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STEWARDS’ REPORT 

Australian Turf Club

ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

(Kensington Track) 

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

 

Weather:                   Fine

Track:                       Good (4)

Rail:                          True

Penetrometer:          4.89

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:   C L Albrecht (Chairman), S G Railton, T P Moxon and cadets

P L Phillips and B A Boyce-Mortlock

                                                                                                                                                      (alm)

Supplementary Reports:

ROYAL RANDWICK:  Saturday, 11 June 2022

RACE 3 – 50 Year and Life Members Handicap 1200m

Queen Bellisimo – trainer Mr B Widdup reported that the mare had done well in the stable since its disappointing performance.   He said that he would likely trial Queen Bellisimo again before its next race start and apply a tongue tie to the gear of the horse.

 

Race 4 – Midway Handicap 1200m

Moon Reader– trainer Mr B Widdup reported that Moon Reader had pulled up well and reiterated that the primary reason for its disappointing performance was that it had settled back in the field.

 

Race 7 – Furphy Handicap 1600m

Art Cadeau– trainer Mr T Robinson reported that although the gelding was not lame, it was found to have jarred up in the off front as a consequence of the firmer racing surface.   He confirmed his earlier advice that Art Cadeau will now be sent for a spell. 

 

HAWKESBURY:  Sunday, 12 June 2022

RACE 8 – Pioneer Services Class 1 Handicap 1300m

Elleves – trainer Ms G Markwell advised that the gelding has now been spelled. 

 

WARWICK FARM:  Monday, 13 June 2022

RACE 3 – Ranvet Handicap 2400m

Outlook– trainer Mr B Widdup advised that Outlook had undergone a full veterinary examination, including an endoscopic examination, which did not reveal any underlying issues.   He said that it is intended to have blood tests performed on Outlook and he undertook to report back if the results of these revealed any issue which may explain the horse's disappointing performance.   

 

RACE 8 – Proven Thoroughbreds Handicap 1400m

Mobstar – stable representative Mr D Greer reported that Mobstar, which was found to have lost its off fore plate during the race, was also slightly short in its action as a consequence of this issue.  He said, however, that Mobstar had quickly recovered and had done well since its disappointing performance and the intention was to continue with the horse's preparation.

 

                                                                                                                                                     

 


CHANGES TO DECLARED WEIGHT:

The Stewards permitted the following jockey to ride over the declared weight:

 

Race 1 The Lions’ Gate – N Rawiller – ½kg over 56kg
Race 2 Super Chilled – N Rawiller– ½kg over 56kg

 

                                                                                                                                                     

                               

RACE 1 – TAB Plate 1100m

More Mischief – slow to begin.

 

Eponymous – began awkwardly.

 

Himalaism – began awkwardly and lost ground.  Held up in the early stages of the home straight and then had difficulty obtaining clear running until a point near the 100m. A short distance after had to be steadied when unable to improve when disappointed for clear running between Encroachment and Eponymous, both of which shifted ground slightly.  As a consequence, Himalaism could not be tested to the finish when awkwardly placed at the heels of Eponymous.

 

Viburnum – began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped Gallic Fox.  A short distance after the start, Viburnum again shifted in and made further contact with Gallic Fox. Overraced in the middle stages and near the 700m shifted out to avoid the heels of Sorgente. Approaching the 600m was then checked from the heels of Sorgente when taken in by The Lions’ Gate (N Rawiller) which shifted in. Whilst Stewards were satisfied that the racing manners of Viburnum largely contributed to this incident, N Rawiller was nonetheless advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Viburnum to be lame (2/5) in the near foreleg and to have a wound over the back of the near fore fetlock.  Trainer Mr J Cummings was advised that a veterinary clearance must be provided prior to Viburnum being permitted to barrier trial or race again.  

 

I Say Boom – began awkwardly.  From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  A short distance after the start was inconvenienced by The Lions’ Gate, which shifted in when racing greenly. S Clipperton was unable to offer any explanation for the disappointing performance other than to add that when placed under pressure from rounding the home turn, the colt failed to respond to his riding and when out of contention passing the 350m, he elected to desist from continuing to pressure his mount.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden was advised that I Say Boom would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.

