STEW­ARDS RE­PORT: Rand­wick 19/8/2017

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RACE 1: Al­izee – prior to the dec­la­ra­tion of cor­rect weight Stew­ards viewed the of­fi­cial pa­trol films to as­cer­tain if there were grounds for ob­jec­tion against the win­ner For­mal­ity due to For­mal­ity shift­ing out and brush­ing Al­izee near the 25m. When Stew­ards were sat­is­fied there were not suf­fi­cient grounds, bear­ing in mind the mar­gin of a long head, cor­rect weight was de­clared. Raced keenly in the early and mid­dle stages. Villa Car­lotta – be­gan awk­wardly. Cham­pagne Cud­dles – near the 1100m was eased to avoid heels of Al­izee when its rider T Ang­land elected to re­main rac­ing one off to fol­low that run­ner. When be­ing shifted the out­side of Al­izee com­mence its run mak­ing the home turn was in­clined to lay out. Continued to lay out un­der pres­sure in the straight.

RACE 2: Au­vray – shifted its off-fore plate in the tie-up stalls, was ex­am­ined by Club’s Vet­eri­nary Of­fi­cer and cleared to start. Made con­tact with Zero To Ten at the start. Zero To Ten – made con­tact with Au­vray at the start. When ques­tioned re­gard­ing the geld­ing lead­ing to­day, rider K O’Hara stated she was un­der no spe­cific in­struc­tions other than to ride her mount where com­fort­able. She said as the start was ef­fected jumped best and quickly es­tab­lished a small lead on the field. She added she then sat qui­etly on the geld­ing in or­der to have her mount po­si­tioned where com­fort­able, but with the slow early tempo, when wide in stages, she elected to al­low Zero To Ten to stride for­ward, where it then raced in the lead. Four Carat – slow be­gin. Raced in re­stricted room for some dis­tance near the 600m when More Moet was in­clined to lay in. Four Carat then stead­ied and shifted out across the heels of More Moet leav­ing 550m to im­prove into clear run­ning. Get On The Grange – when ques­tioned re­gard­ing the per­for­mance, rider B Shinn stated that he was caught three wide with­out cover through­out the early stages, which re­sulted in him hav­ing to make use of his mount to go for­ward and cross Vas­sal ap­proach­ing the 1600m to race out­side the leader Zero To Ten. He said in back straight Get On The Grange raced into a strong head wind with­out cover and this may have also con­trib­uted to the geld­ing’s dis­ap­point­ing run to­day, along with the fact that at its last start at Rand­wick on 5 Au­gust 2017 it also had a tough run when it

raced three wide with­out cover A post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion did not re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Sayed – when ques­tioned re­gard­ing his rid­ing out of the geld­ing over the fi­nal 200m, H Bow­man stated that, af­ter his mount ob­tained lead ap­proach­ing the 300m, he felt it was giv­ing its best with his vig­or­ous hands and heels rid­ing. He said in­side the 200m he no­ticed Au­vray had com­menced to im­prove to his in­side, how­ever as he felt mount was con­tin­u­ing give its best, he main­tained his vig­or­ous hands and heels rid­ing. He added near the 100m, when Au­vray com­menced to challenge his mount, he felt Sayed re­spond to that challenge, whereby he then felt it ap­pro­pri­ate to pull the whip over the fi­nal 75m. Af­ter con­sid­er­ing H Bow­man’s ex­pla­na­tion and view­ing avail­able pa­trol films, Stew­ards were sat­is­fied that H Bow­man had rid­den his mount out over the fi­nal 200m in ac­cor­dance with rules.

RACE 3: Chadana – slow to be­gin. For some dis­tance near the 600m was held up and un­able im­prove. Bon­nie Sare – af­ter be­ing slow to be­gin, was ham­pered when Al Cubana shifted out. Vee Eight – raced wide in the early stages. Last Try Wins – in­clined to race keenly in the run. When ques­tioned re­gard­ing his rid­ing in the mid­dle stages and par­tic­u­larly

