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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 30 May 2020

 

Weather:                    Fine

Track:                        Heavy (8)

Rail:                           +6m from 1400m to WP, +4m remainder

Penetrometer:            6.01

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), W. R. Birch, T. P. Moxon and Cadets B. J. Pearce and L. J. Martin.

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GENERAL:

N. Rawiller was reprimanded under AR128(1) for not arriving on course by the prescribed time.

 

Stewards opened an inquiry into the discovery of three branched chain amino pastes in the float used to transport horses engaged at today's race meeting by trainer Mr C. Lundholm prior to the running of race 2 in which Mr Lundholm was represented by Kahlo and Sticks 'N' Stones. Mr Lundholm provided evidence that the substances did not belong to him and had not been used to treat any of his horses engaged to race today. On that assurance, Stewards allowed Kahlo and Sticks 'N' Stones to take their place in the field. Subsequent to race 2 when the inquiry resumed Mr Lundholm conceded that his three runners had been treated with the branched chain amino acid paste at 3.00pm yesterday afternoon when they were transported to Rosehill Gardens racecourse. As the Stewards were satisfied that the use of branched chain amino acid paste at 3.00pm yesterday was not in contravention of the Rules of Racing they allowed Joey's Destiny to take its place in race 9, however, the inquiry in respect to Mr Lundholm's evidence and his possession of three oral syringes in a float used to transport horses to today's race meeting was adjourned to a date to be fixed to allow the analysis of the substances and analytical samples taken from his three runners.

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App. C. Williams was fined $200 under AR143(14)(a) for not claiming his full riding allowance on Izzy Looking Good in Race 2 and Isorich in Race 8.

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RACE 1: Darley 2yo Handicap 1100m:

Already Blessed – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Andermatt – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Laid in over the final 200m.

 

Marnix – Began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

Sweet Reply – From the 300m until the 150m had difficulty obtaining clear running when racing tight to the inside of Supremo.

 

Pyrmont – Raced ungenerously in the middle stages and near the 500m was steadied to avoid the heels of Anders. When questioned regarding his riding in the straight, App. J. Van Overmeire stated that he had attempted to shift to the outside of Already Blessed soon after straightening, however, as he was positioned too far inside the heels of that runner he was unable to do so and, therefore, elected to endeavour to improve between Already Blessed and Supremo. He added that when commencing this run Supremo initially shifted out slightly, which resulted in Pyrmont having to be steadied when disappointed for this run approaching the 200m. After considering App. Van Overmeire's explanation, the Stewards were satisfied that he was not in a position to shift to the outside of Already Blessed as he had explained to them and, therefore, considered his riding at that point reasonable. At a subsequent inquiry Stewards found that Pyrmont was steadied approaching the 200m when crowded between Supremo (N. Rawiller) and Already Blessed (J. Collett), both of which shifted ground. N. Rawiller and J. Collet were advised to exercise more care.

 

Proud Mia – When questioned, rider App L. Day stated that the filly showed good pace to lead in the early stages, but soon after straightening commenced to become under pressure and weakened noticeably in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr N. Olive stated that he was disappointed with the performance and undertook to report back on the post-race condition and future race plans of the filly.

 

RACE 2: TAB Highway Class 2 Handicap 1400m:

Safe Landing – When questioned, rider S. Clipperton stated that his mount travelled well behind the speed, but on straightening, after initially responding to his riding, then did not finish off the race as expected and was inclined to lay in slightly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (1/5) in the near-foreleg. Trainer Mr K. Goldman was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before horse name is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Izzy Looking Good – In the early stages was inclined to race keenly when being restrained by its rider to obtain cover.

 

Leg Work – Slow to begin.

 

Havaduel – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Deepwood Vale – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Acquittal – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages and laid out rounding the home turn.

 

Sticks 'N' Stones – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 3: Magna Grecia @ Coolmore Australia Handicap 1200m:

Mo's Crown– When giving ground near the 200m was steadied when crowded between Edison and Hulk, both of which shifted ground slightly. When questioned regarding the gelding leading today, rider J. McDonald stated that whilst he intended to settle in a prominent position, after going forward and crossing Not Faint Hearted the gelding commenced to race keenly and as a result settled in the lead. He further added that throughout the early and middle stages Mo's Crown refused to settle and given this, its effort to finish off the race as it did had considerable merit.

 

Satin Socks –

 

Edison– Near the 100m, when commencing to give ground, was steadied from the heels of Hulk, which shifted in slightly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Military Magic– A post-race veterinary examination of Military Magic, which raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event, revealed the filly to be lame (2/5) in the off-foreleg. Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Military Magicis permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Hulk– Near the 150m S. Clipperton dropped his whip. Laid in over the final 150m.

 

Bring The Ransom– Stewards permitted H Bowman to ride the filly a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 56kgs. Rider H. Bowman stated that whilst he was given the option to go forward, when the pace was genuine in the early stages from his wide barrier he elected to ride the filly conservatively. He stated that when the tempo remained fast in the middle stages, Bring The Ransom ultimately settled at the rear of the field. He stated that in the straight, after initially commencing to make ground, he then endeavoured to improve between Satin Socks and Edison, however, when those runners commenced to give ground and Satin Socks shifted out slightly, he was obliged to check his mount near the 150m when disappointed for this run. He added that near the 75m he shifted to the inside where his mount then was able to finish off the race well.

