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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

GOSFORD RACECOURSE

 

Wednesday 10 April 2024

 

Weather:                 Overcast

Track:                     Soft (7)

Rail:                        True

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:J. B. Marshall (Chairman), S. C. Knight, C. L. Albrecht and Cadet B. D. Beasley.

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Supplementary Report:

Kembla Grange Tuesday 9 April 2024

Race 1 – The Warra Club Class 1 and Maiden Plate 2000m:

Hiawatha– Trainer Ms A. Neasham reported that Hiawatha had pulled up without any abnormalities following the gelding falling in this event. Notwithstanding this advice, Ms Neasham was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Hiawatha is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

LATE RIDING CHANGES

As T. Berry (ill) and J. Collett (injured) were indisposed, Stewards approved the following replacements:

Race 1

App. D. Gibbons on Incantress

T. Marquand on Seascape

Race 2

R. King on Hartman

Race 3

R. King on Rattle And Hum

C. Schofield on Piraeus

Race 4

App. Z. Lloyd on Sensory

Race 5

C. Schofield on Pervade

App. Z. Lloyd on Gan Teorainn

Race 6

Adam Hyeronimus on Don’t Call Me Honey

T. Marquand on Overview

Race 7

T. Schiller on Miss Hades

Race 8

N. Rawiller on Waikiki

 

RACE 1: Eve Electrical 2yo Handicap 1100m:

Kosuke– On jumping had to be eased when crowded between Mogul Monarch, which shifted in, and Novara, which shifted out.

 

Mogul Monarch– On jumping shifted in and bumped Kosuke.

 

Phoenix Power– Slow to begin.

 

Incantress– Began awkwardly and from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. App. D. Gibbons reported that the filly raced greenly for the majority of the race and, in his opinion, would derive a benefit from the race experience.

 

Miss Karis– Slow to begin. Near the 1000m, when racing keenly, had to be eased to avoid the heels of Phoenix Power (K. Adams) which shifted in when not clear. K. Adams was advised to exercise more care. Continued to race keenly throughout the early stages.

 

Novara– On jumping shifted out and bumped Kosuke.

 

Obscure– Raced keenly in the early stages.

 

The Eyes Have It– Prior to the declaration of correct weight Stewards viewed the patrol films to establish if there were grounds to protest against Mogul Monarch being declared 2nd placegetter in relation to an incident passing the 25m. When Stewards were comfortably satisfied that there were insufficient grounds to protest, correct weight was declared. Near the 25m was inconvenienced by Mogul Monarch, which shifted in abruptly.

 

RACE 2: Sneddon Bros. Maintenance Super Maiden Handicap 1600m:

Taipan Legend– On jumping was bumped by Prophet’s Magic, which shifted out. Raced keenly in the early stages. App. D. Gibbons reported that his mount, which raced keenly throughout the early stages, began to race more tractably passing the 900m and travelled fairly throughout the middle stages. He added that when placed under pressure near the 300m the gelding failed to quicken and, in his opinion, failed to sprint through the soft track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Miss Reilly– Began only fairly from the outside barrier. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. T. Marquand reported that after travelling wide and without cover for the majority of the event the filly came under pressure passing the 600m. He said that after riding Miss Reilly out for a short period of time he became concerned that something may be amiss with the filly and as such he desisted from pressuring his mount out any further in the home straight.  A post-race veterinary examination of Miss Reilly, which commenced to weaken from the 400m, did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr D. Fitton was advised that Miss Reilly would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to being permitted to race again. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Miss Reilly in the days subsequent.

 

Prophet’s Magic– On jumping shifted out and made contact with Taipan Legend and lost ground.

 

RACE 3: Pluim Group Benchmark 78 Handicap 2100m:

Blackcomb– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 1000m was shifted wider to improve before establishing a position outside the leader, Rattle And Hum, near the 800m.

