What the stewards said
Race 1: STAR SEARCH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 09-DEC-16 M V slow to begin. Steadied near the 500m when Limestone shifted in marginally. Rider could offer no explanation for the perfor mance. Vetshin sore. THE CONSIGLIERE David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 09-MAY-17 GEES Over raced in t he ear ly stages. Raced 3 wide without cover. SHE’S OUR GIFT Terr y & Kar ina O’Sullivan 13-MAY-17 DON COT - to ride back with cover. Caught wide and refusing to settle allowed to str ide forward lead. 02MAY-17 WNBL R- got her whip caught in her breastplate approaching & passing the 200m. CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir 14-MAY-17 BRAT hampered at star t. JOSEPHINE SEA Mathew Eller ton & Simon Zahra 17-MAY-17 SALE Slow to begin. Raced keenly dur ing the middle stages.
Race 2: STAVIVA Matt Laurie 14-MAY-17 BRAT slow to begin. KALASHANI LAD Terr y Walsh 16-NOV-16 SANH missed t he star t. when questioned regarding the apparent improved perfor mance, whilst acknowledging it was a drop in class, r ider explained t he gelding was quite fractious i n the barr iers at its l ast star t at Mor nington and as a result ran accordingly which in his opinion was attr ibutable to the gelding’s barr ier manners on that par ticular day 30-OCT-16 MORN Began awkwardly. LEODORO Michael Kent 21-APR-17 CRAN Tactics quer ied. Raced fur ther forward. R - caught wide ear ly and per mitted to str ide forward. 01-APR-17 BDGO Slow to begin. NIKITAS Darren Weir 21FEB-17 HAWK COT - To be ridden fur ther forward; l ed. Near 200m was hampered & carried in. Rdr advised, rode the colt aggressively to be fur ther fwd, as notified by rep pr ior to race. Added, colt failed finish its race off when under pressure in straight. A post race vet exam did not reveal any abs. Tr n since repor ted was satisfied with post race condition & now intention to step colt up in distance & back in grade. SEPTAMORE Darren Weir 03-DEC-16 PAKM Bumped at t he star t. Rider could offer no explanation for the poor perfor mance. Vet-lame off fore, vet cer t. STAR STEALER Darren Weir 14-MAY-17 BRAT r aced wide without cover throughout. THE CARD PLAYERS Mark Lewis 17-APR-17 SANL raced wide without cover. SMAKATUS Graham Hulm 23-APR-17 WAGG Slow into str ide and showed no ear ly pace despite the urgings of its r ider. Checked near the 300m. 24-MAR-17 ALB Slow to begin. HEZA DUDE Udyta Clarke 11-MAY-17 PAKS Slow.
GALAXY RAIDER Greg Eurell 14-JAN-17 FLEM approaching the 1000m steadied and shifted out t o avoid heels when pace slackened
as a result raced wide without cover for the remainder of the event. Over concluding stages was awkwardly placed close to heels which shifted in slightly and as a result was unable be fully r idden out to the line. RAPID ASSET Carlo Vidotto 16-APR-17 MORN Raced keenly in the ear ly and middle stages. FOREIGN AFFAIR Henr y Dwyer 29-APR-17 CAUL Inconvenienced near the 400m when another r unner shifted out to improve. R- better suited back in class. Vet- no abs. UNCANNY EFFORT Colin Little 04-DEC-16 SALE Bumped on jumping. rdr - raced keenly i n ear ly and middle stages, thus ended up fur ther forward than expected. vet - no abs, before developing the thumps.
