MOONEE VAL­LEY 6/ 10/ 17: STEW­ARDS RE­PORT

The Sportsman Midweek - - Bendigo -

Race 1: Pre­ci­sion Cut (NZ) - un­der­went a ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion be­hind the bar­ri­ers and was passed suit­able to race. Rider Jamie Mott re­ported his mount felt un­com­fort­able be­hind. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the geld­ing to be lame in the near hind leg and will re­quire a ve­teri­nary clear­ance prior to rac­ing again. Brad­bury - slow to be­gin. From the 300m laid out and when un­der pres­sure in the straight, proved dif­fi­cult for ap­pren­tice Ben Thomp­son to ride out. The Grove - slow into stride. Chois­bor­der - ap­proach­ing the 1000m got its head up when rac­ing keenly and con­tin­ued to over-race for some dis­tance. Con­nery - raced wide with­out cover. Hol­bien greenly through­out. Be­queathed rider Re­gan Bayliss re­ported that the filly was not suited be­ing back in field with the rail out and was then held up round­ing the home turn when gain­ing mo­men­tum. Race 2: Sly Ro­mance (NZ) - raced wide with­out cover in the early stages and as a re­sult set­tled out­side the leader near the 2000m. Che­quered Flag (NZ) - raced keenly in the early and mid­dle stages. Near 1400m checked from the heels of Sly Ro­mance (NZ) and shifted to that geld­ings out­side raced wide with­out cover then was al­lowed stride to even­tu­ally set­tle out­side the leader near the 1000m. Cry If I Want To - turn­ing out of the straight on the first oc­ca­sion near 1700m, shifted three wide when the pace slack­ened and was al­lowed to stride and even­tu­ally set­tled out­side leader near the 1500m. Bling Dy­nasty - raced tight for a short dis­tance pass­ing the 500m be­tween Dry Bis­cuit and Cry If I Want To. Per­formed be­low ex­pec­ta­tions;

rider Jor­dan Childs re­ported that the geld­ing did not ap­pre­ci­ate rac­ing inside other run­ners. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the geld­ing to be cough­ing race and will re­quire a ve­teri­nary clear­ance prior rac­ing again. King Way (USA) - led and weak­ened; ap­pren­tice Beau Mertens could of­fer no real ex­pla­na­tion other than the geld­ing may not have ap­pre­ci­ated short back up be­tween runs. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the geld­ing to have some sore­ness in its off fore fet­lock and will re­quire a ve­teri­nary clear­ance prior to rac­ing again.

Race 3: Jolies Cafe - raced wide with­out cover in the early stages un­til tak­ing up a po­si­tion out­side the leader near 900m. Ac­cred­i­ta­tion (NZ) - held for a clear run from 400m and un­til pass­ing the 300m. Rock Away - held up for a

the near the 300m. When ques­tioned re­gard­ing im­proved per­for­mance, sta­ble fore­man Peter Cun­ning­ham ex­plained the mare had been work­ing well but its win tonight was not ex­pected and added that be­ing first up from a spell and over the shorter dis­tance good ride from ap­pren­tice Bran­don Stock­dale all con­trib­uted. Free Willy - raced wide with­out cover. Ap­pren­tice Chelsea Hall re­ported that geld­ing was un­able to cross the field and as a re­sult was caught wide with­out cover through­out and gave ground when un­der pres­sure. Think Alike - rider Dwayne Dunn re­ported that his mount felt amiss. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the geld­ing to be cough­ing and will re­quire a ve­teri­nary clear­ance prior to rac­ing again. Mi­noan Spirit - rider Brad Raw­iller said his mount has been

up for some time and may be feel­ing the ef­fects of re­cent rac­ing. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

Race 4: Gracie Lou Lou - began awk­wardly and lost ground and was then ham­pered shortly af­ter the start. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing in­ter­fer­ence at the start made ground quickly and shifted out abruptly when check­ing from the heels of Jose Wales (Bran­don Stock­dale) at the 900m, which when be­ing stead­ied, shifted in

not clear; ap­pren­tice Bran­don Stock­dale was se­verely rep­ri­manded and no­ti­fied that he must en­sure he is clear when steady­ing and shift­ing ground. In this in­ci­dent Royal Spin­ner was ham­pered when Gracie Lou Lou shifted out. Raced wide with­out cover. When weak­en­ing pass­ing the 200m, was stead­ied when mo­men­tar­ily tight­ened by Time Ford, which shifted out. Rider Stephen Baster re­ported that af­ter his mount began awk­wardly and then re­ceived in­ter­fer­ence af­ter the start, set­tled fur­ther back in field and did not run on in the straight. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Time Ford - began awk­wardly, shifted in and ham­pered Gracie Lou Lou. Pass­ing the 300m was stead­ied from the heels of Dun­geness (Ben Allen), which shifted out when not clear; ap­pren­tice Ben Allen was se­verely rep­ri­manded and no­ti­fied that he must en­sure he gives suf­fi­cient clear­ance when shift­ing ground. Royal Spin­ner - ham­pered at the 900m. Gas­worx (NZ) - raced wide with­out cover. Dun­geness ap­pren­tice Ben Allen re­ported that the mare would be bet­ter suited on a track with more give. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

