What the stewards said
Race 1: SOJU WARRIOR Mark Kavanagh 11-MAR-17 MRPK Shifted in, in the vicinity of the 1200 meters. In vicinity 700 meters improved onto heels of another r unner and shifted out hampering another runner. FOMO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 21-APR-17 CRAN Commenced awkwardly and l ost ground. NETHERFIELD ( NZ) Mick Price 15-MAR-17 SANH contact star t. RED RIGHT HAND Grahame Begg 09MAR-17 PAKM Held up for a clear run rounding t he home tur n & gained a tight r un on the inside of another unner when it shifted out rounding the home tur n. WINKELMANN (NZ) Danny O’Brien 06-APR-17 PAKM R: From wide gate, with fast tempo, mount did not show sufficient speed to occupy nor mal forward position. 13-MAR-17 M V began awkwardly. MAGELLAN John Moloney 05-APR17 SANH began awkwardly. Steadied passing t he 1200m for several str ides when racing i n restr icted room. WHITE LADY Mick Price 13-APR-17 PAKM R- after beginning well the filly settled more forward than expected. 23-MAR-17 PAKM Began awkwardly. HE EKSCELS (NZ) Richard Laming 18-APR-17 SALE made contact with Char lton near the 50 metres. When questioned regarding tactics r ider J. Mott repor ted that the gelding was stepping up i n distance and after beginning well, travelled more forward t han expected. 06-APR-17 PAKM Bumped star t. Tactics quer ied. Refer Repor R: Travelled well, responded ear ly i n straight, but may not have run out strong 1600m. STORNAWAY Robbie Laing 07-APR-17 CRAN Commenced awkwardly. Raced keenly throughout.
Race 2: SNITZELWOOD David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 01-APR-17 BDGO After obtaining cover approaching the 1600m, a shor t distance l ater commenced run three wide before ultimately crossing t o the lead near the 1200m. Tactics quer ied. Rider stated he was instr ucted to settle in a forward position and highlighted after being crossed by Goodwill (IRE) that gelding was eased at which point Snitzelwood commenced t o overrace and he therefore elected to improve his position. Mer tens highlighted Snitzelwood perform sat its best when able to dictate terms in front. Vet no abs 25-MAR-17 MORN Lay out under pressure rounding the home turn and in t he straight. GOATHLAND (IRE) Robert Hickmott 03DEC-16 PAKM Over raced and got its head up in the early middle stages. HURSLEY (NZ) Chris Waller 11-MAR-17 FLEM held up for clear running from the 400m until shifting in passing t he 100m. XEBEC (USA) Chris Waller 25-MAR-17 RHIL A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which failed to run on in the straight, did not reveal any abnormalities. SUPER HAZE( I RE) Tony McEvoy 22-APR-17 CAUL Slow to begin .18- MAR -17 FLEM Held up rounding the home turn and in the early par of the straight. TRANSFER ALLOWANCE Peter Roche 23MAR-17 PAKM Slow to begin. Raced wide without cover and due to the slow tempo eventually improved around the field to take up lead passing the 700 metres. Lay out rounding the home turn. When laying out passing t he 400 metres shifted out and made contact with Mr Churchill. ODEON (NZ) Mathew Eller ton & Simon Zahra 08-APR-17 MORP Raced in restricted room approaching the 200 meters. In the vicinity of t he 150 meters was taken in by another runner. LYCURGUS Danny O’Brien 08-APR-17 CAUL 400m contact, attempting narrow run. MIGHTIEST Ciaron Ma her 24- MAR-17MV jumped away awkwardly making contact with the side of the barriers. Rider explained he was given no specific instructions but from his wide barrier he assessed the race in the early stages and made the decision to go forward.
Race 3: TADDEI TONDO Gerard Moloney 15-APR-17 CAUL slow to begin. 01-APR17 BDGO COT ride in a more forward position, circumstances permitting, as it has been overracing at the rear of the field. Settled midfield. BABY DON’T CRY Craig Widdison 12-APR17 W FM Slow to begin .14MAR-17 BDGO commenced awkwardly. COSMIC LIGHTS Peter Morgan 21- JAN-17MV 300 ms hi ft ed out to improve position. MR SNEAKY Lee & Anthony Freedman 28-JAN17 FLEM COT further forward than last start; slow to begin and settled in amid-field position. FOREIGN AFFAIR Henry Dwyer 17-APR-17 SANL raced keenly through the middle stages. WIND FORCE David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 23-MAR17 PAKM COT: To be ridden further forward; led. ATUNNAH COURAGE Libby Hawor th 13APR-17 KILM approaching the 400 mw as held up for clear running for a short distance.