rea­son his mount raced wide with­out cover when in the opin­ion of the Stew­ards there was an op­por­tu­nity to shift and race on the back of Kin­gia, G Schofield stated af­ter mak­ing the first turn he was aware that Gid Up Strop, which was po­si­tioned to his in­side, rac­ing un­gen­er­ously and had be­come awk­ward on heels. He said for this rea­son he elected not to shift in and at the same time was con­tent to race wide as his mount is a horse that takes some to re­spond rid­ing and he was in­tend­ing on hav­ing his mount im­prove into the event from the 200. G Schofield said for this rea­son he re­mained rac­ing wide, but then near the 600m when the win­ner My Tago­son was able to im­prove to his in­side he shifted off, which re­sulted in his mount hav­ing to cover ad­di­tional ground round­ing the home turn. Whilst the Stew­ards con­sid­ered the ex­pla­na­tion of­fered by G Schofield, he was ad­vised that wher­ever pos­si­ble should avoid cov­er­ing un­nec­es­sary ground. Kin­gia – raced wide with­out cover for the ma­jor­ity of the event. Time’s Up

through­out. Ar­restar – when ques­tioned re­gard­ing his

rid­ing, T Ang­land stated his mount was able to take up a com­fort­able po­si­tion on the rail in the early stages, where it fol­lowed Force Of Magic. He said near 600m, when that run­ner did not im­prove into the event, he elected to com­mence to start to shift off, whereby he then shifted the out­side of Force Of Magic and then Mis­ter Mar­malade in an at­tempt to ob­tain clear run­ning. He added on straight­en­ing he at­tempted take a nar­row run be­tween Chadana and Kin­gia, how­ever when was held tight to the in­side of Last Try Wins, he was un­able to es­tab­lish that run when crowded for room. As a con­se­quence he was obliged to check his mount near the 300m, whereby then shifted to out­side of Chadana and then Gid Up Strop to ob­tain clear run­ning. T Ang­land fur­ther stated, once into clear run­ning near the 150m, Ar­restar found the line strongly.

RACE 4: More To Gain – Stew­ards con­sid­ered an ap­pli­ca­tion from co-trainer Ms A Turner to with­draw the geld­ing on the ba­sis that track con­di­tions in her opin­ion had be­come some­what firmer through­out the day due to the high winds. She said, af­ter walk­ing the track prior to mak­ing

ap­pli­ca­tion, whilst con­ced­ing there was good grass cover on the track, she felt hav­ing re­gard to fact that More To Gain had pre­vi­ously jarred up on tracks of this na­ture, she felt it was in the best in­ter­ests of the geld­ing to make ap­pli­ca­tion to with­draw. Af­ter con­sid­er­ing Ms Turner’s sub­mis­sions, Stew­ards ac­ceded to the re­quest and ad­vised her that in sit­u­a­tions where the track is rated as a Good (2) or bet­ter, she would be ex­pect to with­draw the geld­ing. More To Gain was a late with­drawal at 1.15pm. Pet­rossian – dis­lodged its rider R Mur­ray dur­ing the pre­lim­i­nary. The geld­ing was quickly re­cap­tured and cleared to start by Rac­ing NSW vet­eri­nary of­fi­cers. R Mur­ray was also ride. From its wide bar­rier was taken back at the start. Raced wide with­out cover from the 900m and was in­clined to over­race. Life Less Or­di­nary – be­gan awk­wardly. Over the fi­nal 200m was in­clined to lay out. Em­b­ley – slow to be­gin. Raced wide with­out cover in the early and mid­dle stages and was in­clined to over­race. When ques­tioned re­gard­ing the per­for­mance, rider K McEvoy stated his mount raced keenly in run and was left with­out cover. He added in his view Em­b­ley was not suited by the man­ner in which to­day’s

race was run in that it de­vel­oped into a sprint home and in his opin­ion now look­ing for ad­di­tion ground. A post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion did not re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Mu­raqaba – slow to be­gin. Co-trainer Mr E Cum­mings was fined the sum of $200 un­der AR124 for fail­ing to have the geld­ing in en­clo­sure by

pre­scribed time. Ebenos – on straight­en­ing made con­tact with Em­b­ley when dis­ap­pointed for a run be­tween Inz’N’out and that run­ner. Mo­gador – in­clined to lay out un­der pres­sure in the straight. Comin’ Through rider M Walker stated it was not his in­struc­tion to lead, but af­ter mount com­menced well to­day and when caught wide in the early stages, he elected to stride for­ward to the front rather than risk be­ing caught three wide through­out the event. Inz’N’out – a post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed geld­ing to be lame in the near­fore­leg and dis­play­ing a poor post-race re­cov­ery. Trainer Mr G Ryan was ad­vised he must sub­mit a vet­eri­nary clear­ance prior to Inz’N’out rac­ing again.

