Stewards' Summary @ Rosehill Gardens

Published: 02 Dec 2018


A summary of Rosehill Gardens for Saturday 1st December is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Torched (Race 1) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover.
  • Skyray (Race 2) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Skyray to be lame (1/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr C. Conners was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding racing again.
  • Oria (Race 2) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover. Stable representative Ms H. Devlin undertook to report back on the progress of the mare in the days subsequent.
  • Savacool (Race 4) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer Mr C. Waller advised that Savacool had pleased the stable leading into the race and, as K. McEvoy explained to the Stewards, had worked well on Tuesday 27 November and was expected to perform well. Mr Waller was advised that as this is the second occasion on which Savacool has displayed cardiac arrhythmia he will be required to provide a veterinary clearance, which is to include the satisfactory results of an ECG, echocardiograph and cardiac troponin test prior to the mare barrier trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards.
  • Rapture Miss (Race 5) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be suffering from heat stress subsequent to the race, for which it was treated on course. Trainer Mr M. Dale was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before the mare is permitted to race again.

Penalties & Fines

  • No Penalties & Fines

Summary of Races

RACE 1: Elderton Homes Made. You Look Sprint 1100m:

  • Accession – Slow to begin. Rider J. Ford advised that nearing the 700m his mount commenced to race keenly and as a consequence was steadied from the heels of Torched, which resulted in Accession then shifting to that runner's outside. He added that Accession continued to race keenly and hung out rounding the home turn, and under pressure in the straight.
  • The Snooperstar – Began only fairly and from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Athiri – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Had some difficulty obtaining clear running near the 300m and approaching the 250m made contact with Accession as the filly improved into a narrow run between Stronger and Accession.
  • Sebrakate – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Torched. Near the 700m was taken three wide and raced without cover from that point.
  • Krameric – When questioned regarding his riding, H. Bowman advised that his intention was to be in a handy position on the colt, but his instructions were to not make too much use of Krameric to take up that position. He said that after commencing fairly he was caught wide in the early stages and positioned behind Nuclear Summit. He said that initially his view was that Nuclear Summit would maintain a three-wide position, which would afford his mount cover. He added further that when Nuclear Summit went forward he was reluctant to improve with that runner as he felt the tempo of the event during that section of the race was strong and for this reason he elected to remain racing in his established position. He added that near the 700m when Accession shifted from the rail Krameric was forced four wide where it continued to race without cover and on straightening was left flatfooted when the race tempo increased. He further stated that Krameric took some time to respond to his riding, but he was not disappointed with its final 100m of the event where he was of the view the colt found the line reasonably well. After considering H. Bowman's explanations, the Stewards found that his ride in the circumstances was not unreasonable, given the early tempo (10.6 seconds between the 1000m and 800m) and the manner in which Krameric was racing in the early and middle stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.
  • Nuclear Summit – When questioned regarding the colt's performance, rider T. Clark advised that when caught wide in the early stages he was obliged to ride forward to cross Stronger and Torched, and was able to obtain the lead nearing the 800m. He added that Nuclear Summit relaxed in this position but, in his opinion the colt was unable to finish off the race due to the effort it had sustained in the early stages to cross to the lead. He added that Nuclear Summit presented today having only one barrier trial in the lead-up to today's event and would derive benefit from today's performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality. Stable representative Mr T. King concurred with the views offered by T. Clark and undertook to report back to the Stewards on the condition of the colt subsequent to the race and the future race plans.
  • Torched –Rider B. Avdulla stated that he obtained a favourable position behind the leaders in the early stages, but when the tempo reduced leaving the 800m Torched commenced to race keenly behind the leaders. He added that in the early part of the straight he was held up behind Nuclear Summit, but after obtaining clear running to that runner's outside near the 250m Torched did not finish off the race as expected. He added that in his view this was due principally to the colt not being able to sprint when able to secure clear running. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover.

