The Sportsman Weekend

ROYAL RANDWICK WHAT THE STEWARDS SAID

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Race 6: 1 AMARELINHA (NZ) 18/09/2021 Royal Randwick On jumping was bumped heavily & became unbalanced. Rdr std his intention was to settle a little closer but in the early stages he was obliged to follow a rnr. Std in middle stages when that rnr did not take him forward, his mnt was shuffled back in the field between the 800m & 600m. He added from 500m he was able to commence to ride mnt forward, whereby it finished race off reasonably well, although unsuited by the circumstan­ces that occurred in middle stages of event. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs. 2 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) 25/09/2021 Rosehill Gardens From a wide barrier was shifted behind rnrs in the early stages. 3 KIKU 25/09/2021 Rosehill Gardens When qst re tactics part of straight, rdr std after trailing a rnr he expected it would take him further into the race. Std when that

did not improve nearing 300m, elected to shift out, but was held up before having to shift back in where mnt didn’t secure clear running until near 150m. When qst if there was a chance to shift to the inside at 350m, rdr std focus was on securing clear running outside, and whilst there was a run to the inside, felt was not best option. Stwds found tactics adopted were not unreasonab­le but in hindsight, inside run would have been preferred. 4 ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (NZ) 25/09/2021 Rosehill Gardens Over the final strides could not be fully tested when positioned close to heels. 5 IN GOOD HEALTH 17/09/2021 Newcastle Slow to begin. Pulled hard in the early stages and passing the 1300m, after becoming awkward on heels, then improved quickly to that runner’s inside. Shortly after the mare was severely checked, then continued to pull hard throughout middle stages. 6 CHARLEISE 17/09/2021 Newcastle COT: To be ridden further forward; settled worse than midfield. Slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early stages. Had difficulty securing completely clear running until near the 200m. 7 MORE PROPHETS 17/09/2021 Newcastle Slow to begin (2L). A post-race vet exam revealed no abs. 8 GRACE AND HARMONY (NZ) 25/09/2021 Rosehill Gardens Slow to begin. 10 OUTBACK DIVA 17/09/2021 Newcastle Began awkwardly. 11 LE LUDE 17/09/2021 Newcastle Held up rounding the home turn. Near the 150m was steadied from heels and had to be directed to that runner’s outside continue into clear running. 12 BARGAIN (NZ) 17/09/2021 Newcastle Slow to begin.

Race 7: 2 EXOBOOM 18/09/2021 Royal Randwick Shortly after the start was steadied from heels. 5 AIM 29/05/2021 Eagle Farm Began awkwardly. 6 ELLSBERG 25/09/2021 Rosehill Gardens Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. 7 TRIPLE ACE 18/09/2021 Royal Randwick Began awkwardly. 8 COUNT DE RUPEE 11/09/2021 Rosehill At Kembla Grange Blundered shortly after the start. Near the 150m shifted out abruptly, resulting in its rdr having to stop riding and straighten. 11 EQUATION

18/09/2021 Royal Randwick Shortly after the start was steadied when crowded. Rdr std that when crowded at the he obliged to settle further back today on mnt. He added that in his opinion mnt is now looking for additional distance. 12 HIGH SUPREMACY (NZ) 18/09/2021 Royal Randwick From a wide barrier was shifted behind rnrs in the early stages. Between the 250m and the 150m held up for clear running. 15e KIKU 25/09/2021 Rosehill Gardens When qst re tactics in early part of straight, rdr std after trailing a rnr he expected it would take him further into the race. Std when that rnr did not improve nearing 300m, elected to shift out, but was held up before having to shift back in where mnt didn’t secure clear running until near 150m. When qst if there was a chance to shift to the inside at 350m, rdr std focus was on securing clear running

the outside, and whilst there was a run to the inside, felt was not best option. Stwds found tactics adopted were not unreasonab­le but in hindsight, inside run would have been preferred.

