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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 17 July 2021

 

Weather:          Fine

Track:               Heavy (8)

Rail:                  +9m from 1600m to Winning Post, +7m remainder

Penetrometer:   6.06

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), S. G. Railton, C. L. Albrecht, S. C. Knight and Cadets E. Y. A. Hargraves and J. P. W. Prior.

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LATE RIDER CHANGES:
As J. McDonald was indisposed, Stewards approved the following rider replacements:
Race 1 K. Latham on Tympanist
Race 5 S. Clipperton on Nyami
Race 6 R. King on Kawaikini
Race 8 B. Avdulla on Itz Lily
Race 9 R. King on Exotic Ruby

 

RACE 1: Schweppes Handicap 1400m:

Revivalist– Began awkwardly. Over the final 75m shifted out, resulting in its rider, T. Berry, having to stop riding and straighten passing the 50m and being restricted in his riding out of the colt.

 

War Eternal– Shortly after the start was bumped by Honeycreeper, which shifted in. Passing the 200m commenced to lay out and shifted ground, resulting in Honeycreeper being taken wider.

 

Miss In Charge– On jumping was bumped on the hindquarter by Chitabe, which shifted in. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame (2/5) in the off-foreleg. Stable representative Mr D. Greer reported that the filly will now be spelled and undertook to provide a veterinary clearance before Miss In Charge races or barrier trials again.  

 

Tympanist– Rounding the home turn and until near the 300m was held up for clear running. When being directed to the outside of Honeycreeper passing the 300m laid out, resulting in Chitabe being taken wider. Over the final 200m shifted ground under pressure and proved difficult to ride.

 

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

 

Chitabe– Rider S. Clipperton confirmed that his instructions were to be more forward, but despite his efforts the filly did not show sufficient pace and consequently settled back in the field.

 

RACE 2: TAB Highway Class 2 Handicap 1200m:

Safe Landing– On jumping shifted in and bumped Amicus Curiae. Near the 450m was steadied to avoid the heels of Westgrove when that runner laid out on the home turn. In the early part of the straight Safe Landing then was inclined to lay in and approaching the 300m again was steadied from the heels of Westgrove when Safe Landing shifted in slightly and Westgrove was taken out by Danzadel.

 

Anethole– When questioned regarding his riding in the middle stages and whether there was an opportunity to hold his position to the inside of Safe Landing, App. T. Sherry stated that in the middle stages he was able to take up a handy position to the inside of Safe Landing. He said that after leaving the 900m his mount came off the bridle and as a result he was unable to hold his position to the inside of Safe Landing when he endeavoured to get his mount back travelling on the bridle. He stated that after being crossed by Safe Landing, Anethole was under significant pressure to hold its position behind that runner and in the straight took some time to respond to his riding where the gelding finished off the race reasonably well late.

 

Aytobe– Slow to begin and then was hampered when crowded by Westgrove, which shifted in. From the outside barrier Aytobe then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. From the 350m until the 300m was held up for clear running and when attempting a narrow run to the inside of Last War passing the 300m had to be checked when disappointed for this run when Last War, after initially shifting out slightly, shifted back in. Lost its off-fore plate during running.

 

King’s Trust– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Orbital Express– Slow to begin and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 200m was steadied when crowded between Amicus Curiae and Aytobe, which, after being checked from the heels of Last War, shifted out abruptly.

 

Danzadel– Slow to begin and then was hampered when crowded by last war which shifted in and away from Anethole,

 

Westgrove– Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Cavalier Charles– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (2/5) in the off-foreleg and to have bled from both nostrils for the first time. Trainer Mr M. Dale was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).

 

RACE 3: The Agency Real Estate Handicap 1200m:

Vreneli– Near the 250m, when commencing to give ground, was steadied when crowded by Fastconi (B. Avdulla), which shifted in when obtaining a narrow run to the inside of Miss Jay Fox. B. Avdulla was reprimanded. App. J. Van Overmeire was unable to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance of the gelding, which weakened badly in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (2/5) in the near-foreleg. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Vreneli is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Joviality– Began awkwardly and made contact with the outside barrier partition. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities.

