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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 25 September 2021

 

Weather:         Fine

Track:                 Good (4); upgraded to Good (3) at 12.05pm retrospective to include Race 1

Rail:                 True

Penetrometer: 4.97

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), S. G. Railton, T. P. Moxon, T. J. Vassallo and Cadets P. L. Phillips, E. A. Tickner and K. A. Smart.

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Supplementary Reports:

 

Rosehill Gardens Trackwork – Thursday 2 September 2021

 Tucaman – Stewards today concluded an inquiry into the catastrophic injury suffered by Tucaman whilst working on the sand track at Rosehill Gardens on 2 September 2021. After interviewing trainer Mr D. Payne and considering a post-mortem report provided by Racing NSW Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Toby Koenig, in addition to reviewing veterinary and treatment records, it was established that the gelding had sustained a fracture to the near-fore humerus, which required the gelding to be euthanised on humane grounds. After considering all the evidence, the Stewards were satisfied that there was no identifiable pre-existing condition that could have resulted in the gelding sustaining the aforementioned injury. Samples taken from the gelding and analysed by the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory did not detect any prohibited substances. On that basis the inquiry was concluded.

 

Hawkesbury – Thursday 23 September 2021

Race 4 – Independent Liquor Group Maiden Plate 1500m 

Socrates – Trainer’s representative Mr T. Charlon advised that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding, however advised that Socrates would now be leaving the stable.

 

Randwick Racecourse – Friday 24 September 2021

Stablehands Mr Z. Woolford and Mr J. Mathieson were each fined $100 under AR233 for breaching Racing NSW policy in that they failed to wear a face mask whilst present at their respective trainer’s stable premises at Randwick on Friday 24 September 2021, such failure being in breach of Racing NSW policy requiring participants to wear a face mask.

 

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LATE RIDER CHANGES

As App. E. Hennessy was stood down, Stewards approved the following rider replacements:

Race 1

App. B. Ryan on Never Listen

Race 2

R. Bayliss on Who’s Shout

Race 3

R. Dolan on Lovemetender

Race 4

J. Innes Jr on Torrens

 

 

RACE 1: Precise Air Handicap 1900m:

Achiever – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Our Intrigue.

 

Our Intrigue – Began awkwardly and then was hampered by Achiever, which shifted out. From the outside barrier Our Intrigue then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 350m Crystal Pegasus improved into a narrow run to the outside of Casino Mondial. When Casino Mondial shifted out slightly, Cristal Pegasus was taken out and bumped with Our Intrigue. Rider J. McDonald reported that, as notified by the Stewards, he was able to ride the mare in a more conservative manner today. He stated that the moderate tempo throughout the early and middle stages resulted in Our Intrigue not being able to make ground on the leaders when the race developed into a sprint home. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Never Listen – Began only fairly. Rounding the home turn hung out and as a consequence made the turn wider. Continued to lay out under pressure in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr J. Ramsey was advised that a warning would be recorded against the mare with respect to its racing manners.

 

Crystal Pegasus – Began only fairly.

 

Cognac – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Rider R. Bayliss confirmed that his instructions were to take up a forward position behind the lead, however, the gelding slipped behind on jumping and lost ground (3L). He added that due to the known racing manners of the gelding, he then was reluctant to ride his mount along in the early stages and as a consequence raced at the rear of the field.

 

RACE 2: TAB Highway Class 2 Handicap 1500m:

Hamogany – Over the final 100m could not be ridden out when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Can Do It.

