Australian Turf Club
WARWICK FARM RACECOURSE
Wednesday 7 February 2024
(7); upgraded to Soft (6) at 2.29pm
from 1000m to WP, +2m remainder
COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:T. P. Moxon (Chairman), C. L. Albrecht,
S. T. Matthews and Cadets L. J. Lee, B. D. Beasley and M. F. Vilo.
Race 3 – Social Membership Only $49 Class 1 Handicap 1600m:
La Freccia– Trainer’s
representative Mr T Charlton reported that the stable was satisfied with the
post-race condition of La Freccia and the intention is to drop the filly
back in distance for her next race start.
Trainer Mr A. Cummings pleaded guilty to a
charge under AR104(1) in that he failed to record treatments of acepromazine
administered to horses in his care prior to working. Mr Cummings was fined $300.
LATE RIDER CHANGES:
As J. McDonald was indisposed due to
injury, Stewards approved the following rider replacements:
Z. Lloyd on Bosustow
Collett on Listentozou
Berry on Suit Of Armour
Collett on Opito Ballerina
McEvoy on About A Girl
Z. Lloyd on Stylised
Berry on Introducing
RACE 1: Racing and Sports
Bosustow– En route to the racecourse became loose
and sustained lacerations to the near-hind leg. The colt was a late scratching
at 1.13pm on veterinary advice. Trainer Ms A. Neasham was advised that a
veterinary clearance will be required before Bosustow is permitted to
race/barrier trial again.
Counterpart– T. Clark reported that after settling
at the rear of the field his mount was not suited by the tempo of the race,
which made it difficult for the colt to make up any appreciable ground in the
straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Linebacker– After being loaded into the barriers, lunged
forward and hit the front gates. Linebacker was removed from the
barriers, underwent a veterinary examination and declared unsuitable to race at
2.23pm on veterinary advice when blood was detected in its offside nostril. Stewards
ruled that all moneys invested on Linebacker be refunded in full and
that all successful wagers made prior to 2.23pm be subject to the following cents
in the dollar deductions from the face value of each ticket:
1st Waterville 39¢,
2nd Evenflow 27¢
Trainer Mr J. O'Shea was advised that a
veterinary clearance will be required before Linebacker is permitted to
race/barrier trial again. Mr O’Shea was advised also that a warning would be
recorded against Linebacker regarding the colt’s barrier manners.
Tartaglia– S. Clipperton reported that after being
slow to begin the colt settled towards the rear of the field. He added that
when the tempo of the race was only moderate, Tartaglia was inclined to
race keenly throughout the early and middle stages. He added that Tartaglia
was carried wider by Okami Star near the 400m and then was inclined to
lay out away from that runner rounding the home turn. He said that Tartaglia
then failed to respond to his riding in the straight and was disappointing in
the manner in which it closed off the race. A post-race veterinary examination
revealed the colt to be slow to recover.
Temple Bells– Near the 900m was steadied when crowded
between Okami Star and Tartaglia (S. Clipperton), which, when
racing keenly, shifted in slightly. S. Clipperton was advised to exercise more
RACE 2: Farnan Yearlings
Selling Now Plate 1200m:
Acheson– Raced keenly in the early and middle
Detendu– Jumped awkwardly, shifted in and bumped
Early Fusion. App. Z. Lloyd reported that soon after straightening Detendu
commenced to hang in. He said that approaching the 200m, when he attempted to
place the gelding under full pressure it shifted in abruptly, obliging him to
stop riding and straighten his mount. He added that when Detendu
continued to hang in, he lost the use of his nearside reign from the 200m until
approaching the 100m, which resulted in him being unable to ride his mount out
with his usual vigour.
Ducasse– The colt, which was late arriving on
course, underwent a veterinary examination and was passed suitable to race.
Early Fusion– Jumped awkwardly, was bumped by Detendu
and, as a consequence, lost ground.
Listentozou– A post-race veterinary examination did
not reveal any abnormalities.
Man From Brussells– Shifted in abruptly soon after the
Redbreast– Near the 200m was steadied when crowded
for room by Detendu, which hung in before being corrected by its rider.
RACE 3: Earthlight First
Yearlings Handicap 2400m:
Oakfield Wallaby– Slow into stride.
McGeehan– Hit the running rail passing the
winning post on the first occasion.
Suit Of Armour– From a wide barrier was shifted behind
runners in the early stages. Held up from the 350m until approaching the 200m.
