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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 19 June 2021

 

Weather:          Showers

Track:               Heavy (8)

Rail:                  +7m entire circuit

Penetrometer:   5.98

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), S. G. Railton, C. L. Albrecht, S. C. Knight and Cadets J. R. Galante, E. A. Tickner and J. P. W. Prior.

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RACE 1: E Group Security Handicap 1500m:

Raging Bull– Near the 300m was bumped on a number of occasions and became unbalanced when Zadig shifted out to improve. In this incident, Raging Bull became awkwardly placed close to the heels of Royalzel. App. J. Van Overmeire (Zadig) was advised to exercise more care.

 

Verbek– When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider H. Bowman stated that as he was of the view the gelding was somewhat one-paced, he made a forward move from the 600m to ensure his mount was able to race competitively. He stated that whilst Verbek responded initially, when under pressure in the straight the gelding gave ground and weakened noticeably. He added that, in his opinion, the gelding lacked maturity and exposing his mount at the 600m may have been detrimental due to its immaturity. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr L. Price expressed disappointment with the performance and indicated that in his opinion the gelding may not have been suited by the heavy track conditions and will now be spelled.

 

Deficit– Began awkwardly and made contact with the outside barrier partition. From the 400m until approaching the 300m was held up for clear running.

 

Hundred Proof– On jumping shifted out and bumped Royalzel. On the home turn and in the early part of the straight was inclined to lay out. When questioned regarding the performance, rider J. Collett stated that the colt travelled strongly to the home turn, although it was inclined to lay out. He said that when asked for an effort in the straight Hundred Proof did not respond to his riding and the only explanation he could offer was that the colt was not comfortable on todays heavy track. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover. Stable representative Mr J. Bruce agreed with J. Collett that the colt may not have been suited by the heavy track and advised that the intention would be to have Hundred Proof ridden more conservatively at its next race start.

 

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

 

Zadig– After beginning awkwardly, lost ground shortly after when tightened for room between Raging Bull and Deficit, which shifted out.

 

My Snow Queen– Began awkwardly and soon after was brushed by Verbek, which shifted in. When questioned regarding the filly leading, App. T. Schiller stated that his instructions were not to lead but his intention was to take up a forward position, however, after beginning well his mount assumed the lead without being pressured to do so.

 

RACE 2: Sharp Extensive IT Handicap 1800m:

Viren– Began awkwardly and as a result rider A. Adkins made contact with the outside barrier partition and became momentarily unbalanced.

 

Wicklow – As the start was effected, turned its head, and as a consequence began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

Power Me Up– When questioned regarding the performance, App. T. Schiller reported that the gelding travelled comfortably in the lead but, in his view, did not handle the step-up in grade today. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities.

 

Red Santa– Raced keenly in the early stages and laid out in the straight.

 

RACE 3: TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap 1200m:

King’s Trust– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

A Fortunate Lass– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Underground Music– Briefly held up in the early stages of the straight when being shifted to the outside of Fangela to obtain clear running.

 

Kattegat– Raced keenly when leading through the early and middle stages.

 

Cavalier Charles– Began awkwardly and shortly after was hampered by A Fortunate Lass, which shifted out. From a wide barrier Cavalier Charles then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. In the early stages, when commencing to race keenly, had to be steadied from the heels of Underground Music after passing the 1000m.

 

Catanzaro– Raced keenly in the early stages.

 

Fangela– Stewards permitted H. Bowman to ride the gelding a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 55.5kgs. Began only fairly. Rider H. Bowman stated that he was instructed not to lead on the gelding, however, it was inclined to race keenly in the early stages. He said that making the turn from the 600m Fangela hung out away from Catanzaro when that runner shifted out to improve. He added that after responding reasonably well to his riding in the early part of the straight, his mount’s run ended near the 200m, at which point Fangela commenced to give ground. He added that in his opinion Fangela lacked maturity and would be better with further race experience. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 4: Acy Securities Handicap 2000m:

Prince Of Arragon– Rider N. Rawiller stated that whilst his mount travelled satisfactorily throughout the early stages when on the bridle, once the gelding came under pressure Prince Of Arragon failed to handle the heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

No Compromise– Slow to begin and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages

 

Kutayha– Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Notabadharada. Near the 1800m was hampered when crowded by Prince Of Arragon (N. Rawiller), which shifted in. N. Rawiller was advised to exercise more care. Rider K. McEvoy advised that his intention was to be more forward on Kutayha, however, the gelding jumped only fairly and consequently settled further back.

 

Notabadharada– On jumping was bumped by Kutayha, which shifted in. Approaching the 100m was steadied and shifted to the outside of Monsieur Sisu to continue into clear running.

 

RACE 5: The Agency Real Estate Handicap 1100m:

Nikohli Beagle– Rider N. Rawiller reported that in a slowly run race the gelding was obliged to race outside the lead. He stated that in his view Nikohli Beagle would be better suited in a race with more tempo where it can obtain cover. He added that his mount may not have been entirely comfortable on the heavy track today.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr J. Austin agreed with the comments of rider N. Rawiller and undertook to report back on the post-race condition of the gelding in the days subsequent.

