

 

Samurai – Slow to begin and failed to muster speed, despite being ridden along in the early stages. When questioned regarding the performance of the gelding, L. Magorrian stated that after being slow to begin and when the gelding failed to respond to his riding to take up a prominent position, he was obliged to settle in a midfield position. He stated that the gelding travelled well throughout the event. He further stated that, when placed under pressure on straightening, Samurai failed to respond to his riding and was disappointing in its failure to finish the race off, and in his opinion may have come to the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. The Stewards will follow-up on the immediate racing future of Samurai.

 

Somnus – Began only fairly.

 

Tampering – Hung out approaching and rounding the home turn. Laid out under pressure in the straight.

 

The Snooperstar – Slow to begin. Pulled hard in the early and middle stages.

 

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

 

Amber’s Joy – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 5: Steelcity Beverages Xmas Party Maiden Handicap 1300m:

Pragmatism – When questioned regarding the performance of the mare, R. Hutchings stated that, after beginning well and obtaining the lead, Pragmatism travelled well throughout the event. He added that the mare hung out rounding the home turn and was disappointing in the manner in which it finished its race off. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow-up on the post-race condition and future racing plans for the mare.

 

Chief Geronimo – The gelding was a late scratching at 8.37 a.m. acting on veterinary advice when found to have an elevated temperature. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Chief Geronimo barrier trialling or racing again.

 

Get The Idea – Began awkwardly.

 

Hot Dude – Raced keenly in the middle stages and laid out making the home turn. Near the 200m, when inclined to lay out, was eased from the heels of Dancing Dollar, which was taken in slightly by Celandine (G. Buckley). G. Buckley was advised to exercise more care.

 

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

 

Celandine – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Celandine had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the straight. For some distance approaching the 200m was hampered by Dancing Dollar, which shifted out and away from Hot Dude.

 

Poetry In Motion – As C. Lever was dually engaged, Stewards permitted M. Bell to be substituted as the rider of the filly.

 

Japingka – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Dance Too Hard – Began awkwardly and was restrained by its rider to obtain cover behind midfield.

 

Dancing Dollar – Near the 300m became unbalanced when crowded between Japingka and Hot Dude (App. L. Day), which shifted out marginally. App. Day was advised to exercise more care. Passing the 100m had to be steadied when crowded between Celandine and Get The Idea (L. Magorrian), which shifted out abruptly when under pressure. Whilst Stewards acknowledged that he made some effort to correct his mount, L. Magorrian was nonetheless advised to exercise more care. 

 

RACE 6: Bishop Family Conditional Benchmark 70 Handicap 1200m:

Monegal – Slow to begin (2L) and, from the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Grand Bernini – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Superbowl Sunday – Began only fairly.

 

Miss Jenny – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. For some distance in the early part of the home straight was steadied when awkwardly positioned at the heels of Territorial.

 

Stone Cold – Began awkwardly and, shortly afterwards, blundered and lost ground.

 

Cry Of Achilles – When questioned regarding the performance, M. Bell stated that the gelding travelled well throughout the event. He added that when the tempo increased near the 900m Cry Of Achilles became immediately under pressure and failed to respond to his riding in the straight. He said that when he was not satisfied with the gelding's action he eased it down over the final 200 metres. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow-up on the immediate racing plans for the gelding.

 

Fui San – Began only fairly and, from a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Glamour Fox – Bumped on jumping by Superbowl Sunday, which shifted out. When questioned regarding the performance of Glamour Fox, J. Taylor stated that the filly travelled well throughout the early and middle stages of the event, however, rounding the home turn, was held up for clear running and had to be checked when disappointed for a run between Cry Of Achilles and Tenorino. She added that following this incident Glamour Fox lost momentum and finished its race off only fairly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow-up on the post-race condition of Glamour Fox in the days subsequent.

 

Tenorino – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

RACE 7: Illawarra Turf Club Benchmark 64 Handicap 2000m:

Sea Spirit – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Sea Spirit to be lame (1/5) in the near foreleg. Trainer Mr J. Gask was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to the gelding barrier trialling or racing again.

 

Fairy Me Home – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

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

 

Merlinite – Slow to begin. Raced wide and without cover in the early and middle stages before being allowed to stride forward and obtain a position outside the leader Matakauri near the 900m.

 

Little Arnie – Stewards permitted B. Loy to ride the filly ½ kilogram over its allotted weight of 55 ½ kilograms. Little Arnie was slow to begin.

 

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

 

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

 

On pulling up, Sea Spirit (C. Lever) knuckled making the crossing and fell, resulting in its rider being dislodged. Lord Chamberlain (J. Taylor) and Eden Vale (S. Guymer) both shifted out abruptly away from Sea Spirit, resulting in their respective riders also being dislodged. S. Guymer was uninjured. C. Lever and J. Taylor were attended to by the club doctor who reported that C. Lever had sustained an injury to his left hip and jaw. The doctor further reported that J. Taylor sustained bruising to her right shoulder.

 

GENERAL:

Summary of whip use:

Stewards noted that the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the 100m under AR132(7)(a)(ii).  Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

 

Race 1 J. Taylor (Ready's Girl) 7 strikes
Race 2 App. T. Sherry (Go Fish Go) 2 consecutive strikes
Race 2 M. Bell (Munich) 8 strikes (2 consecutive)
Race 2 S. Lisnyy (Designated) 6 strikes
Race 3 C. Lever (Tampering) 8 strikes
Race 5 J. Penza (Opacity) 7 strikes
Race 5 M. Bell (Poetry In Motion) 7 strikes (2 consecutive)
Race 6 T. Wolfgram (Grand Bernini) 7 strikes
Race 6 R. Brewer (Coolotta) 7 strikes

 

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

Race 1:  Oribella, Ready's Girl, Money Magic

Race 3:  Pioneer, Belluci Babe

Race 5:  Dancing Dollar

Race 6:  Coolotta

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil.
Reprimands: Nil.
Suspensions: Nil.
Bleeders: Nil.
Warnings: Race 4: Lord Tropicana (Trainer Mr G. Portelli) – barrier manners. 
Trials: Race 2: Euroblaze (Trainer Mr R. Leemon) – blood present in offside nostril (AR79(8)).
Race 3: Pioneer (Trainer Ms G. Markwell) – fractious in barriers.
Certificates: Race 3: Pioneer (Trainer Ms G. Markwell) – fractious in barriers.
Race 4: Lord Tropicana (Trainer Mr G. Portelli) – swelling to poll and abrasion to nearside hip. 
Race 5: Chief Geronimo (Co-trainer Mr A. Bott) – elevated temperature.
Race 7: Sea Spirit (Trainer Mr J. Gask) – lame (1/5) in the near foreleg.
Fall/Injuries: Race 7: C. Lever (Sea Spirit) dislodged after the winning post – injury to left hip and jaw.
Race 7: J. Taylor (Lord Chamberlain) dislodged after the winning post – bruising to right shoulder.
Race 7: S. Guymer (Eden Vale) dislodged after the winning post – no apparent injury.
Change of Gear: Nil.
Follow up: Race 4: Samurai (Trainer Mr C. Waller) – future racing plans.
Race 5: Pragmatism (Trainer Mr T. Martin) – post-race condition and future racing plans.
Race 6: Glamour Fox (Trainer Ms C. Cunningham) – post-race condition.
Race 6: Cry Of Achilles (Trainer Mr B. Widdup) – future racing plans.
Change of Colours: Race 3: Lavande – white cap.

 

 

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