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STEWARDS’ REPORT

Wyong Race Club 

WYONG RACECOURSE

Friday 31 July 2020

 

Weather:               Fine

Track:                   Heavy (8)

Rail:                      True

 

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  C L Albrecht (Chairman), J J E Earl, J B Marshall and cadets L J Martin and J D Boehm                                                                                                                                                                                      jl

                                                             

RACE 1:  De Bortoli Wines Maiden Handicap 1600m

Haven Road – Began awkwardly.

 

Contest - After being crowded for room on jumping was restrained to obtain a position at the rear of the field.  Raced keenly in the early stages.  Approaching and passing the 800m, when racing keenly, had to be restrained from the heels of Malfy.

 

Mexican Standoff – Raced keenly in the early stages.  Raced keenly in the early stages.

 

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

 

Malfy – In the early stages of the home straight was inclined to lay in across the heels of Rainbow Man, resulting in its rider having to stop riding and straighten.

 

Rainbow Man – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

At The Cove – App. C Graham reported at scales that she had no specific instructions other than to have the gelding settle where comfortable.  She said that At The Cove worked keenly during its preliminary, which gave her the indication that the gelding would begin well.  She added that, after beginning well, she was able to obtain a forward position without having to pressure At The Cove.  App. Graham further stated that she had anticipated Haven Road improving to her inside and obtaining the lead, but when this did not eventuate she elected to stride forward and obtain the lead, whereby the gelding commenced to race keenly and was inclined to hang out throughout the event.

RACE 2:  Great Northern On Tap 4YO&Up Maiden Handicap 1350m

Haunting Spirit – In the early stages when racing wide was restrained to obtain a position with cover.

 

Nothing Is Easy – Approaching the 800m, after improving onto the heels of Neanderthal, had to be restrained.

 

Badge Of Honour – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.

 

Superb Time – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Near the 100m laid in under pressure, resulting in its rider having to straighten her mount.

 

Neanderthal – Following the poor performance trainer Mr L Thomas was advised that a warning would be placed against the gelding.  Mr Thomas advised Stewards that he would now freshen up Neanderthal and would then place the gelding back to country grade.

Anamagic – Rider J Kehoe reported that Anamagic travelled well in the early and middle stages, but after placing the mare under full pressure it failed to respond to his riding and proved disappointing in the straight.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Man And Superman – When asked for an explanation regarding the performance, rider K O'Hara stated that the gelding failed to travel comfortably throughout the event and, after placing her mount under pressure approaching and rounding the home turn, the gelding commenced to weaken noticeable and for this reason she desisted to continue pressuring her mount.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 3:  NSW Jockeys Association 3YO Maiden Plate 1350m

First Fleet – Stewards permitted R Brewer to ride gelding 1kg above its allotted weight of 57kg.  Slow to begin.  Raced keenly in the early stages.  Passing the 400m was held up momentarily.

 

Factorial – Stewards permitted L Magorrian to ride the filly 0.5kg above its allotted weight of 55kg.  Raced keenly in the early stages.  Rounding the home turn was forced wider by Dizzy Dawn, which shifted out after improving onto the heels of Alkaamel.

 

Olympios – Slow to begin (2L).

 

Alkaamel – Bumped heavily at the start and crowded for room, then was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.  Raced keenly in the early stages.  Leaving the 400m was inconvenienced by Sweeping Brook, which shifted out.

 

Dizzy Dawn – Shortly after the start had to be checked to avoid the heels of Sombre Prize, after being bumped and carried inwards by Alkaamel.

 

Mesmer – Raced keenly in the early stages.  Near the 300m, after being inclined to lay out, had to be steadied when awkwardly at the heels of Happy Babe.

 

Sweeping Brook – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

RACE 4:  Coca-Cola 3YO&Up Maiden Plate 1100m

Outdare – Began awkwardly and made contact with Bobby’s Give Away.  Near the 1000m had to be steadied when awkwardly placed at the heels of Bobby’s Give Away.

 

Bobby’s Give Away – Crowded for room at the start.  In the early stages of the home straight was obliged to shifted out and around the heels of All A Lady, which was laying in.

 

Marsh Lillie – Slow to begin.  Near the 350m had to be steadied when placed in restricted room to the outside of Outdare, which laid in and away from Queen Snip, which was laying in despite the efforts of its rider.

 

All A Lady – Began awkwardly.  Laid in under pressure for the entire straight.

 

Eye See Things – Began awkwardly and shortly after made contact with Queen Snip.

 

Pythia – Slow to begin and was crowded for room shortly after the start.

 

RACE 5:  Happy 50th Michelle Class 1 Handicap 1200m

Heza Gentleman – Stewards permitted L Magorrian to ride the gelding 0.5kg above its allotted weight of 55kg.  When questioned regarding the performance, rider L Magorrian stated that the gelding failed to respond to his urgings in the early stages and as a consequence he was obliged to race some distance from the remainder of the field.  He said that, after continuing to ride his mount along through the middle stages, Heza Gentleman made some ground on the field and, once entering the home straight, finished its race off strongly.

 

Power To Pay – After arriving behind the barriers underwent a veterinary examination at the request of its rider.  The mare was subsequently declared a late scratching at 2.49pm on veterinary advice.  The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Power To Pay be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 2.49pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket:

1st Jacquine Reward 0 cents win 1 cent place

2nd Belitsa 1 cents place

3rd Heza Gentleman 2 cents place

Trainer Mr S Schofield was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Power To Pay barrier trialling or racing again.

 

Belitsa – Jumped awkwardly.

 

Euroaire – Jumped awkwardly.  From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Hung in rounding the home turn.

 

Rebel Lilly – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Jacquine Reward.  Rebel Lilly was then shifted in behind runners.

