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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 11 July 2020

 

Weather:                    Showers

Track:                        Soft (7); downgraded to Heavy (8) at 10.52am

Rail:                           +5m entire circuit

Penetrometer:            5.64

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), W. R. Birch, C. L. Albrecht, T. J. Vassallo and Cadets B. J. Pearce and A. P. New.

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Supplementary Reports:

Royal Randwick 4 July 2020

Race 2 - TAB Highway Handicap 1000m:

I’m On Break– Trainer Ms M. O’Gorman reported that she was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding, however, she believed I'm On Break did not appreciate the kickback from the heavy track.

 

Race 3 - Grunt Standing At Yulong Handicap 1100m:

Best Stone– Trainer Mr J. Thompson reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the filly and reiterated his intention to avoid heavy tracks in future.

 

Race 5 - Ranvet Handicap 1000m:

Lashes– Trainer Mr M. Smith reported that although he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare, Lashes had now been spelled.

 

Race 6 - TAB Live Vision Handicap 2400m:

Lady Highly– Trainer Ms C. Cunningham reported that she was satisfied with the post-race condition of Lady Highly and reiterated that her intention is to remove the blinkers from the mare's gear at its next race start.

 

Race 7 - Sky Racing Active Handicap 1400m:

Riva Capri– Trainer Mr K. Lees advised that the filly has been sent for a spell.

 

Warwick Farm 8 July 2020

Race 4 - Harry Angel @ Darley Handicap 1400m:

Judge Judi– Trainer Ms K. Waugh advised that a subsequent veterinary examination, including blood tests, returned within normal parameters and the intention is to continue with its current preparation.

 

Kembla Grange 9 July 2020

Race 4 - Superior Hire Cars Class 2 Handicap 1600m:

Ladylovestogamble– Trainer Ms C. Cunningham advised that a subsequent veterinary examination revealed some slight soreness in the filly’s off-fore fetlock for which it had been treated.

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RACE 1: Darley 2yo Handicap 1100m:

Lady Banff– Rider App. L. Day stated that she elected to go forward on the filly to take up a position outside the lead and as a result had to make some use in the early stages to obtain that position. She stated that soon after entering the straight Lady Banff became under pressure. She added that whilst the filly won its last start on heavy ground, she was of the view that Lady Banff did not appreciate today's heavy track conditions.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Ms K. Dunn, representing trainer Mr M. Dunn, informed Stewards that in their view the filly may not have appreciated racing on the speed on the heavy track today and they believed this to be the principal reason for the disappointing performance of Lady Banff. Ms Dunn undertook to advise Stewards of anything that comes to light in the days subsequent that may further explain the poor performance.

 

Thudson – On jumping was crowded between Miss Canada and Duchess, both of which shifted ground. Near the 900m, when inclined to race greenly, was steadied from the heels of Duchess (T. Clark), which shifted in when not quite clear. T. Clark was advised to exercise more care. Rider A. Adkins reported that the colt raced keenly in the early and middle stages but travelled reasonably well. He stated that on straightening, when asked to improve, Thudson floundered in the going, shifted out abruptly and from that point did not handle the heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover.

 

Miss Canada – Began awkwardly. Near the 350m was inconvenienced when being steadied from the heels of North Pacific (K. Jennings), which shifted out when not clear. K. Jennings was reprimanded and advised that he must ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground. Rider B. Avdulla stated that his preference was to settle in a more forward position, but in the early stages, when Thudson held its position to his inside, he was obliged to come back to find cover. He added that the filly did not handle today's heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities other than a small cut to the near-fore coronet.

 

Sahra – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced greenly throughout the early and middle stages and hung out when being steadied from the heels of Miss Canada for some distance near the 600m. Near the 350m was hampered when steadied from the heels of Thudson, which shifted out abruptly and away from North Pacific.

 

Shaik – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rounding the home turn was held up for some distance when positioned close to the heels of North Pacific. In the straight was inclined to race greenly and lay out, and as a consequence its rider, G. Boss, had difficulty in fully testing the filly.

 

Tight Ropes – Began awkwardly.

 

RACE 2: De Bortoli Wines Handicap 2000m:

My Swashbuckler– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Briefly held up on the home turn.

 

New Arrangement– Began awkwardly.

 

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

 

Guise– Began awkwardly and shortly after was hampered by New Arrangement.

 

Birth Of Venus– Near the 1000m brushed the running rail. Near the 250m My Swashbuckler improved into a narrow run between Monsieur Sisu and Birth Of Venus. A short distance later My Swashbuckler continued to shift out, and as a result made contact with Birth Of Venus, which became unbalanced. G. Boss (My Swashbuckler) was advised to exercise more care.

