Rosehill stewards' report
09 Jun 2012 | STEWARDS REPORT
Australian Turf Club
ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE
Saturday 9 June 2012
Track: Slow (7); amended to Slow (6) at 10.40am
STEWARDS: R P Murrihy (Chairman), M F Van Gestel, R W Livingstone, D M Greer and Cadets J K Adams and K J Atherton.
CANTERBURY PARK – Wednesday 6 June 2012
Race 4: Wentworthville District Rugby Leagues Club Handicap 2800m – Stable representative Mr R Roberts advised that Marden had pulled up well, however, would now be spelled.
Race 7: Firehouse Handicap 1200m – Stable representative Mr R Roberts advised that Writteninthestars had pulled up well and attributed its poor performance to not handling the track conditions.
LATE RIDING CHANGES:
As App. J Matthews was indisposed due to illness, the following rider substitutions were made:
Race 2 App. J Adams on Conroy’s Gap.
Race 4 App. J Luxe on Mossamine.
Race 5 App. L Wray on San Zaim.
Race 7 App. S Guymer on Shadows In the Sun
Race 8 App. S Lisnyy on Cornwall Park.
RACE 1: St George Motor Boat Club Handicap 1200m:
Brunner jumped awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Ptolemy. After travelling 50m Zar Zar Binks, which was racing tight to the inside of Ptolemy (N Berry), had to be checked and lost its position when Ptolemy was taken in slightly by Brunner, which shifted in to avoid the heels of Target In Sight. N Berry was reprimanded and told to make more effort to ensure runners to his inside have the room to which they are entitled. P Robl was reprimanded for shifting in when not fully clear or Brunner. Early in the straight Santa Fe Sun and Target In Sight came together, as Target In Sight shifted out to improve around the heels of Greek Island. In the early part of the straight Ptolemy was held up when disappointed for a run between Catalonia and Santa Fe Sun. N Berry stated that when clear Ptolemy failed to finish its race off and he was of the view the colt was not entirely comfortable in the going. When questioned concerning the winner, Raise The Level, leading today, as compared to racing back on 26 May 2012, App. B Spriggs stated at its previous start Raise The Level struck interference, which resulted in the gelding racing further back than intended. He said today the intention had been to race midfield, but when caught wide, he felt there was no other option other than to press on to take up a position closer to the rails. When questioned regarding the performance of Greek Island, App. J Adams stated that, whilst the gelding was up in grade, its run was disappointing and it was inclined to hang out at stages throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination of Greek Island did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr A Rabbett indicated that Greek Island had worked well leading into today’s event and expressed disappointment with the performance of the gelding. He undertook to report back to Stewards if there is anything amiss with Greek Island subsequent to the event. When questioned regarding the performance of Catalonia, App. C Schofield stated that, after being trapped wide, he had to come back to find cover and took up a midfield position. He added that the filly raced a little greenly and dourly and only finished its race off fairly. A post-race veterinary examination of Catalonia did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr B Widdup stated that the stable will now look to apply blinkers to Catalonia and step it up over a longer journey. He undertook to report if there was anything amiss with the filly subsequent to the event.
RACE 2: Michael Hansell Signs Handicap 1200m:
Conroy’s Gap overraced in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination of Spinhro, which raced wide throughout, did not reveal any abnormalities. App. C Schofield, rider of Hendricus, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that near the 200m, when his mount was inclined to lay in, he took a narrow run between Conroy’s Gap and Not A Dancer and did not exercise due care in permitting his mount to continue to shift in, which resulted in both Not A Dancer and Battant being severely checked. App. Schofield’s permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 17 June 2012 and to expire on Friday, 29 June 2012, on which day he may ride. In assessing penalty, the Stewards took into account Hendricus had contributed to the interference by laying in. When questioned, T Berry, rider of Battant, stated that, whilst the gelding suffered interference at the 200m, which resulted in it finishing further back than might otherwise be the case, its run was nevertheless disappointing. He added that Battant was very one-paced today and may be looking for further ground. A post-race veterinary examination of Battant did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr J Livingstone stated that the stable may now look to step Battant up in distance. He undertook to report if there is anything amiss with the filly subsequent to the race. When questioned, App. A Stead, rider of Not A Dancer, which was also involved in interference at the 200m, stated the filly overraced and then was unable to quicken when asked for an effort in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination of Not A Dancer did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M Dale advised that Not A Dancer will be spelled.
