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Moonee Valley stewards' report
28 Oct 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

Moonee Valley Cox Plate Day

 

Date:

Saturday October 28th 2017

Track:

Good 3

Penetrometer:

4.48

Going Stick:

9.5; Shear 14.14

Moisture Content:

20.0%; Penetrate 7.3

Weather:

Overcast

Rail:

True

Stewards Panel:

Terry Bailey (Chairman), Robert Cram, Rob Montgomery, Wade Hadley, Tom Moxon & Samantha Davison

 

 

Riding Changes / Jockey Information

 

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

4

Blondie

Craig Williams

Blake Shinn

Dual engagement

 

Medical Certificate produced today:

Blake Shinn was examined by the doctor after arriving on course and was passed fit to ride after being stood down at Canterbury last night.

 

Other Comments / Explanations:

Six random riders were subject to urine testing after arriving on course.

 

All horses competing in Race 9 were subject to Group 1 security protocols.

 

Race 1 - Inglis Banner (Restricted Listed) - 1000 metres:

Five Star Gal - slow to begin. Unbalanced at the 600m when brushed on the hindquarters by Jawwaal.

Backfill - slow to begin.

Seabrook (NZ) - raced wide without cover.

Faroe - eased when giving ground approaching the 100m when tightened for room by Jarmanagic, which shifted in away from Setsuna. Rider Luke Currie reported his mount raced greenly throughout. A post race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame behind and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Jarmanagic - rider James Winks was reprimanded under the provisions of AR137(b) for failing to ride his mount out fully to the winning post hands and heels.

Miss Blumenthal - rider Craig Williams reported his mount over-raced and would appreciate a track with more give.

Jawwaal - rider Regan Bayliss reported his mount was immature and would benefit from the run. A post race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame in the near foreleg and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.

 

Race 2 - Strathmore Community Bendigo Bank Handicap - 955 metres:

Badajoz - slow to begin. Held up for clear running from the 300m until shifting out after passing the 200m.

Destinys Reward - began awkwardly and was slow into stride.

Danuki - when over-racing steadied when taken in at the 800m to avoid the heels of Sirbible (Nikita Beriman) which was shifting in. Held up for clear running from the 300m until passing the 200m.

Sirbible - rider Nikita Beriman was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care for shifting in at the 800m when not quite clear of Danuki.

Rock N Gold - checked at the 700m to avoid the heels of Gun Case (Dean Yendall) which was shifting in before being straightened.

Gun Case - rider Dean Yendall was issued with a severe reprimand for shifting in at the 700m when not quite clear of Rock N Gold which was checked.

Thelburg - held up for clear running from the 200m and went to the line not fully tested.

Gee Gees Jet - weakened in the straight; rider Sigrid Carr reported her mount, which was up in class, had to work too hard in the early stages to take up a forward position and this was detrimental to its chances. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

 

Race 3 - Telstra Phonewords Stakes (Group 3) - 1200 metres:

Seized - over-raced through the early stages.

Surjin - over-raced through the early stages and got its head up near the 800m when being restrained.

Indian Thunder - raced wide without cover.

Trekking - raced wide without cover until passing the 600m.

Single Bullet - lost its near fore plate in running.

Experimentation - rider Craig Williams was questioned regarding his tactics when the colt was ridden back, which is in contrast to its normal racing pattern. He explained that after discussions with connection prior to mounting up, that it may be an option to ride the colt back from the wide barrier depending on the amount of speed drawn inside. Ultimately soon after the start he did make the decision to restrain his mount and after 400m was satisfied where he had settled however the horse did not finish the race off and its racing action was questionable. Trainer Robert Smerdon was interviewed via telephone and he explained that there were no firm instructions to go back and that from his perspective he expected the colt to take up a forward position. A post race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame in the off foreleg and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.

 

Race 4 - Ladbrokes Crockett Stakes (Listed) - 1200 metres:

Jorda - connections advised would be ridden quieter; settled at the rear of the field. Held up for clear running from the 200m and went to the line not fully tested. When questioned regarding his tactics, rider Hugh Bowman explained that at the 600m he had a decision to make as to whether to come out and endeavour to circle the field, which were the pre-race plans, however in his opinion the pace had been very strong and he did not believe that the filly would be able to sustain such a run by covering excessive ground rounding the home turn therefore he elected to try and get a run through the field in the straight which did not eventuate and subsequently was held up for a major part of the straight.

