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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 26 September 2020

 

Weather:                    Fine

Track:                        Good (4); upgraded to Good (3) at 12.35pm following Race 1

Rail:                           True

Penetrometer:            4.94

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), W. R. Birch, C. L. Albrecht, T. P. Moxon and Cadets J. D. Boehm and P. L. Phillips.

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Supplementary Report:

Randwick Saturday 19 September 2020

RACE 3 –  Shoot Out Mile 1600m:

Fun Fact– Stewards today concluded an inquiry opened into J. Parr's riding of Fun Factin this event. The inquiry on 19 September was adjourned to allow Stewards to review previous race starts for the gelding and, in addition, to conduct a review of betting on the event. A report provided by Racing NSW Betting Analyst Mr M. Reid was considered by the Stewards. The report identified there to be no unusual betting activity that posed integrity concerns to the Stewards. Having considered J. Parr's explanations, taking into account the sectional times of the event, Stewards advised J. Parr that in their opinion approaching the 1000m there was an opportunity to allow Fun Factto take up a position outside Discharged rather than remain racing wide and without cover throughout the early and middle stages. However, Stewards found that the tactics adopted by J. Parr were not unreasonable and on that basis the inquiry was concluded.

 

Warwick Farm Trackwork 22 September 2020

Co-trainer Mr C. Maher was fined the sum of $500 under AR123 for being mounted on a horse whilst he Was not wearing a safety vest.

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LATE RIDER CHANGES

As App. J. Van Overmeire was injured, Stewards permitted the following rider substitutions:

Race 3

R. Bayliss (White Boots)

Race 5

J. Collett (Pyrmont)

 

As G. Schofield was indisposed, Stewards permitted the following rider substitutions:

Race 1

J. Byrne (Charlton Park)

Race 2

R. King (Zacada)

 

RACE 1: TAB Highway Class 2 Handicap 1500m:

Scarleo – Rounding the home turn and in the early stages of the straight was inclined to lay out.

 

Shenandoah – Inclined to race keenly when racing wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Rider T. Berry advised that the gelding hung in in the straight and proved difficult to ride out.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

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

 

Magic Charlee – On jumping was bumped by Serene Beauty, which shifted out, and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Wickmo – Slow to begin.

 

Tempel One – Blundered near the 1400m. When questioned regarding her riding of the colt, App. L. Day stated that her intention was to be forward and she was asked to endeavour to find cover, but from a wide barrier had expected that it would be difficult to obtain a position close to the running rail. She stated that after beginning well, when the pace to her inside was genuine, she endeavoured to obtain a trailing position behind Shenandoah when that runner held its position to her inside. She stated that when Shenandoah did not continue forward in the early stages, she was left racing four wide and without cover to that runner's outside. When questioned as to whether there was an opportunity to allow her mount to stride forward near the 1100m, App. Day stated that, given her instructions, she felt that the colt would have had to have done too much work to obtain this position and, therefore, she allowed Tempel One to remain racing wide throughout that section of the race. Trainer Mr P. Messara confirmed the nature of the instructions and said the preference was for the colt to be ridden with cover today. Stewards advised App. Day that having regard to the tempo of the race where the pace reduced from the 1000m the best option would have been to allow Tempel One to continue forward to avoid racing wide.

 

Charlton Park – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the early stages when being restrained to find cover. Continued to race keenly in the middle stages. In the straight hung in and proved difficult to ride.

 

Ludivine – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Laid in under pressure in the straight.

 

Highbury – Began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

Sumdeel – Slow to begin and then was bumped by Wickmo. Overraced for some distance in the middle stages.

 

More Spice – Overraced for some distance in the middle stages.

 

RACE 2: JRA Colin Stephen Quality (Group 3) 2400m:

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

 

Zacada– Slow to begin and shortly after the start blundered after clipping the heels of Exemplar, which shifted out. Raced keenly in the early stages, resulting in its rider, R. King, allowing the gelding to stride forward and take up the lead leaving the 2000m.

 

Attorney– When questioned regarding his tactics on the home turn, rider J. Collett stated that after following Djukon he observed that runner lay out on the home turn and as a consequence he then elected to improve to its inside. He added that his decision to do so was influenced by the fact that he had observed Exemplar holding a neat three-wide line and he was concerned that this may prevent him from shifting to the outside of Djukon. He stated that when Djukon did not shift out sufficiently for Attorney to improve, he then became disappointed for a run to the inside of Djukon and was unable to secure clear running until near the 350m when Djukon then shifted away from the running rail.

