FLEM­ING­TON 7/ 10/ 17: STEW­ARDS RE­PORT

The Sportsman Midweek - - Bendigo -

Race 1: Grand Chal­lenge - harm­lessly dis­lodged rider Mark Zahra en route to the bar­ri­ers and can­tered rid­er­less for some dis­tance was sub­se­quently a late with­drawal at 12.47pm by or­der of Stew­ards. Mark Zahra was ex­am­ined by the doc­tor and passed fit to ful­fil his re­main­ing en­gage­ments. All monies bet for a win and/or place and con­ces­sion bet­ting on Grand Chal­lenge to be re­funded.. All suc­cess­ful bets on horses prior to 12.47pm are sub­ject the fol­low­ing de­duc­tions in the dol­lar from the face value of ticket: win bets - 11 cents, place bets (for win­ner) 10 2nd) - 13 cents and place bets (for 3rd) - 9 cents. Lady Bithiah - began awk­wardly and af­ter gal­lop­ing sev­eral strides, shifted in abruptly and at­tempted to buck. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties other than a slow re­cov­ery and the filly must now gain fur­ther ap­proval in a jump out prior to rac­ing again. Akka­dian - began awk­wardly. Eased ap­proach­ing the fin­ish­ing line to avoid the heels of Cross­ing The Abbey. Bold Type - began awk­wardly. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Sun­light - slow to be­gin. San­glier - had dif­fi­culty ob­tain­ing clear run­ning when rac­ing re­stricted room to the inside of No­mothaj from pass­ing 400m un­til the 200m. Cross­ing The Abbey - had to be stead­ied to avoid the heels of Ranier which shifted in when not fully clear near the win­ning post. Ranier - rider Dwayne Dunn was is­sued with a se­vere rep­ri­mand for per­mit­ting his mount to shift in in near the win­ning post, whilst rid­ing it along when not fully clear of Cross­ing The Abbey which had to be stead­ied to avoid heels. Race 2: Brave Tango - Cor­rect weight was de­layed when Ben Mel­ham, rider of Bravo (sec­ond placeget­ter) viewed the pa­trol videos be­fore lodg­ing an ob­jec­tion against Snitzepeg (win­ner) al­leg­ing in­ter­fer­ence V1 - SPME01Z01MA shortly af­ter straight­en­ing. On the ev­i­dence it was es­tab­lished that shortly af­ter straight­en­ing, Bravo Tango was held up for a run be­tween Snitzepeg and Sir­c­coni where there was not suf­fi­cient room and was then held up un­til ap­proach­ing the 100m. Stew­ards be­lieved there never a run for Bravo Tango and there­fore the ob­jec­tion was dis­missed cor­rect weight de­clared. At a later in­quiry Ben Mel­ham was fined the sum of $400 un­der the pro­vi­sions of AR165(3) for lodg­ing an ob­jec­tion which was deemed to be friv­o­lous. Hulme - slow to be­gin. Sir­c­coni - knuck­led at the start and al­most fell. Rell­son (NZ) - began awk­wardly. Plu­toc­racy - raced keenly in the early and mid­dle stages. Hung out from 300m. Esper­ance - stead­ied near 1100m to avoid the heels of Snitzepeg. Rider Damian Lane could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for dis­ap­point­ing per­for­mance of the beaten favourite. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Icon Of Dubai - rider Mark Zahra was of the view his mount would be bet­ter suited with the ad­di­tion of blink­ers. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties other than a slow re­cov­ery. Race 3: Padraig (NZ) - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den back; began awk­wardly, slow to be­gin and set­tled at the rear of the field. Checked at

700m and be­came un­bal­anced when crowded for room on the inside of Basan­ite, which had been taken in slightly by Il Divo hindquar­ters had been turned out. Into Rio (NZ) - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den fur­ther for­ward; set­tled in sec­ond place. Johnny Vinko (NZ) - began awk­wardly. Give - taken out off its course at the 700m when brushed by Aberro which shifted out. Raced three wide with­out cover. Basan­ite - eased at the 600m when crowded for room by Il Divo which shifted in slightly af­ter be­ing brushed on the hindquar­ters Basan­ite. Main Stage

(NZ) - (win­ner) the sad­dle slipped back on the geld­ing dur­ing the race. Sun­quest - rider Dwayne Dunn stated that his mount raced closer to­day with the step up in dis­tance how­ever proved to be dis­ap­point­ing and may be bet­ter suited rid­den back off the speed.

