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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

 

Saturday 8 January 2022

 

Weather:                 Fine

Track:                     Heavy (8); upgraded to Soft (7) at 10.44am; upgraded to Soft (6) at 1.43pm following race 3

Rail:                        True

Penetrometer:         5.99

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), S. G. Railton, C. L. Albrecht, T. J. Vassallo, S. C. Knight and Cadets K. A. Smart and J. T. Fisher.

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Supplementary Reports:

Gosford Friday 31 December 2021

Race 1 – Pirtek Central Coast 3YO Maiden Plate 1000m:

Mr Wallace– Trainer Mr J. Cummings reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of Mr Wallace but advised that the decision had been made to geld and spell the colt.

 

Kensington Saturday 1 January 2022

Race 3 – Heineken 3 Handicap 2400m:

Herman Hesse– Trainer's representative Mr J. Bruce reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding but advised that Herman Hesse has now been spelled.

 

Warwick Farm Wednesday 5 January 2022

Race 2 – Keeneland Plate 1200m:

Hayami– Trainer Mr B. Widdup reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the filly.

 

Race 3 - Ranvet Handicap 2200m:

Don Arcangelo– Trainer Mr J. O’Shea reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding.

 

Race 5 - XXXX Handicap 1200m:

Twitch– Trainer Mr M. Newnham reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare.

 

 

 

 

Race 6 – Vinery Handicap 1200m:

Concocted– Trainer's representative Mr W. Hudson reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of Concocted but advised that the intention is to geld the colt.

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LATE RIDER CHANGES:

As H. Bowman, G. Schofield and C. Schofield were unavailable, Stewards approved the following rider replacements:

Race 2

J. Parr on Caesars Palace (replacing G. Schofield)

T. Clark on Overlord (replacing H. Bowman)

Race 3

T. Clark on Rules Don’t Apply (replacing H. Bowman)

Race 4

R. King on Savvy Crown (replacing C. Schofield)

Race 5

J. Parr on Darleb (replacing H. Bowman)

T. Clark on Lackeen (replacing G. Schofield)

Race 6

J. McDonald on Joviality (replacing H. Bowman)

Race 7

J. McDonald on Loveplanet (replacing H. Bowman)

T. Clark on Awesome Lad (replacing C. Schofield)

Race 8

S. Clipperton on So You Win (replacing H. Bowman)

Race 9

J. Ford on Rousseau (replacing C. Schofield)

 

RACE 1: TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap 1200m:

To The Nines– Between the 400m and the 300m was held up for clear running. For some distance approaching the 200m raced in restricted room between Unpredicted and Golden Point, which was inclined to lay in.

 

Steplee– Began awkwardly and lost ground. Near the 800m was hampered when taken wider by Golden Point, which shifted out. When questioned regarding the performance, rider J. McDonald stated that the gelding endured a wide run without cover for the majority of the event. He added also that Steplee was stirred up in its preliminary but would take a fitness benefit from today’s run and may also appreciate being stepped up in distance for its next race start. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

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

 

Ausbred Cooee– On jumping was bumped slightly by Golden Point, which shifted out. At the 450m was steadied when crowded between Steplee and Zoo Station, which shifted out slightly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Golden Point– On jumping shifted out and made slight contact with Ausbred Cooee.

 

Tulla Park– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the middle stages and for some distance near the 800m was steadied from the heels of Ausbred Cooee.

 

Zoo Station– The mare, which was found to have blood in its mouth on arriving at the barriers, was examined by the Club's Veterinarian and deemed suitable to start. Near the 1000m was steadied from the heels of Danzadel after being bumped by Ausbred Cooee (J. Ford), which endeavoured to shift Zoo Station towards the running rail. J. Ford was advised to exercise more care.

 

Danzadel– The mare, after being loaded into the barriers, became fractious and got its head into the offside adjoining stall momentarily. Danzadel was examined by the Club's Veterinarian and deemed suitable to race. At the 350m was held up momentarily on the heels of To The Nines, which shifted out. Rider R. King reported that the mare was stirred up prior to the event and as a result sweated up in the humid conditions, and she attributed this to the mare’s disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Kinjina– On jumping was bumped by No What To Keep, which shifted in.

