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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

CANTERBURY PARK RACECOURSE

 

Wednesday 23 September 2020

 

Weather:                    Fine

Track:                        Soft (5); upgraded to Good (4) at 11.40am

Rail:                           +3m entire circuit

Penetrometer:            5.02

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: W. R. Birch (Chairman), C. L. Albrecht, T. P. Moxon, T. J. Lee and Cadets J. D. Boehm, A. P. New and P. L. Phillips.

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Supplementary Reports:

Kembla Grange 17 September 2020

Race 1 - Budderoo Class 1 Handicap 1500m:

Deadly Impact– Trainer Mr S. O’Halloran reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and advised that his intention is to continue with the current preparation.

 

Newcastle September 2020

Race 6 - Sharp Electronics Group Newcastle Gold Cup (Group 3) 2300m:

Sweet Thomas– Trainer Mr M. Smith reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and advised that his intention is to barrier trial Sweet Thomas before continuing with its current preparation.

 

Royal Randwick 19 September 2020

Race 6 - Fujitsu George Main Stakes 1600m (Group 1):

Dreamforce– Trainer Mr J. Thompson reported that the gelding has now been spelled.

 

Avilius– Trainer Mr J. Cummings reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and advised that his intention is to continue with its current preparation.

 

Race 7 - Bowermans Commercial Furniture Shorts 1100m (Group 2):

Catalyst– Trainer Mr C. Chipperfield reported that a subsequent veterinary examination, including radiographs of all four fetlocks, revealed that an extended spell will be required and, accordingly, the gelding has returned to New Zealand to spell. 

 

Race 8 - Schweppes Kingston Town Stakes 2000m (Group 3):

Sikandarabad– Trainer Mr S. Kavanagh reported that a subsequent veterinary examination, including an endoscopic examination, revealed no abnormalities, and he advised that his intention is to continue with the current preparation albeit drop the gelding back in distance.

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LATE RIDER CHANGES

As A. Hyeronimus was indisposed, Stewards permitted the following rider substitutions:

Race 4

R. Bayliss on El Mo

Race 7

T. Clark on Rock Amore

 

RACE 1: ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap 1550m:

Betcha Flying – Overraced in the middle stages. Held up rounding the home turn and until approaching the 150m at which point it had to be shifted several horses wider to the outside of Archanna to secure clear running.

 

Pierrless – Began awkwardly.

 

Archanna – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Happy Candy – Began awkwardly.

 

Twice As Special – Began only fairly.

 

RACE 2: 2020 Vinery Stallions Handicap 1250m:

Black Duke– Began only fairly. Laid in under pressure over the concluding stages.

 

Patrolling– Began only fairly. Laid out rounding the home turn.

 

Harlem Luya– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. For a short distance approaching the 300m was placed awkwardly at the heels of Black Duke.

 

Jeronimos– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Held up for clear running from passing the 300m until leaving the 200m.

 

Orpheum– Raced fiercely in the early and middle stages and had to be continually restrained by its rider. Approaching the 700m had to be steadied from the heels of Patrolling (B. Avdulla), which shifted in when not quite clear. Whilst Stewards acknowledged the racing manners of Orpheum, nevertheless, B. Avdulla was reminded of his obligations to give sufficient clearance to his fellow riders when shifting ground. When asked for an explanation regarding the filly's disappointing performance, rider S. Clipperton believed the principal reason was his mount's tendency to race fiercely in the early and middle stages.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr R. Quinton advised that he would discuss with connections the option to experiment with the filly's racing gear before making a decision on its future racing program.

 

Red Stiletto– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Passing the 50m had to be steadied when tightened for room between Black Duke and Patrolling, which shifted out slightly.

 

RACE 3: Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 1900m:

Bentley Magic– Rounding the home turn was hampered when Relucent shifted out to secure clear running. When asked for an explanation regarding the disappointing performance, App. T. Sherry stated that the gelding travelled only fairly throughout the event and when asked to accelerate rounding the home turn responded for a short distance but commenced to tire soon after entering the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M. Smith informed Stewards that in his opinion the gelding may not have run out the 1900m and he would now consult connections with respect to the immediate racing program.

 

I Could Do Better– Began only fairly and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages .

 

Miyake– Began awkwardly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

So Wicked– Began only fairly.

 

Weekend Affair– Overraced in the early and middle stages. Raced three wide from the 800m with a tendency to lay in.

