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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 9 October 2021

 

Weather:         Fine

Track:              Good (4); upgraded to Good (3) at 12.45pm retrospective to include Race 1

Rail:                 +5m from 1600m to WP, +4m remainder

Penetrometer: 5.04

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), S. G. Railton, T. P. Moxon, T. J. Vassallo and Cadets E. Y. A. Hargraves and K. A. Smart.

 

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Supplementary Reports:

Wyong Thursday 30 September 2021

Race 1 - Great Northern CG&E Maiden Handicap 1200m:

The Poacher– Trainer Mr B. Widdup reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding but advised that The Poacher has now been spelled.

 

Royal Randwick Saturday 2 October 2021

Race 4 - TAB Handicap 1600m:

Just Thinkin’ – Co-trainer Mr A. Bott reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of Just Thinkin’ but advised that connections have now decided to retire the entire.

 

Race 8 - TAB Epsom 1600m:

Riodini– Co-trainer Mr A. Bott reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding, but advised that Riodini has been sent for a short freshen-up and will barrier trial

before racing again.

Warwick Farm Monday 4 October 2021

Race 4 - Cactus Imaging Handicap 1400m:

Onedayclosertoyou– Trainer's representative Mr C. Duckworth reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare, but he advised that Onedayclosertoyou has now been spelled.

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RACE 1: TAB Highway Handicap 1600m:

Whatsin – Slow to begin (2L). From the 300m until the 200m was held up for clear running.

 

Proven Class – Began only fairly and then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.

 

Foodie King – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 350m was checked when crowded between Gottaluvtrucks and Athena’s Lad (J. Van Overmeire), which improved into a position where there was doubtful room. Shortly after, Athena’s Lad then was taken out by The Fossil (K. McEvoy), which resulted in Foodie King being checked. Both K. McEvoy and J. Van Overmeire were reprimanded.

 

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

 

Mikado – When caught racing wide and without cover in the early stages, was then allowed to stride forward and secured the lead approaching the 800m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Zakeriz – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

So Say You – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Hamogany. From its wide barrier So Say You then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Gottaluvtrucks – Shortly after the start was bumped on the hindquarter and taken out slightly. Raced keenly in the middle stages and near the 1100m was steadied when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Bahamut. Near the 300m was steadied when crowded between Zakeriz and Athena’s Lad, which shifted out slightly. Near the 250m Zakeriz laid in and away from Blaazay and as a consequence made contact with the shoulder of Gottaluvtrucks, which became unbalanced.

 

Athena’s Lad – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its near-hind plate during running and to have sustained multiple lacerations to the near-hind leg, which were treated on course and bandaged before the gelding was referred to Randwick Equine Centre for further care. Trainer Mr M. Mulholland was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Athena’s Lad is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Laughing Or Crying – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. From the 400m until near the 250m was held up for clear running.

 

Chewie Two – The gelding, which was restless in the barriers, began only fairly when the start was effected. When questioned regarding the performance, rider A. Collett stated that the gelding began only fairly and she was obliged to make some use of her mount in the early stages to hold a forward position. She added that near the 800m, after being crossed by Mikado, she the shifted to the outside of that runner, but in the straight her mount did not respond to her riding and was somewhat disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr W. Freedman stated that in his opinion the gelding was unsuited by being ridden on pace after beginning only fairly and in his view had too much work to do in the early stages, particularly having regard to the solid tempo of the event. Mr Freedman undertook to report back on the post-race condition of the gelding.

 

I Am A Hit – Shortly after the start was hampered and taken out by Lord Desanimaux and made contact with the hindquarter of Gottaluvtrucks.

 

Westgrove – Raced keenly outside the lead in the middle stages.

 

RACE 2: Midway Handicap 1400m:

Catapult – Shortly after the start was bumped and taken out on to Salsonic. From a wide barrier Catapult then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. On straightening was awkwardly placed on the heels of Always Sure for a short distance before shifting to that runner’s inside at the 350m to secure clear running. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Noble Soldier – Began only fairly. Near the 350m was checked from the heels of Cream Rises when that runner commenced to give ground quickly. As a consequence, Noble Soldier became unbalanced and did not secure clear running until near the 300m.

