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STEWARDS’ REPORT

Australian Turf Club

RANDWICK RACECOURSE

Saturday 22 January 2022 

Weather:               Fine

Track:                      Soft (5); upgraded to Good (4) at 1.08pm following race 2.

Rail:                         +8m

 

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  M F Van Gestel (Chairman), S G Railton, C L Albrecht, J B Marshall and cadets P L Phillips and J T Fisher                                                                                                                                     jl

                                                             

 

Supplementary Reports:

WARWICK FARM – Wednesday 12 January 2022

Race 1:  Harry Angel First Yearlings Handicap 1400m

Indifference– Stable representative Mr D Beadman reported that Indifference had pulled up well and had now been sent for a spell.

Race 3: Stud And Stable Staff Awards Handicap 1000m

Rupertaar– Trainer Mr B Baker subsequently advised the filly pulled up well but has now been spelled.

ROSEHILL GARDENS – Saturday 15 January 2022

Race 5:  Hyland Race Colours Handicap 2000m

High Court- Trainer Mr J Englebrecht subsequently reported satisfaction with the post-race recovery of High Court, but advised that it would now be sent for a spell.

Race 6:  Acy Securities Handicap 1500m

For Valour– Trainer’s representative Mr W Hudson subsequently advised the gelding pulled up well but it has now been spelled.

Race 7:  Schweppes Handicap 1100m

Loveplanet- Trainers representative Mr D Fitton subsequently reported satisfaction in the post-race condition of the gelding and advised it will continue its current preparation from the Flemington stable.

Race 8:  Ranvet Handicap 1350m

Rubamos– Trainer’s representative Mr D Fitton subsequently reported the gelding pulled up well but advised it has now been spelled.

Mensa Missile- Trainer’s representative Mr W Hudson subsequently reported satisfaction with the post-race condition of the gelding and advised the intention is to continue with its current preparation.


 

 

WYONG – Tuesday 18 January 2022

Race 6:  Kim Waugh Racing F&M Benchmark 64 Handicap 1100m

Miss Bosetti- Trainer’s representative Mr C McCollagh subsequently advised the mare pulled up well but it has now been retired from racing.

 

AGNES BANKS TRACKWORK – Saturday 22 January 2022

Trifaccia– Stable veterinarian Dr T Robson reported that the filly was found to have bled from both nostrils following trackwork.  As this was the first occasion, stable representative Mr D Beadman was advised of the provisions under AR79(4).

                                                             

LATE RIDING CHANGES:

As B Ryan was unavailable Stewards permitted the following riding substitutions:

Race 2 R King on Rare Beauty
Race 3 R King on Poetic Miss
Race 7 T Berry on Our Bellagio Miss
Race 8 R Dolan on Petronius

                                                             

RACE 1:  Petaluma Handicap 1100m

Flying Crazy – When making its way through the tunnel onto the racecourse, the gelding made contact with the fence on a couple of occasions.  Flying Crazy was examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer and deemed suitable to race.  Began only fairly, shifted out and bumped Capital Reign.

 

Capital Reign – On jumping was bumped on the hindquarter by Flying Crazy and became unbalanced momentarily.

 

Quick Tempo – Began awkwardly and was then hampered between Subterranean and Silent Impact, both of which shifted ground.  Shortly afterwards Quick Tempo shifted in and made contact with the hindquarter of Subterranean and became unbalanced momentarily.  When placed under pressure in the straight was inclined to lay in and proved difficult to ride out.

 

Subterranean – Shifted out on jumping and shortly after was bumped on the hindquarter by Quick Tempo.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had an abrasion to its off-hind pastern.

 

Moridan – Began awkwardly and made contact with the outside barrier partition.  Rider T Berry reported that the colt travelled satisfactorily outside the lead, but when placed under pressure near the 300m commenced to hang out and, despite his efforts, shifted considerable ground out, resulting in T Berry having to stop riding on a number of occasions and being eased down over the concluding stages of the event.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be displaying a poor post-race recovery.  Trainer Mr A Cummings was advised he would be required to provide a veterinary clearance prior to the colt barrier trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards, which will include Moridan commencing from an outside barrier and being placed under pressure in the trial.  Mr Cummings advised he would likely experiment with a one-eyed blinker on the colt.

