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Rosehill stewards' report

STEWARDS REPORT
Australian Turf Club
ROSEHILL GARDENS
Saturday 22 February 2020
Weather: Overcast
Track: Heavy (8); upgraded to a Soft (7) at 1:05pm following the running of
Race 1
Rail: +6m Entire Circuit
Penetrometer: 5.98
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: W. R. Birch (Chairman), C. L. Albrecht, T. P. Moxon, T. J. Vassallo
and Cadets J. D. Boehm, O. J. Fleming and A. P. New.
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Supplementary Reports:
Canterbury Friday 14 February 2020
Race 6 – Bisley Workwear Handicap 1100m:
Sir Elton – Trainer A. Duggan reported that the gelding underwent a thorough veterinary examination,
including radiographs of the knees and fetlocks, which did not reveal any abnormality. He said that it
is his intention to continue with the gelding's preparation.
Royal Randwick Saturday 15 February 2020
Race 7 – TAB Light Fingers Stakes 1200m:
Libertini – Trainer A. Cummings advised that Libertini was disadvantaged by the slow tempo of the
race and was not suited by racing on an inferior section of the track. He said he was satisfied with the
post-race condition of Libertini and will continue with its preparation.
Kensington Wednesday 19 February 2020
Race 4 – Holler @ Darley Handicap 1400m:
Shuhood – Co-trainer Mr A. Bott reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the filly
and it is his intention to experiment with a tongue tie as Shuhood may have got its tongue over the bit
throughout the race.
Race 6 – Star Turn @ Vinery Handicap 1400m:
Herzegovina – Trainer Mr S. Jones advised that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the
gelding and will continue with its preparation with the intention to race in the Country Championships
qualifier on 8 March 2020.
Race 7 – Bisley Workwear Handicap 1550m:
Lewis – Trainer Mr C. Waller advised that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of Lewis and
he was of the view that the colt was not suited by being ridden prominently. He added that he will trial
Lewis at Rosehill on Tuesday 25 February 2020 prior to its next race start.
Judge Judi – Trainer Ms K. Waugh advised that she was satisfied with the post-race condition of Judge
Judi, however would now freshen the mare prior to its next race start.
Canterbury Friday 21 February 2020
Race 4 – Sky Racing Active Handicap 1100m:
Lagarde – Stewards acceded to a request from apprentice B. Ryan to amend the dates of a careless
riding suspension incurred in the above-mentioned race. As such B. Ryan's permit to ride in races was
suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 1 March 2020 and to expire on Sunday 8 March 2020
on which day he may ride.

RACE 1 - ABLE DOORS SPARK OF LIFE HANDICAP (1100m):
Acumen − On jumping shifted out and made contact with Deference. Leaving the 700m raced
in restricted room for a short distance to the inside of Splintex (Apprentice R. Dolan) resulting
in contact between Splintex and Acumen, which became unbalanced. Apprentice Dolan was
advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. Leaving the 500m had to be steadied
and became unbalanced when tightened for room by Splintex which shifted in. R. Dolan was
reprimanded and advised that he must provide his fellow riders with sufficient riding room at
all times. When asked to explain the disappointing performance rider J. Collett stated that the
gelding was not suited when pressured in the lead by Splintex and further added that Acumen
did not appreciate racing tight to the inside of Splintex particularly rounding the home turn at
which stage he was forced to take hold of the gelding. Stable representative for Mr J.
Cummings, Mr D. Beadman stated that in his view Acumen did not handle having to race tight
to the inside of another runner for a considerable portion of the race and this was the principle
reason for the disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no
abnormalities. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Acumen in the days
subsequent.
Deference − Approaching the 800m was bumped on the hindquarters by Willowheart and
became unbalanced. Laid in under pressure in the home straight placing its rider at a
disadvantage when fully testing the gelding.
Willowheart − Began awkwardly and lost ground. Commenced to over race leaving the 900m
and approaching the 800m was tightened for room by Deference and when being steadied
shifted out and made contact with the hindquarters of that gelding and became unbalanced.
Hung out and raced ungenerously during the middle stages and when under pressure in the
home straight and inside the 200m was obliged to alter course to the inside of Deference after
becoming awkwardly placed on the heels of that gelding.
