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Kembla Grange stewards' report

STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS

@ KEMBLA GRANGE RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 11 September 2021

 

Weather:         Fine

Track:              Good (4)

Rail:                 +5m from 1100m to WP, +2m remainder

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), S. G. Railton, T. J. Vassallo, S. C. Knight and Cadets E. A. Tickner and J. P. W. Prior.

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Supplementary Reports:

 

Wyong Friday 3 September 2021

Race 2 – Winning Commercial Maiden Handicap 1200m:

Flying Squad– Trainer Ms G. Markwell advised that the filly has been spelled.

 

Royal Randwick Saturday 4 September 2021

Race 1 – TAB Highway Handicap 1200m:

Parksville – Trainer Mr B. Dodson reported that a subsequent endoscopic examination conducted on the gelding revealed no abnormalities.

Hawkesbury Thursday 9 September 2021

Race 6 – Lander Toyota Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m:

Armatree– Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden advised that although he was satisfied with the post-race condition of Armatree, the gelding has been spelled.

 

Royal Randwick Barrier Trials Friday 10 September 2021

Heat 3 – Open 1040m:

Shadow Hero– Following the trial the gelding was found to have bled from both nostrils. Trainer Mr M. Newnham was advised of the provisions AR79(4). Mr Newnham confirmed that the gelding will now be retired.

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RACE 1: TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap 1400m:

Rari – When questioned regarding the performance, rider App. E. Hennessy advised that the gelding was able to obtain the lead without being unduly pressured, where it travelled comfortably in the early stages. She added that when asked for an effort in the straight, the gelding proved most disappointing and she could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr S. Henley advised that the only explanation he could offer was that the gelding was feeling the effects of a long trip from his Grafton base. He added that Rari would now be spelled and he undertook to report back if there was anything amiss subsequent to the race.

 

Wichita Warrior – From the 500m was held up for clear running when disappointed for a run between So Say You and Amicus Curiae.

 

Brother Bassy – Rider H. Bowman advised that he was instructed to lead on the gelding, and after being ridden vigorously in the early stages his mount did not show sufficient pace to hold the lead. He added that when the pace of the event steadied near the 700m he made a forward move on the gelding in order to put it into the race, but after responding to his urgings Brother Bassy failed to finish off the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.

 

Philipsburg – Raced keenly in the middle stages and for some distance near the 700m was steadied from the heels of Mathrin.

 

Amicus Curiae – Shortly after the start was tightened between Phillipsburg and Wichita Warrior, which was taken out by Brother Bassy.

 

Mathrin – Lost its near-hind plate during running.

 

Black Sunrise – Slow to begin and shortly after was bumped by Princess De Roca, which shifted in.

 

Princess De Roca – For some distance after the 600m was held up behind the weakening Rari. On straightening was hampered when being steadied from the heels of Mathrin, which shifted out slightly.

 

Lord Desanimaux – Slow to begin.

 

RACE 2: Dyson Handicap 2400m:

Off Shaw – Rider K. McEvoy stated that he had expected to lead the event, however, when Deadly Impact improved to his outside in the early stages and he was of the opinion that the pace of the event was solid, he elected to allow Deadly Impact to cross his mount to lead. He stated that from this point Off Shaw raced too keenly and this resulted in the gelding not being able to run out the 2400m of today’s event, particularly stepping up to this distance for the first time. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer Mr B. Baker was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, will be required before Off Shaw barrier trials to the satisfaction of the Stewards. Mr Baker confirmed that the gelding would be spelled.

 

Shuffle Up – Rider R. Bayliss could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover. Co-trainer Mr R. Freedman advised that given the gelding’s performance today was similar to when it disappointed at its last start, Shuffle Up would now be spelled.

 

Master Shuhood – When questioned regarding his riding from the 700m and as to whether there was an opportunity to improve when Mr Bond started a forward move, rider S. Clipperton stated that he was able to secure a trailing position behind the eventual winner, Accountability, and when Mr Bond improved to his outside approaching the 700m he felt it was too early to commence improving in to the race and, consequently, he elected to remain racing behind Accountability. He added that when Mr Bond improved to his outside, Master Shuhood commenced to race keenly and as a result was steadied from the heels of Accountability, which was commencing to shift out. He further added that he then elected to follow Accountability rounding the home turn and in the early stages of the straight whereby Master Shuhood was afforded its opportunity to go on to win the race.