 

Yulong Base – Rider J. Parr confirmed that his instructions were to be more forward, but the gelding did not begin well and did not muster speed in the early stages despite his efforts. He added that Yulong Base hung in throughout the event and raced in a disappointing manner. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (2/5) in the off-hind leg. Trainer Mr C. Morgan advised that Yulong Base had pleased him leading into today’s event and had displayed no lameness issues. He stated that in his opinion Yulong Base raced flat today and he undertook to report back to the Stewards on the post-race condition of the gelding. Mr Morgan was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Yulong Base is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Tap ‘N’ Run – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

So Say You – App. B. Ryan reported that he attempted to take up a more forward position in the early stages, but when caught wide and without cover he was obliged to restrain his mount in order to obtain cover and as a consequence So Say You raced further back than had been anticipated. When questioned regarding his riding out of the mare over the concluding stages, App. Ryan stated that So Say You was inclined to lay in when under pressure in the straight, which had restricted his ability to ride his mount out. He said that approaching the winning post he heard a call to his inside, which he felt was being directed at him, and for this reason he stopped riding over the concluding stages to alleviate any pressure he may have been causing to his inside. After considering his explanation and whilst acknowledging his mount was inclined to lay in, the Stewards advised App. Ryan that wherever possible he should endeavour to fully test is mounts to the finish.

 

Chewie Two – Over the concluding stages was hampered when crowded between Can Do It and Tap ‘N’ Run, which lay in and away from So Say You. In this incident Chewie Two made contact with the hindquarter of Can Do It, which became unbalanced. As a consequence, Chewie Two could not be ridden out to the finish of the event.

 

Lord Desanimaux – Slow to begin, shifted out and made contact with the hindquarter of The Fossil. From the 400m to the 250m was held up for clear running.

 

Chase My Crown – At the start was bumped by Tap ‘N’ Run, which shifted out. Making the first turn Chewie Two hung out, resulting in Chase My Crown being steadied from the heels of that runner and being taken wider. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. On straightening shifted in behind Chewie Two and was steadied from the heels of that runner. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Without Shame – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Newtown Braveheart – Began only fairly. Near the 300m, when inclined to lay out, became awkward on the heels of Chase My Crown and was steadied.

 

Kermatin – Slow to begin and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 300m blundered.

 

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

 

Who’s Shout – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 3: Midway Handicap 1300m:

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

 

Ruby Tuesday – When questioned regarding the performance, rider T. Clark reported the mare did not muster sufficient speed in the early stages to hold a more forward position. He added Ruby Tuesday was not suited when the race tempo increased from the 600m and developed into a sprint home. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Catapult – Began only fairly. Pulled hard in the middle stages and was steadied from the heels of Ruby Tuesday for some distance near the 1000m. From the 400m to the 200m had difficulty obtaining clear running and near the 200m endeavoured to improve into a run between Exceltic and Cuban Royale and in doing so made slight contact with Exceltic before then being disappointed for this run.

 

Barossa Rosa – When questioned regarding the mare settling outside the lead when Stewards were advised that the intention was to ride Barossa Rosa in a conservative manner, K. McEvoy confirmed that his instructions were to endeavour to find cover from the wide barrier. He stated that when Barossa Rosa jumped well and a number of on-pace runners did not show the early pace he had expected, his mount was able to take up a more forward position without being pressured.

 

Dalaalaat – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Dame Kiri – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Budhwar – Raced keenly in the middle stages. From the 300m to the 150m was held up for clear running.

 

Obvious Step – Began only fairly. Raced keenly in the middle sages. Held up from the 400m to the 150m.

 

Lovemetender – When questioned regarding the filly racing back in the field today, rider R. Dolan stated that his mount jumped awkwardly and lost some ground. He added that he then looked to take up a position trailing Cuban Royale, but when that runner was caught three wide he elected to shift to the running rail in order to avoid racing wide and, consequently, Lovemetender settled further back than he had intended.

 

RACE 4: Drinkwise Colin Stephen Quality 2400m:

Taikomochi – Rider N. Rawiller reported that the gelding did not appreciate today’s Good (3) track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Young Rascal – Began only fairly and shortly afterwards had to be steadied from the heels of Fun Fact, which shifted in. From a wide barrier Young Rascal then was shifted behind runners in the early stages

 

Criminal Code – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. App. B. Ryan, rider of 5th placegetter, Criminal Code, pleaded guilty to a charge under AR131(b) of having failed to ride his mount out to the end of the race. App. Ryan’s permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 3 October 2021 and to expire on Saturday 9 October 2021, on which day he may ride.

