Australian Turf Club
Saturday 14 September 2019
Track: Good 4
Rail: +6M Entire
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), W. R. Birch, T. P. Moxon, D. L. Carr, and Cadets J. P. Dunn, T. J. Kearney, B. J. Pearce and T. J. Hansen.
RACE 1 – TAB HIGHWAY CLASS 3 HANDICAP 1400m:
Equal Balance - Over the final 150m laid in under pressure.
Nothin' Like Harry - Slow to begin.
Nicconita - Slow to begin. From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. When the pace steadied near the 1000m Nicconita commenced to race fiercely, improved to the inside of Equal Balance where there was not sufficient room resulting in Nicconita having to be severely checked. Nicconita then continued to race fiercely throughout the middle stages. Over the final 100m could not be fully tested when positioned close to the heels of Schappose.
Carillon - Near the 1200m improved to the inside of Nothin' Like Harry as that runner was being restrained to find cover. A short distance later Nothin' Like Harry shifted in resulting in Carillon having to be steadied.
Haames - Soon after the start Haames was bumped resulting in Haames becoming unbalanced. Between the 350m and the 200m was held up for clear running. Approaching the 200m was accidentally struck across the head by the whip of J. Ford rider of Storm Attack.
Weather Channel - In the middle stages raced keenly. In the straight was held up for clear running as the gelding endeavoured to obtain a narrow run between Jumper Leads and Poor Corner which was inclined to lay out.
Jumper Leads - Stewards permitted N. Rawiller to ride the gelding half a kilogram over its declared weight of 55.5kg.
Gem Dealer - When questioned regarding the performance of the mare rider J. Collett explained his instructions were to find cover and that after commencing well he elected to steady his mount in order to comply with his instructions. He stated that in the early stages he then attempted to find cover behind Nothin' Like Harry but when that runner shifted in he was left racing wide and without cover at that stage. He further added that near the 1000m he contemplated shifting to the rear of the field but in the tempo was not strong and appeared to steady at that point he felt it was in his mounts best interest to remain racing wide and without cover. He further added that in the straight Gem Dealer did not respond to his riding and although he endured a wide run it was still in his opinion somewhat disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Mr B. Cavanough under took to report back to Stewards on the post-race condition of the mare.
Autumn Ridge - From the 1000m raced wide and without cover. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be 2/5 lame in the off foreleg. Trainer Ms M. O'Gorman was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before the gelding is permitted to race or barrier trial again.
Glamour Cruise - Over raced in the early and middle stages.
RACE 2 – EVEREST CARNIVAL HANDICAP 1800m:
Loveisili -Rider K. McEvoy stated that in the middle stages the gelding was shuffled back in the field and found it difficult to make up ground. He added that in his opinion Loveisili did not appreciate the firmer track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Mr K. Lees advised that Loveisili will now be spelled.
Cogliere - Despite being ridden along in the early stages was unable to take up a more forward position. App B. McDougall was reminded of his obligations to fully test his mounts to the finish of the race.
Lady Cuvee - Began awkwardly.
Humbolt Current - Raced wide and without cover until passing the 1000m. When questioned regarding his riding from the 600m and the reason he commenced to improve from that point and leave a trailing position behind the favourite Shock Alert, rider J. McDonald stated that Shock Alert which was stepping up in distance today and with his mount coming back in distance having run over 2000m at its previous start he elected to make a forward move from the 600m, to place pressure on Shock Alert as he felt his mount had a fitness advantage.
Le Lude - For some distance near the 1000m Le Lude and Humbolt Current made contact on a number of occasions as they contested a position behind Shock Alert. Leaving the 1000m Humbolt Current was able to force Le Lude to the rail which aloud it to obtain a trailing position behind Shock Alert. J. McDonald rider of Humbolt Current was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. G. Boss was fined the sum of $300 from AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using the whip on 9 occasions prior to the 100m.
Perfect Rhyme - App R. Dolan explained that he had to make some use of the mare in the early stages to cross Shock Alert and after obtaining the lead Perfect Rhyme commenced to race keenly. He stated as a consequence in the middle stages the mare set a strong tempo, despite his efforts to restrain, which resulted in Perfect Rhyme giving ground in the straight. He added that in his opinion the mare is better suited on softer track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
All Tiara - Stewards permitted A. Adkins to ride the mare half a kilogram over its declared weight of 52kg. Slow to begin. Near the 900m was steadied to avoid the heels of Lady Cuvee.
