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Flemington stewards' report

Victoria Racing Club @ Flemington

 

Date:

Saturday 8 June 2024

Track:

Good 4

Going stick:

9 Inside 9 Outside 9.2 Shear 11.5 Moisture 37%

Weather:

Overcast

Rail:

+8m

Stewards Panel:

Ray Livingstone (Chair), James Hitchcock, Dion Villella, Reece Wheeler, Annabel MacDonald (Cadet)

 

Medical Certificate produced today:

Daniel Stackhouse

 

Other Comments / Explanations:

Patrick Moloney underwent a medical examination on arrival and was passed fit.

Race 1 RDA PENINSULA JENNY STIDSTON SPRINT - 1200 metres:

Prior to the declaration of Correct Weight Thomas Stockdale (Supernima), third placegetter, viewed the Stewards' video before deciding not to lodge an objection against the second placed Pisces and when Stewards similarly agreed, Correct Weight was declared.

Dollar Shot Slow to begin.

Antalian Led and raced keenly. When under pressure approaching the 300m, commenced to lay in. Rider Beau Mertens reported his mount raced greenly when placed under pressure.

Wonder Boy Near the 300m shifted in over the heels of Pisces to establish clear running.

Supernima (NZ) Brushed with Pisces near the 200m due to both horses shifting ground. Passing the 200m struck over the head by the whip of Damian Lane (Pisces). Brushed on two occasions inside the 100m by Pisces.

Pisces Brushed with Supernima near the 200m due to both horses shifting ground. Damian Lane lost the use of the near side rein over the latter stages.

Race 2 RDA HORSHAM JAN CROSSER PLATE - 1400 metres:

Brazen Lady Began awkwardly.

Our Red Morning (NZ) Slow to begin. Rider Beau Mertens reported the mare raced flat. Stable representative, Jim Mason advised the mare will undergo a veterinary examination on return to the stable and if no abnormality is detected, it will be the intention to spell Our Red Morning.

Puketiro (NZ) Raced wide in the early stages before striding to settle outside the leader passing the 1000m. Rider Daniel Stackhouse reported after beginning well and when caught wide, he allowed the mare to stride forward.

Apache Song Passing the 1000m was taken in off its course by Fancify (apprentice Tatum Bull), which shifted in when not fully clear. T Bull was notified to exercise more care. Rider Craig Newitt could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Moor Mumm Raced wide without cover throughout. Apprentice Jaylah Kennedy reported her mount travelled well until placed under pressure and in her opinion, the mare may be better suited ridden with cover. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Frumos (USA) Momentarily held up for clear running passing the 500m and near the 250m shifted out to continue into clear running.

Electric Impulse Raced keenly in the middle stages. Near the 400m held up for a short distance when disappointed for clear running between Brazen Lady and Apache Song.

Race 3 RDAV MARY LONGDEN MILE - 1600 metres:

Some People Callme Began awkwardly. Held up for a short distance near the 300m.

Enxuto Hampered and unbalanced at the start by Some People Callme, which shifted out.

Craig (GB) Slow to begin. Held up from the 400m until shifting out to obtain clear running approaching the 250m.

Le Zebra (NZ) Raced three wide without cover throughout.

Makdane Raced four wide without cover throughout. Rider Zac Spain reported he had intended to ride the gelding with cover from the awkward barrier however, when caught wide he endeavoured to restrain to try to obtain cover and settled further back. Zac Spain added his mount failed to run on. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.

Motorace Raced keenly in the early stages. Near the 1300m was steadied when tightened for room to the inside of Makdane, which shifted in before being straightened by rider Zac Spain. Z Spain was advised to exercise more care.

The Shaper - Rider Billy Egan reported his mount, which was racing with visors, raced keenly, settled more forward and as a result did not finish the race off.

Riverina Power Rider Declan Bates reported, in his opinion, the filly did not run out the distance of todays race. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Race 4 RDAV SALLY FRANCIS PLATE - 2520 metres:

Quantum Cat (USA) Change of tactics To be ridden more forward. Settled mid-field. Rider Damian Lane reported his mount travelled well however, failed to run on. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.

The Genius Underwent a veterinary examination on arrival at the barriers after making contact with the gate on leaving the mounting yard and was passed suitable to race. Began awkwardly and lost ground.

Queen Air Slow to begin. Over raced in the early and middle stages.