 

Torrens – When questioned regarding the horse racing in a more forward position today, rider J. Innes Jr stated that the intention was to find cover, but after making some effort on his mount to cross Entente in the early stages, Torrens commenced to race keenly and as a result held the lead making the first turn. He added that Torrens continued to race keenly throughout the early and middle stages before Fun Fact crossed his mount near the 1200m.

 

Sound Of Cannons – Began only fairly and then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Master Shuhood – On jumping was hampered when crowded by Dick Whittington, which shifted out. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 5: Petaluma Heritage Stakes 1100m:

Sword Of State – On jumping bumped with Maotai. A post-race veterinary examination of the colt, which raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event, did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

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

 

King Of Sparta – Began only fairly and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rounding the home turn was bumped by Holstein when that runner shifted out, resulting in King Of Sparta becoming momentarily unbalanced.

 

Maotai – Near the 200m was steadied when disappointed for clear running between Sword Of State and Tristate, which shifted out when inclined to lay out.

 

Overpass – Began awkwardly and shortly afterwards was hampered when A Very Fine Red shifted out. Raced keenly in the early stages. Over the concluding stages had some difficulty securing clear running when placed close to the heels of Maotai.

 

Holstein – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Miss Ostend. Raced keenly in the early stages.

 

A Very Fine Red – Had difficulty obtaining clear running until near the 300m.

 

Miss Ostend – On jumping bumped Holstein.

 

RACE 6: Ned Whisky Shannon Stakes 1500m:

Imaging – Rider J. McDonald reported that the gelding travelled well in the run and after securing clear running at the 300m his mount did not respond to his riding, which he attributed to today’s firmer track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Best Of Days – Near the 300m was inconvenienced and taken out by Soldier Of Love, which was taken out by Imaging.

 

Reloaded – Slow to begin. Near the 200m was steadied when disappointed for clear running between Archedemus and Love Tap, which shifted out. Reloaded then was shifted back to the inside of Love Tap to secure clear running. When improving into a narrow run between Love Tap and Discharged near the 50m, Reloaded shifted out and made contact with Love Tap.

 

Yonkers – Inclined to lay in over the final 200m when placed under pressure.

 

All Saints’ Eve – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Soldier Of Love – Rider K. McEvoy reported that the gelding did not appear to stretch out fully on today’s firmer surface. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Love Tap – Began only fairly and for some distance shortly after the start raced in restricted room between Yonkers and Discharged, which shifted out. Over the concluding stages was inconvenienced when bumped and taken out by Reloaded.

 

RACE 7: Keeneland Golden Pendant 1400m:

Forbidden Love – On jumping was crowded between Icebath and Madam Rouge, which shifted out. Rider N. Rawiller advised that his intention was to be more forward on the mare, but after being hampered at the start Forbidden Love settled slightly further back than intended. He added that when placed under pressure in the straight, Forbidden Love was inclined to lay in and in his opinion the mare did not appreciate today’s firmer ground. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Entriviere – The mare was reported by the stable to be in season after arriving on course. Entriviere was examined by the Club’s Veterinary Officer and deemed suitable to race. From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Madam Rouge – Began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly. From the 400m to the 250m was held up for clear running. Near the 75m was disappointed for clear running to the inside of Nimalee and then was held up on that runner’s heels over the concluding stages.

 

Fituese – Stewards permitted H. Bowman to ride the mare one kilogram over its allotted weight of 55kgs.

 

Icebath – On jumping was bumped on the hindquarter by Forbidden Love when taken out by Madam Rouge. Over the concluding stages was hampered when taken out by Entriviere, which shifted out.

 

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

 

RACE 8: XXXX Golden Rose 1400m:

Anamoe – Began only fairly.

 

Artorius – Began only fairly and shortly afterwards was hampered by Startantes. From a wide barrier Artorius then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 300m was steadied and shifted to the outside of Moridan when that runner hung out and commenced to weaken.