Screenager − After being slow to begin was shifted behind runners in the early stages from
the outside barrier. R. King reported that whilst she was of the view that Screenager did not
handle the heavy track conditions today she felt this was exacerbated due to the filly exerting
too much energy when stirred up in its preliminary. A post-race veterinary examination
revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 2 - TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP (1400m):
Mr Wong − Began awkwardly. Held up and unable to improve approaching and rounding the
home turn. Approaching the 300m was tightened for room between Electrified and Shappose
when that horse shifted out and then became unbalanced and continued to shift out making
contact with Electrified on several occasions. Laid out under pressure over the final 250m and
for a short distance approaching the 100m raced in restricted room between Ameares and
Boom Gate.
Zardoro − Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. When leaving the 250m when
tiring had to be steadied when tightened for room by Electrified which was taken out by Mr
Wong and Boom Gate (T. Berry) which shifted in when not quite clear. Rider T. Berry was
advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. When asked to explain the
disappointing performance rider J. Parr stated that whilst the gelding was forced to cover
ground it tired badly in the home straight and this had suggested in his view it come to the end
of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer T.
Robinson advised that Zardoro will now be spelled.
Two Big Fari − Over raced in the early stages.
Alot To Hoffa − From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. For some
distance leaving the 1000m raced ungenerously and hung in and continued to hang in for the
remainder of the event. Rider M. Weir reported that in her view the gelding raced too fresh
and believed its tendency to race fiercely in the early stages negatively impacted its capacity
to finish the race off. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Schappose − Was held up in the early part of the straight until approaching the 200m.
Tale Of The Kraut − Made contact with Electrified on jumping. On pulling up the mare
attempted to jump a section of the track resulting in its rider J. Ford being dislodged. J. Ford
was examined by the clubs Doctor and cleared to fulfill his remaining riding engagements.
Boom Gate − The gelding which was restless in the barriers, began awkwardly and made
contact with Tale Of The Kraut.
Ameares − Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Southern Appeal − Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the gelding one kilogram over its
allotted weight of 53kg. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Had difficulty securing clear running in the early part of the straight and had to be continuously
shifted wider on the track approaching and passing the 300m to secure clear running and near
the 250m had to be steadied on two occasions from the heels of Zardoro which shifted out.
Had a tendency to lay in under pressure over the final 150m.
Apache Belle − Got its head up at the start and then was restrained in the early stages from
its wide barrier. Held up for clear running for a short distance passing the 400m. Near the
150m was momentarily hampered when Tale Of The Kraut shifted out. A post-race veterinary
examination revealed the mare to be lame (3/5) in the near fore leg. Trainer Mr C. Dixon was
advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Apache Belle being permitted to
race or trial again.
RACE 3 - INGLIS SILVER SLIPPER STAKES (1100m):
Global Quest − Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with North Pacific. Raced
wide until approaching the 600m.
Blaze A Trail − Hung out for some distance leaving the 500m. When asked about the tactics
adopted on the colt which appeared to be in contrast to its first race start, rider K. McEvoy
stated that he was instructed to position the colt prominently but with cover and after being
only fair to begin and when Every Rose progressed forward to his immediate inside he was
obliged to concede ground in the early stages and endeavour to obtain a position close to the
running rail with cover. He added that this ultimately resulted in the colt settling further back
than anticipated.
North Pacific − Leaving the 900m had to be steadied from the heels of Fayerra and was taken
wider when Fayerra shifted out.
Every Rose − When asked for an explanation regarding the disappointing performance rider
R. King stated that whilst she had to make use of the filly in the early stages Every Rose
relaxed well in the blinkers during the middle stages however when challenged by Farnan
passing the 400m Every Rose was immediately under pressure and commenced to tire
markedly thereafter. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to
recover. Trainer M. Newnham expressed his disappointment with the performance of the filly
and advised Stewards that he would recommend to the owners that Every Rose be spelled. 
Stewards will follow up with Mr Newnham before determining if any action will be taken against
the filly having regard to its performance.
Cellsabeel − After being slow to begin was then hampered and taken in by Farnan which
shifted in. When asked to explain the disappointing performance rider T. Berry stated that the
filly travelled only fairly in the early and middle stages and passing the 500m he became
concerned when the filly did not improve into the race similar to the manner in which it did at
its most recent start. He added that whilst Cellsabeel made some ground over the concluding
stages he was disappointed with the performance and noted that the filly had a tendency to
lay in under pressure in the latter part of the home straight. Stable representative for C. Maher
and D. Eustace Ms A. Neasham informed Stewards that Cellsabeel had pleased the stable
in its work leading into todays event and advised that the glue on shoes were applied at the
recommendation of the stable farrier after the filly's feet had softened during the recent spell
of wet weather. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame (2/5) in the
off-fore leg. Stable representative Ms A. Neasham was advised that a veterinary clearance
will be required prior to Cellsabeel being permitted to race or trial again.