Race 4: Sold For Song - began awk­wardly. The Quar­ter­back slow to be­gin. Tailed off; rider Matthew Allen stated his mount never trav­elled and when placed un­der pres­sure did not feel com­fort­able. Post race en­doscopy de­tected a de­gree of in­ter­nal ex­er­cise in­duced pul­monary haem­or­rhage that may have af­fected the geld­ings rac­ing per­for­mance and a ve­teri­nary clear­ance is re­quired prior to rac­ing again. Mal­ibu Style - raced keenly in the early stages. Keen Ar­ray - raced keenly in the early stages. Rider Mark Zahra dropped his off side rein over the con­clud­ing stages. Bons Away - raced keenly in the early stages. Spi­eth (NZ) - got its head up when be­ing re­strained due to slow tempo through the early stages. Rider Corey Brown could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the per­for­mance which was be­low ex­pec­ta­tions. Trainer Bryce Heys ex­plained that the colt had had an un­in­ter­rupted train­ing regime head­ing into the race and that its blood was taken on Thurs­day he un­der­took to ad­vise Stew­ards in due course should any­thing come to light that may ex­plain to­dayys per­for­mance. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Race 5: Sir Isaac New­ton (GB) - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den for­ward; set­tled be­hind the leader. Hu­mi­dor (NZ) - laid in from the 700m. Race 6: An­gelic Spirit (NZ) - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den back; began awk­wardly and set­tled near the rear of the field. Watchme­spin - se­verely checked shortly af­ter

start when tight­ened for room be­tween Ill Have A Bit and Blondie which was taken in by Re­mem­ber The Name which had shifted in abruptly be­fore be­ing straight­ened. Ill Have A Bit - ham­pered shortly af­ter the start when tight­ened for room. When rac­ing keenly near the 1300m, got its head up when be­ing stead­ied to avoid the heels of An­chor Bid which was be­ing stead­ied to avoid the heels of Re­mem­ber The Name was shift­ing in. Was again stead­ied pass­ing the 1200m to avoid the heels of An­chor Bid which when rac­ing keenly was stead­ied out off Re­mem­ber The Name. Pres De Toi - began awk­wardly. Up­town Gal - slow to be­gin. Judy In Dis­guise over-raced through the mid­dle stages. Pageantry - raced wide with­out cover. Snog­ging held up for clear run­ning from the 500m un­til the 150m. An­chor Bid - ap­proach­ing 400m un­til pass­ing the 300m. Pure Scot - had dif­fi­culty ob­tain­ing clear run­ning inside the fi­nal 200m. Re­mem­ber The Name - stead­ied pass­ing the 100m un­til ap­proach­ing the fin­ish­ing line when rac­ing near heels of Leath­ern­lace. The track was up­graded from Good 4 to Good 3 at 3.55pm af­ter the run­ning of this race. Race 7: Al­mandin (GER) - con­nec­tions ad­vised would be rid­den back; set­tled to­wards the rear of the field. Rider Damien Oliver could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the per­for­mance. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties and a swab sam­ple was taken for anal­y­sis. Vengeur Masque (IRE) - slow to be­gin.. Stead­ied at the 200m in away from Har­lem (GB), which shifted in away from Al­mandin (GER) which had shifted in slightly. Kinema (IRE) - eased down the straight; rider Craig Ne­witt re­ported his mount felt short in its ac­tion. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the geld­ing to be lame in the near fore­leg and will re­quire a ve­teri­nary clear­ance prior to rac­ing again. Race 8: Kenedna - late with­drawal on ve­teri­nary ad­vice at 9.50am. Prompt Re­sponse - knuck­led at the start. Held up for clear run­ning from the 500m and went to the line not fully tested. Writ­ten Era - began awk­wardly was then tight­ened for room by Give Us A Go which shifted out. Pay­roll - began awk­wardly. Raced in re­stricted room from the 150m be­tween Now Or Later (IRE) and Pe­ti­tion. Euro An­gel (NZ) - raced fiercely through the early and mid­dle stages and had to be checked off the heels of 10 on sev­eral oc­ca­sions. Held up for clear run­ning from the 500m un­til ap­proach­ing the 100m. Eck­stein - over-raced in early and mid­dle stages. Give Us A Go - raced wide with­out cover from the 1000m. Pe­ti­tion - got its head up at the 800m when be­ing stead­ied off heels of Mer­ri­est. Schism - raced wide with­out cover. El­li­ca­zoom - rider Stephen Parn­ham could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the poor per­for­mance how­ever said it was a touch dis­ap­point­ing and may have resented rac­ing inside of other run­ners. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed the mare have a slow re­cov­ery and had sus­tained

