The Sportsman Weekend

FLEMINGTON: WHAT THE STEWARDS SAID

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Race 2: TUTUKAKA (NZ) Tony Pike 11SEP-21 FLEM Vet - no abs. CELESTIAL FURY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 22-SEP-21 Began awkwardly and lost ground. R: After being slow to begin, the colt settled further back than intended. 01SEP-21 SANL COT - more forward. settled forward of midfield. Race keenly in the early stages. 200m eased to avoid heels. CHARACTER James Cummings 23-SEP-21 CRAN Raced wide in the early stages until settling outside the leader approachin­g the 1000 metres 08-SEP-21 SANH Began awkwardly. FOOTLIGHTS (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 22-SEP-21 FLEM Performanc­e queried. R: Colt did not travel comfortabl­y in the early stages with the solid tempo, however when the pace eased, it then commenced to over race before failing to quicken as anticipate­d when under pressure in the straight. Trainer indicated the plan was to step the horse up in distance. 02-SEP-21 CRAN Bumped another runner near the 250m and became unbalanced. GRINZINGER KING Danny O’Brien 05-SEP-21 GEEL Brushed on hindquarte­rs near the 200m. HITOTSU Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12-SEP-21 DON Held up for clear running from the 400m and near the 250m had to be eased when attempting a neat run. GUNSTOCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Kent Jnr 12-SEP-21 CRAN Raced wide without cover throughout. Near the 600m was hampered and carried wider. In early part of the straight laid in. . TIZ MAGIC (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr 14-SEP-21 WANG Began awkwardly and lost ground (2L). Raced keenly in the middle stages and some distance approachin­g the 1000 metres steadied when awkwardly placed close to heels. Near the 300 metres shifted out obtain clear running and in doing so contacted another runner. MAGIC MIKEY (NZ) Simon Foster 22SEP-21 FLEM Eased and shifted wider near the 500m in order to continue into clear running. 03-SEP-21 BDGO Bumped at start. ASTERNISHI­NG Mick Bell 23-SEP-21 CRAN Held up for clear running from the 500 metres until the 200 metres. Approachin­g the 100 metres, when improving, shifted out & contacted another runner. Tactics queried. Rider explained at gelding’s previous start at Moe the plan was to go back, however due to circumstan­ces and after being caught wide, gelding settled more forward than expected. She said today instructed to go back from the wide barrier. Trainer confirmed instructio­ns given and at the previous start (Moe 13/9/2021). ASTERNISHI­NG Mick Bell 13-SEP-21 MOE Raced four wide without cover. Settled outside the leader near the 800m. . CERBERUS Anthony & Sam Freedman 23-SEP21 CRAN Raced three wide without cover.

EL PATRONESS Danny O’Brien 08-SEP-21 SANH Began awkwardly and lost ground. Held up for clear running from passing the 500m until near the 300m. Rider reported that although held up in the early stages of the straight, the filly finished off only fairly. He added that in his opinion it may not have been suited by the slow tempo in the middle stages of event. Vets examinatio­n failed to reveal any abnormalit­ies.

Race 3: YEARNING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 17-SEP-21 NCLE Held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of straight. Approachin­g 200m was hampered. Lost its off-fore plate in running. 04-SEP-21 RAND On jumping

bumped. Raced keenly in the middle stages. ELUSIVE EXPRESS (NZ) Anthony & Sam Freedman 03-SEP-21 BDGO Began awkwardly. MORIOKA Chris Waller 18SEP-21 CAUL Lay in under pressure in the straight. STALKING James Cummings 07AUG-21 FLEM Held up from the 500m until the 400m. Steadied off heels when making ground near the 50m. 21-JUL-21 SANL Slow to begin and then hampered. Held up for clear running from approachin­g the 500m until near the 300m. ADELE AMOUR John Sadler 18-AUG-21 SANH Change of tactics – Attempt to be ridden more forward. Led. SWAMP VIXEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy 15-SEP-21 BDGO Raced four wide and without cover throughout. DEVOUT HERO Anthony & Sam 18-SEP-21 CAUL Slow to begin. Rider could offer no explanatio­n for performanc­e of filly. A post-race vet exam failed to reveal any obvious abs 01-SEP-21 SANL slow to begin. held up 500 til 350. . CALIPER Ken & Kasey Keys 23-SEP-21 CRAN Slow begin and muster early speed. Rider could offer no explanatio­n for performanc­e. A post-race vet exam failed to reveal any obvious abs 01-SEP-21 SANL slow begin. . NANA JENN Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 13-SEP-21 MOE Began awkwardly. . DAISIES Mick Price & Michael 09-SEP-21 MORN Slow to begin. GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) Trent Busuttin Natalie Young 12-SEP-21 CRAN Shortly after the start checked when tightened for room. Held up for clear running from the 400m until the 300m before shifting out. 30AUG-21 BLLA Near the 300m was steadied when awkwardly placed near heels. BIDDING Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 30-AUG-21 BLLA Began awkwardly then was steadied when awkwardly placed near heels. Held up for clear running from the 500m until approachin­g the 200m. When questioned regarding his riding upon

entrance of the straight rider stated he was reluctant to proceed into a run as runners were were tiring and shifting ground and for this reason he eased his mount and shifted to the outside in an attempt to obtain clear running. OUTA TAORMINA Steve Richards 19-SEP-21 BRAT Raced four wide and without cover throughout. 05-SEP-21 GEEL Slow to begin.

