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STEWARDS’ REPORT

Newcastle Jockey Club 

NEWCASTLE RACECOURSE 

Saturday 27 June 2020

 

Weather:               Fine

Track:                   Good (4)

Rail:                      +6m 1500m to 1000m; +4m remainder

 

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  D L Carr (Chairman), C L Albrecht, J J E Earl and cadets T J Hansen and L J Martin                                                                                                                                                                                  jl

                                                             

RACE 1:  Sage Painting Class 1 & Maiden Plate 2325m

Water Line - On jumping was crowded between The Right Stuff and Insider Trader, which shifted out.

 

Insider Trader – Began awkwardly.  Near the 50m was hampered and carried inwards by Highjacker (T Wolfgram), which shifted in when not clear.  T Wolfgram was reprimanded under AR131(a).

 

Alakahan – Slow to begin and shortly afterwards was bumped by The Right Stuff.

 

Baba Ganouj – A post-race veterinary examination of the mare, which was beaten 25 lengths, did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 2:  Hunter Valley Premium Meats Maiden Handicap 1600m

Costa Zou – Slow to begin.

 

My Tunes – Slow to begin and then shortly after was hampered by Hit The High Notes.  A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which was beaten 37 lengths, revealed it to be 1/5 lame in the near-hind leg.  Trainer Mr A Cummings was advised the stable would be required to produce a veterinary clearance prior to My Tunes barrier trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards.  Mr Cummings advised the gelding would now be spelled.

 

Hit The High Notes – Began awkwardly and lost ground.

RACE 3:  Advanced Pest Control Maiden Plate 1400m

Saigon – Slow to begin (3L).

 

Individualist – Slow to begin (2L).

 

Vintage Moochi – Slow to begin (2L).

 

Kiss And Tell – Began awkwardly.

 

Oregon Trail – Shortly after the start was steadied away from the heels of Kiss And Tell, which shifted out.  Overraced in the early stages.

 

Debasement – Slow to begin and was then shifted in behind runners from its wide barrier.  Overraced in the early stages.

 

Emthree – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Overraced in the early stages and for some distance after the 1200m had to be checked away from the heels of Yihfa Yihfa.

 

Bianchi Cup – Overraced in the middle stages.

 

Superbank – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.  Approaching the 300m, when weakening, was hampered when Debasement shifted in slightly.  Rider J Hull dropped his whip near the 200m.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia and tachycardia.  Stable representative Ms K Lane was told the stable would be required to furnish a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, prior to Superbank barrier trialling to the satisfaction of Stewards.  J Hull reported that he sustained an injury to his left foot on the way to the barriers when his leg was crushed between his mount and the clerk of the course, which required the attention of the club doctor.

 

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

RACE 4:  Rarity Wholesale 2YO Maiden Plate 900m

Kaufusi – Began awkwardly and was then shifted in behind runners from its wide barrier.

 

Investor – Slow to begin.  Held up rounding the home turn.

 

Sir Bawn – Slow to begin.

 

Brownie’s Song  Near the 700m was eased to avoid the heels of Whatyoulooingat (App. C Graham), which shifted in when not quite clear.  App. Graham was told to ensure she is two lengths clear when shifting ground.  Rider D Panya reported that her mount made an abnormal respiratory noise during the race.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr M Dwyer advised he would have the gelding undergo an endoscopic examination the results of which he will report back to the Stewards.

 

Can’t Duch Dis - Near the 700m was eased to avoid the heels of Whatyoulookingat (App. C Graham), which shifted in when not quite clear.  App. Graham was told to ensure she is two lengths clear when shifting ground.  When questioned regarding the performance, rider K Jennings stated that his mount, which was on debut, raced greenly throughout the early and middle stages, laid out rounding the home turn and then, when under pressure in the straight, continued to race greenly, was inclined to shift ground and proved difficult to ride out.  He added that Can’t Duch Dis will take benefit from today’s race experience.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Shaik –Near the 700m struck the heels of Muscadelle, which shifted out slightly away from Brownie’s Song and blundered as a consequence.  Held up rounding the home turn. 

 

Riccardo – Laid out rounding the home turn.

 

Media Man – When questioned regarding the performance, App. T Sherry stated that, as his mount was on debut, he was instructed to have it settle where comfortable.  He said, after being slow to begin, his mount settled towards the rear of the field on the rail.  He added that, although his mount was inclined to lay out throughout the event, he was able to improve his position in the middle stages and rounding the home turn became held up on the heels of Investor.  He said shortly after straightening he shifted his mount out to improve between Can’t Duch Dis and Investor, however, his mount was disappointed for this run when Investor shifted out and he directed his mount to the inside of that runner passing the 300m to secure clear running.  App. Sherry further stated that his mount continued to lay out when placed under full pressure, obliging him to stop riding and straighten near the 75m, however, the gelding closed its race off strongly.

 

RACE 5:  Hungerford Hill Wines Class 2 Handicap 1400m

Mercury – Began awkwardly and then shortly afterwards was bumped by I Am A Country Boy.

 

Veedouble – Began awkwardly.  Raced fiercely throughout the early and middle stages.

 

Baileys – Slow to begin.

