STEW­ARDS RE­PORT: Sandown Lake­side 16/8/2017

The Sportsman Midweek - - Detailed Formguide For Sandown Hillside -

Race 1: Cor­rect weight was de­layed when Stew­ards lodged an ob­jec­tion on be­half of con­nec­tions of Se­cret Re­ward (fifth placeget­ter) against Red­core be­ing de­clared fourth placeget­ter, al­leg­ing in­ter­fer­ence near the 900m.. On the ev­i­dence it was es­tab­lished that 900m, Se­cret Re­ward checked se­verely af­ter be­ing crowded by Esper­ance which had been taken in by Red­core.. Weigh­ing up the de­gree of in­ter­fer­ence and the mar­gin a length a half, Stew­ards were sat­is­fied that had the in­ter­fer­ence not oc­curred, Se­cret Re­ward would have fin­ished in front of Red­core and there­fore the ob­jec­tion was up­held and the plac­ings amended as fol­lows: Esper­ance (win­ner), In­dernile ( sec­ond placeget­ter), Spirit Of Aquada (third

Se­cret Re­ward (fourth placeget­ter) and Red­core (fifth placeget­ter). Esper­ance - ham­pered when crowded for room near the 900m.. Se­cret Re­ward - for and checked se­verely near the 900m. The Sword - crowded for room and checked se­verely near the 900m.. Spirit Of Aquada - checked se­verely near the 900m al­most dis­lodg­ing its rider af­ter hav­ing to avoid The Sword which had suf­fered severe in­ter­fer­ence.. Damien Oliver (Red­core) - pleaded guilty to a charge un­der the pro­vi­sions of AR137(a), care­less­ness be­ing that near the 900m he per­mit­ted his mount to shift in when not fully clear of Esper­ance re­sult­ing in severe crowd­ing to Esper­ance, Se­cret Re­ward which had to be checked se­verely and in turn The Sword was also se­verely.. Damien Oliver had his li­cence to ride in races sus­pended for a pe­riod to com­mence at mid­night Au­gust 19th and to ex­pire at mid­night Septem­ber 2nd, a to­tal of four­teen race meet­ings (four metropoli­tan, ten pro­vin­cial).. In as­sess­ing penalty Stew­ards took into ac­count his guilty plea, record and that the care­less­ness was in high range..

Race 2: Dont Get Ex­cited - be­gan awk­wardly. Jaws Of Steel - got its head up when be­ing re­strained in the mid­dle stages. Nearc­tic Chiller - raced wide with­out cover.

Race 3: Wassergeist - be­gan awk­wardly.. Held up from the 450m un­til near the 200m.. Rider Craig Wil­liams was ques­tioned re­gard­ing the tac­tics he adopted to­day and ex­plained he was given no spe­cific in­struc­tions,

that his per­sonal pref­er­ence on the Lake­side track was to take up a for­ward po­si­tion, but af­ter jump­ing awk­wardly from the wide bar­rier, he was left with no other op­tion but to ride horse back in the field, not­ing it was only hav­ing its sec­ond race start to­day.. Mag Wheels - slow to be­gin. Luck Be My Lady - got its head up and com­menced to over-race when ne­go­ti­at­ing the 800m turn and at the same time had to be checked off heels of Na­tions.. Na­tions - raced wide with­out cover.. Rider Damien Oliver could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the per­for­mance.. A post race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the colt had sus­tained a lac­er­a­tion to its off hind leg.. Aberro - laid in un­der pres­sure in­side the fi­nal 200m re­sult­ing in rider Ben Mel­ham hav­ing to re-gather his off side rein on two oc­ca­sions.. Give - when ques­tioned re­gard­ing his mount be­ing more for­ward to­day, rider Pa­trick Moloney ex­plained that his in­struc­tions were to be mid-field with cover but from wide bar­rier and af­ter his mount jumped well, he was left with­out cover and there­fore elected to go for­ward and lead..

