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Flemington stewards' report

Flemington: Victoria Racing Club

Date:

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Track:

Soft 5, downgraded to a Soft 6 at 3.40 pm retrospective to Race 7, downgraded to a Soft 7 at 4.20 pm after Race 8

Going Stick:

9.0; Inside 8.9, Outside 8.8; Shear 11.1; Moisture 37.7%

Weather:

Showers

Rail:

Out 3m entire circuit

Stewards' Panel:

Robert Cram (Chair), Rob Montgomery, Geoff Hausfeld, Sam Cochrane and Rex Terp

 

Riding Changes / Jockey Information

 

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

2

Basarwa (NZ)

Damien Oliver

Fred Kersley

Indisposed

5

Kalashani Lad

Damien Oliver

Patrick Moloney

Indisposed

9

Baglioni

Damien Oliver

Damien Thornton

Indisposed

 

Medical Certificate produced today

Daniel Moor

 

Must produce Medical Certificate prior to riding again:

Damien Oliver

 

Did not attend meeting:

Damien Oliver

 

Race 1 BYERLEY HANDICAP - 1800 metres:

Aktolgali Began awkwardly, shifted in, made contact with Tanaka Son and was then slow into stride. Rider Jack Hill was fined $600 under the provisions of AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that he used his whip on 9 occasions prior to the 100 metres which is four more than permitted. Stewards took into account his good record, totality of whip strikes (12) and the fact he placed 2nd.

Think Bold Began awkwardly. Steadied to avoid heels near the 1400m.

Tanaka Son Shifted out at the start and made contact with Aktolgali.

Mamool Slow into stride. Rider Ethan Brown reported that at this stage of its career, his mount was not suited by the step up in grade and distance. He added that the gelding may have come to the end of its preparation. A post‑race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow up with the stable.

Turn It Up Tommy (NZ) Raced keenly in the early stages. Near the 1500m got its head up when being restrained to avoid the heels of Catskill.

Kaveri Raced keenly in the early stages and got its head up when being restrained to avoid heels passing the 1500m. Disappointing performance. Rider Daniel Moor reported in his opinion the mare was not suited by today's moderate tempo and would appreciate races run in a more genuine manner. A post‑race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.

Dubianaire Raced three wide without cover throughout.

Catskill When questioned, rider Brett Prebble reported that the gelding had been slow to begin at its most recent starts with blinkers and that today with the blinkers removed, Catskill began well, and with the slow tempo in the early stages he then elected to settle more forward than anticipated. He added that the pre-race instructions were to settle off the speed if the gelding began well.

Helen's Boy Got its head up when being restrained near the 1500m.

Hollerween A distant last. An irregular heart rhythm was detected on post‑race veterinary examination. Hollerween shall not start in any race until the Stewards have received a satisfactory veterinary report. The report must include the results of an ECG performed at rest and cardiac auscultation performed within 30 minutes of completing a satisfactory gallop of at least 1000m.

 

Race 2 K.A. MORRISON HANDICAP - 1400 metres:

Yulong Justify Began awkwardly. Rider Dean Yendall reported the gelding, which was fractious in the barriers, began awkwardly and for this reason settled further back than intended. He added the gelding travelled well throughout the event and failed to finish off in the straight and in his opinion may have come to the end of its preparation. A post‑race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Calvin McEvoy confirmed the gelding would be spelled.

Basarwa (NZ) Began awkwardly. Became unbalanced passing the 300m after being brushed by Crestani which had shifted out.

National Choice Raced keenly in the middle stages.

Sir Davy Raced wide without cover from the 1000m. Rider John Allen could offer no explanation for the performance. A post‑race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.

Hickok Held up for clear running from the 500m until passing the 300m.

I'm Thunderstruck (NZ) In the home straight hung in.

Thunder Point In the home straight laid in.

Divine Diosa Near the 350m was eased away from the heels of I'm Thunderstruck (NZ) which was hanging in.