Race 3: WELLS Kathr yn Durden 06-MAY-17 FLEM Began awkwardly. ZED EM (NZ) Patr ick Payne 02-MAY-17 WNBL R fined for using whip 11 times pr ior to 100m & for using his whip on 3 consecutive strides. NOW AND ZEN Darren Weir 12-MAY-17 CRAN Raced wide without cover in the ear ly stages-Rdr repor ted gelding raced keenly i n the ly and middle stages and was left flat footed when field spr inted. A post race veter inar y examination failed to reveal any obvious abnor mality. LUCKY TONIGHT (NZ) Shelley Houston 23-APR-17 PAKM Commenced awkwardly and became unbalanced. VATUVEI Ciaron Maher 12-MAY-17 CRAN post race veter inar y examination revealed the gelding to be suffer ing a breathing abnor malityvet clearance i s required pr ior to racing again. TRANSCRIPT Eric Musgrove 14-MAY-17 BRAT j umped the second obstacle awkwardly.
Race 4: ARCH FIRE (USA) Rober t Smerdon 03-MAY-17 WNBL R - no exp. Vet no abs. ZUHAYR Tony Rosolini 17MAY-17 SALE Got its head up on leaving the barr iers. HONEY STEEL’S GOLD David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 03MAY-17 WNBL After jumping the 2nd had to be checked off heels. Jumped 8th awkwardly. EARTHBOUND Eric Musgrove 17-MAY-17 SALE Raced wide without cover from passing the 1200 metres. JOHN MONASH (GB) Patr ick F Ryan Jnr 19MAY-17 GEEL Laid in rounding tur n and under pressure in home straight. Rider stated mount did not travel well down the hill and hung in. Post race vet exam - OK. 03-MAY-17 WNBL Slow to begin. Over raced middle stages. R - mount would benefit from today’s run. Vet no abs. ABOUT THE JOURNEY (NZ) Eric Musgrove 12-MAY-17 MT G Inconvenienced shor tly after the 2nd hurdle when avoiding fallen r ider.
Race 5: ARALDO JUNIOR (GER) Michael Moroney 15APR-17 CAUL compounded in the straight. Vet-EIPH/ Inter nal. DUBAI ESCAPADE Darren Weir 20-MAY-17 FLEM Checked 1900m. GOATHLAND (IRE) Rober t Hickmott 29-APR17 CAUL Got its head up when overracing passing the 1600m. Passing the 800m attempted to shift out & jostled with another r unner which was then carr ied wider. MR JOURNEYMAN Simon Morrish 12-MAY-17 MT G In the vicinity of the 800m was inconvenienced and obliged to shift out. GRAND DREAMER Rober t Smerdon 13-MAY-17 CAUL Had difficulty obtaining clear r unning for several str ides passing t he 200 metres. GREAT GLEN (GB) Chris Waller 13-MAY-17 SCNE Rider explained that whilst his mount raced i n a prominent position dur ing the race it failed to travel comfor tably at any stage and when placed under pressure inside the 500m, was reluctant to improve with r unners close to it and due to waywardness did not stretch out fully i n the r un to the finish. A post race veter inar y examination revealed gelding, which coughed dur ing the examination, to be displaying a poor post race recover y. 29-APR-17 HAWK First past post, protested against 2nd placegetter - dismissed. At 50m made slight contact with another runner. TRANSFER ALLOWANCE Peter Roche 13MAY-17 CAUL slow i nto stride 29-APR-17 Slow to begin. CASTLE HACKETT (NZ) Terr y & Kar ina O’Sullivan 30APR-17 PNLA Slow to begin. EPSOM HILL ( SWE) David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 12MAY-17 CRAN Held up when unable t o obtain a clear r un between t he 500 metres and 350 metres 26-APR-17 SANL Raced wide in the ear ly stages before obtaining lead near the 1400m. Rider stated he did not intend to lead but after being caught wide and due to a lack of ear ly speed he elected to str ide forward.
