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STEWARDS’ REPORT

Newcastle Jockey Club

NEWCASTLE RACECOURSE 

Saturday 8 June 2019

 

Weather:               Overcast

Track:                   Soft (5)

Rail:                      +5m

 

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS:  T P Moxon (Chairman), D M Greer, D L Carr and cadet J P Dunn                                                                                                                                   jl

                                                             

LATE RIDING CHANGES:

As R Murray was indisposed, Stewards permitted the following riding substitutions:

Race 2 S Lisnyy on East Esplanade
Race 5 B El-Issa on Open War

                                                             

RACE 1:  Congrats Gerard Lazare Maiden Handicap 1400m

Double Deposit – trainer Mr B Hill was fined $100 under AR65or failing to produce the Thoroughbred Identity Card for the gelding.  Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia.  Trainer Mr B Hill was advised a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, must be produced for Double Deposit, prior to the gelding being required to barrier trial.

 

Toe Tapper – the filly was a late scratching at 11.30am when it refused to proceed to the barriers.  The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Toe Tapper be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 11.30am be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each ticket:

1st More Than A Horse 0 cents win 2 cents place

2nd Grand Eagle 4 cents place

Trainer Mr D Atkins was advised Toe Tapper would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.

 

Chanteresse – began awkwardly.  Laid in under pressure over the final 300m.

 

More Than A Horse – hampered on jumping by Chanteresse, which shifted in.  Held up rounding the home turn and did not obtain clear running in the straight until approaching the 200m, where the gelding was shifted to the outside of Chanteresse.  More Than A Horse laid in under pressure over the final 100m.

RACE 2:  Newcastle and Hunter Community Rugby League CG&E Class 1 Hcp 1200m

I Am A Country Boy - prior to declaration of correct weight, Stewards considered a protest lodged by Stipendiary Steward Mr D Carr on behalf of the connections of the 5th placegetter I I Am A Country Boy against 4th placegetter Cry Of Achilles (G Buckley), alleging interference approaching the 200m.  Stewards found that approaching the 200m I Am A Country Boy had established a run between Go Fish Go and Cry Of Achilles and passing the 200m had to be steadied when Cry Of Achilles shifted out.  Bearing in mind the manner in which both runners finished the race off and the interference suffered by I Am A Country Boy near the 200m, the Stewards were satisfied that had that interference not occurred I Am A Country Boy would have finished in advance of Cry Of Achilles and, therefore, upheld the objection and declared correct weight.  The placings were amended as follows:

1st Ruling Symbol

2nd Timion

3rd East Esplanade

4th  Am A Country Boy

5th Cry Of Achilles

At a subsequent inquiry G Buckley was reprimanded under AR131(a).  Began awkwardly. 

 

Ruling Symbol – slow to begin.  Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Go Fish Go – raced keenly in the middle stages and passing the 700m was steadied from the heels of Timion.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had bled from both nostrils.  Stable representative Mr T Sherry was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).

 

Monsieur Macron – passing the 150m shifted out abruptly under pressure.

 

Bobbio – when questioned, rider J Morris stated that, with a number horses drawn to his inside anticipated to race prominently today, he was instructed to ride his mount with cover.  He said that, after beginning well, he immediately restrained his mount and was able to obtain cover behind Go Fish Go.  He added that his mount pulled hard when racing with cover and also, in his opinion, held its breath and as a consequence failed to finish his race off.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Trainer Mr J Thompson will be interviewed relative to the instructions issued to J Morris.

 

East Esplanade – when questioned regarding the improved performance, stable representative Mr C Antonio stated that, following the gelding’s last start at Taree on 27 May 2019, it was the recommendation of the rider to apply blinkers for its next race start.  He said the application of the blinkers, along with today’s soft track rating, were the principal reasons for the gelding’s improved performance.

 

RACE 3:  Wallsend Junior Rugby League Maiden Handicap 1870m

Wamwarra Bay – slow to begin.

 

Crete – hampered on jumping by The Golden Bear.  Passing the 300m was eased to avoid the heels of Reliansive (App. L Day), which shifted out when not clear.  App. Day was advised to exercise more care.  Laid in over the final 300m and proved difficult to ride out.

 

Reliansive – raced keenly in the early stages.

 

Gunzel – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

Royal Anthem – when questioned regarding the mare racing prominently today, rider T Wolfgram stated that at its two most recent starts the mare had been slow to begin and this resulted in it settling back in its races.  He said today, with the favourite being the anticipated leader, he was instructed to race in a forward position.  He said, after beginning only fairly, he rode his mount in the initial stages and, when caught wide, he was obliged to continue to ride the mare forward, whereby he was able to obtain a position outside the leader Castel Sant’Angelo near the 1500m.  Stable representative Mr S Oliver confirmed the nature of the instructions issued to T Wolfgram and was reminded of his obligations to ensure that the stable notifies the Stewards of any change in riding tactics.

 

RACE 4:  Dora Creek Workers Club Maiden Plate 1200m

Emergent – began awkwardly.  When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider S Guymer stated that his mount raced keenly in the early stages and passing the 1000m was restrained from the heels of Arboreal.  He said following this Emergent never travelled and in his opinion was not comfortable on today’s track.  He added that his mount was also disadvantaged by racing towards the rear of the field in a slowly run race.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

 

Travanti – slow to begin and then from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Raced keenly in the middle stages.  Had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the home straight.

 

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

 

Guards Redthe gelding was eased down by its rider passing the winning post before fatally collapsing shortly afterwards.  Guards Red was taken to the University Teaching Hospital Camden for autopsy. Stable representative Ms L Wharekura was requested to provide veterinary and treatment records for the gelding.

