MORPHETTVILLE: WHAT THE STEWARDS SAID
Race 1: SHIMRANO (GER) Michael Hickmott 29-SEP-18 MRPK laid in 700m. THE MIGHTY JROD (NZ) Robbie Laing 28-NOV-18 SANH Began awkwardly .Tactics queried. EXALTED CRAFTSMAN Grant Young 24-NOV18 MRPK Held up short distance near 400m. Laid out in straight. HENRY THE DOLPHIN Mark Faust 21-NOV-18 GAWL laid under pressure. Race 2: BOOTS TARRINGTON Melody Cunningham 17-NOV-18 DUNK Began awkwardly. METRO TRAMP Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 14-NOV-18 M BR Awkward to begin, shifted out. CALIPARI Mark Minervini 23-MAY-18 CANT Was inclined lay out for a short distance approaching the 500m. 08-MAY-18 NCLE Shifted in on jumping. Race 3: YANKEE EYES Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 17-NOV-18 MRPK Was contacted jumping away and raced wide without cover throughout. SHARK IN THE WATER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 02-NOV-18 M V Raced wide without cover throughout. Brushed on the hindquarters passing the 150m. TENDERLY Tony McEvoy 01-DEC-18 MRPK RR the filly felt awkward in its action on pulling up. Post-race vet revealed NVA. SPLASH SOME CASH David Page 17NOV-18 MRPK Jumped awkwardly. Raced keenly in early stages. 06NOV-18 MILD Raced keenly in the early and middles stages. Shifted in abruptly passing the 150m and had to be straightened. Race 4: BALF’S CHOICE Ryan Balfour 07-JUL-18 GAWL Rider reported that the gelding dipped on a number of occasions throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities. HUSSYBAY Mick Huxtable 17-NOV18 MRPK Held up for clear running 400m until 300m. Laid out under pressure in straight. ROYAL RUMBLE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 24-NOV-18 MRPK Slow to begin. 07JUL-18 GAWL Raced keenly in the early and middle stages of the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities. HIDATSA Ryan Balfour 21-NOV-18 GAWL laid in under pressure. RED RAIDER Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 14-NOV-18 M BR Unable to obtain clear running from shortly after entrance to straight until inside 100m. Race 5: CULLINGWORTH (IRE) Darren Weir 16-NOV-18 M V Near 1100m bumped. SINGLE HANDED Nick Smart 23-NOV-18 TER Held up from the 400m to the 300m. FRANKEL MY DEAR Robbie Laing 28-NOV18 SANH Sprawled on jumping away 17-NOV-18 CRAN Rider said of disappointing performance horse would be better suited to races over further distance. Trainer explained horse worked keener than he had wished on the Tuesday prior to tonight’s meeting and given its performance, may have had the edge taken off it-added horse was expected to perform well but agreed it had been disappointing & indicated he may back it up over 1600 metres in the coming week. A post race vet exam failed to reveal any obvious abs and sample taken. WALTZING WODKA Tony McEvoy 21-NOV-18 GAWL laid out under pressure. CENTRE DIVIDER Nicole Bruggemann 06-NOV-18 MORP Tightened at start and lost its position. 26-OCT-18 GAWL Slow to begin. Race 6: IRISH MINT Richard Jolly & Chantelle Jolly 24-NOV-18 MRPK Laid in, in the straight. 03-NOV18 MORP Slow to begin. Difficultly obtaining clear ground 300m until 100m when awkwardly placed on heels. Shifted in under riding 100m. ZALMONA Peter Blanch 10-NOV-18 MRPK Head turned in gates as released as consequence was awkward and slow. Over-raced early and app 1000m improved onto heels becoming awkward for number of strides and having to be restrained. 03-NOV18 MORP Jumped awkwardly. 150m disappointing when attempting tight run. KNOTTED Grant Young 14-NOV18 M BR RR gelding felt sore in its off foreleg during event. Vet NVA. Race 7: CASINO WIZARD Lee Creek 17-NOV-18 SANH Began awkwardly. 03-NOV-18 FLEM GLENROWAN PRINCE Kym Hann 11NOV-18 ARAT Raced wide without cover for the majority of the event. Rider reported this was detrimental to its performance. Post race Vet exam revealed no obvious abnormalities. PLATINUM ANGEL Darren Weir 06-OCT-18 FLEM Vet reported the mare to be distressed and have cardiac arrhythmia. SO YOU TOO Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 17NOV-18 MRPK Vet NVA. 03-NOV-18 MORP held up entrance to straight until 200m. ONE MORE DAISY Phillip Stokes 24-NOV-18 MRPK RR mare was disappointing in performance. Vet NVA. MYSTIFIED Ryan Balfour 24-NOV-18 MRPK Vet NVA. NARIKO Mick Price 31-OCT-18 BDGO Raced wide and without cover throughout. Race 8: RHYTHMATIC Jamie Opperman 23-NOV-18 NARA Momentarily held up for clear running on entering straight. FRENCH ROCK Wayne Francis & Glen Kent 24-NOV18 BRAT Over-raced in the middle stages. 26-OCT-18 GAWL Pre-race vet passed fit. Brushed near 900m. Rider’s opinion, the gelding pulled up distressed. Post-race NVA. COUNTER SPIN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 24-NOV-18 MRPK Laid out in straight. 30-JUN-18 MORP Raced keenly in the early and middle stages of the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities. TRIPLE DEEZ Darren Magro 20-OCT-18 MORP Had difficulty obtaining clear ground from the vicinity of the 500 metres until near the 300 metres. CHAROSSA Gordon Richards 24-NOV-18 MRPK 800m got its head up and raced ungenerously for a number of strides. 02JUN-18 MRPK Approaching the 1000 metres was tightened by ANCIENT ECHOES, which laid in and shifted in and clipped the heels of that runner, was hampered and stumbled. Held up for clear running from shortly after the entrance to the straight when racing behind MITRUST and ANCIENT ECHOES and was only able to obtain clear running inside the 200 metres. DANGER DEAL Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 30-JUN-18 MORP Laid in under pressure in the straight. In the vicinity of 200 metres shifted in onto OH MO, which was tightened MODULATE. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off foreleg. Trainer advised a Veterinary Certificate of Fitness would be required prior to presenting the horse for a future trial or race. 16JUN-18 MORP Rolled in near the 100 metres contacted HELCRIMSON and had its hindquarters turned was hampered. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities. PALE ALE Danielle Wilson 24-NOV-18 MRPK 1000m had to be momentarily steadied. Vet NVA. 10-NOV-18 MRPK Over-raced early. FRANCE’S BOY John Hickmott 24NOV-18 MRPK Awkward to begin. Contacted near entrance straight. Vet NVA. MAXSAMIA Nicole Bruggemann 08-NOV-18 GAWL Jumped away awkwardly. 24-OCT-18 OAKB Contacted on jumping away. Postrace vet exam revealed NVA.