 

Pirate Ben– A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have bled from both nostrils for the first time. Trainer Mr D. Lane was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).

 

Fulmina– Rider R. King stated that she was issued with no specific instruction as to where to settle the filly, but in the early stages she elected to take up a forward position in advance of New Arrangement to avoid being caught wide. She stated that throughout the middle stages her mount travelled comfortably behind Pirate Ben, but near the 700m was forced to shift to that runner's outside when Pirate Ben commenced to give ground. She added that as a result, she made a run three wide without cover from that point. She added that on straightening she was still confident that Fulmina was a winning chance, but the filly did not quicken as she anticipated and finished off the race only fairly. She added that in retrospect Fulmina may be better suited by being ridden more conservatively, particularly over a similar distance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 3: TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap 1400m:

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

 

Blazing Tycoon– On jumping was hampered by Zakeriz, which shifted out. Raced keenly in the middle stages and for some distance after the 800m was steadied from the heels of Flash Palace. Held up for clear running between the 400m and 300m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Magic Charlee– From the 400m until the 200m was held up for clear running. R. Bensley (Zakeriz) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 250m he permitted his mount to shift out whilst riding it along, resulting in Starliv being taken from its rightful running and having to be steadied and then taken out across the running of Flash Palace, which also was taken from its rightful running and having to be steadied. Magic Charlee, which was following Flash Palace, had to be checked from the heels of that runner. R. Bensley's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday 15 July 2020 and to expire on Wednesday 22 July 2020 on which day he may ride.

 

Texas Storm– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider M. Bennett was fined $300 under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using the whip on nine occasions prior to the 100m, four more than is permitted.

 

Flash Palace– On jumping made contact with Holy Empress, which shifted out.

 

Holy Empress– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Chairman's Choice– Held up for clear running between the 400m and 300m.

 

Ronan's Rock– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Roman– On jumping made heavy contact with Ronan's Rock and became unbalanced. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Overraced in the middle stages and for some distance near the 900m was steadied from the heels of Hardyo. Held up for clear running between the 400m and 300m.

 

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

 

RACE 4: Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 1500m:

Academy– Began only fairly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider App. R. Dolan was fined $300 under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using the whip on nine occasions prior to the 100m, four more than is permitted.

 

Whispered– Began only fairly. Leaving the 600m Zing shifted out to improve to the outside of Cafe Royal, resulting in Whispered being hampered and taken wider. Whispered then raced tight between Academy and Zing for some distance thereafter, and at the 450m was hampered when crowded between those runners when Zing was taken out by Café Royal. In this incident Academy was bumped on the hindquarter by Whispered and became unbalanced at the 400m.

 

Darleb– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 200m was hampered when momentarily crowded by Steel Diamond, which shifted out.

 

Steel Diamond– On jumping was hampered by Frosty Rocks, which shifted out slightly.

 

Kateru– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Zing– Rider J. Collett stated that the filly was fractious in the barrier today but enjoyed a good run behind the pace in the early stages. He added that on the home turn his mount made contact with Cafe Royal and then took some time to balance up afterwards. He added that subsequent to this incident Zing did not finish off the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr C. Waller undertook to report back to Stewards in the days subsequent on the post-race condition and future race plans for Zing.

 

RACE 5: Ranvet Handicap 1100m:

Freehearted– For some distance after the 500m was steadied when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Diva Bella.

 

Zaniah– When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider B. Avdulla stated that the mare travelled well throughout the event but in the straight, after initially responding to his riding, gave ground over the final 150m. He stated that in his view the mare may be better suited by being allowed to stride forward and lead, particularly as Zing is returning from respiratory surgery. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover.

 

Lillemor– Near the 700m became unbalanced when the filly brushed the running rail.

 

Hibiscus Lady– Began only fairly and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Our Dasha– Began only fairly.

 

Diva Bella– Trainer Mr M. Newman was fined $100 under AR65 for failing to provide the Thoroughbred Identification Card for the filly when requested.

 

RACE 6: TAB Long May We Play Handicap 1500m:

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

 

Night Of Power– Began only fairly.

 

Monegal– Began only fairly. Raced wide and without cover from after the 800m.

 

Oakfield Captain– Slow to begin. D. McLellan was fined $200 under AR132(6)(c) for using the whip on his mount, which was out of contention.

 

Orcein– Slow to begin. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Bye See– Blundered at the 1400m. App. B. Ryan (Mercurial Lad) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 1000m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Bandersnatch, resulting in Bandersnatch being checked from the heels of Mercurial Lad and shifting in across the running of Bye See, which also was checked and lost its running. App. Ryan's permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 19/7/2020 and to expire on Thursday 30/7/2020 on which day he may ride.