 

Sally's Day– On jumping was crowded by Edison, which shifted in when bumped by Satin Socks. Near the 1200m was steadied from the heels of Edison (N. Rawiller), which shifted in when not quite clear. N. Rawiller was advised to exercise more care. Rider R. King stated that after travelling in a three-wide position with cover she shifted to the outside of Hulk soon after straightening. She added that after initially responding to her riding, over the final 300m Sally's Day did not finish off the race and she was of the opinion that the filly was not comfortable on today's heavy track conditions and also may not have run out the 1200m on the heavy track.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr G. Ryan concurred with the views of R. King and undertook to report back to the Stewards on the condition of the filly subsequent to the race.

 

Not Feint Hearted– From the 300m to the 150m had difficulty securing clear running. Rider K. McEvoy stated that his intention was to be more forward, but after being crossed by Mo's Crown in the early stages the gelding settled further back than he had intended.

 

L'cosmo– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Atlantic King– Slow to begin.

 

RACE 4: Schweppes Handicap 1500m:

Sure Knee– When questioned regarding the mare leading today, rider J. McDonald stated that whilst he had intended to be a little more forward on Sure Knee, his intention was to endeavour to find a position forward of The Getaway. He stated that when Sure Knee commenced well, he elected to go forward and cross The Getaway, but then was obliged to continue a forward move and race outside the leader, Soldier Of Love. He stated that on the first turn Sure Knee commenced to race keenly and accordingly, he let the mare stride forward and lead.

 

Tamarack– Despite being ridden along in the early stages, failed to show sufficient speed to race prominently and therefore was shifted behind runners from a wide barrier. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr J. Pride attributed the poor performance to the heavy track surface and informed Stewards that it was his intention to step the gelding up in distance and have it positioned on the speed at its next race start.

 

Trumbull– Slow to begin (2L).

 

Across Dubai– Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. When commencing to improve into the event near the 150m had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Strome and then shifted to that runner's inside at the 100m to continue into clear running. Over the concluding stages could not be tested when positioned close to the heels of Sure Knee.

 

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

 

The Getaway– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Near the 200m App. J. Van Overmeire accidentally dropped his whip.

 

Master Shuhood– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 5: Trapeze Artist @ Widden Handicap 1200m:

Noble Boy– Slow to begin, shifted out and bumped the hindquarter of Fituese. Rider App. L. Day stated that whilst she had not expected to settle towards the rear of the field, her mount jumped awkwardly, made contact with Fituese and then became unbalanced. She stated that with the good early speed Noble Boy did not show any early pace and despite her efforts settled in a position detached from the main body of the field. She stated that whilst the gelding made some ground in the straight, she was of the opinion that Noble Boy is looking for additional ground, particularly having regard to the manner in which it finished off today's race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Ms C. Cunningham confirmed that it was now her intention to step the gelding up in distance for its next race start.

 

Improvement– Began only fairly. Rider S. Clipperton stated that the mare travelled three wide with cover and in the straight was disappointing and raced flat. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant abnormalities. Trainer Mr G. Portelli confirmed that the mare will be retired to stud.

 

Fituese– Began only fairly and then was bumped by Noble Boy, which shifted out.

 

Spanish Dream– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

RACE 6: TAB Long May We Play Handicap 1400m:

Insensata– Slow to begin and then was hampered when crowded by St Covet's Spirit, which shifted out.

 

Our Winnie– At the start was crowded between Feather and Threeood, which blundered on jumping and shifted out. Near the 200m was steadied from the heels of Statuesquely, then shifted in and made contact with Birth Of Venus. Rider N. Rawiller reported that he was not entirely satisfied with his mount's action in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Statuesquely– Rider T. Clark stated that the mare would derive a fitness benefit from today's run, particularly given that it was first up on a heavy track over 1400m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover.

 

Miss Einstein– On jumping was crowded between Bound To Win and Statuesquely, both of which shifted ground. Between the 350m and the 200m was held up for clear running.

 

St Covet's Spirit– Trainer Mr J. Coyle was fined $200 under LR35(2) for failing to declare a rider for the filly by the prescribed time.

 

Riva Capri– On jumping bumped with Birth Of Venus.

 

Miss Redoble– Began awkwardly and then was crowded between Feather and Sakura, which shifted in. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Sakura– When asked to explain the disappointing performance, rider H. Bowman stated that he was required to make use of the mare in the early stages to take a position on the speed in accordance with his instructions, and  he believed this to be the reason the mare tired over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover.

 

RACE 7: Lord Mayors Cup (Listed) 2000m:

Sixties Groove – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Near the 50m Sixties Groove and The Lord Mayor bumped due to The Lord Mayor shifting in.