Crestani When giving ground passing the 300m was eased to avoid the heels of Tuvalu (D. Bates) which shifted out when insufficiently clear. Declan Bates was severely reprimanded.

 

Race 3 RMBL INVESTMENTS RISING STARS FINAL - 1400 metres:

Make Mine Hennessy Slow to begin.

Moscow Red (NZ) Began awkwardly.

Lindhout Began awkwardly with its head up and was then restrained to the rear of the field. Raced keenly in the early stages. When questioned, apprentice Carleen Hefel reported she was instructed to settle at the rear of the field and to not expose the mare too early as Lindhout has a good turn of foot late in the race. She added that due to the fast tempo through the middle stages, she got further back than she would have liked and that the mare was off the bridle a little passing the 800m and for this reason she failed to make any ground until straightening. She added the mare made good ground to the line but had a tendency to lay in over the concluding stages. Stewards notified Carleen Hefel to be mindful not to set her mounts an impossible task and when in similar circumstances she should attempt to improve her position into the race sooner than she did on this occasion passing the 600m when trailing Aidensfield.

Aidensfield Taken in off its course passing the 50m by Lindhout which was laying in under pressure before being straightened by its rider. When questioned, apprentice Will Price reported he was instructed to settle the filly back in the field from the wide barrier to enable her to finish the race off strongly. He added after settling well through the early stages, the tempo of the race then increased and he was left further back than desired. He further added that due to the good pace through the middle stages he was then obliged to begin riding the filly sooner than he would have liked.

Write Enuff Apprentice Tatum Bull explained she was instructed to let her mount stride freely and avoid having to overly restrain her as she has a tendency to overrace. She added that the mare set a quicker pace than she would have liked and as a result failed to run out a strong 1400m.

 

Race 4 - ATA CELEBRATES WOMEN TRAINERS HANDICAP - 2000 metres:

Pancho Change of tactics: if begins well, more forward. Settled outside the leader.

Crimson Ace Change of tactics: more forward. Settled in a handy position.

Tavirun (NZ) Slow to begin. Led and weakened from the 400m. Rider Craig Newitt advised that in his opinion the gelding felt amiss in its action. A post‑race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow up with the stable.

Orleans Rock (NZ) Slow to begin and was then tightened for room by Pancho which shifted in.

Salsamor (NZ) Raced wide without cover from the 900m. Apprentice Will Price advised that he elected to race wide without cover from the 900m due to the slow tempo and that the gelding had a tendency to overrace.

Dr Drill (GB) Held up for clear running from the 500m until approaching the 200m. Apprentice Madison Lloyd accidentally lost the use of her offside rein for a stride passing the 100m.

Schabau (GER) Laid in under pressure in the straight.

Vegas Knight Rider Craig Williams reported that his saddle slipped forward during the race. A post‑race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

 

Race 5 L.V. LACHAL HANDICAP - 1200 metres:

Island Joy (NZ) Slow to begin.

Air Defence Began awkwardly.

Messerschmitt Overraced in the early stages.

Can't Be Done Laid out under pressure from the 400m.

Ghost Doctor Held up for clear running from the 300m and near the 50m had to shift out to gain clear running.

Lowanna Magic Commenced to weaken from the 300m. Rider Declan Bates reported his mount would be better suited with cover and was disappointing. A post‑race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

 

Race 6 SIR EUGENE GORMAN HANDICAP - 1600 metres:

Adelaide Ace (NZ) Change of tactics: more forward. Settled outside the leading horse. Weakened from the 300m. Rider Dean Yendall reported the gelding travelled well through the early stages of the event, however was under pressure a long way from home and failed to finish the race off. He added that in his opinion the gelding appreciates his races spaced. A post‑race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow up with the stable.

Denero Change of tactics: more forward. Settled towards the rear of the field.

Sierra Sue (NZ) Slow to begin.

Dice Roll (FR) Raced three wide without cover.

