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STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

CANTERBURY PARK RACECOURSE

 

Wednesday 22 January 2020

 

Weather:                    Fine

Track:                        Soft (5)

Rail:                           +6m entire circuit; upgraded to Good (4) at 3.38pm following race 3

Penetrometer:            5.03

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  W. R. Birch (Chairman), C. L. Albrecht, T. J. Vassallo and Cadet T. J. Hansen.

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Supplementary Reports:

Royal Randwick Saturday 11 January 2020

Race 5 – Ranvet Handicap 1500m:

Sondelon– Co-trainer Mr A Bott reported that a dynamic scope undertaken on the gelding revealed that the tie-back procedure previously undertaken appeared within normal post-operative limits. Following said examination, a degree of internal haemorrhage was identified and the gelding has subsequently been sent for a spell.

 

Kembla Grange Saturday 11 January 2020

Race 4 – Clive Larnach Maiden Plate 1600m:

Samurai– Trainer's representative Mr C. Duckworth reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the gelding and advised that Samurai has since been sent for a spell while the owner assessed the future plans.

 

Warwick Farm Wednesday 15 January 2020

Race 1 – Territories @ Darley Handicap 1400m:

Private Missile– Co-trainer Mr M. Hawkes reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of Private Missile and he added that the gelding may have got its tongue over the bit during the race, which may have affected its performance.

 

Race 3 – TAB Venue Mode Handicap 1400m:

Parche– Trainer Mr G. Portelli reported that he believed the poor performance was due to the caslick procedure failing. He advised that the filly has undergone another caslick procedure and he intends to continue with the current preparation.

 

Race 7 – Grunt @ Yulong Australia Handicap 1400m:

Ikara Miss– Trainer Mr J. Sargent reported that he was satisfied with the post-race condition of the mare and added that Ikara Miss may have jarred up during the race.

 

Rebukes– Trainer's representative Mr D. Beadman reported that the stable was satisfied with the post-race condition of the filly and advised that Rebukes has now been sent for a spell.

 

Rosehill Gardens Saturday 18 January 2020

Race 4 – NSW Bookmaker Co-Operative Handicap 1350m:

Commander– Co-trainer Mr R. Freedman reported that a subsequent stable veterinary examination, including a lameness assessment, scope and blood test of the gelding, did not reveal any abnormalities and he advised that the intention is to continue with the current preparation.

 

Unguarded– Co-trainer Mr R Freedman reported that a subsequent stable veterinary examination, including a lameness assessment, scope and blood test of the mare, did not reveal any abnormalities and he advised that the intention is to continue with the current preparation.

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LATE SCRATCHING

Race 7

Fritz's Factor – scratched at 12.20pm after being advised by trainer Mr R. Northam that the mare has come into season.

 

RACE 1: Street Boss @ Darley Handicap 1250m:

Shahnaz – On jumping was hampered by Dancing Gidget, which shifted in.

 

Red Hot – Slow to begin. Raced keenly when caught wide and without cover, and was allowed to progress forward three wide in the back straight. Red Hot continued to race wide for the remainder of the event.

 

Southern Spirit – Began awkwardly and lost ground, then was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Spanish Beauty – After being restrained in the early stages to take a position closer to the running rail, commenced to overrace and continued to do so during the middle stages. Raced greenly when placed under pressure rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight before tiring inside the 200m. Lost its off-hind plate during running.

 

RACE 2: Headwater @ Vinery Handicap 1250m:

Rome – Slow to begin.

 

Sea Of Life – Shortly after the start was hampered when crowded between Cathars and Olympic Legend. Rider T. Marquand reported that the gelding was under pressure to hold its position approaching and rounding the home turn, but felt this was because it was reluctant to race between runners. He said that when afforded clear running approaching the 250m Sea Of Life accelerated and finished off the race strongly.

 

Olympic Legend – Began awkwardly. A short distance later Olympic Legend was bumped by Sea Of Life on several occasions and became unbalanced. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Cathars – After being slow to begin, then was crowded between Sea Of Life and Unamerican, which began awkwardly and shifted out.

 

Morethannumberone – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Leaving the 300m was bumped by Sea Of Life, which shifted out.

 

RACE 3: Vale Mr Bob Whyburn Handicap 1900m:

Fairy Me Home– Slow to begin. Raced keenly through the middle stages.

