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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Illawarra Turf Club

KEMBLA GRANGE RACECOURSE

Saturday 23 January 2021

 

Weather:          Fine

Track:               Good (4)

Rail:                 +6m from 1100m to Winning Post; +3m remainder

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: J. J. E. Earl (Chairman), J. A. Dinopoulos, T. P. Moxon and Cadets K. E. Blanch, B. J. Pearce and P. L. Phillips

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Supplementary Report:

Canterbury Park – Friday 22 January 2021

Race 6: ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap 1200m:

Nindamos– Trainer Mr A. Mountney reported that the gelding had a poor post-race recovery and undertook to provide a veterinary clearance prior to the horse’s next race or barrier trial.

 

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RIDING CHANGES:

As C. Lever was indisposed due to injury, Stewards permitted the following rider replacements:

 

Race 3 A. Gibbons on Lady Bon
Race 4 A. Collett on Wonfontein
Race 7 K. Latham on What A Girl

 

C. Lever was advised that a medical clearance would be required prior to him being permitted to ride again.

 

RACE 1: Paul Rowe 2YO Maiden Plate 1200m:

Fox Fighter – Slow to begin.

 

Festival Dancer – Stewards permitted K. Latham to ride the filly ½ kilogram over the allotted weight of 55 kilograms. Festival Dancer blundered on jumping. Rider K. Latham reported that his mount raced flat today. Trainer Mr M. Smith undertook to report back on the post-race condition and future race plans for the filly.

 

Jamaea – Began awkwardly, resulting in its rider becoming unbalanced, and was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. The filly had to be eased near the 900m when crowded for room to the inside of Peregrination (App. T. Schiller), which shifted in when not clear. App. Schiller was advised to exercise more care. Laid out under pressure over the final 200 metres.

 

 

RACE 2: Lenny Beasley Maiden Plate 1000m:

Amungee – Change of tactics - to be ridden with cover: Settled midfield with cover. Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Amungee to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer Mr S. O’Halloran was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, will be required prior to Amungee having to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before racing again.

 

Bailieston – Became fractious after being loaded into the barriers, was examined by the club’s official veterinarian and was declared a late scratching at 2.08 p.m. acting on veterinary advice. Stewards subsequently ordered that all moneys invested on Bailieston be refunded in full and, with regard to betting with bookmakers, all successful wagers made prior to 2.08 p.m. be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket:

1st Paper Daisy less 4 cents win, 6 cents place;

2nd Green Kudos less 3 cents place;

3rd Kittyhawk Flyer less 5 cents place.

Trainer Mr J. Coyle was advised that Bailieston must barrier trial to the Stewards’ satisfaction prior to racing again.

 

Sweet Rosetta – Slow to begin and was then shifted behind runners from its wide barrier in the early stages. Laid out under pressure over the final 100 metres.

 

Tout De Suite – Began awkwardly, making contact with the nearside barrier partition and, shortly afterwards, was crowded between Green Kudos and Amungee, which shifted out.

 

Paper Daisy – Began awkwardly. Raced greenly when placed under pressure over the final 300 metres.

 

RACE 3: Danny Beasley Maiden Handicap 1200m:

Aidenabet – Slow to begin. Raced keenly when caught wide and without cover throughout the event. App. J. Del Frari was reminded of her obligation to ride her mounts out fully to the finish of the race.

 

Zo Purrfect – When questioned regarding the performance, rider J. Van Overmeire stated that, after beginning awkwardly and losing ground (2L), the colt travelled comfortably in a midfield position, however, when placed under pressure over the final 500 metres, Zo Purrfect was somewhat one-paced in its finishing effort.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Bullet Rider – Began awkwardly.

 

Willinga Panache – As C. Reith was dually engaged, Stewards permitted K. Latham to replace him as the rider of the filly. Willinga Panache overraced throughout the early stages and near the 900m, when continuing to overrace, blundered and became unbalanced. Willinga Panache continued to overrace throughout the middle stages. Held up rounding the home turn. Near the 400m was briefly crowded for room to the inside of Willy Wilson when that runner commenced to hang in.

 

Lady Bon – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Lady Bon to be lame (2/5) in the off-hind leg. Co-trainer Mr G. Ryan was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Lady Bon being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Poseidon Jewel – Lost its near hind plate in running.

