Australian Turf Club
ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE
Saturday 15 September 2018
Track: Good (4)
STEWARDS: M F Van Gestel (Chairman), P C Dingwall, T J Vassallo, T P Moxon, S T Matthews and cadet's and M W Purse, R T Debels and J A Dinopoulous. ef
Licensed stablehand Mr K Harding was fined the sum $200 under AR175(p) in that he failed to comply with a direction of the Stewards whilst presenting Goodfella in the enclosure prior to the running of Race 3.
RACE 1: Tab Highway Handicap 1000m
Equal Balance – Slow to begin.
Rhyming Puppet – Rider J Collet could offer no excuse for the disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr N Olive was advised to report back on the post-race condition of Rhyming Puppet in the days subsequent.
Bocelli – Slow to begin. When questioned regarding the performance rider C Brown explained that he had to make some use of the gelding in the early stages to hold a forward position adding that the gelding was under pressure leaving the 600m. He added that in his view Bocelli was looking for additional ground where it could travel comfortably which would enable it to finish the race off. Near the 600m Caccini and Bocelli were hampered when crowded by Prince Planet (B El-Issa) which shifted in. B El-Issa was advised to exercise more care. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Ms T Burleigh concurred with the views of C Brown and advised that the gelding would be stepping up in distance for its next race start.
Lifesaver – Began only fairly and from the outside barrier was then shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
Lord Denman – Raced wide and without cover from the 600m. Near the 800m was steadied to avoid the heels of Prince Planet (B El-Issa) which shifted in when not quite clear. B El-Issa was advised to make sure he's sufficiently clear when shifting ground.
Our Rosemaree – Slow to begin.
RACE 2: Schweppes Heritage Stakes 1100m (Listed)
Santos – When questioned rider H Bowman stated that after trailing Omar and Neutrality soon after straightening he shifted out to follow Neutrality but then became badly held up on the heels of that runner when Charge, which was positioned to his outside and in advance of his mount held a tight line to the outside of Neutrality. He added that Santos continued to be held up until near the 150m where he observed a tight run develop between Neutrality and Charge however inside the 100m the run closed, and Santos was not able to be tested for the remainder of the event. Stewards accepted the evidence of H Bowman that he was not in a position to shift to obtain running to the outside of Neutrality soon after straightening given his position on the track when racing behind Charge.
Neutrality – Bumped on jumping by Omar which shifted in.
Charge – Hampered on jumping by Hoges which shifted out.
Ragged Rascal – Crowded on jumping between Meryl and Charge, which was taken out by Hoges.
Omar – Began awkwardly, shifted in making contact with Neutrality and became unbalanced. When questioned regarding the performance rider J Innes advised that the gelding made a respiratory noise during the running of the race however he was not overly concerned as the gelding had made similar breathing noises in the past. He added in his view the gelding whilst it may not have handled the step up in grade, raced like it had come to the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Mr G Ryan confirmed that Omar would now be spelled
Prophet's Thumb – Slow to begin (2L)
RACE 3: Shoot Out Mile 1600m
Luvaluva – Near the 50m was steadied when crowded between Instant De Reve which shifted in slightly and Another Dollar (K McEvoy) which shifted out. K McEvoy was reprimanded and advised to ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground. Rider B Ryan advised that the mare travelled strongly in the run, secured clear running at the 300m but disappointed in its failure to run on. He added that when under pressure in the straight Luvaluva was inclined to lay out. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Old North – Slow to begin. Overraced in the early and middle stages. In the early part of the straight, proved reluctant to proceed to the inside of Souchez and then near the 200m Old North which was commencing to close the race off fairly was shifted to the outside of Souchez to continue into clear running. Close to the winning post Old North was steadied when awkwardly placed between Souchez and Drochaid both of which shifted marginally.
Muraaqeb – Blundered shortly after the start.
