Saturday 4 December, 2021
Good 4 (R1-3) upgraded Good 3 at 1.55pm (R4-9)
Brett Wright (Chairman), James Hitchcock, Dion Villella, Alex Streckbein, Rex Terp, Reece Wheeler (Cadet)
Riding Changes / Jockey Information
App Will Price
App Madison Lloyd
Did not attend meeting:
Other Comments / Explanations:
Apprentice Tatum Bull underwent a medical examination on arrival on course.
Race 1 JOHN DUFF & CO BM70 HANDICAP - 1600 metres:
Tycoon Bec Change of tactics To be ridden with cover. Raced wide in the early stages before crossing to obtain the lead approaching the 1200 metres. Rider Jamie Kah reported it had been her intention to ride the mare with cover, however, her mount began well and she elected to stride to the lead. She added Tycoon Bec travelled comfortably, however, failed to finish the race off as expected. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
HighNDry Hampered at the start by Tycoon Bec, which shifted out.
Lofty Star Slow to begin. Raced wide in the early stages before crossing to settle outside the leader passing the 1000 metres.
Blow Torch Raced keenly in the early stages.
Mr Pickwick Near the 1100 metres eased to avoid the heels of Tycoon Bec (Jamie Kah), which was shifting in when not quite clear. J Kah was reprimanded and notified to exercise more care. Raced wide in the early stages before crossing to obtain a position closer to the rail near the 1000 metres.
Denero Held up for a short distance near the 600 metres behind the weakening Nerve Not Verve (NZ). Continued to be held up rounding the turn until passing the 400 metres.
Race 2 MOMENTUM GAMING FILLIES & MARES BM78 HANDICAP - 1400 metres:
Starlight Scope Fractious in the barrier. Rider Rhys McLeod reported after being fractious in the barrier he was somewhat disappointed in the performance of the mare. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
Sweet Sixteen Slow to begin. Passing the 400 metres was bumped on two occasions by Star Of Eden, which lay in away from Under My Spell.
Standoff Slow to begin. Lay out rounding the home turn.
Maybe The Best Near the 100 metres momentarily got its head up. Rider Jye McNeil reported the mare failed to finish the race off as expected. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
Race 3 FULMEN PARK BM78 HANDICAP - 1000 metres:
The start of the race was delayed due to Yulong Defence and Wagner undergoing veterinary examinations.
Yulong Defence Fractious in the barrier. Underwent a veterinary examination.
Wagner Fractious in the barrier. Underwent a veterinary examination. Raced wide throughout.
Jabali Ridge Stood flat footed and lost ground (10L). Trainer Michael Huglin was notified that Jabali Ridge is now suspended from racing until the gelding performs to the satisfaction of Stewards in a jump out.
Huffington Bumped at the start by Lady Solly, which shifted out .
Broadwayandfourth Slow to begin (2L).
Lady Solly Led and raced keenly. Rider John Allen reported the mare over raced in the early and middle stages which was detrimental to its chances. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
Sams Image A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering heat stress. A veterinary clearance is required prior to being permitted to race again.
Race 4 IRON JACK AUSTRALIAN LAGERS 3YO BM70 HANDICAP - 1000 metres:
Marine One Underwent a veterinary examination on arrival. Over raced in the early stages. Lay in under pressure in the straight.
Irish Mist Change of tactics From the gate, to be more forward over the distance. Led
Corvino Shifted the right fore plate and was re-fitted in horse stalls. Underwent a veterinary examination. Slow to begin (2L). Held up for clear running from the 500 metres until the 300 metres.
Rusheen Raced wide without cover. Rider Jake Noonan could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
Lady Adelaide - Approaching the 800 metres steadied when racing in restricted room between Corvino and Rusheen.
Cecil Street Lad Rider Jamie Kah reported her mount raced greenly late in the event but could offer no further explanation for the geldings performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
Race 5 9MILE FRESH HANDICAP - 1600 metres:
Frankie Pinot Slow to begin before being restrained. Had a tendency to lay in under pressure in the straight.
