Australian Turf Club
Wednesday 11 September 2019
Track: Good (4)
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: W.R Birch (Chairman), S. T. Matthews, T. J. Vassallo, J. J. E. Earl and Cadets, T. B. Kearney, T.J Lee, O.J Fleming, T.J Hansen, and B.J. Pearce
Mudgee – Sunday 8th September 2019
Race 2: Woolpack Hotel Maiden Handicap (1200m):
Bigger Than Thorn – Trainer B. Widdup advised that a veterinary examination of the colt on Monday 9th September 2019 revealed Bigger Than Thorn to have an elevated temperature. He said following the colt receiving treatment for this, it will then be spelled.
Warwick Farm Barrier Trials Heat 7:- Friday 26th July 2019
Stewards today concluded an inquiry into YSELDA which weakened noticeably over the concluding stages and collapsed suddenly after the winning post, resulting in Jockey J. McDonald being dislodged. On the immediate arrival of veterinary care, YSELDA was found to be deceased. YSELDA was transported to the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Camden for necropsy. The relevant section of the track was inspected by Stewards who reported no areas of concern. Stewards subsequently received veterinary and stable treatment records from Trainer J. Cummings which did not reveal any previous treatment or medical condition of the filly, which may have contributed to its death. A post mortem revealed that the cause of death was "exercise-associated sudden death (EASD)" as a result of cardiorespiratory failure.
Warwick Farm – Wednesday 28th August 2019
Race 3: ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap (1200m)
Sedition- Stewards today continued an inquiry into J Parr’s riding of Sedition in the abovementioned race and in particular if there was an opportunity for him to improve between Coolotta and Erno from the 300m. J Parr stated after trailing Coolotta throughout the event, passing the 400m he elected to shift out from behind that runner and to the inside of Erno. He said he then positioned himself behind Erno approaching the 350m with a view of either having the option to shift in or out to secure clear running. He said approaching the 300m Erno commenced to shift out which presented a run between that runner and Coolotta. Whilst J. Parr acknowledged that a run between Coolotta and Erno remained available for several strides leaving the 300m, he informed Stewards that there were several factors that discouraged him from pursuing the run, namely, that it remained a tight run during the period it was available, the position of Coolatta which was tiring to his inside, and the angle at which Erno was racing, which clearly indicated that it would shift back in. He therefore believed it was a better option to shift Sedition to the outside of Erno and Full Recognition to give his mount clear and uninterrupted running to the finish line.
After considering all the evidence, which included an overview of betting on the event by Racing NSW betting analyst, L. Dalton, which did not raise any integrity concerns. Stewards determined the actions of jockey J. Parr to be reasonable in the circumstances of this particular race and did not take the matter any further.
As H. Bowman sustained an injury at track work yesterday morning, Stewards permitted the following rider replacements:
G. Boss - Way Back When
K. McEvoy – Bollywood
T. Clark – Roosevelt
J. Collett – Ever So Natural
G. Schofield – Flying Pierro
RACE 1: Holler @ Darley Handicap (1550m)
Kirwan’s Lane - Began only fairly. In the early stages of the straight, had to be shifted wider on the track around the heels of Bungalow Bill to continue into clear running.
Lewis – Laid in in the middle stages. Laid in under pressure in the straight, resulting in its rider having to stop riding and straighten his mount on several occasions.
Way Back When - Shortly after the start, had to be steadied when crowded between Hostage of War and Colada, which shifted in despite the efforts of its rider. Between the 500m and 400m, was held up on the heels of Bungalow Bill and unable to improve when placed to the inside of the heels of Parche.
Bungalow Bill (NZ) – Near the 1300m, was steadied when crowded by Hostage of War, which was taken in by Colada (App. R. Dolan), which shifted in when not clear. App. Dolan was reprimanded. Hung in under pressure in the straight.
