Stewards' Summary @ Royal Randwick

Published: 16 Oct 2017


A summary of Royal Randwick for Saturday 14th October is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Don't Give A Damn (Race 1) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its off-hind plate in running.
  • Rebukes (Race 2) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed a small laceration to the near-hind coronet band.
  • Sweet Deal (Race 3)  – a post-race veterinary examination the filly to have speedy cuts to the near-hind pastern.
  • Oklahoma Girl  (Race 5) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be sore in front. Trainer Mr C Waller was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Oklahoma Girl racing again.
  • Centre Pivot (Race 5) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed gelding lost its off-fore place with some loss of hoof wall. Trainer Mr P Robl was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Centre Pivot racing again.
  • Invincibella (Race 5) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying the thumps and a poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr C Waller was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Invincibella racing again.
  • Washington Heights (Race 7)  – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have been galloped on to the off-hind leg, which required treatment. 7 20171014RAND Trainer Mr G Ryan was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Washington Heights racing again.
  • She Will Reign (Race 8)  – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have been galloped on to the near-hind tendon and hock and was coughing. Trainer Mr G Portelli advised She Will Reign will now be spelled.
  • Fell Swoop (Race 8) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery and thumps. A post-race endoscopic examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M Dale was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Fell Swoop racing again. Mr Dale indicated the gelding would now be freshened up. The post-race condition of Fell Swoop will be followed up with Mr Dale in the days subsequent.
  • Machinegun Jobs (Race 10) - a post-race veterinary examination of Machinegun Jubs revealed a wound to the offside hind leg.

Penalties & Fines

  • K McEvoy, rider of Don’t Give A Damn pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 1000m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Cascata Rossa, which was steadied when crowded for room and taken in onto Melberra Star, which was badly crowded. K McEvoy's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 22 October 2017 and to expire on Saturday, 28 October, 2017 on which day he may ride.
  • C Brown, rider of  Cascata Rossa pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 800m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Melberra Star, resulting in Melberra Star being crowded and having to be checked when taken in onto Explosive Scene, which was also crowded and struck the running rail. C Brown's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 22 October 2017 and to expire on Saturday, 28 October 2017, on which day he may ride.
  • A Hyeronimus, rider of Darts Away was fined the sum of $500 under AR137A(5)(a)(ii) in that he struck his mount ten times prior to the 100m (five more than permitted).

Summary of Races

RACE 1: TAB Highway Consolation 1400m

  • Zamex – slow to begin. Near the 600m when the tempo steadied Super Star Bob commenced to overrace and shifted out when being checked from the heels of Alliterate. As a consequence Zamex and My Tagoson, which was following, improved to the inside of Super Star Bob as that runner then shifted back to resume its position, which resulted in both Zamex and My Tagoson bumping heavily and having to be checked. Stewards determined that the incident was primarily due to the tempo of the race slackening at that point, however, J Ford (Super Star Bob) was advised to exercise more care.
  • Last Try Wins – slow to begin and then made contact with Appoint Percy shortly after the start.
  • Appoint Percy – slow to begin and then made contact with Last Try Wins shortly after the start. Held up in the early part of the straight when disappointed for clear running between Schedule and Melberra Star. Near the 600m had to be steadied when briefly crowded by Zamex, which shifted in towards that runner. Held up for clear running in the early part of the straight.
  • My Tagoson – slow to begin and then from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. When questioned regarding the performance of the gelding,  rider H Bowman stated when his mount was checked near the 600m it lost momentum and then, after being held up making the home turn when unable to improve between Rock On Zariz and Zamex, his mount then took some time to balance up and respond to his riding in the straight. He added, as his horse is not a horse that possess a sharp sprint, it took some time for My Tagoson to commence to make ground and ran on fairly in the straight. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Super Star Bob – knuckled on jumping.
  • Don't Give A Damn – began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its off-hind plate in running.
  • Explosive Scene – made contact with Madame De Ban at the start.
  • Madame De Ban – made contact with Explosive Scene at the start.
  • Cascata Rossa – raced keenly in the middle stages and refused to settle. Near the 600m Mercurial Lad shifted out, resulting in Cascata Rossa being hampered and taken wider.
  • Mercurial Lad – hung out making the home turn.
  • Schedule – briefly held up rounding the home turn.
  • Melberra Star – soon after straightening had to be steadied when disappointed for clear running between Mercurial Lad and Cascata Rossa. Melberra Star was then shifted back to the inside of Mercurial Lad to obtain clear running, but again was disappointed to the inside of that runner for some distance. K McEvoy pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 1000m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Cascata Rossa, which was steadied when crowded for room and taken in onto Melberra Star, which was badly crowded. K McEvoy's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 22 October 2017 and to expire on Saturday, 28 October, 2017 on which day he may ride. C Brown (Cascata Rossa) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 800m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Melberra Star, resulting in Melberra Star being crowded and having to be checked when taken in onto Explosive Scene, which was also crowded and struck the running rail. C Brown's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 22 October 2017 and to expire on Saturday, 28 October 2017, on which day he may ride.
  • Alliterate – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 2: Nielsen Sports Victory Vein Plate 1000m

