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STEWARDS’ REPORT 

Australian Turf Club

ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

(Kensington Track)

 

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

 

Weather:                     Fine

Track:                          Soft (6) 

Rail:                            +3m

Penetrometer:            5.48

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  T P Moxon (Chairman), J J E Earl, C L Albrecht and cadet 

B A Boyce-Mortlock 

 

                                                                                                                                                      (alm)

Supplementary Reports:

ROYAL RANDWICK:  Saturday, 25 June 2022

Race 1 – TAB Highway Handicap 1400m

Red Boulevard – trainer Mr P Messara reported that the results of an endoscopic examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Race 2 – Schweppes Handicap 1600m

Indifference – trainer Mr J Cummings advised he was satisfied with the post race condition of the gelding but it has now been spelled.

 

Race 4 – Precise Air Handicap 1300m

Po Kare Kare – trainer Mr B Heys reported that at a subsequent veterinary examination, the filly was found to have mucus present.  He advised that the filly has undergone a further veterinary examination including an endoscopic examination and has subsequently been cleared to race.

 

Race 7 – AcSecurities Handicap 1800m

Milk Man – trainer Mr M Smith advised he was satisfied with the post race condition of the gelding. Mr Smith was advised that due to the gelding’s poor performance, Milk Man would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards before being permitted to race again. 

 

Race 9 – Petaluma Handicap 1100m

Rainbow Connection – trainer Mr M Dunn reported that the gelding was found to have an elevated temperature on the day following the event and had also shifted its off-fore plate.  Mr Dunn advised that Rainbow Connection had now been spelled. 

 

NEWCASTLE:  Saturday, 25 June 2022

Race 2 – Hunter Quality Painting & Sleapys Maiden Plate 1400m

Disorderly – stable representative Mr C Duckworth advised that the stable was satisfied with the post race condition of the gelding.

 

GOSFORD:  Thursday, 23 June 2022

Race 7 – Abcoes Distributors Maiden Plate 1900m

Zentime – trainer Mr M Newnham advised he was satisfied with the post race condition of the filly but it has now been spelled.

                                                                                                                                                      

 


CHANGES TO DECLARED WEIGHT:

The Stewards permitted the following jockeys to ride over their declared weight:

 

Race 1 Who’s In Winny – K Jennings –1kg over 56kg
Race 3 Super Chilled – N Rawiller – ½kg over 57kg

 

                                                                                                                                                     

 

RACE 1 – Bowermans Handicap 1150m

Who’s In Winny– slow to begin.  Raced greenly under pressure in the straight.

Diaco – began awkwardly and shortly after was crowded for room between Separatist and Ithadtobezou, both of which shifted ground.

Separatist– began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Diaco.

Ithadtobezou– began awkwardly and shortly after was bumped by Harold The Great, which resulted in Ithadtobezou being carried in and making contact with Diaco.  Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. B Ryan reported that he had been instructed to obtain a position with cover, he added after receiving interference at the start and losing ground, he was obliged to settle in a midfield position. 

Harold The Great– began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Ithadtobezou.  From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Airman– from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Held up rounding the home turn and near the 400m laid out across the heels of Ithadtobezou and as a result had to be eased and shifted in. 

Doublesharkattack– raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

Martial Music– raced keenly in the early stages.  Laid out rounding the home turn.  For a short distance after the 200m, laid out under pressure.

Himalaism– rounding the home turn, when attempting to obtain a narrow run to the inside of Separatist, became awkwardly placed on the heels of that runner for a short distance passing the 250m.  Over the concluding stages was inclined to lay out.

RACE 2 – TAB Handicap 1150m

Whinchat– after being loaded into the barriers, became fractious, reared and got its near foreleg cast for an extended period of time. Whinchat underwent a veterinary examination and was declared a late scratching at 12.53pm. The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Whinchat be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 12.53pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket.

