Stewards' Summary @ Royal Randwick

Published: 10 Jun 2018


A summary of Royal Randwick for Saturday 9th June is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Pursuit Of Honour (Race 4) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its off-fore plate in running.
  • Our Gravano (Race 5) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had aggravated an old injury to the near-hind pastern area.

Penalties & Fines

  • J Collett, rider of Laussel pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that approaching the 1400m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Balmaceda, which was steadied and lost its rightful running when taken in onto Tunero. J Collett's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 17 June 2018 and to expire on Saturday, 30 June 2018, on which day he may ride. On the home turn raced in restricted room between Jolly Honour and Tunero, which shifted out.

Summary of Races

RACE 1: Spring On Sale Handicap 1000m

  • God Of Thunder – Stewards granted K Jennings permission to ride the colt ½ kilogram over its allotted weight. After being slow to begin, was then hampered slightly by Black Magnum, which was taken out by Make 'Em Cry. Over the final 200m laid out under pressure.
  • Dio D'Oro – on jumping the colt's hindquarter made contact with the nearside gate and as a result became unbalanced. Raced wide and without cover.
  • Beidi – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. Laid in in the straight.
  • Make 'Em Cry – when giving ground near the 150m had to be steadied away from the heels of God Of Thunder, which shifted out slightly.
  • Beware – rider J Collett stated that in his opinion the colt held its breath during the run and near the 200m it made an abnormal respiratory noise, from which point it commenced to give ground. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 2: TAB Highway Handicap 1100m

  • Two 'N' Wellgo – bounded on jumping. Laid in in the straight.
  • Got Nothing – slow to begin and hampered shortly after by Slickster, which began awkwardly and shifted out. Overraced in the early and middle stages.
  • The Lion – slow to begin.
  • Rumba Queen – slow to begin. From the 800m raced wide and without cover. Rider T Angland stated that his mount never travelled comfortably on the heavy track conditions and this was the principal reason for its disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr D Williams concurred with the explanation of T Angland that the mare did not handle today's heavy track conditions. Mr Williams undertook to report back to the Stewards on the post-race condition of Rumba Queen.
  • Slickster – rider A Adkins was cautioned against the practice of using the whip on his mount when it is out of contention.

RACE 3: #Theraces Handicap 1100m

  • Boyish – slow to begin. Raced keenly in the middle stages.
  • You Make Me Smile – in the early stages got its head up and raced keenly as its rider A Adkins endeavoured to find cover. When unable to obtain cover the colt was left racing wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Over the final 150m laid out under pressure. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 4: Winter Racing Handicap 2000m

  • Solo Mission – prior to the declaration of correct weight Stewards gave consideration as to whether there were grounds for objection against Hallelujah Boy being declared the winner following the horse shifting out over the concluding stages. When Stewards were satisfied there were not sufficient grounds they declined to lodge an object and declared correct weight. Laid in under pressure in the straight, resulting in rider J Ford pulling the whip through to his right hand near the 200m.
  • Oklahoma Girl – slow to begin.
  • Araaja – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Pursuit Of Honour – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its off-fore plate in running.

RACE 5: ATC Owner Benefits Card Mile 1600m

  • Monasterio – stood flat-footed as the start was effected and lost ground (2L). Raced keenly in the middle stages.
  • Marabel – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Our Gravano – on the home turn and in the early part of the straight laid in. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had aggravated an old injury to the near-hind pastern area.

RACE 6: tab.com.au Handicap 2000m

  • Seababe – trainer Mr G Portelli was fined $200 under LR35(2) for failing to declare App. J Van Overmeire as the rider of the filly by the prescribed time. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Staggering – on jumping made contact with the hindquarter of High Dude and became unbalanced.
  • Britannicus – from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. For some distance leaving the 800m raced keenly.
  • Via Veneto – shortly after the start was steadied and shifted in behind runners. Briefly held up on the home turn.
  • Balmaceda – J Collett pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that approaching the 1400m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Balmaceda, which was steadied and lost its rightful running when taken in onto Tunero. J Collett's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday, 17 June 2018 and to expire on Saturday, 30 June 2018, on which day he may ride. On the home turn raced in restricted room between Jolly Honour and Tunero, which shifted out.
  • African Rainbow – for some distance leaving the 800m raced keenly. For some distance near the 200m was shifted to the outside of Porky Pies to continue into clear running.
  • Just A Joke – App. R King reported her mount failed to handle today's heavy track conditions.
  • High Dude – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Tunero – rider J Parr stated, whilst the gelding travelled satisfactorily when on the bit, when asked for an effort from the 600m, Tunero could not quicken on the rain affected going and for this reason was unable to finish the race off. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 7: Stayer's cup 3200m

