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Canterbury stewards' report
09 Aug 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

 

STEWARDS’ REPORT

Australian Turf Club

CANTERBURY PARK RACECOURSE

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Weather:                  Fine

Track:                       Good (4); upgraded to a Good (3) at 1.35pm.

Rail:                          +6m

Penetrometer:          4.78

 

STEWARDS:   R W Livingstone (Chairman), P C Dingwall, T P Moxon, T J Carlton and cadets C K McIntosh and I H Grimes.

                                                                                                                                                      (alm)

Supplementary Reports:

ROYAL RANDWICK:  Saturday, 5 August 2017

RACE 4 – TAB Highway Supports Jockeys Trust 1400m

Stop the Fight – on jumping, was buffeted and dipped when crowded for room between Magic Arli and Zarina’s, which shifted in.

 

RACE 5 – John & Denise Cobcroft Recognition Handicap 2400m

Life O’Brien – co-trainer Mr E Cummings advised that whilst the stable was satisfied with the post race condition of Life O’Brien, the stable believes the horse's preparation has come to an end and Life O’Brien will now be spelled.

 

RACE 6 – Jockey Celebration Day Handicap 1600m

So Willie – which was closing the race off well, was held up over the final 25m and consequently was not tested.

                                                                                                                                                      

 

LATE RIDING CHANGES:

As C Lever was injured in a fall at Scone yesterday, the following rider substitution was permitted by the Stewards:

 

Race 1

Perun – C Brown

 

                                                                                                                                                     

 

RACE 1 – Ascot Restaurant Handicap 1550m

Perun – change of tactics to be ridden more forward and lead if possible; settled outside the leader.  Trainer Mr C Waller advised, prior to the running of the first race, that the intention was to have Perun ridden more forward and try to lead if possible.  He added the reason behind this was that in his view, Perun is somewhat one paced and he felt this was in the horse's best interest.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Momentum To Win – was slow to begin and raced keenly and got its head up when being restrained to find cover in the early stages.

 

Gresham – laid in in the straight and proved difficult to ride and near the 50m, was corrected by its rider when it briefly tightened Augustus.

 

Augustus – was held up for a short distance rounding the home turn.

 

RACE 2 – All Too Hard@Vinery Handicap 1250m

Devolving – change of tactics to be ridden quieter; settled back.  Devolving began awkwardly.  When questioned, App A Adkins advised that as informed to the Stewards, the intention was to have the filly ridden quieter.  He added that from his wide barrier, he steadied in an attempt to find cover.  He added, however, that Devolving hung out noticeably in the early stages and proved difficult to ride.  He added that he commenced to improve his position leaving the 500m and after Devolving made the home turn awkwardly, he allowed it to balance up before placing the filly under full pressure.  He added that Devolving then, over the later stages, continued to race greenly, laid out and shifted its ground approaching the winning post.

 

Colosimo – began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with the hindquarter of Lass Vegas.  C Brown (Regimen) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that passing the 800m, he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Colosimo, which was checked and taken in onto Sebring Express, which was steadied when crowded.  C Brown's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 13 August 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 20 August 2017 on which day he may ride again.  When questioned, B Shinn advised that Colosimo, which was racing with blinkers on today for the first time, pulled hard throughout and after becoming awkward on the heels of Regimen rounding the first turn, commenced to hang out.  He added that this allowed Sebring Express to improve to his inside which resulted in Colosimo racing wide without cover whilst continuing to hang out and race keenly and these were the reasons why, in his opinion, the filly weakened in the straight.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Colosimo to have a laceration to the outside of the off hind cannon.  Trainer Mr C Waller advised that he would now remove the blinkers from Colosimo prior to its next race start. Notwithstanding this advice, Mr Waller was advised that a warning would be placed on Colosimo for its racing manners.

 

Za Zi Ba – raced keenly in the early and middle stages.  Approaching the 800m, Za Zi Ba, when overracing, was steadied away from the heels of Colosimo, which was taken in by Regimen (C Brown) which shifted in when not clear.  C Brown will be advised to exercise more care.

 

Funoon – App D Panya (Lass Vegas) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that passing the 1000m, she permitted her mount to shift in when not clear of Colosimo, which was taken in across the running of Funoon which was checked and lost its running.  As a result of this, Funoon was taken onto the hindquarter of Za Zi Ba and clipped the heels of that runner.  App Panya's permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 24 August 2017 on which day she may ride again.  When questioned, T Berry advised that after the filly suffered interference in the early part of the race, it never travelled comfortably thereafter, raced with its head up and was the first horse under pressure.  He added that as he had concerns there may have been something amiss with the horse, he did not pressure it when it was well beaten in the straight.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Trainer Mr M Newnham advised that he would now assess the immediate racing future with the owners and report what decision is made to the Stewards in the days subsequent.  The matter was adjourned pending this advice.  

