STEW­ARDS RE­PORT: Rand­wick 3/9/2016

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RACE 1: So Wil­lie – be­gan awk­wardly. When ques­tioned re­gard­ing the per­for­mance, rider H Bow­man stated that his mount was un­suited by the slow early tempo and, af­ter he en­deav­oured to im­prove to the out­side of Oh So Splen­dido near the 500m, the tempo quick­ened, which re­sulted in his mount be­ing left some­what flat-footed. He added, af­ter bal­anc­ing up in the straight, he wasn’t dis­ap­pointed with the fin­ish­ing ef­fort of the geld­ing. A pos­trace vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed geld­ing to be lame in the off-fore­leg and had lac­er­a­tions to the mid off-fore can­non and nearhind coro­net. Trainer Mr C Waller stated So Wil­lie had pleased since its last start at Rose­hill on 13 Au­gust 2016 and had no lame­ness is­sues in the sta­ble. Mr Waller was ad­vised a vet­eri­nary clear­ance would be re­quired prior to the geld­ing racing again. He un­der­took to re­port back

Stew­ards on the fu­ture race plans for So Wil­lie. Takew­ing – slow to be­gin. K O’Hara, rider of the 5th placeget­ter, was re­minded of her obli­ga­tions to ride her mounts out to the fin­ish of the race. Sign­posted – over­raced af­ter ob­tain­ing lead near the 1400m. Raced greenly in

straight and was in­clined to lay in.

RACE 2: Dubai­in­style – prior to the dec­la­ra­tion of cor­rect weight Stew­ards viewed the of­fi­cial pa­trol films to as­cer­tain if there were grounds for ob­jec­tion against the win­ner, Dowd­stown Char­lie, in re­la­tion to, firstly, the whip of H Bow­man be­ing ac­ci­den­tally knocked from his grasp by the whip of B Av­dulla, rider of Dowd­stown Char­lie, and, sec­ondly, as to whether Dowd­stown

Char­lie had im­peded the run­ning of Dubai­in­style for some dis­tance near the 100m. When Stew­ards were sat­is­fied there were not suf­fi­cient grounds, hav­ing re­gard to the mar­gin be­tween the two horses at the fin­ish, cor­rect weight was de­clared. Slow to be­gin. Dowd­stown Char­lie – slow to be­gin. Zero To Ten shortly af­ter straight­en­ing was in­con­ve­nienced when Dowd­stown Char­lie shifted out away from Dubai­in­style. When ques­tioned re­gard­ing her rid­ing of the geld­ing, App. D Panya stated that her in­struc­tions had been to lead, how­ever if an­other run­ner had shown in­tent to take that po­si­tion, she was al­low her mount to set­tle be­hind the lead. Trainer Mr J Sco­bie con­firmed the in­struc­tions. App. Panya added that, af­ter ob­tain­ing the lead in the early stages, her mount was in­clined to over­race and, with the geld­ing step­ping up to 2000m for the first time, she elected to take hold of her mount and al­low Dubai­in­style to cross the lead near the 1500m. She said af­ter be­ing crossed Zero To Ten con­tin­ued to over­race and con­se­quently she then con­tem­plated com­ing to the out­side of Dubai­in­style, how­ever when Dowd­stown Char­lie im­proved to her out­side she was obliged re­main racing on the back of Dubai­in­style af­ter her mount and Dowd­stown Char­lie made con­tact near the 1300m. App. Panya fur­ther stated that as her mount con­tin­ued to over­race she elected take hold of her so as not be too close to the heels of Dubai­in­style, how­ever, her mount then got its head up and lost ad­di­tional ground, which then al­lowed Dowd­stown Char­lie to take up a po­si­tion on the rail in ad­vance of her. Stew­ards ad­vised App. Panya that she had erred in the early stages in that, af­ter be­ing crossed by Dubai­in­style, she did not re­act soon enough to take up a po­si­tion out­side the leader, Dubai­in­style and, sec­ondly, she had shown poor judge­ment in al­low­ing her mount to lose its po­si­tion on the back of Dubai­in­style, which re­sulted in the even­tual win­ner, Dowd­stown Char­lie, ob­tain­ing cover and then re­quir­ing Zero To Ten hav­ing to be taken three wide from the 700m to im­prove into the race. Thun­der Down Un­der – laid in un­der pres­sure in straight. Dure – a post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the geld­ing to be lame in the near-fore­leg. Trainer M Smith was ad­vised a vet­eri­nary clear­ance would be re­quired prior to Dure racing again.

