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Randwick stewards' report
02 Sep 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

STEWARDS’ REPORT

Australian Turf Club

ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

Saturday 2 September 2017

Weather:               Fine

Track:                    Good (3)

Rail:                       +6m

Penetrometer:       4.98

 

STEWARDS:  M F Van Gestel (Chairman), P C Dingwall, T J Davidson, D L Carr, J A Shultz, T J Vassallo and cadets T D North, M W Purse and F J Dale

                                                               

 

Supplementary Reports:

WYONG – Friday 1 September 2017

Race 6:  Winning Commercial Mona Lisa Stakes Listed Race – Fillies & Mares 1350m

Sweet Redemption - co-trainer Mr A Bott advised he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare and it is the stable's intention to continue with its preparation.

 

Race 7:  2017 Carlton Mid Wyong Gold Cup Listed Race 2100m

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

 

CANTERBURY PARK – Wednesday 30 August 2017

Race 5:  #Theraces Handicap (1550m)

Tahsin – when questioned regarding his riding of the gelding approaching the 800m, T Angland stated that his instructions were to have his mount ridden further forward today as notified.  He said that he was able to establish a position one out/one back behind Fortensky and when in the middle stages his mount commenced to race keenly and he felt the pace commenced to slacken, rather than continuing to restrain his mount, in an endeavour to hold his position behind Fortensky he elected to shift to that runner's outside.  T Angland added, after shifting to Fortensky's outside, he allowed his mount to stride forward passing the 800m, however when the rider of Fortensky commenced to ride his mount along, he was obliged to make more use of Tahsin in an endeavour to go forward and cross Fortensky, whereby he ultimately obtained a position to the outside of the leader Virgilio.  Having regard to the sectional times in the middle stages, the Stewards did not feel that T Angland's decision to improve from the 800m was unreasonable, particularly in circumstances where he had been awkwardly placed close to the heels of Fortensky.

 

Race 6:  Schweppes Handicap 1200m

Intueri – rider B Avdulla reported to Stewards that his mount hung in under pressure in the straight and proved difficult to ride.  He said despite his efforts Intueri proved difficult to shift away from the rails and consequently approaching the winning post was held up on the heels of Bright Future.

                                                               


 

RACE 1:  ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap 1300m

Dissolution – slow to begin.  Shortly after the start was steadied and shifted in behind runners to obtain cover.

 

Devolving – overraced in the early and middle stages.  Hung out in the early part of the straight.  Rider App. A Adkins stated his mount was inclined to race greenly in the run and as a result he raced three wide, albeit with cover.  He said under pressure in the straight Devolving proved somewhat difficult to ride out as it continued to shift ground and in his opinion would benefit from today's performance.  He further added in his view Devolving might be better suited by coming back in distance and with the addition of blinkers, whereby the filly would be assisted by a faster earlier tempo.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be displaying a poor post-race recovery.

 

Island Missile – commenced to get its head up and overraced near the 1100m when being restrained.  When questioned regarding his riding rounding the home turn, T Angland stated he followed Andaz throughout the middle stages after being crossed by that runner making the first turn.  He said for some distance approaching the 600m his mount raced tight to the inside of Devolving when that runner was inclined to shift ground, which resulted in Island Missile racing a little keenly.  When questioned as to whether there was an opportunity to shift three wide to follow Albumin making the home turn, T Angland stated in his opinion the option to do so was too far from the finish and for this reason he elected to follow Andaz into the straight.  He added on straightening he improved to the inside of Albumin and then was held up on the back of Andaz before securing clear running near the 200m.  Stewards advised T Angland that in their opinion he had made an error of judgement in not shifting off three deep to follow Albumin, which then would have afforded him clear running in the early part of the straight.  In taking no further action against T Angland, the Stewards were of the view that this did not materially prejudice the gelding's chances of finishing in the first three placings.

 

Beau Geste – laid out when placed under pressure from the 300m.

 

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

 

Albumin – when questioned, rider J Parr stated that, as notified to the Stewards, he was instructed to endeavour to obtain cover.  He said from his wide draw when his mount commenced well he immediately looked to his inside to ascertain as to whether there was an opportunity to obtain cover.  He said approaching the first turn, when it became apparent his mount was going to be caught wide, he elected then to ride forward with a view to crossing Andaz, however Albumin did not show the necessary speed to do so and as a consequence was caught three wide without cover throughout the event.  J Parr further stated that as a result of the tough run his mount was under pressure making the home turn, whereby it gave ground in the straight.

 

RACE 2:  National Jockeys Trust Handicap 2000m

Roman Son – co-trainer Mr A Cummings reported to the Stewards this morning that the gelding was found to be coughing following light exercise.  Roman Son was examined by the stable veterinarian, who performed an endoscopic examination on the gelding, and passed it fit to start.  Raced keenly in the early stages.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Wahng Wah – slow to begin.  Held up making the home turn and in the early part of the straight.

