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STEWARDS’ REPORT

Newcastle Jockey Club 

NEWCASTLE RACECOURSE 

Friday 20 September 2019

 

Weather:               Fine

Track:                   Soft (5); upgraded to Good (4) at 3.35pm following the running of race 5.

Rail:                      True

 

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  T P Moxon (Chairman), D L Carr, W R Birch, T J Lee and cadet O J Fleming                                                                                                                                                                                        jl

                                                             

 

RACE 1:  Macca’s Sand & Soil 3YO Benchmark 64 Handicap 1600m

Colada – began only fairly.

 

Stick ‘Em Up – slow to begin and from the outside barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Held up making the home turn.

 

Mocambo – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Ladylovestogamble – when caught wide and without cover in the early stages was restrained by its rider, whereby the filly was able to obtain cover behind Sirmaze approaching the 1300m in a position towards the rear of the field.

 

Bullet Storm – laid out under pressure in the home straight.

 

Fast Melody – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 2:  Greenway Turf Solutions CG&E Maiden Plate 1200m

Trapassi – the gelding, which reared after being loaded into the barriers and became momentarily cast, was withdrawn on veterinary advice at 1.35pm.  The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Trapassi be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 1.35pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket:

1st Cool World 5 cents win 9 cents place

2nd Syncline 6 cents place

3rd Canyonero 7 cents place

Stable representative Mr D Beadman was advised that Trapassi would be required to trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to again.

 

Elvezio – from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Hung in under pressure in the home straight.

 

Elgin – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Held up rounding the home turn and from the 400m until passing the 300m was shifted out to obtain clear running.

 

Cool World – passing the 1000m had to be steadied from the heels of Syncline.

 

Canyonero – held up making the home turn and in the early part of the straight and for some distance passing the 300m had to be checked when disappointed for a run between Syncline and Amiens, which shifted out slightly.  When closing its race off well inside the 50m had to be shifted to the inside of Syncline to continue into clear running.

 

Gallant Run – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be 2/5 lame in the off-foreleg.  Stable representative Mr T King was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the colt barrier trialling or racing again.

RACE 3:  NBN News F&M Maiden Plate 1200m

Torrid - the filly, which became fractious after being loaded into the barriers, was a late withdrawal at 2.11pm acting on veterinary advice.  Trainer Mr J Cummings was advised that the filly would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.

 

One Pound – the filly, which became fractious after being loaded into the barriers, was a late withdrawal at 2.11pm acting on veterinary advice.  The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on One Pound and Torrid be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 2.11pm be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket:

1st Mirra Vision 3 cents win 3 cents place

2nd Rockarosa 4 cents place

3rd Bright Rubick 4 cents place

Stable representative Mr G Milligan was advised a warning would be recorded against the filly’s barrier manners.  In issuing a warning, Stewards were of the opinion that One Pound reacted when Torrid became fractious and made heavy contact with the barriers.

 

Rockarosa – slow to begin and from a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Supercede - Stewards permitted J Parr to ride the filly 0.5kg over its allotted weight of 55.5kg.  Began awkwardly and shortly after the start was bumped on the shoulder by Stanford Merthyr  and as a result became unbalanced.  Supercede was then shifted behind runners shortly after.  Raced fiercely throughout the middle stages.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Bright Rubick – from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Joy And Mirth – inside the 400m raced tight to the outside of Rockarosa and approaching the 200m had to be eased to avoid the heels of Rockarosa when that runner shifted out marginally.

 

Stanford Merthyr – when questioned, rider A Denby stated that from the 600m her mount became under pressure and approaching the 400m commenced to shift out and away from Invincible Kiss.  She added that despite her efforts to maintain her line one out Stanford Merthyr shifted out slightly, which resulted in the eventual winner Mirra Vision being able to secure a run to her inside making the home turn.

 

Sunsuzie – raced wide and without cover for the major part of the event.  Laid in under pressure in the home straight.

RACE 4:  Rarity Wholesale Benchmark 64 Handicap 2300m

Oakfield Monarch – began awkwardly.

 

The Iron Maiden – after being slow to begin, from a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Jagger – from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Captain’s Legend – raced wide and without cover throughout the early and middle stages, before improving forward to race outside the leader near the 1300m.  Approaching the 600m had to be steaded when crowded between He’s Imposing and Dambulla (N Rawiller), which shifted ground when inclined to lay out.  N Rawiller was advised to exercise more care.

 

Executive Chairman – despite being ridden along in the early stages, when unable to obtain a prominent position, was shifted behind runners passing the winning post on the first occasion in an endeavour to obtain cover.  Raced wide and without cover from the 1300m and passing the 900m was placed under pressure, whereby the gelding improved to assume the lead a short distance later.