  • Cyclonite – trainer Mr S Singleton was fined $50 under AR53C for failing to notify that Cyclonite had been gelded. Raced wide without cover throughout. Laid out under pressure in the straight.
  • Santos – began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with the hindquarter of The Enzo.
  • The Enzo – began awkwardly. When being shifted in behind runners near the 700m had to be steadied away from the heels of Acquire.
  •  Acquire – shortly after the start Acquire and Stunts, both of which began only fairly, were crowded for room between Legend Of Condor and Munich, which began awkwardly and shifted out. In the incident Acquire was checked after being taken onto the hindquarter of Legend Of Condor. Briefly held up in the early part of the straight and, when being shifted to the inside of Cortesta to obtain clear running, made contact with Rebukes, resulting in Acquire and Rebukes became unbalanced near the 250m.
  • Spin – slow to begin.
  • Munich – raced wide without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Rebukes – near the 100m had to be steadied when Cortesta shifted in away from Santos (A Hyeronimus), which shifted in. A Hyeronimus was advised to exercise more care. A postrace veterinary examination revealed a small laceration to the near-hind coronet band.
  • Cortesta – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 3: The Daily Telegraph Reginald Allen Quality (Listed) 1400m

  • Regimen – on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 the Godolphin stable reported the filly had sustained a skin irritation to its near-foreleg. Regimen was examined on Friday, 13 October 2017 by Racing NSW Senior Official Veterinarian Dr C Suann and passed fit to start. For some distance near the 150m raced tight to the inside of Workdrinks when that runner was inclined to lay in. Again raced in restricted room near the 50m inside Workdrinks, which shifted in slightly.
  • Memento – slow to begin. In the middle stages raced keenly and refused to settle.
  • Touch Of Mink – slow to begin. Near the 300m was hampered and taken wider when Faith In Hand shifted out to improve.
  • Torvill – shifted out at the start and made contact with Regimen. A short distance later Torvill was checked when crowded for room between Regimen and Sweet Deal, which shifted out. For some distance near the 600m commenced to race keenly and was restrained from the heels of Memento.
  • Faith In Hand - from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. Raced keenly for some distance near the 600m and was awkwardly placed close to the heels of Highway.
  • Aonair – raced wide without cover from the 1000m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Sweet Deal – rider C Williams stated his instructions were to be more forward on the filly, but when runners to his inside held a forward position, he was obliged to come back in order to obtain a position closer to the rail with cover. He said initially he contemplated following Aonair, but as he was concerned he may be exposed without cover, he elected to come back further to follow Yulong Xingsheng. He added he was then taken wider when Yulong Xingsheng shifted out near the 800m and forced to improve into the race wide on the home turn. C Williams further stated Sweet Deal initially responded to his riding in the straight, but  inside the 200m the filly's run ended due to the tough run it had in the early stages of the event. A post-race veterinary examination the filly to have speedy cuts to the near-hind pastern.

