CAN­TER­BURY: What the stew­ards said

The Sportsman Midweek - - Chartform -

Race 1: 3 BOOROOJ 7/06/2017 Can­ter­bury Park Shortly af­ter the start was briefly tight­ened. Held up mak­ing the home turn. 6 MAN­I­CURE 31/05/2017 War­wick Farm Bumped with another rnr on jump­ing. Near 200m was se­verely checked af­ter be­ing dis­ap­pointed for a run to in­side of another. Rdr std round­ing h/t another rnr com­menced to hang out & as he felt that filly, which was un­der pres­sure would cont to shift wider he elected to at­tempt to imp to its in­side along rail & when that rnr shifted back in his mount was se­verely checked. Added af­ter mount lost con­sid­er­able ground in in­ci­dent, he did not ride it out there­after. A post race vet exam rev no abs.

Race 2: 4 CATESBY 14/06/2017 Can­ter­bury Park L/Scr 12.53pm on vet ad­vice when was struck its head in bar­ri­ers. Trainer was ad­vised a vet clear­ance would be re­quired prior to rac­ing again. Vet clear­ance re­ceived. 12 WE COULD BE HE­ROES 7/06/2017 Can­ter­bury Park Be­gan awk­wardly and shortly af­ter the start was crowded.

Race 3: 1 SOLEADO (NZ) 2/06/2017 Wagga Missed the start (4L). Trainer was ad­vised a warn­ing would be placed on the geld­ings record for be­ing slow to be­gin. Raced in re­stricted room from the 400m to the 250m. Held up over the con­clud­ing stages. A post-race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion did not re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. 2 LEUCURA 7/06/2017 Can­ter­bury Park Raced keenly in the early stages & pass­ing the 1300m, was stead­ied when awk­wardly po­si­tioned close to heels. Con­tin­ued to race keenly for some dis­tance there­after and ap­proach­ing the 1100m, was checked away from heels.

Race 4: 1 SAN PABLO 24/05/2017 Can­ter­bury Park Near 200m shifted in and brushed another run­ner. 2 VAU­CLUSE BAY 10/06/2017 Royal Rand­wick Rider stated that the geld­ing trav­elled com­fort­ably in be­hind the lead­ers in a slowly run event. Added when the tempo in­creased near 600m his mount could not pick up on the heavy track con­di­tions & this was the only ex­cuse he could of­fer for to­day’s dis­ap­point­ing run. A post race vet exam did not re­veal any abs. 3 PROMETHEUS 10/06/2017 Royal Rand­wick A post race vet exam re­vealed the geld­ing lost its near-hind plate in run­ning. 6 WORD GAMES 7/06/2017 Can­ter­bury Park Stew­ards ap­proved an ap­pli­ca­tion to re­move Blink­ers to the last start win­ner on the ba­sis that trainer was of opin­ion filly had worked bet­ter with­out the gear and is step­ping up in dis­tance at its next start. 7 HIGHLEIGH 1/06/2017 Gos­ford COT - To be rid­den fur­ther for­ward with op­tion to lead; set­tled mid­field. Shortly af­ter the 1300m had to be stead­ied. 8 EARTH 14/06/2017 Can­ter­bury Park Stood flat footed at the start and lost ground (2L). Near the 1000m, shifted in and brushed the run­ning rail. 10 DOMED 5/06/2017 Goul­burn Held up un­til pass­ing the 300m and had to be an­gled out near the 200m cont into clear run­ning. 11 DELACROIX 11/06/2017 Hawkes­bury COT - To be rid­den fur­ther for­ward; set­tled off pace. Raced keenly in the early and mid­dle stages.

Race 5: 2 EL NOVIO 10/06/2017 Royal Rand­wick Slow to be­gin. Rdr std, mount missed start slightly which re­sulted in geld­ing set­tling a lit­tle fur­ther back than in­tended & in ad­di­tion re­sult­ing in him hav­ing to travel along rail. Added in his view, geld be­ing forced

race on in­fe­rior go­ing was only explanation he could of­fer for to­day’s perf. A post race vet exam did not rev any abs. Sta­ble rep un­der­took to report back. Rep since re­ported was sat­is­fied with post-race cond of geld & sta­bles in­ten­tions are to cont its prep. 4 THE GET­AWAY 4/06/2017 Dubbo Slow to be­gin; stead­ied over the fi­nal stages 5 PROMAS 7/06/2017 Can­ter­bury Park Slow to be­gin. 6 ALFDEN 9/06/2017 Can­berra Ac­ton When quest rdr std in­str have mount rac­ing where com­fort and af­ter obt pos in early stgs back in field, at 1500m when speed slowed mount pulled hard and al­lowed to stride fwd in mid stgs. Added did not cont to cross to the lead closer to the rail as due prev rac­ing his­tory he be­lieved to have done so would not have been in the gelds in­ter­ests. Co trnr con­firmed in­str, ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion with mid stgs in­so­far as his opin­ion that geld can lose fo­cus by find­ing the front too soon. 7 I’M BUL­LET­PROOF 7/06/2017 Can­ter­bury Park Be­gan awk­wardly and then shortly af­ter the start was crowded.

Race 6: 1 PICARDY ROSE 3/06/2017 Rose­hill Gar­dens Near the 150m, when be­ing rid­den out, shifted out across the heels of another run­ner and had to be briefly stead­ied. 4 SHARP­NESS 31/05/2017 War­wick Farm Be­gan awk­wardly. 1st past post protested against 2nd - Dis­missed. Shortly af­ter straight­en­ing shifted out and made con­tact with another run­ner on two oc­ca­sions. Near 200m was taken out onto run­ner. 6 CAN DREAM 27/05/2017 Royal Rand­wick Laid in when placed un­der pres­sure over the fi­nal 250m. 10 FAST ARLI 27/05/2017 Royal Rand­wick Rdr std he was in­structed to take up a for­ward po­si­tion prefer­ably with cover. Said was able ob­tain pos one off in the early stages, whereby his mount in­clined to race keenly. Added when Rnr shifted to the fence his mount had con­tin­ued to race keenly, would not set­tle and soon af­ter leav­ing the 1000m Rnr shifted off, tak­ing his mount three wide with­out cover.

Race 7: 4 CLEEVE HILL 7/06/2017 Can­ter­bury Park Af­ter be­ing slow to be­gin, was crowded shortly af­ter the start. 5 COOLCRAFT 10/06/2017 Kem­bla Grange Be­gan very awk­wardly and, as a re­sult lost ground (2L). 11 SURFIN’ SA­FARI 24/05/2017 Can­ter­bury Park Raced wide & with­out cover through­out. De­spite be­ing rid­den along in early stages failed to muster speed & set­tled to­wards the rear of field. Hung out near 400m. Near 250m was checked and lost its run­ning. A post race vet exam re­vealed no abs. 12 ZIN ZAN ELSIE 7/06/2017 Can­ter­bury Park A post race vet exam re­vealed no abs. 14 BANUELO 7/06/2017 Can­ter­bury Park Slow to be­gin. 17e PHUKET 11/06/2017 Hawkes­bury Laid out un­der pres­sure over the fi­nal 200m.

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