ROYAL RANDWICK 20/ 10/ 18: STEWARDS REPORT
RACE 1: Absolute Control – After being fractious in the barriers was slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to have sustained a cut above left eye and to be slow to recover. Bivouac – On the home turn became unbalanced when it appeared to shift out away from the running rail. Sedona – Slow to begin and from a wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Time To Reign – In the straight laid out, restricting it’s rider to fully test the colt over the final 200m Varsity – After being slow to begin was hampered by Sedona which shifted out. From the outside barrier Varsity then shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Evening Slippers – Raced greenly in the straight.
RACE 2: Daily Press Handicap 1600m Quackerjack – Bumped on jumped by Orcein which shifted out and became unbalanced. California Concord – A postrace veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Orcein – Began awkwardly and shifted out making contact with the hindquarter of Quackerjack. Laid out under pressure in the straight. Lucky Helmet – Rider J Collett reported his mount was not comfortable on soft track conditions. On the home turn California Concord shifted out to improve and in doing so made contact with Lucky Helmet which was then taken wider. Ulusaba – Rider A Hyeronimus advised that the gelding was able to dictate the early and middle stages at a moderate tempo but when under pressure in the straight was unable to finish the race off in a competitive manner. He stated his view two factors for the performance were that Ulusaba was stepping up in grade and may not have run out 1600m in stronger company. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 3: Missed Out – Knuckled over badly on jumping and lost ground. For some distance in the middle stages raced tight between Doctor On Ice and Cheat’m which when over-racing was inclined to shift in away from The Lion. The Lion – As C O’Brian was stood down by the Club’s doctor due to dehydration Stewards permitted R King be substituted as rider of the gelding. Burning Crown – have permitted G Ryan to ride the gelding 0.5kg over its allotted weight of 53.5kg. Slow to being (2L). Fly Forward – Stewards have permitted A Hyeronimus to ride the gelding 0.5kg over its allotted weight of 53.5kg. Was briefly held up in the early part the straight. Our Revenue – Began awkwardly. Airfree – Held stages of the straight when awkwardly placed close to heels of Missed Out Newtown Is Coming – Raced wide and without cover throughout. Our Rosemaree – From the outside barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Doctor On Ice – Rider A Adkins stated that the gelding which was racing first up today was stirred up in the enclosure and was feeling effects of warmer weather. He added that Doctor On Ice raced keenly in the run and was then left without a finishing effort. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor postrace recovery and had lost its near hind plate and was found to be 1/5 lame in that leg. Stable representative Mrs K Dunn was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Doctor On Ice racing next. Handle The Truth – Raced wide and without cover throughout.
RACE 4: City Tattersalls Club Cup 2400m (Listed) Destiny’s Kiss – Slow to begin. Big Blue – When questioned regarding the faster than average tempo set between
2000m and 1600m rider A Hyeronimus stated his instructions were to ride the gelding in a forward position but not specifically to lead. He said that after commencing well he elected to cross Social Element in the early stages whereby he obtained a position outside the early leader Cosmologist. He said that leaving the 2000m when Cosmologist was steadied by its rider S Weatherley, he elected to allow Big Blue to stride forward and lead bearing in mind the gelding was back in distance today and he felt it in its best interest to ensure
race a true staying test. He added that after working to the lead near the 1600m he was able reduce the tempo significantly in the middle stages whereby Big Blue obtained an uncontested lead throughout that stage of the race. He further added from the 600m when the race developed into a sprint Big Blue was one paced and in his opinion was looking for additional ground. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Invictus Prince – Slow to begin. High Bridge – Slow to begin. Stewards opened an in inquiry into the disappointing performance of the gelding which was beaten 10L. Rider J Collett reported his instructions were to be slightly forward of midfield if possible. He said that after commencing well and when established in a midfield position his mount failed to travel throughout the early stages of the event and as result he elected to allow Invictus Prince to take up a position in advance of his mount which resulted High Bridge racing towards the rear of the field. He said that with quicker than average tempo in the early stages his mount continued to not travel, and he was obliged on a number of occasion to make some use of the gelding to hold its position at the rear field. He added that entering back straight, although the tempo eased he was still obliged to encourage his mount to maintain the rearward position so as would not lose touch with the leading division, but from this point High Bridge raced disappointingly and failed to race in
