Stewards' Summary @ Rosehill Gardens 2nd February

Published: 03 Feb 2019


A summary of Rosehill Gardens for Saturday 2nd February is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Exceed The Stars (Race 1)  – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame (2/5) in the near-hind leg and also to have a laceration to the near-hind hock. Trainer Mr M Newnham stated that in his view Exceed The Stars might be better suited by being brought back in distance. Mr Newnham was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Exceed The Stars is permitted to race again.
  • Intrepidacious (Race 2) – A post-race veterinary examination of Intrepidacious, which raced three wide and without cover throughout the event, revealed the filly to be slow to recover.
  • Lucicello  (Race 2) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be making an abnormal respiratory noise. Trainer Mr C Waller provided the results of an endoscopic examination performed subsequent to the race at his stable, which revealed the filly to have some mucus present in its airway, for which it has now been treated. He added that the stable would now experiment with the gear on the filly as it was reported that it may have had a respiratory issue during the running of the event, which could be rectified with the application of either a tongue-tie or tongue control bit.
  • Bucephalus (Race 4)  – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Co-trainer Mr M Hawkes agreed with the assessment of T Berry and confirmed the stable would endeavour to avoid rain-affected going.
  • Kool Vinnie (Race 5) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its near-fore plate and was lame (2/5) in the same leg. Trainer Mr K Lees was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Kool Vinnie is permitted to race again.
  • Girl Tuesday (Race 7) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Girl Tuesday to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr C Waller concurred with the views of rider K McEvoy and advised that this preparation the mare had returned to the stable heavier in condition and that this, together with the explanations tendered by K McEvoy, were the principal reasons the mare did not finish off the race as well as expected. Mr Waller undertook to report back if there was anything amiss with Girl Tuesday subsequent to the race.
  • Beijing Board (Race 8) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Beijing Board to have bled from both nostrils. Trainer Mr R Litt was advised that, under AR53A, Beijing Board would not be permitted to work on a racecourse for two months and race for three months and must barrier trial or gallop 1000m to the satisfaction of the Stewards before its next race start.
  • Milseain (Race 9)  – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer Mr K Lees was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, must be provided prior to Milseain barrier trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards.

Penalties & Fines

  • App B Ryan, rider of Mapmaker was fined $300 under AR137A(5)(a)(i) for using the whip on four (4) consecutive occasions prior to the 100m.
  • Mr C Waller, Trainer of Botti was fined $100 under AR140A for presenting the gelding into the enclosure without blinkers, which are part of its approved gear. On jumping was bumped by Nobu, which shifted out and as a result became unbalanced and blundered. A short distance later had to be steadied when crowded between Collateral and Nobu, which shifted out.

Summary of Races

RACE 1: Canonbury Stakes (Group 3) 1100m:

  • Crown Affair – Was slow to begin. Near the 100m rider, J Collett, accidentally dropped his off-side rein.
  • Exceed The Stars – Rider T Clark reported that his mount was able to lead comfortably in a moderately run event, however, he was a little disappointed with the colt's finishing effort, having regard to the run it received in the race. He added that being first up on a soft track were two factors he felt contributed to Exceed The Stars not being able to finish off the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame (2/5) in the near-hind leg and also to have a laceration to the near-hind hock. Trainer Mr M Newnham stated that in his view Exceed The Stars might be better suited by being brought back in distance. Mr Newnham was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Exceed The Stars is permitted to race again.
  • Deep Chill – Was inclined to race keenly throughout the event. When placed under pressure in the straight was inclined to shift ground and proved difficult to ride.
  • Magnate – Began awkwardly.
  • Mclaren – On jumping was bumped by Deep Chill, which shifted out. Raced keenly throughout the early stages.
  • Spring Loaded – Was inclined to race keenly in the early stages.

RACE 2: Widden Stakes (Group 3) 1100m:

  • Intrepidacious – Began awkwardly. On the home turn Mayaaseh laid out, resulting in Intrepidacious being steadied when awkwardly placed close to the heels of that runner. A post-race veterinary examination of Intrepidacious, which raced three wide and without cover throughout the event, revealed the filly to be slow to recover.
  • Lucicello – Was fractious in the barriers. Passing the 700m, when racing keenly, had to be steadied when awkwardly positioned close to the heels of Blazing Miss. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider J McDonald stated that Lucicello was quite stirred up in its preliminary. He added that Lucicello became fractious after being loaded into the barriers, however, after beginning satisfactorily he was able to take up a mid-field position. He said that his mount travelled keenly throughout the event and was disappointing in its failure to respond to his riding over the final 400m. J McDonald added that following the race he noticed Lucicello to be making an abnormal respiratory noise. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be making an abnormal respiratory noise. Trainer Mr C Waller provided the results of an endoscopic examination performed subsequent to the race at his stable, which revealed the filly to have some mucus present in its airway, for which it has now been treated. He added that the stable would now experiment with the gear on the filly as it was reported that it may have had a respiratory issue during the running of the event, which could be rectified with the application of either a tongue-tie or tongue control bit.
  • Rotator – When being crossed by Blazing Miss near the 900m commenced to race keenly and shifted out abruptly. Rotator then continued to race keenly in the middle stages. Hung out under pressure in the straight and proved difficult to ride in the early part of the straight.
  • Still Single – On straightening was steadied away from the heels of Intrepidacious and became unbalanced.