 

Spellcatcher – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  When questioned regarding his riding in the straight, App. R Jones stated that, after settling back in the field, Spellcatcher commenced to run on when placed under pressure in the early stages of the straight.  He said that near the 300m he had observed Moridan hang out, however, was of the view that Moridan would straighten near the 200m and for this reason he committed to the outside of Moridan to secure clear running.  He added that when Moridan continued to shift out he was obliged to check from the heels of that runner passing the 150m, resulting in Spellcatcher becoming unbalanced and losing momentum.  App. Jones further stated that he then shifted in abruptly to the inside of Moridan, whereby Spellcatcher ran home strongly.  Stewards advised App. Jones that he had made an error of judgement in continuing to commit to the outside of Moridan in circumstances where Moridan had progressively shifted out in the straight when there was a significant run to his inside that he should have taken advantage of.  Having considered his inexperience as an apprentice, Stewards elected to take no action against App. Jones, however, he was advised that he would be expected to show better judgement in similar circumstances in future.

 

Silent Impact – Near the 900m was hampered by Quick Tempo which, when racing keenly, shifted out.  Despite being ridden along in the early stages, did not show sufficient pace to hold a more forward position.

RACE 2:  Heineken 3 Handicap 1000m

Emperor – Began only fairly and then from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  When questioned regarding his riding, N Rawiller advised that he was under no specific instructions, other than to have the colt settle where comfortable and not to make too much use of Emperor in the early stages, given it was racing first up today.  He said Emperor jumped awkwardly and when Density, which was positioned to his inside, jumped well, he elected to allow Emperor to drift back to avoid racing wide and to ensure he obtained cover.  He added that, after following the winner, Plymstock, into the race in the early stages of the straight, he placed Emperor under full pressure at the 250m, where the colt responded well, but peaked on its run near the 100m.  He added that Emperor would take fitness benefit from today’s performance.

 

Northumbria – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Fire And Ice.  Rider K McEvoy advised his instructions were to endeavour to obtain cover on the colt.  He said that, when Northumbria was left without cover in the early stages and when racing in blinkers for the first time, raced too keenly and, as a consequence, was left without a finishing effort.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Deep Expectation – Began awkwardly.  Rider R Bayliss reported that when he placed the filly under pressure passing the 200m it shifted out abruptly when it appeared to shy and, as a result, he was obliged to stop riding and straighten.  He added that Deep Expectation then continued to lay out over the final 150m.

 

Rare Beauty – Slow to begin.  Near the 800m, when being crossed by Deep Expectation commenced to race keenly and was steadied from the heels of that runner.  R Bayliss, rider of Deep Expectation was advised to exercise more care.

 

Wild Calm – Began only fairly and then from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Rider T Berry reported that the filly settled back in the field, as expected.  He said from the 600m he was unable to commence a forward move due to Emperor, which was positioned in advance of his mount, being inclined to shift ground.  He said for this reason, when Emperor, shifted out on straightening he improved to that runner’s inside, however, Wild Calm responded only fairly to his riding at that stage.  He added he continued to ride the filly out in the straight, however, it was not until the 150m where Wild Calm commenced to respond to his riding and finished the race off well thereafter and would be better suited over additional ground.  Over the final 50m Wild Calm could not be fully tested when held up close to the heels of Plymstock.

 

Plymstock – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Sir Artie – Approaching the 600m commenced to race keenly and was steadied from the heels of Northumbria.  Rider J Parr advised that the colt lacked maturity and did not concentrate when placed under pressure in the straight.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

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

RACE 3:  TAB Highway Handicap 1100m

Gannett Peak – Began awkwardly.  Leaving the 400m bumped with Danzadel.

 

Markwell Dreamer – Began only fairly.

