ROSEHILL: WHAT THE STEWARDS SAID
Race 1: 6 PYTHIA 4/11/2017 Rosehill Gardens Late scr on vets advice at 11.20am after it was found had abraded both hind bumpers enroute to the course. Vet cert since provided. 7 SANGITA 27/10/2017 CANN After 400m, was steadied and shifted out to avoid heels. Inclined to lay out rounding the home turn. Laid in in the straight and as a result, the rider changed his whip over to right hand approaching the 100m. A post race veterinary examination revealed a speedy cut to inside near hind cannon. Race 2: 1 THE MIGHTY FED 28/10/2017 Royal Randwick Began only fairly. 2 UNFORGOTTEN 4/11/2017 Rosehill Gardens Slowly away. From wide barrier was steadied and taken back in across runners after the start. 4 CHARLIE CHAP 21/10/2017 Royal Randwick When qst, rdr explained inst with the geld stepping up in distance were to be in a midfield pos from its wide barrier if possible. Said in early stages when the tempo was only moderate & was unable to secure a midfield pos, elected allow mount to improve ultimately raced outside leader. Added, whilst came under pressure early in straight & then weakened over final 100m, he considered that this was more reflective of it failing to handle the track cond rather than racing on speed. 5 POPULAR 25/10/2017 Warwick Farm Laid out under pressure over the final 100m. 6 CAJETAN 2/11/2017 Gosford Slow to begin. Race 3: 2 OLYMPIC ACADEMY 25/10/2017 Warwick Farm A post race vet exam revealed a poor recovery. 5 GREAT GLEN (GB) 28/10/2017 Royal Randwick Slow to begin. From wide barrier steadied & shifted in shortly after start. Overraced early stages. Rdr std, after following another rnr into event, he observed that had commenced to shift ground out & for this reason he elected to pos his mount to outside of that rnr, with a view coming to outside obt clear running, As he did so his mount became held up. was obl to steady his mount & shifted inside near 200m, whereby gelding obt clear running & found line strongly. 7 SOMETHING BORROWED 23/10/2017 Coonabarabran began very awkwardly, shifted out and lost further ground; a post-race veterinary examination revealed a poor post-race recovery. Race 4: 3 BLOWING KISSES 25/10/2017 Warwick Farm Bumped on jumping. Rdr std instr were to ride mount conservatively early & with genuine tempo after 800m, was unable to maintain pos near 650m between rnr’s, resulting in mare trav at rear of field. Added app & rounding h/t end to imp but was not clear so shifted back inside to imp, whereby when under full pressure on str finished its race off strongly. Trn conf inst. Rdr advised should have shown more endeavor to hold his pos in mid stages & on str urgency imp. 4 MAGICAZ 25/10/2017 Warwick Farm Slow to begin. Race 5: 1 MORTAR PLATOON (IRE) 4/11/2017 Rosehill Gardens Slowly away and then was hampered. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. Tnr rep could offer no explanation for performance of horse other than rider indicated did not feel free in its action. Stable rep since advised satisfied with post-race condition. 3 SHALMANESER 28/10/2017 Royal Randwick COT: To be ridden more forward; settled off pace. 6 INTUERI 1/11/2017 Canterbury Park Began awkwardly. 7 MISS DUBOIS (NZ) 28/10/2017 Royal Randwick From its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. 8 CALYPSO BAY (NZ) 18/10/2017 Canterbury Park Passing 1200m made contact with running rail & became unbalanced. Rounding h/t early part of straight was carried wider. Rider could offer no expl for the perf of gelding, which failed to run on after travelling well. A post race vet exam revealed no abs. Trn could offer no expl for perf & would report back post race cond future racing plans. Race 6: 1 WILDFLOWER 28/10/2017 Royal Randwick COT: To be ridden with cover; settled worse than midfield. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare lost its near-fore plate in running and had a small laceration over the right hind hamstring. 2 SCHEDULE 14/10/2017 Royal Randwick Briefly held up rounding the home turn. 3 JAR OF HEARTS 22/10/2017 Nowra Rider advised that after beginning well he took up a forward position, as instructed, behind the leader. He said that his mount then commenced to overrace and rather than continue restrain mount, approaching the 900m, he allowed it to stride forward and race outside the leader. He added that the gelding continued to keenly throughout the middle stages. 