1st  Flashing Steel                    18 cents win, 16 cents place

2ndRamones                            13 cents place

3rd  Bo Bo Beware                   19 cents place

Trainer Mr D Pfieffer was advised that Whinchat would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards before being permitted to race again.

Fashion Legend– began awkwardly.

Ramones– began awkwardly.

See You Again– began awkwardly and lost ground (2L). Stewards opened an inquiry into the circumstances of the gelding being checked leaving the 200m.  After taking evidence from its rider, K Latham, C Schofield (Parallel), K McEvoy (Fashion Legend), J Collett (Ramones), it was established that approaching the 200m, Fashion Legend was shifted to the inside of Ramones, resulting in Parallel being taken in slightly.  After then being positioned to the inside of the heels of Ramones, that runner shifted in slightly resulting in Fashion Legend and Parallel being taken in which caused See You Again having to be checked.  Whilst acknowledging that Fashion Legend and Ramones had shifted ground marginally, nevertheless, both K McEvoy and J Collett were advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

Bo Bo Beware– began awkwardly and lost ground.  Near the 900m, when racing keenly, blundered and became unbalanced.  Held up rounding the home turn.

Contemporary– began awkwardly and shortly after was bumped by Coolex, which shifted out.

Coolex– began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Contemporary.  A post race veterinary examination of Coolex, which raced very wide and without cover throughout the event, revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.

Golden Honour– slow to begin.  From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Mutafiq– from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Raced greenly in the early and middle stages.  W Pike could offer no explanation for the performance of the colt which was having its first start.  He said having regard to the manner in which the colt travelled throughout the event, he expected it to close its race off, however when under pressure in the straight, did not close off and was disappointing. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Sorgente– raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

Flashing Steel– raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages. 

RACE 3 – Ranvet Handicap 1150m

I Am Jade– blundered on jumping.

Iwantobreakfree– began awkwardly and lost ground.  After being crossed by Rosato approaching the 600m, commenced to race keenly and approaching the 500m was checked from the heels of that runner.  Raced greenly under pressure in the early part of the straight and passing the 200m was inconvenienced when Rosato shifted in.  Iwantobreakfree was then shifted to the outside of Rosato, however approaching the 100m, was again eased when crowded between Milk And Honey and Rosato, which shifted out slightly under pressure.

Milk And Honey– slow to begin.  Near the 700m was bumped by Super Chilled which shifted in.  Milk And Honey then commenced to race keenly and was steadied from the heels of What's Going On.

Smart Vengeance– began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Rosato.  When questioned regarding the filly settling in a forward position, K O’Hara stated that after beginning well, she took advantage of her position whereby Smart Vengeance was allowed to hold a prominent position.  She added that after settling more forward than what had been intended, Smart Vengeance came under pressure rounding the home turn and gave ground in the straight.  She added that in her opinion, the filly would be better suited by being ridden more conservatively.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. 

Rosato– shortly after the start was bumped by Smart Vengeance, which shifted in.  Raced keenly in the middle stages.

Negation– began awkwardly.

Cruizingdafield– began awkwardly.

What’s Going On– began awkwardly.

Pink Baroque– began awkwardly.  From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages.  Blundered near the 900m.

Rotorua– from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  T Sherry reported that he was instructed to obtain cover on the filly.   He said Rotorua raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages and did not respond to his riding when he endeavoured to ease and obtain cover in the early stages.  He said that as a consequence, when racing wide and without cover, Rotorua raced keenly for the majority of the event and he believed this to be the principal reason for its performance today.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. 

Cabaca– from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Briefly held up rounding the home turn.

Super Chilled– near the 700m shifted in and bumped Milk And Honey.

RACE 4 – China Horse Club Handicap 1250m

Ever Bella– the filly, which was fractious prior to the start being effected, began awkwardly before being shifted behind runners from the outside barrier in the early stages.  Raced ungenerously and got its head up throughout the early and middle stages.  Had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the straight.

