STEWARDS REPORT: Doomben 12/8/2017
Race 1: BUDGET BENDER When questioned, J. Taylor reported that in his opinion his mount did not appreciate the quick back-up from last Sunday and may not have handled the step up in distance.
Race 2: BINARY Trainer K. Schweida advised that from the wide barrier and with pace expected to be slow, horse would be ridden in a forward position if circumstances permit. After being ridden forward in the early stages, was forced to race wide and then eased to take up a position midfield. Finished distant last. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings. EXPAT ENVY Raced wide throughout.
Race 3: 1050M MADAME LILY Had to steady away from heels after leaving the 800m. ONE IN ONE OUT Hung out passing 800m despite efforts of its rider. Apprentice R. Ride reported that her mount hung out on both turns. BEAUDACIOUS Had to steady away from heels passing the 800m. MAKE HER OWN WHEY Held up rounding
home turn. MY MAISIE Raced wide without cover. START DREAMIN Slow to begin. HI SEXY Had be checked passing the 800m when taken out by another runner.
Race 4: ROCKY KING Raced four wide. Forced wider at the entrance to the straight. LUCKY METEOR Raced three wide without cover. Forced wider at the entrance to the straight. HANWRITTEN Steadied away from heels approaching the 600m. Jockey R. Stewart was questioned regarding his riding of the gelding in the early stages. He stated that he had been instructed to be positive and that the horse does not muster early speed and as a result he did not bustle the gelding in the early stages felt that HARD STRIDE would go forward and lead STELLA OMBRA he race outside of HARD STRIDE. He added that when this did not happen, he was then unable to obtain a position behind those horses when TAILLEVENT improved to his inside. He further added that in his opinion the gelding did not appreciate racing restricted room in the middle stages. His explanation was noted. Trainer M. Dunn was also questioned regarding his instructions to R. Stewart. He stated that he advised R. Stewart the gelding would probably lead but he did not need to as horse does have a tendency to take some time muster speed. Mr Dunn said he was disappointed that R. Stewart was not more aggressive in the early stages to try and clear HARD STRIDE. TAILLEVENT Steadied away from heels approaching the 600m. Shifted out at entrance to the straight, taking runners to outside wider on
track. Bled both nostrils. Ineligible to race for three months and prior to starting again must perform satisfactorily in a 1000m gallop in the presence of steward. POWERFUL SAGA Knuckled on jumping.
Race 5: The declaration of correct weight was delayed to allow T. Harrison, the rider of BIANTIC, to view patrol footage of the start to determine whether she could make an application to have her mount declared a nonrunner due to the gelding getting its off hind leg up on to the barrier partition just prior to start. After viewing the video it was established that her mount had been afforded a fair start. SAGAMAMA Raced wide without cover. The veterinary surgeon reported that the horse was exhibiting a cough post-race. Connections were advised that the horse would require a veterinary clearance, including results of an endoscopic examination, before racing again. CASHING UP Raced wide without cover until near the 800m. KNOW HOW Apprentice M. McGillivray reported at scale that his mount became awkward near the 800m and brushed the running rail. REALLY REILLY D. Browne advised that the gelding overraced in early stages, however travelled well until placed under pressure when it failed to respond to his riding. SNAPPER As J. Morris was be overweight, A. Allen substituted as rider. J. Morris fined $200. Held up rounding the home turn. ROGALI Inspected by the veterinary surgeon at barriers after it was found to have blood in its mouth and cleared to start.
Race 6: BEAT STREET Raced wide without cover. DEE NINE ELLE Difficult to load. A warning was placed on the horsees barrier manners. D. Browne was stood down by the Club doctor following his ride in this event and riding replacements were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
Race 7: The declaration of correct weight was delayed when stewards viewed the video to consider whether they would lodge an objection in relation to incident in the straight involving SILIQUA and SAIPAN.. Stewards did not proceed with an objection correct weight was semaphored. SAIPAN Bumped after leaving the 100m and taken wider on track. AGAPANTHA Shifted in on jumping and made contact with another runner. Raced wide without cover. ZIP TO THE MOON Bumped on jumping. Overraced in the middle stages. RHYME NOR RHYTHM M. Cahill reported that his mount laid out for the majority of the race. JACKPOT Raced wide without cover. SILIQUA Jumped awkwardly. Shifted out after leaving the 100m, making contact with SAIPAN, taking that runner wider on the track. A. Spinks was advised that in similar circumstances he should stop riding his mounts and straighten.
Race 8: Prior to the running of 7, connections were advised that D. Browne was indisposed and that the only riders available were apprentices. Following running of Race 7 an application was made by the connections to scratch colt as they were not comfortable with engaging an apprentice due to the horsees racing traits. After considering their submissions, stewards acceded to the application and SO INVINCIBLE was declared a late scratching at 3:22 pm. On the announcement of correct weight, stewards ordered that all monies invested on SO INVINCIBLE be refunded, with the following deductions to apply to successful wagers placed prior to 3:22 pm: > 5 cents in the dollar for the Win #16 > 7 cents in
dollar for place of winner #16 > 7 cents in the dollar for 2nd #4 > 5 cents in the dollar for 3rd place #10 CALLIGRAPHER Apprentice T. Brooker reported at scale that her mount hung in throughout the race, proving difficult to ride. EXCELEBRAZIONE Bumped near the 200m. JOHNNY WHITESOX Bumped heavily shortly after the start. Shifted out to improve inside the 200m and made contact with another runner. ROCK NN SUMMER Tightened for room shortly after the start. TOO EASY BRO Held up momentarily near 200m. WHYPEEO Slow to begin. Overraced in the early and middle stages. I AM IMPINGE- Had to be steadied away from heels near the 200m. PERFECT RAIN Shifted out shortly after the start and made heavy contact with JOHNNY WHITESOX. FELINO BEL Stewards accepted trainer B. Guyys explanation for failing to declare a rider by the prescribed time. Held up in early stages of straight and did not obtain clear running until after the 200m.
Race 9: MAGNUS COR Slow to begin. Brushed the running rail near the 600m. BEL SELENE Raced wide without cover. ALL THAT IS Held up and had to steady off heels near the 100m. MAGIC DIAMOND Had to be checked when tiring near the 100m tightened for room between SORORITY SISTER, which shifted in marginally, and ALL THAT IS, which shifted out when taken out by another runner. TEMUJINNS QUEEN Raced wide throughout.