Stewards' Summary @ Royal Randwick

Published: 29 Oct 2017


A summary of Royal Randwick for Saturday 28th October is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Cedarwood (Race 1) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off-foreleg. Stable representative Mr L Prior advised Cedarwood had worked well leading into today's race and had no issues identified. Mr Prior indicated the gelding now be spelled.
  • Memento (Race 1)  – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly lost its off-fore plate near the 1000m.
  • Wildflower (Race 2) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare lost its near-fore plate in running and had a small laceration over the right hind hamstring.
  • Victory Red (Race 4) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr S Jones was advised, in light of today's performance, he would be required to submit a veterinary clearance to the Stewards prior to the gelding racing again.
  • Redouble (Race 6) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Stable representative Mr J Bruce stated the gelding had pleased the stable since its first up run at Randwick on 7 October 2017 and had displayed no issues leading into today's race. Mr Bruce was advised a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, would be required prior to Redouble trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards before its next race start. Mr Bruce undertook to report back if there is anything amiss with the gelding post-race.
  • Shock Alert (Race 7) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off-foreleg and was displaying a poor post-race recovery. Stable representative Mr J Bruce stated Shock Alert had pulled up well following its Warwick Farm run on 25 October 2017. Mr Bruce was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding racing again.
  • Audacious Choice (Race 7) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying a poor post-race recovery.
  • Takedown (Race 8) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a deep laceration to the near fore-heel. Trainer Mr G Moore stated Takedown had pleased leading into today's race and he could offer no real excuse for its disappointing performance. He undertook to report back to the Stewards on the condition of Takedown subsequent to the race, along with the future race plans for the gelding. Mr Moore was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding racing again.
  • Jaminzah (Race 9) – a post-race veterinary examination the gelding to be sore in front. Trainer Mr C Waller was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Jaminzah racing again.

Penalties & Fines

  • Nil

Summary of Races

RACE 1: Cellarbrations Handicap 1400m

  • Cedarwood – fractious in the barriers and began awkwardly. When questioned regarding the performance, rider G Schofield stated his intention was to be more forward, but after taking cover behind Groundbreak in the early stages, his mount was shuffled back when Groundbreak eased to allow Memento to cross to race outside the leader. He said he commenced to make his run rounding the home turn, but in the straight Cedarwood was most disappointing in its failure to respond to his riding, albeit he raced tight in the early stages of the straight. G Schofield further added in his view the gelding was not entirely comfortable on today's soft track conditions and may not have handled the step up in grade. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off-foreleg. Stable representative Mr L Prior advised Cedarwood had worked well leading into today's race and had no issues identified. Mr Prior indicated the gelding now be spelled.
  • The Mighty Fed – began only fairly.
  • Memento – began awkwardly and made contact with the outside portion of its barrier. A postrace veterinary examination revealed the filly lost its off-fore plate near the 1000m.
  • All Too Soon – raced keenly in the early stages when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Cedarwood.
  • Warranty – during the running of the race shifted its near-hind plate.

RACE 2: Ford Civil Contracting Handicap 1500m

  • Love's A Fantasy – reared at the start. Briefly held up on the home turn.
  • Dagny – slow to begin. Near the 250m had to be steadied when crowded between Pumpkin Pie, which was also hampered when taken in by I Am Serious (G Schofield), and Awoke (J Collett), which shifted out. G Schofield and J Collett were reprimanded and advised to ensure they stop riding and straighten their mounts when they commence to shift ground.
  • Aanvoerder – from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Miss Dubois – from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Pumpkin Pie – rider J Ford stated his preference was to obtain cover on the mare, but from his wide draw and after commencing well, he was obliged to take up a position outside the early leader Just Dreaming. He said that his mount travelled comfortably in this position, albeit he was not totally satisfied with its action in the middle stages, which may have been attributable to the soft track conditions. He added in the straight Pumpkin Pie was disappointing in its failure to respond, but he could offer no further explanation for its performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr D Williams concurred with the views of J Ford that the mare was not entirely comfortable on today's soft track conditions. Mr Williams advised Pumpkin Pie would be given a short spell prior to resuming racing. He undertook to report if there is anything amiss with the mare subsequent to the race.
  • Wildflower – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare lost its near-fore plate in running and had a small laceration over the right hind hamstring.

