STEWARDS REPORT: Rosehill Gardens 12/8/2017
RACE 1: Lifesaver – Stewards considered an objection lodged by T Angland, rider of 2nd placegetter Lifesaver against Another Sin being declared the winner, alleging interference over the final 200m. After considering all the evidence, Stewards found that inside the 300m Lifesaver shifted in and initiated contact with Another Sin, resulting in Sin becoming momentarily unbalanced. The Stewards also found that near the 75m Another Sin then shifted out and made contact with Lifesaver, taking that runner slightly wider, before being straightened by its rider C Brown near the 50m. Having regard to incident that occurred inside 300m and the manner in which both horses finished the race off, Stewards could not be comfortably satisfied that had the interference near the 50m not occurred Lifesaver would have finished in advance of Another Sin and accordingly the objection was dismissed. Cartel – slow to begin. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider J Ford stated in a moderately run tempo his mount never travelled at any stage of the event and he was obliged to make use of his mount to hold its position at the tail of the field. He said, whilst acknowledging Cartel suffered interference near the 800m when hampered by Marco Man, his mount was still most disappointing. He added the only explanation he could offer for today’s performance was Cartel did not appreciate the addition of blinkers, crossed nose band and tongue tie, as it appeared not to stretch out throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr D Williams was unable to provide tangible explanation for the colt’s poor performance. He said Cartel had pleased him in a track gallop on Wednesday with the gear it raced in today and had won that gallop against another fancied stable runner quite convincingly. He said, after consultation with the owner, bearing in mind the manner in which the colt failed today, consideration will be given to remove blinkers. Prince Jacko – raced keenly in the early stages and for some distance leaving the 900m was steadied away from heels of Lifesaver. Marco Man – near the 800m had to be checked when crowded between And There Is More and Bulala (J Parr) which, after becoming awkward on the heels of Super Sonic, shifted out. Whilst the Stewards accepted J Parr had made some effort to relieve the pressure to Marco Man, he was nevertheless told to exercise more care and make more effort where possible before causing interference. Bulala – after being briefly held up in the early part of the straight was steadied and shifted to
outside Never So Sirius to obtain clear running. And There Is More – near the 300m was hampered and taken wider. Surprise Party rider T Clark stated his mount was caught wide throughout the event. He also indicated to Stewards that he felt the mare would be better suited with some give in the ground. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Super Tonic – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Za I’m Youthful – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding bled for the first time. Trainer Mr M O’Neill was advised Za I’m Youthful would now incur the mandatory three month ban from racing under AR53A. Never So Sirius – when questioned regarding the mare settling further back in field today, rider B Avdulla stated his instructions were to ride his mount where comfortable, but he had not anticipated taking up a forward position. He said, with the mare coming back in distance today, when Surprise Party, which was positioned to his inside, able to go forward, he elected not make use of his mount and take up a trailing position behind that runner and consequently raced further back than anticipated.
RACE 2: Manhattan Son – slow to begin. Oakfield Monarch slow to begin. Not A Gypsy – bumped shortly after the start when Multifacets shifted in. King Viv – briefly held up on home turn. Zourkhan – making the turn commenced to improve to the outside of Vaucluse Bay. Vaucluse Bay was then inclined lay out making the home turn, resulting in Zourkhan being taken wider out onto Magical Stance. In this incident both Zourkhan and Magical Stance became unbalanced when they made contact. Rider B Avdulla stated that in his view Zourkhan may appreciate some give in the track as the gelding was reluctant to stretch out when placed under pressure. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Magical Stance – inclined to lay in under pressure. Vaucluse Bay – rider C Brown stated, whilst his mount travelled comfortably outside the leader Multifacets, when Multifacets increased the tempo near the 1000m his mount from that point was under pressure to hold its position, did not respond his riding and particularly on the home turn commenced to weaken badly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer Mr C Waller stated Vaucluse Bay had pleased the stable since its last start win at Rosehill on 29 July 2017 and it had not displayed signs of any condition that would affect its performance today. Mr Waller was advised a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, would be required prior to the gelding trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards. Multifacets – when questioned regarding gelding being more forward today, rider T Berry stated, whilst he was instructed to ensure that his mount began well from the barriers, as it has a tendency to miss the start and he had been told to take up
position in behind leaders. He said that Multifacets commenced well and with the moderate tempo his mount was left in front despite the intention for it to be ridden quieter than it was. Trainer Mr C Waller confirmed the instructions.