 

Admiral Jello – slow to begin.  Near the 1000m was inclined to race keenly and was steadied away from the heels of Doukhan.

 

My Giuliano – slow to begin.  Raced keenly in the early stages.  Caught wide in the early stages before being allowed to stride forward near the 1500m to race outside the leader.  When questioned regarding his riding making the home turn and the reason his mount shifted out, M Walker stated in the early stages he was obliged to make some use of his mount to cross and obtain a position outside the lead.  He said as a consequence when he placed his mount under pressure from the 600m it commenced to tire and, as he rode his mount along, it rolled out.  M Walker added that he was not aware that Up 'N' Rolling was positioned to his inside as he made the home turn and in fact he was of the view that Roman Son had obtained that position in the early stages.  Stewards advised M Walker that, whilst they accepted his evidence that he was not aware Up 'N' Rolling was positioned to his inside, he should wherever possible ride his mounts in a competitive manner.

 

Multifacets – rider H Bowman stated his intention was to endeavour to lead on the gelding today as it has performed best when being able to be ridden in this manner.  He said when the early tempo was stronger than expected he positioned his mount behind the leaders and in his view this was the main reason for the gelding's disappointing performance.  He added from the 600m he endeavoured to improve into the event, however after responding briefly to his riding, Multifacets was unable to finish the race off.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Plymouth Road – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding bled for the first time from both nostrils.  Trainer Mr M Smith was advised Plymouth Road would incur the mandatory three month ban under AR53A and would be required to either gallop over 1000m in the presence of the Stewards or barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again.

 

RACE 3:  TAB Supports Jockeys Trust Mile 1600m

All But Gone – slow to begin (2L).  Trainer Mr D Lane was fined the sum of $50 under AR59A for failing to produce the Thoroughbred Identity Card for the gelding.

 

More To Gain – slow to begin.  For a short distance near the 200m had some difficulty securing clear running.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding bled for the first time from both nostrils.  Co-trainer Ms A Turner was advised More To Gain would incur the mandatory three month ban under AR53A and would be required to either gallop over 1000m in the presence of the Stewards or barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again.

 

Muraqaba – began awkwardly.  When questioned, rider B Avdulla stated his mount travelled comfortably outside the leader Embley.  He said when placed under pressure making the home turn Muraqaba was inclined to lay out, but when placed under pressure in the straight did not respond to his riding and weakened.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery and respiratory distress.  Co-trainer Mr A Cummings informed the Stewards Muraqaba would now be spelled.  Co-trainer Mr E Cummings was fined the sum of $200 under AR140A for failing to fit the surcingle on the gelding, which resulted in Muraqaba being delayed in leaving the mounting enclosure.

 

Jaminzah – when questioned regarding his riding, H Bowman stated his mount settled towards the rear of the field as anticipated.  He said near the 600m when Mandalong Kiss shifted out to improve he allowed his mount to start to make ground with a view to improving between All But Gone and Zin Zan Eddie.  He added, as he commenced to ride his mount along, All But Gone shifted out abruptly and obtained the position he was looking to take and as a consequence he was disappointed and obliged to shift to the inside of All But Gone.  H Bowman further stated on straightening a run briefly developed between All But Gone and Miami Dade, which he then elected to immediately obtain, however when Muraqaba shifted out it resulted in Miami Dade being taken wider on the track and he was again disappointed for clear running and had to be steadied.  He said he then shifted back to the inside of More To Gain to obtain clear running, whereby his mount took some time to respond to his riding once into clear running.

 

RACE 4:  TAB Highway Handicap 1400m

Bonsley – when no suitable rider was available at the weight permission was granted for B Spriggs to ride the gelding 1 kilogram overweight.

 

Fraternater – as no other apprentice rider was available, permission was granted for App. C Frater-Hill to claim 1.5 kilograms of her allowance.  App. Frater-Hill was reprimanded under LR70.  Began awkwardly.  Hung out under pressure in the straight as it gave ground.

 

Mister Marmalade – slow to begin.

 

Last Try Wins – jumped awkwardly and despite being ridden along in the early stages, failed to muster speed and became detached from the field.

 

Valknut – raced fiercely in the early and middle stages.

 

Super Star Bob – laid in under pressure in the straight.

 

Collins Creek – near the 250m was inconvenienced when crowded between Super Star Bob and Bonsley, which shifted out.

 

Snowbrook – near the 200m was hampered when crowded between Count Cumani and Schedule, which shifted out when being steadied away from the heels of Collins Creek.

 

Makfi Lass – near the 200m was steadied and shifted to the outside of My Tagoson to find clear running.

 

My Tagoson – near the 200m had to alter course to the inside of Mister Marmalade to find clear running.

