Stewards' Summary @ Rosehill Gardens

Published: 2018-07-31 04:50:00 UTC


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

Vet Notes

  • Inherit (Race 1) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have sustained an abrasion to the off-fore heel. Trainer Mr C. Waller concurred with the views of H. Bowman and stated that the immaturity of the horse contributed to it not being able to quicken when the tempo increased.
  • Monsieur Sisu (Race 2) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying 1/5 lameness in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr P. Cave confirmed that Monsieur Sisu will now be spelled.
  • Falcon Island (Race 2) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover. Trainer Mrs G. Waterhouse advised Stewards that Falcon Island had pleased the stable since its last start win at Wyong on 14 July and had displayed no issues leading into today's race. Mrs Waterhouse indicated that, whilst the gelding was stepping up in grade today, its performance was most disappointing. Stewards directed that, having regard to the beaten margin of 19 lengths, the gelding must barrier trial to the Stewards' satisfaction prior to its next race start. Mrs Waterhouse undertook to report back on the condition of the gelding in the days subsequent.
  • Wallander (Race 3) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have been galloped on on the near hind fetlock.
  • Hallelujah Boy (Race 4) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed Hallelujah Boy to be slow to recover. Mr L. Miller, representing Trainer Mr K. Lees, said that the only excuse the stable could offer was that Hallelujah Boy performs best on rain-affected going. Stewards ordered that Hallelujah Boy must barrier trial prior to its next race start and Mr Miller was asked to report back on the post-race condition of the horse.
  • Way We Go (Race 5) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed Way We Go to be displaying lameness (3/5) in the near hind leg. Trainer Mr G. Frazer was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to its next race start.
  • Military Academy (Race 6) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed that Military Academy lost its near fore plate in running.
  • Pretentious Man (Race 6) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed that Pretentious Man had lost its near fore plate in running.
  • Dark Eyes (Race 7) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed that Dark Eyes had lost its off-fore plate in running, resulting in a nail penetrating the sole of its foot. Mr N. Paine, representing Trainer Mrs G. Waterhouse, was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding's next race start.
  • Show A Star (Race 7) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (1/5) in the near hind leg. Stable representative Mr J. Bruce was advised that a veterinary clearance must be produced prior to the gelding's next race start.
  • Mighty Lucky (Race 7) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed Mighty Lucky to be lame (2/5) in the near hind leg. Stable representative was advised that a veterinary clearance must be produced prior to the gelding's next race start.

Penalties & Fines

  • B. Shinn, rider of Pierino was found guilty of a charge of careless riding in that near the 1100m he permitted his mount Pierino to shift in when not clear of Nicconita, which was checked and lost its running. B. Shinn's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on 29 July 2018 and to expire on 11 August 2018, on which day he may ride.
  • J Parr, rider of Suspense pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that leaving the 1000m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Eusebio, which had to be steadied and lost its running at that point. J. Parr's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 29 July 2018 and to expire on Sunday 5 August 2018, on which day he may ride.

Summary of Races

RACE 1: Owners Recognition Raceday Handicap 1500m:

  • Thinkin' Big – on jumping, became unbalanced when bumped by Inherit, which shifted in.
  • Inherit – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider H. Bowman stated that, whilst his mount was able to take up a forward position with the slow tempo, when the race developed into a sprint home from the 600m Inherit did not quicken and, for this reason, gave ground in the straight. He added that, whilst on pulling up he could detect no specific abnormality with the gelding, he did have some concern with its action, particularly over the final 200 metres, where it laid out. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have sustained an abrasion to the off-fore heel. Trainer Mr C. Waller concurred with the views of H. Bowman and stated that the immaturity of the horse contributed to it not being able to quicken when the tempo increased.
  • Salsa Man – had some difficulty obtaining clear running making the home turn and in the early part of the straight.
  • Aliferous – from its wide barrier, was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. In the straight, laid in and was somewhat reluctant to improve to the outside of Laburnum. Near the 200m Laburnum shifted out resulting in Aliferous, which had continued to lay in, being awkwardly placed close to the heels of Laburnum.
  • Nobu – bumped on jumping by Aliferous, which began awkwardly and shifted in. On the home turn raced in restricted room between Neshmiya and Aliferous, which shifted out. In this incident Nobu and Neshmiya made contact on a number of occasions.
  • Neshmiya – from its wide barrier, was steadied and shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the early stages and got its head up when being restrained to find a position with cover.

