Australian Turf Club
CANTERBURY PARK RACECOURSE
Friday, 8 January 2021
Track: Soft (7), upgraded to a soft 6 at 5:55pm following the running of race 1
STEWARDS: T P Moxon (Chairman), M F Van Gestel, C L Albrecht, and cadets B J Pearce E A Tickner and E Y A Hargraves
RACE 1 – Stud & Stable Staff Awards Handicap 1200m
All Machiavellian – began awkwardly and shortly afterwards was hampered by Contentedly, which was taken out by Hi Hi Hi. From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Bil Colyns – in the middle stages raced keenly, was inclined to lay in and approaching the 800m made contact with the running rail. Near the 450m was checked to avoid the heels of Honeycreeper when that runner lost ground. This resulted in Bil Colyns losing significant ground at this point of the race and furthermore the colt was then held up until entering the home straight.
Colour De Roy – On jumping bumped with Ruinart. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
Dethroned – shortly after the start, shifted in and made contact with Wilsons Prom and became unbalanced. Raced keenly in the early stages and passing the 900m was steadied when crowded by Larkspur Run (K. McEvoy) when that runner shifted in when not clear. K. McEvoy was advised to exercise more care. Hung out rounding the home turn. Rider R Bayliss reported that the gelding raced greenly throughout the event and was disappointing in the manner in which it finished the race off when placed under pressure.
Wilsons Prom – slow to begin, shortly after the start was badly crowded between Bil Colyns and Dethroned and as a result had to be checked.
Festival Dancer – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Honeycreeper – rider J Collett reported that near the 500m when racing to the inside of Contentedly, when that runner shifted in slightly towards his mount the filly shifted away from that runner. As a result Honeycreeper made significant contact with the running rail, became badly unbalanced and lost considerable ground. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stable representative Mr D Beadman was advised that an official warning will be recorded against the racing manners of the filly.
Larkspur Run – near the 500m was inconvenienced by Honeycreeper which shifted out.
Ruinart – rider R King reported that the filly which was having its first race start raced greenly throughout the early and middle stages and when Honeycreeper which was racing directly to the inside made contact with the running rail at the 500m and lost ground, her mount lost concentration at this stage of the race and did not respond to her riding from this point. She added that in her opinion Ruinart would be advantaged by having Blinkers applied for his next race start. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Mr J O'Shea expressed some disappointment with the performance of the filly and advised that Ruinart would now be spelled.
Contentedly – on jumping was hampered by Hi Hi Hi which shifted out.
RACE 2 – Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 1100m
Not Another Reiby – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr J Sargent was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to the geldings next race start or barrier trial.
Genkides – laid in in the early part of the home straight and near the 200m was steadied from the heels of Not Another Reiby. Laid out under pressure over the final 100m.
Go Gazza – began awkwardly and shortly after the start was crowded by Big Happiness which shifted out.
Texcel – lost its near fore plate on route to the barriers. After being re plated Texcel was examined by the clubs veterinary officer and deemed suitable to race.
Velorum – hung out making the turn from the 600m until entering the home straight. Velorum laid out under pressure in the straight.
Big Happiness – bumped by Velorum and then shortly aftershifted out and made contact with Go Gazza. Rider T Clark reported that he had to make some use of the gelding to cross Genkides to obtain the lead and added that nevertheless he was disappointed in the manner in which Big Happiness weakened in the straight, particularly over the final 200m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Miss K Buchanan could offer no explanation for todays performance and undertook to provide the stewards the results of a veterinary inspection performed when retuned to the stable. Miss Buchanan undertook to report back on the future race plans for the gelding.
RACE 3 – Schweppes Handicap 1100m
Bailieston – began awkwardly and then was hampered by Tight Ropes which shifted in. Raced keenly in the early stages and after being crossed by Barossa Rosa near the 700m improved onto the heels of that runner and was steadied.
Barossa Rosa – began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped Latin Lyric.
Lumerai – began awkwardly and from a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.
So Sassy – shifted out abruptly on jumping. From the outside barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 150m was shifted to the outside of the weakening Windsweep to continue into clear running.
Windsweep – Rider J Parr reported he believed Windsweep would show sufficient speed to obtain a prominent position to the outside of the anticipated leader Tight Ropes. He said after beginning satisfactorily he rode his mount forward to obtain his position however, Windsweep did not show sufficient speed in the early stages to hold a position outside Tight Ropes and when Bailieston maintained its position one off to his inside, Windsweep was caught racing three wide and without cover for the majority of the event. He added that Windsweep made the home turn awkwardly and when under pressure from the 400m, failed to respond to his riding and was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to finish its race off. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Co trainer Mr Peter Snowden stated the filly was disadvantaged by racing three wide and without cover. In addition to that, J Parr was required to make some use of Windsweep to hold that position in the early stages. Mr Snowden undertook to report back to the stewards on the condition of the filly and its future race plans.
Super One Susie – raced keenly in the middle stages. Held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight, before shifting to the outside of Barossa Rosa inside the 200m to continue into clear running.
