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Rosehill stewards' report
01 Jul 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

STEWARDS’ REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 1 July 2017

 

Weather:               Fine

Track:                    Soft (6)

Rail:                       +3m

Penetrometer:       5.25

 

STEWARDS:  P C Dingwall (Chairman), T Carlton, R W Livingstone, T J Vassallo, T A McDonald and cadets J J E Earl, T D North and I H Grimes.

                                                               

 

Supplementary Reports:

WARWICK FARM – Wednesday 28 June 2017

Race 4:  Ranvet Salkavite Handicap 1600m

Sebrarian – co-trainer Mr A Bott advised that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and it is the stable’s intention to continue with its preparation.

 

Race 6: Bowermans Office Furniture Mile 1600m

El Venetian – co-trainer Mr A Bott advised that the gelding would now be spelled.

                                                               

 

LATE RIDING CHANGES:

As T Wolfgram was indisposed due to dehydration following race 5, Stewards permitted the following riding substitutions:

 

Race 6

M Dee on Mariquita.

Race 7

App. A Adkins on The Monstar.

                                                               

 

RACE 1:  Pro Rata ATC Membership On Sale Handicap 1400m

All Too Soon – bounded on jumping, resulting in its rider App. D Panya becoming unbalanced and shortly afterwards was checked when crowded for room between Heliosphere, which had been slow to begin, and Condor, which began awkwardly and shifted out.  Over the final 50m the filly, which was closing the race off strongly, shifted in when placed under pressure, causing Can Party to be inconvenienced approaching the 20m and during this time App. D Panya, rider of All Too Soon, corrected her mount.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly had blood in the near-side nostril.  Trainer Mr D Payne was advised All Too Soon must gallop 1000 in the presence of a Steward or trial prior to racing again. 

 

Uncle Rodriguez – began awkwardly.

 

Victory In Paris – for some distance approaching and passing the 1000m proved difficult to ride and got its head up on a number of occasions.  During this time Victory In Paris raced close to the heels of Can Party.  The racing manners were brought to the attention of trainer Mr W Prain.  Mr Prain advised the filly will be spelled.

 

Condor – approaching and passing the 1000m became awkwardly placed on the heels of Hualalai and was checked.  During this incident T Clark, rider of Heliosphere, which was trailing Condor, became unbalanced and was also checked to avoid the heels of Condor.

 

Heliosphere – after the 700m was shifted out when positioned without cover to commence improving.

 

Uncle Rodriguez – near the 350m shifted out abruptly and made contact with Hualalai and near the 300m was steadied when awkwardly placed between Mad Pirate, which shifted out slightly, and Hualalai, which was laying in and shifted in briefly.

 

Can Party – from the entrance to the straight until passing the 300m had some difficulty obtaining clear running.  Can Party continued to experience difficulty obtaining clear running until approaching the 150m, whereby it was shifted to the outside of Condor improve.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had been galloped on to the off-hind heel.

 

Hualalai – laid in throughout the event and passing the 200m rider H Bowman changed the whip over to his right hand.

 

RACE 2:  tab.com.au Handicap 1500m

Lope De Lope – App. A Adkins stated his mount commenced to lay in from the 800m and this continued for the remainder of the race.  He said Lope De Lope commenced to weaken after the 300m and in his opinion the filly, which was second up today, raced flat. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr R Quinton said the filly was up significantly in grade today and, whilst this may have accounted partially for the filly’s performance , nonetheless he was disappointed with the manner in which it weakened over the final 200m.  Mr Quinton undertook to report back on the future plans for the filly.

 

Faraway Town – when questioned regarding the disappointing performance, J Ford stated the filly travelled well until approximately the 600m howeverwhen he shifted out from behind Lope De Lope to commence his run. His mount from this point  came off the bridle and when asked for an effort early in the straight failed to respond and weakened over the final 200m.  J Ford added that the action of the filly was not fluent for the remainder of the race from after turning into the home straight.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have a speedy cut to the near-hind pastern.  Trainer Mr M Smith was unable to provide any tangible explanation for the filly’s disappointing performance.  He expressed similar views to that of rider J Ford and undertook to report back in the days subsequent on the condition of Faraway Town.