 

Fastconi– Shortly after the start was tightened for room by Yangarra Rose and Vreneli, both of which shifted ground. Raced keenly in the middle stages. From the 350m to the 250m was held up for clear running.

 

Sahra– From the 400m to the 200m was held up for clear running.

 

Zoumist– After being restless in the barriers began awkwardly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Super Effort– Stewards considered a protest lodged by J. Ford, rider of 3rd placegetter, Super Effort, against Sahra being declared 2nd placegetter, alleging interference near the 300m. After considering the evidence, Stewards found that near the 300m Super Effort had established running between Yangarra Rose and Sahra, and shortly after Sahra shifted out, resulting in Super Effort having to be steadied when it lost its running at that point. As Stewards were satisfied that had the interference not have occurred Super Effort would have finished in advance of Sahra, the protest was upheld and the placings amended as follows: 1st Fastconi, 2nd Super Effort, 3rd Sahra. At a subsequent inquiry R. Bayliss (Sahra) pleaded guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 300m he shifted out when insufficiently clear, resulting in Super Effort losing its rightful running and having to be steadied. R. Bayliss’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 25 July 2021 and to expire on Sunday 1 August 2021, on which day he may ride. From the outside barrier Super Effort was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 200m was disappointed for clear running between Yangarra Rose and Sahra, and approaching the 100m was shifted to the outside of Sahra where it secured clear running.

 

Yardstick– Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Yangarra Rose– Rider S. Clipperton stated that although the filly was caught wide, it was able to obtain cover until near the 600m. He said that the filly was disappointing in the manner in which it failed to close off the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities.

 

RACE 4: City Tattersalls Club Handicap 1800m:

Zing– Held up and unable to improve rounding the home turn.

 

Badoosh– Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Navy Cross.

 

Torrens– Began awkwardly and then shortly after had to be eased when awkwardly placed close to the heels of O’Mudgee, which shifted out. Torrens then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

O’Mudgee– On jumping was bumped on the hindquarter by Torrens, which was taken in. Raced wide in the early stages before being able to improve into a forward position near the 1300m. Rider K. McEvoy stated that the gelding, which was stepping up in distance to 1800m today, did not close off the race as anticipated and did not feel entirely comfortable on today’s heavy track. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Amoretti– Began only fairly and from its wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider T. Berry reported that his mount did not respond to his riding in the early part of the straight and as he felt there may be something amiss he eased his mount down from the 250m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia and to have sustained a speedy cut to the off-fore fetlock. Trainer Mr G. Portelli was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, will be required before Amoretti barrier trials to the satisfaction of the Stewards.

 

La Chevalee– After the 1200m was bumped by Duchess Adele, which lay in.

 

Unamerican– Began awkwardly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Mcgeehan– From the 800m raced wide and without cover.

 

Duchess Adele– Rider R. King reported that although inconvenienced when taken out by La Chevalee at the 600m, her mount was under pressure at that stage and subsequently gave ground. She stated that Duchess Adele raced as though it had come to the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M. Dunn confirmed that Duchess Adele will now be spelled.

 

RACE 5: Elite Sand & Soil Handicap 1600m:

Morton’s Fork– Began awkwardly, shifted out, made contact with Cafe Royal and as a consequence lost ground.

 

Cafe Royal– After beginning awkwardly was bumped on the hindquarter by Morton’s Fork.

 

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

 

Kobe Rocks– Rider T. Clark stated that the gelding hung in, particularly when placed under pressure, and became unbalanced rounding the home turn. He added that the gelding raced like it had reached the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr B. Baker undertook to report back on the post-race condition of Kobe Rocks, however, advised that the gelding will now be spelled and will barrier trial prior to its next race start.

 

Matowatakpe– Began awkwardly and then shortly afterwards blundered after clipping a heel of Oakfield Missile. From a wide barrier Matowatakpe then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Bring The Ransom– On the home turn shifted out and made contact with Nyami.

 

St Covet’s Spirit– Rider R. King reported that in her view the mare finds it difficult to run 1600m and today, when racing in second position without cover and with the strong headwind, was unable to close off the race and gave ground. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 6: Midway Handicap 1200m:

Kosciusko– Began awkwardly.

 

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

 

Henschel– Began only fairly.

