Stewards' Summary @ Rosehill Gardens

Published: 25 Mar 2017


A summary of Rosehill Gardens for Saturday 25th March is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Albumin (Race 1) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery.
  • Lord De Air (Race 3) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery.
  • Leebaz (Race 4) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its near-hind plate in running.
  • Honeywine (Race 5)  – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have suffered an abrasion to the off-fore bumper.
  • Tavago (Race 6) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be acutely lame in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr T Busuttin confirmed the advice of B Shinn and advised Tavago had pleased the stable in the lead up to today's race. Mr Busuttin was advised the gelding would require a veterinary clearance prior to being permitted to race again.

Penalties & Fines

  • B Melham, rider of Assign pleaded guilty to a charge under AR137A(5)(a)(ii) in that he used the whip on 15 occasions (10 more than permitted) prior to the 100m. Having regard to B Melham's poor record in relation to whip offences, his licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 2 April 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 16 April 2017, on which day he may ride. In addition B Melham was fined the sum of $2000.
  • B Avdulla, rider of Moqueen pleaded guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 1000m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of La Bella Diosa, which was checked and lost its running. B Avdulla's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 2 April 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 13 April 2017, on which day he may ride.
  • R Bayliss, rider of Harlow Gold pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that near the 200m he allowed his mount to shift in across the running of Lubiton, resulting in Lubiton being taken in across the running of Smart As You Think, which lost its running, had to be severely checked and almost fell when crowded between Montoya's Secret and Lubiton. Having considered R Bayliss's submissions in respect to penalty, the Stewards were also of the view that R Bayliss displayed a high degree of carelessness and a win at all costs attitude, coupled with the significant consequences of the interference. R Bayliss's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 2 April 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 30 April 2017, on which day he may ride. In addition Stewards fined R Bayliss the sum of $2000.
  • N Callow, rider of  Montoya's Secret was found guilty of a charge of reckless riding and further in the alternative pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that over the concluding stages, whilst riding his mount along vigorously, he permitted it to shift out when not when not clear of Foxplay, which was severely checked and lost its running. In relation to the reckless riding charge Stewards issued a suspension of N Callow's licence to ride in races for a period of one month to commence on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 and to expire on Saturday, 29 April, 2017, on which day he may ride. In addition N Callow was fined the sum of $15,000. In relation to the careless riding charge Stewards issued a suspension of N Callow's licence to ride in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 23 April 2017. In addition N Callow was fined the sum of $15,000. The Stewards ruled both monetary penalty and suspension to be served concurrently
  • H Bowman, rider of Zanbagh pleaded guilty to a charge under AR137A(5)(a)(ii) for using the whip on ten occasions prior to the 100m (5 more than permitted). H Bowman was fined $1000

Summary of Races

RACE 1: The Schweppervescence (Group 3) 1400m

  • The Mission – As B Melham's arrival on course was delayed due to transport difficulties, Stewards permitted C Brown to be substituted as the rider of the colt. Slow to begin.
  • Bidwee – after being placed in the barriers, the colt became fractious, reared and got both front legs over the front gates of the barrier. Bidwee was a late withdrawal at 12.21pm on veterinary advice. Stewards subsequently ordered that all monies wagered on Bidwee be refunded in full and with regard to betting with bookmakers all successful wagers made prior to 12.21pm to be subject to the following deductions in the dollar on the face value of the ticket: 1st) The Mission less 0ȼ win and 2ȼ place 2nd) Astoria less 1ȼ place 3rd) Muraahib less 2ȼ place Co-trainer Mr M Hawkes was advised Bidwee must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.
  • She's On Que – slow to begin. Raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Marsupial – slow to begin. Rider B Avdulla stated that his mount settled a little further back than was intended, but when placed under pressure in the straight was inclined to lay in. He added that over the final 150m, as his mount commenced to tire, it hung in quite badly and proved difficult to ride out. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr J O'Shea concurred with the views of B Avdulla and will report to the Stewards on the progress of Marsupial subsequent to the race.
  • Smooth Landing – slow to begin. Laid in in the straight, obliging rider J Ford to change his whip from the left to right hand near the 200m.
  • All Too Huiying – began awkwardly.
  • Villa Carlotta – began very awkwardly and made contact with Astoria. Blundered at the 400m. Rider H Bowman reported his mount failed to handle the heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr J Cummings said that he will discuss the performance of Villa Carlotta today with the owners and will advise the Stewards of the stable's intention for the filly this preparation.
  • Muraahib – laid out in the straight, obliging its rider D Oliver to change his whip from the right to left hand near the 200m.
  • Albumin – rider J Collett reported his mount failed to handle the heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr G Ryan stated that Albumin had galloped on Tuesday and, whilst he was advised by the trackwork rider that the gelding did not appreciate the heavy track conditions early in this piece of work, he was however impressed with the final 400m of that gallop and therefore the expectations for Albumin today were favourable. He said, having regard to J Collett's advice today that the gelding did not cope with the heavy track conditions at any stage of the race, it is now the intention of the stable to spell Albumin.

