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Caulfield stewards' report
13 May 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 


Melbourne Racing Club

Date:

Saturday 13 May, 2017

Track:

Good 3

Going stick:

10.7; Shear 8.8

Moisture content:

20.4%

Weather:

Fine

Rail:

True

Stewards Panel:

Terry Bailey (Chairman), Robert Cram, Sam Cochrane, Simon Carey, Kristie Vanderzeil (cadet)

Race 1CHEF’S HAT PLATE - 1100 metres: 

Mister Yeoh – Slow to begin. Raced wide and greenly rounding the home turn.

Found Out – Shortly after the start became unbalanced and raced greenly when reluctant to hold its position to the inside of Barney Allen. Passing the 500 metres raced greenly, shifted out and made contact with Blonde Russian.

Blonde Russian – Became unbalanced passing the 500 metres after being brushed by Found Out. Steadied at the 400 metres to avoid the heels of Found Out (Andrew Mallyon), which shifted out. A Mallyon was severely reprimanded after Stewards took into account the colt, which was having its first start, had been racing greenly throughout.

Tourist Attraction – Raced three wide without cover. In the home straight hung in.

 

Race 2ARVANTIS PHILANTHROPHY PLATE - 1100 metres: 

Aegean Sea – Change of tactics – To be ridden more positive, lead.

Airalign (NZ) – Steadied at the 250 metres when tightened for room between Atmospherical and Fast Cash (app Brandon Stockdale), which shifted out away from Spreadeagled (NZ), which had also shifted slightly. B Stockdale was notified to keep his mount straight when in similar circumstances.

Sunday Escape – Raced keenly through the early stages.

Spreadeagled (NZ) – Race three wide without cover. App Mitch Aitken could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance.  A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding was suffering the thumps and a post-race sample was taken for analysis.  Stewards will follow up with trainer Robert Smerdon.

Play Master – Lay out rounding the home turn.

Race 3PANCARE FOUNDATION PLATE - 1400 metres: 

Extra Olives – Began awkwardly. App Brooke Sweeney reported her mount raced very flat.  Post-race endoscopy of detected a degree of mucus / mucopus that may have affected the horse’s racing performance. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Classic Diva – Checked at the 1200 metres to avoid the heels of Extra Olives (app Brooke Sweeny), which, when being restrained, shifted in. B Sweeney was reprimanded and notified to exercise more care.  A post race veterinary examination revealed the filly had sustained a wound to the off hind and lost the off hind plate. A veterinary clearance is required prior racing again. 

Savaju (NZ) – Restrained passing the 1200 metres to avoid the heels of Classic Diva and then began to over race and was again checked off the heels of Classic Diva near the 900 metres.

Silver Pathfinder – Raced three wide without cover.

 

Race 4RECYCAL HANDICAP - 1400 metres: 

Electric Fusion – Stewards ordered the late withdrawal of the gelding at 12.19pm on veterinary advice after being injured in the tie up stalls and was found to be lame near hind. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Houdini The Great – Slow to begin.

Schneller – Checked passing the 1000 metres when over racing to avoid the heels of Dane Thunder.

Our Peaky Blinders (NZ) – Raced wide rounding the home turn. In the home straight hung in.

Prima (NZ) – Steadied at the 300 metres to avoid the heels of Schneller (Daniel Stackhouse), which was shifting out. D Stackhouse was notified to exercise more care.

Hokkaido – (7th placegetter) – App Brandon Stockdale was severely reprimanded for failing to ride his mount to the finish line. AR137(b)

Coram – Raced three wide without cover. Post race veterinary examination of identified the presence of blood at both nostrils. Coram shall not without permission of the Stewards: (a) be trained, exercised or galloped on any racecourse for a period of two months thereafter; (b) start in any race for a period of three months, and then only after a satisfactory gallop of at least 1,000 metres in the presence of a Steward. Lost the off hind plate during the event.

 

Race 5LADBROKES HANDICAP - 1600 metres: 

Kenjorwood – Change of tactics – To be ridden more positive. Raced three wide without cover until passing the 900 metres.  App Ben Allen could offer no explanation for the performance other than the horse raced quite flat. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding was lame in both forelegs and a post-race sample was taken for analysis.  A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Castelo – Tightened near the 1200 metres.

Magnapal – Tightened near the 1200 metres losing its position.

