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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Hawkesbury Race Club

CLARENDON RACECOURSE

 

Tuesday 4 May 2021

 

Weather:          Showers

Track:               Good (4);

downgraded to Soft (5) at 10.30am;

downgraded to Soft (6) at 11.38am;

downgraded to Soft (7) at 12.27pm following Race 1;

downgraded to Heavy (8) at 2.12pm following Race 4.

Rail:                  True

Penetrometer:   5.26

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:J. J. E. Earl (Chairman), T. J. Vassallo, S. C. Knight and Cadet P. L. Phillips.

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LATE RIDING CHANGES:
As N. Rawiller had aggravated a rib injury, Stewards permitted the following rider substitutions:
Race 4 Kahuka– T. Clark
Race 5 Atonement– K. O'Hara
Race 8 Smart Success– R. Dolan

 

LATE SCRATCHINGS:
The following horses were late scratchings due to the track downgrade:
Race 4 Captivareat 1.19pm
Race 5 Rock The Bellsat 12.31pm
Race 7 Kinlochat 12.38pm
Race 8 Sirensat 1.13pm
Sam Spadeat 3.32pm

 

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RACE 1: HRC Motel Provincial & Country Maiden Handicap 1300m:

Blackall– Near the 150m had to be shifted to the outside of Brave Boy to continue into clear running.

 

I Survived– Slow to begin and shortly afterwards was bumped and carried wider by Shoeless Joe, which shifted out after beginning awkwardly. I Survived then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier. Approaching the 100m was briefly inconvenienced by My Belladonna, which shifted out.

 

Brave Boy– Began awkwardly and made contact with the nearside partition of the barrier and lost ground as a consequence.

 

Shoeless Joe– Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with I Survived. Rider R. Bayliss reported that the gelding raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages.

 

Blinding Light– Began only fairly. Overraced throughout the middle stages.

 

RACE 2: Windsor Rotary Maiden Plate 1100m:

Aeneas– A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Coal Crusher– Began only fairly.

 

Finally Realise– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Imposing Beau– Laid out under pressure over the final 300m.

 

Mayshewin– The mare, which was fractious in the barriers prior to the start being effected, was slow to begin. App. N. Burrells was cautioned against the practice of using the whip on her mounts when out of contention.

 

Penopera– From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 3: Pink Finns Charity Maiden Handicap 1500m:

Da Blitz– Passing the 1000m, when commencing to overrace, had to be eased from the heels of Borsalina. Da Blitz continued to overrace thereafter.

 

Lala Lala– Began only fairly and shortly afterwards shifted out and made contact with Kiterro.

 

Borsalina– Near the 300m was bumped and carried wider by Carolina Fire, which shifted out to secure clear running.

 

Carolina Fire– Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

 

Kiterro– Began awkwardly and shortly afterwards was bumped on the hindquarter by Lala Lala. Laid in under pressure over the final 400m.

 

Antonella– Slow to begin and then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier. Near the 300m was bumped and carried wider by Principatus, which shifted out.

 

Aunt Belle– The mare, which was fractious in the barrier prior to the start being effected, was slow to begin.

 

Principatus– Began awkwardly.

 

RACE 4: Blacktown Workers Club Group Maiden Plate 1800m:

Australiano– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Earl Of Sandwich– Overraced throughout the middle stages.

 

Kahuka– Rider T. Clark reported that the gelding travelled well throughout the event, however, when placed under pressure in the straight Kahuka did not respond to his urgings and when he had concerns with its action over the final 200m he desisted from riding the gelding out for the remainder of the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition in the days subsequent at which time they will determine what, if any, action will be taken.

 

Sir Diamond– Overraced throughout the early stages and refused to settle and as a result was allowed to stride forward and assume the lead near the 1400m. Sir Diamond continued to overrace thereafter.

 

Markievicz– Slow to begin (2L). Laid in under pressure in the early part of the straight and proved reluctant to shift to the outside of Quiet Michael near the 300m. Continued to lay in and proved difficult to ride for the remainder of the event.

 

Somova– Began awkwardly and shortly afterwards was hampered by Quiet Michael, which shifted out.

 

 

RACE 5: Independent Liquor Group Class 1 & Maiden Plate 1800m:

Oakfield Cherokee– Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Aeecee Dynasty.

 

Bob– Near the 300m was briefly inconvenienced and carried wider by Atonement when that runner laid out under pressure. Lost its off-hind plate during running.

 

Aeecee Dynasty– Began awkwardly and shortly afterwards was bumped by Oakfield Cherokee.

 

Atonement– Laid out under pressure over the final 300m.

 

Good Omens– Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Keen Contributer– As C. Reith was indisposed due to illness, Stewards permitted J. Ford to be substituted as the rider of the filly.

 

RACE 6: Lander Toyota Benchmark 64 Handicap 1500m:

Capri Lane– Raced wide and without cover until near the 900m.

 

Dashing ‘N’ Daring– Slow to begin.

 

Dundee– As T. Berry became indisposed after aggravating a left knee injury, K. O'Hara was substituted as the rider of the gelding. From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Hidden Ace– Overraced in the early stages. Passing the 200m was briefly inconvenienced by Dashing ‘N’ Daring, which shifted out.

 

Dicko’s Mate– Began awkwardly. Overraced in the early stages.

 

Our Celtic Star– Raced wide and without cover from the 900m.

 

RACE 7: Elite Sand & Soil Benchmark 64 Handicap 1100m:

Lord Zoulander– Began awkwardly and shortly afterwards was bumped by Testa’s Flower, which shifted out. Raced keenly in the early stages. Laid in near the 300m obliging its rider to stop riding and correct her mount.