Another Dollar – Consideration was given to an objection lodged by K McEvoy rider of 3rd placegetter Another Dollar against Goodfella (A Hyeronimus) being declared 2nd, alleging interference near the 300m. After considering the evidence Stewards found that soon after straightening Goodfella shifted out which resulted in Another Dollar improving to that runners inside and establishing clear running. Near the 300m Goodfella then shifted in when not clear of Another Dollar resulting in Another Dollar having to be steadied, losing the running it had established and being shifted to the outside of Goodfella. Having considered the manner in which both horses finished the race off Stewards upheld the objection when they were satisfied that had the interference not occurred Another Dollar would have finished in advance of Goodfella and amended the placings to read.
2nd) Another Dollar
At a subsequent inquiry A Hyeronimus (Goodfella) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a). A Hyeronimus's license to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday 19 September 2018 and to expire on Monday 24 September 2018 on which day he may ride.
Instant De Reve – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Raced wide and without cover throughout the middle stages of the event.
Drochaid – From the outside barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
All Too Soon – Slow to begin. Shortly after the start was crowded by Luvaluva which shifted out despite the efforts of its rider. After being held up in the early part of the straight had to be steadied when crowded between Instant De Reve and Milseain. Inside the 200m All Too Soon was shifted to the outside of Instant De Reve whereby it secured clear running.
Rezealient – Slow to begin and shortly after the start had to be checked when crowded between All Too Soon and Souchez which shifted in.
Milseain – Raced keenly in the early stages. Near the 150m was inconvenienced when crowded by Instant De Reve and Luvaluva (App B Ryan) which shifted out. B Ryan was advised to exercise more care.
Gamblestown – Slow to begin.
Souchez – Near the 1300m had to be eased when crowded by Instant De Reve which was taken in by Muraaqeb (J McDonald) which shifted in when not clear. J McDonald was advised to exercise more care.
RACE 4: Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts 1100m (Group 2)
Brave Smash – Slow to begin. Between the 350m and 200m was held up for clear running
The Monstar – Bumped on jumping by Invincible Star.
English – En-route to the barriers lost its near fore plate and English was then re plated behind the barriers. English was examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer and was deemed suitable to race. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance rider T Clark reported that the mare became unsettled when being replated behind the barriers. He added that English travelled well in the run and commenced to make ground when asked for an effort in the early part of the straight before, in his opinion, the condition of the mare gave out. In his view English would obtain a fitness benefit from today's run. A post-race veterinary examination immediately after the race and after being swabbed revealed no abnormalities. Co trainer Mr A Bott concurred with the views of T Clark and undertook to report back on the progress of the mare in the days subsequent.
Invincible Star – Rider J McDonald stated that the mare was fractious in the gates, jumped awkwardly and consequently was slow to begin. He added that his intention was to be more forward but due to the antics of the mare at the start he was obliged to take a trailing position. Near the 900m Invincible Star was steadied from the heels of Ball Of Muscle (G Schofield) which shifted in. G Schofield was advised to ensure he is sufficiently clear when crossing.
RACE 5: Bill Ritchie Handicap 1400m (Group 3)
Pierata – Raced wide and without cover.
Siege Of Quebec – In the early part of the straight was held up before shifting to the outside of Pierata approaching the 300m whereby it secured clear running.
Sir Plush – Began awkwardly. After being held up behind Music Magnate in the early part of the straight shifted to the outside of that runner at the 250m to secure clear running.
Paret – Slow to begin. Rider K McEvoy stated that his intention was to make his run down the outside on the gelding but when unable to shift to the outside on straightening he was forced to endeavour to improve to the inside of runners. He added in his view Paret which was stepping up in grade today in all the circumstances performed credibly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 6: Colgate Optic White Stakes 1600m (Group 1)
Who Shot Thebarman – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Ace High – When questioned regarding the horse racing more forward today rider J Collett stated that whilst he intended to take up a prominent position, when Ace High jumped well today he elected to follow Religify across and race outside the lead.
Egg Tart – For a short distance approaching the 350m was awkwardly placed on the heels of Ace High and prior to the 300m was shifted out into clear running.
RACE 7: Darley Tea Rose Stakes 1400m (Group 2)
Oohood – Began awkwardly, shifted in making contact with Madam Rogue and becoming unbalanced.
