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STEWARDS’ REPORT

Newcastle Jockey Club 

NEWCASTLE RACECOURSE

Saturday 10 August 2019

 

Weather:               Fine

Track:                   Good (3)

Rail:                      +7m

 

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  T P Moxon (Chairman), D L Carr, J J E Earl and cadet T B Kearney                                                                                                                              jl

                                                             

 

Supplementary Reports:

CESSNOCK – Tuesday  30 July 2019

Mon Petite Fille- Trainer Mr J Bannister advised that the mare had pleased in its work leading into the race and he expected a forward showing.  He said that bloods taken from the mare subsequent to the event revealed it had been suffering from a minor respiratory infection, for which it was undergoing a course of treatment and he felt that this was the reason for the mare’s disappointing performance.  Mr Bannister was told that he would be required to furnish a veterinary clearance for Mon Petite Fille prior to it racing or barrier trialling again.

                                                             

RACE 1:  Kalan’s Memorial Newcastle Nobby’s Benchmark 70 Handicap 900m

All That She Wants – slow to begin.  App. L Day, rider of Hisbiscus Lady, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that passing the 400m she shifted her mount out to improve to the outside of Silver Melody when insufficiently clear of All That She Wants, resulting in that runner having to be checked and lose its rightful running.  App. Day’s permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 and to expire on Sunday, 1 September 2019, on which day she may ride.

 

Bentley Magic – after passing the 400m, was hampered and taken wider by Hibiscus Lady, which shifted out.

 

Hibiscus Lady – when questioned regarding her riding in the early stages, App. L Day stated that she was instructed to race prominently, however, if other runners were intent on racing forward and leading, the option was given to her to ride the mare with cover.  She said that, after beginning satisfactorily, she was positive on her mount in the early stages and settled in a forward position.  She said that Iamacrumpet had a margin on her mount in the initial stages and, when she felt the rider of that horse was intent on continuing forward, bearing in mind her instructions, she allowed Iamacrumpet to cross Hibiscus Lady approaching the 600m.  She added that Hibiscus Lady was then briefly held up rounding the home turn until passing the 400m, where she shifted her mount to the outside of Silver Melody to continue into clear running.  App. Day agreed with Stewards that, bearing in mind the average tempo in the early stages she had erred in that she should have been more assertive and vigorous on her mount in the early stages to maintain its position to the inside of Iamacrumpet and not allow that runner to cross.

RACE 2:  Metroll F&M Benchmark 64 Handicap 1300m

Vive Marie – slow to begin.  Passing the 500m was steadied when disappointed for a run between Skillet and Sunreel, which shifted out.

 

Bib ‘N’ Bare – slow to begin and from the outside barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Black And Tan – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Belle Of Portugal – raced keenly in the early stages and passing the 1000m laid out towards the heels of Carambola and was eased.

 

Skillet – raced keenly in the middle stages and approaching the 700m was steadied from the heels of Carambola.

 

Sunreel – laid in under pressure over the final 400m and passing the 200m had to be steadied when awkwardly positioned racing between Carambola and Fearless Girl.  When questioned regarding his riding in the straight, A Gibbons stated that his mount was inclined to hang in and, after passing the 200m, when a run had developed between Carambola and Fearless Girl, he elected to pursue runs to the outside of Carambola, when both runners shifted ground slightly.  He added that, whilst he acknowledged there was always sufficient room for him to improve between Fearless Girl and Carambola, when those runners had shifted ground, he had already committed to shift Sunreel to the outside in an endeavour to obtain clear running.  A Gibbons added that inside the 100m he was unable to improve between Carambola and Skillet as there was not sufficient room to do so and he was then obliged to shift out further, whereby Sunreel was able to obtain clear running over the concluding stages.

 

Polhampton – on straightening was hampered by Skillet, which was taken out marginally by Carambola.

 

Carambolo – approaching the 200m had to be eased when Black And Tan (A Bullock) shifted in when not clear.  A Bullock was advised to exercise more care.

RACE 3:  Robson Civil Projects CG&E Benchmark 64 Handicap 1300m

Triple Hero – began awkwardly.

 

Temprado – slow to begin.

 

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

 

Bullet Fly – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider C Reith stated his mount never travelled at any stage throughout the event.  He said he placed Bullet Fly under pressure from the 600m, however, the colt did not respond to his riding from this point and when under pressure in the early part of the straight and for this reason he desisted from riding it out over the final 200m.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Oakfield Target – hung out rounding the home turn.

