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STEWARDS REPORT

Australian Turf Club
ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

Saturday 5 June 2021

Weather: Fine
Track: Soft (6)
Rail: +6m from 1350m to Winning Post, +4m remainder
Penetrometer: 5.35

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), S. G. Railton, T. P. Moxon, T. J. Vassallo and Cadets P. L. Phillips, E. Y. A. Hargraves and J. P. W. Prior.
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Supplementary Reports:
From Warwick Farm 2/06/2021
Race 2: Too Darn Hot @ Darley Handicap 1100m:
Montenegro – Trainer's representative Mr C. Duckworth reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the colt but advised that the decision was made to send Montenegro for a spell.

Race 6: TAB Handicap 1600m:
Media Starguest –Trainer Mr R. Quinton reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding but advised that Media Starguest will now be spelled.
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RACE 1: Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 1400m:
Sinba – Slow to begin and shortly after the start was bumped by Dante Alighieri, which was taken out by Hundred Proof. Sinba then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 250m was bumped by Hundred Proof, which shifted out. Near the 100m was eased to avoid the heels of Hundred Proof (J. Collett), which shifted out. J. Collett was advised to exercise more care.

Dante Alighieri – Began awkwardly and lost ground, and shortly after the start was hampered by Hundred Proof, which shifted out. Overraced in the middle stages and making the turn near the 1000m was checked to avoid the heels of Cape Breton and shifted out.

Raging Bull – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

Royalzel – Began awkwardly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Lost its near-fore plate.

Hundred Proof – Prior to the declaration of correct weight, rider J. Collett viewed the patrol films to ascertain if there were grounds to protest against Cape Breton being declared the winner. When it was established that Hundred Proof had been inclined to shift out away from Cape Breton in the straight, J. Collett declined to lodge a protest. When the Stewards found that although Cape Breton and Hundred Proof had brushed slightly just prior to the winning post, they declined to lodge a protest and correct weight was declared. For a short distance approaching the 300m was held up for clear running when being shifted to the outside of Cape Breton. Inclined to lay out under pressure in the straight and near the 100m shifted out abruptly.

Impact Star – Overraced outside the lead throughout the middle stages.



RACE 2: TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap 1100m:
Anethole – Approaching the 250m had to be steadied and directed to the outside of Moetta to continue into clear running.

Nicci Trix – Began awkwardly.

King’s Trust – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When questioned regarding his riding on the home turn and the reason he elected to improve to the inside of Patino Ruby, S. Clipperton stated that leaving the 600m his mount was travelling well at that  stage, He sated that when Patino Ruby did not quicken as he had expected approaching the 400m he then elected to secure a position to the inside of that runner with a view to improving between Delightful Dream and Last Chance Dance. He said that when Delightful Dream shifted in near the 200m, King’s Trust then became disappointed for this run and was held up for clear running between the 200m and the 75m. Having considered the explanation offered by S. Clipperton, the Stewards found the tactics he adopted were reasonable in the circumstances.

Last Chance Dance – On jumping was bumped by Nicci Trix, which shifted out. Inside the 200m, when commencing to give ground, had to be steadied when crowded between Delightful Dream and Kattegat, which, after improving to the outside of Katgully Red (M. Palmer), then was taken out by that runner. A short distance later Tulla Park (J. Mallyon) commenced to shift out, resulting in Katgully Red taking Kattegat out across the running of Last Chance Dance. Both J. Mallyon and M. Palmer were advised to exercise more care. Rider J. Ford reported that the mare was stirred up before the event and he said that when caught wide and without cover in the middle stages he endeavoured to secure a position one off behind Katgully Red, however, Last Chance Dance then commenced to race fiercely and would not respond to his efforts to do so. He stated that as a result Last Chance Dance continued to race fiercely in the middle stages when racing without cover and this resulted in the mare not being able to finish off the race as expected. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities. 

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

Kattegat – Began only fairly.

Moetta – App. R. Jones reported that in the straight his mount hung in and proved difficult to ride out due to its racing manners. He stated that he was unable to pull his whip through to the right hand given the nature of his mount’s racing manners. As a result, he was obliged to ride his mount out in a hands and heels fashion.

Foxie La Belle – Began only fairly.

Tulla Park – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

Poita – Began awkwardly and lost ground, and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. In the straight had an inclination to lay in under pressure and near the 150m shifted in and brushed Patino Ruby.

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

RACE 3: Bisley Workwear Handicap 1800m:
Vigorous Flow – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Shameonus, which shifted out.

Real Peace – Began only fairly.