7 TIGER BY THE TALE 4/11/2017 Rosehill Gardens Raced in restricted room near the 150m and was bumped. Raced in restricted room approaching winning post. 10 ONLY CHOICE (NZ) 20/10/2017 Canberra Began awkwardly and lost ground. 11 ARRONDISSEMENT 4/11/2017 Rosehill Gardens Steadied when crowded shortly after the start. 12 ALLEZ TROIENNE 21/10/2017 Wagga Held up on straightening and was unable to establish clear running until near the 300m. Race 7: 1 ZENALICIOUS 21/10/2017 Royal Randwick Rdr std settled back as anticipated, but failed to respond to riding in straight. Said on pulling up noted mare was making an abnormal respiratory noise. Post-race vet exam - no abs. Trn unable to explain poor perf, although had some concerns may not have been overly competitive on rain affected track. Added throughout its career has raced with respiratory issues & for this reason races in a tongue tie. Must trial. Since trialled satisfactorily. 2 O’REILLY’S REVENGE (NZ) 6/10/2017 Canberra Post race vet exam revealed no abnormalities. 3 KING DARCI (NZ) 21/10/2017 Royal Randwick Began awkwardly and shifted out. 5 JUST DREAMING 28/10/2017 Royal Randwick COT: To be ridden more forward; led. 6 DAGNY (NZ) 28/10/2017 Royal Randwick Slow to begin. Near the 250m had to be steadied when crowded. 8 MAKEADANE 27/10/2017 CANN Rdr was unable to provide any explanation for horses poor perf. Std that horse under heavy pressure early in straight & was concerning in the manner in which it weakened over final 150m. Perf deemed unacceptable & trainer advised that horse must perform satisfactorily in a trial vet clearance must be produced prior to racing again. Post race vets no abs. Trn satisfied with post race con. Std may have not app soft ground. Since trialled and vet cert provided. Race 8: 3 IN TIMES OF WAR 4/11/2017 Rosehill Gardens Turned head to off side as the start was effected and lost ground. Bumped at start. For some distance approaching passing the 800m raced ungenerously and got its head up on a number of occasions. Got when being steadied near the 500m. Briefly hampered and not ridden out near the 50m when racing tight. 4 MACHINEGUN JUBS 28/10/2017 Royal Randwick Raced wide without cover throughout. 5 VIGILANCE 28/10/2017 Royal Randwick Slow to begin. Soon after straightening had be steadied when disappointed for clear running. The mare was then shifted to the outside to secure clear running at 300m. Rider stated his mount in early stages of straight did not initially respond to his riding & it was until he was able secure clear running to the outside at 200m that, when tested with whip, his mount commenced to run on well when it had clear racing room. 7 POSITIVE PROBLEMS 9/09/2017 Rosehill Gardens COT - To be ridden more forward; led. 8 VIENNA ROMANCE 25/10/2017 Warwick Farm For some distance approaching the 100m, raced in restricted room. Over the concluding stages was unable to be ridden out when another runner shifted in and crowded, as a result was not tested in run to finish. 9 ZONK 25/10/2017 Warwick Farm Raced wide and without cover throughout. Race 9: 1 KING DARCI (NZ) 21/10/2017 Royal Randwick Began awkwardly and shifted out. 5 HE’S A GIVEN 25/10/2017 Warwick Farm Knuckled on jumping. Raced wide and without cover throughout. Carried wider near the 600m. 6 REDOUBLE 28/10/2017 Royal Randwick Slow to begin. Rdr std his mount was under press as far out as 600m & gave ground noticeably in str. A post-race vet exam rev geld to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Stable rep std geld pleased stable since first up at Randwick on 7 Oct 2017 & had displayed no issues lead into today’s race. Stable rep was adv a vet clearance & results of ECG, would be required prior to geld trialling to satisfaction of Stewards before next race start. Since trialled and vet cert provided. 7 KNIT ’N’ PURL 27/10/2017 CANN Slow to begin. Near the 600m, made contact with the running rail. 10 MON BEL AMI 7/11/2017 Royal Randwick Slow to begin.