Stewards' Summary @ Caulfield 5th January

Published: 07 Jan 2019


 A summary of Caulfield for Saturday 5th January  is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racing.com website.

Vet Notes

  • Kronos (Race 2) - A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame behind and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • Demolition (Race 9) - The RV veterinary surgeon reported that the gelding bled from both nostrils and as this is the second time, Demolition is now barred from racing in Australia.

Penalties & Fines

  • No penalties and fines

Summary of Races 

Race 1 - Patricia Cooper Handicap - 1000m:

  • Tropezina - after being fractious in its starting stall, underwent a veterinary examination and was passed suitable to race.
  • Yulong Monoceros - slow to begin.
  • Cosmic Ruby - knuckled on jumping away. When weakening near the 150m, was eased to avoid the heels of Du Well which shifted in under pressure. Apprentice Jack Martin reported that after stumbling, the filly over-raced in the early stages and in his opinion felt uncomfortable in its action. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities other than a slow recovery.
  • Du Well - rider Andrew Mallyon reported that the filly laid inwards in the straight and felt uncomfortable in its action on return to scale. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Race 2 - Dale Foenander Handicap - 1400m:

  • Smurf Cody - slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early stages and continued to over-race when the pace slackened in the middle stages. Laid outwards under pressure in the straight. Rider James Winks advised that the preference had been to ride the horse with cover after it raced keenly at its most recent start, however after being slow from its wide barrier, he settled towards the rear of the field.
  • Ensuing - commenced to over-race when the pace slackened in the middle stages.
  • Cincinnati Red (NZ) - when the paced slackened in the middle stages was restrained, getting its head up on several occasions approaching the 800m.
  • Leilas Star - approaching the 800m was eased to avoid heels when the pace slackened. Rider Craig Williams reported that his mount felt like it lost its action in the straight. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Easy Drama - raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
  • Kronos - weakened from the 200m. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame behind and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Race 3 - Donya Van Pampus Handicap - 1200m:

  • Magnesium Rose - after being marginally slow to begin, was then hampered by Mount Horeb which jumped in. Held up for clear running from the 200m until passing the 150m. When questioned, rider Craig Williams explained that he was held up for clear running and that when a run did eventuate near the 150m between Moor Wanted and Tour Down Under his mare was reluctant to improve for several strides before then taking that run passing the 100m. He added that he also was reluctant to initially take a run inside Tour Down Under near the 150m as it had been laying from the top of the straight. Stewards notified him that in their view, he was entitled to be more vigourous to take the run which eventuated inside Tour Down Under passing the 150m. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Bold Missile - commenced awkwardly. When questioned regarding the improved performance, trainer Henry Dwyer explained that the gelding races best when it relaxes in its races and further added that since its last run at Kilmore when it had been held up over the concluding stages, they had given the gelding a brief freshen up.
  • Kaplumpich - was hampered at the start by Bold Missile which shifted in.
  • Mount Horeb - laid inwards in the straight. Rider Linda Meech reported that her mount laid inwards throughout and in her opinion, is better suited racing in a clockwise direction. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities other than the gelding had lost its off fore plate in running.

Race 4 - Richard Cotter Handicap - 1600m:

  • Shokora - slow to begin.
  • Zoophoria - knuckled on jumping away. Rider Dwayne Dunn stated that after scrambling at the start his mount settled further back than intended and this did not suit the mare. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Vitani - laid inwards under pressure in the early stages of the straight.

Race 5 - In Memory of Aila Hinton-Tooley Handicap - 1100m:

  • Adalita - slow to begin.
  • Mazurek - commenced awkwardly.
  • Just Hifalutin - commenced awkwardly.
  • Our Gladiator - over-raced in the early stages and near the 800m shifted in and brushed Fill The Flute.
  • Miss Norway - over-raced in the early and middle stages and raced three wide during this period also. Apprentice Michael Poy reported that his mount over-raced and as a result was unable to gain cover thereby affecting its performance. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Queen Annabel - raced wide without cover for the majority of the event. Rider Craig Williams stated that the mare was quite agitated pre-race and following the performance he agreed with the stables assessment that it may have come to the end of its preparation. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities and the stable reported that the mare may be in season.
  • Fill The Flute - apprentice Georgina Cartwright was of the view that the mare is at the end of its preparation. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

The track was upgraded from Good 3 to Good 4 at 3.30pm after the running of this race.

