Gosford Race Club
Wednesday 4 December 2019
Track: Good (4)
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: T P Moxon (Chairman), D L Carr, T J Lee and cadets J P Dunn, O J Fleming and B J Pearce jl
ROSEHILL GARDENS – Saturday 30 November 2019
Race 6: ATC Cup (Listed) 2000m
House Of Cartier– trainer Mr J Sargent advised that a veterinary examination, including blood samples obtained from the mare following the race, revealed no significant abnormalities. Mr Sargent added that it is his intention to continue with the mare’s preparation.
KEMBLA GRANGE – Saturday 30 November 2019
Race 6: Lee Wonson Memorial Benchmark 64 Handicap 1000m
Stralex– trainer representative Mr S McLean advised the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the filly and the intention is to continue with the current preparation.
Race 7: West Dapto Maiden Handicap 1600m
Shimmering Light– trainer representative advised that the filly had sustained superficial abrasions to both hind legs from being galloped on and will now be spelled.
Race 8: Calderwood Class 2 Handicap 1600m
Estaverdi– trainer Mr K Goldman reported satisfaction with the post-race condition of the filly and indicated the intention is to continue with its current preparation.
CANTERBURY PARK – Friday 29 November 2019
Race 3: The Agency Project Management Handicap 1900m
Iggy The Moocher– stable representative Mr S McLean advised the gelding would now be spelled. Notwithstanding this advice Mr McLean was advised that Iggy The Moocher would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to being permitted to race again.
RACE 1: Affordable Wardrobes Class 1 Handicap 1600m
Mr Costigan – began only fairly. Raced wide and without cover until passing the 1000m.
Head Up High – shortly after the start was bumped by Single Story, which shifted in. When questioned regarding the gelding leading today, W Costin stated that, with the anticipated slow tempo due to the small field and with the blinkers being applied for the first time, she was instructed to be positive. She added that, after beginning only fairly, to comply with her instructions she pressured Head Up High in the early stages, whereby with the slow early tempo the gelding was able to assume the lead near the 1400m. Trainer Mr L Curtis confirmed the instructions issued to W Costin and was reminded of his obligations to notify the Stewards of any change in riding tactics.
Kiss The Bride – after being crossed by Mr Costigan in the middle stages, had to be steadied from the heels of that runner passing the 900m.
Fairy Me Home – raced keenly in the middle stages.
RACE 2: Chittaway Bay Tavern 4 Or More Starts Maiden Plate 1100m
Akileos – shifted out abruptly on jumping. Laid out rounding the home turn and when under pressure in the straight.
Benoni – began only fairly and then shortly afterwards was hampered by Akileos, which shifted out. Laid out making the turn near the 500m and approaching the 400m had to be steadied from the heels of Let It Pour. Benoni then continued to lay out rounding the home turn and when under pressure in the straight.
Giselle Anne – laid out under pressure in the straight.
Let It Pour – Stewards sought an explanation from rider T Clark regarding the filly racing in a three wide position without cover throughout the event. He stated that he was under no specific instructions and, from the outside barrier in a small field, he was to assess the early stages of the race in respect to where he should position his mount. He said Let It Pour began only fairly and, although he noticed Benoni being ridden to establish a position to his inside, as in his opinion the tempo of the race throughout the early stages was only moderate, he was reluctant to restrain his mount and lose ground on the fancied runners in the race to obtain a position behind Benoni, a runner which he did not feel would provide him with a trail into the race. T Clark further stated that his decision also of not restraining his mount in the early stages was due to him not wanting to be shifted wider making the home turn when,if he commenced his run and the runners in advance of him also shifted out, it would result in Let It Pour having to cover additional ground. He added that, although Let It Pour was obliged to travel wide and without cover throughout the event, he was satisfied with his mount’s position, however, when Let It Pour became under pressure rounding the turn near the 400m, the filly only responded fairly and he was somewhat disappointed with its overall performance. T Clark’s explanation was noted.
RACE 3: thegreattipoff.com 3 Or Less Starts Maiden Handicap 1100m
Crafty James – slow to begin. Raced keenly in the middle stages.
Vol Prive – slow to begin and then was crowded shortly afterwards between Radiant Cut and Pacific Ocean, which shifted out. From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the middle stages.
Radiant Cat – began only fairly and was crowded by Crimlet, which shifted in.
Pacific Ocean – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be displaying heat stress, which required treating. Stable representative Mr S McLean was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Pacific Ocean barrier trialling or racing again.
RACE 4: Central Coast Leagues Club 3YO Maiden Plate 1200m
Aeecee Dynasty – Stewards permitted B Lerena to rider the filly 0.5kg above its allotted weight of 55kg. Near the 500m was hampered and taken wider when Hyannis Port shifted to the outside of March On Selma to commence to improve. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Laid out rounding the home turn and when under pressure in the early part of the straight.
Classy Nigella – slow to begin.
Hyannis Port – began awkwardly. Near the 900m, after obtaining a position trailing Aeecee Dynasty, became awkward on the heels of Aeecee Dynasty, when that runner was eased in an attempt to obtain a position with cover. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover.