 

Katgully Red– Trainer Ms J. Butler was fined $200 under LR36A for the late scratching of the gelding at 7.45am.

 

Unpredicted– Raced keenly when positioned outside the lead in the early and middle stages.

 

Diorissima– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 1000m commenced to race keenly and as a result was steadied from the heels of Zoo Station. Approaching the 250m was held up briefly on the heels of No What To Keep. Near the 100m had some difficulty securing clear running when positioned close to the heels of Steplee.

 

No What To Keep– On jumping shifted in and made contact with Kinjina.

 

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

 

RACE 2: Fujitsu General Handicap 1500m:

Dynamic Impact– After being slow to begin from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Overlord– After being slow to begin then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider T. Clark reported that the gelding overraced in a moderate tempo. He added that in his opinion Overlord may be better suited back in distance where the gelding can travel at a more genuine pace. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  

 

Fiordland– Stewards permitted J. McDonald to ride the gelding one kilogram over its allotted weight of 54.5kgs. Began awkwardly and shortly after was bumped by Kopangi, which shifted out.

 

Kopangi– After being slow to begin, then shifted out and made contact with Fiordland.

 

RACE 3: Precise Air Handicap 1500m:

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

 

Rules Don’t Apply– Rider T. Clark could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance of the mare. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Air To Air– Stood flatfooted as the start was effected and lost ground (3L). Approaching the 300m was shifted to the outside of Rules Don’t Apply to continue into clear running. Rider A. Collett was reminded of her obligation to ensure she rides her mounts out to the end of the race.

 

And We Danced– Over the final 200m laid out under pressure and approaching the winning post shifted ground, resulting in its rider, J. Ford, having to stop riding and straighten the filly.

 

RACE 4: Midway Handicap 1400m:

Nictock – Began only fairly. Despite being ridden along in the early stages did not muster sufficient pace to lead the event.

 

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

 

Catapult – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Over the concluding stages could not be fully tested when positioned awkwardly to the inside of Metro Legend.

 

Hasty Duchess – Began awkwardly. Rider A. Collett advised that her intention was to be more forward on the mare, however, despite her efforts Hasty Duchess settled further back than anticipated. She further added that Hasty Duchess disappointed when under pressure in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Rebel Bro – Began awkwardly. App. T. Schiller advised that he expected to take up a forward position. He added that when he observed Metro Legend go forward in the early stages, he elected to take up a trailing position behind that runner. He said that when he was unable to shift in due to McCormack being positioned to his inside, he then looked to obtain a position further back in the field with cover, but when the pace of the event steadied in the middle stages he was unable to secure a position with cover and as a result raced wide and further back throughout the middle stages.

 

Sapphires Son – Stewards permitted T. Clark to ride the gelding one kilogram over its allotted weight of 54kgs. Began only fairly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have been galloped on the off-fore cannon, which required treatment.

 

Oakfield Arrow – When questioned regarding the mare leading today, rider J. Innes Jnr reported that his instructions were to be forward and he had anticipated taking up cover behind the expected leaders. He stated that after watching the mare’s last start he rode Oakfield Arrow with vigour from the barrier to ensure the mare began well. He said that after travelling a short distance when it became apparent his mount would be able to lead comfortably, he elected to take up this position. Trainer Mr K. Buchanan confirmed the instructions.

 

RACE 5: Petaluma Handicap 1400m:

Darleb – After being slow to begin, from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider J. Parr reported that his mount was unsuited by the moderate tempo of the event and was inclined to race keenly. As a result, Darleb could not finish off as expected when the race developed into a sprint home.

 

Opacity– After being slow to begin then was hampered by Wairere Falls, which shifted out.

 

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

 

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

 

Wairere Falls– On jumping shifted out and made contact with Opacity.

 

RACE 6: Acy Securities Handicap 1100m:

Rule Of Law– Near the 400m brushed with Twilight Affair when that runner shifted out.

