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Warwick Farm stewards' report

STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

WARWICK FARM RACECOURSE

 

Wednesday 12 June 2019

 

Weather:                    Fine

Track:                        Soft (6)

Rail:                           True

Penetrometer:            5.29

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  T. P. Moxon (Chairman), W. R. Birch, D. M. Greer and Cadets J. A. Dinopoulos, T. J. Kearney and J. B. Marshall.

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Supplementary Reports:

Royal Randwick Saturday 8 June 2019

Race 4 – Australian Turf Club Handicap 2400m:

Plymouth Road– M. Smith stable reported satisfaction with the post-race condition of the gelding and that the intention is to continue with its preparation.

 

Tunero– C. Waller stable reported satisfaction with the post-race condition of the gelding and that the intention is to continue with its preparation.

 

Race 5 – Nathan's Famous Handicap 1200m:

Call Me Royal– The Waterhouse-Bott stable reported satisfaction with the post-race condition of the gelding and that the intention is to continue with its preparation.

 

Newcastle Saturday 8 June 2019

Race 2 – Newcastle and Hunter Community Rugby League CG&E Class 1 Handicap 1200m:

Bobbio– When questioned regarding the instructions issued to rider J. Morris, trainer Mr J. Thompson confirmed that it was his intention to have the horse ridden with cover behind the leaders. He added that he was surprised to see Bobbio settle in a mid-field position, however, acknowledged that circumstances resulted in Bobbio having to race further back than intended. Mr Thompson was reminded of his obligations to notify Stewards of any change in riding tactics.

Race 8 – BRP Industries Specialised Solutions Newcastle Nobbys BM70 Handicap 1300m:

Loved One– Trainer J. O'Shea reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the filly and he was of the opinion that the poor performance was due to the soft track conditions.

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LATE RIDER CHANGES
As T. Clark was indisposed following an injury sustained at the Kensington meeting on Monday 10 June 2019, Stewards permitted the following rider substitutions:
Race 1 B. Shinn (Light Exceed)
Race 3 J. Parr (Mini Boom)
Race 4 C. Reith (Neshmiya)
Race 6 R. King (Shangani Patrol)

 

As J. Parr was stood down by the Club's doctor following his ride in Race 1, Stewards permitted the following rider substitutions:
Race 3 S. Clipperton ((Mini Boom)
Race 4 J. Innes (Dalswinton)
Race 5 T. Berry (Embracer)

RACE 1: TAB Rewards Plate 1100m:

Light Exceed – When questioned regarding his riding, B. Shinn stated that he was instructed to be positive on his mount and obtain a prominent position and, furthermore, as the connections felt the ground away from the rail was superior he was instructed to ride his mount accordingly in the straight. He added that after beginning well he rode his mount in accordance with his instructions, however, when L'Cosmo, which was drawn to his outside, was being ridden positively by its rider, and Social Smile and Lillium improved to his inside, he desisted from riding Light And Exceed forward as he felt he would have had to make significant use of his mount to cross those runners, and as a result the filly raced wide and without cover throughout the event. B. Shinn's explanation was noted. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities other than the filly lost its off-hind plate.

 

On Her Word – Raced keenly in the middle stages and after passing the 800m had to be checked to avoid the heels of Light And Exceed. On Her Word then was shifted to the outside of that runner whereby the filly then was obliged to race four wide and without cover for the remainder of the event. Following the race On Her Word shied and became unbalanced resulting in its rider, J. Parr, being dislodged. As J. Parr was being attended to by the ambulance officers, acting under the provisions of AR208(3)(b) as he was unable to weigh in, Stewards declared correct weight. J. Parr was examined by the Club's doctor and stood down from his remaining riding engagements when found to have a dislocated patella and to have strained ligaments in his right knee.

 

Social Smile – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

 

Tereka – Slow to begin.

 

Havin' Fun – Held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight.

 

Strange Charm – Began only fairly.