Pesto (GB) Raced wide in the early stages before crossing to settle outside the leader near the 1800m. Rider Jye McNeil reported after being caught wide he allowed his mount to stride forward.

Mi Rock Aly (NZ) Raced wide in the early stages before crossing to obtain the lead approaching the 1800m.

Roaring Engine (NZ) Apprentice Tatum Bull reported she was instructed to ride the gelding more positively. Stable representative Jack Howard confirmed the instructions and was reminded of the stables obligation to notify any change of tactics.

Race 5 RDA MOORABBIN JANE BAKER PLATE - 2000 metres:

Hydrogen Power Slow to begin (2L). Raced keenly in the middle stages.

Samurai (NZ) Slow to begin. Rider Craig Newitt reported after being slow to begin he settled further back than intended.

Steel Run Slow to begin.

Cotton Tree Over raced in the early stages. Rider Damien Lane reported he was instructed to settle with cover in order to enable his mount to finish the race off strongly.

Lady In Pink Raced three wide without cover throughout.

Aztec State Raced keenly in the middle stages. Held up from the 500m until passing the 400m.

Seamingly Under pressure from the 600m before being eased down in the straight. Rider Alana Kelly could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Trainer Dan OSullivan was notified a warning has been placed on the fillys record due to the uncompetitive performance.

Roguery - Near the 600m was steadied from the heels of the weakening Seamingly.

Zambezi Khan (NZ) Held up from the 500m until shortly after passing the 400m.

Burlington Gate Held up from the 500m until shifting out over heels to obtain clear running passing the 200m. When questioned, rider Declan Bates explained in the early part of the straight a narrow run appeared between Expeetee and Waverley, however when Waverley shifted in he was then disappointed for that run and endeavoured to improve to the outside of that gelding near the 300m. D Bates added when Lady In Pink shifted in approaching the 200m he was again disappointed for clear running and was held up until shifting to the outside of Lady In Pink.

Tacumwah In the straight hung in. Rider Linda Meech reported the filly may appreciate tracks with more give.

Race 6 RDA DAYLESFORD LESLEY HEWITT TROPHY - 2000 metres:

Baby Rider (FR) Change of tactics To be ridden more forward. Settled behind the leader. Approaching the winning post was steadied when crowded for room between Born A King, which shifted out when laying out and Midnight Blue, which was taken in slightly by Wineglass Bay, which in turn was taken in by Red Sun Sensation, which in turn was taken in by Milford (Declan Bates), which shifted in after being brushed by Beltoro. As Stewards were of the view no one rider was to blame, no action was taken other than to advise rider D Bates that in similar circumstances, it would be expected he make a greater effort to straighten his mounts at the earliest opportunity.

Red Sun Sensation Change of tactics To be ridden more forward. Slow to begin. Settled outside the leader.

Political Debate Began awkwardly. Rider Beau Mertens reported whilst his mount raced in restricted room in the straight, the gelding was reluctant to improve between Virtuous Circle and Letsrollthedice despite being ridden along. He added, once he shifted to the outside of Virtuous Circle passing the 200m his mount closed the race off well.

Virtuous Circle (NZ) Slow to begin.

Letsrollthedice Slow to begin. Raced wide without cover for the majority of the event. For a short distance approaching the 100m raced in restricted room.

Born A King (GB) Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Held up from the 500m until shortly after passing the 400m. Laid out under pressure in the straight.

Cadre Du Noir Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Over the concluding stages was held up when awkward on the heels of Born A King.

Wineglass Bay Held up from the 500m until approaching the 300m.

Milford (NZ) Held up from the 500m until the 200m where it obtained a narrow run.

Aberfeldie Boy Held up from the 200m until passing the 100m.

Midnight Blue Hampered approaching the winning post when tightened for room between Baby Rider and Wineglass Bay, which was carried in.

Race 7 TAB/ATA TRAINERS TRUST HANDICAP - 1100 metres:

Title Fighter Began awkwardly.

Underpants Slow to begin.

Marble Nine Began awkwardly.

Right To Party Slow to begin.

Carbonados (NZ) When under pressure approaching the 300m was steadied when tightened for room between Namesake (Declan Bates), which shifted in to obtain a neat run and Right To Party (Jye McNeil), which shifted out to obtain a narrow run to the outside of Steel City, which was laying out. Riders D Bates and J McNeil were reprimanded for contributing to the tightening received by Carbonados. A post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the gelding's racing performance. A veterinary clearance will be required prior to racing again.