Hostage of War - A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Parche - Was taken wider on the hometurn and became unbalanced when tiring after Way Back When shifted out to improve. When asked for an explanation regarding the tactics adopted in the early stages, jockey K. McEvoy stated that he was given no specific instructions on how to ride the filly today and after beginning well, he attempted to take up a midfield position as he was of the view, given the composition of runners to his inside, he would be able to secure a position outside of Not A Biggie and forward of Way Back When. Jockey K. McEvoy added that when Way Back When improved from behind Parche up to his inside, he was unable to cross that runner and was then left racing three wide outside of Bungalow Bill. After considering jockey K. McEvoy's explanation and viewing the relevant footage of the race, Stewards accepted the explanation tendered. Trainer Mr G. Portelli, confirmed the instructions that he did not issue specific instructions and whilst he acknowledged that Parche endured a wide run during the event, he was nevertheless disappointed in the filly's performance. Mr Portelli also informed Stewards that he would consult with the owners before deciding on the immediate racing future of Parche, however undertook to trial the filly before racing it again. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Sound Off (NZ) - Began awkwardly, shifted in and hampered Parche. Was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Co-trainer J. Lee was advised that Sound Off, which was beaten 30.5 lengths, will be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.
RACE 2: Headwater @ Vinery Handicap (1200m)
Major Wager – Began only fairly. Hung out for some distance approaching and rounding the home turn.
Miss Belief – When asked for an explanation regarding the mare's performance today, jockey J. Ford stated that the mare did not travel well at any stage during the event and was under pressure rounding the home turn and proved very disappointing in the run to the finish. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer G. Ryan informed Stewards that having regard to the mare's performance today, a decision has been made to retire Miss Belief today.
Our Revenue -Was crowded on jumping between Sakura, which shifted out and Miss Scorcher, which after being contacted by Our Revenue, was then turned inwards.
RACE 3: Everest Carnival Handicap (1250m)
Papal Warrior – When asked for an explanation for the colt's performance, rider J. McDonald informed Stewards that the horse travelled only fairly in the early stages, was under pressure leaving the 500m, and did not respond to his riding in the straight, proving disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. In light of the colt's poor performance today, Stable representative, Mr. C. Duckworth was advised that Papal Warrior will be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.
Good Stock (NZ) – Was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Raced wide and without cover throughout. Approaching the 800m, was bumped by Our Girl Sniti, which shifted out. Raced in restricted room for a short distance approaching the 200m between Our Girl Sniti and Papal Warrior, both of which shifted ground.
Vienna Rain – After beginning well and being ridden along in the early stages to race prominently, and when it became apparent, the colt was not going to be able to cross runners drawn to his inside, he then elected to restrain Vienna Rain near the 1000m, whereby he was shifted behind runners and settled towards the rear of the field. Hung out rounding the home turn.
Johnny Angel – Was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Was held up for clear running rounding the home turn until shifting to the outside of Papal Warrior passing the 300m. Leaving the 200m, was hampered and had to be shifted outwards by its rider to avoid the heels of Papal Warrior, which shifted out.
Bollywood – Began awkwardly, shifted in and hampered Johnny Angel.
Astralis - Began awkwardly.
Zensational – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Commenced to hang out making the turn at the 700m and continued to do so for the remainder of the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Mr. L. Bridge advised that he would now have a dynamic scope performed on the filly, at which time he will report back the results to the Stewards. Mr. Bridge was nonetheless advised that Zensational will be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.
Nudge – Commenced to hang in when placed under pressure in the home straight, and for some distance approaching the passing the 100m, could not be fully tested after improving after the heels of the tiring Bollywood.
Our Girl Sniti – After beginning awkwardly, was then hampered by Papal Warrior, which shifted in. For some distance approaching and passing the 800m, raced fiercely at the heels of Astralis. Leaving the 400m, was bumped by Good Stock, which shifted in. Our Girl Sniti became unbalanced as a result. Approaching the 100m, shifted out and away from St. Covet's Spirit and made slight contact with Good Stock. Hung in and raced greenly under pressure in the straight.