RACE 3 – HYLAND RACE COLOURS HANDICAP 1500m:
Super Tycoon - Slow to begin. From the outside barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Angel Of Heaven - Raced keenly in the early stages.
Adana - When questioned regarding the performance rider K. McEvoy advised given the gelding settled towards the rear of the field he was obliged to place his mount under pressure from the 600m to commence a run forward and as a consequence Adana was unable to finish the race off strongly due to the pressure he was placed under from the 600m in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Fabricator - When placed under pressure making the home turn commenced to lay out resulting in Oneness shifting to the outside of Fabricator and hampering Mapmaker. As a consequence of Fabricator shifting ground due to its racing manners Irukandji was able to secure clear running to its inside approaching the 400m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Oneness - Over raced in the early and middles stages. Near the 1100m when being steadied to allow Fabricator to cross, continued to over race and was steadied from the heels of that runner.
Zidane - From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
RACE 4 – ROSEHILL BOWLING CLUB HANDICAP 2400m:
Sayed - When giving ground approaching the 300m was steadied when crowed between Nahuel and Costello both of which shifted ground slightly.
Dabiyr - On straightening was bumped on the hindquarter by Castel Sant'Angelo and became momentarily unbalanced.
Our Gravano - From a wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
Costello - When questioned regarding his riding near the 600m and if there was an opportunity to shift to the outside of Sayed rider N. Rawiller stated he contemplated shifting out at that point but as the tempo had been strong and his mount was under pressure he elected not to ride his mount vigorously at that point to improve. He added a short distance later Sayed commenced to give ground and as a result Costello was checked near the 500m to avoid that runners heels. On straightening he then shifted to the outside of Sayed where he was able to place his mount under full pressure. Near the 350m N. Rawiller dropped his whip.
Desert Path - From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Between the 400m and the 300m was held up for clear running.
Monsieur Sisu - Rider K. O'Hara advised her intention was to be more forward on the gelding but after standing awkwardly in the barrier Monsieur Sisu was slow to begin and as a consequence she elected to ride the gelding in a more rearward position. She stated that near the 1500m Monsieur Sisu became unbalanced and when she felt there was something amiss near the 1200m she eased the gelding out of the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not detect any abnormality. Trainer Mr P. Cave advised that Monsieur Sisu would now be spelled. Notwithstanding this advice Mr Cave was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to the gelding having to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to its next race start.
Castel Sant'Angelo - When questioned regarding performance rider T. Clark advised that the gelding was stepping up in grade today and after leading may not have handled todays step up in grade. Co Trainer Mr A. Bott confirmed that the gelding would now be spelled.
Mrs Madrid - Began only fairly and from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Curata Princess - Slow to begin.
RACE 5 – DULCIFY STAKES 1500m:
Castelvecchio - From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
True Detective - Raced keenly in the early stages.
Shadow Hero - Slow to begin. From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Between the 400m and 300m was held up for clear running. Near the 200m became awkward on the heels of Reformist when being shifted to that runners outside and then did not secure clear running until approaching the 100m.
Subedar - Over the final 200m when taking a run to the inside of Just Thinkin' was inclined to lay in away from that runner and was somewhat difficult to test at that stage of the event.
Reformist - Slow to begin. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Persan - Bumped heavily on jumping by Edison which shifted in. Persan was then further hampered shortly afterwards when Fasano shifted out. Near the 150m was steadied when crowded between Performist and Shadow Hero which shifted out to improve.
Lando Bay - Raced keenly in the early stages. Near the 1200m was steadied when crowed by Edison (B. Avdulla) shifted in abruptly when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Fasano. Stewards accepted that the racing manners of Edison had contributed to the incident however B. Avdulla was advised to exercise care.
My Sweet Fish - Began awkwardly.
Shining Eagle - Slow to begin.
RACE 6 – SYDNEY MARKETS RUN TO THE ROSE 1200m:
Yes Yes Yes - Bumped heavily on jumping by Dawn Passage which shifted out.
Exceedance - Slow to begin.