 

Never Second– The start was delayed when the mare proved difficult to load into the barrier. Trainer Ms A. Neasham was advised that a final warning would be placed on the barrier manners of the mare. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Miss Baltimore– Rider S. Clipperton advised that his intention was to take up a forward position, however, the mare began awkwardly and lost ground and as a result settled back in the field.

 

Almighty Rising– Slow to begin.

 

Retrieval– Slow to begin.

 

RACE 7: Ranvet Handicap 1500m:

Southern Lights– Slow to begin.

 

Canasta– Hung in in the straight.

 

Brown Thomas– Began awkwardly and made contact with Awesome Lad. A short distance later Brown Thomas was inconvenienced briefly when placed close to the heels of Canasta. Brown Thomas then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Awesome Lad– Rider T. Clark reported that in his opinion the gelding did not run out today’s 1500m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

O’Mudgee– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Trainer Mr B. Baker will be interviewed relative to the late notification of change of instructions to ride O’Mudgee conservatively when that instruction was notified to the Stewards approximately 10 minutes prior to the running of this event. Mr Baker will be interviewed also relative to the apparent improved performance of the gelding.

 

Spin Bowles– When questioned regarding his riding in the middle stages and if there was an opportunity to hold a more forward position behind Awesome Lad and prevent Above And Beyond from shifting in, App. T. Schiller advised that at his mount’s last start on 16 December 2021 he was of the opinion the gelding’s run had ended in the straight. He said for this reason he was content to come back and allow Above And Beyond to cross his mount to prevent it racing keenly with Above And Beyond being positioned to his outside and also then to provide Spin Bowles with the best opportunity to run on in the straight.

 

Nitride– A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.

 

RACE 8: XXXX January Cup 2000m:

Mustajeer – Passing the 400m was taken out by So You Win and as a result made slight contact with South Pacific.

 

Attorney – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering heat stress. Trainer Mr M. Smith was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Attorney is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Order Again – Began awkwardly and lost ground (2L). A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

So Wicked – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer Mr C. Waller was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, will be require prior to So Wicked having to compete satisfactorily in a barrier trial before being permitted to race again.

 

Pecuniary Interest – Slow to begin (3L).

 

 

RACE 9: Chandon Handicap 1800m:

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

 

Greek Hero – Shortly after the start shifted out and made slight contact with Peekays Legacy.

 

Rousseau – Rounding the first turn raced keenly when being crossed by Nothinsweetaboutme.

 

Niffler – Stewards permitted J. McDonald to ride the mare one kilogram over its allotted weight of 55kgs.

 

Nothinsweetaboutme – Rider T. Clark reported that he had some concern with the action of the mare when placed under pressure and did not stretch out fully. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame (3/5) in the off-foreleg. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Nothinsweetaboutme is permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Peekays Legacy – Shortly after the start made slight contact with Greek Hero, which shifted out slightly.

 

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

 

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

 

RACE 10: Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap 1200m:

Garibaldi – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 1000m when Bring The Ransom was steadied to allow Tycoonist to cross, Garibaldi, which was following, then was steadied from the heels of Bring The Ransom. When questioned regarding his riding from the 700m and as to whether there was an opportunity to hold a position closer to Bring The Ransom, App. T. Schiller advised that his instructions were to settle behind Tycoonist in the early stages, where he had anticipated being in a more forward position. He said that after following Bring The Ransom, when that runner commenced a forward move from the 650m he commenced to encourage his mount forward without using full vigour to ensure that Garibaldi was able to finish off the race. He said that as a result Bring The Ransom was able to establish a break on his mount and after then entering the straight, whilst continuing to encourage his mount forward, Garibaldi commenced to finish off the race well before its run peaked at the 100m. When questioned as to whether there was an opportunity to use more vigour on his mount to maintain the position behind Bring The Ransom, App. Schiller stated that he was under the impression his instructions were not to place full pressure on Garibaldi too soon as the gelding does not have a sustained sprint, and this was the reason he had not placed more pressure on his mount from the 650m. Trainer Mr T. Gollan confirmed the instructions to follow Tycoonist, if possible, however, said he did not provide any specific instruction in respect to the timing of the gelding’s finishing run. After considering all of the evidence, Stewards advised App. Schiller that he had made an error of judgement from the 650m by not placing his mount under more pressure to maintain his position behind Bring The Ransom and that in future he would be expected to show better judgement than he had done on this occasion. Further he was advised that he should ensure that he fully understands instructions issued to him to ensure he rides his mounts to obtain the best possible placing in the field.

