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Warwick Farm stewards' report
28 Jun 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

STEWARDS’ REPORT

Australian Turf Club

WARWICK FARM RACECOURSE

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Weather:                  Overcast/Showery

Track:                       Soft (5); downgraded to a Soft (6) at 1.19pm and Soft (7) at 2.35pm.

Rail:                          +5m 1000m-W/Post, +3m Remainder

Penetrometer:          4.95

STEWARDS:   R W Livingstone (Chairman), P C Dingwall, D M Greer, T J Vassallo and cadet I H Grimes.

                                                                                                                                                      (alm)

Supplementary Reports:

ROYAL RANDWICK:  Saturday, 24 June 2017

RACE 8 – Professionals Tamworth Handicap 1400m

Wild ‘N’ Famous – co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden advised that Wild ‘N’ Famous had pulled up with some soreness in its neck and shoulder region following the race for which it had been treated.

                                                                                                                                                     

RACE 1 – All Too Hard@Vinery Plate 1400m

Jarrett – underwent a veterinary examination after arriving on course when the gelding suffered a minor laceration to its eye in the previous week and was cleared to start.  Jarrett raced wide and without cover throughout.

Animalia – change of tactics to be ridden more forward; settled on pace.

Winner’s Lane – knuckled on jumping, shifted in and made contact with Alik.  When questioned regarding Winner's Lane racing prominently today, R Hutchings advised his instructions had been to have the horse ridden back in the field.  He added that Winner's Lane was agitated in the barriers and whilst not the cleanest away, it mustered speed quickly and was taken to be in a position where he raced further forward that had been expected without being pressured.

Mawzoona – began awkwardly.  Mawzoona was held up for clear running until approaching the 200m.

Ritabel – began awkwardly.

Dunatun – was slow to begin, shifted in and made contact with Stone.  H Bowman was fined the sum of $300 under AR137(b) for failing to ride his mount out to the finish of the race (placed 6th, long head to 5th).

Noviero – shifted out under pressure over the final 100m.  

Alik – a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

RACE 2 – Tab.com.au Handicap 1300m

Tivoli Street – change of tactics, option for rider to be more forward; led.  Began awkwardly.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Special Missile – raced wide and without cover for the majority of the race.

Sagan Star – was slow to begin.

Eskimo River – was slow to begin.

Derry Mary – made contact at the start with Dahooil.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Dahooil – made contact at the start with Derry MaryDahooil laid out rounding the home turn and in the straight.

Dapkos – was steadied away from the heels of Star Of Monsoon at the 700m when awkwardly positioned.

RACE 3 – Hyland EOFY Sale Handicap 1400m

Seventhchic – change of tactics to be ridden more forward; settled on pace.  Seventhchic was held up for clear running until passing the 200m.

Friskee One – was slow to begin.

Queen Misty – raced wide and without cover throughout.

No Interest – got its head up on jumping.  No Interest laid out in the straight.

All In The Reflexs – was slow to begin.

Tennessee Hussy – overraced in the early and middle stages and got its head up.  When questioned, B Avdulla advised that whilst the mare was inclined to go a little keenly in the early stages, it settled well thereafter.  He added that rounding the turn, he felt that Tennessee Hussy was travelling well enough to improve into the race, however when asked for an effort, the mare failed to respond and in his opinion, raced flat.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Trainer Mr M Conners advised that Tennessee Hussy will now be spelled.

Little Miss Brown – a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

RACE 4 – Ranvet Salkavite Handicap 1600m

Lope De Lope – was a late withdrawal on veterinary advice at 8.12am after trainer Mr R Quinton advised that the filly had sustained a minor injury to its near foreleg.  Mr Quinton advised that he had accepted for Rosehill on Saturday as he was of the view that the injury was only minor.  Mr Quinton was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required to be furnished prior to racing.  Furthermore, the Stewards will have Dr C Suann, Racing NSW veterinarian, inspect the horse prior to Rosehill on Saturday, 1 July 2017.

Murrmaid – change of tactics to be ridden more forward; settled off pace.  Murrmaid raced wide and without cover throughout.  Murrmaid, when giving ground near the 200m, was tightened for room between Mate Story and Gracious Grey (M Bell), which shifted out when weakening.  M Bell was advised to exercise more care.  A short distance later, Gracious Grey, which was continuing to give ground, was steadied away from the heels of Save The Best (G Buckley), which shifted out when not clear.  G Buckley was advised to exercise more care.