  • Richard Of Yorke – Stewards granted J Collett permission to ride the gelding 1 kilogram over its allotted weight. Rider J Collett stated the gelding raced keenly in the run and consequently did not run out a strong 3200m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Destiny's Kiss – slow to begin. When questioned, J Ford stated, after travelling in a midfield position, his mount commenced to race keenly near the 1000m and for this reason he was obliged to shift out to avoid the heels of Red Dream at that point. He said, rather than restraining and shifting back in behind that runner, he was content to allow Destiny's Kiss to race four wide from that point, where he felt, having regard to the 61 kilograms it was carrying, it was important to maintain the gelding's momentum. He added in the straight Destiny's Kiss, whilst not giving ground, found it difficult to make up ground on the leaders under its big weight on today's heavy track.
  • Doukhan – began awkwardly.
  • Thunder Road – began awkwardly and then from its wide barrier was steadied and shifted in behind runners shortly after the start.
  • Hand It In – raced keenly in the lead in the early stages.
  • Prince Coureuse – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Mr D Wilkes, representing trainer Mrs T Wilkes, was interviewed relative to the competitiveness of the gelding in the metropolitan area and also the frequency of starts. Stewards advised Mr Wilkes that Prince Coureuse would not be permitted to race in the metropolitan area until such time as it establishes form in the provincial or country regions. Mr Wilkes was further advised that, having regard to the fact that this was the gelding's fourth run in 20 days, it would not be permitted to race for a period of 14 days from today and he would be required to produce a veterinary clearance prior to its next start.

RACE 8: June Stakes (Listed) 1100m

  • Machinegun Jubs – J Collett replaced App. J Van Overmeire as the rider of the mare when the first emergency Oriental Runner (App. J Van Overmeire) gained a start. Stewards granted J Collett permission to ride the mare 1 kilogram over its allotted weight. Leaving the 800m was steadied and shifted in behind Glenall to obtain cover, which resulted in the mare travelling towards the rear of the field. Had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the straight.
  • Samantha – slow to begin.
  • Petrossian – slow to begin.
  • Glenall – slow to begin.
  • Once More A Lady – slow to begin. Raced keenly in the middle stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Oriental Runner – began awkwardly. Raced wide and without cover.
  • Shiraz – shortly after the start steadied and shifted in behind runners. Held up for clear running until the 250m.
  • Gold Symphony – near the 900m was steadied to avoid the heels of Realise Potential, which shifted out.
  • Perizada – hampered at the 900m when taken out by Gold Symphony.
  • Dal Cielo – near the 800m had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Jungle Edge (K Forrester), which shifted in when not quite clear. K Forrester was reprimanded under AR137(a).

RACE 9: Australian Turf Club Sprint 1200m

  • Travancore – Stewards granted J Collett permission to ride the gelding 1 kilogram over its allotted weight. Slow to begin.
  • Sweet Serendipity – as the start was effected, the nearside gate rebounded and made contact with the gelding. Shortly after Sweet Serendipity blundered. Rider A Hyeronimus stated the gelding was not suited by racing back towards the rail, which had deteriorated somewhat later in the day. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr J Coyle will be interviewed relative to the performance of the gelding.
  • Handfast – began awkwardly and was then steadied and shifted in behind runners.
  • Noire - slow to begin.
  • Savvan – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Fragonard – rider J Parr stated that the mare raced too keen in the early stages and consequently was left without a finishing effort. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer's representative Mr D Beadman undertook to report back on the post-race condition of the mare.
  • Powerline – a post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.



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