Australian Turf Club
WARWICK FARM RACECOURSE
Monday 14 June 2021
Track: Heavy (8)
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: T. P. Moxon (Chairman), S. G. Railton, J. J. E. Earl and Cadets E. Y. A. Hargraves, J. P. W. Prior and E. A. Tickner
CANTERBURY PARK – Wednesday 9 June 2021
Race 6: Ranvet Handicap 1550m:
Dylan's Romance – Passing the 350m was steadied from the heels of Canyonero(J. Collett) when that runner shifted out to improve to the outside of The Cartoonist. J. Collett was reprimanded. J. Collett pleaded guilty to a charge under AR128(2) in that he did not seek permission from the Stewards to leave the jockeys' room at the completion of his riding engagements. J. Collett was fined $200.
RACE 1: Robrick Lodge Handicap 1200m:
Tyrol – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Raccolto. Rider J. McDonald expressed disappointment with the performance of the gelding, which was having its first race start today, particularly given the manner in which it failed to respond to his riding under pressure in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination of Tyrol did not reveal any abnormalities other than that the gelding had lost its near fore plate.
Rebel Shadow – Shortly after the start was crowded for room between Dr Evil, which shifted in, and Raccolto, which was bumped and taken out by Tyrol. Approaching the 200m was inconvenienced when Promise Of Success laid in.
Promise Of Success – Stewards permitted rider H. Bowman to ride the mare ½ kilogram over its allotted weight of 56 kilograms. From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover from the 600m. Laid in under pressure over the final 300 metres. Promise Of Success lost its near fore plate on jumping.
Starboreta – Began awkwardly. Held up rounding the home turn. Raced in restricted room between Tyrol and Atticus Finch from the 200m until passing the 150m.
Orton Park – Raced ungenerously throughout the early and middle stages.
Raccolto – The filly, which was fractious in the barriers prior to the start being effected, began only fairly and, shortly afterwards, was steadied when crowded for room between Rebel Shadow and Tyrol, which shifted out after beginning awkwardly. Held up rounding the home turn.
Dr Evil – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Laid in under pressure between the 250m and the 100m.
RACE 2: XXXX Handicap 2400m:
Kaapfever – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Brown Thomas – Held up rounding the home turn.
Admit It – App. R. Jones, the rider of Admit It, which was first past the post, weighed in 1.4 kilograms under his declared weight. It was quickly established that the lead bag with which App. Jones weighed out had not been included in the gear when the gelding was saddled. Acting under the powers of AR209(2)(a), Stewards disqualified Admit It as the winner of the race and amended the placings in the race to read: 1st Brown Thomas; 2nd Kaapfever; 3rd Terwilliker; 4th Sir Aglovale. At a subsequent inquiry evidence was taken from Mr G. Brown, the Trainer of Admit It, App. R. Jones and the Assistant Clerk of the Scales, whose role it is to check the gear worn by horses as they are presented to race. It was established that when weighing out App. Jones had included in his gear a lead bag with approximately 1 kilogram of lead, which was mistakenly left off when the horse was saddled. It was further established that, when checking the gear carried by Admit It when that horse entered the enclosure, the Assistant Clerk of the Scales had lifted the number cloth and felt that she had identified the horse to be carrying a lead bag when in fact the gear she observed was a substantial form of packing. Trainer Mr G. Brown subsequently pleaded guilty to a charge under AR209(2)(b) in that he negligently failed to include the lead bag when saddling Admit It. Mr Brown was fined the sum of $5,000. In assessing penalty, Stewards took into account the seriousness of the offence, however, were satisfied that this was a genuine oversight on his behalf. The Stewards also had regard to his long standing in the industry and his good record.
Sky Horse – When questioned as to whether there was an opportunity to obtain a position closer to the rail in the early stages, H. Bowman stated that, although he anticipated that Sky Horse would settle in a more forward position, he was reluctant to pressure his mount to achieve this in the early stages as Sky Horse has previously displayed a tendency to race keenly. He said that, although Sky Horse was in a position three-wide and without cover, he believed the mare to be travelling comfortably particularly during the middle stages and for this reason he elected to maintain this position rather than ride his mount forward in an attempt to obtain a position closer to the rail. H. Bowman advised that, although the mare endured a wide run without cover, it was very disappointing in that it came under pressure from inside the 800m when carried wider by Marakopa and then failed to respond to his riding from that point. He added that when Sky Horse was giving ground he eased the mare down over the final 150 metres when out of contention. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that Sky Horse, which was beaten 17 lengths, had shifted its near-hind plate and had sustained a small superficial laceration to the off-hind pastern. Stable representative Mr J. Bruce was advised that Sky Horse will be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again.
