Australian Turf Club
WARWICK FARM RACECOURSE
Wednesday 27 November 2019
Track: Good (4)
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: W. R. Birch (Chairman), T. P. Moxon, T. J. Vassallo, J. J. E. Earl and Cadets J. P. Dunn, B. J. Pearce and J. D. Boehm.
Royal Randwick Barrier Trials Tuesday 26 November 2019
The following trainers were each fined $50 under LR47B(1)(a) for failing to declare riders for their respective runners by the prescribed time:
C. Carmody – Heat 5 – Dizzy Dawn
B. Partelle – Heat 10 – Elusive Fox; Heat 11 – Feeling Mighty
RACE 1: Headwater @ Vinery Handicap 1000m:
Mr Mosaic – When asked for an explanation regarding the seemingly disappointing performance, rider K. Latham stated that whilst Mr Mosaic raced ungenerously throughout the middle stages and had a tendency to lay out rounding the home turn, he was confident that the colt would be able to finish off the race. He added that passing the 400m when Sulking accelerated Mr Mosaic was under pressure immediately and failed to respond to his riding in the run to the finish. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr G. Ryan informed Stewards that in his view the colt had come to the end of its preparation and he intended to send Mr Mosaic for an immediate spell.
Upper East Side – After beginning awkwardly then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Passing the 900m blundered and a short distance later shifted in despite the efforts of its rider when racing greenly.
Kateru – Began only fairly, and then from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Had a tendency to lay in under pressure in the straight.
Just Field – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Mr Mosaic. Approaching the 800m became very unbalanced after shifting in and away from Upper East Side, which, after being taken in slightly by Fituese (R. King), overreacted and shifted in abruptly. R. King was advised to exercise more care. Shifted out under pressure over the concluding stages. Rider K. McEvoy reported that following this incident Just Field was reluctant to race to the inside of Upper East Side. He said that whilst he was satisfied with the finishing effort of the filly, he believes Just Field would perform best when able to race to the outside of other runners.
Fituese – Began awkwardly.
Sulking – Began awkwardly. Laid out when placed under pressure in the straight.
Guise– For some distance passing the 300m was bumped and taken wider by Californiafirebird, which shifted out under pressure.
Baanone– Slow to begin. Overraced in the middle stages. Rider T. Clark reported that leaving the 800m the gelding was racing fiercely at the heels of Art Attack and he was forced to restrain is mount. He added that a short distance later when the pace increased Baanone was left somewhat flatfooted, which enabled Loveseat to progress outwards around the heels of Art Attack to improve. He further stated that he then took a trailing position behind Loveseat, which enabled the gelding to improve into the race without expending too much energy. He said that whilst he was confident rounding the home turn Baanone would be competitive in the finish, given the horse's ability to sprint quickly, he was disappointed with the gelding's finishing effort and was of the view that Baanone did not run out the 2100m today. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr S. McLean undertook to report back on the post-race condition and future race plans of Baanone.
Dark Pearl– Held up for clear running rounding the home turn and until a point passing the 300m.
Art Attack– Passing the 600m had to be steadied after making contact with Loveseat on several occasions when endeavouring to shift out around the heels of Guise to improve.
Loveseat– Passing the 1800m had to be steadied momentarily when tightened for room by Dark Pearl, which was taken in slightly by Art Attack. Passing the 200m was taken wider by Guise. Rider H. Bowman reported that the mare was disadvantaged by the slow tempo in the early and middle stages, which ultimately resulted in him having to improve from a point passing the 700m. He added that whilst Loveseat was coming back in distance and he believed the mare would finish off strongly, in retrospect he believes that Loveseat is best when ridden with cover and exposed late in the race, particularly on a bigger track.
RACE 3: CRT Celebrates 50 years Handicap 1600m:
Starla – Taken wider rounding the home turn.
Gone Bye – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with the hindquarters of Starla. Passing the 400m had to be steadied and became unbalanced after becoming awkwardly placed on the heels of Golwen, which shifted out despite the efforts of its rider.