Race 6: KILLARNEY KID (NZ) Darren Weir 03-SEP-16 M V underwent a veterinar y examination after arr iving on course and was passed suitable t o race. KENJORWOOD Darren Weir 13-MAY-17 CAUL – Change of tactics – To be r idden more positive. Raced three wide without cover until passing the 900 metres. App Ben Allen could offer no explanation for perfor mance other than the horse raced quite flat. A post race veter inar y examination revealed the gelding was lame i n both forelegs and a post-race sample was t aken for analysis. A veter inar y clearance is required pr ior to racing again. 29-APR-17 MRPK Held up near t he entrance t o t he straight until approaching 200 meters. JACQUINOT BAY David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 15-APR-17 CAUL raced wide without cover. HAZZABEEL (NZ) Ciaron Maher 06-MAY-17 FLEM Began awkwardly and lost ground. 15-APR-17 CAUL began awkwardly lost
Commenced to overrace near the 1400m and had to be steadied off heels. PETROLOGY David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 29-APR-17 CAUL Held up from the 500m near the 100m had to be steadied to avoid the heels of another r unner before shifting in to obtain clear r unning. DAN ZEPHYR Pat Carey 13-MAY-17 CAUL Taken hold of near t he 50m 29-APR-17 CAUL Raced wide without cover for the major ity. INSPECTOR Peter White 06MAY-17 FLEM Approaching the 800m was accidentally str uck over the nose by the whip of another r ider. Held up for a r un from 500m - 300m. COLDSTONE (FR) Michael Kent 06MAY-17 FLEM Near the 900m was steadied t o avoid heels. PLEIN CIEL ( GER) Darren Weir 04-MAY-17 WNBL Slow to begin and settled at the rear of the field. Perfor med below market expectations; r ider stated he was happy with the run and in his opinion would be better suited on a fir mer track. A post race veter inar y examination failed to reveal any abnor malities. 07-JAN-17 CAUL 400m shifted out to improve its position. CRAFTY CRUISER Br yce Stanaway 03-DEC-16 PAKM Appr. repor ted after beginning well the gelding raced in a more forward position. 01-NOV-16 FLEM steadied near the 50m to avoid heels. GUIZOT (IRE) Aaron Purcell 04-MAY-17 WNBL Inconvenienced approaching the 50m.
Race 7: LEOTIE Henr y Dwyer 29-APR-17 CAUL Held up rounding the home tur n (400m) & near 200m when laying in steadied away from the heels of another r unner then continued to lay in for remainder
t he event. PEDRENA Mick Price 17-APR-17 SANL tightened for room near the 500m when having t o be steadied to avoid heels. Had some difficulty obtaining clear r unning in the ear ly par t of the straight. SOHO RUBY Levi Kavanagh 06-MAY-17 FLEM Raced wide without cover for the major ity of the event. LADY LEE David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 26-APR17 SANL Raced wide throughout. MACATTACK Archie Alexander 10-MAY-17 SANH rdr - no exp. l ost near fore plate in running. MAWHOOBA Mick Price 13-APR-17 PAKM R- filly may be suited to distances longer than today’s event. WINDBERN Mick Price 10-MAY-17 SANH reared as gates opened and lost ground. IHEARTPOPPY Leon & Troy Corstens 11MAY-17 PAKS Hampered at the star t held up from the 500 to the 200. POP Clinton McDonald 05-MAY-17 BDGO COT: To be r idden closer with the addition of BLKS; settled handy with cover. Was bumped passing t he 500m. Perfor med below mar ket expectations. Rider could offer no explanation for the disappointing perfor mance. A post race veter inar y examination revealed no abnor malities. swab sample was taken. Trainer will be contacted i n t he coming days t o check if any matter has ar isen which may effected t he per- for mance. CUBAN BELLE Pat Carey 01-MAY-17 MORN When questioned r ider stated after beginning ver y well it led without effor t. ASTRO DIVA Mick Price 05-MAY-17 BDGO Raced keenly in the ear ly and middle stages. Held up for a clear r un from 400m until passing the 250m. SILVER PATHFINDER Brad Cole 13-MAY-17 CAUL Raced wide throughout 06MAY-17 FLEM Laid i n under pressure over the final 200m.