 

RACE 3 – Tab.com.au Plate 1250m

Wild About Her – approaching the 100m, was steadied around the heels of Byzantium in order to continue improving.  When questioned, T Berry advised that the pre-race intention had been to have the filly ridden prominently.  He added, however, that Wild About Her had been fractious in the barriers and sat back as the start was effected and after being slow to begin, was then crowded for room.  He added that subsequently, Wild About Her was then obliged to settle at the rear of the field.  T Berry added that in the straight, Wild About Her from this position closed the race off well.

 

Smooth Landing – from its wide barrier, was steadied back and across runners after the start.  Approaching the 100m, Smooth Landing was steadied and shifted out away from the heels of Smartedge, which was hanging out.  C Reith advised that Smooth Landing laid in in the straight, however, he was reminded of his obligations to ride his mount out fully to the end of the race.

 

Gold Standing – raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

 

All Day – raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

 

Smartedge – when questioned regarding the performance of Smartedge, B Shinn advised that the intention was to have the gelding positioned behind the leaders.  He added that after beginning fairly, Smartedge then blundered and lost a little ground and momentum and despite being ridden along, he was then unable to muster sufficient speed to cross All Day and as he thought it would be to the horse's detriment to continue to ask it to press forward, he was left racing wide without cover.  B Shinn advised that Smartedge then laid out from the 500m, proved difficult to ride and shifted its ground noticeably in the straight.  He said notwithstanding that Smartedge covered some ground, he was nonetheless disappointed in the horse's performance.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden advised that they will assess Smartedge in the days subsequent and report the progress and future race plans for the horse to the Stewards.  B Shinn, placed 6th, was reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out to the finish.

 

RACE 4 – #Theraces Handicap 1900m

More Than Fabulous – change of tactics to be ridden quieter; settled back.  More Than Fabulous was slow to begin.

 

Tap That – change of tactics to be ridden more forward; led.

 

Chatelard – was slow to begin.

 

Brogue – was slow to begin and despite being ridden along, was slow to muster speed.  Brogue raced wide and without cover throughout.  A post race veterinary examination of Brogue, which raced wide throughout, revealed a poor post race recovery.  Trainer Mr S Englebrecht advised that he would now have Brogue undergo a further veterinary examination, the results of which he would report to the Stewards along with the future racing plans of the horse.

 

Zero To Ten – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted back towards the rear of the field.

 

Labrooke – rounding the turn near the 1300m when the tempo steadied, commenced to overrace and was steadied away from the heels of Chatelard.  Labrooke then shifted out slightly resulting in Quick Defence pulling its way to the inside of Labrooke where there was not sufficient room and Quick Defence had to be steadied.  Labrooke, near the 800m, was checked when crowded for room by Zero To Ten (B El-issa), which, when overracing, shifted in abruptly when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Brogue when that horse steadied in front.  In the circumstances, B El-issa was advised that whilst he may have been in some difficulty on his mount, he must ensure that he provides his runners with ample room prior to shifting in future.  When questioning regarding the performance of Labrooke, App R King advised that the gelding pulled hard throughout the race and after suffering interference near the 800m, could not regain its momentum and failed to finish its race off.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Labrooke to be lame behind.  Trainer Mr K Lees was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Labrooke racing again.

 

Tradtri – when questioned regarding the performance of Tradtri, K O'Hara advised the gelding was unable to lead today as it prefers, commenced to lay out from the 600m and tired noticeably from that point.  K O'Hara indicated that at this stage in its career, Tradtri may now be looking for races in easier company.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Co-trainer Mr R Price stated that Tradtri is better suited when able to lead and dictate its race.  He said today some use had to be made of Tradtri to race outside the leader and he believed that these factors led to the horse's failure in today's race.  Mr Price undertook to report back to the Stewards the condition of the Tradtri in the days subsequent.

 

RACE 5 – TAB Handicap 1100m

Ebenos – from its wide barrier, was steadied and shifted back in across runners after the start.  Passing the 200m, Ebenos was briefly held up for clear running and was obliged to shift out around the heels of Golden Shoes in order to improve.

 

Eccellere – raced wide and without cover throughout.

 

Positive Problems – in the early part of the straight, shifted out carrying Malahat wider.