Tarcoola Spirit - slow to begin.

Gee Gee Lanett - raced keenly through the early stages. Laid out rounding the home turn.

Pure Emotion - rider Michael Walker reported his mount did not feel right in its action. A post race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have a poor recovery and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.

 

Race 5 - Powerflo Solutions Stakes (Group 3) - 1600 metres:

Consommateur (NZ) - began awkwardly. Steadied at the 100m when disappointed for a run between French Emotion and Oregons Day which both shifted ground slightly.

Invincibella - began awkwardly.

Oregons Day - raced wide without cover. Rider Damien Oliver reported his mount had a tough run from the wide draw and failed to respond to his riding when placed under pressure. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Tahanee (ARG) - rider Craig Williams could offer no explanation other than the mare may be better suited dropping back in grade. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

 

Race 6 - McCafe Moonee Valley Gold Cup (Group 2) - 2500 metres:

Cool Chap - held up for clear running from the 400m until passing the 200m.

Big Duke (IRE) - rider Brenton Avdulla reported his mount hung out making the turns and he was unable to improve his position from the 500m when racing in restricted room between Cismontane (NZ) and Auvray (FR). A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

 

Race 7 - italktravel Fillies Classic (Group 2) - 1600 metres:

Pageantry - the explanation of the Freedman stable for presenting the filly late on course was accepted. Held up for clear running from the 400m until the 150m.

A Ma Shay - began awkwardly. Checked approaching the 1200m when over-racing and having to avoid the heels of other runners.

Speedway - slow to begin. Raced keenly through the middle stages. Held up for clear running from the 400m until the 300m.

Glam Guru - checked at the 1200m and became unbalanced when tightened for room between Nothin On Me (NZ) and Mintha which shifted out when being straightened; during the incident the hindquarters of Nothin On Me (NZ) were brushed and the filly became unbalanced.

Mintha - became unbalanced at the 1200m when contacted on the hindquarters by Glam Guru after having shifted out towards that filly. Led; trainer Tony McEvoy reported that he instructed rider Luke Currie to attempt to begin well and take up a slightly more forward position than at its most recent starts but had no expectation for the filly to be as forward as it was today. Rider Luke Currie stated his mount failed to run out the 1600m. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Nothin On Me (NZ) - brushed on the hindquarters and became unbalanced at the 1200m.

Ill Have A Bit - over-raced through the middle stages and near the 900m got its head up when being restrained.

Glam Guru - raced three wide without cover.

Sheezdashing - held up from the 300m until the 200m.

Rhys McLeod (A Ma Shay) - pleaded guilty to a charge under the provisions of AR137A(5)(a)(ii) for using his whip eleven times prior to the 100m, which is six times more than permitted under the rules. Rhys McLeod had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight October 29th and to expire at midnight November 3rd, a total of six race meetings (one metropolitan, five provincial).

 

Race 8 - Schweppes Crystal Mile (Group 2) - 1600 metres:

Calderon (IRE) - connections advised would be ridden quieter.Settled towards the rear.

Wyndspelle (NZ) - slow to begin.

Antonio Giuseppe (NZ) - raced three wide without cover.

Petrology - rider Cory Parish stated his mount did not feel right in its action and may be at the end of its preparation. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be bilaterally lame in front and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.

 

Race 9 - Ladbrokes Cox Plate (Group 1) - 2040 metres:

Kaspersky (IRE) - late withdrawal on veterinary advice at 8.19am.

Royal Symphony - connections advised would be ridden further forward if circumstances permit; settled at the rear of the field. Heavily bumped and lost its rightful running after being taken in by Happy Clapper between the 100m and the winning post on the first occasion.

Steadied approaching the 1700m to avoid the heels of Winx which had shifted in. Passing the 1600m was eased to avoid the heels of Winx. Became unbalanced and faltered in its stride near the 700m after having been brushed on the hindquarters by Happy Clapper.

Happy Clapper - raced wide turning out of the straight the first time.

Humidor (NZ) - laid inwards in the home straight.

Folkswood (GB) - lost its off fore plate in running.