RACE 3: E-Group Security Sprint 1000m

  • Ozark – in the early part of the straight attempted a narrow run to the inside of Nictock. When Nictock then shifted in slightly Ozark had to be steadied when momentarily crowded near the 300m. Stewards were satisfied that J Parr, rider of Nictock, had commence to straighten his mount as soon as it commenced to shift ground.
  • I Thought So – briefly held up in the early part of the straight.
  • Super Maxi – inclined to lay out in the early part of the straight. Rider K Jennings stated that, although he was caught three wide without cover throughout the early and middle stages, his mount was still somewhat disappointing in its failure to finish the race off. He added Super Maxi was inclined to lay out and shift away from runners to his inside and over the concluding stages did make an abnormal respiratory noise. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr M Hawkes was advised that he would be required to provide a veterinary clearance, including an endoscopic examination, prior to Super Maxi racing again.
  • Accepted –A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which raced wide without cover throughout, did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr G Moore will advise the Stewards of the post-race condition of the gelding.
  • Machinegun Jubs – raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Tactical Advantage – rider G Schofield stated that, whilst he was given no specific instructions, he had anticipated the gelding would settle a little closer than it did in the run. He said on jumping his mount blundered, but principally was unable to maintain its position behind Super Maxi as it did not show the necessary speed to do so despite his efforts to hold that position. He added that near the 500m Tactical Advantage was hampered when it improved to the inside of the heels of Super Maxi when that runner then shifted in crowding his ground. He added, after obtaining clear running soon after straightening, his mount commenced to make good ground, however its run peaked near the 150m. G Schofield further stated that, although Tactical Advantage does have some wet track form, he feels the gelding is more effective on firmer ground and would derive fitness benefit from today's run. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 4: TAB Highway Handicap 1800m

  • Skygge – began awkwardly.
  • Confidential – slow to begin. Held up making the home turn.
  • Ready For Danger – held up making the home turn.
  • Devil's Fire – laid in under pressure in the straight.
  • Victory Red – raced wide without cover throughout. App B Ryan stated from his wide barrier he had to ride his mount and make use of it to take up a forward position. He said his mount was caught wide and without cover throughout the early and middle stages and became under pressure from the 600m, where it commenced to give noticeable ground before being eased down in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Trainer Mr S Jones was advised, in light of today's performance, he would be required to submit a veterinary clearance to the Stewards prior to the gelding racing again. App. B Ryan was spoken to relative to his use of the whip on two occasion in the straight when the horse was well out of contention and giving considerable ground.
  • Appoint Percy – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Hot Money – rider T Angland stated his mount was able to take up a position just in behind the early sped in what was a fast run event. He said from the 600m, when placed under pressure, Hot Money appeared to blunder on a number of occasions on the soft track conditions and from this point failed to respond to his riding. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr K Goldman stated the only excuse he could offer was that Hot Money did not appreciate the soft track conditions and he undertook to report back on the condition and future race plans for the gelding.
  • Fireman Sam I Am – when questioned regarding the gelding being ridden more forward, App. D Panya stated her intention was to be midfield, but with the gelding stepping up in distance today and after it commenced well, it raced more forward than had been anticipated.
  • Sovereignaire – rider G Schofield stated his intention was to be more forward, but from an awkward draw and when the tempo in the early stages was stronger than he had anticipated, his mount settled further back in the field. He said that approaching the 600m, when Victory Red commenced to give ground, he became awkwardly placed close to the heels of Supply Money and was obliged to shifted out to avoid that runner's heels and commenced to make a wide run making the home turn.

RACE 5: McMahons Racecourse Construction Handicap 1400m

  • Reneged – made contact with Pelorus Jack at the start.
  • Pelorus Jack – made contact with Reneged at the start. When caught wide and without cover in the early stages commenced to race fiercely. Making the first turn ran out, before being corrected by its rider.
  • Wayanka – from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Reneged – from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. Laid in under pressure in the straight.

RACE 6: TJs Services Handicap 1200m

  • Chalk – knuckled on jumping. Shifted in at the start and made contact with Zumbelina.
  • Vigilance – slow to begin. Soon after straightening had to be steadied when disappointed for clear running between Redouble and Zumbelina (App. L Magorrian), which shifted in. App. Magorrian was advised he must exercise more care. Vigilance was then shifted to the outside of Zumbelina to secure clear running at the 300m. When questioned regarding his riding in the straight, G Schofield stated his mount in the early stages of the straight did not initially respond to his riding and it was not until he was able to secure clear running to the outside of Roguish at the 200m that, when tested with the whip, his mount commenced to run on well when it had clear racing room.
  • Redouble – slow to begin. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider J Collett stated his mount was under pressure as far out as the 600m and gave ground noticeably in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Stable representative Mr J Bruce stated the gelding had pleased the stable since its first up run at Randwick on 7 October 2017 and had displayed no issues leading into today's race. Mr Bruce was advised a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, would be required prior to Redouble trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards before its next race start. Mr Bruce undertook to report back if there is anything amiss with the gelding post-race. To Excess – a short distance after the start made contact with Zumbelina.
  • Zumbelina – a short distance after the start made contact with To Excess.
  • Firsthand – laid in under pressure in the straight and leaving the 200m made contact with Chalk when that runner also shifted out slightly. In this incident Firsthand became unbalanced, resulting in its rider App. B McDougall having to stop riding his mount with the whip for some distance.
  • Tudor – raced wide without cover throughout.