 

Rattle And Hum– R. King reported that her mount began awkwardly and she had to make some use of the gelding in the early stages to obtain a position in the lead. She added that when runners improved to her outside near the 500m she placed her mount under pressure but Rattle And Hum was left flatfooted and ran to the finish line in a disappointing manner.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Fay’s Angels– Prior to the declaration of correct weight Stewards viewed the patrol films to establish if there were grounds to protest against Our Maryanne being declared the winner in relation to an incident near the 50m. When Stewards were comfortably satisfied that there were insufficient grounds to protest, correct weight was declared. Near the 50m was inconvenienced by Our Maryanne, which was laying out. Slow to begin. When questioned regarding her riding rounding the home turn and in the straight, and particularly whether there was an opportunity to shift to the inside of Our Maryanne near the 150m when that runner was laying out, App. M. Owen stated that she was instructed to make a wide run on her mount as that’s where connections felt was the best going. She added that rounding the home turn she improved into a position to the outside of Our Maryanne and a short distance later, when that runner was inclined to lay out, she persisted for that run and, as a result, was carried wider. She further added that passing the 50m, when Our Maryanne continued to lay out, Fay’s Angels was hampered by that runner and, as a result, lost ground. Stewards, while noting her explanation, advised App. Owen that the better option would have been to shift to the inside of Our Maryanne near the 150m, when that runner continued to lay out, as this manoeuvre would have afforded Fay’s Angels a clear run to the finish.

 

Our Maryanne– Raced wide and without cover from the 800m. Laid out under pressure in the home straight.

 

RACE 4: Premises Australia Pty Ltd 3 & 4yo Benchmark 72 Handicap 1600m:

Zouatica – On jumping shifted in and made contact with Long Genes.

 

Long Genes – On jumping bumped by Zouatica, which shifted in.

 

Bullets High – Began only fairly. Had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the straight.

 

Piercing Arrow – After beginning awkwardly, then was hampered after being bumped heavily by Sensory, which shifted in abruptly. Adam Hyeronimus reported that, after receiving interference at the start, he had to make some use of the colt to obtain a position outside the leader, Zouatica, near the 1200m. He added that once racing outside the lead his mount never travelled comfortably and he had to continually pressure the colt to maintain its position. He further added that rounding the home turn, when placing Piercing Arrow under full pressure, the colt did not respond to his riding and weakened from the race. He said that, in his opinion, Piercing Arrow did not handle the soft track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Vain Invader – Raced wide and without cover in the early stages before improving into a position on pace near the 700m.

 

Yet He Moves – N. Rawiller was permitted to ride the gelding a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 57kgs. Held up for clear running behind Vain Invader from the 400m until the 300m where the gelding was able to shift wider to obtain clear running.

 

Sensory – App. Z. Lloyd was permitted to ride the filly a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 54.5kgs. On jumping shifted in abruptly and bumped heavily with Piercing Arrow. From a wide barrier Sensory then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Wild Calm – After being loaded into the barriers became fractious, was removed from the barriers, underwent a veterinary examination and was deemed suitable to start.

 

Miss Ghent – Near the 350m was hampered by Yet He Moves, which was shifting wider when endeavouring to obtain clear running.

 

RACE 5: Central Coast Wedding Fair 14th April Benchmark 94 Handicap 1600m:

Andalus– Slow to begin and then was shifted behind runners. Held up for clear running from the 400m to the 300m where it shifted to the outside of Bethencourt to obtain clear running.

 

Bethencourt– Approaching the first turn near the 1400m raced keenly at the heels of Street Gossip for a short distance.

 

Pervade– C. Schofield reported that his mount travelled comfortably when racing outside the leader Pharoah’s Reign throughout the early and middle stages. He added that when he placed his mount under pressure near the 300m the gelding failed to respond to his riding and commenced to weaken inside the 150m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Gan Teorainn– Raced tight to the inside of Street Gossip for a short distance shortly after the start. When questioned regarding his riding rounding the home turn and particularly whether there was an opportunity to improve to the inside of Pharoah’s Reign, App. Z. Lloyd stated that his mount was traveling well leaving the 600m when he placed the mare under pressure, but as he felt the inside section of the straight was inferior, he elected to remain trailing Pharoah’s Reign rather than shift to the inside of that runner. He added that he became held up behind Pharoah’s Reign and Pervade for a short distance rounding the home turn before shifting to the outside of Pervade near the 300m, which afforded his mount clear running where the mare ran to the finish line fairly.

 

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

 

Street Gossip– Raced tight with Gan Teorainn for a short distance after the start.

 

RACE 6: Anzac Day Races @ Gosford 3yo Benchmark 64 Handicap 1200m:

Ravenclaw– On jumping was bumped by Drama Dodger, which shifted out. Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Keep Your Cool– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Dont Call Me Honey A.Hyeronimus reported that he was instructed to position his mount in a three-wide position throughout the early and middle stages and then continue to improve wider in the home straight, as connections felt the inside section of the track was inferior.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Eye Of The Fire– A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

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

 

Watch My Girl– Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Slinky– Began awkwardly. Near the 900m had to be eased to avoid the heels of Eye Of The Fire (R. Downey), which shifted in when not clear. R. Downey was advised to exercise more care.