Race 8: ZAMZAM David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 19-APR17 BDGO Held up for clear running rounding t he home t ur n and i n t he ear ly par t of the straight until passing the 200m. ROYAL ACE Darren Weir 02MAY-17 WNBL Jumped away awkwardly. 16-APR-17 STAW Crowded for room at the 800m. Rider stated it was beaten for speed i n the ear ly stages and failed t o r un on as expected. Vet repor ted no abnor malities. VALLIANO David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 29-APR-17 CAUL Began awkwardly, shifted out & bumped another r unner. WIDGEE TURF Patrick Payne 06-MAY-17 FLEM COT - to be ridden more forward as up i n distance. Settled midfield. 29APR-17 CAUL Slow to begin. When making ground over the concluding stages was unable to be f ully t ested & not ridden out o t he li ne. WHAT A SHOCK (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 14-MAY-17 BRAT led. Rdr - after beginning well elected to use to advantage. tr n - i nstr uctions r ide where comfor table, sur pr ised to see lead. 05-MAY-17 BDGO Raced keenly in the ear ly and middle stages. GOOD THERAPY Clinton McDonald 06-MAY17 FLEM Laid i n under pressure in the straight. BARBIE’S BOY Louise Bonella 27-OCT16 PAKM Slow to begin. FUSE Mick Price 17-MAY-17 SALE On j umping away became unbalanced when bumped. From the 500 metres until passing the 200 was held up when unable to obtain clear r unning then laid in under pressure for the remainder of t he straight. TOFFATIN Matthew Williams 03-MAY-17 WNBL Commenced awkwardly. Raced keenly i n the middle stages. FAST AND FURIOUS Dean Binaisse 12MAY-17 CRAN Change of tactics To be r idden more forward from the better barr ier. Settled behind l eaders 01-MAY-17 MORN Slow to begin.
Race 9: CANNYESCENT David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 06-MAY-17 RHIL COT - To be r idden more forward; settled on pace. Raced keenly in the ear ly and middle stages and rounding the first tur n was steadied away from the heels of another r unner, which t hen shifted i n. 15-APR-17 RAND Slowly away. FRESHWATER STORM ( NZ) Tony Parker 11-DEC-16 WERR connections advised would be r idden more forward; knuckled on j umping away t hen raced wide t hrough t he early and middle stages before obtaining a position outside t l eader near the 1100m. Passing the winning post on t he first occasion, had to be steadied to avoid the heels of The Chairman that shifted i n before being straightened by r ider Dom Tour neur ; Dom Tour neur was advised to exercise more care. When tir ing approaching t he 400m, had t o be checked t o avoid the heels of The Chairman ( Dom Tour neur), which shifted out to improve from behind Mabeel (NZ) which after initially hanging out shi. THELBURG John Sadler 05-MAY17 BDGO Raced wide without cover. BROADWAY AND FIRST Darren Weir 13-MAY-17 MORP A post-race veterinar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. TYKIATO John Price 13-MAY-17 CAUL Held up from t he 500 t o t he 200. ACT OF VALOUR Henr y Dwyer 13-MAY-17 MORP Rolled out over the concluding stages of the event. NOELA’S CHOICE Darren Weir 03-MAY-17 WNBL Slow to begin. ROSELLI STING Gordon Richards 13-MAY-17 MORP Laid in over the concluding stages of the event. BRADMAN David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 29-APR-17 CAUL Rpulled hard would be better suited over 1400m. Vet- no abs. 21-APR-17 CRAN Stood flat footed and l ost ground. Overraced middle stages. STYLISH MISS Darren Weir 04-MAY-17 WNBL Raced keenly i n t he early stages. 17-APR-17 SANL commenced awkwardly. DATA POINT Michael Kent 03-NOV16 FLEM began awkwardly. ORIENT LINE John Moloney 06-MAY-17 FLEM Slow to begin. 19-APR-17 BDGO Slow into str ide.