 

Moscow Night – began awkwardly.  Held up in the early stages of the home straight before shifting to the inside of Encroachment near the 300m to obtain clear running:

 

Gallic Fox – shortly after the start had to be checked when crowded between Ramones and Verbatim, which shifted in and made heavy contact with Gallic Fox.

 

Gold Revolver – approaching the 600m, when overracing, improved onto the heels of Viburnum and had to be checked.  R Bayliss reported that after having to be checked near the 600m the colt hung out and proved difficult to ride in the straight.

 

RACE 2 – The Agency Plate 1100m

Rebel Love – underwent a veterinary examination after being kicked on the near side flank by another runner behind the barriers and was deemed suitable to start.  Slow to begin.

Esprit Lucand – underwent a veterinary examination behind the barriers after making contact with the fence proceeding onto the track and was deemed suitable to start.  Began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped Smiling Prophet and then shifted in and bumped Doublesharkattack.  J Parr reported that due to the filly being quite stirred up pre-race, this was the principal reason for Esprit Lucand racing disappointingly.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Esprit Lucand to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr M Newnham advised that the filly would now be spelled.  

Doublesharkattack – shortly after the start was bumped by Esprit Lucand, which shifted in.

Smiling Prophet – on jumping was bumped by Esprit Lucand, which shifted out.

Grace Of Trish – began awkwardly.  Raced greenly in the early stages, proved difficult to settle and laid in approaching the 600m despite the efforts of its rider. Held up in the early stages of the home straight and then had to be shifted in abruptly near the 250m to avoid the heels of the weakening Esprit Lucand.  Trainer Mr G Portelli was advised that a warning would be placed on the filly’s record in respect of its racing manners.

Controlocracy – on jumping was crowded between Tashi and Grace Of Trish, which shifted out.  A short distance after the start was steadied when crowded between Tashi and Grace Of Trish.  Near the 600m had to be checked when hampered by Tashi, which lost ground when being steadied.  Was held up from entering the home straight until the passing the 200m.

Tashi – on jumping was crowded between Controlocracy and Cabaca, which shifted in.  Shortly after the start was hampered by Cabaca, which was taken in by Calsandria.  Approaching the 600m, had to be steadied when hampered by Grace Of Trish, which, when gracing greenly, laid in despite the efforts of its rider.

Super Chilled – began awkwardly and from a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Cabaca – began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped Tashi.  Shortly after had to be eased when placed in restricted room between Tashi and Calsandria, which shifted in slightly. 

Calsandria – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. 

Musical Affair – raced wide and without cover for the majority at the event.

Russian Queen – had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early stages of the home straight.   Passing 75m had to be eased when disappointed for a run between Tragara and Tashi, both of which shifted ground.

Calsandria – J Van Overmeire reported that from the wide barrier he was obliged to pressure his mount in the early stages to obtain a forward position.  He said however, he was obliged to race wide and without cover when unable to obtain a position closer to the rail and felt this was the principal reason for the filly being unable to finish the race off.   A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormality.

RACE 3 – Hyland Race Colours Handicap 1800m

Naval Warfare – began only fairly.

 

Zounique – began only fairly.   From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Brown Thomas – when the pace slackened near the 1600m, commenced to race keenly and shifted out when being steadied from the heels of Spanish PointBrown Thomas then raced wide and without cover for some distance thereafter before being allowed to stride forward and obtain a position outside the leader, Dinado, near the 1000m.

Roman – Q Krogh reported that Roman is a keen going horse and due to the moderate tempo through the early stages, the gelding overraced quite badly and got its head up on a number of occasions.