 

Exemplar– Rider T. Berry stated that the gelding travelled only fairly throughout the event and in his opinion did not appreciate today's firming surface. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (4/5) in the off-foreleg. Co-trainer Mr C. Maher advised that Exemplar had shown no signs of lameness leading into today's race and he was of the view that the gelding did not appreciate today's firming track conditions. Mr Maher was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Exemplar is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Djukon– Laid out on the home turn. Over the final 100m laid out, resulting in rider, K. McEvoy, changing the whip through to his left hand.

 

RACE 3: Ranvet Handicap 1900m:

Morton's Fork– Slow to begin and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Costello– Began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped She's Ideel.

 

Maid Of Ore– Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Across Dubai– Began only fairly.

 

Cutadeel– Shortly after the start was steadied when crowded between Yonkers and Vegas Jewel (S. Clipperton), which shifted out. S. Clipperton was advised to exercise more care.

 

Entente– Laid in in the straight.

 

Thought Of That– Rider N. Rawiller reported that the gelding did not stretch out fully when placed under pressure in the straight on the Good (3) track today.

 

White Boots– Slow to begin and from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Vegas Jewel– Shifted out abruptly shortly after the start and in doing so made contact with Cutadeel and became unbalanced.

 

She's Ideel– On jumping was crowded between Thought Of That and Costello, which shifted in.

 

Star Karen– Near the 1600m, when racing keenly, was steadied to avoid the heels of Masaff (J. McDonald) when that runner shifted in when not quite clear. J. McDonald was advised to ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground. In this incident Star Karen then shifted out rounding the turn leaving the 1600m, which resulted in She's Ideel shifting in and taking up a position with cover behind Star Karen.

 

RACE 4: Precise Air Gloaming Stakes (Group 3) 1800m:

Achiever – Leaving the 900m made contact with the running rail and became unbalanced. Laid out on the home turn.

 

Easy Campese – Bumped with Favreau on jumping. When questioned regarding his riding, J. Penza stated that, after taking up a position outside the early leader, Love Tap, when that runner continued to progress forward in the middle stages he elected then to shift in behind Love Tap approaching the 1200m to obtain cover. He said that when Street Dancer improved to his outside nearing the 900m he felt that it was not in his mount's best interests to shift off the running rail as he was following the short-priced favourite and this would provide him with an opportunity to follow that runner into the straight. He added that when Street Dancer improved to his outside, Easy Campese commenced to race keenly for a short distance and had to be steadied from the heels of Love Tap. He added that for some distance from the 600m he was awkwardly placed on the heels of that runner, but nearing the 500m when Street Dancer shifted out he was able to secure a clear run between Street Dancer and Love Tap, however, his mount did not quicken and take advantage of this run immediately.

 

Love Tap – Began awkwardly, lost ground and shortly afterwards was hampered and carried inwards by Bucharest.

 

Cadenabbia – Bumped with Sagrado on jumping. Rider H. Bowman stated that from the 1000m he had some concerns with the colt when its action changed at that point. He said whilst he was able to continue a forward move in the middle stages, when placed under pressure in the straight he became increasingly concerned with the colt's action and near the 300m desisted from riding it out to the finish.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr C. Waller advised that the colt would now be subjected to a full veterinary examination, the results of which he will report to the Stewards, and Cadenabbia would be spelled.

 

Sagrado – On jumping was bumped by Cadenabbia and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Favreau – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Between the 250m and the 200m was awkwardly placed near the heels of Bucharest when being shifted to that runner's outside to secure clear running.

 

RACE 5: Schweppes Heritage Stakes (Listed) 1100m:

Destination– Began awkwardly.

 

Kumasi– When questioned regarding the colt racing back in the field, rider B. Avdulla stated that he expected to be forward on the colt, provided it jumped cleanly today. He stated that when Kumasi jumped awkwardly and a number of runners to his inside showed good early pace, he elected to shift in behind runners whereby Kumasi settled towards the rear of the field. He added that his decision to ride the colt conservatively was influenced also by the fact that it was wearing blinkers for the first time and he was concerned that had he ridden his mount positively in the early stages it would have raced keenly. He added that Kumasi raced keenly nevertheless and for some distance near the 800m was steadied from the heels of Sixgun where it then ran out taking Encountabull wider.