 

Matowatakpe – Rider J. Parr said that his mount did not travel comfortably at any stage of the event and raced in a disappointing manner. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr B. Baker was asked to report back on the post-race condition of the gelding.

 

Tycoonist – Near the 600m, when racing tight to the inside of Ranges, brushed the running rail.

 

I Am Power – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have bled from both nostrils. As this was the second occasion, Trainer Mr M. Newnham was advised that I Am Power will now incur a lifetime ban from racing in Australia acting under the provisions of AR79(6).

 

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

A. Cavallo (Zoo Station)

7 strikes

Race 3

J. Collett (Arctic Thunder)

6 strikes

Race 6

J. Innes Jnr (Twilight Affair)

6 strikes

Race 9

App. T. Schiller (Zegalo)

R. King (Greek Hero)

J. McDonald (Niffler)

7 strikes

6 strikes

6 strikes

 

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

Race 1: To The Nines, Steplee, Golden Point, Zoo Station (2), Unpredicted

Race 2: Dynamic Impact, One Aye, Fiordland, Kopangi

Race 3: Arctic Thunder (2), Saigon, Air To Air, And We Danced

Race 4: McCormack, Metro Legend, Catapult, Sapphires Son, Oakfield Arrow (2)

Race 5: Al Mah Haha, Opacity, Wairere Falls, Papal Warrior

Race 6: Rule Of Law (2), Never Second, Jovialty, Astero,

Race 7: Southern Lights, Canasta (2), Loveplanet

Race 8: Mustajeer, So You Win (2), Attorney, Order Again, Fun Fact, Mubariz, Pecuniary Interest

Race 9: Zegalo, Niffler, Diva Bella, Casino Kid (2)

Race 10: Garibaldi, Matowatakpe, True Detective (2), Tycoonist (2)

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 1: Trainer J. Butler (Katgully Red) fined $200 – late scratching (LR36A)

Reprimands:

Nil.

Suspensions:

Nil.

Warnings:

Race 6: Never Second (trainer A. Neasham) – barrier manners final warning.

Trials:

Race 8: So Wicked (trainer C. Waller) – cardiac arrhythmia.

Certificates:

Race 8: Attorney (trainer M. Smith) – heat stress.

Race 8: So Wicked (trainer C. Waller), including ECG results – cardiac arrhythmia.

Race 10: Nothinsweetaboutme (co-trainer A. Bott) – lame (3/5) off-foreleg.

Bleeders:

Race 10: I Am Power (trainer M. Newnham) – second time (AR79(6)).

Falls/Injuries:

Nil.

Tactics notified:

Race 3: Rules Don’t Apply – To be ridden more forward: Settled midfield.

Race 4: Hasty Duchess – To settle further forward in a midfield position if circumstances permit: Settled worse than midfield.

Race 5: Kingsheir – Intention to be ridden further forward: Settled outside leader.

Race 5: Papal Warrior – Intention to be ridden further forward: Led.

Race 7: O’Mudgee – To be ridden conservatively from the outside barrier: Settled back.

Race 8: Attorney – Option to settle further forward: Settled on pace.

Race 8: So Wicked – To be ridden more forward with option to lead: Led.

Race 9: Diva Bella – To be ridden further forward: Settled outside leader.

Race 10: True Detective – Confirmation intention to be ridden prominently: Led.

Change of Colours:

Nil.

Change of Gear:

Nil.

Follow-up:

Race 7:  Trainer B. Baker (O’Mudgee) – late notification of instruction change and improved performance.

Race 10: Trainer B. Baker (Matowatakpe) – post-race condition.

 

 

 

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