 

Adonis Victorious – hung in under pressure in the straight.

 

Quick Nick – when questioned regarding her riding, App. L Kilner stated she was instructed to lead on the gelding, which was stepping up in distance from 1000m for today’s race.  She said that, after beginning satisfactorily from the outside barrier, she had to make some use of her mount to comply with her instructions to lead, where she was able to do so approaching the 1000m.  She added that from this point, after crossing to the rail, she attempted to restrain Quick Nick, however, the gelding, which was racing keenly commenced to pull hard and did not respond to her efforts and ultimately set a faster tempo throughout the early and middle the stages.  App. Kilner further stated that, as a result of the fast sectionals Quick Nick was setting, her mount established a significant margin on the field and shortly after straightening, when she felt her mount commenced to tire, bearing in mind the strong head wind today, she immediately placed her mount under pressure, whereby Quick Nick initially responded, however, weakened over the final 100m.

RACE 4:  N K Excavations Maiden Handicap 900m

Barguzin - Stewards permitted K Latham to ride the filly 1 kilogram above its allotted weight of 54 kilograms.  Bumped with Special Flight on jumping.  From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Kibibi - Stewards permitted C Reith to ride the gelding 1/2 kilogram above its allotted weight of 54 kilograms.  Shortly after the start made contact with Tiger On Fire and became unbalanced.  From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Sangriathe filly, which became fractious after being loaded in the barriers, was a late scratching at 2pm on veterinary advice.  The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Sangria be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 2pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket:

1st Sacred Sword 40 cents win 19 cents place

2nd Stooge 31 cents place

3rd Tiger On Fire 26 cents place

Stable representative Mr M McCullagh was advised that a warning would be placed against the filly regarding its barrier manners.  Mr McCullagh was further advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Sangria being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Sacred Sword – began awkwardly.

 

Imapoet – bumped on jumping.

 

Tiger On Fire – after beginning fairly, shortly after the start had to be checked when crowded between Barguzin and Kibibi, which shifted in and away from Imapoet.  A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which was beaten 21 lengths, did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Ms D Lumsden was advised that an official warning would be recorded against Tiger On Fire regarding its competitiveness.

 

Stooge – hung out throughout the middle stages.

 

Special Flight – approaching the 300m had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Barguzin which, after initially being taken out by Sacred Sword, shifted out and away from that runner.

 

Quissent – on straightening was disappointed for a run between Porz and Sacred Sword.  Passing the 300m was eased to avoid the heels of Porz, which shifted in marginally.

 

Stanford Merthyr – a post-race veterinary examination of the mare, which was beaten 19 lengths, did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr J Waters was advised that an official warning would be recorded against Stanford Merthyr regarding its competitiveness.

 

RACE 5:  Wambo Coal Peabody Energy Maiden Plate 1400m

The Borough – slow to begin.

 

Enchantingly – slow to begin and from a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages

 

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

 

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

 

Queen Zoffany – near the 900m, after being crossed by Aesop’s Fable, commenced to race keenly and was restrained from the heels of that runner.

 

Stylish Pattern – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

War Cabinet – held up behind Stylish Pattern over the final 50m and, as a result, was unable to be fully tested.

 

RACE 6:  65 Roses Hunter Stayers Cup – Benchmark 70 Handicap 2950m

Bluesbro – as J Hull was stood down by the Club's Medical Officer following race 2, A Bullock was substituted as the rider of the gelding.

 

Russian Express - Stewards considered a protest lodged by Mr G White, trainer rider of 4th placegetter Russian Express against Hotel Amour (A Hyeronimus) being declared the 3rd placegetter, alleging interference near the 300m.  After considering all the evidence, the Stewards found that approaching the 300m Hotel Amour shifted out and made slight contact with Russian Express, however, shortly afterwards Hotel Amour was then taken out by Financial (S Guymer) and, as a result of this shift from Financial, Russian Express had to be checked when crowded between Hotel Amour and Kellstorm.  As Stewards were satisfied that Hotel Amour was not the cause of the interference, they dismissed the protest and declared correct weight on the judges’ numbers.  At a subsequent inquiry S Guymer was reprimanded under AR131(a).  In assessing penalty, Stewards were mindful of a slight shift from Kellstorm and, furthermore, the shift from Financial was only minimal.  Slow to begin and then shortly afterwards was bumped by Hotel Amour.