 

Return With Honour– Rider N. Rawiller stated that with the colt back in distance today he rode it more conservatively with a view to providing it with an opportunity to finish off the race. He stated that Return With Honour was caught racing wide and without cover from the 900m, but in the straight did not respond to his riding and was one-paced to the finish.

 

Encountabull– A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer Mr J. Sargent was advised that a veterinary clearance, including an ECG, will be required before Encountabullbarrier trials to the satisfaction of the Stewards.

 

Pyrmont– Began awkwardly and shortly afterwards was crowded between Forbidden Love and Destination, which shifted out. Near the 800m raced tight to the inside of Kumasi.

 

Sixgun– Slow to begin.

 

Rocketing By– Near the 900m was steadied from the heels of Pazienza (K. McEvoy), which shifted in when not clear. K. McEvoy was advised to exercise more care.

 

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

 

RACE 6: Iron Jack Shannon Stakes (Group 2) 1500m:

Tyzone– When questioned regarding the gelding racing more forward, J. Byrne stated that from a favoured barrier today Tyzone commenced well and he was able to take up a more forward position, however, the gelding raced disappointingly and he could offer no excuse for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Niccanova– Slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early stages.

 

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

 

Miss Siska– Jumped awkwardly. Laid in in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame (2/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr M. Smith was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Miss Siskais permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Looks Like Elvis– When questioned regarding the gelding being more forward, rider J. Collett stated that with Looks Like Elvis stepping up in distance he had expected the gelding to take up a fore forward position today. He said that when Tyzone unexpectedly held a more forward position to his inside, he then was obliged to make use of his mount to cross that runner and, consequently, raced a little more forward than he had intended.

 

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

 

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

 

Riodini– On straightening was disappointed for a clear run between I Am Superman and Looks Like Elvis. Riodini then laid in behind I Am Superman and did not establish clear running until near the 150m. Near the 200m Riodini was accidentally struck across its head by the whip of J. Parr (Quackerjack).

 

So You Win– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Nudge– Over the concluding stages could not be tested wen held up on the heels of Riodini.

 

Yamazaki– Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 7: De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (Group 1) 1400m:

Rothfire– Rider J. Byrne stated that when Mamaragan improved to his inside, he initially considered remaining racing one-off to that runner's outside, however, when Rothfire then commenced to race keenly he elected to allow the gelding to stride forward and lead rather than remain in a position where he was contesting the lead. J. Byrne stated that on pulling up he identified that the gelding was lame in front and as a consequence dismounted. Rothfire was returned to the enclosure riderless. A subsequent post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (3/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr R. Heathcote stated that Rothfire had pleased the stable coming into today's race and could offer no reason for the gelding pulling up lame today. Mr Heathcote said that the gelding will be subjected to a further veterinary assessment, the results of which will be reviewed by the Chief Veterinary Officer in consultation with Racing NSW Stewards. Mr Heathcote was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Rothfireis permitted to race again.

 

King's Legacy– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Mamaragan– Began only fairly. When questioned regarding the tactic adopted in the early stages, rider N. Rawiller stated that he rode his mount strongly from the barrier to ensure it commenced well. He said that soon after the start Mamaragan improved quickly to the inside of Peltzer and then commenced to race keenly and did not settle throughout the early and middle stages. Near the 1000m Mamaragan, which continued to overrace, was checked from the heels of Rothfire (J. Byrne) when that runner shifted in when not quite clear. The interference suffered by Mamaragan was exacerbated when yardstick improved to the outside of Mamaragan, which resulted in Mamaragan racing fiercely at that point. J. Byrne was reprimanded.

 

Ole Kirk– On jumping was bumped by Global Quest, which shifted in. From the 400m to the 300m was  held  up for clear running before shifting to the outside of Peltzer whereby it secured clear running at that point.

 

North Pacific– Began only fairly. Rider J. McDonald was fined the sum of $800 under AR132(7)(a)(i) for using the whip on three consecutive occasions prior to the 100m.

 

Global Quest– On jumping bumped with Ole Kirk. Awkwardly placed on the heels of Sauvestre for some distance near the 400m.