 

Buzz – Began only fairly. Raced keenly in the lead.

 

Cream Rises – When questioned rider N. Rawiller stated that, although obliged to race wide and without cover, he did not consider this a sufficient excuse for the poor performance of the gelding as, in his view, the pace was moderate through the middle stages. He said that Cream Rises was under heavy pressure prior to the home turn and the manner in which it weakened quickly soon after straightening concerned him to such an extent that he eased his mount down over the final 250m.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed Cream Rises to be displaying a poor recovery rate. Trainer Ms K Gavenlock was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, will be required prior to the gelding having to compete satisfactorily in an official barrier trial before being permitted to race again.

 

Too Good To Be Tru – On jumping was hampered and taken out on to Catapult. From a wide barrier Too Good To Be Tru then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the middle stages and making the turn near the 800m ran out when being steadied to avoid the heels of Akhtar.

 

Akhtar – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Too Good To Be Tru. From a wide barrier Akhtar then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Divine Breath – When questioned regarding her riding in the early stages and as to whether there was an opportunity to hold a position to the inside of Different Strokes, App. J. Duggan advised that her instructions had been to take up a more forward position. She stated that as she observed Different Strokes commence to shift in, she was concerned that had she held a position to the inside of that runner she may have been forced to the running rail, and as a consequence she allowed Different Strokes to cross her mount to ensure she remained one off and to avoid having to contest the position with that runner.

 

Salsonic – Shortly after the start blundered before then being bumped by Catapult. From a wide barrier Salsonic then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 3: Cerrone Handicap 2000m:

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

 

Bazooka – Rider S. Clipperton stated that from the outside barrier he was obliged to race at the rear of the field in order to find cover. He stated that Bazooka was disadvantaged by having to settle too far back and whilst making up good ground in the straight, the gelding was unable to finish in the placings due to its settling position in the early stages.

 

Solar Apex – Began awkwardly and shortly after shifted out and made contact with the hindquarter of Perfect Radiance.

 

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

 

Cognac – Made the crossing near the 1600m awkwardly. Rider Glyn Schofield stated that in the early stages he attempted to obtain a trailing position behind Perfect Radiance, however, his mount raced too keenly and as a consequence was caught wide and without cover along the back straight. He added that as a result he was obliged to allow Cognac to stride forward to cross Perfect Radiance and race outside the lead passing the 900m.

 

Fortified – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 500m was steadied from the heels of Monegal when disappointed for a run to that runner’s outside.

 

Ita – Began awkwardly.

 

Silhouette – After being slow to begin, from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the early stages.

 

RACE 4: Heineken 3 Stan Fox Stakes 1500m:

Coastwatch – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Hilal.

 

Hilal – Raced keenly in the middle stages and for some distance near the 800m was restrained from the heels of Brigantine.

 

Brigantine – Began very awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Cotehele. Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Akihiro – Slow to begin and then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

The Mystery Guy – Slow to begin.

 

RACE 5: Polytrack Roman Consul Stakes 1200m:

O’President – Rider N. Rawiller reported that his mount did not begin well and consequently settled behind the leaders. He added that the colt did not appear to race genuinely and failed to finish off its race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of O’President in the days subsequent.

 

Gleneagles – Began only fairly.

 

Tristate – Rider J. Collett reported that his mount, which was wearing blinkers for the first time, raced keenly when obliged to race wide and without cover and, consequently, gave ground in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover.

 

King Of Sparta – Began only fairly. For a short distance near the 300m had some difficulty obtaining a narrow run between Paulele and Gleneagles.

 

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

 

Mimosas – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages, and leaving the 800m was steadied when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Sword Of State.

 

A Very Fine Red – Rider R. King reported that as it was anticipated O’President would lead the race, A Very Fine Red would be able to assume the box seat position behind that runner. She said, however, that when O’President did not begin well, her mount was left in the lead. She said that in her view the filly performs best when able to obtain cover. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 6: Bentley Angst Stakes 1600m:

Amarelinha – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Laid out over the final 75m.