Dawn Passage - Approaching the 1000m Yes Yes Yes improved to the inside of Bivouac as Bivouac was shifting in towards the running rail. A short distance later Yes Yes Yes then shifted in an attempt to obtain a position one off and as a consequence made contact with Dawn Passage on several occasions. Dawn Passage then commenced to race keenly before its rider T. Clark elected to shift towards the running rail. N. Rawiller rider of Yes Yes Yes was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. When questioned regarding the performance of the colt rider T. Clark stated that after making contact with Yes Yes Yes his mount commenced to race keenly and would not settle in the middle stages. He stated that in his opinion the colt did not appreciate racing inside horses and these were the two main reasons for its disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be 1/5 lame in the off fore leg. Co trainer Mr A Bott advised that the stables intention was to continue with this preparation whereby the colt will be stepped up in distance, ridden more conservatively and they will remove the blinkers. Mr Bott was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Dawn Passage being permitted to race or barrier trial again.
Kubrick - Began only fairly.
Mo’s Crown - Rider K. O'Hara stated that from the outside barrier her instructions today had been to obtain cover on the colt and as a result she was obligated to settle at the rear of the field. She added todays instructions were consistent with those that she had been issued at its most recent starts. Rider K. O' Hara was reminded of her obligation in respect to the use of the whip, on a horse that is out of contention.
Volpe Veloce-Began awkwardly.
Tom Melbourne-Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Gem Song-Stewards permitted N. Rawiller to ride the entire one kilogram over its declared weight of 55kg. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When questioned in respect to his riding of Gem Song in the early part of the straight rider N. Rawiller stated he expected to settle towards the rear of the field and was given no specific instruction as to when to place his mount under pressure. He added that on straightening he was unable to immediately test Gem Song as El Dorado Dreaming, which was positioned in advance of him, was inclined to shift ground and as a result he could not commit to improve past that runner. He added approaching the 350m he was able to secure clear running to the inside of El Dorado Dreaming where he commenced to place his mount under pressure. He further stated that between the 350m and 200m he felt Gem Song was making sufficient ground under the vigour he was using at that time and for this reason he did not feel it necessary to apply any further vigour to the horse as he felt it was racing at its top. He further stated that after the 150m he applied full pressure to Gem Song whereby it continued to finish the race off well. After considering his explanation Stewards advised N. Rawiller that wherever possible he must place his mounts under the appropriate level of vigour to ensure that he is demonstrating he is riding his mount in a manner to enable it to obtain the best possible placing in the field.
Trope-Slow to begin. From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Baller– When questioned regarding performance rider G. Boss advised that he was able to obtain position outside the leader Deploy in the early stages whereby the horse travelled comfortably. He stated that when the tempo increased from the 600m Baller came under pressure and in his opinion did not handle the step up in grade. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr A. Cummings stated in his view Baller was unsuited by the tempo of the event. He stated that he would now look to drop the horse back in grade for its next race start. Mr Cummings undertook to report back to the Stewards in respect to the post-race condition of Baller.
RACE 8 – SCHWEPPES SHERACO STAKES 1200m:
I Am Excited - From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 900m commenced to over race and was checked from the heels of Champagne Cuddles. Over the final 50m could not be tested when awkwardly positioned between Noire and Dyslexic when both runners shifted ground slightly.
Noire - From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Pretty In Pink - From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Between the 400m and 200m had some difficulty obtaining a clear running. Inside the 200m Pretty in Pink had to be steadied when crowded between Ready To Prophet and River Racer when both of those runners shifted ground slightly. Over the concluding stages could not be fully tested when improving on to the heels of Alassio.
River Racer - In the middle stages over raced.
Dyslexic - The mare which kicked out a rail when leaving the mounting enclosure was examined behind the barriers by the Clubs Veterinary Officer and deemed suitable to race. From the 400m until the 150m was held up for clear running. Near the 150m Dyslexic attempted to improve into a narrow run between Fasika and Alassio (A. Hyeronimus) which shifted out when being struck with the whip and as a consequence had to be steadied. A. Hyeronimus was advised to exercise more care and that he should have made a greater effort to straighten Alassio when it shifted ground.
Ready To Prophet - Began only fairly and then was hampered shortly afterwards by Champagne Cuddles which shifted in.
