Stewards' Summary @ Royal Randwick

Published: 21 Oct 2017


A summary of Royal Randwick for Saturday 21st October is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Regent (Race2) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Stable representative Mr D Beadman was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Regent racing again.
  • Thy Kingdom Come (Race 2) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame behind. Trainer Mr J Thompson was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Thy Kingdom Come racing again.
  • Red Braids (Race 2) – a post-race veterinary examination, which weakened in the straight, revealed the filly to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Mr S Perry, representing trainer Mr P Perry, was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to filly racing again.
  • Larlabrook (Race 3) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be mildly lame in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr C Lundholm stated that Larlabrook had displayed no issue leading into today's run and pulled up well following its last start win on 16 September 2017. He said the gelding was also found to be mildly lame in the same leg after its win at Dubbo on 19 February 2017 and he would now conduct a thorough veterinary examination of Larlabrook, including the taking of X-rays, the results of which he will provide to the Stewards. Mr Lundholm was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Larlabrook racing again and he was asked to report back on the future race plans for the gelding.
  • Shazee Lee (Race 5) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare had sustained multiple lacerations to the off-foreleg and near-fore pastern.
  • Diddums (Race 7) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr G Ryan advised Diddums had pleased the stable since its first up win on 27 September 2017 and had not displayed any issues. Mr Ryan was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Diddums racing again.
  • Wu Gok (Race 8) – a post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which failed to close the race off, revealed it had aggravated lesions on the corners of its mouth.

Penalties & Fines

  • App. R King, rider of Sweet Serendipity was fined the sum of $200 under AR137(b) for failing to ride her mount out to the finish of the race.

Summary of Races

RACE 1: Daily Press Kirkham Plate 1000m

  • Gorgons – on jumping was hampered when bumped by Alshahhad.
  • Gododdin – slow to begin. For some distance in the middle stages overraced and had to be restrained away from the heels of Legislation. When being shifted to the outside of Alshahhad to obtain clear running in the early part of the straight was inclined to race greenly, shifted ground and proved difficult to ride.
  • Fiesta – crowded on jumping between Cyclonite and Line Up Girls, which was bumped by Tactical Formation, which began awkwardly and shifted out. Laid out in the straight and near the final 100m shifted out and away from Legislation, resulting in rider B Avdulla having to stop riding and straightening his mount.
  • Catanzaro – from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. Near the 250m had to be steadied when crowded between Tactical Formation, which shifted in abruptly, and Gododdin (J Collett), which shifted out. J Collett was reprimanded and advised he must stop riding and straighten his mounts sooner than he did on this occasion when they commence to shift.
  • Alshahhad – overraced in the middle stages. Raced greenly in the straight. Rider J Ford reported his mount travelled strongly in the run, but when asked to improve in the straight he was of the opinion it did not handle today's soft track conditions and that was the principal reason for it not finishing the race off. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Cyclonite – raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Legislation – shifted out under pressure over the concluding stages.
  • Line Up Girls – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities, however trainer Mr G Moore was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to the colt's next start due to the manner in which it weakened in the straight.
  • Tactical Formation – rider T Angland stated his mount, having its first start today, was inclined to race greenly and in the straight initially laid out. He added the colt may not have been entirely comfortable on today's wet surface. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 2: 2CH Handicap 1600m

  • Regent – At the request of rider J Collett, the colt underwent a veterinary examination behind the barrier and was passed fit to start. J Collett reported that he had concerns in respect to the colt's action in front over the latter stages of the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Stable representative Mr D Beadman was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Regent racing again.
  • Kaonic – slow to begin. From its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • The Mighty Fed – slow to begin. Soon after the start became unbalanced when bumped by Kaonic (G Schofield). G Schofield was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care. Near the 1500m had to be steadied away from the heels of Regent. Near the 300m was inconvenienced when crowded between Regent and Sky Boy when that runner shifted in. Rider App. A Adkins stated that his mount failed to travel at any stage of the event and was disappointing in not responding to his riding in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Our Mantra – bumped on jumping by Charlie Chap, which shifted out on jumping. Raced wide without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Luvaluva – bumped on jumping by Sambro, which began awkwardly and shifted out. Overraced in the early stages. For some distance in the early part of the straight held up for clear running.
  • Thy Kingdom Come – began awkwardly. Near the 200m was hampered when taken wider by Luvaluva, which shifted out to improve. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame behind. Trainer Mr J Thompson was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Thy Kingdom Come racing again.
  • Sky Boy – making the first turn, when inclined to overrace, had to be checked from the heels of Charlie Chap.
  • Sambro – raced keenly in the middle stages. Laid out in the straight.
  • Red Braids – a post-race veterinary examination, which weakened in the straight, revealed the filly to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Mr S Perry, representing trainer Mr P Perry, was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to filly racing again.
  • Charlie Chap – when questioned, rider A Hyeronimus explained his instructions with the gelding stepping up in distance were to be in a midfield position from its wide barrier if possible. He said in the early stages when the tempo was only moderate and he was unable to secure a midfield position, he elected to allow his mount to improve and ultimately raced outside the leader Red Braids. He added, whilst Charlie Chap came under pressure early in the straight and then weakened over the final 100m, he considered that this was more reflective of it failing to handle the track conditions rather than racing on the speed.

