What the stewards said
Race 1: LOVE CLUB Jon O’connor 05-AUG-17 MRPK A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible. PORT VALE Stuar t Gower 05-AUG-17 MRPK Jumped away awkwardly and shifted i n. 08-APR-17 MORP Inclined to lay in under pressure in the straight. GLAM GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 18MAR-17 FLEM Near t he 900m br ushed on the hindquar ters, then shifted out and became unbalanced for a number of str ides. Rider repor ted that the filly may have been feeling her shins. Vet no abs 04-MAR-17 MORP Overraced i n the ear ly stages of the event. Near 200 meters shifted out to improve taking another r unner wider. KABINI Barr y Brook 29-JUL-17 MORP Began ver y awkwardly and was slow to begin. Laid in, in the straight, shifted in abr uptly over t he concluding stages and became awkward on the heels of LA LA LUCHIE and had to be steadied. A post-race veter inar y examination r evealed no visible abnor malities.
Race 2: ARUGULA Michael Hickmott 05-AUG-17 MRPK Contacted rounding t he home t ur n. MIGHTY MICK Gordon Richards 05-AUG-17 MRPK A post-race veter inar y examination r evealed no visible abnor malities. Trainer, Mr G. Richards, advised Stewards that on arr ival back at the mounting yard MIGHTY MICK had blood present in its near side nostr il. Mr Richards was advised that the gelding would be required to gallop 1000 metres in the presence of a Steward accordance with AR53A(7) pr ior to accepting for f uture r ace. M’LADY Joe Lockyer 05-AUG-17 MRPK Rider repor ted that the filly may have got its tongue over the bit dur ing the event. SHERA KHAN Richard Jolly 12-AUG-17 MRPK Awkward to begin, commenced t o overrace shor tly thereafter resulting in the saddle slipping forward in r unning. UNSCOPEABLE Chris Bieg 01-APR-17 MRPK Laid i n under pressure in the straight.
Race 3: KARLOVASI Richard Jolly 19-AUG-17 MORP A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. CASHED Ryan Balfour 29JUL-17 MORP Laid out i n t he straight and shifted ground over the concluding stages. Rider repor ted it was not his intention to take up a forward position but owing to the manner in which the gelding raced in the ear ly par t of the event, he was unable to settle back in the field.
Race 4: ALLEZ TARA Niki O’Shea & Ashton Downing 12AUG-17 MRPK Lost its off fore plate dur ing t he event. A postrace veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. CAN’T REFUSE (NZ) Kelvin Bourke 26-JUL-17 SANH Eased down i n the home straight. Post race vet exam - No abnor mality. Swab sample taken. 12-JUL-17 SANL raced t hree wide without cover. ANNAMAN Darren Weir 22-JUL-17 MRPK Shifted out near the 150 metres to i mprove and contacted TIME WALKER. EUREKA STREET Rober t Smerdon 05-AUG-17 FLEM COT- to be r idden more positive. Settled outside the leader. VINTAGE GROVE Richard Jolly 02-AUG-17 MORP Slow into str ide. When questioned Apprentice, V. Wong, stated that his mount never felt comfor table at any stage dur ing the event and in opinion the gelding did not handle the shifty track conditions. A post-race veter inar y examination r evealed no visible abnormalities. RONG DOOR REGGIE Chris Bieg 12-AUG-17 MRPK A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. ROTHMOORE Ricky Moore 19-AUG-17 MORP Held up for a shor t distance approaching t he entrance to the straight. Laid in, in the straight. CARAK Ricky Br uhn 12-AUG-17 MRPK Slow to begin. 01-AUG-17 WNBL Change of Tactics.. To be r idden more positively.. After being slow to begin, was allowed to str ide forward to obtain a handy position. SAGAAB Travis Doudle 09-AUG-17 GAWL Had to be steadied for a shor t distance in t he vicinity of t he 1100 metres when EXALTED JOURNEY
Race 5: SCRATCHY LASS John Hickmott 29-JUL-17 MORP Rider repor ted the mare felt shor t i n its action. A post-race veter inar y examination r evealed no visible abnor malities. BEAUTIFUL FLYER Len Jar vis 20-MAY17 MORP I nconvenienced near the 100 metres when awkwardly placed on the heels of SCHISM, which shifted out. Lost its near hind plate. HAZY LANE Richard Jolly 05-AUG-17 MRPK Had t o be eased across heels in the vicinity of the 200 metres to obtain clear ground. NIPPERKIN Barr y Brook 15-JUL-17 MRPK Raced wide without cover throughout the event. JESTER HALO Darren Kolpin 16-AUG-17 SANL pulled hard throughout 29-MAR-17 SANH raced t hree wide without cover until the 900m. SIX PENNY (NZ) Rober t Smerdon 14-JUL-17 PAKS Began awkwardly. Held up for a clear r un rounding the home tur n and gained a tight r un passing the 300 metres. When racing keenly after passing the 700 metres was steadied to avoid heels. ESPRESSO LASS Lloyd Kennewell 16-AUG-17 BKVA Held up for clear r unning from the 500 metres until i nside 300 metres. 02-AUG-17 MORP In vicinity of the 200 metres was momentarily inconvenienced by MAZUREK, which shifted i n under pressure. As a result, ESPRESSO LASS was taken in onto SAMBUCA SIREN. HARLEM CHILD Richard Jolly 30-JUL-17 GAWL Laid i n under pressure in the straight. A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities.