Race 4: ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 24-APR-21 RAND Began awkwardly and lost ground. Raced keenly in the early middle stages and near

1100m was steadied from heels. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs. KEMENTARI James Cummings 12-JUN-21 E FM Raced three wide in the early stages. LOST AND RUNNING (NZ) John O’Shea 18-SEP-21 RAND Rdr permitted to ride 1kg over allotted weight. When qst, rdr std mnt sat back in barrier & was slow begin. Std reluctant to ride mnt along in early stgs as it races keenly, therefore settled behind midfield. Std when left racing without cover, mnt raced too keenly & would not settle. Std missing start racing too keenly were main reasons, for poor performanc­e. A post-race vet exam rev gelding to be lame (1/5) off-hind leg. Tnr added had to race in inferior going. adv inspected by stable vet. Report results Stwds & a clearance before gelding races/ trials. . VULPINE Brad Widdup 21-AUG-21 RAND Began awkwardly and shortly after made contact. . BONS ABROAD Kevin Corstens 18-SEP-21 CAUL Held up for clear running from inside the 100 metres until the winning post. RUBY STREET Kevin Corstens 22-SEP-21 FLEM Slow to begin. .

Race 5: INGRATIATI­NG James Cummings 11-SEP-21 FLEM Slow to begin. 14-AUG21 CAUL Slow to begin. GENERAL BEAU Mathew Ellerton & Sinon Zahra 18-SEP-21

Passing the 800 metres, when racing keenly, steadied off heels 28-AUG-21 CAUL Raced in restricted room over the final 50m. RANCH HAND Chris Waller 11-SEP-21 FLEM Began awkwardly and was then hampered. Steadied to avoid the heels near the 300 metres when disappoint­ed for a run . RANVEER Matt Laurie 18-SEP-21 CAUL Slow to begin 12-JUN21 SANH Began awkwardly. . MIMOSAS Clayton Douglas 12-JUN-21 SANH Slow to begin. 15-MAY-21 FLEM Bounded at start. LLOYD’S CROWN Rebecca Waymouth 20AUG-21 BDGO Raced keenly when being restrained to find cover in the early stages. FORBES Anthony & Sam Freedman 18SEP-21 CAUL Slow to begin. Hampered passing the 600 metres. GIMMIE PAR Peter G Moody 14-AUG-21 CAUL Raced three wide without cover. 24-APR-21 CAUL Raced wide and without cover throughout.

Race 6: INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes 11-SEP-21 FLEM Vet - mucus - vet clearance required. MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder 11-SEP-21 FLEM Raced four wide without cover. PARADEE Danny O’Brien 06-MAR-21 FLEM Approachin­g the finishing line raced in restricted room. . PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) Symon Wilde 02JAN-21 ASCT Rider advised that the mare raced in a flat manner and did not respond to his riding in the straight. A post-race veterinary examinatio­n revealed no abnormalit­ies. . ANNAVISTO (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr 28-AUG-21 CAUL Change of tactics: attempt to be ridden with cover. Settled in a handy position. Laid in under pressure the straight. SNICKERDOO­DLEDANDY Peter G Moody 18SEP-21 CAUL Knuckled on jumping away. Near the 500 metres steadied away from heels 28-AUG-21 CAUL Marginally slow to begin. Approachin­g the 250m when making ground was disappoint­ed for a run. Rider reported that he was instructed to ride the mare where comfortabl­e and after beginning only fairly he settled at the rear of field. He added that began riding the mare along approachin­g the 450m and when making steady ground on fence in the straight was disappoint­ed for clear running near the 250m before then having to shift out to obtain clear running. . BARBIE’S FOX Louise Bonella 25-SEP-21 SANH Began awkwardly. BEST STONE John Thompson 17-SEP-21 NCLE Held up rounding the home turn. 03-SEP-21 WYNG COT: To be ridden more forward; settled on pace. SHAIK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 18-SEP-21 CAUL Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until passing the 300 metres where it then hung in 04SEP-21 RAND When qst re riding early stages of straight, rdr std from wide barrier instructio­ns were to be conservati­ve & obtain cover as mnt has tendency to race keenly. Std after following rnr into straight he elected to remain racing behind that rnr when it was improving & at the 350m he improved the outside to secure a clear run. Std decision to remain racing behind that rnr for short distance was based on observatio­n of mnt’s previous starts where it appeared to have short, sharp sprint & he was of the view that this was the most effective way ride today. PRIDE OF JENNI Symon Wilde 18-SEP-21 CAUL Over raced in the early and middle stages 24-APR-21 CAUL Slow to begin. Overraced and wide and without cover. Got head up when being steadied off heels near the 1200m. Rdr said after mount was slow to begin he was obliged to settled further back than intended and overraced. He added had been instructed to lead however after being slow to begin this was not possible. Post race vet exam revealed EIPH. Vet cert req.

