STEWARDS REPORT: Randwick 24/6/2017
RACE 6: Old North – slow to begin. Rounding the home turn raced in restricted room between Loophole and Berry Delicious (K O’Hara) as that runner commenced to shift out. In this incident Old North was reluctant to hold its position between those two runners and as a consequence became unbalanced and lost ground. On straightening Old North was then steadied away from the heels of Berry Delicious (K O’Hara) when that runner shifted out not clear. K O’Hara was reprimanded and advised to ensure she is sufficiently clear when shifting ground. Rider B Avdulla stated his intention was to take up a forward position on the gelding, but after being slow to begin, he elected to ride his mount towards the back of the field. He said that Old North was unsuited by moderate early tempo, but was still disappointing in tis failure to finish the race off. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Loophole – slow to begin. Overraced in the middle stages and for some distance near the 1000m was restrained from heels of Liapari. Rider B Spriggs accidentally dropped his whip at the 200m. Destiny’s Kiss – slow to begin. Sultan Of Swing inclined to lay in in the early part of the straight and was reluctant to proceed into clear running the outside of Sound Proposition for some distance after 300m. App. J Innes Jr was reminded of his obligation to ride his mounts out fully to the finish of the race. Berry Delicious – rider K O’Hara stated the only excuse she could offer for disappointing run was
mare was unsuited by the moderate early tempo. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
RACE 7: Wouldnt It Be Nice – began awkwardly and made contact with Ninth Legion. Overraced in the middle stages and near 800m was checked away from heels of Kudero. Ninth Legion – rider J Ford stated he had intended to take up a more forward position, however, after not showing the necessary speed in the early stages, he raced further back than intended. He added Ninth Legion did not handle today’s heavy track conditions, particularly when it was racing first up and back in the field where the gelding subject to kickback. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Inz‘N’Out – when questioned, App. J Innes Jr stated that his mount was able to take up a position in the lead and on straightening he elected shift off in order to find better going. He said under pressure in the straight the gelding failed to respond to his riding and weakened badly over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination gelding to be lame in the near-foreleg and displaying an elevated temperature and poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr G Ryan stated Inz‘N’Out had pleased the stable leading into today’s race and in particular galloped strongly last Tuesday, 20 June 2017. He added in his opinion the gelding had not appreciated racing on heavy tracks. Stewards advised Mr Ryan that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Inz‘N’Out barrier trialling the satisfaction of Stewards. Kudero – rider C Reith explained that for some distance after the 300m, whilst positioned between Tessara and Wouldnt It Be Nice, Kudero despite his efforts was reluctant to proceed between those runners and it was not until approaching the 100m that he was able to shift to the outside of Wouldnt It Be Nice, but when placed his mount under pressure it responded well and closed off in his opinion satisfactorily.
RACE 8: Gold Ambition – stood flat-footed as the start was effected, shifted in abruptly and lost ground (3L). Near the 800m, when being restrained from the heels of Level Eight, shifted in, made contact with the running rail and blundered. Staviva – began awkwardly and lost ground (3L). Rider R Hutchings stated that his mount travelled reasonably well in the run, albeit towards the rear of the field. He added when gelding struck a softer section of track near the 600m it became awkward in its action for a few strides and from this point failed to respond to his efforts in the straight he desisted from testing it. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Metallic Crown – slow to begin and shortly after the start was bumped by Wild ‘ N’ Famous. Rider G Schofield stated his mount was a little slow to begin and as consequence settled further back than he had intended. He added, when placed under pressure in the straight the gelding commenced to make ground when he shifted to outside of Recalculate, but then near the 150m had to be steadied when disappointed for clear running between Recalculate and Gold Ambition, which shifted in. G Schofield further stated that from this point Metallic Crown then commenced to give ground and when the gelding was not in a competitive position he desisted from riding it out over the concluding stages. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Level Eight – began awkwardly, made contact with the nearside portion of its barrier and lost ground (2L). Recalculate – began awkwardly. Rider A Hyeronimus stated the only excuse he could offer for the performance was gelding raced somewhat one-paced today and disappointing in its failure to finish the race off over the final 100m. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Wild ‘N’ Famous – rider App. N Heywood stated that his mount travelled reasonably well in the run, but could not quicken when asked for an effort in the straight. He added the only excuse he could offer was that the gelding was obliged to race on inside going, which commencing to chop up. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden advised Stewards that Wild ‘N’ Famous had pleased the stable leading into today’s race and could only concur with views expressed by App. Heywood. Stewards ruled the performance of the gelding was unacceptable and it would be required to barrier trial satisfactorily prior to its next start. Clear The Beach – rider C Reith stated that his mount relaxed behind the leader Conarchie and then, after initially responding to his efforts in the early part of the straight, it commenced give ground over final 200m. He added that when his mount was well beaten he desisted from riding it out over the concluding stages. The only excuse he could offer was Clear The Beach did not run out a strong 1400m. A post-race veterinary examination gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery and respiratory distress. Co-trainer Mr G McFarlane advised the gelding had pleased leading into today’s race, albeit it had missed a gallop on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 due to track closure following wet weather. He added irrespective he felt Clear The Beach was forward enough in its preparation to run out 1400m. Stewards deemed the performance of the gelding unsatisfactory and ruled that it must barrier trial to their satisfaction prior its next race start.
RACE 9: Esgrimidor – prior to the declaration of correct weight, the Stewards viewed the official patrol films to ascertain whether the gelding had been denied a fair start. After viewing the films, it was established that as the start effect Esgrimidor simultaneously reared, resulting in rider B Spriggs dismounting from the gelding in the barrier and Esgrimidor then completing the course riderless. Trainer Mr T Howlett was advised that horse must barrier trial to the satisfaction of stewards prior to racing again. Rose Of Man – reared as the start was effected and lost considerable ground (4L). Having regard to the circumstances and the advice of trainer. Mr Robinson could offer no excuse for today’s performance and indicated that the mare had pleased the stable leading into today’s race. In light of the advice that Mr Robinson would now spell Rose Of Man, no action was taken. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Ice Bucket – slow to begin. Eminent Duke- began awkwardly. Loverboy Charlie – began awkwardly. When questioned regarding his riding rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight, G Schofield stated that making
home turn he contemplated taking a run to the inside, but when he was waiting to ascertain whether his mount was going to be able to improve the inside of Isorich, at this point Agent D’or, which was positioned to his inside, shifted off and obtained the run he endeavouring to improve into
as a result he shifted his mount to the outside to secure clear running. He added however, he was held up when having to shift to the outside of Isorich and weakening Minnesota. He said he then secured clear running near the 200m and, after then having to shift to the inside of Lion Couchant the 50m continue into clear running, Loverboy Charlie finished the race off well. Argent D’or – on jumping was hampered when crowded by Salerno, which shifted in. Sangiovese – slow to begin and then had to steady off the heels of Cosmic Cameo, which shifted out. In the early stages was inconvenienced when its rider App. N Heywood had to take precautionary action avoid the riderless Esgrimidor. Close to finish rider App. N Heywood was prevented from riding his mount out to the finish when placed close eels of the riderless Esgrimidor. Pro Consul – raced wide without cover in the early and middle stages when its rider App. R King positioned her mount to avoid the riderless Esgrimidor. Isorich – App. A Adkins stated in his view Isorich was not suited by today’s heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Minnesota – App. B Ryan stated that his mount raced keen in the run in the fast early tempo and as a consequence was left without finishing effort. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Cosmic Cameo – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.