RACE 2: E-Group Security Star Kingdom Stakes (Group 3) 1200m

  • Dal Cielo – became unbalanced on jumping when bumped by Wouldnt It Be Nice. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Shifted out under pressure in the straight.
  • Impending – made contact with Danish Twist at the start. From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners.
  • Danish Twist – made contact with Impending at the start.
  • Kudero – raced keenly in the early and middle stages.
  • Sort After – rounding the home turn was eased away from the heels of Wouldnt It Be Nice. Near the 300m was eased and shifted back in away from the heels of Danish Twist when disappointed for a run between that runner and Impending. Rider T Clark started that he was intending to be more forward on the mare, but after jumping awkwardly and losing ground, Sort After settled further back than intended. He added in his view he attributed today's disappointing performance to the fact that the mare did not appreciate racing back in the field in what was a slowly run race and also indicated it would derive benefit from today's run. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a laceration to the near-hind cannon, for which the mare was treated.

RACE 3: The Daily Telegraph Neville Sellwood Stakes (Group 3) 2000m

  • Assign – prior to the declaration of correct weight, after Stewards identified from the inquiry room that jockey B Melham had struck his horse on approximately 15 occasions prior to the 100m, they then viewed the patrol films to ascertain whether Assign had gained an advantage that resulted in it winning the race. When Stewards were not satisfied that Assign had gained an advantage in accordance with AR168(2) having regard to the margin of threequarters of a length between 1st and 2nd, they therefore declined to exercise their powers under AR137A(9) and did not proceed with lodging a formal objection. At a subsequent inquiry B Melham pleaded guilty to a charge under AR137A(5)(a)(ii) in that he used the whip on 15 occasions (10 more than permitted) prior to the 100m. Having regard to B Melham's poor record in relation to whip offences, his licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 2 April 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 16 April 2017, on which day he may ride. In addition B Melham was fined the sum of $2000.
  • Zasorceress – jumped awkwardly and lost ground.
  • Slow Pace – slow to begin.
  • Astronomos – when questioned, rider J Collett stated, after obtaining a midfield position, he started to shift to the outside of Ambience near the 700m to improve. He added when Ambience shifted out slightly he then elected to go back to the inside of that runner, whereby he was able to make ground to the inside of Ambience. J Collett further stated that on straightening he improved to the outside of the eventual winner Assign and when that runner then shifted out slightly he was placed in restricted room between Assign and Lord De Air. When questioned whether there was an opportunity to continue to improve to the inside of Single Gaze, J Collett stated that, as his mount had been taken out slightly by Assign, he elected to allow Astronomos to continue to shift to the outside of Single Gaze rather than having to stop and straighten his mount. He said that he was of the view the going upon which his mount was taken was comparable to the inside. J Collett further stated that, after his mount briefly hit the front near the 100m, he felt its run had come to an end before being beaten by the winner Assign.
  • Lord De Air – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery.

RACE 4: Rydges Parramatta Doncaster Prelude (Group 3) 1500m

  • Pornichet – slow to begin. Near the 1000m became unbalanced when racing tight inside Spectroscope and struck the running rail. Pornichet then commenced to race keenly and for a short distance thereafter got its head up on a number of occasions when being restrained away from the heels of Rudy. Pornichet was inclined to race ungenerously when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Leebaz in the early part of the straight and was inconvenienced near the 300m when Spectroscope shifted out to improve.
  • Spectroscope – slow to begin. Near the 900m Spectroscope, which was trailing Marenostro, pulled its way to the inside of Marenostro where there was insufficient room, was checked and made contact with Pornichet. After being held up in the early part of the straight, Spectroscope had to be steadied away from the heels of Leebaz when being directed across the heels of that runner to find clear running.
  • Rudy – near the 1000m laid in and made contact with the running rail. Had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the straight and had to be directed to the outside of Echo Effect inside the 300m in an attempt to obtain clear running. Rudy was then inclined to lay in and as a consequence became awkward on the heels of the tiring Echo Effect.
  • Marenostro – near the 900m was steadied away from the heels of No Doubt (J Ford), which shifted in when not quite clear. J Ford was told to exercise more care. When questioned regarding his riding, H Bowman stated, as notified to the Stewards, when he was caught wide in the early stages he elected to ride his mount conservatively and took up a midfield position. He added he followed No Doubt throughout the middle stages and, as that runner shifted off to improve near the 700m, he elected to ride his mount to take advantage of that position to his inside as he considered the inside section of the straight to be superior and for that reason he did not want to shift wider in the straight. H Bowman said that his decision to take up this position was further influenced by the fact that he was able to obtain a trailing position behind the favourite Kenjorwood, which he felt would provide him a favourable trail into the straight. He further stated that when Kenjorwood did not improve as expected and No Doubt held its position he was then held up on the heels of Kenjorwood for some distance before obtaining clear running near the 300m. After considering H Bowman's explanations, the Stewards found that his tactics were not unreasonable in the circumstances, particularly having regard to the fact that the first four winners of the day had all improved through on the inside section of the track.
  • Kenjorwood – near the 600m laid in and briefly tightened Rudy, which made contact with the running rail.
  • No Doubt – laid out rounding the home turn.
  • Echo Effect – when questioned regarding the performance, rider P King stated that, whilst his mount travelled keenly in the lead as it generally does, he was not too disappointed with its finishing effort in that it was having its first run for in excess of one month after having suffered a setback in the lead up to today's race, which was reported to the Stewards. P King added on today's Heavy (9) conditions his mount found it difficult to finish the race off, particularly against older horses and, considering the gelding lost its off-fore plate, the performance had some merit.
  • Leebaz – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its near-hind plate in running.