 

RACE 4: Impending @ Darley Handicap 1100m:

Black Magnum– An explanation was sought from App. T. Sherry with respect to the tactics adopted on the gelding today, which appeared to be in contrast to those adopted at its most recent start at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 29 August. App. Sherry stated that Black Magnum was slow to begin at its last start and as a result settled further back in the field than anticipated. He added that the gelding's customary racing pattern is to settle on the speed, however, since returning from a spell had shown a tendency to be slow to begin, and this had resulted in Black Magnum settling further back in its races this preparation. He further stated that after beginning well today and when drawn to the immediate outside of the favoured and on-speed runner, Mr Mosaic, he believed it was in the best interests of the gelding to progress forward with Mr Mosaic and settle to the outside of that runner. Trainer Mr M. Newnham confirmed the instructions issued to App. Sherry.

 

Segalas– Unable to be tested by its rider over the concluding stages when tightened for room between Black Magnum and Mr Mosaic, which shifted out.

 

El Mo– Began only fairly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Leaving the 900m had to be steadied from the heels of Chat, and when being restrained, shifted out and got its head up.  Continued to overrace when racing wide and without cover for the majority of the event.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (2/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Ms G. Williams was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before El Mois permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Chat– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

So Taken– Slow to begin.

 

Mr Mosaic– Overraced for a short distance rounding the turn out of the back straight.

 

Switched– Began awkwardly.

 

Axe– Leaving the 900m had to be steadied from the heels of Mr Mosaic (R. Dolan), which shifted in when not quite clear. R. Dolan was told to exercise more care. When asked for an explanation regarding the disappointing performance, rider J. Collett stated that in his view the horse proved disappointing in the run to the finish after racing in a prominent position in a race run at a genuine tempo.**** A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Invincible Lad– Began awkwardly. Leaving the 900m had to be steadied when tightened for room by Axe, which was taken in by Mr Mosaic.

 

Dolly's Due– Stewards permitted C. Lever to ride the mare a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 55kgs. Passing the 900m had to be steadied when tightened for room momentarily by Chat when that runner shifted in in an endeavour to obtain cover.

 

RACE 5: Sky Racing Active Handicap 1100m:

Juan Diva– Leaving the 700m had to be steadied from the heels of Harto, which shifted out slightly. When asked if there was an opportunity to take a position immediately trailing Emanate passing the 700m, App. J. Van Overmeire stated that he observed Harto racing ungenerously in advance and to his inside and for this reason he did not progress forward as he believed that Harto may shift out, which would push him to a three-wide position without cover. He said that he therefore remained in a position back and to the outside of Harto, which enabled him to trail that runner when it ultimately shifted to a one-off position when racing ungenerously approaching the 600m.

 

Deep Crystal– On jumping was crowded between Just Field and Tilia Rose, both of which shifted ground. Leaving the 900m overraced and when being steadied from the heels of Tilia Rose shifted in and bumped Just Field. Continued to overrace for some distance thereafter.

 

Night Flyer– Slow to begin and shortly afterwards was hampered by Look Only, which shifted in.

 

Look Only– Began awkwardly. Leaving the 700m had to be steadied from the heels of Juan Diva after that runner lost ground when being restrained from the heels of Harto. A short distance later Look Only again was eased from the heels of Juan Diva and when being restrained shifted out and then was obliged to race wide and without cover for the remainder of the event. Hung out rounding the home turn.

 

Private Thoughts– Overraced in the middle stages.

 

Harto– Began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped Tilia Rose, and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When asked for an explanation regarding the disappointing performance, rider N. Rawiller stated that the mare travelled well despite racing ungenerously at times through the middle stages, however, when asked for an effort rounding the home turn, Harto accelerated only briefly and proved disappointing in the run to the finish. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr C. Duckworth expressed disappointment with the performance of the mare and advised that the stable will now experiment with gear for its next race start. Mr Duckworth undertook to report back on the post-race condition of the mare.

 

Just Field– The mare, which was fractious in the barriers, began awkwardly. Leaving the 900m was bumped by Deep Crystal. Rounding the home turn had a tendency to lay in when racing in restricted room to the inside of Juan Diva, placing its rider at a disadvantage in fully testing the mare.

 

Tilia Rose– On jumping was bumped by Harto, which shifted in. Raced wide and without cover until passing the 600m.

 

RACE 6: Iron Jack Handicap 1250m:

Big Parade– The entire, which was fractious in the float en route to the course, was found to have an abrasion to its nearside nostril when examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer. Big Parade subsequently was deemed suitable to race. After arriving behind the barriers it was established that blood was present in the nearside nostril the origin of which was not the abrasion and, therefore, Big Parade was a late scratching at 4.19pm acting on veterinary advice. Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Big Parade be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 4.19pm be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket:

1st Tricky Gal                 50¢ win, 30¢ place

2nd Testifier                   28¢ place

3rd Dream Circle            30¢ place

 

Animate– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Tricky Gal– Held up for clear running from entering the straight until passing the 150m.

 

Promotions– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Wander– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Overraced in the middle stages. Held up for clear running from approaching the 200m until passing the 150m.