 

Jagger – slow to begin.

 

Uber Cougar – raced wide and without cover in the early stages, before being allowed to stride forward and race outside the leader near the 2100m.

 

RACE 7:  The Junction Hotel F&M Maiden Handicap 1200m

Vogue – slow to begin.  Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Oaksastar – slow to begin and from a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Held up rounding the home turn.

 

Fused Magic – slow to begin and from a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Hung out making the turn from the 700m.

 

Lady Of Carmel – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.  Rider S Guymer reported his mount hung in throughout the event.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly had been galloped on to the near-hind fetlock.

 

Nahab - shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Had difficulty obtaining clear running rounding the home turn.  Approaching the 300m was disappointed when attempting to improve into a narrow run between Lady Of Carmel and Natanya.  Nahab was then shifted to the outside of Natanya to continue into clear running passing the 150m.

 

Kakariko Village – raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Honey Elysees – raced ungenerously in the middle stages.

 

Disco Diva – for some distance approaching the 400m raced in restricted room between Fused Magic and Natanya, which shifted out.

 

Miss Anabanana – a post-race veterinary examination, which raced wide and without cover throughout the event, did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 8:  Newcastle Spring Racing Carnival – September 20 & 21 CG&E Maiden Handicap 1200m

Grand Anthem – began very awkwardly, shifted out and had to be checked from the heels of Foxy Rocket.  Hung out approaching the 800m.  Passing the 300m was hampered and taken wider by Bullet Storm, which shifted out.

 

Deterge – slow to begin.  On straightening was disappointed for a run to the inside of Magdalane, which shifted in.  Deterge was then shifted to the outside of that runner, however, commenced to lay out from the 300m and for a short distance passing the 100m raced in restricted room between Valour Elite and Australiano.

 

Foxy Rocket – slow to begin and was bumped on the hindquarter by Grand Anthem, became unbalanced and shortly afterwards was steadied to avoid the heels of Valour Elite, which shifted in.

 

Double Oboe – slow to begin.  A post-race veterinary examination, which was beaten 24 lengths, revealed the gelding to be displaying poor post-race recovery.  Trainer Mr K Lantry was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Double Oboe being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Somervell – raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

 

Australiano – raced wide and without cover for the major part of the race.

 

Magnalane – App. L Day reported that her mount hung out in the early stages and approaching the first turn shifted out and was steadied away from the heels of Redjina.

 

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 5 K Latham (Aytobe) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 6 A Gibbons (Yuralla Boy) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 7 T Wolfgram (Natanya) 8 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 8 App. M Weir (Foxy Rocket)
T Wolfgram (Bullet Storm)
6 strikes prior to the 100m.
6 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

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

Race 1:  Bentley Magic.

Race 2:  Black And Tan.

Race 4:  Sacred Sword (2), Just Cosmos, Kibibi, Quissent, Sangria, Spirited Belle, Stooge.

Race 7:  Natanya.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil.
Reprimands: Race 6:  S Guymer (Financial) – careless riding (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Race 1:  App. L Day (Hibiscus Lady) – careless riding (AR131(a)), suspended from 20/8/19 to 1/9/19.
Bleeders: Nil.
Warnings: Race 4:  Tiger On Fire (trainer J Waters) – competitiveness.
Stanford Merthyr (trainer D Lumsden) – competitiveness.
Sangria (team Snowden) – barrier manners.
Trials: Race 8:  Double Oboe (trainer K Lantry) – competitiveness.
Certificates: Supplementary:  Mon Petite Fille (trainer J Bannister) – respiratory infection.
Race 4:  Sangria (team Snowden) – fractious in barriers.
Race 8:  Race 8:  Double Oboe (trainer K Lantry) – poor post-race recovery.
Fall/Injuries: Race 4:  T Wolfgram (Sangria) – lower back injury (mount fractious in barrier).
Tactics Notified: Race 6:  Uber Cougar – to be ridden conservatively; settled on pace.
Race 7:  Vogue – to be ridden more forward; settled midfield.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear Nil.
Follow up: Race 8:  Double Oboe (trainer K Lantry) – poor post-race recovery.

 

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