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Kembla Grange stewards' report

STEWARDS REPORT

 

Illawarra Turf Club

KEMBLA GRANGE RACECOURSE

Saturday 16 November 2019

 

Weather:          Overcast

Track:               Good (4)

Rail:                 +9m from 1100m to Winning Post; +6m remainder

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: T. P. Moxon (Chairman), J. J. E. Earl, S. T. Matthews and Cadet B. J. Pearce

                                                                                                                         (sp)

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RIDING CHANGES:

As B. Spriggs was indisposed due to injury, Stewards permitted the following rider replacements. B. Spriggs was advised that he must provide medical clearance prior to being permitted to fulfil future riding engagements.

 

Race 1

T. Wolfgram on Lord Chamberlain

Race 7

G. Buckley on Myprayer

Race 8

T. Wolfgram on Deal Master

 

RACE 1: Rotary Giant Xmas Raffle Class 2 Handicap 1600m:

Alier – Change of tactics – to be ridden conservatively from a wide barrier: Settled midfield. Raced keenly in the middle stages.

 

City Of Love – Passing the 150m was shifted to the outside of Terroir to continue into clear running.

 

Terroir – Began only fairly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Tormund – Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Tormund to have a wound to the near hind pastern. Trainer Ms B. Somers was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Tormund being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Mohican – Raced keenly in the lead in the early and middle stages.

 

Lord Chamberlain – Raced keenly in the middle stages and near the 900m was steadied from the heels of Alier and shifted out to a position wide and without cover. Lord Chamberlain was then ridden along to commence its run and obtained a position outside the leaders near the 600m.

 

RACE 2: Rotary Club of Illawarra Sunrise Maiden Handicap 1500m:

Josephus – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Beaurama – Began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly. Raced keenly in the middle stages and for some distance approaching and passing the 1000m got its head up when being restrained. Held up rounding the home turn and inside the 400m, when attempting to improve into a narrow run between Daumier and Reelwave, made contact with Reelwave resulting in that runner being turned in and Beaurama being disappointed for the run. Beaurama then had some difficulty obtaining clear running until passing the 250m.  

 

Daumier – Rider J. Penza reported that he was able to obtain a prominent position whereby his mount travelled well throughout the early and middle stages. He added, however, that when the tempo increased rounding the home turn, in the straight his mount did not respond to his riding and he noticed Daumier making an abnormal respiratory noise, particularly over the final 50 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Daumier to be slow to recover.  Stable representative for Mr J. O’Shea was advised that a veterinary clearance including the results of an endoscopic examination, will be required prior to the colt being permitted to race or barrier trial again. The Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Daumier in the days subsequent.

 

Hoystryke – Began awkwardly and, shortly afterwards, was badly crowded between Or Else, which shifted in slightly, and Tolkien, which was taken out by Beaurama. Rider C. Lever reported that, after sustaining interference at the start, his mount was positioned at the rear of the field and, despite his efforts, the filly did not respond to his riding and lost ground from the field. He said that on several occasions down the back straight Hoystryke blundered, however, he was ultimately able to obtain a more competitive position relative to the field near the 800m. He said that after the 600m, when the tempo of the race increased, Hoystryke was again under pressure and he was instructed by the stable to, if possible, obtain a run through the field to avoid covering additional ground, however, when he formed the opinion that he was not going to be able to obtain clear running through the field, he shifted Hoystryke to the outside of runners approaching the 300m. He added that Hoystryke, when in clear running, laid out under pressure proving difficult to ride, although the filly closed its race off well.

 

Milawa – Raced keenly in the middle stages. Laid in under pressure in the early part of the straight. Passing the 200m was steadied when crowded between Vittorina and Or Else, which after initially being taken out by Charm Maker shifted out and away from that runner.

 

Tolkien – Slow to begin and, shortly after the start, had to be checked when crowded between Hoystryke and Beaurama, which shifted out. Tolkien then failed to muster speed in the early stages despite the efforts of its rider and consequently lost ground on the field.

 

Vittorina – Began awkwardly and lost ground (2L).

