STEWARDS REPORT: Flemington 10/9/2016
Race 1: Lucques - after making contact with the gate leaving the mounting yard, underwent a veterinary examination behind the barriers and was passed suitable to race. Refectory (IRE) - slow begin. Manalapan (IRE) - raced wide in the early stages before gaining a position outside the leader near the 1600m. Try Four - had to be checked near the 600m avoid the heels of Manalapan (IRE), which was weakening whilst racing tight to the inside of Black Tomahawk. When laying in shifted outside Refectory (IRE) near the 50m to gain clear running. Rider Michael Dee was fined $200 for using his whip six times prior to the 100m and in assessing penalty Stewards took into account his recent record. Coulson - rider Regan Bayliss was severely reprimanded and reminded of his obligations when using whip on a horse that is out of contention. Black Tomahawk - rider Craig Williams was questioned regarding his tactics adopted in the home straight on the final occasion. He explained he was given specific instructions to ensure that his mount is
its best chance to win by putting it under pressure inside the final 200m, as it failed to finish its race off at its last start at Moonee Valley on August 20th after being put under pressure at a much earlier stage of the race. He added that once he did put his mount under pressure inside the 200m his mount was unable to overhaul the eventual winner, Lucques. He added that after having that horse covered at the 200m his mount failed to strongly stay the trip. O’lonera - rider Dwayne Dunn stated in his opinion the gelding had come to end of its preparation. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities and a swab sample was taken for analysis.
Race 2: Vienna Waltz - began awkwardly. Flying Jess - began awkwardly. Angasi Beyond The Dream - slow to begin. Super Too raced greenly over the concluding stages and approaching the winning post shied. Getemhel (NZ) - rider Patrick Moloney reported his mount wasn’t suited by the straight track. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Kinetic Design - rider Ben Melham was of the opinion his mount had come to the end of its preparation. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Race 3: Inspired Estelle - connections advised would be ridden quieter today from the wide draw; began awkwardly when restrained at
start and was slow into stride before then settling the rear of the field. Tessera - connections advised would be ridden further forward; settled behind the leading horses. Awake In Grinzing (NZ) - connections advised would be ridden back; settled worse than mid-field. Held up for clear running from the 350m until near the 200m. When questioned regarding his tactics, rider Ben Melham explained that when the gelding won at its first start at Sandown on July 27th it came from back in the field and then at its next start on August 27th Caulfield was disappointing after taking up a forward position, hence the tactics that were notified today to try and settle the gelding in the early stages. He added that his main priority in the early stages was to carry out those instructions and was endeavouring maintain a position behind Captain Duffy in the early stages, however he was unable to hold that position after passing the 1200m and elected go to fence rather than risking his mount over-racing by getting into a duel with Throssell which was endeavouring to take the same position. He confirmed that he had difficulty in gaining clear running and that his mount was only tested over the final 200m of the race when eventually gaining clear running and at that time also wanting to hang in to the point where he had stop riding over the concluding stages to avoid the heels of Revolving Door. Yu Long Sheng Hui - slow to begin. Over-raced through the middle stages. Rider Damien Oliver was of the opinion his mount may race better as a gelding. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Urban Ruler - began awkwardly. Throssell
Captain Duffy - inconvenienced approaching the 800m when taken out off its course by Jackson. Jackson - raced three wide without cover from the 800m. Seaburge held up for clear running 500m until the 200m.
Race 4: Hi World - steadied near the 400m when tightened for room between Wales and Riziz (Dom Tourneur) which shifted out before being straightened by its rider. Bon Aurum - shifted in slightly at the 400m and made contact with Ulmann which unbalanced Bon Aurum. Pride Of Brooklyn - rider Craig Newitt reported his mount would now be spelled.
Race 5: Hardham - checked at the start when tightened for room by Valliano which shifted out. Archives - began awkwardly. Samara Dancer ( NZ) - commenced awkwardly. Trenchant - hung out. Rider Michael Dee was severely reprimanded for using his whip six times prior to the 100m and in assessing matter Stewards took into account his mount’s racing manners. Defcon - rider Dwayne Dunn was of the opinion his mount would be better ridden with cover and may not be suited on the straight course. A post race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame in the near foreleg and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again. A swab sample was also taken for analysis. Dreams Aplenty - rider Bobby El-Issa reported the gelding was disappointing and failed to respond to his riding in the straight and added it may not be suited to the straight course. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in near foreleg and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.
