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Randwick stewards' report
07 Nov 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

STEWARDS’ REPORT

Australian Turf Club

ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

 

Weather:                  Fine

Track:                       Soft (7); upgraded to Soft (6) at 12.44pm and Soft (5) at 2.34pm

Rail:                          +4m

Penetrometer:          5.96

 

STEWARDS:   M F Van Gestel (Chairman), P C Dingwall, T J Carlton and cadets C K McIntosh, T D North and F J Dale.

                                                                                                                                                      (alm)

Supplementary Reports:

ROSEHILL GARDENS:  Saturday, 4 November 2017

RACE 2 – CFMEU Mining Handicap 1300m

Rekindled Force – trainer Mr P Messara advised that whilst they were satisfied with the post race condition of Rekindled Force, he was of the view that the colt had reached the end of its preparation and will now be spelled.

 

RACE 4 – Turner Freeman Handicap 1800m

Collateral – stable representative Mr Jack Bruce advised that they were satisfied with the post race condition of Collateral, however will apply a tongue tie to the horse's gear for its next start.

 

RACE 6 – The Lidoran Group Handicap 1800m

Mortar Platoon – stable representative Mr C Duckworth advised that they were satisfied with the post race condition of Mortar Platoon.

                                                                                                                                                     

 

RACE 1 – Task Retail Plate 1800m

Dordogne – jumped awkwardly and lost ground.  Overraced in the early stages

 

Rosherville – on jumping, had to be checked and became badly unbalanced when bumped heavily by Strome, which was taken in by High Dude.  In this incident, Strome was crowded and lost ground.  W Costin advised her intention was to lead, but due to the incident at the start, her mount got further back than anticipated.  Rosherville raced keenly in the middle stages and refused to settle.

 

Devil’s Lair – from its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.  When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, J Ford stated his mount was unsuited by the slow early tempo, particularly racing in a rearward position.  He said that when the tempo increased from the 800m, his mount, in his opinion, failed to handle the soft track conditions and consequently found it difficult to make up ground.  J Ford further added that the colt may be better suited with the addition of blinkers.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Mr J Smallwood, representing trainer Mr C Waller, undertook to report back on the post race condition of Devil’s Lair.

 

Highway – from its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.  Overraced throughout the early and middle stages.

 

All Too Soon – when questioned, App A Adkins said his instructions were to take up a midfield position, but after he commenced well, he elected to take advantage of the good start and subsequently raced more forward than he had anticipated. 

 

Miss Delago Rose – App B McDougall was fined the sum of $200 for using his whip on a horse that was out of contention. 

 

RACE 2 – APN Outdoor Plate 1200m

Art of More – from its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.

 

Peretti – from its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.

 

Tunero – shortly after the start, blundered and became unbalanced.  When questioned regarding the performance of the colt, App L Magorrian stated his instructions were to be in a forward position, but after being caught wide early, he elected to allow his mount to stride forward to take up the lead.  He added when under pressure in the straight, Tunero was then inclined to lay out and gave ground which he attributed to the fact that he had to make use of the colt in the early stages to lead.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Tunero to be mildly lame in the near fore leg.  Mr G Smallwood, representing trainer Mr C Waller, advised that Tunero had pleased the stable leading into today's race and had displayed no issues.  Mr Smallwood was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Tunero being permitted to race again.

 

Ten Carat – near the 700m, Tunero (App L Magorrian) shifted in when not clear of Epidemic resulting in that horse having to be eased.  When Tunero continued to go forward, it again shifted in when not clear of Ten Carat resulting in Ten Carat being briefly crowded and having to be restrained.  App L Magorrian was reprimanded and advised he must ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Oleksandra – raced greenly under pressure in the straight and proved difficult to ride out.

 

RACE 3 – Right2drive Handicap 1400m

Plagiarist – the Stewards permitted T Angland to be substituted as the rider of the colt when J Ford held a dual engagement at the request of trainer Mr C Waller.  Mr Waller was fined the sum of $200 for declaring J Ford on two runners when both horses took their place in today’s field.

 

Euro Gold – slow to begin.

