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Canterbury stewards' report
05 Jul 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

STEWARDS’ REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

CANTERBURY PARK RACECOURSE

 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

 

Weather:                  Fine

Track:                       Soft (6)

Rail:                          +8m

Penetrometer:          5.28

 

STEWARDS:   R W Livingstone (Chairman), P C Dingwall, T J Vassallo, T A McDonald and cadets

C K McIntosh and I H Grimes.

                                                                                                                                                      (alm)

Supplementary Reports:

ROSEHILL GARDENS:  Saturday, 3 June 2017

RACE 5 – McGrath Estate Agents Handicap 1500m

Crown Him – the Stewards today concluded their inquiries into the circumstances surrounding Crown Him breaking down during the aforementioned race and subsequently being euthanised on humane grounds.  Evidence today was taken from co- trainer Mr E Cummings, also Racing NSW Veterinary Officer Dr C Suann.  Prior to the inquiry, veterinary and treatment records were sourced from Mr Cummings’ stables.  On the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied there was no pre-existing condition that could have caused or contributed to Crown Him breaking down, whereby the horse suffered a fracture involving the pelvis and as such the matter was concluded.

 

WARWICK FARM:  Wednesday, 28 June 2017

RACE 7 – TAB Handicap 1400m

Lucky Fish – trainer Mr M Newnham advised he was satisfied with the post race condition of the gelding and he intends to continue with the preparation.

 

ROSEHILL GARDEN:  Saturday, 1 July 2017

RACE 2 – Tab.com.au Handicap 1500m

Lope De Lope – trainer Mr R Quinton advised that he was satisfied with the post race condition of the filly, however connections are undecided on the future race plans of Lope De Lope.  Mr Quinton undertook to report back on the future racing plans once determined.

 

Faraway Town – trainer Mr M Smith reported that the filly was found to be sore in the near fore knee.  Mr Smith advised that x-rays did not reveal any abnormalities, however, the filly will be spelled.  Mr Smith was advised a veterinary clearance will be required prior to racing again.

 

RACE 3 – McGrath Estate Agents Handicap 1900m

I’ll Fly Away – trainer’s representative Mr S McCartney advised that the mare will be spelled.

 

RACE 5 – ATC Winter Cup (Listed) 2400m

Black Tomahawk – trainer’s representative Mr S McCartney reported that the stable was satisfied with the post race condition of the gelding and that the intention is to continue on with the preparation.

 

RACE 7: Civic Stakes (Listed) 1350m

Girl Sunday – stable representative Mr S Alexiou advised the stable was satisfied with the post race condition of the gelding and the intention is to continue with the preparation.

 

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 3

G Schofield (Maraudamiss)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 4

App. J Innes Jnr (Call The Captain)

7 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 5

B Avdulla (Destiny’s Kiss)

App. R King (Iggi Pop)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 6

M Dee (Mariquita)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 7

App. J Innes Jnr (Girl Sunday)

7 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 8

App. N Heywood (Classic Uniform)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 9

B El-Issa (Harvard Graduate)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

                                                                                                                                                     

 

RACE 1 – TAB Handicap 1200m

Blazeray – change of tactics to be ridden more forward; settled off pace.  Blazeray laid in under pressure in the straight.

 

Brave Song – the declaration of correct weight was delayed to enable App N Heywood and co-trainer Mr P Snowden to view the patrol films of the home straight in relation to Brave Song (placed second) to ascertain whether or not there were grounds for an objection.  It was established that shortly after straightening, Blazeray (B Avdulla), which had been held up, endeavoured to shift out around the heels of League Of Nations and in so doing, made contact with Catesby, resulting in Catesby being taken wider and impeding Calculated.  Calculated then shifted out and hampered Brave Song.  When App Heywood and Mr P Snowden were satisfied there were no grounds for an objection, and the Stewards were of a similar view, correct weight was declared.  At a subsequently inquiry, B Avdulla was reprimanded.  On jumping, Brave Song was crowded between Choice Harvest, which was hampered and carried out by Blazeray which began awkwardly and shifted out.

 

Calculated – raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

 

Septango – was carried in by Calculated, which began awkwardly and shifted in.

 

League Of Nations – raced ungenerously in the early stages.  T Angland advised that the intention was to have the horse race with cover just behind the leaders.  He added, however, when caught wide in the early stages, he was obliged to be further forward and race outside the early leader, Auchentoman.  He added that League Of Nations then raced keenly in the early and middle stages and this was the primary reason why the horse failed to finish off the race.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Soviet – J Parr advised that the pre-race intention was to ride the horse prominently and he was hopeful of leading.  He added that, after being slightly slow to begin, in his view it would have been to the detriment of his horse to be aggressive, racing with blinkers for the first time and from the wide barrier, so he then made the decision to restrain his mount to ensure that he had cover.  After being held up in the early part of the straight, Soviet was steadied when disappointed for a run between Calculated and Brave Song.  Soviet was then shifted back to the inside to improve.

 

Auchentoman – a post race veterinary examination revealed mild abrasions to the off hind leg.

 

RACE 2 – Casino Prince@Vinery Handicap 1250m

Witches – began awkwardly.