Race 4: MERRIEST Danny O’Brien 15-APR-17 CAUL tightened for room near the 700m. MOON LIT ES CHOICE Darren Weir 26- NOV-16MV rider stated filly didn’t stretch out and added she maybe a query at the distance. Vet-poor recover y. SNITTY KITTY Henr Dwyer 15-APR-17 CAUL after being loaded in its starting st all and breaking through the gates, vetted. PEARL CONGENIAL RobertS me rd on 01- APR -17 BDGO Raced wide throughout. Performed below market expectations. Rider could offer no explanation for t he performance. Vet no abs. CALL ME TESS Tim Hughes 20-APR-17 PAKS R-not comfortable in action and hung out rounding the home turn and in the straight. Vet no abs. 07-JAN-17 CAUL raced wide without cover. MENABREA Colin Scott 14-NOV16 WANG Tightened for room after start-wide early and middle stages before st riding forward to lead near500m. AIR INO John S adler 29- DEC -16 Y V LT ac ti cs queried-r dr after beginning well and blinkers first time, found himself further forward than anticipated .17- DEC16 FLEM began awkwardly then raced keenly in the early stages. CLUB TROPICANA Mathew Eller ton & Simon Zahra 25-FEB-17 Y VL Raced wide without cover.
Race 5: AL PASSEM Ken Keys 15- APR -17 CA U Loverraced in the early and middle stages. KOBAYASHI Leon & Troy Corstens 08-APR-17 CAUL got its head up when over-racing in the early and middle stages. SEIZED John Sadler 22-APR-17 CAUL Slow to begin and t hen hampered. 01-APR-17 BDGO Passing the 400m had to be checked after attempting to obtain a run where there was insufficient room. Upon straightening shifted out to obtain clear running and bumped 300m. Rider was spoken advisably regarding attempting to obtain a run where there is insufficient room. WILL’S BID David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 11FEB-17 CAUL when making ground in the straight, was held up for clear running passing the 200m until near the 100m. Rider confirmed that his mount did not have a lot of room to improve in the straight and confirmed that his instructions prerace were flexible from the wide barrier and explained that soon after the star t, given speed inside, he made the decision to ride his mount back rather than engage in a speed battle up front. SHE’S OUR GIFT Terry &Kar in a24-MAR-17MV raced wide without cover. O’Sullivan. PROPOSAL David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 29-MAR-17 SANH rider was of t he view the filly needs further. FAITH IN HAND HenryDwyer 09- APR17 TER Lay in under pressure. Withstood Protest.
Race 6: ARTIE DEE TWO Darren Weir 24- MAR-17MV veered out near the 900m when being restrained off heels. HIGHLAND BEAT David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 21-OCT-16 MV Jumped away awkwardly, shifted in. Held up rounding the home turn before gaining clear running upon straightening. Approaching t he wining post raced in restricted room. LEOTIE HenryDwyer 18- MAR -17 FLEM Rider reported that the filly did not feel right in its action and had a tendency to lay out. Vet-slower than normal recovery 08- OCT -16 CAUL R-filly felt flat today and failed to respond to his r iding in the straight. Vetslow recover y. VALLIANO David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 08- APR -17 CAUL COT ride conservatively from the wide draw; settled worse than midfield. Travelled wide from the 500m. Rider was of the opinion his mount not suited being rid den back in the field and was inclined to race keenly further more would be better suited on a track with more give. CAPANNELLO Robbie Griffiths 25-MAR-17 MORN COT To be rid den further back. Settled at the rear of the field with cover. Trainer reported Capannello had sustained a laceration to the off shoulder. WAZZENME Stuart Webb 18- MAR -17 FLEM Vet-mildly distressed and was suffering the thumps. WISE HERO John Price 03-DEC-16 PAKM Began awkwardly, shifted out and bumped. Shifted in concluding stages. Performance queried. App Ben Allen reported that the gelding may have been feeling t he effects of its third star t in a three week period. Vet-lame on the near hind, vet cert. Trainer indicated that the gelding will be spelled. WIDGEE TURF Patrick Payne 28-JAN-17 FLEM after being marginally slow to begin, was hampered shortly the start when tightened for room between runners. Held up rounding the home turn andwa sunable to improve its position until passing the 400m. BORD DE GAIN Mark Kavanagh 01-APR17 BDGO Protest 2nd v 1st -Dismissed .200 ms hi ft in gin whilst being rid den along .06MAR-17 KYNE raced greenly throughout. Laid inwards in the home straight. SHERIFF JOHN STONE Ciaron Maher 11-MAR17 FLEM became unbalanced at the start after shifting out and making contact. TERINDAH Robbie Griffiths 16-APR17 MORN Raced wide without cover. 01-APR-17 BDGO Commenced awkwardly. Got its head up when being restrained through the early stages. Lay in under pressure in the straight. SNEAKERS( NZ) Nigel Black iston 28- OCT-16MV when leaving the barriers, got its head up on a number of occasions. Approaching the 1000m got its head when being steadied from heels. Approaching t he 800 mt urn laid out and had to be checked to avoid heels. ** minor throat surgery since. LIBERTY SONG John Moloney 01-APR-17 BDGO Bounded as the star t was affected and slow to begin as a result, before then being tightened between runners. Over raced in the early and middle stages. From the entrance to the straight was held up behind the leader. Passing the200mwasdi sappointed for a run between runners. Was then held up and went to the line unable to be fully tested. HOLLYWOODGIRL Mark Young 13-MAR-17 M V viewed the patrol film before deciding not to ledge an objection. Layed in approaching the 100m and was brushed on line by Ashlor which shifted out. 17- FEB-17MV slow to begin. KATSURO Mick Price 17-APR17 SANL contact star t.
