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STEWARDS’ REPORT

Newcastle Jockey Club 

BROADMEADOW RACECOURSE

Saturday 7 July 2018

 

Weather:               Fine

Track:                    Good (4)

Rail:                       +8.5m

 

STEWARDS:  D L Carr (Chairman), T A McDonald, J J E Earl and cadets C K McIntosh and R T Debels

                                                               

 

Supplementary Reports:

WYONG – Tuesday 26 June 2018

Race 3:  Potters Flooring 2YO Maiden Handicap 1300m

Reagan– rider K Latham was fined $100 under AR120(b) for being overweight.

 

WARWICK FARM TRACKWORK - Wednesday 16 May 2018

Urban Charm– Stewards today continued their inquiries into the sudden death of Urban Charm after it collapsed on the morning of Wednesday, 16 May 2018 during trackwork at Warwick Farm.  Stewards interviewed trainer Mr J Coyle, who provided his veterinary and treatment records.  A necropsy report from the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden was also tendered into evidence.  As the Stewards were satisfied that there was no pre-existing injury that may have led or contributed to Urban Charm breaking down, the inquiry was concluded.

                                                               

RACE 1:  Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation Maiden Plate 1400m

Lutreola – slow to begin.

 

At The Glenburn – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners in the early stages.

 

Sytus – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners in the early stages.

 

Mascot – rider R Thompson reported his mount was inclined to hang in when under pressure in the straight and proved difficult to fully test.

 

Be Mindful – laid out under pressure over the final 200m, obliging its rider to stop riding and straighten near the 150m and again near the 100m.

RACE 2:  Club Macquarie Maiden Plate 900m

Watching – slow to begin.  Near the 300m shifted out abruptly away from Implacable and then continued to lay out for the remainder of the event.

 

Glistening Light – began awkwardly.

 

Peyton Place – got its head up approaching the 600m when being restrained to obtain cover.

 

Implacable – approaching the 600m was steadied to avoid the heels of Peyton Place (A Gibbons), which shifted in when not clear.  A Gibbons was advised to exercise more care.  Near the 300m was bumped by Peyton Place, which shifted out.

 

Silver Melody – laid in when placed under pressure in the straight.

 

Angiolini – when questioned regarding the performance, rider J Penza stated that he was instructed to lead and, although his mount began well, it was slow to muster speed in the early stages and he had to make some use of it to obtain the lead near the 700m.  He said that his mount never travelled well at any stage of the event and was disappointing in the manner in which it weakened over the final 300m.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Co-trainer Mr A Bott stated that the filly had pleased in its work since winning a barrier trial at Rosehill on 25 June 2018 and the stable were confident of its chances today.  Mr Bott undertook to report back on the progress of the filly in the days subsequent.

RACE 3:  The Wests Group Class 2 Handicap 1200m

Kaleb Will Do – on jumping was steadied when crowded between Tim’s Principal and Oakfield Missile, which began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly.

 

Tim’s Principal – on jumping became unbalanced when bumped by Kaleb Will Do, which was taken out by Oakfield Missile.

 

The Big Vin – began awkwardly.  When questioned regarding the performance, A Gibbons stated that he was instructed to ride the gelding where comfortable and he anticipated settling midfield.  He said that when caught wide in the early stages he elected to restrain to obtain cover trailing Tim’s Principal and as a consequence settled further back.  He added that his mount travelled well throughout the event and when placed under pressure rounding the home turn initially responded to his riding, however, peaked on its run over the final 100m.  A Gibbons could offer no excuse for the performance, other than the gelding may have raced flat.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  The future race plans of the gelding will be followed up with trainer Mrs K Gavenlock.

 

Boyish – slow to begin.  Shortly after was checked when crowded between Kathaire and Americana Magic, which began awkwardly and shifted out.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be 1/5 lame in the near-foreleg.  Trainer Mr G Ryan was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Boyish racing again.

 

Rafha’s Choice – raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages.

 

Kathaire – when caught wide and without cover passing the 1000m was restrained by its rider to obtain cover trailing The Big Vin near the 800m.

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Americana Magic – near the 900m was steadied to avoid the heels of Boyish (R Freeman-Key), which shifted in when not quite clear.  R Freeman-Key was told to exercise more care.

 

Oakfield Missile – near the 300m when inclined to lay in became awkwardly positioned close to the heels of Americana Magic and had to be steadied.


RACE 4:  Mex Club Maiden Handicap 1200m

Flower Of Love – slow to begin.

 

Funky Music – slow to begin.

 

Emshalky – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners in the early stages

 

Military Zone – for some distance in the early stages raced ungenerously with its head up and was inclined to hang out.

 

Lord Heron – overraced in the early stages and near the 900m was steadied and shifted out away from the heels of Funky Music.  As a consequence Lord Heron raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Cappella Di Piazza – near the 150m was steadied when crowded between Funky Music (N Barzalona), which shifted out while being ridden along, and Emshalky which, after being bumped on the hindquarter by Cappella Di Piazza, became unbalanced and shifted in slightly, before being corrected by its rider.  In all the circumstances N Barzalona was reprimanded and told that when his mounts are shifting ground he is obliged to stop riding and straighten.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 5:  Beresfield Bowling Club 2YO Maiden Plate 1200m

Rectitude – slow to begin.