Caesars Palace – Rider J. Collett stated that the gelding enjoyed a comfortable run behind the lead but was disappointing in its failure to respond to his riding in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr A. Cummings expressed disappointment with the performance of the gelding. He added that he would assess Caesars Palace in the days subsequent to determine whether he continues with its current preparation. Mr Cummings undertook to report back on the post-race condition and future race plans for Caesars Palace.

Le Vizir – The colt was a late scratching at 10.21am on veterinary advice after it was found to have an elevated temperature. Co-trainer Mr G. Ryan was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Le Vizir is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

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

Red Santa – Began only fairly and shortly after the start was crowded between Majestic Wings and Too Much Caviar, which shifted out. Rider R. Bayliss stated that the gelding, which was having its first run the Sydney way of going, travelled on the wrong leg and was not comfortable. Approaching the 300m, when shifting to the outside of Shameonus, became awkwardly placed close to the heels of that runner and shifted out abruptly.

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

Wicklow – Began only fairly and then was hampered by Caesars Palace, which shifted out.

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

Majestic Wings – Shortly after the start was crowded between Red Santa and Shameonus. From a wide barrier Majestic Wings then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 1600m, when racing keenly, shifted in slightly and made contact with Red Santa, resulting in both Majestic Wings and Red Santa continuing to overrace. A short distance later Red Santa shifted out, taking Majestic Wings out towards Little Krakatoa, resulting in Majestic Wings having to be checked. Stewards found the racing manners of Majestic Wings and Red Santa were the main contributing factors to the interference.

Stylebender – Began awkwardly.

RACE 4: Fujitsu General Handicap 1400m:
Tycoonist – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When questioned regarding her riding rounding the home turn and in the straight, K. O'Hara stated that her instructions had been to go back on the gelding and as it was backing up from last Saturday not to make a wide and searching run. She stated that after settling at the rear of the field, when she initially formed the view that Born A Warrior was not going to take her into the race, she elected to improve to that runner’s inside to comply with her instructions and to save ground She added that on straightening, when positioned behind and to the inside of Dynamic Impact, she elected to continue to improve towards the inside with a view to obtaining clear running between Scream And Shout and Astero, however, when that run did not fully develop, she was held up for clear running between the 300m ad the 200m. She stated that she then was able to commence to improve, however, near the 200m was crowded when Astero (J. Ford) shifted out. As a result, she was unable to ride Tycoonist out until near the 100m whereby the gelding finished off the race well. Having regard to her instructions, Stewards found the tactics adopted were reasonable in the circumstances. J. Ford (Astero) was advised to exercise more care.

Adelaide’s Light – Began only fairly.

Crosscheck – Near the 150m was inconvenienced when crowded by Scream And Shout, which shifted out slightly.

Astero – Rider J. Ford dropped his whip near the 150m.

Key – On jumping was bumped by Rubamos, which shifted in.

Rubamos – Began awkwardly, shifted in and bumped Key. 

Valdostana – When questioned regarding the mare racing more forward, rider J. Innes stated that he was not issued with any specific instructions, but after his mount began well he elected to capitalise on the good start and take up a forward position. He stated that in the early stages he anticipated crossing Oscar Zulu, however, when its rider, T. Berry, held his position to his inside, Valdostana was left racing wide and without cover.

Dynamic Impact – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. From the 350m to the 150m was held up for clear running. Near the 100m again was held up for clear running and could not be tested.

Scream And Shout – Shortly after the start shifted out and made contact with Astero. From the 350m to the 250m was held up for clear running.

Born A Warrior – Stewards permitted S. Clipperton to ride the gelding one kilogram over its allotted weight of 54kgs. Rider S. Clipperton stated that his instructions were to go forward on the gelding. He stated that after his mount, which was racing with blinkers off today, began only fairly, he then shifted his mount in behind runners to avoid racing wide. In the straight laid in.

RACE 5: Acy Securities Handicap 1200m:
Snowzone – App. L. Day stated that the gelding raced too keenly and as a consequence was left without a finishing effort. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer's representative Mr D. Greer stated that in the stable’s opinion Snowzone is better suited when ridden more conservatively. He agreed with the views of App. L. Day that due to the racing manners of Snowzone the gelding was left without a finishing effort and was somewhat disappointing. Mr Greer undertook to report back on the post-race condition of Snowzone in the days subsequent.

Shadow Crush – Shortly after the start was bumped by Oakfield Twilight, which shifted out.

He’s A Hotshot – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

Jailbreak – Slow to begin. For a short distance near the 200m was held up for clear running. Approaching the 600m was steadied to avoid the heels of Matowatakpe which shifted out when being checked.

