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Sandown stewards' report
28 Jun 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 



Ladbrokes Park Sandown Hillside

Date:

Wednesday June 28th 2017

Track:

Soft 5 (Races 1-5); Good 4 @ 3.15pm (Races 6-8)

Going Stick:

9.7; Shear 9.0

Moisture Content:

18.87%

Weather:

Overcast

Rail:

+6m entire circuit

Stewards Panel:

Terry Bailey (Chairman), Robert Cram, Rob Montgomery & Samantha Davison (Cadet)

Riding Changes / Jockey Information

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

3

Ocean Magic

Chris Caserta

Ben Thompson

Suspended

4

Classic Diva

Chris Caserta

Nathan Punch

Suspended

4

Lovani

Noel Callow

Dwayne Dunn

Suspended

7

Chapel Road

Noel Callow

Michael Dee

Suspended

7

Believing

Chris Caserta

Nathan Punch

Suspended

8

Chequered Flag (NZ)

Craig Williams

Michael Dee

Dual engagement

Did not attend meeting:

Chris Caserta, Noel Callow

Race 1 - Chandler Macleod Plate - 1000 metres:  

He’s All Class - late withdrawal by order of Stewards at 9.26am.  The late withdraw was acting on a report from the Compliance Assurance Team that during the course of their duties it was established that the microchip reading was not consistent with the identification card on scan, whilst the brands and markings were consistent.  In all the circumstances, the Stewards ordered the withdrawal to ensure the identity of the colt. 

Holy Blade - jumped away awkwardly and shifted out, subsequently losing ground.

Elite Legacy - three raced wide without cover.

 

Race 2 - Resimax Plate - 1000 metres:  

Holy Seal - over-raced in the early and middle stages.

Can Star - had to be checked near the 700m to avoid the heels of Triscilla (NZ) which shifted out away from Squaw Peak, which also shifted out slightly away from Hope Ya Don’t Mind.

Bint Zaheeya - was unable to improve its position between the 500m and the 200m due to having difficulty in obtaining clear running.

Squaw Peak - had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Hope Ya Don’t Mind which shifted out near the 200m.  Raced wide without cover and weakened in the straight.  Rider Dwayne Dunn could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities and a swab sample was taken for analysis. 

Race 3 - Chandler Macleod Handicap - 1000 metres:  

Correct weight was delayed when Luke Nolen, rider of Eat Dessert First (second placegetter), lodged an objection against Eminent Son being declared the winner alleging interference passing the 200m and again over the concluding stages.  On the evidence it was established that passing the 200m Eminent Son shifted out whilst hanging and made contact with Eat Dessert First which then shifted out across the heels of Airino, and then both horses shifted ground out over the concluding stages.  In all the circumstances, the Stewards weighed up the degree of interference suffered to Eat Dessert First near the 200m, and the fact that Eat Dessert First had then gained the lead near the 100m was then subsequently run down by Eminent Son over the concluding stages and therefore could not be satisfied that had the interference not occurred that Eat Dessert First would have beaten Eminent Son and therefore the objection was dismissed and correct weight was declared. 

Tai Chi Spirit - after rearing in its barrier stall, underwent a veterinary examination and was passed suitable to race.  Connections advised would be ridden quieter from the wide draw; missed the start and settled worse than mid-field.  Rider Craig Newitt could offer no explanation for the performance.  A post race veterinary examination identified the presence of blood at both nostrils. The horse 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 1000m in the presence of a Steward.  A swab sample was also taken for analysis. 

Booradley - slow to begin.

Eminent Son - hung out rounding the home turn and in the straight. 

Airino - rider Craig Williams reported his mount took charge of him and hung out towards the middle of the track. 

 

Race 4 - Clanbrooke Racing Handicap - 1600 metres:  

Idol - slow into stride.

Ophidia - raced wide without cover.

Facts - raced wide without cover.  Brushed on the hindquarters and became unbalanced due to Cuban Belle shifting in approaching the 400m.  Laid in under pressure in the straight.  Apprentice Jake Bayliss could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Hussy’s Glow - held up rounding the home turn (500m) and failed to obtain clear running until inside the 400m. 

Classic Diva - apprentice Nathan Punch could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities other than a delayed recovery.  Trainer Robbie Griffiths said he will assess the filly in the coming days and assess whether to spell it.