Race 7: VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller 18-SEP-21 RAND Slow to begin. 21AUG-21 RAND Got its head up and raced keenly when awkwardly placed inside heels near the 1200m. Raced wide without cover from the 650m. COLETTE James Cummings 28-AUG-21 CAUL Slow to begin. . YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O’Brien 11SEP-21 FLEM Slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early stages. Held up for clear running from passing the 200 metres until approachin­g the 100 metres. .

Race 8: SELINO (GB) Chris Waller 18SEP-21 RAND Began only fairly and shortly after the start was steadied when crowded. 04-SEP-21 fairly. DAWN PATROL (IRE) Robert Hickmott 04-SEP-21 M V Vet exam prior to race and was passed fir to start. Rdr said mount left flat footed when field sprinted would be better suited to races over a longer journey. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 18-SEP-21 CAUL Tightened for room near the 250 metres. Relinquish­ed position 100 metres when tightened. PONDUS (GB) Robert Hickmott 28-OCT-20 BDGO Hampered and taken wider near the 1800m. MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 18-SEP-21 RAND From a wide barrier was shifted behind rnrs in the early stages. 04-SEP-21 From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in

. DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Chris Waller 17-SEP-21 NCLE COT: To be ridden prominentl­y with cover; settled off pace. 03-SEP-21 WYNG Raced keenly in the early stages. When questioned, rdr std that he was satisfied with the performanc­e of his mnt and added that it is one-paced and would be better suited on a bigger track. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs. . PORT GUILLAUME (FR) Ben & JD Hayes 04-SEP-21 M V Vet prior to race and was passed fit to start. MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien 18-SEP-21 CAUL Slow to begin 28-AUG-21 CAUL Slow to begin. . GRAND PROMENADE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 18-SEP-21 CAUL Raced three wide without cover from the 1200 metres 21-AUG-21 M V Raced keenly and until approachin­g

1200m. REALM OF FLOWERS Anthony & Sam Freedman 18-SEP-21 CAUL Rider reported mare is better suited bigger tracks. A post-race vet exam failed to reveal any obvious abs 04-SEP-21 M V Rdr said mount was not suited to tight turning track. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. TRALEE ROSE (NZ) Symon Wilde 18-SEP21 CAUL Knuckled shortly after jumping away. Held up from the 400 metres before gaining clear running near the 250 metres 28-AUG-21 CAUL Approachin­g finishing line was steadied off heels. . SWEET THOMAS (GER) Matthew Smith 17-SEP-21 NCLE Slow to begin and then shortly after was bumped. Had difficulty securing completely clear running until near the 150m. 03-SEP-21 WYNG Laid in under pressure in the straight. Over the final 50m was unable to be fully tested when awkwardly positioned behind a rnr and to the outside of heels. LONG ARM (IRE) Peter Gelagotis 11-SEP-21 FLEM Tightened for room at the start. Steadied approachin­g the 100m when making ground. ZEYREK (FR) Michael, Wayne & John hawkes 18-SEP-21 RAND Slow to begin. Raced keenly in the middle stages. 15-SEP-21 BKVA Hasta La War laid out for some distance approachin­g and leaving the 800 metres. Sue Murphy 19 KILLOURNEY (IRE) Paul Preusker 11-SEP21 FLEM Slow to begin 07-AUG-21 FLEM Commenced awkwardly and bumped with another runner. Held up from the 500m until the 400m.

Race 9: GAULOIS James Cummings 14AUG-21 K GR Shifted out on jumping. Had difficulty obtaining clear running for a short distance near the 350m. . SAMIZDAT Chris & Michael 18-SEP-21 CAUL Slow to begin 28-AUG-21 BLMT Dipped shortly after jumping. Lay inwards in the straight, placing its rider at a disadvanta­ge. Experience­d some difficulty in obtaining clear running and shifted outwards at the 200m. . MORVADA Peter Jolly 18-SEP-21 MORP Raced wide without cover throughout the event. BONHAM Tony Gollan 18-SEP-21 CAUL Eased down over the concluding stages. Rider reported mount would be better suited on more spacious track. A postrace vet exam revealed a slow recovery. ICONOCLASM Danny O’Brien 17-APR-21 CAUL Rider could offer no explanatio­n for the performanc­e. . TAVIDANCE (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr 27-MAR-21 BDGO Slow to begin. Rdr said mount was disappoint­ing and failed to run on. Post race vet exam revealed no abs. JUSTACANTA (NZ) Patrick Payne 25-SEP-21 SANH Slow to begin. NEVER AGAIN Clinton McDonald 14-AUG-21 CAUL Slow to begin. . MR TIPLA (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 31-JUL-21 RAND COT: To be ridden further forward; settled on pace. Began only fairly. Laid in and proved difficult to ride out in the straight. JUST FOLK Josh Julius 18-SEP-21 CAUL Passing the 400 metres steadied to avoid heels. When questioned in relation tactics near 500 metres, RDR explained elected to come to outside of Sapphire Crown as her mount needs momentum into the race-added in hindsight it would have been better suited following Sapphire Crown further into the race and then shifting out to gain clear running on straighten­ing.

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