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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROYALRANDWICK RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 17 October 2020

 

Weather:                    Overcast

Track:                        Good (4)

Rail:                           True

Penetrometer:            5.08

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), W. R. Birch, C. L. Albrecht, T. P. Moxon, T. J. Vassallo, T. J. Lee and Cadets B. J. Pearce, J. D. Boehm and P. L. Phillips.

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Supplementary Report:

Warwick Farm 14 October 2020

Race 3 – Glenn Pickwick Memorial Handicap 1100m:

Military Magic– Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden advised that Military Magic was found to have strained its nearside hamstring slightly, for which it has been treated. He added that the intention is to continue with the mares current preparation.

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RACE 1: Acy Securities Victory Vein Plate 1000m:

Akihiro – Jumped awkwardly.

 

Bacchanalia – On jumping was bumped by Hodgson, which shifted out. From its wide barrier Bacchanalia then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. In the straight was inclined to lay out over the final 150m when placed under pressure, and passing the 100m shifted out abruptly, resulting in Montana Flash having to be eased to avoid the colt's heels. J. Parr (Bacchanalia) was advised to exercise more care. Rider J. Parr reported that the colt raced greenly throughout the event and after being held up for clear running until near the 200m was able to secure clear running at that point.

 

Captivant – Began awkwardly.

 

Feirme Prince – Hampered shortly after the start by Captivant, which shifted out. Feirme Prince then shifted out away from that runner and bumped with Hodgson and became unbalanced. Raced greenly throughout the event and did not settle. Near the 600m, when continuing to race greenly, was steadied from the heels of Emerald Bay. Near the 50m shifted out and was steadied to avoid the heels of Hodgson.

 

Hodgson – On jumping bumped with Bacchanalia and shortly afterwards was bumped by Feirme Prince, which shifted out.

 

Kalashnikov – After being loaded into the barriers, became fractious and reared. The colt was removed from the barriers, examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer and deemed suitable to race. When questioned regarding the performance, rider J. McDonald stated that prior to the event the colt had got its tongue over the bit on a number of occasions. He stated that whilst he was able to obtain a position outside the leader, She's All Class, Kalashnikov never travelled strongly with him and came under pressure soon after entering the straight. He added that near the 150m Kalashnikov became awkward when it shifted out and away from She's All Class.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden stated that the colt was unsuited racing outside the lead, particularly with Emerald Bay racing ungenerously to its outside. He stated that Kalashnikov will now be spelled.

 

Montana Flash – Began awkwardly. Hung out on the home turn. In the straight raced greenly and was inclined to shift ground and proved difficult to ride out. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Emerald Bay – Began awkwardly. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have a laceration to the off-hind fetlock. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott undertook to report back on the post-race condition and future race plans of the filly.

 

Lan Kwai Fong – Began only fairly and was inclined to lay out in the early stages. From a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. On pulling up shifted out abruptly, dislodging its rider, B. McDougall. B. McDougall was examined by the Club's doctor and cleared to fulfil his remaining engagements.

 

Testimonial – Lowered its head as the start was effected and as a consequence lost ground, and shortly afterwards was hampered by Lan Kwai Fong, which shifted out. From the outside barrier Testimonial then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 2: TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap 1100m:

Tim's Principal– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. On straightening was hampered and taken out by The Snooperstar, which shifted out to improve. Near the 25m was steadied when crowded between Tchaikovsky, which, after being taken in by Depth That Varies (App. T. Sherry), became unbalanced when bumped by Tim's Principal. In addition, The Snooperstar, which, after initially sifting out towards Tim's Principal, then was hampered when taken out by Air Marshal (T. Berry) when that runner shifted out away from Emilette. App. Sherry and T. Berry were reprimanded.

 

Pedway– Began awkwardly. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Tchaikovsky– Stewards considered a protest lodged by App. B. Griffiths, rider of 5th placegetter, Tchaikovsky, against Depth That Varies being declared 2nd placegetter, alleging interference over the concluding stages. Stewards found that over the concluding stages Depth That Varies shifted in and contributed to Tchaikovsky having to be steadied when crowded between Depth That Varies and Tim's Principal, which was taken out by The Snooperstar, which in turn was carried out by Air Marshall. Having regard to the degree of interference and that Stewards could not be satisfied that Depth That Varies was the sole contributor to the interference, the protest was dismissed. At the start Tchaikovsky shifted in and made contact with The Snooperstar. From a wide barrier Tchaikovsky then was shifted behind runners in the early stages

 

Show Me The Honey– Slow to begin. Raced keenly in the middle stages and laid out on the home turn.