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

Royal Banquet – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 600m was steadied from the heels of Jailbreak. When commencing to finish off the race well, became awkwardly placed close to the heels of Snowzone as that runner gave ground. When being shifted to the inside, Royal Banquet ran in and as a result was checked away from the heels of Matowatakpe. As a consequence, Royal Banquet then was held up for a short distance where the gelding lost momentum. 

Bold And Wild – Slow to begin.

Matowatakpe – App. R. Jones (Catesby) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that approaching the 600m he did permit his mount to shift in when not clear of Charretera, which was taken in across the running of Matowatakpe, causing that runner to be checked and lose its rightful running. App. Jones’ permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Tuesday 15 June 2021 and to expire on Friday 25 June 2021 on which day he may ride.

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


RACE 6: The Agency Real Estate Handicap 1500m:
Accountability – Began only fairly.

Great House – Began awkwardly.

Saigon – Began only fairly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame (2/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr C. Waller was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Saigon is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

Decroux – Rider B. Spriggs was cautioned in relation to using his whip on the gelding, which was out of contention.

Air To Air – Stood flatfooted as the start was effected and lost ground (3L). Approaching the winning post had to be steadied from the heels of Saigon when that runner commenced to give ground. Trainer Mr J. Coyle was advised that a warning would be placed on the mare’s record for being slow to begin.

Wairere Falls – From the 400m until near the 200m was held up for clear running and passing the 200m improved into a narrow run between Zing and Great House and brushed Great House on several occasions.

Altimeter – Slow to begin.

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

RACE 7: XXXX Winter Cup 2400m:
Inverloch – Rider T. Berry stated that the only explanation he could offer was that the gelding may not have run out a strong 2400m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co trainer Mr T. Busuttin stated that Inverloch had travelled up well to Sydney and was expected to perform at its best today. He stated that whilst being trained in Australia the gelding has not won past 2100m and his only explanation was that Inverloch may not have run out a strong 2400m. Mr Busuttin said he would now return Inverloch to his Cranbourne stable and report back on the post-race condition of the gelding in the days subsequent.

Costello – As K. Latham was overweight, Stewards permitted R. Bayliss to replace him as the rider of the gelding. K. Latham was fined $300 under AR190(3). Stewards permitted R. Bayliss to ride Costello one kilogram over its allotted weight of 54kgs. Began only fairly and from a wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

Sweet Thomas – Slow to begin.

Stockman – Prior to the declaration of correct weight, rider B. Avdulla viewed the patrol films to ascertain if there were sufficient grounds to lodge a protest against Parry Sound in respect to an incident that occurred near the 500m. When B. Avdulla declined to lodge a protest and the Stewards were satisfied that there were insufficient grounds, correct weight was declared.  Began only fairly and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 500m was checked when disappointed for a run to the inside of Parry Sound (J. Collett). Stewards found that approaching the 500m Parry Sound had commenced to shift to the outside of Wu Gok, but a short distance later elected to improve along the running rail, which resulted in Stockman having to be checked. In electing not to take any action against J. Collett Stewards could not be comfortably satisfied that there was sufficient room for Stockman to improve to the inside of Parry Sound prior to that runner shifting back towards the running rail.

Amica – Slow to begin. Approaching the 300m, after being held up, had to be checked when disappointed for clear running between Attention Run and The Good Fight. Amica then shifted to the inside of Attention Run where it obtained clear running at the 250m.

Kaapfever – Slow to begin.

RACE 8: Precise Air Handicap 1800m:
Mr Marathon Man – Near the 100m was accidentally struck across the nose by the whip of J. Innes Jnr (Welsh Legend).

Berdibek – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the middle stages. Near the 350m improved into a narrow run between Acari and Mr Marathon Man, and then raced in restricted room until near the 300m. Over the final 150m could not be tested when held up behind Welsh Legend and Monsieur Sisu.

Pandano – T. Berry (Mubariz) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 150m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Pandano, causing that runner to be checked and lose its rightful running. T. Berry’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 13 June 2021 and to expire on Wednesday 23 June 2021 on which day he may ride.

Spencer – Trainer Mr B. Baker was fined $200 under LR35 for failing to declare App. R. Jones as the rider of the gelding by the prescribed time. Began only fairly. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

Mubariz – On straightening was awkwardly placed on the heels of Pandano and had to be steadied.

La Grisa – Stood flatfooted as the start was effected and lost ground (3L) and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the middle stages. Inside the 200m was impeded when endeavouring to obtain clear running to the inside of Pandano and as a result had to be steadied.