 

Equipped – passing the winning post on the first occasion had to be eased to avoid the heels of Dambulla (N Rawiller), which shifted in when not clear.  N Rawiller was advised to exercise more care.  When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider J Penza stated that he was instructed to have the gelding ridden prominently.  He said that in the early stages he had to make some use of his mount to comply with those instructions and was able to race outside the leader Dambulla passing the 1700m.  He added that Equipped raced keenly in the middle stages and, when placed under pressure from the 700m, the gelding did not respond to his riding and commenced to give ground from this point. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

He’s Imposing – when the tempo slackened near the 1000m Plucky George became awkwardly positioned on the heels of Equipped and shifted out, making heavy contact with He’s Imposing, resulting in both He’s Imposing and Plucky George becoming unbalanced.  Following this incident, when He’s Imposing was left racing in a position four wide and without cover, the gelding was allowed to stride forward and commence to improve.  Laid in under pressure in the home straight.

 

Toulouse – when questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider G Schofield stated that the gelding travelled satisfactorily in a prominent position, however, when the tempo of the race increased inside the 900m Toulouse became under pressure and did not respond to his riding from this point.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

RACE 5:  Australian Bloodstock Cameron Handicap (Group 3) 1500m

Muraaqeb – as C Parish was unable to arrive on course by the prescribed time due to transport difficulties, Stewards permitted N Rawiller to be substituted as the rider of the entire.  Began awkwardly.  Passing the 150m had to be steadied when crowded between Mantastic and Got Unders (J Innes Jr), which shifted ground when laying in.  J Innes Jr was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

 

Mantastic – slow to begin.

 

Kaonic – slow to begin.  Had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the home straight and near the 100m shifted out and made contact with Mighty Lucky.  Rider G Schofield dropped his whip passing the 100m.

 

Mighty Lucky – slow to begin. 

 

Le Juge – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Rock – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Savapinski – T Clark reported that on jumping he momentarily lost the use of his nearside iron and, despite being ridden along in the early stages, Savapinski failed to show sufficient speed to take up a prominent position. 

 

Nettoyer – laid in in the early part of the home straight and near the 350m became held up behind Con Te Partiro.  Nettoyer was then shifted to the outside of Testashadow approaching the 200m and a short distance later had to be steadied when crowded between that runner and Wren’s Day, which shifted in slightly.  Nettoyer then raced in restricted room between Testashadow and Wren’s Day from the 200m until approaching the 100m.

 

Testashadow – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Got Unders – rider J Innes Jr dropped his offside rein and lost the use of that rein for some distance rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight.  Got Unders laid in under pressure over the final 400m.

 

Con Te Partiro – when questioned, rider S Clipperton stated that rounding the home turn he was trailing Got Unders and when that runner made the home turn awkwardly and shifted out he attempted to improve to its inside.  He said that on straightening Con Te Partiro was disappointed for a run between to Got Unders and Muraaqeb due to both runners shifting ground, resulting in the gelding being held up behind Got Unders from the 400m.  He added that from this point, when Testashadow held its position on his outside and he was unable to shift to the outside of Got Unders, Con Te Partiro could not obtain clear running and was unable to be tested in the straight.

 

RACE 6:  Hungerford Hill Wines Benchmark 64 Handicap 1200m

Kotinos – was a late scratching at 3.39pm on veterinary advice when it was found to be 2/5 lame in the off-foreleg.  Trainer N Mitchell was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Kotinos being permitted to race or barrier trial again.

 

Raay Of Dreams - began awkwardly and shortly afterwards was bumped by Texas Storm, which shifted out.

 

Single Story – slow to begin.

 

Emperor Harada – began awkwardly.  Raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages.

 

Texas Storm – near the 1000m had to be steadied when being crossed by Asiago (G Buckley) when that runner shifted in when not clear.  G Buckley was advised to exercise more care.  Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Pandano – laid in under pressure over the final 200m.

 

All Sassitude – raced wide and without cover until the 600m.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Head Spins – when questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider J Parr stated that it was his intention to race in a position forward of midfield.  He said that, after being slow to begin, he was obliged to settle towards the rear of the field, further back than he had anticipated.  He added that in the early stages his mount raced keenly and proved reluctant to shift behind runners to obtain cover.  J Parr further stated that near the 900m, after he was able to obtain cover behind Emperor Harada, Head Spins travelled comfortably.  He said that, when placed under pressure rounding the home turn, his mount found it difficult to make up ground on the leaders.  He added that, bearing in mind the quality of the gelding’s trackwork on Monday, 16 September 2019, he was disappointed with its overall performance today.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be 1/5 lame in the near-foreleg and slow to recover.  Trainer Mr A Duggan expressed disappointment with the gelding’s performance and was of a similar view to J Parr that, bearing in mind its work during the week, Head Spins would race more competitively today.  Mr Duggan added that Head Spins was disadvantage by racing at the rear of the field after being slow to begin in a race which was difficult for horses to make up ground from the rear.  Mr Duggan advised that Head Spins would now be spelled.  Notwithstanding this advice Mr Duggan was advised that veterinary clearance would be required prior to Head Spins being permitted to barrier trial or race again.