Sir Aglovale – Slow to begin and, from a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Held up rounding the home turn.
Aperol Sprint – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Aperol Sprint to have bled from one nostril. Trainer Mr M. Smith was advised that, under the provisions of AR79(8), Aperol Sprint would be required to gallop or trial over 1000 metres in the presence of Stewards.
Marakopa – Began awkwardly. Near the 900m was taken wider and raced without cover from this point when Terwilliker shifted to a three-wide position to improve.
RACE 3: Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 1300m:
Black Bolt – Became fractious, reared and struck its head against the barrier. Black Bolt was subsequently examined by the Club's veterinary officer and was a late scratching at 2.02 p.m., acting on veterinary advice. Stewards ordered that all moneys invested on Black Bolt be refunded in full and, with regard to betting with bookmakers, all successful wagers made prior to 2.02 p.m. be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket:
1st The Empire less 11 cents win, 13 cents place;
2nd Centimental less 14 cents place;
3rd Nikau less 12 cents place.
Stable representative Mr J. Bruce was advised that Black Bolt will be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again.
Game Theory – App. T. Schiller reported that the gelding pulled hard throughout the early and middle stages, was one-paced in the straight and gave him the impression that it did not let down fully on today's heavy track. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Game Theory to have sustained a laceration to the near hind outside cannon.
Centimental – Bumped on jumping by Toostar, which shifted in.
Nikau – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Savoir Faire – Shortly after the start was bumped by Greek Star, which shifted in. Rider R. King reported that it was her intention to settle in a more forward position, however, when Game Theory improved to her inside she was in a position wide without cover. She said she elected to ease her mount in an endeavour to obtain cover and this ultimately resulted in Savoir Faire settling towards the rear of the field. She stated that, after making contact with Nikau and becoming slightly unbalanced on the home turn, Savoir Faire did not finish off its race and was slightly disappointing. She added that, in her opinion, the filly did not appreciate today's heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
RACE 4: China Horse Club Handicap 1600m:
Cadenabbia – Began awkwardly and shifted in, making contact with the hindquarter of High Tribute and, as a result, losing ground.
Caesars Palace – Lost its near-fore plate during the preliminary, necessitating replating behind the barriers. The gelding subsequently underwent a veterinary examination and was deemed suitable to race. Caesars Palace was slow to begin and was then shifted behind runners from the outside barrier in the early stages.
Jimmy’s Dream – Shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Duchess Adele – Lost its off-hind plate in running.
RACE 5: Vinery Stud Handicap 1400m:
Resilient Star – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with The Guru. When questioned regarding his riding in the early stages, particularly as the stable advised that it was their intention to have the gelding ridden further forward today, J. Parr stated that he was instructed to ride his mount where comfortable and anticipated taking up a midfield position. He said that Resilient Star shifted in slightly on jumping and, shortly after the start, was crossed by Salsonic. He said that this resulted in Resilient Star settling in a position behind midfield. When questioned as to whether there was an opportunity to hold his position to the inside of Salsonic, J. Parr stated that after not beginning as quickly as that runner, as he was instructed to ride his mount where comfortable, rather than pressure his mount in the early stages to secure this position, he allowed Salsonic to cross his mount approaching the 1300m. Co-trainer Mr R. Freedman confirmed that the instructions were for the horse to be ridden more prominently today, however, it was felt that the horse would settle in a handy to mid-field position and he was disappointed that the horse settled nearer to the rear of the field. Stewards advised J. Parr that, bearing in mind his instructions, he should have made more effort in the initial stages to hold a more advantageous position. He was also advised to ensure that he rides his mount in a manner not open to query.
Derbari – Bumped on jumping by Kobe Rocks, which shifted out.
Unamerican – Began awkwardly and, shortly afterwards, was bumped by Rubamos, which shifted out. Unamerican was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Rubamos – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Salsonic – Blundered on jumping. Rider H. Bowman reported that Salsonic was off the bridle as far out as the 800m and was under heavy pressure from the 600m to maintain its position. He said that as Salsonic was not responding to his riding in the early part of the straight and was no longer in contention for the placings he eased it down over the final 100 metres as he was concerned that there may be something amiss with the gelding. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Bearing in mind the concerns of the rider, Trainer Mr J. Coyle was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Salsonic being permitted to race or barrier trial again.
The Guru – Bumped shortly after the start by Resilient Star, which shifted in.
RACE 6: Blue Point @ Darley Handicap 1400m:
Exotic Ruby – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Serena – Slow to begin. Near the 900m was eased from the heels of St Covet's Spirit when that runner was taken in by Willowheart (H. Bowman), which shifted in when not quite clear. H. Bowman was advised to exercise more care.