Race 6: HE IS GOLDEN Georgie Henderson 22-JUL-17 MRPK Shifted i n, i n t he vicinity of t he 800 metres onto BRINGAROO, which was inconvenienced. Rider repr imanded and advised to take greater care when shifting ground. 12-JUL-17 BKVA Brushed at the star t MAZUREK j umped away awkwardly and shifted out. Shifted out under r iding over the concluding 100 metres in vicinity of the 50 shifted into the r unning line of AEROFY, which clipped the heels of HE IS GOLDEN. A post-race veterinar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. MAGNUS KNIGHT Ryan Balfour 22-JUL-17 MRPK Awkward at the star t. Shifted in onto CORRECT CALL, which was tightened onto HASTA LA GORBY. ARTIE’S PARTY Pat Cannon 30-APR-17 GEEL Overraced ear ly and middle stages. CASQUE Robbie Laing 12-AUG17 MRPK Awkward to begin. Held up rounding the home tur n until near the 300 metres. Thereafter shifted out to improve and contacted PENNY FOR A POUND. 29-JUL-17 MORP post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. COPERNICUS Gar Searle 09-AUG-17 GAWL Shifted out on jumping away and contacted AEROFY. 08-JUL-17 GAWL A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. STRAGUN Grant Kluske 12-AUG-17 MRPK Knuckled severely on jumping away. Rider repor ted that after his horse knuckled at the star t, it was reluctant to stretch out dur ing the event. A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. HIDDEN FORTUNE Richard Jolly 08-JUL-17 GAWL Awkward to begin. In the vicinity of the 1000 metres shifted in and inconvenienced HARLEM CHILD, which was taken in onto GAME OF WAR. Rider reprimanded and advised to take greater care when shifting ground. 14-JUN-17 GAWL Laid in under pressure in the straight. Rider accidentally dropped his whip in the vicinity of the 80 metres. EQUIDAME Kylie Huxtable 16-AUG-17 BKVA Hampered on jumping away. FINNISS MOMENT Darr yl Hewitt 12-FEB-17 LOCK RR the mare resented the kick back and was reluctant to improve behind r unners. Laid in under pressure over the concluding stages. TRAFFIC MAESTRO John Macmillan 02AUG-17 MORP Began awkwardly and shifted in making contact with ATLANTIS BAR. TRICKY AFFAIR Chris Bieg 26-APR-17 SBYN Raced keenly in the early and middle stages of the event. A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. DESTINY’S LASS Nicole Bruggemann 23-JUN-17 I PSW Slow to begin. CASH IS COMING Ken Sweeney 19-AUG-17 MORP Held up for clear r unning from near the 400 metres and t hereafter, in vicinity of the 300 metres became awkward on heels of MILE HIGH, which commenced to weaken and was obliged to shift out over the heels of MILE HIGH and I AM THE GENERAL obtain clear r unning approaching the 200 metres.