RACE 2: Owners Benefits Card Handicap 2000m:

  • Monsieur Sisu – Rider K. O'Hara stated that the gelding appeared flat in its race today and in her view had come to the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying 1/5 lameness in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr P. Cave confirmed that Monsieur Sisu will now be spelled.
  • Falcon Island – Rider T. Clark stated that in the early stages he made some use of the gelding to cross and show his intent to lead. He said that throughout the middle stages he was able to ease the tempo whereby Falcon Island travelled comfortably in that section of the race. He added that from the 600m, when Monsieur Sisu and Sweet Victory commenced to improve, Falcon Island was immediately under pressure and gave ground quickly in the straight. T. Clark added that in his view the gelding may have got its tongue back during the running of the event and also did not handle today's step up in class. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover. Trainer Mrs G. Waterhouse advised Stewards that Falcon Island had pleased the stable since its last start win at Wyong on 14 July and had displayed no issues leading into today's race. Mrs Waterhouse indicated that, whilst the gelding was stepping up in grade today, its performance was most disappointing. Stewards directed that, having regard to the beaten margin of 19 lengths, the gelding must barrier trial to the Stewards' satisfaction prior to its next race start. Mrs Waterhouse undertook to report back on the condition of the gelding in the days subsequent.
  • Huangshan – on straightening was held up when improving into a narrow run between Monsieur Sisu, which was giving ground, and The Macallan. In this incident Huangshan made contact with The Macallan, which was taken wider.
  • The Macallan – laid out under pressure in the straight resulting in its rider J. McDonald changing the whip to his left hand near the 250m.
  • Mister Smartie – slow to begin. In the middle stages raced keenly.
  • Schoolmates – shortly after jumping, was bumped and became unbalanced when crowded between Monsieur Sisu and Zedda, which shifted out slightly.

RACE 3: TAB Highway Plate 1500m:

  • Sovereignaire – began awkwardly. From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
  • Butchoy – From the 1000m raced wide and without cover. Near the 150m was bumped by Pierino, which shifted out when it had an inclination to lay out. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.
  • Roman Typhoon – slow to begin (2L). From its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. When questioned, rider K. McEvoy stated that, after missing the start, the gelding settled further back than had been anticipated. He added that with Roman Typhoon stepping up from 1100 metres to 1500 metres and having to make a long run on the gelding, it was not able to finish the race off strongly.
  • Wallander – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have been galloped on on the near hind fetlock.
  • Nicconita – B. Shinn was found guilty of a charge of careless riding in that near the 1100m he permitted his mount Pierino to shift in when not clear of Nicconita, which was checked and lost its running. B. Shinn's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on 29 July 2018 and to expire on 11 August 2018, on which day he may ride.
  • Not Bossy – bumped on jumping by Mark My Word, which shifted out.

RACE 4: Destiny's Kiss Special Achievement Handicap 2000m:

  • Hallelujah Boy – When questioned regarding the performance, rider J. McDonald stated that his mount commenced to give ground quickly from the 600m and, as he was concerned with the action of the horse, he elected to ease it down in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Hallelujah Boy to be slow to recover. Mr L. Miller, representing Trainer Mr K. Lees, said that the only excuse the stable could offer was that Hallelujah Boy performs best on rain-affected going. Stewards ordered that Hallelujah Boy must barrier trial prior to its next race start and Mr Miller was asked to report back on the post-race condition of the horse.
  • Reneged – bumped on jumping by Carzoff, which shifted out.
  • Beijing Board – leaving the 500m, when commencing to give ground, was hampered when taken out by Chatelard (L. Magorrian), which shifted out when being ridden along. L. Magorrian was reprimanded and reminded that he must ensure that he corrects his mount when it commences to shift ground when not clear of other runners. When questioned, rider G. Schofield stated that the gelding travelled satisfactorily in the running but was a beaten horse from the 600m and he could offer no excuse for the disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality. Trainer Mr J. Cummings undertook to report back on the future race plans for Beijing Board.
  • Vaucluse Bay – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.
  • Quick Defence – began awkwardly and, from its wide barrier, was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Briefly held up in the early stages of the straight. Inside the final 100 metres was unable to be fully tested when racing tight to the inside of Our Gravano. Over the concluding stages Quick Defence again had some difficulty obtaining clear running when securing a narrow run between Our Gravano and Veladero.
  • Screamarr – for a short distance at the 250m was held up when endeavouring to secure clear running between Our Gravano and Carzoff.