 

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

 

Danzadel – Lost ground shortly after the start when tightened for room between Upside and Extravagent Lad, which shifted out, despite the efforts of its rider.  Passing the 400m shifted out and made contact with Gannett Peak.  Over the concluding stages could not be fully ridden out when positioned close to the heels of Fangela, which shifted out under pressure.

 

Shelby Sixtysix – Severely checked and forced extremely wide at the 600m.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be 2/5 lame in the off-foreleg.  Trainer Mr D Williams was advised a veterinary clearance must be furnished prior to Shelby Sixtysix barrier trialling or racing again.

 

Upside – In the early and middle stages raced keenly and refused to settle.  Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.  Severely checked and forced extremely wide at the 600m.

 

Our Blue Moon – Near the 600m was steadied from the heels of Shelby Sixtysix.

 

Just Cosmos – Leaving the 500m was steadied when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Our Blue Moon, which laid out on the home turn.  N Rawiller, rider of Fangela, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that near the 600m he shifted his mount out to establish a run between Last War and Just Cosmos, where there was not sufficient room to do so, resulting in Fangela making contact with Just Costmos, which was taken out, resulting in Just Cosmos losing its rightful running and having to be severely checked from the heels of Great Buy.  ShelbySixtysix and Upside were also severely checked as a consequence.  N Rawiller’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Thursday, 27 January 2022 and to expire on Saturday, 12 February, 2022, on which day he may ride.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities, other than the mare lost its near-hind plate.

 

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

 

Last War – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 4:  City Tattersalls Group Handicap 1600m

Arctic Thunder – After beginning only fairly, shortly afterwards lost ground when tightened for room between And We Danced and Zou De Moon, which shifted out abruptly.

 

Penso A Lei – Began only fairly.

 

Room Number – Slow to begin.

 

Awesome Choice – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Near the 300m, when inclined to lay in, became awkwardly placed on the heels of Majella, which shifted out.  G Schofield, rider of Majella, was advised to exercise more care.

 

Meg – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Rider S Clipperton reported that he was disappointed in the mare’s failure to respond when under pressure in the straight.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Sur La Mer – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Majella – Near the 400m was bumped by Penso A Lei, which shifted out.

 

Fleetwood Maca – Held up for clear running between the 350m and the 250m.

 

Zou De Moon – Rider T Clark reported the mare raced comfortably in the lead, but failed to respond from the 500m and weakened noticeably in the straight.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr J Deamer advised that it is now his intention to send the mare for an immediate spell.  Mr Deamer also undertook to barrier trial Zou De Moon to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again.

 

RACE 5:  Midway Handicap 1800m

Songbird Serenade – Slow to begin.  Raced keenly in the early and middle stages and leaving the 1500m was steadied from the heels of Real Peace.

 

Dream Maiden – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

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

 

Canyonero – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  In the middle stages raced keenly.

 

Viren – When caught wide in the early stages, was allowed to stride forward and obtain the lead near the 1400m.

 

Real Peace – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Jungle Book – Between the 300m and the 400m was held up for clear running.

 

Main Stage – Laid in under pressure in the straight. Rider R King reported her instructions were to be slightly forward of midfield.  She added from the awkward barrier she rode her mount in a positive manner in the early stages, but the gelding commenced to race keen and, as a result, raced in a more forward position than she had intended.  Raced keenly throughout the early stages.

 

Time Raid – Rider R Hutchings advised his intention was to lead, but the gelding jumped very awkwardly, threw its head back and struck him in the face.  He said, as a result, he became unbalanced in the saddle and Time Raid lost additional ground.  He further added that, racing back in the field on a moderate pace, Time Raid found it difficult to make up ground.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 6:  Precise Air Handicap 2000m

Southern Lights – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Greek Hero.  From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Kaapfever – Began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

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

 

Our Candidate – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Had difficulty securing clear running between the 300m and 400m.

 

Flambeur – Near the 350m became held up on the heels of Southern Lights, which shifted out slightly, and as a result had to be steadied and shifted to the inside of Southern Lights.

