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STEWARDS’ REPORT 

Australian Turf Club

ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

 

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

 

Weather:                   Fine

Track:                       Good (4); upgraded to a Good (3) at 2.24pm following Race 5.

Rail:                          + 3m

Penetrometer:          5.03

 

STEWARDS:  M F Van Gestel (Chairman), P C Dingwall, S J Matthews and cadets T J Lee and        R W Loughlin

                                                                                                                                                      (alm)

Supplementary Reports:

KENSINGTON:  Wednesday, 31 October 2018

RACE 3 –Bowermans Office Furniture Handicap 1800m

Newtown Bluebag – co-trainer Ms E Longmire advised that the stable was satisfied with the post race condition of the gelding.

 

ROSEHILL GARDENS:  Saturday, 3 November 2018

RACE 3 – TAB Highway Handicap 1200m

Rock The World– trainer Mr S Osland advised the filly will be spelled.

 

VETERINARY INSPECTIONS

Racing NSW’s Chief Veterinary Officer conducted inspections of the below horses on Monday, 5 November 2018 following disappointing performances at the above meetings and the results are as follows:

 

Brazilica(trainer C Waller) – reported to have an elevated temperature (temperature 39c).  Phenylbutazone administered prior to examination at the trot.  No abnormalities identified at trot.  Struck itself during the event in the near foreleg and a number of skin lesions present (small healing wound on the front of the cannon, larger lesions evident over the lateral sesamoid of the near fore at the level of the fetlock, swelling medially over the fetlock joint.  Will be spelled.

 

The Lord Mayor(trainer C Waller) – light in condition.  Lame (2/5) in the off hind leg.  Will be spelled.

 

Raqeeq(trainer C Waller) – although displaying a shuffling gait in front, its action was however not atypical of the horse.  No significant abnormalities detected and will be spelled.

 

Head On(trainers M, W & J Hawkes) – in good body condition and physically well.  Will be spelled.

 

Dawn Dawn(trainers M, W & J Hawkes) – unavailable for a veterinary inspection as the horse had already been sent for a spell.

 

Social Element(Waterhouse/Bott stables) – unavailable for veterinary examination as reported to have departed for Melbourne stable to continue with preparation.

                                                                                                                                                     

 

LATE RIDING CHANGES:

As J Parr was stood down from riding after Race 6 by the Club’s doctor due to illness, the following rider substitutions were permitted by the Stewards:

 

 

Race 7 Super Star Bob – K Jennings
Race 8 Prahaar – A Gibbons

 

                                                                                                                                                     

RACE 1 – Schweppes Handicap 1800m

Stardome – from its wide draw was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Jarhead – overraced in the early and middle stages.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Jarhead to be lame (4/5) in the off hind leg.  Jarhead was transported to the Randwick Equine Centre for a further assessment.  Trainer Mr G Ryan was asked to report back on the result of that assessment at which time the Stewards will consider what action is taken in relation to the future racing plans for the horse.

 

Orcein – laid in under pressure in the straight.

 

Mangione – when questioned regarding his riding of the colt in the early stages, rider J Collett advised that his instructions had been to take up a position fourth or fifth, if possible.  He said that Mangione jumped a little awkwardly, however was able to hold a forward position in the early stages.  When questioned as to why he allowed Quality Approach to cross his mount leaving the 1600m, J Collett stated that in his opinion, the tempo of the race was quicker than average at that stage and he felt it was in the best interests of his mount to allow Quality Approach to cross his mount at that point rather than making use of the colt.  J Collett added that from this point, Mangione settled well, and whilst it finished the race off reasonably well, it was one paced in the run to the line.

 

California Concord – rider C Reith stated that the gelding travelled well, however when asked for an effort from the 350m, commenced to give ground quickly before weakening over the final 200m.  He added that he could not detect anything amiss with the gelding on pulling up.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Co-trainer Mr Peter Snowden advised that California Concord had pleased the stable prior to today's race, but having regard to the performance, will now be spelled.  Mr Snowden undertook to report back if there was anything amiss with the gelding prior to being sent for a spell.

