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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

CANTERBURY PARK RACECOURSE

 

Wednesday 27 May 2020

 

Weather:                    Fine

Track:                        Heavy (9)

Rail:                           +6m entire circuit

Penetrometer:            5.91

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  W. R. Birch (Chairman), M. F. Van Gestel, T. P. Moxon and Cadets B. J. Pearce and L. J. Martin.

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Supplementary Reports:

Kembla Grange 19 May 2020

Race 6 – TC Air & Electric Conditional Benchmark 70 Handicap 1200m:

Leami Astray– Co-trainer Mr L. Price reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare but advised that Leami Astray had now been spelled in preparation for sale.

 

Hawkesbury 21 May 2020

Race 2 – Complete Legal & Conveyancing Maiden Handicap 1300m:

April Thunder– Trainer's representative Mr C. Duckworth reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the filly.

 

Race 6 – Carrington Rd Stockfeeds CG&E Class 1 Handicap 1400):

Trengganu– Trainer Mr B. Widdup reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding but believed it did not handle the prevailing track conditions. He advised that Trengganu will be leaving the stable.

 

Race 8 – Lime & Coconut Café Class 1 Handicap 2100m:

Devil DanTrainer Mr G. Murray reported that whilst the intention was to have Devil Dan ridden further forward, he was surprised to see the gelding lead the event. Mr Murray, nonetheless, was reminded of his obligation to notify the Stewards of any change in riding tactics. Mr Murray added that Devil Dan had come to the end of its preparation and had now been spelled.

 

Tyrrhenian– Trainer Mr J. Sargent reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and advised that it had now left his stable.

 

Royal Randwick 23 May 2020

Race 3: Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation Handicap 2000m:

Foxborough Trainer Mr J. Sargent reported that a subsequent veterinary examination, including the results of a blood test, revealed no abnormalities and he advised that the filly will barrier trial as required.

 

Race 6 – Calyx @ Coolmore Australia Handicap 1500m:

Bold And WildTrainer's representative Mr S. McLean reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and reiterated that the stable believed the poor performance was due to being second-up on a wet track.

 

Royal Randwick Trackwork 26 May 2020

Lanciato– Trainer Mr M. Newnham reported that the gelding had bled from both nostrils. As this was the second occasion Lanciato had bled, Mr Newnham was advised of the provisions of AR79(6) in that Lanciato will now incur a lifetime ban from racing in Australia.

 

Warwick Farm Trackwork 26 May 2020

Chemainus– The J. Cummings stable reported that Chemainus had bled from both nostrils. The stable was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).

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RACE 1: Iron Jack Handicap 1250m:

Ballistic Lover– As the start was effected the filly, which was leaning on the nearside of its barrier, began awkwardly and lost ground. Stewards sought an explanation from rider R. King regarding the tactics adopted approaching and rounding the home turn whereby the filly established a considerable lead from the remainder of the field before tiring inside the final 200m. R. King advised Stewards that she was instructed to lead on Ballistic Lover, if possible, and after beginning slowly she was able to ride the filly forward and obtain the lead a short distance after crossing on to the course proper near the 1100m. She said that Ballistic Lover travelled well in the lead and continued to do so through the middle stages. She added that approaching the 400m Ballistic Lover increased the pace without being asked and having regard to the manner in which the filly was travelling she did not believe it to be in the best interests to interfere with the momentum Ballistic Lover was building rounding the home turn as it had shown that it lacks a turn of foot at this point of its racing career. She added that she was surprised by the manner in which Ballistic Lover tired over the final 200m, having regard to the ease with which the filly travelled into the straight. Whilst Stewards acknowledged that the sectional times for the race did not indicate a significant increase in tempo they informed R. King that in their view the competitive chances of Ballistic Lover would have been enhance had she waited until entering the straight, bearing in mind the filly was not being challenged by another runner.

 

Karauna– Passing the 800m had to be steadied momentarily from the heels of Found Our Thrill, which shifted in when not clear. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover.

 

Zelify– Knuckled on jumping.

 

Found Our Thrill– A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame (2/5) in the off-foreleg. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Found Our Thrillis permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Willinga Panache– Shortly after the start was hampered by Zelify, which shifted out. From the 450m until approaching the 300m was held up on the heels of Angel Helena and unable to improve.

 

RACE 2: Microphone @ Darley Handicap 1250m:

California Cible– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 200m had to be steadied from the heels of Oregon, which shifted out to improve.