 

RACE 2: Winter Racing Plate 1100m:

Flash Palace – Began awkwardly, shifted out abruptly and from the outside barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Sneaking To Win – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider B. Shinn stated that after beginning fairly and with the tempo in the initial stages being genuine, in his opinion, his mount was under riding to maintain its position in the field. He added that the colt did not travel at any stage and was disappointing in its failure to finish off its race. B. Shinn added that in his opinion the tempo did not benefit Sneaking To Win, which was first up from a lengthy spell. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden agreed with the views of rider B. Shinn and agreed that the horse never travelled comfortably today due to the tempo of the event. Mr Snowden undertook to report back to the Stewards on the post-race condition of the colt in the days subsequent.

 

You're Next – A post-race veterinary examination revealed You're Next to be slow to recover.

 

Moreno – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

RACE 3: Hyland Race Colours Plate 1200m:

Bottoms Up Babe – Slow to begin. Raced keenly in the middle stages. For some distance approaching and passing the 600m was restrained from the heels of California Salto. Rider R. King reported that her mount hung in badly rounding the home turn and in the straight and as a result she was unable to pressure her mount throughout this period of the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr J. Thompson was advised that Bottoms Up Babe would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to being permitted to race again.

 

California Salto – Began awkwardly.

 

Rockets 'N' Roses – Raced keenly throughout the middle stages. When questioned regarding the filly leading, rider J. Morris stated that he was instructed to have the horse begin well and race competitively as Rockets 'N' Roses was retired from the race at its last start at Goulburn on 17 May 2019. He said that after beginning well from the outside barrier he was positive on his mount in the early stages and to avoid racing wide and without cover he continued to ride Rockets 'N' Roses along in the initial stages whereby the filly was able to obtain the lead approaching the 800m. A post-race veterinary examination of Rockets 'N' Roses, which was beaten 20.5 lengths, did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Ms C. Roberts was advised that a warning would be recorded against the filly for being uncompetitive and, further, was advised that Rockets 'N' Roses would not be permitted to start in the metropolitan area until the filly raced competitively in country and provincial areas.

 

Satin Rain – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Saturn – Slow to begin.

 

Seraph – Slow to begin. After passing the 800m had to be steadied when crowded by Bottoms Up Babe when that runner shifted out despite the efforts of its rider when racing keenly.

 

RACE 4: Pluck @ Vinery Handicap 1600m:

Dalswinton – Over the final 50m laid out and raced tight to the inside of Neshmiya.

 

Sedgemoor – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider S. Clipperton stated that he was able to obtain the lead in the early stages whereby he was able to dictate the race at a moderate tempo. He added that approaching the 700m when the tempo increased Sedgmoor became under pressure and did not finish off the race as expected. He added that in his opinion Sedgemoor would be better suited when able to be ridden with cover. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Lady Of Shalott – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 800m improved quickly behind Litzen and as a result of clipping the heels of that runner, blundered badly and became unbalanced. When questioned regarding his riding in the straight, B. Shinn stated that after the 700m the tempo of the race increased significantly. He said that after initially obtaining a position trailing Litzen his mount then became under pressure to maintain that position when that runner improved. He said that rounding the home turn his mount became unbalanced when under pressure and for this reason he did not place the filly under full pressure until inside the 200m whereby Lady Of Shalott had balanced up. He added that when placed under full pressure Lady Of Shalott finished off the race satisfactorily, although inclined to lay in.

 

Litzen – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Hung in under pressure in the home straight.

 

Nitride – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages and got its head up on a number of occasions when being restrained.

 

Power Of Wexford – Slow to begin and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 5: ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap 1200m:

Fanning – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Skyray – Raced keenly in the early stages. Was held up rounding the home turn and early part of the straight before shifting to the inside of Crafty Tycoon to obtain clear running near the 250m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Crafty Tycoon – Began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

Bare Naked Lady – Lost its near-fore plate.

 

Jack's Bar – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Old Man Sam – Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Old Man Sam to have a speedy cut to the off-hind hock and to have lost its near-fore plate.