RACE 3: TAB Highway Plate 1500m:

  • Roy's Command – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities other than the gelding had lost its near-fore bar plate.
  • Red Liberty – Was slow to begin.
  • Saarim – After being loaded into the barriers, reared and got its near-foreleg momentarily cast over the front gates. Saarim was examined by the Club's Veterinary Officer and deemed suitable to race. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • A Snip Of Cyndy – When questioned regarding his riding, S Guymer advised that his preference was to settle in a mid-field position, but from his wide barrier he was caught wide in the early stages of the event. He said for this reason, to avoid being caught wide, he elected to come back and follow the favourite, Nicconita, which resulted in A Snip Of Cyndy having to be positioned at the rear of the field. He added that throughout the middle stages A Snip Of Cyndy travelled well behind Nicconita and approaching the 600m he became concerned that Nicconita was not improving into the event, and for this reason, as the tempo increased he elected to improve to the inside of Nicconita to secure a clear run. He added that in the straight A Snip Of Cyndy responded well to his riding, and approaching the 200m he commenced to shift out in order to secure clear running. He added that when Potent Force, which was racing in advance of him, was inclined to lay in, he committed to improving to that runner's outside, however, when its rider, J Ford, changed the whip to his right hand, Potent Force shifted out, which resulted in the run between Potent Force and Haames closing and A Snip Of Cyndy being checked at the 100m when disappointed for this run. S Guymer added that from this point A Snip Of Cyndy had lost momentum and was unable to improve its position following this incident.
  • Nicconita – On straightening, Belfast Bella shifted out, resulting in Fui San being initially taken out and then shifting away from that runner, which resulted in Nicconita being hampered and taken wider.
  • Belfast Bella –Rider K McEvoy stated that with the mare racing first up today, trainer Mr M Dale advised that if he was able to take up a position forward of mid-field, he should endeavour to do so. K McEvoy said that after commencing reasonably well he elected to cross runners to his inside, however, when caught wide he continued forward on Belfast Bella and as a result settled further forward than intended. He added that when unable to secure cover in the early stages his mount then was left racing wide and without cover for the majority of the event. K McEvoy added that as a result, given the wide run first up on today's soft track, the mare's run came to an end near the 200m and Belfast Bella would derive benefit from today's run. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M Dale confirmed the instructions and concurred with the views of K McEvoy. Mr Dale undertook to report back to the Stewards on the condition of the mare subsequent to the race.

RACE 4: Countdown to Golden Slipper Handicap 1400m:

  • Adana – Was slow to begin and shortly after was hampered when bumped by Toulouse, which shifted in. Inside the 200m, when being shifted to the outside of Ljungberg to secure clear running, was obliged to be shifted out further when Ljungberg commenced to lay out under pressure and near the 150m Adana secured clear running.
  • Bucephalus – Rider T Berry advised that whilst the colt travelled satisfactorily, when it received a bump on the home turn as Ljungberg shifted out, Bucephalus became under pressure and in his opinion did not handle the soft track conditions and weakened as a result. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Co-trainer Mr M Hawkes agreed with the assessment of T Berry and confirmed the stable would endeavour to avoid rain-affected going.
  • Seles – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Costello – Jumped awkwardly.

RACE 5: TAB Handicap 1400m:

  • Kool Vinnie – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its near-fore plate and was lame (2/5) in the same leg. Trainer Mr K Lees was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Kool Vinnie is permitted to race again.
  • Mapmaker – App B Ryan was fined $300 under AR137A(5)(a)(i) for using the whip on four (4) consecutive occasions prior to the 100m.
  • The Avenger – Was slow to begin. Approaching the 250m, when attempting a narrow run between Handfast and Nicochet, had to be steadied when Nicochet shifted out slightly, which resulted in The Avenger making contact with both runners.
  • King Viv – Near the 1000m was steadied from the heels of Kool Vinnie.
  • Poetic Charmer – Rider T Berry reported that in his opinion the gelding failed to handle today's soft track conditions.
  • Handfast – Approaching the 200m had to be steadied when momentarily crowded by Poetic Charmer, which shifted in slightly
  • Paquirri – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rider T Clark advised that in his opinion the colt did not handle today's soft track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities other than the colt lost is near-fore plate.
  • Excelsior – Rider B Prebble reported that his mount dipped shortly after the start and did not travel from that point. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Levee Bank – Was slow to begin and then blundered shortly after the start. From its wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Nicochet – Approaching the 1000m was hampered when bumped on a number of occasions by Kool Vinnie, which shifted away from Excelsior. A short distance later Kool Vinnie, which was inclined to overrace, was steadied to avoid the heels of Looks Like Elvis (B Shinn), which shifted in when not clear, resulting in Kool Vinnie then further crowding Nicochet, resulting in Nicochet becoming unbalanced. B Shinn was reprimanded and advised that he must ensure he leaves sufficient racing room for runners to his inside.