Outbark Barbie – From wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Leaving the 500m Fundamentalist endeavoured to shift to the outside of Madam Rogue in an attempt to commence to improve. As Fundamentalist commenced this manoeuvre, Oohood held its position three-wide which resulted in Fundamentalist having to be steadied and shifted back in when disappointed for clear running. In this incident Outback Barbie had to be checked when after improving to the inside of Fundamentalist was crowded between that runner and Miss Fabulass (K McEvoy) which shifted out. Whilst Stewards accepted that K McEvoy had anticipated Fundamentalist would obtain a run to the outside of Madam Rogue he was advised he must ensure he exercise due care when shifting ground.
Pretty In Pink – Slow to begin. From wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages
Fundamentalist – Began awkwardly.
Futooh – Slow to begin. Briefly held up on the home turn. When commencing to finish the race off strongly Futooh was steadied near the 200m when disappointed for clear running between Fundamentalist and Sangita which was giving ground near the 100m. Futooh was then shifted to the outside of Sangita to secure clear running over the concluding stages.
Santa Catarina – Began awkwardly.
Madam Rogue – Began awkwardly and was crowded on jumping between Sangita and Oohood. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be 2/5 lame in the near hindleg. Stable representative Mr C Duckworth was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Madam Rogue racing next.
Maid Of Heaven – Slow to begin. From a wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Near the 1200m was briefly crowded when Symi shifted in. When questioned regarding his riding on the home turn rider J Parr stated that after following Symi and Pretty In Pink from the 600m his mount in his opinion was not travelling well enough to improve to the outside and for this reason he elected to save ground and shift to the inside to improve. He added the decision to do so was validated when Symi shifted out at the same point. J Parr added that in the straight after being briefly held up in the early stages Maid Of Heaven was able to secure clear running near the 250m where it finished the race off strongly.
Symi – On the home turn was steadied away from the heels of Outback Barbie.
Sangita – Rider G Schofield stated that the filly was unsuited by racing in a forward position today and as a consequence was left without a finishing effort. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover. Co-Trainer Mr Paul Snowden concurred with the views of G Schofield and undertook to report back if anything was amiss with the filly in the days subsequent.
RACE 8: The Agency Real Estate Kingston Town Stakes 2000m (Group 3)
Big Duke – Slow to begin. Laid in the straight and near the 300m proved difficult to shift to the outside of One Foot In Heaven to secure clear running.
One Foot In Heaven – Raced keenly in the middle stages.
Libran – Near the 300m was held up on the heels of Alward and for a short distance and near the 250m was shifted to the outside of Alward to find clear running.
Avilius – Slow to begin.
Sedanzer – From its wide draw was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. An inquiry into Sedanzer being steadied on straightening was adjourned to Wednesday 19 September 2018.
Satono Rasen – Raced wide and without cover throughout the middle stages.
Emperor's Way – Near the 150m had to be severely checked when crowded between Testashadow (J Byrne) which shifted in, initially crowding the running of Emperor's Way and Patrick Erin which was taken out by Classic Uniform (App J Van Overmeire). Both App J Van Overmeire and J Byrne were reprimanded and advised that they must stop riding and straighten when shifting ground.
Patrick Erin – When inclined to lay in when under pressure in the straight for some distance inside the 300m was held up when close to the heels of Brimham Rocks.
Embley – Slow to begin. Hung in throughout the event.
Salsonic – Trainer J Coyle was fined the sum of $200 under LR35 for the late declaration of K O'Hara as the rider of the gelding. G Schofield rider of Avilius pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 1000m he permitted his mount to shift out crowding Salsonic towards the heels of Sedanzer resulting in Salsonic losing its rightful running when being taken across the heels of Sedanzer. In this incident Salsonic made contact with Big Duke which was forced wider on the track. G Schofield's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Thursday 20 September 2018 and to expire on Friday 28 September 2018 on which day he may ride. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its off-fore plate.
RACE 9: E Group Security Handicap 1200m
Trekking – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages whilst travelling wide and without cover throughout the event.
Right Or Wrong – Approaching the 300m was disappointed for clear running to the inside of Noble Joey which shifted in. Right Or Wrong was then shifted to the outside of Noble Joey inside the 300m to secure clear running.
