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Randwick-Kensington stewards' report

STEWARDS REPORT

 

Australian Turf Club

ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE.

(Kensington Track)

Monday 10 June 2019

 

Weather:           Fine

Track:                 Soft (6). Following the running of Race 4 the track classification was upgraded to soft (5) at 14:42.    

Rail:                  +3m Entire

Penetrometer:   5.38

 

COMMITTEE OF STEWARDS: P. C. Dingwall (Chairman), W. R. Birch, S. T. Matthews, D. Carr and Cadets, O. J. Fleming, S. C. Knight and J. Marshall

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Rider Replacements

The following riders replaced jockey C. Brown as he was injured.

Race 1: New Offer  - S. Clipperton

Race 2: Stella Maris – J. Ford

Race 3: Excelida – R. King

Race 6: Ilwendo – J. Parr

Race 7: Buckle Up Baby  - G. Schofield

RACE 1: Winter Racing Handicap 1550m:

Chains Of Honour – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with New Offer. T. Berry explained that after beginning awkwardly his mount despite his efforts in the early stages, failed to muster speed and settled at the rear of the field. He said that it was his intention to have Chains Of Honour travel more prominently but having regard to the circumstances at the start, he was not dissatisfied with the manner in which Chains Of Honour closed the race off. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

New Offer  - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame (2/5) in the off-hind leg. Trainer Mr J. Dubois was told that he would be required to furnish a veterinary clearance prior to New Offer racing or barrier trialling again.

 

Secretively – Was held up for clear running until approaching the 250m.

 

Bacchus –When questioned regarding the disappointing performance J. Ford said that after travelling at the rear of the field as anticipated he shifted to the outside of Game Of Thorns prior to the home turn, however Bacchus when pressured provided only limited response and was one paced for the major part of the straight. He said that over the final 100m Bacchus did not appear fluent in its action and commenced to weaken over the final 50m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stable representative C. Duckworth expressed the view that Bacchus may have reached the end of its preparation and will now be spelled.

 

RACE 2: TAB Handicap 1400m:

Betty Blooms – Near the 150m was brushed and became unbalanced when racing in restricted room inside Disco Mo which got its head on the side and laid in away from Southern Romance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Havana Storm – When racing keenly in the middle stages was eased to avoid the heels of Exoplanet near the 900m.

 

RACE 3: Kensington Handicap 1100m:

Anubis – Slow to begin (2L)

 

Bullet Master Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.

 

Chat – Just prior to the start being effected the gelding which was in the care of a barrier attendant got its head down despite the efforts of the attendant to assist Chat standing correctly and as a consequence Chat lost ground (2L).

 

Snazz ‘N’ Charm – When questioned, the colt which was having his first race, J. Parr stated that although the colt showed good gate speed in its most recent trial, today with a number of on-pace runners having drawn to his inside he was asked to ride Snazz ‘N’ Charm conservatively. He said that after beginning well he allowed Snazz ‘N’ Charm to drift back in the early stages and when Eleven Eleven settled outside Lucicello he was left racing wide and without cover after the 600m. He said that Snazz ‘N’ Charm raced greenly for the major part of the race however closed the race off strongly. Trainer M. Dunn confirmed that the colt was to be ridden conservatively. He said that although it showed some early pace at its most recent trial he felt that in today’s race Snazz ‘N’ Charm may be left racing wide, and therefore the intention was to have Snazz ‘N’ Charm travel in a mid-field position.

 

Excelida – Slow to begin. Near the 600m was steadied when crowded for room between Anubis (B. Shinn) and Snazz ‘N’ Charm (J. Parr), both of which shifted ground slightly. Stewards were mindful that both horses were having their first race starts and these shifts in isolation were minimal. Nonetheless, J. Parr and B. Shinn were advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

RACE 4: Casino Prince @ Vinery Handicap 1100m:

Isorich – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.

 

November Man – Shifted in from its wide barrier in the early stages.

 

Black Chilli – On the home turn became awkwardly placed on the heels of All Stand, shifted out and made contact with Accelerato.

