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STEWARDS’ REPORT

NewcastleJockey Club

 

NEWCASTLERACECOURSE

 

Saturday 13 April 2019

 

Weather:               Fine

Track:                   Good (4)

Rail:                      +5m

 

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  D L Carr (Chairman), D M Greer, S T Matthews and cadet J A Dinopoulos                                                                                             jl

                                                             

RACE 1:  Little Rascals Photography Maiden Handicap 1870m

Joyous Times – Stewards permitted M Bell to ride the mare 0.5 kilogram over its allotted weight of 54.5 kilograms.  Raced keenly in the middle stages when the tempo was slow and as a consequence was shifted wider near the 1100m and allowed to stride forward to assume the lead near the 900m.

 

Senatorial – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Diamond Pedrille – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Overraced throughout the early and middle stages.  Held up rounding the home turn and had difficulty obtaining completely clear running until approaching the 200m.

 

Cleverley – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Approaching the 800m became unbalanced when bumped by Diamond Pedrille which, when pulling hard, became awkwardly positioned on the heels of Elgin and shifted out.

 

Montpensier – raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.  Rounding the home turn became unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarter by Cleverley, which was taken out by Diamond Pedrille.

 

Elgin – when questioned regarding his riding, rider D McLellan stated that, as the stable were of the opinion that the gelding was not finishing its races off when ridden prominently in recent starts, he was instructed to obtain cover today.  He said, after beginning well, he immediately restrained his mount in an attempt to comply with his instructions and his mount was ultimately crossed by Wykhani near the 1600m.  D McLellan stated that, after obtaining the lead, Wykhani slowed the tempo and allowed Congenial Mistress to cross and assume the lead near the 1300m, which resulted in his mount then being shuffled back through the field.  He said with the slow tempo his mount pulled very hard in the middle stages and was badly held up rounding the home turn on the back of the weakening Congenial Mistress, however, when in clear running near the 300m his mount failed to quicken and was one-paced in the run to the finish.  Stable representative Mr P Burns confirmed the instructions and was reminded of this obligation to notify any change in riding tactics.


RACE 2:  Central Leagues Club – The Only Choice CG&E Maiden Plate 1200m

Sheriff Kendell – slow to begin and shortly after the start was hampered by Taroba, which shifted out.  Raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages.

 

Dundee – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Beauing – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Another Sonette – held up rounding the home turn.

 

Fonce – laid in under pressure in the home straight.

 

Mulholland Drive – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

RACE 3:  Decktec Maiden Handicap 1400m

Havazac – slow to begin.

 

High Flight – slow to begin.  Hung out rounding the first turn and got its head up.

 

Greenskeeper – slow to begin.  Held up rounding the home turn.  Near the 50m was directed to the inside of Recording To Win to continue into clear running.

 

De Valera – slow to begin.  Raced wide and without cover until near the 800m, where it was allowed to stride forward by its rider to assume the lead.

 

Speed Camera – began awkwardly.  Raced keenly in the early stages.

 

Seeingisbelieving – when the tempo slowed near the 700m had to be steadied away from the heels of De Valera.  Greenskeeper, which was following, had to be steadied away from the heels of Seeingisbelieving as a consequence.

 

Able Fun – passing the 200m was struck over the nose by the whip of S Lisnyy (Seeingisbelieving).  Shortly after Able Fun was steadied when crowded between Recording to Win and Seeingisbelieving, which shifted out.  S Lisnyy was advised to exercise more care.  When questioned regarding the performance, rider L Magorrian stated that his mount was stepping up to 1400m and, racing with blinkers off today, he was instructed to find cover on the gelding, however, when it began particularly well and no other runner showed intent to go forward, he was left racing outside the leader Seeingisbelieving in the early stages.  He said when De Valera improved to his mount’s outside approaching the 1000m his mount commenced to race keenly and when De Valera crossed to the fence near the 800m, he allowed his mount to stride forward so as not to be forced wider by Seeingisbelieving.  He added that his mount continued to race keenly and as a consequence was left without a finishing effort and, although it struck some interference near the 200m, it was a beaten horse at the time.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be 1/5 lame in the off-foreleg.  Stable representative Ms C Heuston was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Able Fun racing again.


RACE 4:  Smartview Building Benchmark 64 Handicap 900m

Kamehameha – slow to begin, then shortly after the start was steadied when crowded between Miss Blumenthal and Gimme Shelter, which shifted out, became held up passing the 300m and then approaching the 200m had to be steadied away from the heels of Buddy Honest.  Kamehameha then continued to be held up, was directed outwards a number of horses and ultimately obtained clear running approaching the 100m.