 

RACE 2 – The Agency Property Management Handicap 1400m

Georgia Hit – slow to begin.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Mandalong One Up – jumped awkwardly.  Mandalong One Up was inclined to lay in in the early stages and near the 800m was briefly crowded between Georgia Hit and Aurman Zou, which shifted in abruptly.  The Stewards were satisfied that in this incident, J Collett, rider of Aurman Zou, had endeavoured to correct his mount at an appropriate time.

 

Napoleon Solo – jumped awkwardly.  Approaching the 1200m, had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Mandalong One Up (A Banks) which shifted in when not quite clear.  A Banks was reprimanded and advised to make sure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground.  

 

Ocean Dash – soon after the start, was steadied when crowded between Flying Mojo and Harry's Comet, which was taken in by Napoleon Solo.  Approaching the 100m, was steadied when disappointed for clear running between Flying Pierro and Aurman Zou (J Collett), which shifted in and away from the Napoleon Solo.  Whilst the Stewards were satisfied that Ocean Dash had not fully established running at this point, J Collett was nonetheless advised to exercise more care.

 

Harry's Comet – in the early stages of the event, made contact with Ocean Dash resulting in Harry's Comet then commencing to race ungenerously and near the 1200m, was checked from the heels of Napoleon Solo when the gelding continued to race ungenerously.  The Stewards deemed that the racing manners of Harry’s Comet was the principal reason for this incident occurring.  J Parr stated that throughout the event, Harry’s Comet raced very greenly, refused to settle and proved difficult to control during the early and middle stages.  He said as a consequence, near the 800m, he pulled his whip through to his right hand and placed it in the vicinity of the horse's head in an endeavour to encourage his mount to race truly, which resulted in the whip of J Parr making slight contact with the gelding's head near the 700m.  J Parr was fined the sum of $200 for a breach of AR137A(4)(a).  A post race veterinary examination revealed Harry’s Comet to be slow to recover.  The racing manners of Harry's Comet were brought to the attention of trainer Mr M de Montfort and he was advised that the gelding must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to its next race start.

 

Aurman Zou – raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Flying Mojo – a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

RACE 3 – Camera House Plate 1200m

Nordicus – trainer Mr B Baker was fined the sum of $200 under LR35 for the late notification of App J Van Overmeire as the rider of the colt.  A veterinary inspection of the Nordicus, which was found to have swelling to its near side neck as a result of treatment on 1 November 2018, passed the colt suitable to start.  Over the final 50m, Nordicus ran out abruptly and near the 25m, hampered That Song resulting in That Song shifting out away from Nordicus, inconveniencing Secret Legend and Canyonero.  The racing manners of Nordicus were brought to the attention of trainer Mr B Baker who was advised that a warning would be placed on the racing manners of the colt.

 

Repute – was standing awkwardly in the barrier and missed the start (2L).  A post race veterinary examination revealed Repute to be lame (4/5) in the near fore leg.  Co-trainer Mr E Cummings was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to its next race start.  Mr Cummings undertook to report back on the future race plans for Repute.

 

Snips – on jumping, was bumped by Zouologist, which shifted out.  When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider J Parr stated that with blinkers on for the first time, the colt was inclined to race keenly outside the leader in the early stages.  He said that soon after straightening, he commenced to place Snips under pressure, however it failed to respond to his riding and weakened under pressure in the straight.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Trainer Mr D Pfieffer advised that Snips will now be spelled.

 

Sunsuzie – jumped awkwardly.

 

That Song – raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.  A post race veterinary examination revealed That Song to have lost its off hind plate.

 

Canyonero – approaching the 600m, commenced to race keenly when steadied away from the heels of Secret Legend.  When questioned, R King stated her instructions were to have the colt race where comfortable as it can have a tendency to overrace if ridden along in the early stages.  She said with the good tempo in the early stages, Canyonero settled towards the rear of the field where it travelled comfortably. 