 

Just Dreaming – when questioned, App. R King explained approaching and rounding the home turn the filly changed stride and turning into the straight was unbalanced and for this reason she endeavoured to balance the filly by allowing it to drift out slightly.  She said as a result Insensata, which had been positioned behind her, was then able to improve to her inside.  App. King added, while she was aware there was a runner behind her which ultimately finished in advance of her, she felt in the circumstances the measures she took to have her mount rebalanced were in the best interests of Just Dreaming.

 


 

RACE 3:  McGrath Estate Agents Handicap 1900m

Celestial Choice – the declaration of correct weight was delayed to enable the Stewards to view an incident that occurred in the home straight to ascertain whether there were grounds to lodge an objection on behalf of the connections of Celestial Choice.  After viewing the relevant footage, the Stewards did not feel it was an appropriate circumstance to exercise their powers under AR164.  Prior to the 300m shifted out and carried Walk The Streets wider and then after the 200m again shifted out under pressure, causing Walk The Streets to be inconvenienced.  Approaching the 100m Celestial Choice and Walk The Streets bumped due to both runners shifting ground slightly.

 

Vandancer – slow to begin (2L).  R Hutchings pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that passing the 1600m he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of Domed, causing that runner to be taken in across the running of Vandancer, which had to be checked and lost its running.  R Hutchings licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 9 July 2015 and to expire on Thursday, 20 July 2017, on which day he may ride.  When questioned, App. B Ryan stated his mount, after being checked near the 1600m, showed little interest for the remainder of the race after being obliged to settle back in the field,  he stated that at no stage did it feel as if it was travelling well enough to close off.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Maraudamiss – slow to begin and then crowded for room between Domed, which also had been slow to begin, and La Courbette.

 

Domed – slow to begin.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have abrasions to both hind bumpers.

 

I’ll Fly Away – slow to begin and then steadied and shifted in behind runners from its wide barrier shortly after the start.  When questioned regarding the disappointing performance , D Yendall stated his mount whilst at the rear of the field travelled satisfactorily.  He said rounding the home turn he shifted to the outside of Pepperberry to commence improving, however I’ll Fly Away did not respond to his riding and commenced to weaken after the 250m.  He added his mount’s failure to close the race off was of concern to him, however he was unable to provide any tangible reason for the mare’s performance.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Stable representative Mr J McLean was unable to offer any explanation regarding the mare’s failure in today’s race and stated that the stable plans now were not to proceed to the Grafton carnival and will return back to the Victorian stables, whereby it will be inspected by the stable’s veterinary officer and the connections will report back on the progress of I’ll Fly Away in the days subsequent.

 

Fournette – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Fantasize – rider T Angland pleaded guilty to a charge under AR137(b) in that he failed to ride his mount out to the finish of the race (placed 6th, beaten a nose for 5th place).  T Angland was fined the sum of $200.

 

RACE 4:  TAB Highway Handicap 1800m

Al Cubana – slow to begin.

 

Barbass – began awkwardly.  Rounding the home turn shifted out from behind Call The Captain and in doing so bumped O’lordy, which became unbalanced.

 

Alfden – slow to begin.

 

Rush Of Blood – after the 1000m was left racing wide without cover.

 

Chandana – leaving the 800m the filly, which was placed close to the heels of Kingsbridge, had to be checked.  After the 700m became unbalanced, shifted out and inconvenienced Al Cubana.

 

Supreme Lad – for some distance approaching the 700m the gelding, which was racing keenly, was awkwardly placed close to the heels of Barbass and approaching the 600m improved into a tight run between Barbass and Kingsbridge, resulting in both runners becoming badly unbalanced when they made contact.

