RANDWICK KENSINGTON: WHAT THE STEWARDS SAID
Race 1: 6 NAMIMO 15/12/2018 Royal Randwick Near the 800m was steadied when crowded between runners. 10 ISLANDS 12/12/2018 Wyong Slow to begin. 11 UNDERWOOD 22/12/2018 Eagle Farm Began awkwardly. Raced greenly throughout. Bumped with COUNTRY COCKTAIL entering the home straight. Race 2: 1 MALAISE 25/08/2018 Moonee Valley Vets- no abs. 3 BOLERO KING 2/06/2018 Rosehill Gardens Shifted out on jumping. 4 SUSPENSE 8/12/2018 Racing.com Park R- felt short in its action. Vets- no abs. 5 MAPMAKER 8/12/2018 Rosehill Gardens On straightening was held up on the heels of rnr & near the 350m was steadied when disappointed for clear running between rnrs. Geld then held up for clear running until near the 200m. 6 INTUITION 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm Over the final 200m raced in restricted room between runners. 7 ALL TOO ROYAL 21/12/2018 Kensington Shifted in on jumping & bumped with another runner.
Race 3: 1 LA SCOPA 22/12/2018 Eagle Farm Began awkwardly. Laid in under pressure over the final 200m. 2 ELEGANT ELLEN 23/12/2018 Moruya Bumped on jumping. 6 DUTCHESSE MOSHE 6/07/2018 Goulburn Re perf rdr stated mount did not travel at any stage of the event, laid in in the straight and did respond to his riding. A postrace veterinary examination of the filly did not reveal any abnormality. Co-trainer could offer no explanation for the performance, undertook to report on any condition which may become apparent, but advised that the filly would now be spelled. 9 TE ATA 28/12/2018 Canberra Slow to begin. 12 ZARDORO 23/12/2018 Moruya Slow to begin. Laid in in the straight. 13e CARRUTHERS 29/12/2018 Royal Randwick Inside the 300m was steadied when disap for clear running between runners. Was then shifted to the ouside to find running. 14e ZUZZUDIO 28/12/2018 Canberra Raced wide throughout. Race 4: 2 BOTTI (NZ) 27/10/2018 Moonee Valley Commenced awkwardly. 4 ABOVE AND BEYOND 26/12/2018 Royal Randwick Bumped on jumping. Shifted out on the home turn. 5 SILENT EXPLORER 17/10/2018 Caulfield Raced wide and without cover throughout. Weakened and hung in from the 300. Rdr could offer no explanation for poor performance however added horse would benefit from the experience of the anti-clockwise direction racing. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. 6 A MILLION DREAMS (NZ) 21/12/2018 Kensington Shortly after start shifted out & made contact with another runner. 7 LJUNGBERG 14/12/2018 Canterbury Park Bumped on jumping. Raced wide & without cover after the 800m. 9 SURE KNEE 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm COT - To settle in a midfield position; settled on pace. After improving to the inside of another runner near 600m was steadied when briefly crowded. 10 NINDAMOS 12/12/2018 Wyong Knuckled on jumping, then shortly after made heavy contact with another runner & as a result lost ground. 12 MIMIC 13/12/2018 Coffs Harbour Began awkwardly. Held up in the early part of the straight & unable to improve until approaching the 200m. 13e COURU 20/12/2018 Goulburn Began awkwardly. Raced wide until passing the 800m. greenly in the early part of the straight and shifted out abruptly after being corrected by its rider.
Race 5: 2 CHARLAYNE 15/12/2018 Royal Randwick Was ridden conservatively in the early stages. Raced keenly middle 3 HARMATTAN 22/09/2018 Caulfield Near 1500 steadied off heels. Rider reported mare felt amiss in home straight. Post vet - slow recovery. 6 KAWAIKINI 29/12/2018 Royal Randwick Overraced in the middle stages 7 SPANISH DREAM 19/12/2018 Wyong When qst re mare settling off pace, rdr std, was not issued any instr, however, antic mount would settle prominently. Added after beginning well he was reluctant to pressure mount in early stgs obt a fwd pos, as it had been quite strong in its prelim. Further std when several rnr’s that were drawn to his inside showed superior speed in early stgs & intent to race fwd, he was able to shift his mount across & obt a pos with cvr, albeit further back than intended. 9 WITCHES 21/12/2018 Kensington Bumped on jumping.
