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Caulfield stewards' report

Caulfield: Melbourne Racing Club

Date:

Saturday 2 December 2023

Track:

 

 

Good 4, downgraded to a Soft 5 at 10:45 am following 4 mils of rain since 6:00 am, downgraded to a Soft 6 at 12:50 pm after Race 2, downgraded to a Soft 7 at 3:09 pm after Race 6

Going Stick:

9.0; Shear 11.5; Soil Moisture 27.6%

Weather:

Showers

Rail:

Out 5m entire circuit

Stewards' Panel:

 

Rob Montgomery (Chair), Ray Livingstone, Damien Carr, Andrew Deakin and Annabel MacDonald (Cadet)

 

 

Race 1 MERSON COOPER STAKES - LISTED - 1000 metres:

Flattered Slow to begin.

Express Yo'self Began awkwardly.

Centre Square Began awkwardlyNear the 450m improved onto the heels of Eneeza and steadiedHeld up for a short distance approaching and passing the 300m.

Stormbourg Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

Voile Raced keenly in the early and middle stagesRider Jamie Kah reported the filly overraced in the early and middle stages, however expressed some disappointment with its performanceA post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.

Regimental Lass Raced wide without cover throughout.

Eneeza Raced four wide without cover throughout.

Media World Raced greenly under pressure in the straightNear the 500m was eased off the heels of Regimental Lass (J. Childs) which shifted in. Rider Jordan Childs was advised to exercise more carePassing the 300m was momentarily held up and shifted back to the inside of the heels of Voile to improve.

 

Race 2 BECOME AN MRC MEMBER HANDICAP - 1800 metres:

Mercian Hymn (GB) Underwent a veterinary examination upon arrival, after shifting the near fore plate on Thursday 30 November, necessitating synthetic hoof filler being applied, and was passed suitable to raceSlow to begin and then was crowded after the startHeld up for clear running from the 500m until passing the 400m. Near the 150m was accidentally struck over the nose by the whip of rider Arron Lynch (Vasmee).

Unfair Dismissal Reared as the start was effected.

Riverina Cyclone Raced wide in the early stages before striding forward and settling outside the leader near the 1100m.

Blazing Rebel Brushed near the 75m with Montather (IRE) which shifted out.

Montather (IRE) Brushed with Blazing Rebel near the 75m.

Russian Dancer Lost the off fore plate in runningRider Logan McNeil reported that the gelding did not feel entirely comfortable in its actionA post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findingsStewards will follow up with the stable.

 

Race 3 WHISPERING ANGEL HANDICAP - 2400 metres:

Ruling (GER) Held up for clear running from the 600m until passing the 250m.

Cadmus (IRE) The Freedman stable were fined $500 under the provisions of AR296(2)(d)(ii) for the failure to lodge a stable return detailing the correct training location for Cadmus (IRE).

Ferago Slow to begin.

Team Captain (IRE) Rider Wiremu Pinn dropped his whip near the 250m.

Grand Pierro Rider Will Price reported his mount did not handle the soft track conditions.

 

Race 4 - TWILIGHT GLOW STAKES - LISTED - 1400 metres:

Right To Party Underwent a veterinary examination after being fractious in the barriers and was passed suitable to raceThe Freedman stable was notified a warning would be recorded against the filly.

Lively Rider Linda Meech reported that the filly had a tendency to overrace and as a result failed to finish the race offA post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.

 

Race 5 LAMARO'S HOTEL ECLIPSE STAKES - GROUP 3 - 1800 metres:

Ain'tnodeeldun Late scratching at 1:37 pm, due to track downgrade.

Junipal Slow to begin.

Let'srollthedice Slow to beginPost-race endoscopy of Let'srollthedice detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage which may have affected the horse's performanceA veterinary clearance will be required prior to racing again.

Just Folk Knuckled on jumping away.

Danish Fortune Bumped with Swords Drawn at the startNear the 150m raced in restricted room for a short distance between Just Folk and Keats (IRE) which shifted out.

Swords Drawn Bumped with Danish Fortune at the start.

Sir Lucan (IRE) Rider Linda Meech reported that the gelding was one paced and did not quicken when under pressure.

 

Race 6 KEVIN HEFFERNAN STAKES - GROUP 3 - 1400 metres:

The Inferno Late scratching at 10:58 am, due to track downgrade.

Crosshaven Slow to begin.

Vilana Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

Glint Of Silver Laid in from the 200m.

 

Race 7 NEDS SANDOWN GUINEAS - GROUP 2 - 1600 metres:

Vivy Air Change of tactics: if begins well, more forward. Settled on pace.