Stolen Jade – from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Pivot – after passing the 900m was eased from the heels of Hyannis Port when that runner shifted in.
Rome – shifted out under pressure over the final 150m.
March On Selma – a post-race veterinary examination of the filly, which weakened noticeably from the 400m, revealed it to be 1/5 lame in the near fore-leg. Stable representative Mr N Paine was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to March On Selma barrier trialling or racing again.
RACE 5: Bishop Collins Class 2 Handicap 1100m
Nuke - began awkwardly, shifted out, made contact with Red Marauder and lost ground.
Blazing – began only fairly. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Undoubted – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Commenced to race keenly in the middle stages and approaching the 700m improved into a narrow run to the inside of Thiswilldous. A short distance later Undoubted had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Thiswilldous when that runner shifted in marginally
Red Marauder – approaching the first turn was racing in restricted room to the inside of Miss Valbonne and passing the 600m had to be eased when briefly crowded by Miss Valbonne, which was taken in marginally by Dancing Phryne. Laid out rounding the home turn and in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which was beaten 17.5 lengths, revealed an abrasion to the off-side hip. Trainer Mr P Theobald was advised that Red Marauder would not be permitted to race in the metropolitan and provincial areas until the gelding establishes competitive form in the country.
Miss Valbonne –rider A Morgan reported that his mount travelled well throughout the early and middle stages, however, when the tempo increased inside the 600m it did not respond to his riding and in his opinion raced flat. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr A Duggan that in his opinion Miss Valbonne may not have backed up from its last start on 23 November 2019. He undertook to report back to the Stewards on the post-race condition and any future race plans.
RACE 6: John Singleton Group Conditional Benchmark 70 Handicap 1600m
Surjin – hampered on jumping by Monsieur Macron, which shifted out. Raced keenly in the middle stages when being restrained in an endeavour to obtain cover and near the 1100m had to be eased from the heels of Allzin when that runner shifted in when not quite clear. Hampered rounding the home turn by Allzin, which shifted out and away from Rinviata. Laid under pressure in the straight.
New Endeavour – slow to begin. From the outside barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Rinviata – bumped shortly after the start by Hammoon Ballad.
Dancing Rachel – when questioned regarding her riding rounding the home turn, App. L Day stated that she anticipated obtaining a trail into the race behind General Artie, however, when that runner maintained its position one off, she was ultimately obliged to attempt to improve passing the 400m. She added that she was also reluctant to improve earlier than she did as she did not want to be taken wider on the track when the runners to her inside commenced their move. She said as a result Dancing Rachel was held up between the 500m and 400m. App. Day further stated that, after shifting to the outside of General Artie inside the 400m, when that runner commenced its move she was hampered and taken wider and ultimately had to ease her mount when crowded between New Endeavour and General Artie (R Murray), which continued to shift out passing the 300m. She said that, after shifting back to the inside of runners on straightening, Dancing Rachel finished its race of satisfactorily. R Murray was advised to exercise more care.
RACE 7: Bateau Bay Hotel Benchmark 64 Handicap 1000m
Zeta’s Rocket – the gelding was a late scratching by order of the Stewards at 1.55pm due to weather conditions.
Edison – the declaration of correct weight was delayed to enable Stewards to view the official patrol footage in regards to contact between 3rd placegetter Edison and the winner Isorich. When Stewards could not be comfortably satisfied that the contact between those runners was solely attributable to Isorich correct weight was declared. On straightening was taken out by Rastafarian and made contact Isorich. For some distance approaching the 100m brushed with Isorich when that runner shifted in and over the concluding stages again brushed with Isorich due to both runners shifting ground.
The Real Boss – slow to begin.
Ever So Natural – slow to begin and from a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. App. T Sherry reported that, whilst it was his intention to settle at the rear of the field, with the fast tempo in the early stages, his mount lost considerable ground from the main body. He said that, whilst his mount was always under some pressure, in an endeavour to make up this ground Ever So Natural was unable to obtain a more competitive position until approaching the 300m due to the continual fast sectionals set by the leaders. He added that in the straight, when shifting to the outside of runners, Ever So Natural finished the race off well.
Rastafarian – after beginning well was able to obtain a position outside the leaders, however, the gelding was obliged to race raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Isorich – near the 100m shifted in slightly under pressure and brushed Edison, resulting in Isorich becoming unbalanced and over the concluding stages again brushed with Edison due to both runners shifting ground.
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Kiss The Bride (2), Single Story (2), Mr Costigan.
Race 2: Let It Pour.
Race 4: New Endeavour, Dancing Rachel, General Artie, Rome.
Race 6: Monsier Macron.
Race 7: Attilius.
|Trials:||Supplementary: Iggy The Moocher (B Baker) – poor performance.|
|Certificates:||Race 3: Pacific Ocean (trainer B Baker) – heat stress.|
Race 4: March On Selma (Bott & Waterhouse) – 1/5 lame near fore-leg.
|Tactics Notified:||Race 4: Aeecee Dynasty – to be ridden further forward; settled on pace.|
|Change of Colours:||Nil.|
|Change of Gear||Nil.|
|Follow up:||Race 5: Miss Valbonne (trainer A Duggan) – post-race condition and future race plans.|