The Sportsman Weekend

FLEMINGTON: WHAT THE STEWARDS SAID

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Race 1: DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 17-JUL-21 FLEM Held up 50m-200m. R lost use of OS rein for stride passing 100m. THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) Michael Moroney 26-JUN-21 CAUL Slow to begin. SCHABAU (GER) Robert Hickmott 17-JUL-21 FLEM Laid in under pressure in straight. 31-OCT-20 FLEM Rider Mark Zahra could offer no explanatio­n for the performanc­e. A post‑race veterinary examinatio­n failed to reveal any abnormalit­ies. Tnr - will undergo bone scan and advise stewards should irregulari­ties come to light. SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 17-JUL-21 FLEM R- not suited by slow tempo & failed to respond when placed under pressure. Weakened from 250m. Vets- slow recovery. ONE MORE TRY Matt Cumani 19-JUN-21 FLEM Rider stated due to the early tempo it settled further back than intended. He added it may appreciate a step up in distance. Vet reported no abnormalit­ies. CHOUXTING THE MOB (NZ) Simon Morrish 31-JUL-21 M V Restrained after jumping when crowded for room. Rider could offer no explanatio­n for the performanc­e. Vetted, no abs. KILLOURNEY (IRE) Paul Preusker 07-JUL-21 SANH Passing the 1400m was tightened for room between. Apprentice Lachlan Neindorf reported the gelding was not suited on today’s soft track conditions. A post race veterinary examinatio­n failed to reveal any abnormalit­ies. TOLEMAC Francis Finnegan 31-JUL-21 M V Rider reported he had been told to settle with cover, however the horse raced keenly and with

slow speed this was difficult. He added when he did get cover he was further back than intended.

Race 2: SHARP RESPONSE Julius Sandhu 21-JUL-21 SANL Raced four wide without cover. SISTRUM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 21-JUL-21 SANL Raced keenly in the early and middle stages 11-JUL-21 BRAT Began awkwardly. Held up for clear running from the 400m until approachin­g the 200m. SUNFALL Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 02-JUL-21 GEEL began awkwardly and lost ground. SHADOW HAWK (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 18-JUL-21 WKBL Hung out rounding the home turn. 02-JUL-21 GEEL Held up for a short distance near the 200m. BLUEJACK Leon & Troy Corstens 25-JUL-21 SALE Slow to begin. 27-JUN-21 WERR Slow to DAR LEGEND John Sadler 21-JUL-21 SANL Began awkwardly. STAR SPIRIT Archie Alexander 21JUL-21 Slow to begin. STRIKE EAGLE Tony & Calvin McEvoy 10JUL-21 GAWL Inconvenie­nced near 800. ITALIAN POET (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 21-JUL-21 SANL Shortly after the start was inconvenie­nced when racing in restricted room. STALKING James Cummings 21-JUL-21 SANL Slow to begin and then hampered. Held up for clear running from approachin­g the 500m until near the 300m 03-JUL-21 FLEM Slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early stages. STARK RAVING (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens 25-JUL-21 SALE Wide without cover. Laid out under pressure in straight.

Race 3: ROLLING MOSS Shawn Mathrick 23-JUL-21 MILD Slow to begin. Raced wide and without cover. ZORRO’S DREAM Mitchell Freedman 10-JUL-21 CAUL Began awkwardly & slow into stride. Held up from 300m for several strides before shifting out across heels to gain clear running. LOMBARDO Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 17-JUL-21 MRPK Overraced in the early and middle stages of the event. MODEAR Patrick Payne 19-JUN-21 FLEM When giving ground passing the 100m was crowded for room. ELITE LEGACY Tony Noonan 17-JUL-21 FLEM T- instr. that if began well to allow to settle where comf. & had anticipate­d settling behind leaders. Began well & easily took up fwd pos. TR- conf. instr. that similar instr. had been given at prev. start at Sandown. 07-JUL-21 SANH Steadied passing the 150m when disappoint­ed for clear running. KALASHANI LAD Terry Walsh 10-JUL-21 CAUL Held up for clear running 200m-100m. LADY PLUCK Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 07-JUL-21 SANH Knuckled shortly after the start. PIONEER RIVER Ben & JD Hayes 10-JUL-21 CAUL Raced keenly early stages. Weakened from 150m. Checked near 50m. Roverraced middle stages which was detrimenta­l to perf. Vets- no abs. 19-JUN-21 FLEM Commenced awkwardly. Got its head up when being restrained near the 900m. Rider stated it failed to handle the soft track conditions. Vet reported no abnormalit­ies. ASHFORD STREET Simon Ryan 19-JUL-21 CAST Raced wide without cover. HIGH RISK Sharyn Trolove 24-JUL-21 CAUL keenly in the early and middle stages. Steadied off heels near the 600m. 07JUL-21 SANH Hung out in the home straight. UPPER EAST SIDE Nathan Hobson 23-JUL-21 MILD Held up for clear running in the early part of the straight. ZESTY BELLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 10-JUL-21 CAUL Wide without cover. TERAMIA Matt Laurie 07-JUL-21 SANH Slow to begin. MESSERSCHM­ITT Amy & Ash Yargi 17-JUL-21 FLEM Overraced early stages. 25-JUN-21 BRTS Bumped at the start. TOORAK WARRIOR Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 22-JUN21 PAKS Hampered and tightened for room after jumping away. 08-JUN-21

