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Flemington stewards' report
11 Nov 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

VRC @ Flemington – Emirates Stakes Day

 

Date:

Saturday 11 November, 2017

Track:

Good 3

Going Stick:

9.8; Inside 10.1/Outside 9.6; Shear 11.9

Weather:

Fine

Rail:

+3 metres entire circuit

Stewards Panel:

Terry Bailey (Chairman), Robert Cram, Rob Montgomery, James Hitchcock, Sam Cochrane, Kirstie Vanderzeil (cadet)

 

Riding Changes / Jockey Information

 

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

2

Tarquin

Hugh Bowman

Michael Dee

Suspended

2

Kastor

Corey Brown

App Ben Thompson

Delayed en-route

3

Coldstone (FR)

Craig Williams

Dwayne Dunn

Suspended

4

Duke Of Brunswick

Hugh Bowman

Michael Dee

Suspended

4

Liten In My Veins

Craig Williams

Luke Nolen

Suspended

5

Gallic Chieftan (FR)

Craig Williams

Michael Dee

Suspended

6

Consommateur (NZ)

Craig Williams

App Beau Mertens

Suspended

7

Vega Magic

Craig Williams

Luke Nolen

Suspended

7

Impending

Hugh Bowman

Corey Brown

Suspended

8

It’s Somewhat (USA)

Craig Williams

Brenton Avdulla

Suspended

9

Tezlah

Craig Williams

Dwayne Dunn

Suspended

 

Did not attend meeting:

High Bowman, Craig Williams

 

Other Comments / Explanations:

All runners competing in Race 9 were subject to Group 1 security protocols.

 

On arrival on course Noel Callow was examined by the Club’s doctor and passed fit to fulfil his engagements at today’s meeting.

 

Race 1 – AAMI MARIBYRNONG PLATE (GROUP 3) - 1000 metres: 

Raise The Roof – Slow to begin.

Really Swish – Slow to begin. 

Bionics – Lay in under pressure from the 300 metres. Rider Chris Symons reported his mount was agitated and had sweated up prior to the start and in his opinion, this was detrimental to its chances.

King – Led and weakened from the 300 metres. Rider Kerrin McEvoy reported his mount failed to respond to his riding when placed under pressure.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality and a swab sample was taken for analysis. Stewards will follow up with co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden regarding King.

 

Race 2 – JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION PLATE - 2000 metres: 

Oncidium Ruler – Trainer M Kent was fined $200 for the late gear change notification (concussion plates) on the gelding.

Kastor – As no other senior rider was available Stewards permitted app Ben Thompson to replace Corey Brown, who was delayed en-route to the course. Began awkwardly.

 

 

Tarquin – Led and weakened from the 300 metres. Rider Michael Dee reported that after working hard in the early stages he believed that this was detrimental to the geldings chances. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality and a swab sample was taken for analysis.

Kourkam (FR) – Eased down in the straight. Rider Luke Currie could offer no explanation for the performance, however, stated that the gelding may appreciate a track with more give. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with trainer Tony McEvoy regarding Kourkam.

Meet And Greet – Rider Noel Callow reported his mount failed to respond to his riding when placed under pressure and in his opinion, the drop in distance from 2400 metres was detrimental to the geldings chances. Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horses racing performance. A veterinary clearance is required prior to being permitted to race again.

 

Race 3 – MELBOURNES OWN 3AW TROPHY - 1600 metres: 

Fastnet Tempest (IRE) -  Slow to begin.

Raw Impulse (GB) – Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until shifting out across heels passing the 200 metres.

Man Of His Word – Lay out in the straight. Rider Brenton Avdulla reported his mount travelled well, however, failed to respond when placed under pressure. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with trainer Bruce Hill.

 

Race 4 – SENSIS DIGITAL TROPHY - 1400 metres: 

Sadaqa –  Change of tactics – To be ridden more forward. Led.

Give Us A Go – Fractious in the barrier, reared. Underwent a veterinary examination and was deemed unfit to start.  Stewards ordered the late withdrawal of the mare at 2.12pm.  All monies bet for a win and/or place and concession betting on the late scratching to be refunded. All successful bets on horses prior to time of withdrawal are subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket: Win Bets – 3 cents, Place Bets (For Winner) – 4 cents, Place Bets (For 2nd) – 4 cents, Place Bets (For 3rd) – 4 cents, Doubles bets 3 cents *All monies bet after the Stewards declaration of withdrawal to be paid at face value of ticket. Trainer Craig Anderson was advised that Give Us A Go is now suspended from racing until such time as it trials to the satisfaction of Stewards in a jump out.