 

Le Vizir– Began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly. When asked to explain the disappointing performance, rider J. Collett stated that the colt did not travel well on the heavy surface at any stage of the event and had a tendency to lay out throughout the course of the race and proved disappointing in the run to the finish. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Oregon– Began awkwardly and lost ground. Near the 400m had to be steadied when tightened for room between Sea Boss, which shifted out slightly, and Scenic Warrior (S. Clipperton), which shifted in. S. Clipperton was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground. Approaching the 50m had to be steadied from the heels of Concealed (App. R. Dolan), which shifted out. App. Dolan was advised to exercise more care. When asked if there was an opportunity to improve to the outside of Scenic Warrior passing the 500m, rider H. Bowman stated that he did not consider this to be a reasonable option on the heavy surface bearing in mind Oregon was having its first race start and he believed it was in the colt's best interests to maintain a racing line closer to the running rail and attempt to secure clear running early in the straight. H. Bowman added that apart from being hampered passing the 400m, Oregon secured clear running on straightening and finished off the race fairly on the heavy surface.

 

Scenic Warrior– Began awkwardly and then was hampered by Le Vizir, which shifted out. Scenic Warrior from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. An explanation was sought from rider S. Clipperton regarding the tactics adopted approaching the home turn, in particular as to whether there was an opportunity to progress to the outside of California Cible and improve earlier than he had on this occasion. S. Clipperton stated that leaving the 500m Scenic Warrior was travelling well, however, having regard to the fact that the colt was having its first race start he did not believe it to be advantageous to shift to the outside of California Cible at this stage and thought the better option was to trail that runner to the home turn. He added that when California Cible shifted out he endeavoured to take advantage of an opportunity to improve into an available trailing position behind the eventual winner, Concealed. He added that he was unable to obtain this position when Oregon improved quickly to his inside near the 400m and he therefore was required to take hold of Scenic Warrior and shift to the outside of California Cible to secure clear running. Stewards noted the explanation provided.

 

Sea Boss– A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Black Meteor– The gelding, which was fractious in the barriers, began only fairly.

 

RACE 3: Yes Yes Yes @ Coolmore Australia Handicap 1250m:

Jetski– Slow to begin.

 

Darleb– Unable to improve rounding the home turn when held up on the heels of Battleground. Leaving the 50m shifted in and away from Lillemor when attempting a narrow run between that runner and Vienna Rain. A short distance later Darleb became unbalanced after making contact with the hindquarter of Vienna Rain, and subsequently had to be steadied when Lillemor (App. L. Day) shifted in slightly under pressure. App. Day was reprimanded.

 

Battleground– On jumping was bumped by Jailbreak, which shifted in. When asked to explain the disappointing performance, rider T. Clark stated that he was able to position his mount outside the leader without doing too much work in the early stages and the colt travelled well thereafter. He said, however, shortly after entering the straight Battleground commenced to tire and proved disappointing in the run to the finish. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden advised that Battleground will now be spelled.

 

Jailbreak– Began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped Battleground.

 

Lillemor– Began awkwardly and then was bumped by Vienna Rain, which shifted in.

 

Vienna Rain– Leaving the 50m was bumped on the hindquarter by Darleb and became unbalanced. N. Rawiller was fined $1,000 under AR132(7)(1)(a)(ii) for using the whip on nine occasions prior to the 100m.

 

RACE 4: Ranvet Handicap 1550m:

Aesop's Fable– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Laila De Vega– Began only fairly.

 

Mummentum– Slow to begin.

 

Song And A Prayer– A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr J. Thompson advised that the mare did not handle today's heavy track conditions and bearing this in mind he would now avoid racing Song And A Prayer on a similar surface. Acting on this assurance Stewards took no further action.

 

Lady Highly– Laid in when placed under pressure in the straight, placing its rider at a disadvantage in fully testing the mare, however, once brought to the outside of the heels of Milunka passing the 100m had a tendency to lay out under pressure.

 

Smart Decision– Slow to begin and then had to be checked when crowded between Mummentum and Aesop's Fable, which shifted out. Between the 300m and the 200m had to be shifted wider

 

RACE 5: TAB Handicap 1900m:

Monsieur Sisu– A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Fast Talking– Held up for clear running rounding the home turn and on entering the straight had difficulty securing clear running before establishing a tight run between Ocean Walzer and Notabadidea passing the 200m.

 

Continuation– Slow to begin.

 

De Valera– Raced wide and without cover from the 800m.

 

Moon Panther– Rounding the home turn laid in and had to be steadied from the heels of Celtic Love.  When asked to explain the disappointing performance, rider J. McDonald stated that he endeavoured to take up a position on speed, given Moon Panther was coming back in distance to 1900m today. He added that Moon Panther travelled well, however, after commencing a run three wide to the outside of Ocean Walzer passing the 600m the gelding was under pressure immediately and commenced to tire from the home turn, proving very disappointing.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities. Trainer Mr B. Baker expressed disappointment with the performance of the gelding and undertook to report back on the post-race condition and future plans.

 

Toulon Brook– Slow to begin. Held up and unable to improve approaching and rounding the home turn.

 

Ocean Walzer– Raced wide and without cover in the early and middle stages before being allowed to improve and race outside the leader approaching the 800m.

 

Emperor Harada– Began awkwardly.