 

Accountability – Lost its off-hind plate during running.

 

Deadly Impact – Near the 200m shifted out abruptly resulting in its rider, J. Collett, having to stop riding and straighten.

 

Mr Bond – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages and near the 2000m was steadied from the heels of Master Shuhood.

 

Apache Belle – Began awkwardly.

 

RACE 3: Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 2000m:

Our Intrigue – Rider J. McDonald reported that his instructions were to ride the mare conservatively. He stated that when caught wide in the early stages and when the pace of the event was only moderate, he allowed Our Intrigue to stride forward in the early stages whereby he took up a position outside the early leader, Toomuchtobear, approaching the 1100m.

 

Crystal Pegasus – Rider K. McEvoy stated that with the moderate tempo in the middle stages Crystal Pegasus raced keenly. He said that as a result, he allowed the gelding to stride forward around the field near the 700m and after improving to a position outside the lead on the home turn Crystal Pegasus finished off the race in a one-paced manner. He added that in his opinion the gelding performs best when able to relax off a fast tempo, as was the case when successful at Kembla Grange on 14 August 2021. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr C. Duckworth reported that the gelding was found to have blood present in the nearside nostril on return to the stable. Mr Duckworth was advised that Crystal Pegasus would be required to gallop or barrier trial before the Stewards before being permitted to race again.

 

Badoosh – App. B. Ryan reported that he was instructed to settle the gelding where comfortable, but as a result settled towards the rear of the field. He stated that Badoosh failed to travel strongly at any stage of the event and raced in a disappointing manner. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M. Dunn advised that Badoosh would now be given a freshen-up prior to its next race start and he undertook to report back if there was anything amiss with the gelding in the days subsequent.

 

New World Tapestry – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Sound Of Cannons. Raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages.

 

Yiyi – Overraced in the middle stages.

 

Sound Of Cannons – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Overraced in the middle stages.

 

Toomuchtobear – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Pesto.

 

RACE 4: Midway Handicap 1200m:

Oxford Tycoon – App. T. Sherry reported that his instructions from his awkward barrier were to go forward. He said that in the early stages he followed Lovemetender across with a view of that runner leading and he being able to sit to its outside. He added that when Either Oar showed more speed than he had anticipated, Oxford Tycoon was left racing wide and without cover. He stated that he then endeavoured to obtain a position with cover behind Lovemetender but was unable to do so when Dalaalaat held its position to his inside. As a consequence, Oxford Tycoon continued to race wide and without cover until near the 600m where he was able to cross Lovemetender. He added that whilst Oxford Tycoon had a tough run in the early and middle stages, the gelding did not respond to his riding and still was somewhat disappointing, in his opinion. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (1/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Ms K. Waugh was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Oxford Tycoon is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Exceltic – Began only fairly.

 

Catapult – When questioned regarding his riding over the final 500m, S. Clipperton stated that he was given no specific instructions but had anticipated the gelding settling back in the field. He stated that from the 600m he commenced to follow Exceltic into the event as that runner made a forward move, but on straightening Exceltic was forced wider when Kimberley Rain shifted out at the same point. S. Clipperton added that as a result, Catapult then improved to the inside of the heels of Exceltic and became held up as a consequence. He further stated that after being held up behind Lettre D’Amour he then was obliged to wait for a run to appear, and near the 200m identified a run develop to the outside of Lovemetender, which he then commenced to pursue. He added that as he shifted to the outside of that runner, Lovemetender also shifted out and as a result he could not fully test Catapult until near the 50m. When questioned as to whether there was an opportunity to improve to the inside of Lisdoonvarna near the 200m, S. Clipperton stated that his focus was on securing clear running to the outside and he had not observed the winner, Dalaalaat, improving through to the inside of Oxford Tycoon. After considering S. Clipperton’s explanations, Stewards advised him that in all the circumstances he should have been more alert in looking to take advantage of the other options that were available to his inside and in future he should not close his mind to one option.