Race 7: COUNTER SPIN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 12-AUG-17 MRPK Inside the 1100 metres raced fiercely for some distance. Thereafter l aid out rounding the home tur n and shor tly after entrance to the straight laid in for a shor t distance before commencing to lay out for the remainder of t he event. 05AUG-17 MRPK Held up from the entrance to the straight until vicinity of t he 100. Accidentally str uck i n the vicinity of the head by the whip near the 100 metres. AFFRAY Will Clarken 15-JUL-17 MRPK Held up for clear running from i nside the 400 metres until approaching 300 metres. SPY DECODER ( NZ) Grant Young 26-JUL-17 CANT COT - To be r idden more forward Led. 08JUL-17 W FM Approaching t he 600m had to be checked for some distance. BAROOD Sue Mur phy 12-AUG-17 MRPK Inclined to lay out approaching the 400 metres, shifted out to improve around r unners, reacted abr uptly and shifted ground wider on the track. I AM THE GENERAL Shane Nichols 19-AUG-17 MORP Approaching the entrance to the straight shifted out to improve its position and contacted EVIL DREAMS, which was t aken wider. Thereafter, i nside the 300 metres was obliged to be steadied when crossed by EVIL DREAMS, which laid in and shifted in. A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. 05-AUG-17 MRPK Jumped away awkwardly and shifted out. Taken wider on the track in the vicinity of the 100 metres. DEIHEROS Kerrie Vantijn 22-JUL-17 MRPK Awkward to begin. HADDA COUPLE Will Clarken 12-AUG-17 Rolled out approaching the 200 metres. A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. ONE FOR MAX Mick Kluske 18-FEB-17 KCTE In the vicinity of the 1100 meters was momentarily hampered. Raced greenly when placed under pressure over t he concluding stages of t he event. SO SKILLED Dan Shepherd 11FEB-17 MORP Began awkwardly, shifted i n and contacted another r unner. Laid i n, i n t he straight. BREAKER OF CHAINS Will Clarken 22-JUL-17 MRPK Inconvenienced over t he concluding stages when taken wider across the heels of HARLEM CHILD. RAHEEBA Chris Bieg 08-JUL17 GAWL A post-race veterinar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. 01-JUL-17 MORP Initially shifted in approaching the 200 metres and shor tly thereafter shifted out under r iding tightening BALF’S CHOICE onto MR LIBERTY, resulting in these two horses being severely hampered and the hindquar ters of RAHEEBA being tur ned. . A post-race veter inar y examination revealed the gelding to be l ame i n t he near foreleg. SWIPE ME RIGHT Bill Bogar ts 22-JUL-17 MRPK Awkward to begin. Laid i n throughout i n the straight. 21-JUN-17 BKVA Laid in under pressure in the straight. A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities.
Race 8: VICTORY DOWNS Sue Jaensch 22-JUL-17 FLEM Rdr repor ted mount would be better suited on a track with more give 08-JUL-17 FLEM Commenced awkwardly. Over r aced in the middle stages. When held up near the 300m had to shift outwards away from heels. BALF’S CHOICE Ryan Balfour 12-AUG17 MRPK Laid in, in the straight. ALL CLEAR Darren Weir
FLEM Commenced awkwardly. Over raced in the ear ly and middle stages. BLACK SHEEP (NZ) Darren Weir 12-AUG-17 FLEM Raced wide throughout. SANDHILL WARRIOR Sam Tur ner 29JUL-17 MORP Raced keenly in the middle stages of the event and thereafter raced in restr icted room for a number str ides approaching the 200 metres and was inconvenienced. CHESTNUT CHARLIE Philippe Huserot 24JUN-17 MORP Raced keenly in the ear ly and middle stages of the event. 10-JUN-17 MRPK Trainer, Mr P. Huserot, advised Stewards pr ior to this event that he would instr uct r ider to attempt to obtain a position more forward than it had been r idden in its most recent star ts. Held up from approaching the 400 metres until inside the 300 metres. DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Grant Young 12-AUG-17 MRPK Slow to begin. OPTIMIZE Richard Jolly 05-AUG-17 MRPK Raced keenly in the ear ly and middle stages of event. Inconvenienced approaching the 100 metres. 15-JUL-17 MRPK Held up for a shor t distance at the entrance to the straight. HAVE PLENTY John Hickmott 29-JUL17 MORP Shifted out at the star t and brushed IDATWO. Raced keenly in the ear ly stages of the event. OUR BOY NICHOLAS Grant Young 19-AUG-17 MORP Slow to begin. 01-JUL-17 RHIL
ILOVEWHATSEBRINGS Ryan Balfour 19-AUG17 MORP Near the 1100 metres became ver y awkward in its action for no apparent reason, stumbled and became unbalanced resulting in P. Gatt losing his foot from his left iron and regaining it shor tly thereafter. Rider repor ted that his mount became ver y awkward in its action and stumbled for no apparent reason. In view of this repor t Stewards inspected the track in the vicinity of where incident occurred and found nothing untoward. 12-AUG-17 MRPK Laid out in the straight. SWEET SCHILLY Ryan Balfour 30-JUL-17 GAWL Trainer Mr R. Balfour advised Stewards he would instr uct his r ider to attempt to settle further back than its previous star t. Settled accordingly.