MORNINGTON: WHAT THE STEWARDS SAID
Race 1: DIVINE MESSENGER Robert Smerdon 28-JAN-17 RHIL Near the 900m became awkwardly placed on heels & had to be steadied. When qst rdr std filly, which was having its first race start from its outside barrier, was caught wide in the early stages & was inclined to race keenly. Added for some distance after the 800m his mount overraced & consequently failed to finish the race off. A post race vet exam did not reveal any abs. JUST FOXING Paul Rocke 27-AUG-17 CRAN On jumping away became unbalanced when contacted on the hindquarters 12-JUN-17 MORN Raced wide without cover. Approaching the 600 metres was bumped. LATINO BABE Ciaron Maher 17-FEB-17 M V bumped at the start and lost ground when tightened. MYLEX Glenn Stewart 06-JUL-17 CRAN Slow to begin. SHADEA LADY Shane Nichols 23-MAY-17 SEYM Crowded for room for a short distance after the start. Race 2: EXTREME BLISS David Brideoake 01-SEP-17 BDGO led before giving ground over the concluding stages, performance queried. Rider explained not his intention to lead however the filly over-raced and for this reason led and he believed over-racing was detrimental to its chances-post race vet exam failed to reveal any abnormalities. MARGOT Robert Smerdon 21-AUG-17 ECHA Raced wide without cover. 01-NOV-16 FLEM steadied near the 100m when tightened for room. RIVERINA ROMANCE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 31-MAR-17 WANG Commenced awkwardly. Raced wide without cover throughout. Hung out rounding the home turn. SANCY’S DIAMOND Sam Pritchard-Gordon 25-AUG-17 GEES
began awkwardly and lost ground. Held up between the 500m and the 400m before shifting out to obtain clear running. ZARPOYA Robbie Griffiths 23-AUG-17 SANH Began awkwardly. Overraced. Rider no explanation for poor performance. Vet exam no abnormality. 10-AUG-17 BDLE wide cover early and middle stages. lay in near heels 200m.
Race 3: ANDREA MANTEGNA (USA) Darren Weir 05-AUG-17 FLEM Raced 3 wide without cover. R dropped his whip near the 300m. R- would be better ssuited on a track with more give & did not appreciate the strong wind. Vets- no abs, swab taken. LIKE THE CLAPPERS Matthew Williams 03-SEP-17 GEEL slow to begin 24AUG-17 WNBL Commenced a run three wide from the 800m.. Rider L Riordan reported gelding was not suited by slow early tempo. EUREKA STREET Robert Smerdon 27-AUG-17 CRAN Commenced awkwardly. Raced wide without cover in the early stages before being permitted to stride forward and take up the lead near the 1700 metres 05-AUG-17 FLEM COT- to be ridden more positive. Settled outside the leader. THE THUG Russell & Scott Cameron 23-AUG-17 SANH checked 1000. 12-AUG-17 FLEM Rider stated it would be better suited with tracks with more give. KILMACURRAGH (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12-AUG-17 FLEM Rider could offer no explanation for the poor performance. Vet reported no abnormalities. BAYKOOL Pat Carey 06-SEP-17 SANH R- not suited by slow tempo. Vets- no abs. Race 4: I AM THE DARK Doug Whitworth 23-AUG-17 SANH Steadied approaching the finish line. KOOLAMA BAY Clinton McDonald 25-AUG-17 GEES after being fractious and momentarily sitting down in its starting stall underwent a vet exam and was passed suitable to race which delayed the start of the race. During this incident saddle shifted and had to be adjusted which delayed the start of the race further. Slow begin. FALIKA (NZ) Greg Eurell 02-SEP-17 CAUL Became unbalanced at the 1000m when brushed. Held up for clear running on straightening and over the concluding stages had to steady to avoid heels. 24-MAY-17 BRAT Near the 900m had to be steadied from heels. SIR MASK Dean Binaisse 25-AUG-17 GEES Rdr stated that from the wide barrier he elected to restrain in attempt to find cover rather than be caught wide and in his opinion will better suited over further distance. BLAZING SOCKS Ciaron Maher 09-AUG-17 GEEL Near the 500m was tightened and had to be eased. Apprentice could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities and a swab sample was taken for analysis.. 20-JUL-17 SALE raced wide without cover for the majority of the event. CUBAN BELLE Pat Carey 27-AUG-17 CRAN Lay in when under pressure in the home straight. RED GATEAU Greg Hayes 30-AUG-17 SANH raced wide without cover. near 100m crowded. vet - galloped on off hind hock. 19AUG-17 SEYM Began awkwardly. Over raced in the early stages. Race 5: MARAUDAMISS Michael Kent 30-AUG-17 SANH raced wide without cover. BIRDS OF TOKYO Luke Oliver 05-AUG-17 MRPK Raced keenly in the middle stages of the event. HENPECKER (NZ) Ciaron Maher 24-AUG-17 WNBL A post race veterinary examination revealed blood in the off side nostril.. The mare will be required to gallop 1000m to satisfaction of Stewards before being next presented to race.. O’COUNEY (NZ) David Noonan 06-SEP-17 SANH Slow begin. 17-AUG-17 SALE Passing the 300 metres held up for a clear run until the 200 metres. 200 steadied when disappointed for a run before shifting back to the inside making moderate ground to the finish. REIGNING IN PARIS Luke Oliver 06-SEP-17 SANH Slow