Sunborn − Began awkwardly and lost ground. Shortly after the start was hampered and taken
in by Cellsabeel which in turn was taken in by Farnan.
RACE 4 - TAB MILLIE FOX STAKES (1300m):
Invincible Gem − From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Miss Fabulass − After being slow to begin was then hampered by Savatiano which shifted
out slightly.
RACE 5 - BLUE DATTO FOUNDATION HANDICAP (1100m):
Spending To Win − Slow to begin and shortly after made contact with Black Magnum.
Grey Shadow − Slow to begin.
Inanup − After beginning only fairly was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from
its wide barrier.
Black Magnum − The gelding, which was restless in the barriers, was then slow to begin and
lost ground.
Junglized − The gelding, which sustained a small abrasion to the inside of its off fore leg
enroute to the course, was examined by the Clubs veterinarian and deemed suitable to race.
Passing the 50m had to be steadied between Black Magnum and Spending To Win (K.
McEvoy) which shifted in. K. McEvoy was advised to exercise more care in similar
circumstances.
River Bird − From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider K.
O'Hara reported that whilst on face value the mare appeared disappointing, she was of the
view that the pattern of today's racing did not suit River Bird and believed it was difficult for
runners that settled back in the field to make ground. A post-race veterinary examination
revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 6 - PARRAMATTA CUP (1900m):
Red Cardinal − On jumping was crowded between Mushaireb and Toryjoy which shifted out.
Red Cardinal was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. For
some distance leaving the 350m had difficulty securing clear running and near the 250m had
to be steadied and was held up for some distance when attempting a narrow run between
Mushaireb and Wu Gok.
Eastender − Slow to begin.
Sweet Thomas − Bumped heavily on jumping and again shortly after by Mushaireb and then
was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
Primitivo − Slow to begin. When asked about the poor performance rider C. Williams informed
Stewards that the gelding did not travel comfortably with him at any stage during the event,
was under pressure passing the 700m and proved extremely disappointing in the run to the
finish. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer J. Thompson
said although the gelding has competitive form on soft track conditions he felt Primitivo did
not handle todays track as in his opinion the gelding did not travel comfortably throughout the
event. Mr Thompson undertook to report back to Stewards on the post-race condition of the
gelding.
Le Juge − Stewards permitted B. Avdulla to ride the gelding half kilogram over its allotted
weight of 53.5kg.
Etana − Stewards permitted T. Berry to ride the mare half kilogram over its allotted weight of
53kg. When asked to explain the disappointing performance rider T. Berry stated that Etana
travelled well in the early and middle stages however came under pressure from a point
passing the 600m and did not respond to his riding thereafter. A post-race veterinary
examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover. Trainers representative Ms A. Neasham
expressed her disappointment in the mare and undertook to inform Stewards of anything that
comes to light in the coming days that might explain the poor performance.
Toryjoy − When asked for an explanation regarding the poor performance rider K. O'Hara
stated that whilst the mare was up in class today she was nevertheless disappointed with the
manner in which it finished the race off after having travelled well in the lead despite being
pressured by Fun Fact. She added that in her opinion Toryjoy raced flat today. A post-race
veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer C. Waller reported that Toryjoy
performs best when able to dictate terms and he believed its inability to do so today was the
principle reason for the poor performance. Mr Waller undertook to report back on the postrace condition of Toryjoy in the days subsequent.
Mushaireb − Began awkwardly, shifted out and made heavy contact with Sweet Thomas.
RACE 7 - ARROWFIELD HOBARTVILLE STAKES (1400m):
Warning − From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Passing
the 350m was obliged to alter course away form the heels of Shadow Hero when that horse
shifted out and then when commencing to close the race off strongly had a tendency to lay in
and inside the 200m had to be continuously shifted wider on the track to secure clear running.
Shadow Hero − From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Kubrick − When asked to explain the poor performance rider B. Avdulla stated that the colt
travelled well through the early and middle stages and improved into the race rounding the
home turn as if it was a winning chance. He added that once placed under pressure in the
home straight Kubrick was not entirely comfortable on the soft surface and he believed this
to be the main contributor for the colts poor performance. A post-race veterinary examination
revealed no abnormalities. Trainer C. Waller agreed with the views expressed by B. Avdulla
and although Kubrick has won on a soft track before this was early in its career however, did
not handle today's soft track surface.