Race 6 - Nicholas Rehfisch Handicap - 1600m:

  • Notio - slow to begin.
  • Murphys Delight - slow into stride.
  • Prima (NZ) - commenced awkwardly.
  • Fastnet Latina (IRE) - commenced awkwardly.
  • Wenner - over-raced in the early stages. Bumped by Mission Hill near the 350m and again near the 200m due to Mission Hill laying in.
  • Lucques - near the 1300m was eased to avoid the heels of Mission Hill.
  • Mission Hill - laid inwards under pressure rounding the home turn and in the straight and as a result made contact with Wenner near the 350m and again near the 200m.

Race 7 - Peter Missen Handicap - 2000m:

  • Tranquil Miss - after dislodging rider Luke Currie en route to the barriers and then galloping riderless for some distance, was a late withdrawal on veterinary advice at 4.38pm. All monies bet for a win and/or place and concession betting on Tranquil Miss to be refunded. All successful bets on horses prior to 4.38pm are subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket: win bets - 4 cents, place bets (for winner) - 4 cents, place bets (for 2nd) - 4 cents and place bets (for 3rd) - 5 cents.
  • Creedence - connections advised would be ridden closer from the inside gate; settled just behind the leaders.
  • Balcazar - slow to begin.
  • Stormy Shore - raced keenly in the early stages and raced wide without cover for the majority of the event. Crowded near the winning post between Top Of The Range (NZ) and Tea For Choux (NZ) which shifted in slightly.
  • Top Of The Range (NZ) - was held up for clear running rounding the home turn and in the early stages of the straight.
  • Calibration (IRE) - laid in under pressure in the straight.
  • Critical Thinking - weakened from the 350m; rider Michael Walker reported that his mount did not handle the step up in distance and would be better suited on a track with more give. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Civil Disobedience (NZ) - approaching the winning post was restrained to avoid the heels of Calibration (IRE) (Ben Allen) which shifted in whilst being ridden along; Ben Allen was reprimanded and advised to exercise more care.
  • Nothin Leica High - rider Martin Seidl was of the view that his mount would be better suited on a track with more give and felt slightly uncomfortable in its action. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Race 8 - Fiona Jamieson Handicap - 1400m:

  • Weather With You - connections advised would be ridden further back; settled in a mid-field position.
  • Harbour Grey (NZ) - slow to begin.
  • Mr Gustavo - got its head up on jumping away.
  • Spring Tycoon - was hampered when carried outwards onto Kalashani Lad by Mastering (Jake Noonan) which shifted out near the 400m; Jake Noonan was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.
  • Kalashani Lad - near the 400m was carried wider on the course by Spring Tycoon which had been taken out by Mastering.
  • Sabotage (NZ) - apprentice Chelsea MacFarlane stopped riding approaching the finishing line when racing near the heels of Mastering.
  • Red Chouxs (NZ) - rider Dean Yendall reported that the gelding, which was second up today, failed to finish the race off as expected.
  • Trogir - apprentice Michael Poy could offer no explanation for the performance however was of the view the gelding may be at the end of its preparation. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Mr One Eleven - a post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Race 9 - Alicia White Handicap - 1100m:

  • Bassett (NZ) - reared as the start was effected and lost ground. Hung outwards approaching and rounding the home turn.
  • Streets Of Avalon - slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early stages.
  • Matty - raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Demolition - raced four wide without cover throughout. The RV veterinary surgeon reported that the gelding bled from both nostrils and as this is the second time, Demolition is now barred from racing in Australia.
  • Toy Boy - raced five wide without cover throughout. Inclined to lay outwards approaching the home turn and passing the 400m, was severely hampered when carried wide and having to check to avoid the heels of Belwazi (Beau Mertens) which shifted out away from Demolition which had also shifted out away from Top Me Up (Jack Martin) which had shifted out; Beau Mertens was notified that when in similar circumstances he should attempt to balance his horse on the point of the turn rather than to continue to ride out a in the manner he did and Jack Martin was advised to show greater care in similar circumstances.
  • Sheriff John Stone - near the 500m got its head up when being eased to avoid the heels of Streets Of Avalon (Zac Spain) which eased the tempo when crossing; Zac Spain was reprimanded. Apprentice Liam Riordan reported that his mount felt amiss in its action. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Exeltara - rounding the home turn was steadied outwards to avoid the heels of Toy Boy, which had shifted out at this stage. Rider Luke Currie reported that his mount laid inwards throughout and that after being hampered rounding the home turn, his mount finished the race off well.

 




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