Stewards' Summary @ Royal Randwick 6th October

Published: 08 Oct 2018


A summary of Royal Randwick for Saturday 6th October is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Magic Alibi (Race 4) – a postrace veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying cardiac arrythmia. Trainer Mr G Ryan advised that Magic Alibi would now be spelled. Nonetheless Mr Ryan was advised that a veterinary clearance including an ECG would be required prior to the mare having to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before racing again.
  • Astoria (Race 5) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.
  • Instant De Reve (Race 5)  – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have shifted its it near fore plate and to have been pricked its hoof, and as result was found to be lame in that leg. Stable representative Mr C Duckworth was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding racing again.
  • Willy White Socks (Race 5) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have bled from both nostrils for the first time. Trainer Mr T Sutherland was advised that Willy White Socks would now incur the embargo under the provisions of AR53A.
  • Chabreet (Race 6) – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover. Co-Trainer Mr Paul Snowden advised that the stable would now experiment with gear on Chabreet and undertook to report back on the progress of the colt in the days subsequent.

Penalties & Fines

  • T Angland rider of Aramayo pleaded guilty a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 300m he permitted his mount to shift out resulting in it making contact with Tarka, resulting in Tarka being carried out across the running of Visao which was checked when it lost its running between Tarka and Panzerfaust. In this incident Panzerfaust was steadied to avoid the heels of Maid of Heaven. T Angland's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 14 October 2018 and to expire on Sunday 21 October 2018 on which day he may ride.

Summary of Races

RACE 1: Young Members Handicap 1400m

  • Royal Celebration – Reared as the start was affected and lost ground. Shortly after was crowded by Mr Boomjangles.
  • Silent Explorer – When questioned regarding the gelding racing more forward today Rider K Latham stated he was not given any specific instructions from trainer Mr D Payne. He said that Silent Explorer commenced well today and when he observed both Royal Celebration and Mr Boomjangles being slow to begin he elected of his own volition to take advantage of the gelding's favourable start and as consequence raced more forward today. K Latham stated that making the home turn and in the straight Silent Explorer hung out placing him at some disadvantage in fully testing his mount over the final 300m.
  • Yulong January – Shifted in abruptly on jumping. In the straight hung out which resulted in the colt shifting considerable ground. Near the 150m rider R Bayliss was obliged to change the whip to his left hand in order to endeavour to correct his mount. R Bayliss explained that his left hand is his non-preferred whip hand and as he commenced to ride the colt out near the 100m his whip accidently made contact with the head of Yulong January resulting in the colt reacting adversely to this. R Bayliss was advised he should exercise caution in similar circumstances to avoid his whip making contact with the head of a horse he is riding.
  • Nicco Lad – Overraced throughout the early stages which resulted in its rider C Brown allowing the gelding to stride forward near the 900m and race outside the leader. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Tough Larry – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Mr Boomjangles – Slow to begin. Shortly after made contact with Royal Celebration when taken in by Silent Explorer. Overraced in the early and middle stages.

RACE 2: TAB Highway Handicap 1600m

  • Evopex – When questioned regarding the gelding racing in the lead today rider T Berry advised that his instructions were to take up a midfield position on Evopex however, after commencing well and with a lack of early tempo the gelding worked its way to the lead without being ridden along to do so. Over the final 200m laid out.
  • Ribs – After being crossed by Dark Image near the 1200m, commenced to race keenly for some distance thereafter.
  • Dream Builder – Crowded shortly after the start by Ribs which shifted in.
  • Justice Honor – Crowded on jumping by Vertex which shifted out. From a wide barrier Justice Honor was then shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
  • Rapture Miss – Leaving the 600m was restrained from the heels of the weakening Readabeel. Rider R Bayliss explained the mare did not show any early speed and consequently settled back in the field. He said that with a slow tempo the race developed into a sprint home and Rapture Miss found it difficult to make ground in the early part of the straight as a result. He added given the tempo of the event he was not dissatisfied with the finishing effort of Rapture Miss which ran on fairly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Ons Vier – Raced keenly in the middle stages and near the 1100m was steadied when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Blinkin Fast.
  • Bella Deluxe – Held up rounding the home turn.
  • Blinkin Fast – Crowded shortly after the start between Dream Builder and Ons Vier, both of which shifted ground.
  • Riverbend Chief – Raced wide and without cover throughout.
  • Dark Image – When inclined to race keenly, was steadied from the heels of Evopex (T Berry) near the 800m when that runner shifted in when not sufficiently clear. T Berry was advised to ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground.
  • Electric Shadow – Raced wide and without cover throughout.
  • Readabeel – Slow to begin.
  • Sorry I’m Awesome – Slow to begin.