 

Peltzer– Rider K. McEvoy stated that near the 1200m as Rothfire commenced to shift towards his mount, Peltzer jumped a shadow on the track, became badly unbalanced as a consequence and lost ground at that point. K. McEvoy added that from this point Peltzer took some time to balance before being able to settle on the running rail near the 1000m.

 

Sauvestre– Blundered on jumping. Laid out on the home turn.

 

Yardstick– Co-trainer Mr A. Bott advised that the colt will now be spelled.

 

RACE 8: Kia Golden Pendant (Group 2) 1400m:

Haut Brion Her – When questioned regarding his riding, J. McDonald stated that the mare began only fairly today and as a consequence he elected to endeavour to obtain a position with cover whilst still holding a forward spot. He stated that once positioned behind Shout The Bar, Haut Brion Her commenced to race fiercely, refused to settle and as a consequence he had to check the mare from the heels of that runner near the 1100m. He added that once Shout The Bar crossed his mount he then allowed Haut Brion Her to improve to the lead, which he obtained at the 800m, and once in this position Haut Brion Her settled well. He added that given the manner in which the mare raced in the early stages, he advised that the performance of Haut Brion Her had merit. J. McDonald was cautioned in relation steadying the pace too quickly near the 800m, which resulted in Sweet Deal being steadied from the heels of his mount.

 

Positive Peace – From the 400m until the 200m was held up for clear running behind Sweet Deal. Near the 200m Positive Peace then shifted to the outside of Sweet Deal and Shout The Bar and in doing so hampered Adelong. J. Parr (Positive Peace) was advised to exercise more care.

 

Sweet Deal – Stewards permitted N. Rawiller to ride the mare a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 55.5kgs. When questioned regarding the performance, rider N. Rawiller stated that he was obliged to make use of the mare in the early stages to cross to the lead. He added that after being crossed by Haut Brion Her near the 800m that mare steadied in front, which resulted in Sweet Deal having to check from the heels of Haut Brion Her for some distance thereafter. He added that Sweet Deal raced flat today, which he attributed to the mare  having two hard runs this preparation. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr J. Thompson concurred with the views of N. Rawiller. Stewards will follow-up on the post-race condition of the mare.

 

Outback Barbie – Began only fairly. Near the 150m was steadied when crowded between Jen Rules and Evalina (J. Byrne), which shifted out. J. Byrne was advised to exercise more care.

 

Evalina – Began awkwardly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Between the 400m and the 250m was inclined to lay in and was held up for clear running when positioned awkwardly between Emeralds and Outback Barbie.

 

Jen Rules – Bumped with Adelong on jumping.

 

Seasons – Near the 1200m was steadied when crowded between Adelong and Sweet Deal (N. Rawiller), which shifted in. N. Rawiller was advised to exercise more care. Soon after, Sweet Deal was corrected by its rider, N. Rawiller, resulting in Sweet Deal shifting out and Shout The Bar being taken wider in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Adelong – Near the 800m was steadied from the heels of Sweet Deal and shifted out, resulting in Seasons being hampered and taken wider where the mare then raced three wide without cover from that point.

 

RACE 9: Quayclean Handicap 1400m:

Purple Sector – Stewards considered a protest lodged by H. Bowman, rider of 3rd placegetter, Purple Sector, against Bottega being declared 2nd placegetter, alleging interference near the 200m. After hearing all the evidence, rider N. Rawiller then lodged a counter-protest alleging interference between the 600m and 500m. In relation to the protest lodged by N. Rawiller, Stewards dismissed that protest when they found that Purple Sector maintained its position one off to the outside of Mount Tabora, and that Bottega had been reluctant to race inside Purple Sector through that section of the race. In relation to the protest lodged by H. Bowman, Stewards found that when being shifted out to improve near the 200m Bottega became awkward on the heels of Mirra Vision, which resulted in Bottega shifting out and making contact with Purple Sector on several occasions, taking that runner from its rightful running line. As Stewards were satisfied that had this interference not occurred Purple Sector would have finished in advance of Bottega, they upheld the protest and amended the placings to read:

1st Prime Candidate

2nd Purple Sector

3rd Bottega

At a subsequent inquiry N. Rawiller was advised to exercise more care. On jumping was hampered and taken out by Plonka.

