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Rosehill stewards' report
09 Sep 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

STEWARDS’ REPORT

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

Saturday 9 September 2017

Weather:               Fine

Track:                    Good (3)

Rail:                       True

Penetrometer:       4.55

 

STEWARDS:  M F Van Gestel (Chairman), R W Livingstone, D L Carr and cadets C K McIntosh, M W Purse, F J Dale

                                                               

 

RACE 1:  Schweppes Handicap 1500m

Mariquita – reared as the start was effected and then was crowded for room between Midnight Delight and Heartlings, which began awkwardly.  Approaching the first turn commenced to overrace and was steadied away from the heels of Cambage.

 

Karavali – slow to begin.  Rider H Bowman stated from his good draw today he elected to hold a forward position on the mare.  He said, with the strong early tempo set by Positive Problems, his mount was unable to travel comfortably in the race and in the straight failed to respond to his riding.  He added the only excuse he could offer was that Karavali was unsuited by today's tempo.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr K Lees advised the Stewards that Karavali had pleased leading into today's race and agreed with the assessment of H Bowman that the mare was not suited by today's strong early tempo, particularly racing second up today.  Stewards ruled, having regard to the fact that Karavali was beaten 6.9 lengths as a $3.30 favourite, the mare would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to its next start.

 

Cambage – began awkwardly.

 

Heartlings – overraced in the early stages.  Inclined to lay out in the straight and near the 150m made contact with Cambage when that runner shifted in slightly.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 2:  TAB Highway Handicap 1200m

Suncraze – slow to begin.  Inclined to lay in in the middle stages and near the 700m became unbalanced when its rider C Brown corrected it to avoid making contact with the running rail.  Over the final 100m laid in under pressure.

 

Harvest Dream – began awkwardly.  Inclined to overrace in the early stages.

 

Delivered – slow to begin and then became unbalanced when bumped by Why Me Lord.

 

Mossman Gorge – near the 700m brushed the running rail.

 

Ruthless Agent – when questioned regarding the gelding being in a midfield position, rider T Angland stated that first up today, with the expected fast tempo, he was instructed from his wide draw to ride his mount with cover and anticipated taking up a midfield position.  He added that making the home turn his mount was forced wider when Levee Bank was taken out by Suncraze and then in the straight Ruthless Agent's run came to an end near the 150m.

 

RACE 3:  Rydges Parramatta Handicap 1800m

Not Only Florina – got its head up at the start and began awkwardly.  Stable representative Mr R Roberts advised the mare will now be retired.

 

Zaunkonig – began awkwardly.

 

Mapmaker –fractious in the barrier and jumped awkwardly.  When questioned regarding the gelding being ridden in a forward position, rider A Hyeronimus confirmed his instructions were if possible to ride it quieter today from its wide draw.  He said, although his mount jumped awkwardly, it commenced well and established a forward position soon after the start.  He added, whilst he then looked to his inside to ascertain if he could comply with his instructions, when he was unable to do so he was obliged to allow his mount to stride forward and cross Alward in the early stages, which was further forward than he had planned in order to take up a position closer to the rail to avoid covering excessive ground.

 

Hunter Jack, Meiner Freccia and Imanui – all crowded on jumping between Nat King Cu, which began awkwardly and shifted out, and Quick Defence, which laid in away from Alward, which shifted in.  In this incident Quick Defence was also steadied when crowded.

 

Vaucluse Bay - from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.

 

Egyptian Ruler – raced wide without cover throughout.

 

Alward – laid in under pressure in the straight.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Nat King Cu – rider T Clark stated that the only excuse he could offer for today's disappointing performance was that the gelding raced like a tired horse and may have come to the end of its preparation.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr J Coyle advised Nat King Cu will now be spelled.

 

RACE 4:  Kari Stan Fox Stakes (Group 2) 1500

The Mission – slow to begin.  T Clark (Addictive Nature) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 1200m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of The Mission, which was checked and lost its running.  Sanctioned, which was trailing was also checked and Ace High and Trapeze Artist, which was racing back to the inside of The Mission, were hampered when crowded.  T Clark's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 17 September 2017 and to expire on Friday, 22 September 2017, on which day he may ride.  In assessing penalty, Stewards took into account T Clark's exemplary race riding record under this rule.  Rider C Brown started, after being crossed by Addictive Nature near the 1200m, his mount commenced to race fiercely, refused to settle and was checked to avoid the heels of Addictive Nature for some distance.  He said when The Mission continued to fight his efforts to restrain he allowed the gelding to stride forward and take up the lead near the 1000m.  He added as a consequence The Mission, racing first up today over 1500m, gave ground under pressure in the straight.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Sanctioned – slow to begin.  Laid in in the straight and as a result proved difficult to shift to the outside of Addictive Nature in the early part of the straight to obtain clear running.