Daphne Jean – Inside the 200m commenced to lay in and for some distance passing the 100m raced tight to the outside of Serena. Daphne Jean then continued to lay in under pressure for the remainder of the event.
La Foret – On straightening was steadied to avoid the heels of Café Royal when that runner was taken out by St Covet's Spirit (J. McDonald), which was shifted to the outside of Willowheart to secure clear running. J. McDonald was reprimanded. A post-race veterinary examination revealed La Foret to be lame (1/5) in the near foreleg. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott advised Stewards that La Foret would now be spelled. Notwithstanding this advice, Mr Bott was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to La Foret being permitted to race or barrier trial again.
Charmed Princess – Slow to begin.
Kariba – Slow to begin and was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. Lost its off-fore plate in running.
Latina Beauty – Near the 1000m, when racing keenly, was steadied from the heels of La Foret (T. Clark) when that runner shifted in when not clear. T. Clark was advised to exercise more care. Latina Beauty continued to race keenly throughout the middle stages and near the 700m was steadied from the heels of La Foret and lost ground. As a consequence, Kariba, which was following Latina Beauty, was steadied from the heels of that runner. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Latina Beauty to have sustained a deep laceration to the off-hind fetlock. Trainer Mr M. Smith was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Latina Beauty being permitted to race or barrier trial again.
RACE 7: TAB Handicap 1200m:
This Is So – Slow to begin.
Selburose – Began awkwardly. When questioned, J. McDonald stated that the filly enjoyed a comfortable run behind the leaders and when presented with clear running in the straight Selburose initially responded to his riding, however, was disappointing in the manner in which it weakened over the final 100 metres. He said that in his view the filly, which was racing first up today after a freshen-up, would derive significant benefit from today's race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Van Giz – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Egyptian Missile. Van Giz was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier.
Hellenism – Approaching the finish line was steadied when crowded by Van Giz when that runner was taken in by Bowery Breeze (K. O'Hara) when that runner shifted in under pressure. K. O'Hara was reprimanded.
Bowery Breeze – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Lost its near-fore plate in running.
Raison D’etre – Began awkwardly and, shortly afterwards, was briefly crowded for room between Ghostly and Off Shaw, which shifted out. Rider R. King could offer no explanation for the performance of the filly today and felt it was disappointing in the manner in which it closed off the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Raison D'etre in the days subsequent.
Egyptian Missile – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Summary of whip use:
Stewards noted that 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.
App. J. Van Overmeire (Greek Star)
App. J. Van Overmeire (Knight)
K. O'Hara (Bowery Breeze)
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Tyrol, Rebel Shadow (2), Promise Of Success
Race 2: Kaapfever, Admit It (2), Akatino
Race 3: Black Bolt, Toostar, Greek Star, Centimental
Race 4: Jimmy's Dream, Kibosh, Duchess Adele (2)
Race 5: Knight (2), Resilient Star, Unamerican
Race 6: Café Royal, St Covet's Spirit (2)
Race 7: Off Shaw, Bowery Breeze, Silent Agenda, Van Giz
Supplementary (Race 6 - Canterbury 9/6/21): J. Collett(Canyonero)fined $200 for leaving the jockeys' room without Stewards' permission (AR128(2)).
Race 2: Trainer Mr G. Brown (Admit It) fined $5,000 (AR209(2)(b)).
Supplementary (Race 6 - Canterbury 9/6/21): J. Collett (Canyonero) – careless riding (shifting out) (AR131(a)).
Race 6: J. McDonald (St Covet's Spirit) – careless riding (shifting out) (AR131(a)).
Race 7: K. O'Hara (Bowery Breeze) – careless riding (shifting in) (AR131(a)).
Race 2: Aperol Sprint (Trainer Mr M. Smith) – bled from one nostril (AR79(8)).
Race 2: Sky Horse (Co-trainers Mr C. Maher and Mr D. Eustace) – poor performance.
Race 3: Black Bolt (Co-trainers Mr C. Maher and Mr D. Eustace) – fractious in barrier (late scratching).
Race 5: Salsonic (Trainer Mr J. Coyle) – rider concerned something may be amiss with gelding.
Race 6: Latina Beauty (Trainer Mr M. Smith) – deep laceration to off-hind fetlock.
Race 6: La Foret (Co-trainer Mr A. Bott) – lame (1/5) near foreleg.
Race 2: Sound Of Cannons – if begins well, to be ridden further forward: Led.
Race 3: Game Theory –to be ridden with cover: Settled off-pace with cover.
Race 5: Resilient Star – to be ridden further forward: Settled worse than midfield.
Race 6: Willowheart – to be ridden prominently: Led.
Change of Colours:
Change of Gear
Race 7: Raison D'etre (Trainer Mr J. Cummings) – post-race condition.