The Sportsman Weekend

EAGLE FARM: WHAT THE STEWARDS SAID

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Race 1: Animal Instinct Laid out under pressure in the home straight. Ipswich 25/08/2021 Badge of Gameness Raced wide throughout. Forced wider near the 700m when SPURIOUS shifted out to improve. Ipswich 20/08/2021 Divine Eleven Pulled hard early. Eagle Farm 14/08/2021 Sokudo Slow to begin Eagle Farm 14/08/2021 Youngblood Slow in to stride. Aquis Park Gold Coast 21/08/2021 Aswaat Slow to begin. Sunshine Coast 22/08/2021 Blackboots Held up for clear running on entering the home straight and had to shift out to improve into clear running Rockhampto­n 19/08/2021

Race 2: Finsceal J Byrne, rider of FINSCEAL, was reprimande­d under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for use of the whip on 7 occasions prior to 100 metres, 2 more than permitted. Eagle Farm 21/08/2021 Habib Began awkwardly. Toowoomba 21/08/2021 Rockin’ Artie Raced wide in the early stages. Bumped with RELEASE THE BEANS rounding the home turn. Eagle Farm 21/08/2021

Race 3: Foreign Territory Began awkwardly. Raced in restricted room leaving the 300m and lost ground when struck across the nose by the whip of another rider. Stewards questioned apprentice M Castle, rider of CONQUER THE STARS, in relation to this incident, she stated that she had applied the whip to CONQUER THE STARS during the early part of the home straight and was not aware that FOREIGN TERRITORY had improved to her outside until her whip made contact with that runners head after passing the 300m. Stewards examined video coverage of the event in the presence of apprentice Castle and were satisfied that the Sunshine Coast 15/08/2021 Top Me Up Again Trainer advised that it would be ridden further forward. Ridden accordingl­y. Eased down near the 300m. A post- race veterinary examinatio­n revealed no apparent abnormalit­ies. Trainer B Smith was advised that the gelding would be required to trial to satisfacti­on of Stewards prior resuming. Since trialled. Eagle Farm 14/08/2021

Race 4: Honorable Spirit Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Aquis Park Gold Coast 21/08/2021 Warp Speed When asked to comment regarding the tactics adopted Jockey R Fradd stated that after beginning well he was unable to find forward cover when both ONE FOR BETTY and PUCKISH improved his inside which then obliged him to settle near the rear. Jockey Fradd also added that he was mindful not place pressure on his mount in the early stages as it can over race. He further stated that after improving from 600m the gelding failed to run on as expected and proved disappoint­ing. Jockey Fradd reported post-race that his mount felt awkward in its action - vet cert received. Eagle Farm 14/08/2021 Navy Cross Shifted and bumped on jumping. Kembla Grange

Top Order Slow to begin. Eagle Farm 21/08/2021 Sciconic Momentaril­y steadied from heels near the 2000 metres. Eagle Farm 21/08/2021

Race 5: Genzai The Wolf Raced keenly early. Eagle Farm 14/08/2021 Superbowl Sunday A post race veterinary examinatio­n of the gelding did not reveal any abnormalit­y. Murwillumb­ah 20/08/2021 Plenty Slow to begin. Sunshine Coast 22/08/2021 Sweet Rhapsody Near the 700m had to be steadied to avoid heels. Sunshine Coast 25/07/2021

Race 6: Junction Over-raced in the early and middle stages of the event. Eagle Farm 01/05/2021 Tokoriki Lad Raced three wide with cover. Sunshine Coast 30/01/2021 Genzai The Wolf keenly early. Eagle Farm 14/08/2021 Superbowl Sunday A post race veterinary examinatio­n of the gelding did not reveal any abnormalit­y. Murwillumb­ah 20/08/2021 Aheadofhis­time Raced very wide, without cover, throughout the early and middle stages. Pulled in middle stages. Coffs Harbour 05/08/2021

Race 7: Plenty Slow to begin. Sunshine Coast 22/08/2021 Fifteen Rounds Change of tactics –more forward if circumstan­ces permit. Ridden accordingl­y. Eagle Farm 21/08/2021 Ready Babe Trainer M Currie was fined $100 pursuant to

LR67 for the declaratio­n of rider on the mare. Raced three wide without cover throughout. Doomben 18/08/2021 Red Rubi Tightened for room on jumping away and lost ground. Sunshine Coast 15/08/2021 Sing For Violet Slow to begin. Doomben 18/08/2021 Jubai Pride Rounding the home turn bumped with ARQUERA when shifting out to improve. Eagle Farm 21/08/2021 Eskdale Girl Slow to begin. Aquis Park Gold Coast 27/08/2021

Race 8: She’s Heavenly Began awkwardly and shifted out. Eagle Farm 14/08/2021 The Rattlesnak­e –Over raced in the middle stages. Ipswich 13/08/2021 Matale Caught very wide early before its rider elected to restrain to the rear. Held up for clear running rounding the home turn. Ipswich 13/08/2021 Snowdrop Raced ungenerous­ly early, then veered out sharply near the 800m. Disappoint­ed for a run approachin­g the finishing line when SHE’S HEAVEN rolled in. Eagle Farm 14/08/2021

Race 9: Awesome Lad Reared as the start was effected and lost ground (6L). Tnr was advised a warning would be placed on the geldings barrier manners. Kembla Grange 14/08/2021 Top Me Up Again Trainer advised that it would be ridden further forward. Ridden accordingl­y. Eased down near the 300m. A post- race veterinary examinatio­n revealed no apparent abnormalit­ies. Trainer B Smith was advised that the gelding would be required to trial to the satisfacti­on of Stewards prior resuming. Since trialled. Eagle Farm 14/08/2021 Fifteen Rounds Change of tactics –more forward if circumstan­ces permit. Ridden accordingl­y. Eagle Farm 21/08/2021 Irish Sequel Bumped at start. Rdr could offer no explanatio­n for performanc­e. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. Cranbourne 23/04/2021 Hallowed Girl Slow to begin. Held up rounding the home turn and to a point near 150m. Doomben 24/04/2021 Eskdale Girl Slow to begin. Aquis Park Gold Coast 27/08/2021

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