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STEWARDS REPORT

Australian Turf Club

ROYAL RANDWICK

Saturday 20th April 2019

 

Weather: Fine

Track: Good (4)

Rail: True

Penetrometer: 5.01

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: M.F Van Gestel, P.C Dingwall, D. M Greer, T.P Moxon and cadets J.A Dinopoulos, O Fleming and T Kearney.

 

Rider Changes:

As G. Schofield was indisposed due to a neck injury, he sustained in a race fall at Randwick on Saturday 13th April 2019. The Stewards permitted the following rider substitutions:

Race 2 J. Ford on Passage of Time
Race 4 K. O'Hara on Laburnum
Race 5 J. Ford on Emperor's Way
Race 6 B. Shinn on Persan

 

After riding in Race 6, D. Lane was examined by the club's doctor and stood down from his remaining engagements.

Race 7 S. Clipperton (Malaguerra)
Race 8 J. Parr (Dothraki)
Race 9 J. Collett (Salsonic). As no rider was available to ride the gelding at the weight. Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride 1/2kg over its declared weight of 54kg.

 

RACE 1: TAB Highway Handicap (1200 metres)

Star Shaft - Was held up for clear running until the 350m, and again between the 200m and 150m was held up.

The Drake - Fractious in the barriers, began awkwardly. The Drake was then, from a wide barrier, shifted behind runners in the early stages. In the middle stages, raced keenly.

Amorita - Near the 700m when the tempo eased, the filly commenced to race keenly and was steadied from the heels of Gold Touch. A short distance later, Amorita had to be checked when it improved into a position between The Drake and Gold Touch when there was not sufficient room to do so. Between the 200m and the 50m, raced in restricted room to the inside of Al Mah Haha.

Philadora - A post-race veterinary examination of the mare, which raced wide and without cover did not reveal any abnormalities.

Glamour Cruise - Stewards permitted S. Clipperton to ride the filly 1kg over its declared weight of 53kg. Began awkwardly and from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Scorching - Began only fairly.

Zariz No Other - Near the 150m, when commencing to give ground, was checked when crowded between Amorita, which shifted in slightly and Gold Touch, which was taken out by Star Shaft (S. Clenton), which improved into a tight run between Gold Touch and Prince Jacko. S. Clenton was advised to exercise more care. In assessing penalty, Stewards found that when S. Clenton commenced to improve into the position between Prince Jacko and Gold Touch, there was sufficient room to do so and that when Gold Touch shifted in slightly, it has contributed to the contact being made between Star Shaft and Gold Touch.

Gold Touch - Near the 100m, was checked when crowded between Star Shaft and Amorita, which was taken in by Al Mah Haha (R. Bensley), which shifted in. Bensley was reprimanded and advised that he must stop riding and straighten his mounts when they commence to shift around.

 

RACE 2: Ranvet Power Formula Sprint (1200 metres)

Tougherthantherest - From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Top Striker – When questioned regarding the gelding being ridden in a more forward position today, D. Lane stated that whilst his intention was to be forward of midfield, he was obliged to take up a more forward position in the early stages to pass Chapelco and for this reason, Top Striker was obligated to take up a position outside the lead in the early stages.

Tribal Wisdom – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which raced wide and without cover throughout the event revealed no abnormalities.

Maximus – A post-race veterinary examination of the horse revealed no abnormalities.

Test The World (NZ) - Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

Echo Effect - From the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. For a short distance near the 200m, was steadied when Murillo shifted out to improve.

Passage of Time - Slow to begin. Stewards considered a protest lodged by J. Ford, rider of second place, Passage of Time against Top Striker being declared the winner, alleging interference over the final 200m. After considering the evidence, Stewards determined that near the 250m, Passage of Time secured clear running between Noble Joey and Top Striker, and then near the 200m, Noble Joey shifted out, which resulted in Passage of Time losing its rightful running and having to be shifted to the outside of Top Striker in attempt to find clear running. Stewards also determined that whilst Top Striker did shift out over the concluding stages, Passage of Time had not secured clear running to that gelding’s outside and therefore the protest was dismissed. At a subsequent enquiry, K. O'Hara was reprimanded and advised that she must stop riding her mount when they commence to shift ground.