Tight Ropes – began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped Bailieston.
Latin Lyric – on jumping was bumped heavily by Barossa Rosa which shifted out. From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Symo’s Girl – held up rounding the home turn and did not obtain clear running until approaching the 200m when able to improve to the inside of Super One Susie.
RACE 4 – Iron Jack Handicap 1550m
Celtic Love – R Bayliss rider of Strange Charm was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) when near the 350m shifted out when insufficiently clear of Split Not A Shock, causing that runner to be taken out which resulted in Celtic Love having to be steadied and lost its rightful running when crowded between Split Not A Shock and Joliette. R Bayliss's license to ride in races was suspended for a period of six meetings to commence on Sunday 17th January 2021 and to expire on Thursday 28th January 2021.
Insensata – from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover.
Joliette – began only fairly.
Laila De Vega – began awkwardly. When questioned regarding his riding in the middle stages and whether then was an opportunity to obtain a more forward position behind Celtic Love T Sherry stated that his mount was not travelling well throughout the early stages and despite his efforts failed to improve its position. He added as a result this allowed Joliette to obtain a position in advance of his mount. When questioned regarding his riding rounding the home turn and whether there was an opportunity to commence a forward move when Joliette improved approaching the 400m, T Sherry stated that again his mount was not travelling well enough to improve with that runner. He said that when he endeavoured to improve and trail Joliette approaching the 350m, he had to steady his mount when Celtic Love lost ground at that point. He said that he was then able to obtain clear running towards the outside of the field upon entering the home straight, whereby Laila De Vega finished its race off well. Stewards acknowledged that Laila De Vega was not travelling well throughout home the middle stages which presented him not being able to take up a more forward position. Stewards however advised app Sherry that he should have more of an effort to improve into the race and trail Joliette when that runner commenced its run passing the 400m.
Split Not A Shock – rider K McEvoy reported he was instructed to obtain a forward position with cover. He said after beginning well from a wide barrier, when he was unable to secure a position with cover he then had to make some use of the mare to continue forward whereby Split Not A Shock obtained a position outside the leader Cicero Field near the 1000m. K McEvoy attributed the manner in which he had to ride Split Not A Shock in the early stages to obtain a position closer to the rail was the principal reason for its performance tonight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Cicero Field – on jumping shifted out and made contact with Laila De Vega.
RACE 5 – The Agency Real Estate Handicap 1900m
Tochi – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Dylan’s Romance – began awkwardly and shortly afterwards was crowded between Main Stage and Aesop's Fable which was taken out by Tochi. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have no abnormalities.
Main Stage – raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Approaching the 400m was hampered and taken wider by Aesop's Fable when that runner was taken out by Fill Of Fun.
Teronito – began awkwardly. Between the 300m and the 200m shifted out to secure clear running and approaching the 200m made contact with Divine Eleven when endeavouring to improve into a run between that runner and Main Stage.
Alchermes – slow to begin. When questioned regarding his riding from the 700m rider C Reith stated that making the turn at the 700m McGeehan which was positioned to his outside shifted in slightly, resulting in Alchermes unable to hold its position at that stage of the race. He added that approaching the home straight he anticipated McGeehan shifting out and trailing Fill Of Fun which would have given him an opportunity to shift away from the heels of Dylan's Romance. He added that when McGeehan held its position to his outside passing the 300m he was unable to shift out and as a result Alchermes became held up behind Dylans Romance rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight. He added that near the 250m when attempting to improve to the inside of Dylans Romance, when that runner shifted back in slightly he was disappointed for this run and had to be steadied approaching the 200m. He said that he was not aware a narrow run had developed between Dylans Romance and Tochi inside the 200m as he was focused on shifting Alchermes to the outside of Tochi where he was able to do so and obtained clear running approaching the 100m. C Reith pleaded guilty to a charge under AR131(b) in that he failed to ride fifth place getter Alchermes out to the end of the race. C Reith was fined $300.
McGeehan – raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Near the 900m was checked from the heels of Aesop's Fable. Held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight.
Fill Of Fun – Stewards permitted T Berry to ride the mare half a kilogram over the allotted weight of 54KG.
Aesop’s Fable – hampered on jumping by Tochi which shifted out. Approaching the 200m was briefly crowded between Main Stage and McGeehan which shifted out. When questioned regarding the mare racing further forward tonight, App J Van Overmeire advised that from his wide barrier he was instructed to ride Aesop's Fable in a prominent position. He said that although he received some interference at the start, he rode his mount in accordance with his instruction and was able to obtain a forward position. Trainer Mr J Sargent confirmed the instructions issued to App J Van Overmeire. Mr Sargent was reminded of his obligations to notify the Stewards of any change in riding tactics.
Divine Eleven – Stewards permitted S Clipperton to ride the gelding half a kilogram over the allotted weight of 54KG.