 

Dreamy Dragon – slow to begin.  Hung out rounding the turn from the 600m until straightening.

 

Lingalonga Lass – slow to begin.  When questioned regarding her riding, C McPherson stated, after being slow to begin, she was able to establish a position with cover midfield, where her mount travelled well.  She said her mount was held up rounding the home turn and shortly after straightening she rode it along to improve into a run that had developed between Buddy Honest and Miss Blumenthal.  She added, however, that passing the 300m, when Miss Blumenthal shifted in slightly, her mount laid in away from that runner towards the heels of Buddy Honest and when she corrected her mount it shifted out, became awkwardly positioned close to the heels of Miss Blumenthal and had to be checked.  She said that her mount continued to race greenly and laid out towards the heels of Miss Blumenthal for some distance, however, when in completely clear running passing the 100m, her mount finished its race off strongly.  When questioned regarding her vigour over the final 100m, C McPherson stated that, as she did not feel she could improve her mount’s placing in the race, she did not place it under full pressure over the final 100m.  While Stewards accepted that Lingalonga Lass would not have beaten 6th Miss Blumenthal, C McPherson was nevertheless advised that she should at all times place her mounts under appropriate pressure.

 

Seebix – slow to begin.

 

Can I Rock – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Gimme Shelter – held up rounding the home turn and near the 300m was disappointed for clear running between Can I Rock and Cheat’m.  Gimme Shelter was then continued to be held up until near the 150m, where it was directed to the inside of Cheat’m to obtain clear running.

 

Cheat’m – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Perfect Style – rider D McLellan was reminded of his obligations to ride his mounts out fully to the winning post.

 

RACE 5:  Ryan Ansell Investment Solutions F&M Maiden Plate 1200m

Emerald Earth – the mare was declared a late scratching at 2.51pm on veterinary advice after it reared in the barriers and got its near-foreleg cast for a considerable amount of time.  The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Emerald Earth be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 2.51pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket:

1st Got Your Six 2 cents win 1 cent place

2nd Chanteresse 6 cents place

3rd Romantic Whisper 7 cents place

Stable representative Mr S Oliver was told Emerald Earth would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.

 

Wanchai – slow to begin.  Passing the 100m, when inclined to lay in, was steadied away from the heels of Trajection, which was taken out by Collectively.

 

Language – slow to begin.

 

Collectively – began awkwardly.  Had difficulty obtaining completely clear running until near the 250m, then hung out in the run to the finish.

 

Asa Hurricane – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Bride Of Vengeance – raced keenly in the early stages and after passing the 900m was steadied away from the heels of Daisy Pluck (J Hull), which shifted in when not clear.  J Hull was told to exercise more care.

 

Celebrita’s Choice – raced keenly in the early stages when being restrained to obtain cover trailing Jomajeki.  Then continued to race keenly in the middle stages.  On straightening was hampered and carried wider by Jomajeki, which was bumped and carried wider by Trajection (S Lisnyy), which shifted to the outside of Asa Hurricane to improve.  S Lisnyy was told to exercise more care.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia.  Trainer K Lees was told a veterinary clearance, including a satisfactory ECG, would be required prior to the filly barrier trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards.

 

Jomajeki – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be 1/5 lame near-foreleg.  Stable representative Mr T Bellew was told a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Jomajeki racing again.

 

Daisy Pluck – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 6:  Amber Kotara Benchnmark 64 Handicap 1870m

FujiFury – slow to begin.  Raced wide and without cover from the 800m.

 

Star Fest – slow to begin, then shortly after was checked away from the heels of Azarose and lost ground.  Near the 700m improved onto the heels of The Iron Maiden and had to be checked.

 

Clunes Rocket – raced wide and without cover until near the 1400m, where it assumed a position outside the leader Charming Lad.

 

Dynamic Dynasty – on straightening was steadied when crowded between Deladies Boy, which was inclined to lay in, and Clunes Rocket, which was taken out by Charming Lad (J Taylor).  J Taylor was told that in future she would be expected to make more effort to prevent her mounts from shifting ground.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be 3/5 lame in the near-hind leg.  Co-trainer Mr M Kearney was told that he will be required to furnish a veterinary clearance prior to the gelding racing again.

 

Shadow Flight – held up rounding the home turn.

 

Deladies Boy – raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. 

 

Boncosta – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Charming Lad – when questioned regarding her mount leading today, rider J Taylor stated she had been instructed to obtain a position mid field with cover.  She said, however, from the wide barrier, when her mount was unable to obtain cover in the early stages and the tempo was slow, it commenced to pull hard and as a consequence she allowed it to stride forward and assume the lead near the 1600m.  She added that her mount continued to race keenly in the lead and as a consequence failed to finish the race off.