 

Pandeia – began awkwardly.

 

Miss Cue – began awkwardly.  A post race veterinary examination revealed a poor post race recovery. 

 

Long Time Ago – was slow to begin.

 

RACE 3 – Tab.com.au Handicap 1200m

Aonair –  was fractious in the barriers, got its head up as the start was affected and lost ground (3L).  Aonair was slow to muster speed thereafter and became detached from the main body of the field.  The manners of Aonair were brought to the attention of trainer Mr C Waller.

 

Tennessee Tango – bumped Peretti on jumping.

 

Peretti – bumped Tennessee Tango on jumping.

 

Velocano – bumped Boorooj on jumping.

 

Boorooj – bumped Velocano on jumping.

 

Sasso Corbaro – began awkwardly.  Passing the 1100m, Sasso Corbaro was crowded for room between Tennessee Tango and Velocano (K O'Hara), which laid in away from Boorooj (R Hutchings) and then was taken in behind by that horse.  K O'Hara and R Hutchings were advised to exercise more care.  Sasso Corbaro blundered near the winning post.

 

Soothing – when questioned regarding the performance of Soothing, B Avdulla reported that he was obliged to make some use of his mount from the wide barrier to be prominent as instructed.  He added that Soothing struck a soft patch near the 500m, became unbalanced and shifted out, and from that point, never travelled thereafter and weakened in the straight.  A post race veterinary examination revealed a poor post race recovery.  Trainer Mr D Beadman concurred with the views of B Avdulla and undertook to report back on the future race plans and progress of Soothing in the days subsequent.

 

Peretti – whilst Stewards were satisfied that A Hyeronimus, rider of 5th placegetter Peretti, failed to ride his mount to the finish, this did not affect his finishing position and he was nonetheless reminded of his obligations to ride his mounts out to the finish wherever possible.

 

RACE 4 – Schweppes Handicap 1100m

So Hard To Catch – trainer Mr M Newnham advised this morning that So Hard To Catch was found to have suffered some minor abrasion to its offside hock and a minor abrasion to its nearside hind cannon.  So Hard To Catch underwent a veterinary examination on arrival at course by Racing NSW veterinary officers and was cleared to start.  So Hard To Catch bumped with Princess Command at the start.  T Clark advised that in his view, So Hard To Catch, which was dropping back in distance today, would be better suited in races over a longer journey where it would be able to dictate terms.  Passing the 1000m, Alart and Chatuchak were bumped and became unbalanced by Too Hard To Catch, which, when racing keenly, was taken in by Chatuchak which itself shifted in away from Zin Zan Elsie when racing ungenerously.  A post race veterinary examination revealed a poor post race recovery.

 

Vienna Romance – was slow to begin.  Passing the 1000m, Vienna Romance was crowded for room by So Hard To Catch, which was taken in by Shahrazad (G Schofield), which shifted in when not clear.  G Schofield was reprimanded.  Near the 900m, Volante was steadied when crowded for room by Princess Command, which in turn was crowded by So Hard To Catch, which was taken in by Shahrazad, which itself was taken in by Zin Zan Elsie (App  R King) which shifted in when not clear.  App King was reprimanded.

 

Alart – began awkwardly.

 

Princess Command – bumped with So Hard To Catch at the start.

 

Shahrazad – raced wide and without cover throughout.  When questioned regarding his riding of Shahrazad, G Schofield advised the intention was to have the horse ridden with cover.  He added when Shahrazad began particularly well, he allowed it to roll forward with So Hard To Catch in the hope it would go forward and lead and he would be to race prominently and obtain a position trialling that runner.  He added when was tightened near the 900m, he was obliged to steady his mount and as a result, Shahrazad was left racing wide without cover.

 

Cudabeen – leaving the 400m, became unbalanced and ran out resulting in Zin Zan Elsie, So Hard To Catch and Shahrazad being hampered and carried wider.

 

Chatuchak – B Avdulla advised his mount had difficulty obtaining clear running in the straight and after he was obliged to correct his mount near the 200m, it was then held up on the heels of Zin Zan Elsie and whilst the horse finished some margin from the winner, he felt that in the circumstances, his horse had impeded running in the straight, and therefore the performance still had some merit.  A post race veterinary examination revealed an aggravation to a speedy cut to the near hind pastern.

 

Volante – in the straight, B Avdulla pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 200m, he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of Volante, which was checked.  B Avdulla’s licence to ride in race was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 9 July 2017 and to expire on Monday, 17 July on which day he may ride.  Volante had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early start of the straight.

 

RACE 5 – Bowerman's Office Furniture Handicap 1580m

Balius – raced keenly in the middle stages and when the tempo steadied passing the 1000m, made contact with the heels of Live To Dream, which shifted out.  Balius was allowed to stride forward by its rider to race outside the leader.  Balius blundered near the 500m.  

 

Steyne – shortly after the start, was bumped and carried wider by Belridge, which shifted out despite the efforts of its rider.  In this incident, Triantan was hampered and lost ground.

 

Dylan’s Romance – raced keenly in the early and middle stages and near the 800m, was steadied away from the heels of Never Back Down and shifted out.  B Avdulla, rider of Dylan’s Romance, then allowed his mount to stride forward. 

