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Rosehill stewards' report
02 Dec 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

STEWARDS’ REPORT

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

Saturday 2 December 2017

Weather:               Overcast

Track:                    Good (3); downgraded to Good (4) at 3.27pm; downgraded to Soft (6) at 3.46pm retrospectively to include race 6; downgraded to Heavy (8) at 4.31pm.

Rail:                       +3m

Penetrometer:       4.63

 

STEWARDS:  M F Van Gestel (Chairman), P C Dingwall, T J Carlton, D M Greer, D L Carr and cadet M W Purse                                                                                                                                   jl

                                                               

 

Supplementary Reports:

CANTERBURY PARK – Friday 1 December 2017

Race 1:  TAB Rewards Handicap 1550m

Youngstar – a follow-up veterinary examination conducted by Racing NSW Official Veterinarian Dr T Selig this morning did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Race 4:  Win $10K Cash At Canterbury Nights 1100m

Boyish - a follow-up veterinary examination conducted by Racing NSW Official Veterinarian Dr T Selig this morning found the gelding to be lame in the near-foreleg.  Trainer Mr G Ryan was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Boyish being permitted to race again.

 

Race 6:  Australian Turf Club Handicap 1250m

Serene Miss – just prior to the home turn Tivoli Street shifted out and made contact with Serene Miss.  As a result Serene Miss became unbalanced, rolled out, and became awkwardly placed close to the heels of No Escape (App. J Van Overmeire) and had to be checked when that runner shifted in slightly when not clear.  As the Stewards were satisfied that Serene Miss was directed out after making contact with Tivoli Street, they were of the view the appropriate action in this case was that App. J Van Overmeire be reprimanded and advised that in similar circumstances he should have made a greater effort to relieve the tightening to Serene Miss.

                                                               

 

LATE RIDING CHANGES:

As as G Schofield was stood down by the Club's Medical Officer following an incident in the barrier, Stewards permitted the following riding substitutions:

 

Race 8

App. R King on Tactical Advantage.

Race 9

J Collett on Pioneering.

                                                               


 

RACE 1:  Book Summer Hospitality Today Plate 1100m

Silent Agenda – prior to the 7.30am scratching time Stewards and the Trainers' Service Centre endeavoured to contact trainer Mr E O'Rourke to ascertain if he intended to make application to start Silent Agenda following the colt racing at Canterbury yesterday.  Mr O'Rourke failed to answer the calls and Silent Agenda remained in the field at the 7.30am scratching time.  At 8.30am Stewards were able to make contact with the stable administrative staff, who then arranged for the withdrawal of the colt at 8.30am.  Trainer Mr E O'Rourke was fined the sum of $300 under LR 35 for failing to withdraw Silent Agenda by the prescribed time.

 

Nuke – on jumping was crowded between Rheingau and Toulouse, which began awkwardly and shifted in.  After improving into a run between Rheingau and Flying Pierro approaching the 50m had to be steadied over the concluding stages when crowded as those runners shifted ground slightly.

 

Miss Invincible – overraced in the lead throughout the early and middle stages.

 

Rheingau – near the 600m Perfect Pitch shifted out away from the heels of Miss Invincible, resulting in Rheingau being taken wider.  Raced greenly in the straight, resulting in its rider G Schofield having to change the whip over on a number of occasions in order to straighten his mount and as a consequence Rheingau proved difficult to ride out.

 

Toulouse – raced greenly when placed under pressure in the straight and proved difficult to ride out.

 

Flying Pierro – over the final 50m could not be fully tested when racing tight to the inside of Toulouse.

 

Perfect Pitch – when questioned regarding the filly settling more forward today, App. R King stated at its first start at Canterbury on 22 November 2017 her instructions had been to endeavour to obtain a position with cover as they considered its draw to be somewhat awkward where it may have been caught wide in the early stages.  She added today her instructions were to ensure that Perfect Pitch began and to have the filly settle where comfortable.  She said when Perfect Pitch jumped better than it did at its first start, she elected to cross Flying Pierro, whereby the filly raced more forward than it did at its first race start.