RACE 7: Chambers Russell Lawyers Handicap 2000m

  • Meiner Freccia – slow to begin. From its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Great Glen – slow to begin. From its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. Overraced in the early stages. When questioned regarding his riding on the home turn, App. L Magorrian stated that, after following Last Wish into the event, he observed that runner had commenced to shift ground out and for this reason he elected to position his mount to the outside of Last Wish with a view to coming to the outside to obtain clear running. He said as he did so his mount then became held up on the back of Shalmaneser when that runner commenced to give ground in the early part of the straight. He added he was then obliged to steady his mount and shifted to the inside of Shalmaneser near the 200m, whereby Great Glen obtained clear running and found the line strongly. App. Magorrian conceded that, whilst there was a run available between Last Wish and Audacious Choice, he felt having regard to the ground that Last Wish had been shifting in the lead up to this incident his best option was to come to the outside of Audacious Choice in an attempt to secure clear running.
  • Ardanza – raced keenly in the early and middle stages when caught wide without cover.
  • Shock Alert – rider A Hyeronimus stated, as notified to the Stewards, his instructions were to lead from the wide barrier. He said, in accordance with his instructions, he rode his mount along in the early stages, whereby it was able to obtain the lead, however then raced keenly for the first section of the race and despite his efforts to restrain set a genuine early tempo. He added that near the 1200m he was able to have Shock Alert settle better, whereby he eased the tempo, but when asked for an effort in the straight the gelding was disappointing in its failure to respond. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off-foreleg and was displaying a poor post-race recovery. Stable representative Mr J Bruce stated Shock Alert had pulled up well following its Warwick Farm run on 25 October 2017. Mr Bruce was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding racing again.
  • Audacious Choice – App. R King reported the mare did not handle today's soft track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying a poor post-race recovery.

RACE 8: Robrick Lode Filante Handicap 1400m

  • Salsonic – slow to begin.
  • Takedown – slow to begin. Near the 250m was inconvenienced when crowded between Federal and Kaepernick (App. B Ryan), which shifted out slightly. App. Ryan was advised to exercise more care. Rider App. L Magorrian advised that his mount took up a position outside the lead, but never travelled at any stage of the event and was most disappointing in its failure to finish the race off. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a deep laceration to the near fore-heel. Trainer Mr G Moore stated Takedown had pleased leading into today's race and he could offer no real excuse for its disappointing performance. He undertook to report back to the Stewards on the condition of Takedown subsequent to the race, along with the future race plans for the gelding. Mr Moore was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding racing again.
  • Oxford Poet – began awkwardly. After being crossed by Cabeza De Vaca approaching the 1000m, commenced to overrace and was restrained from the heels of that runner for some distance in the middle stages.
  • Kaepernick – slow to begin and then shortly after the start was crowded between Sir Plush and Takedown, which shifted out. Rider App. B Ryan stated his mount travelled satisfactorily whilst held together, however when asked for an effort in the straight in his opinion failed to handle the soft track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Federal – from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Duca Valentinois – from its wide barrier steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Got Unders – raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Moher – raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Sir Plush – raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Man Of His Word – laid in under pressure in the early part of the straight and proved difficult to shift to the outside of Oxford Poet for some distance near the 200m to secure clear running.

RACE 9: A W Edwards Handicap 1800m

  • Etymology – knuckled badly on jumping and made contact with Black On Gold, resulting in J Parr, rider of Etymology, almost being dislodged. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Singing – slow to begin.
  • New Tipperary – slow to begin.
  • Interlocuter – jumped awkwardly.
  • Dark Eyes – near the 350m made contact with Veladero due to both runners shifting ground.
  • Veladero – rider G Schofield advised his mount raced unexpectedly keenly in the run, but was still disappointing in its failure to finish the race off. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr C Waller was asked to report back on the condition of Veladero post-race.
  • Jaminzah – A post-race veterinary examination the gelding to be sore in front. Trainer Mr C Waller was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Jaminzah racing again.

 




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