STEWARDS REPORT: Randwick 2/9/2017
RACE 1: Dissolution – slow to begin. Shortly after the start was steadied and shifted in behind runners to obtain cover. Devolving – overraced the early and middle stages. Hung out in the early part of straight. Rider App. A Adkins stated his mount was inclined to race greenly in the run and as a result he raced three wide, albeit with cover. He said under pressure in the straight Devolving proved somewhat difficult to ride out as it continued shift ground and in his opinion would benefit from today’s performance. He further added in his view Devolving might be better suited by coming back in distance and with the addition of blinkers, whereby filly would be assisted by a faster earlier tempo. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Island Missile – commenced to get its head up and overraced near the 1100m when being restrained. When questioned regarding his riding rounding the home turn, T Angland stated he followed Andaz throughout the middle stages after being crossed by that runner making first turn. He said for some distance approaching the 600m his mount raced tight to the inside of Devolving when that runner was inclined shift ground, which resulted in Island Missile racing a little keenly. When questioned as to whether there was an opportunity to shift three wide
follow Albumin making the home turn, T Angland stated in his opinion the option to do so was too far from the finish and for this reason he elected to follow Andaz into the straight. He added on straightening he improved to inside of Albumin and then was held up on the back of Andaz before securing clear running near 200m. Stewards advised T Angland that in their opinion he had made an error of judgement in not shifting off three deep to follow Albumin, which then would have afforded him clear running in the early part of the straight. In taking no further action against T Angland, Stewards were of the view that this did not materially prejudice the gelding’s chances of finishing in the first three placings. Beau Geste – laid out when placed under pressure from the 300m. Andaz – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Albumin – when questioned, rider J Parr stated that, as notified to the Stewards, he was instructed to endeavour to obtain cover. He said from his wide draw when his mount commenced well he immediately looked to inside to ascertain as whether there was an opportunity to obtain cover. He said approaching the first turn, when it became apparent his mount was going to be caught wide, he elected then to ride forward with a view crossing Andaz, however Albumin did not show the necessary speed to do so and as a consequence was caught three wide without cover throughout the event. J Parr further stated that as a result of the tough run his mount was under pressure making home turn, whereby it gave ground in the straight.
RACE 2: Roman Son – co-trainer Mr A Cummings reported to the Stewards this morning that gelding was found be coughing following light exercise. Roman Son was examined by the stable veterinarian, who performed an endoscopic examination on the gelding, and passed it fit to start. Raced keenly in
early stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Wahng Wah – slow to begin. Held up making the home turn and in the early part of the straight. Admiral Jello – slow to begin. Near the 1000m was inclined to race keenly and steadied away from the heels of Doukhan. My Giuliano – slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early stages. Caught wide the stages before being allowed to stride forward near the 1500m to race outside leader. When questioned regarding his riding making the home turn and the reason his mount shifted out, M Walker stated in the early stages he was obliged to make some use of his mount to cross and obtain a position outside the lead. He said as a consequence when he placed his mount under pressure from the 600m it commenced to tire and, as he rode his mount along, it rolled out. M Walker added that was not aware that Up ‘N’ Rolling positioned to his inside as he made the home turn and in fact was of the view that Roman Son had obtained position in
early stages. Stewards advised M Walker that, whilst they accepted his evidence that he was not aware Up ‘N’ Rolling positioned to his inside, should wherever possible ride his mounts in a competitive manner. Multifacets – rider H Bowman stated his intention was to endeavour to lead on the gelding today as it has performed best when being able to be ridden in this manner. He said when the early tempo was stronger than expected he positioned his mount behind the leaders and in his view this was the main reason for gelding’s disappointing performance. He added from the 600m he endeavoured to improve into the event, however after responding briefly his riding, Multifacets was unable to finish the race off. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Plymouth Road – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding bled for the first time from both nostrils. Trainer Mr M Smith was advised Plymouth Road would incur the mandatory three month ban under AR53A and would be required to either gallop over 1000m in the presence of the Stewards or barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again.
RACE 3: All But Gone – slow to begin (2L). Trainer Mr D Lane was fined the sum of $50 under AR59A for failing to produce the Thoroughbred Identity Card for the gelding. More To Gain – slow to begin. For a short distance near the 200m had some difficulty securing clear running. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding bled for the first time from both nostrils. Co-trainer Ms A Turner was advised More To Gain would incur the mandatory three month ban under AR53A and be required to either gallop over 1000m in the presence of the Stewards or barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again. Muraqaba – began awkwardly. When questioned, rider B Avdulla stated his mount travelled comfortably outside the leader Embley. He said when placed under pressure making the home turn Muraqaba was inclined to lay out, but when placed under pressure in the straight did not respond to his riding and weakened. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery and respiratory distress. Co-trainer Mr A Cummings informed the Stewards Muraqaba would now be spelled. Co-trainer Mr E Cummings was fined the sum of $200 under AR140A for failing to fit the surcingle on the gelding, which resulted in Muraqaba being delayed leaving the mounting enclosure. Jaminzah – when questioned regarding his riding, H Bowman stated mount settled towards the rear of the field as anticipated. He said near the 600m when Mandalong Kiss shifted out to improve he allowed his mount start to make ground with a view
improving between All But Gone and Zin Zan Eddie. He added, as he commenced to ride his mount along, All But Gone shifted out abruptly and obtained the position he was looking to take and as a consequence he was disappointed and obliged to shift to the inside of All But Gone. H Bowman further stated on straightening a run briefly developed between All But Gone and Miami Dade, which he then elected to immediately obtain, however when Muraqaba shifted out it resulted in Miami Dade being taken wider on the track and he was again disappointed for clear running and had to be steadied. He said he then shifted back to the inside of More To Gain obtain clear running, whereby his mount took some time to respond to his riding once into clear running.