 

Raison D’etre– Rider R. King reported that after beginning well and without unduly pressuring her mount, she was able to obtain a prominent position, albeit wide and without cover. R. King was fined $300 under AR131(b) for failing to ride 5th placegetter, Raison D’etre, fully out to the end of the race.

 

Pick The Score– Laid out rounding the home turn. Laid in and proved difficult to be fully tested over the final 200m.

 

Worldly Pleasure– Trainer Mr G. White, represented by Ms A. Borg, was fined $100 under LR42(1) for failing to scratch the dually accepted mare by the prescribed time. On jumping was bumped by Malthouse.

 

Miracle Street– Raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages at the heels of Pick The Score. When questioned regarding his riding in the early stages, T. Clark stated that he was issued with no specific instructions other than to have the mare settle where comfortable. He added that after beginning only fairly he elected to shift his mount directly behind Pick The Score near the 1000m to ensure Miracle Street was provided with cover so as to avoid it overracing. He further added that a short distance later Miracle Street then commenced to race keenly at the heels of Pick The Score and for this reason he elected to remain racing behind that runner as he felt that if he was to improve into a position that was available to the inside of Pick The Score, Miracle Street would have commenced to race fiercely and in his opinion this would have been detrimental to the mare’s finishing effort over the concluding stages. He further added that rounding the home turn he was able to place Miracle Street under pressure whereby the mare responded to his urgings and was able to make some ground on the winner, Time For Victory, however, in his view Miracle Street’s run had come to an end over the final 75m.

 

Malthouse– Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Worldly Pleasure. From its wide barrier Malthouse then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Girls Kick On– Trainer Mr D. Lane was fined $200 under LR35(2) for failing to declare rider J. Taylor by the prescribed time. Slow to begin and then was shifted behind runners from the outside barrier in the early stages.

 

Testa’s Flower– Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Lord Zoolander.

 

RACE 8: Blakes Marine Class 1 Handicap 1300m:

Sweeping Brook– Had to be steadied from the heels of Titanium Power near the 800m when overracing. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition in the days subsequent.

 

Titanium Power– Stewards acceded to a late application by R. Hutchings to ride the gelding a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 58kgs. At a subsequent inquiry R. Hutchings was fined $200 under AR190(2).

 

Astero– Began awkwardly.

 

High Academy– Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Rider R. King reported that the mare, which was resuming from a lengthy spell, failed to handle today’s  heavy track conditions, however, would derive a fitness benefit from today’s performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Smart Success– The mare was a late scratching at 3.55pm after suffering multiple abrasions whilst being transported to the racecourse. Co-trainer Mr R. Freedman will be advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Smart Success is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Rocketing To Win– From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Clear Blonde– Slow to begin and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Laid in under pressure in the straight and proved difficult to ride.

 

GENERAL:

An inquiry was opened into the reasons for J. Parr having in his possession and using a mobile telephone in the jockeys’ room. J. Parr pleaded guilty to a charge under AR218(4)(c) in that he did, without the permission of the Stewards, used his mobile telephone in the jockeys’ room. J. Parr was fined the sum of $500. Stewards adjourned the inquiry in respect to the content that was observed on J. Parr’s mobile telephone.

 

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). Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

 

Race1 R. Bayliss (Shoeless Joe) 7 strikes
Race 2 R. Bayliss (Coal Crusher)       
App. N. Burrells (Mayshewin)
6 strikes
7 strikes
Race 3 K. Latham (Borsalina)
J. Ford (Carolina Fire)
6 strikes
6 strikes
Race 5 R. King (Bob) 6 strikes
Race 6 G. Buckley (Dashing ‘N’ Daring)
App. J. Van Overmeire (Hidden Ace)
7 strikes
6 strikes
Race 8 R. Hutchings (Titanium Power) 6 strikes

 

Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:

Race 1: I Survived, Shoeless Joe, Blinding Light, Minneapolis Miss

Race 2: Aeneas, Coal Crusher, Finally Realise

Race 3: Da Blitz, Madam Charm (2), Borsalina, Carolina Fire

Race 4: Riverwatch, Sir Diamond,

Race 5: Oakfield Cherokee, Roshan, Bob, Aeecee Dynasty

Race 6: Dundee, Our Celtic Star

Race 7: Raison D’etre, Miracle Street (2)

Race 8: Sweeping Brook, Sirens

 

SUMMARY
Fines: General:J. Parr fined $500 – use mobile phone in jockeys’ room (AR218(4)(c)).
Race 7:Trainer G. White (High Academy) fined $100 – not scratch dual acceptor by prescribed time (LR42(1)).
Race 7:Trainer D. Lane (Girls Kick On) fined $200 – late declaration of rider (LR35).
Race 7:R. King (Raison D’etre) fined $300 – not ride horse out to end of race (AR131(b)).
Race 8:R. Hutchings (Titanium Power) fined $200 – overweight (AR190(2)).
Reprimands: Nil.
Suspensions: Nil.
Warnings: Nil.
Trials: Nil.
Certificates: Race 8: Smart Success(co-trainer R. Freedman) – multiple abrasions.
Bleeders: Nil.
Falls/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics notified: Race 4: Kahuka– To be ridden conservatively: Settled worse than mid-field.
Race 5: Bob– To be ridden further forward: Settled on pace.
Race 5: Atonement– To be ridden further forward: Led.
Race 8: Sweeping Brook– To be ridden further forward:  Settled off paced.
Change of Colours: Race 6: Dundee– white cap.
Change of Gear: Nil.
Follow-up: Race 4: Kahuka(trainer C. Waller) – post-race condition.
Race 8:J. Parr (Sweeping Brook) – post-race condition.
General:J. Parr inquiry.

 

 

 

 

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