 

Big Duke – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

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

 

Gayatri – On jumping was checked when crowded by Sixties Groove, which shifted in.

 

Aliferous – Between the 350m and the 250m raced tight when endeavouring to secure clear running between Wu Gok and Rapido Chaparro.

 

Bottega – Slow to begin and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider b. Avdulla stated that he elected to improve to the inside of Sixties Groove rounding the home turn as he felt his mount was not travelling well enough to shift out to improve. He stated that after securing a narrow run between Scarlet Dream and Kaonic near the 250m he then raced tight to the inside of Scarlet Dream for some distance thereafter. He added that in his opinion Bottega was reluctant to stretch out when racing amongst horses and would be better suited when able to obtain clear ground to the outside. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Rapido Chaparro – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities.

 

RACE 8: Exceedance @ Vinery Handicap 1300m:

Spencer– Near the 800m Mr Dependable was steadied from the heels of Bergen, resulting in Spencer, which was following, being steadied from the heels of that runner.

 

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

 

Starspangled Rodeo– Rider J. Collett stated that near the 600m Isorich steadied in front and his mount commenced to race fiercely, refused to settle and had to be checked for some distance from the heels of that runner. Trainer Mr B. Baker was advised that a warning would be placed on the racing manners of the gelding.

 

Isorich– Near the 250m was steadied from the heels of Juventus (H. Bowman), which shifted out when not quite clear. H. Bowman was advised to exercise more care. Rider App. C. Williams reported that near the 600m, after being crossed by Bergen, his mount overreacted and as a result lost ground at that point.

 

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

 

Nindamos– Slow to begin and then was crowded by Isorich, which shifted out.

 

Bye See– Began awkwardly.

 

Dalmatia Prince– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Bergen– When questioned B. Avdulla stated that with his instructions being to go forward, when caught wide in the early stages he continued a forward movement to comply with his instructions. He stated that as a consequence he had to make more use of the gelding than he would have liked to obtain a position outside the lead.

 

RACE 9: Iron Jack Handicap 1100m:

Agent Pippa– The mare, which was fractious in the float en route to the course and sustained a laceration to its head, was a late scratching at 1.48pm on veterinary advice. Trainer Mr K. Lees was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Agent Pippais permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Superium– Began only fairly.

 

Handspun– Between the 400m and 200m was held up for clear running.

 

Ragged Rascal– Slow to begin.

 

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 5

R. King (Fituese)

6 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Anders (2), Andermatt, Marnix, Proud Mia

Race 2: Ready To Humble, Leg Work (2), Art Cadeau, Kahlo, Sticks 'N' Stones

Race 3: Edison, Sally's Day, Atlantic King, Van Giz

Race 4: Articus, Sure Knee, Trumbull, Soldier Of Love (2), Travancore

Race 5: Noble Boy, Sandbar, Fituese (2)

Race 6: Our Winnie, Statuesquely, Miss Einstein, Threeood

Race 7: Sixties Groove, Yulong Prince (2), The Lord Mayor, Bottega, Rapido Chaparro

Race 8: Spencer, Ljungberg, Starspangled Rodeo, Mr Dependable, Bye See

Race 9: Echo Jet, Superium, Broken Arrows (2), Adelong (2)

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

General:App. C. Williams fined $200 – not claim full riding allowance (AR143(14)(a)).

Race 6:Trainer J. Coyle (St Covet's Spirit) fined $200 – fail to declare rider by prescribed time (LR35(2)).

Reprimands:

General:N. Rawiller – not arrive on course by prescribed time (AR128(1)).

Suspensions:

Nil

Bleeders:

Nil

Warnings:

Race 8: Starspangled Rodeo(trainer B. Baker) – racing manners.

Trials:

Nil

Certificates:

Race 2: Safe Landing(trainer K. Goldman) – lame (1/5) near-foreleg.

Race 3: Military Magic(co-trainers Peter & Paul Snowden) – lame (2/5) off-foreleg.

Race 9: Agent Pippa(trainer K. Lees) – laceration to head

Fall/Injuries:

Nil

Tactics Notified:

Race 3: Military Magic– To be ridden further forward: Settled off pace.

Race 3: Bring The Ransom– Option to be more forward: Settled back.

Race 3: Van Giz– To be ridden further forward: Settled off pace.

Race 4: Tamarac– To be ridden further forward: Settled back.

Race 6: Miss Einstein– To be ridden further forward from an inside barrier: Settled mid-field.

Race 6: Threeood– To be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.

Race 6: Sakura – To be ridden prominently: Settled on pace.

Race 7: Aliferous– To be ridden further forward: Settled off pace.

Race 8: Juventus– To be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.

Race 8: Bergen– To be ridden mid-field with cover: Settled outside leader.

Race 9: Echo Jet– To be ridden with cover: Settled off pace with cover.

Change of Colours:

Nil

Change of Gear:

Nil

Follow up:

General: Trainer C. Lundholm inquiry.

Race 1: Pyrmont(trainer N. Olive) post-race condition and future race plans.

Race 3: Sally's Day(trainer G. Ryan) post-race condition.

 

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