Australian Turf Club
ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Track: Good (4); upgraded to Good (3) at 2.18pm following Race 4
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: S. G. Railton (Chairman), C. L. Albrecht, T. J. Vassallo and Cadets E. Y. A. Hargraves and K. A. Smart.
Kembla Grange Thursday 22 July 2021
Race 2: Billy Prain 3YO Maiden Handicap 1200
Bulls Blood – Trainer Mr G. Hickman reported that a subsequent endoscopic examination revealed a throat abnormality for which the colt has undergone tie-back surgery.
Race 4: Darren Beadman 2YO Maiden Plate 1000m:
Camplin – Stable representative Mr D. Beadman reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the filly and added that the intention was to continue with the current preparation.
Rosehill Gardens 24/07/2021
Race 4: Hyland Race Colours July Sprint 1100m:
Trumbull– Trainer Mrs K. Waugh reported that she was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and that a subsequent veterinary examination, including an endoscopic examination, did not reveal any abnormalities. Consequently, she was at a loss to explain the disappointing performance.
Race 6: City Tattersalls Club Handicap 1200m:
Arousal– Co-trainer Mr G. Ryan reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare but advised that Arousal had been retired.
RACE 1: Vinery Stud Handicap 1100m:
Fredfred – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Passing the 300m was crowded for room between Wolf Warrior and Taizai, which shifted out away from Starman as that runner was shifted out into clear running.
Starman – Bumped at the start by Unico, which shifted out abruptly. Held up for clear running between the 400m and the 300m.
Unico – Near the 600m Unico suffered an injury to its off-foreleg and was retired from the race. Unico subsequently was humanely euthanised. Unico was transported to University Teaching Hospital at Camden for necropsy. After taking evidence from jockey H. Bowman and stable representative Mr Damien Fitton the inquiry was adjourned to a date to be fixed pending the results of the necropsy and for Stewards to obtain veterinary and stable treatment records for Unico.
Have Mercy – When questioned rider B. Avdulla stated that the filly, which was on debut today, raced very keenly in the early stages and for this reason he remained racing wide to maintain its rhythm with a view to easing over gradually to the running rail, which he achieved on the home turn. He said that Have Mercy initially responded satisfactorily to his riding in the early part of the straight, however, was very disappointing in the manner in which it weakened badly over the final 200m. He added that the filly racing keenly in the early stages may have impacted somewhat on its finishing effort, but he felt that today’s firm track also may have contributed to his mount’s disappointing effort. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr E. Cummings stated that Have Mercy had performed well in both barrier trials, which were on softer tracks. He said that in his view the filly may have jarred up on today’s firmer racing surface. Mr Cummings further advised that he will assess the filly’s rate of recovery before deciding on whether to press ahead with its racing campaign, but undertook to barrier trial Have Mercy prior to its next race start.
Perkova – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Have Mercy.
Rocklily – For a short distance after the 200m was awkwardly placed behind Have Mercy, which commenced to lose ground.
Mikasa – Began awkwardly.
RACE 2: Admire Mars at Arrowfield Handicap 1100m;
Fayerra – Soon after straightening made contact with Zouflu and was disappointed for a run between that runner and Da Nang Star. Rider T. Berry reported that Fayerra did not appear to stretch out fully on today’s firmer track surface and advised also that the filly would be better suited over a longer distance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities.
Mount Fuji – Began awkwardly. Raced very keenly in the middle stages and at the 600m was restrained from the heels of Legend Rules. Over the final 250m laid out under pressure.
Da Nang Star – Race keenly through the early and middle stages. Passing the 100m was disappointed for running between Jadida and Bullet Force (App. T. Sherry), which shifted out. App. Sherry was reprimanded and advised that whilst Stewards accepted that his mount laid out under pressure, he should have made more effort to keep his mount straight.
Legend Rules – Shifted in shortly after the start and made contact with Fayerra.
Jadida – On jumping was crowded for room between Bullet Force and Dizzy Devine, which shifted out. From a wide barrier Jadida then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Dizzy Devine – Began awkwardly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. After the 50m was inconvenienced by Zouflu, which was taken out by Da Nang Star.