 

RACE 2:  2018 ATC Membership Now Open Sprint 1200m

Equal Balance – the explanation offered by trainer Mr K Goldman for the late notification of T Angland as the rider of the gelding was accepted due to the failure of the Trainers' Service Centre.

 

Epidemic – hampered on jumping by Junglized, which shifted out.

 

Curdled – when questioned regarding his riding in the straight, J Parr stated he was held up on the back of Epidemic in the early stages of the straight and when he observed that runner shift in slightly he elected to improve to its outside to take advantage of a narrow run between Epidemic and Equal Balance.  He said, as he attempted to obtain this position, Epidemic shifted out, resulting in Curdled being further hampered before securing clear running inside the 200m.  He added that over the final 100m he was restricted in testing his mount out fully due to Epidemic shifting out towards his mount.

 

Junglized – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be sore behind.  Trainer Mr B Widdup advised that Junglized had pleased the stable leading into today's race and had exhibited no signs of soreness and in the circumstances, with the gelding stepping up in grade and weight today, he was satisfied with the performance.  Mr Widdup was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Junglized racing again.

 

RACE 3:  tab.com.au Handicap 2400m

Shalmaneser – knuckled on jumping, shifted in and made contact with Imperial Aviator.  Raced keenly in the early stages.  When questioned regarding his riding making the home turn and the reason his mount shifted off, which resulted in Imperial Aviator securing clear running to his inside, A Hyeronimus stated that his mount at this point of the race came under pressure and he commenced to ride it along in order to maintain its position outside the leader Great Glen.  He said, as he continued to ride making the home turn, this resulted in Shalmaneser shifting off and presenting a run to its inside.  He added that, whilst he was aware Imperial Aviator was positioned to his inside, he felt it was in his mount's best interests to continue to place it under pressure so that it could be provided with the best opportunity to finish the race off.  A Hyeronimus was advised that wherever possible he must ride his mounts in a competitive manner.

 

Last Wish – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.

 

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

 

Pygmy – when questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider B Avdulla stated his mount travelled satisfactorily in the early and middle stages, but when asked for an effort in the straight his mount was inclined to lay in and weakened from that point.  He said he could identify no issues with the mare.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr J Cummings advised Pygmy will now be spelled.  Acting on this assurance, no action was taken.

 

Doukhan – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near-foreleg.  Stable representative C Swan was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Doukhan racing again.

 

RACE 4:  TAB Highway Handicap 1200m

Metralla – on jumping was checked when badly crowded between Zarco, which began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly despite the efforts of its rider, and Snip The Mo, which was taken in by Saxton Rock.  In this incident Snip The Mo was also checked and Zarco became unbalanced when contacted on the hindquarter by Metralla.  When questioned, rider J Ford stated, after being badly interfered with at the start, his mount was reluctant to stretch out in the early stages despite his efforts.  He said in the straight, whilst he observed a run developing between runners, given the racing manners of his mount, he elected to wait and shift to the outside to secure clear running.  He said, after obtaining a position to the outside of True Worth near the 100m, Metralla found the line strongly under hard riding.

 

Let It Roll – as the start was effected made contact with the near-side of its barrier and lost ground.

 

Simply Striking – knuckled over on jumping and shifted out, resulting in Mister Smartee being hampered and taken out onto True Worth, which became unbalanced when bumped by Mister Smartee.  Held up for clear running until the 100m, before shifting to the inside of Let It Roll to attempt to find clear running.  After obtaining a position to the inside of Let It Roll was hampered then over the concluding stages when Let It Roll shifted back in.

 

Volpe – shortly after the start had to be steadied when taken in and crowded by Rugenbrau, which shifted in away from Shelley Beach Road.  Held up for clear running in the early part of the straight between Shelley Beach Road and Fui San.  When attempting a run between those two runners near the 200m, Shelley Beach Road shifted out, resulting in Volpe becoming awkward on the heels of that runner and being taken out and making contact with the hindquarter of Fui San.

 

Fui San - shifted in at the start and bumped Shelley Beach Road.