Alma’s Rossa - apprentice Jordan Childs could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance.  Post race endoscopy detected a degree of mucus that may have affected the filly’s racing performance and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.  A swab sample was also taken for analysis. 

 

Race 5 - OTI Gen X Handicap - 1800 metres:  

Thunder Connection - connections advised would be ridden further forward; settled in a mid-field position. 

Ferro Nero (NZ) - made heavy contact with The Willybe (NZ) at the start.

The Willybe (NZ) - made heavy contact with Ferro Nero at the start.  Rider Anthony Darmanin was fined the sum of $400 under the provisions of AR137(b) for failing to ride his mount out to the winning post. 

Alrouz - began awkwardly.  Raced wide without cover.

Octuplets - slow to begin.

The track was upgraded from Soft 5 to Good 4 at 3.15pm after the running of this race. 

 

Race 6 - Ladbrokes Odds Boost Extra Handicap - 1800 metres:  

Diapason (NZ) - connections advised would be ridden further forward from the inside gate; settled just off the speed.  Held up from the 600m and had to be checked to avoid the heels of Backstreet Backstreet Lover near the 400m before gaining clear running soon after.  Hung out under pressure over the concluding stages. 

Noela’s Choice - began awkwardly and lost ground.  Apprentice Beau Mertens could offer no explanation for the performance which was disappointing.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities other than a delayed recovery, 

Concubine - slow to begin.

Penny To Sell (NZ) - slow to begin.

Whirlpool - raced three wide without cover and pulled hard. 

Birds Of Tokyo - laid inwards in the straight. 

Arachne - hung out under pressure in the straight. 

Backstreet Lover - rider Chris Symons stated his mount failed to run out the 1800m and suggested to connections to bring the mare back in distance.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

 

Race 7 - Hyland EOFY Sale Handicap - 1000 metres:  

Manihi Mischief - late withdrawal on veterinary advice at 2.17pm after injuring itself in the float en route to the course. 

Big Reel - connections advised would be ridden further forward; led.

Runsati - reared as the start was effected and lost considerable ground (three lengths).

Removal - over-raced in the middle stages and had to be checked off the heels of Kirani near the 600m, then shifted out and hampered Believing which had to be restrained.

Believing - hampered and restrained to avoid the heels of Removal near the 600m. 

The Dynamo - rider Craig Newitt stated that his saddle shifted forward during the race but he was also concerned with the gelding’s action.  A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be mildly lame in the off foreleg and an endoscopic examination detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again. 

Kakanui - rider Chris Symons reported his mount slipped on jumping away and it was confirmed that the gelding did jump awkwardly.

Dam Ready - apprentice Beau Mertens could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Orujo - when questioned regarding the tactics he adopted today, apprentice Ben Thompson explained he was instructed to be mid-field but from the wide gate his mount jumped well and he elected to let the horse slide rather than continue to race wide. 

 

Race 8 - Vale A J Murphy Handicap - 2400 metres:  

Bugle Call (NZ) - connections advised would be ridden closer from the good draw; settled just off the speed.  Apprentice Beau Mertens stated he had a good run throughout however when placed under pressure in the straight failed to respond to his riding.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Albonetti - jumped away awkwardly.  Apprentice Jack Martin stated his mount did not feel right in its action.  A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the off foreleg and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again. 

Archery Peak (GB) - was crowded for room between Baby Jack and Renew (IRE) both of which shifted ground at the start.  Rider Luke Nolen said after suffering interference at the start he was unable to take up a closer position and in his view he got too far back to be competitive.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

I’ll’ava’alf (NZ) - raced wide without cover from the 1200m. 

Savvy Bandit - raced three wide without cover.  Apprentice Ben Thompson said his mount raced wide and had a hard run.  Post race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the gelding’s racing performance and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again. 

Raindrops On Roses - rider Craig Williams stated connections had advised that the mare had come to the end of its preparation. 