 

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

 

Irish Angel– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rounding the home turn, when travelling strongly, was briefly held up before being shifted to the outside of Miracle Street on straightening to secure clear running.

 

Fastconi– On jumping shifted in and made contact with Bazooka. Approaching the 900m was steadied to avoid the heels of Toro Toro (M. Palmer), which shifted in. M. Palmer was advised to exercise more care.

 

Sally’s Day– On jumping shifted out and bumped Miss Jay Fox. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have bled from both nostrils for the first time. Co-trainer Mr G. Ryan was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).

 

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

 

No Laughing Matter– Slow to begin and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 1000m was steadied from the heels of Tiny as that runner gave ground when looking to obtain a position with cover. Near the 100m was steadied to avoid the heels of Miracle Street (B. Avdulla), which shifted out when not sufficiently clear. B. Avdulla was advised to exercise more care. When questioned regarding the filly racing back in the field, rider J. Ford advised that his intention was to take up a more forward position. He added that the filly jumped only fairly and as a result he was obliged to obtain a position further back to avoid racing wide.

 

Miracle Street– Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the middle stages. Near the 1000m was steadied to avoid the heels of Magic Ruler, which, after being inclined to shift in away from Nikohli Beagle, then was taken in slightly by that runner.

 

RACE 6: Ranvet Handicap 1300m:

Impasse– Shortly after the start was eased to obtain a position with cover towards the rear of the field.

 

Zell– Began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped Matowatakpe. When questioned regarding the tactics adopted on the gelding, App. T. Schiller stated that whilst his instructions were to be forward, he was to endeavour to obtain cover if possible. He stated that in accordance with his instructions he worked forward in the early stages and when he had Taksu positioned to his outside he elected to allow that runner to cross him in order to endeavour to find a position with cover. He added that when Royal Banquet held its position to his inside, he was left racing wide and without cover for the majority of the event. App. Schiller added that whilst his mount had performed well on wet tracks previously, that had been in weaker company, and he was of the opinion that Zell was not entirely comfortable on today’s heavy track.

 

He’s A Hotshot– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Matowatakpe– Began awkwardly and as a consequence from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Tycoonist– Stewards permitted J. McDonald to ride the gelding a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 55kgs. When questioned regarding the gelding leading, rider J. McDonald confirmed that, as notified prior to the race by the Stewards, his instructions were to take up a more forward position today from an inside barrier. He added that after Tycoonist began well, he was able to rate the horse comfortably in front in the early stages and as the only other potential challengers for the lead were positioned very wide and would not have crossed him until after the 700m, he elected to hold the position in front. He stated that his decision to do so was influenced also by the fact that Tycoonist had previously led and won last preparation.

 

RACE 7: XXXX W. J. McKell Cup 2000m:

Wu Gok– Rider J. Parr reported that he rode the gelding positively in the early stages in an endeavour to lead, however, both Mr Marathon Man and Monreal showed superior speed. He said that Wu Gok was forced to carry the field up to the breakaway leaders approaching the home turn and the effort took its toll with his mount being one-paced in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

The Lord Mayor– Soon after the start was bumped on the hindquarter when Brutality shifted out. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (1/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr C. Waller was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before The Lord Mayor is permitted to race/barrier trial again.  

 

Berdibek– Began only fairly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. When questioned, rider B. Avdulla stated that the gelding travelled very keenly throughout the early and middle stages. He said that after saving ground on the home turn and following the winner, Stockman, he then commenced to ride his mount along on straightening to ensure it was able to quicken in the going. He stated that when placed under full pressure inside the 300m Berdibek commenced to hang in and then over the final 300m proved difficult to ride out due to its racing manners. He added that this resulted in him having to stop riding Berdibek on a number of occasions in order to straighten his mount, which restricted the amount of vigour he was able to use as a consequence.

 

Mr Marathon Man– When questioned regarding the tactics adopted in the middle stages where the gelding improved to the lead, rider R. King stated that after taking her time to work to position outside the early leader Monreal, her mount then commenced to race keenly. She added that in the middle stages she endeavoured to restrain the gelding to maintain a position outside of Monreal, but her mount would not respond to her efforts and as a result she elected to allow Mr Marathon Man to stride forward and lead Monreal. She stated that once her mount obtained the lead the gelding settled better in the position.

 

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

 

Approach Discreet– Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Mr Satchmo. Rider K. McEvoy stated that with the good early pace throughout the middle stages his mount did not travel strongly. He stated that from the 600m the gelding responded to his riding and commenced to improve, but once in the straight was not able to finish off the race and he could offer no genuine excuse other than the gelding was stepping up in grade today. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 8: Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 1300m:

Belluci Babe– When questioned regarding the mare racing more forward today as compared to its last two starts, rider J. Parr advised that from a wide barrier his mount commenced well and he was able to secure a more forward position. He stated that this decision was in accordance with the way in which he had ridden Belluci Babe at its first two runs this preparation.

 

Lucicello– After being restless in the barriers, began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

Saigon– Began only fairly, shifted out and made contact with Lucicello.

