Australian Turf Club
WARWICK FARM RACECOURSE
Wednesday 6 December 2023
Track: Soft (5); upgraded to Good (4) at 12.50pm
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:T. P. Moxon (Chairman), M. A. Holloway, S. C. Knight and Cadets L. J. Lee, M. F. Vilo and E. E. Norris.
Kensington Friday 1 December 2023
Race 3 – Randwick City Community Cup 1800m:
Ruben Bleu– Trainer Mr M. Dale reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of Reuben Bleu but advised that in his opinion the gelding did not see out the 1800m. He advised that his intention is to freshen up Ruben Bleu and drop the gelding back in distance for its next race start.
Rosehill Gardens Saturday 2 December 2023
Race 7 – James Squire Festival Stakes 1500m (Group 3):
Finepoint – Trainer's representative Mr C. Duckworth reported that the mare was found to be marginally foot sore, which has now resolved. He advised that the intention is to continue with the mare’s current preparation.
Newcastle Saturday 2 December 2023
Race 4 - Cants Building & Newcastle Office Interiors Class 1 Handicap 900m:
Klum– Trainer's representative Mr R. Archibald advised that the laceration the horse sustained in its preliminary was of a superficial nature and that the filly has remained in work.
Gosford Trackwork Saturday 2 December 2023
The Denzel– Trainer Ms K. Gavenlock reported that the gelding was found to have bled from both nostrils following trackwork and she advised that The Denzel would now be retired. Notwithstanding this advice, Ms Gavenlock was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).
RACE 1: Earthlight First Yearlings Handicap 2400m:
Deniliquin– Slow to begin and from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have superficial wounds to both hind medial hocks.
Mist Of Battle– Near the 300m was reluctant to hold its position when racing in restricted room between Harold The Great and Auspicious Cloud, both of which shifted slight ground. App. D. Gibbons reported that in his opinion the gelding was not suited by the step-up in grade of this race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Harold The Great– Held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight. Laid out under pressure over the final 250m.
Radiohead– Began only fairly and shortly after was bumped by O’Ziggy, which shifted out.
O’Ziggy– Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Radiohead. J. Collett reported that whilst it was his intention to settle in a more-forward position, he had hoped to obtain cover. He said, however, that after beginning particularly well, he took advantage of his early prominent position and held the lead. He said that O’Ziggy came under pressure rounding the home turn and did not close off the race as he had expected. He added that in his view O’Ziggy would be better suited when being able to be ridden with cover. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
RACE 2: James Squire Handicap 1000m:
Global Empire– Rounding the home turn was eased to avoid the heels of Infancy when that runner laid out and away from Good Lieutenant. Inside the 300m was bumped by Infancy, which shifted out slightly. A. Hyeronimus reported that it was his intention to race further forward, however, due to the fast early tempo his mount did not show sufficient speed to do so and, as a consequence, settled near midfield.
Good Lieutenant– Began only fairly.
Impactfull Miss– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. J. Stanley reported that being first up he was asked to ride the mare conservatively. He said that as Impactfull Miss has shown a tendency in the past to race keenly, he did not pressure his mount in the initial stages, whereby the mare relaxed and he then was in a position to shift behind runners to avoid being caught wide. He added that this resulted in the mare settling towards the rear of the field.
Infancy– Inside the 300m laid out and made contact with Global Empire. Near the 150m was eased from the heels of Global Empire (A. Hyeronimus) when that runner shifted in when not fully clear. A. Hyeronimus was advised to exercise more care. App. D. Gibbons reported that with the strong tempo throughout the early and middle stages his mount never travelled comfortably and changed lead legs on a number of occasions. He said that after placing his mount under pressure rounding the home turn the filly did not respond to his riding and was disappointing in the manner in which it closed off the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Infancy in the days subsequent.
Debello– Shortly after the start was eased when crowded between Soobooco, which was taken out slightly, and Global Empire, which shifted in marginally. Raced keenly in the middle stages.
RACE 3: TAB Handicap 1100m:
Zaragoza– Began awkwardly and from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Laid out under pressure over the final 150m.
Tamaroa– Near the 500m laid out and became awkwardly placed near the heels of Winning Run.
Tarabeau– R. Bayliss reported that his mount was stirred up in its preliminary and whilst behind the barriers. He added that although Tarabeau travelled satisfactorily outside the leader throughout the early and middle stages, the gelding failed to respond to his riding and gave ground from the 200m. He added that, in his opinion, the gelding’s pre-race manners were the main cause of its disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Tarabeau in the days subsequent.
Ausbred Mimosa– Near the 500m was steadied from the heels of Tamaroa. Held up rounding the home turn and on straightening was shifted to the inside of runners to obtain clear running.
Ravisher– Began awkwardly. Raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages.