 

Dalaalaat – Near the 400m was steadied momentarily to avoid the heels of Barossa Rosa, which shifted out.

 

Noble Soldier – Began awkwardly, made contact with the nearside of its barrier and lost ground. Rider K. O'Hara reported that the gelding would be better suited on a track with more give than today’s surface. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Either Oar – Rider R. King reported that the mare raced too keenly in the lead and was left without a finishing effort.

 

Lisdoonvarna – Had difficulty obtaining clear running approaching the 200m. Inside the 200m then was shifted to the inside of Oxford Tycoon to secure clear running.

 

Lettre D’Amour – Began awkwardly. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Kimberley Rain – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rounding the home turn endeavoured to improve to the outside of Lettre D’Amour. When being shifted out, Lettre D’Amour was taken out slightly by Lovemetender, resulting in Kimberley Rain then shifting out further and making contact with Exceltic. As a result, Kimberley Rain became unbalanced and then was steadied for some distance when awkwardly placed on the heels of Lettre D’Amour.

 

RACE 5: Drinkwise Dulcify Stakes 1500m:

Subterranean – Overraced throughout the early and middle stages.

 

Royalzel – Overraced in the middle stages. Shifted its off-fore plate during running.

 

Aeecee Express – Rider R. Bayliss stated that his mount weakened under pressure in the straight and on pulling up made an abnormal respiratory noise. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott was advised that a veterinary clearance, including an endoscope, would be required prior to the colt being permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Silent Impact – Began awkwardly. For a short distance near the 350m was directed to the outside of Giannis to endeavour to secure clear running.

 

Arnaqueur – From the 400m to the 300m was held up for clear running.

 

Dark Rebel – Began very awkwardly and shortly after made contact with the hindquarter of Subterranean.

 

Alegron – Blundered on jumping. When being shifted to the inside of Tiger Of Malay near the 250m shifted in towards the running rail, resulting in its rider, H. Bowman, having to stop riding and correct his mount.

 

Hinged – Began awkwardly. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. When commencing to give ground near the 300m was steadied from the heels of Dark Rebel, which shifted out slightly.

 

Achira – Shortly after the start was bumped and taken wider by Tiger Of Malay, which shifted out. Achira then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.

 

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

 

RACE 6: Coolmore Sheraco Stakes 1200m:

Forbidden Love – Began awkwardly and shortly after shifted in and made contact with the hindquarter of Seasons. Forbidden Love then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.

 

Every Rose – A post-race veterinary examination of the mare, which raced disappointingly, did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M. Newnham advised that in his opinion the mare was not stretching out on the good track conditions and appreciates more give in the ground. He stated that Every Rose would now be spelled and he would discuss the future plans of the mare with the ownership group, at which time he will inform Stewards.

 

Entriviere – Lost its off-fore plate during running.

 

Fituese – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Tailleur – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When being shifted to the inside of Vulpine near the 150m to secure clear running became unbalanced when it shifted in towards the running rail.

 

Seasons – Shortly after the start was bumped and became slightly unbalanced when contacted on the hindquarter by All Hallows’ Eve. From a wide barrier Seasons then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

All Hallows’ Eve – After being slow to begin then was tightened and made contact with Seasons when taken out by Entriviere.

 

RACE 7: Chandon Theo Marks Stakes 1300m:

Icebath – Shortly after the start shifted in slightly and made contact with Chat. From a wide barrier Icebath then was shifted behind runners in the early stages

 

Roheryn – Over the final 50m was held up and unable to improve behind Big Parade. Rider H. Bowman stated that with the sustained strong tempo throughout the early and middle stages of the event, his mount was under riding for the majority of the race to hold its position and was not suited by having to be ridden in this manner. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.