Steel City Laid out under pressure from the 300m. Rider Celine Gaudray reported her mount would derive benefit from todays first up performance.

Romantic Choice Laid out under pressure over the final 250m.

Pivot City Rider Jordan Childs could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Race 8 RDA PAKENHAM TROPHY - 1400 metres:

Georgie Get Mad Change of tactics To be ridden with cover. Raced wide in the early stages before crossing to settle outside the leader near the 900m. Apprentice Tatum Bull reported, as notified, the intention was to ride the gelding with cover however, after beginning well and racing keenly, when it became apparent, she would be caught wide, she allowed her mount to stride forward.

Watadeel Change of tactics To be ridden more forward. Began awkwardly and settled at the rear of the field. Held up for clear running from the 500m to passing the 300m. Rider Thomas Stockdale reported after his mount slipped behind on jumping he settled further back than intended.

Hes Our Bonneval (GB) Slow to begin.

Cawdor Began awkwardly.

Lethal Thoughts Began awkwardly.

Extratwo Raced three wide throughout.

Rheinberg (NZ) Held up for clear running from the 500m until shifting out over the heels of Georgie Get Mad to obtain clear running passing the 200m.

Lafargue Held up for clear running from the 500m to the 300m. Raced in restricted room approaching the winning post inside Hes Our Bonneval, which was taken in slightly by Elouyou (Damian Lane). D Lane was advised to exercise more care.

Le Ferrari Held up for clear running from the 500m to the 350m.

Hes Our Bonneval (GB) Held up for clear running from the 500m to the 200m.

Lounge Bar Rubi Held up for clear running in the early stages in the run to the finish.

Talbragar Rider Jamie Mott reported the gelding may have come to the end of its preparation. Trainer Julius Sandhu confirmed Talbragar will now be spelled.

Race 9 RDA OAKLANDS TROPHY - 1200 metres:

William Thomas Trainer John Price was fined $200 for the race day notification of rider LR63A(2). Slow to begin. Held up for a short distance approaching and passing the 200m.

Our Last Cash Fractious in the barrier. Stood flat footed and lost ground (2L). Eased down from the 400m. Rider Blaike McDougall reported his mount did not travel and failed to respond to his riding. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Trainer Donna Scott advised she will now trial the gelding with a barrier blanket. Stewards notified D Scott that Our Last Cash is suspended from racing until the gelding performs to the satisfaction of Stewards in a jump out.

Crosshaven Slow to begin.

Disneck Began awkwardly. Over raced in the early stages.

Legio Ten Rider Daniel Stackhouse could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.

Losesomewinsome Rider Declan Bates could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Little Miss Kubi Rider Damian Lane reported, in his opinion, his mount was not advantaged by making its run to the outside section of track.

 

SWAB SAMPLES

 

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race 1 Pisces, Supernima (NZ), Panigale

Race 2 Belle Et Riche, Fancify (NZ)

Race 3 Le Zebra (NZ), Craig (GB), Makdane

Race 4 Pesto (GB, Quantum Cat (USA), Berkshire Breeze (IRE), Queen Air, Queen Takes King (NZ)

Race 5 Lady In Pink, Zambezi Khan (NZ), Steel Run

Race 6 Midnight Blue, Aberfeldie Boy, Silent Surrente

Race 7 Atlantic Spirit, Carbonados (NZ)

Race 8 Hes Our Bonneval (GB), Rheinberg (NZ), Le Ferrari, Elyouyou

Race 9 Legio Ten, Little Miss Kubi, Losesomewinmore

 

Post race samples from following horses:

All winners

 

Raceday Summary

 

Fines:

Race 9 - John Price $200 LR63A(2) - Race day rider notification

Reprimands:

Race 7 - Declan Bates R131(a) Careless riding

Race 7 Jye McNeil AR131(a) Careless riding

Horse Actions:

Race 7 - Carbonados (NZ) EIPH. Veterinary clearance

Race 5 Seemingly Uncompetitive. Warning

Race 9 - Our Last Cash Poor performance. Suspended, jump out

Change of Tactics:

Race 4 - Quantum Cat (USA) Forward

Race 6 - Baby Rider (FR) Forward

Race 6 - Red Sun Sensation Forward

Race 8 - Georgie Get Mad Back

Race 8 - Watadeel Forward

Follow Ups:

Race 4 - Quantum Cat (USA)

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