 

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

 

Miyake– Stewards permitted G. Schofield to ride the colt one kilogram over its allotted weight of 53kgs. Began awkwardly and a short distance later made contact with War Baron on several occasions.

 

War Baron– Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the gelding one kilogram over its allotted weight of 53kgs. Shortly after the start raced in restricted room between Miyake and Kiss The Bride, and near the 1800m had to be eased when Kiss The Bride laid out despite the efforts of its rider. Rider J. Collett reported that the gelding travelled fairly through the early and middle stages and when placed under pressure passing the 500m was able to improve, however, tired inside the final 200m and proved disappointing. The only reason rider J. Collett could give for the disappointing performance was that the gelding may not have appreciated racing to the inside of other runners. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

First Lady– Making the turn passing the winning post on the first occasion was inclined to hang in and had to be corrected by its rider. Improved up on to the heels of War Baron approaching the winning post and had to be steadied.

 

RACE 4: Ranvet Handicap Heat of the Rising Star 1200m:

Ronstar– Rider App. R. Dolan reported that whilst he was instructed to ride the gelding aggressively from the barriers, he anticipated settling in a position with cover, however, when runners drawn to his outside did not progress forward he was content to settle outside the leader.

 

Fuel– Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Celer– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages

 

Sanctioned– Lost its off-fore plate during running.

 

The Man– From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Adonis Victorious– Slow to begin. Laid in under pressure in the early part of the straight.

 

The Patrician– After being slow to begin, then was hampered by Sanctioned, which shifted out.

 

RACE 5: Sky Racing Active Handicap 1550m:

Demonstrate– Began only fairly and shortly after was hampered by Supreme Polarity, which shifted out. Demonstrate then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from a wide barrier.

 

Knowitall Jack– Lost its near-fore plate during running.

 

Concrake– After being slow to begin then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from a wide barrier.

 

Twentyfour Carat– Rider App. B. Owen reported that he was unable to find cover from his wide barrier and was obliged to progress three wide through the early and middle stages until reaching a position outside the leader near the 700m. He added that when forced to place his mount under pressure approaching and rounding the home turn, the colt became awkward in its action on the tight-turning circuit and commenced to tire thereafter. He added that in his opinion Twentyfour Carat would be better suited on a bigger track. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Twentyfour Carat in the days subsequent.

 

Paquirri– Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination found the entire to have lost synthetic hoof filler and the associated plate on its near-fore foot. Trainer Mr G. Moore was fined $200 under AR206(2) for failing to notify that synthetic hoof filler was fitted to the near-fore foot.

 

Surjin– Began awkwardly. Held up rounding the home turn and shortly after entering the straight was disappointed for a run between Twentyfour Carat, which was tiring, and Supreme Polarity, where there was doubtful room. Surjin then was obliged to shift to the outside of Paquirri passing the 150m to secure clear running, at which time it closed off the race strongly.

 

RACE 6: Schweppes Handicap 1100m:

Accelerato– From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Logan River– It was established prior to the running of Race 6 that Logan River's plating on its hind feet did not comply with the requirements of the rules. After taking submissions from the on-course farrier, veterinary surgeon and trainer Mr M. Beer, Stewards ordered that the plates be removed and Logan River raced bare behind. Trainer Mr Beer will be interviewed with respect to the matter at the first available opportunity. Began awkwardly and then from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. For a short distance passing the 900m raced keenly and had to be restrained by its rider.

 

Al Mah Haha– Passing the 1000m was momentarily crowded to the inside of King's Champ.

 

King's Champ– Passing the 1000m was tightened for room by Buckin' Beauty (App. C. Williams), which shifted in when not quite clear. App. Williams was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground. Raced wide and without cover from the 500m.

 

Coco Cuber– Stewards permitted N. Rawiller to ride the colt one kilogram over its allotted weight of 55kgs. Hung in in the straight. When asked to explain the poor performance, rider N. Rawiller stated that the colt was slow to begin and shortly after the start was bumped by Logan River, which shifted in. He added that he attempted to ride his mount into a forward position, however, the colt did not respond and he was obliged to angle to a trailing position closer to the running rail. He added that Coco Cuber commenced to race fiercely passing the 900m and continued to do so through the middle stages. He further added that whilst the racing manners of the colt may have contributed to its inability to finish off the race, he was of the view that Coco Cuber is having difficulty concentrating in its races as a colt. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr D. Pfeiffer expressed his disappointment in the performance of the colt and undertook to discuss the immediate racing future of Coco Cuber with connections and report back to Stewards in the coming days.