Held up for clear running from the 500m til the 200m. MADAME BOLLI Jim Conlan 10-JUL-21 CAUL Raced keenly early & middle stages. 06-JUL-21 BRTS Laid inwards under pressure in the straight. ZOUTONS Brendon Hearps 23-JUL-21 MILD Began awkwardly. Brazen Brando Dan O’Sullivan 16-JUL-21 GEEL

Raced keenly in the early stages.

Race 4: DON’TTELLTHEBO­SS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 03-JUL-21 F LE MS low to begin. MELODEON Charlotte Little field31-JUL21MV Crowded for room after the start. 10-JUL-21 CAUL Raced keenly early stages. Raced in restr. room passing 800m. Checked near 700m when tightened for room. Held up for clear running 250m-100m. OUR BIRDSONG (NZ) Michael Moroney 23-JUN-21 CRAN Slow to begin. AIDENSFIEL­D Ben & JD Hayes 17JUL-21 FLEM Taken in off course passing 50m. R- instr. to settle back in field from wide barrier enable to finish off strongly. After settling well through early stages, tempo increased & was left further back than intended. Due to good pace in middle stages obliged to begin riding sooner than would have liked. FAITHFUL DIAMOND James Bull 30-JUN21 SANL R: mare felt amiss in its action on return to scale. Vets: No abs. LINDHOUT Enver Jusufovic 17-JUL-21 FLEM Began awkwardly with head up & then restr. to rear of field. Raced keenly early stages. R- instr. to settle at rear to not expose too early as has a good turn of foot late in the race. Due fast tempo in middle stages, got further back than int. & was off the bridle passing 800m failed to make ground until straighten­ing. MAde good to line but lay in over concl. stages. Stewards advised not to set impossible task & should have attempted. to impr. pos. sooner. 03-JUL-21 FLEM Over raced in middle stages. LADY D’ORO Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 14-JUL-21 SANH Restrained in the early stages. SALT BAY (NZ) Michael Moroney 07-JUL21 SANH Began awkwardly. INDIANA LILLY Shea Eden 06-MAY-21 WNBL Tightened for room near the 400m. Shifted in to obtain clear running near the 100m. ISLAND JOY (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 17-JUL-21 FLEM Slow to begin.

Race 5: RAINBOW THIEF (NZ) Michael Moroney 26-DEC-20 CAUL Raced keenly in the middle stages. Near the 250 metres steadied when disappoint­ed for clear running. KALKARNI ROYALE Kevin Corstens 17-JUL-21 FLEM Began awkwardly. MILTON PARK John Moloney 20FEB-21 CAUL Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. NEED NEW FRIENDS Danny O’Brien 27MAR-21 BDGO Severely checked when crowded near the winning post. PINYIN Jim Conlan 29-MAY-21 CAUL Held up for clear running from the 400m until passing the 100m. HOUSAY Shea Eden 16-JAN-21 FLEM Began awkwardly. 02-JAN-21 CAUL Slow to begin. Disappoint­ed for a run near the 200m.

Race 6: RED CAN MAN David Brideoake 24-JUL-21 CAUL Bounded at start. 10-JUL-21 Raced keenly though the early and middle stages. GROUNDSWEL­L Anthony & Sam Freedman 22-MAY-21 DOOM Performed below expectatio­ns and underwent a post-race veterinary examinatio­n which revealed it to be displaying mild THUMPS. BIOMETRIC (GB) Ben & JD Hayes 03-JUL-21 FLEM Passing the 50m was tightened for room 29-MAY-21 CAUL Began awkwardly. KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 24-JUL-21 CAUL Held up for clear running from the 300m until near the 150m. MR MONEY BAGS Lindsey Smith 23-JUL21 MILD Slow to begin. ARTY LUCAS Simone Ferchie 20-JUN-20 FLEM Raced keenly in the middle stages. EASY BEAST (NZ) Richard Laming 24-JUL-21 CAUL Checked near the 200m. 10-JUL-21 CAUL Held up for clear running from the 350m until 250m.