RACE 5: ATC Hong Kong Tour Sprint 1100m:

  • Niccolance – When questioned regarding the gelding leading, rider K. Jennings stated that at its first up run at Randwick on 7 July his instructions had been to take up a forward position behind the leaders, but his mount was a little slow to begin and raced further back than he had intended. K. Jennings added that his instructions today were similar in that he was to endeavour to find cover, but after commencing well he was obliged to go forward and lead rather than be caught wide in the early stages. Trainer Mr K. Moses confirmed the instructions last start were to be more forward. He was nonetheless reminded of his obligations under the rules to notify any change in riding tactics. Tip Top – for some distance near the 300m raced in restricted room to the inside of Way We Go. Close to the finish had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Argent D'Or (K. McEvoy), which shifted in. K. McEvoy was advised to exercise more care. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.
  • Condor Heroes – began awkwardly.
  • Sharpe Hussler – on jumping was hampered when crowded between Piracy and Stephan, which began awkwardly and shifted in. Shortly after the start, from its wide barrier, was shifted in behind runners. Held up for clear running in the early part of the straight.
  • Difficult To Get – When questioned regarding the mare racing further back today rider A. Adkins advised that he had been instructed to ride the mare a little quieter than usual and, after restraining in the early stages, he commenced to race ungenerously. As a consequence, Difficult To Get was obliged to race further back than had been intended. Trainer Mr J. Englebrecht confirmed the instructions issued and indicated that at the mare's last start at Rosehill on 30 June where it raced outside the leader his instructions were similar to today. Nonetheless Mr Englebrecht was advised that he would be expected to notify the Stewards of any change in riding tactics in similar circumstances.
  • Way We Go – When questioned regarding the performance, rider J. Ford stated that the gelding raced keenly in the run but hung out under pressure in the straight and blundered on a number of occasions, and for this reason he desisted from riding the gelding out over the final 200 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Way We Go to be displaying lameness (3/5) in the near hind leg. Trainer Mr G. Frazer was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to its next race start.
  • Stephan – near the 500m became awkward on the heels of Difficult To Get. As a consequence, was steadied and shifted to the outside whereby it secured clear running.

RACE 6: TAB Rewards Handicap 1400m:

  • Military Academy – A post-race veterinary examination revealed that Military Academy lost its near fore plate in running.
  • Snitzel Day – held up on the heels of Foreign Territory for some distance in the early part of the straight and did not secure clear running until the 250m. Near the 100m Snitzel Day shifted in and made contact with Foreign Territory, resulting in both runners becoming briefly unbalanced.
  • Surjin – despite being ridden along in the early stages, failed to show sufficient speed to take up a forward position. From its wide barrier, was then shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
  • Paret – reared in the gates and was momentarily cast. Paret was then removed from the barriers, examined by the club's veterinary officer and passed fit to start.
  • Excelsior – raced wide and without cover throughout.
  • Zidane – slow to begin.
  • Kaecilius – slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early stages. Near the 250m was hampered when crowded between Military Academy and Snitzel Day (B. Shinn), which shifted out. B. Shinn was advised to exericse more care.
  •  Pretentious Man – began awkwardly. From its wide barrier, was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Laid in under pressure in the straight. The racing manners of Pretentious Man, which raced fiercely throughout and did not settle, were brought to the attention of Trainer Ms K. Buchanan. Ms Buchanan advised that she will experiment with the gelding's gear prior to its next start. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that Pretentious Man had lost its near fore plate in running.
  • Sostenido – near the 1000m had to be checked when crowded between Paret and Pretentious Man (S. Lisnyy), which when inclined to race fiercely shifted in when being restrained from the heels of Zidane. Stewards accepted that S. LIsnyy had endeavoured to remain racing in a three-wide position and consequently no action was taken against him. Over the final 50 metres Sostenido could not be tested when held up on the heels of Foreign Territory.