Istoria Girl– On jumping shifted out and made contact with Te Pani.
Te Pani– On jumping was bumped by Istoria Girl, which shifted out. For some distance after the 600m got its head up when racing keenly.
Winning Run– Began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
RACE 4: Ole Kirk First Yearlings Handicap 1400m:
My Truth – Lost its near-hind plate near the 200m. J. Collett was fined $300 under AR211 for returning to scale more than a half kilogram over the weight that the horse was required to carry.
The Seven Seas – App. M. Bourke reported that her mount travelled well in the early and middle stages, however, when the tempo quickened after the 800m The Seven Seas immediately came under pressure. She added that the mare then was one paced in the straight and ran to the line only fairly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Atlantic Ocean – The gelding was a late scratching at 4.05pm on veterinary advice when it sustained abrasions to the near-hind leg after kicking out in the barriers. Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Atlantic Ocean be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 4.05pm be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket:
1st Tavs 20¢, 18¢
2nd Bluff 'N' Bluster 23¢
3rd Sumo Star 14¢
Stable representative Mr D. Fitton was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Atlantic Ocean is permitted to race/barrier trial again.
Lemaire – App. Z. Lloyd lost his whip at the 200m.
Hell Hath No Fury – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
RACE 5: Buy An Arrowfield Graduate Handicap 1200m:
King Of Naples– N. Rawiller reported that the gelding travelled well throughout the early and middle stages and he was confident of its winning chances rounding the home turn. He said that he placed his mount under pressure soon after straightening and he felt it commence to respond to his riding, however, inside the 100m he felt the gelding’s action deteriorate and as he had concerns that there may be something amiss with King Of Naples he did not fully test it, particularly over the final 50m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed King Of Naples to be slow to recover. Having regard to the comments of N. Rawiller, stable representative Mr T. Charlton was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before King Of Naples is permitted to race/barrier trial again.
Starman– Began awkwardly and shortly after had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Luvoir, which shifted out.
Miss Hellfire– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have a superficial wound to the offside hock.
Luvoir– Began awkwardly and shifted out.
Sonora– Slow to begin and shortly after had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Luvoir, which shifted out.
Magic Talent– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
RACE 6: Bisley Workwear Handicap 1400m:
And We Danced– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame (2/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr B. Brisbourne was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before And We Danced is permitted to race/barrier trial again.
Oh Golly Gosh– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 500m was carried wider by Denarau when that runner was shifted out to improve.
Obvious Step– Slow to begin. On straightening was steadied when crowded between Mathrin and Crystal Waters (App. A. Roper) which shifted out when not clear. App. Roper was reprimanded. Obvious Step then was held up until inside the 200m.
Crystal Waters– Began only fairly.
Denarau– Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover.
Buba– Began awkwardly.
Mathrin– App. M. Bourke was reminded of her obligations to ensure she rides her mounts out fully to the end of the race.
Diamonds Galore– App. B. Panya reported that she was instructed to ride the mare more conservatively. She said, however, that with the moderate tempo in the early stages and when Diamonds Galore commenced to race keenly, she allowed it to improve forward whereby she obtained a prominent position.
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.
|T. Berry (First Light)
|App. Z. Lloyd (Tamaroa)
|6 strikes, including 2 consecutive strikes.
|App. M. Owen (Mosht Up)
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Deniliquin, Auspicious Cloud, First Light (2)
Race 2: Global Empire, Gitalong (2), Infancy
Race 3: Ausbred Mimosa, Te Pani (2)
Race 4: Atlantic Ocean, Bluff 'N' Bluster, Hell Hath No Fury
Race 5: King Of Naples, Testator Silens, Sonora
Race 6: Crystal Waters (2), Buba
|Race 4: J. Collett (My Truth) fined $300 – return to scale more than a half kilogram overweight (AR211).
|Race 6: App. A. Roper (Crystal Waters) – careless riding shifting out (AR131(a)).
|Race 4: Atlantic Ocean (trainer C. Waller) – late scratching at barriers when kicked out.
Race 5: King Of Naples (trainer J. O'Shea) – disappointing performance.
Race 6: And We Danced (trainer B. Brisbourne) – lame (2/5) off-foreleg.
|Supplementary reports: Gosford Trackwork 2/12/2023:
The Denzel(trainer K. Gavenlock) – first time (AR79(4)).
|Race 1: O’Ziggy – To be ridden further forward: Led.
Race 5: Magic Talent – To be ridden conservatively: Settled back.
Race 6: Miss Checkoni – Preference to be ridden with cover: Settled midfield.
|Change of Colours:
|Change of Gear:
|Race 2: Infancy (trainer K. Lees) – post-race condition.
Race 3: Tarabeau (co-trainers Waterhouse & Bott) – post-race condition.