RACE 5: Power Distribution Australia Tulloch Stakes (Group 2) 2000m

  • Rock And Swing – underwent a veterinary examination after arriving on course and was found to have freshened an old wound above its off-side eye. The colt was cleared to start. Shortly after the start was crowded for room by Prized Icon, which shifted in. Making the first turn Rock And Swing, which was inclined to overrace, shifted out and had to be checked away from the heels of Wine Bush. Near the 1000m struck the running rail. Laid out under pressure over the final 200m.
  • Righteous Mate – after being placed in the barriers, became fractious and reared. The gelding was examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer and cleared to start. Slow to begin and shortly after the start was crowded by Garbhan, which began awkwardly and shifted in.
  • Wine Bush – knuckled on jumping. Raced keenly in the middle stages and for a short distance travelled wide without cover from the 1300m, after being steadied and shifting out away from the heels of Hollywood Mo. When questioned regarding the performance of Wine Bush, rider D Oliver explained he had hoped to be a little more prominent, however after his mount was not the best to begin, it settled a little further back. He added the gelding raced keenly throughout and this coupled with the fact that in his view it did not handle the heavy track conditions were the reasons why it failed to finish the race off. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Captain Duffy – shifted out at the start and made contact with Hollywood Mo, which was slow to begin.
  • Honeywine – knuckled over on jumping, shifted in and made contact with Noble Truth. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Near the 1600m was steadied away from the heels of Garbhan (H Bowman), which shifted in when not clear. H Bowman was advised to exercise more care. Honeywine then continued to overrace badly and again got its head up when checked away from the heels of Garbhan a short distance later. Rider J Doyle stated the racing manners of his mount were the main reason for its disappointing performance, coupled with the fact that it did not handle today's heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have suffered an abrasion to the off-fore bumper.
  • Noble Truth – near the 1000m struck the running rail.
  • Hollywood Mo – passing the 600m was steadied when briefly tightened for room between Honeywine and Prized Icon, which shifted out.

RACE 6: The BMW (Group 1) 2400m

  • Grand Marshal – slow to begin and then was crowded after being bumped by Jameka, which began awkwardly.
  • Tavago – when questioned, rider B Shinn stated that his mount was under pressure as far out as the 1200m and failed to respond to his riding in the straight. He added that he had worked Tavago on Tuesday and Thursday in the lead up to today's race and in his opinion the gelding had worked well and did not have any issues as far as he could assess. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be acutely lame in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr T Busuttin confirmed the advice of B Shinn and advised Tavago had pleased the stable in the lead up to today's race. Mr Busuttin was advised the gelding would require a veterinary clearance prior to being permitted to race again.
  • Lasqueti Spirit – when questioned, rider B Avdulla stated he was issued with no specific instructions, other than he anticipated leading on the filly. He added, after obtaining the lead in the early stages, he elected to increase the tempo from the 1600m, as he felt this was the filly's best chance of beating the more seasoned and experienced horses at weight for age. He said, as Lasqueti Spirit is somewhat one-paced, he pressured his mount near the 1200m in an endeavour to maintain the even tempo, as he was of the view that these tactics were similar to when he was successful in the VRC Oaks. After considering the sectional times of the event, which showed the pace of the race set by Lasqueti Spirit throughout were not excessive, the Stewards accepted the explanation of B Avdulla.

