STEWARDS REPORT: Doomben 2/9/2017
Race 1: JETSONIC Slow to begin. Inclined to hang out rounding the home turn. IMPREGNABLE Jumped awkwardly and lost ground. SECRET PUZZLE Raced wide without cover. Finished a distant last. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be suffering from cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer L. Ross was advised that the horse must trial satisfactorily and that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, must be produced prior to the mare being permitted race again. BEAUDACIOUS When questioned, D. Browne explained that his mount travelled will but did not feel entirely comfortable in its action in the home straight and as a result did not finish the race off as expected. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings. PEKING ROAD Had to steady off heels near the 50m. Following the running of this race
track was upgraded to GOOD 3 retrospective.
Race 2: DIVINE SERVICE Had to steady off heels near the finishing line.
Race 3: STANLEY Raced wide in the early stages until 1400m. EXPLOSIVE ONE Raced wide from the 1600m until ridden forward to obtain the lead after leaving the 1000m. GORADA Held up after leaving the 500m. JIMMY HOFFA Bumped on the hind quarters near the 300m. MR SCARY Raced wide without cover after leaving the 1000m.
Race 4: The start of this race was delayed when DEE NINE ELLE proved difficult to load. DEE NINE ELLE A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the mare had an elevated heart rate. Trainer T. Gollan advised that the mare would now be sent for a spell. PASSIONFLOWER Connections advised that from the better draw it would be intention to have the horse ridden more forward today. The horse settled just off the pace. CAPETOWN HUSSEY Held up over the concluding stages and had to alter course to obtain clear running. PLUCKY GIRL J. Lloyd was questioned regarding his riding of the mare. He stated that his instructions were to race either outside the leader, which he anticipated would be DEE NINE ELLE, or ride with cover. He said the mare did not begin particularly well and he elected to find a position behind PASSIONFLOWER, however was prevented from doing so approaching the 1000m when FLEUR DDORAGE improved to his inside and as he did not wish to race three wide he elected push forward to race outside the leader, however was prevented from obtaining that positon when PASSIONFLOWER held the position outside the leader near the 800m. He added that he then elected to ease and take a trail behind PASSIONFLOWER near the 700m for short time travelled reasonably well but then when MAGNAJOY improved to his inside approaching the home turn, he was unable prevent that mare from shifting out as PLUCKY GIRL was under pressure. He added that the mare picked up momentum near the 300m and got to line very well.
Race 5: HANWRITTEN Performed disappointingly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings. Trainer M. Dunn will be advised that the gelding must trial satisfactorily prior to racing again. LIVE FAST Bumped on jumping. KHALAMA Jumped awkwardly, shifted in and bumped another runner. Shifted in under pressure approaching the 100m.
Race 6: BROCSON Hung in away from another runner approaching the 1400m. POWERFUL FLASH Shifted in and made contact with another runner near the 200m. Had to steady away from heels near the 100m. REAL STING Had to steady from heels approaching the 1400m. alter course to obtain clear running inside the 100m. GLEN ORD Shifted in approaching the 200m, tightening runners to inside. AHNDRAS J. Lloyd reported at scale that his mount hung in under pressure in the straight. PINOLINO A postrace veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the near foreleg. Trainer L. Birchleyys representative will be advised that the horse require a veterinary clearance prior to being permitted to race again.
Race 7: LLENTRECOTE Broke through the barriers, was quickly restrained, returned to the barriers, inspected by veterinary surgeon and cleared to race. MY DIAMANTINE Checked away from heels near the 600m. PINDAN PEARL Reared as the start was effected and lost considerable ground (6L). A warning placed on the mare in relation to its barrier manners.
Race 8: LEGADEMA Apprentice M. McGillivray reported at scale that his mount jumped awkwardly. I AM IMPINGE Raced wide throughout without cover. J. Lloyd reported at scale that his mount overraced in the early and middle stages. CHARMING PRINCE Slow to begin.
Race 9: BROTHERLY SECRET Trainer R. Heathcote advised that from the wide barrier the horse would be ridden in a forward position if circumstances permit. The horse was ridden forward and settled outside the leader. MARKSFIELD Raced wide without cover. SABKHAT Held up approaching the home turn. DENARIUS Apprentice M. McGillivray reported at scale that his mount laid out throughout the race. CONSTANTINE Slow to begin.