WARWICK FARM: What the stewards said
Race 1: 1 ALIK 10/06/2017 Kembla Grange Knuckled on jumping. When the pace commenced to slacken near 1000m, had be steadied from heels. Raced greenly in the straight & approaching 200m was contacted on the hindquarter by another runner. Continued to race greenly thereafter and laid out over the final 200m. 3 DUNATUN 11/06/2017 Hawkesbury Near 1000m, blundered badly and in attempting to regain its feet became noticeably unbalanced lost ground. 4 JARRETT 10/06/2017 Kembla Grange Bounded on jumping. 9 RITABEL
Slow to begin. Race 2: 2 TIVOLI STREET 12/06/2017 Warwick Farm Rdr std fm wide barrier antic to be fwd but when fairly away & when pace was genuine early, did not feel it detrimental to chances on heavy track
settle 3 wide without cover as geld was in good rhythm. Added when being ridden out over final 200m geld appeared to resent use of whip & became unbalanced near 70m for this reason elected to ride it out hands & heels for remainder. Trn std, geld was somewhat disadv by leader being able to dictate terms in front with light weight. 8 SAGAN STAR 13/06/2017 Cessnock Slow to begin.
Race 3: 2 NO INTEREST 14/06/2017 Canterbury Park Slow to begin. 3 QUEEN MISTY 7/06/2017
After being slow to begin, from its wide barrier was shifted in across behind runners in early stages. 4 TENNESSEE HUSSY 10/06/2017 Royal Randwick Began awkwardly. Inclined to overrace when caught wide without cover throughout the event. 5 LITTLE MISS BROWN 14/06/2017 Canterbury Park Lost its near hind plate. 11 FRISKEE ONE 16/06/2017 Dubbo Slow to begin; Near the 200m improved onto heels and had to be steadied
Race 4: 2 KITTEAU 19/06/2017 Goulburn Slow to begin. 4 LOPE DE LOPE 12/06/2017 Warwick Farm Bumped rounding the home turn. 5 MATE STORY 7/06/2017 Canterbury Park Near the 250m, was steadied to avoid heels. Rdr said that although his mount raced wide & without cover for the majority of the event, the gelding nonetheless travelled satisfactorily to home turn. He said that on straightening, became unbalanced behind & from point on was never comfortable in today’s track conditions. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. 6 HITTITE 14/06/2017 Canterbury Park Was checked in the middle stages when
pace slackened. Steadied to avoid heels rounding the home turn. 8 COMMON PURPOSE 19/06/2017 Goulburn Slow to begin. 9 JAUNTY (NZ) 12/06/2017 Warwick Farm Rounding the home turn the filly, which was endeavoring to improve, shifted out from behind another runner & in doing so made contact with another rnr. In the straight laid in under pressure, obliging its rider to change the whip over to the right hand near 150m. 10 DANZIE (NZ) 19/06/2017 Goulburn Raced keenly in the early stages when obliged to race wide without cover. 11 TAQAAREED 14/06/2017 Canterbury Park Rounding the home turn was checked when crowded for room. 13 MURRMAID 17/06/2017 Rosehill Gardens Began awk, shifted out & made heavy contact with another rnr. Rdr std, intended to take up fwd pos, but mount was slow to begin & then made contact with another rnr, which resulted in it losing ground & settled further back than antici, however, was still somewhat disap in its failure to finish race off & only expl he could offer was mount was somewhat stirred up prior to race & in his opinion not entirely comfortable on today’s heavy track. A post race vet exam did not reveal any abs.
