Industry

Back

Rosehill stewards' report

STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROSEHILL GARDENS RACECOURSE

Saturday 30 March 2024

 

Weather:          Fine

Track:               Soft (5); upgraded to Good (4) at 11.05 a.m.

Rail:                        +6m from 900m to Winning Post, including 1200m chute;   

                                  +5m remainder

Penetrometer:   5.21

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: S. G. Railton (Chairman), C. L. Albrecht, S. C. Knight, S. T. Matthews and Cadets B. D. Beasley, L. J. Lee and E. E. Norris

                                                                                                                         (sp)

___________

 

RIDING CHANGES:

As B. Ryan was indisposed due to illness, Stewards permitted the following rider replacements:

 

Race 4 T. Marquand on Mornington Pier
Race 6 A. Adkins on Key Largo

 

___________

 

RACE 1: Midway Handicap 1300m:

Brimstone – T. Clark reported that his instructions were to allow the horse to take up a prominent position if he was able, however, he was asked not to ride it along to achieve this. He said that after beginning satisfactorily Brimstone did not muster early speed and, rather than risk being caught wide, he allowed the gelding to drift back to obtain cover. He said that Brimstone never travelled well and was disappointing. Over the final 50 metres Brimstone could not be fully tested when awkwardly placed between Black Duke and Go Troppo. A post-race veterinary examination of Brimstone did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Black Duke – Raced wide and without cover from the 800m.

 

Huon – Began only fairly and then was shifted behind runners from its wide barrier in the early stages.

 

Keshana – Began awkwardly and lost ground. From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 900m was checked when momentarily crowded for room inside Wolves, which laid in momentarily when awkwardly placed near the heels of Adios Steve, which was also inclined to lay in. Stewards were satisfied that no rider error was involved in the incident. T. Berry reported that Keshana did not travel comfortably at any stage after suffering interference, which prompted him to ease it down over the final 150 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Keshana to be lame (2/5) in the off foreleg and to have superficial abrasions to both front legs. Trainer Mr M. Freedman advised that Keshana will now be retired. Notwithstanding this advice, Mr Freedman was told that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Keshana being permitted to race or barrier trial again. 

 

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

 

Sebrenco – Began awkwardly. Near the 900m and again near the 600m lay in and brushed the running rail.

 

Always Sure – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the finishing line, raced in close proximity to the running rail and, as a consequence, was not ridden out to the end of the race.

 

Putt For Dough – Shortly after the start was hampered when crowded between Cruel Summer and Sebrenco, which shifted in.

 

Wolves – As S. Clipperton was to be overweight, Stewards permitted D. Gibbons to replace him as the rider of Wolves. Stewards accepted S. Clipperton's explanation for being unable to make the weight.

 

Field Wiri – Stewards permitted T. Marquand to ride 1 kilogram over the allotted weight of 54 kilograms. Approaching and passing the 600m got its head up when awkwardly placed at the heels of Mayrose. Approaching the 100m shifted out away from Adios Steve and became awkwardly placed at the heels of Mayrose. Field Wiri lost its near fore plate during the race. Co-trainer Mr W. Freedman reported that the mare had blood present in its nearside nostril after returning to the stable. Mr Freedman was advised of the provisions of AR79(8), in that Field Wiri would be required to undergo a satisfactory gallop of at least 1000 metres in the presence of a Steward before being permitted to race again. Mr Freedman advised that Field Wiri will now be spelled.

 

RACE 2: James Squire Neville Sellwood Stakes 2000m:

Zeyrek – After the 150m shifted in under pressure requiring its rider to change his whip to the right hand.

 

Normandy Bridge – Began only fairly.

 

Hezashocka – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Inclined to lay in under pressure in the home straight.

 

Marsabit – Raced very keenly in the early stages when being steadied. Continued to over-race for some distance along the back straight.

 

Little Mix – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

RACE 3: Hyland Race Colours Baillieu 1400m:

Anode – Began awkwardly, shifted in abruptly and made heavy contact with Odinson.