RACE 7: Vinery Stud Stakes (Group 1) 2000m

  • La Bella Diosa – from its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners. B Avdulla (Moqueen) pleaded guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 1000m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of La Bella Diosa, which was checked and lost its running. B Avdulla's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 2 April 2017 and to expire on Thursday, 13 April 2017, on which day he may ride. The Stewards will interview rider J Collett in respect to the disappointing performance of the filly.
  • Nurse Kitchen – crowded shortly after the start between Dawn Wall and Lubiton, which shifted out.
  • Concessions – caught wide in the early and middle stages. B Shinn (Nurse Kitchen) was reprimanded under AR137(a) in that near the 250m he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of Concessions, which was steadied.
  • Smart As You Think – R Bayliss pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that near the 200m he allowed his mount to shift in across the running of Lubiton, resulting in Lubiton being taken in across the running of Smart As You Think, which lost its running, had to be severely checked and almost fell when crowded between Montoya's Secret and Lubiton. Having considered R Bayliss's submissions in respect to penalty, the Stewards were also of the view that R Bayliss displayed a high degree of carelessness and a win at all costs attitude, coupled with the significant consequences of the interference. R Bayliss's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 2 April 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 30 April 2017, on which day he may ride. In addition Stewards fined R Bayliss the sum of $2000. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Foxplay – N Callow (Montoya's Secret) was found guilty of a charge of reckless riding and further in the alternative pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that over the concluding stages, whilst riding his mount along vigorously, he permitted it to shift out when not when not clear of Foxplay, which was severely checked and lost its running. In relation to the reckless riding charge Stewards issued a suspension of N Callow's licence to ride in races for a period of one month to commence on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 and to expire on Saturday, 29 April, 2017, on which day he may ride. In addition N Callow was fined the sum of $15,000. In relation to the careless riding charge Stewards issued a suspension of N Callow's licence to ride in races for a period to commence on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 and to expire on Sunday, 23 April 2017. In addition N Callow was fined the sum of $15,000. The Stewards ruled both monetary penalty and suspension to be served concurrently.
  • Dawn Wall – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Lubiton - a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Moqueen – an inquiry into interference suffered to Moqueen was adjourned to a time and date to be fixed.

RACE 8: Ascend Sales Trophies Emancipation Stakes (Group 2) 1500m

  • Euro Angel – slow to begin. Near the 1200m, when inclined to overrace, had to be steadied when crowed by Zanbagh, which was crowded and taken in by Rocket Commander (B Melham). B Melham was reprimanded and told to ensure he allows sufficient racing room for runners to his inside. Near the 30m raced in restricted room and was steadied when crowded by Dixie Blossoms. Euro Angel was then awkwardly placed on the heels of Dixie Blossoms and was unable to be ridden out fully to the finish.
  • Anisha – slow to begin.
  • Alaskan Rose – slow to begin.
  • Happy Hannah – slow to begin.
  • Diamond Made – slow to begin.
  • Dixie Blossoms – from its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners.
  • Pindan Pearl – near the 1600m had to be checked when crowded by Euro Angel, which shifted in when racing fiercely, despite the efforts of its rider C Brown.
  • Daysee Doom – near the 800m Daisy Doom and Rocket Commander made contact on a number of occasions as Daysee Doom endeavoured to shift closer to the rail. Raced wide without cover throughout. When questioned regarding the mare racing back in the field, J Collett stated he was issued with no specific instructions. He added, although the mare jumped well, when he was of the view he was not able to take up a more forward position without pressuring his mount, he elected to restrain and take up a position at the rear of the field.
  • Zanbagh – prior to the declaration of correct weight, after Stewards identified from the inquiry room that jockey H Bowman had struck his horse on approximately 10 occasions prior to the 100m. When the Stewards were satisfied Zanbagh had not gained an advantage that resulted in it winning the race in accordance with AR168(2) having regard to the margin of a head between 1st and 2nd, they therefore declined to exercise their powers under AR137A(9) and did not proceed with lodging a formal objection. At a subsequent inquiry H Bowman pleaded guilty to a charge under AR137A(5)(a)(ii) for using the whip on ten occasions prior to the 100m (5 more than permitted). H Bowman was fined $1000.

RACE 9: EFM Logistics Handicap 1400m

  • Ancient History – slow to begin.
  • Volilier – shifted out at the start and made contact with Roaring To Win.
  • Roaring To Win – from its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
  • Mr Individual – raced keenly in the early and middle stages and was left racing wide without cover after the 900m. When questioned, rider N Callow advised that his mount raced very keenly throughout and when caught without cover he was unable to restrain his mount and as a result Mr Individual weakened in the straight and was left without a finishing effort. N Callow further advised that in his view Mr Individual did not handle the heavy track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination the did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Serene Majesty - when questioned regarding racing further forward today, B Shinn stated he was under no specific instructions. He added, however when his mount began particularly well, he elected to take advantage of this and was able to take up a forward position in what was a slowly run race, further forward than had been initially intended.
  • Handfast – raced keenly in the middle stages.
  • Himalaya Dream – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Xebec – a post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which failed to run on in the straight, did not reveal any abnormalities.



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