 

Cudabeen – when questioned, H Bowman advised his instructions were from his wide barrier to settle midfield with cover if possible.  He added, however, as Cudabeen began well, he attempted to restrain in accordance with his instructions, however Cudabeen commenced to race keenly and to avoid excessively restraining the horse, he allowed it to lead without being pressured.

 

Coolcraft – App J Van Overmeire (Live To Dream) pleaded guilty to a charge of the careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 600m, he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Coolcraft which was checked and lost its running.  App Van Overmeire’s permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence at the expiration of the suspension from Saturday, 1 July 2017, namely Monday, 17 July and to expire on Friday, 28 July 2017.

 

RACE 6 – Vale John Digby 1900m

Signposted – when the Stewards became aware that trainer Mr P Thompson had inadvertently not packed a Norton Bit for Signposted, which was part of its approved gear, and a replacement could not be found, they permitted Signposted to race without that gear.  Mr Thompson was fined $100m due to the gear not being available.

 

Obsidian – change of tactics to be ridden more forward; settled midfield.  Obsidian was slow to begin.  G Schofield could offer no explanation for the performance of the horse which failed to run on after backing up from Rosehill on Saturday 1 July 2017.  A race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. 

 

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

 

Count Of Limonade – which took charge of its rider in the preliminary, was subsequently a late withdrawal on veterinary advice at 3.49pm.  The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Count Of Limonade be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 3.49pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket.

1st  Life O’Brien            10 cents win, 9 cents place

2nd Reiby The Red       7 cents place

3rd  Signposted             17 cents place

 

King’s Officer – raced wide and without cover throughout.

 

Ashkannd – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners in the early stages.  Ashkannd raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Kent – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners in the early stages.  A post race veterinary examination of Kent, which raced ungenerously and hung in from the 500m, proving difficult to ride in the straight, revealed the horse to have an occasional cough.  Trainer Mr D Beadman was advised a veterinary clearance, including the results of a satisfactory endoscopic examination, will be required prior to the racing again.

 

Devil Hawk – raced ungenerously in the middle stages.

 

RACE 7 – TAB Rewards Handicap 1250m

Arigold – was slow to begin.  Arigold turned its head to the nearside as the start was effected and was slow to begin.

 

Torpenhow – was bumped on jumping by Dorf Star, which began awkwardly and shifted in.

 

Iron George – raced wide and without cover throughout.

 

Wahng Wah – was slow to begin and shortly after was crowded for room between Mana and Torpenhow, which was taken out by Dorf Star, which shifted out slightly despite the efforts of its rider.  Wahng Wah had some difficulty obtaining clearing running in the early part of the straight and was inclined to lay in and proved difficult to shift to the outside of the heels of Arigold near the 250m.

 

Choice Larga – raced wide without cover throughout.

 

Surfin' Safari – rounding the first turn, raced in restricted room inside Bolero King and was eased.

 

Mana – rounding the first turn, was steadied away from the heels of Iron George.

 

Bratislava – App N Heywood could offer no explanation for the performance of Bratislava which failed to run on.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

GENERAL: 

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

Race 1:  Auchentoman, Blazeray, Brave Song, League Of Nations.

Race 2:  Miss Que, Witches, Long Time Ago, Primavera.

Race 3:  Peretti, Tennessee Tango, Velocano, Soothing.

Race 4:  Vienna Romance, So Hard To Catch, Zin Zan Elsie.

Race 5:  Coolcraft, Live To Dream, Balius, Never Back Down, Live To Dream.

Race 6:  Count Of Limonade, Reiby The Red, Pirate Ben, Signposted.

Race 7:  Bolero King (2), Mana.

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 6: Trainer J Thompson (Signposted) – $100 – incorrect gear [AR140A].

Reprimands:

Race 1: B Avdulla (Blazeray) – careless riding [AR137(a)].

Race 4: G Schofield (Shahrazad) – careless riding [AR137(a)].

Race 4: App R King (Zin Zan Elsie) – careless riding [AR137(a)].

Suspensions:

Race 4: B Avdulla (Volante) – 9.7.17 to 17.7.17 – careless riding [AR137(a)].

Race 5: App J Van Overmeire (Live To Dream) – 17.7.17 to 28.7.17 – careless riding [AR137(a)].

Bleeders:

Nil

Warnings:

Nil

Trials:

Nil

Certificates:

Rosehill 1.7.17 – Faraway Town (trainer M Smith) – sore knee.

Race 5: Kent (trainer D Beadman) – including scope – occasional cough.

Fall/Injuries:

Nil

Change of Tactics:

Nil

Change of Colours:

Race 1: Blazeray – to be ridden more forward; settled off pace.

Race 6: Obsidian to be ridden more forward; settled midfield.

Race 6: Springbok Flyer to be ridden more forward; settled on pace.

Change of Gear

Nil

Follow up:

Rosehill 1.7.17 – Lope De Lope (trainer R Quinton).

Race 3: Soothing (trainer D Beadman) – poor performance.

 

 

 

 
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