Longeron – Raced three wide without cover. Eased near the 300 metres after having brushed Gods In Him due to being taken out by Moher.

Ruettiger (NZ) – Raced keenly through the early stages.

Bassett (NZ) – Eased at the 1100 metres when tightened for room between Lord Aspen and Moher, which lay in away from Longeron. Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until approaching the 300 metres.

Lord Aspen – Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until approaching the 200 metres and was again disappointed for clear running over the concluding stages.

Gods In Him – Crowded for room at the 300 metres between Duke Of Brunswick, which shifted in slightly and Longeron, which shifted out.

Mubakkir – Over the concluding stages raced in restricted room between Sadaqa and Moher.

Liten In My Veins -Rider Luke Nolen could offer no explanation for the performance. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with trainer Arron Purcell regarding Liten In My Veins.

 

Race 5 – QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES (GROUP 3)- 2600 metres: 

Gallic Chieftan (FR) – Tightened for room shortly after the start between Cool Chap and Violate, both of which shifted ground.

Violate – Steadied near the 100 metres on the first occasion, to avoid the heels of Qewy (IRE) (Kerrin McEvoy), which was shifting in before being straightened. Raced three wide without cover from the 1000 metres. K McEvoy was notified to exercise more care when shifting ground.

Qewy (IRE) –Rider Kerrin McEvoy reported the gelding may appreciate tracks with more give in them. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Kiwia – Rider Damian Lane reported the gelding may have come to the end of its preparation. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

 

Race 6 – 7NEWS MATRIARCH STAKES (GROUP 2)- 2000 metres: 

Falika (NZ) – Late scratching at 8.04am on veterinary advice. Trainer Greg Eurell to provide a veterinary certificate.

Savapinski (NZ) – Began awkwardly.

Cedar Grande (NZ) – Raced three wide without cover.

Tahanee (ARG) – Rider Damian Lane reported his mount was better suited to distances shorted than todays 2000 metres. A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame left fore. A veterinary clearance is required prior to being permitted to race again. Swab sample was taken for analysis.

Flying Jess – Rider Jordan Childs reported his mount raced flat. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Consommateur (NZ) – App Beau Mertens reported his mount appreciates tracks with more give in them. 

Heavens Above – A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame right fore and had a slower than normal recovery. A veterinary clearance is required prior to being permitted to race again.

Dwayne Dunn (Cedar Grange NZ) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR137(a). The careless riding being that near the 1500 metres he permitted his mount to shift in crowding Star Patriot onto Flying Jess which was crowded for room and made contact with the running rail. D Dunn had his licence to ride in races suspended for a total of ten meetings to commence midnight 11 November, 2027  and to expire midnight 18 November, 2017. (2 metro, 8 provincial). In assessing penalty, the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the mid-range category of carelessness and took into account his guilty plea and record.

 

Race 7 – DARLEY CLASSIC (GROUP 1)- 1200 metres: 

Chautauqua – Began awkwardly and was slow to begin. Lay in.

Super Cash – Lay in under pressure.

Impending – Near the 900 metres taken out by Super Cash.

Man From Uncle – Near the 900 metres relinquish rightful running.

Malaguerra – Rider Ben Melham reported the gelding raced flat. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame near fore. Veterinary clearance required prior to racing again.

Redkirk Warrior (GB) -  Rider Regan Bayliss reported the gelding raced flat. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Vega Magic – Co-trainers Hayes and Dabernig advised that Vega Magic will now be spelled.      

Katelyn Mallyon (Super Cash) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR137(a). The careless riding being that near the 900 metres she permitted her mount to shift out taking Impending out into the rightful running of Man From Uncle resulting in Man From Uncle having to relinquish its position. K Mallyon had her licence to ride in races suspended for a total of eleven meetings to commence midnight 13 November, 2017 and to expire midnight 21 November, 2017. (2 metro, 9 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the mid-range category of carelessness and took into account her guilty plea, record and that it was a Group 1 race.