Race 4: Jus­tice Glory - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den fur­ther for­ward due to the strong winds; set­tled in a mid-field po­si­tion.. Mahlani (NZ) - raced wide with­out cover. An­gelic Spirit (NZ) - over the con­clud­ing stages had to be stead­ied when Mahlani (NZ) shifted in un­der pres­sure. Rider Mark Zahra stated his mount didnt feel en­tirely com­fort­able in its ac­tion when placed un­der pres­sure.. A post race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the filly to be mildly lame in near fore­leg and will re­quire a vet­eri­nary clear­ance prior to rac­ing again.. La Chica Rosa - rider Damien Oliver was of the view that his mount would have been bet­ter suited with a quicker early tempo.. A post race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

Race 5: Reign­ing In Paris - af­ter be­ing caught wide with­out cover in the early stages, strode for­ward to gain a po­si­tion out­side of the leader near the 1600m. Red Vel­vet Swing - rider Damien Oliver re­ported his mount over-raced in the early stages which was detri­men­tal to its chances to­day.. A post race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties..

Race 6: Shez Ek­traor­di­nary (NZ) - be­gan awk­wardly mak­ing con­tact with side of the bar­ri­ers.. Ap­pren­tice Ben Thomp­son was of the view his mount would be bet­ter suited on a track with more give.. Ashkannd (FR) -a short dis­tance af­ter the start shifted out abruptly af­ter be­ing taken slightly by Cis­mon­tane (NZ). Over-raced in the mid­dle stages. Di­a­mond Grace - raced wide with­out cover in the early stages.

Race 7: Bel Blaster - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den fur­ther for­ward with the ad­di­tion of blink­ers; be­gan awk­wardly and lost con­sid­er­able ground set­tled at the rear of the field.. Rider Jamie Mott stated his mount was re­luc­tant to stretch out.. A post race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.. Dex­ter­ous - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den for­ward from the in­side draw; set­tled just off speed. Aure­lius Hero - be­gan awk­wardly and lost ground. Heza Magic Man - raced wide with­out cover.. Laid in un­der pres­sure in the straight.. Gunn Is­land - laid the straight.

Race 8: Sweet Taste - when the pace slack­ened passing 800m, had to be stead­ied off the heels of Princess Of Queens.. Jester Halo - pulled hard through­out. Lady Skills - raced wide with­out cover. Cit­rus Wish - rider Dwayne Dunn dropped his whip near the 200m. Groovin (NZ) - when ques­tioned re­gard­ing his tac­tics to­day, rider Michael Walker ex­plained he was in­structed to be for­ward, ide­ally one wide with cover, but his mount was slow away at the start and as a re­sult Prince Of Queens able to cross very soon af­ter the start and from that point on his mount got too far back and over­raced quite badly.. Funlov­ing - an ir­reg­u­lar heart rhythm was de­tected on post race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion. The mare shall not start in any race un­til the Stew­ards have re­ceived a sat­is­fac­tory vet­eri­nary re­port. The re­port must in­clude the re­sults of an ECG per­formed at rest and car­diac aus­cul­ta­tion per­formed within thirty min­utes of com­plet­ing a sat­is­fac­tory gal­lop of at least 1000m.

Race 9: Best Hoffa - slow to be­gin. Sherpa Trail be­gan awk­wardly.. A post race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Din­ner Lake - got its head up when be­ing stead­ied in an at­tempt to gain cover passing the 1200m. Mutin - tight­ened for room for some dis­tance passing the 600m by Reata, which shifted in mo­ment when be­ing re­strained off the heels of Sherpa Trail.. Reata - clipped the heels of Sherpa Trail near 500m and al­most fell.. This was due to Sherpa Trail be­ing stead­ied when rac­ing be­hind Lucky Nic which was un­der pres­sure.. Dazzys Day - made heavy con­tact with Bonus Doro near the 700m when at­tempt­ing to shift out to im­prove.. Rider Damien Oliver could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the per­for­mance.. A post race vet­eri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

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