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Warwick Farm stewards' report

STEWARDS’ REPORT 

Australian Turf Club

WARWICK FARM RACECOURSE

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

 

Weather:                   Fine

Track:                       Heavy (10)

Rail:                          + 3m

Penetrometer:          6.2

 

STEWARDS:   T P Moxon, (Chairman), W R Birch, C L Albrecht, T J Lee and cadets J D Boehm and L J Martin

                                                                                                                                                      (alm)

RACE 1 – Xtravagant At Newhaven Park Sprint 1100m

Oslo – was declared a late scratching by order of the Stewards at 12.46pm after dislodging its rider en route to the barriers.  The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Oslo be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 12.46pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket:

1st  Quatum – 22 cents win, 15 cents place.

Stable representative Mr S McLean was advised that an official warning would be recorded against Oslo for its pre-race manners. 

 

Quatum – began only fairly.   Laid out over the final 200m.

 

RACE 2 – All Too Hard @ Vinery Handicap 1300m

Matowatakpe – slow to begin.   Laid in over the final 100m.

 

Divine Approach – after beginning awkwardly was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Hung out throughout the middle stages.

 

Invincible Dash – was slow to begin and then from its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Hung in rounding the home turn and when under pressure in the early part of the straight. 

 

I Am Grande – raced keenly throughout the middle stages.

 

Aeecee Beau – rider T Clark reported that his mount travelled well throughout the early and middle stages, however the gelding came under pressure approaching the 500m.  He said that although Aeecee Beau has won previously on a heavy surface, he felt the gelding, which was up in grade today, did not handle today's track conditions, particularly given the manner in which Aeecee Beau failed to respond to his riding the straight.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Co-trainer Mr A Bott expressed disappointment with the performance of the gelding but agreed with the explanation provided by T Clark.   Mr Bott undertook to report back to the Stewards on the post race condition of the gelding.

 

RACE 3 – Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 2200m

Continuation – as H Bowman was overweight, the Stewards permitted B Avdulla to be substituted as the rider of the gelding.  H Bowman was reprimanded under AR190(3).  Began only fairly and was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.   Rider B Avdulla reported that when the tempo of the race slackened in the middle stages, he allowed his mount to improve and obtain the lead passing the 700m.

 

Red Hot Chillypins – after being slow to begin, was bumped heavily by Euginio, then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Joe's Joy – raced keenly in the middle stages.  Held up for clear running and unable to improve from the 600m and passing the 400m, was steadied when racing tight to the inside of She's A Treasure.    Joe's Joy was then held up until inside the 400m when shifted to the outside of The Bounty.

 

She’s A Treasure – approaching the 500m, Triskana (A Hyeronimus) shifted to the outside of the heels of She's A Treasure and in doing so, made contact with Euginio.   For some distance thereafter, Triskana and Euginio made contact on a number of occasions resulting in Triskana becoming unbalanced, shifting in and away from Euginio resulting in She's A Treasure having to be steadied when crowded between Triskana and The Bounty.  A Hyeronimus was advised to exercise more care and to ensure there is sufficient room to improve into.  Passing the 600m, was eased when briefly crowded by Continuation, which shifted in marginally.  A post race veterinary examination of She’s A Treasure revealed no abnormalities.

 

Lady Highly – was held up rounding the home turn and passing the 450m, shifted out and made contact with the hindquarter of Red Hot Chillypins resulting in that runner becoming unbalanced.   Rider J Collett reported that his mount hung out from the 400m.   

 

Euginio – laid in rounding the home turn.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Triskana – a post race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover.

 

RACE 4 – John Dasilva Handicap 1600m

Galahad's Quest – blundered at the start.

 

Showminder – began awkwardly and shifted out at the start.

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Travancore – was crowded for room and lost ground shortly after the start between Galahad’s Quest and Showminder, which shifted out.  Raced keenly in the middle stages.   Laid in rounding the home turn.

 

Czechoslovakia – from the outside barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.

 

Black Wand – was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Brutality – after passing the 1400m, commenced to overrace and proved difficult to settle and near the 1300m, shifted out and was checked from the heels of Seeingisbelieving.  Brutality then continued to race keenly for some distance thereafter.

 

RACE 5 – Grunt Standing @ Yulong Handicap 1400m

Herzegovina – slow to begin.  Passing the 1100m was steadied from the heels of Jin Chi Phantom.

 

Royal Banquet – began awkwardly.   Laid out under pressure over the final 100m.

 

Deepfield's Raine – which began only fairly was then bumped by Royal Banquet.  Deepfield's Raine was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Rider T Clark reported that the colt, which was up in grade today, did not handle the heavy track conditions.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.  Trainer Mr B Widdup advised it would be his intention to drop the colt back in grade for its next race start.  Mr Widdup undertook to report back on the post race condition of the colt.