RACE 3: Schweppes Handicap 2000m

  • Raqeeq – When questioned regarding the gelding settling back in the field rider J McDonald stated his instructions were to be in midfield position however when runners to his inside maintained their position Raqeeq was obliged to settle back to avoid being caught wide.
  • Cosmologist – When questioned regarding the improved performance trainer Mr J Pride stated that as notified to the Stewards on 1 October 2018 Cosmologist was unsuited by being pressured in the lead and also by the Good 3 track conditions. He said today he attributed the improved performance to the gelding being able to dictate terms at a moderate tempo, racing on the heavy track conditions and appreciating a quick back up from its last start on 1 October 2018.
  • Keep Up – Rider J Collett stated with the moderate early tempo Keep Up, which was racing in blinkers for the first time, raced keenly and would not settle. He added that as result Keep Up was unable to finish the race off as expected. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Ms C Cunningham expressed dissatisfaction with the ride of J Collett and indicated in her view the gelding would have been better suited to being allowed to stride forward in the middle stages, having regard to the early moderate tempo and the manner in which Keep Up was racing. Having considered Miss Cunningham's explanation, the Stewards determined the tactics adopted by J Collett were not unreasonable. Stewards deemed the performance of the gelding to be unsatisfactory and Ms Cunningham was advised that Keep Up would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to its next race start.
  • Tinker Dan – Near the 200m was inclined to lay in and became unbalanced when positioned close to the running rail.
  • Gentleman Max – Raced wide and without cover throughout.
  • Prince Coureuse – Slow to begin.

RACE 4: Celebrations Handicap 1400m

  • Magic Alibi – Rider R Bayliss could offer no excuse of the disappointing performance for Magic Alibi. A postrace veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying cardiac arrythmia. Trainer Mr G Ryan advised that Magic Alibi would now be spelled. Nonetheless Mr Ryan was advised that a veterinary clearance including an ECG would be required prior to the mare having to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before racing again.
  • Super Tycoon – Stewards permitted C Reith to ride the gelding 1kg over its allotted weight of 53kg. C Reith advised that the gelding travelled well in behind the early leaders, and as he shifted out to start a run on the home turn, Super Tycoon became awkward in its action and from this point he had concerns with his mount and desisted from riding Super Tycoon out to the finish of the race. When giving ground near the 350m became unbalanced when bumped by Insensata (K O'Hara) which shifted out abruptly when being shifted to the outside of Magic Alibi. Rider K O'Hara was advised to exercise more care. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding which was beaten 32L revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Mr G McFarlane was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Super Tycoon having to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to the gelding racing again.

RACE 5: Ecovis Clark Jacobs Mile 1600m

  • Salsonic – Slow to begin and from a wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
  • Abdon – Slow to begin. Laid in in the straight.
  • Astoria – Rider T Angland could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance of the gelding and indicated his mount was under heavy pressure soon after entering the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.
  • Instant De Reve – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have shifted its it near fore plate and to have been pricked its hoof, and as result was found to be lame in that leg. Stable representative Mr C Duckworth was advised a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding racing again.
  • Zourkhan – Raced wide and without cover throughout.
  • The Avenger – Slow to begin. In the early part of straight was shifted to the outside of runners to secure clear running near the 300m.
  • Arraignment – Bumped on jumping by Instant De Reve, which shifted in.
  • Data Point – Was held up on the home turn and the early part of the straight before securing a narrow run to the inside of Willy White Socks.
  • Willy White Socks – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have bled from both nostrils for the first time. Trainer Mr T Sutherland was advised that Willy White Socks would now incur the embargo under the provisions of AR53A.

RACE 6: Polytrack Roman Consul Stakes 1200m (Group 2)

