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Rosehill stewards' report
18 Mar 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 
Saturday 18 March 2017
Weather: Showers
Track: Heavy (10)
Rail: +3m
Penetrometer: 6.31
STEWARDS: M F Van Gestel (Chairman), P C Dingwall, R W Livingstone, T P Moxon, T J
Vassallo and cadets J J E Earl, C K McIntosh and T D North (jl)

Supplementary Reports:
BROADMEADOW – Friday 17 March 2016
Race 8: Coca-Cola Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (Group 3) 1400m
Chetwood – trainer Mr J O'Shea advised that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of
the gelding on return to the stables. He added that the stable would now have Chetwood
undergo a Dynamic scope, the results of which they will forward to the Stewards, along with
the immediate race plans for the gelding.
Race 9: Advanced Pest Control Benchmark 65 Handicap 1200m
Reach For Heaven – trainer Mr K Lees advised that, although it was the stable's intention to
ride the gelding behind the speed, after being slowly away it settled further back than
anticipated. He added when travelling in a midfield position Reach For Heaven did not settle
with the addition of blinkers today and consequently did not finish the race off. Mr Lees
indicated it would now be his intention to give Reach For Heaven a let up.

ROSEHILL GARDENS – Saturday 11 March 2017
Race 9: tab.com.au Handicap 1900m
Veladero – trainer Mr C Waller stated he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the colt
and the intention is to continue with its preparation.
ROYAL RANDWICK – Saturday 4 March 2017
Race 3: Bradley Australia Fireball Stakes (Listed) 1100m

Scarlet Rain – Stewards concluded an inquiry opened relative to the performance of the filly,
which drifted considerably in the market and then raced disappointingly. After conducting a
full review of the betting on the race, Stewards did not establish any integrity concern and,
after being satisfied that there were no pre-existing conditions with Scarlet Rain in the lead up
to the race, the matter was concluded.

RACE 1: Irresistible Pools & Spas N E Manion Cup (Group 3) 2400m
Big Duke – Stewards considered an objection lodged by C Williams (Big Duke) alleging
interference over the final 300m. After taking evidence from the parties and viewing the
official patrol films, the Stewards were satisfied that inside the 300m Our Century shifted out,
resulting in Big Duke and Our Century making contact and then Big Duke was further carried
out a number of horses for some distance thereafter when Our Century continued to shift out.
Stewards also found that over the concluding stages C Williams' ability to fully test his mount
was impeded due to Our Century continuing to shift out. As the Stewards were satisfied that
had the interference not occurred Big Duke would have finished in advance of Our Century,
they Stewards upheld the protest and amended the placings to read:
1st Big Duke
2nd Our Century
3rd Allergic
Paragon – began awkwardly.
Kinema – began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the middle stages. When questioned regarding
his riding from the 700m and as to whether there was an opportunity to shift to the outside of
Allergic from the 500m, R Moore stated, after following Allergic into the event, he attempted to
come to the outside of that runner, however, Kinema hung in and would not respond to his
efforts to shift to the outside. He added as a consequence he elected to endeavour to
improve to the inside of Allergic and, after being briefly held up on the home turn, he was able
to secure clear running, whereby his mount finished the race off only fairly.
Shalmaneser – making the home turn had to be steadied away from the heels of Our Century
(B Melham), which shifted out to improve to the outside of Café Society. B Melham was
advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.
Café Society – rider T Clark stated that the gelding travelled comfortably in the lead, but when
placed under pressure in the straight was inclined to shift ground when being ridden out. He
added in his view Café Society may have got its tongue over the bit during the run, but also
he felt its first up performance may have resulted in it racing flat today. A post-race veterinary
examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mrs G Waterhouse advised Café
Society had pleased since its first up run at Randwick on 4 March 2017 and undertook to
report back to the Stewards on the progress of the gelding subsequent to the race.
Allergic – rider W Buick stated that his mount was not all that comfortable on the heavy track
conditions and, although it was able to finish third, was well beaten soon after entering the
straight.

