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Flemington stewards' report
12 Aug 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

VRC @ Flemington

 

Date:

Saturday August 12th 2017

Track:

Good 4 (Races 1-2); Good 3 @ 1.04pm (Races 3-9)

Going Stick

9.9; Inside 10.1/Outside 9.7; Shear 10.8

Weather:

Fine

Rail:

+10m entire circuit

Stewards Panel:

Robert Cram (Chairman), Rob Montgomery, Corie Waller, Simon Carey & Samantha Davison

 

 

Riding Changes / Jockey Information

 

Medical Certificate produced today:

Daniel Moor was examined by the doctor after arriving on course and was passed fit to ride. 

 

Race 1 - VRC Member Raymond Ali Handicap - 1400 metres:  

Sky Punch (NZ) - connections advised would be ridden with cover; settled towards the rear of the field and over-raced.  When over-racing near the 900m, had to be checked off the heels of Confluence and as a result shifted out abruptly and took Revlis out off its course. 

Mulk - connections advised would be ridden more forward; began well, over-raced in the early stages and led.

Nistaan - began awkwardly, shifted in and inconvenienced Kedleston.

Kedleston - after being slow to begin was inconvenienced by Confluence.

Sheer Madness - raced three wide without cover.

Nistaan - rider Luke Currie was of the opinion that the colt may be looking for further and may be better suited with the addition of blinkers.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Regal Embrace - a post race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame in the near foreleg and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again. 

 

Race 2 - VRC Member Beverley Hogan Handicap - 2530 metres:  

Welcome Stryker - after making contact with the gate leaving the mounting yard, underwent a veterinary examination behind the barriers and was passed suitable to race.  Got its head up when over-racing in the early stages and near the 2100m, when being restrained to gain cover, made contact with Araldo Junior (GER) and became unbalanced. 

Kilimanjaro (IRE) - connections advised would be ridden forward; led.

Lautaro - slow to begin.  Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.  Hung out rounding the home turn.  A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off foreleg and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again. 

Araldo Junior (GER) - rider Patrick Moloney reported his mount felt lame in front.  A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near foreleg and an endoscopic examination detected a degree on internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected its racing performance and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again. 

The track was upgraded from Good 4 to Good 3 at 1.04pm after the running of this race. 

 

Race 3 - VRC Member Graeme McMenamin Handicap - 1400 metres:  

Fanatic - slow to begin.

Onerous - jumped away awkwardly.  Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.  Weakened from the 200m.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

Sovereign Nation - laid inwards from the 200m.

The Implicator - a post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near foreleg and a veterinary clearance will be required prior to racing again. 

 

Race 4 - VRC Member William OGrady Handicap - 1700 metres:  

Lucky Paddy - prior to correct weight apprentice Ben Allen, rider of Lucky Paddy (fourth placegetter) viewed the Stewards film to ascertain whether his mount had been struck by the whip of Ethan Brown, rider Duke Of Ellington (FR) (third placegetter) near the 250m which was racing on his inside.  It was established that near the 250m Lucky Paddy got its head up after being brushed by the whip of Ethan Brown and no objection was lodged. 

Mr Gustavo (NZ) - connections advised would be ridden forward; settled behind the leaders.

Jaminzah - slow to begin.

Cosmic Lights - slow to begin.  Rider Regan Bayliss stated his mount resented racing inside of other runners.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

Black Sheep (NZ) - raced three wide without cover.

Portion Control - had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Shamkiyr (FR) near the 600m. 

Duke Of Ellington (FR) - apprentice Ethan Brown stated it had not been his intention to lead however the gelding raced fresh and after beginning well he allowed it to maintain a forward position. 

Riyadh (NZ) - a post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off foreleg and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again. 

 

Race 5 - VRC Member Mark Young Handicap - 1400 metres:  

Phoenix Park (NZ) - had to be re-plated behind the barriers which delayed the start of the race.  A post race veterinary examination identified the presence of blood at both nostrils. The mare shall not without permission of the Stewards: (a) be trained, exercised or galloped on any racecourse for a period of two months thereafter; (b) start in any race for a period of three months, and then only after a satisfactory gallop of at least 1000m in the presence of a Steward.   The stable advised that the mare would now be retired. 

Orachael - began awkwardly.  Rider Ben Melham was of the opinion his mount would be better suited over 1200m.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities other than a slower than normal recovery.

Samovare - began awkwardly.  Raced three wide without cover.

Tavi Bay (NZ) - began awkwardly, shifted out abruptly and hampered Swampland (NZ).  Apprentice Jake Bayliss was of the opinion his mount would be better suited on a track with more give. 

All Clear - began awkwardly then over-raced in the early and middle stages. 