a competitive manner. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover. Trainer representative Mr C Duckworth advised that High Bridge had pleased the stable since running in The Metropolitan on 29 September 2018 and
worked well which included a gallop on Tuesday 16 October when ridden by J McDonald. He added that rider J McDonald had advised the stable the gallop had been encouraging, and he expected the horse to be competitive today. He stated that whilst Exoteric had pleased stable coming into today’s race it was not expected it would finish in advance of High Bridge. The concerning betting fluctuations, which revealed High Bridge drift significantly in the market and the stablemate and Exoteric (winner) firm, were brought to the attention of Mr Duckworth however was unable to provide any assistance in this regard. He indicated the stable’s view that High Bridge was better credentialed of the two runners and that Exoteric would find it difficult to finish in advance of High Bridge given their recent form. Mr Duckworth advised that in all likelihood given today’s performance High Bridge would now be spelled but undertook to report back to the Stewards if those plans change at which time Stewards would consider if any embargo should be placed on the gelding. The Stewards adjourned the inquiry to enable further investigation in respect the betting on the event. Exoteric – Stewards have permitted T Berry to ride the gelding 0.5kg over its allotted weight of 53kg. Cosmologist – Stewards have permitted App S Weatherley to ride the gelding 0.5kg over its allotted weight of 53kg. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Prince Coureuse – Slow to begin.
RACE 5: Embley – Slow to begin. A postrace veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Abdon After improving to the outside of Astoria on straightening commenced to lay in which resulted in Abdon being shifted behind Astoria when that runner was taken out slightly by Smart As You Think. Etymology – Slow to begin and was allowed to settle back in the field. Rider J Collet stated his mount did not handle the Soft 7 track conditions particularly where it was obliged to race toward the rail
the ground in his view was inferior. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities All Too Soon – From a wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Arrainment Rider S Weatherley advised he had to make some use of gelding to cross the lead in the early stages and together with gelding not being suited todays Soft 7 track conditions he was not able to finish off the race as expected. Live And Free – Throughout the early and middle stages raced keenly and did not settle. Near the 1200m Abdon
Live And Free made contact when they contested for a position behind Astoria. Arraignment – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Smart As You Think When questioned regarding the mare racing in a more forward position today rider J Innes Jnr advised his instructions were to be slightly forward of midfield with cover, he added after Smart As You Think commenced well and when it was apparent Astoria which was positioned to his inside was not going to contest a more forward position he elected allow the mare to stride forward and race outside lead rather than covering additional ground. Merovee – Slow to begin.
RACE 6: Ef Troop – Jumped awkwardly and shortly after the start was hampered when bumped by Mansa Musa which shifted out. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Legend Of Condor – Raced keenly in the middle stages. Roosevelt – When questioned regarding the performance rider R King stated that when initially crossed by The Tenor near
1000m whilst her mount was racing keenly it settled reasonably well behind that runner. She added that when the tempo eased approaching the 800m Roosevelt commenced to race keenly, was steadied from the heels of The Tenor and was obliged then shift to a three wide position where it raced without cover continued to race keenly. She further added that when Fifteen Rounds then improved to her inside leaving the 700m she was unable secure her original position behind The Tenor which resulted in Roosevelt racing wide and without cover throughout the middle stages. She further reported that in her opinion Roosevelt would be better suited at this stage in his career by being drooped back in distance where it can settle on a more genuine tempo. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stable representative Mr D Beadman concurred with the views of R King and undertook to report back on the progress of the colt in days subsequent. The Tenor – Stewards considered an objection lodged by T Berry rider fourth placegetter past the post The Tenor against Mansa Musa being declared third placegetter alleging inference at the 200m. After considering the evidence Stewards found that both runners made contact at the 200m due to Mansa Musa shifting out which resulted in The Tenor becoming unbalanced and losing ground. In all the circumstances when the Stewards were satisfied The Tenor would have finished in advance of Mansa Musa had the interference not have occurred the objection was upheld, and the placings amended to read: 1st Diplomatico 2ndLegend Of Condor 3rd The Tenor 4th Mansa Musa Diplomatico – Raced fiercely in the early and middle stages and near the 700m was checked from the heels of Roosevelt, shifted out raced wide without cover from this point. Fifteen Rounds – Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