 

Addictive Nature – after the race the colt kicked out in its tie-up stall and sustained a laceration to the off-hind cannon.  Trainer Mr B Baker was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Addictive Nature racing again.

 

RACE 5:  Theo Marks Stakes (Group 2), 1300m

Mighty Lucky – slow to begin.

 

Good Project – began awkwardly, shifted out and carried Dixie Blossoms wider on jumping.

 

Euro Angel – when questioned, rider B Avdulla stated as his mount has an inclination to race fiercely in its races, with the strong early tempo, he allowed it to settle back towards the rear of the field.  He said from the 800m his mount improved to the inside of Egg Tart and followed Mighty Lucky.  He added making the turn, when following Mighty Lucky and when that runner initially gave an indication it was going to shift off, he remained racing on its back with a view to coming to its inside, however, when Mighty Lucky maintained its position closer to the rail, he improved to that runner's outside and, once he was then able to obtain clear running to the outside of Egg Tart, Euro Angel ran on strongly in the straight.

 

RACE 6:  Irresistible Pools Sheraco Stakes (Group 3) 1200m

Almighty Girl – began awkwardly and knuckled shortly after the start.

 

Zenalicious – slow to begin.

 

Ghisoni – after being slow to begin was hampered shortly after when Almighty Girl shifted in.  When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, B Avdulla stated that his mount never travelled at any stage of the event and in particular in the middle stages he was obliged to allow his mount to drift back in the field so as to attempt to have it travel with him.  He said in the straight Ghisoni, whilst briefly tightened between Danish Twist and Omei Sword near the 200m, was most disappointing in its failure to respond to his riding.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr J Cummings advised that Ghisoni had pleased leading up to today's race and had trialled well.  Mr Cummings undertook to have Ghisoni undergo a thorough veterinary examination, the results of which he will forward to the Stewards, along with the progress of the mare.

 

Omei Sword - from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.

 

Daysee Doom – near the 1000m became unbalanced when racing in restricted room to the inside of Denmagic and also when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Perizada.  Held up for clear running in the early part of the straight.

 

Bonny O'Reilly – App. R King (Hussterical) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that rounding the first turn she permitted her mount to shift in when not clear of Bonny O'Reilly, which lost its running and clipped the heels of Hussterical.  Bonny O'Reilly then raced keenly in the middle stages for a short period.  App. King's permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 17 September 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 24 September 2017, on which day she may ride.  A post-race veterinary examination of Hussterical revealed the mare to have been galloped on to the off-hind leg.

 

Denmagic – raced wide without cover throughout.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Magic Alibi - held up for clear running rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight and could not be tested until near the 200m.

 

Gibraltar Girl – held up making the home turn.

 

Danish Twist – when questioned regarding his riding, G Schofield stated, after being slow to begin, his mount settled back towards the rear of the field as expected.  He said in the middle stages he raced to the inside of Ghisoni and when making the home turn he was unable to improve when placed close to the inside of the heels of that runner.  He added soon after straightening he attempted to obtain a run to the inside of Denmagic, but when Daysee Doom shifted out to secure that run, he was then disappointed and briefly attempted to obtain clear running to the outside of Denmagic.  G Schofield further stated when he was again disappointed for this run he shifted back to the inside of Daysee Doom, but again over the concluding stages was held up when Daysee Doom shifted back in.  After considering his explanations, the Stewards found that on the home turn G Schofield was not in a position to shift to the outside of Ghisoni, particularly in circumstances where Omei Sword had improved quickly to that runner's outside.

 

RACE 7:  The Run To The Rose (Group 2) 1200m

Kementari – after arriving on course the colt sustained a superficial wound above its right nostril.  Kementari was examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer and cleared to start.

 

Shogun Sun began awkwardly and shortly after was crowded and steadied away from the heels of Invader when Menari shifted in.

 

Chauffeur – slow to begin.  A post-race veterinary examination a minor abrasion to the colt's chin.

 

RACE 8:  Fugen Handicap 1200m

Petrossian – reared as the start was effected and lost considerable ground (7 lengths).  Trainer's representative Mr S Perry was advised the gelding would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.

 

Cogliere – slow to begin and from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.

 

Top Striker – overraced in the middle stages.

 

Supreme Effort – near the 300m shifted out and bumped Denpurr.


 

RACE 9:  tab.com.au Handicap 1400m

Wayanka – Stewards considered an objection lodged by B Avdulla rider of 2nd placegetter Wayanka against Interlocuter (T Angland) being declared the winner, alleging interference in the early part of the straight.  After considering all the evidence, Stewards found that near the 300m Wayanka had established running between Cosmopol and InterlocuterInterlocuter then shifted out  which then resulted in Wayanka losing the run and being awkwardly placed close to the heels of Cosmopol for some distance.  As Stewards were satisfied that had his incident not occurred Wayanka would have finished in advance of Interlocuter, the objection was upheld.  The placings were amended to:

1st Wayanka

2nd Interlocuter

3rd Oklahoma Girl

4th Cosmopol

At a subsequent inquiry T Angland was reprimanded and advised he must ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground.  Shortly after the start the gelding, which had been slow to begin, was crowded for room between He's A Given and Ebenos, which was taken out by Makeadane.  From its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.  Overraced in the middle stages.