 

Desert Icon – Rider K McEvoy reported it was not his intention to go forward, but when Desert Icon commenced well from a wide barrier, he elected to use his initiative to take advantage of the good start to avoid racing wide.

 

RACE 7:  Acy Securities Handicap 1100m

Royal Witness – As App. C Williams was not available, Stewards permitted App. J Duggan to be substituted as the rider of the gelding.  Began awkwardly.

 

Our Bellagio Miss – Shifted in on jumping and made contact with Salina Dreaming.  Between the 400m and the 300m was held up behind the weakening Royal Witness.  Our Bellagio Miss was then shifted to the outside of Royal Witness at the 300m to secure clear running and again became held up and unable to improve behind Osamu and did not secure clear running until the 150m.

 

Nikohli Beagle – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Lancaster Bomber.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be 2/5 lame in the off-foreleg.  Trainer Mr J Austin reported that the gelding had sustained a minor abscess to its near-foreleg during the week, which had quickly resolved, but had not missed any work and continued to do well leading into today’s event.  Mr Austin was reminded of his obligations under AR105 and was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Nikohli Beagle barrier trialling or racing again

 

Lancaster Bomber – On straightening was shifted to the inside of Salina Dreaming to secure clear running.

 

Salina Dreaming – On straightening had to be checked when disappointed for clear running between Royal Witness and Superior Witness (J Pracey-Holmes), which shifted out when commencing to give ground.  Salina Dreaming then had to be shifted to the inside of Superior Witness to secure clear running.  J Pracey-Holmes was advised to exercise more care.

 

Broken Arrows – When questioned, App. R Jones stated that the gelding jumped only fairly today and, with the genuine early pace, Broken Arrows settled towards the rear of the field.  He said that, as his mount was not travelling well, he elected to improve to the inside of Shadow Crush to save ground and, leaving the 500m, Broken Arrows commenced to respond to his riding and became held up behind Our Bellagio Miss and to the inside of Nikohli Beagle.  He added he then was obliged to steady his mount and shift behind Nikohli Beagle at the 350m, anticipating that Nikohli Beagle would take him into the race, but when that runner did not quicken sufficiently, he then was obligated to shift to the outside of Shadow Crush, where he secured clear running near the 200m.

 

Osamu –Rider J Collett reported that the gelding raced keenly when caught wide and without cover and this was the principal reason for Osamu not being able to finish the race off as expected.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 8:  The Agency Carrington Stakes 1400m

Looks Like Elvis – Stewards permitted N Rawiller to ride the gelding 0.5kg over its allotted weight of 55.5kg.  Began awkwardly and then from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Rider N Rawiller reported the gelding raced flat today and failed to respond to his riding in the straight.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr J Austin advised that Looks Like Elvis will now be spelled.

 

Invinciano – After being restless in the barriers, began awkwardly.

 

Petronius – Jumped only fairly.

 

Charmmebaby – Slow to begin.  On the home turn laid in and near the 400m was contacted with Steely when that runner shifted out.  Rider App. R Jones reported that the mare raced like it had reached the end of its preparation.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover.  Stable representative Mr G Milligan advised that the mare would now be sent for a spell.

 

Through The Cracks – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Purple Sector – Inclined to lay in making the home turn.

 

Ziegfeld – Over the concluding stages could not be tested when awkwardly positioned on the heels of Purple Sector.

RACE 9:  Ranvet Handicap 1600m

Canasta – Stewards permitted J Parr to ride the gelding 1kg over its allotted weight of 55kg.  Hung in and proved difficult to ride out in the straight.

 

Criminal Code – Began only fairly and then from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Lackeen – Began awkwardly.

 

King Ratel – Slow to begin.  Near the 50m was steadied to avoid the heels of Criminal Code, which was taken out slightly by Wairere Falls.

 

Countofmontecristo – From the 250m to the 100m had difficulty securing clear running.