Fasika - Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Rider K. McEvoy stated his mount was to be ridden prominently. He stated that Fasika jumped only fairly and when Dyslexic which was positioned to his inside had jumped unexpectedly in advance of him he rode his mount along in the early stages to attempt to comply with his instructions. He further stated that when Fasika did not show sufficient speed to hold a more forward position he was then caught racing to the outside of Dyslexic and was obligated to travel three wide and without cover throughout the majority of the event.
RACE 9 – FUGEN CONSTRUCTIONS SPRINT 1100m:
All Too Royal - App R. Dolan advised the gelding after being slow to begin, settled back in the field where it travelled reasonably well. He stated that near the 400m when travelling through a section of the track that had become warn through todays racing the gelding did not stretch out and did not appreciate these conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Beau Ideal - Approaching the 250m was shifted to the inside of Spanish Dream to continue into clear running.
Catch Me - Slow to begin (2L).
God Of Thunder - Rider B. Avdulla advised the intention was to obtain a position with cover however he stated that shortly after the start he attempted to obtain a position directly behind Legend of Condor but when All Too Royal held its position to his inside he was left racing wide and without cover which resulted in God Of Thunder then commencing to over race. He added throughout the middle stages God Of Thunder continued to over race and near the 700m when Legend Of Condor shifted out and made contact with his mount this resulted in God Of Thunder racing fiercely and being obliged to make the home turn extremely wide.
November Man - Slow to begin.
Summary of whip use:
Stewards noted the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the 100m under AR137A(5)(a)(ii). Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.
|Race 1||J. Ford (Storm Attack)||6 strikes|
|Race 2||N. Rawiller (Shock Alert)||7 strikes|
|Race 2||B. Ryan (Lady Cuvee)||7 strikes|
|Race 2||G. Boss (Le Lude)||9 strikes|
|Race 4||T. Berry (Gayatri)||8 strikes|
|Race 4||J. McDonald (Dabiyr)||8 strikes|
|Race 5||T. Clark (Just Thinkin')||6 strikes|
|Race 8||T. Berry (Mizzy)||7 strikes|
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Nothin' Like Harry (2), Carillon (2), Schappose, Gem Dealer (2), Storm Attack
Race 2: Pirate Ben, Lady Cuvee, Shock Alert, Humbolt Current, All Tiara
Race 3: Super Tycoon (2), Dissolute (2), Adana (2), Zidane (2)
Race 4: Sayed, Our Gravano, Costello, Curata Princess
Race 5: Castelvecchio (2), Shadow Hero (2), Edison (3),
Race 6: Prince Fawaz (2), Yes Yes Yes (2), Exceedance (2), Dawn Passage (2), Kubrick (2), Hightail (2), Mo's Crown (2)
Race 7: Arcadia Queen (2), Redouble (2), El Dorado Dreaming (2), Trope (2)
Race 8: I Am Excited (3), Champagne Cuddles (2), Mizzy (2), River Racer, Fasika (2)
Race 9: All Too Royal (2), Beau Ideal (2), Star Boy, It's So Obvious, November Man (2)
|Fines:||Race 2: G. Boss (Le Lude) - fined $300 whip use AR132(7)(a)(ii).|
|Reprimands:||Race 1: B. Ryan (Poor Corner) – careless riding.|
|Trials:||Race 4: Monsieur Sisu (trainer P. Cave) – retired from race.|
|Certificates:||Race 1: Autumn Ridge (trainer Ms M. O'Gorman) 2/5 lame off foreleg.|
Race 4: Monsieur Sisu (trainer P. Cave) – retired from race.
Race 6: Dawn Passage (Waterhouse/Bott) – 1/5 lame off four leg.
|Tactics Notified:||Race 1: Jumper Leads to be ridden further forward. Settled outside the leader.|
Race 3: Bull Market to be ridden prominently. Settled outside the leader.
Race 5: Superium to be ridden with cover. Settled behind mid field with cover.
Race 6: Dawn Passage to be ridden further forward. Settled off pace.
Race 6: Hightail to be ridden further forward. Led.
|Change of Colours:||Nil|
|Change of Gear:||Nil|
|Follow up:||Race 1 -Gem Dealer (trainer B. Cavanough) disappointing performance.|
Race 7 – Baller (trainer A. Cummings) disappointing performance.