 

Schedule – when questioned regarding his riding in the straight, K McEvoy stated with the strong early tempo he had anticipated the leading division giving ground and accordingly he elected to attempt to find a run out wide.  He said on straightening he initially looked to the inside to ascertain if there was clear running and when he did not identify a run to take he elected to shift out in order to follow Super Star Bob.  K McEvoy added, as he commenced to shift to follow that runner, both Super Star Bob and Collins Creek shifted in in advance of him and he was then obliged to check his mount to avoid the heels of Collins Creek and shift out to secure clear running inside the 200m.  He said once balanced up in the straight Schedule found the line strongly.  K McEvoy agreed with Stewards that in retrospect his best option in the straight would have been to shift to the inside of Collins Creek to find clear running.

 

RACE 5:  Concorde Stakes (Group 3) 1000m

Super Too – trainer Mr M Conners advised the mare had sustained bruising to its off-foreleg overnight whilst in the stables and consequently was withdrawn from today's event.  Mr Conners was asked to provide a veterinary clearance for Super Too prior to its next race start.

 

Spieth – after being slow to begin, was crowded shortly after between Nieta and The Monstar, which shifted out.  Commenced to race keenly in the middle stages, whereby it was then inclined to lay out until approaching the home turn.  Over the final 200m was inclined to lay in.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the horse to have blood in one nostril and to be displaying a poor post-race recovery and respiratory distress.  Trainer Mr B Heys advised Stewards Spieth had not displayed any respiratory issue in its previous race starts and had been subject to an endoscopic examination post-race in the Newmarket Handicap on 11 March 2017 where no abnormalities were detected.  Mr Heys was advised that prior to the horse racing again it would be required to either gallop over 1000m in the presence of the Stewards or barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards and a satisfactory endoscopic examination would also be required.  An endoscopic examination performed by the stable veterinarian on return to Mr Heys' stable did not reveal any abnormalities, however Spieth was found to be suffering from bruising to its eye.

 

RACE 6:  Furious Stakes (Group 2) 1200m

Whispered Secret – slow to begin.

 

Seannie – slow to begin.  Overraced in the early and middle stages.

 

I Am Excited – making the home turn was hampered and taken wider when Alizee shifted out to improve to the outside of Formality.

 

Formality – over the final 50m was inclined to lay out under pressure.

 

Champagne Cuddles – laid out under pressure in the straight.  When questioned regarding the filly settling at the tail of the field, T Angland stated he was issued with no specific instructions, but from his wide draw there was always a risk of being caught wide without cover.  He said, after his mount commenced well, he looked to his inside to see if there was an opportunity to sit in behind the leaders, however when I Am Excited held its position to his inside, he elected to allow his mount to drift back towards the rear of the field.  He added that when Seannie held its position to his inside he was obliged then to restrain his mount to take up a position behind that runner in order to obtain cover.  T Angland further stated, with the moderate early tempo, he elected to commence to ride his mount along from the 450m, whereby Champagne Cuddles ran on strongly.  After considering his explanation, Stewards deemed his decision to go back to the tail of the field was reasonable in the circumstances given that he would be obliged to race three wide without cover had he not done so.

 

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

 

RACE 7:  Tattersalls Club Chelmsford Stakes (Group 2) 1600m

Antonio Guiseppe – slow to begin.  Raced keenly throughout when caught wide without cover.

 

Libran – shortly after the start was crowded slightly between Lasqueti Spirit and Chocante.  Briefly held up making the home turn.

 

Sarrasin – for some distance passing the 1200m when racing keenly was steadied when awkwardly placed on the heels of Winx.  Stable representative Mr C Duckworth reported that Sarrasin was found to have bled from one nostril on return to the stable.  Mr Duckworth was advised that Sarrasin would be required to either gallop over 1000m in the presence of the Stewards or barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards and a satisfactory endoscopic examination would also be required prior to racing again.

 

Winx – approaching the 200m rider H Bowman accidentally dropped his whip.  H Bowman was fined $300 under AR137(c) for making a celebratory gesture prior to the winning post.

 

RACE 8:  Tattersalls Club Tramway Stakes (Group 2) 1400m

Heavens Above – slow to begin.

 

Maurus – shortly after the start was steadied and shifted in behind runners to obtain cover.

 

Tom Melbourne – overraced in the early and middle stages when obliged to race wide without cover.  Laid in in the straight.

 

Invincible Gem – after being crossed by Ecuador near the 1000m, endeavoured to obtain a position to the outside of that runner, but was prevented from doing so when G Schofield, rider of The Virginian, shifted in to take up that position outside Ecuador.  In this incident Invincible Gem was steadied to take a position behind Ecuador.  On straightening Invincible Gem improved into a narrow run between Ecuador and The Virginian, resulting in Invincible Gem and The Virginian making contact and both runners became unbalanced.