Problem Solver - Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

Murillo (USA) - When questioned regarding his riding, J. Parr stated that from the 600m, he was positioned inside the heels of Man From Uncle and behind Chapelco and for this reason, he was unable to shift out to improve. He said, as a consequence, he was held up on the heels of Chapelco making the home turn and then in the straight, was held up until near the 300m. He stated that he then elected to shift to the outside of Man From Uncle, however, was obliged to check his mount to avoid causing interference to Echo Effect and as a result, Murillo was held up on the heels of Man From Uncle until the 150m. J. Parr was reminded of his obligations to ensure that he rides his mounts out fully to the finish of the race.

Man From Uncle – Near the 200m, after being held up behind Test the World, shifted to that runner's inside, whereby it secured clear running at the 100m. J. Ford, rider of Passage of Time pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 50m, he directed his mount out when not clear of Man From Uncle, resulting in Man From Uncle having to be checked and crowded between Test the World and Passage of Time. J. Ford's license to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Monday 29 April 2019 and to expire on Sunday 5 May 2019, on which day he may ride.

No Doubt – Was held up for clear running until the 300m.

RACE 3: Cellarbrations Frank Packer Plate (2000 metres)

Fun Fact - Shifted in on jumping, made contact with Amangiri and became unbalanced. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Near the 300m, was steadied to avoid the heels of Purple Sector (S. Clipperton), which shifted in. S. Clipperton was reprimanded and advised that he must provide sufficient clearance when shifting ground.

Carif - From a wide barrier after being crowded between Purple Sector and Home Win, was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. Lost its off-hindplate.

Watch the Cat - Began awkwardly.

Amangiri - Was crowded on jumping between Dealmaker and Fun Fact, which shifted in. When questioned regarding his riding from the 600m, rider T. Berry stated that his mount travelled strongly in the run in a trailing position behind Home Win and to the inside of Fun Fact. He added that as Fun Fact had endured a wide run without cover, he elected not to shift out to follow that runner near the 1000m. He added that approaching the 600m, he expected Fun Fact would commence to give ground due to its tough run. He added when Fun Fact continued to hold his position, he was badly held up on the heels of Home Win from some distance from the 600m to making the home turn. He stated that, near the 500m, he was able to obtain a position behind Fun Fact, but as Purple Sector had then improved quickly to his outside, he was unable to improve, which resulted in Amangiri being held up behind Fun Fact making the home turn. He added in the straight, he then was disappointed for clear running between Fun Fact and Dealmaker at the 250m, and from this point, he was unable to secure clear running and could not test Amangiri to the finish. Having considered the explanations offered by T. Berry, Stewards found that the tactics he adopted on Amangiri were not unreasonable given the circumstances.

On The White Turf (NZ) - From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Was held up for clear running until near the 200m.

 

RACE 4: Hong Kong Jockey Club JHB Carr Stakes (1400 metres)

My Xpression (NZ) – Began awkwardly. From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Eawase – Shortly after the start, was crowded between Major Wager and Fiera Vista, which shifted out slightly. Held up for clear running making the home turn, and on straightening, had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Jen Rules. Eawase was then shifted to the inside of Jen Rules, but did not obtain clear running until the 150m. Again over the 150m, Eawase was steadied and crowded between Jen Rules and Into The Abyss, which shifted out slightly.

Into the Abyss – Making the home turn, was held up for clear running, then on straightening, was badly held up behind the weakening Fiera Vista. Into The Abyss was then shifted to the outside of Fiera Vista and Major Wager, whereby it secured clear running at the 250m.

Ragazze – Was crowded on jumping between Major Wager and Jen Rules, which shifted in.

Asharani – Shifted its off-foreplate on route to the barriers.  After being replated behind the barriers, Asharani was examined by the club veterinary officer and was deemed suitable to race. Began only fairly and from a wide barrier, was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider B. Advulla stated that his intention was to be more forward than the filly, however it did not show early speed and consequently, settled at the rear of the field. He stated that he elected to follow Into the Abyss from the 600m, however when that runner was held up, he also had difficulty in obtaining clear running until the 200m, whereby Asharani then ran on strongly to the finish.

Major Wager – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

Alison of Tuffy – Began only fairly.

So Taken - Taken from the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

RACE 5: Japan Racing Association Plate (2000 metres)

My Nordic Hero (GB) – Slow to begin.

Sedanzer - Raced wide and without cover from the 1200m.

Our Libretto (NZ) - Stewards permitted D. Lane to ride mare 1kg over its declared weight of 53kg.

Libran – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no abnormalities.

Abdon (GB) – Slow to begin.

Grey Lion – From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Goathland (IRE) - Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the gelding 1kg over its declared weight of 53kg. Raced wide and without cover until passing the 1200m, whereby the gelding was allowed to stride forward and race outside the leader, Taikomochi. Near the 1600m, was steadied to avoid the heels of Taikomochi (A. Hyeronimus), which shifted in when not clear. A. Hyeronimus was reprimanded.