Viren – T Sherry reported that he had been instructed to obtain cover.  He added that after doing so, the gelding travelled well in the early and middle stages, however was inclined to lay in under pressure in the home straight once placed under pressure and did not feel entirely comfortable in its action. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have an irregular front limb gait and to be coughing.  Stable representative Mr S Rankin was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, must be provided prior to Viren being permitted to barrier trial or race again.

RACE 4 – Vinery Yearlings Handicap 1550m

Tenorino – began only fairly.  

Segrill – began only fairly.  Held up rounding the home turn and then was obliged to shift out across the heels of Roseirro in an endeavour to obtain clear running.  Approaching the 200m was obliged to alter course to the inside of Roseirro to continue into clear running when that runner shifted out. 

Propose A Toast – T Berry reported that the gelding did not feel entirely comfortable in its action when weakening in the home straight.  A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be coughing.  Co-trainer Mr J Nisbet advised that the gelding would now be spelled.  Notwithstanding this advice, Mr Nisbet was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, would be required prior to the gelding being permitted to barrier trial or race again.

Media Starguest – when questioned regarding his riding from entering the home straight, S Clipperton stated that when entering the home straight, after only a narrow run developed between Bob's Your Uncle and Microna, he was somewhat hesitant to improve into this run immediately as he had concerns that Bob's Your Uncle may shift ground which would have resulted in him being disappointed for this run and losing his momentum. He said for this reason he elected to desist from improving into this run until passing the 300m when the run had fully developed.  Passing the 200m raced tight between Bob's Your Uncle and Microna, which shifted in.

RACE 5 – First Justify Yearlings Handicap 1000m

Saiko – Stewards permitted T Berry to be substituted as the rider of the gelding when R Bayliss was stood down by the Club's doctor due to aggravating a rib injury.  From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Shalstar – the filly, which aggravated an old wound to its off hind leg, was examined by the Club's veterinary officer and deemed suitable to start.  Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

Extravagent Lad – on jumping was bumped by Baby Wong, which shifted out.  Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

Baby Wong – began awkwardly.

Sneaky Paige – began awkwardly and lost ground.  Was held up in the early stages of the home straight before shifting to the outside of the heels of Extravagent Lad near the 300m to secure clear running.

Wategos – began awkwardly and lost ground.

Shiriki – began awkwardly and shortly after the start was steadied when crowded between Extravagent Lad and Incentive, which was taken in by Wolf Queen.

Wolf Queen – on jumping was hampered by Zetarita which shifted in.  Raced keenly in the early stages when being restrained to obtain a position with cover.

Incentive – began only fairly.  From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  App T Schiller explained that he had been instructed, from the wide barrier, to ride in a conservative manner in an attempt to find cover. He added that after obtaining a position with cover in the early stages behind Extravagant Lad, approaching the 600m he was bumped and forced wider and as a consequence was obliged to race wide and without cover rounding the home turn.  He further added that the gelding from that point did not respond to his riding and failed to finish off the race. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Trainer Ms D Scott expressed some disappointment with the performance of the gelding and added that although Incentive is lightly raced, she believes the horse would be better suited when ridden in a more forward position. Ms Scott added that she would now drop Incentive back in grade and have it ridden more prominently.   Ms Scott undertook to report back on the post race condition of Incentive.

Zetarita – from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Asherla – B Avdulla reported that after being crossed by The Rockwell Scale in the early stages, Asherla, which was wearing earmuffs for the first time, did not appear to appreciate racing inside other runners and consequently failed to finish the race off.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. 

RACE 6 – China Horse Club's The Chase Handicap 1100m

Henschel – began awkwardly.  Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.

Monte Ditto – began awkwardly and lost ground.

Delightful Dream – began awkwardly.  Overraced in the early stages and near the turn at the 600m hung out. Co-trainer Mr P Jones was advised that a warning would be placed on the gelding’s record for hanging out.   

Julian Rock – passing the 600m had to be steadied from the heels of Delightful Dream which hung out.