RACE 2: Happy 21st Madeleine Sprint 1100m:

  • Regimen – Examined behind the barriers by the Club's veterinary officer and deemed suitable to race. From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners shortly after the start. Overraced in the early stages.
  • Easy Eddie – Raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Leogang – Began only fairly and raced wide and without cover throughout. When questioned regarding his riding and the reason the gelding raced four wide without cover, J. Collett stated that his instructions were to take up a forward position, which is consistent with the instructions given at the gelding's previous starts. He stated that initially he endeavoured to follow Easy Eddie forward with a view to obtaining a position with cover behind that runner; however, when Kapajak held its position to his inside he was left racing wide without cover. He added that whilst in the early stages he contemplated coming back to race behind Kapajak, he said that given the moderate tempo during this period he was unable to position his mount behind that runner, which resulted in Leogang racing wide for the remainder of the event.
  • Lagerfeld – Began only fairly.
  • Gongs – Slow to begin and shortly after the start was crowded between Skyray and Mister Songman, both of which shifted ground. Soon after straightening was steadied when disappointed
  • Skyray – When questioned regarding the gelding's performance, rider J. McDonald stated that in the middle stages Skyray commenced to race keenly and near the 700m hung out towards the heels of Kapajak and had to be steadied in consequence. He stated that in the straight Skyray continued to lay out but, in his view, may not have been comfortable racing amongst other horses, particularly when in its last two starts the gelding was able to improve to the outside of the field. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Skyray to be lame (1/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr C. Conners was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the gelding racing again.
  • Oria – Laid out in the straight. Rider J. Ford stated that the mare had trialled only fairly leading into today's race and after having a comfortable run throughout the event was disappointing in its failure to finish off the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover. Stable representative Ms H. Devlin undertook to report back on the progress of the mare in the days subsequent.
  • Gongs – Soon after straightening was steadied when disappointed for a run between Oria and Lagerfeld, which shifted out. Gongs then was shifted to the inside of Lagerfeld to obtain clear running.

RACE 3: TAB Highway Handicap 1200m:

  • Mark My Word – Began awkwardly, then was hampered shortly after by Mookareena, which began awkwardly and shifted in.
  • Noble Boy – Slow to begin.
  • Caribou – Slow to begin.
  • Big Reg – Began awkwardly.
  • I Am Capitan – Nearing the 800m was steadied from the heels of Coup De Main (H. Bowman), which shifted in when not clear. H. Bowman was reprimanded. In assessing penalty the Stewards accepted that I Am Capitan commenced to race keenly when being crossed by Coup De Main.

RACE 4: ATC Cup 2000m:

  • Savacool – Rider K. McEvoy advised that Savacool travelled satisfactorily in the early stages, but when under pressure from the 800m he was concerned there was something amiss with the mare and eased her from the race rounding the home turn. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer Mr C. Waller advised that Savacool had pleased the stable leading into the race and, as K. McEvoy explained to the Stewards, had worked well on Tuesday 27 November and was expected to perform well. Mr Waller was advised that as this is the second occasion on which Savacool has displayed cardiac arrhythmia he will be required to provide a veterinary clearance, which is to include the satisfactory results of an ECG, echocardiograph and cardiac troponin test prior to the mare barrier trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards.

RACE 5: ATC Tipping Competition Handicap 2400m:

  • Tamarack – Rider J. Ford reported that his intention was to be in a handy position on the gelding. He added that although Tamarak jumped well, it failed to show its customary early speed despite his efforts in the early stages to hold a forward position. He said that throughout the event Tamarack never travelled and was under pressure and did not respond to his riding at any stage. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality. Stable representative Ms H. Devlin could offer no explanation for the performance of the gelding. Stewards advised Ms Devlin that should the stable intend to continue with the gelding's preparation, it would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards. Ms Devlin undertook to report on the post-race condition of Tamarack in the days subsequent.
  • The Bandit – When questioned regarding his riding of the gelding and the reason he settled back in the field, rider J. McDonald stated that as he was not issued with any specific instructions, he anticipated being in a mid-field position. He said that shortly after the start he attempted to obtain a position outside Keep Up with the hope that Keep Up would shift to the fence and he would take a position one-off. He said that when Keep Up did not shift to the fence, Solo Mission improved to that runner's inside and he was left racing three wide. He further stated that this resulted in The Bandit following Tamarack and when that runner did not show its customary early speed he was taken back further, resulting in The Bandit losing ground and having to race at the tail of the field. He further stated that given the moderate tempo of the event he commenced his run on The Bandit from the 700m but was unable to sustain such a long run. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.
  • Rapture Miss – Rider R. King reported that the mare travelled comfortably outside the lead throughout the early and middle stages, but when the tempo increased from the 600m was immediately under pressure and weakened noticeably in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be suffering from heat stress subsequent to the race, for which it was treated on course. Trainer Mr M. Dale was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before the mare is permitted to race again.
  • Solo Mission – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