 

Madam Rouge – Over the concluding stages was placed in restricted room when Discharged (App. J. Van Overmeire) shifted out. App. J. Van Overmeire was advised to exercise more care. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Nimalee – Began only fairly and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Private Eye – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Chat – Prior to the declaration of correct weight, Stewards identified from the inquiry room that rider App. B. Ryan had used his whip on a total of 21 occasions, which was more than the total amount permitted under the rule. When Stewards could not be comfortably satisfied that Chat had gained an advantage that resulted in it winning the race, in accordance with AR221(2), they therefore declined to exercise their powers under AR132(10) and did not proceed with a formal protest. At a subsequent inquiry App. Ryan pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using his whip on a total of 21 occasions. App. Ryan’s permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 19 September 2021 and to expire on Saturday 25 September 2021 on which day he may ride. In addition, App. Ryan was fined $2,500. Shortly after the start Chat was bumped on the hindquarter by Roheryn, which was taken out slightly by Discharged.

 

Big Parade – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Embracer.

 

RACE 8: XXXX Run To The Rose 1200m:

Captivant – Rider S. Clipperton reported that subsequent to the race his mount experienced some breathing issues that gave him the impression the colt may have got its tongue back during the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Converge – Shortly after the start was bumped and taken in by In The Congo. Rider T. Clark advised that with the gelding drawing an inside barrier and being first up today over 1200m, he was requested to ride Converge with cover behind the leaders. He stated that in retrospect this did not suit his mount and the gelding would be better suited by being ridden more conservatively. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott agreed with the assessment of T. Clark and advised also that Converge would be suited by being stepped up in distance for its next race start.

 

In The Congo – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Converge.

 

Remarque – Stewards permitted H. Bowman to ride the colt one kilogram over its allotted weight of 55kgs. Raced keenly in the early stages when being restrained to find cover.

 

Gleneagles – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. From the 350m to the 200m had difficulty obtaining clear running.

 

Flying Crazy – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Blundered at the 450m.

 

Uzziah – Shortly after the start was hampered when crowded between Dash Dash Dash and Stay Inside. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Dash Dash Dash – Trainer Mr I. Finn was fined $50 under AR65 for failing to produce the Thoroughbred Identification Card for the colt when requested. Shortly after the start was steadied momentarily when crowded by Uzziah, which shifted in. Overraced in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to have a poor recovery rate. Trainer Mr I. Finn was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Dash Dash Dash is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

RACE 9: Quayclean Handicap 1200m:

True Detective – For a short distance near the 250m had difficulty obtaining clear running. Over the concluding stages could not be fully tested when positioned close to the heels of Mazu.

 

Emanate – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Never Talk – Began awkwardly and made contact with Irish Songs. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover.

 

Ventura Ocean – Shortly after the start was bumped by Zakat, which shifted out slightly.

 

Count De Rupee – Blundered shortly after the start. Near the 150m shifted out abruptly, resulting in its rider, App. B. Ryan, having to stop riding and straighten.

 

Irish Songs – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Mazu – Raced keenly in the lead in the early and middle stages.

 

Dunbrody Power – Shortly after the start was inconvenienced when tightened between Mazu, which shifted out, and Zoushack, which laid in. Dunbrody Power then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.

 

RACE 10: Cleanaway Handicap 1500m:

Academy – Lost its near-hind plate during running.

 

Al Mah Haha – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Night Of Power – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Monegal. Night Of Power then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Kingsheir – Rider T. Clark reported that the gelding raced in a one-paced manner when placed under pressure in the straight and was looking for additional ground. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Loveplanet – Rider J. McDonald advised that the gelding did not respond to his riding in the straight and raced flat today. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities other than having lost its near-hind plate during running. Trainer's representative Mr C. Duckworth advised that the gelding would be spelled.

 

Brookspire – Rider H. Bowman stated that in the middle stages, when racing to the outside of Love Tap, his mount was left racing without cover and throughout that section of the race was inclined to hang in and proved difficult to ride. He added that on a number of occasions Brookspire shifted in, which resulted in him having to correct the mare to avoid crowding runners to his inside. He further stated that when balanced up in the straight Brookspire commenced to respond to his riding, however, over the concluding stages the wide run he had endured resulted in Brookspire not being able to take ground off the winner, Love Tap.

 

Monegal – Began awkwardly, and shortly after made contact with Night Of Power, which shifted in.