 

Holy Reign – was bumped shortly after the start by Deepfield's Raine. 

 

Bergen – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Jin Chi Phantom – approaching the 1200m, when racing keenly, was briefly crowded for room between Eden Vale and Royal Banquet (L Magorrian), which shifted in before rider L Magorrian relieved the pressure being applied to Jin Chi Phantom.  L Magorrian was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. 

 

Eden Vale – when questioned regarding the gelding leading today, rider R Murray stated that with the anticipated genuine early tempo, she was instructed to ride in a midfield position.   She said, however, from the inside barrier, when the tempo in the early stages was only moderate, Eden Vale, after beginning satisfactorily, commenced to race keenly and as a result was able to obtain a prominent position and consequently settled further forward than what she had intended.

 

Carluca – rounding the turn near the 500m raced in restricted room between Deepfield’s Raine and Herzegovina, which shifted out. 

 

RACE 6 – Sky Racing Active Handicap 1400m

Bowery Breeze – began awkwardly.  Blundered passing the 600m.

 

Carte Blanche – began only fairly.  Approaching the 200m had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Lexi's Choice (T Clark) when that runner shifted ground when inclined to lay out under pressure.   T Clark was advised to exercise more care.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

So Wicked – began only fairly.  Rider B Avdulla reported that he was able to obtain a favourable position with cover throughout the run.  He said that upon straightening, So Wicked was briefly hampered by Threeood, which shifted out, however he added that the mare was disappointing in the manner in which it finished its race off from this point.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. 

 

Mandalong Kiss – from its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Lexi's Choice – raced keenly in the early and middle stages.  Held up rounding the home turn before shifting to the inside of Carte Blanche on straightening to continue into clear running.  Lexi's Choice then laid out under pressure resulting in its rider T Clark having to stop riding and straighten his mount near the 200m.   Lexie's Choice then continued to lay out for the remainder of the event.

 

Threeood – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Our Girl Sniti – after passing the 300m, laid out, and approaching the 250m, had to be steadied from the heels of Bowery Breeze which was taken in slightly by Threeood.

 

RACE 7 – Too Darn Hot @ Darley Handicap 1200m

Nicochet – slow to begin.

 

Wander – lost ground when tightened for room at the start between Epic Dan and Military Academy, both of which shifted ground.  Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.  Passing the 800m, had to be restrained from the heels of Elon.  Laid out rounding the home turn.  

 

The Fire Trap – shortly after the start was bumped on the hindquarter by Epic Dan.  Approaching the 1000m was eased when tightened by Epic Dan which shifted in slightly.  Held up upon entering the home straight before shifting to the outside of Wander approaching the 200m to continue into clear running.

 

Epic Dan – on jumping was bumped on the hindquarter by Wander, which was taken in as a consequence.  Epic Dan became unbalanced and made contact with The Fire Trap.  Raced keenly in the middle stages.  

 

Super Star Bob – raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.  

 

Elon – trainer Mr G Nickson was fined $100 under AR206 for presenting the gelding to the mounting enclosure without a crossover nose band which is part of its approved race gear. 

 

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):

 

Race 2 App L Day (Matowatakpe) 6 strikes
Race 5 L Magorrian (Royal Banquet) 6 strikes

 

Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

 

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

Race 1:  Oslo, Balletopia, Pacific Ocean, Rathvilly Miss.

Race 2:  Invincible Dash, Celandine, I Am Grande, Irish Angel.

Race 3:  Continuation, The Bounty, Joe’s Joy (2).

Race 4:  Seeingisbelieving, Galahad’s Quest, Brutality, Showminder.

Race 5:  Carluca, Royal Banquet, Herzegovina, Deepfield’s Raine, Eden Vale.

Race 6:  Mandalong Kiss, Bowery Breeze (2), Turakina.

Race 7:  The Fire Trap, Super Star Bob, Wander.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 7:  Trainer G Nickson (Elon) – $100 – incorrect gear [AR206].   
Reprimands: Race 3:   H Bowman (Continuation) – overweight [AR190(3)]. 
Suspensions: Nil
Bleeders: Nil
Warnings: Race 1:  Oslo (trainer B Baker) – pre-race manners.
Trials: Nil
Certificates: Nil
Fall/Injuries: Nil
Change of Tactics: Race 5:  Bergen – to be ridden conservatively from the outside barrier; settled at the rear of the field.
Change of Colours: Nil
Change of Gear Nil
Follow up: Race 2:  Aeecee Beau (co-trainer A Bott) – post race condition.
Race 5:  Deepfield's Raine (trainer B Widdup) – post race condition.

 

 

 

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