RACE 2: TAB Birthday Card Stakes (Group 3) 1200m
Hieroglyphics – made contact with Tempt Me Not on jumping. Rider B Avdulla stated that
his mount travelled comfortably in a forward position, but in his view, whilst the mare has
some wet track form, it did not handle today's rain affected going when asked for an effort. A
post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr E Cummings
advised Hieroglyphics races best when fresh and in his view may have raced somewhat flat
today, due to a tough run on a heavy track on 4 March 2017. He indicated the mare will be
given a short let up before its next race start and he undertook to report back to the Stewards
on the progress of Hieroglyphics subsequent to the race.
Tempt Me Not – the mare, which was slow to begin, was bumped by Hieroglyphics and lost
ground. Rider T Clark advised, after being hampered at the start, his mount settled further
back than had been anticipated, but in his view failed to handle the heavy track conditions. A
post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr J Cummings
agreed with the assessment of T Clark and advised that he would now avoid racing the mare
on heavy track conditions. The post-race condition of Tempt Me Not will be followed up with
the stable in the days subsequent.
Samantha – got its head up when being eased away from the heels of Hieroglyphics when
awkwardly placed rounding the home turn. When questioned, A Adkins explained that the filly
raced keenly in the early and middle stages and he endeavoured to obtain cover behind
Hieroglyphics approaching the first turn. He added, after briefly obtaining cover behind
Hieroglyphics, he was obliged to shift wider when awkwardly placed when Samantha
continued to overrace and then when Tempt Me Not also shifted wider inside him he was then
obliged to race wide without cover from the 800m.
Almighty Girl – a post-race veterinary examination revealed a small amount of blood coming
from the mouth of the mare, due to an abrasion to the gum.

RACE 3: Quickway Constructions Darby Munro Stakes (Listed) 1200m
Cogliere – was hampered when bumped on jumping by Star Of Monsoon.
Tactical Advantage – bumped on jumping by Cogliere. Near the 100m had to be steadied
when crowded between Improvement and Crafty Cop (T Berry), which shifted in. T Berry was
advised to exercise more care.
Crafty Cop – after being crossed by Conchita approaching the 800m, commenced to
overrace and was steadied away from the heels of that runner for some distance.
Improvement – near the 100m rider J Collett accidentally dropped his whip.

RACE 4: Ranvet Stakes (Group 1) 2000m
Antonio Giuseppe – slow to begin. Laid out under pressure in the straight obliging its rider T
Angland to change the whip from the right hand to the left hand near the 100m.
Hartnell – slow to begin. When questioned, rider W Buick advised his instructions were to
ensure that he obtained cover. He said from his barrier his mount jumped only fairly and he
elected to take up a trailing position on the back of the winner Our Ivanhowe. W Buick added
his mount in his opinion was not comfortable on today's heavy track conditions, although in the
circumstances he felt the run had merit in that Hartnell was able to make up ground in
conditions.
Sofia Rosa – laid in from the 600m.
Stratum Star – near the 600m made contact with the running rail when racing tight to the
inside of Sofia Rosa, which laid in. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any
abnormalities.
The United States – hung in in the straight under pressure and near the 25m made contact
with Antonio Giuseppe, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced. Rider B Melham
pleaded guilty to a charge under AR137A(5)(a)(ii) in that he used the whip on 10 occasions (5
more than permitted) prior to the 100m. B Melham was fined $600.
Our Ivanhowe – knuckled passing the winning post. A post-race veterinary examination
revealed the horse to be lame in the off-foreleg. Co-trainer Mr A Freedman was advised a
veterinary clearance would be required prior to Our Ivanhowe racing again.

RACE 5: China Horse Club George Ryder (Group 1) 1500m
Winx – slow to begin.
Sylpheed – near the 350m the filly, which was giving ground, was steadied to avoid the heels
of Chautauqua (T Berry), which shifted out to improve. T Berry was reprimanded.
Chautauqua – rider T Berry was cautioned against the practice of using his whip in a manner
that raises his arm above shoulder height.