 

Saxton Rock - overraced in the early stages and for some distance near the 800m had to be steadied away from the heels of Doctor Zed.  After being held up for clear running in the early part of the straight behind Let It Roll, was able to obtain clear running near the 300m, but again at the 200m had to be steadied when briefly crowded by Let It Roll, which shifted in slightly.  For a short distance near the 50m then raced tight to the inside of Simply Striking and was not ridden out to the finish.

 

True Worth – approaching the 1000m was steadied to avoid the heels of Fui San.

 

Takookacod – near the 100m was steadied to avoid the heels of Saxton Rock when taken in by Simply Striking (App. J Innes Jr), which shifted in when not clear.  App. Innes was reprimanded.  Badly held up for clear running in the early part of the straight and near the 250m was shifted out to attempt to again obtain clear running, but was held up on the heels of Volpe.  Again approaching the 100m had to be steadied away from the heels of Shelley Beach Road and shifted in to obtain clear running.  Over the concluding stages could not be tested when crowded between Shelley Beach Road and Let It Roll, both of which shifted ground.

 

Rugenbrau – in the early part of the straight had to be shifted to the outside of Volpe to obtain clear running and near the 250m was inconvenienced when Takookacod shifted out in advance of it.

 

Shelley Beach Road – raced wide and without cover throughout.  Approaching the 100m Shelley Beach Road and Let It Roll made contact due to both runners shifting ground.

 

Where's Pippa – raced wide and without cover throughout.

 

RACE 5:  Boxing Day at Royal Randwick Handicap 1500m

Cosmic Engine – slow to begin.  Near the 1300m was inconvenienced when steadied to avoid the heels of Sedanzer.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be coughing.

 

Sedanzer – near the 1300m had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Chalk (App. A Adkins), which shifted in when not clear.  App. Adkins was advised to ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground.

 

Hunter Jack – near the 1000m had to be steadied when briefly crowded by Sedanzer (App. R King), which shifted in.  App. King was reprimanded and told to ensure she leaves sufficient racing room for runners to her inside.  When questioned regarding his riding in the early stages and as to whether there was an opportunity to hold a position behind the early leaders, App. B McDougall stated he had no specific instructions, but as his mount was racing first up from a short let up, he was mindful of allowing the horse the opportunity to finish the race off.  He said for this reason when Sedanzer improved to his outside he was reluctant to make use of his mount to hold that position and, after being briefly crowded by that runner on the first turn, he was then obliged to allow that runner to cross, whereby he then took up a trailing position behind Sedanzer.  Stewards advised App. McDougall that wherever possible he should ensure that he rides his mount in a manner to ensure he takes advantageous opportunities when they become available.

 

Cellarman – on straightening until after the 300m had difficulty obtaining clear running.

 

Siren's Fury – when questioned, rider K O'Hara explained that approaching the 250m, when Cellarman shifted out, she was able to proceed to that runner's inside, however over the final 150m she became awkwardly placed between Cellarman and Redouble, which commenced to shift out when not quite clear of her mount and as a result approaching the 50m she was disappointed for the run and was shifted in across the heels of Redouble to continue into clear running.  K O'Hara added that despite her obtaining an opportunity to improve over the latter stages, it had little bearing on her finishing position as for most of the final 200m she could not obtain clear running.

 

RACE 6:  ATC Cup (Listed) 2000m

Gamblestown – acting on veterinary advice that the gelding had sustained bruising to its near-fore hoof, Gamblestown was withdrawn at 7.34am.  Trainer Mr J Pride will be asked to provide a veterinary clearance.

 

Black On Gold – bumped with Savapinski on jumping.  Rider K O'Hara stated that, whilst her mount travelled well in the early and middle stages, when asked for an effort failed to handle the rain affected going and this was the principal reason for its disappointing performance.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Savapinski – bumped with Black On Gold on jumping.  Rider B Avdulla stated that in his view the mare is better suited by being able to dictate terms on the fence.  He added that Savapinski in his opinion is more effective on firmer surfaces and, racing out of mares' grade today, found it difficult to finish the race off on rain affected going.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the near-foreleg.  Trainer Mrs G Waterhouse advised that Savapinski had pleased the stable since its win in the Matriarch Stakes on 11 November 2017 and had shown no signs of lameness.  Mrs Waterhouse advised Savapinski will now be spelled.  Acting on this assurance, no action was taken.