 

RACE 5:  Country Rugby League 2YO Maiden Plate 900m

Reveal The Magic – trainer Mr D Atkins was fined $100 under AR65 for failing to produce the Thoroughbred Identity Card for the gelding.  Passing the 600m had to be eased when crowded by California Musical and Miraculous, which shifted out slightly.  Reveal The Magic then became awkward on the heels of Miraculous making the home turn and in the early part of the straight, before shifting to the inside of that runner, whereby the gelding obtained clear running near the 350m.

 

Elusive Eagle – began only fairly.

 

Mandirigma – began only fairly.

 

Foxy Rocket – began awkwardly.

 

Vulpes – began awkwardly.

 

California Musical – hampered on jumping by Vulpes, which shifted out.

 

Head On – bumped heavily shortly after the start by Foxy Rocket, which shifted out and as a consequence became unbalanced.  Hung out in the middle stages.

 

Secret Mission – hung out in the middle stages.

 

Miraculous – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia.  Stable representative Mr J Keegan was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).

RACE 6:  Teralba Butchery Class 1 Handicap 1600m

Rubino Veloce – as M Bell was overweight, Stewards permitted A Layt to be substituted as the rider of the gelding.  Rider M Bell was fined $100 under AR190(3).  Slow to begin.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed blood to be present in the offside nostril of the gelding.  Stable representative Mr D Keating was advised of the provisions of AR79(8).

 

Mushroom Rock – slow to begin.

 

Attorney – slow to begin.

 

Lutreola – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

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

 

Dismayed – raced keenly in the early stages.

 

Moana Jewel – held up making the home turn and did not obtain clear running until approaching the 300m, where the mare was shifted to the outside of Attorney.

 

RACE 7:  DRB Consulting Engineers F&M Class 1 Handicap 1200m

Mizzone – prior to the declaration of correct weight, Stewards opened an inquiry into rider G Buckley returning to scale 600 grams under his mount’s allotted weight.  Acting under the provisions of AR209(2)(a), Stewards disqualified Mizzone from its 8th placing.  Further evidence was taken from G Buckley and trainer Mr D Nugent.  G Buckley pleaded guilty to a charge under AR209(2)(b) in that, as the rider of the mare, he did return to scale 600 grams underweight, which resulted in his mount being disqualified.  G Buckley was fined $400.  In assessing penalty, Stewards took into consideration Mizzone’s finishing position in the race and also that this was G Buckley’s first offence under this rule in 25 years of riding.  Hampered on jumping by Carambola, which shifted out.  From the outside barrier Mizzone was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Outback Diva – began awkwardly and lost ground.

 

I Stole Your Love – from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

 

Carambola – raced keenly in the middle stages.

RACE 8:  BRP Industries Specialised Solutions Newcastle Nobbys BM70 Hcp 1300m

I Wear Prada – slow to begin.

 

Think Free – began awkwardly and then from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.  Raced keenly in the early stages.  Held up for clear running until near the 300m.

 

Loved One – began only fairly.  When questioned regarding the disappointibng performance, rider S Guymer stated that, with the blinkers being applied for the first time, the filly raced keenly throughout the event and he attributed this to the reason for Loved One failing to finish its race off as expected.  A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.  Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of the filly.

 

Miss Jenny – began awkwardly.

 

Vega De Lago – between the 200m and the 100m was shifted to the outside of Achi Baba to continue into clear running.  Over the final 25m was unable to be ridden to the end of the race when Think Free (App. L Day) shifted in when not clear.  App. Day was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

 

Little Al – rider A Morgan was reminded of his obligations to ride his mounts out fully to the finish of the race wherever possible.

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 K Jennings (More Than A Horse) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 2 S Lisnyy (East Esplanade) 7 strikes prior to the 100m.
Race 3 K Jennings (Castel Sant’Angelo) 6 strikes prior to the 100m.

 

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

Race 1:  More Than A Horse.

Race 2:  Timion.

Race 3:  Castel Sant’Angelo, De Valera, The Golden Bear, Reliansive (2), Royal Anthem.

Race 5:  Reveal The Magic.

Race 6:  Attorney (2), Terroir.

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 1:  trainer B Hill (Double Deposit) $100 ail to produce Thoroughbred Identity Card (AR65).
Race 5:  trainer D Atkins (Reveal The Magic) $100 fail to produce Thoroughbred Identity Card (AR65).
Race 6:  M Bell (Rubino Veloce) $100 - overweight (AR190(3)).
Race 7:  G Buckley (Mizzone) $400 – return to scale underweight (AR209(2)(b)).
Reprimands: Race 2:  G Buckley (Cry Of Achilles) – careless riding (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Nil.
Bleeders: Race 2:  Go Fish Go (trainer M Newnham) – both nostrils (AR79(4)).
Race 5:  Miraculous (trainer B Widdup) – both nostrils (AR79(4)).
Warnings: Nil
Trials: Race 1:  Toe Tapper (trainer D Atkins) – refused to proceed to barriers.
Race 6:  Rubino Veloce (trainer G Portelli) – blood one nostril.
Certificates: Race 1:  Double Deposit (trainer B Hill) including ECG – cardiac arrhythmia.
Fall/Injuries: Race 4:  App. C Graham (Guards Red) – no injuries.
Tactics Notified: Race 2:  East Esplanade – to be ridden prominently; led.
Race 4:  Guards Red – to be ridden prominently;
Change of Colours: Nil.
Change of Gear Nil.
Follow up: Race 2:  Bobbio  (trainer J Thompsons) – instructions issued to J Morris.
Race 4:  Guards Red (team Snowden) – veterinary and treatment records to be provided.
Race 8:  Loved One (trainer J O'Shea) – post-race condition.

 

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