Perovic Slow to begin.

Prevailed Raced keenly in the early and middle stagesNear the 1500m got its head up and was steadied away from the heels of Sunset DreamingRider Jordan Childs explained that his instructions were to be further forward, however after being quickly crossed by Modown, his mount commenced to overrace and after steadying away from heels, settled further back than intended.

Power Of The Brave Raced wide without cover throughout.

Mauricio Near the 1400m got its head up and was checked when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Power Of The Brave which shifted in marginally before being corrected.

Modown Commenced to weaken from the 300m. Rider Craig Williams reported that after jumping well, his mount settled more forward than anticipated, however the gelding failed to handle the soft track conditionsA post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findingsStewards will follow up with the stable.

 

Race 8 ZIPPING CLASSIC - GROUP 2 - 2400 metres:

Amade (IRE) Slow to beginBrushed by Muramasa on several occasions passing the 800m when that gelding shifted out to improve.

Military Mission (IRE) Caught wide in the early stages and was restrained to obtain cover.

Muramasa Post-race endoscopy of Muramasa detected a degree of internal exercise‑induced pulmonary haemorrhage which may have affected the gelding's performanceA veterinary clearance will be required prior to racing again.

Deny Knowledge (IRE) Rider Jamie Kah reported that the mare did not appreciate the soft track conditionsA post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.

 

Race 9 TILE IMPORTER SUMMONED STAKES - GROUP 3 - 1600 metres:

Longtimedreaming Late scratching at 1:26 pm, due to track downgrade.

Kind Gesture (GB) Slow to begin (2L)Rider Craig Williams reported the mare failed to handle the soft track conditions.

Revolutionary Miss Raced wide in the early stages before settling outside the leader near the 1300m.

Lady Jones Held up for clear running from the 500m to the 400m. Again held up for a short distance approaching and passing the 200m.

 

Race 10 PREMIER SIGNS DOVETON STAKES - LISTED - 1200 metres:

Extremely Lucky Began awkwardly and made contact with the hindquarters of Gravina and became unbalanced. Shortly after was then crowded for room between Gravina and Cardigan Queen which shifted in. Near the 150m was hampered when Cardigan Queen shifted out under pressure.

Gravina Bumped on the hindquarters at the start and became unbalanced. Held up for clear running from the 400m to the 300m.

Lauda Sion (JPN) A post‑race veterinary examination revealed the horse to be lame in the near foreleg. A veterinary clearance will be required prior to racing again.

Jigsaw Rider Daniel Moor reported that after travelling well, the gelding failed to respond to his riding and in his opinion did not handle the soft track conditions.

 

SWAB SAMPLES

 

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race 1 Media World, Eneeza, Flattered

Race 2 Hasseltoff, Awash, Riverina Cyclone

Race 3 Clever Man, Pesto (GB), Ruling (GER), Fire Glo Too

Race 4 Right To Party, Miraval Rose, Flying Fizz, Bizot

Race 5 Sir Lucan (IRE), Ain'tnodeeldun, Junipal

Race 6 Vilana, King Magnus, Not An Option

Race 7 Arkansaw Kid, Modown, Prevailed

Race 8 Amade (IRE), Bankers Choice (NZ), Muramasa

Race 9 Revolutionary Miss, Picaroon

Race 10 Jigsaw, Semillion, Our Redente

 

Pre-race urine for post‑race analysis

Race 2 Blazing Rebel

Race 5 Just Folk

Race 10 Ghaanati

 

Post‑race samples from following horses:

All Winners

Race 5 Danish Fortune (2nd placegetter)

Race 6 Unusual Culture (NZ) (2nd placegetter)

Race 7 Arkansaw Kid (2nd placegetter)

Race 8 Bankers Choice (NZ) (2nd placegetter)

Race 9 Thalassophile (2nd placegetter)

 

Raceday Summary

 

Late Scratchings:

Race 5, Ain'tnodeeldun, 1:37 pm, track downgrade

Race 6, The Inferno, 10:58 am, track downgrade

Race 9, Longtimedreaming, 1:26 pm, track downgrade

Fines:

Race 3, Freedman stable, $500, inaccurate stable return, AR296(2)(d)(ii)

Horse Actions:

Race 4, Right To Party, fractious in barriers, warning

Race 5, Let'srollthedice, EIPH, veterinary clearance

Race 8, Muramasa, EIPH, veterinary clearance

Race 10, Lauda Sion (JPN), lame, veterinary clearance

Change Of Tactics:

Race 7, Vivy Air, more forward

Follow Ups:

Race 2, Russian Dancer

Race 6, Modown

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