lac­er­a­tion to its off hind pastern. Mis­s­rock - rider Ben Mel­ham could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the per­for­mance. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Race 9: Lo­vani - act­ing on a re­port from the Com­pli­ance As­sur­ance Team, Stew­ards in­ter­viewed trainer Robert Smer­don and reg­is­tered sta­ble­hands Greg Nel­li­gan, Jim Cook and Danny Gar­land re­gard­ing a sus­pected treat­ment of the mare, af­ter it had ar­rived on course and en­tered the en­closed stal­ing box at ap­prox­i­mately 3.08pm. Stew­ards sub­se­quently or­dered the late with­drawal of the mare at 3.48pm. The in­quiry was ad­journed to es­tab­lish the iden­tity a sub­stance found in a plunger that was con­fis­cated from Mr Nel­li­gan in the stal­ing box. Bet­ting de­duc­tions 7c dol­lar for dou­ble bets prior to 3.48pm. Mon­go­lian Wolf - af­ter kick­ing out and get­ting its leg up in its bar­rier stall un­der­went a ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion and was late with­drawal on ve­teri­nary ad­vice at 5.48pm. Ob­ser­va­tional (GB) - af­ter be­ing frac­tious and rear­ing in its start­ing stall un­der­went a ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion and was late with­drawal on ve­teri­nary ad­vice at 5.48pm and trainer John Sadler ad­vised a warn­ing will be placed on the geld­ings record. All monies bet for win and/or place and con­ces­sion bet­ting on Mon­go­lian Wolf Ob­ser­va­tional (GB) to be re­funded.. All suc­cess­ful bets horses prior to 5.48pm are sub­ject the fol­low­ing de­duc­tions in the dol­lar from the face value of the ticket: win bets - 5 cents, place bets (for win­ner) - 8 (for 2nd) - 7 cents, place bets (for 3rd) - 8 cents and 5 cents in the dol­lar for dou­ble bets.. Pure Pride (NZ) - ham­pered at the start by Good Project which shifted. Saint Val­orem began awk­wardly. New Tip­per­ary -

Raced three wide with­out cover and hung out in the home straight. Good Project - raced keenly through the early and mid­dle stages and stead­ied at the 1000m to avoid the heels of Charmed Har­mony which was shift­ing in. Rider Hugh Bow­man stated his mount was not suited by the tempo of the race and would be look­ing for fur­ther ground. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties. Tash­beeh - held up for run­ning from the 500m un­til near the 150m and was crowded for room pass­ing the 200m by Good Project which shifted in be­fore be­ing straight­ened.. Burn­ing Front - held up for clear run­ning from the 400m un­til shift­ing to the inside of Charmed Har­mony at 300m. Har­mony

- stead­ied pass­ing the 300m when giv­ing ground and lay­ing out to­wards the heels of Master Re­set which was shift­ing in. Rider Kate­lyn Mal­lyon could of­fer no ex­pla­na­tion for the per­for­mance. A post race ve­teri­nary ex­am­i­na­tion failed to re­veal any ab­nor­mal­i­ties.

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