 

Katalin– Near the 1000m was steadied to avoid the heels of Sahra (A. Adkins), which shifted in when not clear. A. Adkins was reprimanded. Rider J. McDonald stated that the mare race keenly through the middle stages and when the pace of the race quickened from the 500m he endeavoured to make a forward move but, in his opinion, Katalin did not appreciate today’s heavy track conditions and as a result took some time to respond to his riding. He further added that it was not until the 200m that Katalin commenced to finish off the race once it was able to be fully balanced. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

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

 

Lady Banff– Began very awkwardly, resulting in its rider, N. Rawiller, becoming unbalanced momentarily.

 

Rock My Wand– Rider J. Collett reported that the filly was obliged to race wide and without cover for the majority of the event and this was the principal reason for the disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities.

 

Sahra– Began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped Belluci Babe.

 

RACE 9: Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap 1500m:

Badoosh– Began only fairly.

 

Criminal Code– Began awkwardly. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Rider J. McDonald reported that the gelding endured a wide run and consequently did not finish off the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (1/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr C. Waller was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Criminal Code is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Harpo Marx– Began only fairly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Blundered on several occasions near the 500m. From the 300m to the 150m was held up for clear running behind the weakening Criminal Code before shifting to the outside of Steely at the 150m to secure clear running.

 

Accountability– Began awkwardly, shifted out and made slight contact with Wairere Falls.

 

Steely– Rider J. Collett stated that the intention was to ensure he found cover and after Oscar Zulu crossed him quickly in the early stages he rode his mount more conservatively in order to obtain a position with cover. He stated that as a consequence Steely settled further back than he had expected. When questioned as to whether there was an opportunity to improve to the outside of Criminal Code sooner than he did J. Collett stated that after following Badoosh he was placed inside the heels of Criminal Code and could not easily shift to that runner’s outside, therefore, he elected to follow Badoosh through. He stated that his decision to do so was influenced also by the fact that he felt Criminal Code was under pressure at that point. He stated that he then was held up for clear running behind Navy Cross for a short distance approaching the 350m and secured clear running at the 300m to the outside of Criminal Code whereby Steely ran on well.

 

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

 

Montabot– Shortly after the start was bumped on the hindquarter by Liveinthefastlane, which shifted in.

 

Gemmahra– Stewards permitted J. Parr to ride the mare a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 55.5kgs.

 

Liveinthefastlane– On jumping was bumped by Shuffle Up, which shifted in. From a wide barrier Liveinthefastlane was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

GENERAL:

 

Summary of whip use

 

The 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 R. Bayliss (Red Santa) 6 strikes
Race 3 S. Clipperton (King’s Trust) 6 strikes
Race 6 App. B. Ryan (Count De Rupee) 6 strikes
Race 7 K. O'Hara (Brutality) 6 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Raging Bull, Verbek, Deficit, Hundred Proof

Race 2: Crystal Pegasus, Wicklow (2), Power Me Up, Red Santa (2)

Race 3: King’s Trust, Cavalier Charles, Catanzaro (2), Fangela

Race 4: Lackeen (2), Monsieur Sisu, Prince Of Arragon, Spencer, No Compromise (2)

Race 5: Nikohli Beagle, Irish Angel, Fastconi, Sally’s Day, Miss Jay Fox

Race 6: Royal Banquet, Taksu, Tycoonist (2)

Race 7: Yonkers, Parry Sound, Berdibek, Stockman (2), Approach Discreet

Race 8: Belluci Babe, Katalin, Miss Einstein (2)

Race 9: Milk Man, Steely, Wairere Falls (2)

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil.
Reprimands: Race 8:A. Adkins (Sahra) – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Nil.
Warnings: Nil.
Trials: Nil.
Certificates: Race 7: The Lord Mayor(trainer C. Waller) – lame (1/5) off-foreleg.
Race 9: Criminal Code(trainer C. Waller) – lame (1/5) off-foreleg.
Bleeders: Race 5: Sally’s Day(co-trainer G. Ryan) – both nostrils first time (AR79(4)).
Falls/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics notified: Race 1: Hundred Proof– To be ridden more forward: Settled on pace.
Race 2: Crystal Pegasus– To be ridden more forward with intention to settle outside lead: Settled on pace.
Race 3: Kattegat– To be ridden more forward: Led.
Race 6: He’s A Hotshot– To be ridden conservatively from a wide barrier: settled back in the field.
Race 6: Royal Banquet– To be ridden further forward: Settled off pace.
Race 6: Tycoonist– To settle further forward: Led.
Race 7: Monreal– To be ridden further forward: Settled on pace.
Race 7: Mr Marathon Man– To be ridden prominently from a wide barrier: Led.
Race 8: Lady Banff– If begins well, intention to settle further forward: Settled off pace.
Race 9: Milk Man– To settle further forward: Settled off pace.
Change of Colours: Race 6: Taksu– Club colours.
Change of Gear: Nil.
Follow-up: Race 5: Nikohli Beagle(trainer J. Austin) – post-race condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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