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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

CANTERBURY PARK RACECOURSE

 

Wednesday 21 August 2019

 

Weather:                    Fine

Track:                        Good (3)

Rail:                           True

Penetrometer:            4.6

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: W. R. Birch (Chairman), M. F. Van Gestel, T. J. Vassallo, J. J. E. Earl and Cadets T. J. Kearney and O. J. Fleming.

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Supplementary Reports:

Rosehill Gardens Saturday 10 August 2019

Race 8 – Cabra Bowls Handicap 1200m:

Black Magnum– The Stewards today concluded an inquiry opened into N. Rawiller's riding of the gelding in this event, and particularly the reason Black Magnum raced wide and without cover throughout before weakening noticeably in the straight. Evidence today was provided by Racing NSW Betting Steward, Mr L. Dalton, and Racing NSW Betting Analyst, Mr M. Reid, who provided the Stewards with an overview of the betting on the event. Whilst it was established that Prime Candidate had been heavily supported in betting, a review of the successful punters established principally that successful wagers were within those punters' usual betting parameters. N. Rawiller advised Stewards that he had no conversation or association with any person who had benefitted significantly from placing a bet on Prime Candidate. Further, N. Rawiller advised Stewards that he had no discussion with any party other than the connections of Black Magnum as to how he would ride the horse in the event.

 

After considering all the evidence the Stewards were satisfied that there were no integrity concerns in relation to betting on the event. N. Rawiller was advised by Stewards that he had made an error of judgement in the early stages in that he had not endeavoured to comply with his instructions and ride Black Magnum more decisively in the early stages so as to avoid the gelding covering additional ground in the race. In considering whether N. Rawiller had breached the Rules of Racing in respect to this ride, the Stewards determined that, given the circumstances of the race where Deity had unexpectedly led and Prime Candidate had maintained a position one off the fence when it was open to that horse to shift to the rail, his tactics in the circumstances were not unreasonable to a point they would become blameworthy. On that basis the inquiry was concluded.

 

Warwick Farm Wednesday 14 August 2019

Race 5 – Street Boss @ Darley Handicap 1200m:

Bennelong Dancer– Trainer Ms D. Scott advised that bloods obtained from the mare upon return to the stable had not revealed any abnormal findings. She added that Bennelong Dancer will barrier trial at Wagga on Monday 29 August before having its next race start.

 

Royal Randwick (Kensington) Racecourse

Race 6 – Premier's Cup Prelude 1800m:

Eastender– Stable representative Mr C. Duckworth advised that although satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding, it had now been spelled.

 

Goodfella– Trainer Mr B. Baker advised that an endoscopic examination performed on the horse revealed it to have an entrapped epiglottis, which will require surgery.

 

 

Race 8 – TAB Handicap 1400m:

Venezuela– Trainer Mrs K. Waugh advised that the gelding was examined by her stable veterinarian and chiropractor and was found to be mildly sore across its hindquarters for which it was treated. She added that it is her intention to continue with the gelding's preparation.

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LATE RIDER CHANGES

As J. Taylor was indisposed due to personal reasons, Stewards permitted the following rider replacements:

Race 3

R. King (Dream Habit)

Race 5

T. Berry (Kawaikini)

 

RACE 1: Headwater @ Vinery Handicap 1200m:

Petronius – Raced fiercely at the heels of Yao Dash throughout the middle stages and near the 700m, when being restrained, shifted out and became unbalanced.

 

Jetski – slow to begin.

 

Colada – Prior to the declaration of correct weight Stewards viewed the patrol footage of an incident near the 150m whereby Colada, after initially shifting in, then was hampered by Petronius, which shifted out slightly. After having done so, Stewards were satisfied that there were insufficient grounds upon which to lodge a protest and correct weight was semaphored. After beginning only fairly, then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced fiercely throughout the middle stages at the heels of Petronius and near the 700m was hampered when Petronius lost ground after becoming unbalanced when being restrained by its rider. Laid in under pressure over the concluding stages.

 

Foxy Rocket – When racing keenly, wide and without cover in the early stages, then was restrained and shifted behind runners near the 700m to obtain a position with cover at the rear of the field.

 

RACE 2: Everest Carnival Handicap 1200m:

Art Collection – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities, other than losing its off-hind plate.

 

Crystal Falls – B. Avdulla was advised by trainer Mr J. Sargent to not use the whip on the filly. Public announcements were made to this effect. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Bollywood – After being loaded into the barriers reared and then got down behind momentarily. Bollywood was removed from the barriers, examined by the Club's veterinarian and deemed suitable to race. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. When asked for an explanation concerning the tactics he adopted in the early stages, rider H. Bowman reported that the filly, which was fractious in the barriers prior to the start, began awkwardly and Art Collection, which was drawn to his immediate inside, began well. He added that for this reason he did not place Bollywood under pressure to take up a forward position as he believed the filly would have to do too much work to cross Art Collection. He further added that once Art Collection worked forward to his inside he attempted to gain a position closer to the fence, however, was unable to do so and the filly then was forced to race wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Cesca – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Leaving the 800m raced fiercely at the heels of Lot's Wife. Rounding the home turn raced greenly and hung out. The Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Cesca in the days subsequent.