 

Elcano – slow to begin.

 

Flying Bliss – began awkwardly.  After establishing running to the inside of Alier in the early part of the straight, approaching the 300m had to be steadied when crowded by Alier which, after being struck with the whip in the left hand, then shifted in abruptly before being corrected by its rider.

 

Kentford – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners in the early stages.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Sydney Blue – near the 700m was bumped by Snatcha, which shifted in when inclined to lay in.  Near the 150m was directed to the inside of Rectitude to continue into clear running, however, approaching the 100m was disappointed for this run when Rectitude shifted in and Horn shifted out.  Sydney Blue was then directed to the outside of Rectitude after the 100m to continue into clear running.

 

Aliferous – held up for clear running rounding the home turn.

 

Snatcha – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

RACE 6:  Belmont 16’s 2YO Maiden Plate 1200m

Inherit – slow to begin

 

Delchuzy – slow to begin.

 

Dusktilldawn – slow to begin (2L).

 

Sparks – shortly after the start commenced to buck for a short distance and lost ground.  Stable representative Mr S Thomson was told Sparks would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again.  In this incident Sparks shifted out and hampered Delchuzy and as a consequence Sparks raced wide and without cover for the remainer of the event.  Approaching the home turn was bumped by Kerason, which was taken out by Loved One and then commenced to hang out and shift wider rounding the home turn.

 

Loved One – hung out rounding the home turn.

 

Canyonero – when questioned regarding his riding, J Adams stated that from the outside barrier he had been instructed to ride his mount positively to settle in a forward position.  He said, after being slow to begin, he rode his mount vigorously in the early stages in order to cross runners to his inside and was able to assume the lead passing the 1000m.  He added from this point he attempted to reduce the tempo, however, his mount did not respond to his constant attempts to have it settle and as a consequence the colt weakened over the final 300m.

 

RACE 7:  Toronto Workers Club Benchmark 65 Handicap 1890m

Huangshan – slow to begin.

 

Chalcedony – slow to begin.  Raced wide and without cover until near the 1300m.

 

Latin Light – when questioned regarding the performance, rider A Gibbons stated his mount travelled well in the lead throughout the early and middle stages, however, was disappointing in the manner in which it weakened over the final 300m.  He said in his opinion Latin Light raced flat and may have come to the end of its preparation.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr J Deamer stated that he will assess the condition of the gelding in the coming days, before deciding its immediate racing future, which Mr Deamer undertook to report back to Stewards.

 

Polar Blast – when questioned regarding the performance, rider K Latham stated that his mount travelled only fairly behind the leader throughout the early and middle stages.  He said near the 700m his mount became under heavy pressure to maintain its position and was disappointing in the manner in which it weakened from that point.  The only explanation K Latham could offer was that the gelding had failed to run out the 1890m of today’s event.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr G Ryan expressed disappointment with the performance and advised Polar Blast will now leave his stables.

RACE 8:  Clubs NSW Class 1 Handicap 1400m

Muse – slow to begin.  Hung in when placed under pressure in the straight and proved difficult to fully test.

 

Falsified – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners in the early stages.  Held up rounding the home turn and did not obtain completely clear running until passing the 200m.

 

Ivory Jane – raced keenly in the early stages and approaching the 1000m was checked away from the heels of Cajetan.  Ivory Jane then continued to overrace throughout the middle stages.

 

Classic Thoughts – held up and unable to improve until after the 200m, where it was shifted to the outside of Ivory Jane to obtain clear running.

 

Broom Broom – when questioned regarding the performance, rider J Taylor stated that her mount settled towards the tail of the field as is customary, however, with the slow tempo throughout the early and middle stages, it was inclined to overrace.  She said she was pleased with the manner in which her mount improved into the race from the 600m and she felt it finished its race off well, however, was unsuited by the slow tempo of today’s race and the rail being out 8.5m.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed gelding to be 1/5 lame in the off-hind leg.  Trainer Mr J Coyle was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Broom Broom racing again.

 

Can Dream – when questioned regarding the performance, rider M Bell stated his mount travelled well behind the leader throughout the early and middle stages and he could offer not explanation for its failure to respond to his riding when placed under pressure shortly after straightening.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr R Quinton could offer no excuse for the disappointing performance and undertook to report back.

