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Warwick Farm stewards' report

STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

WARWICK FARM RACECOURSE

 

Wednesday 14 October 2020

 

Weather:                    Overcast

Track:                        Good (4)

Rail:                           True

Penetrometer:            4.83

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: W. R. Birch (Chairman), T. J. Vassallo, J. J. E. Earl, T. J. Lee and Cadets B. J. Pearce, A. P. New and P. L. Phillips.

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Supplementary Reports:

Warwick Farm 7 October 2020

Race 6 – Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 1400m:

Dubai Star– Trainer's representative Ms E. Reeves reported that a subsequent endoscopic examination of Dubai Star revealed evidence of a small internal bleed and advised that the filly has now been sent for a spell.

 

Royal Randwick 10 October 2020

Race 1 - TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap 1600m:

Scarleo– Trainer Mr K. Dryden reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding. He advised that subject to the results of a blood test, which will be forwarded to the Stewards once received, the intention is to continue with its current preparation. Notwithstanding this advice, Mr Dryden was advised that Scarleo would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.

 

Race 4 - Tresemme Handicap 2000m:

Badoosh– Trainer's representative Ms K. Dunn reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and advised that Badoosh has now been sent for spell.

 

Kembla Grange 10 October 2020

Race 5 - Cliff Clare Colts, Geldings and Entires Maiden Handicap 1400m:

Heads Will Roll– Trainer Mr G. Portelli reported that the gelding was found to have muscle soreness in the near-foreleg and off-hindleg and consequently has been sent for a spell.

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RACE 1: Impending @ Darley Handicap 1300m:

Ellsberg – Hung out rounding the home turn, continued to shift out under pressure in the straight and leaving the 300m, and again near the 200m, shifted out and made contact with Easifar.

 

Easifar – When asked about the performance of the filly, rider J. McDonald stated that Easifar secured a nice run outside the leader, Ellsberg, in the early and middle stages and travelled well to the home turn. He said, however, that when Selburose improved to the outside of Easifar and his mount was forced to race in restricted room between that runner and Ellsberg, which had a tendency to shift out, Easifar was reluctant to hold its position despite his urgings and proved disappointing in the run to the finish.

 

Selburose – Laid out rounding the home turn.

 

Mix – Shortly after the start blundered and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Laid in under pressure in the straight.

 

Luftwaffe – Began awkwardly and lost ground, and from its wide barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 2: Heineken Handicap 2200m:

Castel Sant'angelo– Slow to begin and failed to muster speed despite the efforts of its rider. Shortly after the start was bumped by Aoraki, which shifted in. Raced wide and without cover until near the 1000m where it was able to assume a position outside the leader, I Could Do Better.

 

I Could Do Better– Laid out rounding the home turn and continued to do so when placed under pressure in the straight.

 

Parry Sound– Laid out under pressure in the straight.

 

Aoraki– For a short distance passing the 150m rider, B. Avdulla, lost the use of his nearside rein.

 

Lunar Rain– Began only fairly and shortly after the start had to be checked when crowded for room between Chief Kidder, which shifted out, and Castel Santangelo, which was taken in by Aoraki. Shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Chief Kidder– Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Lunar Rain.

 

RACE 3: Glenn Pickwick Memorial Handicap 1100m:

Military Magic– After becoming fractious in the barriers and kicking out with its near-hind leg, was examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer and deemed suitable to race. When asked about the disappointing performance of the mare, App. C. Graham explained that Military Magic was uncharacteristically fractious in the barrier stalls prior to the start and as a result was slow to begin (2L). She added that, consequently, the mare settled towards the rear of the field and travelled well in the early and middle stages, however, when asked for an effort in the straight failed to respond to her riding and proved very disappointing in the run to the finish. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden stated that after being slow to begin the mare was not suited by racing back in the field. He added that Military Magic will  undergo a veterinary examination on return to the tables, the results of which he will forward to the Stewards.

 

Switched– Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Frozen In Time.

 

Deep Crystal– Approaching the 600m improved up on to the heels of Moccasin Mix and had to be steadied. Laid out under pressure in the straight.

 

Frozen In Time– Began awkwardly and blundered shortly after, and from the outside barrier then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Moccasin Miss– Throughout the middle stages overraced at the heels of Let It Pour.

 

RACE 4: TAB Long May We Play Handicap 1600m:

Across Dubai– When asked about his riding of the gelding in the straight, App. T. Stockdale stated that rounding the home turn he moved his mount wider to trail Kirwan's Lane, which was improving into the race strongly. He said that on entering the straight he considered moving to the outside of that runner, however, when a run developed between Kirwan's Lane and Notabadidea he positioned his mount to the inside of Kirwan's Lane to take advantage of that run. He further stated that passing the 200m Notabadidea shifted out, impeding his running, and he then was obliged to shift back to the inside to continue into clear running. He added that Coterie, which was racing to the inside of Notabadidea, also shifted out, resulting in him having to shift Across Dubai to the inside of that runner's heels in order to continue into clear running.