 

Got Unders – began very awkwardly and made heavy contact with Be Like Dad, which was crowded, became unbalanced and lost ground.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Interlocuter – slow to begin (2L).

 

He's A Given – bumped with The Pharoah on jumping.  Raced wide without cover throughout.

 

Oklahoma Girl - from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.  When questioned regarding his riding in the straight, H Bowman stated, after following Wayanka rounding the home turn, when that runner shifted out slightly he elected to improve to its inside.  He said, after riding his mount along in the early part of the straight, as Oklahoma Girl commenced to make ground he was inconvenienced and held up for clear running between Interlocuter and Peacock when Peacock shifted ground.  He added when clear over the latter stages Oklahoma Girl finished its race off well.  Stable representative Mr C Duckworth advised the mare was found to have bled from one nostril on return to the stable.  Mr Duckworth was advised Oklahoma Girl would be required to either barrier trial or gallop over 1000m to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.

 

The Pharoah – raced wide without cover until near the 900m.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr G Ryan stated in his view The Pharoah raced like it had come to the end of its preparation and would now be spelled.

 

Budderoo Knight – overraced in the early and middle stages.

 

Makeadane – laid in under pressure in the straight.

 

Galaxy Warrior – when questioned regarding the gelding racing back in the field, App. R King stated she had been instructed to endeavour to find cover on the gelding.  She said, after commencing fairly, she elected to restrain back to the tail of the field to obtain cover and consequently settled back further than expected.  She added under pressure in the straight Galaxy Warrior was able to find the line strongly.

 

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 1

K McEvoy (Midnight Delight)

C Reith (Cambage)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

8 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 2

C Brown (Suncraze)

App. M Taylor (Levee Bank)

7 strikes prior to the 100m.

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 5

C Brown (Dixie Blossoms)

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

Race 8

G Schofield (Zumbelina)

K O'Hara (Isorich)

8 strikes prior to the 100m.

6 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

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

Race 1:  Heartlings, Karavali, Positive Problems (2), Lani Girl, Mariquita.

Race 2:  Ferniehirst, Don't Give A Damn (2).

Race 3:  Imanui (2), Not Only Florina, Egyptian Ruler, Hunter Jack, Quick Defence (2).

Race 4:  The Mission, Trapeze Artist, Addictive Nature, Gold Standard (2), Sanctioned.

Race 5:  Good Project, Deploy (2), Mighty Lucky, Egg Tart, Cannyescent, Euro Angel.

Race 6:  Ghisoni, Omei Sword, Daysee Doom, Almighty Girl, Hussterical, Perizada.

Race 7:  Invader, Tangled, Pariah, Menari (2), Chauffeur, Kementari, Perast.

Race 8:  Supreme Effort, Gablestown, Sunny Victory, Zumbelina (2), Tango Rain.

Race 9:  Got Unders, Be Like Dad, Makeadane, Galaxy Warrior, Interlocuter.

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Nil.

Reprimands:

Race 9: T Angland (Interlocuter) – careless riding (AR137(a)).

Suspensions:

Race 4: T Clark (Addictive Nature) – careless riding (AR137(a)), suspended from 17/9/17 to 22/9/17.

Race 6: App. R King (Hussterical) – careless riding (AR137(a)), suspended from 17/9/17 to 24/9/17.

Bleeders:

Nil.

Warnings:

Nil

Trials:

Race 1: Karavali (trainer K Lees) – poor performance.

Race 8: Petrossian (trainer P Perry) – barrier manners.

Race 9: Oklahoma Girl (trainer C Waller) – bled from one nostril.

Certificates:

Race 4: Addictive Nature (trainer B Baker) – laceration to off-hind cannon.

Fall/Injuries:

Nil.

Change of Tactics:

Race 1: Postive Problems – to be ridden more forward; led.

Race 3: Mapmaker – from wide barrier to be ridden quieter; settled outside lead.

Race 4: Sanctioned – to be ridden with cover; settled worse than midfield.

Trapeze Artist – to be ridden with cover behind lead; settled off pace.

Race 5: Cannyescent – to be ridden more forward; settled on pace.

Race 6: Ravi – to be ridden more forward; settled on pace.

Change of Colours:

Race 7: Shogun Sun – white club colours.

Change of Gear

Nil.

Follow up:

Race 6: Ghisoni (trainer J Cummings) – poor performance.