 

Drama Dodger– On jumping shifted out and bumped Ravenclaw.

 

Overview– Began only fairly.

 

Showboat– Began only fairly.

 

RACE 7: The Coast Raceday 11th May Benchmark 72 Handicap 1200m:

Cecil Street Lad– Hung out rounding the home turn and in the early part of the home straight.

 

Hokkaido– Lost ground shortly after the start after being severely hampered by Liberty Sun, which shifted in.

 

Liberty Sun– On jumping shifted in and bumped with Hokkaido.

 

Negotiations– A. Morgan reported that he had to continually pressure his mount throughout the middle stages in order to keep its midfield position. He added that passing the 500m, when continuing to pressure his mount, the gelding did not respond to his riding and was one-paced in the manner in which it finished off the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Tags– Slow to begin (2L) and from its wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Biographer– Began awkwardly, resulting in its rider becoming unbalanced momentarily.

 

Putt For Dough– On jumping shifted out and bumped Zouprince.

 

Zouprince– N. Rawiller was permitted to ride the gelding a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 57kgs. On jumping was bumped by Putt For Dough, which shifted out.

 

RACE 8: Taste The Coast Food Festival 5th May 4yo & Up Mares Benchmark 72 Handicap 1200m:

Memoria– On jumping was bumped by Frankly Elegant, which shifted out.

 

Smart Little Miss– Began awkwardly.

 

Waikiki– As the start was effected became fractious and lost ground on jumping (3L).

 

Flying Shelly– R. King reported that her mount raced far too keenly and was inclined to hang in throughout the early and middle stages and, as a result, was left without a finishing effort. She added that, in her opinion, the mare was not suited by racing in blinkers for the first time. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Zanzibar Gem– App. D. Gibbons reported that his mount never travelled comfortably and due to the fast tempo in the early and middle stages he had to continue applying pressure to the mare. He added that passing the 600m, when carried wider by Waikiki, he felt Zanzibar Gem commence to weaken and near the 400m, when he had concerns that something maybe amiss with the mare, he restrained Zanzibar Gem out of the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr D. Greer was advised that Zanzibar Gem would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to being permitted to race again. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of the mare in the days subsequent.

 

Frankly Elegant– On jumping shifted out and bumped Memoria.

 

Linguee– J. Ford reported that over the final 25m he observed Frankly Elegant, which was racing to his inside, commence to shift out abruptly towards his line, as a result he elected to take hold of Linguee and, as a consequence, did not fully ride his mount out to the finish. Stewards accepted J. Ford’s explanation.

 

GENERAL:

 

Summary of whip use

 

The Stewards noted the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the 100m under AR132(7)(a)(ii). Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

 

Race 2

C. Schofield (Amnesia)

6 strikes

Race 3

App. M. Owen (Fay’s Angels)

6 strikes

Race 4

C. Schofield (Vadamos Queen)

8 strikes

Race 5

T. Schiller (Street Gossip)

6 strikes

Race 8

C. Schofield (Proverbial)

6 strikes

 

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

Race 2: Ladyking

Race 3: Rattle And Hum, Vaguer, Awesome Wonder, Fay’s Angels

Race 4: Piercing Arrow, Yet He Moves

Race 5: Andalus, Bethencourt (2)

Race 6: Ravenclaw

Race 7: Tags, Biographers

Race 8: Proverbial, Zanzibar Gem, Frankly Elegant

 

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Nil.

Reprimands:

Nil.

Suspensions:

Nil.

Warnings:

Nil.

Trials:

Race 2: Miss Reilly (trainer C. Waller) – poor performance.

Race 8: Zanzibar Gem (trainer K. Lees) – poor performance.

Certificates:

Nil.

Bleeders:

Nil.

Falls/Injuries:

Nil.

Tactics notified:

Race 3: Izfallingdown – To be ridden further forward: Settled on pace.

Race 4: Bullets High – To be ridden further forward: Settled midfield.

Race 4: Sensory – To be ridden more conservatively: Settled back.

Race 7: Negotiations – Option to be ridden further forward if begins well: Settled off midfield.

Change of Colours:

Nil.

Change of Gear:

Nil.

Follow-up:

Race 2: Miss Reilly (trainer C. Waller) – post-race condition.

Race 8: Zanzibar Gem (trainer K. Lees) – post-race condition.

 

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