 

All Saints’ Eve – Slow to begin (3L).

 

Kiku – Began awkwardly. From the 400m until the 250m was held up for clear running.

 

All Hallows’ Eve – Slow to begin.

 

Charleise – From the 400m until the 250m was held up for clear running.

 

More Prophets – Began awkwardly, shifted in slightly and made contact with Bargain. When questioned regarding his riding, K. McEvoy stated that he followed All Saints’ Eve into the event and rounding the home turn, when he observed its rider, H. Bowman, look to the outside, he anticipated All Saints’ Eve would shift out and, as a consequence, he commenced to improve to the inside of that runner. He added that when All Saints’ Eve did not shift out, he became awkward on the heels of that runner and had to steady and shift his mount to its outside to commence to improve. He further added that from the 400m to the 200m he was held up behind Le Lude and Splendiferous and at the 100m was able to secure clear running when he shifted to the inside of Kiku.

 

Grace And Harmony – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 1200m was steadied from the heels of Amarelinha (J. McDonald), which shifted in when not clear. J. McDonald was advised to exercise more care.

 

Bargain – Approaching the 200m was held up when endeavouring to secure a narrow run between Grace And Harmony and All Hallows’ Eve. Near the 200m Bargain was accidentally struck across the head by the whip of N. Rawiller (All Hallows’ Eve) before being shifted to the inside of Grace And Harmony. Bargain continued to be held up and inside the 100m then was disappointed for clear running between Grace And Harmony and Charleise, which was taken out by Amarelinha and as a consequence could not be ridden out to the finish of the event.

 

RACE 7: Silver Eagle 1300m:

Exoboom – In the middle stages commenced to race keenly and at the 800m was checked from the heels of Vangelic and shifted out.

 

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

 

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

 

Aim – Began awkwardly and made contact with Ellsberg.

 

Ellsberg – Making the first turn near the 900m was steadied away from the heels of Tramonto and ran out. Ellsberg then raced wide and without cover for some distance thereafter.

 

Triple Ace – Approaching the 400m suffered a catastrophic injury to its near-foreleg when racing in the lead and was eased down from the event. The following runners were hampered to varying degrees as a result: Vangelic (T. Clark) severely checked, stumbled badly and almost fell. T. Clark reported that after receiving this interference he did not continue to ride the mare out to the end of the race as he was concerned that there may be something amiss; Tramonto steadied to avoid the heels of Triple Ace and was bumped on the hindquarter by Vangelic; Ellsberg checked from the heels of Vangelic and shifted out; Count De Rupee severely checked from the heels of Ellsberg, shifted out abruptly, became unbalanced and lost significant ground; Exoboom hampered and bumped by High Supremacy; High Supremacy checked from the heels of Triple Ace as that runner continued to give ground;  Prime Star checked from the heels of Triple Ace as that runner continued to give ground; Blondeau checked from the heels of Prime Star; Equation checked to avoid the heels of Vangelic; Amish Boy checked from the heels of Equation and shifted out to avoid that runner’s heels; Aim steadied from the heels of Count De Rupee; and Sammy inconvenienced when awkwardly placed on the heels of Count De Rupee. Rider A. Collett was interviewed in respect to the gelding suffering a catastrophic injury to its near-foreleg and being eased out of the event. She reported that Triple Ace was free in its preliminary and she had no concerns prior to the running of the event. She added that the gelding travelled comfortable in the lead and after changing stride near the 450m sustained the injury whereby she then eased the gelding out of the event. Trainer Mr K. Lees advised that the gelding had not displayed any issues in the lead-up to today’s event and was requested to provide treatment and veterinary records for Triple Ace. An examination of the racing surface by the Stewards did not identify any concern in respect to the relevant area. The inquiry was adjourned pending the results of a necropsy performed on Triple Ace and the consideration of veterinary and treatment records.

 

Count De Rupee – Near the 800m was hampered when bumped and taken out by Equation. Raced wide and without cover from the 800m.

