Stewards' Summary @ Caulfield 2nd February

Published: 05 Feb 2019


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

Vet Notes

  • Fast Cash (Race 1) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering from heat stress.
  • Arrochar (Race 1) -  A post-race veterinary inspection revealed the gelding to be lame in the off foreleg. Connections were advised that a veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to racing again.
  • Tony Nicconi (Race 1) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame in the off foreleg. Connections were advised that a veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to racing again.
  • Sams Image (Race 1) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the horse to be suffering from heat stress and was treated accordingly.
  • Redcore (Race 1) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the horse to be suffering from heat stress.
  • Steal My Kisses (Race 5) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be suffering from heat stress. Connections were advised that a veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to racing again.
  • Top Me Up (Race 9) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed a throat condition (condroitis), a laceration to the left foreleg above the knee, an abrasion to the left stifle and a slow recovery. Connections were advised that a veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to racing again, including endoscopy.
  • Rib Eye (Race 9) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the left foreleg, bowed tendons in the left fore and right forelegs, and suspensory desmitis in the left foreleg. Connections were advised that a veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to racing again, including a comprehensive report on the left and right forelegs. It was further reported that the gelding cast its off fore plate.

Penalties & Fines

  • Damien Oliver, rider of Second Bullet  was fined $500 under the provisions of AR 137A(5)(a)(ii) for his use of the whip on nine occasions prior to the 100m, which is four times more than permitted. In assessing penalty, Stewards took into account the fact that he won the race, the totality of his whip use and excellent record. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities other than a slow recovery.
  • Apprentice Harry Grace rider of Pissaro  was fined $500 under the provisions of AR 137A(5)(a)(ii) for his use of the whip on nine occasions prior to the 100m, which is four times more than permitted. In assessing penalty, Stewards took into account the totality of his whip use and his good record.

Summary of Races 

Race 1 VEUVE CLIQUOT LAWN HANDICAP - 1100 metres:

  • Fast Cash - the start of the race was delayed due to the reins having to be replaced as they were buckled reins. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering from heat stress.
  • Arrochar Inconvenienced shortly after the start by Eastwood which shifted out. Craig Williams reported that he was pleased with the performance of the gelding bearing in mind it had been freshened up and stepping back in distance from 1400m. A post-race veterinary inspection revealed the gelding to be lame in the off foreleg. Connections were advised that a veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to racing again.
  • Educate - restrained from the start. Performance queried. Rider Ben Allen reported the gelding would be better suited contesting events over a greater distance than todays 1100m.
  • I Got You - restrained from the start. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Eastwood - over-raced in the early stages.
  • Mystyko raced wide without cover throughout.
  • Tony Nicconi led, performed below market expectations. Apprentice Lachlan King reported his mount raced keenly when pressured in the lead by Sams Image. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame in the off foreleg. Connections were advised that a veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to racing again.
  • Sams Image A post-race veterinary examination revealed the horse to be suffering from heat stress and was treated accordingly.
  • Redcore A post-race veterinary examination revealed the horse to be suffering from heat stress.
  • El Sicario (NZ) raced wide throughout.

Race 2 ROBERT HUNTER HANDICAP - 2400 metres:

  • Second Bullet rider Damien Oliver was fined $500 under the provisions of AR 137A(5)(a)(ii) for his use of the whip on nine occasions prior to the 100m, which is four times more than permitted. In assessing penalty, Stewards took into account the fact that he won the race, the totality of his whip use and excellent record. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities other than a slow recovery.
  • Pissaro apprentice Harry Grace was fined $500 under the provisions of AR 137A(5)(a)(ii) for his use of the whip on nine occasions prior to the 100m, which is four times more than permitted. In assessing penalty, Stewards took into account the totality of his whip use and his good record.
  • Khezerabad (FR) rider Michael Dee could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Murphy's Delight commenced awkwardly.

Race 3 JOHN MOULE HANDICAP - 1400 metres:

  • Esposito Gold Upon arrival to the barriers, underwent a veterinary examination and was found to be lame in the left foreleg. Stewards subsequently ordered the late scratching of the mare at 1.45 pm acting on veterinary advice. Prior to correct weight an announcement was made with regard to betting deductions. All monies bet for a win and/or place and concession betting on Esposito Gold to be refunded. All successful bets on horses prior to 1.45 pm are subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket: win bets, 2 cents, place bets (for winner) 2 cents; place bets (for 2nd) - 6 cents; place bets (for 3rd) - 6 cents. Connections were advised that a veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to racing again.
  • Magnesium Rose rider Damien Oliver reported that the mare races best when fresh and may appreciate shorter distances than todays 1400m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.
  • Amortentia laid in under pressure in the straight.
  • Abyssinian apprentice Liam Riordan reported the mare laid out under pressure.

