MOONEE VALLEY 6/ 10/ 17: STEWARDS REPORT
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.