 

Green Sweet – overraced in the early stages.  Blundered making the crossing near the 1800m.

 

Fabrizio – rider J Parr could offer no excuse for the disappointing performance and indicated that the gelding had raced disappointingly this preparation.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had lost its off-fore plate in running.  Co-trainer Mrs G Waterhouse could offer no excuse for today's performance.  Stewards ruled that Fabrizio must barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards before its next race start.

 

Broadside – when in the hosing bay following the race the gelding lost its near-fore plate and had a puncture wound to the sole of its hoof.  Trainer Mrs G Waterhouse was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Broadside racing again.

 

RACE 7:  Festival Stakes (Group 3) 1500m

Moher – on the morning of Friday, 1 December 2017 trainer Mr J Cummings advised that the gelding sustained an abrasion to the off-side hock after being kicked at the stables.  A veterinary clearance was provided, advising that Moher had sustained some minor localised swelling in that hock, however was not displaying any soreness on palpation and was sound at the trot.  A veterinary examination of Moher when it arrived on course today passed the gelding fit to start.

 

Japonisme – after being loaded in the barriers, became fractious and sat down.  The gelding was a late withdrawal at 4.21pm on veterinary advice.  The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Japonisme be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 4.21pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket:

1st Testashadow 5 cents win 8 cents place

2nd Mister Sea Wolf 5 cents place

3rd Red Excitement 8 cents place

Trainer Mr C Waller was advised Japonisme must trial prior to racing again.

 

Might Lucky – began awkwardly.

 

Salsonic – jumped awkwardly.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its near-fore plate.

 

Federal – slow to begin.

 

Good Project – near the 1200m had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Cabeza De Vaca (App. R King), which shifted in when not clear.  App King was advised to ensure she is sufficiently clear when shifting ground.  When questioned regarding his riding, B Shinn stated his instructions were to be in a handy position, however, after commencing well his mount raced keenly and settled a little closer than anticipated.  He added when asked for an effort in the straight Good Project was disappointing in its failure to respond, which he attributed to its racing manners in the early stages.  A post-race veterinary examination of the entire, which weakened in the straight, did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Mister Sea Wolf – leaving the 600m was inconvenienced as it commenced to improve into a narrow run between Testashadow and Mighty Lucky.

 

Cabeza De Vaca – rider App. R King stated that, whilst her mount was able to lead today, it did not travel comfortably on today's rain affected going and could not quicken when asked for an effort in the straight.  She said post-race she could detect no abnormalities with the gelding and, although it has established wet track form, she felt it did not handle today's surface.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be mildly lame in the off-fore leg.  Trainer Mrs G Waterhouse advised that Cabeza De Vaca had displayed no soundness issues since its last start win at Rosehill on 18 November 2017.  Mrs Waterhouse was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to the mare racing again.

 

RACE 8:  Starlight Stakes (Listed) 1100m

Palazzo Pubblico - Stewards permitted the late withdrawal of the mare at 4.33pm due to the track downgrade.

 

Samantha – bumped at the start when Quatronic shifted out slightly.  Overraced in the early and middle stages and for some distance near the 900m was restrained from the heels of Glenall.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Quatronic – rider K O'Hara stated her mount failed to handle the heavy track conditions and blundered on two occasions in the straight.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Tactical Advantage – rider App. R King stated her instructions were to have her mount commence well today to take advantage of that and obtain a forward position.  She said from a wide draw, when her mount commenced well she endeavoured to cross runners to her inside, but when Isorich and Quatronic held their positions in the lead, she was caught three wide and without cover for the majority of the event.  She added after entering the straight Tactical Advantage travelled strongly, but over the final 200m its run ended, which she could only attribute to the wide run that the gelding sustained.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Tango Rain – rider App. J Innes Jr stated that his mount did not show its usual early speed and failed to travel at any stage of the event.  He added, whilst Tango Rain does have established wet form, in his opinion it was not comfortable on today's heavy track.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr G Ryan advised the horse will now be spelled.

