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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

Saturday 2 July 2022

 

Weather:          Showers

Track:               Soft (7); downgraded to Heavy (8) at 10.17 a.m.; downgraded to Heavy (9) at 11.10 a.m. retrospectively to include Race 1; downgraded to Heavy (10) at 12.18 p.m. following Race 3.

Rail:                 +8m from 1500m to Winning Post; +5m remainder

Penetrometer:   5.69

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: M. F. Van Gestel (Chairman), C. L. Albrecht, T. P. Moxon and Cadets B. A. Boyce-Mortlock and K. A. Smart.

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Supplementary Report:

 

Royal Randwick (Kensington) – Wednesday 29 June 2022

Race 7: Hyland Race Colours Handicap 1800m:

Karlstad – Mr C. Duckworth, representing Trainer Mr C. Waller, reported satisfaction with the post-race condition of the gelding and advised that it is the stable’s intention to continue with Karlstad’s current preparation.

 

Hawkesbury – Thursday 30 June 2022

Race 1: Sky Racing Benchmark 64 Handicap 2100m:

Our Bambino Co-trainer Mr R. Price reported satisfaction with the post-race recovery of the gelding and advised that it is the stable’s intention to continue with Our Bambino’s current preparation.

Race 5: Living Turf Maiden Plate 1000m:

Monte Invincible– Trainer Mr J. Pride reported satisfaction with the post-race recovery and advised he will continue with the preparation.

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RACE 1: TAB Highway Handicap 1100m:

Blow Dart – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. 

 

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

 

Billabong Isle – Began only fairly. Near the 350m was inclined to lay in when being shifted to the outside of Blow Dart and, as a result, became awkward on the heels of that runner for a short distance.

 

Well In Sight – On jumping bumped with Deni Gal. Rider H. Bowman stated that the filly jumped well, held the lead outside Iconic Dame, but did not have sufficient pace to cross that runner. He stated that Well In Sight travelled reasonably well when in front, but nearing the 600m when Iconic Dame improved past his mount, Well In Sight relaxed, came off the bit soon after and did not finish the race off from that point. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Well In Sight to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr M. Beer stated that he did observe the filly to have its tongue over the bit on return to the mounting enclosure and he now will experiment with its gear prior to its next race start. Mr Beer undertook to report back if there was anything amiss with the filly in the days subsequent.

 

Deni Gal – Began awkwardly and was bumped by Well In Sight, which shifted in.

 

Devine Miss – Began awkwardly and, from a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider Q. Krogh could not offer any explanation for the filly’s disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr N. Gardner stated that, whilst the filly has won on a heavy track previously, it was inferior grade and he attributed today’s performance to the heavy track conditions. Mr Gardner advised that Devine Miss will now be spelled.

 

RACE 2: Ned Australian Whisky Handicap 1300m:

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

 

Deep Romance – In the early stages of the straight was inclined to lay out under pressure.

 

Divine Okay – Began only fairly. Rider R. King reported that the gelding travelled satisfactorily in the early and middle stages, but when placed under pressure from the 600m did not respond to her riding, blundered in the going and weakened out of the event. She attributed the performance to the heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities other than a very small wound to the near hind heel bulb. Trainer Mr B. Baker was advised that the gelding would be required to barrier trial before its next race start. Mr Baker undertook to report back if anything was amiss with the gelding subsequent to the race.

 

Miss Ostend – Trainer Mr N. Gardner was fined $50 under AR65 for failing to produce the thoroughbred identity card for the filly when requested.

 

Bullet Wing – App. R. Jones reported that the gelding failed to handle the heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 3: Midway Handicap 1200m:

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

 

Lord Heron – From the 1000m was left racing wide and without cover. Rider W. Pike reported that the gelding failed to handle today’s heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Lord Heron to be lame (2/5) in the near hind leg and to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr A. Kehoe was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Lord Heron being permitted to race or barrier trial again. 

 

Budhwar – Began awkwardly.

 

Monte Ditto – Slow to begin.

 

Oakfield Arrow – Trainer Ms K. Buchanan was fined $50 under AR65 for failing to produce the thoroughbred identity card for the mare when requested.

 

Bartoselli – The gelding was a late scratching at 11.13 a.m. due to the track downgrade.

 

Nictock – The gelding was a late scratching at 11.19 a.m. due to the track downgrade.

 

Daralina Belle – The mare was a late scratching at 11.13 a.m. due to the track downgrade.