 

Celer – Had difficulty obtaining clear running until approaching the 250m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

The Lion – For some distance approaching and passing the 600m  Roman Typhoon and Celer raced tight and The Lion was crowded for room to the inside of Isorich (R. Dolan) which shifted in slightly. R. Dolan was advised to ensure that he provides comfortable racing room in similar circumstances and he must make a greater effort than he did on this occasion to prevent his mount from shifting in.

 

Roman Typhoon – Began awkwardly, made contact with The Lion and lost ground (2L) as a consequence.

 

RACE 5: Racing NSW Rising Star Series Final 1400m:

Watchdog – Raced keenly in the early stages and proved difficult to settle.

 

Rockin’ Ruga – When questioned P. Scorse confirmed that he had been asked to lead today if possible. He said that Rockin’ Ruga began awkwardly and lost its footing behind. He said that Rockin’ Ruga then despite his efforts did not show its natural gate speed and settled further back than he expected. He said that the slow tempo of the event in the early stages meant that Rockin’ Ruga found it difficult to close the event off. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

A Million Dreams – Over the concluding stages when commencing to finish the race off was unable to obtain clear running and consequently was not tested.

 

Stella Sea Sun – Slow to begin. Stella Sea Sun travelled wide and without cover from the 700m.

 

Breakdance – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Over the final 150m when closing the race off well was continually shifted out to continue into clear running.

 

Rexx – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the early stages and proved difficult to settle. L. Day explained that her intention was to ride the gelding conservatively however due to the slow early tempo and the manner in which her mount was travelling she elected to take up a forward position leaving the 1000m.

 

The Party Girl – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have lost its near-hind plate in running.  

 

Friskee One – Due to the slow early tempo raced keenly and got its head up near the 1000m when being restrained. Then continued to race fiercely and near the 900m got its head up and was checked away from the heels of Song And A Prayer.

 

Song And A Prayer – Slow to begin then shortly after the start was steadied when crowded between Rexx and The Party Girl which both shifted ground. Due to the slow early tempo raced keenly and near the 1000m after becoming awkwardly placed on the heels of Stella Sea Sun shifted out and hampered The Party Girl. App.  Louise Day (Rexx) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that passing the 800m she permitted her mount to shift in when not clear of Watchdog and during this time she unnecessarily reduced the tempo. As  a consequence Watchdog had to be checked. Stella Sea Sun which was following was steadied and shifted out resulting in Song And A Prayer also having to be checked to avoid the heels of Stella Sea Sun.  

 

RACE 6: ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap 1550m:

Asharani - Shifted in from the wide barrier in the early stages. When questioned concerning the tactics adopted on the filly in particular her decision to pursue runs through the field in the home straight, App. S. Clenton explained that based on the fast early speed of the race she was of the view that Asharani would have difficulty finishing the race off if she improved around the field leaving the 500m and felt that the competitive chances of Asharani would be advantaged by remaining towards the inside in the hope that when the on-paced horses tired she would be able to secure inside running. She stated however that for the major part of the straight she was unable to obtain clear running and was held up until approaching the 150m. Stewards advised App. Clenton that she had erred by failing to take up a trailing position behind Flying Pierro leaving the 500m which would have enabled her to shift to that runner’s outside upon straightening and secure clear running. She was advised that whilst her decision to shift in approaching the home turn was not considered blame worthy nonetheless she would be expected in similar circumstances to avail herself of clear running at the earliest opportunity.

 

Tinkermosa – C. Reith was found guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that approaching the 50m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Ilwendo which was carried in causing Tinkermosa having to be checked near the 50m. In all the circumstances C. Reith was issued with a reprimand. In arriving at this decision Stewards were of the view that Ilwendo which was making contact with the hindquarters of This Is So in the lead up to the incident was continuing to race ungenerously with its head on the side and contributed to the incident. Nonetheless C. Reith was advised that he should have ceased pressuring his mount approaching the 50m and he would be expected to make a far greater effort than he did on this occasion to ensure that his fellow rider is provided with adequate racing room. 