Race 5: 1 BEIJING BOARD (GB) 7/06/2017 Canterbury Park Rdr stated the geld never travelled at any stage of race & he attributed horse tailing out today due to the heavy track conditions. The Stewards deemed the performance to be unacceptable, must perform satisfactorily at an official barrier trial. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. Passed trial Randwick 23/6/17. 2 NAPOLEON (GER) 31/05/2017 Warwick Farm Slow to begin. 3 DIAMOND MADE 10/06/2017 Royal Randwick Began awkwardly and then was crowded. Rider was reprimanded for using his whip when out of contention. 5 RED VIKING 16/06/2017 Gosford Near 50m was steadied and shifted out to avoid heels. Rider was reminded of her obligations to ride her mounts out fully the winning post. 7 ART OF DEFENCE 11/06/2017 Hawkesbury Was crowded shortly after the winning post. 9 DON PELLEGRINO 16/06/2017 Gosford Slow to begin. Laid out and was corrected by its rider near the winning post. 10 RED DREAM 19/06/2017 Goulburn To be ridden back - settled back. Checked making first turn. Rdr std instr to be back & commence to improve from 600m but not go wide too early to prevent being carried wider. Std elected to shift and follow rnr through making h/tutn but when rnr did not improve as expected became briefly held up & was steadied before then obtained clear run shortly after straightening. Trn conf instr. Rdr was adv had erred in not following widest rnr leaving 600m which would have afforded clear run sooner.
Race 6: 1 BALMAIN BOY 14/06/2017 Canterbury Park Post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. 4 QUICK DEFENCE (USA) 14/06/2017 Canterbury Park Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. 6 TAKEWING 28/05/2017 Nowra Near the 600m was checked. 7 ORCYM SAM 10/06/2017 Kembla Grange On jumping, was bumped on the hindquarters. Raced wide throughout without cover. 10 ANOTHER SNAPPY 7/06/2017 Canterbury Park Began awkwardly. Rdr was advised to fully ride her mounts out right the winning post wherever possible. 11 THE IRON MAIDEN 16/06/2017 Gosford Slow to begin. Was badly held up shortly after straightening and was unable to improve until approaching the 50m. 12 ADABOY ROSS 11/06/2017 Hawkesbury Near 800m had to be steadied. 300m was bumped.
Race 7: 1 NAT KING CU 12/06/2017 Warwick Farm From the outside barrier was shifted in across behind runners. 3 LEGISTATION 30/05/2017 Hawkesbury COT - To be ridden more fwd & try to lead; settled on pace with cover. Near 200m laid out towards heels & was steadied when awk placed on rnr’s heels. Rdr std after being slow to begin he had to make some use of mount imp where it was inclined race keenly due to slow early tempo. Added could offer no expl for dis perf other than geld has not performed well third up in past. Post race vet rev no abs. 4 BASTIA (NZ) 29/04/2017 Newcastle Rdr std est comf lead appr 1600m & led whilst trav well along back str. Added in accordance with instr she allowed mount to impr from 800m & geld was fully extended thereafter entering home str, however did not quicken & was one paced. A post-race vet exam rev no abs. Tnr conf instr expressed some disap with perf & would report back. Rider reprimanded for failing to ride mount out to finish line. Trn since reported no abs detected on return stable & will now be freshened up. Since trialled. 6 BETTER BE GOOD 14/06/2017 Canterbury Park In the early part of the straight was inclined to lay in and proved difficult shift to outside of the heels in order improve. 8 HURRICANES 14/06/2017 Canterbury Park Laid out under pressure in the straight. 9 LUCKY FISH 27/05/2017 Newcastle When qst re disap perf, rdr std, mount travelled well in an off pace position. Added when placed under pressure prior to straightening mount did not respond to his riding from this stages & was disappointing in the manner in which it finished race off. A post race vet exam did not rev any abs. 10 CAESAR AUGUSTUS 20/05/2017 Rosehill Gardens Shifted in behind runners in the early stages. 11 STREET PURSUIT 7/06/2017 Canterbury Park When qtd re disap perf, rdr std, despite geld being pressured in lead, was never at any stage comfortable in track conditions. Co-trn said although has been successful on soft track conditions, believed the very heavy track conditions was principal reason for the horse’s poor showing. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. Co-trn since reported was satisfied with post-race cond of gelding & as prev directed will trial prior to racing again.