Race 8: 1 HEAD OF STATE 25/09/2021 Rosehill Gardens Began awkwardly. 2 PROFONDO

Rosehill Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Near 150m, when placed under pressure, ran in abruptly resulting in its rdr having to stop riding and straighten. Continued lay in over the final 100m and was unable to be fully tested. 3 ALEGRON 25/09/2021

Rosehill Gardens Near the 200m was bumped. 4 BENAUD 25/09/2021

From a wide barrier was shifted behind rnrs in the early stages. 5 FRENCH EMPEROR 25/09/2021 Rosehill Gardens Slow to begin. Near the 200m was hampered when crowded. Rdr said that with blinkers on for the first time, mnt raced too keenly in the early stages. Added mnt is still somewhat immature and would derive benefit from the race experience. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs. Tnr concurred with the views of rdr that the gelding raced too keenly with blinkers today and advised the gelding

would now be spelled. Tnr subsequent­ly reported although he initially advised Stwds the gelding would be spelled, the intention now will to remove blinkers and continue with its current preparatio­n. 6 RAGING BULL 21/09/2021 Wyong Slow to begin. 7 INVERELL (NZ) 22/09/2021 Flemington Rounding the home turn near the 500m became unbalanced when bumped, and as a result was restrained lost ground. When questioned re performanc­e, rdr std after mnt suffered interferen­ce near the 500m, after initially responding to his riding, it then finished its race off only fairly, however in the circumstan­ces he was not disappoint­ed in the performanc­e. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs. 8 PATTON 25/09/2021 Rosehill Gardens Raced keenly in the early stages. 9 CLYDE 2/10/2021 Newcastle Inclined to lay in under pressure in the home straight. 10 SATIRICAL GLORY 25/09/2021 Rosehill Gardens From a wide barrier was shifted behind rnrs in the early stages. Overraced in the early stages. Approachin­g the 200m, was unable to proceed forward when improving onto heels. Near the 150m was able be placed under pressure, but over the final 75m could not be fully tested when improving onto heels. 12 CHILL 2/10/2021 Royal Randwick On the home turn was eased and shifted back to the inside to secure clear running

Race 9: 2 ROCHA CLOCK 5/06/2021 Eagle Farm Raced three wide throughout. 3 SEASONS 11/09/2021 Rosehill At Kembla Grange Shortly after the start was bumped and became slightly unbalanced when contacted on the hindquarte­r. From a wide barrier was shifted behind rnrs in the early stages. 6 ATHIRI 18/09/2021 Caulfield Became fractious barrier and kicked out. Subsequent­ly underwent a vet exam and was passed suitable to race. 7 YAMAZAKI 26/06/2021 Eagle Farm Slow to begin. Taken wider by another rnr near the 1000m and raced wide for the remainder of the event. 8 TRICKY GAL 10/07/2021 Royal Randwick Briefly held up in early part of the straight. 9 WANDABAA 26/06/2021 Rosehill Gardens After beginning awkwardly was shifted behind rnrs in the early stages from the outside barrier. From the 400m until 300m was held up for clear running. During this period made contact with another rnr on a number of occasions when being shifted out in an attempt to secure clear running. 10 GREAT NEWS 17/09/2021 Newcastle Began awkwardly. 11 NEVER TALK 11/09/2021 Rosehill At Kembla Grange awkwardly and made contact with another rnr. A post-race vet exam revealed the mare to be slow to recover. 12 BELLUCI BABE (NZ) 22/09/2021 Gosford Began only fairly. 13 ELECTRIC GIRL 22/09/2021 Gosford Began only fairly. 15 SHOTGUN ALLI 23/09/2021 Hawkesbury Began awkwardly, shifted out and made heavy contact with another rnr despite the efforts of its rdr.

Race 1: 1 PLAGUE STONE 8/05/2021 Aquis Park Gold Coast Raced wide throughout. 2 BELLUCI BABE (NZ) 22/09/2021 Gosford Began only fairly. 3 ON THE LEAD 22/09/2021 Gosford Bumped on jumping. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. 6 JUST FIELD 14/08/2021 Kembla Grange Began awkwardly and was then shifted behind rnrs in the early stages. Rdr reported the mare raced flat and did not close off its race in its usual fashion. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs. 11 BATTLEGROU­ND 18/09/2021 Royal Randwick Began awkwardly and shifted out. Raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages. Near 300m had to be checked and became unbalanced. 12 MARNIX 3/03/2021 Warwick Farm Briefly held up rounding the home turn and approachin­g 200m had to be momentaril­y steadied from heels.

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