STEWARDS REPORT: Randwick 24/6/2017
RACE 1: Music Addition – prior to the declaration of correct weight Stewards considered as to whether there were grounds for objection against 3rd placegetter Star Galaxy, following Star Galaxy shifting out inside the 100m momentarily, taking Music Addition wider. When Stewards were satisfied that as Star Galaxy shifted out it was racing behind Music Addition and once both runners balanced up near the 50m, Star Galaxy then was able to make ground to take 3rd placing. Stewards were of the view there were not sufficient grounds to lodge an objection and correct weight was declared. Approaching the 600m had to be steadied when crowded by Star Galaxy (G Schofield), which shifted in not clear. G Schofield was advised to exercise more care. Coorg – slow to begin. Florid – slow begin. Hung out making the home turn. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Evict – began awkwardly. Rider B Avdulla stated his mount never travelled on the heavy track conditions and a number of occasions in middle stages blundered the going. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Last Starfighter – on straightening, when inclined to race greenly, shifted in towards the running rail and became unbalanced.
RACE 2: O’Rachael – fractious in the barrier prior to the start being effected. A postrace veterinary examination revealed a small laceration to the left lower lip. Cadogan – after being slow to begin, was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. The Pharoah – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Peaceful Sea – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Ghostly – when questioned, rider B Avdulla stated he was issued with no specific instructions, other than to ride his mount where comfortable. He said when his mount jumped only fairly he elected to take up a position back in the field to ensure his mount was able obtain cover. He added, whilst he contemplated in the early stages following Jeanneau, when was concerned that Jeanneau would be able to take up a position one off, which would have resulted in his mount being exposed wide without cover, he elected to take up a position on the back of Aquatic to ensure that he had cover. B Avdulla said that nearing the 800m, when was satisfied that Jeanneau going to remain three wide, he then elected to shift off to a three wide position, whereby was able obtain cover. He further stated that making the home turn he commenced to shift to the outside of Jeanneau and on straightening was momentarily hampered when was taken out by Aquatic. He said in his opinion his mount was forced to race in the inferior going out wide, whereby it found it difficult make up ground, particularly with the slow early pace, and once his mount was able to shift in closer to the rail near the 100m, he was able to take more ground from the winner Memes. Trainer Mr D Beadman advised he instructed rider at its most recent start to be positive in the early stages as the race looked to lack a genuine tempo. He said today, with envisaged good early speed, whilst not giving any specific instructions, he did advise B Avdulla to ensure the gelding had some cover.
RACE 3: Stilettoed Vixen – slow to begin and then, despite being ridden along, did not muster speed. Inclined to overrace in the early stages. Heavenly Anna – when questioned, J Ford stated he was issued with no specific instructions. He said soon after the start he endeavoured to take a trailing position one off fence behind Labdien in order to attempt to obtain cover. He added, when the tempo of the race continued remain slow in early stages, his munt was inclined to overrace and despite his efforts he was not able to get on the back of Labdien. J Ford further stated that when Stilettoed Vixen and Reiby Rampart were able to improve to his inside near the 1200m, he was then obliged to race three wide without cover for the majority of the event. He said that, whilst his mount was obliged to race without cover, he felt in the circumstances the run was still somewhat disappointing and expressed view that the mare may have come to end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Labdien – a post-race veterinary examination the mare had dislodged lower incisor tooth. Reiby Rampart - when questioned regarding his riding making the home turn and as to whether there was an opportunity to improve to the outside, G Schofield stated that prior to the commencement of today’s meeting he had walked track, whereby he formed the view that a section of track wider than four off was inferior. He said accordingly, when issued with his instructions, he advised the connections his intention was to ride the mare and take runs
his inside. G Schofield further stated as a consequence, whilst he was aware that a spot was available on the back of Heavenly Anna making the home turn, he elected to wait and take a run between Labdien Love’s A Fantasy in the early part of the straight. He said, whilst his mount was racing in restricted room, he always able to ride his mount forward and, after shifting to the outside of Test The World near the 200m, his mount was able to finish the race off strongly in what he perceived as the better going. Love’s A Fantasy – rider App. J Innes Jr reported that his whip became caught underneath the breast plate as the start was effected and for this reason near the 1100m he was obliged to alter his hold on the rein place whip in correct position.
RACE 4: Bulala – trainer Mr P J Morgan was fined $50 for failing to produce the Thoroughbred Identity Card for the gelding. Over the final 75m could not be properly tested when Runway Ready shifted in towards his running. Conniving – jumped awkwardly. Atlantic Sentinel – began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Unyielding. Leaving the 800m was crowded for room when Plucky Star shifted in and away from Runway Ready. Rider App. A Adkins stated that the gelding travelled well in run and was inconvenienced at 800m when crowded. He said the only explanation he could offer for today’s performance was that the gelding may have come to end of its preparation and was not entirely comfortable on today’s heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr K Dryden undertook to report back on the progress and the future race plans for Atlantic Sentinel in days subsequent. Barricade – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. On straightening became awkward on the heels of Plucky Star when being shifted to that runner’s outside to obtain clear running. Inclined
race greenly in the straight over the final 200m, hung in and proved difficult to ride out. Runway Ready – raced wide without cover after the 800m. Near the 200m became unbalanced when bumped by Barricade, which shifted in. Vee Eight – overraced in the middle stages and approaching the 600m when being restrained away from the heels of Conniving, which shifted out, resulting in Runway Ready being carried wider. Unyielding – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
RACE 5: Epsom Hill – knuckled on jumping. Making the home turn hung out and shifted wider on the track. Collateral – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. Get On The Grange – raced keenly in the middle stages, resulting its rider App. J Innes Jr allowing gelding to stride forward near the 900m, whereby it raced wide without cover for the remainder of the event. Taken wider on the home turn when Epsom Hill hung out. Northern Journey - taken wider on the home turn when Epsom Hill hung out. Near the 150m was crowded between
and Get On The Grange (App. J Innes Jr), which shifted in. App. Jr was advised to exercise more care. Over the concluding stages was inconvenienced when Epsom Hill shifted out slightly. Danjeu – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Richard Of Yorke – rider B Avdulla stated the gelding travelled comfortably in the lead, setting only a moderate early tempo. He advised near 600m his mount commenced to give ground and when he was concerned something may have been amiss with it, as they made the home turn he eased it down from that point. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr C Waller advised that Richard Of Yorke had pleased the stable since its last start over 3200m on 10 June 2017. He could offer no explanation for today’s disappointing performance. Mr Waller undertook to report back to the Stewards the results of a full veterinary examination when gelding returns to the stables. Stewards ruled that Richard Of Yorke must trial satisfactorily prior to being permitted to race again. Subsequent
Race 9 Mr Waller advised that a endoscopic examination
was conducted on return to the stables revealed that Richard Of Yorke was displaying mucous in its lungs. Mr Waller advised that Richard Of Yorke will now undergo treatment and he will furnish a veterinary clearance prior to Richard Of Yorke barrier trialling.