RACE 3: Gold Ambition – trainer Mr B Baker stated that he was concerned that the gelding, if ridden quietly, he may be obliged to race wide without cover as it was at its last start. He said, in an endeavour to offset the awkward barrier with its light weight, he had instructed rider App. D Panya to be more positive. Near the 1000m was inconvenienced when Centre Pivot (B Shinn) crossed to the lead when not clear. B Shinn was advised to ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground. Rider App. D Panya stated she was able to take up a more forward position today, as notified to the Stewards prior to the race. She said her mount travelled comfortably in the run, but could offer no excuse for its failure to finish the race off. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr B Baker advised that he will consult the connections of the gelding regarding its immediate racing future and report back to the Stewards. Centre Pivot – in early stages raced wide without cover until near the 1000m when the gelding crossed to take up a position outside the leader Arbeitsam. Loyalty Man – when questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider B Avdulla stated, whilst his mount missed the start due to being fractious, he was able take up a handy position without having to make use of the gelding. He said making
home turn he elected to shift to the outside of Classic Uniform and Centre Pivot commence his run, but after initially responding at that point his mount was inclined to shift ground in the straight and was disappointing in its failure to respond to his riding. A postrace veterinary examination revealed the gelding had abraded its off-hind bumper. Trainer Mr M Moroney advised the Stewards that in his view Loyalty Man may not have appreciated the three weeks between runs. He added the gelding had pleased stable since its last start and undertook to report back on the condition of Loyalty Man subsequent to the race.
RACE 4: Denpurr – slow to begin and then shortly after was crowded for room between Zestful No Doubt, which shifted in. Near the 200m was disappointed for clear running between Denmagic and Badajoz. Denpurr was then shifted to the outside of Badajoz near
100m, but again was disappointed when shifted out slightly and as a consequence could not be tested over the concluding stages. Petrossian – raced keenly in the run and near the 700m was restrained from heels of Sir Plush. Zestful – approaching the 300m was steadied when disappointed for clear running to inside of Selita that runner shifted in. Zestful then shifted to the outside of Selita to obtain clear running and over the final 200m could not be tested when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Selita when that runner shifted out. Sir Plush – when questioned, rider T Clark stated he intended to be on the speed and preferably with some cover behind the leaders. He said at the start he rode his mount forward in an attempt to cross Badajoz, however did not show the necessary speed to do so and as a consequence he was obliged to race three wide without cover the outside of that runner. T Clark added Sir Plush never really travelled well at any stage of the event and, although he was caught side, in his opinion it still disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr B Baker stated he was surprised with the lack of speed the gelding displayed today. He said that, although Sir Plush travelled side without cover, he felt the performance was below expectations. Mr Baker advised that he will consult the connections of the gelding regarding its immediate racing future and report back to the Stewards.
RACE 5: Hogmanay – slow to begin. Zara Bay to
Making the home turn was taken wider when bumped by Hogmanay, which shifted out to improve. No Interest - from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. Wild ‘N’ Famous – rider T Berry stated from his wide barrier he was able to take up a position outside the early leader The Pharoah. He said, whilst his mount travelled reasonably well, when placed under pressure in the straight it was inclined to lay out and gave ground. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr Peter Snowden stated in his view the principal reason for the ppt was that, after being a little slow to begin, T Berry was obliged make use of his mount to go forward and consequently was left without a finishing effort. Mr Snowden advised the Stewards that Wild ‘N’ Famous performs best when able to race down in the weights and accordingly may not have handled today’s 60 kilos. He undertook to report back to the Stewards on the post-race condition of gelding.