 

Depth That Varies– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Lady Demi– Raced keenly in the middle stages. Near the 75m was steadied and shifted to the inside of Crackneck to continue into clear running.

 

Air Marshal– Slow to begin and then was checked when crowded by Galaxy Force, which shifted out abruptly.

 

Galaxy Force– Began awkwardly and made heavy contact with Air Marshal. Raced keenly in the middle stages and for some distance approaching the 600m was checked from the heels of Mr Moppett. Lost its near-fore plate.

 

Star Of O'Reilly– Slow to begin and then was hampered when crowded between Pedway and Emperor's Star, both of which shifted ground. Between the 300m and the 200m had difficulty obtaining clear running when being shifted to the outside of Emperor's Star to secure a clear run.

 

The Snooperstar– Trainer Mr M. Schmetzer was fined $100 under AR65 for failing to produce the Thoroughbred Identification Card for the gelding.

 

Emilette– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Emperor's Star– A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have a speedy cut to its off-hind leg.

 

King's Trust– Began awkwardly.

 

Mr Moppett– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Crackneck– In the straight was inclined to lay out under pressure.

 

RACE 3: The Star Mile 1600m:

Looks Like Elvis– Rider J. Taylor stated that with the moderate early tempo, Looks Like Elvis raced too keenly and as a consequence was unable to finish off the race as expected. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Missybeel– Jumped awkwardly.

 

So You Win– Began only fairly.

 

Laure Me In– Began only fairly. Rider K. McEvoy stated that in the early stages, when positioned to the outside of Looks Like Elvis, he was obliged to take a trailing position behind that runner rather than risk being caught wide. He stated that from the 800m he made a forward move on the gelding, but then as the tempo increased the leading division was able to establish a margin on his mount and as a consequence Laure Me In found it difficult to make up ground in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Tumultuous– Began awkwardly.

 

Matowi– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the middle stages and after being bumped by Laure Me In leaving the 800m, then was attempting to be restrained to obtain a position behind that runner and as a consequence became awkwardly placed close to the heels of Laure Me In.  Lost its near-hind plate.

 

Trevelyan– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Opacity– Slow to begin.

 

RACE 4: Tresemme Reginald Allen Quality 1400m:

Forbidden Love– Began awkwardly.

 

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

 

Time Is Precious– Raced keenly when caught wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover.

 

Elizabeel– Rider  J. Collett stated that he had expected to trail the leaders, but when the pace was genuine in the early stages and his mount was racing in restricted room between Newsreader and Only Mine he elected to allow those runners to cross to obtain a trailing position. He added that when the pace eased in the middle stages Elizabeel raced keenly and was awkward on the heels of Only Mine for some distance. He further added that in the straight he then was held up for clear running when Only Mine did not improve into the event, and from the 400 until the 150m he was unable to secure clear running.

 

Zero To Hundred– On jumping was hampered by Only Mine, which shifted out.

 

Obvious Step– Slow to begin and shortly after was hampered by Zero To Hundred, which was taken out by Only Mine. Approaching the 300m, after being held up, was obliged to steady and shift to the outside of Bargain when that runner was taken in slightly by Elizabeel.

 

Only Mine– Rider B. Avdulla stated that whilst he had expected to be in a forward position, he was not given any specific instruction to lead today. He stated that when he led on the filly at its last start, the pace of that race had been only moderate and, consequently, today he was given the option to obtain cover. He stated that in the early stages when Forbidden Love and Darling Diamond showed superior pace from their wide barriers, when he felt the tempo was genuine at that stage of the event he allowed those two runners to cross rather than inject more speed into the race. He added that after obtaining clear running at the top of the straight Only Mine finished off the race fairly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Nicci's Fling– Began only fairly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. From the 800m was forced to raced wide and without cover.

 

Newsreader– Began awkwardly. Between the 300m and 200m was held up for clear running.

 

RACE 5: The Kosciuszko 1200m:

Handle The Truth– Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Lord Von Costa– Slow to begin (3L). For a short distance approaching the 250m was held up on the heels of Fender.