 

RACE 3: Polio Plus Maiden Plate 1300m:

Onelostsock – Was fractious and made contact with the rail leaving the mounting enclosure, was examined by the club’s veterinary officer and was deemed suitable to race. Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Onelostsock to have a wound to the near hind pastern. Trainer Mr B. Cross was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Onelostsock being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Willy Wilson – Laid in under pressure in the early part of the straight. Rider K. Latham reported that, in his opinion, Willy Wilson did not run out the distance of today’s race, particularly bearing in mind that the gelding was ridden in a more prominent position today. K. Latham was reminded of his obligation to ride his mount out fully to the end of the race. A post-race veterinary examination of Willy Wilson did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Your Eyes Only – Change of tactics – to be ridden further forward: Settled off-pace.

 

Chateaux Park – Checked on jumping when crowded between Peralta and Savaspur, which shifted out. Passing the 1200m had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Cymbalic (M. Bell) when that runner shifted in when not clear. M. Bell was advised to exercise more care. Near the 500m was steadied from the heels of Onelostsock.

 

Cymbalic – Began only fairly and, from a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When questioned regarding the performance of the colt, M. Bell stated that he did not feel he had sufficient speed in the early stages to cross Savaspur and therefore he elected to restrain to take a trailing position behind that runner, however, when Savaspur lost ground, Cymbalic settled in a position further back than he had intended. He said that, in the circumstances, he was satisfied with the overall performance of Cymbalic. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Peralta – When questioned regarding the gelding leading today, T. Wolfgram stated that he was instructed to race in a forward position with cover. He said that, from a wide barrier, when he was unable to obtain cover, he was obliged to continue to ride Peralta forward to obtain a position closer to the rail whereby the gelding obtained the lead near the 1100m and ultimately settled in a position further forward than had been intended.

 

Savaspur – Began awkwardly and shifted out abruptly.

 

Prototype – The mare was examined upon arrival on course by the club’s veterinary officer and deemed suitable to race. Trainer Mr J. Thompson was fined $50 under AR65 for failing to provide the thoroughbred identity card when requested. Prototype laid out under pressure in the straight.  

 

Tawaret – Began awkwardly and was crowded between Onelostsock and Pieloce. Held up in the early part of the straight before shifting to the inside of Peralta to secure clear running passing the 400m. Laid out under pressure in the straight.

 

Pieloce – Hampered on jumping by Prototype, which shifted in.

 

RACE 4: IRT Foundation Benchmark 64 Handicap 1000m:

Aeecee Vinco – Laid out under pressure in the straight.

 

Can’t Find Snippy – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the early stages and for some distance passing the 700m was restrained from the heels of Yitai Synergy. On straightening was bumped by Aeecee Vinco when that runner shifted out to secure clear running. Near the 200m was inconvenienced by Aeecee Vinco (App. T. Sherry), which shifted out when not clear. T. Sherry was advised to exercise more care and told that he should stop riding and straighten his mounts sooner than he did on this occasion. Can’t Find Snippy lost its off-fore plate in running.

 

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

 

Watching – Near the 350m was bumped on two occasions by Chelsea Reign when that runner was being shifted to the outside of Princess Lottie.

 

Chelsea Reign – Began awkwardly and then was crowded by Can’t Find Snippy, which shifted in. Raced keenly in the early stages. Over the final 50 metres raced in restricted room between Watching and Princess Lottie, which shifted out and away from Aeecee Vinco.

 

RACE 5: Mark Wedesweiler 3YO Maiden Handicap 1000m:

Missile Magic – Began awkwardly. Raced ungenerously in the early stages when being shifted behind runners from a wide barrier.

 

Capital Venture – Slow to begin.

 

Great News – On straightening was eased off the heels of Zem Factor, which shifted out. Passing the 300m became unbalanced when momentarily crowded between Zem Factor and Single Blonde, both of which shifted ground.

 

Lilly Pilly – For some distance passing the 700m was hampered and taken wider when Key Largo hung out. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Lilly Pilly to be lame (1/5) in the off foreleg. Stable representative Mr J. Ponsonby was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Lilly Pilly being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Private Thoughts – L. Magorrian, rider of Single Blonde, was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that passing the 900m he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of Private Thoughts, which when overracing had to be checked to avoid the heels of Single Blonde. L. Magorrian’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 24 November 2019 and to expire on Monday 2 December 2019, on which day he may ride.

