The Sportsman Weekend
MORPHETTVILLE PARKS: WHAT THE STEWARDS SAID
Race 1: WINNING WEATHER Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 14-AUG-21 MORP Near the 900 metres had to be steadied away from the heels of another runner. 24-JUL-21 CAUL Raced wide and without cover throughout. ROCK HARD Byron Cozamanis 17-APR-21 MORP Raced keenly in the early stages of event. Vet NVA. HUFFINGTON Phillip Stokes 21-AUG-21 MORP Laid out under pressure in straight 07-AUG-21 MUBR Post race vet NVA. LARKHAM Ryan Balfour 20-MAR-21 MRPK Shifted in near 600m. Shifted in approaching 100m. Lost its off-hind plate during event. SPANISH HEIRLOOM Travis Doudle 07AUG-21 MUBR Had difficulty obtaining clear ground from the entrance to the straight until near 200. SMOKIN’ VAL Jon O’Connor 15-MAY-21 MORP Had its hindquarters turned at the start when contacted by another runner.
Race 2: THROWAPARTY Ken Sweeney 25-AUG-21 MUBR COT - Attempt to settle off the pace with cover if possible. Settled outside the leader. 14-AUG-21 MORP Dipped on jumping away. UTAH JOE Grant Kluske 25-AUG-21 MUBR Raced ungenerously in the early stages. 14-JUL-21 MUBR Laid under pressure in the straight. DUMBSTRUCK John Macmillan 12-MAY-21 BKVA Bumped and taken wider near 700. STRATISFACTION Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle 17-APR-21 MORP Approaching 200m was taken wider by BALLYNORA which shifted out. ULTIMATE ADDICTION Wayne Francis & Glen Kent 14-AUG21 MORP Held up rounding the home turn. Disappointed for a run at entrance to the straight and did not obtain clear running until near the 150 metres. HANABI Phillip Stokes 14-AUG-21 MORP Over-raced in the early and middle stages. PHILONIZE Dion Koch 10-APR21 MORP Was awkward to begin. A postrace veterinary examination revealed no visible abnormalities.
Race 3: SIGN OF USSURI Tony & Calvin McEvoy 08-AUG-21 BDGO Bumped at the start. Held up from the 400m until 200m. NONAME LANE Will Clarken 21-AUG-21 MORP Shifted out shortly after the start onto another runner. Laid out under pressure in straight 14-AUG-21 MORP Raced keenly the early stages. WINGS OF PASTRAMI Jeff Searle 21-AUG-21 MORP Taken out shortly after the start onto another runner.
Race 4: CROWN MINT Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle 21-AUG-21 MORP Slow to begin, stewards questioned rider in relation to his instructions in race, particular decision to shift out towards the middle of the track at entrance to straight. RE he was instructed shift off the rail on straightening as trainer had formed opinion that was where the better going was. Rider added his mount was disappointing 07-AUG-21 MUBR When questioned regarding his riding in early stages jockey explained he had been instructed to obtain a position midfield in the field and after jumping away felt gelding would obtain this position comfortably. RE in vicinity of 1100m he had been crossed by another runner and as a result found himself further back than he would have hoped without an option to push forward. EQUAL BALANCE Dennis O’Leary 11-AUG-21 BKVA Held up and had difficulty obtaining clear ground from the vicinity of the 400 metres until inside the 200 metres. 29-JUL-21 GAWL Lost its near fore plate in running. EXCELSA John Hickmott & Carrina
Riggs 11-AUG-21 BKVA Vet NVA. 10-JUL21 GAWL Hung out from the vicinity of the 700 metres until entrance to the straight.
Race 5: FACEMASK Nick Ryan 19AUG-21 WNBL Slow to begin 04-AUG-21 MOE Slow to begin. Lay in under pressure in the straight and approaching the winning post was corrected. Rider Craig Newitt reported the gelding lost its footing when leaving barriers. Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until the 200 metres. MELODY MAN Jake Stephens 21-AUG-21 MORP Jumped away awkwardly. Laid out under pressure in straight 07-AUG-21 MUBR Raced keenly in the early and middle stages of the event. ALLUSION Claudette Rose 14-AUG-21 MORP Hampered on jumping away. 31-JUL-21 MORP RR did not feel comfortable after entering the straight and on pulling up he formed opinion that the gelding had choked down. CONFUSION Matthew Williams 07-AUG-21 MUBR Post race vet NVA. MIGHTY OASIS (GB) Andrew Bobbin 15-AUG-21 COLR Jumped the eighth obstacle awkwardly.
twelfth Rider - gelding raced keenly in the lead. NATIVE BLUE Sue & Jason Jaensch 25AUG-21 MUBR Shifted in under pressure near the 50 metres and made contact with another runner. Continued to lay in under pressure
runner over the concluding stages. ALL HARD WOOD John Hickmott & Carrina Riggs 21-AUG-21 MORP Near 300m shifted in onto another runner. Laid in for the remainder of event. LOVE VENUS Ron Daniel & Trish Stanbury 07-AUG-21 MUBR Hampered on jumping away.
