BENDIGO: WHAT THE STEWARDS SAID
Race 1: BARACHINO (NZ) Robbie Laing 17-SEP-17 GEEL Began awkwardly & lost ground. Near 1400m raced onto heels when pace slackened & was steadied. From 600m until passing 350m was held up unable to obtain clear running. Laid in under pressure in straight. R - proved difficult to ride out straight. BILL THE CONQUEROR Mitchell Freedman 26-SEP-17 ARAT Rider reported that the gelding was inclined to lay inwards throughout. DEADWOOD Shane Fliedner 03-OCT-17 MILD Over raced early stages. steadied from heels 200m 15-SEP-17 SW H raced wide without cover throughout. JOSEPH Bob Challis 26-SEP-17 ARAT Laid inwards under pressure in the straight. MATTHIAS Jarrod Robinson 17SEP-17 GEEL From 1400m commenced run three wide around field & obtained position outside leader near 1000m. When questioned, app T.Hope stated after making mid-race move to sit outside leader, was reluctant to stop horses momentum & allowed mount to continue to the lead, urging mount along from 600m. T.Hope agreed with Stewards assessment she had erred in continuing to challenge for lead near 800m, & that should’ve maintained position behind leader. REFEREE (NZ) Jason Bridgman 17-SEP-17 GEEL Slow to begin. 03-SEP17 slow DEEP PURPLE Robbie Laing 05-SEP
PAKS In the home straight lay in. HALLEYS CHOICE Karen Rolland 08-AUG-17 PAKS unbalanced after making heavy contact with another runner at the start. REGAL IMPACT Greg Hayes 10-SEP-17 SALE shortly after the start checked when tightened. UNDER FIRE Gavin Murphy 17-SEP-17 GEEL Passing 1200m steadied & shifted out to avoid when pace slackened. CASA LARADA Matt Cumani 17-SEP-17 GEEL Passing 1400m steadied to avoid heels when pace slackened. 02-SEP17 WKBL Began awkwardly. Jumped crossing near 1500m. Laid out under pressure in home straight. REEH David & B
Hayes & T Dabernig 22-SEP-17 GEES Steadied near the 500m. 28-AUG-17 WANG held up from 600 to 400m. Race 2: DIAMONDSANDCOWBOYS Peter Sullivan 09SEP-17 KILM made the 800m turn awkwardly 07-AUG-17 SW H Re-plated behind barriers. FULL REWARD Lesia Masnyj 09-SEP-17 KILM knuckled at the start. Bumped and carried wider passing the 200m. REDCORE Greg Eurell 08-SEP17 GEES R no explanation for perf. Vets- irregular heartbeat. THE COUNSELLOR John Sadler 20-SEP-17 CRAN Rdr reported that in his opinion, the gelding did not appreciate racing inside other runners. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
Race 3: CREDITON (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens 27-SEP17 FLEM began awkwardly and lost ground. Laid inwards in the home straight 24-FEB-17 M V began awkwardly, shifted and bumped. Apprentice reported the gelding may have come to
end of its preparation. Vet no abs. VON CLASSIC HERO Archie Alexander 27-SEP-17 FLEM raced wide in the early stages before being permitted to stride to take up a position outside the leader passing the 1200m. BIG JOHN CANNON Jim Conlan 28-SEP-17 BDGO passing the 200m shifted out and away from Taciturn and in doing so had to be steadied across the heels of Diamondwarrior, which shifted in when laying in. 04-SEP-17 BLLA COT - back from wide gate. settled at the rear. FLASH BOY Danny O’Brien 01-SEP-17 BDGO raced wide without cover. DASH FOR DEE Ray Coombes 25-SEP-17 MOE Caught wide in the early stages, allowed to stride to settle outside the leader near 1200 metres 12-SEP-17 PAKS Bumped near 800m. TEODORA Darren Weir 26-SEP-17 ARAT Commenced awkwardly. Shortly after the start was eased and lost ground when awkwardly placed on heels. Race 4: GOLD BLUSH Darren Weir 17-SEP-17 GEEL Over-raced in middle stages when pace slackened. Laid in under pressure early part of straight. MY NIKITA (NZ) Darren Weir 30-SEP-17 MORN Difficulty obtaining clear running over final 100m. TIFFANY’S LASS Danny Laws 30-SEP-17 MORN R- under no specific instructions & after beginning well being wide, elected to press on & take lead, which had not been her preference. 14SEP-17 BDGO COT- back from wide gate. Settled worse than midfield. Rounding turn near 1000m when being restrained, shifted in abruptly & placed awkwardly on heels. THAT RINGS A BELL Danny O’Brien 25-APR-17 FLEM Raced wide without cover. CEDAR GRANDE (NZ) Robert Smerdon 30-SEP17 MORN Awkwardly placed close to heels approaching 100m. 20-MAY-17 MORP Slow to begin. CUBAN BELLE Pat Carey 28-SEP-17 BDGO Hampered at the start, 13-SEP-17 MORN RDr reported that after beginning well he raced in a more forward position than intended. DANCING HARE Anthony Freedman 28-SEP-17 BDGO on three occasions near the 300m, the 200m and the 100m, jumped shadows on track and became unbalanced