RACE 5: Eshti­raak – reared af­ter be­ing placed in the bar­ri­ers, un­der­went a vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion and was cleared to start. Crowded for room shortly af­ter the start be­tween Cal­cu­lated and Ace High, both of which shifted ground. Gold Stan­dard – slow to be­gin. Rider T Berry was fined the sum of $200 un­der AR137A(5) (a)(ii) for us­ing the whip on nine oc­ca­sions prior to the 100m. Cuba – from its wide bar­rier stead­ied and shifted in be­hind run­ners shortly af­ter the start. A post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion did not re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Toga Picta – when ques­tioned, M Walker stated, from its wide draw, he was in­structed to ride the colt near the rail. He said he was able to take up a po­si­tion back in field close to the rail in the early stages. He added he fol­lowed Eshti­raak in the run and, af­ter be­ing slightly held up mak­ing the home turn, he im­proved to in­side of Eshti­raak near the 500m, whereby his mount com­menced to make ground. M Walker fur­ther stated he was then un­able to se­cure clear run­ning in the straight when Cal­cu­lated com­menced give ground and for this rea­son he was obliged to steady his mount near the 250m shifted to the out­side of Eshti­raak ob­tain clear run­ning. He said un­der pres­sure in the straight over the fi­nal 200m Toga Picta was in­clined to lay out, which re­sulted in him hav­ing to change the whip to his non-pre­ferred left hand, whereby he rode his mount out to the best of his abil­ity to the fin­ish and he was of the view that Toga Picta closed race off well. Trainer Mr J Cum­mings con­firmed the in­struc­tions is­sued. He said to­day’s in­struc­tions were is­sued on the ba­sis that in race 4 the first three placeget­ters made ground along the rail and he thought this was colt’s best chance of win­ning event, hav­ing re­gard to the fact it was first up over an un­suit­ably short dis­tance. Af­ter con­sid­er­ing the ev­i­dence, Stew­ards found that jockey M Walker was rid­ing to in­struc­tions and he took the avail­able op­por­tu­nity to se­cure clear run­ning in the straight af­ter im­prov­ing along

fence mak­ing the home turn. Mr Cum­mings was ad­vised that, whilst ac­cept­ing his logic for is­su­ing to­day’s in­struc­tions, he must nonethe­less is­sue in­struc­tions that are not so bind­ing that they re­move any ini­tia­tive the jockey may have to ex­er­cise dur­ing the run­ning of the race. A post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the colt to be cough­ing. Trainer Mr J Cum­mings was ad­vised a vet­eri­nary clear­ance would be re­quired, in­clud­ing the re­sults of an en­do­scopic ex­am­i­na­tion, prior to Toga Picta rac­ing again. Cal­cu­lated – rider K McEvoy stated that his mount was a lit­tle frac­tious in the bar­rier, how­ever then over­raced badly in the run and as a con­se­quence was left with­out fin­ish­ing ef­fort. A post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the colt to have a small amount of blood in its near­side nos­tril. Trainer Mr C Waller stated that Cal­cu­lated had pleased lead­ing into to­day’s race and he agreed with the as­sess­ment of K McEvoy in re­la­tion to its fail­ure to fin­ish the race off. Mr Waller was ad­vised Cal­cu­lated would be re­quired to bar­rier trial or gal­lop 1000m be­fore the Stew­ards prior to rac­ing again. Dracarys – a post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the colt shifted its near-fore plate dur­ing run­ning and on re­turn to the en­clo­sure it was noted the colt had suf­fered a punc­ture wound to that hoof. Co-trainer Mr Paul Snow­den ad­vised a vet­eri­nary clear­ance would be re­quired prior to Dracarys rac­ing again.

RACE 6: In­fer­ence – raced wide with­out cover through­out. Winx – rider H Bow­man stated that Winx, which has a his­tory of be­ing frac­tious in the bar­ri­ers, to­day was again to­day frac­tious and as a con­se­quence was as­sisted

by the bar­rier at­ten­dant, who held mare’s head to the side of stall, as is the usual prac­tice. He said just prior start be­ing ef­fected the bar­rier at­ten­dant straight­ened Winx in prepa­ra­tion for start, how­ever as the starter re­leased the field the mare si­mul­ta­ne­ously be­came frac­tious and at­tempted to rear. As a re­sult the at­ten­dant was re­quired to fur­ther as­sist Winx in set­tling and con­se­quently this re­sulted in the mare miss­ing the start by 4 lengths.