 

Masked Crusader – Began only fairly.  When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider J. McDonald stated that the gelding was slow to begin but was able to take up a mid-field position. He added that Masked Crusader did not travel strongly with him and from the 500m was inclined to lay out and in his opinion may not have appreciated today's firmer track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr M. Hawkes concurred with the views of J. McDonald and stated also that the gelding had two hard runs this preparation and would now be spelled. Mr Hawkes undertook to report back if there was anything apparent with the gelding subsequent to the race that might explain the performance.

 

Dancing Gidget – Between the 350m and 200m was held up for clear running behind Purple Sector before shifting to that runner's outside whereby it made contact with Masked Crusader before obtaining clear running.

 

Rocha Clock – Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Mirra Vision – Slow to begin.  Near the 900m was steadied to avoid the heels of Purple Sector when taken out by Masked Crusader, which shifted out when being restrained from the heels of Bottega. Mirra Vision raced wide and without cover from this point.

 

Sneak Preview – On jumping was checked when crowded between Dancing Gidget and Masked Crusader, both of which shifted ground.

 

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

K. O'Hara (Grey Lion)

6 strikes

Race 3

J. Collett (Fun Fact)

J. McDonald (Masaff)

6 strikes

6 strikes

Race 4

J. McDonald (Bucharest)

R. Bayliss (Street Dancer)

6 strikes

8 strikes

Race 6

T. Berry (Scarlet Dream)

6 strikes

Race 7

T. Berry (Ole Kirk)

6 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Scarleo (2), Cosmic Haze, Another Arli, Tempel One, Crackerjack Kenny, Sumdeel, More Spice

Race 2: Carzoff, Grey Lion, Attorney (2), Exemplar, Djukon

Race 3: Costello, Entente (2), Thought Of That (2), Yonkers, Vegas Jewel

Race 4: Achiever, Love Tap (2), Cadenabbia, Street Dancer (2)

Race 5: Wild Ruler (2), Destination (2), Forbidden Love

Race 6: I Am Superman (2), Looks Like Elvis, Riodini (2), Yamazaki

Race 7: Rothfire, King's Legacy (2), Mamaragan, Ole Kirk (2), North Pacific (2), Peltzer, Yardstick

Race 8: Shout The Bar, Haut Brion Her, Positive Peace, Sweet Deal, Outback Barbie, Jen Rules, Seasons, Subpoenaed (2), Emeralds (2)

Race 9: Prime Candidate (2), Bottega, Purple Sector, Masked Crusader, Rocha clock

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Supplementary: Warwick Farm 22/9/2020– Trainer C. Maher fined $500 – not wear safety vest at trackwork (AR123).

Race 7: J. McDonald (North Pacific) fined $800 – three consecutive whip strikes prior to 100m (AR132(7)(a)(i)).

Reprimands:

Race 7: J. Byrne (Rothfire) – careless riding (AR131(a)).

Suspensions:

Nil.

Bleeders:

Nil.

Warnings:

Nil.

Trials:

Race 5: Encountabull (trainer J. Sargent) cardiac arrhythmia.

Certificates:

Race 2: Exemplar (co-trainers C. Maher & D. Eustace) – lame (4/5) off-foreleg.

Race 5: Encountabull (trainer J. Sargent) including ECG – cardiac arrhythmia.

Race 6: Miss Siska (trainer M. Smith) – lame (2/5) off-foreleg.

Race 7: Rothfire (trainer R. Heathcote) – lame (3/5) off-foreleg.

Fall/Injuries:

Nil.

Tactics Notified:

Race 1: Charlton Park – To be ridden conservatively from the wide barrier: Settled mid-field.

Race 3: Costello – To be ridden quietly with cover: Settled off-pace.

Race 3: Entente – To be ridden prominently: Settled on-pace.

Race 3: Yonkers – To be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.

Race 4: Cadenabbia – To be ridden conservatively: Settled mid-field.

Race 5: Six Gun – Intention to be ridden further forward: Settled behind mid-field.

Race 5: Pazienza – To be ridden further forward: Settled off-pace.

Change of Colours:

Race 2: Exemplar – Club's colours.

Change of Gear:

Nil.

Follow up:

Race 7: Rothfire (trainer R. Heathcote) – post-race condition/veterinary findings.

Race 8: Sweet Deal (trainer J. Thompson) – post-race condition.

Race 9: Masked Crusader (co-trainers M. W. & J. Hawkes) – post-race condition.

 

 

 

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