 

Get The Idea– Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Catapult. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have bled from both nostrils for the first time. Trainer Mr G. Hickman was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).

 

Just Field– Began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

Wander– Began only fairly. Rider J. Ford stated that he had some concern with the action of the gelding as it had blundered on a number of occasions in the run and for this reason he eased Wander down over the final 100m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities, but had lost its off-fore plate. Trainer Mr R. Litt undertook to report back on the post-race condition of the gelding in the days subsequent.

 

Buckin’ Beauty– Struck its head on jumping. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have no head abnormalities or tenderness, but was lame (2/5) in the off-hind leg. Trainer Mr D. Lane was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Buckin’ Beauty is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Miss Fox– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Leave Me Some– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 7: Acy Securities Handicap 1800m:

Opacity– App. T. Sherry reported that the gelding did not run out a strong 1800m today, particularly with the genuine early pace set in the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Ballet Master– Rider B. Avdulla reported that his mount came under pressure from the 600m and when he was concerned there was something amiss with the gelding he eased it down over the final 300m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

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

 

Great House– Began awkwardly.

 

Steely– Slow to begin.

 

Kaapfever– After beginning only fairly from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Master Shuhood– Began awkwardly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 8: Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 1400m:

Oscar Zulu– Jumped awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Surf Dancer. Rider K. McEvoy reported that in his opinion the gelding was not suited by the moderately run early and middle stages of the event and after shifting out to improve on the home turn disappointed in its failure to finish off the race as expected. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr C. Waller concurred with the views of K. McEvoy and advised that the gelding also may be feeling the effects of recent runs on heavy tracks. He stated that he would now give the gelding a freshen-up before its next race start and undertook to report back to the Stewards if there was anything amiss with Oscar Zulu subsequent to the race.

 

Itz Lily– Began awkwardly. From the 350m to the 200m was held up for clear running.

 

Kordia– Jumped awkwardly and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Blondeau– From the 350m to the 200m was held up for clear running.

 

Charretera– Began well and when caught wide in the early stages was shifted behind runners to avoid racing wide.

 

RACE 9: Tax Today Handicap 1400m:

Expat– App. T. Sherry reported that, as notified to the Stewards, his intention was to obtain cover to avoid having to run into a strong headwind. He stated that after jumping well he endeavoured to set a slow early pace to encourage another runner to cross his mount in the early stages but was left racing in front. He added that as a consequence of being forced to lead the field into a strong headwind Expat was left without a finishing effort. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M. Newnham advised that the filly had pleased him leading into today’s run. He concurred with the views of App Sherry and undertook to report back on the post-race condition of Expat, however, indicated that he may freshen-up the filly before its next race start.

 

Vitesse– Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

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

 

Helga– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover until the 600m.

 

Think Free– When questioned regarding his riding out over the concluding stages of the event, J. Collett stated that the mare had an inclination to lay in over the final 200m and towards the finish of the race commenced to shift in towards Daphne Jean. He said for this reason he was obliged to place more pressure on his nearside rein and shift his weight in the saddle to prevent Think Free from shifting and causing interference. He stated that as a result his ability to fully test the mare over the concluding stages of the event was impeded to some degree.

 

Steel Diamond– Slow to begin. Rider K. McEvoy advised that in his opinion the mare was not comfortable on today’s heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Daphne Jean– Near the 200m, when improving into a narrow run between Vitesse and Eight Diamonds, made contact with Eight Diamonds, resulting in that runner becoming unbalanced and being taken out on to Think Free, which also was bumped and became unbalanced.

 

Eight Diamonds– Rider T. Berry reported that the filly, with the moderate early tempo, raced too keenly. He added that although the filly initially responded to his riding in the straight, when he endeavoured to prevent Daphne Jean from shifting out and both runners made contact near the 200m, Eight Diamonds then commenced to tire and gave ground thereafter. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities other than to be exhibiting a cough.

 

Fortune Seeker– Rider T. Clark reported that the filly raced too keenly in the run and consequently did not finish off the race as expected. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 10: Heineken Handicap 1000m:

Handspun– Between the 300m and the 200m had difficulty obtaining clear running when improving into a narrow run between Van Giz and Hard Landing.