 

Tramonto – Began only fairly and shortly after then was hampered when tightened for room between Sammy and Triple Ace, both of which shifted ground. Near the 1100m, when being crossed by Triple Ace, commenced to race keenly and was steadied from the heels of that runner.

 

Blondeau – In the middle stages raced keenly and at the 800m was steadied from the heels of Aim.

 

Equation – Near the 800m was hampered when taken wider by Exoboom.

 

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

 

RACE 8: Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes 2000m:

Head Of State – Near the 1200m became awkward on the heels of Raging Bull when that runner shifted in to take cover behind Alegron. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt, which raced in a disappointing manner, to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. As this was the second occasion in the preceding 12 months that the colt had displayed cardiac arrhythmia, trainer Mr C. Waller was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, ultrasound and troponin test, will be required before Head Of State barrier trials to the satisfaction of the Stewards.

 

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

 

Raging Bull – Raced wide and without cover until approaching the 1200m.

 

Inverell – Began awkwardly, made contact with Clyde and as a result its rider, N. Rawiller, then lost the use of his right stirrup iron for a short distance thereafter. Inverell then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 1200m was steadied from the heels of Head Of State. Rounding the home turn French Emperor shifted out to improve, taking Head Of State out on to Clyde, which was taken wider, resulting in Inverell having to be steadied from the heels of Clyde.

 

Patton – R. Bayliss (Never Been Kissed) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 1600m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Patton, resulting in Patton having to be checked, losing its rightful running and striking the running rail. R. Bayliss’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 17 October 2021 and to expire on Friday 29 October 2021 on which day he may ride. R. Bayliss was advised that any penalty issued by the Racing NSW Appeals Panel in respect to a period of suspension he incurred at Gosford on Thursday 7 October 2021 will be cumulative to today’s penalty.

 

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

 

Satirical Glory – Overraced throughout the early and middle stages. Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

Bulloo – Shortly after the start was hampered when tightened for room between Raging Bull and Satirical Glory. Held up for a short distance after the 400m behind Patton.

 

RACE 9: The Nivison 1200m:

Sweet Deal – Began very awkwardly and made contact with Yamazaki. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Near the 150m Great News shifted out and made contact with Sweet Deal before being corrected by its rider.

 

Rocha Clock – Slow to begin. Briefly held up on the heels of Geist near the 400m.

 

Seasons – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When left racing wide from the 800m raced keenly.

 

Athiri – Began awkwardly.

 

Yamazaki – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 600m was steadied from the heels of Wandabaa, which shifted out slightly.

 

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

 

Wandabaa – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the middle stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover.

 

Great News – Near the 75m shifted in briefly crowding Rocha Clock before being corrected by its rider, T. Berry. When being corrected Great News became unbalanced, shifted out towards Sweet Deal and again was steadied from the heels of that runner. Rider T. Berry reported that the mare raced flat today in his opinion and may have been feeling the effects of some recent racing. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mrs K. Waugh concurred with the views of T. Berry and advised that the mare would now be spelled.

 

Belluci Babe – Near the 400m, when being shifted to the outside of Sweet Deal, made contact with the hindquarter of Seasons on two occasions.

 

Electric Girl – Began awkwardly and shortly after was bumped slightly by Great News.

 

Geist – On jumping shifted out and made contact with Belluci Babe. Near the 150m was held up when awkwardly positioned close to the heels of Sweet Deal. Geist then was unable to secure clear running until near the 50m when held up between Sweet Deal and Belluci Babe.

 

RACE 10: Dyson Sprint 1000m:

On The Lead – Co-trainer Mr R. Freedman was fined $100 under AR106(1) for presenting the gelding to the enclosure without blinkers, which are part of its approved gear.

 

Kinloch – Slow to begin.

 

Just Field – Began awkwardly and then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier.

 

Blue Missile – Began awkwardly and became unbalanced.

