Australian Turf Club
Saturday 7 December 2019
Track: Good 4
Rail: +3m Entire Circuit
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), W. R. Birch, J. Earl, C. Albrecht and
Cadets J. Boehm and T. J. Hansen.
LATE SCRATCHINGS/RIDER CHANGES
Race 3 Harbouring – late scratching on veterinary advice at 12:39pm after being injured
en route to the racecourse.
Race 7 La Tigeresa – late scratching on veterinary advice at 4:47pm found to have a
RACE 1 – DRINKWISE PLATE 1100m:
Tycoonist − Began only fairly and was then shifted behind runners from its wide barrier in the early
Mrs Maisel − Began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly. When questioned regarding his riding of the
filly and the reason he elected to ride his mount with urgency to lead rider T. Clark stated that he was
instructed by trainer M. Newnham to be positive on the filly early with an option to race outside the
expected leader Hinchbeast or if that runner showed no urgency to lead he was given the option to hold
the lead. He stated when Mrs Maisel commenced well and he had established a margin on Hinchbeast
he elected to continue to ride his mount forward in accordance with his instructions and obtain the lead,
particularly when H. Bowman rider of Hinchbeast had shown no urgency to hold the lead. He stated
that whilst he had made some use of the filly to cross to the front he felt that the pace he was setting
was not excessive and he believed the filly would be able to close the race off strongly despite the work
it had done in the early stages. Trainer Mr M. Newnham confirmed the instructions issued and
expressed satisfaction in respect to the riding of the filly in the early stages. Mr Newnham advised that
in his opinion the filly had reached the end of its preparation and is going to be spelled. A post-race
veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Centimental − Shifted behind runners in the early stages. When placed under pressure in the straight
inclined to lay in and proved reluctant to shift to the outside of both Hinchbeast and Sancy when being
directed to those horses outside.
Kerrisdale − A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 2 – HYLAND RACE COLOURS HANDICAP 1800m:
Nordic − Jumped awkwardly and made contact with Remuera and lost ground.
Statuesquely − Rider T. Clark advised that from the inside barrier he rode his mount with purpose in
the early stages to ensure the mare led as he was instructed to do. He stated that Statuesquely
travelled reasonably well through the early and middle stages of the event and from the 700m he
increased the tempo of the race as he felt this would provide Statuesquely with the best chance of
winning. He added that on straightening Statuesquely was under pressure and was disappointing over
the final 400m in that it weakened noticeably. T. Clark further added that the performance was
surprising to him as he had ridden the mare in track work on Tuesday the 3 December where it had
pleased him in that work. Trainer representative Mr N. Paine advised that the stable had expected
Statuesquely to perform well and confirmed the evidence of T. Clark that it had pleased the stable with
its track work on Tuesday 3 December. Mr Paine could offer no explanation for the disappointing
performance. Stewards ruled that Statuesquely must barrier trial to their satisfaction before racing
again. Mr Paine advised that the mare will be subject to a veterinary examination the results of which
they will be reported to the Stewards. A post-race veterinary examination of the mare revealed no
Adana − Between the 400m and the 250m was held up for clear running.
Convinced − A post-race veterinary examination of the colt revealed it was slow to recover.
RACE 3 – TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP 1800m:
Gunga Din − Jumped awkwardly shifted in and bumped with Defy.
Hemmerle − A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding which failed to run on in the straight did
not reveal any abnormalities.
Dew Drop − Near the 1600m was checked when briefly crowded by Hemmerle (H. Bowman) which
shifted in abruptly when being restrained to obtain cover behind Treasure The Love. H. Bowman was
advised to exercise more care in assessing the incident. Stewards were satisfied that H. Bowman
endeavoured to restrain his mount. Rider T. Berry stated after receiving interference on the first turn
he felt his mounts action change and was of the opinion that it may have been galloped on. A postrace veterinary examination revealed Dew Drop to have multiple small abrasions to both hind legs and
a laceration to the off hind leg.
Acquittal − Rider J. Collett was questioned in respect to the fast early pace set by the gelding through
the early and middle stages, he advised that as notified by the Stewards his instruction was to lead on
Acquittal and after commencing fairly he had to make some use of his mount to cross to the front which
resulted in Acquittal then commencing to race keenly. He said approaching the 1600m he
endeavoured to restrain his mount in an attempt to slow the pace but the gelding refused to settle
despite his efforts and as a result set too fast a tempo throughout the early and middle stages. After
considering J. Collett's explanations and reviewing the patrol footage Stewards were satisfied that he
had made sufficient endeavours to restrain the gelding through that section of the race. A post-race
veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr D. Williams advised that
he would now freshen up the gelding before its next race start and undertook to report back to the
Stewards if there is anything a miss with the gelding following the race.
Rostam − Near the 350m was steadied and awkwardly placed at the heels of Quick Spin. Was then
shifted to the inside of that runner and then raced tight between Acquittal and Quick Spin for a short
Up The Stairs − From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Metralla − From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Checked from the
heels of Dew Drop rounding the first turn.
