ROYAL RANDWICK: WHAT THE STEWARDS SAID
Race 1: 2 TANIKO 29/12/2018 Royal Randwick Bumped on jumping. 3 STAR BOY 8/03/2018 Scone Slow to begin. 5 HAPPY MO 24/07/2018 Wyong Began awkwardly. 6 ACQUITTAL 7/04/2018 Royal Randwick From its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. Post-race vet exam rev gelding lost its off-fore plate in running and was grade 3/5 lame the off-fore leg. Trainer advised would now be spelled. 8 EXCELTIC 28/12/2018 Gosford A vet exam of the colt, which was late arriving on course due to transport difficulties, deemed it suitable to race. From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. 9 HIGHWAY SIXTYSIX 8/09/2018 Rosehill Gardens Began only fairly. 10 RIVIERA 16/05/2018 Ladbrokes Park Hillside Laid out rounding the home turn. 11 PARTNERS 26/12/2018 Royal Randwick Approaching 200m shifted in, as a result rdr had to stop riding & straighten his mount. Race 2: 1 HEMMERLE 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm Near the 950m lost its righful running & was checked. After being held up in early part of the straight, was shifted to the outside another rnr near the 250m to obtain a narrow run, as a result made contact with runner & became unbalanced. Was inclined to shift out over the concluding stages made contact with another runner. 2 CENTRAL WITNESS 27/12/2018 Coffs Harbour Raced wide throughout. 5 HAAMES 2/01/2019 Taree Slow to begin. 6 MINA HARKER 9/11/2018 Kempsey Reared and slipped over in the race day stalls. Declared a late scratching on veterinary advice at 12:46pm. Veterinary clearance prior to racing again. Clearance received & trialled since. 6 MINA HARKER 27/10/2018 Royal Randwick Prior to declaration of correct weight, Stewards identified rdr struck mount on 9 occasions prior to the 100m, When Stewards were not satisfied mare had gained an advantage that resulted in it winning the race, correct weight was declared. Rdr fined for excessive whip usage. Blundered on jumping. 8 BIODYNAMIC (IRE) 23/12/2018 Moruya Crowded on jumping. Was held up until passing the 200m. 10 LUCY’S LEGACY 30/12/2018 Orange Held on heels between 400m and 300m. 11 TIARA ROAD 7/01/2019 Moruya Held up until passing the 200m. After the 150m laid in under pressure & was then corrected by its rider. 13 DELUDE 31/12/2018 Nowra Passing the 1300m was buffeted. Race 3: 1 CATESBY 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm Jumped awkwardly. Rdr std her intention was to lead on mount today, if possible. Added began awk & as it can race fiercely she was reluctant to ride it along in early, which allowed rnr’s to cross early stgs. Further std once another rnr crossed to the lead she was able to secure a position to that rnr’s outside near 700m. 2 GHOSTLY 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. 5 LISDOONVARNA (NZ) 8/12/2018 Rosehill Gardens Rdr could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance of mare. A post race vet exam revealed mare to be 1/5 lame in the near foreleg. Co Trainer was asked to provide a vet clearance prior to mare being permitted to race again. Clearance received. 6 HAND FROM ABOVE 24/03/2018 Kembla Grange Appr 700m was racing keenly, shifted out & made contact with another rnr. Rdr reported that his mount began well trav comf until passing the 700m where he felt that the tempo slackened and he was obliged to steady his mount from heels. Added mount was under pressure from that point & disap in its failure to finish the race off. A post race vet exam did not reveal any abs. 7 PUMPKIN PIE 29/12/2018 Royal Randwick Post race vet rev mare to be lame (2/5) in the off-foreleg. Trn advised vet clearance req prior to racing again. Clearance received. 8 KING LEAR 18/10/2018 Moe Slow into stride. Rider reported the gelding, which was first up from a spell, raced well in the early and middle stages but found wanting at the end of the race in the soft track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed gelding to have a slow recovery. 9 ALL FROM SCRAP 28/12/2018 Gosford Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Over the final strides was unable to be ridden out when awkwardly placed close to the heels of another runner. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. 10 TANIKO 29/12/2018 Royal Randwick Bumped on jumping. 11 ROMAN TYPHOON 28/12/2018 Gosford Slow to begin. Pulled hard in the middle stages. Race 4: 3 SWEET VICTORY 28/12/2018 Gosford From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Made contact with another runner near the 1400m. 4 FINAL ZERO 23/12/2018 Sunshine Coast A prerace veterinary examination of the horse, which spent a considerable period of time in traffic en route to the track, cleared the mare to race. 5 STROME 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm Slow to begin. 6 TORYJOY 21/12/2018 Kensington Near the 1200m lost its rightful running. Was shifted to the outside of another runner near 1000m and was taken to the lead. 7 BELLA SUCCESS 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm COT - To be ridden more forward; settled on pace. Linking up with course proper at 800m ran out & became unbalanced. Rdr std only expl he could offer for perf was that it had difficulty being competitive in Sat grade. Post race vet rev mare to be lame (1/5) in the near foreleg. Vet clearance required. Clearance since received. 8 LAUSSEL 29/12/2018 Royal Randwick Bumped with another runner near the 350m, as a result became unbalanced. 9 CELTIC LOVE 4/01/2019 Canterbury Park After being held up slightly in the early part of the straight was steadied when disap for a run near the 150m. Was then directed to inside of another runner, however, still experienced difficulty obtaining clear running when commencing to close off the race fairly. 12 MADDISON AVENUE 1/01/2019 Kensington Raced keenly in the middle stages. Race 5: 3 MARSUPIAL 15/12/2018 Royal Randwick Began only fairly. Rider stated that the gelding did not travel well in run and was a beaten horse soon after entering the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover. 5 DISSOLUTE 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Was inclined to overrace in the middle stages. 6 GHOSTLY 22/12/2018 Warwick Farm From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. 7 BATTLE ANTHEM 31/12/2018 Gosford Raced wide & without cover until near the 500m. 8 SINGLE BULLET 8/12/2018 Rosehill Gardens Was crowded on jumping between rnrs. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rdr was reminded of his obligation to ride his mnts out to end of the race.