 

Kennedy Choice – Began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

Air To Air – The mare was a late scratching at 11.17 a.m. due to the track downgrade.

 

RACE 4: Fujitsu General Handicap 2400m:

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

 

Dick Whittington – The gelding was a late scratching at 12.12 p.m. due to the track downgrade.

 

Black Queen – Rider K. McEvoy reported that the mare failed to handle today’s heavy (10) track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr C. Waller was advised to report back on the post-race condition of the mare in the days subsequent.

 

RACE 5: Bisley Workwear Handicap 1100m:

Hardware Lane – Began only fairly. Leaving the 600m commenced to race keenly and was steadied from the heels of One Penny. Rider R. King reported that the gelding did not handle today’s heavy (10) track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Hardware Lane to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr M Beer concurred with the views of R. King and was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Hardware Lane being permitted to race or barrier trial again. 

 

King Kapa – The gelding was a late scratching at 10.35 a.m. due to the track downgrade.

 

One Penny – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. 

 

Shades Of Rose – Soon after the start, the saddle shifted back resulting in the filly commencing to buck and being eased out of the event near the 900m. Rider T. Clark and stable foreman Mr G. Lobb were interviewed in relation to the saddle shifting. It was established that the filly had been fitted with a breastplate and a non-slip pad to avoid the saddle shifting back as the filly has a constitution where, in the past, the saddle has been found to have shifted back. Rider T. Clark added that as a precaution he also checked the saddle whilst in the barrier and was satisfied with its positioning. The Stewards informed Mr Lobb that Shades Of Rose must barrier trial to the Stewards’ satisfaction and in that trial will be required to be fitted with race gear to provide assurance that under race conditions in the future all precautions have been taken to prevent a repetition of today’s incident.

 

Pizarro – Slow to begin and, from the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Petulant – Shortly after the start blundered and lost ground. Petulant was then briefly hampered by One Penny, which shifted out. Petulant was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from a wide barrier.

 

Following the running of this race a number of senior riders expressed concerns regarding the footing provided to their runners. Stewards interviewed all senior riders who competed in the race, all of whom expressed concerns in relation to the footing from the 700m and in the home straight. When Stewards agreed that there were some safety concerns in relation to the track surface, the remainder of the meeting was postponed.

 

GENERAL:

Summary of whip use:

Stewards noted that 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

J. Taylor (Air Of Alsace)

7 strikes

Race 4

C. Schofield (Oceanic Flash)

6 strikes

Race 4

J. Taylor (Arabolini)

6 strikes

Race 5

A. Adkins (Riva Del Sol)

6 strikes

 

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

Race 1:  Blow Dart, Well In Sight, Iconic Dame, Devine Miss, Proverbial

Race 2:  Dehorned Unicorn (2), Sungblue

Race 3:  Oxford Tycoon, Daralina Belle, Kennedy Choice, Air Of Alsace

Race 4:  Our Candidate, Dick Whittington, Black Queen, Yggdrasil, Oceanic Flash

Race 5:  Hardware Lane, Shades Of Rose, Pizarro

Race 6:  The Catch, Acrophobic, Kanazawa

Race 7:  Per Inaway, Steel Diamond, Riduna

Race 8:  La Chevalee

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 2: Trainer Mr N. Gardner fined $50 for failing to produce the thoroughbred identity card for Miss Ostend (AR65).

Race 3: Trainer Ms K. Buchanan fined $50 for failing to produce the thoroughbred identity card for Oakfield Arrow (AR65).

Reprimands:

Nil.

Suspensions:

Nil.

Bleeders:

Nil.

Warnings:

Nil.

Trials:

Race 2: Divine Okay (Trainer Mr B. Baker) – poor performance.

Race 5: Shades Of Rose (Trainer Mr B Baker) – bucked.

Certificates:

Race 3: Lord Heron (Trainer Mr A. Kehoe) – lame (2/5) near hind leg and poor post-race recovery.

Race 5: Hardware Lane (Trainer Mr M. Beer) – poor post-race recovery.

Fall/Injuries:

Nil.

Tactics Notified:

Race 2: Deep Romance – to be ridden more conservatively in a midfield position: Settled back.

Change of Colours:

Race 5: Riva Del Sol – club colours.

Change of Gear

Nil.

Follow up:

Race 1: Well In Sight (Trainer Mr M. Beer) – post-race condition.  

Race 2: Divine Okay (Trainer Mr B. Baker) – post-race condition.

Race 4: Black Queen (Trainer Mr C. Waller) – post-race condition.

 

 

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