What the stewards said
Race 1: ROYAL RUMBLE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 22-APR-17 MORP Over-raced in the early stages of the event and had tob erestrained in the vicinity of the 1400 meters to avoid the heels of another runner. EXCITES ZELADY Chris Bieg 22-APR-17 MORP Shifted in, in the vicinity of the 1400 meters. 08-APR17 A post-race veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities. MASTER ZEPHYR ( GB) Darren Weir 25-FEB-17 CAUL became loose in the stabling area and cantered for a short distance before being captured; underwent a veterinary examination and was passed suitable to race. 12-FEB-17 CLAC Held up from 400m until 150m. TIDY PROPHET Will Clarken 22APR-17 CAUL Slow to begin. ASH DAM Daniel McCarthy Wide no cover for the majority .12- APR -17 BRAT commenced awkwardly and shifted out.
Race 2: JIM’S JOURNEY Peter F Blanch 29-APR-17 MRPK Over-raced in the early stages of the event. KOURKAM (FR) Tony McEvoy 15-APR-17 OAK BC OT attempt to settle more forward. IT AND A BIT Mick Huxtable 08-APR-17 MORP Was inclined to lay in under pressure in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities. EVANGELIST( GB) Will Clarken 29-APR-17 MRPK Slow to begin. Laid in, in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities .08- APR -17 MORP Stood flat-footed and was slow to begin. Laid in under pressure in the straight. FLOW METER John Hickmott 01-APR-17 MRPK Shifted in, in the vicinity of the 1400 meters onto another runner.
Race 3: TABBING Jon O’connor 22-APR-17 MORP Lost its off fore plate during the event. INDIAN THUNDER Darren Weir 19-APR-17 BDGO Laid out under pressure over the final 200m. Was beaten on protest by the second placegetter for interference in the home straight. LUQYAA David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 08APR-17 MORP Laid out under pressure in the straight and approaching finish shifted out abruptly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed t he filly to be lame in the off foreleg. Veterinary Certificate of fitness required pr ior to future race or trial. OUTBOARD MOTORS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 01-JAN-17 FLEM shifted in near the 900. Raced greenly throughout race. Vet no abs. BLONDE RUSSIAN Michelle Payne 08-APR-17 WERR raced 4 wide without cover.
Race 4: FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 22-APR17 CAUL R - no exp. Vet no abs. KAEPERNICK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 22-APR-17 CAUL Crowded for room near the 200m. 24-MAR-17 M V got unbalanced near the 300m when making contact with the hindquar ters. CASINO WIZARD Lee Creek 01-APR-17 MRPK A post-race veterinar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. RELDAS Rober t Smerdon 17-MAR-17 M V Rider repor ted he gave his mount a squeeze t o hold a position inside of It Is Wr itten and then due t o slow early t empo he found himself in a more forward position. KARACATIS Richard Jolly 01-APR-17 MRPK Shifted in and away from another r unner approaching the finish. 04-MAR-17 MORP Jumped away awkwardly and shifted in, inconveniencing another r unner. KARLOVASI Richard Jolly 13-MAR-17 MORP Laid out near the 100 meters. TUSCAN SLING Darren Weir 15-APR17 OAKB Raced keenly in the ear ly stages of the event. LOPE DE CAPIO Wayne Francis & Glen Kent 22-APR-17 MORP Tightened at the star t between r unners. A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. ROCK STATUS David Jolly 22-APR-17 MORP A post-race veterinar y examination revealed the gelding was galloped on and had an injur y to its near hind hock. 01-APR-17 MRPK Shifted out approaching t he 100 meters to improve, contacting another. RR the gelding was inclined to lay out under pressure i n the straight.
Race 5: CIRCULAR John O’Shea 24-MAR-17 M V rider of view the mare was not suited by slow tempo nor the Moonee Valley circuit. Vet no abs. CONSOMMATEUR ( NZ) Michael Kent 18-MAR-17 RHIL. TURBO MISS Darren Weir 15-APR17 CAUL Shifted ground star t. When the pace slackened near the 900m, had to be steadied off heels and as a result shifted in 24-MAR-17 M V over-raced the ear ly stages and had to be checked off heels near the 1200m. Continued to over-race in the middle stages. SORT AFTER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 15-APR-17 RAND Blundered on jumping and lost ground (3L). Rdr said that after losing ground at the star t his mount settled further back however travelled well. Added in view which was second up found it difficult to make ground on the heavy track conditions. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. VANDANCER (NZ) Michael Moroney 01-APR17 RAND Rider stated that with the slow early pace elected to go foward in the early stages but in rdr view failed to run out the 2600m. A post race vet exam revealed the mare to have abrasions to both hind bumpers. 18-MAR-17 RHIL Slow to begin. MA JONES Darren Weir 15-APR-17 CAUL slow into stride. Protest 2nd (Ma Jones)v1st (Quilate )- UPHELD. from the 150mw as denied an uninterrupted run to the finish, put off balance passing the 100m. LOPARTEGA Doug Harrison 01-APR-17 BDGO at
entrance to the straight he permitted his mount to shift out when attempting improve. MILES OF KRISHAN Greg Eurell 25-MAR-17 MORN Slow to begin. JENNIO Darren Weir 26APR-17 SANL Slow to begin. 12-APR-17 BRAT hampered at star t. STORM SABREWING ( NZ) Henry Dwyer 17- APR -17 SANL held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight before being checked near 200m when still held up for clear running before gaining a run inside the 200m. 18-MAR-17 FLEM Over raced in the early and middle stages.