 

The Kiss – when questioned regarding the performance, rider J Adams stated that he was instructed to ride his mount quietly and, after it began well, he attempted to restrain his mount to obtain cover, however, when the tempo in the early stages was in his opinion very slow, he was unable to restrain his mount sufficiently and as a consequence it raced wide and without cover throughout the event.  He said that his mount raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages and approaching the 600m, when the rider of Oakfield Captain, which was positioned to his inside, commenced to ride his mount along, he was obliged to ask The Kiss to improve in order to hold that runner in.  He added that the work that the filly was obliged to do throughout the run took its toll and it weakened over the final 200m.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Oakfield Captain – when questioned regarding his riding from the 600m, L Magorrian stated that, as the tempo had been slow, at this point of the race he asked his mount to improve with a view to manoeuvring The Kiss wider and obtain clear running between that runner and Spirit Of Elijah.  He said, however, that when The Kiss improved at the same point his mount was kept in a pocket, where it remained rounding the home turn.  He added that rounding the home turn his mount became under heavy pressure and on straightening he attempted to force a run between The Kiss and Ivory Jane, however, was disappointed for this run when Ivory Jane held its position.  L Magorrian further stated that he then shifted his mount to the inside of The Kiss and attempted to improve into a run that had developed between The Kiss and Spirit of Elijah, however, his mount raced keenly, got its head up and proved reluctant to proceed, into this run.  He said that it was not until the 200m that he was able to secure clear running between The Kiss and Spirit of Elijah, where his mount finished the race off strongly.  He added that in his opinion Oakfield Captain may benefit from the addition of blinkers.


RACE 9:  East Maitland Bowling Club Nerwcastle Nobbys – Benchmark 70 Handicap 1400m

Stilettoed Vixen – reared as the start was effected and lost ground (2L).

 

Longchamp Lass – on jumping was checked when crowded between Mr Tickets and Choice Larga, which shifted out.  Held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight.

 

Wewonya – on jumping was checked when crowded between Choice Larga and Dorf Star, which began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly.

 

Zuccherina – hung in when placed under pressure in the home straight.

Dorf Star – when questioned regarding the performance, rider C O'Brien stated that from the 1200m his mount commenced to overrace, refused to settle at any stage throughout the middle stages and as a consequence failed to finish its race off when placed under pressure in the straight.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Mulu Magic – when questioned regarding her riding, R Murray stated that she was instructed to ride the mare conservatively from the outside barrier and settled at the tail of the field, where it travelled well.  She said she was pleased with the manner in which her mount responded when placed under pressure rounding the home turn and near the 150m she attempted to improve into a narrow run that had developed between Marathon and Choice Larga, however, her mount was disappointed for this run when Choice Larga shifted out and was then held up for a short distance.  She added that she attempted to then improve between Choice Larga and Longchamp Lass, however, her mount, which was inclined to lay in, proved reluctant to take this run, so she allowed it to shift to the inside of Longchamp Lass near the 75m, where it finished the race of well.

 

Red Zephyr – when questioned regarding the performance, rider J Penza stated his mount travelled well behind the leaders, however, when shifted to the outside of Marathon rounding the home turn, his mount became immediately under pressure and was disappointing in its failure to respond to his riding.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

GENERAL:

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 App. L Magorrian (Orchestral Lass) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 3 J Adams (Americana Magic) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 4 J Penza (Lion’s Head) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 6 M Bell (Kerason) 8 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 7 App. L Day (Fireman Sam I Am)
L Magorrian (Huangshan)
App. R Dolan (Star Fest)
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
6 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

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

Race 1:  Be Mindful.

Race 4:  Lion’s Head.

Race 6:  Sunreel.

Race 7:  Star Fest, Itasca, Packen, Huangshan, Sunday Swindler, Polar Blast.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Supplementary:  K Latham (Reagan) $100 – overweight (AR120(b)).
Reprimands: Race 4:  N Barzalona (Funky Music) – careless riding (AR137(a)).
Suspensions: Nil.
Bleeders: Nil.
Warnings: Nil
Trials: Race 6:  Sparks (trainer J Cummings) – racing manners.
Certificates: Race 3:  Boyish (trainer G Ryan) – 1/5 lame near-foreleg.
Race 8:  Broom Broom (trainer J Coyle) – 1/5 lame off-hind leg.
Fall/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics Notified: Race 3:  Boyish – if begins well to be ridden further forward; led.
Change of Colours: Race 1:  Be Mindful – pink, white Newcastle Race Club logo.
Race 2:  Last Spin - pink, white Newcastle Race Club logo.
Race 3:  Americana Magic - pink, white Newcastle Race Club logo.
Race 4:  Lord Heron – pink, white Newcastle Race Club logo.
Cappella Di Piazza – white cap.
Race 5:  Alier - pink, white Newcastle Race Club logo.
Race 6:  Canyonero - pink, white Newcastle Race Club logo.
Race 7:  Fireman Sam I Am - pink, white Newcastle Race Club logo.
Race 8:  Broom Broom – pink, white Newcastle Race Club logo.
Can Dream – black, yellow seams.
Race 9:  Choice Larga – pink, white Newcastle Race Club logo.
Change of Gear Nil.
Follow up: Race 2:  Angiolini (co-trainer A Bott) – poor performance.
Race 3:  The Big Vin (trainer K Gavenlock) – future race plans.
Race 7:  Latin Light (trainer J Deamer) – poor performance.
Race 8:  Can Dream (trainer R Quinton) – poor performance.

 

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