 

Solaris – Change of tactics – to be ridden conservatively: Settled back. Began awkwardly and, shortly afterwards, shifted across the heels of Great News, had to be checked and lost considerable ground. Laid in in the early stages.

 

Key Largo – Began awkwardly. Commenced to hang out shortly after the start and ran to the outside fence rounding the home turn. Key Largo continued to hang out for the remainder of the event and was eased down by its rider passing the 200m and took no competitive part in the event from that point. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr B. Heys was advised that Key Largo would be required to barrier trial to the Stewards’ satisfaction prior to its next race start.

 

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

 

RACE 6: Southern IML Pathology Class 1 Handicap 1200m:

Power Lift – Began awkwardly and, from a wide barrier, was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. Passing the 250m was disappointed for running between Kariba and Gemmahra. Power Life was then shifted to the outside of Kariba to continue into clear running.

 

Kariba – Began awkwardly.

 

Gemmahra – Slow to begin. Approaching the 100m raced in restricted room to the inside of Kariba. A short distance later made slight contact with the running rail and became badly unbalanced.

 

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

 

RACE 7: Sky Racing Summer Provincial Series – Heat 1 – Class 5 Plate 1400m:

Myprayer – Slow to begin and, from the outside barrier, was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

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

 

Stock Up – Held up in the early part of the straight and, inside the 300m, established a narrow run to the inside of Uno That. A short distance later Uno That shifted in marginally making contact with Stock Up, resulting in Uno That being turned in. As a result of the contact between both runners, Stock Up and Uno That became badly unbalanced and Stock Up ultimately had to be checked when disappointed for running to the inside of Uno That. Stock Up was then held up over the final 200 metres and could not be fully tested. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Stock Up to have sustained a small superficial wound to the near fore cannon.

 

Taqueda – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

RACE 8: Rotary Philippines Project Benchmark 64 Handicap 1400m:

Mr Plow – Slow to begin. Raced fiercely in the early and middle stages, and approaching the 800m shifted out abruptly. Rounding the home turn was steadied from the heels of Kiss The Bride. Mr Plow was then shifted to the outside of runners and near the 400m made contact with Pauldron.

 

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

 

Kiss The Bride – Hung out throughout the middle stages.

 

Fairy Me Home – Began awkwardly. Raced fiercely in the early stages and for some distance approaching and passing the 1100m was restrained from the heels of Kiss The Bride. When racing fiercely, had to be checked approaching the 800m when Mr Plow shifted out abruptly. Fairy Me Home made the home turn awkwardly and near the 450m bumped Equal Balance and became unbalanced.

 

Equal Balance – Pulled hard in the early stages.

 

Cadence – Held up for clear running from the 400m until passing the 250m.

 

Deal Master – Began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

GENERAL:

Summary of whip use:

Stewards noted that 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 1

J. Penza on Terroir

7 strikes

Race 2

C. Lever on Hoystryke

6 strikes

Race 2

G. Buckley on Beaurama

6 strikes

Race 3

App. L. Day on Your Eyes Only

6 strikes

 

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

Race 1:  Terroir (2), Mohican, Grand Awakening

Race 2:  Charm Maker, Daumier, Or Else, Varinka

Race 4:  Aeecee Vinco

 

SUMMARY

Fines:

Race 3: Trainer Mr J. Thompson fined $50 for failing to provide thoroughbred identity card for Prototype (AR65).

Reprimands:

Nil.

Suspensions:

Race 5: L. Magorrian (Single Blonde) – careless riding – 24/11/19 to 2/12/19, on which day he may ride (AR131(a)).

Bleeders:

Nil.

Warnings:

Nil.

Trials:

Race 5: Key Largo (Trainer Mr B. Heys) – hung out.

Certificates:

Race 1: Tormund (Trainer Ms B. Somers) – wound to near hind pastern.

Race 2: Daumier (Trainer Mr J. O’Shea) – slow to recover - veterinary clearance including results of endoscopic examination.

Race 3: Onelostsock (Trainer Mr B. Cross) - wound to near hind pastern.

Fall/Injuries:

Nil.

Change of Gear:

Nil.

Follow up:

Race 2: Daumier (Trainer Mr J. O’Shea) - post-race condition.

Change of Colours:

Race 1: Mohican – blue cap.

 

 

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