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Flemington stewards' report
08 Jul 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

VRC @ Flemington

 

Date:

Saturday July 8th 2017

Track:

Good 4 (Races 1-3); Good 3 @ 1.38pm retrospective to Race 4 (Races 4-9)

Going Stick:

9.6; Inside 9.7/Outside 8.9; Shear 10.8

Weather:

Overcast

Rail:

True

Stewards Panel:

Robert Cram (Chairman), Rob Montgomery, Wade Hadley, Rex Terp & Kirstie Vanderzeil (Cadet)

 

 

Riding Changes / Jockey Information

 

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

7

Cosmic Lights

Dean Yendall

Beau Mertens

Unavailable

 

Did not attend meeting:

Dean Yendall

 

Race 1 - Rivette Series Final - 1600 metres:  

Special Diva - connections advised would be ridden more forward; settled in a mid-field position.  Got its head up when over-racing in the early stages

Soho Ruby - began awkwardly resulting in rider Stephen Baster losing his near side iron for a short distance.

Nicodame - raced wide in the early stages.  Apprentice Ben Thompson was of the view his mount may be at the end of its preparation.

Summer Glen - held up from the 500m before gaining clear running passing the 200m.

Hussy’s Glow - near the 200m had to be momentarily steadied to avoid the heels of Special Diva which shifted out slightly. 

 

Race 2 - VRC-CRV Cup Tour Trophy - 2000 metres:  

Show A Star - after receiving a report from the Compliance Assurance Team  Stewards, and after taking evidence from Simon Morrish, trainer of Show A Star, and Dr Grace Forbes, General Manager of RV Veterinary Services, acting under the provisions of AR178AB(2), Stewards ordered the withdrawal of the gelding at 11.57am.  Stewards reasonably suspected that Show A Star had been injected on the near side of the neck sometime within one clear day of today’s scheduled race.  Pre-race urine and blood samples were taken from the gelding and the inquiry into the matter was adjourned to a time and date to be fixed.   All successful bets on horses prior to 11.57am are subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket: win bets - 48 cents, place bets (for winner) - 34 cents, place bets (for 2nd) - 35 cents and place bets (for 3rd) - 45 cents.  

Killarney Kid - late withdrawal on veterinary advice at 12.12pm when found to be lame in the near foreleg and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.  All monies bet for a win and/or place and concession betting on Killarney Kid.  All successful bets on horses between 11.57am and 12.12pm are subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket: win bets - 32 cents, place bets (for winner) - 26 cents, place bets (for 2nd) - 26 cents and place bets (for 3rd) - 29 cents.  

Hot Ruby - connections advised would be ridden more forward; settled third.  Apprentice Beau Mertens reported that his mount wasn’t suited by the slow tempo today and being ridden closer to the speed.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

Extra Zero - stood flat footed and lost ground (four lengths).

Lord Durante - rider Stan Tsaikos was of the view his mount would be better suited on a track with more give.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Duke Of Ellington (FR) - rider Michael Dee could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance. 

 

Race 3 - Leilani Series Final - 1400 metres:  

Movie - connections advised would be ridden closer from the good gate; led.  Rider Stephen Baster could offer no explanation for the performance which was disappointing.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

A Lotta Love - connections advised would be ridden further forward with the blinkers on first time; sat outside the leader.  Over-raced in the early and middle stages.  Rider Dwayne Dunn could offer no explanation for the poor performance.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Tsarita - jumped away awkwardly with its head in the air and was slow to begin.  Near the 500m had to be steadied away from the heels of Hell Or Highwater.  Hung inwards in the straight.

Niminypiminy - began awkwardly and lost ground.

Schism - raced wide without cover.

 

Race 4 - Taj Rossi Series Final - 1600 metres:  

Madame Moustache - connections advised would be ridden forward; led.

Royal Symphony - began awkwardly and lost ground.

Hard Ruler - began awkwardly.

Studio City - began awkwardly.

Alloye - began awkwardly and lost ground.

Lady Seabring - raced wide without cover. 

Whoomph - held up from the 500m until approaching the 300m.  Post race endoscopy detected a degree of mucus and a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the colt’s racing performance and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again. 

 

Race 5 - A R Creswick Series Final - 1200 metres:  

Highland Beat - began awkwardly.

Hay Bale - began awkwardly.

Invincible Al - rider Luke Nolen said that with the slow tempo in the early and middle stages, his mount pulled hard and for this reason failed to finish off.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Overstep - rider Craig Newitt reported that his mount has had a long preparation and may be due for the spelling paddock.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities and the stable confirmed the filly would now be spelled. 

Mistoffelees - rider Jye McNeil reported his mount was at the end of its preparation and trainer Kevin Bodey confirmed that the gelding would now be spelled. 

I’m Telling Ya - rider Noel Callow reported it was not his intention to be forward however the gelding over-raced in the early and middle stages and he found himself there. 

 

Race 6 - Banjo Paterson Series Final - 2600 metres:  

Cinnamon Carter - began awkwardly.

Nordic Flight (GER) - raced three wide without cover.  Tailed off; rider Noel Callow could offer no explanation for the performance.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

Shakopee (GB) - had a tendency to lay in under pressure in the straight.

Cougar Express - rider Jye McNeil stated his mount would be better suited on a track with more give. 

Bullish Stock (NZ) - rider Luke Nolen could offer no explanation for the performance.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

Granddukeoftuscany (IRE) - rider Michael Dee was fined $300 under the provisions of AR137A(5)(a)(ii) for using his whip nine times prior to the 100m, which is four times more than permitted.  Stewards took into account that he used the whip with discretion over the final 100m. 

 

Race 7 - VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series Final - 1600 metres:  

Typhoon Jolie - connections advised would be ridden forward; led.  Began awkwardly.