 

Odinson – Badly crowded on jumping between Okami Star and Anode, which shifted in abruptly. Shortly afterwards, Odinson had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Anode. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Parkour – Slow to begin. T. Clark reported that he was required to settle at the rear of the field from a wide barrier. He added that Parkour then appeared to find it difficult to make up ground in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination of Parkour did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Last Command – Stewards permitted J. Parr to ride 0.5 kilograms over the allotted weight of 55.5 kilograms. J. Parr reported that he had intended to settle in a more prominent position, however, when Last Command was a little slow to begin and then did not muster speed, he immediately took the option to find cover at the rear of the field. Shifted in under pressure approaching and passing the 100m.

 

Beyond My Ken – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Beyond My Ken to be lame (2/5) in the near foreleg. Trainer Mr S. Singleton was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Beyond My Ken being permitted to race or barrier trial again. 

 

Miss Busslinger – Lost its off fore plate during the race.

 

Okami Star – Shortly after the start was hampered when crowded between Odinson, which was taken in by Anode, and Rawtion, which was taken out slightly by Beyond My Ken.

 

Flying Argento – T. Sherry dropped his whip approaching the 200m.

 

Rawtion – Shortly after the start was momentarily crowded between Okami Star and Beyond My Ken.

 

RACE 4: Toyota Forklifts Tulloch Stakes 2000m:

Kintyre – Bumped on jumping by Tokyo Run, which shifted out.

 

Glad You Think So – Momentarily held up for clear running approaching the 300m.

 

Texas Fireball – Stewards permitted N. Rawiller to ride 0.5 kilograms over the allotted weight of 56 kilograms. Held up for clear running from the 250m until approaching the 150m.

 

Anderson Bridge – Between the 300m and the 200m was shifted out a number of horses to obtain clear running.

 

Dunbelievin’ – Began awkwardly.

 

High Dandy – When questioned T. Schiller stated that the colt led as intended. He said that High Dandy came under heavy pressure rounding the home turn and was not able to sustain its effort in the home straight. He said that High Dandy did not appear to handle the rise in class. A post-race veterinary examination of High Dandy did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Steel Blaze – Began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

Mornington Pier – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Tokyo Run – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Kintyre.

 

Tom Cruising – Began awkwardly and lost ground. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. App. D. Gibbons reported that, as the gelding did not appear to be stretching out comfortably, he eased it down in the home straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Tom Cruising to be lame (2/5) in the near foreleg. Trainer Mr K. Parker advised that Tom Cruising will now be spelled.  Notwithstanding this, Mr Parker was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Tom Cruising trialling competitively before being permitted to race again.

 

RACE 5: Canadian Club Emancipation Stakes 1500m:

Hell Hath No Fury – Slow to begin and was shifted behind runners from its wide barrier in the early stages.

 

Vienna Princess – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Vienna Princess to have a superficial abrasion to the near hind pastern.

 

Barbie’s Fox – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

She’s All Class – Stewards permitted T. Marquand to ride 1 kilogram over the allotted weight of 54 kilograms. Began only fairly.

 

Stormy Witness – Over the concluding stages was inconvenienced when awkwardly placed outside the heels of Makareena, which was shifting ground.

 

Makareena – After being crossed by Street Gossip near the 1100m got its head up when awkwardly placed at the heels of that runner. T. Clark was questioned in respect of his riding of the filly, initially in respect of his tactics in the early stages and then whether he had the opportunity to gain clear running at an earlier stage in the race. T. Clark stated that he had no specific instructions on Makareena other than to have the filly travelling in a good rhythm where comfortable. He said that in pre-race discussions there was an awareness amongst connections that there was an intention to ride Street Gossip to lead and he had no specific instructions whether to endeavour to hold the lead with that horse or to hand up and obtain cover, but rather was asked to ride the filly where comfortable. He said that Makareena did not begin as well as Ruthless Dame and Street Gossip, which were the early leaders, however, after travelling a short distance he was able to improve to the inside of Street Gossip as that horse was crossing. He added that as he was always a margin behind that horse, he felt it was in Makareena's best interests to allow it to settle rather than ride it along with any urgency in an endeavour to obtain the lead and, as a consequence, Street Gossip was able to assume the outright lead on the first turn. T. Clark stated that approaching the home turn he was anticipating that Hinged, having a significant class advantage, would be able to advance past Street Gossip, which would have afforded him the opportunity to shift out and follow Hinged through. He said, however, that he became concerned on the home turn when this did not occur and Hinged came under extreme pressure. He said, as a consequence, he was held up behind Street Gossip and to the inside of the heels of Hinged and was not in a position at any stage to shift out across the heels of Hinged to find clear running in the early part of the home straight. He said that Makareena was badly held up and it was only nearing the 100m that he was able to safely direct Makareena out across the heels of Hinged to find clear running.