RACE 3: TAB Highway Handicap 1100m Highway

  • Sixtysix – slow to begin.
  • Undaoaf – bounded on jumping, got its head up and lost ground (2L). Making the home turn, when inclined to race keenly, had to be checked away from the heels of Highway Sixtysix. Over the final 100m laid out under pressure, resulting in rider App. L Magorrian having to ride his mount out hands and heels to the finish.
  • Attainment – on two occasions near the 600m made contact with the running rail and became unbalanced.
  • Kashtan – raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Larlabrook – when questioned, rider App. B McDougall stated with the gelding stepping up in distance to 1100m today, he was asked to ride it just in behind the leaders with cover. He said after obtaining this position, when the tempo increased from the 600m, his mount was immediately under pressure and disappointed in its response in the straight. He added he noted the gelding making an abnormal respiratory noise whilst under pressure. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be mildly lame in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr C Lundholm stated that Larlabrook had displayed no issue leading into today's run and pulled up well following its last start win on 16 September 2017. He said the gelding was also found to be mildly lame in the same leg after its win at Dubbo on 19 February 2017 and he would now conduct a thorough veterinary examination of Larlabrook, including the taking of X-rays, the results of which he will provide to the Stewards. Mr Lundholm was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Larlabrook racing again and he was asked to report back on the future race plans for the gelding.
  • Polskie Lady – rider A Hyeronimus stated his mount travelled comfortably in the lead and, after travelling well into the straight, was disappointing in its failure to finish off over the last 200m, where he was of the opinion that the mare became unbalanced in its action. A post race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 4: City Tattersalls Club Cup (Listed) 2400m

  • More Than Aholiday –slow to begin. Near the 1900m became awkward on the heels of Admiral Jello. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Admiral Jello – near the 1000m was eased when momentarily placed tight to the inside of Alward.

RACE 5: ClubsNSW Handicap 1400m

  • Dagny – knuckled on jumping and then shortly after was bumped by King Darci, which began awkwardly and shifted out.
  • Shazee Lee – slow to begin and hampered shortly after by Collateral, which shifted out slightly. When questioned regarding his riding, J Adams stated his instructions were to settle at the rear, as per the mare's usual racing pattern, and then endeavour to make its run towards the middle of the track and preferably secure runs between horses, as Shazee Lee appears to race best when able to do so. He said, after following Collateral making the home turn, he improved to that runner's outside with a view to taking a run between Collateral and Peacock. He added when Collateral, which appeared to be travelling well at this stage, shifted out near the 300m to improve he was of the view that Shazee Lee would not be able to secure clear running and for this reason shifted out in an endeavour to obtain a very narrow run between Peacock and Dagny. J Adams further stated that when Dagny then shifted back in slightly and his mount was also somewhat reluctant to improve, he was obliged to steady his mount when initially disappointed for clear running and in doing so made contact with Peacock near the 250m. He said over the final 100m, when able to find clear running, Shazee Lee finished the race off fairly. He added that, whilst he acknowledged there may have been an option to improve to the inside of Collateral on straightening, given his instructions he elected to improve to that runner's outside. After considering his explanation, Stewards found his actions in the straight were not unreasonable. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare had sustained multiple lacerations to the off-foreleg and near-fore pastern.
  • Peacock – rider J Parr stated the gelding travelled comfortably outside the lead, but in the straight, when asked to quicken, did not respond to his riding and weakened. He said that the only excuse he could offer was that Peacock when under pressure did not handle the soft track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr D Beadman advised that the gelding had pleased since its last start 2nd at Warwick Farm on 2 October 2017 and could offer no excuse other than what J Parr had indicated to the Stewards that Peacock may not have handled the ground despite having some wet track form. Stewards deemed the performance of Peacock to be unacceptable and Mr Beadman was advised the gelding must trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before its next race start.