Prince Fawaz − On jumping, blundered, shifted in and made contact with Reloaded. Leaving
the 1300m had to be steadied when momentarily tightened for room by Reloaded which shifted
in when not quite clear. When asked for an explanation regarding the poor performance rider
J. Van Overmeire stated that after missing the start he was obliged to ride the colt with urgency
to hold a prominent position and after settling in a mid-field position trailing Reloaded travelled
only fairly and proved one paced in the run to the finish. A post-race veterinary examination
revealed no abnormalities. Trainer A. Cummings advised Stewards that Prince Fawaz raced
further back in the field than anticipated after missing the start and advised that in his view it
was difficult for Prince Fawaz to make ground given the manner in which the track was racing.
He further informed Stewards that the colt was exhibiting a cough post-race and undertook to
have an endoscopic examination performed on Prince Fawaz at which time he will report the
findings to the Stewards.
Pancho − The gelding which got its near hind leg up on the running board was examined by
the Clubs veterinarian and deemed suitable to start. Shortly after the start was bumped on
the hindquarters by Reloaded and became unbalanced.
Brandenburg − Began awkwardly and made contact with Kubrick. Rider R. King reported
that she was instructed to ride the colt in a mid-field position with cover however, when she
was trapped wide a short distance after the start and the composition of the field was such
that she could not obtain a mid-field position she elected to allow Brandenburg to improve
and settle in a position outside the leader.
The Holy One − Slow to begin. Rider J. Ford reported the colt was reluctant to hold its position
to the inside of Warning through the middle stages despite his efforts and proved very
disappointing in the run to the finish.
Reloaded − On jumping was badly crowded between Pancho and Prince Fawaz which shifted
out. Was held up rounding the home turn and until passing the 300m.
Fortress Command − Leaving the 350m was taken wider on the track and became
unbalanced when Prince Fawaz shifted out.
RACE 8 - ADVANCED READYMIX HANDICAP (1400m):
Wolfe − After beginning only fairly was then hampered when tightened between Nobu which
shifted in and Wren's Day which began awkwardly and shifted out. Wolfe was then shifted
behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
Wren’s Day − When asked to explain the disappointing performance rider B. Avdulla informed
Stewards that the gelding travelled very well until challenged by Master Of Wine inside the
400m at which stage it commenced to tire and proved very disappointing in the run to the
finish. B. Avdulla added that the only explanation he could give for the performance was that
the gelding did not handle the soft track conditions and further added that in his view the
gelding would derive benefit from today's race after only having had one trial in preparation
for today's race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stable
representative Mr D. Beadman concurred with the views of B. Avdulla and undertook to report
back on the post-race condition of Wren's Day in the days subsequent.
Another Dollar − A short distance after entering the home turn became awkwardly placed on
the heels of Ken's Dream and had to be shifted wider to secure clear running.
Djukon − The gelding was a late scratching at 3:03pm on veterinary advice after sustaining a
wound to its head after becoming fractious and striking its head in its stable box. Trainer C.
Waller was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Djukon being permitted
to race or trial again.
Ken’s Dream − Held up on the heels of Cradle Mountain around the home turn and then had
some difficulty securing clear running until passing the 300m.
Aliferous − From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Nobu − From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider K. O'Hara
reported that Nobu had a tendency to hang out under pressure in the home straight and while
somewhat disappointed with the performance she advised that the gelding, which was
resuming, finished the race off fairly inside the final 100m.
Ligulate − Began awkwardly and shortly after was tightened for room between Master of Wine
and Another Dollar which shifted out. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no
abnormalities other than that it had shifted its near fore plate.
Cradle Mountain – When asked to explain the disappointing performance rider J. Collett said
he secured a nice lead unpressured however, did not travel as well as expected after being
challenged by Master Of Wine shortly after entering the home straight before the gelding tired
and proved disappointing. Stewards will follow up with respect to the post-race condition of
Cradle Mountain.
RACE 9 – SHARP EXTENSIVE IT HANDICAP (1400m):
Agassi − A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Killer Instinct − Slow to begin. A short distance after the start had to be steadied when
crowded between Subpoenaed which shifted in and On The White Turf which was taken out
by Positive Peace. Killer Instinct was then shifted in behind runners from its wide barrier.