 

Intuition– Shortly after the start was bumped on the hindquarter by Ligulate and became unbalanced. Near the 300m became unbalanced when bumped by It's Me (J. Collett), which shifted to the outside of Irish Songs to obtain clear running. In this incident, Intuition was taken out on to Prairie Fire, which was hampered and taken wider. J. Collett was reprimanded.

 

Irish Songs– Slow to begin.

 

Ligulate– On jumping was crowded between Ice In Vancouver and Intuition.

 

Two Big Fari– Prior to the declaration of correct weight Stewards gave consideration as to whether there were sufficient grounds to lodge a protest against Man Of Peace being declared 3rd placegetter following Two Big Fari being bumped and becoming unbalanced near the 25m. When Stewards were satisfied there were not sufficient grounds, correct weight was declared. At a subsequent inquiry App. Day was reprimanded and advised that she must stop riding and straighten her mounts when they shift ground.

 

Al Mah Haha– From the 400m until passing the 300m was held up for clear running.

 

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

 

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

 

Ice In Vancouver– In the early stages raced ungenerously when endeavouring to find cover behind Intuition.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Given the severity of the cardiac arrhythmia, trainer Mr C. Morgan was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of a blood troponin test and a satisfactory ECG, will be required prior to Ice In Vancouverbarrier trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards before its next start.

 

It's Me– Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the mare a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 53kgs. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Prairie Fire– Raced wide and without cover from the 650m.

 

RACE 6: Fujitsu General Sydney Stakes 1200m:

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

 

Special Reward– Rider B. Avdulla stated that after he was able to obtain a position with cover, Special Reward raced keenly in the run and as a consequence did not finish off the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. The Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Special Reward.

 

Tactical Advantage– For a short distance near the 200m was held up on the heels of Irithea.

 

Standout– When questioned regarding his riding, N. Rawiller stated that his intention was to ride his mount with cover, as notified by the Stewards. He stated that in the early stages he held a trailing position behind Adelong, but when the pace increased leaving the 1000m, as Special Reward  improved to Adelong's outside, Standout could not maintain the position directly behind Adelong. N. Rawiller stated that whilst he endeavoured to hold that position by allowing Standout more rein, he was reluctant to urge his mount forward at that point, given that it had overraced badly at its last start. He added that as a consequence Special Reward was able to take up the position trailing Adelong, resulting in Standout settling behind that runner. He further added that on straightening, after being held up behind Special Reward, he commenced to improve to that runner's inside, but when Special Reward shifted back in near the 350m he was obliged to take hold to avoid that runner's heels, at which point Standout became unbalanced and lost ground before he was able to recommence riding his mount near the 250m, at which point Standout ran home strongly. After considering N. Rawiller's explanations, Stewards were satisfied that the tactics he adopted in the early stages were reasonable.

 

Signore Fox– Began only fairly and for some distance in the early stages was crowded and had to be checked when tightened between Adelong and Standout, which was taken out by Tactical Advantage.

 

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

 

Trumbull– Shortly after the start was bumped by Adelong. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Irithea– Began only fairly.

 

RACE 7: The TAB Everest 1200m:

Nature Strip– Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Trekking– Bumped shortly after the start by Nature Strip, which shifted in.

 

Santa Ana Lane– Began awkwardly and shortly afterwards was hampered by Eduardo, which shifted in.

 

Behemoth– Began awkwardly and lost ground. N. Rawiller stated that whilst the gelding settled back in the field, when it did not settle directly behind Dollar for Dollar it was inclined to race keenly and as a result could not finish off the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Bivouac– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the middle stages and near the 900m was steadied from the heels of Classique Legend.

 

Gytrash– When questioned regarding the gelding racing back in the field, J. Collett stated that he was instructed to take up a prominent position if his mount began well, however, was given the option also to ride the gelding quietly if it did not commence well. He said that Gytrash began only fairly and when Classique Legend and Nature Strip, which were positioned to his immediate inside, began well, he elected to come back in order to avoid being caught wide. He stated that with the fast early tempo Gytrash was under pressure to maintain its position in the field and did not commence to make ground until soon after straightening whereby the gelding was able to finish off the race reasonably well late in the event.