 

RACE 6: Egroup Security Star Kingdom Stakes 1200m:

Hawaii Five Oh – Began only fairly. Approaching the 900m became unbalanced when momentarily crowded for room by Shinzo. N. Rawiller reported that the horse came under heavy pressure shortly after straightening and when giving ground in the straight made an abnormal respiratory noise. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Hawaii Five Oh to have a superficial abrasion to the off hind lateral cannon. Co-trainer Mr A. Bott advised that Hawaii Five Oh had never previously exhibited any breathing issues. He undertook to have the horse reassessed by the stable veterinarian, including an endoscopic examination. Mr Bott undertook to report the results of the subsequent examination when available.

 

Shinzo – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Rocketing By.

 

Airman – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Omni Man. Near the 800m had to shift out abruptly off the heels of Bandi's Boy.

 

Rocketing By – Bumped on jumping by Shinzo, which shifted in. Near the 800m had to be steadied from the heels of Bandi's Boy.

 

Omni Man – Bumped on jumping by Airman, which shifted in. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Over-raced in the early stages.

 

Libertad – J. McDonald, the rider of Shinzo, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that approaching the 900m he permitted his mount to shift in resulting in momentary crowding to Hawaii Five Oh and Libertad, which was severely hampered. J. McDonald's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 7 April 2024 and to expire on Thursday 11 April 2024, on which day he may ride. Libertad again became badly unbalanced after receiving momentary crowding from Bandi's Boy near the 800m. D. Gibbons reported that the interference that the horse suffered in the race was the primary reason for its failure to close off in the home straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Libertad to have a superficial abrasion to the off fore pastern.

 

Key Largo – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the finish line was steadied when racing in restricted room between Lavish Empire and Brigantine, both of which shifted slight ground.

 

Bandi's Boy - Near the 800m shifted in and made contact with Libertad.

 

Shelby Sixtysix – Was a late withdrawal at 2.04 p.m. acting on veterinary advice that the gelding was lame (2/5) in the near foreleg. Trainer Mr D. Williams was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Shelby Sixtysix being permitted to race or barrier trial again. 

 

RACE 7: Vinery Stud Stakes 2000m:

Stewards opened an inquiry into an incident after the winning post where N. Rawiller (Tutta La Vita) reached out and made contact with J. McDonald (Orchestral). After taking evidence from both riders, Stewards accepted that the contact was good-natured and congratulatory rather than anything inappropriate.

 

Zardozi – Began awkwardly.

 

Kimochi – R. King reported that the filly led comfortably, however, failed to respond to her riding when placed under pressure and, in her view, failed to run out 2000 metres. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Autumn Angel – Was a late withdrawal at 3.25 p.m. acting on veterinary advice that the filly was unsuitable to start due to a number of abrasions to the near hind leg and off foreleg with associated lameness and swelling. Stewards interviewed Co-trainer Ms K. Coleman who advised that the stable representative had reported that the filly had sustained abrasions in transit from Victoria to Sydney on Thursday 28 March 2024, but understood that these were of a minor nature. Ms Coleman concurred that after inspecting Autumn Angel when she arrived on course today the injuries were such that would necessitate the filly being withdrawn. Ms Coleman subsequently pleaded guilty to being in breach of AR105(d) in that the stable had failed to report to Stewards that Autumn Angel had sustained injuries during transportation which might have impacted on the filly's performance. A fine of $750 was imposed.

 

Tutta La Vita – Stewards permitted N. Rawiller to ride 0.5 kilograms over the allotted weight of 56 kilograms.

 

Our Gold Hope – Began awkwardly.