Swab Samples

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

R1 - Holy Blade, Bella Martini, R2 - Triscilla, Can Star, Holy Seal, R3 - Toorak Playboy, Booradley, Tai Chi Spirit, R4 - Zolani, Central Pass, Lovani, R5 - Passover (GB), The Willybe (NZ), Yogi (NZ), Thunder Connection, R6 - Diapason (NZ), Backstreet Lover, Penny To Sell (NZ), R7 - Orujo, Kakanui

Pre-race urine for post race analysis:

R3 - Hard Up, R4 - Sundell,

Post race samples from following horses:

All winners, R2 - Squaw Peak (unplaced), R3 - Tai Chi Spirit (unplaced), R4 - Alma’s Rossa (unplaced)    

Raceday Summary

Late Scratchings:

R1 - He’s All Class (9.26am, order of Stewards)

R7 - Manihi Mischief (2.17pm, veterinary advice)

Fines:

R5 - Anthony Darmanin, $400, failed to ride out

Horse Actions:

R3 - Tai Chi Spirit, bled both nostrils, suspended three months

R4 - Alma’s Rossa, mucus, veterinary clearance

R7 - The Dynamo, lame/eiph, veterinary clearance

R8 - Albonetti, lame off fore, veterinary clearance

R8 - Savvy Bandit (NZ), eiph, veterinary clearance

Changes of Tactics:

R3 - Tai Chi Spirit

R5 - Thunder Connection

R6 - Diapason (NZ)

R7 - Big Reel

R8 - Bugle Call (NZ)

Follow Ups:

R2 - Squaw Peak

R4 - Facts

R8 - Raindrops On Roses

Supplementary reports

Wangaratta Turf Club, Thursday June 22nd  

Race 7 - ga cheshire & sons f&m bm70 handicap - 1100 metres:

Stratum Magic - trainer Nikki Burke advised that the mare had pulled up well and in her opinion did not appreciate the track conditions.

bet365 Geelong, Friday June 23rd  

Race 3 - Portarlington & Drysdale Community Banks Maiden Plate - 1540 metres:  

Chez Dumonet (NZ) - the stable of trainer Darren Weir advised that the filly pulled up well and would be continuing on.

Race 4 - Leopold Community Bank Maiden Plate - 1540 metres:  

She’s Tidy - trainer Pat Cannon advised that the filly pulled up well and has now been sent for a spell.

Race 7 - bet365 BM64 Handicap - 2460 metres:

Hello My Dear - the stable of trainer Symon Wilde advised that the mare had pulled up really well, and they were now looking at aiming her towards a jumping campaign.

Race 9 - bet365 Geelong Cup Book Now BM64 Handicap - 1440 metres:  

Avoid The Rush - trainer Rachel Samsonenko advised that the mare had some muscle stiffness the following day which has now been treated, and added that the mare will be continuing on. 

VRC @ Flemington, Saturday June 24th 

Race 1 - Gippsland Region Handicap - 1400 metres:  

Under Oath - the stable of trainer Robert Smerdon advised that the gelding would now be spelled. 

Race 2 - Barwon South West Region Handicap - 1100 metres:

Ashlor - trainer Daniel McCarthy advised that the gelding had pulled up well and will be continuing on. 

Gougers - the stable of trainer Robert Smerdon advised that the gelding would now be spelled. 

Race 4 - Grampians Region Handicap - 2000 metres:  

Lautaro (NZ) - trainer Andrew Dale advised that the gelding pulled up well and will be continuing on. 

Moe Racing Club, Saturday June 24th 

Race 6 - OLD SALE ROAD VETERINARY CLINIC GIPPSLAND MIDDLE DISTANCE HEAT 6 - 1600 metres: 

Dark Ensign - trainer John Moloney advised that the gelding pulled up well and would be continuing on.

Race 9 - turfside bar & grill 0-58 HANDICAP - 1200 metres: 

Millau (NZ) - trainer Logan McGill advised that the gelding had pulled up lame and would now be retired from racing.

Warrnambool Racing Club Inc, Sunday June 25th 

Race 5 - GARDEN TYREPOWER BM58 - 1400 metres: 

Action In Rio (NZ) - trainer Michael O’Leary advised that the gelding was examined in the following days and has some inflammation present within the throat. He advised that the gelding would be treated and given a freshen up and then he would decide as to whether he would continue with the current preparation.

 

 

Pakenham Racing Club @ Racing.com Park, Sunday June 25th 

Race 6 - Polytrack BM64 Handicap - 1000 metres:

Dawaa - the Hayes/Dabernig stable advised that the filly had pulled up well after the run and in their opinion may not have appreciated the track conditions and will be continuing on.

 

Atomic Lokade - trainer Danielle Smith advised that the mare is now being spelled.

 
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