Dwayne Dunn (Chautauqua) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR137(a). The careless riding being that near the 500 metres he shifted in when not clear of Man From Uncle resulting in Man From Uncle being checked. D Dunn had his licence to ride in races suspended for a total of fourteen meetings to commence midnight 11 November, 2017 and to expire midnight 22 November, 2017. This suspension to be served concurrently with the suspension in race 6 (3 metro, 11 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the mid-range category of carelessness and took into account his guilty plea and record

 

Race 8 – EMIRATES STAKES (GROUP 1)- 2000 metres: 

The start of the race was delayed to allow for Gingernuts, which had sustained an injury during its preliminary, to be transported from the track.

Gingernuts (NZ) – Sustained an injury to the near foreleg during its preliminary. Stewards ordered the late withdrawal of Gingernuts at 4.55pm on veterinary advice.  All monies bet for a win and/or place and concession betting on the late scratching to be refunded. All successful bets on horses prior to time of withdrawal are subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket: Win Bets – 17 cents, Place Bets (For Winner) – 15 cents, Place Bets (For 2nd) -  15 cents, Place Bets (For 3rd) – 16 cents, Doubles betting 17 cents *All monies bet after the Stewards declaration of withdrawal to be paid at face value of ticket. Post race was diagnosed with a fractured pastern near fore leg will undergo surgery Monday and all signs are that this injury is not life threatening. Veterinary clearance required prior to racing again.

Samovare – Change of tactics – To be ridden quieter. Settled at the rear of the field.

Tosen Stardom (JPN) – Began awkwardly and was slow to begin. Checked approaching the 300 metres when disappointed for running between Folkswood (GB)(Kerrin McEvoy) which shifted out slightly away from The Taj Mahal which had also shifted out; and Odeon (NZ)(Chris Symons), which after initially shifting out then shifted back in. After considering all the evidence which included that the shifts were slight from Odeon and Folkswood,  Stewards severely reprimanded Chris Symons and Kerrin McEvoy for their respective shifts.

Folkswood (GB) – Raced three wide without cover. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. During the event lost both front plates.

Cliff’s Edge - Faltered at the 400 metres. Rider Dean Yendall was fined $1,500 under the provisions of AR137A(5)(a)(ii) for using his whip nine times prior to the 100 metres, which is four times more than permitted. Stewards took into account the totality of his whip use. (15).

Its Somewhat (USA) – In the straight lay out.

Gailo Chop (FR) – A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

 Sense Of Occasion – During the event lost the near fore plate.

The Taj Mahal – Rider Ben Melham was found guilty of a charge under the provisions of AR137A(5)(a)(ii) in that he used his whip ten times prior to the 100 metres, which is five times more than permitted. B Melham had his licence to ride in races suspended for a total of eight meetings to commence midnight 11 November, 2017 and to expire midnight 17 November, 2017. In assessing penalty the Stewards took into account his record and the totality of his whip use. (16).

Race 9 – EMIRATES AIRLINE HANDICAP (LISTED)- 1400 metres: 

Double Jeopardy – Began awkwardly.

Faolan – Tightened for room shortly after the start between Kentucky Breeze, which shifted in slightly and Andaz, which shifted out

Tamasa – Raced keenly through the early and middle stages. Held up for clear running from the 400 metres and went to the line not fully tested.

Surjin – Checked at the 250 metres to avoid the heels of Mr So And So, which shifted out.

Trekking – Hung in under pressure in the straight.  Rider Brenton Avdulla dropped his whip near the 100 metres.

Kentucky Breeze – Taken out off its course at the 500 metres when brushed by Tezlah (NZ), which shifted to the outside of Trekking. Rider Corey Brown was fined $3,000 under the provisions of AR137A(5)(a)(ii) for using his whip eight times prior to the 100 metres, which is three times more than permitted. Stewards took into account the totality of his whip use inside the 100 metres and that he had won the race.

Andaz – Had some difficulty obtaining clear running from the 200 metres to the 100 metres. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. During the event lost the right for plate.