RACE 3: Pages Events Equipment Handicap 2000m:
Trainer Mr B Baker was fined the sum of $50 for failing to produce the Thoroughbred Identity Card for Mr Tipsy (AR59A). Circle Of Power pulled hard in the early stages, which resulted in its rider allowing it to stride forward and sit outside the leader, Sour Mash. Trainer Mr R Craig advised Circle Of Power will now be spelled. Kim Warrior and Gopana came together near the 250m, as Kim Warrior endeavoured to improve around the heels of Charing Cross, which commenced to give ground. Southern Shimmer was held up for a run for a short distance prior to the 100m. Southern Skye lost its off hind plate in running. When questioned concerning the performance of Charing Cross, T Berry stated that the gelding travelled well in the run, but when placed under fully pressure in the straight failed to respond to his riding. A post-race veterinary examination of Charing Cross revealed the gelding to be lame in the off hind leg. Stable representative Mr J Livingstone stated that Charing Cross had pleased in its work since its win at Randwick on 20 May 2012 and could offer no explanation for its disappointing effort. Mr Livingstone undertook to report back on the progress of the gelding subsequent to the race and advised the gelding would now be spelled. Stewards ruled that Charing Cross must trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to its next start.
RACE 4: Accountability Recruitment Handicap 1400m:
Zedlion, which was inclined to overrace, was awkwardly placed to the inside of the heels of O’Crikey for some distance approaching and rounding the home turn. Al’s Gold was not able to obtain clear running in the straight and was not fully tested. When questioned, App. C Schofield, rider of Madibagold, could offer no explanation for the performance of the gelding, other than he bustled his mount along early with its big weight to take up a forward position. A post-race veterinary examination of Madibagold did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr D Payne undertook to report back to the Stewards if there is anything amiss with Madibagold subsequent to the event. A post-race veterinary examination of The Last General, which finished distanced, revealed the gelding to be displaying atrial fibrillation. Mr M Conners, representing trainer Mr C Conners, was advised that the stable will be required to provide a veterinary clearance, including an ECG and The Last General must trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.
RACE 5: Santos Coffee Cup 1400m:
Due to the late declaration of App. L Wray as the replacement for App. J Matthews as the rider of San Zaim, permission was granted for App. Wray to claim two kilos of her three kilo allowance. Song And Roses and Outofafrika were slow to begin. After receiving a bump from Fox, Haut Ton (T Berry) shifted in, crowding Titbit in onto San Zaim, resulting in Pregrada being taken across the heels of Madam Nash. T Berry was told in similar circumstances he must react quicker to relieve the crowding to runners to his inside. T Berry reported that Haut Ton was somewhat one-paced and did not finish the race off as he had anticipated. Over the concluding stages Titbit raced in restricted room between Madam Nash and Fox (App. S Lisnyy), which shifted out. App. S Lisnyy was told to do more to keep his mounts straight. When questioned regarding the performance of Song And Roses, R Quinn stated the mare missed the start slightly, got shuffled back and then failed to finish the race off. A post-race veterinary examination of Song And Roses did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr K Moses stated it was his intention to remove the pacifiers from Song And Roses and undertook to report if there was anything amiss with the mare subsequent to the race.
RACE 6: Big Sports Breakfast June Stakes 1100m:
My Vegas began awkwardly. See The World and Skytrain came together at the start. See The World was held up rounding the home turn. My Vegas was held up in the early part of the straight and again over the concluding stages had difficulty obtaining clear running. Pontiana laid out rounding the home turn. After being disappointed for a run near the 200m Alberton Park had to shift to the outside of the heels of Stratana to obtain clear ground.