 

Eduardo– When questioned regarding the tactics adopted on the gelding, rider R. King stated that she was under no specific instructions as to where to settle in the race, but had expected to take up a forward position. She added that she was advised also to ensure that Eduardo set a comfortable rhythm throughout the event. She added that after commencing well she rode her mount in a neutral manner throughout the early stages, but when Nature Strip did not improve to her inside Eduardo commenced to race keenly and leaving the 1000m she endeavoured to restrain the gelding as she was aware it was setting a fast early pace. She added that throughout the middle stages, Eduardo did not respond to her efforts reduce the pace and as a consequence set too fast a tempo and was left without a finishing effort. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Dollar For Dollar– Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (4/5) in the off-hind leg. Co-trainer Mr T. McEvoy was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Dollar For Dollaris permitted to race/barrier trial again

 

Tofane– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Libertini– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Haut Brion Her– Laid in over the final 200m.

 

RACE 8: Yulong Australia Craven Plate 2000m:

Star Of The Seas– Rider J. McDonald stated that the gelding enjoyed a good run behind the lead with cover. He added that in the straight he was briefly held up for clear running, but after shifting to the inside of Rondinella passing the 350m his mount finished off the race only fairly and in his opinion may have come to the end of its preparation and may not have run out a strong 2000m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr C. Waller stated that the intention will be to drop Star Of The Seas back  in distance and continue with its preparation, however, the gelding will be freshened up prior to its next race start.

 

The Candy Man– On jumping was hampered by Quintessa , which shifted out. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Life Less Ordinary– Began only fairly and shortly after the start was hampered by The Candy Man, which was taken out by Quintessa. From a wide barrier Life Less ordinary then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Nettoyer– Slow to begin.

 

Scarlet Dream– Slow to begin.

 

Vanna Girl– Co-trainer Mr T. Edmonds was fined $100 under LR35(2) for the late declaration of K. McEvoy as the rider for the mare. Raced tight to the inside of Nettoyer as it improved to the outside of The Candy Man on straightening.

 

Quintessa– Began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly.

 

 

RACE 9: Bentley St Leger Stakes 2600m:

Brimham Rocks– Leaving the 600m was steadied from the heels of Wu Gok, which shifted to the outside of Lord Fandango to improve. In this incident Brimham Rocks was inclined to lay in, which exacerbated the interference.

 

Lord Fandango– Slow to begin.

 

Paths Of Glory– Began only fairly. Rider K. McEvoy advised that his intention was to be more forward on the gelding, but in the early stages was unable to hold his position between Brimham Rocks and Attorney. He added that from the 800m he commenced a forward move and after improving into a narrow run to the inside of Lord Fandango near the 600m he then became held up behind Notabadidea on the home turn, at which point Paths Of Glory lost some momentum. He added that between the 400m and 300m he continued to be held up, but after securing clear running near the 300m Paths Of Glory responded initially to his riding, however, over the final 200m he was of the opinion the gelding may not have run out a strong 2600m.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be coughing significantly due to kickback from the track being lodged in its respiratory system. Co-trainer Mr R. Freedman stated that having regard to the veterinary findings, this may have contributed to the gelding's performance and he undertook to report back to the Stewards on the condition of Paths Of Glory subsequent to the race.

 

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

 

Notabadidea– Slow to begin.

 

She's Ideel– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Race 10: Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 1400m:

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

 

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

 

Julian Rock – Trainer Mr J. Dubois advised that the gelding was sowing signs of colic prior to being loaded on to the float. Consequently, Julian Rock was a late scratching at 3.02pm. Mr Dubois was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Julian Rock is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Mirra Vision – Began awkwardly. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have sustained a superficial laceration to the near-hind lateral heel.

 

Shadow Flight – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Leaving the 600m Oakfield Missile was steadied from the heels of Mirra Vision and Shadow Flight, which was following, was checked in consequence.

 

Cyber Intervention – Slow to begin. Overraced in the early and middle stages.

 

The Doctor's Son – Knuckled on jumping and lost ground. Raced keenly in the middle stages and approaching the 600m was checked from heels of Dream Circle.

 

Dream Circle – Began only fairly and then was crowded between No Escape and Alison Of Tuffy, which shifted in.

 

Alison Of Tuffy – On jumping shifted in and bumped Dream Circle. When questioned regarding the mare racing more forward today, App. B. Ryan stated that as Alison Of Tuffy has a tendency to be slow to begin he was asked to ride the mare vigorously from the barrier with the view to holding a position forward of mid-field. He said that when his mount showed more speed than he had anticipated and runners to his outside did not continue forward, this resulted in Alison Of Tuffy taking up a more forward position than expected.