 

RACE 7:  Montgomery Homes Newcastle Nobbys Benchmark 70 Handicap 1200m

Barricade – slow to begin and shortly after the start was steadied away from the heels of The Lion.

 

Roman Typhoon – slow to begin.  Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Your Witness - held up rounding the home turn and did not obtain clear running until near the 250m, then raced greenly when in clear running and was inclined to shift ground.

 

Radical Impact – approaching the 100m, when attempting to improve into a narrow run between Roman Typhoon and Sniponet, had to be steadied when taken in across the heels of Sniponet by Roman Typhoon, which was taken in by Your Witness (J Taylor), which shifted in slightly, before being corrected by its rider.  In all of the circumstances J Taylor was advised to exercise more care.

 

The Lion – raced keenly in the middle stages.  Passing the 100m had to be checked when crowded between Dylan’s Luck and Your Witness which, when being corrected by its rider to prevent interference to runners to its inside, then shifted out abruptly.  The Lion was then held up and unable to be tested in the run to the finish.

 

Attila – did not obtain completely clear running at any stage in the home straight and went to the line without being fully tested.

RACE 8:  Brian Sheeley Memorial Class 2 Handicap 1400m

Neruda – as App. C Williams was indisposed due to illness, Stewards permitted App. L Day to be substituted as the rider of the gelding.

 

Occupy – slow to begin.

 

Scenic Sight – slow to begin and was then shifted behind runners from its wide barrier.

 

Burbank – raced fiercely in the early stages. When questioned regarding the performance, rider L Magorrian stated that when a number of other runners were kicking out in the barriers his mount became stirred up.  He said as a consequence his mount raced fiercely throughout the early and middle stages and despite his attempts to have it settle it commenced to hang out from the 700m.  He added that passing the 600m his mount became unbalanced and ran very wide when bumped by Scenic Sight, which was taken out by Je Suis Tycoon.  L Magorrian further stated that his mount then made the home turn very wide and was left without a finishing effort. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Miss Quaintly – passing the 600m was bumped and carried wider by Brix, which shifted to the outside of Neruda to improve.  Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Time Raid – rider D McLellan was reprimanded under AR132(7)(a)(i) in the he used the whip on four consecutive occasions prior to the 100m.  In assessing penalty, Stewards were mindful of D McLellan’s prior clean record under the rule.

GENERAL:

Summary of whip use:

Stewards noted 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 S Weatherley (Lady Of Kos) 8 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 3 S Lisnyy (Seeingisbelieving)
C O’Brien (Speed Camera)
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 4 D McLellan (Perfect Style)
J Grisedale (Gunnaza)
B Hodder (Cheat’m)
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
6 strikes prior to the 100m.
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 5 M Bell (Chanteresse) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 6 M Bell (Deladies Boy)
App. S Clenton (Fuji Fury)
S Lisnyy (The Iron Maiden)
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 7 App. S Weatherley (Sniponet) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 8 App. C Graham (Je Suis Tycoon)
App. J Van Overmeire (Brix)
D McLellan (Time Raid)
6 strikes prior to the 100m.
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
8 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

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

Race 1:  Congenial Mistress, Lady Of Kos (2).

Race 2:  Another Sonette.

Race 3:  De Valera.

Race 5:  Chanteresse.

Race 6:  Fuji Fury, Boncosta, Clunes Rocket, Dynamic Dynasty.

Race 7:  Dylan’s Luck.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil.
Reprimands: Race 8:  D McLellan (Time Raid) – use of the whip (AR132(7)(a)(ii)).
Suspensions: Nil.
Bleeders: Nil.
Warnings: Nil
Trials: Race 5:  Emerald Earth (trainer A Cummings) – barrier manners.
Celebrita’s Choice (trainer K Lees) – cardiac arrhythmia.
Certificates: Race 3:  Able Fun (trainer C Waller) – 1/5 lame off-foreleg.
Race 5:  Celebrita’s Choice (trainer K Lees) including ECG, cardiac arrhythmia.
Race 5:  Jomajeki (trainer K Waugh) – 1/5 lame near fore-leg.
Race 6:  Dynamic Dynasty (co-trainer M Kearney) – 3/5 lame near-hind leg.
Fall/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics Notified: Race 3:  De Valera – to be ridden further forward; led.
Change of Colours: Race 3:  Scenic Sight – white cap.
Change of Gear Nil.
Follow up: Nil.

 

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