 

RACE 8: Kia Tancred Stakes 2400m:

Buckaroo – Shifted behind runners soon after the start. Prior to the declaration of correct weight Stewards assessed an incident that occurred close to the finish line where the 3rd placegetter Ashrun shifted out, made contact with Buckaroo and caused that horse some inconvenience. Stewards chose not to lodge a protest on behalf of Buckaroo, noting that its rider T. Berry also did not consider lodging a protest.

 

Ashrun – Was examined by the official veterinarian after making contact with the outside rail whilst leaving the mounting yard and was deemed suitable to race. Began awkwardly. J. Collett reported that the gelding did not feel comfortable in its action. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Ashrun to be lame (2/5) in the near foreleg. Stable representative Mr J. Gerard-Dubord was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Ashrun being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Post Impressionist – When questioned T. Marquand stated that Post Impressionist settled back in the field similar to its last start. He said that near the 600m he commenced to apply some pressure to the horse in an endeavour to make up ground, however, became concerned when there was little response. He added that Post Impressionist then did not respond to his hard riding, raced flat and, in his view, did not back up from its win the previous week. When questioned, stable representative Ms I. Paul advised that Post Impressionist had pulled up well following its win in the Manion Cup on 23 March and had pleased the stable, which prompted their decision to run in today's race. She said that it was apparent that the gelding had not backed up and she undertook to report on the horse's progress in the days subsequent to the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Athabascan – Was examined by the official veterinarian after making contact with the outside rail on leaving the mounting yard and was deemed suitable to race. Slow to begin from its outside barrier.

 

RACE 9: Racing and Sports Doncaster Prelude 1500m:

Rustic Steel – When questioned, S. Clipperton stated that his instructions were to race behind the lead, if possible. He said, however, despite being ridden along from the start, Rustic Steel was lethargic, failed to muster speed and consequently settled back in the field. S. Clipperton said that Rustic Steel was one-paced when under pressure in the home straight and finished off only fairly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Munhamek – Trainer Mr N. Ryan was fined $100 for failing to declare C. Schofield as the rider by the prescribed time. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Bandersnatch – Co-trainer Mr M. Hawkes was fined $100 for failing to declare J. Parr as the rider by the prescribed time. Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Von Hauke. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. On several occasions in the early stages got its head up.

 

Hosier – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Hosier, which tailed off, to be displaying bilateral lameness in the forelegs. Trainer Mr M. Minervini was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Hosier being permitted to race or barrier trial again. 

 

Von Hauke – Stewards permitted T. Marquand to ride 0.5 kilograms over the allotted weight of 54.5 kilograms. Crowded on jumping between Huetor and Bandersnatch, which shifted in.

 

Williamsburg – T. Schiller reported that, as released by Stewards, his instructions were to ride Williamsburg conservatively from its wide barrier. He said, however, the horse began extremely well and immediately took up a prominent position without being pressured.

 

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

 

Super Helpful – Near the 150m became awkwardly placed near the heels of New Endeavour when taken out by Bold Mac.

 

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

 

Bold Mac – Was unable to obtain clear running for much of the home straight and, as a consequence, was not fully tested. Bold Mac was also inclined to lay in in the home straight.

 

RACE 10: HKJC World Pool Handicap 1400m:

Coastwatch – Raced keenly approaching and passing the 800m.

 

Political Debate – Bumped on jumping by Willaidow, which shifted out. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Mystery Shot – was a late withdrawal at 3.53 p.m. acting on veterinary advice that Mystery Shot had sustained a transport related injury to its right ear. Trainer Mr M. Dale was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to Mystery Shot being permitted to race or barrier trial again. 

 

Gringotts – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Hollywood Hero – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Held up for clear running from the 400m until after passing the 300m where the horse then raced tight between Blondeau and Matthew Flinders, making contact with both runners. Hollywood Hero was then unable to be fully tested until approaching the 150m.

 

Willaidow – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Political Debate. Got its head up and raced keenly making the first turn when being shifted in to settle outside the leader Iknowastar. For a short distance after passing the 300m was awkwardly placed behind Iknowastar.