as a result lost momentum each time. EXFLYTATIONS Mick Price 03-SEP-17 GEEL eased down over concluding stages; rider reported mare gave ground quickly and could offer no explanation-An irregular heart rhythm detected on post race vet exam-mare shall not start in any race until the Stewards have received a satisfactory veterinary report. The report must include the results of an ECG performed at rest and cardiac auscultation performed within 30 minutes of completing a satisfactory gallop of at least 1000m. MORE SPARK Shane Fliedner 28-SEP17 BDGO slow to begin. Race 5: INDIAN THUNDER Darren Weir 06-SEP-17 SANH Bumped at start. Overraced early & middles stages when being restrained off heels. R- slipped on jumping. CORUSCATE James Cummings 29SEP-17 M V Laid out rounding home turn & in straight. GRANDIOSO Anthony Freedman 23-SEP-17 CAUL Unbalanced near the 700m when bumped on hindquarters. Held up from 400m til the 200m. 06-SEP-17 SANH Fractious in barriers. Began awkwardly & made contact with another runner. Raced wide without cover. R- no explanation, perf. below exp. Vets- no abs. SAM’S IMAGE Peter Morgan 20-MAY17 MORP Inconvenienced on jumping away when contacted by MINTHA. Momentarily steadied inside the 200 metres. EPTIMUM Toby Edmonds 24-SEP-17 BRAT Inclined to lay inwards under pressure rounding the home turn and in the straight. BEERZATBERNZ (NZ) Tony McEvoy 04-MAR-17 MORP Jumped away awkwardly, shifted in and contacted another runner. JOSEPHINE SEA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 27-MAY-17 SANL Jumped away awkwardly. MY UNICORN Peter Gelagotis 25-SEP-17 MOE Rdr reported the filly, which was having its second race start, began well and with little effort led the field as compared to its first start. Race 6: AWAKE IN GRINZING (NZ) Kym Hann 01-SEP-17 BDGO slow to begin. Pulled hard in early stages before being permitted stride and lead passing 900m-Rdr reported saddle slipped forward in early stages which placed him at a disadvantage throughout 21AUG-17 ECHA Lay out home straight. R- blundered turn & hung out after, did not feel right in its action. Vets- no abs. SPEARHEAD Saab Hasan 05-AUG-17 FLEM Began awkwardly & lost ground. Steadied near the 350m when racing tight between runners. Was again steadied in restricted room passing the 250m when racing tight to inside of another runner, then had difficulty obtaining clear running until passing the 150m. FAST ‘N’ ROLLING David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 20-SEP-17 CRAN Performed below market expectations. Rider could offer no explanation for the performance-post race vet exam failed to reveal any obvious abnormality-Stable since advised gelding had pulled up with no issues 07-SEP-17 SEYM near 1000m to be steadied to avoid heels when the pace slackened. SPANKS Michael Moroney 28-SEP-17 BDGO apprentice Liam Riordan reported that after the mare began extremely well it settled more forward than intended 14SEP-17 BDGO Began awkwardly with its head up & lost ground. Rounding turn near 1000m momentarily inconvenienced. KING MOMBASSA Darren Weir 28-SEP-17 BDGO rider Dean Yendall reported the colt raced greenly and hung in for the majority of race. 13-SEP-17 MORN Raced keenly during early and middle stages. Hung in when under pressure in the straight-passing 200 metres was disappointed for a run between runners-After passing 900 metres was checked to avoid heels. LINGUIST Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 24-SEP17 BRAT Bumped heavily at the start. 11-JAN-17 SANH when unable to obtain a position with cover in the early stages strode forward and obtained a position outside leader near the 1100m. Rider was of the opinion his mount had come to