 

Opacity – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

RACE 10:  Bowermans Handicap 1400m

I Am Vinnie – Slow to begin.

 

Holy Reign – Began only fairly and then from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

More Sundays – Slow to begin.  Approaching the 500m commenced to race keenly and was steadied from the heels of Bring The Ransom.  Rider R King could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance of and confirmed More Sundays failed to respond to her riding throughout the race.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr S Kavanagh will be asked to report on the post-race condition of the mare.

 

Yukon – Near the 1000m was steadied from the heels of Papal Warrior, which shifted in when not quite clear.  K McEvoy, rider of Papal Warrior, was reprimanded under AR131(a).

 

Badoosh – From the 300m to the 200m raced in restricted room as it endeavoured to secure clear running between Trajection and Holy Reign.

 

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

 

Bring The Ransom – Raced tight to the inside of Yukon inside the 1000m.

 

Café Royal – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have sustained a small laceration to the off-fore pastern.

 

GENERAL:

Summary of whip use:

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 3 J Duggan (Gannett Peak) 6 strikes
Race 4 T Berry (Sur La Mer) 7 strikes
Race 5 R King (Main Stage) 6 strikes
Race 6 T Berry (So Wicked) 6 strikes
Race 8 R King (Through The Cracks) 8 strikes
Race 10 C Schofield (Yukon) 6 strikes

 

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

Race 1:  Capital Reign, Subterranean, Silent Impact (2), Spellcatcher.

Race 2:  Northumbria, Sir Artie, Wild Calm. Deep Expectation.

Race 3:  Great Buy, Extravagent Lad, Fangela (2).

Race 4:  Sur La Mer, And We Danced, Penso A Lei. Fleetwood Maca.

Race 5:  Brown Thomas, Jungle Book, Mr Bond (2), Time Raid.

Race 6:  Lord Belvedere, Desert Icon Toomuchtobear (2) Kaapfever.

Race 7:  Lancaster Bomber, Royal Witness, Salina Dreaming, Broken Arrows.

Race 8:  Laure Me In, Ziegfeld, Invinciano, Through The Cracks, No Compromise

Race 9:  Countofmontecristo, Lackeen (2), Kingsheir, Canasta.

Race 10:  Bring The Ransom (2), Café Royal, Waihaha Falls, More Sundays, Yukon.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil.
Reprimands: Race 10:  K McEvoy (Papal Warrior) – careless riding (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Race 3:  N Rawiller (Fangela) – careless riding (AR131(a)), suspended from 27/01/22 to 12/02/22.
Bleeders: Supplementary:  Trifaccia (trainer J Cummings) – first occasion (AR79(4)).
Warnings:
Trials: Race 1:  Moridan (trainer A Cummings) - Hung out
Race 4:  Zou De Moon (trainer J Deamer) – poor performance.
Certificates: Race 1: Moridan (trainer A Cummings) - Poor recovery
Race 3:  Shelby Sixtysix (trainer D Williams) – 2/5 lame off-foreleg.
Race 7:  Nikohli Beagle (J Austin) – 2/5 lame off-foreleg.
Fall/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics Notified: Race 1:  Spellcatcher – to be ridden conservatively from wide barrier; settled back.
Race 5:  White Boots – to be ridden further forward; settled off pace.
Race 6:  Toomuchtobear – to be ridden on pace with option to lead; settled on pace.
Race 6:  So Wicked – to be ridden on pace with option not to lead; led.
Race 7:  Royal Witness – to be ridden forward; settled outside the leader.
Race 9:  Lackeen – option to settle further forward from inside barrier; settled midfield.
Race 9:  Bottega – option to settle further forward if begins well; settled off pace.
Race 10:  O’Mudgee – to settle further forward in a midfield position; settled midfield.
Race 10;  Papal Warrior – to be ridden on pace with option not to lead; settled on pace.
Race 10:  Bring The Ransom – to settle more forward; settled off pace.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear Nil.
Follow up: Race 10:  More Sundays (trainer S Kavanagh) – post-race condition.
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