STEWARDS REPORT: Eagle Farm 3/9/2016
Race 1: HEARTS HONOUR – Lost the off fore plate in running. SON OF A BRUT
Jumped awkwardly. Raced wide without cover from the 1000m. Laid in under pressure in the straight. GENERAL COS – Apprentice E. Ljung was fined $200 for using the whip 8 times prior to the 100m. MADLUCE MISSILE – Slow to begin and then shifted out abruptly, almost dislodging its rider. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer C. Anderson was advised that a warning would be placed on the horse’s manners. SHUDA KNOWN BETTER – Held up rounding the home turn.
Race 2: DENONINATOR – Raced wide without cover throughout. SAN TELMO – Held up rounding the home turn. RISING LUCK – Slow to begin. Pulled hard in early stages. DAME VAN WINKLE – Shifted in approaching the 2000m and bumped another runner. MARAU DAZE – Pulled hard in the early stages. ROGALI – Bumped approaching the 200m.
Race 3: UMGENI – Slow to begin. FIRE WITHIN Raced in restricted room near the 1300m and had to be steadied. TAMARIZ – Raced wide throughout without cover. Following the running of this event the track was upgraded to SOFT 7.
Race 4: NEUSCHWANSTEIN – Raced wide without cover. MAGNUS COR – Got its head up and tended to overrace when being steadied approaching the first turn. Finished a distant last. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the horse had bled from both nostrils. Trainer S. O’Dea was advised that the horse would be ineligible to race for 3 months, and prior resuming racing must gallop satisfactorily over 1000m in the presence of a steward.
Race 5: DYLAN’S LUCK – Raced wide without cover. GO GET SUM – Raced wide throughout. Steadied when tightened for room whilst tiring approaching the 100m. THE VIRGINIAN – Late scratching at 1.20 pm for veterinary reasons. SHAM FRANCISCO – Near the 800m had to be restrained away from the heels of HIGH COST (E. Ljung), which shifted in when not fully clear. E. Ljung was reprimanded.
Race 6: SALUTER – Late scratching at 1.10 pm for veterinary reasons. ROCKY KING – Trainer T. Bourke was questioned regarding the horse’s improved performance. He stated that he was disappointed with the rider’s efforts at the horse’s previous start on 13 August as the gelding tended to overrace when being restrained behind leader. He added that ROCKY KING, prior to start, had won a trial over 1270m at the Sunshine Coast in good fashion. The explanation was noted. EL SASSO – M. Cahill was questioned regarding his riding of EL in the early stages. He stated that he was instructed by the Snowdens to attempt to get cover and did that immediately after leaving the barriers. He added that EL SASSO, when being steadied, was inclined to overrace and after leaving the 1000m was inconvenienced by ELLAWISDOM, which shifted out to his inside, resulting in his mount being forced wider. He further added that he believed that in the early stages of the straight he felt his mount was better suited improving to the inside as was of the opinion that today’s racing suited horses racing between 2 and 6 wide, however, in his opinion EL SASSO only finished the race off moderately. Trainer Paul Snowdon, when contacted, confirmed the instructions and indicated that EL SASSO, when exposed early, pulls very hard does not finish races off and the stable had given instructions to jockey Cahill to find cover. He added that the tempo of today’s race, when it developed into a sprint home, did not suit the horse and added that he was satisfied with jockey Cahill’s riding of the horse in the straight, particularly saving ground to the inside.
Race 7: AMEXED – Lost the off fore plate in running. SPURTONIC – Finished a distant last. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer S. O’Dea advised stewards that the gelding would now be retired. ALPHA BEAT – Connections advised that the horse would be ridden in a forward position, possibly
lead, if circumstances permit. The horse led early and then settled behind the leaders passing the 1000m. MR EPIC – Raced wide in early stages until allowed to stride forward to take up the lead approaching the 1000m. ANGEL DANCER – Raced wide without cover after leaving the 1000m. J. Lloyd reported at scale that his mount was bumped on several occasions leaving the 1000m by BODEGA NEGRA to his inside. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow post-race recovery. DESERT GENERAL – Raced wide without cover in the early stages and was then ridden forward passing the 1000m and obtained the position outside the leader near the 900m. RETUNE – As apprentice M. McGillivray was unable to claim any of his allowance, S. Fawke was substituted as rider. M. McGillivray was fined $100.
Race 8: ZIGGY WILLIE – Raced wide without cover from the 1000m. YABA DABL DOYA – from the MR JETSET Raced wide without cover
1000m. REVALDOR – When questioned regarding the horse’s performance, apprentice A. Denby stated that her mount never travelled comfortably, did not handle the track conditions today and dipped on several occasions in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. KATELETTE – Had to be steadied away from heels approaching the 1000m.