RACE 6: Trekking – made contact with Siege Of Quebec at the start. In the early part of straight had difficulty obtaining clear running as it endeavoured to improve into a run between Siege Of Quebec and Overshare. – made contact with Trekking at the start. Perast – began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Overshare. Raced wide without cover throughout. Diamond Tathagata – after being slow to begin, was bumped by Overshare. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Lightz – raced keenly in the early stages and for some distance near the 700m was restrained from heels of Overshare (T Berry), which shifted in when not quite clear. T Berry was advised to exercise more care. Near the 300m steadied when crowded between Trekking and Perast (App. A Adkins), which shifted in. App. Adkins was reprimanded and advised he must stop riding straighten his mounts when they commence to shift ground. I Am Excited – questioned, rider C Brown stated his mount jumped awkwardly and appeared to lose its footing behind and became badly unbalanced. After being crowded soon after the start when Lightz (K O’Hara) shifted in not clear, his mount lost additional ground and as a consequence settled towards the rear of the field. He added in early part of the straight he was held up for clear running and unable to fully test his mount until near the 50m, where he shifted outside of Overshare to secure clear running. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly had a speedy cut to nearhind fetlock and was displaying poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr D Pfieffer advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to I Am Excited racing again. At a subsequent inquiry K O’Hara was reprimanded.
RACE 7: Sarrasin – got its head up on jumping. Steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. O’Reilly’s Revenge – slow to begin. Raced wide without cover throughout. Washington Heights – slow to begin. Badly held up for clear running in the straight and could not be tested at any stage. A post-race veterinary examination did reveal abnormalities. The Stewards opened an inquiry in to T Clark’s riding of Washington Heights, in particular the tactics adopted making the home turn and the early part of straight. After taking evidence from T Clark and trainer Mr G Ryan, the inquiry was adjourned to a date to be fixed so that Stewards can obtain information requested from Mr Ryan in respect to his advice he gave to the connections of the gelding and for the Stewards also
review other aspects of the race. Oxford Poet – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Tom Melbourne – when unable to obtain clear running in the straight, in particular near
150m, had to be severely checked to avoid the heels of That’s A Good Idea and in doing so shifted in, made contact with the hindquarter of Oxford Poet, resulting in both horses became unbalanced. As a consequence went to the finish without being tested until near the 50m. Kingsguard – when questioned regarding the gelding settling further back today, rider J Ford stated he anticipated taking up a forward position behind the leaders if the tempo was moderate in front. He said when Tom Melbourne and Oxford Poet showed superior speed he allowed those runners to cross rather than making use of his mount to hold a forward position and as consequence he raced a little further back than had intended. Co-trainer Mr M Hawkes confirmed the instructions issued to J Ford. He said the gelding at its most recent start was disappointing after being pressured in the early stages to obtain a position outside the leader. Mr Hawkes said, having regard to those circumstances, it was his intention to have Kingsguard ridden behind the speed.
RACE 8: Faith’s Encore – slow to begin. Mandalong Kiss – slow to begin. Had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the straight and near the 100m had to be steadied and shifted to the outside of Elouera to continue into clear running. Mariquita – slow to begin and then despite being ridden along did not muster speed. Raced keenly in the middle stages and refused to settle. Little Miss Brown – after being slow to begin, from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. After the race J Ford, rider of the mare, which finished distance, expressed some concerns in respect to its action. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer Mr J Pride was advised a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, would be required prior to the mare trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards. Suspenders – raced wide without cover throughout. Hetty Heights – over the final 50m laid in when under pressure. Slumber Party rider B Avdulla advised his mount travelled well outside the leader and when making
home turn under pressure was inclined to shift ground and from that point weakened in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr A Bott advised he was disappointed with the manner in which Slumber Party weakened. He said they will assess the mare’s condition over the next few days and then determine whether they will continue with its preparation.
RACE 9: Sonic Swish – slow to begin. Imanui – slow to begin. In the early part of the straight had some difficulty obtaining clear running when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Gold Horizon. My Giuliano – slow to begin. Tahsin – rider C Reith stated, whilst his instructions were to ride mount a little quieter today, after being slow to begin, he was obliged to steady his mount between Mapmaker and Exitozo. He said consequently he settled at the rear of the field, but then his mount pulled hard throughout the event and refused to settle and as a consequence he did not finish the race off. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Mapmaker – laid in over the concluding stages, resulting in its rider having to stop riding the straight near the 25m. Virgilio – a post-race veterinary examination revealed gelding lost its near-hind plate in running.