 

East Indiaman – Trainer Mr J. Ponsonby was fined $200 under LR35 for the late declaration of K. O'Hara as the rider of the gelding. Slow to begin and shortly after was briefly inconvenienced by Monegal, which shifted in.

 

GENERAL:

 

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.

 

Race 10   N. Rawiller (Love Tap)  7 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Rari, Blaazay, Philipsburg (2), So Say You, Princess De Roca

Race 2: Mankayan (2), Off Shaw, Shuffle Up, Accountability (2)

Race 3: Presto, Dick Whittington, Crystal Pegasus, Yiyi, Savvy Valentino

Race 4: Exceltic, Barossa Rosa, Cobia, Dalaalaat (2)

Race 5: Tiger Of Malay (2), Dark Rebel, Achira

Race 6: Forbidden Love, Entriviere (2), Fituese, Tailleur, Marboosha

Race 7: Roheryn, Madam Rouge, Private Eye, Big Parade, Embracer

Race 8: Stay Inside, Anamoe (2), Converge, In The Congo, Remarque, Gleneagles

Race 9: Poetic Charmer, Emanate, Never Talk, Count De Rupee (2), Zoushack

Race 10: Al Mah Haha, Night Of Power, Kingsheir, Loveplanet, Monegal

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 8: Trainer I. Finn (Dash Dash Dash) fined $50 – fail to produce Thoroughbred Identification Card (AR65).
Race 7: App. B. Ryan (Chat) fined $2,500 – excessive whip use (AR132(7)(a)(ii)).
Race 10: Trainer J. Ponsonby (East Indiaman) fined $200 – late declaration of rider (LR35).
 
Reprimands: Nil.  
Suspensions: Race 7: App. B. Ryan (Chat) 19/9/2021 to 25/9/2021 – excessive whip use (AR132(7)(a)(ii)).  
Warnings: Nil.  
Trials: Race 2: Off Shaw (trainer B. Baker) – cardiac arrhythmia.
Race 3: Crystal Pegasus (trainer C. Waller) – blood in one nostril (AR79(8)).
 
Certificates: Race 2: Off Shaw (trainer B. Baker), including ECG results – cardiac arrhythmia.
Race 4: Oxford Tycoon (trainer K. Waugh) – lame (1/5) off-foreleg.
Race 5: Aeecee Express (co-trainer A. Bott), including endoscope – making respiratory noise.
Race 8: Dash Dash Dash (trainer I. Finn) – poor recovery rate.
 
Bleeders: Randwick Barrier Trials 10/9/2021: Heat 3: Shadow Hero(trainer M. Newnham) – both nostrils first time (AR79(4)).  
Falls/Injuries:  Nil.  
Tactics notified: Race 2: Mankayan – Option to be ridden more forward: Settled mid-field.
Race 2: Shuffle Up – To be ridden more forward: Settled off pace.
Race 3: Toomuchtobear – To be ridden more forward: Led.
Race 4: Lovemetender – To be ridden more forward: Settled on pace.
Race 5: Subterranean – To be ridden more conservatively: Settled mid-field.
Race 5: Dark Rebel – To be ridden more forward: Settled worse than mid-field.
Race 6: Every Rose – To be ridden more forward with intention to lead: Settled off pace.
Race 6: Tailleur – To be ridden conservatively from the outside barrier: Settled back.
Race 8 Stay Inside – To be ridden more forward: Settled outside leader.
Race 8: Gleneagles – To be ridden conservatively: Settled back.
Race 10: Loveplanet – Intention to be ridden with cover: Settled mid-field with cover.
Race 10: Love Tap – To be ridden more forward: Settled on pace
Race 10: Wairere Falls – To be ridden in a mid-field position: Settled worse than mid-field.
Race 10: Brookspire – Option to be ridden quieter from its wide barrier: Settled off pace without cover.
 
Change of Colours:  Nil.  
Change of Gear:  Nil.  
Follow-up: Race 1: Rari (trainer S. Henley) – post-race condition.
Race 3: Badoosh (trainer M. Dunn) – post-race condition.
Race 6: Every Rose (trainer M Newnham) - future race plans.
 

 

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