Race 6: LEFT HAND MAN Jon
O’Connor 07-AUG-21 MUBR Held up from the entrance to the straight until near 300. ONE MORE JACK Shane Oxlade 14-AUG-21 MORP Dipped on jumping away. ETHICAL SOLUTION Travis Doudle 07-FEB-21 HOB Held up rounding the home turn. ARKHAM KNIGHT John Macmillan 23-JUL-21 MILD Raced keenly in the early stages. FRANCE’S BOY Hickmott & Carrina Riggs 21-AUG-21 MORP Raced keenly in middle stages of event. Held up from 500m until inside 200m. MAGNETIC EDGE John Hickmott & Carrina Riggs 30-JUL-21 MRPK Laid in under pressure in the straight. Stewards questioned J. Maund in relation to his riding of the gelding, particular over the concluding stages. J. Maund explained that the gelding had commenced to lay in to extent that he had become concerned that he was entering the running line of STAR OF UMA as he went past that filly. He added that for this reason close to the finish he had stopped riding and taken a stronger hold on his outside rein
correct his mount.
Race 7: UNFAIR DISMISSAL David Noonan 01-AUG-21 SANL App Teo Nugent reported his mount travelled well behind the leader, however, does appreciate racing on genuine heavy tracks. vet - no abs. Lost the right front plate during the event. TURFITT Gordon Richards & Damien Moyle 21-AUG-21 MORP Lost its position shortly after start when taken out onto heels of another runner. Raced keenly in middle stages of event 14AUG-21 MORP Over-raced in the early and middle stages. JACK’S A CRACKER Grant Young 21-MAR-21 BORD Jumped away awkwardly. 100m momentarily inconvenienced when awkwardly placed on heels. ANOTHER FREE GLASS Sue & Jason Jaensch 21-AUG-21 MORP Lost its position on jumping away when tightened between two runners which had been taken out. 11-AUG-21 BKVA Had difficulty obtaining clear ground from the entrance to the straight until inside 300 metres. APACHE STAR Phillip Stokes 25-AUG-21 MUBR Jumped away awkwardly. Raced ungenerously in the early and middle stages. Passing
1000 metres had to be steadied away from the heels. At the entrance to the straight when attempting to improve into a narrow run made contact with another runner. Shortly thereafter hung out when placed under pressure. 07-AUG-21 MUBR Held up from 400 to 200. MONRAAJ Ryan Balfour 11-AUG-21 BKVA Held up from the entrance the straight until near 300 metres. 28JUL-21 BKVA Shortly after the start lost its position when tightened. Near 400 metres raced in restricted room and was obliged to shift in to obtain clear running. MARINA John Hickmott & Carrina Riggs 21-AUG-21 MORP In vicinity of 1000m shifted out onto another runner taking that gelding wider. NAKHEEL Will Clarken 25-AUG-21 MUBR Was then taken in over the concluding stages.
RACE 8: ALL IN WAR Ryan Balfour 28AUG-21 MRPK Laid out under pressure in straight. AQUAMOSS Kerri McAnulty & Clint Binnie 25-APR-21 GAWL Hung out throughout event. Trainer representative advised that gelding would no be spelled. AKKACAN Jon O’Connor 28-AUG-21 MRPK Jumped away awkwardly and shifted out 14-AUG-21 MORP Laid out approaching the 900 metres. ASTON RAPOVA Wayne Francis & Glen Kent 21-AUG-21 MORP Jumped away awkwardly. Laid out under pressure over the concluding 100m of event.
Race 9: BONES Mitchell Freedman 21-AUG-21 MORP Had difficulty obtaining clear ground from near 300m until inside 200m when it was able to ease across the heels of another runner. Vet NVA 05-AUG-21 COLR Restrained at start. Obliged to alter course and move wider to continue into clear running near the 150m. PICARGO Ryan Balfour 14-AUG-21 MORP Held up rounding the home turn and didn’t obtain clear running until near 250. STRYKE IN STYLE John Macmillan 12-JUN-21 MRPK Shortly after start from its wide barrier shifted in to gain cover. In the vicinity of 1100m was inconvenienced by another runner which shifted out 26-MAY-21 SBYN App 200m out. TOORAK WARRIOR Brenton Jones 07-AUG-21 MUBR RE she had anticipated settling further forward than she had found herself however gelding felt flat from the time she had jumped and for this reason she was unable to obtain that position. RE when placed under pressure in straight the gelding had been disappointing. Vet NVA. ARAY OF SUNSHINE Rob Wilkinson 21-AUG-21 MORP Had difficulty obtaining clear ground from near 300m until near 200m. Laid out under pressure over the concluding stages of event. KONG Ryan Balfour 28-AUG-21 MRPK Ran under pressure approaching 200m 14-AUG-21 MORP Had difficulty obtaining clear running until approaching the 150 where it had to alter course to outside of the heels of another runner to continue into clear running. HARBOURING Grant Young 25-AUG-21 MUBR Over-raced for some distance in the middle stages of the event. 300 metres was disappointed a run. 18-AUG21 GAWL Raced keenly in the early and middle stages of the event. Vet NVA.