STEWARDS REPORT: Rosehill Gardens 26/8/2017
RACE 1: Music Magic – became fractious in the barrier prior to the start being effected. The mare underwent a veterinary examination and was passed fit to start. Levee Bank – slow begin (3L). Nic’s Vendetta – began awkwardly. Briefly held up making the home turn. For some distance approaching the 300m was held up on heels of Red Knot before shifting to that runner’s outside near the 250m to clear running. Undaoaf – approaching the 900m was steadied to avoid the heels of Red Knot. Nic’s Vendetta, which was following, became awkwardly placed, causing My Maggie to be briefly tightened. Lifesaver – had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the straight. When questioned, rider T Angland stated his instructions were to be positive on the gelding, with no specific instructions to lead. He said his mount commenced reasonably well, but it was obliged to make use of his mount to hold a forward position. He added approaching the first turn, when Mossman Gorge, from its wide draw, shifted towards the rail, he elected not to contest lead when he felt that his mount was racing comfortably within itself and he would be required to make use of it to hold that position. T Angland said, after being crossed by Mossman Gorge, Lifesaver was briefly held up for clear running in the early part of the straight before obtaining between Red Knot and Mossman Gorge near the 300m. He said that in his opinion Lifesaver had sufficient opportunity to run down the leader, but he felt it raced a little flat today, which he attributed to the gelding having a tough first up run at Rosehill on 12 August 2017. Menneke Belle – raced wide without cover throughout the event. Rider R Murray reported her mount hung out badly throughout.
RACE 2: Mydream – the mare was a late withdrawal on veterinary advice at 11.05am after it was found to have sustained a laceration to its near-hind leg en route
the course. Awoke – made contact with the off-side gate on jumping and as a consequence was slow to begin. Raced wide without cover before crossing and taking up a position outside the leader Chatuchak near 700m. Eva Jean – 200m was disappointed for running to the inside of Prada Miss and as a consequence was shifted to the outside of that runner obtain clear running. Elouera – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
RACE 3: Skylight Glow – began awkwardly. From its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Tango Rain – began awkwardly. Beau Tirage – bumped on jumping by Pumpkin Pie and Fly Forward, both of which shifted ground. Near the 800m raced in restricted room to the inside of Isorich and became unbalanced. Cosmopol – shortly after the start was inconvenienced when tightened between Isorich and Fly Forward, which shifted away from Beau Tirage. Overraced in the middle stages. Salerno – raced wide without cover early and Improvement – App. D Panya stated her instructions were to either lead or sit close to the lead. She added that Improvement began only fairly and, after riding her mount along for a short distance, when Improvement did not show the necessary speed to take up a forward position, she elected to shift in behind runners so as not cover additional ground. She said as a consequence Improvement settled towards the rear of the field and, after being shifted to the outside or runners in straight, ran to the line only fairly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr G Portelli confirmed the instructions were to take up a forward position and expressed some surprise that Improvement failed to show the necessary early speed to do so. He said in his opinion Improvement was unsuited by racing back the field and did not appreciate kickback during the run. Mr Portelli undertook to report back to the Stewards on the post-race condition of Improvement and indicated at its next start his intention will be to go forward and he
instruct the rider to give the mare a good warm up prior to being placed in the barrier. Isorich – App. L Magorrian was fined the sum of $400 under AR137A(5)(a)(ii) for using the whip prior to the 100m on nine occasions (four more than permitted).
RACE 4: Chatelard – began awkwardly. Vaucluse Bay – began awkwardly. When questioned regarding his riding, C Brown stated
mount, as notified to the Stewards settled further back than is usual , and was able to take up a trailing position behind Chatelard. He said when Chatelard shifted off to improve near the 900m he felt at this stage he was too far from the finish to place his mount under pressure and for this reason he elected to remain racing in a midfield position. He added approaching the 700m he then attempted to place his mount under pressure, but when Not A Gypsy shifted out in advance of him he then became held up on the heels of that runner making home turn. C Brown further stated, as did not continue to improve into the race, he became awkwardly placed on its heels, but was unable to shift off to obtain clear running as Quick Defence, which was positioned to his outside, prevented him from doing so. He said Vaucluse Bay was then held up for clear running and could not be tested until approaching the 200m. C Brown agreed in retrospect he should have attempted to stay hard against the winner Alward, but had not noticed the run available to him during running of the race. Quick Defence – bumped on jumping by Dream Lane, which shifted in. Hunter Jack - overraced in the early stages. Laid under pressure in the straight and proved difficult to ride. Meet And Greet – overraced in the early stages. Miss Dubois – near the 1800m Chatelard (B Shinn) shifted out to take up a position one off the rail when not fully clear of Alward. As a result Alward was steadied and shifted in, resulting in Miss Dubois being crowded for room and having to be steadied. B Shinn was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. Alward – held up for clear running in the early part of the straight. Dream Lane – for a short distance near the 200m was held up for clear running between Meet And Greet and Miss Dubois. Not A Gypsy – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