RACE 6: Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas (Group 1) 2000m
Inference – on jumping made heavy contact with Gingernuts, which had been slowly away.
Gingernuts – shortly after the start was checked when crowded for room between Inference
and Sizzling Bullet, which were both badly crowded between Land Of Plenty (S Arnold) and
Comin' Through (C Williams), both of which shifted ground. In the incident Inference clipped
the heels of Land Of Plenty and blundered. The Stewards were satisfied that riders S Arnold
and C Williams had made sufficient effort to prevent their mounts from shifting ground. Near
the 350m Gingernuts and So Si Bon made contact primarily due to So Si Bon shifting ground
out.
Seaburge – in early and middle stages raced wide without cover. A post-race veterinary
examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
So Si Bon – raced keenly in the early stages. Raced wide without cover from the 1000m.
Hollywood Mo – rounding the first turn near the 1500m was steadied when crowded for room
by Sizzling Bullet, which was taken in by Prized Icon (G Schofield), which shifted in when not
clear. G Schofield was advised to exercise more care.
Comin' Through – rider C Williams stated his mount travelled well whilst on the bit, but as
soon as he asked the colt for an effort in the straight it floundered in the going and in his view
that was the reason for its disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination did
not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr C Duckworth advised that Comin'
Through would now undergo a thorough veterinary examination, the results of which will be
forwarded to the Stewards, at which time a decision will be made on the immediate racing
future.
Prized Icon – rider G Schofield advised that the colt did not handle the heavy track conditions.
A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 7: Longines Golden Slipper (Group 1) 1200m
Veranillo – the colt, which struck the enclosure fence whilst parading, was examined on
arrival at the barriers by Club's Veterinary Officer and cleared to start.
Tulip – Stewards considered a protest lodged by K McEvoy, rider of 4th placegetter Tulip
against 3rd placegetter Menari (C Brown), alleging interference over the final 150m. After
considering the evidence, including the Stewards' patrol films, Stewards found that
approaching the 150m Menari shifted out, resulting in Tulip being inclined to shift out away
from that runner. Stewards also found that passing the 50m Menari again shifted out,
impeding the run of Tulip, resulting in K McEvoy having to stop riding with his whip and revert
to hands and heels riding and both runners making contact, due to Menari shifted out. Having
regard to the margin of a short half head and the manner in which Tulip finished the race off,
Stewards upheld the protest and amended the placings to read:
1st She Will Reign
2nd Frolic
3rd Tulip
4th Menari
Tulip raced wide without cover throughout.
Madeenaty – began awkwardly and shortly after the start was crowded for room between
Catchy and Tulip, which was taken in by Veranillo, which was bumped heavily by She Will
Reign, which began awkwardly and shifted in. Overraced badly in the early and middle stages
and rounding the first turn was restrained away from the heels of Single Bullet. A post-race
veterinary examination revealed the filly had shifted its near-fore plate in running.
Frolic – slow to begin.
Formality - shortly after the start shifted out and made contact with Single Bullet, which
became unbalanced. Single Bullet then shifted out and hampered Pariah and Trapeze Artist.
Trekking – approaching the first turn the colt, which was inclined to race ungenerously,
shifted out and was checked across the heels of Chauffeur.
Single Bullet – rounding the first turn improved to the inside of the heels of Formality and
became awkwardly placed soon after and was steadied. Madeenaty, which was trailing, was
steadied. When questioned, rider T Angland explained that the colt travelled well in the early
and middle stages, however when placed under heavy pressure in the straight did not handle
the track conditions and failed to run on. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal
any abnormalities.
Diamond Tathagata – J Lloyd (Houtzen) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under
AR137(a) in that near the 1100m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of
Teaspoon, which was taken across the running of Diamond Tathagata, which was checked
and lost its running. J Lloyd's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to
commence on Thursday, 23 March 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 2 April 2017, on which day
he may ride. T Angland (Single Bullet) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under
AR137(a) in that on straightening he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of
Diamond Tathagata, which was steadied and lost its running. T Angland's licence to ride in
races was suspended for a period to commence on Thursday, 23 March 2017 and to expire
on Sunday, 2 April 2017, on which day he may ride.
Houzen – blundered near the 75m.
Catchy –A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be displaying cardiac
arrhythmia. Stable representative Mr R Roberts advised Stewards Catchy would now be
spelled. Notwithstanding this advice Mr Roberts was advised a veterinary clearance, including
the results of an ECG, would be required prior to the filly barrier trialling to the satisfaction of
Stewards.
Teaspoon – a post-race veterinary examination revealed a small laceration to the inside of
the off-side cannon, which required treatment.
Pariah – rider B Shinn stated his mount failed to handle today's heavy track conditions. A
post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Formality – rider R Moore explained his mount failed to handle today's heavy track
conditions.
Frolic – near the 1000m was steadied when momentarily crowded by She Will Reign (B
Melham), which shifted in. B Melham was advised to exercise more care.