Common Purpose – aggravated an old wound to its nasal bone en route to the course, underwent a veterinary examination and was cleared fit to start.  M A Cahill advised that the gelding travelled well, however when asked for an effort, in his view did not handle the soft track conditions and failed to finish its race off.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. 

Kitteau – was slow to begin and then shortly after the start was crowded for room between Save The Best and Jaunty, which shifted out.

Hittite – was slow to begin.

Gracious Grey – shortly after the start, was hampered when Taqaareed was taken out by Sebrarian.  M Bell advised that the filly travelled particularly well, however when asked for an effort, in his opinion, whilst it had previously won on soft conditions at its most recent start at Newcastle, he was of the view that Gracious Grey did not handle the shifting track conditions today.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Mate Story – was slow to begin and bumped on jumping with Save The Best.

Save The Best – was slow to begin and bumped on jumping with Mate Story.  Near the 900m, Save The Best was briefly tightened for room by Gracious Grey, which was taken in slightly by Murrmaid, which laid in.

Sebrarian – when questioned regarding the performance of Sebrarian, App R King advised that the intention had been to lead if possible, however, Sebrarian, after beginning fairly, did not muster sufficient speed in her view to hold the lead and after being bumped on the hindquarter by Common Purpose shortly after the start, was quickly crossed by Samadoubt and ultimately she raced behind that runner.  She added in her view, Sebrarian failed to concentrate thereafter and never travelled well at any stage.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Co-trainer Mr A Bott concurred with the views of App King and advised that Sebrarian had pleased the stable leading into today's race.  Mr Bott advised that he would now reassess Sebrarian and report back to Stewards on the future race plans and progress of the horse in the days subsequent.

RACE 5 – Robrick Lodge Handicap 2200m

Beijing Board – change of tactics to be ridden more forward; led.

Stradazzle – was slow to begin (3L).

Delacroix – near the 600m, was taken wider by Don Pellegrino, which shifted out around the heels of Napoleon to improve.  J Ford advised his mount travelled well in the early and middle stages, however when moved wider by Don Pellegrino near the 600m, failed to run on and in his view, it may not have run out the 2200m of today's race.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Roman Son – was held up rounding the home turn.  Roman Son shifted out under pressure over the final 100m.

Red Viking – when questioned regarding her riding of Red Viking, App R Hunt advised that her instructions were to be prominent.  She added that she was able to obtain a favourable trail behind Beijing Board in the middle stages.  She added that near the 600m, Napoleon improved around her and ultimately she was briefly held up on the heels of Beijing Board rounding the home turn where she was able to shift to the outside of the heels of Don Pellegrino, whereby Red Viking finished the race off reasonably.  App Hunt agreed with the Stewards that in hindsight, she should have shifted her mount wider prior to the 600m and placed Red Viking to the outside of the heels of Beijing Board, which would not have allowed Napoleon to move up and hold her back to its inside at that relevant stage.

Diamond Made – when questioned regarding the performance of Diamond Made, G Schofield advised that the intention was today to have the horse ridden midfield.  He added that Diamond Made, however, racing today with the blinkers on, began well and raced keenly and was able to take up a position outside the early leader Beijing Board.  He added that when Red Viking crossed his mount near the 600m, Diamond Made continued to overrace and when awkwardly placed on heels, he steadied and shifted wider and allowed Diamond Made to stride forward and ultimately take up the lead near the 1300m.  G Schofield added that thereafter, Diamond Made was most disappointing in that it was under pressure from the 700m and weakened noticeably.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Trainer Mr B Cross was advised that the Stewards deemed the performance to be unacceptable and Diamond Made will be required to barrier trial to their satisfaction prior to racing.

Something Borrowed – T Angland advised that in his view, Something Borrowed, which was second up over the 2200m of today's race, after travelling well, its condition gave out.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. 