 

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

 

Our Fraulein – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 50m was momentarily hampered when Wandonna shifted out under pressure.

 

Lot's Wife – Stewards permitted N. Rawiller to ride the filly a half kilogram over its declared weight of 55.5kgs. On jumping made contact with its offside barrier partition and became unbalanced. Hung out rounding the home turn.

 

Tears Are Falling – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Pierro Rose. Approaching the 700m had to be restrained for a short distance when Art Collection shifted into a one-off position forward of that runner.

 

Hairbrush – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Hung out rounding the home turn and shortly after straightening was taken wider when Crystal Falls shifted out taking Lot's Wife wider.

 

Rainy Day – Between the 150m and 50m was held up behind Wandonna, and again was unable to be tested approaching the finish line.

 

RACE 3: Kermadec @ Darley Handicap 1550m:

Zaunkonig – Raced wide and without cover from the 1100m.

 

Stryke Rock – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Flying Pierro – Shortly after the start was hampered and carried wider by The Bald Eagle, which itself was hampered and taken out slightly by Zaunkonig. Flying Pierro then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Monegal – The declaration of correct weight was delayed to enable the connections of 2nd placegetter Monegal to view the official photo finish.  When the connections of Monegal were satisfied and Stewards similarly agreed that there was a distinct margin between it and the winner, The Bald Eagle, correct weight was declared. Began awkwardly.

 

The Bald Eagle – Began awkwardly. Shifted out under pressure inside the final 100m.

 

Kelvinside – After being slow to begin, then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier. On the home turn was taken wider when Stryke Rock shifted out around the heels of Flying Pierro to improve.

 

RACE 4: ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap 1200m:

Ellie's Encore – Leaving the 900m was momentarily steadied from the heels of Miss Scorcher, which shifted in. App. S. Clenton reported that it was not the connections' intention for the mare to lead, however, passing the 800m Ellie's Encore commenced to overrace and, consequently, she allowed the mare to stride forward to obtain the lead near the 600m.

 

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

 

Sangita – Slow to begin. For some distance rounding the home turn was awkwardly placed at the heels of Miss Scorcher.

 

Nicconita – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Held up rounding the home turn on the heels of Sangita before shifting to the outside of that horse in the early part of the straight to secure clear running,

 

Movie Role – Rider K. McEvoy reported that the filly raced fiercely in the early and middle stages and this had a telling effect on the filly's capacity to finish off the race.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed Movie Role to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Stable representative Mr D. O'Mehchair was advised that a veterinary certificate, including the results of an ECG, will be required prior to Movie Role having to compete satisfactorily in an official barrier trial before being permitted to race again.

 

Miss Einstein – Began only fairly.

 

Subpoenaed – Stewards permitted J. McDonald to ride the filly a half kilogram over its declared weight of 55kgs. After beginning only fairly then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Had a tendency to lay out when placed under pressure rounding the home turn and again over the concluding stages.

 

RACE 5: TAB Handicap 1100m:

Our Dasha – Raced wide and without cover after the 800m. When questioned regarding the tactics adopted in the early stages on the mare, rider App. S. Clenton advised Stewards that she had been instructed not to lead today. She added that whilst the mare began very well, in an attempt to comply with her instructions she restrained Our Dasha in an endeavour to gain a position with cover. App. Clenton further stated that this resulted in Our Dasha settling wide and without cover towards the rear of the field. Trainer Mr D. Piper confirmed the instructions, however, had anticipated that Our Dasha would race prominently, which was consistent with the manner in which the mare has been ridden previously. The explanations were noted.

 

Kawaikini – Began awkwardly.

 

Quick Nick – Rider T. Clark reported that he raced in restricted room for the majority of the home straight and that whilst there was some room forward of him in which to improve, there was no clear running forward of him at any stage and consequently he was reluctant to place Quick Nick under full pressure. After viewing the patrol footage Stewards accepted the explanation tendered by jockey T. Clark.

 

Wander – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Oakfield Twilight – Had difficulty securing clear running inside the final 75m.

 

Versetto – Slow to begin.

 

RACE 6: Australian Turf Club Handicap 1250m:

Viceroy – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover and near the 600m was taken out four wide for a short distance when Rock improved around the heels of General Soho.

 

Calabasas – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities other than losing its off-fore plate.