 

RACE 7: Kia Winter Stakes (Listed) 1400m:

Taikomochi – When questioned regarding the reason the pace of the race reduced in the middle stages, rider Q. Krogh stated that after obtaining the lead he relaxed on the gelding, which resulted in Taikomochi then coming back underneath him. He stated that near the 1000m he then had to continue to encourage his mount forward, but as the field passed the 900m Taikomochi again came back underneath him, resulting in the tempo of the race reducing at this point. Stewards advised Q. Krogh that wherever possible he should ensure that he sets an even tempo so as to avoid runners behind being inconvenienced.

 

Sikandarabad – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Order Again – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When questioned regarding his riding on the home turn and in the straight, S. Clipperton stated that after following Dealmaker rounding the home turn he was content to follow that runner with a view to shifting to its outside on straightening. He stated that when Trumbull shifted out to improve into the race and this resulted in Dealmaker being taken wider, his mount then commenced to lay in and as it was proving reluctant to shift to the outside of those runners he then elected to follow the favoured runner, Trumbull. He stated that when Trumbull did not improve into the event as strong as he anticipated, he was awkwardly placed close to the heels of that runner, however, Order Again then continued to lay in and prove reluctant to shift to the outside o Trumbull, which resulted in his mount being held up until near the 150m. After considering his explanations Stewards advised S. Clipperton that his best option would have been to make more effort to come to the outside of Dealmaker, however, given the manner in which his mount was racing and the fact that he was able to position behind the favoured runner, Trumbull, they found his option to do so was not unreasonable.

 

Trumbull – After being slow to begin then was hampered by Romani Girl, which shifted out.

 

Sambro – Rider G. Boss reported that when the pace steadied near the 900m Sambro commenced to race keenly and after improving on to the heels of Taikomochi had to be severely checked to avoid that runner's heels. In this incident Sambro shifted out and hampered Trumbull, which was taken wider.

 

Dealmaker – R. King (Ready To Prophet) pleaded guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 1200m she permitted her mount to shift in when not clear of Trumbull, resulting in Trumbull being taken in on to Smart Edge, resulting in Smart Edge shifting across the running of Dealmaker, which had to be checked when crowded on to Sambro, which was bumped and became unbalanced. R. King's licence to ride in raced was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 19/7/2020 and to expire on Thursday 30/7/2020 on which day he may ride.

 

Ready To Prophet – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Romani Girl – Began only fairly. Approaching the 1200m commenced to race keenly and was steadied from the heels of Sambro.

 

Smartedge – Began only fairly. Raced keenly in the middle stages and near the 1000m was steadied from the heels of Trumbull. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 8: Iron Jack Handicap 1200m:

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

 

Embracer– Began only fairly after its head was turned to the nearside as the start was effected. When asked about the disappointing performance, rider T. Clark stated that after beginning only fairly he elected to race with cover rather than contesting the lead in the early stages. He added that whilst he was disappointed with the performance of Embracer he believed the horse races best when able to lead and will be advantaged also by being brought back in distance to 1100m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Embracer in the days subsequent.

 

Albumin– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Tahitian Dancer– Began awkwardly and shortly after was hampered by You Make Me Smile, which shifted out. Near the 300m was held up for a short distance on the heels of Sandbar.

 

Prime Candidate– Slow to begin. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

You Make Me Smile– Began only fairly. Near the 900m was steadied from the heels of Oakfield Twilight (D. McLellan). D. McLellan was advised to ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground.

 

Poetic Charmer– Stewards considered a protest lodged by A. Adkins, rider of 3rd placegetter Poetic Charmer against Prime Candidate (J. Collett) being declared 2nd placegetter, alleging interference near the 100m. After considering the evidence, Stewards found that near the 100m Prime Candidate shifted in, resulting in Poetic Charmer having to be checked from the heels of that runner, however, could not be comfortably satisfied that had the interference not have occurred Poetic Charmer would have finished in advance of Prime Candidate. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed. At a subsequent inquiry J. Collett (Prime Candidate) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 100m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Poetic Charmer, resulting in that runner having to be checked from the heels of Prime Candidate. Having regard to J. Collett's good record, which showed he had had in excess of 500 rides since his last suspension, his licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 19 July 2020 and to expire on Thursday 23 July 2020 on which day he may ride.

 

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

 

RACE 9: Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap 1200m:

Stella Sea Sun – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider App. L. Day stated that the mare did not travel well at any stage of the event due to the strong tempo and she believed this was the main reason for its disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

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

 

Dio D'Oro – Shortly after the start was hampered and taken in by Monte Ditto, which began awkwardly and shifted in despite the efforts of its rider.