 

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

 

Marnix – Began only fairly. Approaching the 600m was checked from the heels of Leo (J. Collett) when that runner momentarily shifted in when not quite clear. J. Collett was reprimanded. In issuing a reprimand Stewards found that J. Collett had reacted and shifted his mount out once he had obtained a position in front of Marnix and that Marnix had commenced to race keenly and improve to the inside of Leo, which, prior to commencing to shift in, had been clear to do so.

 

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 1  T. Berry (Lord Desanimaux) 6 strikes
Race 3 N. Rawiller (Yiyi)
J. McDonald (Solar Apex)
6 strikes
6 strikes
Race 6 Glyn Schofield (Grace And Harmony) 7 strikes
Race 8 S. Clipperton (Satirical Glory)
R. Bayliss (Never Been Kissed)
7 strikes
6 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Whatsin, Bahamut (2), Mikado, Athena’s Lad, Lord Desanimaux (2)

Race 2: Different Strokes (2), Too Good To Be Tru, Akhtar, Divine Breath

Race 3: Herman Hesse, Solar Apex, Dream Runner, Ita

Race 4: Coastwatch, Hilal (2), Brigantine, Cotehele, Moridan

Race 5: Sword Of State, Paulele (2), Gleneagles (2), King Of Sparta

Race 6: Amarelinha, Kiku, Charleise, Mirra Vision

Race 7: Exoboom, Prime Star, Amish Boy, Ellsberg, Count De Rupee, Blondeau, Sammy, Vangelic

Race 8: Head Of State, Profondo (2), Alegron, Benaud, French Emperor, Inverell, Clyde, Satirical Glory, Never Been Kissed (2)

Race 9: Sweet Deal, Rocha Clock, Madam Legend, Tricky Gal, Great News

Race 10: On The Lead (2), Kinloch, Leo (2), Marnix

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 10: Co-trainer R. Freedman (On The Lead) fined $100 – present horse without approved gear (blinkers) (AR106(1)).  
Reprimands: Race 1: K. McEvoy (The Fossil) – careless riding (AR131(a)).
Race 1: J. Van Overmeire (Athena’s Lad) – careless riding (AR131(a)).
Race 10: J. Collett (Leo) – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
 
Suspensions: Race 8: R. Bayliss (Never Been Kissed) 17/10/2021 to 29/10/2021 – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).  
Warnings: Nil.  
Trials: Race 2: Cream Rises (trainer K. Gavenlock) – cardiac arrhythmia.
Race 8: Head Of State (trainer C. Waller) – cardiac arrhythmia.
 
Certificates: Race 1: Athena’s Lad (trainer M. Mulholland) – multiple lacerations to near-hind leg.
Race 2: Cream Rises (trainer K. Gavenlock) including ECG – cardiac arrhythmia.
Race 8: Head Of State (trainer C. Waller) including ECG and troponin test – cardiac arrhythmia.
 
Bleeders: Nil.  
Falls/Injuries: Nil.  
Tactics notified: Race 1: Hamogany – To be ridden conservatively from a wide barrier: Settled back.
Race 2: Divine Breath – To be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.
Race 3: Bazooka – To be ridden more conservatively: Settled back.
Race 3: Solar Apex – To be ridden in a mid-field position: Settled worse than mid-field.
Race 3: Cognac – To be ridden further forward: Settled outside lead.
Race 6: Charleise – To be ridden more forward if begins well: Settled mid-field.
Race 6: Splendiferous – Intention to be ridden a forward position with cover, if possible: Settled outside leader.
Race 6: Bargain – Option to be more forward: Settled worse than mid-field.
Race 7: Equation – To be ridden more forward: Settled mid-field
Race 7: Prime Star – To be ridden conservatively from the outside barrier: Settled back
Race 8: Satirical Glory – To be ridden more prominently:  Settled off pace.
 
Change of Colours: Race 10: Leo – ATC black.  
Change of Gear: Nil.  
Follow-up: Race 1: Chewie Two (trainer W. Freedman) - post-race condition.
Race 5: O’President (trainer C. Waller) - post-race condition.
Race 7: Triple Ace (trainer K. Lees) – necropsy, treatment and veterinary records.
 

 

 

 

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