RACE 6 – ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap 1250m
General Soho – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Blazing – raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
Thistledo – the gelding was a late scratching at 8:15pm acting on veterinary advice when found to be lame in the off foreleg after arriving behind the barriers. The Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Thistledo be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 8:15pm be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket
1st Sedition – 8 cents win, 9 cents place
2nd General Soho – 7 cents place
3rd Revitup Rednut – 9 cents place
Co trainer D Blundell was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding barrier trialling or racing again.
Revitup Rednut – Stewards permitted S Clipperton to ride the mare half a kilogram over the allotted weight of 54KG. Began only fairly and then was crowded by All From Scrap which shifted in. When questioned regarding his riding rounding the home turn and as to whether there was an opportunity to shift to the outside of Blazing sooner then what he did, S Clipperton stated that from the 500m he was awkwardly positioned to the inside of that runner and approaching the 400m had to be eased when briefly crowded by Blazing. He said that as a result, Sedition was able to improve quickly to his outside which resulted in Revitup Rednut being held up for clear running until approaching the 200m where the mare was shifted to the outside of Sedition. While Stewards acknowledged Revitup Rednut was awkwardly positioned to the inside of Blazing, S Clipperton was advised that in future he would be expected to take advantage of runs to position his mount in clear running, sooner then what he had done on this occasion.
Pyrmont – began only fairly. Over the concluding stages was eased when awkwardly positioned at the heels of Weekend Affair which shifted out. App C Graham reported that it was not her intention to lead, however after beginning on terms with the remainder of the field the gelding commenced to raced keenly and instead of restraining the gelding she allowed Pyrmont to assume the lead without having to overly pressure her mount.
Bat Pad – Stewards permitted T Berry to ride the mare half a kilogram over the allotted weight of 54KG. Held up between the 300m and the 200m when being shifted to the outside of Already Blessed. Near the 150m and had to be steadied from the heels of Already Blessed, when that runner was taken out by Pyrmont (App C Graham) which shifted out. App C Graham was advised to exercise more care.
RACE 7 – Suttons City KIA Evening Star 155
Wild About Her – slow to begin.
Salsonic – began awkwardly.
All But Gone – slow to begin (2L).
Surjin – Stewards permitted T Berry to ride the mare one kilogram over the allotted weight of 54KG. Rider T Berry reported that the gelding was under pressure from the 600m and when he felt there may have been something amiss with gelding action behind he did not fully test it to the finish. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stable representative was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Surjin racing again.
Zidane – held up rounding the home turn. Between the 250m and the 150m shifted out to secure clear running. Over the concluding stages was held up behind Maui Girl and was unable to be tested.
RACE 8 – Canterbury Night Sprint Series – Heat 1 1100m
Perigord – began awkwardly and made contact with Sausalito. Near the 500m shifted out and made contact with Sausalito and became unbalanced.
Wander – shortly after the start was crowded between Kosciusko and Hurt Money which shifted out.
Miss Scorcher – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
What Could Be – from a wide barrier shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Star Of Harada – The gelding was a late scratching at 12:10pm acting on veterinary advice.
Kawaikini – from a wide barrier shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Estrado – began awkwardly.
Hurt Money – hampered on jumping by Estrado which shifted out. Laid out rounding the home turn and when under pressure in the straight.
Sausalito – approaching the 50m was steadied when crowded between Kosciusko and Miss Scorcher which after initially being taken in by Wander shifted in and away from that runner.
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):
|Race 5||T Berry (Fill of Fun)||7 strikes|
Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Colour De Roy, Honeycreeper, Contentedly, Larkspur Run
Race 2: Genkides, Go Gazza (2), Big Happiness
Race 3: Barossa Rosa, Super One Susie, Latin Lyric (2)
Race 4: Celtic Love, Insensata, Split Not A Shock, Enduring Knight
Race 5: Dylan’s Romance, Into The Oblivion, Fill Of Fun (2)
Race 6: General Soho(2), Already Blessed
Race 7: Chocolatier, Wild About Her, All But Gone , Maui Girl
Race 8: Hurt Money
|Fines:||Race 5: C Reith (Alchermes) $300 AR131(b) failed to ride mount out to the end of the race.|
|Suspensions:||Race 4: R Bayliss (Strange Charm) 17th January 2021 – 28th January 2021 careless riding AR131(a)|
|Warnings:||Race 1: Honeycreeper (J Cummings) racing manners|
|Certificates:||Race 2: Not Another Reiby (J Sargent) poor post-race recovery |
Race 6: Thistledo (D & M Blundell) lame off fore
Race 7: Surjin (P Perry) rider concerned with action
|Change of Tactics:||Race 4: Cicero Field - To be ridden further forward; led.|
Race 4: Joliette – To be ridden further forward; settled midfield.
Race 7: Think Free - To be ridden further forward; settled off pace.
Race 7: Budderoo Knight - To be ridden further forward; led.
|Change of Colours:||Nil|
|Change of Gear||Nil|
|Follow up:||Race 1: Ruinart (J O'Shea) post-race condition|
Race 3: Windsweep (P & P Snowden) post-race condition