Hollywood Gossip– began awkwardly.

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

Flying Step– raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

Parlayed – W Pike reported that he was able to obtain a favourable position with cover one off the rail in the early stages.  He said that he felt he would be able to shift Flying Step, which was positioned to his outside, wider rounding the home turn, however when Parlayed came under pressure near the 500m and Flying Step held its position to his outside, Parlayed was unable to shift out and as a consequence was unable to secure clear running rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight.  He said that near the 350m, he shifted Parlayed back to the inside of Prasiolite whereby the filly secured clear running leaving the 300m, however he added that Parlayed was somewhat then disappointing in the manner in which it finished its race off once into clear running.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Parlayed to be lame (1/5) in the near foreleg.  Stable representative Mr T Lee was advised that a veterinary clearance must be provided prior to Parlayed being permitted to barrier trial or race again.

RACE 5 – Hyland Race Colours Handicap 1800m

Steplee– slow to begin.  For a short distance approaching the 300m was held up when being shifted to the outside of Brown Thomas to secure clear running.

Dr Evil– slow to begin.  Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. For some distance approaching and passing the 800m had to be eased from the heels of Steplee when continuing to race keenly.

Naval Warfare– slow to begin.  From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Media Starguest– raced wide and without cover until near the 1000m.  Raced keenly in the middle stages.   

Brown Thomas– near the 1100m was eased when briefly crowded by Media Starguest which shifted in momentarily.

Prompt Prodigy– approaching the 200m was crowded between Media Starguest and Toulon Brook, both of which shifted ground.

The Milkybar Kid– made the home turn awkwardly.

Dinado– C Schofield reported that, as notified to Stewards, it was his intention to obtain cover.  He said that after beginning awkwardly, when he formed the view in the initial stages that had he attempted to settle in a more forward position he would have been caught wide and without cover, he therefore elected to ease Dinado, which resulted in the mare being positioned towards the rear of the field and settling further back than he intended.  He said when placed under pressure from rounding the home turn, Dinado was one paced and did not close its race off as had been expected.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Karlstad– H Bowman reported that after settling in a prominent position, the gelding travelled satisfactorily in the early and middle stages.  He added, however, that rounding the home turn, Karlstad felt awkward in its action and when under pressure in the straight, did not quicken and was disappointing in the manner in which it finished its race off, particularly when giving ground over the final 150m.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stewards will follow up on the post race recovery of the gelding in the days subsequent. 

Toulon Brook– when questioned regarding his riding in the straight, J Collett stated that on straightening he shifted away from the rail to trail a favoured runner, Karlstad, with the view of shifting to that runner's outside by taking Prompt Prodigy wider.  He said that shortly after entering the straight, Media Starguest had improved to the outside of Prompt Prodigy which then prevented him from shifting that runner wider.  He said as a consequence Toulon Brook became held up behind Karlstad.  He said that approaching the 300m, when he did not feel there was sufficient room to improve to the inside of Karlstad, he positioned his mount to the outside of that runner's heels, however when Karlstad commenced to give ground and Media Starguest and Prompt Prodigy held their positions, Toulon Brook became badly held up until approaching the 150m. Stewards were satisfied that when J Collett attempted to improve to the outside of Karlstad, there was not sufficient room to improve to the inside of that runner and it was after he had committed to shift out that a run had developed to the inside of Karlstad.    Whilst a run had developed to the inside of Karlstad, approaching the 250m the Stewards were satisfied that J Collett had committed to shift to the outside of Karlstad leaving the 300m and at that stage that run had not developed.  Accordingly, Stewards found the tactics adopted by J Collett in the early part of the straight were not unreasonable in the circumstances.

RACE 6 – Earthlight @ Darley Handicap 1250m

He's Super Lucky– the gelding, which lost its near fore plate during its preliminary, necessitating it having to be refitted behind the barriers, underwent a veterinary examination and was deemed suitable to race.  Began awkwardly.