St Covet’s Spirit -Shortly after the start, was hampered by Nudge, which was bumped and taken inwards by Cock Match. Was held up for clear running from entering the home straight until passing the 200m. Was again held up for clear running for a short distance approaching the 100m when Astralis shifted in.
RACE 4: ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap (1100m)
Bombarding (NZ) -Near the 700m, had to be steadied by its rider when tightened for room by Vedder (T. Berry), which shifted in when not quite clear. Rider T. Berry was reprimanded and advised that he must make a greater effort to provide runners to his inside the racing room they require.
Grimoire – The gelding, which was fractious in the barriers, was then slow to begin.
El Mo – Made contact with its offside barrier partition on jumping, resulting in its rider becoming unbalanced.
Roosevelt – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with The Pharaoh. Was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Held up on the heels of The Pharaoh approaching and rounding the home turn. Rider T. Clark reported that after being held up on the gelding rounding the home turn, Roosevelt was unbalanced in the early part of the straight and he therefore did not place the gelding under full pressure. He added that when Roosevelt balanced up near the 150m, he placed the gelding under full pressure, at which stage it finished the race off strongly.
Hibiscus Lady – Began awkwardly. Leaving the 400m, had to be steadied when tightened for room between Grimoire and Roosevelt, which shifted out slightly when placed awkwardly at the heels of The Pharaoh. Was again hampered by Roosevelt shortly after entering the home straight when that horse shifted out. When asked for an explanation regarding tactics adopted on the mare today whereby it settled in a midfield position, which is in contrast to the manner in which it has been ridden at its previous starts. Jockey A. Atkins informed Stewards that he was instructed to ride the horse in a midfield position today. Trainer Arkling will be interview in regards to the manner at a later day.
Our Dasha – Raced wide and without cover. Shortly after the start, was bumped by The Pharaoh and became momentarily unbalanced. Leaving the 200m, was momentarily hampered when El Mo was shifted out to continue into clear running.
The Pharaoh – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have blood present in its left nostril. Trainer R. Litt was advised that The Pharaoh would be required to gallop or trial over 1000m in the presence of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.
Vincero - Began only fairly. Was held up approaching and rounding the home turn until establishing clear running to the inside of El Mo leaving the 300m. Between the 100m and 50m, was continuously shifted out wider to continue into clear running, and was then unable to be tested over the concluding stages after improving onto the heels of Grimoire.
RACE 5: TAB Handicap (1250m)
Dio D’Oro – For some distance shortly after the start, was crowded between Ruthless Agent and Quadriga, which shifted in despite the efforts of its rider.
Electric Charlie – Shortly after the start, had to be steadied when crowded between Ever So Natural and Ruthless Agent, which was bumped and taken in. Held up rounding the home turn. Was again momentarily held up after improving onto the heels of the tiring Adonis Victorious near the 200m and had to be shifted to the outside of that runner's heels to secure clear running.
Ever So Natural – Held up rounding the home turn.
Ruthless Agent (NZ) – Overraced in the middle stages and had to be restrained from the heels of Erno near the 600m. Was held up for clear running from the 300m until leaving the 200m and was then again unable to be tested over the final 60m when awkwardly placed at the heels of Quadriga.
Erno – Began only fairly. When asked for an explanation concerning the tactics adopted in the early stages and again approaching the home turn, jockey J. McDonald advised that whilst it was his intention to take up the leading position or the position outside the leader, when Sedition and Isorich established a margin on Erno in the early stages, he felt it would be best for the gelding's competitive chances if he took the trailing position. J. McDonald added that through the middle stages, Erno had difficulty maintaining a trailing position behind Sedition despite his urgings to the extent where he was unable to prevent Quadriga from shifting out passing the 500m. J. McDonald added that whilst it had been his intention to trail Sedition, the outward movement from Quadriga then forced him to place Erno under pressure in an endeavour to improve his position to the outside of Isorich. J. McDonald stated that he was unable to secure running to the outside of Isorich despite riding vigorously to obtain that position when Lilith, which was travelling far better than him at the time, proceeded forward to his outside. This resulted in Erno being held up rounding the home turn. After giving consideration to the explanation tended and after viewing relevant footage of the event, Stewards accepted the explanation tendered and took no further action.