Beefeater (NZ) Restrained in the early stages.
Al Passem Raced keenly in the early stages. Rider Zac Spain could offer no explanation for the performance of the gelding, which was eased down over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Co-Trainer Ken Keys advised the gelding will now be spelled.
Dont Doubt Dory App Thomas Stockdale could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
Race 6 SCHWEPPES DAVID BOURKE MEMORIAL HANDICAP - 1200 metres:
Blazejowski Began awkwardly and lost ground.
Night Raid Slow to begin.
Ocean Beyond (NZ) Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame right hind. A veterinary clearance is required prior to being permitted to race again.
Neighbourhood Checked shortly after the start when tightened for room. Held up for clear running from the 500 metres until approaching the 300 metres. Lay in under pressure in the straight. Unable to be ridden out over the concluding stages when racing close to the heels of Ranting, which shifted out slightly.
Ranting (NZ) Hampered shortly after the start when tightened for room.
Vainstream In the early stages raced keenly and was awkwardly placed close to runners in front for some distance near the 600 metres.
Sircconi Raced wide throughout. Eased down from the 200 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame left foreleg. A veterinary clearance is required prior to being permitted to race again.
Defiant Dancer - Apprentice Madison Lloyd explained from the wide gate the gelding was expected to settle mid-filed, however, began well and rather than steady to find cover she elected to take advantage of the good jump and raced just off the lead. Trainer Phillip Stokes advised he was surprised to see Defiant Dancer so far forward but attributed the positioning of the horse early to the better jump today and perhaps being second up from a break.
Race 7 SPORTSBET PAKENHAM CUP - 2500 metres:
Future Score Underwent a veterinary examination on arrival.
Mankayan (IRE) Underwent a veterinary examination after making contact with the rail on leaving the mounting yard.
In A Twinkling Change of tactics To be ridden more forward. Began well before setting mid-field.
Skyman (GB) Change of tactics To be ridden further back from the gate. Eased in the early stages before settling toward the rear.
Constantinople (IRE) Slow to begin. Held up for clear running in the early stages of the run to the finish. Approaching the 200 metres was obliged to alter course and shift in to maintain clear running and again near the 100 metres was obliged to steady and shift in over the heels of In A Twinkling.
Team Captain (IRE) Slow to begin. Raced wide without cover throughout. Rider Blaike McDougall explained it had been his intention to settle in a handy position with cover and through the early stages, when he endeavoured to improve, runners to his inside maintained their position resulting in the gelding being obliged to race wide throughout.
Pappalino (FR) Slow to begin.
Think Were Due Led and raced keenly. When questioned, rider Zac Spain explained it was not his intention to lead the field by a large margin in the early stages, however, after beginning well and with the horse comfortable, he allowed his mount to stride. He said the gelding travelled comfortably and only commenced to weaken passing the 200 metres. He added Think Were Due would be better suited over a shorter distance.
Good Idea Lay in under pressure in the straight.
Long Arm (IRE) Passing the 200 metres was taken in off its course, being tightened towards heels of Mankayan and having to be steadied.
Blaike McDougall (Team Captain) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a) in that passing the 200 metres he permitted his mount to shift in whilst riding along, when not clear of Long Arm (IRE), taking that horse in off its course and being tightened towards the heels of Mankayan and being steadied. B McDougalls licence to ride in races was suspended for a total of eight meetings to commence midnight 21 December, 2021 and to expire at the conclusion of the day meeting 31 December, 2021 (2 metro, 6 provincial). In assessing penalty, account was taken of his guilty plea, record and that the carelessness was in the low-range.
Race 8 RACING.COM VOBIS GOLD BULLION - 1400 metres:
Way To Go Paula Change of tactics Intention to be closer (mid-field). Raced wide without cover throughout from a mid-field position.
Drop The Mic Slow to begin.
Winning Partner Slow to begin. Held up from the 500 metres until shifting out to obtain clear running approaching the 300 metres.
Real Sensation Eased from the start.