 

Matowi – Slow to begin. Near the 150m was checked when disappointed for running between Tinkermosa and Monasterio (J. Ford) which got its head on the side and commenced to shift out under pressure. As the Stewards were satisfied that Matowi had not fully established running to the outside of Monasterio no action was taken other than to remind J. Ford of his obligation to ensure that he does his utmost to prevent his mounts from shifting ground when not clear of other runners. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

C’est Davinchi – Slow to begin. Near the 100m was checked when tightened between Ilwendo which got its head on the side and shifted in despite the efforts of its rider and Tinkermosa (R. Dolan) which shifted out to relieve tightening to Matowi. In this circumstance no action was taken other than to advise R. Dolan that whilst they acknowledged he was endeavouring to relieve interference he must not do so at the detriment of other runners. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Flying Pierro – Shifted in from the wide barrier in the early stages.

 

Plenty – Throughout the early and middle stages raced fiercely, got its head up and would not settle.

 

Braces – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Raced wide and without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (3/5) in the near hindleg. Trainer Mr G. Hickman was told that he would be required to furnish a veterinary clearance prior to Braces racing or barrier trialling again.

 

 

RACE 7: Australian Turf Club Handicap 1100m:

Transmitter – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.

 

Soul Star – Slow to begin then shortly after was bumped by Transmitter. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

 

Amorita – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.

 

Dual Escape – S. Lisnyy pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that he used the whip on 10 occasions prior to the 100m, five more than permissible under the rules. S Lisnyy was fined $300.

 

Not Surprising – Hung out approaching and rounding the home turn.

 

Gimme Shelter – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Raced wide and without cover throughout.

 

Buckle Up Baby – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.

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 Robbie Dolan (Celestial Falls) 6 Strikes
Race 2 Sam Clipperton (Betty Blooms)
Tommy Berry (Southern Romance)
7 Strikes
6 Strikes
Race 3 Sam Clipperton (Roman Typhoon) 7 Strikes
Race 5 Sam Weatherly (Stella Sea Sun)
Jenny Duggan (Watchdog)
8 Strikes
6 Strikes
Race 6 Christian Reith (This Is So) 8 Strikes

 

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

Race 1: Chains Of Honour, Hey Mighty (2), Snowzone (2), New Offer (2)

Race 2:  Betty Blooms (2), Disco Mo (2), Lucknow Lady (2), Havana Storm (2), Stella Maris

Race 3:  Eleven Eleven (2), Night Flyer (2), Snazz ‘N’ Charm

Race 4:  November Man, Black Chilli (2), The Lion (2), Accelerato (2)

Race 5:  Watchdog (2), Rockin’ Ruga, Stella Sea Sun, A Million Dreams (2), Breakdance, Song And A Prayer (2)

Race 6:  Asharani (2), Monasterio, C’est Davinchi (2), Ilwendo (2), Plenty

Race 7:  Soul Star (2), Buckle Up Baby (2), Magnolia Power

 

SUMMARY
Fines: Race 7: S. Lisnyy (Dual Escape) – whip strikesAR132(7)(a)(ii) - $300
Reprimands: Race 6: C. Reith (This Is So) – Careless riding (AR131(a)).
Suspensions: Race 5: L. Day (Rexx) - Careless riding (AR131(a)).
Bleeders: Nil
Warnings: Nil
Trials: Nil
Certificates: Race 1: New Offer (Trainer J. Dubois) – Lame (2/5) off-hind leg
Race 6: Braces (Trainer G. Hickman) – Lame (3/5) near hindleg.
Fall/Injuries: Nil
Tactics Notified: Race 2: Exoplanet  - To be ridden conservatively; settled worse than mid-field.
Race 2: Havana Storm - To be ridden conservatively from the wide barrier; settled back.
Race 3: Night Flyer – To be ridden prominently; settled on-pace.
Race 6: Tinkermosa – To be ridden prominently; settled off pace.
Change of Colours: Race 1: Game Of Thorns - Red Cap
Change of Gear Nil
Follow up: Nil

 

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