Race 6: 4 REGENT 15/12/2018 Royal Randwick Shifted in shortly after the start. 5 POETIC CHARMER 5/12/2018 Warwick Farm Began fairly, was then shifted behind runners in the early stages to obtain a position behind midfield with cover. 6 SILENT GENERAL 7/12/2018 Moonee Valley Bumped on jumping. Eased off heels near 600m. 8 ZIDANE 26/12/2018 Royal Randwick After improving into a narrow run between runners near the 350m, was then hampered when bumped by another runner approaching the 250m. 9 SKYRAY 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm Shifted in behind runners in early stages. Race 7: 3 EMPEROR’S WAY 15/09/2018 Royal Randwick Near the 150m had to be severely checked when crowded between runners. 4 SIR BACCHUS 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm Slow to begin. 5 SIR PLUSH (NZ) 29/12/2018 Royal Randwick COT - To be ridden further forward with option to lead; led. When qst re riding, rdr std as notified option to lead if pos & after commencing well, rode mount fwd in accordance with instr when observed another rider riding to hold fwd pos, he elected to allow his mount to cont to stride fwd with view to crossing the lead. Added decision do this was influenced by his previous experience on mount had disaplayed tendency to race keenly when restr in early stgs. Further std after obt lead mount trav strongly before being able to finish race off reasonably well. 8 NEW UNIVERSE (NZ) 29/12/2018 Royal Randwick Slow to begin. Steadied near the 800m. 10 THE GETAWAY 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm On jumping was hampered when crowded between runners.
Race 8: 2 INVINCIBLE QUEST 7/02/2018 Royal Randwick Commenced to buck after the start & took no competitive part in race. Trn was advised gelding would be required to trial to Stewards satisfaction prior racing again. Trialled since. 3 REVENIRE 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. 5 DARKTOWN STRUTTER 15/09/2018 Doomben Shifted in shortly after start making contact with TISANI TOMSO. Steadied out away from heels near 800m. 6 RAIDEN 28/07/2018 Doomben Slow to begin. Overraced in the early stages. 7 DIFFICULT TO GET 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm On straightening was steadied & shifted to the outside of another runner obtain clear running. 8 REBEL MISS 18/08/2018 Gold Coast Hampered at the start when tightened for room. 9 WANNA GET A WHAT 12/08/2018 Wagga Rider explained he had been instructed to go forward but from a wide barrier was unable to cross runners to his inside. He added as result of the hard run under a big weight gelding did not run on in the straight. Trainer stated he would now give the a short let up. A post-race veterinary examination did not detect any abnormalities. 11 SEI STELLA 15/12/2018 Royal Randwick Shifted out shortly after the start. 12 LE DEJEUNER 18/08/2018 Kembla Grange Made contact with another rnr on jumping. Race 9: 1 COONAWARRA 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm Post race vet rev no abs. 2 PLYMOUTH ROAD (NZ) 7/07/2018 Royal Randwick Rdr std mount was unable to lead today, however, trav satisfactorily behind another rnr until appr the h/t. Added was still confident mount would perform competitively at this time, however, geld blundered on several occasions after the 450m, became unbalanced & weakened considerably in the run home. Post race vet rev no abs. To trial. Trialled since. 6 DAWN RAID 22/12/2018 Newcastle Raced wide & without cover until near the 800m, where it assumed a position outside the leader. 7 OUR BELISA 15/12/2018 Royal Randwick Slow to begin (3L). Near the 1000m when racing keenly was steadied from the heels. Approaching the 600m was checked to avoid heels. 10 TAHSIN (NZ) 26/12/2018 Royal Randwick When being ridden out near the 200m, shifted out abruptly resulting in its rider having to stop riding and straighten. 11 SUPER STAR BOB 15/12/2018 Royal Randwick COT - To be ridden further back; settled midfield. For some distance approaching the 600m raced tight to the inside of another runner & when pace steadied became crowded between runners. Post race vet rev no abs. 12 MERCURIAL LAD 15/12/2018 Royal Randwick Raced wide and without cover throughout the race. 14 WEEKEND AFFAIR 14/12/2018 Canterbury Park Near the 200m had been badly held up, was checked to avoid heels of another runner. Rdr std leaving 500m she observed another rnr was under pressure to maintain its pos & she feld that rnr would not provide her with a fav trail into event, therefore, elected at 400m to shift to the outside of heels of rnr in an endeavour to obt clear running, however, when a number of rnr’s then maintained their positions, she was held up until appr 150m. Added in retrospect, she should have maintained her pos along running rail which would have provided her with an uninterrupted running to winning post.