 

Zouologist – near the 350m, was shifted to the inside of Ausfighter to secure clear running but had to be steadied when disappointed for this run when Ausfighter shifted in slightly.  Zouologist then raced in restricted room for some distance before being shifted to the inside at the 200m to secure clear running.

 

Kashiwa – near the 150m was shifted to the outside of Round Of Applause to continue into clear running.

 

Round Of Applause – rider A Gibbons stated that his mount travelled comfortably in a midfield position.  He added that near the 600m, Round Of Applause was reluctant to hold its position to the inside of the heels of Sunsuzie and from this point was disappointing in its failure to finish the race off.  He stated that in his opinion, Round Of Applause would be better suited being stepped up in distance and would benefit from today's race day experience.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Secret Legend – when questioned regarding the gelding being ridden further back today, rider C Reith stated his intention was to be more forward, but when caught wide in a race that was run at an above average early speed, he elected to come back and find cover behind Sunsuzie rather than racing wide and without cover.

 

RACE 4 – APN Outdoor Handicap 2400m

Shangani Patrol – raced wide and without cover in the early stages before being allowed to stride forward and race outside the leader near the 1400m.

 

The Bandit – when questioned regarding the gelding settling back in the field, rider C Reith stated his instructions were to ride the gelding conservatively from its wide barrier.  He said in accordance with his instructions, he settled at the rear of the field where The Bandit travelled comfortably.  When questioned regarding his riding from the 600m and as to whether there was an opportunity to improve to the outside of Eerised, C Reith stated that his mount was travelling strongly at this point and he would have been required to steady, to shift to the outside of that runner and coupled with its big weight today, he elected to endeavour to take inside runs rather than covering additional ground.  C Reith added that after obtaining a run between Eerised and Jagger on the home turn, The Bandit was crowded for room when Jagger shifted out slightly but then was able to secure clear running behind the winner Heartlet.  He further stated that for some distance near the 300m, he was awkwardly placed close to the heels of Shangani Patrol but was able to fully test his mount from near the 200m whereby his mount finished the race off well.  Trainer’s representative Mr W Freedman was interviewed relative to the instructions issued to C Reith and confirmed they were to have the gelding ridden back in the field.  Mr Freedman pleaded guilty to a charge under AR135A of having failed to advise Stewards their intention was to ride The Bandit in a manner different to its most recent start at Canterbury on 26 October 2018.  Mr Freedman, in all the circumstances, was fined the sum of $400.

 

Eerised – on straightening, raced in restricted room between Grey Eminence and The Bandit, which shifted out resulting in Eerised and The Bandit making contact.

 

Plea Bargain – rider K O'Hara stated that in her opinion, the gelding had reached the end of its preparation.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Co-trainer Mr R Price undertook to report back on the future race plans for the gelding.

 

Jagger – a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

RACE 5 – The Agency Real Estate Handicap 1400m

High Power – was slow to begin and was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  High Power raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Travancore – after being slow to begin, start was hampered when crowded between Laussel and Kuiper Belt, which shifted in.  Travancore, when commencing to finish the race off strongly, near the 150m had to be steadied when crowded by Voilier, which shifted out slightly.

 

Moet Rose – jumped awkwardly.

 

Thy Kingdom Come – racing keenly outside the leader in the middle stages. 

 

Laussel – over the final 50m was inclined to lay out under pressure and near the 25m, shifted out abruptly resulting in High Power having to be checked to avoid the heels of Laussel.  The Stewards were satisfied that App J Van Overmeire had endeavoured to correct his mount when he commenced to shift ground.  When questioned regarding his riding in the early stages as to whether there was an opportunity to hold a position to the inside of Bringagem, rider J Van Overmeire: stated that his instructions were to have the mare settle in a midfield position, if possible.  He said that after commencing well, he elected to allow Bringagem to cross his mount in the early stages in an attempt to ride to his instructions.  App J Van Overmeire agreed with the Stewards that in retrospect he had made an error in judgement in allowing that runner to cross which resulted in Laussel settling further back than intended.  App Van Overmeire was advised in future he must ensure, where possible, that he maintains advantageous positions that his mounts have established.