begin. STREET SPUN David Brideoake 29-JUL-17 CAUL raced wide. BLAZERS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 06-AUG-17 SANL Hung out under pressure in the straight and approaching winning post bumped the eventual race winner. A warning will be placed on the mares record for its racing manners. CITRUS WISH Bevan Laming 27-AUG-17 CRAN Raced wide without cover during the early stages before striding forward to sit outside the leader after passing the 1200 metres 16-AUG-17 SANL rider dropped whip near the 200m. MISS HISSY Paul Maher 04-SEP-17 BLLA bump[ed heavily on jumping. raced wide early stages before striding forward to lead passing 16000m. 22-AUG-17 PAKS Knuckled on jumping away. Over raced and had to be eased passing the 1900m avoid heels. Raced keenly wide middle stages. Lost NF plate in running. Race 6: BRUGAL REWARD Darren Weir 08-APR-17 MORP A post-race veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities. BALANCING ACT Brent Stanley 13-MAY-17 SCNE Was crowded and steadied near the 100m. MODERN WONDER Leon & Troy Corstens 19-AUG-17 CAUL Prior to correct weight R viewed film - didn’t lodge objection. Near the 200m, crowded for room between two runners. Began awkwardly. QUILATE Michael Kent 25-APR-17 FLEM R - may have come to end of prep. Vet slower than normal recovery. WASABI Ken Keys 26-AUG-17 M V connections advised would be ridden quieter from its wide gate; settled at the rear. SMOKIN’ BELLA Ciaron Maher 19-JUL-17 SANH rider Craig Williams could offer no explanation for the poor performance. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. CULLEMMY’S DIAMOND John McArdle 10-AUG17 BDLE rdr - not intention to lead though after beginning well and with little effort found himself in lead. LOVE DAYS Clinton McDonald 31-JAN-17 BRAT Eased at the 900m to avoid heels. R no explanation. Vet no abs. Race 7: BOWERMAN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 13-AUG-17 BDGO Bumped on jumping. Laid out under pressure in the home straight. 19-JUL-17 SANH steadied at the 700m when crowded for room between Aggravate and Holy Blade which was laying in. MACTIER Mick Price 05-MAY-17 BDGO Began awkwardly and was then bumped. BEL SONIC Jason Warren 15-AUG-17 GEES Held up from the 400m and near the 250m was disappointed for a run between horses before shifting to obtain clear running near the 150m. BORN TO FIGHT Michael Moroney 02-AUG-17 SALE Slow into stride. SNITZEPEG Darren Weir 27-AUG17 CRAN When making ground after passing the 200 metres was steadied to avoid heels 03-JUN-17 DOOM Hung out making the home
turn. Raced wide without cover throughout. Vetted - no abnormalities. SOUTHERN BOLT (NZ) Greg Eurell 03-AUG-17 PAKS raced wide without cover. BED TALK John McArdle 04-SEP-17 BLLA raced keenly in the early stages.
wide without cover throughout. hung out in the straight. 10AUG-17 BDLE commenced awkwardly and shifted in.
Race 8: ROCK ‘N’ GOLD Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 15-APR-17 CAUL raced wide without cover. 03-MAR-17 CRAN Slow to begin. Held up from the 500m til the 200m. When questioned rider stated after missing the kick it settled further back than anticipated. HEAR THE CHANT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 26-AUG17 M V Jumped away awkwardly. LABUAN STAR Darren Weir 30AUG-17 SANH rdr - dipped in the going. RUNSATI Bryan Maher 12-AUG-17 FLEM Commenced awkwardly. JALAN JALAN Colin Little 01-APR-17 BDGO Overraced through the early and middle stages. 04-MAR-17 FLEM raced wide without cover in the early and middle stages and over-raced. MOTOWN LIL Robert Smerdon 20-MAY-17 FLEM Slow to begin. Race 9: SUSPENSE Peter & Paul Snowden 29-JUL-17 RHIL COT - Option to be ridden further forward; led. Post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. GOT THE GOSS Darren Weir 21-AUG-17 ECHA Began awkwardly & restrained from wide barrier. R- hung out home straight. 11-JUN-17 SAPH When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of gelding, rider stated that his mount travelled well for only the first 50m and thereafter, in his view did not handle the heavy track conditions and failed to respond to his riding in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding did not reveal any abnormality. KALASHANI LAD Terry Walsh 06AUG-17 SANL Slow to begin. TADDEI TONDO Gerard Moloney 26
M V Steadied approaching 100m when held up for clear running. 29-APR-17 CAUL Raced wide & keenly throughout. COMACINA Chris Meagher 29-JUL-17 DOOM Slow to begin. Approaching 600m improved onto the heels of STEEL ZIP and had to be restrained. TANGO ROCK Michael Kent 19-AUG-17 CAUL Vets- wound off side stifle. CASTELO Clinton McDonald 13MAY-17 CAUL Tightened near the 1200. DEMOLITION James Cummings 09-AUG-17 GEEL Veterinary surgeon reported the gelding bled from one nostril and must now gallop over 1000m in the presence of a Steward prior to racing again. 24-MAR-17 M V got unbalanced after receiving contact near the 700m. Vet-blood at both nostrils, 3 months. BARTHELONA Michael Moroney 13-AUG-17 BDGO Began awkwardly and lost ground. Approaching the winning post laid in under pressure resulting in rider having to stop riding and straighten his mount. THINK BABE Darren Weir 10-MAY-17 SANH knuckled badly at the start. rdr - no explantion other than knuckling at start. lost off fore plate in running. vet - no abs. 22-APR-17 CAUL Overraced early stages throwing its head in the air. FIRE AGATE Greg Eurell 26-JUL-17 SANH Laid out under pressure in home straight. BON’S GHOST Wendy Kelly 21JUL-17 GEES slow to begin