RACE 6 – Bowermans Office Furniture Mile 1600m

The declaration of correct weight was delayed to enable Stewards to view the patrol films of the home straight to determine whether the connections of Quick Defence, which was placed fourth, and the second placegetter, Balmain Boy, had grounds for an objection.  The Stewards found that after leaving the 100m, Quick Defence commenced to shift out away from Another Snappy and near the winning post, shifted into the line of Balmain Boy prior to Another Snappy then dictating its line slightly.  As the Stewards were of the view there was not sufficient grounds for an objection on behalf of connections, correct weight was declared. 

Tatoosh – was slow to begin and from the wide barrier, shifted in and across runners shortly after the start. 

Orcym Sam – from the wide barrier, shifted in and across runners shortly after the start.

More Than Fabulous – raced wide and without cover throughout.

Another Snappy – raced keenly in the lead.  Another Snappy shifted out under pressure over the final 100m.

Kasharn – rounding the first turn, was steadied away from the heels of Balmain Boy.  T Angland advised Kasharn travelled particularly well, however when requested for an effort.  In his view did not handle the track conditions which had commenced to cut up.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Trainer Mr D Pfieffer concurred with the views of rider T Angland and indicated that the horse had pleased leading into today’s race.  Mr Pfieffer undertook to report back on the future race plans and progress of Kasharn in the days subsequent.

Balmain Boy – raced keenly in the early stages.

Quick Defence – was held up rounding the home turn.

El Venetian – App R King advised that in her view, the gelding did not handle today's shifting track conditions.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Co-trainer Mr A Bott advised that even though El Venetian had performed previously on soft ground, he was of the view that the gelding did not handle today's surface.  Mr Bott advised that he would now consult with the owners before a decision is made on the immediate racing future of El Venetian.  The inquiry was adjourned pending this advice.

Calypso Bay – a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

RACE 7 – TAB Handicap 1400m

Lucky Fish – change of tactics to be ridden more forward and try to lead if possible; led.  T Angland advised that in his view, Lucky Fish never handled today's soft track conditions.  Trainer Mr M Newnham concurred with the views expressed by T Angland and whilst undertaking to report if there was anything amiss with the gelding in the days subsequent, he said it was his intention to have Lucky Fish race on firmer surfaces in future.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. 

Our Beatnik – was slow to begin.

Bring Cheer – despite being ridden along after the start, failed to muster speed.  App B Ryan advised that the filly never handled the soft track conditions at any stage and failed to run on.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Wings – T Clark advised that in his view, Wings, after travelling well, failed to handle today’s soft track conditions.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

GENERAL: 

Summary of whip use

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

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

Race 3

G Schofield (Air Apparent)

6 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:  Alik, Animalia (2), Winner’s Lane.

Race 2:  Dahooil, Eskimo River, Derry Mary, Star Of Monsoon.

Race 3:  All In The Reflexs, Little Miss Brown, Friskee One, Queen Misty.

Race 4:  Samadoubt, Mate Story, Murrmaid, Jaunty.

Race 5:  Roman Son, Art Of Defence, Something Borrowed, Don Pellegrino.

Race 6:  Calypso Bay, Orcym Sam, Quick Defence.

Race 7:  Cosmic Engine, Bring Cheer, Wings, Bastia.

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 1: H Bowman (Dunatun) – $300 – failure to ride out to finish [AR137(b)].

Reprimands:

Nil

Suspensions:

Nil

Bleeders:

Nil

Warnings:

Nil

Trials:

Race 5:  Diamond Made (trainer B Cross).

Certificates:

Race 4:  Lope De Lope (trainer R Quinton) – injury to near foreleg.  

Fall/Injuries:

Nil

Change of Tactics:

Race 1:  Anamalia to be ridden more forward; settled on pace.

Race 2:  Tivoli Street – option for rider to be more forward; led.

Race 3:  Seventhchic to be ridden more forward; settled on pace.

Race 4:  Murrmaid to be ridden more forward; settled off pace.

Race 5:  Beijing Board to be ridden more forward; led.

Race 7:  Lucky Fish to be ridden more forward and try to lead if possible; led.

Change of Colours:

Nil

Change of Gear

Nil

Follow up:

Race 4:  Sebrarian (co-trainer A Bott) – poor performance.

Race 6:  Kasharn (trainer D Pfieffer) – poor performance.

Race 6:  El Venetian (co-trainer A Bott) – poor performance.

Race 7:  Lucky Fish (trainer M Newnham) – poor performance.

 
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