Niminypiminy - rider Damian Lane accidentally dropped his off side rein approaching the 100m.

 

Race 6 - VRC Member Joan Watson Handicap - 1400 metres:  

Shockaholic - slow to begin (three lengths) and a warning will be placed on the geldings record. 

Sir Sagamore - began awkwardly.  Laid out near the 200m and had to be steadied off the heels of Invictum Domina.  A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near foreleg and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again. 

Wayanka - began awkwardly, shifted in and made heavy contact with Euston Road which also began awkwardly and shifted out.

Euston Road - began awkwardly and made contact with Wayanka.  Eased down from the 200m; rider Stephen Baster reported his mount felt sore behind.  A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the off hind leg and an endoscopic examination detected a degree of mucus that may have affected its racing performance and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again. 

Knowable - began awkwardly and became unbalanced.  Apprentice Chris Caserta could offer no explanation for the performance other than his mount began awkwardly.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Mr Optimistic - raced three wide without cover in the early and middle stages.

I Boogi (NZ) - raced three wide without cover.

Lord Tennyson - when laying in near the 350m had to be steadied off the heels of Mr Optimistic.

Famelist - rider Craig Newitt was of the view his mount would be better suited on a track with more give. 

Kilmacurragh (NZ) - rider Dwayne Dunn could offer no explanation for the performance which was disappointing.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

 

Race 7 - Auries Star Handicap (Group 3) - 1200 metres:  

Manuel - over-raced in the early and middle stages.

Flippant - shortly after the start was brushed on the hindquarters by Snitzson and became unbalanced.  Rider Ben Melham reported his mount slipped behind leaving the gates and never travelled comfortably in the run.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. 

Cannyescent - had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Grande Rosso which eased near the 450m.

Yesterdays Songs - hung outwards in the straight and near the 200m had to be steadied off the heels of Snitzson (Stephen Baster) which after initially shifting in was taken in further by Flippant (Ben Melham); Ben Melham and Stephen Baster were both advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.

Weve Got This - rider Craig Newitt stated his mount, which was first up from a spell, would benefit from todays run.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities other than a slow recovery. 

 

Race 8 - VRC Member Doris Theuma Handicap - 2000 metres:  

Crocodile Rock (IRE) - connections advised would be ridden forward; settled behind the leaders.  Rider Ben Melham was of the view his mount would improve from the run. 

Hardington (GB) - began awkwardly.  Rider Damien Oliver could offer no explanation for the performance which was disappointing.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities other than a slow recovery. 

Clairvaux - over-raced in the early stages.  Apprentice Ben Thompson was reminded of his obligation with regard to his whip use on a horse that was out of contention.  

Dollar For Dollar - raced wide without cover.

Macrobius - hung out in the home straight.

The Thug - apprentice Jack Martin was of the view his mount may be better suited on a track with more give. 

Bajour - apprentice Taylor Marshall was reminded of his obligation with regard to his whip use on a horse that was out of contention.

 

Race 9 - VRC Member Charles White Handicap - 1000 metres:  

Gibbon - began awkwardly.  Was unable to obtain clear running from the 500m until near the 200m. 

Runson - began awkwardly.  Apprentice Ben Thompson reported that after beginning awkwardly, the gelding failed to travel.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

So Si Bon - began awkwardly.  Held up when unable to improve its position from the 400m until the 300m. 

Runsati - began awkwardly.

Tribal Wisdom - raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

Rocket Tommy - laid in throughout the race.  Rider Damien Oliver got his whip entangled between his mount and Royalic approaching the 100m.  Approaching the finishing line was eased to avoid the heels of So Si Bon which was shifting in.  A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities other than a slow recovery.

Royalic - a post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a slow recovery. 

 

Swab Samples

 

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

R1 - Confluence, Nistaan, Kedleston, R2 - Master Zephyr (GB), Crafty Cruiser, Araldo Junior (GER), Lautaro (NZ), R3 - The Implicator, Onerous, Tally, R4 - Riyadh (NZ), Jaminzah, Radical, R5 - Swampland (NZ), All Clear, Orachael, R6 - Mr Optimistic, Four By Four, Famelist, Sir Sagamore, R7 - Grande Rosso, Flippant, Cannyescent, I Am A Star (NZ), R8 - Manapine, Macrobius, Alward (IRE), Crocodile Rock (IRE), R9 - Rocket Tommy, Rough Justice, Tudor

 

Pre-race urine for post race analysis:

R1 - Sky Punch (NZ), R3 - Fanatic (NZ), R5 - Samovare, R6 - Invictum Domina

 

Post race samples from following horses:

All winners, R7 - Cannyescent (second placegetter)  

 

Raceday Summary

 