Latin Lyric – Slow to begin. Held up for clear running from the 400m until the 250m.
Zouflu – Stewards permitted T. Clark to ride the filly a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 54kgs. Began awkwardly. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Soon after straightening became unbalanced after receiving contact from Fayerra, which endeavoured to improve into a tight run between Zouflu and Da Nang Star. Passing the 50m was hampered and taken out by Da Nang Star (J. Parr), which shifted out under pressure. J. Parr was reprimanded and advised that whilst Stewards accepted he had been influenced initially by the movement of Bullet Force, his actions lacked the appropriate care by allowing his mount to shift out further. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
RACE 3: Ranvet Handicap 2400m:
Justitia – When being shifted out to obtain clear running in the early part of the straight was held up on the heels of True Marvel before being shifted back to the inside of that runner approaching the 300m to improve.
Apache Belle – Slow to begin and then failed to muster speed soon after the start, despite the efforts of its rider. After improving to be racing inside the heels of Lady Azamour after the 600m then raced in restricted room inside that runner rounding the home turn.
Lady Azamour –. When questioned regarding the tactics adopted on the mare, rider K. McEvoy stated that his instructions were to ride his mount where comfortable, anticipating that this would be in a position forward of mid-field. He said, however, Lady Azamour showed no early speed, therefore, he elected to shift across and settle behind runners. He said that approaching the 1000m he was able to shift out into a three-wide position and make ground on the back of Chief Kidder with cover, however, his mount was one-paced when placed under pressure from the 600m.
Rukita – Bumped a short distance after the start by Vallauris, which shifted out slightly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities.
Notabadharada – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider L. Day reported that the gelding did not appear to appreciate today’s firmer track and changed stride on a number of occasions under pressure in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities.
Chief Kidder – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When pulling hard, shifted out from the heels of Shuffle Up at the 1400m and raced wide and without cover from this point.
RACE 4: Darley Supporting Catwalk Handicap 1150m:
No Laughing Matter – On jumping was crowded for room between Armatree and Sunborn, which shifted in. App. T. Sherry stated that the filly, which was back slightly in distance today, whilst showing its customary early speed was unable to assume the lead due to the fast early pace set by runners crossing from wider barriers. He added that the filly may be better suited by tracks with more give than that of today’s. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Armatree – Shifted out under pressure passing the 100m.
Cueillir – When questioned rider J. Parr stated that his mount lost some ground approaching the 600m when steadied from the heels of No Laughing Matter. He said the gelding then failed to respond to his riding and was one-paced in the straight. He said that in his view Cueillir did not appear entirely comfortable on today’s firmer racing surface. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.
Investor – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider T. Berry reported that his mount did not close off the race as expected and he had some concerns with the gelding’s action. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities.
Finally Realise – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Sunborn – Stewards permitted H. Bowman to ride the filly one kilogram over its allotted weight of 57kgs. When questioned regarding Sunborn settling near the rear of the field, rider H. Bowman stated that, as announced by Stewards, his instructions were to find cover behind the leaders if possible. He said, however, that the filly began well, which required him then to restrain his mount in order to shift in behind runners. He said that, as a consequence, Sunborn settled further back than was intended. He said that in his view Sunborn appreciated being ridden more conservatively as the filly closed off the race well in the straight.
Kosciusko– Began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped Kawaikini.
Brazen Gem– Began awkwardly. Held up for clear running from the 400m until approaching the 200m where the mare laid out and was reluctant to take a narrow run to the inside of Explosive Truth.
Always Sure– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Miss Fox– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Explosive Truth– Began awkwardly and shortly afterwards was bumped by Soami, which shifted in. Race keenly in the lead in the early stages. Rider G. Boss reported that on pulling up and on return to the enclosure the gelding coughed on a number of occasions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be coughing. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, will be required before Explosive Truth is permitted to race/barrier trial again. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott subsequently advised Stewards that the results of an endoscopic examination carried out on return to the stable revealed a small amount of mucus. Mr Bott was requested to provide the required veterinary findings to the Stewards in the days subsequent.