 

Mount Tabora– T. Berry was fined $200 under AR131(b) for not riding 7th placegetter Mount Tabora out to the finish.

 

Chains Of Honour– After becoming fractious in the barriers and kicking out with both hind legs, underwent a veterinary examination by the Club's Veterinary Officer, which revealed a laceration to the off-hind leg and hock and the gelding subsequently was declared a late scratching at 3.36pm. The Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Chains Of Honour be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 3.36pm be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket:

1st Kirwan's Lane           8¢ win, 7¢ place

2nd Notabadidea            14¢ place

3rd Coterie                     10¢ place

Co-trainer Mr G. Ryan was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Chains Of Honouris permitted to race/barrier trial again.

 

Kirwan's Lane– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Zero Doubt– A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Ms G. Englebrecht, representing co-trainers Mr M. Price and Mr M. Kent Jnr, advised that Zero Doubt will now be spelled.

 

High Court– Began awkwardly.

 

Moana Jewel– Shortly after the start was bumped by Dukes County, which shifted out.

 

Notabadidea– Shortly after the start was bumped on the hindquarter by Moana Jewel, which was carried wider by Dukes County. Had to be steadied from the heels of Coterie passing the 1200m.

 

RACE 5: Hyland Race Colours Handicap 1300m:

Avadane– A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Dorothy Of Oz– When asked about the disappointing performance, rider B. Avdulla stated that he was instructed to ride the mare in accordance with its customary racing pattern up on the speed and when the tempo of the race was strong in the early stages he elected to take cover behind Snippy Fox in the early stages. He added that approaching the home turn he commenced to improve three wide and moved his mount wider as he had been instructed to do, however, Dorothy Of Oz failed to respond to his riding and did not finish off the race as expected. B. Avdulla further added that in his view the mare was one-paced in the straight and would be advantaged by being stepped up in distance for its next race start. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Ready's Girl– From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Special Snap– Began only fairly. Raced keenly throughout the middle stages. Held up rounding the home turn.

 

East Asia– From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Aeecee Dynasty– Hung out under pressure in the straight and near the 250m shifted out and bumped Ready's Girl.

 

RACE 6: Vinery Handicap 1100m:

Shadow Crush– Raced keenly in the middle stages and approaching the 600m, when continuing to race keenly, improved its position to the inside of Return Of Honour and had to be steadied.

 

More Sundays– Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Military Academy. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Just A Flash– Raced keenly in the lead throughout the early and middle stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 7: Bowermans Commercial Furniture Handicap 1200m:

Testifier – Began only fairly.

 

Xanthus – When asked for an explanation regarding the tactics adopted on the gelding, which appeared to be in contrast to its customary racing pattern, rider J. Parr advised that he was not issued with any specific instructions, however, he should ride the gelding consistent with its recent racing pattern if it began well, bearing in mind that several on-pace runners were drawn to his inside. He further added that after beginning awkwardly and losing ground, he then was obliged to shift Xanthos behind runners in the early stages to ensure he was not left racing wide and without cover. J. Parr further stated that Xanthos travelled only fairly when forced to race towards the rear of the field and added that he informed connections following the race that the gelding would benefit from the addition of blinkers and being ridden prominently where possible. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

On The White Turf – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Axe – Began awkwardly then commenced to raced keenly with its head up when being restrained to obtain a position with cover behind Emanate. For a short distance approaching the 800m raced in restricted room between Testifier and Geo, which shifted in. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Geo – Blundered on jumping. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Summary of whip use:

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 2

R. King (Etheridge)

7 strikes

Race 3

K. O'Hara (Moccasin Miss)

7 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Ellsberg (2), Easifar, Selburose, Luftwaffe

Race 2: Pecuniary Interest, Parry Sound (2), Aoraki (2)

Race 3: Switched (2), Let It Pour (2), Frozen In Time

Race 4: Chains Of Honour, Kirwan's Lane (2), Zero Doubt, Notabadidea

Race 5: Dorothy Of Oz, Special Snap (2), Aeecee Dynasty

Race 6: He's A Hotshot, Shadow Crush (2), Military Academy, Just A Flash

Race 7: Goldfinch, Testifier, Emanate (2), Geo

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 4: T. Berry (Mount Tabora) fined $200 – not ride mount out to finish (AR131(b))

Reprimands:

Nil.

Suspensions:

Nil.

Bleeders:

Nil.

Warnings:

Nil.

Trials:

Randwick 10/10/2020 Race 1: Scarleo(trainer K. Dryden)

Certificates:

Race 4: Chains of Honour (co-trainer G. Ryan) – laceration to off-hind leg and hock.

Fall/Injuries:

Nil.

Tactics Notified:

Race 1: Luftwaffe – To be ridden conservatively: Settled at the rear.

Race 6: Shadow Crush – To be ridden further forward: Settled on-pace.

Change of Colours:

Nil.

Change of Gear:

Nil.

Follow up:

Race 3: Military Magic (co-trainer Paul Snowden) – disappointing performance.

 

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