Race 6: HARLOW GOLD (NZ) David& B Hayes& T Daber nig 08-APR-17 RAND A post race vet exam revealed the filly to be displaying a poor post-race recover y & thumps. Stable rep was advised vet clearance must be produced prior to racing again. KENEDNA Darren Weir 22- APR -17 MORP Held up for clear running approaching the 400 meters until near 200 meters. 08-APR-17 MORP Held up from the vicinity of the 500 meters until approaching t he 200 meters. SMART AS YOU THINK John McArdle 22-APR17 MORP Near the 600 meters became awkward on the heels of another runner and had to be restrained. Held up for clear running in the vicinity of the 500 meters until near the 200 meters. In the 400 shifted out to improve. 25-MAR-17 RHIL Near the 200 mlos tits running, had to be sever ly checked and almost fell when crowded between runners. EGG TART Chris Waller 05-APR-17 W FM Slowly away. Taken wider near t he 1000m. SAVVY DREAMS (NZ) Guy Lowr y & Grant Cullen 22-APR17 MORP Slow to begin. Raced in restricted room in the vicinity of the 200 meters. A postrace veterinary examination revealed superficial lacerations to the near hind hock. SEBRING DREAM David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 22-APR-17 MORP Shifted in near the 200 meters and tightened another runner. TOFFEE NOSE Danny O’Brien 22-APR-17 CAUL Eased when tightened at the 1800m. WITH A BIT OF DASH Chris Bieg 22-APR-17 MORP Held up for clear running approaching the 400 meters until in the vicinity of the 200 meters. PRETTY PUNK Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 22-APR-17 MORP Raced in restricted room near the 200 meters when racing between runners. 08-APR-17 MORP Inclined to lay in under pressure in the straight. SEDAN Z ERG ai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 22-APR-17 MORP Held up for clear running from in the vicinity of the 400 meters until near t he 200 meters. 29MAR-17 NCLE From its wider barrier was shifted in behind runners after the start. MOQUEEN Anthony& Edward Cummings 25-MAR-17 RHIL An inquiry into interference suffered, was adjourned to a time and date to be fixed. 04MAR-17 RAND A post race vet exam did not reveal any abs. CEYLON (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 11-APR-17 BDGO Rider stated it felt a little short in its action post race. Vet reported the the filly had ashuffl yin front. TIFFANY’S LA SS Danny Laws 22APR-17 MORP Raced keenly in the early stage soft he event. 05-APR-17 SANH steadied to avoid heels near 150m. STAR PATRIOT Todd Balfour 25-APR-17 FLEM Severely checked at star t when tightened for room. LILYMORN (NZ) Michael Moroney 31-MAR-17 CRAN Steadied 500m and then eased at the300m, hung in vetted no abnormalities. SPARK LE Heath Conners 22-APR-17 MORP Held up for clear run- ning from the entrance to the straight until approaching 100 meters. SHENANDOAH (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 18-APR-17 SALE connections advised that they will attempt to ride the filly quieter from the gates. Caught wide and as a result settled outside the leader.