Fundraiser Raced keenly in the middle stages. Disappointing performance. Rider Craig Williams explained the gelding raced keenly throughout which it does have a tendency to do, however the gelding failed to finish off and was disappointing. A post‑race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow up with the stable.

Hi Stranger Held up for clear running from the 500m until passing the 300m.

Django Freeman (GER) Disappointing performance. Rider Ben Melham reported that the gelding, which was first up today, failed to respond to his riding when placed under pressure and commenced to give ground. A post‑race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.

Kinane (NZ) Disappointing performance. Rider Jamie Kah reported that in her opinion the gelding did not appreciate racing inside other horses. Post-race endoscopy of Kinane detected a degree of internal exercise‑induced pulmonary haemorrhage which may have affected the horse's racing performance. A veterinary clearance will be required prior to racing again.

 

Race 7 - TREVOR CLARKE HANDICAP - 1000 metres:

Rock Prophet Slow to begin.

Kalkarni Royale Began awkwardly.

Ididitforlove Began awkwardly and knuckled.

Elite Legacy When questioned, apprentice Teodore Nugent reported that if his mount began well, he was instructed to allow the gelding to settle where comfortable and had anticipated settling behind the leading horses. He added that Elite Legacy began well and easily took up a forward position. Trainer Tony Noonan confirmed the instructions given and explained that similar instructions had been given at its previous start at Sandown.

 

Race 8 FLEMINGTON CUP 1849 - 2800 metres:

Shakespear'sgalley (IRE) Trainer Saab Hasan was fined $100 under the provisions of LR63A(2)(b) for the late notification of the rider.

Lofty Heights Slow to begin. Raced three wide without cover from the 1600m.

Royal Crown Tightened for room at the start by Saunter Boy (FR) which shifted out abruptly.

Saunter Boy (FR) Shifted out abruptly at the start. Held up for clear running from the 500m until passing the 300m.

South Pacific (GB) Rider Jamie Kah reported that her mount was not suited by the slow tempo of the race and failed to respond to her riding when placed under pressure. Weakened from the 250m. A post‑race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.

Feel The Rush (NZ) Rider Michael Dee reported that he was instructed to go forward if the mare began well, as it has a tendency to be slow to begin. He added after beginning well the gelding settled forward but did race keenly. A post‑race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

 

Race 9 KEN COX HANDICAP - 1700 metres:

Get In The Queue Late scratching at 4.51 pm on veterinary advice after being fractious in the barriers. Co-trainer Michael Kent (Jnr) was notified Get In The Queue would be required to compete in a jump‑out to the satisfaction of Stewards before being permitted to race again.

All monies bet for a win and/or place and concession betting on the late scratching to be refunded. All successful bets on horses prior to time of withdrawal are subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket:

Win Bets - Seiners Express (NZ) - 5 cents

Place Bets (For Winner) - 6 cents

Place Bets (For 2nd) - Foxy Frida - 4 cents

Place Bets (For 3rd) - Literati - 7 cents

All monies bet after the Stewards' declaration of withdrawal to be paid at face value of ticket.

Crackerjack Prince Change of tactics: more forward. Settled forward of midfield.

Baglioni Underwent a veterinary examination upon arrival at the barriers after making contact with the gate when leaving the mounting yard and was passed suitable to race. Began awkwardly. Disappointed for clear running passing the 400m between Fatigues and Bengal Bandit which shifted out. Was again disappointed for clear running from the 200m and went to the line not fully tested.

The Awesome Son Slow to begin.

Mona Dream Tightened for room at the start between Fatigues and Vilanculos which was taken out by Adonis Kick and Bengal Bandit.

Always In Moment Raced three wide without cover. Rider Craig Williams stopped riding approaching the finishing line when racing neatly between Seiners Express (NZ) and Fatigues.

Bengal Bandit Steadied approaching the finishing line after having been taken out slightly and then brushing the hindquarters of Literati which was shifting out before being straightened by its rider, Will Price. After taking into account that Will Price had attempted to correct his mount, Stewards took no further action other than to notify him to exercise more care in future.