 

Bringagem –- near the 100m was steadied when crowded between Laussel, which shifted in slightly, and Travancore, which after being carried out by Voilier, shifted out away from that runner.  When questioned regarding the performance, rider J Parr stated that whilst the gelding travelled comfortably throughout the early and middle stages of the event, after receiving slight interference near the 100m, Bringagem then did not finish the race off as well as expected.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Kuiper Belt – rider B Spriggs was fined the sum of $200 for using his whip on his mount when it was out of contention.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

RACE 6 – The Agency Projects Choisir Handicap 1100m

Marsupial– from its wide draw was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Tango Rain– raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Boss Lane– leaving the 600m brushed the running rail when racing tight to the inside of Dissolute.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Noble Joey– near the 500m, was steadied to avoid the heels of Tango Rain (R Freeman-Key) which shifted in when not clear.  R Freeman-Key was reprimanded and advised to ensure she is sufficiently clear when shifting ground.

 

Dissolute– on the home turn was steadied to avoid the heels of Noble Joey, which shifted to that runner’s outside to continue into clear running.

 

Bassett– a post race veterinary examination revealed Bassett to have lost its near hind plate.

 

RACE 7 – Heineken 3 Handicap 1200m

Let's Party Marty– slow to begin and then hampered soon after when crowded by Pembroke Castle,  which shifted out.

 

Dunatun– slow to begin and soon after the start was steadied when crowded between O’ So Hazy and Rafha’s Choice, both of which shifted ground.  For some distance near the 300m, Dunatun was shifted to the outside of Super Star Bob to find clear running.

 

Deity– jumped awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Tony's Reward.  Deity was inclined to lay in over the final 100m resulting in its rider R King changing the whip to her right hand near the 50m. 

 

Southern Lad– from its wide draw was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  When questioned regarding his riding, J Collett stated that whilst the intention had been to ride the gelding conservatively from its wide barrier, with the fast early tempo, Southern Lad found it difficult to hold a position towards the main body of the field.  He said that leaving the 800m, he was obliged to ride his mount along in an endeavour to make ground, but Southern Lad, did not respond to his efforts and took some time to commence to improve into the event.  He added that after securing an inside run in the early part of the straight, Southern Lad commenced to make strong ground on the leaders and over the concluding stages was reluctant to improve into a tight run between Blue Tycoon and Niccobelle, which shifted out slightly and in his opinion, he felt this may have had a bearing on its finishing position.

 

O’ So Hazy– from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages to obtain cover.

 

RACE 8 – Tab.com.au Handicap 1300m

Classic Princess– slow to begin.  Approaching the 1100m, was steadied when crowded between Perfect Pitch and Nai'a, which shifted out slightly.

 

Nai'a– slow to begin.

 

Prahaar– from its wide draw was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Raced keenly in the middle stages and near the 600m, had to be checked from the heels of Ballet Baby.

 

Readycatgo– from its wide draw was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Readycatgo bled from both nostrils.  Trainer Mr D Pfieffer was advised that the mare would now incur the mandatory three month embargo from racing in accordance with AR53A and could not to be exercised on a racecourse for a period of two months and must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before its next race start.

 

Ballet Baby– when questioned regarding the mare settling further back in the field today, rider J Collett stated his intention was to take up a handy position, but his mount was slow into stride and for this reason he elected to ride Ballet Baby conservatively in order to ensure he was able to obtain cover and avoid having to travel wide and without cover in the event.

 

RACE 9 – 2019 Membership Handicap 1600m

Lord Kingsley– slow to begin (2L).

 

Most Exalted– slow to begin.