 

Mackintosh – inclined to lay in in the early part of the straight and as a result was reluctant to shift to the outside of Heavens Above for some distance in the early part of the straight to secure clear running.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near-foreleg.  Trainer Mr C Waller was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Mackintosh racing again.

 

Zanbagh – near the 200m was steadied when disappointed for clear running between McCreery and The Virginian, which shifted out and away from Invincible GemZanbagh was then held up for clear running until near the 100m.

 

RACE 9:  Schweppes Handicap 1400m

Marenostro – began awkwardly.  When questioned regarding his riding rounding the home turn, App. B McDougall stated that his mount commenced to tire and during this time shifted out slightly rounding the home turn, which ultimately provided room for the eventual winner Washington Heights being able to pursue a narrow run to his inside.  B McDougall was advised that he should ensure that wherever possible he rides his mounts in a competitive manner.

 

Free Standing – slow to begin.  Overraced badly throughout the early and middle stages.

 

My Nordic Hero – slow to begin.

 

Berry Delicious – steadied and shifted in shortly after the start to obtain cover.  Overraced in the early and middle stages.  Near the 250m was inconvenienced when crowded by Dawn Wall (C Brown) and My Nordic Hero (M Walker), which was inclined to lay out away from Veladero.  Both C Brown and M Walker were advised to exercise more care.

 

Dawn Wall – steadied and shifted in shortly after the start to obtain cover.

 

Veladero – rider G Schofield stated he was instructed to take up a forward position and, after jumping well, he followed Rocket Commander across in the early stages.  He said he expected Rocket Commander to cross Marenostro to the lead, but when Marenostro held its position in front he was left three wide without cover for the remainder of the event.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Rocket Commander – inclined to lay in under pressure in the straight, resulting in T Clark shifting his weight on two occasions to assist in straightening his mount.

 

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

 

Race 1

K McEvoy (Merovee)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 4

T Angland (Super Star Bob)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 5

J Adams (The Monstar)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 6

T Angland (Champagne Cuddles)

C Brown (I Am Excited)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 8

J Adams (Happy Clapper)

M Walker (Tom Melbourne)

C Brown (Invincible Gem)

7 strikes prior to the 100m.

8 strikes prior to the 100m.

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

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

Race 1:  Andaz, Dissolution, Merovee.

Race 2:  Admiral Jello, Doukhan, Plymouth Road, Roman Son, Wahng Wah.

Race 3:  Zin Zan Eddie, Jaminzah, Muraqaba, Mandalong Kiss, All But Gone, More To Gain.

Race 4:  Schedule, Collins Creek, Count Cumani, Makfi Lass.

Race 5:  Redzel (2), Spieth (2), Nieta.

Race 6:  Whispered Secret, Champagne Cuddles (2), Seannie, Alizee, Joyfilly Ours.

Race 7:  Sense Of Occasion, Red Excitement (2), Libran, Chocante, Harper's Choice, Winx (2).

Race 8:  Happy Clapper (2), Mackintosh, Invincible Gem, Tom Melbourne (2).

Race 9:  Marenostro, Rocket Commander, My Nordic Hero, Dawn Wall (2).

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 3: Trainer D Lane (All But Gone) - $50 fail to produce Thoroughbred Identity Card.

Co-Trainer (Muraqaba) $200 – fail to fit surcingle (AR140A).

Race 7: H Bowman (Winx) $300 – celebratory gesture (AR137(c)).

Reprimands:

Race 4: App. C Frater-Hill (Fraternater) – overweight (LR70).

Suspensions:

Nil.

Bleeders:

Race 2: Plymouth Road (trainer M Smith) – 3 month ban (AR53A).

Race 3: More To Gain (co-trainer A Turner) – 3 month ban (AR53A).

Warnings:

Nil

Trials:

Race 2: Plymouth Road (trainer M Smith) – bled from both nostrils

Race 3: More To Gain (co-trainer A Turner) – bled from both nostrils.

Race 5: Spieth (trainer B Heys) – blood one nostril.

Race 7: Sarrasin (trainer C Waller) – blood one nostril.

Certificates:

Race 5: Super Too (trainer M Conners) – bruising to off-foreleg.

Spieth (trainer B Heys) including endoscopic examination – poor post-race recovery, respiratory distress, blood in one nostril.

Race 8: Mackintosh (trainer C Waller) – lame near-foreleg.

Fall/Injuries:

Nil.

Change of Tactics:

Race 1: Albumin – to be ridden with cover; settled outside leader.

Race 2: My Giuliano – to be ridden further forward; settled on pace.

Race 3: Embley – to be ridden more positive if circumstances permit; led.

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

Race 3: Mackintosh – to be ridden quieter from wide draw; settled back.

Change of Colours:

Nil.

Change of Gear

Nil.

Follow up:

Nil.

 

 
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