Race 6: Xtravagant (NZ) - Stewards inquired into a report from the Compliance Assurance Team, who conducted a race day stable inspection yesterday morning at the stable of visiting trainer Mr Stephen Autridge. It was established that 30 milligrams of Neutradex, an alkalinising agent, was given to Xtravagant (NZ) that morning which is in breach of AR178AA(2)(c) which prohibits the administration of alkalinising products within one clear day of racing. After taking into account advice from the RV veterinary department that 30 milligrams of Neutradex would have a negligible effect on elevating the TCO2 of Xtravagant (NZ) in these circumstances, Stewards permitted the horse to start in the race and a pre-race blood and urine samples were taken. Mr Autridge was fined the sum of $500. Performed poorly and was eased down from 250m. Rider Damien Oliver stated his mount didn’t feel right in its action during the race and may be better suited around a turn, however said the horse pulled up well and its action and felt fine on return to scale. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr Autridge explained the horse had difficulty racing in anti-clockwise direction previously and he could only attribute the disappointing performance to the conditions of straight course racing and would end
carry out further veterinary tests on the horse notify Stewards of results in due course. The Monstar - began awkwardly. Hung out. Rider Winona Costin stated she was instructed to position the gelding on the inside section of the track however she had some difficulty in racing on
rail as she had intended as the gelding was inclined to lay outwards. Trainer Mr Brett Cavanough confirmed the instructions to race on inside of the track due to
barrier draw. We’ve Got This - stood flat footed and was slow to begin and a warning will be placed on the gelding’s record. Astro Castro - slow to begin. Rider Jason Benbow said his mount made an unusual respiratory noise. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Kinglike - rider Chris Parnham said his mount raced too fresh and failed to respond to his riding in the straight. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Faatinah - rider Regan Bayliss was fined $500 for using his whip eight times prior to the 100m and in assessing
matter Stewards took into account his recent record and that he won the race. Tivaci - rider Patrick Moloney was fined $200 for using his whip eight times prior to the 100m and in assessing matter Stewards took into account he ran second in the race.
Race 7: Jacquinot Bay - connections advised would be ridden more forward with the expected lack of speed; settled behind the leading horses. Rider Nick Hall was severely reprimanded for using his whip six times prior to the 100m and in assessing matter Stewards took into account his good recent record. Tarzino (NZ) - slow to begin. Rider Craig Newitt reported his mount over-raced and although he raced on the fence he had no cover which
believes was detrimental to his chances today. Black Heart Bart - began awkwardly. Alpine Eagle - hung -in in the straight and was checked away from the heels of Our Ivanhowe (GER) at the 70m. Sofia Rosa (NZ) - hung out in the straight. Rising Romance - rider Damian Lane could offer no explanation for the performance which was below expectations. Entirely Platinum (NZ) - rider Dwayne Dunn reported his mount wasn’t suited by todays track conditions.
Race 8: All Cerise - connections advised would be ridden back. Checked passing the 1300m after having been restrained and shifting in across the heels of Egypt to avoid that horse’s heels. Rider Daniel Stackhouse was severely reprimanded for his lack of care and the manner in which he permitted his mount to shift in across heels. Thames Court - began awkwardly. Over-raced in the early stages and near
1000m was checked out across the heels of Champagne Cocktail. Jessy Belle - clipped the heels of French Emotion near 1300m after having shifted out towards that mare’s heels. Badawiya - got its head up when overracing in the middle stages. Rider Craig Newitt stated in his opinion mare didn’t appreciate the 59kg carried today. Champagne Cocktail - raced wide without cover. Steadied at the 350m when tightened for room between Rockolicious and Manageress which had shifted out. French Emotion - raced wide without cover. Egypt - held up for clear running from the 400m until approaching 200m. Metaphorical - had difficulty obtaining clear running from the 400m until shifting out passing the 200m.
Race 9: Hans Holbein (GB) - connections advised would be ridden more positive; led. Eased down in the straight. Rider Katelyn Mallyon could offer no explanation for the performance. An irregular heart rhythm was detected on post race veterinary examination. The horse shall not start in any race until the Stewards have received a satisfactory veterinary report. The report must include the results of an ECG performed at rest and cardiac auscultation performed within 30 minutes of completing a satisfactory gallop of at least 1000m. De Little Engine - slow to begin. Pilote D’essai (GB) - over-raced through the middle stages. Rider Dwayne Dunn reported his mount raced too keenly with the addition of winkers. Shimrano (GER) - steadied at 500m to avoid the heels of Prima (NZ) (Ben Thompson) which shifted out to avoid Hans Holbein (GB) which was giving ground. Prima (NZ) - apprentice Ben Thompson severely reprimanded for shifting out at the 500m.