 

SWAB SAMPLES

 

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race 1 Mamool, Catskill, Dubianaire

Race 2 Japery, Tuvalu, Hickok

Race 3 The Closer, Aidensfield, Lindhout, Make Mine Hennessy

Race 4 Furrion (GB), One More Try, Tavirun (NZ), Vegas Knight

Race 5 Can't Be Done, Hasseltoff, Lowanna Magic, Island Joy (NZ)

Race 6 Django Freeman (GER), Dice Roll (FR), Hi Stranger

Race 7 Rock Prophet, Fine Dane, Dirty Thoughts

Race 8 The Good Fight (NZ), Cernan (GB) , Pharrell (NZ)

Race 9 Always In Moment, Adonis Kick, Vilanculos

 

Pre-race urine for post‑race analysis:

Race 1 Tanaka Son

Race 4 Tamarack (NZ)

Race 8 South Pacific (GB)

Race 9 Fatigues

 

Post‑race samples from following horses:

All Winners

 

Raceday Summary

 

Late Scratchings:

Race 9, Get In The Queue, 4.51 pm, veterinary advice

Fines:

Race 1, Jack Hill, $600, whip use, AR132(7)(a)(ii)

Race 8, Saab Hasan, $100, late rider notification, LR63A(2)(b)

Severe Reprimands:

Race 2, Declan Bates, careless riding, AR131(a)

Horse Actions:

Race 1, Hollerween, cardiac arrhythmia, ECG, gallop

Race 6, Kinane (NZ), EIPH, veterinary clearance

Race 9, Get In The Queue, fractious in barriers, jump-out

Change of Tactics:

Race 4, Pancho, more forward

Race 4, Crimson Ace, more forward

Race 6, Denero, more forward

Race 6, Adelaide Ace (NZ), more forward

Race 9, Crackerjack Prince, more forward

Follow Ups:

Race 1, Mamool

Race 4, Tavirun (NZ)

Race 6, Adelaide Ace (NZ)

Race 6, Fundraiser

Supplementary Reports

Warracknabeal 5/7/21
Rhee's Reward Stable advised the filly pulled up satisfactorily.
El Fabio Stable advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and 
may now be given a freshen up.
Getonit Stable advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily.

 

Sandown 7/7/21
Delta Tango Stable advised the filly pulled up satisfactorily and a decision will be made in the coming days on whether or not to continue preparation.
Starouz Stable advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily but would now be spelled.
Shadow Goddess Stable advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and 
would continue preparation.

 

Caulfield 10/7/21
Astronomicelle Stable advised the filly pulled up satisfactorily, would be better suited on softer tracks and would now be given a freshen up.
Vibrant Glider Stable advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and 
would continue preparation back in trip.
Uniquely Stable advised the filly pulled up satisfactorily and 
would continue preparation.
Strategic Phil Stable advised the gelding would now be spelled.
Think 'N' Fly Stable advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and 
would continue preparation.
Order of Command Stable advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily, would derive benefit from the run and 
would continue preparation.

Pakenham 10/7/21
Swinging Sixties (NZ) 
Stable advised the filly will be undergoing a dynamic scope and will forward results onto the Veterinary Department.

Ballarat 11/7/21
Metzarro 
Stable advised the filly would now be spelled.
Media Empire Stable advised the colt would now be spelled.
High Ferocity (NZ) Stable advised the gelding would now be spelled.

Murtoa 12/7/21
Decurio (NZ) 
Stable advised the gelding pulled up satisfactorily and would
 now be given a freshen up.
Delightful Icing Stable advised the filly pulled up satisfactorily and 
would continue preparation up in distance.

Ballarat 13/7/21
Sweet Home Alabama 
Stable advised the filly pulled up with some muscle soreness and will be given some time between runs.

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