Race 7: ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 15-APR-17 RAND Vet exam prior to race and was cleared to star t. Steadied when crowded for room near t he 50m. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 11-MAR-17 FLEM when questioned regarding his tactics, rider advised that he was content to take cover and allow Star Turn go forward on his outside and take the lead through the early stages rather than hold a leading position on inside of that runner so early in 1200 mr ace. SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet 11-MAR-17 FLEM began awkwardly and made contact before then shifting in and becoming unbalanced making contact. Contact 1000m. VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell 22APR-17 MORP Slow to begin. SCARLET BILLOWS Darren Weir 25-JUN-16 E FM Near the 900m had to be checked when tightened for room. I AM ZELADY Joseph Pride 22APR-17 RAND Slow to begin. 18-FEB-17 RHIL Rider std, mare failed to handle soft (6) track conditions& was the principal reason for the disappointing performance. Added was of the view mare has now med below expectations at two runs since it was placed 2 nd in the testing conditions the Gold Coast on 14/1/17 and this may also have contributed to its performance. A post race vet exam did not reveal any abs. MISS GUNPOWDER David & BHayes & TDabernig 08-OCT-16 CAUL brushed start. Vets lower than normal recovery and was lame in the off foreleg. Vet cert. BEAUTIFUL FLYER Len Jar vis 08APR-17 MORP Raced keenly in the early and middle stages of event. RR the mare didn’t feel comfortable in its action throughout the event. A postrace veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities. LAKE COMO (NZ) Pat Hyland 15-APR-17 CAUL Vet -lame in the off foreleg and had the thumps, vet cert. I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols 01-APR- 17 RAND Blundered on jumping. MISS ROCK Robbie Laing 08-APR-17 RAND Shifted out under pressure in the straight, obliging its rider to change the whip into his left hand near the 100m. 18-MAR-17 RHIL Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with another runner. SWEET SHERRY Brent Stanley 01-APR-17 RAND A post race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have been galloped on on the near hind leg. Trainer was advised that a veterinary certificiate of fitness must be produced prior to the filly’s next race star t.
Race 8: DEFCON Peter & Paul Snowden 08-APR-17 RAND From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners. KEN’S DREAM Darren Weir 22-APR-17 CAUL Raced wide without cover for t he majority. 08-APR-17 slow to begin. BENZ Gordon Richards 22-APR-17 MORP RR the gelding initially travelled well however failed to finish race off as expected and was disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities. ASHLOR Daniel McCarthy 17- APR -17 SANL Tactics-midfield with cover. Raced wide without 01APR-17 BDGO After beginning well was restrained before settling at the rear. Held up from the 400m. Passing the 200m was checked when inside heels and went to the line unable to be fully tested. Contact 50m. Tactics queried. Rider stated he was instructed to ride quietly to enable it to relax as he understood was the intention for the gelding contest races of a greater distance than today’s 1000m. Trainer stated it was not his intention to settle at the rear, rather obtain a position midfield with cover from its wide draw; added it was also not the intention to lead at its most recent star t at M. FALCOOL Aaron Purcell 08-APR-17 CAUL rider could offer no explanation for the performance. Vet no abs 24- MAR-17MV got bumped in behind the leader passing the 600m by Ken’s Dream and as a result was held up from
400m until near the 150m. Vet no abs. WAZZ EN ME Stuart Webb 18- MAR -17 FLEM Vet-mildly distressed and was suffering the thumps. BULLION WOLF Lloyd Ken newell 08-APR-17 MORP A post-race veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities. EL SICARIO (NZ) Trent Busut- tin & Natalie Young 15-APR-17 CAUL slow to begin. Rider q’d /tactics today. R-given specific instructions to try and settle the horse in the early stages as it has had a history of overracing. He added that in doing this, he may have overdone his instructions by settling behind Sir Mask and ultimately getting too far back in the race. He also added that whilst he did not use the whip straight, he experienced a chequered run and that the horse was at its best under hands and heels riding. Trainer confirmed the instructions. Vet no abs 25- MAR17 MORN In the middle stages race keenly. Held up when unable to obtain a clear run between the 500m until approaching 100 mw here the gelding was steadied and shifted to outside of the field to gain clear running. SO YOU TOO Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 22-APR-17 MORP Over-raced in the early stage soft he event and laid in, in the straight. 01APR-17 MRPK Taken out on jumping away. Raced fiercely in the early and middle stages of event. TOY BOY Greg Eurell 08-APR-17 CAUL second placegetter ; viewed the patrol film. Began awkwardly and lost ground. Crowded for room at the 550m. Held up clear running for several st rides near 300m before shifting out and brushing. FUHRYK David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 04MAR-17 FLEM COT more forward from the wide draw; went forward and led. 1100m shift i and at same time steadying the pace 11-FEB-17 CAUL steadied at the 700m when crowded for room between runners. MERRIEST Danny O’ Brien 15- APR -17 CAUL tightened for room near the 700m. SWEET SHERRY Brent Stanley 01-APR-17 RAND A post race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have been galloped on on the near hind leg. Trainer was advised that a veterinary certificiate of fitness must be produced prior to the filly’s next race start. NINA’S BALLERINA (NZ) Mick Price 15-APR-17 CAUL had to be steadied when weakening near the 300m 01-APR-17 BDGO rider reported that the filly was disappointing and did not respond to his riding in straight, further explained that the filly had pulled up in a normal manner.