Treasure The Love − Over the concluding stages was not tested when positioned close to the heels
of Just In The Clear.
RACE 4 – GRAEME FERRIS HANDICAP 2000m:
Fun Fact − Led.
Master Shuhood − Shortly after the start was steadied when crowded between Fun Fact and Dark
Pearl. Between the 200m and the 100m was shifted to the outside of Mangione and Californiafirebird
to secure clear running.
Mangione − Rider N. Rawiller advised his mount jumped only fairly and settled a little further back as
a consequence. He could offer no excuse for the disappointing performance of the horse in the straight.
A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Lord Gododdin − Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Was shifted in behind
runners in the early stages. When questioned regarding the gelding racing 3 wide and without cover
O. Orr advised that when Mangione shifted out leaving the 1800m his mount was left racing wide and
without cover from that point. He added as he was only a half length behind Mangione he elected to
remain in that position to ensure his mount maintained a comfortable rhythm and for this reason elected
not to shift back in behind Mangione to obtain cover. O. Orr was advised that wherever possible he
should endeavour that his mounts do not cover excessive ground in circumstances where there is an
opportunity to find a position closer to the rail with cover. On the home turn was taken wider when
Mangione shifted to the outside of Dark Pearl to improve.
California Longbow − Was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. In the straight was inclined
to lay in resulting in its rider T. Clark being placed at some disadvantage.
Californiafirebird − Settled on pace with cover. Approaching the 250m was steadied when
disappointed for clear running between Guise and Dark Pearl. Over the final 100m Californiafirebird
and Dark Pearl brushed due to both runners shifting ground at that stage of the race.
RACE 5 – BISLEY WORKWEAR HANDICAP 1500m:
Bobby Dee − Was bumped on jumping by Kedah which shifted out.
Silent Explorer − Jumped awkwardly.
Bigboyroy − At the 400m was steadied when disappointed for clear running between Bobby Dee and
Silent Explorer which laid out. Bigboyroy was then shifted back to the inside of Silent Explorer to
obtain clear running.
Pinup Miss − Slow to begin.
Starla − Began awkwardly. Rider J. Ford stated that the mare raced keenly particularly when the tempo
of the event steadied approaching passing the 1000m. He added on the home turn he shifted out to
improve and after initially responding to his riding Starla did not finish the race off as he had expected
but in his opinion may have been disadvantaged by a slow early pace which resulted in the on pace
runners finishing in the first 3 placings. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 6 – TAB VENUE MODE HANDICAP 1350m:
Freehearted − Near the 50m was steadied when crowded by Word For Word, which (N. Rawiller) was
shifted to the inside of Pumpkin Pie to improve. N. Rawiller was reprimanded and advised he must
exercise more care in similar circumstances.
Tinkermosa − Began awkwardly and was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race
veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia, Trainer Mr J. Sargeant
was advised that a veterinary clearance including a satisfactory ECG would be required prior to
Tinkermosa barrier trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards.
Word For Word − Between the 400m and the 200m was held up for clear running. At the 200m had
to be steadied when disappointed for clear running between Pumpkin Pie and Freehearted which
resulted in Word For Word being awkwardly placed on the heels of Pumpkin Pie and not been able to
secure clear running until near the 50m.
Lucicello − Began awkwardly and was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Handspun − Shortly after the start was hampered when crowded by Pumpkin Pie which shifted out.
Held up for clear running between the 300m and the 200m. Near the 200m made contact with the hind
quarter of Lucicello due to both runners shifting ground, which resulted in Handspun and Lucicello both
Almerheri − Approaching the 200m was steadied when crowded between Handspun and Lucicello (T.
Berry) which shifted in. T. Berry was reprimanded and advised he must stop riding and straighten his
mounts when they shift ground when not permitted to do so.
RACE 7 – ELDERTON HOMES MADE YOU LOOK 1100m:
Southern Lad − B. Avdulla rider of Stephan pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in the
concluding stages whereby he permitted his mount to shift out taking Invictus Salute out across the
running of Southern Lad which had to be checked. B. Avdulla's licence to ride in races was suspended
for the period of Sunday 15 December and to expire on Thursday 19 December 2019 on which day he
may ride. In assessing penalty Stewards took into account the racing manners of Southern Lad which
had contributed to the interference and B. Avdulla's good riding record which showed he had in excess
of 500 race rides since his last period of suspension.
Invictus Salute − Underwent a veterinary examination and was deemed suitable to race after the mare
reared and momentarily got its off fore-leg over the front of the barrier.
Stephan − Jumped awkwardly.
Drachenfels − Slow to begin (2L).
La Tigeresa – Declared a late scratching at 4:47pm by order of the Stewards acting upon veterinary
advice when the mare was found to have a skin irritation. Upon declaration of correct weight Stewards
ordered that all moneys placed on La Tigeresa be refunded in full and, with regard to betting with
bookmakers, all successful wagers made prior to 2:11pm be subject to the following deductions in the
dollar on the face value of the ticket:
1st − Stephan 13 cents win, 14 cents place;
2nd − Invictus Salute 9 cents place;
3rd − Taniko 16 cents place.