Asiago − Slow to begin.
Bottega − The Cheekers fitted to the colt broke enroute to the barriers and as such raced
without this gear. Began awkwardly. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
On The White Turf − From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Passing the 500m was bumped by Killer Instinct when that horse attempted to shift out to
improve.
Nudge − Stewards permitted H. Bowman to ride the filly one kilogram over its allotted weight
of 55kg. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 150m
was obliged to alter course to the inside away from the heels of retiring Oriental Runner to
continue to clear running.
Subpoenaed − From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. An
explanation was sought from rider T. Berry regarding the tactics adopted on the filly
approaching and rounding the home turn, and in particular if there was an opportunity to
improve forward three wide sooner than he had in an endeavour to obtain a position closer to
the leaders. T. Berry informed Stewards that he had discussed with connections prior to the
race his views concerning the manner in which the track had raced and it was decided that it
would not be advantageous to make a run wide on the track prior to the home turn as runners
which had attempted to do so earlier in the day had been unable to make ground. He added
that with this in mind he elected to save ground rounding the home turn and trail On The White
Turf until entering the home straight at which stage he afforded Subpoenaed clear running. 
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Kaapfever − A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stewards will
follow up on the post-race condition of Kaapfever in the days subsequent.

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 1 K. O'Hara (Willowheart) 6 strikes
Race 4 T. Berry (Irithea) 6 strikes
Race 7 R. King (Brandenburg) 6 strikes
Race 7 J. McDonald (Reloaded) 6 strikes
Race 9 J. McDonald (Positive Peace) 8 strikes
Race 9 K. O'Hara (Asiago) 6 strikes
Race 9 J. Van Overmeire (Agassi) 7 strikes
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Camp Rifle, Screenager, Splintex, Deference
Race 2: Two Big Fari (2), Alot To Hoffa, Schappose (2), Tale Of The Kraut, Boom Gate
Race 3: Cellsabeel, Farnan (2), North Pacific, Global Quest
Race 4: Invincible Gem, Savatiano (2), Irithea, Miss Fabulass
Race 5: Spending To Win (2), Grey Shadow, Greyworm
Race 6: Red Cardinal, Eastender (2), Primitivo, Le Juge, Fun Fact, Mustajeer
Race 7: Castelvecchio, Microphone, Shadow Hero, Kubrick, Prince Fawaz, Reloaded, Brandenburg
Race 8: Cradle Mountain, Ken's Dream, Djukon, Nobu, Master Of Wine, Aliferous
Race 9: Shock Alert, Asiago, On The White Turf, Kaapfever, Subpoenaed, Positive Peace

SUMMARY

Fines: Nil.
Reprimands: Race 1: Apprentice R. Dolan (Splintex) - careless riding (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Supplementary: Canterbury 21/02/2020 Race 4: Apprentice B. Ryan
(Lagarde) 1/03/20 to 8/03/20.
Bleeders: Nil.
Warnings: Nil.
Trials: Nil.
Certificates: Race 2: Apache Belle (C. Dixon) - lame (3/5) in the near fore leg.
Race 3: Cellsabeel (C. Maher and D. Eustace) – lame (2/5) off fore leg.
Race 7: Prince Fawaz (A. Cummings) – coughing.
Race 8: Djukon (C. Waller) – sustained wound to head.
Fall/Injuries: Race 2: J. Ford (Tale Of The Kraut – Dislodged on pulling up. No apparent
injuries.
Tactics Notified: Race 3: Fayerra to be ridden further forward. Settled mid field.
Race 3: Sunborn to be ridden further forward. Settled mid field.
Race 7: Prince Fawaz to be ridden further forward. Settled mid field.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear: Nil.
Follow up: Race 1: Acumen (trainer J. Cummings) – poor performance.
Race 3: Every Rose (trainer M. Newnham) – poor performance.
Race 6: Toryjoy (trainer C. Waller) – poor performance.
Race 6: Etana (Co trainers C. Maher and D. Eustace) – poor performance.
Race 6: Primitivo (trainer J. Thompson) – poor performance.
Race 7: Prince Fawaz (trainer A. Cummings) – endoscopic examination
results.
Race 8: Wren's Day (trainer J. Cummings) – poor performance.
Race 8: Cradle Mountain (trainer Ms C. Cunningham) – poor performance.
Race 9: Kaapfever (trainer J. Pride) – poor performance.



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