RACE 8: Nathan's Famous Hotdogs Galaxy (Group 1) 1100m
Russian Revolution – en route to the barriers the filly loosened its near-hind plate, which
required farrier attention. Russion Revolution was examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer
and cleared to race. Raced wide without cover throughout the event.
Missrock – began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Jungle Edge.
Supido – checked on jumping when crowded for room between English and Faatinah, which
was taken out by Jungle Edge.
Heatherly – slow to begin. Hung out in the early and middle stages. Raced wide without
cover throughout the event.
Music Magnate – slow to begin and then was crowded for room by Glenall, which was taken
in by Fell Swoop. Rounding the first turn became unbalanced after blundering.
Felines – raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Rider C Brown was reminded of his
obligations to ride his mount out to the finish of the event at least hands and heels wherever
possible.
Glenall – K McEvoy (Russian Revolution) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under
AR137(a) in that near the first turn he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Felines,
resulting in Felines being taken in across the running of Glenall, which was crowded and lost
its running. K McEvoy's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on
Thursday, 23 March 2017 and to expire on Friday, 31 March 2017, on which day he may ride.
Near the 350m, when endeavouring to shift into clear running to the outside of Heatherly, was
hampered and carried wider by that runner when it continued to lay out.
English – B Shinn advised that the mare never handled the heavy track conditions. A postrace
veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 9: Bradford Black Epona Stakes (Group 3) 1900m
O'Reilly's Angel – slow to begin (2L). Overraced in the early stages. Near the 1600m, when
overracing, was steadied away from the heels of Consommateur (D Dunn) which shifted in. D
Dunn was advised to exercise more care.
Gabella – slow to begin. Rider C Williams stated his mount was under pressure a long way
from home and did not cope with today's track conditions.
Vandancer – slow to begin.
Sofin – slow to begin.
Top Of My List – laid in under pressure in the straight. Rider R Bayliss will be interviewed
relative to his use of the whip in the straight.
Consommateur – rider D Dunn pleaded guilty to a charge under AR137A(5)(a)(ii) in that he
used the whip on 9 occasions (4 more than permitted) prior to the 100m. D Dunn was fined
$600.
Song And Laughter – when questioned regarding the mare settling back in the field, J Collett
advised he was under no specific instructions. He added as Song And Laughter was
stepping up in distance and can sometimes overrace, he elected to ease his mount out of the
barriers and take cover and consequently settled a little further back than it had been racing in
previous starts. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 10: Provincial Championships Qualifier 1200m
Flash Fibian – began awkwardly. Near the 1100m was crowded for room and Giant's
Daughter was hampered when tightened for room between Flavian and Oscar's Choice, both
of which shifted ground. Near the 150m Giant's Daughter and Flash Fibian bumped heavily
due to both runners shifting ground.
Twist Tops – began awkwardly. Raced wide without cover throughout. Near the 350m
blundered badly. Rider G Schofield stated his mount continually blundered throughout the
race and at no stage was able to cope with the heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary
examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
The Wasp – slow to begin. Approaching the first turn was hampered by Rock On Zariz, which
shifted out. A post-race veterinary examination of the filly, which finished tailed out, did not
reveal any abnormalities.
Machinegun Jubs – shortly after the start Raido shifted in and hampered Machinegun Jubs,
which was further taken in onto Rock On Zariz and Flavian, which was hampered. When
questioned, rider J Parr stated the only excuse he could offer was the mare did not handle
todays heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any
abnormalities. Trainer Ms A Davies said it had been some time since the mare's previous
start, however in the circumstances, bearing in mind today's track conditions, she concurred
with the views expressed by J Parr. Stewards deemed the performance of Machinegun Jubs
to be unacceptable and, before being permitted to race again, the mare would be required to
perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.
Rock On Zariz – J Parr (Machinegun Jubs) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under
AR137(a) in that he permitted his mount to shifted in when not clear of Rock On Zariz, which
was crowded and lost its running. J Parr's licence to riding in races was suspended for a
period to commence on Friday, 24 March 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 30 March 2017, on
which day he may ride. Flash Fibian, which was trailing, was steadied. Flash Fibian was then
awkwardly placed on the heels of Rock On Zariz for some distance thereafter, when inclined
to overrace.
Heavenly Anna - C Reith (Dream Lane) was reprimanded for permitting his mount to shift in
approaching the 800m when not clear of Lady Jivago, causing that runner to be taken in
across the running of Heavenly Anna, which was steadied.
Flavian – near the 900m raced tight to the inside of Machinegun Jubs which, after blundering
in the going, shifted in slightly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to
have been galloped on to the off-hind hock and displaying thumps and poor post-race
recovery. Trainer Ms A Davies was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to
the gelding being permitted to race again.
Lady Jivago – knuckled badly making the home turn.
Dream Lane – raced wide without cover throughout.