RACE 7: Stuart Macdermid’s 60th Birthday Handicap 1500m:
When questioned concerning the performance of Samui Lad, T Berry stated the gelding raced a little keenly, travelled well, but changed stride on the home turn and laid out, then failed to respond to his riding in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination of Samui Lad revealed the gelding to be lame in the near foreleg. Stable representative Mr J Livingstone stated that Samui Lad has pleased the stable in its work since its second placing at this track on 26 May 2012 and had been fancied by the stable. Stewards ruled that Samui Lad must trial to their satisfaction and pass a veterinary examination prior to its next start. Mr Livingstone undertook to report back if there is anything amiss with the gelding subsequent to the race.
RACE 8: Vili’s Pies Handicap 1200m:
Buckmoore was a late withdrawal at 8am. Trainer Mr J Sylvester was fined the sum of $100. Superior Instinct was a late withdrawal at 1.54pm on veterinary advice, when the gelding was found to be lame in the off hind leg. Trainer Mr D P Smith was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required for Superior Instinct prior to racing again. Cornwall Park and Flight Command both overraced badly in the early stages. Rounding the first turn, Flight Command had to be checked off the heels of Kirinata. Rider App. S Guymer and trainer Ms K Waugh were unable to offer any tangible explanation for the disappointing performance of Alumbrado. Ms Waugh indicated that Alumbrado had pleased in its work since its first up win on 9 May 2012. A post-race veterinary examination of Alumbrado revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Ms Waugh was asked to report the results of a full veterinary check by the stable veterinarian and to report on the future race plans for Alumbrado.
Trainers K Waugh, T Bartley and D Payne were all spoken to concerning removing the blinkers from their respective runners in the mounting enclosure subsequent to the race.
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Greek Island, Target In Sight, Zar Zar Binks, Catalonia, Santa Fe Sun.
Race 2: Not A Dancer, Hendricus, Soledad, Sonic Blast, Malavio, Choice Words(2), Battant.
Race 3: Mr Tipsy, Censor (2), Charing Cross.
Race 4: Let Them Have It, Dunrossil, General Jay Dee, Mossamine, Benevento, Green Beret.
Race 5: Moorings Capital, Disputes, Fashion, Pregrada (2), Song And Roses, Fox.
Race 6: Skytrain, Motspur, Stratana (2), Spectacular Iam, See The World, Black Routine.
Race 7: Palasport, Lethal Arrow, Izababe.
Race 8: Coup Ay Tee, Irish Jig (2), Alumbrado, Magic Cassius, Flight Command, Radar.
Fines: Race 3: Trainer B Baker (Mr Tipsy) $50 – fail to produce Thoroughbred Identity Card (AR59A).
Race 8: Trainer J Sylvester (Buckmoore) $100 – late withdrawal.
Reprimands: Race 1: N Berry (Ptolemy) – careless riding (AR137(a)).
Race 1: P Robl (Target In Sight) – careless riding (AR137(a)).
Suspensions: Race 2: App. C Schofield (Hendricus) – careless riding (AR137(a)), suspended from 17/6/12 to 29/6/12.
Certificates: Race 4: The Last General (trainer C Conners), including an ECG – atrial fibrillation.
Race 7: Samui Lad (trainer G Waterhouse) – lame near foreleg.
Race 8: Superior Instinct (trainer D P Smith) – lame off hind leg.
Trials: Race 3: Charing Cross (trainer G Waterhouse) – lame off hind leg.
Race 4: The Last General (trainer C Conners) – atrial fibrillation.
Race 7: Samui Lad (trainer G Waterhouse) – lame near foreleg.
Change of Tactics: Race 1: Santa Fe Sun – to be ridden behind the leaders; settled behind the leaders.
Race 2: Malavio – to be ridden more forward; slow to begin, settled midfield.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Gear Change: Nil.
Follow-up: Race 1: Catalonia (trainer P Snowden).
Race 1: Greek Island (trainer J Thompson).
Race 2: Battant (trainer G Waterhouse).
Race 3: Charing Cross (trainer G Waterhouse).
Race 4: Madibagold (trainer D Payne).
Race 5: Song And Roses (trainer K Moses).
Race 8: Alumbrado (trainer K Waugh).