Horse Actions:

R1 - Regal Embrace, lame near fore, veterinary clearance

R2 - Araldo Junior (GER), lame/eiph, veterinary clearance

R2 - Lautaro (NZ), lame off fore, veterinary clearance

R3 - The Implicator, lame near fore, veterinary clearance

R4 - Riyadh (NZ), lame off fore, veterinary clearance

R5 - Phoenix Park (NZ), bled both nostrils, suspended three months

R6 - Shockaholic, slow to begin, warning

R6 - Sir Sagamore, lame near fore, veterinary clearance

R6 - Euston Road, lame/mucus, veterinary clearance

Changes of Tactics:

R1 - Sky Punch (NZ)

R1 - Mulk

R2 - Kilimanjaro (IRE)

R4 - Mr Gustavo (NZ)

R8 - Crocodile Rock (IRE)

Follow Ups:

R6 - Kilmacurragh (NZ)

R7 - Flippant

 

Supplementary reports

Sale, Wednesday August 2nd 

Race 4 - SALE CUP 29TH OCTOBER 3YO MAIDEN PLATE (1) - 1200 metres:

Dominant Witness - trainer Tony Noonan advised that the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and will continue on.


Pakenham, Thursday August 3rd 

Race 6 - MONACELLARS BM58 HANDICAP - 1400 metres:

Amber Cavalier - the Corstens stable advised that the gelding has been retired.

Moe, Saturday August 5th 

Race 1 - TYCASS EXCAVATIONS MAIDEN PLATE - 2408 metres:

Dancing Hussy - trainer Nikki Burke advised that the mare will now be retired.

 

Flemington, Saturday August 5th

Race 2 - New Season Handicap - 1700 metres:

Florida Pearl - trainer Symon Wilde advised that the mare pulled up satisfactorily and will continue on, most likely at provincial meetings.

Race 5 - The Stayers Lounge Handicap - 1200 metres:

Nikitas - the Weir stable advised that the race did not pan out as expected, the colt pulled up satisfactorily and would be given a freshen up for 2-3 weeks before a decision would be made about the preparation.  

Race 8 - John and Denise Cobcroft Recognition Handicap - 1600 metres:

Show A Star - trainer Archie Alexander advised that the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and would now be spelled.

Race 10 - The Domain Handicap - 2000 metres:

Poetic Ray - trainer Mitchell Freedman advised that the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and would now be spelled.


Sandown, Sunday August 6th 

Race 2 - Tile Importer Handicap - 2100 metres:

Grand Teton (NZ) - trainer Mike Moroney advised that the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and would now be spelled.

Race 3 - Clanbrooke Racing Handicap - 1400 metres:
Menabrea - trainer Colin Scoot advised that the mare pulled up satisfactorily but would now be spelled.


Swan Hill, Monday August 7th 

Race 8 - SWAN HILL BUS LINES MURRAY MALLEE WINTER STAYERS FINAL - 2105 metres:

Demons Run - trainer Patrick Payne that the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and would now be spelled.

Pakenham, Tuesday August 8th 

Race 1 - 9 MILE FRESH SV MAIDEN PLATE - 2200 metres:

Sirius Witness - trainer Archie Alexander that the mare pulled up satisfactorily and would now be spelled.
Race 4 - POLYTRACK MAIDEN PLATE - 1400 metres:

More Bubbles - the Smerdon stable advised that the mare pulled up satisfactorily and would now be spelled.

Race 5 - HYGAIN BM58 HANDICAP - 1000 metres:

Vitriolic Attack - the Smerdon stable advised that the mare pulled up satisfactorily and would now be spelled.


Geelong, Wednesday August 9th 

Race 9 - Viatek BM64 Handicap - 1400 metres:

Blazing Socks - the Maher stable advised that the gelding pulled up satisfactorily. They felt the horse gave up after receiving a slight check in the run and will continue be continuing on.

 

General

Racing Victoria Stewards received a complaint from Stephen Brown Junior regarding inappropriate use of social media involving registered stablehand Sinead Peebles. Stewards held an inquiry with Miss Peebles, accompanied by her employer Jackie Beriman.  After considering the evidence put forward by all parties, Stewards found Miss Peebles to be in breach of AR175(qq) which reads: 

Any person who in their opinion, is guilty of engaging in the publishing or posting on any social media platform or channel any material, content or comment that is obscene, offensive, defamatory, racist, threatening, harassing, discriminating or abusive to any other person or entity involved in the racing industry. 

Sinead Peebles was issued with a severe reprimand for her actions and must also write a letter of apology to Miss C Grooet within fourteen days.  

Stephen Brown was put on notice and cautioned for sending an inappropriate text message to Sinead Peebles. 

 

 
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