Full Of Theories Raced wide in the early stages before crossing to settle outside the leader near the 1000 metres.
Yulong January ($1.95 fav, unplaced) Rider Jye McNeil reported the gelding was one paced, travelled well but did not let down as expected and was disappointing. Co-trainer David Eustace explained the gelding has a poor record when resuming from a spell and would derive benefit from todays performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality and a sample was taken for analysis.
Race 9 SPORTSBET BET WITH MATES BM78 HANDICAP - 2000 metres:
The Awesome Son Change of tactics - Intention to be closer (mid-field). Slow to begin and settled towards the rear.
Tyche Goddess Change of tactics To be ridden with cover. Restrained in the early stages and settled worse than mid-field.
Confrontational Began awkwardly.
Primitivo Slow to begin.
Saltpeter Raced wide in the early stages before striding and crossing to obtain a position outside the leader near the 1100 metres. Rider Damien Oliver reported from the wide gate he was unable to find cover and with the horse travelling well, he allowed it to stride and take up a forward position.
Takumi Raced wide throughout.
Wyclif (GB) Held up in the early stages of the run to the finish. Passing the 200 metres steadied when again held up and to avoid the heels of Confrontational, which was carried in marginally by The Awesome Son (Beau Mertens), which shifted in. B Mertens was severely reprimanded and notified to exercise more care.
Our Mantra Held up for a short distance near the 200 metres.
Primitivo In the straight hung in.
Slipintothis (NZ) A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame right foreleg. A veterinary clearance is required prior to being permitted to race again.
Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:
Race 1 Blow Torch, Lyrical Lad, Tycoon Bec
Race 2 Maybe The Best, Our August Rose, Sweet Sixteen
Race 3 Wagner, Broadwayandfourth
Race 4 Marine One, Rusheen, Translation
Race 5 Beefeater (NZ), Al Passem, Frankie Pinot
Race 6 Sircconi, Vainstream, Ranting (NZ)
Race 7 Future Score (IRE), Smokin Romans (NZ)
Race 8 Looks Like Elvis, Full Of Theories
Race 9 Wyclif (GB), Slipintothis (NZ), Takumi (IRE)
Pre-race urine for post race analysis:
Race 7 Flash Aah
Race 8 Yulong January
Race 9 Kissinger (NZ)
Post race samples from following horses:
All winners Race 8 - Yulong January, unplaced
Race 1 Jamie Kah AR131(a) shifting ground
Race 9 Beau Mertens AR131(a) shifting ground
Race 7 - Blaike McDougall AR131(a) Midnight 21 December, 2021 - conclusion of the day meeting 31 December, 2021
Race 3 - Jabali Ridge Stood flat footed. Suspended. Jump out
Race 3 - Sams Image Heat stress. Vet clearance
Race 6 - Sircconi Lame left foreleg. Vet clearance
Race 6 - Ocean Beyond (NZ) Lame right hind. Vet clearance
Race 9 - Slipintothis (NZ) Lame right foreleg. Vet clearance
Change of Tactics:
Race 1 - Tycoon Bec Back
Race 4 - Irish Mist Forward
Race 7 - In A Twinkling Forward
Race 7 - Skyman Back
Race 8 - Way To Go Paula Forward (mid-field)
Race 9 - The Awesome Son Forward (mid-field)
Race 9 - Tyche Goddess Back
Ararat Tue 30/11/2021
Black Ink Trainer advised that the gelding had pulled up a little sore, however, she will give it a quiet week before continuing with the preparation.
Battle Tears Trainer advised the gelding had pulled up well and was cleared by his stable vet. He added it will now be sent for a 4 6 week spell and trial before racing again.
Arcadia King Trainer advised that the gelding had pulled up satisfactorily with no lameness, however, he was concerned with the manner it throws its off side leg. He added it would now be sent for a spell.
bet365 Geelong Wed 01/12/2021
Calmsir Trainer advised the gelding did not appreciate the hot conditions and delayed trip to the races. He added the gelding would appreciate tracks with more give and is now the intention for the gelding to be spelled.