Dan Zephyr – Taken hold of near the 50 metres.

App Beau Mertens, rider of Onpicalo pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR137(a). The careless riding being that near the 1200 metres he permitted his mount to shift in causing tightening to Castelo which in turn caused tightening to Magnapal, resulting rider Nikita Beriman having to relinquish her position.

App Beau Mertens, rider of Onpicalo, pleaded guilty to a further charge of careless riding under the provision of AR137(a). The careless riding being that in the straight he permitted his mount to shift in passing the 100 metres when insufficiently clear of Dan Zephyr resulting in rider Brandon Stockdale taking hold of his mount near the 50 metres to avoid Onpicalo’s heels.

In assessing penalty the Stewards deemed both incidents to be in the mid-range category of careless riding and took into account the guilty pleas and that the penalty was to be served cumulatively with his suspension incurred at Sandown May 10, which commenced at the completion of today’s meeting. In all of the circumstances Beau Mertens was suspended for ten meetings to be served concurrently for each charge which commences midnight 19 May, 2017 and to expire midnight 27 May, 2017 that being an additional two metropolitan and eight provincial meetings.

Race 6CHANDLER MACLEOD HANDICAP - 2000 metres: 

Transfer Allowance – Slow into stride.

Neverland – Slow to begin.

Loving Home (GB) – Began awkwardly. Held up for a short distance rounding the home turn and again for a few strides passing the 200 metres.

Grand Dreamer – Had difficulty obtaining clear running for several strides passing the 200 metres.

Nevis (IRE) – Raced three wide without cover.

Zahspeed – Weakened in the straight. App Boris Thornton reported the gelding may be better suited to shorter distances than that of today’s event. A post race veterinary examination revealed a slower than normal recovery.

Overberg (NZ) – Lay out under pressure inside the final 100 metres.

Race 7NOEL RUNDLE HANDICAP - 2000 metres: 

Billet Doux – Stable representative for trainer Gordon Richards, Byron Cozimanis was severely reprimanded for presenting the gelding in the mounting yard without the surcingle.

Ceylon (NZ) - As the gelding was being loaded into the barrier, backed out awkwardly dislodging rider Ben Allen. Underwent a veterinary examination and was passed suitable to race. Stewards notified co-trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young that a warning has been placed on the gelding’s record.

Mongolian Wolf – Tightened for room at the start between Magellan and Cincinnati Kid, which shifted out abruptly. App Mitch Aitken reported his mount raced flat. Stable representative, Darren Murphy indicated the gelding may be better served ridden more conservatively in the early stages. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality and a sample was taken for analysis. Stewards will follow up with trainer Darren Weir.

Magellan – Bounded at the start and began awkwardly. Weakened from straightening. Rider Craig Newitt reported his mount hung in and felt there may something amiss with the gelding.  A post race veterinary examination revealed a slower than normal recovery.

Fontein Lad – Pulled very hard in the early and middle stages.

Charlton – Held up rounding the home turn (400 metres) until approaching the 200 metres.

So Poysed – Weakened in the straight. Post-race endoscopy of detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horse’s racing performance. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

 

Race 8CLANBROOKE RACING HANDICAP - 1200 metres: 

Artie Dee Two – Over raced through the early and middle stages.

Katsuro – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Checked severely near the 500 metres when avoiding the heels of Wise Hero and at the same time Highland Beat shifted out after being bumped on the hindquarters by Reata, which also shifted out contributing to this incident.

Enigman – Raced keenly through the early and middle stages. Checked passing the 600 metres.

Highland Beat – Bumped on the hindquarters near the 500 metres. Held up for clear running from the 250 metres and went to the line not fully tested.

Wise Hero – Raced in restricted room from the 600 metres and near the 500 metres had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Bord De Gain.  App Ben Allen reported the gelding travelled well and when placed under pressure failed to respond to his riding and would be better suited on tracks with more give. A post race veterinary examination revealed a slower than normal recovery.

Reata – Lost ground near the 500 metres after becoming unbalanced and making contact with the hindquarters of Highland Beat.

Bord De Gain –App Ben Thompson stated that in his opinion the gelding may have come to the end of its current preparation. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had sustained abrasions to the near hind fetlock.