Hasstobegood– began only fairly.  J Parr was unable to offer any explanation for the performance of the mare.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Showtime Lady– began awkwardly and lost ground and shortly after shifted in and made contact with Hasstobegood.  After being crossed by He's A Hotshot near the 1000m, commenced to overrace and when that runner was being eased, Showtime Lady had to be steadied from the heels of He's A Hotshot.

Dalaalaat – slow to begin.  From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Near the 200m was brushed by Jal Lei, which shifted in.

Jal Lei– began awkwardly.  From the outside barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Laid in under pressure in the straight and proved difficult to ride out placing its rider at some disadvantage at fully testing the filly.

Bonita Aurelia– raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

He’s A Hotshot– App T Schiller reported that his instructions were to settle in a prominent position. He said he had to make some use of the gelding in the early stages to obtain a forward position and leaving the 1000m, whilst his preference was to continue forward and cross Quiet Riot, bearing in mind the use he had already made of his mount and when he was unable to establish a sufficient margin to cross Quiet Riot, he then desisted from pressuring He's A Hotshot and elected to obtain a position outside of Quiet Riot near the 800m.  He said once in this position, He's A Hotshot travelled satisfactorily, however did not respond to his riding in the straight which he believed was as a consequence of the use he had to make of the gelding in the early stages.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities other than a small abrasion to the inside near hind leg.

RACE 7 – Vinery Yearlings Handicap 1400m

Imrahor– after being loaded into the barriers, the gelding became fractious, reared, and became cast for an extended period.  Imrahor underwent a veterinary examination and was declared a late scratching at 3.47pm. Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Imrahor be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 3.47pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket.

1st  Brimstone                          7 cents win, 6 cents place

2ndHighly Desired                    9 cents place

3rdSpeed Legend                    7 cents place

Trainer Ms A Neasham was advised that Imrahor would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again.

Speed Legend– the gelding, which was in the adjoining stall to Imrahor when that runner became fractious, was examined by the Club's veterinary officer and deemed suitable to start.  Began only fairly.  From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Go Troppo– after being loaded into the barriers, the gelding became fractious, reared momentarily and subsequently underwent a veterinary examination and was deemed suitable to start.  Approaching the 900m was inconvenienced when Le Vizir shifted out when racing fiercely.  Approaching the 300m was momentarily steadied to avoid the heels of Reformist (S Clipperton) when that runner shifted out when not clear.  S Clipperton was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.  N Rawiller reported that rounding the home turn his mount came under pressure and despite his urgings, the gelding was unable to hold its position behind the eventual winner Brimstone.  He said that in his opinion, Go Troppo did not handle the track conditions.  He said that in the straight, Go Troppo, although briefly inconvenienced near the 300m, was disappointing in that it failed to finish its race off.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Go Troppo to be lame (1/5) in the near hind leg.   Trainer Mr M Dunn was advised that a veterinary clearance must be provided prior to Go Troppo being permitted to barrier trial or race again.

Reformist– began awkwardly and lost ground.

Russian Ruble– began awkwardly and lost ground.

Flashcard– began awkwardly.  Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

Conceited– from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Was briefly held up rounding the home turn.

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

Le Vizir– approaching the 1000m was eased from the heels of Brimstone (App R Jones) when that runner shifted in when not fully clear. R. Jones was advised to exercise more care.  W Pike reported that his mount was travelling comfortably in the early stages, however when the tempo reduced making the first turn, Le Vizir commenced to race fiercely and was steadied from the heels of Brimstone.  W Pike reported that after shifting to the outside of Brimstone, Le Vizir continued to race fiercely and he added that its racing manners were the principal reason for its disappointing performance.