 

Kerrin McEvoy  (Mr So And So) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR137(a). The careless riding being that near the 250 metres he permitted his mount to shift out when not sufficiently clear of Suurjin resulting in rider Stephen Baster taking hold of the colt to avoid heels. K McEvoy had his licence to ride in races suspended for a total of eight meetings to commence midnight 11 November, 2017 and to expire midnight 17 November, 2017. (1 metro, 7 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the low-range category of carelessness and took into account his guilty plea and record.

 

SWAB SAMPLES

 

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race 1 – Belzella, Encryption, Bionics - Race 2 – Tiger Tim, Have Plenty, Shamkiyr (FR) – Race 3 -  Man Of His Word, Jacquinot Bay, Coldstone – Race 4 - Give Us A Go, Lord Aspen, Liten In My Veins – Race 5 – Gallic Chieftan, Vengeur Masque - Race 6 – Prompt Response, Payroll, Token Of Love, Cedar Grande (NZ) – Race 7 – Malaguerra, Redkirk Warrior (GB), Missrock, Redzel – Race 8 – Odeon, Gingernuts

 

Pre-race urine for post race analysis:

Race 2 – Meet And Greet – Race 3 – Fastnet Tempest (IRE) – Race 4 – Duke Of Brunswick - Race 5 – Qewy (IRE), Grey Lion, Violate – Race 6 – Prompt Response

 

Post race samples from following horses:

All winners – Race 1- Run Naan (winner) Encryption (2nd), King (unplaced) – Race 2 – Tarquin (unplaced) – Race 3 – Fastnet Tempest (winner) – Race 4 – Moher (winner) -  Race 5 – Vengeur Masque (winner), Grey Lion (2nd) - Race 6 – Savapinski (winner), Tahanee (ARG) (6th) – Race 7 – Redzel (winner), Race 8 – Tosen Stardom (winner), Happy Clapper (2nd), It’s Somewhat (3rd) – Race 10 – Kentucky Breeze (winner)

 

Raceday Summary

 

Late Scratchings:

Race 4 – Give Us A Go at 2.12pm - vets

Race 6 – Falika (NZ) at 8.04am – vets

Race 8 – Gingernuts at 4.55pm - vets

Fines:

Race 2 – Mick Kent $200 – gear change

Race 8 - Dean Yendall $1,500 AR137A(5)(a)(ii)

Race 9 – Corey Brown $3,000 AR137A(5)(a)(ii)

Suspensions:

Race 6 - Dwayne Dunn AR137(a). Midnight 11 November, 2027 midnight 18 November, 2017.

Race 7 - Katelyn Mallyon AR137(a). Midnight 13 November, 2017 - midnight 21 November, 2017.

Race 7 - Dwayne Dunn AR137(a). Midnight 11 November, 2017 -midnight 22 November, 2017.

Race 8 - Ben Melham AR137A(5)(a)(ii) Midnight 11 November, 2017 - midnight 17 November, 2017.

Race 9 - Kerrin AR137(a). Midnight 11 November, 2017 - midnight 17 November, 2017. (1 metro, 7 provincial).

Horse Actions:

Race 2 - Meet And Greet –EIPH. Vet clearance.

Race 4 – Give Us A Go – Fractious in barrier. Suspended. Trial

Race 6 - Tahanee (ARG) – Lame left fore. Vet clearance.

Race 6 - Heavens Above – Lame right fore, slow recovery. Vet clearance.

Race 7 - Malaguerra – Lame near fore. Vet clearance.

Race 8 – Gingernuts – Lame near fore. Vet clearance

Change of Tactics:

Race 4 - Sadaqa – Forward.

Race 8 - Samovare – Quieter.

Follow Ups:

Race 1 – King

Race 2 – Kourkam (FR)

Race 3 - Man Of His Word

Race 4 - Liten In My Veins

Race 8 – Gailo Chop (FR)

Follow ups

Ballarat, Monday November 6 2017

Race 2 - Eureka Concrete Maiden Plate - 1600 metres:

Reliable Magic (NZ) - Trainer advised the horse had pulled up well, however, may have choked down and he would consider applying a tongue tie.

 

Race 7 - Sportsbet Power Play BM64 Handicap - 1400 metres:

Cryfowl – Connections advised Cryfowl had jarred up a little following the race. It was now the intention to freshen up the horse and continue with the preparation.

 

 

 
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