STEW­ARDS RE­PORT: Doomben 10/9/2016

The Sportsman Midweek - - Detailed Formguide For Doomben -

Race 1: HANDY­MAN BOB – Held up for clear run­ning round­ing the home turn. THE CON­SPIR­A­TOR – Held up ap­proach­ing and round­ing the home turn. DON’T TEASE ME – Raced 3 wide with­out cover. THE STOREMAN When ques­tioned re­gard­ing the per­for­mance, jockey R. Fradd ex­plained that the geld­ing trav­elled com­fort­ably but did not re­spond to his rid­ing round­ing the home turn and weak­ened in straight, which he at­trib­uted to the soft track con­di­tions.

Race 2: HEROIC AC­TION – Jumped very awk­wardly and lost sig­nif­i­cant ground. Had to be eased to avoid the heels of MIS­HANI GLA­DI­A­TOR. Jockey B. Ste­wart, rider GLA­DI­A­TOR, was rep­ri­manded and ad­vised to pro­vide greater clear­ance his fel­low rid­ers in fu­ture. MIS­HANI GLA­DI­A­TOR – When asked to com­ment on the per­for­mance of the geld­ing, jockey B. Ste­wart stated that he set­tled fur­ther back in the field than an­tic­i­pated, how­ever the horse’s per­for­mance was dis­ap­point­ing to­day. SHOULDA TO SHOULDA – Raced 3 wide with­out cover through­out. BIZARRE ROCK in re­stricted room for some dis­tance pass­ing the 500m be­tween MIS­HANI GLA­DI­A­TOR and BELLE EX­PRESS.

Race 3: Stew­ards opened an in­quiry into the rid­ing tac­tics adopted by ap­pren­tice B. Grylls, rider of RANKED, and ap­pren­tice J. Oliver, rider of BLACK JAG, where both run­ners set a fast tempo when chal­leng­ing for the lead in the mid­dle stages. Stew­ards took ev­i­dence from both ap­pren­tices and trainer Mr J. Wal­lace (RANKED) and trainer Mr T. Whit­ting­ton (BLACK JAG). The in­quiry was ad­journed to al­low stew­ards to con­sider the sec­tional times at the rel­e­vant stage of the race and to al­low the masters of both ap­pren­tices to be present. CRAM­MING – Jockey B. Ste­wart ad­vised that the geld­ing did not ap­pre­ci­ate soft track con­di­tions to­day. BLACK JAG – A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed slight sore­ness to the near fore fet­lock. RANKED – A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the geld­ing to be suf­fer­ing from thumps, and had a slow post race re­cov­ery.

Race 4: LIPSYNC – Over­raced in the early stages. DIVINE DICE – Shifted out when steady­ing from heels pass­ing the 800m. EXCALIBRATOR – Raced 3 wide with­out cover and hung out badly from the 500m and made the home turn ex­tremely wide. Trainer H. Page was ad­vised that the geld­ing must com­pete in an of­fi­cial trial prior to rac­ing again DAP­PER ONE – Dis­ap­pointed for a run near the 300m and was obliged to al­ter course to the in­side of THUN­DER RAIDER in or­der im­prove.

Race 5: ROYAL OC­CA­SION – Slow to be­gin. KUD­ERO Over­raced in the early stages. UR­BAN KNIGHT – Over­raced in the early stages and near 800m had to be re­strained from heels of BIG TREE. BIG TREE – Laid out round­ing the home turn. PRO­FILER – Raced 3 wide with­out cover. TRUE ROYAL – Raced 3 wide through­out. STEW­ARDS IN­SPECTED THE TRACK FOL­LOW­ING a STORM, WHICH IN­CLUDED HEAVY RAIN­FALL. THE IN­SPEC­TION RE­VEALED SUR­FACE WATER ON TRACK. AS THE STORM HAD CLEARED, STEW­ARDS MADE DE­CI­SION TO FUR­THER IN­SPECT TH TRACK AT 4 PM. FOL­LOW­ING THIS IN­SPEC­TION, THE WAS STILL UN­SUIT­ABLE TO RACE DUE TO SUR­FACE WATER BE­ING PRESENT AND SAFETY CON­CERNS FOR ALL PAR­TIC­I­PANTS THE MEET­ING WAS ABAN­DONED AT 4 PM.

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