 

Last Try Wins – had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the straight.

 

O’lordy – when questioned regarding the disappointing performance, J Ford stated the mare, which was stepping up in distance today, from its wide barrier was unable to find cover in the early stages.  He said for this reason he had to make considerable use of his mount to avoid covering unnecessary ground and ultimately he went forward to obtain a position outside the leader Call The Captain near the 1350m.  He added his mount for the major part of the race, when racing prominently, was unable to be given an opportunity of travelling on the bridle, whereby he was constantly niggling his mount to maintain its position.  J Ford further stated O’lordy was under pressure prior to the home turn and commenced to weaken noticeably in the early part of the straight.  He said he believed the early work his mount was obliged to do to avoid being caught racing wide without cover resulted in it finishing .distanced.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying a poor post-race recovery.

 

Kingsbridge – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 5:  ATC Winter Cup (Listed) 2400m

Black Tomahawk – returning to scale rider T Wolfgram felt faint and, whilst being immediately attended to by the Club's Medical Officer, he was unable to weigh in for this race.  As Stewards were satisfied under AR142 that he had carried his allotted weight on the 7th placegetter, Stewards declared correct weight.  Stable representative Mr J McLean could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance and undertook to report back on the progress of the gelding in the days subsequent.

 

So It Is – underwent a veterinary examination after arriving on course when trainer Ms M Bray advised the filly suffered a minor abrasion to the near-hind leg en route to the course.  So It Is was examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer and cleared to run.

 

Araldo Junior – slow to begin.  Raced keenly in the early stages and was allowed to stride forward by its rider leaving the 1900m.

 

Tick Tick Bloom – began awkwardly, got its head up and then was crowded shortly after when So It Is shifted in.

 

Destiny’s Kiss – from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.  For some distance approaching and passing the 300m laid in and proved difficult to shift to the outside of the heels of Gallic ChieftainDestiny’s Kiss continued to lay in for the remainder of the race.

 

RACE 6:  TAB Handicap 1200m

Nahema – the mare was a late withdrawal at 8.05am by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice.

 

Mariquita – slow to begin.

 

Pioneering – near the 100m was shifted to the outside of Nudierudie when it became awkwardly placed close to the heels of that runner and then over the latter stages Pioneering was not fully tested.  When questioned, App. J Innes Jr explained that on jumping he immediately steadied and shifted in to take a up a position behind midfield along the fence. He said his mount travelled well throughout the early and middle stages, but failed to display a finishing effort and was only one-paced in the run to the line.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr C Waller confirmed the instructions issued and expressed satisfaction with App. Innes Jr’s decision in the early stages to immediately shift the mare in behind runners and take up a position closer to the running rail.

 

Fickle Folly – when questioned, B Avdulla stated explained he was instructed to endeavour to obtain cover if possible in today’s race.  He said he was conservative on the filly after jumping away and when no rider showed an intent to race in the lead his believed his  only reasonable option was to allow the filly to take up the lead in the early stages and he was able to do this without pressuring his mount.  He added that over the final 100m his mount hung in and proved difficult to ride out.

 

Nudierudie – K Jennings, rider of the mare, which was placed 7th, was reminded of his obligation to ensure he rides his mounts out hands and heels to the finish of the race where possible.

 

RACE 7:  Civic Stakes (Listed) 1350m

Telopea – after arriving behind the barrier, the nasal strip fitted to the mare was unable to be reapplied and permission was given for Telopea to run without that piece of gear.

 

Sir Bacchus – slow to begin and then was hampered shortly after when Telopea shifted out.  When questioned regarding the performance of the gelding, G Schofield stated his mount never really travelled throughout the race and, after shifting to the inside of runners in the straight, finished the race of only one-paced.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Centre Pivot – slow to begin.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed gelding lost its off-fore plate in running.

 

Invincible Knight – slow to begin.