He's A Hotshot – T Clark reported that after beginning well, the gelding failed to show sufficient speed to cross runners and take up a closer position to the rail and as a result was obliged to race four wide and without cover for the majority of the event.   He added that this was the principal reason for the gelding being unable to finish off the race.  A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be making an abnormal respiratory noise.  Trainer Mr B Baker was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, must be provided prior to He's A Hotshot being permitted to barrier trial or race again.

Kattegat – a post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (1/5) in the off hind leg.  Trainer Ms N Jarvis was advised that a veterinary clearance must be provided prior to Kattegat being permitted to barrier trial or race again.

RACE 7 – Ghaiyyath @ Darley Handicap 1300m

Hit The Target – began only fairly.  Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

Broken Hill – slow to begin.  From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Sequana – began awkwardly.  From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Near the 300m, after being placed in restricted room between Hit The Target and Tawfiq Lass (J Collett), which shifted out, then shifted in and had to be steadied when awkwardly placed at the heels of Tawfiq Lass.  J Collett was reprimanded for this incident.  Over the concluding stages had some difficulty obtaining clear running and could not be fully tested.  

Bonita Aurelia – slow to begin.   From the outside barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Near the 700m, when racing keenly, had to be restrained from the heels of Rich And Shameless.

La Sante – near the 1000m had to be steadied when placed in restricted room to the inside of Gusonic (T Clark) which shifted in when not fully clear.  T Clark was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.  

Rich And Shameless – overraced approaching and passing the 1000m.

Tawfiq Lass – near the 200m was obliged to alter course to the outside of the heels of He's Super Lucky to continue into clear running.

Steel Diamond – H Bowman reported that the mare resented racing tight to the inside of La Sante in the early stages of the home straight and as a result did not stretch out fully until the final 100m.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Quiet Riot – a post race veterinary examination revealed a puncture wound to the near hind medial sole.

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):

 

Race 1T Berry (Sorgente)  7 strikes
Race 3T Berry (Dinado)  8 strikes
Race 4R King (Roseirro)  6 strikes

 

Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

 

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

Race 1:    Encroachment, Sorgente, Viburnum, Ramones. 

Race 2:    Esprit Lucand, Tragara, Cabaca.

Race 3:    Spanish Point, Roman, Zounique, Dinado (2).

Race 4:    Media Starguest, Propose A Toast, Toulon Brook, Fiordland.

Race 5:    Dollar Magic, Zetarita, Incentive, Sneaky Paige.

Race 6:    He’s A Hotshot, Monte Ditto, Twice As Special, Quiet Riot.

Race 7:    Calgary Queen, Hit The Target, Tawfiq Lass.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil
Reprimands: Race 7:  J Collett (Tawfiq Lass) – careless riding [AR131(a)].
Suspensions: Nil
Bleeders: Nil
Warnings: Race 2:  Grace Of Trish (trainer G Portelli) – racing manners.
Race 6:  Delightful Dream (co-trainer P Jones) – racing manners, hung out. 
Trials: Race 1:  I Say Boom (Snowden stable) – poor performance. 
Certificates: Race 1:  Viburnum (trainer J Cummings) – lame (2/5) in the near foreleg.
Race 3:  Viren (trainer D Payne) – coughing, including scope. 
Race 4:  Propose A Toast (co-trainer J Nisbet) – coughing, including scope. 
Race 6:  He’s A Hotshot (trainer B Baker) – respiratory noise, including scope.
Race 6:  Kattegat (trainer N Jarvis) – lame (1/5) in the off hind leg.
Fall/Injuries: Nil

 

Change of Tactics: Race 2:  Esprit Lucand – to be ridden further forward; settled on pace.
Race 4:  Microna – to settle further forward; settled off pace. 
Race 4:  Bob's Your Uncle – to settle further forward; settled on pace.
Race 5:  Wolf Queen – to be ridden conservatively from a wide barrier; settled behind midfield.
Race 6:  Quiet Riot – to be ridden further forward; settled midfield.
Race 7:  Calgary Queen – to be ridden further forward; settled outside the leader. 
Change of Colours: Nil
Change of Gear Nil
Follow up: Nil

 

 

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