RACE 7: Egyptian Symbol – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be 1/5 lame in the near hind leg. Trainer Mr B Baker was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Egyptian Symbol racing again. Pecans – Was a late withdrawal acting on veterinary advice when the mare was kicked on the off-side stifle by Shazee Lee whilst parading behind barriers. Stewards subsequently ordered all monies wagered on Pecans be refunded in full and with regard to betting with bookmakers all successful wagers made prior to 4.09pm to be subject to the following deductions in the dollar on
face value of the ticket: 1st) Resin less 12c win and less 10c place 2nd) Almanzora less 13c place 3rd) Eckstein less 10c place Trainer Mr J Pride was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Pecans racing again. Eckstein – Hampered shortly after the start by Dyslexic which was taken out by Resin. Raced keenly throughout the early stages near the 900m
steadied from the heels of Egyptian Symbol. Shazee Lee – From outside barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover the majority of the event. Near the 150m was steadied when crowded between Eckstein and Epidemic which was taken out by Warranty (A Adkins). A Adkins was reprimanded under AR137(a) and advised to stop riding and straighten his mounts when they commence to shift. Epidemic – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Sold For Song – Slow to begin. Resin – Was bumped on jumping by Dyslexic which shifted in. Near the 1000m when inclined to over-race was steadied
crowded between Perizada and Dyslexic which shifted in and away from Test The World. Warranty – Slow to begin. Throughout the early stages raced keenly. Almanzora – From a wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
RACE 8: Firsthand – Stood flatfooted as the start was affected and lost ground (3L) New Universe – Slow to begin. Maximus – Rider T Berry advised that he was forced to travel on the inside of the track from barrier one and that in straight whilst he attempted to shift out to find better going his mount was under pressure at this point. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Co-Trainer Mr Paul Snowden concurred with the views of T Berry and undertook to report back on the progress of the horse in days subsequent. Passage Of Time – Was a late withdrawal on veterinary advice after the horse lunged forward and made heavy contact with front gates of its barrier. Stewards subsequently ordered all monies wagered on Passage Of Time be refunded in full and with regard to betting with bookmakers all successful wagers made prior to 4.57pm to be subject to the following deductions in the dollar on face value of the ticket: 1st) Noble Joey less 4c win and less 6c place 2nd) Top Striker 6c place 3rd) Marsupial less 5c place Trainer Mr J Pride was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Passage Of Time racing again. Top Striker – Near the 900m Crafty Crop shifted out resulting in Top Striker being steadied from the heels of that runner. Raced keenly in middle stages. App J Van Overmeire pleaded guilty to a charge under AR145 in that he returned
scale in excess of 0.5kg over his mounts declared weight. After considering matters in respect to penalty including the beaten margin of a nose, his permit to ride in races was suspended for a period commence on Monday 22 October 2018 and to expire
5 November 2018.
RACE 9: Karavali – From a wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Golden Mane in in the early stages. Don’t Give A Damn – Slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early stages. Rider A Hyeronimus advised that after being slow to begin he was able to take up a forward position outside the leader Conarchie however Don’t Give A Damn was inclined to hang out throughout the event. He added in the straight Don’t Give A Damn appeared to labour in the going and continued hang out which resulted in him being placed at some disadvantage to be able to fully test his mount to the finish albeit the gelding was not finishing race off strongly at this stage. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities Right Or Wrong – Rider J Collett advised that the gelding travelled well into the straight but over the final 200m did not quicken as excepted. He added that on pulling up it was noted gelding was stepping short in its off foreleg after having lost its off-fore plate. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its off-fore and near fore plate, but no other obvious abnormalities or lameness were detected. Stable representative Ms A Neasham advised that the gelding does have establish wet track form and could only attributes todays performance to the gelding losing its off fore plate. Ms Neasham undertook to report back on future race plans of Right Or Wrong. . Green Sweet – Bumped on jumping by No Doubt Araaja From a wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Conarchie – Stewards have permitted J Parr to ride the gelding 0.5kg over its allotted weight of 55.5kg. Mahalangur – Stewards have permitted T Berry to ride the horse 1kg over its allotted weight of 53kg. SPME01Z01MA - V1