RACE 4: TAB Anniversary Highway 1400m

  • Cogliere – slow to begin. Near the 600m struck the running rail and became unbalanced.
  • Rosaruby – slow to begin. Near the 200m had to be steadied and shifted to the outside of Exitozo to obtain clear running.
  • Le Cavalier – slow to begin and then from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Darts Away – began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Galaxy Warrior. Rider A Hyeronimus was fined the sum of $500 under AR137A(5)(a)(ii) in that he struck his mount ten times prior to the 100m (five more than permitted).
  • Exitozo – overraced badly in the early stages and making the turn near the 900m had to be checked away from the heels of Pumpkin Pie.
  • Galaxy Warrior – laid out under pressure in the straight.
  • Delightful Feeling – briefly held up for clear running approaching the 200m, before being shifted to the inside of Bring A Secret to secure clear running.
  • Gentleman Max – raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Not For Export – raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Pumpkin Pie – rider H Bowman stated, after following Galaxy Warrior into the straight, when that runner did not improve into the event he became badly held up on the heels of that horse. He added he then contemplated shifting to the inside of Galaxy Warrior, but when Delightful Feeling shifted out he was unable to secure clear running and remained held up on the heels of Galaxy Warrior. He said, after shifting to the inside of Delightful Feeling near the 200m, he again became held up on the heels of Puzzling Wonder when that gelding began to give ground and consequently was unable to be tested at any stage in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 5: The Star Mile 1600m

  • Harper's Choice – sustained a minor abrasion to the off-side hip en route to the course and was subsequently examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer and passed fit to start. Overraced throughout the early and middle stages. Making the first turn leaving the 1000m, when continuing to race keenly, shifted out when being restrained from the heels of Invincibella, resulting in Jaminzah being taken wider. Jaminzah then shifted in abruptly behind Harper's Choice as it was directed back to the inside.
  • Souchez – slow to begin.
  • Oklahoma Girl – slow to begin. When commencing to give ground in the early part of the straight had to be checked when crowded between Hangin' With Willie, which commenced to   give ground, and Jaminzah, which hung in despite the efforts of its rider C Williams. Stewards were of the view that C Williams had attempted to correct his mount when it commenced to give given and as a result no action was taken. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be sore in front. Trainer Mr C Waller was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Oklahoma Girl racing again.
  • Pygmy – slow to begin. Near the 300m was inconvenienced when briefly crowded by Oklahoma Girl.
  • Lubiton – under pressure in the straight was inclined to lay out.
  • Centre Pivot – raced wide without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed gelding lost its off-fore place with some loss of hoof wall. Trainer Mr P Robl was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Centre Pivot racing again.
  • Jaminzah – when questioned regarding the disappointing performance, C Williams stated his mount took some time to balance up in the run, but then was inclined to race ungenerously throughout the middle stages and had a tendency to shift ground. He said in the straight Jaminzah was disappointing in its failure to finish the race off. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr C Waller stated that Jaminzah has a tendency to race ungenerously and in his opinion found it difficult to make up ground in a race that was dominated by on pace runners. He said that he would instruct the rider at the gelding's next start to attempt to have comfortable racing room so as not to race ungenerously. Mr Waller undertook to report back on the progress of Jaminzah subsequent to the race.
  • Invincibella – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying the thumps and a poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr C Waller was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Invincibella racing again.