RACE 6: Expressway Stakes (Group 2) 1200m:

  • Trapeze Artist – When questioned regarding the performance, rider T Clark advised that Trapeze Artist travelled strongly outside the leader, Dothraki, but found it difficult to quicken soon after straightening. He added that in his opinion Trapeze Artist performs best in races with genuine tempo whereby it can be ridden more conservatively to allow it to finish off the race strongly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr G Ryan concurred with the views of T Clark and added that whilst Trapeze Artist has performed well on rain-affected going, in his opinion its best performances were on good surfaces.
  • Le Romain – Was slow to begin. Was held up in the early part of the straight and near the 200m was inconvenienced when attempting a run between Trapeze Artist and Dothraki, which shifted out slightly.

RACE 7: Events by ATC Handicap 1500m:

  • Here To There – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
  • Smartedge – Was slow to begin.
  • Girl Tuesday – Rider K McEvoy advised that from a wide barrier the stable elected to have the mare ridden conservatively to ensure it obtained cover. He added that Girl Tuesday was not suited by the moderately run event and as a result, when the tempo quickened, was unable to make any appreciable ground in the straight. He added that in his opinion Girl Tuesday would derive a fitness benefit from today's performance and added that the soft track conditions did not assist the mare racing first up today. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Girl Tuesday to be slow to recover. Trainer Mr C Waller concurred with the views of rider K McEvoy and advised that this preparation the mare had returned to the stable heavier in condition and that this, together with the explanations tendered by K McEvoy, were the principal reasons the mare did not finish off the race as well as expected. Mr Waller undertook to report back if there was anything amiss with Girl Tuesday subsequent to the race.

RACE 8: Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap 2000m:

  • Asterius – When questioned, rider J McDonald stated that his mount settled in a mid-field position, as had been expected. He said that near the 800m he endeavoured to commence to improve to the outside of Bon Equus, however, was disappointed for that run when Nahuel held its ground to his outside and as a result Asterius was held up behind Bon Equus for some distance thereafter. He added that near the 600m Asterius then was crowded between Cyber Intervention and Nahuel when both runners shifted slightly, which resulted in Asterius losing momentum at that point when having to be steadied. He added that he was then held up for clear running in the early part of the straight behind Letter To Juliette where he was unable to test his mount and when out of contention inside the 200m he rode his mount out in a hands and heels manner. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Collateral – Shortly after the start Collateral and Reneged were crowded when racing tight to the inside of Letter To Juliette.
  • Reneged – Near the 300m when following Botti endeavoured to improve to that runner's inside when Botti shifted out. When Botti then shifted back in a short distance later, Reneged was held up on the heels of that runner before shifting to its outside at the 200m to secure clear running.
  • Letter To Juliette – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Near the 800m was taken wider when Wu Gok shifted to the outside of Bon Equus to improve.
  • Beijing Board – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Beijing Board to have bled from both nostrils. Trainer Mr R Litt was advised that, under AR53A, Beijing Board would not be permitted to work on a racecourse for two months and race for three months and must barrier trial or gallop 1000m to the satisfaction of the Stewards before its next race start.
  • Cyber Intervention – In the early part of the straight was held up behind Island Missile and did not obtain clear running until the 300m.
  • Bon Equus – Rider S Clipperton advised that from his wide barrier today his instructions were to take up a more forward position. Stewards will interview trainer Mr J Pride relative to the gelding racing in a more forward position.
  • Botti – Trainer Mr C Waller was fined $100 under AR140A for presenting the gelding into the enclosure without blinkers, which are part of its approved gear. On jumping was bumped by Nobu, which shifted out and as a result became unbalanced and blundered. A short distance later had to be steadied when crowded between Collateral and Nobu, which shifted out.
  • Nobu – Was fractious in the barriers and began awkwardly. Shortly after the start was hampered when crowded between Botti and Nahuel, which shifted out away from Eagle Bay. Approaching the 600m, when Beijing Board commenced to give ground quickly, Nobu was checked to avoid the heels of that runner and was taken back through the field as Beijing Board continued to give ground. Laid out in the straight. Near the 200m was shifted to the outside of Island Missile to secure clear running and in so doing, blundered and became unbalanced.

RACE 9: Rise Up This Autumn Handicap 1200m:

  • Maximus – Was held up on the home turn.
  • All Too Royal – Began awkwardly and then was bumped by Bolero King, which shifted out.
  • Aylmerton – Rider A Adkins stated that in his opinion the colt may not have handled today's soft track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Performer – Began only fairly and then had to be steadied shortly afterwards when crowded between Ghostly, which shifted in slightly, and All Too Royal, which was taken out by Bolero King. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners.
  • Ghostly – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Milseain – Overraced throughout the early and middle stages of the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be displaying cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer Mr K Lees was advised that a veterinary clearance, including the results of an ECG, must be provided prior to Milseain barrier trialling to the satisfaction of the Stewards.



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