Matowatakpe– After beginning awkwardly, from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
McCormack– A post-race veterinary examination revealed McCormack to have bled from both nostrils for the first time. Trainer Mr T. Bartley was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).
New Tycoon–When questioned, rider T. Clark stated that his instructions were to race in a prominent position, however, the gelding began awkwardly from the outside barrier and then was bumped by Matterhorn, which shifted out. He said that within a short distance New Tycoon, in his view, was too far off the lead to press forward, therefore, he steadied his mount and allowed it to settle near the rear of the field. He said New Tycoon closed off the race quite well, in his opinion.
Matterhorn– Began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped New Tycoon. Rider J. McDonald reported that, after being obliged to race wide and without cover in the early and middle stages, the gelding was disappointing in the manner in which it closed off the race. He said that all five career starts had been on rain-affected surfaces and the gelding did not appear entirely comfortable on the firmer track today. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its near-fore plate during running but no significant abnormalities.
Scenic Warrior– App. B. Ryan reported that his mount began well and took up a prominent position, however, overraced at various stages during the event. He said this impacted on the colt’s ability to close off the race. He stated also that as Scenic Warrior’s two career wins were on a heavy surface, today’s firmer surface may not have been to its liking. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.
Game Theory– Brushed by Bob’s Your Uncle near the 200m and became unbalanced.
Bob’s Your Uncle– Knuckled on jumping. When obtaining a run to the inside of Game Theory near the 200m brushed that runner and became unbalanced.
Mohican– Began awkwardly, shifted out and made heavy contact with Scenic Warrior.
Heza Gentleman– App. E. Hennessy accidentally dropped her whip approaching the 300m.
RACE 7: Heineken Handicap 1550m
Invinciano– Began awkwardly.
Miss Einstein– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider J. McDonald reported that Miss Einstein was not suited by the strong tempo through the early and middle stages and, consequently, did not run on as expected in the straight. He said that the mare also did not stretch out fully on the Good (3) racing surface,
Jungle Book– Began only fairly. Was not tested over the concluding stages when awkwardly placed inside the heels of Tongariro.
Nelspruit– Rider T. Clark stated that with the solid tempo Nelspruit was never travelling comfortably and failed to close off. He said that the gelding may now be looking for a step-up in distance where it would be suited by a more moderate tempo. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities.
Tongariro– Began only fairly.
Exotic Ruby – Began awkwardly, shifted out and contacted Centimental. Held up for clear running from the 400m until the 250m.
Dinado – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Rosa Moyessi – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Glorious Dream – Began only fairly.
Centimental – Began awkwardly.
Tastebud – Shortly after the start was crowded between Centimental and Freaky Freckles. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Enduring Night – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Timely Shadow – Slow to begin.
Freaky Freckles – Began awkwardly, shifted in and contacted Tastebud and as a consequence became unbalanced momentarily.
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.
G. Boss (Terwilliker)
App. E. Hennessy (Tongariro)
T. Berry (Glorious Dream)
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Mikasa
Race 2: Fayerra, Mount Fuji, Jadida (2), Latin Lyric, Zouflu
Race 3: Vallauris, Terwilliker, True Marvel
Race 4: No Laughing Matter, Armatree, Agrum, Sepoy Star (2)
Race 5: Kosciusko, Brazen Gem, Soami (2), Explosive Truth
Race 6: Matowatakpe (2), McCormack, New Tycoon, Bob’s Your Uncle
Race 7: Gemmahra
Race 8: Exotic Ruby (2), Rosa Moyessi, Fortune Seeker, Silent Tryst
Race 2: J. Parr (Da Nang Star) – careless riding shifting out (AR131(a)).
Race 2: App. T. Sherry (Bullet Force) – careless riding shifting out (AR131(a)).
Race 5: Explosive Truth (co-trainer A. Bott) including endoscopic examination – coughing.
Race 6: McCormack (trainer T. Bartley) – bled first time (AR79(4)).
Race 4: Sunborn – To be ridden with cover behind the leaders: Settled back.
Change of Colours:
Change of Gear:
Race 1: Have Mercy (trainer E. Cummings) – post-race condition and future plans.
Race 5: Explosive Truth (co-trainer A. Bott) – veterinary findings.