Saint Ambrose – After being slow to begin, then shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier.
Flinders – The gelding, which was being assisted by a barrier attendant, jumped awkwardly and lost ground.
Avion Fury– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When asked for an explanation for the colt's poor performance, rider N. Rawiller stated that he was instructed to ride Avion Fury conservatively and during the middles, when the tempo was slow, the colt overraced. He added that whilst the colt appeared disappointing in the run to the finish, he believed that the slow tempo and the colt overracing were the principal reasons that resulted in Avion Fury being unable to finish off the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Somnus– Slow to begin. When asked for an explanation regarding the poor performance, rider J. Parr stated that whilst the gelding was disadvantaged by the slow tempo, nevertheless, he was disappointed in its effort over the final 300m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Tracy May– On jumping made contact with its off-side gate and became slightly unbalanced. A short distance after entering the straight was bumped and taken wider by Saas Fee, which shifted out to improve.
Miss Sure Shot– Began only fairly.
Enduring Night– After being slow to begin then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Shifted out when placed under pressure in the straight, resulting in its rider being obliged to switch the whip to the left hand passing the 100m to encourage the filly to maintain a straight course.
Saas Fee– Began awkwardly. When placed under full pressure passing the 200m shifted out and had to be corrected by its rider and then continued to race greenly under pressure for the remainder of the straight.
Riot Act– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Lady Herbert– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
RACE 5: Vale Mr Les Young Handicap 1100m:
Eveleigh – Began awkwardly and lost ground. Raced keenly in the middle stages.
Whiskey Shooter – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
Super Longlea – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When asked for an explanation regarding the poor performance, rider R. King stated that after beginning well the filly was under pressure to hold its ground in the early stages and as a result drifted well back in the field. She added that Super Longlea travelled fairly through the middle stages, but again was under pressure passing the 500m and in her view finished off the race only fairly. She added that having regard to the manner in which Super Longlea raced in the early stages, she believed the filly would be better suited being stepped up in distance at its next race start. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M. Newnham agreed with the comments of R. King and advised Stewards that it is his intention to step Super Longlea up in distance for its next race start.
Phoebe's Lass – As A. Adkins was indisposed due to injury, Stewards permitted K. Latham to be substituted as the rider of the mare. Inclined to lay in rounding the home turn and on straightening was hampered and carried wider by Queen Ablaze, which shifted out. Laid in under pressure in the latter part of the straight.
Compatriot – Approaching the 1000m was bumped on the hindquarters by Ally Bally Bee, resulting in both runners becoming unbalanced.
Dizzy Miss Lizzy – Began awkwardly.
Ally Bally Bee – Trainer Mr T. Bartley was advised that the filly, which finished a distant last, would not be permitted to be nominated to race in the metropolitan area until such time as it establishes form in the provincial and/or country areas.
Snips– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Hit The Target– Stewards accepted the explanation from trainer Mr S. Jones for the late declaration of App. C. Williams as the rider of the gelding.
Cisco Bay– On jumping was bumped by Hit The Target, which shifted out.
Shadow Flight– Stewards considered a protest lodged by Mr J. Thomsen, trainer of 2nd placegetter Shadow Flight (App. J. Duggan) against Plenty (App. S. Clenton) being declared the winner alleging interference over the concluding stages. After viewing the patrol films and taking evidence from all relevant parties, it was established that after both Plenty and Shadow Flight made contact near the 50m, approaching the winning post Plenty shifted in marginally, making contact with Shadow Flight, resulting in that runner becoming unbalanced. Bearing in mind the proximity of the interference to the winning post and the manner in which both horses were finishing off the race, Stewards could not be comfortably satisfied that had this interference not occurred Shadow Flight would have beaten Plenty and, therefore, the protest was dismissed.
Bringagem– A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have bled from both nostrils. As this was the second occasion Bringagem has bled from both nostrils, trainer Mr G. Portelli was advised of the provisions of AR79(6).