All Too Soon - From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

I'm A Princess – In the middle stages, raced keenly. A post-race veterinary examination of the mare revealed no abnormalities.

McCreery – Near the 400m, was steadied when disappointed for clear running between Moss n' Dale and Our Libretto. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be 2/5 lame in the near foreleg. Trainer Mr. C. Waller was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to McCreery being permitted to race all barrier trial again.

Haripour – When questioned regarding the performance, rider. H Bowman advised that after taking up a forward position on the gelding in the early stages, his mount was shuffled back from the 900m when All Too Soon commenced a forward move from the rear of the field. He said as a consequence, he was held up behind I'm A Princess and was unable to place his mount under pressure until near the 600m. He stated that in his view, the manner of which the race was run was not advantageous for Haripour in the circumstances that he was satisfied with his finishing effort.

 

RACE 6: Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m)

Power Scheme – Began only fairly.

Vinco – Began awkwardly. From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. On straightening, was steadied to avoid the heels of Power Scheme (M Zahra), which shifted out to improve. M Zahra was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.

War Baron – Bumped on jumping by Vinco, which shifted in.

Lady Lupino – Pulled hard through the early and middle stages of the event and set a faster tempo despite the efforts of its rider, D. Lane to restrain.

Crystal Falls – In the early stages, when being restrained to obtain cover, was inclined to overrace.

Chia – Near the 1300m, was briefly tightened by Loving Gaby.

Castelvechio - Rider J. Parr was fined the sum of $400 for celebratory gesture under AR131(c).

 

RACE 7: Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m)

Le Romain – Raced wide and without cover until the 800m, where it was ridden forward to take up a position outside the leader. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have blood present in its near side nostril. Trainer Mr K. Lees was advised that Le Romain would be required to barrier trial or gallop 1000 metres in the presence of a Steward prior to being permitted to race again.

Osborne Bulls – Near the 100m, when obtaining a narrow run between Manuel and Le Romain, was hampered when bumped by Le Romain, which shifted in and away from Pierata.

Pierata – Shifted in abruptly on jumping.

Malaguerra – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no abnormalities.

D'Bai –Checked on jumping by Pierata which shifted in abruptly by jumping. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which raced wide and without cover from the 800m, found it to be 1/5 lame in the near-foreleg. The stable will be asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to D'Bai being permitted to race again.

Manuel – On jumping, was crowded between Siren's Fury and Fierce Impact.

Siege of Quebec – On jumping, was bumped by Youngstar, which shifted in. At the 350m, was hampered when crowded between D'Bai and Champagne Cuddles (B Advulla), which shifted to the outside of Malaguerra. B. Advulla was advised to exercise more care.

Lanciato – Slow to begin. Rider J. Parr advised that he was able to follow Obsborne Bulls throughout the run, but when that horse improved from the 600m, Lanciao did not respond to his riding and failed to finish the race off as expected. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer. M. Newnham was asked to report back on the post-race condition of Lanciao in the day subsequent.

Fierce Impact – Shortly after the start, was bumped on the hindquarters by Manuel, and as a result, became badly unbalanced. When finishing the race off well over the concluding stages, had to be steadied when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Manuel, which shifted in, and as a consequence, was not tested to the finish.

Champagne Cuddles – Shifted its near fore-plate on route to the barriers. After being replated, Champagne Cuddles was examined by the club's veterinary officer and deemed suitable to race.

Siren's Fury –  Was checked on jumping when crowded between Manuel and D'Bai, which was taken in by Pierata.

Youngstar – A post-race veterinary examination of the mare revealed no abnormalities.

 

RACE 8: TAB Hall Mark Stakes (1200m)

Music Magnate – Between the 400m and the 200m, was held up behind Home of the Brave. Over the final 50m, could not be tested when again awkwardly placed on the heels of Home of the Brave.

Viridine – Near the 500m, commenced to race keenly and was checked from the heels of Tyzone. In the straight, had some difficulty obtaining clear running when positioned tied to the inside of Redouble.

Easy Eddie – From the 700m, was left racing wide and without cover.

Tyzone – In the early part of the straight, was held up for clear running and near the 200m, attempted to obtain a narrow run to the inside of Easy Eddie. At the same point, Dothraki endeavoured to obtain a run to the outside of Miss Que and when that runner shifted in, both Dothraki and Tyzone were checked near the 100m when Miss Que (C Brown) and Easy Eddie (R Dolan) both shifted ground. C Brown was reprimanded and R Dolan was advised to exercise more care. In assessing penalty, Stewards found that Dothraki and Tyzone had not fully established clear running during this incident.