 

Cleverley– Slow to begin and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 6: Headwater @ Vinery Handicap 1250m:

Pinvincible– When asked to explain the disappointing performance, rider A. Hyeronimus stated that whilst his mount was obliged to race three wide without cover throughout the event, he still was disappointed with the manner in which the gelding tired in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (2/5) in the near-foreleg. Trainer Mr G. Ryan stated that in his view the gelding did not appreciate the heavy surface, however, informed Stewards that Pinvincible would now be sent for a spell. Notwithstanding this advice, Mr Ryan was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Pinvincibleis permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Monte Ditto– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Held up and unable to improve approaching the home turn, and near the 300m had to be steadied from the heels of Quadriga, which shifted out to secure clear running. Again had difficulty securing clear running in the early part of the straight until passing the 150m.

 

Thistledo– Unable to secure clear running from rounding the home turn until leaving the 200m.

 

Drachenfels– Slow to begin.

 

Vitesse– Held up and unable to secure clear running from passing the 300m until approaching the 150m.

 

Heaven On Earth– Began only fairly.

 

RACE 7: Sky Racing Active Handicap 1550m:

Bigboyroy– Blundered on jumping and then from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Leaving the 350m had to be checked after improving where there was insufficient room between The Bald Eagle and Sneak Preview. Rider App. L. Day (Bigboyroy) was reprimanded. An inquiry was adjourned into the reasons Bigboyroy had to be checked passing the 250m to enable rider A. Hyeronimus (Monasterio), who had left the course, to provide evidence. When asked for an explanation regarding the tactics adopted today, in particular the reasons the gelding raced in a rearward position, App. L. Day advised Stewards that she was instructed to ride the gelding with cover, and given the anticipated speed in the race it was likely this would be in a mid-field position. App. Day stated that after beginning awkwardly and observing a number of runners progressing forward to her inside, she made the decision to restrain her mount to a rearward position to obtain cover close to the running rail.

 

Clevanicc– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. From the 300m to the 200m was shifted wider in an endeavour to secure clear running, and near the 150m and to be steadied from the heels of the tiring Dream Circle, which shifted out slightly.

 

Assault'n'bathory– The gelding, which was fractious in the barriers, was slow to begin and shortly afterwards was hampered by The Cartoonist, which shifted in. Assault'n'bathory then raced in restricted room for some distance after the start between The Cartoonist and Sneak Preview.

 

Chocolatier– Began only fairly and then was hampered by Monasterio, which shifted in.

 

Sneak Preview– When asked to explain the disappointing performance of the gelding, rider T. Clark stated that Sneak Preview did not handle the prevailing track conditions today. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Dream Circle– When asked to explain the disappointing performance, rider J. Collett advised Stewards that he was instructed to ride the gelding with cover, however, after being positioned to the outside of Assault'n'bathory in the early stages he was obliged to progress forward with that runner to secure a position closer to the running rail, which ultimately resulted in him settling without cover outside of Assault'n'bathory. He added that Dream Circle did not settle through the middle stages as he would have liked and he believed this to be the principal reason the gelding failing to run on in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.

 

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

Race 1: Ballistic Lover, Angel Helena, Karauna, Zelify

Race 2: Concealed, Edmond (2), Le Vizir, Scenic Warrior

Race 3: Darleb, Jailbreak, Vienna Rain (2)

Race 4: Maui Girl, Lady Highly (2), Milunka (2)

Race 5: Fast Talking (2), Kirwan's Lane (2), Notabadidea

Race 6: Pinvincible, Quadriga (2), Sedition, Thistledo

Race 7: Chalmers, Chocolatier (2), Sneak Preview

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 3:N. Rawiller (Vienna Rain) fined $1,000 – use whip on 9 occasions prior to 100m (AR132(7)(1)(a)(ii)).
Reprimands: Race 3:App. L. Day (Lillemor) – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
Race 7:App. L. Day (Bigboyroy) – careless riding (AR131(a)).
Suspensions:Nil.
Bleeders:Supplementary Reports:
Randwick Trackwork 26/5/2020: Lanciato(trainer M. Newnham) second occasion – lifetime ban in Australia (AR79(6)).
Warwick Farm Trackwork 26/5/2020: Chemainus(trainer J. Cummings) first occasion (AR79(4)).
Warnings:Nil.
Trials:Nil.
Certificates:Race 1: Found Our Thrill(co-trainers G. Waterhouse & A. Bott) – lame (2/5) off-foreleg.
Race 6: Pinvincible(trainer G. Ryan) – lame (2/5) near-foreleg.
Fall/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics Notified: Race 1: Ballistic Lover– To be ridden further forward: Led
Race 1: Karauana– To be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.
Race 5: Continuation– To be ridden further forward: Settled back.
Race 6: Epic Dan– To be ridden further forward: Led.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear: Nil.
Follow up: Race 5: Moon Panther(trainer B. Baker)

 

 

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