Plenty– Jumped awkwardly and lost ground, then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Ashton Blair– Jumped awkwardly and shortly after the start shifted out abruptly.
Twentyfour Carat– App. L. Day was questioned regarding the tactics adopted on the colt during the early and middle stages, in particular whether there was an opportunity to obtain a position with cover a short distance after the start or, alternatively, proceed forward and secure a position outside the leader, Hit The Target. App. Day advised that she was instructed to position the colt on the speed and after beginning on terms from the middle barrier, she attempted to improve in an endeavour to comply with those instructions. App. Day added that whilst she was aware that a position behind the leading division became available to the outside of Ruthless Agent, she informed Stewards that given the manner in which Twentyfour Carat travelled during the early section of the race, she was unable to restrain the colt to obtain that position. App. Day further stated that through the middle stages she was forced to travel four wide as Snips, which was racing to her inside, had not cleared Cisco Bay and she was reluctant to proceed forward through that section of the race when the tempo was strong. Trainer Mr J. O'Shea confirmed the instructions and expressed some dissatisfaction that the colt was obliged to travel four wide when in his view there was an opportunity in the early stages to race with cover in a one-off position trailing Cisco Bay. After considering the explanation provided by App. L. Day and viewing the relevant footage of the race Stewards accepted the explanation provided by App. Day given the circumstances of this particular race in the early and middle section. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Ondo Pasa– Held up and unable to improve rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight.
Dream Habit– Stewards accepted the explanation from trainer Mr G. Andrews for the late declaration of App. Q. Yong as the rider of the gelding.
RACE 7: CRT NSW Members Drought Buster Handicap 1100m:
Inanup – Approaching the 150m was bumped and taken wider by Petronius, which shifted out.
The Enzo – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Crafty Tycoon – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
General Soho – Slow to begin.
Excellent Proposal – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When asked to explain the poor performance, rider B. Avdulla stated that he was obliged to settle in a rearward position from the outside barrier and after doing so the gelding travelled well. He added that given this position, he was not dissatisfied with the performance of the gelding and believed that having regard to the manner in which it finished off the race it will be advantaged by stepping up in distance at its next start, particularly if able to hold a position closer to the speed from a more favourable barrier. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Irish Songs – Slow to begin.
Skyray – Began only fairly and shortly after was hampered by The Enzo, which shifted in.
Petronius – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Watching – Began awkwardly.
Summary of whip use:
Stewards noted the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the 100m under AR137A(5)(a)(ii). Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.
|Race 2||H. Bowman (Loveseat||6 strikes including two consecutive|
|Race 6||App. S. Clenton (Plenty)||6 strikes|
Swab samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
Race 1: Mr Mosaic, Kateru, Sulking (2)
Race 2: Guise, Baanone, Californiafirebird, Loveseat
Race 3: Golwen, Starla, Gone Bye, Flinders
Race 4: Miss Sure Shot, Riot Act, Rose To Victory, Lady Herbert
Race 5: Eveleigh, Whiskey Shooter, Sophiella
Race 6: Cisco Bay, Shadow Flight (2), Twentyfour Carat
Race 7: Inanup, Excellent Proposal, Petronius, Watching
|Fines:||Randwick Barrier Trials:|
Heat 5 – Dizzy Dawn – Trainer C. Carmody fined $50 – fail to declare rider by prescribed time (LR47B(1)(a)).
Heat 10 – Elusive Fox; Heat 11 – Feeling Mighty - Trainer B. Partelle fined $50 – fail to declare riders by prescribed time (LR47B(1)(a)).
|Bleeders:||Race 6: Bringagem (trainer G. Portelli) both nostrils second time – (AR79(6))|
|Tactics Notified:||Race 2: Guise to be ridden further forward: Settled on pace.|
Race 4: Tracy May to be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.
|Change of Colours:||Nil|
|Change of Gear:||Nil|
|Follow up:||Race 2: Baanone (trainer B. Baker) – post-race condition and future plans.|