App Ben Thompson pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR137(a). The careless riding being that he permitted his mount to shift in passing the 600 metres when insufficiently clear of Enigman, resulting in Enigman having to be checked. B Thompson had his permit to ride in races suspended for a total of eight meetings to commence midnight 13 May, 2017 and to expire midnight 19 May, 2017. (8 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the low range category of carelessness and took into account his guilty plea and record.

Race 9CATANACH’S JEWELLERS HANDICAP - 1200 metres: 

Cinnamon Carter – Stood flat footed and was slow to begin. Trainer Robbie Laing was notified that a warning has been placed on the gelding’s record for its barrier manners and should it perform similarly in future further action may be considered.

Exclusive Lass – Bumped heavily at the start with Belsapphire due to both horses shifting ground.  Rider Dean Yendall reported that the mare hung in severely throughout placing him at a disadvantage. Trainer N Blackiston was notified that the mare is now suspended from racing until such time as it performs to the satisfaction of Stewards in an official trial. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Belsapphire – Bumped heavily at the start by Exclusive Lass. Hampered passing the 100 metres when tightened for room by Exclusive Lass, which was racing erratically.

Invincible Heart – Tightened for room at the start between Deja Blue, which shifted out and Grey Street, which was taken in by Sallanches. A post race veterinary examination revealed a slower than normal recovery.

Grey Street – Tightened for room at the start.

Violent Snow – Steadied at the 900 metres to avoid the heels of Essence Of Terror, which had shifted in away from Deja Blue.

Majestic Lass – Steadied at the 500 metres when tightened for room between Sallanches and Invincible Heart, which shifted in.  Respiratory noise subsequent to the race. Post-race endoscopy of detected a degree of mucus / mucopus that may have affected the horse’s racing performance. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Tykiato – Held up rounding the home turn (500 metres) and failed to obtain clear running until passing the 200 metres.

SWAB SAMPLES

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race 1 – Barney Allen, Easy Beast, Mister Yeoh

Race 2 – Airalign, Spreadeagled (NZ), Shaf

Race 3 – Extra Olives, Fragonard, Plenty To Like, Fromparis Withlove

Race 4 – Our Peaky Blinders (NZ), Thelburg, Trinity Hill

Race 5 – Zebrinz, Kenjorwood, Killarney Kid (NZ), Onpicalo

Race 6 – Grand Dreamer, Hursley, Duke Of Ellington

Race 7 – Cincinnati Kid, Red Right Hand, Ceylon, Mongolian Wolf

Race 8 – Bord De Gain, Wise Hero, Highland Beat

Race 9 – Belsapphire, Violent Snow, Grey Street, Vital Importance

Pre-race urine for post race analysis:

Race 2 – Espiritu

Race 4 - Prima

Race 5 - Petrology

Post race samples from following horses:

All winners – Race 2 – Spreadeagled (NZ) (unplaced) – Race 5 – Kenjorwood (unplaced) – Race 7 – Mongolian Wolf (unplaced)

Raceday Summary

Late Scratchings:

Race 4 – Electric Fusion at 12.19pm - vets

Reprimands:

Race 3 – App Brooke Sweeney – shifting ground

Severe Reprimands:

Race 1 – Andrew Mallyon – shifting ground

Race 4 – App Brandon Stockdale AR137(b)

Race 7 – Byron Cozamanis– incorrect gear

Suspensions:

Race 5 – App Beau Mertens AR137(a) - Midnight 19 May,17 -midnight 27 May, 17

Race 9 - App Ben Thompson AR137(a) - Midnight 13 May, 2017 - midnight 19 May, 2017.  

Horse Actions:

Race 3 - Classic Diva – Wound to off hind. Vet clearance.

Race 3 – Extra Olives - Degree of mucus. Vet clearance.

Race 4 – Electric Fusion – Lame near hind. Vet clearance.

Race 4 – Coram – Bled both nostrils. Three month suspension from racing.

Race 5 - Kenjorwood – Lame in front. Vet clearance.

Race 7 – Ceylon – Fractious in barrier. Warning

Race 7 – So Poysed - EIPH. Vet clearance

Race 9 - Majestic Lass – Degree of mucus. Vet clearance.

Race 9 - Exclusive Lass – Hung in – Official trial.

Change of Tactics:

Race 2 - Aegean Sea – More positive, lead.

Race 5 - Kenjorwood – More positive

Follow Ups:

Race 2 – Spreadeagled (NZ)

Race 7 - Mongolian Wolf

 
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