California Grass– Stumbled on jumping. Near the 500m
became awkwardly placed at the heels of Fun Sunday when that runner was
taken out by Oakfield Wallaby. App. Z. Lloyd reported that after being
obliged to make a sustained run, his mount did not quicken as he expected and,
in his opinion, raced flat. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal
Fun Sunday– Raced wide and without cover passing
the winning post on the first occasion and until the 1400m. Near the 500m was
hampered and carried wider by Oakfield Wallaby (J. Collett), which
shifted out. K. McEvoy reported that after settling behind midfield he then was
obliged to make a wide run from the 600m. He said that after being hampered a
short distance later by Oakfield Wallaby, Fun Sunday then did not
respond to his riding and was disappointing in the manner in which it closed
off the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have been
galloped on the off-hind and near-hind cannon.
Wilshire Boulevard– Near the 500m when attempting to
improve to the outside of McGeehan was eased from that runner’s heels
when it shifted out slightly.
RACE 4: The Arrowfield
Advantage Handicap 1100m:
Super Bright– Blundered on jumping. App. D. Gibbons
lost the use of his nearside reign for a short distance inside the 100m.
Dame Cartland– On straightening was crowded by Vinolass
(App. Z. Lloyd), which shifted out when not clear. App. Lloyd was reprimanded. A
post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying cardiac
arrhythmia. Trainer Mr N. Doyle was advised of Racing Australia’s Code of
Practice under AR88B(2)(b).
Euros– T. Berry reported that after the
blindfold was removed and prior to the start being effected Euros got
its head up and, as a consequence, when the start was effected, lost ground (3L).
He said that this resulted in Euros settling at the rear of the field,
which was further back than he had intended. He added that after placing his
mount under pressure in the home straight, when he had some concerns with its
action, he did not test the mare over the final 100m. A post-race veterinary
examination revealed the mare to be lame (3/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr
J. Pride was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before Euros
is permitted to race/barrier trial again.
Head First– After arriving behind the barriers the
mare underwent a veterinary examination at the request of A. Collett, who
expressed some concern with her mount’s action. Subsequently, Head First was
a late scratching at 4.05pm acting on veterinary advice when found to be lame (2/5)
in the near-hind leg. Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Head First
be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 4.05pm be
subject to the following cents in the dollar deductions from the face value of
Bright 0¢, 2¢
2nd Vinolass 1¢
Trainer Mr M. Attard was advised that a
veterinary clearance will be required before Head First is permitted to
race/barrier trial again.
Opito Ballerina– J. Collett was permitted to ride the
mare a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 55.5kgs. Prior to the
declaration of correct weight Stewards viewed the patrol films to ascertain
whether there were grounds to lodge a protest on behalf of connections against Vinolass
being declared 2nd placegetter, relative to an incident on
straightening. While Stewards were satisfied that the contact between Opito
Ballerina and Not That Easy was due to Vinolass carrying Dame
Cartland wider, they could not be comfortably satisfied that had the
interference not occurred Opito Ballerina would have finished in advance
of Vinolass and, therefore, declined to lodge a protest and correct weight
Not That Easy– Began awkwardly. On straightening was
bumped and carried wider by Dame Cartland.
RACE 5: James Squire Handicap
Glad You Think So– From a wide barrier was shifted behind
runners in the early stages. When questioned regarding the colt settling at the
rear of the field, App. M. Bourke stated that she was issued no specific
instructions where to position Glad You Think So, which was resuming,
other than to have it settle where comfortable. She said that after beginning
only fairly and having regard to her instructions, she was reluctant to ride
her mount forward to obtain a position closer to the leaders, therefore, after
travelling a short distance she eased Glad You Think So to obtain cover
and this resulted in the horse settling at the rear of the field.
Carpaccio– From a wide barrier was shifted behind
runners in the early stages. C. Schofield reported that the gelding hung out
rounding the home turn, however, did not respond to his riding in the straight
and was disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any
Llanddwyn– Raced keenly in the early stages.
Battlefield– On jumping was crowded for room between
Llanddwyn and Soldier Of Rome, both of which shifted ground. A
post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying cardiac
arrhythmia. Trainer Mr M. Vella was advised of Racing Australia’s Code of
Practice under AR88B(2)(b).
About A Girl– K. McEvoy was permitted to ride the
filly one kilogram over its allotted weight of 55kgs. Slow to begin. Raced
keenly in the early stages.
RACE 6: Ole Kirk First
Yearlings Handicap 1400m:
Givara– On jumping bumped with Bend The Knee.
From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Island Press – Near the 300m was steadied when crowded
by Cadetship (K. McEvoy) which shifted to the inside of Bend The Knee.