Race 5: Mod­ern Won­der - slow into stride. Miss Vista - slow to be­gin then failed to muster early speed and set­tled at the rear of the field. Near the 600m was eased from heels of Run­sati. Rider Linda Meech re­ported that af­ter be­ing slow to be­gin the mare, which was trail­ing the field and nor­mally races on the speed, was con­tin­u­ally awk­wardly placed close to the heels of run­ners in front in the early stages. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Run­sati - near the 500m be­came un­bal­anced when rac­ing tight to the inside of Iconic, mak­ing con­tact with the run­ning rail. Plateau Gold - fal­tered near the 350m. An­other Di­a­mond - raced wide with­out cover. in­con­ve­nienced near the 100m when tight­ened for room be­tween Scan­di­ma­nia which ini­tially shifted out, and Con­chita which

in. Sasayuri - raced wide with­out cover. Scan­di­ma­nia - pass­ing the 50m was stead­ied when awk­wardly placed be­tween Wait For No One and An­other Di­a­mond. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the mare had been gal­loped on near hind hock. Run­sati - ap­pren­tice Mitch Aitken re­ported that the geld­ing did not be­gin as well as ex­pected and raced a lit­tle tight in the early stages, how­ever when un­der pres­sure in the straight did not re­spond to his rid­ing. Con­chita - tac­tics queried; ap­pren­tice Beau Mertens stated that he was in­structed to be in a for­ward po­si­tion, how­ever due the speed from the inside was caught wide ap­proach­ing the 600m so he elected to try to find cover and as a re­sult set­tled fur­ther back than an­tic­i­pated. Race 6: Cos­mic Lights - slow into stride. Rider Daniel Stack­house stated his mount trav­elled well in the lead and gave ground when un­der pres­sure in the straight. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Vi­o­late - began awk­wardly. Bezel - slow to be­gin. Rider Brad Raw­iller re­ported that the geld­ing set­tled to­wards the rear of field and trav­elled well in early stages, how­ever when the field sprinted pass­ing the 700m,

geld­ing was left flat footed and lost con­tact with the field from that point un­able to make up any ground. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Vel­las­tar - ap­proach­ing the 1300m was checked from the heels of Black Sheep (NZ), which in turn was awk­wardly placed close to the Radical. Hot Ruby - pass­ing 1200m be­came un­bal­anced when rac­ing tight to the inside of Se­bring Dream. Sun­day Pray - post race en­doscopy de­tected a de­gree in­ter­nal ex­er­cise in­duced pul­monary haem­or­rhage that may have af­fected the geld­ings rac­ing per­for­mance and a ve­teri­nary clear­ance is re­quired prior to rac­ing again. Race 7: Fan­faron - ham­pered at the start when tight­ened for room be­tween Cap­tain Rhett and Canelo, which shifted out. Cap­tain Rhett - began awk­wardly. Bal­li­na­clash raced keenly in the early and mid­dle stages. Canelo - raced wide with­out cover. All About Rhythm - pass­ing the 300m be­came un­bal­anced when mo­men­tar­ily tight­ened by Bal­li­na­clash (Chelsea Hall), which shifted in; ap­pren­tice

Hall was ad­vised to ex­er­cise more care. Bal­li­na­clash - Chelsea dropped her whip near the 150m. Chelsea Hall was re­minded of her obli­ga­tion to ride mounts to end of the race where pos­si­ble. Deal Master - ap­pren­tice Jor­dan

Turner re­ported that the geld­ing was not the best to be­gin and as a re­sult set­tled fur­ther back than ex­pected. He added that the geld­ing made some ground at end of the race. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

Race 8: Love Days - slow to be­gin. Had dif­fi­culty ob­tain­ing a clear run round­ing the home turn. Streets Of Lib­erty - near the 300m when at­tempt­ing a tight run, got its head up and was checked af­ter be­ing tight­ened be­tween Our Se­vira and Merid­ian Star (Ben Thomp­son), which when tir­ing rolled out be­fore be­ing cor­rected; ap­pren­tice Ben Thomp­son was ad­vised to ex­er­cise more care in sim­i­lar cir­cum­stances. In the in­ci­dent, ap­pren­tice Ben Allen ac­knowl­edged that his mount over­re­acted to his ac­tions to check the horse. Ben Allen could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the per­for­mance other than he suf­fered in­ter­fer­ence. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Love Days - near the 500m was stead­ied when crowded by Streets Of Lib­erty, which shifted ground mo­men­tar­ily. Gwen­neth - race wide with­out cover un­til the 400m. Sa­cam­baya - ap­pren­tice Bran­don Stock­dale ex­plained that he did not ride his mount out to the end of the race as he was con­cerned

was mak­ing quick ground to­wards the heels of Gwen­neth, which was shift­ing in slightly ap­proach­ing the win­ning post. Merid­ian Star - ap­pren­tice Ben Thomp­son re­ported that his mount was not the best to be­gin and whilst he urged it along in the early stages, may have used it up a lit­tle bit to get a po­si­tion out­side

leader. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

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