RACE 6: Festival Stakes 1500m:

  • Monsieur Sisu – Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the gelding a half kilogram over its declared weight of 53kgs. Rider J. Collett stated that whilst the gelding was able to lead at a moderate tempo, it was not assisted by Chamois Road and Goodfella being positioned to its outside. He added that nevertheless in his opinion Monsieur Sisu was still disappointing in its failure to race competitively, albeit the gelding was up significantly in grade today. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.
  • Goodfella – When questioned regarding her riding throughout the early and middle stages, rider R. King stated that her instructions were to take up a forward position on the gelding and ensure that it maintained a solid tempo throughout the early and middle stages of the event. She said that after following Chamois Road in the early stages, she continued to ride her mount forward in an attempt to cross that runner, however, Goodfella did not show sufficient speed and as a consequence was caught three wide and without cover. She stated that as the field approached the 1000m and commenced to turn she was reluctant to continue to ride her mount forward and make too much use of it to cross the runners to her inside, and for this reason she elected to race in a three-wide position until near the 600m where she was able to commence to improve past the early leaders Monsieur Sisu and Chamois Road.
  • Spectroscope – Slow to begin and from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When questioned regarding his riding in the early part of the straight, G. Schofield stated that Spectroscope is a horse that needs to be held up for one run. He stated that as a consequence he followed the favourite, My Nordic Hero into the event and remained racing behind that runner until near the 300m. He said that once he shifted to the outside of My Nordic Hero, Spectroscope finished off the race reasonably well but, in his opinion, is a horse that races best when able to improve between runners rather than being shifted to the outside.
  • Duca Valentinois – Crowded on jumping by Monsieur Sisu, which shifted out. Near the 250m was disappointed for a run to the outside of Chamois Road, resulting in Duca Valentinois being awkwardly placed on the heels of that runner for some distance thereafter.
  • My Nordic Hero – Began only fairly.
  • Kingsguard – Leaving the 1200m was eased to avoid the heels of Pecans (C. Brown), which shifted in when not quite clear. C. Brown was advised to exercise more care.
  • Grande Rosso – Near the 1100m made contact with the running rail and became unbalanced. K. McEvoy dropped his whip near the 300m.
  • New Tipperary – Near the 200m was inconvenienced when crowded between Pecans and My Nordic Hero, which shifted in slightly.

RACE 7: Starlight Stakes 1100m:

  • Badajoz – Stewards permitted B. Avdulla to ride the gelding one kilogram over its declared weight of 53kgs. When questioned regarding his riding in the early part of the straight, B. Avdulla stated that he followed Spending To Win with a view to improving to that runner's outside. He stated that when Gwenneth, which was positioned to the outside of Spending To Win, did not weaken as he had anticipated, he was obliged to shift back to the inside of Spending To Win whereby he secured clear running near the 300m.
  • Marsupial – Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the gelding a half kilogram over its declared weight of 53kgs. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the early stages.
  • My Favorite – Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the gelding a half kilogram over its declared weight of 53kgs. Lost its near-hind plate during running.
  • Magic Alibi – Began awkwardly. Over the final 150m could not be fully tested when held up on the heels of Deploy.
  • Gwenneth – Was slow to begin and then was crowded shortly after the start between Gibraltar Girl and Sir Plush, which began awkwardly and shifted in. Raced wide and without cover throughout.
  • Sir Plush – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Gibraltar Girl – Leaving the 800m was hampered when carried wider by Badajoz, which shifted to the outside of Deploy when inclined to hang out in the middle stages.
  • Spending To Win – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