 

Mount Nebo – knuckled on jumping.

 

Extensible – for the major part of the race travelled wide without cover.

 

Mount Panorama – laid out rounding the home turn.

 

Slightly Sweet – in the early part of the straight had difficulty obtaining clear running and near the 350m shifted to the inside of Extensible to continue improving.  Again held up after the 300m and shifted to the inside of Girl Sunday to continue into clear running.

 

Zin Zan Eddie – at the 300m became unbalanced.

 

Gold Symphony – approaching the 250m shifted out and inconvenienced Invincible Knight.

 

Shiraz – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Girl Sunday – when questioned regarding the disappointing performance App. J Innes Jr said that the mare would not settle at any stage of the race whilst travelling to the outside of The Monstar.  He said when The Monstar in the early stages steadied the tempo he endeavoured to restrain his mount to race in a position just behind that runner, however, given the slow early tempo his mount raced too keenly and he believed the manner in which Girl Sunday raced contributed to the mare failing to finish the event off as he would normally have expected.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr G Ryan concurred with the views of App. J Innes Jr and undertook to report back on the mare’s progress in the days subsequent.

 

RACE 8:  Schweppes Handicap 1100m

Savoureux – after being slow to begin, was checked shortly after when crowded when Wouldnt It Be Nice and Mr Manhattan, which ran in despite the efforts of its rider.  During this incident Mr Manhattan lost ground.

 

Princefamous – began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with the hindquarter of King Darci.  Leaving the 900m the gelding, which was racing keenly, was steadied to avoid the heels of Highly Geared (T Clark), which shifted in when not sufficiently clear.  Soon after Princefamous again became awkwardly placed when close to the heels of Oxford Poet (App. J Innes Jr), which also shifted in when not sufficiently clear.  Both T Clark and App. Innes Jr were advised to exercise more care when shifting ground in similar circumstances.  When questioned, H Bowman explained that although the gelding had sufficient rein in which to jump cleanly, nonetheless his mount began awkwardly and for this reason he did not lead in a race that was run at a genuine tempo in the early stages.  He said in the middle stages his mount travelled very keenly and passing the 900m, after being crossed by Highly Geared and Oxford Poet, he shifted to the outside of Oxford Poet and travelled in a three wide position without cover from the 800m  He added he believed the disappointing performance of Princefamous was attributable to not being able to lead in today’s race.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had been galloped on to the near-hind heel.

 

Sir Plush – began awkwardly.

 

Top Striker – after the 800m was left racing wide without cover.

 

Classic Uniform – when questioned, App. N Heywood, rider of the gelding, which was resuming from a spell, explained in an endeavour to offset the wide barrier in an unsuitable distance, he elected to have the gelding ridden behind midfield with cover.  He said Classic Uniform closed the race off reasonably well when ridden in this manner.

 

RACE 9:  #Theraces Handicap 1500m

Star Wars – began awkwardly and lost ground (2L).  The gelding, which was positioned outside Obsidian, was checked to avoid the heels of that runner in consequence.

 

Bring Luck – slow to begin (2L).

 

Kiseki Dane – slow to begin.  Near the 500m was briefly tightened for room between Carzoff and King Viv, which shifted out slightly.

 

Carzoff – slow to begin.  When under pressure over about the last 300m laid in and proved difficult to ride out, resulting in rider H Bowman changing the whip over to his right hand.

 

Our Boy Nicholas – slow to begin.

 

Harvard Graduate – began awkwardly. At the 1350m Harvard Graduate and Speed Hero were steadied when crowded for room by Dream Lane which was taken in by Reneged (T Angland).  T Angland was advised to exercise more care in future.  In arriving at this decision, Stewards were mindful that T Angland had corrected his mount at the appropriate time to prevent his mount shifting in.  Obsidian, which was following, was steadied as a consequence.  Obsidian then raced keenly for some distance thereafter and had to be restrained off the heels of Speed Hero after the 1100m which itself was losing some ground.  Obsidian then travelled in a rearward position.