 

Hilal – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Tiger Of Malay – Passing the 400m became unbalanced when taken out by Captivant, which shifted out at that point.

 

Remarque – Rider H. Bowman reported that during the event his mount made an abnormal respiratory noise and weakened in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be displaying a poor recovery with a notable abnormal respiratory noise. Co‑trainer Mr M. Hawkes was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, will be required before Remarque barrier trials to the satisfaction of the Stewards.

 

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

 

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

 

Moridan – Rider J. Van Overmeire reported that the colt hung out throughout the event and ran wide on the home turn, and as a result could not be tested in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be displaying a poor recovery. Trainer Mr A. Cummings was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Moridan barrier trials to the satisfaction of the Stewards.

 

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

 

RACE 9: Acy Securities Gloaming Stakes 1800m:

Head Of State – Began awkwardly.

 

Arnaqueur – When caught wide in the early stages was allowed to stride forward by its rider, however, the colt raced wide and without cover for the majority the event.

 

Profondo – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Near the 150m, when placed under pressure, ran in abruptly, resulting in its rider, R. Dolan, having to stop riding and straighten. Profondo continued to lay in over the final 100m and was unable to be fully tested by its rider.

 

All Machiavellian – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Making the turn near the 450m, when commencing to improve into the event, shifted out away from the heels of Alegron when being shifted to that runner’s outside.

 

French Emperor – Slow to begin. Near the 200m was hampered when crowded between Patton and Arnaqueur, both of which shifted ground slightly. Rider T. Clark advised that with blinkers on for the first time the gelding raced too keenly in the early stages. He added that French Emperor is still somewhat immature and would derive benefit from the race experience. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr D. Payne concurred with the views of T. Clark that the gelding raced too keenly with the blinkers today. Mr Payne advised that French Emperor would now be spelled.

 

Patton – Raced keenly in the early stages.

 

Satirical Glory – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Overraced in the early stages. Approaching the 200m was unable to proceed forward when making ground towards the heels of Subterranean. Near the 150m Satirical Glory then was able to be placed under pressure, but over the final 75m could not be fully tested when Subterranean shifted out slightly and then when improving towards the heels of Patton.

 

Stray – Stewards permitted G. Schofield to ride the filly a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 54.5kgs. From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 200m shifted out slightly and made contact with Alegron. Stray then raced in restricted room between Alegron and Benaud, which was taken out by Arnaqueur.

 

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

 

RACE 10: Elite Sand & Soil Handicap 1400m:

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

 

Ellsberg – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

 

All Hallows’ Eve – Over the final strides could not be fully tested when positioned close to the heels of Promotions.

 

Kiku – When questioned regarding the tactics adopted in the early part of the straight, rider J. McDonald stated that after following Bullfinch he expected that that runner would take him further into the event. He said that when Bullfinch did not improve as he had anticipated approaching the 300m, he then elected to shift out, however, then became held up on the heels of Poetic Charmer before having to shift back towards the inside whereby Kiku was not able to secure clear running until near the 150m. When questioned as to whether there was an opportunity to shift to the inside of Bullfinch at the 350m, J. McDonald stated that his focus was on securing clear running to the outside, and whilst there was a run available to the inside, he did not believe that was his best option at that point. After considering J. McDonald’s explanation the Stewards found that the tactics he adopted at that point were not unreasonable, albeit with the benefit of hindsight the inside run would have been the preferred option.

 

Bullfinch – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which overraced throughout the early and middle stages, did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Night Of Power – When questioned regarding his riding in the straight and as to whether there was an opportunity to improve to the outside of All Hallows’ Eve sooner than he did, rider G. Boss stated that his instructions were to not expose his mount too soon as the gelding has only a short sprint. He stated that in the early stages of the straight, although he was looking to start to improve, he was unable to shift to the outside of All Hallows’ Eve as that runner had commenced an outward move inside the 400m. He stated that as a consequence he was held up behind All Hallows’ Eve and had contemplated shifting to that runner’s inside. He said that when All Hallows’ Eve shifted back in near the 300m, he then immediately secured clear running to that runner’s outside whereby he was able to place his mount under full pressure.