RACE 3: High Mist – af­ter be­ing loaded into the bar­rier, got its near-hind leg up on the par­ti­tion for a short pe­riod. The colt was in­spected by the Club’s Vet­eri­nary Of­fi­cer and passed fit to start. When ques­tioned, rider H Bow­man stated that prior speak­ing to trainer Mr C Waller he had an­tic­i­pated tak­ing up a more for­ward po­si­tion on the colt, how­ever he had been in­structed by Mr Waller to en­deav­our to take up a po­si­tion fourth or fifth in the run. He added High Mist com­menced rea­son­ably well, but he would have had to make some use of his mount to take up a for­ward po­si­tion and as a con­se­quence he elected to al­low the colt to race where com­fort­able to­wards the rear of field. When ques­tioned re­gard­ing his rid­ing in early part of the straight, he stated that af­ter fol­low­ing Swear mak­ing the home turn, he im­proved to that run­ner’s in­side and onto back of Sky­light Glow. H Bow­man fur­ther stated that given the slow early tempo he had ex­pected Sky­light Glow to im­prove shortly af­ter straight­en­ing and for this rea­son he elected to re­main racing on the back of that run­ner for a short dis­tance. He said some dis­tance af­ter straight­en­ing he elected to go to the in­side of Sky­light Glow in an en­deav­our ob­tain clear run­ning be­tween that run­ner and Shazee Lee, how­ever when Sky­light Glow shifted back in slightly he be­came awk­ward on the heels of that run­ner whereby had to check, which re­sulted in his mount shift­ing in and mak­ing sig­nif­i­cant con­tact with Shazee Lee and be­com­ing badly un­bal­anced. When ques­tioned as to whether there was an op­por­tu­nity to im­prove to the out­side of Sky­light Glow, H Bow­man stated his de­ci­sion to shift to the in­side was in­flu­enced by trainer Mr C Waller ad­vis­ing him that in his view the go­ing to­wards the rail was su­pe­rior and, fur­ther given that Sky­light Glow had ini­tially shifted out on straight­en­ing, he felt that was the best op­tion in the cir­cum­stances, although con­ced­ing there may have been an op­por­tu­nity to come the out­side of Sky­light Glow. Trainer Mr C Waller con­firmed in­struc­tions is­sued and in­di­cated in his view he did feel the in­side go­ing was su­pe­rior. Shazee Lee – over­raced in early stages. Bit Dusty – rider T Clark stated that, with the geld­ing step­ping up in grade to­day, in his view it raced some­what green and would de­rive ben­e­fit from to­day’s per­for­mance. He added in his opin­ion it may be bet­ter to drop the geld­ing back to weaker com­pany, whereby it can gain some race ex­pe­ri­ence. A post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion did not re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

RACE 4: Squiden­squizz – the start of the race was de­layed when geld­ing shifted its near-hind plate, which ne­ces­si­tated it be­ing re­fit­ted in the tie-up stalls. Slow to be­gin. Rider T Clark stated his mount was in­clined to over­race through­out the early and mid­dle stages and in his view, step­ping back in dis­tance to­day from 1600m last start, raced dour. He added Squiden­squizz would also ben­e­fit from be­ing taken to the out­side to make its run in clear go­ing. A post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion did not re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Galaxy War­rior – slow to be­gin. Link­ing up with the course proper Com­ing In Hot shifted out and car­ried Galaxy War­rior wider. High Tec – slow to be­gin. Grand Rouge – No When To Hold Em – link­ing up with the course proper com­menced to over­race and im­proved onto the heels of Grand Rouge and was stead­ied. Try­ing – rider K O’Hara stated that she caught wide in the mid­dle stages and as a con­se­quence leav­ing the 700m she elected to re­strain to take up a po­si­tion on back of Eurella Flight. She added as soon as she ob­tained cover her mount be­came awk­ward in its ac­tion and from that point did not re­spond to her rid­ing and con­se­quently fin­ished well back. A post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion did not re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Trainer Mr N Gardner stated in his view when Try­ing was re­strained back to­wards the rear of the field the geld­ing failed to stretch out when tempo race in­creased. He added in his opin­ion, although the geld­ing had some wet track form, it may not have ap­pre­ci­ated the heavy go­ing. Mr Gardner un­der­took to re­port back to Stew­ards on the progress of Try­ing sub­se­quent the race.

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