RACE 6: Heineken 3 St Leger Stakes 2600m

  • Destiny's Kiss – slow to begin.
  • Doukhan – began awkwardly and lost ground (2L).
  • Who Shot Thebarman – raced wide without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities,
  • Chocante – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Foundation – as the gelding had left the course within the prescribed time, co-trainers Hayes and Dabering were advised they will be required to submit a veterinary clearance prior to Foundation being permitted to race again.
  • Zero To Ten – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Libran – when questioned regarding his riding, H Bowman stated, whilst he was not given any specific instructions from trainer Mr C Waller, he felt from the barrier it would be best to ride the gelding a little quieter than he had at its previous start to offset the wide draw. He said in the early stages when the pace was genuine he looked to have his mount settle were comfortable, which resulted in it racing in a rearward position. He added, whilst in the middle stages he was aware there was some distance between his mount and the main body of the field, he felt Libran was travelling comfortably at the time and he had expected, given the genuine early tempo, that his mount would be able to rejoin the field in the middle stages. H Bowman further stated approaching the 800m Libran was able to improve onto the back of Auvray and he had considered going to the inside in an attempt to continue to make ground. He said when Auvray shifted back to the rail he then elected to improve to the outside, whereby his mount commenced to make reasonable ground. H Bowman added, after commencing to make ground making the home turn, he was obliged to ease from the heels of Who Shot Thebarman to find clear running, whereby Libran continued to make ground and in his opinion its run ended near the 200m.
  • Auvray – when questioned regarding his riding from the 700m and the reason he shifted back to the rail, K McEvoy stated, after following Who Shot Thebarman into the race, as he was of the opinion Who Shot Thebarman is somewhat one-paced and would not provide him with a trail into the straight, he elected to shift back to the inside to follow the rail. He said his decision to do so was on the basis that he felt the inside going was somewhat advantageous today and that Auvray is a horse that races best when being able to improve between runners. He added that making the home turn he then had to steady away from the heels of Zero To Ten when that runner commenced to give ground, but then, after obtaining a run to the outside of that gelding just prior to straightening, Auvray then obtained clear and uninterrupted running to the finish of the race. Having regard to K McEvoy's explanations, the Stewards deemed his actions not to be unreasonable.

RACE 7: Sydney Stakes (Listed) 1200m

  • Japonisme – bumped with The Monstar on jumping.
  • The Monstar – bumped with Japonisme on jumping.
  • Bonny O'Reilly – began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Kuro – slow to begin. Raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Impending - from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Derryn – from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • In Her Time – shortly after the start was steadied when racing in restricted room between Japonisme and Ball Of Muscle.
  • Jungle Edge – raced keenly in the early and middle stages.
  • Takedown – near the 1000m had to be steadied when crowded between Kuro and Quatronic, which shifted out away from Ball Of Muscle.
  • Washington Heights – leaving the 300m was steadied when disappointed for running to the outside of The Monstar, which shifted out slightly. Washington Heights then a short distance later was directed to the inside of The Monstar to improve. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have been galloped on to the off-hind leg, which required treatment. Trainer Mr G Ryan was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Washington Heights racing again.
  • Kaepernick – on straightening had to be steadied when disappointed for clear running between Impending and Washington Heights, which shifted out slightly. Approaching the 200m was steadied away from the heels of The Monstar and soon after was shifted to the inside of that runner to obtain clear running. Near the 200m had to be steadied away from the heels of Washington Heights when that runner shifted in to improve. A short distance later Kaepernick was awkwardly placed close to the heels of The Monstar for a number of strides before shifting to that runner's outside to continue to improve.
  • Quatronic – raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Takedown – when questioned regarding the performance, rider T Clark stated in his opinion the gelding raced one-paced and may benefit with additional ground, whereby it will have the opportunity of being able to travel without being pressured to maintain its position. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 8: The TAB Everest 1200m

  • Clearly Innocent – slow to begin.
  • Brave Smash – slow to begin and then from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. When questioned, rider J Spencer, with blinkers on for the first time, his mount raced fiercely and for some distance approaching the 600m had to be restrained away from the heels of She Will Reign. He said his intention was to follow She Will Reign into the straight, but as his mount was racing too strongly, he was obliged to shift to the outside of that runner to find clear galloping room. He added that making the home turn, when positioned to the outside of She Will Reign and behind Fell Swoop, when Fell Swoop commenced to give ground he elected to restrain his mount and shift back to the inside of She Will Reign to find clear running. J Spencer said as he commenced to do so She Will Reign did not improve into the event as he had hoped and for this reason he became awkward on the heels for some distance before being able to secure clear running.
  • She Will Reign – shifted in at the start and made solid contact with Houtzen. A short distance later She Will Reign was then checked away from the heels of Houtzen after Redkirk Warrior which shifted in. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider C Brown stated that the filly missed the start slightly, but was able to take up an advantageous position in the run. He said on straightening he elected to improve to the outside of Redzel, but felt his mount may have been galloped on, whereby She Will Reign shortened stride for a short distance. He added from this point She Will Reign failed to respond to his riding and was somewhat disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have been galloped on to the near-hind tendon and hock and was coughing. Trainer Mr G Portelli advised She Will Reign will now be spelled.
  • English – shortly after the start, when being restrained from its wide draw to come back, was bumped by Tulip, which shifted out slightly. Near the 150m was briefly inconvenienced when improving into a narrow run between She Will Reign and Redkirk Warrior.
  • Vega Magic – when caught wide in the early stages without cover was inclined to overrace as its rider attempted to find cover on the back of Deploy. Vega Magic was able to obtain cover near the 700m, but continued to overrace. In the straight laid in under pressure, resulting in its rider C Williams having to stop riding and straighten near the 150m.
  • Chautauqua – making the home turn was briefly inconvenienced when English shifted in slightly. Rider B Avdulla stated that it was his intention to save ground on the inside making the home turn with a view to then shifting to the outside of the field to obtain clear running. He said that he travelled to the inside of English throughout early and middle stages of the event, however was prevented from shifting out when committed to the inside of the heels of English, and for this reason was forced to make a run along the inside in the straight.
  • Fell Swoop – rider T Angland stated in the straight he felt something was amiss with the gelding and accordingly did not test his mount over the final 150m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery and thumps. A post-race endoscopic examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M Dale was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Fell Swoop racing again. Mr Dale indicated the gelding would now be freshened up. The post-race condition of Fell Swoop will be followed up with Mr Dale in the days subsequent.