RACE 7: Winter Challenge 1500m:

  • Testashadow – in the early part of the straight raced in restricted room between Shiraz and Hiflyer, both of which shifted ground.
  • Sons Of John – from its wide barrier, was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. When questioned, rider J. McDonald stated that he was instructed to ride his mount conservatively, but from an awkward draw was obliged to race a little further back than he had anticipated. He said that given the racing pattern to date he was not too disappointed with the gelding's run in that it was able to finish the race off reasonably well over the final 100 metres.
  • Gold Symphony – raced keenly in the middle stages.
  • Shiraz – from the 1000m raced wide without cover.
  • Dark Eyes – a post-race veterinary examination revealed that Dark Eyes had lost its off-fore plate in running, resulting in a nail penetrating the sole of its foot. Mr N. Paine, representing Trainer Mrs G. Waterhouse, was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding's next race start.
  • Liapari – slow to begin. From its wide barrier, was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the middle stages. When questioned, rider J. Ford stated that his mount was obliged to race back in the field and, as he was forced to make a wider run on the gelding, he found it difficult to make up ground. He added that he was not too disappointed with the run of the gelding today, particularly over the final 150 metres.
  • Show A Star – When G. Schofield was unable to make the weight and no other suitable rider was available, Stewards permitted G. Schofield to ride the gelding a half kilo over its allotted weight. Show A Star raced wide without cover. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (1/5) in the near hind leg. Stable representative Mr J. Bruce was advised that a veterinary clearance must be produced prior to the gelding's next race start.
  • Mighty Lucky – rider J. Innes Jnr stated that his mount pulled hard in the early stages and, approaching the turn near the 1000m, gave the impression that it was going to hang out. He said that when being restrained from the heels of Show A Star, Mighty Lucky ran out, making contact with Dark Eyes, and from that point was able to obtain a trailing position behind Invinzabeel. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Mighty Lucky to be lame (2/5) in the near hind leg. Stable representative was advised that a veterinary clearance must be produced prior to the gelding's next race start.
  • Admiral Jello – slow to begin. From its wide barrier, was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
  • Sir Bacchus – slow to begin.
  • Salsonic – soon after the start was crowded by Show A Star, which shifted in.

RACE 8: ATC Thanks Owners Handicap 1200m:

  • Lofty's Menu – from its wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
  • Souchez – slow to begin and slow to muster speed in the early stages.
  • Eusebio – J. Parr (Suspense) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding in that leaving the 1000m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Eusebio, which had to be steadied and lost its running at that point. J. Parr's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 29 July 2018 and to expire on Sunday 5 August 2018, on which day he may ride.
  • Top Striker – raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
  • Drachenfels – held up for clear running until the 200m.
  • Best Guess – When questioned regarding the performance, rider L. Magorrian stated that the gelding overraced outside the leader Isorich and, in particular when Top Striker improved to his outside, did not settle at any stage. He added that soon after straightening his mount was under pressure and gave ground over the final 150 metres. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality. Stable representative Mr C. Duckworth advised that the gelding being ridden aggressively and carrying blinkers for the first time may have contributed to the disappointing performance. He further advised that the intention of the stable will be to have Best Guess ridden in a position with cover at its next race start. Mr Duckworth was asked to report back on the post-race condition of the gelding.

RACE 9: NSW Racehorse Owners Association Trophy 1200m:

  • Upscale – near the 200m was steadied and shifted to the outside of Envy Of All to continue into clear running.
  • Envy Of All – bounded on jumping and lost ground. When questioned, rider B. Shinn stated that in the straight his mount hung in under pressure as it gave ground. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality. Trainer K. Lees will be interviewed relative to the post-race condition of the filly.
  • Istria – over the final 200 metres, laid in and proved somewhat difficult to ride out.
  • Smart Amelia – from its wide draw, was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Held up for clear running in the early part of the straight and near the 350m was shifted to the inside of Mega Mall to secure clear running.
  • Brook Magic – over the final strides raced tight to the inside of Oria.
  • Heavenly Anna – had some difficulty obtaining clear running near the 150m.
  • Vienna Romance – rider J. Ford stated that his instructions were to try and obtain cover on the mare, but when caught wide Vienna Romance raced keenly and, for this reason, he elected to go forward and race outside the lead rather than cover additional ground.
  • Duchess Pedrille – from its wide draw, was shifted in behind runners shortly after the start. Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.  



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