RACE 7: Shazee Lee – the mare, which had been frac­tious in the bar­ri­ers, be­gan awk­wardly. Rider J Ford stated that the mare, which was rac­ing first up to­day, was frac­tious pre-race and in the bar­ri­ers. He said Shazee Lee raced fiercely in the run re­fused to set­tle as he at­tempted to ob­tain cover on back of Hetty Heights through­out the early and mid­dle stages. He added as a con­se­quence his mount was left with­out a fin­ish­ing ef­fort. A post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion did not re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Zan­bagh – be­gan awk­wardly. Hetty Heights slow to be­gin and then shortly af­ter the start was ham­pered when crowded by Moroc­can Ruby, which shifted out. Euro An­gel – slow to be­gin. Near the 600m made con­tact with the run­ning rail and be­came un­bal­anced. When ques­tioned re­gard­ing his rid­ing in the straight, B Av­dulla stated on straight­en­ing he con­tem­plated im­prov­ing into a very nar­row run be­tween Rocket Com­man­der and Im­pos­ing Lass. He said, given his po­si­tion on the track in that he was rac­ing two lengths be­hind Im­pos­ing Lass, he felt he did not have suf­fi­cient lever­age to im­prove into that run and there­fore he elected to shift to rac­ing be­hind Im­pos­ing Lass with a view to come that run­ner’s out­side. He added that when Im­pos­ing Lass did not im­prove into the race as ex­pected and Beat­niks to his out­side held its po­si­tion, he continued to shift out as a con­se­quence was held up on the heels of Im­pos­ing Lass for some dis­tance in­side the 300m. B Av­dulla fur­ther stated that near the 200m, when Im­pos­ing Lass then shifted out, he shifted back to in­side of that run­ner, whereby he se­cured clear run­ning in­side the 200m. He said he added over con­clud­ing stages he raced in re­stricted room be­tween Im­pos­ing Lass and Rocket Com­man­der when Rocket Com­man­der shifted out slightly.

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fi­nal stages could not be tested when placed close to the heels of Sweet Re­demp­tion, which shifted out slightly. RACE 8: Spec­tro­scope – slow to be­gin. Near the 800m was eased away from heels of In­vader (T Berry), which shifted in when not clear. T Berry was ad­vised to ex­er­cise more care. A pos­trace vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion did not re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. The Vir­ginian – slow to be­gin. Omei Sword rider K McEvoy stated that on jump­ing his mount knuck­led over badly, re­sult­ing in him al­most be­ing dis­lodged and los­ing ground. He said as a re­sult the mare set­tled at the tail of field, whereby it trav­elled sat­is­fac­to­rily through­out early and mid­dle stages. He added un­der pres­sure in the straight Omei Sword was able to fin­ish the race off rea­son­ably well. K McEvoy fur­ther stated that in his view in­ci­dent at the start had a sig­nif­i­cant bear­ing on mare’s fin­ish­ing po­si­tion to­day and also Omei Sword may not have ap­pre­ci­ated the firmer sur­face. A post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed an abra­sion to the near-side lower lip. Trainer Mr C Waller un­der­took to re­port back on the post-race con­di­tion of the mare sub­se­quent

the race.

RACE 9: Last Wit­ness – slow to be­gin. Pro Con­sul – Pro Con­sul and Gi­bral­tar Girl were both

be­gin and then stead­ied when crowded for room be­tween Top Striker Su­per Too, which shifted out. Art D’Amour – near the 600m was stead­ied to avoid

heels of Top Striker (H Bow­man), which shifted in when not clear. H Bow­man was rep­ri­manded. Near the 200m, im­prov­ing be­tween Wide Ac­claim and Top Striker, made con­tact with Wide Ac­claim. Top Striker – rider H Bow­man stated with the fast early tempo he was obliged to make use of his mount to hold its po­si­tion through­out the early and mid­dle stages and as a con­se­quence it was left with­out fin­ish­ing ef­fort. He added in his view Top Striker would be bet­ter suited by be­ing able to stepped up in dis­tance. A post-race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the geld­ing to be dis­play­ing a poor post-race re­cov­ery. San­giovese – a pos­trace vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the mare bled for the first time from both nos­trils. Trainer Mr B Baker was ad­vised San­giovese would now in­cur the manda­tory three month ban from rac­ing un­der AR53A.

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