 

RACE 7:  Sharp Electronics Group Newcastle Gold Cup (Group 3) 2300m

Mongolian Wolf – trainer K Lees was fined $200 under LR35 for failing to declare a rider for the rider of the gelding by the prescribed time.

 

Saunter Boy – began awkwardly.

 

Azuro – from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

The Good Fight – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Red Cardinal – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Laid in under pressure between the 400m and the 200m.

 

Attention Run – rider K McEvoy reported, after beginning well and when he was unable to obtain a position with cover, as the mare was racing wide, he allowed it to improve forward and ultimately this resulted in his mount racing outside the leader Mawaany Machine in a position further forward than he had intended.

 

Sweet Thomas – a post-race veterinary examination revealed a laceration to the off-hind fetlock.

RACE 8:  Yarraman Park Tibbie Stakes (Group 3) 1400m

Sweet Deal - Stewards permitted N Rawiller to ride the mare 1kg over its allotted weight of 55kg.

 

Oakfield Missile – slow to begin.

 

Delectation Girl – slow to begin.  Near the 1000m commenced fiercely and had to be checked from the heels of Foxy Housewife.  Held up rounding the home turn and on straightening was directed to the outside of Foxy Housewife to continue into clear running.

 

Pohutukawa – bumped on jumping by Connemara, which shifted out.

 

Bangkok – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Organza – from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Notation -  approaching the 1200m had to be eased when briefly crowded by Wimlah, which shifted in and away from Sweet Deal.

 

Connemara – raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.

 

Wimlah – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Dance Hall Girl – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

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 1 C Reith (Bullet Storm) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 5 T Berry (Rock)
J Collett (Articus)
6 strikes prior to the 100m.
6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 6 T Clark (Pandano) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 7 N Rawiller (Red Cardinal) 8 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

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

Race 1:  Fast Melody, Ladylovestogamble, Mocambo.

Race 4:  Equipped, Dambulla, Oakfield Monarch, The Iron Maiden (2), Plucky George.

Race 5:  Mantastic, Le Juge, The Candy Man, Nettoyer, Muraaqeb, Articus.

Race 6:  Emperor Harada, Calipari, All Sassitude.

Race 7:  Red Cardinal, Our Century, Sweet Thomas, Saunter Boy, The Good Fight, Attention Run.

Race 8:  Pohutukawa, Delectation Girl, Foxy Housewife, Connemara, Notation.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 7:  Trainer K Lees (Mongolian Wolf) $200 – fail to declare rider by prescribed time (LR35).
Reprimands: Nil.
Suspensions: Nil.
Bleeders: Nil.
Warnings: Race 3:  One Pound (trainer R Milligan) – barrier manners.
Trials: Race 2:  Trapassi (trainer J Cummings) – barrier manners.
Race 3:  Torrid (trainer J Cummings) – barrier manners.
Certificates: Race 2:  Gallant Run (trainer G Moore) – 2/5 lame off-foreleg.
Race 6:  Kotinos (trainer N Mitchell) – 2/5 lame off-foreleg.
Head Spins (trainer A Duggan) – 1/5 lame near-foreleg.
Fall/Injuries: Nil.
Tactics Notified: Race 2:  Canyonero – to be ridden prominently; settled off pace.
Race 4:  Executive Chairman – to be ridden further forward; settled off midfield.
Race 6:  Raay Of Dreams – to be ridden prominently; settled behind midfield.
Race 7:  Mawaany Machine – to be ridden further forward; led.
Hush Writer – to be ridden with cover; settled off pace.
Master Of Arts – to be ridden further forward; settled midfield.
Our Century – to be ridden further forward; settled midfield.
Race 8:  Delectation Girl – to be ridden conservatively; settled midfield.
Change of Colours: Race 7:  Our Century – white cap.
Mawaany Machine – lime green cap.
Saunter Boy – red cap.
Mongolian Wolf – yellow cap.
Our Candidate – black cap.
Attention Run – blue cap.
Change of Gear Nil.
Follow up: Nil.

 

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