RACE 5: Destiny’s Kiss – on jumping was hampered by Dee I Cee, which was bumped and carried in by Hipparchus, Classic Uniform, which began awkwardly and shifted out. Making the home turn commenced to improve into a run between Dee I Cee and Centre Pivot. Then shortly after was checked from the heels of Hipparchus when that runner commenced to give ground. Centre Pivot – shortly after the start was hampered and made contact with Hipparchus when Loyalty Man was taken in by Broadside. Rider G Schofield was fined $500 under AR137A(5)(a)(ii) for using the whip on nine occasions prior to the 100m (four more than permitted). Dee I Cee – approaching the first turn near the 1500m had to be steadied when crowded between Hipparchus and Centre Pivot ( G Schofield) which, after making slight contact with Loyalty Man, shifted in away from that runner. Whilst the Stewards accepted that Centre Pivot was initially racing tight to the inside of Loyalty Man, G Schofield was advised he must make every effort to prevent his mounts from shifting ground. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a laceration to the near-hind cannon. King Viv – near the 1000m struck running rail and became unbalanced. Broadside – rider App. A Adkins stated with the fast early tempo he attempted to comply with instructions and lead on the gelding, however he was obliged to make too much use of his mount to do so and accordingly his was left without a finishing effort in the straight after racing predominantly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
RACE 6: Thy Kingdom Come – trainer Mr J Thompson was fined the sum of $200 under LR35(1) for failing to declare G Schofield as the rider of the colt by the prescribed time. Stewards permitted G Schofield to ride Thy Kingdom Come ½ a kilogram overweight. When giving ground in the straight was inclined to lay in and became unbalanced on the heels of Runaway. Runaway – began awkwardly. Rider App. R King stated her mount travelled well outside the leader Addictive Nature, but when the tempo quickened in straight Runaway was onepaced and in her view may be better suited by stepping up in distance. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Astoria – bumped on jumping by Thy Kingdom Come, which shifted in. Colesberg – bumped on jumping by Assimilate, which began awkwardly and shifted in. Mahalangur – jumped awkwardly and became unbalanced. Rider B Avdulla stated that his mount was inclined to race greenly under pressure in the straight and in particular, when Assimilate improved to his outside near the 200m, shifted in away from that runner and became unbalanced on the heels of Astoria. He said from this point on Mahalangur then did not stretch out fully and continued to race greenly. Addictive Nature – laid out under pressure in the straight.
RACE 7: Condor Heroes – bumped on jumping by Pariah, which began awkwardly and shifted in. Rider T Clark stated he had to make some use of his mount take up a position outside the leader. He said that Condor Heroes overraced in lead and given the use he made of his mount to obtain a position in early stages, it gave ground under pressure in the straight. T Clark added his view Condor Heroes would derive benefit from today’s run and would be better suited by being able to step up in distance where it may be able to race prominently when being pressured. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr G Ryan concurred with the thoughts of the rider and undertook to report back on post-race condition of the colt subsequent to the event. Taking Aim – bumped on jumping by Chauffeur, which began awkwardly and shifted in. Laid out under pressure in the straight. Perast – shortly after the start was buffeted between Speed Street and Another Sin, which shifted out. Laid in in the early part of the straight and as a consequence was awkwardly placed on heels of Another Sin for some distance. Madeenaty – raced keenly in the early stages. Over
final 200m laid in when being ridden out. Chauffeur – near the 900m shifted in away from Pariah and became unbalanced. Jorda – near the 100m brushed with Chauffeur. Rider G Schofield stated that on straightening he shifted to the outside of Condor Heroes endeavour to improve, however when Madeenaty shifted in he was disappointed for that run. He said he was then held up on the heels of Madeenaty for some distance near the 200m before shifting to its outside and then to outside
of Pariah, whereby his mount secured clear running near the 150m. Another Sin – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
RACE 8: The Pharoah – the horse, which had sustained a minor superficial abrasion to the bridge of its nose, was inspected by the Club’s Veterinary Officer and passed fit to start. Began awkwardly. Hogmanay – slow to begin. Know How leaving the 600m was placed in restricted room when Meiner Freccia was taken in by Rock Mylady (B Shinn), which was inclined to lay across the heels of Meiner Freccia and as a consequence had to be steadied. B Shinn was advised to ensure he leaves sufficient room for runners to his inside. Rock Mylady – raced wide without cover throughout. Special Missile
over the final 150m was inclined to lay out when ridden along. Regal Monarch – a post-race veterinary examination revealed an abrasion to the off-hind bumper.
RACE 9: Sir Bacchus – slow to begin. Rider H Bowman stated that his mount failed to travel comfortably at any stage of the event and when placed under pressure near the 600m he had concerns with its action behind and for this reason in the straight he did not test Sir Bacchus. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near-hind leg. Stable representative Mr C Duckworth advised Sir Bacchus had pleased the stable leading up to today’s race and he could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance. Mr Duckworth indicated the gelding will be spelled, irrespective a veterinary clearance will be required prior to racing again. Mogador – slow to begin. Bonny O’Reilly began awkwardly. Sir Plush – Laid out making the home turn. Be Like Dad – raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.