Winx - rider Hugh Bowman was fined the sum of $1000 under the provisions of AR87 for removing his skull cap whilst still being mounted on a horse when returning to scale.

Damien Oliver (Happy Clapper) - was found guilty of a charge of improper riding under the provisions of AR137(a), the improper riding being that passing the 100m on the first occasion, he rode his mount in and made heavy contact with Royal Symphony and then continued to apply unnecessary pressure making contact with Royal Symphony on a number of occasions, forcing that colt in a number of horses off its rightful running to a point near the winning post on the first occasion. Damien Oliver had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight October 29th and to expire at the conclusion of the day meeting on November 16th, a total of twenty race meetings (five metropolitan, fifteen provincial). In assessing penalty Stewards took into account the seriousness of the charge however made allowances for the feature meetings he will miss.

 

Race 10 - Drummond Golf Vase (Group 2) - 2040 metres:

Sanctioned - connections advised would be ridden more forward; settled outside the leader. Rider Kerrin McEvoy could offer no explanation for the performance other than the colt lost concentration in the early stages. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Salsamor (NZ) - connections advised would be ridden forward; settled behind the leading horses.

Wolfe Tone (NZ) - began awkwardly and was then tightened for room by Grand Casino which shifted out. Steadied approaching the 400m after laying out towards the heels of Pissaro which laid in slightly.

The Sledgehammer - inconvenienced shortly after the start after having been bumped by Wolfe Tone (NZ). Weakened quickly from the 700m; rider Craig Williams was of the view there may be something amiss with the gelding. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near foreleg and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.

 

Swab Samples

 

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

R1 - Faroe, Miss Blumenthal, Setsuna, R2 - Sirbible, Thelburg, Badajoz, R3 - Experimentation, Seized, Eclair Sunshine, R4 - Blondie, Demerara, Sanadaat, Pure Emotion, R5 - Invincibella, Tahanee (ARG), Oregons Day, Think Like A Bird, R6 - Pentathlon (NZ), Big Duke (IRE), Cismontane (NZ), R7 - Speedway, Banish, A Ma Shay, Mintha, R8 - Petrology, Burning Front, Religify, R9 - Gailo Chop (FR), Humidor (NZ), Winx, R10 - Grand Casino, Salsamor (NZ), The Sledgehammer

 

Pre-race urine for post race analysis:

R7 - Pageantry, R8 - Its Somewhat (USA), R9 - Royal Symphony

 

Post race samples from following horses:

R1 - Setsuna (winner), R2 - Gun Case (winner), R3 - Eptimum (winner), Single Bullet (second placegetter), R4 - Blondie (winner), R5 - Lubiton (winner), Savapinski (NZ) (second placegetter), R6 - Who Shot Thebarman (NZ) (winner), Libran (IRE) (second placegetter), R7 - Banish (winner), Ill Have A Bit (second placegetter), R8 - Luckyhussler (winner), Religify (second placegetter), R9 - Winx (winner), Humidor (NZ) (second placegetter), Folkswood (GB) (third placegetter), R10 - Aloisia (NZ) (winner), Cliffs Edge (second placegetter)

 

Raceday Summary

 

Late Scratchings:

R9 - Kaspersky (IRE) (8.19am, veterinary advice)

Fines:

R9 - Hugh Bowman, $1000, removing skull cap

R10 - Murray Baker, $200, papers

Reprimands:

R1 - James Winks, failed to ride out

R2 - Nikita Beriman, careless riding

Severe Reprimands:

R2 - Dean Yendall, careless riding

Suspensions:

R7 - Rhys McLeod, whip use

R9 - Damien Oliver, improper riding

Horse Actions:

R1 - Jawwaal, lame near fore, veterinary clearance

R1 - Faroe, lame behind, veterinary clearance

R3 - Experimentation, lame off fore, veterinary clearance

R4 - Pure Emotion, poor recovery, veterinary clearance

R8 - Petrology, lame in front, veterinary clearance

R10 - The Sledgehammer, lame near fore, veterinary clearance

Changes of Tactics:

R4 - Jorda

R8 - Calderon (IRE)

R9 - Royal Symphony

R10 - Sanctioned

R10 - Salsamor (NZ)

Follow Ups:

R4 - Pure Emotion

R5 - Tahanee ARG)

 

 
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