RACE 9: Aqualand Craven Plate (Group 3) 2000m

  • Willy White Socks – slow to begin. From its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Shalmaneser – from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Prince Cheri – from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • McCreery – near the 150m became badly unbalanced when bumped on the hindquarter by Mackintosh. The interference to McCreery was due to Star Exhibit being taken out by Classic Uniform (T Clark), which shifted out whilst hanging. Having regard to the degree of interference, the Stewards reprimanded T Clark and advised that he should have straightened sooner than he did on this occasion. In this incident Mackintosh was also hampered when bumped on the shoulder by McCreery.
  • Happy Clapper – After obtaining evidence from jockey B Shinn and trainer Mr P Webster, an inquiry into B Shinn's riding in the early stages and again over the final 200m was adjourned to a date to be fixed.
  • Mackintosh – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Embley – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 10: Sydney Harbour Exclusive sprint 1000m

  • Machinegun Jubs – as the start was effected the mare, which had placed its off-hind leg on the running board of the barriers just prior to the start being effected, knuckled over, resulting in its rider H Bowman being dislodged. As the Stewards determined that Machingun Jubs was denied a fair start due to having its leg on the running board it was declared a non-runner. The Stewards ruled that all monies invested on Machinegun Jubs be refunded in full and that all other successful wagers be subject to the following deductions in the face value of each betting ticket: 1 st Grand Condor 2 cents win 16 cents place 2 nd Pick Me Up 14 cents place 3 rd Arise Augustus 16 cents place A post-race veterinary examination of Machinegun Jubs revealed a wound to the offside hind leg.
  • Balancing Act – as the start was effected the mare reared simultaneously, resulting in its rider C Brown being dislodged. As the Stewards deemed that the mare reared simultaneously as the start was effected, it was declared a starter. Trainer Mr B Stanley advised that Balancing Act had never performed in this manner and accordingly the Stewards issued a warning on the mare's barrier manners.
  • Gadfly – slow to begin.
  • Pick Me Up – slow to begin. Leaving the 600m had to be steadied away from Grand Condor. In the early part of the straight was held up for clear running. After being ridden along from the 250m Pick Me Up then shifted to the inside of Grand Condor to secure clear running.
  • Accepted – slow to begin. Overraced early and middle stages and refused to settle when being restrained from the heels of Realise Potential. Had difficulty obtaining clear running approaching the 150m.
  • Ozark – held up for clear running in the early part of the straight and near the 250m was shifted back to the inside of Realise Potential to obtain clear running. Again over the final 100m was held up behind Latin Boy and could not be tested to the finish of the race.
  • Grand Condor – laid out under pressure over the final 100m.
  • Latin Boy – raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Fox Tales – blundered close to the finish.
  • Roguish – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Fifteen Sunflowers – Stewards will interview J Collett relative to his tactics adopted in the straight on the mare.



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