K. McEvoy was told to exercise more care.
Spaltet– The gelding was a late scratching at
9.03am on veterinary advice.
Romeo’s Choice– When questioned regarding his riding in
the early and middle stages, C. Schofield stated he was instructed to obtain a
prominent position, however, he was instructed also to ride the gelding in a
manner that would give it every opportunity to run out the 1400m. He stated
that after beginning satisfactorily, Romeo’s Choice immediately held a
prominent position. He said that in the early stages he noticed Bend The
Knee and Island Press, which were drawn to his outside, being ridden
positively and, therefore, having regard to his instructions, he was reluctant
to ride Romeo’s Choice forward to hold those runners out. He added that
after the 1200m Romeo’s Choice commenced to race keenly and for this
reason he restrained his mount in an endeavour to obtain cover, which he felt
would give the gelding a better chance to travel more comfortably and to run
out the 1400m. He added, however, that after being crossed by Bend The Knee
at the 1000m the tempo of the race then reduced, and when Stylised improved
to his outside, this resulted in Romeo’s Choice continuing to overrace
at the heels of Bend The Knee. He said that near the 700m, when the
tempo continued to reduce, Romeo’s Choice was checked and shifted out to
avoid the heels of Bend The Knee. Trainer Mr R. Litt confirmed the
instructions issued to C. Schofield and emphasised that he was specific in his comments
about the gelding running out 1400m. Stewards advised C. Schofield that he had
made an error in judgement in allowing Island Press, and more so Bend
The Knee, to cross his mount when the more advantageous position would have
been to hold his spot inside those runners, which would have resulted in Romeo’s
Choice racing in a more prominent position and prevented the difficulties
he encountered in the middle stages when the race tempo reduced.
Bend The Knee– On jumping bumped with Givara.
Stylised– Raced wide and without cover throughout
the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow
Venelope– Slow to begin.
RACE 7: TAB Handicap 1200m:
Huon– App. A. Villiers was cautioned against
the practice of using his whip in an action where his arm was raised above
Introducing– Jumped awkwardly.
Silentsar– Raced wide and without cover for the
majority of the event. Passing the 900m was carried wider by Lancaster
Bomber, which shifted away from the running rail. This resulted in Silentsar
then racing wide and without cover from that point. Near the 150m was eased
from the heels of The Extreme Cat (A. Morgan), which shifted ground when
inclined to lay in under pressure. A. Morgan was advised to exercise more care.
in. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
Oakfield Duke– From a wide barrier was shifted behind
runners in the early stages.
Putt For Dough– Whilst being loaded made contact with
the barrier, underwent a veterinary examination and was passed fit to race.
From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Held up for
clear running from the 350m until near the 150m.
Lancaster Bomber– Held up for clear running from the 300m
until passing the 200m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any
Tamaroa– Slow to begin.
The Extreme Cat– Hung in in the home straight.
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.
T. Berry (Waterville)
App. Z. Lloyd (California Grass)
A. Collett (Wilshire Boulevard)
T. Clark (Soldier Of Rome)
T. Berry (Llanddwyn)
T. Berry (Givara)
T. Berry (Introducing)
samples were taken from all winners and the following runners:
1: Bosustow, Evenflow (2)
2: Acheson, Detendu, Ducasse (2)
3: Suit Of Armour, Yarrawonga (2), Wilshire Boulevard
4: Dame Cartland, Tycoon Jenny, Vinolass
5: Glad You Think So, Last Straw, Carpaccio
6: Romeo’s Choice, Bend The Knee, Cadetship
7: Introducing, Oakfield Duke, The Extreme Cat
General: Trainer Mr A. Cummings fined $300 – fail to record
treatments of acepromazine (AR104(1)).
Race 4: App. Z. Lloyd (Vinolass) – careless riding
shifting out (AR131(a)).
Race 1: Linebacker (trainer J. O'Shea) – barrier manners.
Race 1 Bosustow (trainer A. Neasham) – lacerations to near-hind leg.
Race 1: Linebacker (trainer J. O'Shea) – blood in offside nostril after
hitting barrier front gates.
Race 4: Euros (trainer J. Pride) – lame (3/5) off-foreleg.
Race 4: Head First (trainer M. Attard) – lame (2/5) near-hind leg.
Race 4: Dame Cartland (trainer N. Doyle) – first time (AR88B(2)(b)).
Race 5: Battlefield (trainer M. Vella) – first time (AR88B(2)(b)).
Race 6: Stylised – To settle further forward: Settled midfield.
Race 7: Thunderlips – To be ridden further forward from the barrier: Settled outside lead.
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