 

So You Win – was crowded on jumping between Higher Ground and Plagiarist, both which shifted ground.  On straightening, So You Win had to be steadied and shifted to the outside of China Gale to obtain clear running.  So You Win was then held up for clear running until near the 250m.  So You Win, over the final 100m, laid out under pressure.

 

Military Academy – when questioned, App B McDougall stated his instructions were to go forward and after commencing well, he rode his mount along anticipating crossing runners to his inside.  He said that when his mount did not show the necessary speed to do so, he was then obliged to race wide and without cover throughout the early and middle stages.  App McDougall added that in the straight, his mount gave ground under pressure principally due to the hard run that the colt had endured during the event.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Military Academy to be mildly lame in the off fore leg.  Trainer Mr G White was asked to provide a veterinary clearance before its next race start.

 

Higher Ground – in the straight, laid out under pressure and near the 150m, ran out resulting in its rider, App L Magorrian, having to stop riding with the whip and straighten his mount.  Again over the concluding stages, Higher Ground ran out obliging its rider to stop riding and straighten.  Higher Ground, on straightening, was inconvenienced when Plagiarist shifted out to improve to the outside of High Point

 

Mustafa – over the final 200m, laid out under pressure and proved difficult to ride out to the finish.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Mustafa to have shifted its off fore plate and sustained a puncture wound to the sole of its foot.  Trainer Ms W Roche was advised a veterinary clearance would be required before the gelding was permitted to race again. 

 

More Than A Samba – App A Adkins was reprimanded for using the whip on his mount when it was out of contention over the final 200m.

 

RACE 4 – McGrath Estate Agents ACT Handicap 2400m

Doukhan – slow to begin.

 

Goodwood Zodiac – was bumped at the start when Hoof Hustler shifted out.  Rider J Parr stated that his mount improved into the event on the home turn, but when fully tested in the straight, commenced to lay in, shortened stride and for this reason he did not test it fully to the finish of the race.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Goodwood Zodiac to have a poor post race recovery and have lost its near hind plate.  Co-trainer Mr A Bott was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before the gelding's next race start. 

 

Fencourt – raced wide and without cover throughout the early and middle stages before taking up a position outside the lead near the 1000m.  App A Adkins reported that his mount hung out badly throughout the middle stages of the event.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Having regard to the beaten margin, trainer Mr J Sargent was asked to provide a veterinary clearance and to report back to the Stewards on the future race plans of the gelding.

 

Ashkannd – overraced in the early and middle stages.

 

Antonio’s Pride – for some distance near the 800m, Antonio’s Pride and Ashkannd contested a position behind Goodwood Zodiac, which resulted in both runners becoming unbalanced when they made contact on a number of occasions.  App R King stated her mount was unsuited to the slow pace and was inclined to pull hard in the run.  She said that in her opinion, Antonio’s Pride may not have handled the step up in grade but was still somewhat disappointing.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Co-trainer Mr A Bott was asked to report back on the post race condition of Antonio’s Pride and provide a veterinary clearance before racing again.

 

Hoof Hustler – rider J Ford stated his mount raced a little keenly in the early stages so he allowed the gelding to stride forward to lead.  He added that Hoof Hustler was under pressure from the 800m and was disappointing in its failure to finish the race off.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Hoof Hustler to have lost its near fore plate.  Mr G Smallwood, representing trainer Mr C Waller, was asked to report back on the post race condition and the future race plans for the gelding.

 

Wine Bush – was held up making the home turn.  Over the final 200m, when under pressure, was inclined to shift ground and proved difficult to ride out.

 

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

 

RACE 5 – McGrath Estate Agents Qld Handicap 1200m

Drachenfels – was slow to begin.

 

Princess Posh – raced wide and without cover throughout the early and middle stages.

 

The Gavel – overraced throughout the middle stages.

 

Aquatic – a post race veterinary examination of Aquatic revealed the gelding to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia.  As this was the third occasion Aquatic has been found to be displaying this condition, the matter was adjourned so that trainer Mr C Waller could be interviewed.  In the interim, the Stewards ruled that Aquatic not be permitted to race or trial until such time as the Stewards conduct the Inquiry. 