Brimstone– App R Jones reported that he was instructed to obtain cover on the gelding.  He said that after beginning well, Brimstone held the early lead, however when Highly Desired improved to his outside approaching the first turn, he restrained his mount in an endeavour to obtain cover behind that runner in accordance with his instructions.  He said that when being restrained, Brimstone commenced to race keenly and was unable to obtain cover until passing the 800m.  App Jones was reminded of his obligations not to reduce the tempo excessively so as to avoid causing interference to runners positioned behind him.

RACE 8 – Furphy Handicap 1150m

True Valentine– began awkwardly and lost ground.

Brazen Song– began awkwardly and lost ground.

Zain's Girl– slow to begin.  From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Sneaky Paige– began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with the hindquarter of Beep Test.  J Parr reported that after obtaining a prominent position, the filly did not quicken when asked for an effort in the straight and was somewhat disappointing in its overall performance.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Beep Test– on jumping was bumped on the hindquarter by Sneaky Paige, which shifted out.  Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

Either Oar– raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

Billiondollarbaby– raced keenly in the early and middle stages.  Near the 100m raced in restricted room between Transplant and Siyata, which shifted out slightly.  A post race veterinary examination revealed Billiondollarbaby to have bled from both nostrils.  Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).

Moon Reader– passing the 600m was eased when racing in restricted room between Siyata and Glacier Queen when that runner was taken in slightly by Beep Test (App R Jones).  In all the circumstances, App Jones was advised to exercise more care and to ensure he provides his fellow riders with sufficient racing room.  C Schofield reported that the filly resented racing amongst runners, lost its position when crowded for room near the 600m.  He added that Moon Reader was then somewhat disappointing in that it failed to finish its race off in the straight.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Transplant– approaching the 100m was brushed on the hindquarter by Billiondollarbaby which shifted out.  Was then inclined to lay out and away from that runner over the concluding stages.

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 3 C Schofield (What’s Going On) 7 strikes
Race 3 N Rawiller (Super Chilled) 7 strikes
Race 5 G Buckley (Steplee) 6 strikes
Race 5 N Rawiller (Media Starguest) 7 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:    Dolly Bird, Who’s In Winny, Ithadtobezou (2), Diaco.

Race 2:    Contemporary, Sorgente, Whinchat, Ramones.

Race 3:    What’s Going On, Negation, Milk And Honey, I Am Jade. 

Race 4:    Parlayed, Prasiolite, Jayanthi. 

Race 5:    Dr Evil, Freedom Square, Brown Thomas, Steplee (2). 

Race 6:    Jal Lei (2), Hasstobegood, Juventus, Quiet Riot.

Race 7:    Highly Desired.

Race 8:    Glacier Queen.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil
Reprimands: Nil
Suspensions: Nil
Bleeders: Race 8:  Billiondollarbaby(co-trainer Paul Snowden) – both nostrils, first occasion [AR79(4)].
Warnings: Nil
Trials: Supplementary:  Milk Man(trainer M Smith) – poor performance.
Race 2:  Whinchat(trainer D Pfieffer) – fractious in barriers.
Race 7:  Imrahor(trainer A Neasham) – fractious in barriers.
Certificates: Race 4:  Parlayed(Hawkes stable) – lame (1/5) in the near foreleg. 
Race 7:  Go Troppo(M Dunn) – lame (1/5) in the near hind leg.
Fall/Injuries: Nil
Change of Tactics: Race 2:  Sorgente– option to be ridden further forward; led.
Race 5:  Dinado– option to obtain cover; settled worse than midfield with cover.
Race 6:  Bonita Aurelia– to be ridden further forward; settled off pace.
Race 7: Russian Ruble– to be ridden further forward from an inside barrier; settled worse than midfield.
Race 8:  Moon Reader– intention to settle further forward; settled off pace.
Race 8:  Sneaky Paige– if begins well, to settle further forward; settled on pace.
Change of Colours: Nil
Change of Gear Nil
Follow up: Race 7:  Karlstad(trainer C Waller) – poor performance.

 

 

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