 

Malahat – when questioned regarding his riding of Malahat, T Berry advised that it had been agreed with the stable’s representative Mr D Beadman to have Malahat from its awkward drawer ridden quietly with cover.  He added that after Malahat began particularly well, he restrained in order to comply with his instructions, however he was obliged to settle further back than he had intended in order to obtain a position with cover.

 

Golden Shoes – when racing keenly was steadied away from the heels of Nassak near the 700m.

 

Eminent Duke – laid out from the 500m.

 

Hot Hit – a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

RACE 6 – Bowermans Office Furniture Handicap 1250m

Missile Coda – change of tactics to be ridden more forward if it begins well; led.

 

Satirical Magic – was slow to begin and then was crowded on jumping by Missile Coda, which shifted in.

 

Tip Top – was crowded on jumping for room between Jemadar and Missile Coda, both of which shifted ground.  When questioned, T Clark advised that the pre-race intention was to have the horse ridden quietly as it was at its most recent start.

 

Cosmopol – was crowded on jumping for room between Jemadar and Missile Coda, both of which shifted ground.  Cosmopol raced wide and without cover throughout.

 

Super Star Bob – was crowded on jumping for room between Jemadar and Missile Coda, both of which shifted ground.  Near the 700m, Super Star Bob commenced to overrace and was steadied away from the heels of Static Lift.  When Super Star Bob shifted out as a result of this, Tip Top was carried wider.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Le Cavalier – was held up for clear running rounding the home turn, and in the early part of the straight, was hampered when Static Lift shifted in.  Le Cavalier then did not obtain completely clear running until approaching the 150m.

 

RACE 7 – Schweppes Handicap 1550m

Fortensky – change of tactics to be ridden more forward; led.  Fortensky as slow to begin.  When questioned, B Shinn advised that as informed to the Stewards, he had been instructed to have the horse ridden further forward.  He added that Fortensky was able to obtain a position outside the early leader, Street Pursuit, in his view without placing early excess pressure.  When that rider commenced to restrain her mount, as he felt he would have had to restrain unduly to sit back off that horse, he allowed Fortensky to stride forward and ultimately lead.

 

Romney’s Choice – was slow to begin and then was checked shortly after the start when Primavera began awkwardly and shifted in.

               

Exoteric – was slow to begin and lost ground (3L).

 

Excited Prince – was slow to begin.

 

Venell – when questioned, T Berry advised that the horse hung out throughout and never travelled comfortably and in his view, did not handle the tight Canterbury circuit.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Trainer Mr C Waller was advised a warning would be placed on Venell for its manners.

 


GENERAL: 

 

Summary of whip use

 

The Stewards noted the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the

100m under AR137A(5)(a)(ii):

 

Race 4

T Berry (Chatelard)

8 strikes

 

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:  Runaway, Gresham, Perun, Augustus.

Race 2:  Funoon, Regimen, Za Zi Ba, Sebring Express.

Race 3:  Byzantium, Smartedge, Wild About Her, Absolute.

Race 4:  More Than Fabulous, Chatelard, Marman, Token Of Love, Labrooke.

Race 5:  Positive Problems, Ebenos.

Race 6:  Super Star Bob, Rhomio, Final Trick, Jemadar.

Race 7:  Dure, Balius, Excited Prince, Vanell, Fortensky.

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Nil

Reprimands:

Nil

Suspensions:

Race 2: App D Panya (Lass Vegas) – 15.8.17 to 24.8.17 – careless riding [AR137(a)].

Race 2: C Brown (Regimen) – 13.8.17 to 20.8.17 – careless riding [AR137(a)].

Bleeders:

Nil

Warnings:

Race 2: Colosimo (trainer C Waller ) – racing manners.

Race 7: Venell (trainer C Waller) – racing manners.

Trials:

Nil

Certificates:

Nil

Fall/Injuries:

Nil

Change of Tactics:

Race 1: Perun to be ridden more forward and lead if possible; settled outside the leader.

Race 2: Devolving to be ridden quieter; settled back.

Race 4: More Than Fabulous to be ridden quieter; settled back.

Race 4: Tap That to be ridden more forward; settled led.

Race 6:Missile Coda to be ridden more forward if it begins well; led.

Race 7: Fortensky to be ridden more forward; led.

Change of Colours:

Nil

Change of Gear

Nil

Follow up:

Race 2: Funoon (trainer M Newnham) – poor performance.

Race 3: Smartedge (Snowden stable) – poor performance.

Race 4: Brogue (trainer S Englebrecht) – poor performance.

Race 4: Tradtri (co-trainer R Price) – poor performance.

 

 
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