 

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 1 T. Sherry (Putt For Dough) 6 strikes
Race 2 T. Clark (Serpentine) 7 strikes
Race 2 R. King (Renaissance Woman) 6 strikes
Race 7 J. McDonald (Orchestral) 6 strikes
Race 7 N. Rawiller (Tutta La Vita) 6 strikes
Race 7 T. Marquand (Zardozi) 6 strikes
Race 8 J. McDonald (More Felons) 7 strikes
Race 8 T. Berry (Buckaroo) 7 strikes

 

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

Race 1:   Black Duke, Go Troppo, Wolves (2)

Race 2:   Zeyrek (2), United Nations, Renaissance Woman

Race 3:   Silmarillion, Linebacker, Anode

Race 4:   Kintyre, Saltcoats, High Dandy, Noisy Boy

Race 5:   Ruthless Dame, Olentia, Arctic Glamour

Race 6:   Hawaii Five Oh, Shinzo, Airman, Zou Tiger, Libertad, Malkovich

Race 7:   Orchestral, Zardozi, Kimochi, Autumn Angel, Tutta La Vita, Zardozi

Race 8:   Ashrun, Post Impressionist, Athabascan, More Felons, Ashrun

Race 9:   Hosier, Coin Toss, Williamsburg, Another Wil, Bandersnatch

Race 10: Blondeau, Gringotts, Highlights, Willaidow, Iknowastar

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 7: Co-trainer Ms K. Coleman (Autumn Angel) fined $750 for failing to notify Stewards of transport incident (AR105(d)).
Race 9: Trainer Mr N. Ryan fined $100 for failing to declare rider of Munhamek by prescribed time (LR35(2)).
Race 9: Trainer Mr M. Hawkes fined $100 for failing to declare rider of Bandersnatch by prescribed time (LR35(2)).
Reprimands: Nil.
Suspensions: Race 6: J. McDonald (Shinzo) - careless riding (AR131(a)) - 7/4/24 to 11/4/24, on which day he may ride.
Bleeders: Race 1: Field Wiri (Co-trainer Mr W. Freedman) - blood present in left nostril - 1000m gallop (AR79(8)).
Warnings: Nil.
Trials: Race 4: Tom Cruising (Trainer Mr K. Parker)
Certificates: Race 1: Keshana (Trainer Mr M. Freedman) - lame (2/5) in off foreleg and superficial abrasions to front legs.
Race 3: Beyond My Ken (Trainer Mr S. Singleton) - lame (2/5) in near foreleg.
Race 4: Tom Cruising (Trainer Mr K. Parker) - lame (2/5) in near foreleg.
Race 6: Shelby Sixtysix (Trainer Mr D. Williams) - lame (2/5) in near foreleg (late scratching).
Race 8: Ashrun (Trainer Mr C. Maher) - lame (2/5) in near foreleg.
Race 9: Hosier (Trainer Mr M. Minervini) - bilateral lameness in forelegs.
Race 10: Mystery Shot (Trainer Mr M. Dale) - transport related injury to right ear.
Cardiac Arrhythmia: Nil.
Fall/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics Notified: Race 4: Mornington Pier to be ridden further forward: Settled on pace.
Race 4: Steel Blaze - to be ridden further forward: Settled at the rear of the field.
Race 5: Street Gossip - to be ridden further forward: Led.
Race 5: She's All Class - to be ridden further forward if begins well: Settled worse than midfield.
Race 5: Hinged - option to be ridden further forward: Settled outside the leader.
Race 6: Libertad - to be ridden further forward from inside barrier: Settled midfield.
Race 7: Tutta La Vita - to be ridden further forward: Settled on pace.
Race 7: Mare Of Mt Buller - to be ridden conservatively: Settled at rear.
Race 7: Kimochi - to be ridden more forward with the option to lead: Led.
Race 8: Ashrun - to be ridden further forward: Settled midfield.
Race 8: Athabascan - to be ridden more conservatively: Settled worse than midfield.
Race 9: Williamsburg - to be ridden more conservatively from wide barrier: Settled off pace.
Race 10: Sweet Mercy - to be ridden further forward: Settled off midfield.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear Nil.
Follow up: Race 6: Hawaii Five Oh (Co-trainer Mr A. Bott) - post-race condition, including results of endoscopic examination.
Race 8: Post Impressionist (Trainer Mr W. Haggas) - post-race condition.

 

 

Share/Bookmark