Race 7: VEGAS KNIGHT Colin Little 17-JUL-21 FLEM R- saddle slipped fwd during race. Vets- no abs. SERENADE THE STARS (IRE) Peter Gelagotis 21JUL-21 SANL Vetted upon arrival on course. TOORADIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10-JUL-21 CAUL

Bumped & taken out off its course app. 500m. BLANDFORD LAD (NZ) Peter Gelagotis 21-JUL-21 SANL Slow to begin and then was slow to muster early speed, losing considerab­le ground. Trainer notified a warning would be recorded against gelding. GHODELEINE Andrew Noblet 31JUL-21 M V Slow to begin. Held up for clear running from the 300m to passing the 100m. 14-JUL-21 SANH Slow to begin. Near 400 metres was awkwardly placed on the heels of tiring runner before shifting in to obtain clear running. ZACHAZ (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10-JUL-21 CAUL R- no expl. for perf. Vets- slow recovery. 13-JUN-21 SW H Slow to begin. YULONG CAPTAIN (IRE) Ben & JD Hayes 26-JUN-21 CAUL

DARLAMAX Andrew Homann 22-JUL-21 CRAN Began awkwardly and became unbalanced. NERVE NOT VERVE (NZ) Michael Moroney 21-JUL-21 SANL RR the mare failed to respond when placed under pressure and was disappoint­ing. Vet. NVA. Tnr - didn’t handle heavy track conditions. 30-JUN-21 SANL COT: More forward. Settled outside the leader. OH MO Cindy Alderson 30-JUN-21 SANL Slow to begin. ORLEANS ROCK (NZ) Paul Preusker 17-JUL-21 FLEM Slow to begin & then tightened for room. 30-JUN-21 SANL Raced keenly in the early stages. TOFF CHOICE Tony Noonan 07-JUL-21 SANH Raced three wide without cover. FEUERMOND (GER) Lindsey Smith 14-JUL21 SANH Commenced awkwardly before being restrained. 02-JUL-21 GEEL Near the 450m was steadied out over heels. ACCOUNTABI­LITY (IRE) Chris Waller 21-JUL-21 KENS A post-race vet exam revealed no abs. 03-JUL-21 RHIL Blundered at the 500m. SLEEPLESS (NZ) Archie Alexander 30-JUN-21 SANL Raced keenly in the middle stages, shifted out away from heels near the 1000m and raced wide for the remainder of the event. R: Mount overraced and this was detrimenta­l to its performanc­e.

Race 8: JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan 31-OCT-20 FLEM Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. 24-OCT-20 M V Slow to begin. ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien 24-JUL-21 CAUL Shifted in near the 100m to obtain clear running and then was disappoint­ed for a run over the concluding stages. 10-JUL-21 CAUL Raced wide without cover. RR despite racing the gelding travelled well and would derive benefit from today’s first up performanc­e. Vet. NVA. AYSAR Ben & JD Hayes 27-FEB-21 FLEM Raced keenly in the early stages. Near the 1200m was checked when tightened for room. Rider Damian Lane reported the colt over-raced in the early and middle stages and his opinion failed to run out a strong 1600 metres. A post race veterinary examinatio­n failed to reveal any abnormalit­ies. SIRIUS SUSPECT Saab Hasan 20-MAR-21 MORN Rdr said mount raced keenly in the early and middle stages and did not finish race off as expected. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. 06MAR-21 FLEM Began awkwardly and bumped another runner. REGARDSMAR­EE Nick Ryan 07-MAR-21 ECHA Bounded on jumping. Raced wide without cover from the 600m. Rider reported that after bounding at the start the gelding settled further back than intended and this was detrimenta­l to its chances today.Vet - lame near foreleg. 13-FEB-21 FLEM Commenced awkwardly. I AM SOMEONE Matt Laurie 24-JUL-21 CAUL Began awkwardly. 19-JUN-21 FLEM Commenced awkwardly. Rider could offer no explanatio­n for the performanc­e. Vet reported no abnormalit­ies. TOO GOOD TOO HARD Phillip Stokes 19JUN-21 MUBR Shifted in over the concluding stages. IRISH SONGS Kurt Goldman 03-JUL-21 FLEM Got its head up at the start, began awkwardly and was slow to begin. Held up for clear running for several strides approachin­g the 200m.

Race 9: SHOT OF IRISH Scott Brunton 10-JUL-21 CAUL Raced three wide without cover. SCOTTISH DANCER Andrew Bobbin 10-JUL-21 CAUL Slow to begin. KINANE (NZ) Michael Kent 17-JUL-21 FLEM Disapp. perf. R- did not appreciate racing inside other horses. Vets- EIPH. THINK ‘N’ FLY Ben & JD Hayes 10-JUL-21 CAUL Eased down when tightened for room near the 150m between runners. Rdr could offer no explanatio­n for the performanc­e. Vet. NVA. 19JUN-21 FLEM Hampered and taken in off its course near the 100m. Protested unsuccessf­ully. GRINZINGER ALLEE (NZ) Danny O’Brien 10-JUL-21 CAUL Began awkwardly. Raced wide from the 700m. LIAPARI (NZ) Lisa Enright 12-JUN-21 SANH Eased down in the straight. Rdr offer no explanatio­n for the performanc­e. Vet. NVA. TAN CHECK (NZ) James Bull 10-JUL21 CAUL Held up for clear running from the 400m to the 200m.

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