Trainer J. Warren was advised that La Tigeresa will be required to obtain a veterinary clearance before
being permitted to race again.
RACE 8 – SCHWEPPES HANDICAP 1200m:
Ronstar − Began awkwardly and shifted out and made heavy contact with Tony's Reward.
Demonstrate − Near the 800m struck the running rail when briefly crowded by Poetic Charmer.
The Party Girl − From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Tony’s Reward − From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Between the
350 and the 150m was held up for clear running.
Burning Crown − Rider J. Collett stated that the gelding was inclined to overrace when unable to lead
today and this was the only explanation he could offer for the disappointing performance. A post-race
veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mrs S. Grills advised the gelding races
best when able to dictate in the lead and its inability to do so today was in her opinion the reason for
the disappointing performance. Mrs Grills advised she would now freshen up Burning Crown before
its next race start. Mrs Grills was advised that the gelding would be required to barrier trial to the
Stewards satisfaction before its next race start. Near the 150m was steadied to avoid the heels of
Poetic Charmer (T. Berry) shifted out. T. Berry was reprimanded for allowing his mount to shift out.
I Am Capitan − Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Wildwood Jade − Slow to begin and was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Tessera − Slow to begin.
Poetic Charmer – Rider T. Berry was fined the sum of $300 under AR132(6)(b) for using his whip in
an action that raised his arm above shoulder height.
RACE 9 – ROSEHILL BOWLING CLUB HANDICAP 1400m:
Smartedge − Slow to begin.
Strome − For a short distance approaching the 300m was held up for clear running.
Murillo − Rider J. Parr stated that in the early stages when Tory Joy improved to his outside he elected
to allow that runner to cross him as Tory Joy can have a tendency to race keenly and he did not want
to force a stronger pace. He stated that in his opinion Murillo did not run out strong 1400m and this
was the main reason for its performance below expectation.
Outrageous − Subsequent to the event was found to have bled from both nostrils co-trainer Mr M.
Hawkes was advised that Outrageous would now be prohibited from starting in a race for 3 months,
being worked on a racecourse for 2 months and must barrier trial or gallop to the satisfaction of the
Stewards before its next race start.
Onslaught − Near the 300m raced tight between Smartedge and Strome which shifted out.
Primitivo − Slow to begin. Stewards permitted N. Rawiller to ride the gelding half a kilo over its allotted
Mapmaker − Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
Solo Mission − Soon after the start became unbalanced and blundered resulting in its rider B. Ryan
San Francisco − Bounded on jumping and lost ground as a result (2 lengths).
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 2 K. McEvoy (Remuera) 6 strikes
Race 3 B. Ryan (Just In The Clear) 6 strikes
Race 5 G. Schofield (Silent Explorer)
T. Berry (Bigboyroy)
Race 6 J. Van Overmeire (To Your Health) 2 consecutive strikes
Race 8 R. Dolan (Ronstar) 6 strikes
Race 9 T. Berry (Smartedge) 6 strikes
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Hinchbeast (3), Tycoonist (2), Kerrisdale (2)
Race 2: Soldier of Love, Nordic, Adana, Convinced, Statuesquely
Race 3: Hemmerle, Up The Stairs, Just In The Clear, Defy (2)
Race 4: Fun Fact, Master Shuhood, Mangione, California Longbow
Race 5: Defeat (2), Kedah (2), Bigboyroy (2)
Race 6: Tinkermosa (2), Word For Word (2), Lucicello (2)
Race 7: Enigman (2), Invictus Salute (2), La Tigeresa (2)
Race 8: Demonstrate (2), Poetic Charmer (2), Burning Crown (2), Wildwood Jade (2)
Race 9: Smartedge (2), Outrageous (2), Spencer (2)
Fines: Race 8: T. Berry (Poetic Charmer) – fined the sum of $300 for using his
whip in an action that raised his arm above shoulder height.
Reprimands: T. Berry (Lucicello) and (Poetic Charmer)
N. Rawiller (Freehearted).
Suspensions: Race 7: (Stephen) B. Avdulla – careless riding.
Bleeders: Race 9: (Outrageous) bled from both nostrils – 3 month ban from racing.
Trials: Race 2: (Statuesquely) – poor performance.
Race 8: (Burning Crown) – poor performance.
Race 9: (Outrageous) – bled both nostrils.
Certificates: Race 6: (Tinkermosa) cardiac arrhythmia – vet clearance and ECG.
Race 7: (La Tigeresa) veterinary clearance.
Tactics Notified: Race 3: Acquittal to be ridden more forward – led.
Race 4: Fun Fact to be ridden more forward – led.
Race 4: California Firebird to be ridden with cover – settled on pace with
Race 8: Ronstar to be ridden prominently.
Race 8: Echo Jet to be ridden further forward and attempt to lead.
Change of Colours: Race 2: Remuera – blue cap
Change of Gear: Nil
Follow up: Burning Crown – follow up post race condition.
Statuesquely – follow up post race condition.