 

Oneness – Began awkwardly and ran out at the start. Shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier. Passing the 1000m commenced to race fiercely, and near the 800m became awkwardly placed at the heels of Rock, and when being restrained, shifted out, making contact with the hindquarters of Viceroy. As a consequence, Oneness had to be checked and lost ground. When questioned regarding the tactics adopted on Oneness, rider App. S. Clenton informed Stewards that she was instructed to ride the gelding with cover. She said that after beginning awkwardly from the wide barrier, she restrained the gelding in the early stages to a position at the rear of the field. She added that Oneness resented being restrained and raced very fiercely throughout the early and middle stages, which ultimately resulted in her having to check from the heels of Rock near the 700m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr B. Baker confirmed the instructions and informed Stewards that he had issued similar instructions to the rider at the gelding's last race start, however, the circumstances on that particular race resulted in Oneness racing prominently. Mr Baker was reminded of his obligations under AR100 to inform the Stewards of his intention regarding the tactics to be employed on Oneness at its next race start.

 

Rock – Slow to begin.

 

Superbowl Sunday – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider J. Parr stated that whilst he was able to take up a prominent position, the gelding did not travel as strongly as he expected, and whilst able to improve into the race rounding the home turn was under pressure shortly after entering the home straight and proved disappointing in the run to the finish. J. Parr added that the only explanation he could offer was that the gelding did not appreciate today's firm surface. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M. Newnham concurred with the views of J. Parr and indicated that he may now look to step the gelding up in distance so that it can travel more comfortably throughout the race. Mr Newnham undertook to report back on the condition of Superbowl Sunday in the days subsequent.

 

Dolly's Due – Slow to begin (3L).

 

RACE 7: Canterbury League Club Handicap 1900m:

Dalmatia Prince – Began awkwardly and contacted its nearside barrier partition and became unbalanced. On the turn out of the home straight had to be steadied when awkwardly placed at the heels of Monasterio.

 

Monasterio – Overraced in the early stages and when being restrained on the turn out of the home straight shifted out, taking Island Missile wider. N. Rawiller (Ulusaba) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 1800m he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of Monasterio, resulting in that horse having to be steadied and taken in onto Toulouse, which also had to be steadied as a consequence. N. Rawiller's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday 28 August 2019 and to expire on Saturday 31 August 2019 on which day he may ride.

 

Penshurst – Began only fairly, then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Held up and unable to improve when awkwardly placed at the heels of Amthaal rounding the home turn.

 

Semper Fidelis – Leaving the 50m was hampered when Island Missile shifted in under pressure.

 

Seel The Deel – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr R. Qinton advised that having regard to the poor performance the gelding will now be spelled.

 

Toulouse – As App. C. Williams was indisposed due to illness, Stewards permitted App. C. Graham to replace him as the rider of the gelding. App. Williams was advised that he will require a medical clearance before being permitted to ride again. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. In the home straight hung in when tiring.

 

Lady Evelyn – Between the 300m and the 100m was unable to secure clear running when awkwardly placed to the inside of the heels of Clevanicc.

 

Lamma Hilton – After beginning awkwardly then was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Leaving the 50m had to be checked when attempting a run where there was doubtful room between Penshurst and Dalmatia Prince.

 

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

Race 1: Petronius (2), Yao Dash (2), Foxy Rocket

Race 2: Bollywood, Cesca, Lakia (2), Pierro Rose

Race 3: Zaunkonig, Monegal (2), Kelvinside, Dream Habit

Race 4: Nicconita, Movie Role, Subpoenaed (2)

Race 5: Don't Leave Me Out, Wander, Versetto

Race 6: Dolly's Due, Rhythmic Pulse

Race 7: Dalmatia Prince, Monasterio, Penshurst, Lady Evelyn, Lamma Hilton

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Nil

Reprimands:

Nil

Suspensions:

Race 7: N. Rawiller (Ulusaba) 28/8/19 to 31/8/19 – careless riding (AR131(a))

Bleeders:

Nil

Warnings:

Nil

Trials:

Race 4: Movie Role (Co-trainers D. & B. Hayes & T. Dabernig)

Certificates:

Race 4: Movie Role (Co-trainers D. & B. Hayes & T. Dabernig) including ECG results – cardiac arrhythmia

Race 7: App. C. Williams – indisposed.

Fall/Injuries:

Nil

Tactics Notified:

Race 2: Rainy Day To be ridden conservatively: Settled back.

Race 7: Island Missile to be ridden further forward: Settled on pace.

Change of Colours:

Nil

Change of Gear:

Nil

Follow up:

Race 2: Trainer A. Cummings (Cesca) – poor performance.

Race 6: Trainer M. Newnham (Superbowl Sunday) – poor performance,

 

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