 

Bright Rubick – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

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

R. Bayliss (Hodgson)

6 strikes

Race 3

L. Day (Missybeel)

R. King (Purple Sector)

6 strikes

7 strikes

Race 5

T. Berry (Redouble)

App. L. Day (Man Of Peace)

G. Buckley (Two Big Fari)

7 strikes plus 2 consecutive strikes

8 strikes

7 strikes

Race 7

J. Parr (Trekking)

K. McEvoy (Classique Legend)

J. Collett (Gytrash)

6 strikes

7 strikes

7 strikes

Race 8

N. Rawiller (Nettoyer)

T. Berry (Scarlet Dream)

8 strikes

6 strikes

Race 9

J. McDonald (Brimham Rocks)

J. Parr (Fun Fact)

7 strikes

6 strikes

 

 

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

Race 1:    Akihiro, Kalashnikov, Emerald Bay, She's All Class

Race 2:    Depth That Varies (2), Star of O'Reilly, Mr Moppett, Crackneck

Race 3:    Laure Me In, Purple Sector (2), Opacity, Pancho

Race 4:    Forbidden Love (2), Joviality (2), Time Is Precious, Newsreader

Race 5:  Handle The Truth, Redouble (2), Intuition, Man Of Peace, Two Big Fari, Fender, Ice In Vancouver, It's Me (2)

Race 6:    Deprive, Tactical Advantage, Standout (2), Military Zone, Irithea

Race 7:   Nature Strip, Trekking, Classique Legend (2), Santa Ana Lane, Behemoth, Bivouac (2), Gytrash (2), Eduardo, Dollar For Dollar, Tofane, Libertini, Haut Brion Her

Race 8:    Star Of The Seas, Think It Over (2), Nettoyer (2), Vanna Girl

Race 9:    Brimham Rocks (2), Attorney, Paths Of Glory, She's Ideel

Race 10:  Dancing Gidget, Best Stone (2), Dream Circle, Alison Of Tuffy

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 2: Trainer M. Schmetzer (The Snooperstar) fined $100 – fail to produce TIC (AR65).

Race 8: Co-trainer T. Edmonds (Vanna Girl) fined $100 – late declaration of rider.

Reprimands:

Race 2: App. T. Sherry (Depth That Varies) – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).

Race 2: T. Berry (Air Marshall) – careless riding shifting out (AR131(a)).

Race 5: App. L. Day (Man Of Peace) – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).

Race 5: J. Collett (It's Me) – careless riding shifting out (AR131(a)).

Suspensions:

Nil.

Bleeders:

Nil.

Warnings:

Nil.

Trials:

Race 5: Ice In Vancouver (trainer C. Morgan)

Certificates:

Race 5: Ice In Vancouver (trainer C. Morgan) including ECG and blood troponin test results – cardiac arrhythmia.

Race 7: Dollar For Dollar (co-trainer T. McEvoy) – lame (4/5) off-hind leg.

Race 10: Julian Rock (trainer J. Dubois) – colic.

Fall/Injuries:

Race 1: B. McDougall (Lan Kwai Fong) – no apparent injury.

Tactics Notified:

Race 1: Kalashnikov – To be ridden further forward: Settled outside the lead.

Race 3: Missybeel – To be ridden to lead: Led.

Race 3: Opacity – To be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.

Race 4: Joviality – To be ridden conservatively: Settled back.

Race 4: Time Is Precious – To be ridden further forward: Settled on pace.

Race 5: Handle The Truth – Option to be ridden further forward: Settled off pace.

Race 6: Standout – To be ridden with cover: Settled off pace with cover.

Race 8: Rondinella – To be ridden further forward: Settled on pace.

Race 8: Vanna Girl – Option to be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.

Race 9: Norway – To be ridden further forward: Settled off pace.

Race 9: Paths Of Glory – To be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.

Change of Colours:

Nil.

Change of Gear:

Nil.

Follow up:

Race 1: Emerald Bay (co-trainer A. Bott) – post-race condition.

Race 6: Special Reward (trainer K. Lees) – post-race condition.

Race 9: Paths Of Glory (co-trainer R. Freedman) – post-race condition.

 

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