STEW­ARDS RE­PORT: Flemington 24/6/2017

The Sportsman Midweek - - Detailed Formguide For Murtoa -

Race 1: Whoomph - marginally slow to be­gin. Un­der Oath - jumped away awk­wardly, shifted out and in­con­ve­nienced Amer­i­can Ge­nius. Got its head up when over­rac­ing in the early stages. Held up from 500m and af­ter gain­ing clear run­ning near the 200m, then hung in. Rider Ryan Maloney was of view his mount may be at the end of its prepa­ra­tion. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Amer­i­can Ge­nius - over-raced in the early and mid­dle stages. Rider Noel Cal­low stated that af­ter over-rac­ing, his mount then failed to fin­ish off. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. An­chor Bid - held up from the 200m un­til gain­ing clear run­ning near the 50m. Wired - raced wide with­out cover. Sully (NZ) - hung in­wards un­der pres­sure in the straight.

Race 2: Over­step - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den more for­ward with cover; be­gan awk­wardly and set­tled to­wards the rear of the field. Sa­cred Sham (NZ) - jumped away awk­wardly. Gas­worx (NZ) - jumped away awk­wardly. Ken’s Dream - ap­pren­tice Ben Allen could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the per­for­mance which was be­low mar­ket ex­pec­ta­tions. Gougers - rider Craig Wil­liams could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the per­for­mance which was dis­ap­point­ing. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Ashlor - ap­pren­tice Jor­dan Childs could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the per­for­mance which was dis­ap­point­ing. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

Race 3: Tsar­itsa - be­gan awk­wardly. Mamzelle Tess - caught wide in the early stages be­fore be­ing al­lowed to stride for­ward to take up a po­si­tion out­side the leader near the 1000m. Trainer Leon Corstens re­ported mare would now be spelled. Wine Tales - rider Dwayne Dunn could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the per­for­mance other than

mare may be look­ing fur­ther. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Vital Im­por­tance - rider Chris Parn­ham re­ported that the way the race was run, he set­tled too far out of his ground from

wide bar­rier. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Don’tbaby­lon - led and weak­ened; ap­pren­tice Ben Allen said his mount raced keenly in the early and mid­dle stages and he was then left flat footed. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

Race 4: En­costa Line - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den closer; set­tled mid-field Sayed (USA) - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den mid-field with cover; set­tled be­hind the lead­ers and over-raced. Lau­taro (NZ) - tight­ened for room at the start be­tween Lord Lum­ber­jack (GER), which shifted out, and Por­tion Con­trol which was taken in by Sa­van­nah Moon. Raced wide with­out cover. Ap­pren­tice Chris Caserta said be­ing caught wide was detri­men­tal to its chances and the geld­ing felt slightly short in its action on re­turn to mount­ing yard. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Lord Lum­ber­jack ( GER) - raced keenly with its head up in the early and mid­dle stages. Laid out round­ing the home turn

un­der pres­sure in the straight. Sa­van­nah Moon - when rac­ing with its head up ap­proach­ing the 1600m had to be stead­ied to avoid the heels of Ash­lee Marie (Jessica Payne) which was shift­ing in when not quite clear;

Payne se­verely rep­ri­manded and ad­vised to ex­er­cise more care. Por­tion Con­trol - ap­proach­ing the 1600m had to be stead­ied away from the heels of Sa­van­nah Moon, which was taken in by Ash­lee Marie (Jessica Payne); Jessica Payne was rep­ri­manded for shift­ing ground when not fully clear. Hou­dini The Great - had to be stead­ied off the heels of Lord Lum­ber­jack (GER) near the 1400m. Sir Van Dyke (GB) - held up from the 500m be­fore gain­ing clear run­ning pass­ing the 100m. Manap­ine - held up from the 400m un­til gain­ing clear run­ning near the 150m. Ash­lee Marie - led and weak­ened in the straight; rider Jessica Payne re­ported her mount over-raced early how­ever failed to re­spond to

rid­ing in the straight and was dis­ap­point­ing. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