 

Vitesse Noire – Slow to begin and was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

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

 

Shewillbring – Began awkwardly and, from its wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Willy Wilson – Began only fairly and, from its wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Hung in under pressure over the final 400 metres and proved difficult to ride.

 

RACE 4: Luke Robinson 40th Birthday Benchmark 64 Handicap 1200m:

Gunnamatta – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Harlem Luya – Slow to begin and was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Shortly after the start was crowded for room between Noble Soldier and Charm Offensive, which shifted in.

 

Noble Soldier – Blundered on jumping and, shortly afterwards, had to be steadied when crowded for room between Gave Me You, which shifted out, and Harlem Luya, which was taken in by Charm Offensive.

 

Skyray – Slow to begin and, shortly afterwards, had to be eased to avoid the heels of Britain. Near the 75m, when commencing to lay out, had to be eased to avoid the heels of Harlem Luya.

 

Thor’s Thunder – Began awkwardly. Held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight.

 

Pyrmont – Slow to begin and, shortly afterwards, had to be eased to avoid the heels of Wonfontein, which shifted out. Held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight.

 

Charm Offensive – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Raced keenly throughout the middle stages when rider C. Reith was attempting to restrain the gelding in an endeavour to obtain cover. As a result, when unable to obtain cover, C. Reith allowed Charm Offensive to stride forward to assume a position outside the leaders near the 600m.

 

RACE 5: Norm Walsh Memorial Conditional Benchmark 68 Handicap 1400m:

Admit It – When questioned regarding the performance, rider A. Gibbons stated that the gelding was obliged to race towards the rear of the field from its wide barrier whereby it travelled comfortably, however, when placed under pressure over the final 300 metres, Admit It did not respond to his urging and was disappointing in its failure to finish the race off. He added that, in his opinion, Admit It would be better suited ridden more prominently and on tracks with more give than today’s good track surface. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of the gelding.

 

Baracus – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Over the final 200 metres was inconvenienced by Miss Jenny, which laid out.

 

Budderoo Knight – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the lead in the early and middle stages.

 

Rebel Bro – Slow to begin.

 

Weekend Affair – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Miss Jenny – Laid out under pressure over the final 200 metres.

 

Louder – Slow to begin.

 

Silent Agenda – Change of tactics - to be ridden further forward: Settled on pace. For a short distance near the 900m, raced in restricted room to the inside of Budderoo Knight, which was laying in despite the efforts of its rider.

 

RACE 6: Bark Busters Dog Training Class 1 Handicap 1400m:

Deepour – Change of tactics - to be ridden with cover: Settled on pace with cover. When questioned regarding the performance, App. J. Van Overmeire stated that the gelding travelled well throughout the early and middle stages, however, when placed under pressure over the final 400 metres Deepour did not respond to his urging and was somewhat one-paced in its finishing effort. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Ms L. Hopwood expressed disappointment with the performance of the gelding and undertook to report back on the post-race condition and future race plans for Deepour.

 

Cliffs Of Moher – Slow to begin and was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Raced keenly in the middle stages. Held up rounding the home turn and passing the 100m shifted in and made contact with Deepour. 

 

Readathon – Became fractious and kicked out after being loaded into the barriers. Readathon was examined by the club’s official veterinarian and was declared a late scratching at 4.43 p.m. acting on veterinary advice. Stewards subsequently ordered that all moneys invested on Readathon be refunded in full and, with regard to betting with bookmakers, all successful wagers made prior to 4.43 p.m. be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket:

1st Crowned By Aces less 11 cents win, 13 cents place;

2nd General Soleil less 15 cents place;

3rd Van Gogh less 11 cents place.

Trainer Ms G. Markwell was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Readathon being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Ladylovestogamble – Began only fairly and, shortly afterwards, was bumped by General Soleil, which shifted in. Held up rounding the home turn.

 

Van Gogh – Slow to begin.

 

Waihora Jewel – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Divine Breath – When questioned regarding the performance, rider J. Taylor stated that the filly travelled well throughout the early and middle stages, however, when placed under pressure in the straight was one-paced and, in her opinion, may have come to the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Ms T. Bateup advised that Divine Breath will now be spelled.

 

General Soleil – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Ladylovestogamble. Raced keenly in the early stages and, approaching the 1200m, had to be eased to avoid the heels of Waihora Jewel, which shifted out slightly. Continued to race keenly and, near the 1000m, had to be steadied and shifted out to avoid the heels of Waihora Jewel.