Race 7: PRETTY POSSUM Russell Osborne 01- APR -17 MRPK Contacted in the vicinity of the 300 meters. 11-MAR-17 FLEM r ider repor ted his mount was awkward away and as a result got too far back in the field. ESTAMINET Lee & Anthony Freedman 10-DEC-16 RHIL Raced greenly in middle stages. App 800m had to be steadied away from heels. Was then obliged to race wide without cover this point. Cont to overrace for some distance thereafter. Rdr std instr ucted to be forward but the mare, which is somewhat light in the mouth, jumped awkwardly and as a consequence settled fur ther back. Post race vet exam rev mare to have lost its near fore plate and be mildly lame in that leg. Trainer’s Rep advised would now spelled. 11-NOV16 M V commenced awkwardly, bumped. AUNTY MO Brendan McCar thy 25-MAR-17 MORN Faltered when leaving the barr iers and became unbalanced, contact 17-MAR-17 M V brushed 50m. ANOTHER DIAMOND Bill Cerchi 09-DEC16 M Ride-mount may have come to the end of its preparation. Tactics quer ied, in particular reason he elected to continue to r ide forward when positioned outside the leader placing him ¾ of a length in front of the leader, B Mer tens stated that in the ear ly stages he raced with leader and near the 800m after his horse began to over-race, he then elected go forward and attempt to lead unsuccessfully. Vet no abs. trainer confir med spell. Fined $200 for failing to r ide his mount out to WP; actions didn’t affect the final placings. 18-NOV-16 M V held up rounding the tur n and until approaching 100m. Inside the final 100m raced in restr icted room. CHIAVARI Nick Har nett 18-APR-17 SALE r ider R. Maloney repor ted that the mare raced fresh and as a result settled more forward than expected. PINK PERFECTION Nikki Burke 18-APR-17 SALE slow to begin. 25-MAR-17 MORN At the star t was carr ied out and tightened. Raced wide without cover. Rider repor ted that after being wide without cover his mount raced keenly and as a result was one paced when placed under pressure in the straight. Vet no abs. MAJESTIC LASS David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 02-OCT-16 FLEM laid out 1300m. Approaching the 100m was crowded for room 17-SEP-16 CAUL raced ungenerously in the ear ly and middle stages. Held up rounding the home tur n and in the ear ly par t of the straight. BELSAPPHIRE John Moloney 18-APR-17 SALE held up when unable to obtain a clear r un between the 400 metres and until 100 metres. When questioned as to why he did not take a r un to the inside of Sallanches shor tly after straightening, r ider P. Moloney explained that whilst being held up rounding the home tur n, Sallanches shifted out and he was unaware that a run had presented inside of Sallanches. However, after viewing the film with the Stewards he acknowledged that the r un presented itself, but approaching the 200 metres Sallanches had shifted back i n near t he 200 metres which would have resulted i n him being placed i n an awkw. SARASWATI Saab Hasan 25APR-16 FLEM TR advised has ar thr itis in offside knee as reason for long spell.
Race 8: DAN ZEPHYR Pat Carey 25-MAR-17 MORN Steadied when momentarily tightened for r oom near t he 150m between Well Sprung and Char med Har mony, which shifted slightly under pressure. WHISTLE BABY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 22-APR-17 CAUL Knuckled at star t.
Race 9: RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) Michael Moroney 15-APR-17 CAUL on j umping away had to be checked when tightened for room. Hampered when the pace slackened near the 900m. Held up rounding the home tur n before shifting out to gain clear r unning passing 200m. LORD DURANTE Simone Ferchie 15-APR-17 CAUL slow to begin. Over-raced i n the ear ly stages. 01-APR-17 BDGO raced wide without cover. NEVIS (IRE) Rober t Hickmott 15-APR-17 CAUL r ider could offer no explanation for the perfor mance other than it was disappointing. Vet no abs. SHOW A STAR Matt Cumani 01-APR-17 BDGO Settled behind the leader. Rider stated in his opinion the gelding was not suited by strong tempo i n the race. Vet-minor abrasion to
off foreleg. BRADMAN David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 21APR-17 CRAN Stood flat footed and lost ground. Over-raced middle stages. 01-APR-17 BDGO Marginally slow to begin. Held up rounding the tur n and until shifting out to obtain clear r unning near 300m.