Race 5: Mu­jadale - be­gan awk­wardly. Caught wide in the early stages be­fore strid­ing for­ward to take up the lead near the 2000m. Shakopee (GB) - raced keenly in the early and mid­dle stages. Brushed near the 500m by Hurs­ley ( NZ) which shifted out. Try Four - raced wide with­out cover through­out. Hurs­ley (NZ) shifted out to ob­tain a run near the 500m and in do­ing so brushed Shakopee (GB). Me­gablast (NZ) - post race en­doscopy de­tected a de­gree of in­ter­nal ex­er­cise in­duced pul­monary haem­or­rhage that may have af­fected the geld­ing’s rac­ing per­for­mance and a ve­teri­nary clear­ance is re­quired prior to rac­ing again. A swab sam­ple was also taken for anal­y­sis.

Race 6: Lit­tle In­dian - be­gan awk­wardly then had to be checked to avoid the heels of Ther­mal Cur­rent, which was taken out off its course by the run­ners to in­side. Ther­mal Cur­rent - shortly af­ter start was con­tacted on the hindquar­ters by Lit­tle In­dian be­fore be­ing taken out fur­ther by Hus­son Ea­gle which had been taken out by Rough Jus­tice (Ben Thomp­son); Ben Thomp­son was se­verely rep­ri­manded for per­mit­ting his mount to shift out when not suf­fi­ciently clear. Gun Case - taken out off its course shortly af­ter the start by Sun­day Es­cape (Dwayne Dunn) be­fore be­ing straight­ened; D Dunn was se­verely rep­ri­manded. Had to be stead­ied near the 300m when tight­ened for room be­tween Ther­mal Cur­rent and Abil­ity (Craig Wil­liams), which af­ter ini­tially shift­ing to the out­side of Rough Jus­tice to avoid that mounts heels, was then taken out fur­ther by that geld­ing. Craig Wil­liams

se­verely rep­ri­manded for plac­ing his mount to the out­side of the heels of Rough Jus­tice. Moonover­man­hat­tan - be­gan awk­wardly and was then tight­ened for room by Counter Pulse which be­gan awk­wardly and shifted in. Play Mas­ter - held up from the 500m be­fore gain­ing clear run­ning pass­ing the 100m. Lord Von Costa - held up from the 500m and was the dis­ap­pointed for a run ap­proach­ing 200m be­tween Counter Pulse and Riziz and then gained a clear run pass­ing the 200m. Counter Pulse - the 200m had to be stead­ied to avoid the heels of Hus­son Ea­gle which shifted in when not clear. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Lake Como - rider Stephen Baster was of the opin­ion his mount at end of its prepa­ra­tion. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties and trainer Pat Hyland con­firmed the mare would now be spelled. Ben Allen (Hus­son Ea­gle) - pleaded guilty to a charge of care­less rid­ing un­der the pro­vi­sions of AR137(a), care­less­ness be­ing that pass­ing the 200m he rode his mount in to the in­side of Rough Jus­tice when not suf­fi­ciently clear of Counter Pulse re­sult­ing in that geld­ing hav­ing to be stead­ied to avoid the heels of Hus­son Ea­gle. Ben Allen had his per­mit ride in races sus­pended for a pe­riod to com­mence at mid­night June 25th and to ex­pire at mid­night July 3rd, a to­tal of eight race meet­ings (two met­ro­pol­i­tan, six provin­cial). In as­sess­ing penalty Stew­ards took into ac­count his guilty plea, the num­ber of rides he had since his last sus­pen­sion and care­less­ness was in the low-range.