 

RACE 9:  ATC Owners Benefit Card Handicap 1300m

Powerline – after arriving on course the gelding was found to have aggravated lesions on its off-side eye and shoulder.  Powerline was examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer and passed fit to start.  Approaching the first turn near the 1000m was steadied to avoid the heels of Machinegun Jubs (App. B McDougall), which shifted in when not clear.  App. McDougall was reprimanded.  At the same point when the tempo eased Powerline had to be steadied from the heels of Machinegun Jubs and was shifted to the fence.  Best Guess, which was positioned to the outside of Machinegun Jubs was then steadied to avoid the heels of that runner when Machinegun Jubs shifted out, resulting in Pioneering, which was racing keenly and following Best Guess, having to be checked from the heels of that runner.  Uptown Lad was hampered as a consequence.  Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Perfect Dare – Stewards permitted the late withdrawal of the gelding at 4.32pm due to the track downgrade.

 

Leami Astray - Stewards permitted the late withdrawal of the gelding at 4.51pm due to the track downgrade.

 

Man Of Choice - Stewards permitted the late withdrawal of the gelding at 5.16pm due to the track downgrade.  The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Man Of Choice be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 5:16pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket:

1st Uptown Lad 3 cents win 5 cents place

2nd Level Eight 5 cents place

3rd Powerline 5 cents place

 

Heavenly Anna – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.

 

Best Guess – a post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event, did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr C Waller advised that Best Guess is better suited on firmer surfaces and undertook to report back to the Stewards on the progress of the gelding subsequent to the race.

 

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

 

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 6

K O'Hara (Black On Gold)

T Clark (Broadside)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 7

J Collett (Testashadow)

8 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 9

App. R King (Powerline)

8 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

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

Race 1:  Rheingau, Nuke, Perfect Pitch (2), Miss Invincible.

Race 2:  Curdled (2), Equal Balance, Epidemic (2).

Race 3:  Vassal, Imperial Aviator (2), Pygmy, Great Glen (2), Last Wish, Shalmaneser.

Race 4:  Saxton Rock, Volpe (2), Fui San, Let It Roll, Rugenbrau.

Race 5:  King Darci, Redouble, Sedanzer (2), Hunter Jack, Cellarman.

Race 6:  Green Sweet, Savapinski, Montauk, Lord Kingsley (2)

Race 7:  Japonisme, Good Project, Testashadow, Moher, Salsonic, Mister Sea Wolf.

Race 8:  Dothraki, Big Money, Quatronic, Egyptian Symbol (2), Glenall (2).

Race 9:  Perfect Dare, Best Guess, Man Of Choice, Milwaukee, Level Eight.

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 1: Trainer E O'Rourke (Silent Agenda) $300 – fail to withdraw by prescribed time (LR35).

 

Reprimands:

Supplementary: App. J Van Overmeire (No Escape) – careless riding (AR137(a)).

Race 4: App. J Innes Jr (Simply Striking) – careless riding (AR137(a)).

Race 5: App. R King (Sedanzer) – careless riding (AR137(a)).

Race 9: App. B McDougall (Machinegun Jubs) – careless riding (AR137(a)).

 

Suspensions:

Nil.

 

Bleeders:

Nil.

 

Warnings:

Nil

 

Trials:

Race 6: Fabrizio (co-trainer G Waterhouse) – poor performance.

Race 7: Japonisme (trainer C Waller) – barrier manners.

 

Certificates:

Supplementary: Boyish (trainer G Ryan) – lame near-foreleg.

Race 2: Junglized (trainer B Widdup) – sore behind.

Race 3: Doukhan (trainer K Lees) – lame near-foreleg.

Race 6:Gamblestown (trainer J Pride) – bruising to near-fore hoof.

Race 7: Broadside (co-trainer G Waterhouse) – puncture wound near-foreleg.

Cabeza De Vaca (co-trainer G Waterhouse) – mildly lame off-foreleg.

 

Fall/Injuries:

Race 7: G Schofield (Japonisme) – neck injury.

 

Tactics Notified:

Race 7: Testashadow – to be ridden quieter; settled midfield.

Moher - to be ridden more forward; settled off pace.

 

Change of Colours:

Nil.

 

Change of Gear

Nil.

 

Follow up:

Race 9: Best Guess (trainer C Waller) – poor performance.