Isorich – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Notabadidea (NZ) – Co-trainer J. Lee was fined $100 under AR106(2) for presenting Notabadidea to the enclosure without its tongue-tie, which is a part of its approved gear. After beginning only fairly, was hampered by Adonis Victorious, which shifted in slightly.
RACE 6: Australian Turf Club Handicap (1900m)
Bajan Gold (IRE) – Began only fairly, and was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
Fast Train – Began only fairly, and then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. When asked for an explanation regarding the performance today, jockey J. Collett reported that after being able to secure a position one-off, trailing Misty Summer near the 1400m, Fast Train travelled comfortably, however, when the pace increased passing the 500m, Fast Train, after accelerating momentarily, was then under pressure and failed to finish the race off. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Dashing Special – Began only fairly. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Lost its off-fore plate in running.
Notabadharada (NZ) – Was held up on the heels of Misty Summer rounding the home turn.
Misty Summer – Between the 600m and approaching the 400m, was held up and unable to improve when awkwardly placed at the heels of Great Glen. Hung out rounding the home turn.
Eden Vale – Was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Overraced in the early stages. Leaving the 1200m, improved up to the heels of Notabadharada, and when being restrained, shifted out. Lost its off hind plate in running.
RACE 7: ATC Members Tour Handicap (1550m)
Flying Pierro – Slow to begin. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Beaufort Park – Near the 250m, became awkwardly placed on the heels of The Cartoonist, which shifted out, and had to be shifted wider to secure clear running.
Johnny Vinko (NZ) – Began awkwardly.
Obelos (GB) – Jumped awkwardly, shifted out, made contact with the hindquarters of Beaufort Park and became unbalanced. Had to be restrained from the heels of Beaufort Park for some distance approaching the 800m when the pace of the race slackened. After being taken outwards near the 250m by Beaufort Park, then commenced to lay out when placed under pressure. When asked for an explanation regarding the performance of the gelding today, jockey J. Collett stated that whilst the horse overraced during the event, it was nevertheless disappointing with the manner in which it tired over the final stages of the event. Jockey J. Collett added that the manner in which Obelos laid out and compounded in the latter stages concerned him, he did not pressure Obelos over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. The Stewards will follow up with the stable and determine if any direct action would be taken with respect to the gelding.
Fastnet Cyclone (IRE) – Shortly after the start, was bumped by Beaufort Park.
Great Danger – Began awkwardly.
Walking Moment – Made contact with The Bald Eagle on jumping.
Paulo Pace – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Colada, Lewis
Race 2: Miss Scorcher, Dance Hall Girl
Race 3: Astralis, St Covet's Spirit, Papal Warrior
Race 4: Grimoire, Vedder
Race 5: Quadriga, Lilith
Race 6: Rapido Chaparro, Genoveffa
Race 7: The Bald Eagle, Great Danger
Race 5: Co-trainer J. Lee- $100- presented Notabadidea to enclosure with incorrect gear (AR106(2)).
Race 1: App. R. Dolan (Colada) – careless riding (AR131(a))
Race 4: T. Berry (Bombarding) – careless riding (AR131(a))
Race 1: Sound Off (Trainer Mr J & G. Lee) – poor performance.
Race 3: Zensational (Trainer Mr. L. Bridge) – hung out badly.
Race 3: Papal Warrior (Trainer Mr. C. Waller) – poor performance.
Race 4: The Pharaoh (Trainer R. Litt) – bled from one nostril
Race 1: Colada – to be ridden further forward - led
Race 4: Our Dasha – to be ridden further forward – settled offpace
Race 7: Obelos – to be ridden conservatively – settled back.
Change of Colours:
Change of Gear
Race 1: Parche (Trainer G. Portelli) - future race plans
Race 4: Hibiscus Lady (Trainer R. Quintin) – tactics adopted
Race 7: Obelos (Trainer C. Waller) – poor performance