 

RACE 6:Bradley Photographers Handicap 2110m:

Raqeeq – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Loveisili – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Laid in under pressure between the 300m and 150m.

 

Shadow Flight – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Laid in under pressure in the straight. Near the 250m was bumped by Mrs Madrid, which shifted in, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.

 

Miss Shanti – Had difficulty obtaining clear running early part of the home straight.

 

Stardome – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider G. Schofield stated that the gelding, which was racing with blinkers on for the first occasion, in his opinion may not have run out the distance of today's race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Stardome to be slow to recover.

 

Never Been Another – Stood flatfooted as the start was effected and lost ground (3L). For a short distance passing the 500m raced in restricted room between Miss Shanti and Shanghani Patrol. Between the 250m to approaching the 100m was held up behind the weakening Stardome before shifting to the inside of that runner to continue into clear running.

 

RACE 7: Australian Turf Club Handicap 1300m:

Lilith – Blundered passing the 600m.

 

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

 

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

 

Aperitif – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Aperitif to have bled from both nostrils for the first occasion. Trainer Mr C. Waller was advised of the provisions of AR79 (4).

 

Unguarded – Slow to begin.

 

Seles – On jumping was badly crowded by One Fire Beach, which was taken out by Lilith, which shifted out abruptly. In this incident One Fire Beach and Seles made heavy contact, resulting in both runners becoming unbalanced. Laid out under pressure between the 300m and 200m.

 

High Low Bet – Slow to begin and then shortly after the start was hampered by Seles, which was taken out.

 

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 3 S. Clipperton (Mini Boom) 6 strikes
Race 6 App. S. Weatherley (Raqeeq) 6 strikes
Race 7 C. Reith (Unguarded) 8 strikes

 

Supplementary General

Cessnock Monday 3 June 2019

Stewards concluded an inquiry into a report from Starter Mr Shane Tearle regarding an incident between jockey Bobby El'Issa and barrier attendant Mr Brandon Rogers, which occurred behind the barriers before the running of Race 8. After hearing all the evidence, both jockey El'Issa and Mr Rogers were reprimanded and told that as a licensed person and an official of the Club respectively, they would be expected to conduct themselves in a proper and professional manner and if they come before the Stewards for similar behaviour in the future, further action may be taken. In issuing a reprimand, Stewards were mindful of the mitigating factors leading up to the incident and that the degree of inappropriate language spoken was not considered to be of great significance.

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

Race 1: Light Exceed, Lillium, On Her Word (2), Social Smile, Havin' Fun, L'Cosmo's

Race 2: Sneaking To Win, You're Next, Disruptor (2), Moreno, Vaporizing (2)

Race 3: California Salto (2), Cloud Spirit, Mini Boom (2), Oh So Hot, Saturn

Race 4: Dalswinton, Spectre (2), Pop Girl (2), Neshmiya

Race 5: Crafty Tycoon, Jack's Bar (2), Old Man Sam, Embracer, Show Me The Honey, Sostenido

Race 6: Raqeeq, Loveisili (2), Shadow Flight, Mrs Madrid

Race 7: Lilith (2), Vinnie Power, Unguarded, Seles (2), High Low Bet, One Fire Beach

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil
Reprimands: Nil
Suspensions: Nil
Bleeders: Race 7: Aperitif (trainer C. Waller) – first occasion (AR79(4)).
Warnings: Race 3: Rockets 'N' Roses (trainer C. Roberts) – poor performance.
Trials: Race 3: Bottoms Up Babe (trainer J. Thompson) – hung in.
Certificates: Nil
Fall/Injuries: Race 1: J. Parr (On Her Word) – dislocated right patella and strained ligaments.
Tactics Notified: Race 4: Litzen intention to be ridden conservatively: Settled mid-field.
Race 6: Loveisili to be ridden with cover: Settled back.
Race 7: Difficult To Get to be ridden more forward in an on-pace position: Settled on-pace.
Change of Colours: Nil
Change of Gear: Nil
Follow up: Race 2: Sneaking To Win (Co-trainer Paul Snowden) – poor performance.

 

 

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