Sovereign Nation - slow to begin and was then hampered when tightened for room between Cosmic Lights and Loyalty Man, which shifted out on jumping. 

Loyalty Man - began awkwardly and shifted out. 

Victory Downs - began awkwardly.  Over-raced in the early and middle stages.  Near the 300m, when being held up, had to be steadied away from the heels of Count Da Vinci (NZ) (Anthony Darmanin) which shifted out; Anthony Darmanin was severely reprimanded for shifting ground when not fully clear. 

Tshahitsi - raced three wide without cover.  Rider Brendon McCoull was fined $750 under the provisions of AR137A(5)(a)(ii) for using his whip nine times prior to the 100m, which is four times more than permitted; in assessing penalty Stewards took into account his excellent record and his overall whip use during the race. 

Count Da Vinci (NZ) - held up from the 500m until gaining clear running approaching the 200m.

Strike Force - rider Michael Dee could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

 

Race 8 - All Victorian Sprint Series Final - 1200 metres:  

Duke Of Brunswick - held up from the 400m and was unable to obtain clear running until near the 150m.

Play Master - rider Craig Newitt stated his mount would be better suited on a track with more give.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

Tashbeeh - apprentice Jordan Childs stated he travelled well throughout however when placed under pressure failed to respond to his riding.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

 

Race 9 - Silver Bowl Series Final - 1600 metres:  

Urban Ruler - connections advised would be ridden closer from the wide gate.

Serveur - began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Simply Splashing.

Simply Splashing - bumped at the start.  Hampered near the 1100m. 

What A Shock (NZ) - began awkwardly, shifted out and inconvenienced First Approach.  Raced three wide without cover.

First Approach - inconvenienced at the start.  Commenced to over-race in the early and middle stages and got its head up and had to be checked off the heels of Urban Ruler near the 1200m.

Balcazar - began awkwardly.  Commenced to over-race near the 1100m and in doing so shifted in across the heels of Trump This resulting in Simply Splashing, which was racing to its inside, being hampered. 

Willi Willi - after being marginally slow to begin was then inconvenienced by First Approach. 

Deadly Choices - over-raced in the early and middle stages.

Cannot Be Serios (NZ) - raced four wide without cover.  Rider Dwayne Dunn could offer no explanation.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

Jaminzah - rider Craig Newitt stated his mount felt amiss.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

Trump This - 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. 

Thomas Sadler (Urban Ruler) - pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provisions of AR137(a), the carelessness being that near the 1400m he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of First Approach resulting in that gelding having to be steadied to avoid the heels of Urban Ruler.  Thomas Sadler had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight July 8th and to expire at midnight July 17th, a total of nine race meetings (two metropolitan, seven provincial).  In assessing penalty Stewards took into account his guilty plea and that the carelessness was in the low range. 

Thomas Sadler (Urban Ruler) - found guilty of a charge of improper riding under the provisions of AR137(a), the improper riding being that near the 800m he rode his mount in and thereby forced Kaptive Hero in onto the heels of Deadly Choices resulting in Kaptive Hero being checked for several strides.  Thomas Sadler had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight July 8th and to expire at midnight August 7th, a period of one calendar month and is to be served concurrently with his careless riding suspension. 

 

Swab Samples

 

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

R1 - Ruby Sea, Hussy’s Glow, R2 - Show A Star, Master Zephyr (GB), Duke Of Ellington (FR), R3 - Tsaritsa, Schism, Born Magic (NZ), R4 - Bernie’s Tiger, Royal Symphony, R5 - Woomera, Mystified, Ken’s Dream, R6 - Cinnamon Carter, Rose Of Virginia (NZ), Charlevoix, R7 - Tshahitsi, Amovatio, Count Da Vinci (NZ), R8 - Duke Of Brunswick, Ability, R9 - Trump This, Urban Ruler   

 

Pre-race urine for post race analysis:

R1 - Soho Ruby, Show A Star, R3 - Jacqui’s Joy (NZ), R6 - Cougar Express, R7 - Rhythm To Spare (NZ), R9 - Cannot Be Serios (NZ)

 

Post race samples from following horses:

All winners

 

Raceday Summary

 

Late Scratchings:

R2 - Show A Star (11.57am, order of Stewards)

R2 - Killarney Kid (12.12pm, veterinary advice)

Fines:

R6 - Michael Dee, $300, whip use

R7 - Brendon McCoull, $750, whip use

Severe Reprimands:

R7 - Anthony Darmanin, careless riding

Suspensions:

R9 - Thomas Sadler, careless riding

R9 - Thomas Sadler, improper riding

Horse Actions:

R2 - Killarney Kid, lame near fore, veterinary clearance

R4 - Whoomph, mucus/eiph, veterinary clearance

R9 - Trump This, eiph, veterinary clearance

Changes of Tactics:

R1 - Special Diva

R2 - Hot Ruby

R3 - Movie

R3 - A Lotta Love

R4 - Madame Moustache

R7 - Typhoon Jolie

R9 - Urban Ruler

Adjourned Inquiries:

R2 - Show A Star

Follow Ups:

R9 - Jaminzah

 

Supplementary reports

Mildura, Monday July 3rd 

Race 2 - THE BOTTLE-O 3YO MAIDEN PLATE - 1200 metres: 

Black Mosheen - the Weir stable advised that the gelding pulled up well, there were no indications as to the poor performance and will continue on with its preparation.

Race 8 - MILDURA TRUCK CENTRE ISUZU BM58 HANDICAP - 1200 metres: 

Purrcolate - trainer Raymond Gard advised that the gelding pulled up with tightness in its shoulder and he believes it jarred up due to the track conditions.  The gelding will have a few quiet days and will continue on with its preparation.

 

 

 
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