 

Grace And Harmony – Slow to begin.

 

Grande Rumore – Slow to begin.

 

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 

J. Collett (Tap ‘N’ Run)

J. Innes Jr (Can Do It)

6 strikes

8 strikes

Race 4

S. Clipperton (Young Rascal)

7 strikes

Race 5

H. Bowman (King Of Sparta)

2 consecutive strikes

Race 7

R. King (Nimalee)

6 strikes

Race 8

T. Clark (In The Congo)

G. Boss (Tiger Of Malay)

7 strikes

7 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Achiever, Casino Mondial, Never Listen, Yiyi (2), Bazooka (2)

Race 2: So Say You, Chewie Two, Lord Desanimaux, Kermatin

Race 3: Cuban Royale, Barossa Rosa (2), Dalaalaat, Calgary Queen

Race 4: Taikomochi, Fun Fact, Young Rascal, Skymax, Master Shuhood

Race 5: Sword Of State, Home Affairs (2), Paulele, King Of Sparta, Tristate

Race 6: Imaging, Archedemus, All Saints’ Eve, Discharged, Love Tap

Race 7: Entriviere, Nimalee (2), Vangelic (2)

Race 8: Anamoe (2), Artorius, Hilal, In The Congo (2), Remarque, Coastwatch, Jamaea, Startantes

Race 9: Head Of State (2), Arnaqueur, Profondo (2), French Emperor, Benaud

Race 10: Ellsberg (2), All Hallows’ Eve, Kiku, Night Of Power

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Supplementary: Randwick 24/9/2021:

Stablehand Mr Z. Woolford fined $100 – breach Racing NSW policy - not wear mask (AR233).

Stablehand Mr J. Mathieson fined $100 – breach Racing NSW policy - not wear mask (AR233).

Reprimands:

Nil.

Suspensions:

Race 4: App. B. Ryan (Criminal Code) 3/10/2021 to 9/10/2021 - fail to ride mount out to end of race (AR131(b)).

Warnings:

Race 1: Never Listen (trainer J. Ramsay) – racing manners.

Trials:

Race 8: Moridan (trainer A. Cummings) – hung out.

Race 8: Remarque (co-trainer M. Hawkes) – poor recovery rate and abnormal respiratory noise.

Certificates:

Race 2: Yulong Base (trainer C. Morgan) – lame (2/5) off-hind leg.

Race 8: Remarque (co-trainer M. Hawkes) including endoscope results – poor recovery and abnormal respiratory noise.

Race 8: Moridan (trainer A. Cummings) – poor recovery rate.

Bleeders:

Nil.

Falls/Injuries:

Nil.

Tactics notified:

Race 1: Our Intrigue – To be ridden conservatively: Settled behind mid--field.

Race 2: Yulong Base – To be ridden further forward: Settled behind mid-field.

Race 2: Tap ‘N’ Run – Option to be ridden further forward: Settled off pace.

Race 2: Chewie Two – If begins well to be ridden further forward: Settled outside leader.

Race 3: Barossa Rosa – To be ridden conservatively from a wide barrier: Settled outside leader.

Race 5: A Very Fine Red – Option to be ridden further forward:  from the inside barrier: Settled mid-field.

Race 7: Forbidden Love – To be ridden more forward: Settled mid-field.

Race 7: Madam Rouge – To be ridden in a mid-field position: Settled mid-field.

Race 7: Nimalee – To be ridden further forward: Settled outside lead

Race 8: Giannis – To be ridden conservatively from a wide barrier: Settled behind mid-field.  

Race 10: Cristal Breeze – To be ridden further forward: Settled outside leader.

Change of Colours:

Nil.

Change of Gear:

Nil.

Follow-up:

Race 2: Yulong Base (trainer C. Morgan) – post-race condition.

 

 

 

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