Race 8: Summer Racing Handicap 1300m:

  • Sparky Lad – Slow to begin and then was crowded shortly after the start between Collateral and Gresham.
  • Catesby – Began awkwardly. Near the 600m struck the running rail.
  • Super Tycoon – Began awkwardly. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Gresham – Began only fairly. Briefly held up in the early part of the straight. For some distance near the 200m Gresham and Revenire raced tight as Gresham endeavoured to improve to the inside of Mapmaker. Over the concluding stages could not be tested when crowded between Mapmaker and Catesby (R. Dolan), which shifted out. R. Dolan was advised to exercise more care. In assessing penalty Stewards found that Gresham had not fully established clear running between those two runners at that point.
  • Drachenfels – Raced wide and without cover. Near the 350m was hampered when carried wider by Intueri. Lost its off-fore plate during running.
  • Intueri – Near the 350m was bumped on the shoulder by Beau Geste (K. McEvoy), which shifted out to improve to the outside of Mapmaker. K. McEvoy was advised to exercise more care.
  • Strathmore – When being directed to the outside of Drachenfels had to steady away from the heels of that runner when Drachenfels was taken out by Intueri.
  • Revenire – Rider B. Avdulla stated that the entire travelled strongly into the straight but, in his opinion, did not finish off the race as expected, and could offer no excuse for the performance. Lost its off-fore plate during running. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Race 9: TAB Rewards Handicap 1500m:

  • Notio – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.
  • Sexy Eyes – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.
  • Mutarakem – When questioned regarding the gelding racing more forward today, rider J. Ford advised that his instructions were to take up a mid-field position. He said that after commencing well and with the moderate early tempo Mutarakem was caught wide in a compact field and as a result settled more forward than had been anticipated. He added that Mutarakem was obliged to race three wide and without cover, and as a consequence was unable to finish off the race.
  • Impavido – Slow to begin. Near the 1000m struck the running rail and became unbalanced. Near the 100m was held up when positioned close to the heels of Gambler's Blues, which was commencing to give ground. Impavido then was shifted to the inside of that runner where it secured clear running at the 50m.
  • Gambler's Blues – After beginning awkwardly was bumped on jumping by Arraignment, which shifted out.
  • Dagny – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners. Over the final 50m could not be tested when crowded between Mutarakem and Gambler's Blues.
  • Notio – For some distance in the early stages raced tight to the inside of Sexy Eyes (J. McDonald) as that runner was endeavouring to obtain a position three wide with cover behind Mutarakem. Near the 1000m Sexy Eyes shifted in when not quite clear of Notio, resulting in that runner having to be steadied. J. McDonald was advised to ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground. When questioned regarding his riding in the early stages and whether there was an opportunity to hold his position close behind Mutarakem, which would have prevented Sexy Eyes from shifting in, rider C. Brown stated that he was mindful that the gelding had a tendency to overrace and for this reason he was reluctant to allow his mount to improve as he was concerned Notio would become awkward on the heels of Mutarakem. He said that when J. McDonald (Sexy Eyes) placed some pressure on his mount, he elected to come back and follow that runner to prevent Notio overracing. This resulted in Sexy Eyes being able to obtain a position three wide with cover behind Mutarakem. C. Brown advised that Notio raced keenly in the middle stages and this was the principal reason for the horse not finishing off the race.
  • Tip Top – For some distance approaching the 300m was held up for clear running before being shifted to the outside of Gaulois near the 200m.
  • Roman Son – When questioned regarding is riding in the straight, G. Schofield stated that after balancing up, Roman Son was inclined to lay in and for this reason he elected to attempt to improve between Mutarakem and Notio. He stated that at this point Roman Son was not making any appreciable ground despite his efforts to ride the gelding along. He stated that when the run between Mutarakem and Notio commenced to close, he shifted to the outside of Notio to obtain clear running, which resulted in Roman Son being awkwardly placed close to the heels of Notio for some distance near the 200m. He added that once he was able to obtain clear running to the outside of Notio Roman Son found the line strongly.



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