 

Malea Magic – Prior to the declaration of correct weight, rider J. Collett viewed the Stewards patrol films to ascertain if there were sufficient grounds for a protest against Partners being declared the winner. When J. Collett declined to lodge a protest and the Stewards were satisfied that there were not sufficient grounds, correct weight was declared. Near the 100m was hampered when taken out by Partners (App. B. Ryan). App. Ryan was advised that he must stop riding and straighten his mounts when they are shifting ground.

 

Monte Ditto – Stewards permitted N. Rawiller to ride Monte Ditto one kilogram over its allotted weight of 55.5kgs. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Rider N. Rawiller reported that his mount did not handle today's heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr D. Pfeiffer agreed with the views of N. Rawiller and advised that Monte Ditto would now be spelled.

 

Tony's Reward – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

He's A Hotshot – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Crafty Tycoon – At the request of App. J. Van Overmeire the gelding underwent a veterinary examination upon arrival at the barriers and was found to be lame (2/5) in the near-hind leg. As such Crafty Tycoon was a late scratching at 4.34pm. The Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Crafty Tycoon be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 4.34pm be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket:

1st Partners                   3¢ win, 3¢ place

2nd Malea Magic            3¢ place

3rd Charretera               3¢ place

Trainer Mr D. Pfeiffer was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Crafty Tycoon is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Drachenfels – Slow to begin.

 

Partners – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Tony's Reward.

 

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 2 J. Collett (New Arrangement)
N. Rawiller (Korcho)
R. King (Fulmina)
6 strikes
6 strikes
6 strikes
Race 6 J. Collett (Word For Word)
N. Rawiller (Orcein)
6 strikes
7 strikes
Race 7 Q. Krogh (Taikomochi) 7 strikes, including two consecutives

 

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

Race 1: Lady Banff, North Pacific (2), Thudson, Sahra

Race 2: My Swashbuckler, New Arrangement, Birth of Venus, Pirate Ben, Monsieur Sisu, Fulmina

Race 3: Rothenburg (2), Blazing Tycoon, Holy Empress, Chairman's Choice, Zakeriz

Race 4: Frosty Rocks (2), Academy, Café Royal

Race 5: Zaniah, Varda (2), Diva Bella, Estrado

Race 6: Bandersnatch, Night Of Power, Oakfield Captain, Orcein

Race 7: Taikomochi (2), Sikandarabad, Trumbull, Noble Boy (2)

Race 8: True Detective, Prime Candidate, Inanup (2), Kordia

Race 9: Malea Magic (2), Tony's Reward, Charretera

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 3: M. Bennett (Texas Storm) fined $300 – use whip on 9 occasions prior to 100m (AR132(7)(a)(ii)).
Race 4: App. R. Dolan (Academy) fined $300 – use whip on 9 occasions prior to 100m (AR132(7)(a)(ii)).
Race 5: Trainer M. Newman (Diva Bella) fined $100 – fail to produce TIC (AR65).
Race 6: D. McLellan (Oakfield Captain) fined $200 – use whip on horse out of contention (AR132(6)(c).
Reprimands: Race 1: K. Jennings (North Pacific) – careless riding shifting out (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Race 3: R. Bensley (Zakeriz) 15/7/2020 to 22/7/2020 – careless riding shifting out (AR131(a)).
Race 6: App. B. Ryan (Mercurial Lad) 19/7/2020 to 30/7/2020 – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
Race 7: R. King (Ready To Prophet) 19/7/2020 to 30/7/2020 – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
Race 8: J. Collett (Prime Candidate) 19/7/2020 to 23/7/2020 – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
Bleeders: Race 2: Pirate Ben (trainer D. Lane) first time (AR79(4)).
Warnings: Nil.
Trials: Nil.
Certificates: Race 9: Crafty Tycoon (trainer D. Pfeiffer) – lame behind.
Fall/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics Notified: Race 1: Lady Banff – To be ridden further forward: Settled outside leader.
Race 2: New Arrangement – To be ridden further forward: Settled off pace.
Race 5: Zaniah – To be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.
Race 5: Hibiscus Lady – To be ridden with cover: Settled back.
Race 8: Albumin – To be ridden conservatively from its wide barrier: Settled worse than mid-field.
Race 9: Malea Magic – To be ridden mid-field: Settled off-pace.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear: Nil.
Follow up: Race 1: Lady Banff (trainer M. Dunn) post-race condition.
Race 4: Zing (trainer C. Waller) post-race condition and future plans.
Race 8: Embracer (co-trainers G. Waterhouse & A. Bott) post-race condition.

 

 

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