R Kozaki was fined the sum of $200 for using the whip on a horse that was not in contention.

 

Sharpe Hussler – laid out in the straight and near the 50m, its rider J Adams was obliged to stop riding and straighten when it became awkwardly placed close to the heels of Oscar’s Choice when that runner shifted in slightly.

 

RACE 6 – McGrath Estate Agents Vic Handicap 1300m

Mon Bel Ami – was slow to begin.

 

Star Sensation – was slow to begin and then soon after, was crowded between Kawaikini and Lope De Lope, which shifted out.

 

O'Reilly Cyrus – jumped awkwardly.

 

Lady Sansa – knuckled on jumping.  When questioned regarding the performance of Lady Sansa, J Parr stated he was instructed to take up a forward position on the mare, but soon after entering the straight, his mount was under pressure and weakened noticeably over the concluding stages.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Trainer Mr C Carmody said the only excuse he could offer was that the mare was resuming on a rain affected track and this may have accounted for its performance today.  Mr Carmody undertook to provide to the Stewards the results of a veterinary examination of Lady Sansa at which point the Stewards will make a decision whether it will be required to trial before racing again.

 

Kawaikini – overraced in the early stages.

 

Rosa Carolina – raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Tennessee Hussy – near the 800m, when being restrained away from the heels of Lady Sansa, overreacted, ran in and as a consequence, had to be checked to avoid Rosa Carolina, which was racing to its inside.  In this incident, Kawaikini, which was following, was checked as a consequence.  Tennessee Hussy, near the 100m, was steadied away from the heels of Sunset Jewel.

 

Sunset Jewel – when giving ground in the straight, ran out near the 100m when O'Reilly Cyrus improved to the inside and as a result was checked away from the heels of Sebring Express, which was also giving ground.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Sunset Jewel to be lame in the off fore leg.  Trainer Mr K Miller was advised a veterinary clearance will be required before the mare starts again.

 

RACE 7 – Schweppes Choisir Handicap 1100m

Accepted – ran out at the start and lost ground.  Accepted, from its outside barrier, was then taken back to find cover.

 

Moral Victory – approaching the 600m, was badly crowded between Big Money, which shifted out slightly when being restrained from the heels of Oxford Poet, and To Excess, when that runner shifted in when being steadied away from the heels of Samantha, which after crossing To Excess when not fully clear to do so, then was steadied by its rider.  Both T Angland, rider of Oxford Poet, and App A Adkins, rider of Samantha, were reprimanded and advised they must ensure they are sufficiently clear to cross other runners.  App J Van Overmeire was advised in similar circumstances he would be expected to make more effort to relieve the tightening that was being caused to runners to his inside.

 

Big Money – near the 250m, App B McDougall accidentally dropped his whip.

 

RACE 8 – Girvan Waugh Handicap 1600m

She’s Magical – jumped awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Moqueen.

 

Crosley Hotshot – was shifted in behind runners from its wide barrier shortly after the start.  On straightening, the neck strap was dislodged from the horse. 

 

Smooth Whiskey – rider J Ford advised his instructions were to obtain cover in behind the pace.  He said on jumping, Smooth Whiskey commenced to race keenly and for this reason, improved to take up the lead.  He added that once in the lead, Smooth Whiskey refused to settle, despite his efforts, and consequently was left without a finishing effort in the straight.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Gauguin – App A Adkins stated his mount hung out in the early stages and raced on its incorrect lead leg.  He added, as a consequence of its racing manners, Gauguin gave ground in the straight.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Trainer Mr J Sargent advised that having regard to the horse’s performance today, Gauguin will be spelled.  Acting on this assurance, no action will be taken.

 

RACE 9 – Precise Air Handicap 1400m

The Grandson – slow to begin.

 

Conarchie – shortly after the start was hampered when bumped by Gitan when that runner shifted in away from Lord Macau.

 

Peter John – from its wide barrier was taken back in and across runners shortly after the start.  App A Adkins was fined the sum of $400 for using the whip on 9 occasions prior to the 100m.  App Adkins was further issued with a reprimanded for striking the horse on three consecutive occasions near the 150m.