Brave Song – Slow to begin and from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

Camdus – In the middle stages, raced keenly.

Home of the Brave – Rider J. McDonald stated that the gelding raced keenly in the lead, particularly when pressured by Miss. Que, and as a consequence over the final 100m, the gelding's run came to an end.

 

RACE 9: Jcdecaux Handicap (1400m)

Snippets Land – Slow to begin.

Flow – Began awkwardly. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

Snitzson – From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. In the early stages, raced keenly and near the 1000m, was restrained from Star of the Seas. Snitzson then continued to race keenly through the middle stages of the event.

Seaway – A post-race veterinary examination, after racing keenly outside the lead without cover did not reveal any abnormalities.

Get On The Grange – Began awkwardly and had to be steadied from the heels of Special Missile, which shifted in.

Up n' Rolling – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no abnormalities.

Live And Free – Began awkwardly, made contact with the near-side of its barrier and became unbalanced. From the outside barrier, was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no abnormalities.

Star of the Seas – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

GENERAL:

Summary of Whip Use

Stewards noted that the following riders exceeded the permitted strikes of the whip prior to the 100m under AR 137A(4)(a)(ii). Bearing in mind the totality of whip use, no action was taken.

 

Race 1 T. Burleigh (Al Mah Haha) 7 strikes prior to 100m
Race 5 J. Ford (Emperor's Way) 7 strikes prior to 100m on 7 occasions
Race 5 T. Berry (All Too Soon) 6 strikes prior to the 100m on 6 occasions
Race 9 S. Clipperton (Special Missile) 2 consecutive strikes prior to the 100m

 

 

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

Race 1: Al Mah Haha, Star Shaft (x2) and Amorita

Race 2: Tribal Wisom, Test the World, Man From Uncle, Passage of Time and Problem Solver

Race 3: The Chosen One, Fun Fact, Dealmaker and Greysful Glamour

Race 4: Fiera Vista, So Taken, Into the Abyss and Ragazze

Race 5: Moss 'n' Dale, Haripour, Emperor's Way, All Too Soon and Grey Lion

Race 6: Castelvecchio, Power Scheme, Fortress Command, Prince Fawaz, Loving Gaby (2), Lady Lupino, Crystal Falls, and Chia

Race 7: Osbourne Bulls (x2), Malaguerra, Siege of Quebec (2), Fierce Impact, Youngstar and Champagne Cuddles

Race 8: Music Magnate, Home Of The Brave and Vindine

Race 9: Duca Valentinois, Take It Intern, Special Missile, Up 'n' Rolling and Star of the Seas

 

Summary
Fines Race 6: J. Parr - Castelvecchio (AR131(c)) $400 celebratory gesture
Reprimands Race 2: K. O'Hara – Noble Joey (AR131(a)) careless riding
Race 3: S. Clipperton – Purple Sector (AR131(a)) careless riding
Race 5: A. Hyeronimus – Taikomochi (AR131(a)) careless riding
Race 8: C. Brown – Miss Que (AR131(a)) careless riding
Suspensions Race 2: J. Ford – Passage of Time (AR131(a)) from 29/04/19 to 5/05/19 – careless riding
Bleeders Nil.
Warnings Nil.
Trials Race 7: Le Romain (Trainer K. Lees) – Blood present nearside nostril
Certificates Race 5: McCreery (Trainer C. Waller) – Lame 2/5 near-foreleg
Race 7: D'Bai (Trainer C. Appleby) – Lame 1/5 near-foreleg
Fall/Injuries Nil.
Tactics Notified Race 1: Prince Jacko - to be ridden conservatively and to obtain cover - settled outside the leader
Race 1 - Fillardio - raced wide and without cover throughout the event
Race 3 - On The White Turf - to be ridden conservatively - settled behind midfield
Race 3 - Carif - to be ridden in a midfield position - settled back
Race 4 - Alison of Tuffy - to be ridden further forward with the intention to lead – settled offpace
Race 6 - Dawn to Good - to be ridden conservatively – settled behind midfield
Race 7 - Champagne Cuddles - to be ridden further forward – settled offpace
Race 8 - Miss Que - to be ridden further forward – settled outside the leader
Change of Colours Nil.
Change of Tactics Nil.
Change of Gear Nil.
Follow-up Nil.

 

 

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