 

Reneged – began awkwardly.  Rider T Angland explained that his mount began well and when Kingsguard, a runner he anticipated would go forward, eventually took up the lead, he felt that to avoid being wide and without cover he would allow his mount to stride forward and race outside that runner in a race that was run at only a moderate tempo in the early stages.  He said, whilst Reneged was further forward than initial intended, nonetheless he felt the circumstances of the race were such that he raced more prominently.

 

Pick Me Up – for the majority of the race travelled wide without cover.

 

Randiki - for the majority of the race travelled wide without cover.

 

Magical Stance - for the majority of the race travelled wide without cover.  Laid in under pressure in the straight.

 

Speed Hero – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

GENERAL:

Summary of whip use:

Stewards noted the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the 100m under AR137A(5)(a)(ii).

 

Race 1

D Yendall (Condor)

7 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 2

App. R King (Just Dreaming)

T Clark (Insensata)

7 strikes prior to the 100m.

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 3

App. A Adkins (Celestial Choice)

D Yendall (I’ll Fly Away)

7 strikes prior to the 100m.

7 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 4

G Schofield (Last Try Wins)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 5

D Yendall (Gallic Chieftain)

App. A Adkins (Tick Tick Bloom)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 8

D Yendall (Calanda)

App. D Panya (Wouldnt It Be Nice)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 9

T Angland (Reneged)

App. A Adkins (Magical Stance)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners.

 

Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:

Race 1:  Mad Pirate, Victory In Paris, Condor.

Race 2:  Faraway Town, Royal Ace, Lope De Lope, Just Dreaming.

Race 3:  I’ll Fly Away, Maraudamiss, La Courbette, Walk The Streets (2), Celestial Choice.

Race 4:  Rush Of Blood, Itsa Fait Accompli (2), Kingsbridge, Mister Marmalade, It’s A Lottery (2), Last Try Wins.

Race 5:  Black Tomahawk, Gallic Chieftain (2), Tick Tick Bloom, So It Is, Montauk.

Race 6:  Memes (2), Hetty Heights, Don’tbabylon.

Race 7:  Centre Pivot, Slightly Sweet, Telopea, The Monstar.

Race 8:  Sir Plush (2), Calanda (2), King Darci.

Race 9:  Magical Stance, Speed Hero, Lay Down The Law.

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 3: T Angland (Fantasize) $200 – fail to ride mount out to finish (AR137(b)).

Reprimands:

Nil.

Suspensions:

Race 3: R Hutchings (Pepperberry) – careless riding AR137(a)), suspended from 9/7/17 to 20/7/17.

Bleeders:

Nil.

Warnings:

Nil

Trials:

Race 1: All Too Soon (trainer D Payne) – blood in near-side nostril.

Certificates:

Nil.

Fall/Injuries:

Nil.

Change of Tactics:

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

Arrestar – to be ridden more forward; settled on pace.

Race 3: Walk The Streets – option to be ridden with cover; settled outside lead.

Race 5: Araldo Junior – option to be more forward; settled midfield prior to moving around the field and settling outside the leader near the 1600m.

Iggi Pop – to be ridden forward and try to lead if possible; led.

Race 6: Fickle Folly – to be ridden quieter; led.

Race 7: Mount Panorama – to be ridden more forward; settled off pace.

Extensible – option to ride further forward; settled off pace.

Race 9: Carzoff – to be ridden quieter; settled back.

Change of Colours:

Nil.

Change of Gear

Nil.

Follow up:

Race 2: Faraway Town (trainer M Smith) – poor performance.

Lope De Lope (trainer R Quinton) – poor performance.

Race 3: I’ll Fly Away (trainer D Weir) – poor performance.

Race 4: Black Tomahawk (trainer D Weir) – poor performance.

Race 7: Girl Sunday (trainer G Ryan) – poor performance.

 

 
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