 

Lord Macau – App R King stated that with blinkers on today, the gelding raced keenly outside the early leader, Gitan.  She said that her mount commenced to come under pressure from the home turn and added that the horse may not have been entirely comfortable on the soft track.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Co-trainer Mr A Bott was asked to report back on the future race plans and post race condition of Lord Macau.

 

Pianissimo – a post race veterinary examination revealed a poor post race recovery.  Trainer Mr C Waller will be asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to its next race start.

 

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

App L Magorrian (High Dude)

6 strikes

Race 2

T Angland (Seaway)

6 strikes

Race 3

R Hutchings (High Point)

6 strikes

Race 4

K Jennings (Ashkannd)

7 strikes

Race 4

J Adams (Dream Folk)

6 strikes

Race 5

J Ford (Savvan)

6 strikes

Race 6

J Adams (Kawaikini)

7 strikes

Race 6

App J Van Overmeire (Aanvoerder)

7 strikes

Race 7

App N Heywood (Allzin)

6 strikes

Race 9

T Angland (Pianissimo)

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:  Devil’s Lair, Highway, Miss Delago Rose, High Dude.

Race 2:  Tunero, Seaway. 

Race 3:  So You Win, High Point.

Race 4:  Doukhan, Dream Folk, Rosaruby, Wine Bush.

Race 5:  Sharpe Hussler, Aquatic, Princess Posh.

Race 6:  Rosa Carolina (2), Lady Sansa, Sunset Jewel.

Race 7:  Big Money, Moral Victory, To Excess.

Race 8:  Gauguin, Lookin’ At You, Moqueen, She’s Magical, Allzin.

Race 9:  Conarchie, Pianissimo, Lord Macau, Maddison Avenue.

 

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 1: App B McDougall (Miss Delago Rose) – $200 – using the whip when out of contention [AR137A(4)(c)].

Race 3: trainer C Waller (Plagiarist) – $200 – late declaration of jockey [LR36].

Race 5: R Kozaki (Aquatic) – $200 – using the whip when out of contention [AR137A(4)(c)].

Race 9: App A Adkins (Peter John) – $400- using the whip on 9 occasions prior to the 100m [AR137A(5)(a)(ii)].

Reprimands:

Race 2: App L Magorrian (Ten Carat) – careless riding [AR137(a)].

Race 3: App A Adkins (More Than A Samba) – using the whip when out of contention [AR137A(4)(c)].

Race 7: T Angland (Oxford Poet) – careless riding [AR137(a)].

Race 7: App A Adkins (Samantha) – careless riding [AR137(a)].

Race 9: App A Adkins (Peter John) – using the whip on three consecutive occasions [AR137A(5)(a)(i)].

Suspensions:

Nil

Bleeders:

Nil

Warnings:

Nil

Trials:

Nil

Certificates:

Race 2: Tunero (trainer C Waller) – mildly lame near fore leg.

Race 3: Military Academy (trainer G White) – mildly lame in the off fore leg.

Race 3: Mustafa (trainer W Roche) – puncture to sole of foot.

Race 4: Goodwood Zodiac (co-trainer A Bott) – poor post race recovery.

Race 4: Fencourt (trainer J Sargent) – beaten margin.

Race 4: Antonio’s Pride (co-trainer A Bott) – poor performance.

Race 9: Pianissimo (trainer Mr CWaller) – poor post race recovery.

Fall/Injuries:

Nil

Change of Tactics:

Nil

Change of Colours:

Race 3: Plagiarist – black and white checks with purple sleeves.

Change of Gear

Nil

Follow up:

Race 2: Devil’s Lair (trainer C Waller) – poor performance.

Race 4: Hoof Hustler (trainer C Waller) – poor performance.

Race 4: Fencourt (trainer J Sargent) – beaten margin.

Race 4: Antonio’s Pride (co-trainer A Bott) – poor performance.

Race 6: Lady Sansa (trainer C Carmody) – beaten margin.

Race 9: Lord Macau (co-trainer A Bott) – poor performance.

 

 

 

 
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