 

Absolute Trust– Began only fairly. Rider T. Clark reported that after improving forward in the early stages to a position back and to the outside of Geo, he anticipated that Geo would progress to a position in the lead on the running rail. When this did not eventuate and Testifier improved to the inside of Geo, Absolute Trust was obliged to race three wide without cover for the remainder of the event. Having regard to the sectional times for the relevant period of the race, Stewards accepted that his decision to remain racing in a three-wide position was reasonable in the circumstances.

 

Geo– Stewards permitted N. Rawiller to ride the gelding one kilogram over its allotted weight of 55kgs. Shifted out under pressure over the concluding stages.

 

Dream Circle– When asked for an explanation regarding the tactics adopted rounding the home turn and whether there was an opportunity to position the gelding between Testifier and Geo to afford him the option of seeking clear running to the inside or outside of Testifier rather than be held up trailing that runner in the early part of the straight, App. J. Van Overmeire stated that Dream Circle had a tendency to lay out rounding the home turn and whilst he agreed with Stewards that this would have been an advantageous position, he was  unable to perform this manoeuvre due to his mount's racing manners. Whilst Stewards acknowledged the racing manners of Dream Circle, nevertheless, they advised App. Van Overmeire that he should have shifted Dream Circle to a position between Geo and Testifier approaching the home turn, which would have availed him of several options in his endeavours to secure clear running in the straight.

 

RACE 7: TAB Handicap 1550m:

Knowitall Jack – Approaching the winning post was crowded severely and became unbalanced when Notabadharada shifted out. An inquiry was adjourned into App. T. Sherry's riding of the gelding leaving the 150m.

 

Kingsheir – Began awkwardly.

 

This Is So – Held up for clear running over the concluding stages and was unable to be tested by its rider. Trainer Mr A. Cummings reported that the gelding will now be spelled.

 

Kirwan's Lane – Slow to begin.

 

Tim's Principal – Near the 1100m had to be steadied when tightened for room between Kirwan's Lane and Kingsheir, and when being restrained got its head up and raced ungenerously. Approaching the 1000m had to be steadied again when momentarily tightened for room between Kirwan's Lane and Kingsheir. Passing the 700m again had to be steadied when tightened for room between Kirwan's Lane, which shifted out slightly, and Kingsheir, which shifted in. Held up for clear running from leaving the 300m until approaching the 150m and leaving the 50m had to be checked when tightened for room between Elon, which was taken out by Knowitall Jack (App. T. Sherry), and Gentleman Max, which was taken in slightly by Kingsheir (N. Rawiller). App. T. Sherry and N. Rawiller were advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

 

Spokesman – Approaching the 250m had to be steadied momentarily when tightened for room between Gentleman Max and Kingsheir, which shifted in slightly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Karmazone – Began only fairly and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover from the 700m.

 

Notabadidea – Had difficulty securing clear running in the straight and over the concluding stages was held up and unable to be fully tested by its rider.

 

Gentleman Max – Approaching the winning post was crowded severely and became unbalanced when Kingsheir shifted in.

 

Notabadharada – Stewards permitted S. Clipperton to ride the gelding one kilogram over its allotted weight of 54kgs.

 

Elon – Approaching the winning post was crowded severely and became unbalanced when tightened for room between Knowitall Jack, which was taken out by Notabadharada (S. Clipperton), and Gentleman Max, which was taken in by Kingsheir (N. Rawiller). S. Clipperton and N. Rawiller were advised to exercise more care.

 

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

Race 1: Nimalee, Pierrless, Archanna (2), Happy Candy

Race 2: Argenteus (2), Kukeracha, Patrolling, Harlem Luya

Race 3: Bentley Magic, Cisco Bay, Miyake, So Wicked

Race 4: Segalas, Mr Mosaic, Switched, Invincible Lad

Race 5: Juan Diva, Private Thoughts, Just Field, Tilia Rose

Race 6: Tricky Gal (2), Safado, Testifier, Geo

Race 7: Kirwan's Lane (2), Rock Amore, Spokesman, Karmazone

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Nil.

Reprimands:

Nil.

Suspensions:

Nil.

Bleeders:

Nil.

Warnings:

Nil.

Trials:

Nil.

Certificates:

Race 4: El Mo (trainer G. Williams) – lame (2/5) off-foreleg.

Fall/Injuries:

Nil.

Tactics Notified:

Race 5: Night Flyer – To be ridden further forward: Settled behind mid-field.

Change of Colours:

Nil.

Change of Gear:

Nil.

Follow up:

Race 2: Trainer R. Quinton (Orpheum) – future race plans.

Race 3: Trainer M. Smith (Bentley Magic) – future race plans.

Race 5: Harto (trainer C. Waller) – post-race condition.

Race 7: App. T. Sherry (Knowitall Jack) – adjourned inquiry re riding from 150m.

 

 

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