Race 4 LADBROKES HANDICAP - 2000 metres:

  • Tranquil Miss Travelled keenly in the middle stages. Commenced a run three wide near the 800m.
  • Lamborghini eased from the start.
  • Music of the Night - raced wide through the early stages before crossing to settle outside the leader near the 1400m.
  • Good Idea - apprentice Fred Kersley reported his mount was flat-footed when placed under pressure from the 800m and may have come to the end of its preparation.
  • The Mighty Jrod (NZ) rider Jamie Kah reported her mount was flat-footed from the 500m.

Race 5 LADBROKES CHAIRMANS STAKES - 1000 metres:

  • Bella Rosa rider Mark Zahra reported the filly raced greenly and was inclined to lay in behind the race leader, Lanigera.
  • Steal My Kisses raced wide without cover. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be suffering from heat stress. Connections were advised that a veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to racing again.
  • Art Collection near the 500m, was steadied when tightened for room between Seatonic and Steal My Kisses which laid in. Eased near the 200m to avoid the heels of Loving Gaby that shifted out to improve. Rider Damian Lane (Loving Gaby) was spoken to advisedly.
  • Done By Me commenced awkwardly.
  • I Am commenced awkwardly and lost ground.
  • Loving Gaby slow to begin.
  • Swan Island steadied passing the 300m to avoid the heels of I Am (Luke Currie). Luke Currie was notified to exercise more care in similar circumstances.

Race 6 - BLUE STAR PRINT HANDICAP -1600 metres:

  • George Patton (USA) connections advised would be ridden more forward. Led. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.
  • Leodora connections advised would be ridden more forward if the gelding begins well. Slow to begin and settled toward the rear. Rider Ethan Brown reported the gelding made an abnormal respiratory noise. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Plot the Course - the start of the race was delayed due to the reins having to be replaced as they were buckled reins.
  • Notio rider Dwayne Dunn reported the gelding may benefit from the removal of the blinkers.
  • Fastnet Latina (IRE) - slow to begin.

Race 7 POLYTRACK W.J. ADAMS STAKES - 1000 metres:

  • Ashlor - knuckled as the start was effected. Rider Daniel Stackhouse reported his mount did not feel entirely comfortable in its action. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Bons Away - settled behind the leader. Raced keenly in the middle stages. Held up until passing the 200m when obtaining a run to the inside of the race leader, Written By.
  • Missrock raced wide and without cover throughout.
  • Essence of Terror near the 500m, raced in restricted room between Encryption and Missrock.

Race 8 LADBROKES MANFRED STAKES - 1200 metres:

  • Ranier raced wide and without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Scottish Rogue Near the 900m, became unbalanced after bumping with Halvorsen that shifted out.
  • Poised To Strike Near the 900m, was steadied to avoid the heels of Thorondor that shifted in. Rider Ben Melham (Thorondor) was spoken to advisedly.

Race 9 MAL SECCULL HANDICAP 1400 metres:

  • Top Me Up connections advised would be ridden more forward. Slow to begin. Settled worse than mid-field. Near the 150m, when making ground into a narrow run, was then checked when tightened for room between Tried and Tired and Ruettiger (NZ) (Liam Riordan) which shifted out before being straightened. Apprentice Liam Riordan was advised to attempt to straighten his mounts to the best of his ability at all times. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a throat condition (condroitis), a laceration to the left foreleg above the knee, an abrasion to the left stifle and a slow recovery. Connections were advised that a veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to racing again, including endoscopy.
  • Mr Money Bags slow to begin. Raced wide throughout. Rider Jye McNeil reported the gelding, that was having its first race start at Caulfield, did not corner well and raced without luck when wide.
  • Our Peaky Blinders underwent a veterinary examination upon arrival on course and was deemed fit to run.
  • Heptagon (NZ) dipped shortly after the start.
  • Critical Thinking contacted the rail leaving the mounting enclosure. Underwent a veterinary examination upon arrival to the barriers and was deemed unfit to run due to a laceration to the left hind stifle. Stewards subsequently ordered the late scratching of the gelding at 5.28 pm on veterinary advice. Prior to correct weight, an announcement was made with regard to betting deductions. All monies bet for a win and/or place and concession betting on Critical Thinking to be refunded. All successful bets on horses prior to 5.28 pm are subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket: win bets, 13 cents, place bets (for winner) 12 cents; place bets (for 2nd) - 13 cents; place bets (for 3rd) - 17 cents.
  • Streets of Avalon Raced wide through the early stages until crossing to settle outside the leader passing the 800m.
  • Rib Eye Raced four wide and without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the left foreleg, bowed tendons in the left fore and right forelegs, and suspensory desmitis in the left foreleg. Connections were advised that a veterinary certificate of fitness will be required prior to racing again, including a comprehensive report on the left and right forelegs. It was further reported that the gelding cast its off fore plate.

 




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