 

Coolgardie– On jumping was bumped by Texas Forever, which shifted out.

 

Texas Forever – Stewards permitted T. Clark to ride the colt a half kilogram over its allotted weight of 54kgs. Shifted out under pressure over the concluding stages.

 

RACE 7: Canterbury League Club Handicap 1250m:

Bubbles Ball– Laid in under pressure in the straight.

 

Gold Touch– Passing the 900m was taken wider for a short distance when Ruby Tuesday shifted out.

 

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

 

Super Cyclone– Commenced to buck leaving the 1100m and subsequently was retired from the event, taking no further competitive part. Trainer Mr B. Baker was advised that Super Cyclone will be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.

 

Bound To Win– Began only fairly and was hampered shortly after by Super Longlea, which shifted in. Overraced in the early stages.

 

Super Longlea– When asked for an explanation regarding the filly's poor performance, rider J. Parr stated that Super Longlea overraced for a short distance inside the 900m and he then was forced to place Super Longlea under pressure passing the 600m to prevent Bound To Win taking him wider. He added that whilst these incidents may have had an impact on Super Longlea's capacity to finish off the race, nevertheless, he was disappointed in its overall performance and recommended to connections that the horse be tried over further distance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Satin Socks– Rider T. Clark reported that after the filly began extremely well with the blinkers on for the first time, he believed it was best for the competitive chances of the filly to lead.

 

Ruby Tuesday– Began only fairly. Commenced to overrace at the heels of Super Longlea passing the 900m and when being restrained by its rider shifted out and then was forced to travel three wide until passing the 600m whereby it assumed a position outside the leader.

 

GENERAL

Trainer Mr G. Ryan pleaded guilty to a charge under LR82(3) for failing to have trackwork rider David Pisani duly registered in his employ for the period between 1 July 2019 and 16 January 2020. Mr Ryan was fined $400.

 

Summary of whip use:

Stewards noted the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the 100m under AR137A(5)(a)(ii).  Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

 

Race 3

G. Schofield (Miyake)

6 strikes

Race 4

G. Schofield (Paquirri)

6 strikes

 

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

Race 1: Al Snip, Dancing Gidget, Shahnaz, Southern Spirit

Race 2: Rome, Sea Of Life (2), Morethannumberone

Race 3: Fairy Me Home, Miyake, War Baron

Race 4: Ronstar, Fuel, Adonis Victorious, Moore Euros

Race 5: Knowitall Jack (2), Twentyfour Carat, Supreme Polarity, Surjin

Race 6: Logan River, Al Mah Haha (2), Coolgardie

Race 7: Bubbles Ball, Oksal, Bound To Win, Satin Socks (2)

 

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

General:Trainer G. Ryan fined $400 – unregistered trackwork rider (LR82(3))

Race 5:Trainer G. Moore (Paquirri) fined $200 – not declare synthetic hoof filler (AR206(2)).

Reprimands:

Nil

Suspensions:

Nil

Bleeders:

Nil

Warnings:

Nil

Trials:

Race 7: Super Cyclone(trainer B. Baker) – racing manners.

Certificates:

Nil

Fall/Injuries:

Nil

Tactics Notified:

Race 2: Rometo be ridden further forward: Settled off pace.

Race 3: Kiss The Brideto be ridden prominently: Settled on pace.

Race 3: Fairy Me Hometo be ridden positively: Led

Race 6: King's Champto be ridden further forward: Settled mid-field.

Race 7: Super Cycloneto be ridden further forward: Ridden prominently in the early stages before being retired from event.

Race 7: Super Longleato be ridden further forward: Settled off pace.

Change of Colours:

Nil

Change of Gear:

Nil

Follow up:

Race 5: Twentyfour Carat(trainer J. O'Shea) post-race condition.

Race 6: Coco Cuber(trainer D. Pfeiffer) poor performance.

Race 6:Trainer M. Beer (Logan River) race plates.

 

 

 

 

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