 

Invincible Gangsta– Began awkwardly.

 

Van Giz– Began awkwardly, shifted in and made slight contact with Invincible Gangsta.

 

Hard Landing– Trainer Mr N. Doyle was fined $50 under AR65 for failing to produce the Thoroughbred Identification Card when requested. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Nikohli Beagle– App. B. Ryan stated that, as notified by the Stewards, his instructions today were to find cover on the gelding. He said that in accordance with those instructions he rode Nikohli Beagle conservatively in the early stages but, in retrospect, the gelding would have been suited better by holding a position behind the leader rather than allowing Miss Dior to cross his mount near the 700m. He said that after being held up briefly in the early stages of the straight, Nikohli Beagle found it difficult to build momentum, particularly when the race developed into a sprint home. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

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 2 T. Berry (Danzadel) 7 strikes
Race 4 G. Buckley (Unamerican) 6 strikes
Race 5 T. Berry (Criminal Code) 7 strikes
Race 6 App. P. Scorse (Henschel) 7 strikes
Race 7 K. O'Hara (Toryjoy) 6 strikes
Race 9 K. O'Hara (Vitesse) 6 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Revivalist, War Eternal (2), Miss In Charge, Honeycreeper (2)

Race 2: Aytobe, Lady River, Danzadel, Cavalier Charles

Race 3: Vreneli, Fastconi (2), Sahra, Zoumist, Yangarra Rose

Race 4: Zing (2), O’Mudgee, La Chevalee (2), Duchess Adele

Race 5: Papal Warrior, Cognac, Cafe Royal, Bring The Ransom

Race 6: Kosciusko, Henschel, Just Field (2), Miss Fox

Race 7: Opacity, Canasta, Great House (2)

Race 8: Oscar Zulu, Surf Dancer, Itz Lily, Blondeau (2)

Race 9: Expat, Think Free, Steel Diamond, Eight Diamonds

Race 10: I Am Power, Our Bellagio Miss (2), Van Giz, Miss Dior

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 10:Trainer N. Doyle (Hard Landing) fined $50 – fail to produce Thoroughbred Identification Card when requested (AR65).
Reprimands: Race 3:B. Avdulla (Fastconi) – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Race 3:R. Bayliss (Sahra) 25/7/2021 to 1/8/2021 – careless riding shifting out (AR131(a)).
Warnings: Nil.
Trials: Race 4: Amoretti(trainer G. Portelli) – cardiac arrhythmia.
Certificates: Race 1: Miss In Charge(trainer K. Lees) – lame (2/5) off-foreleg.
Race 3: Vreneli(co-trainer A. Bott) – lame (2/5) off-foreleg.
Race 4: Amoretti(trainer G. Portelli) – cardiac arrhythmia.
Race 6: Buckin’ Beauty(trainer D. Lane) – lame (2/5) off-hind leg.
Bleeders: Race 2: Cavalier Charles(trainer M. Dale) – first time (AR79(4)).
Race 6: Get The Idea(trainer G. Hickman) – first time (AR79(4)).
Falls/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics notified: Race 1: Chitabe– To be ridden more forward: Settled back.
Race 3: Yangarra Rose– To be ridden more forward: Settled off pace.
Race 4: La Chevalee– To be ridden more forward: Settled off pace.
Race 4: Unamerican– To be ridden conservatively from a wide barrier: Settled back.
Race 5: Cognac– If begins well, option to settle further forward: Led.
Race 5: Nyami– To be ridden more forward: Settled off pace.
Race 8: Blondeau– To be ridden further forward:  Settled off pace.
Race 9: Expat– Option to be ridden with cover: Led.
Race 10: Hard Landing– To be ridden conservatively from a wide barrier: Settled back.
Race 10: Nikholi Beagle– To be ridden with cover: Settled mid-field.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear: Nil.
Follow-up: Race 5: Kobe Rocks (trainer B. Baker) – post-race condition.
Race 6: Wander (trainer R. Litt) – post-race condition.
Race 8: Oscar Zulu(trainer C. Waller) post-race condition.
Race 9: Expat(trainer M. Newnham) – post-race condition.

 

 

 

 

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