RACE 6: Southern Cross Group Brian Crowley Stakes (Listed) 1200m

  • Mustafa – slow to begin. Inconvenienced near the 350m when briefly crowded between Piracy and Albumin, which shifted in. Raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Goodfella – slow to begin. Near the 600m commenced to overrace and had to be checked away from the heels of Piracy. Making the home turn was taken wider when Albumin shifted out to improve.
  • Albumin – slow to begin. Rider J Parr stated the only explanation he could offer for today's disappointing performance was that the gelding may not have handled today's soft track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Piracy – knuckled on jumping.
  • Malahat – jumped awkwardly and then shortly after the start was bumped by Albumin, resulting in Malahat blundering.

RACE 7: ICD Nivision (Group 3) 1200m

  • Daysee Doom – made contact with Diddums at the start.
  • Diddums – made contact with Daysee Doom at the start. Rider App. J Innes Jr could offer no excuse for the disappointing performance other than to say that the mare, which was second up today, did not appear comfortable in the soft track conditions, although it did have previous established form on rain affected going. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr G Ryan advised Diddums had pleased the stable since its first up win on 27 September 2017 and had not displayed any issues. Mr Ryan was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Diddums racing again.
  • Siren's Fury – got its head up on jumping. For some distance near the 150m had to be steadied away from the heels of Samantha when that runner commenced to give ground. Siren's Fury was then shifted to the outside of Samantha to obtain clear running at the 75m.
  • Samantha – leaving the 1000m, after shifting in to find cover behind Kinshachi, commenced to race keenly and had to be shifted out abruptly when checked to avoid the heels of that runner. Samantha continued to race keenly in the middle stages and making the home turn was inclined to lay out.
  • Zestful – raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Nancy – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 8: Procare Property Services Pty Ltd Handicap 1600m

  • Screamarr – a pre-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which struck the rail in the enclosure, passed it suitable to start.
  • Hogmanay – slow to begin.
  • Great Glen – slow to begin.
  • Impravido – from a wide barrier was shifted in across behind runners and was unable to obtain cover until after the 800m. Raced wide without cover in the middle stages.
  • Gauguin – laid out throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Mortar Platoon – laid out under pressure in the straight.
  • Mapmaker – approaching the 200m was eased when crowded between Hogmanay and Screamer which, after improving to the outside of Gauguin, was taken out by that runner.
  • Zenalicious – when questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider J Parr stated that the mare settled back as anticipated, but failed to respond to his riding in the straight. He said on pulling up he noted that the mare was making an abnormal respiratory noise. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr L Bridge was at a loss to explain the poor performance, although he did have some concerns that Zenalicious may not have been overly competitive on the rain affected track despite having performed well on similar surfaces in the past. He added that throughout its career Zenalicious has raced with respiratory issues and for this reason races in a tongue tie. He said he believes this condition may have been one of the reasons for the mare's failure today. Stewards deemed the performance of Zenalicious to be unacceptable and Mr Bridge was advised the mare must trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before its next race start.
  • Wu Gok – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which failed to close the race off, revealed it had aggravated lesions on the corners of its mouth.

RACE 9: Jem Computer Systems Handicap 1200m

  • New Universe – after arriving behind the barriers was required to be resaddled. New Universe proved difficult to resaddle when it became fractious. Slow to begin. Overraced in the early stages and refused to settle. Near the 800m was steadied away from the heels of My Country when that runner was taken out by Ziggy Willie, which itself shifted out when inclined to overrace. Raced wide without cover in the early and middle stages.
  • Noble Joey – slow to begin. Raced keenly in the middle stages. Rounding the home turn was inclined to lay out when racing tight to the inside of Crafty Cop. When questioned, rider App. B Ryan stated in his view the gelding is a better horse when being able to control the speed in front and would derive fitness benefit from today's run. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Crafty Cop – slow to begin.
  • Petrossian – began awkwardly and was then bumped by Ziggy Willie, which knuckled and shifted in. Raced keenly in the middle stages.
  • My Country – raced wide without cover in the early stages.
  • Astara – raced wide without cover in the early and middle stages and near the 800m was hampered when taken wider by New Universe.
  • Sweet Serendipity – App. R King, rider of the 6 th placegetter, was fined the sum of $200 under AR137(b) for failing to ride her mount out to the finish of the race.
  •  Ziggy Willie – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.



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