 

High Court – Raced keenly in the early stages.

 

RACE 6:  Greenway Turf Solutions Maiden Handicap 1200m

Olympic Gaze – Slow to begin and then blundered shortly after the start.

 

Honey Go Lightly – Began awkwardly and bumped Aeecee Beau.

 

Creeping – Slow to begin and was then shifted in behind runners from its wide barrier.

 

Denman’s Light – Slow to begin and was then shifted in behind runners from its wide barrier.

 

Seberton – Held up rounding the home turn and on straightening was shifted to the inside of Honey Go Lightly to secure clear running.

 

Heads Will Roll - Near the 75m, when closing the race off strongly, had to be shifted to the outside of Honey Go Lightly to continue into clear running.

 

Bondi Blue – Rider K Jennings could offer no explanation for the performance of the gelding.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

El Toreador – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which was beaten 47 lengths, did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr C Carmody was told that El Toreador must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before racing again.

 

RACE 7:  Guardian Safety Solutions Benchmark 64 Handicap 1200m

Citrouille – Began awkwardly and then raced fiercely throughout the early and middle stages.

 

Zioptimus – Slow to begin.  Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Budawang – Slow to begin.  Overraced in the middle stages.

 

Lexi’s Choice – Slow to begin.  Overraced in the middle stages.  Held up rounding the home turn.  For some distance approaching the 200m was awkwardly placed close to the heels of Catapult when that runner was inclined to shift ground.

 

Bob’s Ticket – Slow to begin.

 

Luga Lad – Held up rounding the home turn and shortly after straightening was disappointed for clear running between Citrouille and Zioptimus, which shifted out.  Luga Lad was then held up until passing the 200m.

 

Joy For Us – Held up rounding the home turn and then had difficulty securing completely clear running until passing the 100m, where it was directed to the inside of D’Oro Rain.  Over the concluding stages was unable to be fully tested when racing in restricted room between Bushido and D’Oro Rain.

RACE 8:  TAB Long May We Play Port Stephens Cup Conditional BM 70 Handicap 1600m

Hand It In – Slow to begin.  App. B Griffiths was reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out fully to the winning post.

 

Tower Road – Reared on jumping and lost ground.

 

Aesop’s Fable – Began awkwardly.  After the 200m was steadied when briefly crowded between Celtic Love and Tower Road, which shifted in slightly.

 

Laila De Vega – Bumped on jumping by Eerised.

 

Eerised – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Chief Kidder – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Overraced throughout the early and middle stages.

 

Cullingworth – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Near the 900m had to be checked away from the heels of Tower Road.

 

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

 

Celtic Love – Held up rounding the home turn.

 

Extreme Jewel – Shortly after straightening was disappointed for clear running between Manabar and Laila De Vega, which shifted out.  Extreme Jewel was then directed to the inside of Laila De Vega near the 300m to secure clear running.

 

Manabar – When questioned regarding the performance, A Layt stated that his mount travelled comfortably and when placed under pressure rounding the home turn it initially responded to his riding, however, approaching the 200m he felt his mount would uncomfortable behind and, as he had concerns with its action, he eased it down over the final 100m.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Ms M Fleming undertook to report back on the progress of Manabar in the days subsequent.


GENERAL:

Summary of whip use:

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 1 A Layt (The Right Stuff)
App. M Weir (Water Line)
K Latham (Insider Trader)
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
8 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 2 L Magorrian (Elder Price)
K Latham (Costa Zou)
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 3 J Ford (Kiss And Tell)
L Magorrian (Saigon)
6 strikes prior to the 100m.
7 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 5 T Wolfgram (I Am A Country Boy)
App. L Kilner (Baileys)
6 strikes prior to the 100m.
8 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 6 App. T Sherry (Honey Go Lightly) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 8 K O'Hara (Extreme Jewel) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

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

Race 1:  Naturally, Insider Trader, Highjacker.

Race 2:  Costa Zou, Elder Price (2), Hit The High Note (2).

Race 3:  Kiss And Tell.

Race 7:  Your Witness.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil.
Reprimands: Race 1:  T Wolfgram (Highjacker) – careless riding (AR131(a).
Suspensions: Nil.
Bleeders: Nil.
Warnings: Nil
Trials: Race 2:  My Tunes (trainer A Cummings) – poor performance.
Race 3:  Superbank (trainer D Lane) – cardiac arrhythmia and tachycardia
Race 6:  El Toreador (trainer C Carmody) – poor performance.
Certificates: Race 2:  My Tunes (trainer A Cummings) – 1/5 lame near-hind leg.
Race 3:  Superbank (trainer D Lane) – cardiac arrhythmia and tachycardia.
Fall/Injuries: Race 3:  J Hull (Superbank) – injury to left foot.
Tactics Notified: Race 2:  My Tunes – option to settle further forward; settled back.
Change of Colours: Race 3:  Oregon Trail – white cap.
Race 6:  Aeecee Dynasty – black cap.
Race 7:  Ever So Natural – club colours.
Change of Gear Nil.
Follow up: Race 4:  Brownie’s Song (trainer M Dwyer) – endoscopic examination.
Race 8:  Manabar (trainer M Fleming) – post-race condition.

 

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