Race 7: Re­ward­ing Ef­fort - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den closer due to be­ing up in dis­tance; set­tled mid­field. Di­a­mond Duke - slow to be­gin. Elite Tiger - raced wide with­out cover in the early and mid­dle stages. Hot Ruby - ap­pren­tice Beau Mertens was ques­tioned re­gard­ing his rid­ing of the mare. He ad­vised he was in­structed to be neg­a­tive at start and at­tempt to gain cover be­hind Re­ward­ing Ef­fort how­ever was un­able to do so due to Lucky Paddy, which drawn to his in­side, main­tain­ing its po­si­tion three wide through the early stages which ne­ces­si­tated Beau Mertens to ease and take up a po­si­tion to the rear of the field be­hind Lucky Paddy. He added he was fur­ther in­structed to ride the mare with one late run in

straight and to not be front too soon as the mare per­forms best when rid­den in this man­ner. He fur­ther ex­plained that he rode qui­etly in the early stages of the straight as in his view

mare was trav­el­ling well, run­ning good sec­tion­als and left in a po­si­tion to fin­ish the race off from the 250m. He fur­ther added that Hot Ruby, in his view, came to the end of its run over the con­clud­ing stages. Trainer Luke Oliver con­firmed in­struc­tions. Af­ter tak­ing into ac­count all of the cir­cum­stances, Stew­ards no­ti­fied Beau Mertens that he must en­sure not to set his mounts too big a start from back in the field in the straight to en­able them every op­por­tu­nity ob­tain best pos­si­ble place in the field. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

Race 8: Loyalty Man - af­ter be­ing frac­tious and rear­ing in its bar­rier stall, un­der­went a ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion and was passed suit­able to race. Jumped away awk­wardly, shifted out and brushed Mio Dio. Lizard Is­land - raced keenly in the early and mid­dle stages. Rider Stephen Baster re­ported that his mount felt short in its action over the con­clud­ing stages how­ever ap­peared to pull up well and trot­ted back the mount­ing yard fine. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the geld­ing to have a throat ab­nor­mal­ity and will re­quire a ve­teri­nary clear­ance prior to rac­ing again. Don Doremo (NZ) - raced wide with­out cover. In­vin­z­abeel - a post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the geld­ing to have atrial fib­ril­la­tion and will re­quire a ve­teri­nary clear­ance prior to rac­ing again.

Race 9: Samovare - late with­drawal on ve­teri­nary ad­vice at 4.26pm. All monies bet for a win and/or place and con­ces­sion bet­ting on Samovare to be re­funded. All suc­cess­ful bets horses prior to 4.26pm are sub­ject to the fol­low­ing de­duc­tions in dol­lar from the face value of the ticket: win bets - 24 cents, place bets (for win­ner) - 20 cents, place bets (for 2nd) 20 cents and place bets (for 3rd) - 20 cents. Thaad - slow to be­gin. Bar­bie’s Boy

Jam­in­zah to be­gin and was then tight­ened for room by Widgee Turf which shifted out. Ur­ban Ruler - af­ter be­ing caught wide in the early stages was eased to take up a po­si­tion to­wards rear of the field closer the rail. Made con­tact with Trump this pass­ing the 1200m due to both horses shift­ing ground. Then over-raced wide. At­lantic Ex­press - over-raced in the early and mid­dle stages. Trump This made con­tact with Ur­ban Ruler pass­ing the 1200m due to both horses shift­ing ground. Hung out un­der pres­sure in the straight. Widgee Turf - got its head up when rac­ing keenly in the early and mid­dle stages. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion iden­ti­fied the pres­ence of blood at both nos­trils. The geld­ing shall not with­out per­mis­sion of the Stew­ards: (a) be trained, ex­er­cised or gal­loped on any race­course for a pe­riod of two months there­after; (b) start in any race for a pe­riod

three months, and then only af­ter a sat­is­fac­tory gal­lop of at least 1000m in the pres­ence of a Ste­ward. Zat­a­cla - over-raced in the early and mid­dle stages and when do­ing so, shifted out across the heels of Bar­bies’ Boy re­sult­ing in The Pas­sage and Gre­viste be­ing taken wider on the course near the 700m. When hang­ing out, had to be stead­ied off the heels of The Pas­sage. The Pas­sage - rider Dean Yen­dall was the view his mount would be bet­ter suited on a track with more give.

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