  • Sandbar – Lunged forward in the barriers prior to the start being affected, was examined by the Club's Official Veterinarian and was passed fit to start.
  • Alymerton – Rider A Adkins stated that with blinkers on for the first time his mount raced keenly in the lead and did not settle despite his efforts to endeavour to do so. He added that on the home turn when Jonker improved to his outside Alymerton immediately became under pressure and from that point weakened noticeably. A postrace veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Co trainer Mr T Dabernig stated that the colt was unsuited by the fast-early sections which resulted in it being left without a finishing effort. Mr Dabernig advised he would now subject Alymerton to a veterinary examination and would consider removing the blinkers from the colt for its next race start. The Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of the colt in the days subsequent.  
  • Jonker – Crowded on jumping between Charge and Alymerton. Overraced in the middle stages and when being steadied from the heels of Alymerton near the 600m shifted out and hampered Charge.
  • Legend Of Condor – When questioned regarding his riding on the home turn rider T Angland stated that the colt was racing keenly and leaving the 600m became awkwardly placed on the heels of Charge. He said at this point he contemplated improving to the inside but when he heard a call from J Collett rider of Sesar he was obliged to take hold of his mount to relieve crowding to his inside and for this reason he elected to commence to move to the outside whereby he secured clear running as the field straightened.
  • Sesar – Began only fairly and from a wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
  • Charge – Crowded on jumping between Jonker and Chabreet, which shifted out. Raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages. Briefly held up for clear running on straightening before shifting to the outside of Spin near the 350m to secure clear running. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Chabreet – When questioned regarding the performance rider J Parr stated that the colt raced fiercely throughout the early and middle stages and refused to settle. He added that although he was aware that he was running quick times throughout that section of the event Chabreet would not respond to his efforts to steady the tempo. J Parr stated that as a result the colt gave ground under pressure in the straight and on pulling up he had observed Chabreet to have his tongue back. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover. Co-Trainer Mr Paul Snowden advised that the stable would now experiment with gear on Chabreet and undertook to report back on the progress of the colt in the days subsequent.

RACE 7: Moet and Chandon Spring Champion Stakes 2000m (Group 1)

  • Thinkin’ Big – Lost its off fore plate en route to the barriers and was re-plated causing a significant delay to the start of this race. Was examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer and deemed suitable to race.
  •  Irukandji – Crowded on jumping between Purple Sector and Maid Of Heaven. Raced wide and without cover in the early stages before being allowed to stride forward and lead approaching the 1400m. Rider T Berry stated his mount was bumped at the start and as result overraced throughout the early and middle stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Co-Trainer M Hawkes advised he intends to give the colt a let up and he attributed Irukandji weakening in the straight due to the manner in which in raced throughout the early and middle stages. Steward will follow up on the progress of the colt in the days subsequent.
  • Dealmaker – From a wide barrier was shifted in behind barriers in the early stages. On straightening was steadied to avoid the heels of Home Ground (J Ford) which shifted out. J Ford was advised to ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground. Near the 250m was shifted to the inside of Visao to secure clear running.
  • Mickey Blue Eyes – After being slow to begin, from a wide barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. In the early part of the straight was shifted to the outside of runners to obtain clear running and near the 300m was steadied away from the heels of Panzerfaust.
  • Visao – Raced wide and without cover for the major part of the race. T Angland rider of Aramayo pleaded guilty a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) in that near the 300m he permitted his mount to shift out resulting in it making contact with Tarka, resulting in Tarka being carried out across the running of Visao which was checked when it lost its running between Tarka and Panzerfaust. In this incident Panzerfaust was steadied to avoid the heels of Maid of Heaven. T Angland's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 14 October 2018 and to expire on Sunday 21 October 2018 on which day he may ride.
  • Home Ground – Despite being ridden along in the early stages failed to muster speed. Raced keenly in the early stages. Near the 200m was hampered when bumped by Mickey Blue Eyes (R Bayliss) which shifted out abruptly which resulted in Home Ground being taken out and making contact with the hindquarter of Frankly Awesome. R Bayliss was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
  • Purple Sector – Raced keenly in the early stages. App S Weatherley reported his mount travelled comfortably until the 800m where it appeared to blunder and from that point did not travel comfortably and was a beaten horse a long way from the finish. A post-race veterinary examination of the colt which was beaten 40L revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Mr J Thompson advised that Purple Sector would now be spelled. Nonetheless Mr Thompson was advised that Purple Sector would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.
  • Maid Of Heaven – Bumped Irukandji on jumping

RACE 8: Harrolds Angst Stakes 1600m (Group 3)

  • Shumookh – Raced keenly in the middle stages.
  • The Pinnacle – Slow to begin and from the outside barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
  • Mandylion – Near the 1000m was hampered when Shumookh shifted in before being corrected by its rider T Clark.
  • Marabel – Slow to begin. Raced wide and without over throughout.
  • Red Chandelier – The nearside front barrier gate rebounded when the start was affected resulting in it losing slight ground. In the middle stages raced keenly.

RACE 9: Winning Edge Merchandise Sprint 1200m

  • Warranty – From the outside barrier was shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Near the 300m Warranty and Red Currant made contact due to both runners shifting ground slightly.
  • Arties Dreamwinner – App F Kersley advised he was able to obtain a favourable position behind the leaders in the early stages where his mount travelled comfortably. He said that on the home turn and early part of the straight his mount was under significant pressure and in his opinion did not stretch out properly on the clockwise going. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • My Maher – Raced keenly in the middle stages and refused to settle.
  • Man Of Peace – Began awkwardly.



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