 

Smooth Whiskey– from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Smooth Whiskey to have some minor swelling to its near fore fetlock and to be lame (1/5) in that leg.  Stable representative Mr C Duckworth was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Smooth Whiskey racing again.

 

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

 

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

 

Guangzhou– in the middle stages raced keenly and for some distance near the 800m, was steadied when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Temprado.

 

Kaapfever– when commencing to improve near the 200m was steadied when disappointed for clear running to the inside of Darci’s Affair when that runner shifted in slightly.  Kaapfever was then steadied and shifted to the outside of Darci’s Affair and approaching the 100m, secured clear running and continued to finish the race off well.

 

 

 

GENERAL: 

 

Summary of whip use

 

The Stewards noted the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the

100m under AR137A(5)(a)(ii):

 

Race 1 R Hutchings (Orcein) 6 strikes
Race 1 J Parr (Jarhead) 6 strikes
Race 1 J Collett (Mangione) 8 strikes
Race 5 J Collett (Campari) 7 strikes
Race 5 K O’Hara (Voilier) 6 strikes
Race 6 A Adkins (Boss Lane) 7 strikes

 

Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

 

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

Race 1:  Mangione, Stardome, Jarhead, Quality Approach, Orcein.

Race 2:  Flying Pierro, Ocean Dash, Stealth Sniper (2).

Race 3:  Nordicus, Round Of Applause, Snips (2).

Race 4:  The Bandit (2), Shangani Patrol, Heartlet, Grey Eminence, Jagger.

Race 5:  Thy Kingdome Come, Travancore, Campari, Moet Rose.

Race 6:  Tactical Advantage, Bassett, Dissolute, Tactical Advantage.

Race 7:  Blue Tycoon, Deity (2), O’ So Hazy, Tony’s Reward.

Race 8:  Readycatgo, Red Chandelier, Priestess, Nai’a.

Race 9:  Goodwood Zodiac, Amanito, Darci’s Affair, Danzie, Guangzhou, Nacho Libre, Kaapfever, Watchdog.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 2:  J Parr (Harry’s Comet) – $200 – using whip past the shoulder of the horse [AR137A94)(a)].
Race 3:  trainer B Baker (Nordicus) – $200 – late notification of rider [LR36].  
Race 4:  W Freedman (The Bandit) – $400 – failure to report change of tactics [AR135A].
Race 5:  B Spriggs (Kuiper Belt) – $200 – using whip when out of contention [AR137(a)(4)(c)]. 
Reprimands: Race 2:  A Banks (Mandalong One Up) – careless riding [AR137(a)]. 
Race 6:  R Freeman-Key (Tango Rain) – careless riding [AR137(a)]. 
Suspensions: Nil
Bleeders: Race 8:  Readycatgo (trainer D Pfieffer) – both nostrils, first time – 3 month ban.
Warnings: Race 3:  Nordicus (trainer B Baker) – racing manners
Trials: Race 2:  Harry’s Comet (trainer M de Montfort) – racing manners.
Certificates: Race 3:  Repute (co-trainer E Cummings) – lame (4/5) in the near fore leg.
Race 9:  Smooth Whiskey (trainer C Waller) – minor swelling to its near fore fetlock and lame (1/5) in that leg. 
Fall/Injuries: Nil
Change of Tactics: Race 1:  Mangione to be ridden more forward; settled midfield.
Race 1:  Stardome to be ridden with cover; settled back.
Race 2:  Flying Pierro to be ridden forward; settled midfield.
Race 3:  Nordicus to be ridden in a more forward position; settled off pace.
Race 9:  Smooth Whiskey to be ridden back in the field; settled back.
Change of Colours: Nil
Change of Gear Nil
Follow up: Race 1:  Jarhead (trainer G Ryan) – lame (4/5) off hind leg.
Race 1:  California Concord (Snowden stable) – poor performance.
Race 3:  Repute (co-trainer E Cummings) – lame (4/5) near fore leg.
Race 4:  Plea Bargain (co-trainer R Price) – poor performance.

 

 

                                                                                                                     

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