 

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

 

Jacquine Reward – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

My Rose My Kingdom – When asked for an explanation regarding the performance, App. T Sherry stated that the filly travelled well throughout the early and middle stages, but when placed under pressure approaching the 400m commenced to make an abnormal respiratory noise and from this point commenced to weakened.  He added for this reason over the concluding stages he desisted from riding My Rose My Kingdom out to the finish.  Stewards advised App. Sherry he should endeavour to ride his mounts out to the end of the race wherever possible.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Ms T Randall was advised that she would be required to furnish a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, prior to My Rose My Kingdom barrier trialling or racing again.

 

Dawnstar – A post-race veterinary examination of the filly, which was beaten 24 lengths, did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr P Farrell was advised that the filly would be required to trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to being permitted to race again.

 

RACE 6:  tab.com.au Benchmark 64 Handicap 1350m

Buzz – Trainer Mr C Carmody was reprimanded under AR194 for failing to present the gelding to the enclosure by the prescribed time.  Shortly after the start was hampered when I’m Jacko shifted out abruptly.

 

Equilibrium – Slow to begin.

 

Weekend Affair – Slow to begin.  Had some difficulty obtaining clear running on entering the home straight and was obliged to alter course to continue into clear running.  Passing the 100m had difficulty obtaining clear running when attempting to improve to the outside of Al Snip.

 

Maid Marilyn – Shortly after the start became unbalanced after bumping with Al Snip.  Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Hard Lady – Near the 50m was bumped by Weekend Affair, which shifted out to obtain clear running.

 

Al Snip – The Stewards opened an inquiry to the riding of the filly.  After taking evidence from rider App. T Sherry in the presence of Racing NSW Apprentice Mentor Mr P Webster, Stewards adjourned the inquiry to a time and date to be fixed.

 

I’m Jacko – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which commenced to weaken from the 400m and was subsequently beaten 24 lengths, did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr M O’Neill was advised I’m Jacko would be required to trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.

 

RACE 7:  Jockeys Celebration Day Benchmark 64 Handicap 1100m

Coco Cuber – Raced wide and without cover in the early and middle stages.

 

Nictock – Near the 800m had to be eased from the heels of Tallis (B Avdulla), which shifted in when not quite clear.  B Avdulla was advised to exercise more care and ensure he provides greater clearance when shifting ground.

 

Titus – Passing the 400m had to be restrained from the heels of Can I Rock when awkwardly placed.   Hung out rounding the home turn and in doing so forced Invincible Diva wider.  Lost its off-fore plate in running.

 

Mosht Up – Near the 200m was inconvenienced by Tallis, which shifted out slightly.

 

Tallis – Rider B Avdulla stated that the gelding travelled well, when racing in the lead, in the early and middle stages, however, failed to finish the race off as expected and in his opinion may have come to the end of its preparation.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Invincible Diva – Rider L Magorrian reported that, after beginning awkwardly and losing ground at the start, he was obliged to settle at the rear of the field.  He added that rounding the home turn and after being forced wider, he placed his mount under pressure, but when placed out of contention he desisted from continuing to pressure his mount.  The Stewards advised L Magorrian of his obligations to ride his mounts out to the end of the race.

 

Pink Beau – When asked for a comment on the performance, rider T Berry was unable to offer any explanation other than the filly may not have appreciated the heavy track surface.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Ladies’ Gem – When questioned regarding the performance, rider G Schofield explained that, after being slow to begin, he then lost ground shortly after and settled back further than anticipate.  He noted that the gelding was back in trip after last competing over 1600m and added that Ladies’ Gem finished the race off fairly today and in his view will be better suited stepping up in distance.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 8:  Wyongs Next Raceday Sunday August 30 Conditional Benchmark 70 Handicap 1600m

Thiswilldous – Slow to begin.  Rider R King reported that it was not her intention to lead, however, due to a lack of early speed from the runners drawn to her inside, she was able to obtain the lead without having to unduly pressure her mount.  She added that she had anticipated Vienna Rain improving to the lead, which would have enabled her to obtain cover, but when this did not eventuate she was left in the lead, which she felt contributed to Thiswilldous not being able to finish its race off over the final stages.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Bedivere – Slow to begin.

 

Ondo Pasa – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Near the 400m was forced wider on the track by Call Me Mo, which shifted out to improve.

 

Brazen – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.

 

Call Me Mo – Laid in under pressure in the home straight and was inconvenienced by Blazing Sunrise near the 150m when that runner shifted out from behind the heels of Vienna Rain.

GENERAL:

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 M Bell (Superbank) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 5 M Bell (Jacquine Reward) 7 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 6 K O'Hara (Buzz) 7 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 7 M Bell (Coco Cuber) 8 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

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

Race 1:  Malfy (2), Haven Road.

Race 2:  Haunting Spirit.

Race 4:  Eye See Things.

Race 5:  A Fortunate Lass, My Rose My Kingdom, Belitsa.

Race 7:  Can I Rock.

Race 8:  Blazing Sunrise, Ondo Pasa.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Nil.
Reprimands: Race 6:  Trainer C Carmody (Buzz) – fail to present to enclosure by the prescribed time (AR194).
Suspensions: Nil.
Bleeders: Nil.
Warnings: Race 2:  Neanderthal (trainer L Thomas) – poor performance.
Trials: Race 6:  I’m Jacko (trainer M O’Neill) – poor performance.
Certificates: Race 5:  Power To Pay (trainer S Schofield) – late scratching, rider concerned with action.
Dawnstar (trainer P Farrell) – poor performance.
My Rose My Kingdom (trainer T Randall) – poor performance.
Fall/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics Notified: Race 7:  Invincible Diva – intention to lead; settled back.
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear Nil.
Follow up: Race 6:  App. T Sherry (Al Snip) – inquiry into riding.

 

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