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):
Race 1: C Williams (Big Duke) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 3: R Bayliss (Derryn) 7 strikes prior to the 100m
Race 4: T Angland (Antonio Giuseppe)
W Buick (Hartnell)
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 5: T Berry (Chautauqua) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 6: T Berry (Inference) 8 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 8: D Dunn (Redzel) 7 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 9: W Buick (Ambience) 7 strikes prior to the 100m.
Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Big Duke, Our Century (2), Shalmaneser, Paragon.
Race 2: Almighty Girl, Raiment (2), Fiftyshadesofgrey, Nancy.
Race 3: Derryn (2), Cogliere, My Country, Improvement, Crafty Cop.
Race 4: Hartnell (2), Our Ivanhowe (2), He's Our Rokkii, Antonio Giuseppe, The United
States.
Race 5: Chautauqua (2), Le Romain (2), Leebaz, Winx, Sylpheed.
Race 6: Prized Icon, Gingernuts (2), Seaburge, Comin' Through, Anaheim, So Si Bon (2),
Land Of Plenty, Inference.
Race 7: Pariah, Trapeze Artist, Single Bullet, Diamond Tathagata, Trekking, Catchy,
Formality, She Will Reign (2), Teaspoon, Houtzen, Madeenaty, Chauffeur, Menari,
Frolic.
Race 8: Music Magnate (2), English, Faatinah, Miss Promiscuity, Russian Revolution, Glenall,
Redzel, Jungle Edge.
Race 9: Elle Lou, Gabella, Song And Laughter, Sofin, Consommateur (2), Lamma Hilton,
Ambience.
Race 10: Raido, Oscar's Choice, What Could Be, Appoint Percy, Heavenly Anna (2).

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 4: B Melham (The United States) $600 – use of the whip
(AR137A(5)(a)(ii)).
Race 9: D Dunn (Consommateur) $600 – use of the whip
(AR137A(5)(a)(ii)).
Reprimands: Race 5: T Berry (Chautauqua) – careless riding (AR137(a)).
Race 10: C Reith (Dream Lane) – careless riding (AR137(a)).
Suspensions: Race 7: J Lloyd (Houtzen) – careless riding (AR137(a)), suspended
from 23/3/17 to 2/4/17.
T Angland (Single Bullet) – careless riding (AR137(a)),
suspended from 23/3/17 to 2/4/17.
Race 8: K McEvoy (Russian Revolution) – careless riding
(AR137(a)), suspended from 23/3/17 to 31/3/17.
Race 10: J Parr (Machinegun Jubs) – careless riding (AR137(a)),
suspended from 24/3/17 to 30/3/17.
Bleeders: Nil.
Warnings: Nil
Trials: Race 7: Catchy (team Hayes) – cardiac arrhythmia.
Race 10: Machinegun Jubs (trainer A Davies) – poor performance.
Certificates: Race 4: Our Ivanhowe (co-trainer A Freedman) – lame off-foreleg.
Race 7: Catchy (team Hayes), including ECG – cardiac arrhythmia.
Race 10: Flavian (trainer A Davies) – galloped on to off-hind hock,
displaying thumps and a poor post-race recovery.
Fall/Injuries: Nil.
Change of Tactics: Race 4: He's Our Rokkii – option to be more forward; settled off
pace.
Race 6: Harper's Choice – to be ridden further forward; led.
Race 7: Madeenaty – to be ridden quieter with cover; settled worse
than midfield.
She Will Reign – to be ridden more forward; settled off
pace.
Race 9: Ambience – option to be more forward; led.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear: Nil.
Race 1: Café Society (co-trainer G Waterhouse) – poor performance.
Race 2: Hieroglyphics (co-trainer E Cummings) – poor performance.
Tempt Me Not (trainer J Cummings) – poor performance.
Race 6: Comin' Through (trainer C Waller) – poor performance.
Race 9: R Bayliss (Top Of My List) – use of the whip
 
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