end of its preparation. Vetslower than normal recovery. POP QUEEN Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 28-SEP-17 BDGO hampered at the start 07SEP-17 SEYM near 800 when racing keen had to be steadied off heels. 150m shifted out away from whip of another rider. SUREFIRE LASS Shaun Dwyer 26-SEP-17 ARAT Slow to begin. 30-NOV-16 BDGO Began awkwardly. SUPER SNOB Peter Morgan 27-SEP-17 FLEM began awkwardly and was then tightened shortly after the startHeld up from the 400m until passing the 200m. Race 7: SHERLOCK HOLMES (IRE) Robert Hickmott 23-SEP- 17 CAUL COT - further forward. Settled in a handy position. Checked at the start. 21-JAN17 M V began awkwardly. Held up from 500m until straightening. CRAFTY CRUISER Bryce Stanaway 17-SEP-17 GEEL Near 2300m was steadied when tightened for room. Raced wide without cover for majority of event. Difficulty obtaining clear running passing 600m until shortly after straightening near 300m. KHEZERABAD (FR) Aaron Purcell 17-SEP-17 GEEL R - mount failed to handle todays track conditions. SPRINGBOK FLYER (GB) Eric Musgrove 29-SEP-17 BLLA raced wide without cover. bumped 250m. TUFF BICKIE Ken Keys 23-SEP-17 CAUL Hampered near the 1400m. Raced wide throughout. SOLID ROD Anthony Freedman 29-SEP-17 BLLA bumped 250m. OUR BOY CHARLIE Shaun Dwyer 28-SEP17 BDGO hampered near the 100 15-SEP-17 SW H tactics q’d - instructed to obtain forward position with cover, however due to fast early tempo settled further back than intended. BAYKOOL Pat Carey 01-OCT17 CAUL Hung in from 800m. 13-SEP-17 MORN Inclined to shift ground in the straight. ROBOCOP Shane Oxlade 02OCT-17 GAWL Jumped away awkwardly and shifted out. WEAVE Anne Yates 28-SEP-17 BDGO beaten favourite; a post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. THE HOUSEMAID Archie Alexander 15-SEP-17 SW H commenced awkwardly. NASSI Alicia Macpherson 15-SEP-17 steadied approaching winning post. Race 8: TADDEI TONDO Gerard Moloney 29-SEP-17 BLLA slow to begin. MR GUSTAVO (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens 02-SEP-17 WKBL Began awkwardly. Over raced in the early and middle stages. Raced wide without cover from 900m. 12-AUG-17 FLEM COT - More forward. LORD TENNYSON Peter Chow 26-AUG-17 M V connections advised would be ridden closer today from the good draw; settled behind the leader. Held up for several strides passing the 200m. Eased approaching finishing line 12-AUG-17 FLEM When laying out near the 350m had to be steadied off heels. RAMPAGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 22-SEP17 GEES Surrendered the lead near the 600m. Held up rounding home turn and passing
300m had to be steadied when disappointed for a clear run. Inquiry into tactics was adjourned after evidence taken from the rider and trainer. 27-AUG-17 CRAN C/O/T-more forward than last start. Settled in a handy position with cover. Rider reported mount failed to handle heavy track conditions. ACHI BABA James Cummings 27-AUG-17 CRAN Began awkwardly. Performed below market expectations - Rider reported mount failed to handle heavy track conditions-post race vet exam reveal any obvious abnormality 01-APR-17 BDGO Raced wide for the majority of the event. Eased down in the straight. Rider reported that gelding in his opinion was extremely disappointing and a beaten horse shortly after straightening and did not respond to his riding in the straight. Vet no abs. AMADEUS Michael Kent 06-SEP-17 SANH Neaar the 150m was taken in slightly & bumped another runner. POPOVICH (NZ) Robert Smerdon 04-DEC-16 GEEL Slow to begin. Rider stated it weakened considerably when placed under pressure and made an abnormal respiratory noise post race. Vet reported a delayed recovery rate and swab sample was taken. Trainer advised it would be dynamically scoped in the coming days. Has had repeat tie back surgery since last start. SAVAJU (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 27-SEP-17 FLEM over-raced in the early and middle stages. Laid out throughout. MUCCINO Byron Cozamanis 25JUN-17 PAKS began awkwardly. Rider Craig Newitt reported his mount did not feel right in its action. A subsequent veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.