RACE 9: Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap 1200m:
Lucicello – Began awkwardly.

Starla – On jumping was hampered by Sahra, which shifted out. From a wide barrier Starla then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. T. Berry will be interviewed regarding his riding out of Starla over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any significant abnormalities.

Zac Attack – Began awkwardly.

Bring The Ransom – Began only fairly.

Exotic Ruby – Near the 300m was steadied when disappointed for clear running between The Closer and Expat, which shifted out.

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

Instant Attraction – Approaching the 200m was steadied to avoid the heels of Exotic Ruby (T. Clark), which shifted out to improve. T. Clark was reprimanded. When questioned regarding the performance, rider B. Avdulla stated that the mare would have been better suited if able to take up a more forward position and added that it would benefit by being stepped up in distance and on a firmer surface. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

Expat – When questioned regarding his riding in the early part of the straight and the decision to shift to the outside of Majestic Shot, S. Clipperton stated that after following that runner and it shifting away from the running rail, he then was reluctant to continue to proceed to its inside as he felt it may shift back towards the running rail. He stated that as a result he shifted his mount to the outside of Majestic Shot to ensure he was going to secure clear running and that in performing this manoeuvre he said his mount did not lose momentum and established clear running near the 300m.

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 3 K. O'Hara (Stylebender) 6 strikes
Race 4 T. Berry (Oscar Zulu) 6 strikes
Race 6 T. Berry (Great House) 6 strikes
Race 8 T. Berry (Mubariz) 7 strikes

Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Cape Breton (2), Sinba, Royalzel, Hundred Proof
Race 2: Anethole, Nicci Trix, Last Chance Dance, Kattegat, Moetta, Foxie La Belle, Tulla Park
Race 3: Caesars Palace, Too Much Caviar, Red Santa, Always On Show
Race 4: Tycoonist, Astero, Key, Scream And Shout, Born A Warrior
Race 5: Snowzone, Smart Image, Royal Banquet, Charretera, Matowatakpe
Race 6: Snowfire, Zing, Wairere Falls
Race 7: The Good Fight, Costello, Parry Sound, Knights Order (2)
Race 8: Mr Dependable, Mubariz (2), Akari
Race 9: Zac Attack, Bring The Ransom, Lady Banff, Sahra, Expat

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 7: K. Latham (Costello) fined $300 – overweight (AR190(3))
Race 8: Trainer B. Baker (Spencer) fined $200 – fail to declare rider by prescribed time (LR35).
Reprimands: Race 9: T. Clark (Exotic Ruby) – careless riding shifting out (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Race 5: App. R. Jones (Catesby) 15/6/2021 to 25/6/2021 – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
Race 8: T. Berry (Mubariz) 13/6/2021 to 23/6/2021 – careless riding shifting in (AR131(a)).
Warnings: Race 6: Air To Air (trainer J. Coyle) – slow to begin (3L).
Trials: Nil.
Certificates: Race 3: Le Vizir (co-trainer G. Ryan) – late scratching due to elevated temperature.
Race 6: Saigon (trainer C. Waller) – lame (2/5) off-foreleg.
Bleeders: Nil.
Falls/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics notified: Race 1: Sinba – To be ridden more forward: Settled back.
Race 1: Hundred Proof – To be ridden more forward: Settled off pace.
Race 1: Tympanist – To be ridden more forward: Led.
Race 2: Patino Ruby – To be ridden with cover: Settled behind mid-field.
Race 4: Oscar Zulu – To be ridden more forward: Settled off pace.
Race 4: Key – To be ridden more forward: Settled mid-field.
Race 4: Rubamos – To be ridden prominently: Settled outside the leader.
Race 5: Jailbreak – To be ridden more forward: Settled behind mid-field.
Race 6: Decroux – To be ridden more forward: Settled mid-field.
Race 6: Zing – To be ridden more forward: Settled off pace.
Race 7: Attention Run – To be ridden more forward: Settled mid-field.
Race 7: He Runs Away – To be ridden more forward: Settled off pace.
Race 7: Amica – To be ridden more forward: Settled worse than mid-field.
Race 8: Mr Dependable – To be ridden prominently: Settled off pace.
Race 9: The Closer – To be ridden more forward: Settled on pace.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear: Nil.
Follow-up: Race 3: Caesars Palace (trainer A. Cummings) – post-race condition and future race plans.
Race 5: Snowzone (trainer K. Lees) – post-race condition.
Race 7: Inverloch (co-trainer T. Busuttin) – post-race condition.
Race 9: T. Berry (Starla) – riding over the concluding stages.
 


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