Better Not Blue – Raced keenly in the early stages and near the 600m was steadied from the heels of Single Bullet.
Dissolution – From its wide draw was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Overraced in the middle stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Manhattan Mist – Prior to the declaration of correct weight Stewards considered whether the gelding had been afforded a fair start. It was established that as the start was effected Manhattan Mist got its off-hind leg on the running board of its barrier which resulted in the gelding blundering badly and losing ground (3L). As Stewards were satisfied the occurrence happened as the start was affected, the gelding was declared a starter. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Single Bullet – Overraced in the middle stages. On straightening was held up when awkwardly placed on the heels of Isorich. Single Bullet then raced in restricted room between Isorich and Trekking for some distance in the early stages of the straight and near the 200m was shifted to the outside of Trekking in an attempt to secure clear running.
Eawase – Overraced in the middle stages.
Warranty –. Shortly after the start was steadied when crowded by Trekking which shifted out. Overraced in the middle stages.
Jericho – From a wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Shortly after the start when inclined to race keenly had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Suncraze. Jericho continued to overrace in the early and middle stages. Laid in in the straight.
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 3||J McDonald (Muraaqeb)||6 strikes prior to the 100m.|
|Race 8||J Collett (Suncraze)||6 strikes prior the 100m|
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Rhyming Puppet, Lord Denman(2), Prince Planet, Lifesaver.
Race 2: Santos, Neutrality(2), Ragged Rascal.
Race 3: Luvaluva, Another Dollar, Drochaid, Rezealient, Goodfella.
Race 4: The Monstar, English(2), Ball Of Muscle, After All That, Invincible Star.
Race 5: Music Magnate, Pierata(2), Duca Valentinois, Siege Of Quebec.
Race 6: Le Romain(2), Religify, Ace High, Winx, Egg Tart(2).
Race 7: Fiesta(2), Pretty In Pink, Futooh, Maid Of Heaven.
Race 8: Big Duke, Avilius, Testashadow, Satono Rasen, Embley, Salsonic, Brimham Rocks.
Race 9: No Doubt, Dissolution, Manhattan Mist, Single Bullet, Right Or Wrong.
|Fines:||General: K Harding – failed to obey Stewards direction, $200 (AR175(p))|
Race 8: Trainer J Coyle (Salsonic), $200; late declaration of rider (LR35(2))
|Reprimands:||Race 3: K McEvoy (Another Dollar) – carless riding (AR137(a))|
Race 8: J Van Overmeire (Classic Uniform) – careless riding (AR137(a))
Race 8: J Byrne (Testashadow) – careless riding (AR137(a))
|Suspensions:||Race 3: A Hyeronimus (Goodfella) – careless riding (AR137(a)) – 19.9.18 to 24.9.18, on which day he may ride. |
Race 8: G Schofield (Avilius) – careless riding (AR137(a)) – 20.9.18 to 28.9.18, on which day he may ride.
|Certificates:||Race 7: Madame Rogue (Trainer C Waller) – 2/5 lame near hindleg.|
|Tactics Notified:||Race 3: Milseain – to be ridden more forward; settled on-pace. |
Race 3: Instant De Reve – to be ridden with cover however if does not settle option to ride forward; settled off-pace.
Race 7: Miss Fabulass – to be ridden with cover; settled mid-field with cover.
Race 7: Maid Of Heaven – intention to be ridden midfield with cover; option to be more forward if begins well; settled back.
Race 7: Symi – to be ridden with cover; settled worse than mid-field.
Race 7: Madam Rouge – option to be ridden further forward; settled on-pace.
Race 7: Fundamentalist – from an inside barrier to be ridden further forward; settled off-pace.
|Change of Colours:||Nil.|
|Change of Gear||Nil.|
|Follow up:||Race 1: Rhyming Puppet (Trainer N Olive) – poor performance. |
Race 4: English (Trainer G Waterhouse & A Bott) – poor performance.
Race 7: Sangita (Trainer P & P Snowden) – poor performance.
Race 8: Sedanzer (Trainer G Waterhouse & A Bott) – interference in the straight.