 

Red Hot – Was a late scratching at 12.18 p.m. by order of Stewards after connections were unable to find a suitable rider for the mare.

 

Role Play – Began awkwardly. Near the 1200m, when racing keenly, had to be eased to avoid the heels of Van Gogh, which was taken in by Deepour (App. J. Van Overmeire), which shifted in when not clear. J. Van Overmeire was advised to exercise more care. Near the 75m was briefly inconvenienced by General Soleil, which shifted in.

 

RACE 7: Mark De Montfort Class 1 and Maiden Plate 2000m:

Once Were Lost – Approaching the 200m was bumped and carried wider by Layla Of Monaco.

 

Whiskey Jack – Slow to begin and, from its wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the early stages.

 

Layla Of Monaco – Slow to begin.

 

What A Girl – Slow to begin and, from the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 700m had to be eased to avoid the heels of Seporto when What A Girl commenced to lay out.

 

Zakalicious – Trainer Mr R. Litt was fined $100 under LR35(2) for failing to declare App. B. Griffiths by the prescribed time. Zakalicious was slow to begin. Raced wide and without cover from the 800m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Zakalicious to be lame (2/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr R. Litt was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Zakalicious being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Fly Blue Peter – Was a late scratching at 8.57 a.m. on veterinary advice after the gelding was found to have an elevated temperature. Trainer Mr A. Mountney was advised that he must provide a veterinary clearance prior to Fly Blue Peter being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Cosmic Miss – Slow to begin (3L).

 

Divine Intavention – Lost its off-hind plate in running.

 

Spinpix – Slow to begin and, from its wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Spinpix to be lame (2/5) in the near hind leg and to have lost its near fore plate in running. Stable representative Mr J. Bruce was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Spinpix being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

GENERAL:

Summary of whip use:

Stewards noted that 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 1 App. J. Van Overmeire (Fox Fighter) 6 strikes
Race 2 A. Collett (Tout De Suite) 7 strikes
Race 3 A. Layt (Bullet Rider) 6 strikes
Race 3 M. Bell (Sheer Treasure) 6 strikes
Race 5 App. J. Van Overmeire (Silent Agenda) 8 strikes
Race 6 A. Layt (General Soleil) 8 strikes
Race 7 J. Taylor (Layla Of Monaco) 6 strikes
Race 7 A. Layt (Misty Brook) 7 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Fox Fighter, Jamaea

Race 2: Green Kudos

Race 3: Willy Wilson

Race 5: Silent Agenda

Race 6: General Soleil

Race 7: Once Were Lost, Zakalicious, Cosmic Miss, Spinpix

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 7: Trainer Mr R. Litt (Zakalicious) fined $100 for failing to declare rider by the prescribed time (LR35(2)).
Reprimands: Nil.
Suspensions: Nil.
Bleeders: Nil.
Warnings: Nil.
Trials: Race 2: Bailieston (Trainer Mr J. Coyle) – fractious in barrier.
Race 2: Amungee (Trainer Mr S. O’Halloran) – cardiac arrhythmia.
Certificates: Supplementary (Canterbury Park 22/1/21 Race 6): Nindamos (Trainer Mr A. Mountney) – poor post-race condition.
Race 2: Amungee (Trainer Mr S. O’Halloran) – veterinary clearance including results of ECG.
Race 3: Lady Bon (Co -trainer Mr G. Ryan) - lame (2/5) in off-hind leg.
Race 6: Readathon (Trainer Ms G. Markwell) – fractious in barrier.
Race 7: Fly Blue Peter (Trainer Mr A. Mountney) – elevated temperature.
Race 7: Zakalicious (Trainer Mr R. Litt) – lame (2/5) in off-foreleg.
Race 7: Spinpix (Co-trainers Mr C. Maher and Mr D. Eustace) – lame (2/5) in near hind leg.
Fall/Injuries: Nil.
Change of Gear: Nil.
Follow up: Race 1: Trainer Mr M. Smith (Festival Dancer) – post-race condition and future race plans.
Race 5: Trainer Mr A. Denham (Admit It) – post-race condition.
Race 6: Co-trainers R. and M. Freedman (Deepour) – post-race condition and future race plans.
Change of Colours: Race 4: Charm Offensive – white cap.

 

 

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