Stewards' Summary @ Rosehill Gardens

Published: 26 Feb 2019


A summary of Rosehill Gardens for Saturday 23rd February is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Gumshoe (Race 1)– A post-race veterinary examination of Gumshoe revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.
  • Thy Kingdom Come (Race 3) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its near fore plate.
  • Just Shine (NZ) (Race 4) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed that Just Shine was lame (5/5) in the near-foreleg. Just Shine was transported to Warwick Farm Equine Hospital for further treatment. Trainer C. Cunningham was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Just Shine being permitted to race again.
  • Invictus Salute (Race 6) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover.
  • Samadoubt (Race 8) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed a speedy cut to its off-foreleg. Stable representative Mr. J. Bruce advised that Samadoubt will now be spelled.
  • Gresham (Race 8) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (1/5) in the off foreleg. Stable representative C. Duckworth advised that Gresham would now be spelled. Notwithstanding this advice, Mr. Duckworth was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Gresham being permitted to race again.
  • All Too Royal (Race 9) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its near-hindplate. The Stewards will follow-up the post-race condition of the gelding.

Penalties & Fines

  • No penalties and fines

Summary of Races

RACE 1: TAB Highway Handicap (1100 metres)

  • Mr. Tindall – Shortly after the start, was crowded between Heaven on Earth and Waldo Whaldorf.
  • Burning Crown – Began only fairly. T. Berry explained that although his mount travelled prominently, it was not entirely comfortable on today's track conditions. He added that the gelding, which was resuming from a spell, commenced to lay in when tiring over the final stages. He said that as he was experiencing tightening between Caprera and Zardoro, he did not push his mount out over the final stride. The Stewards were of the view that T. Berry's failure to ride his mount out over the final stride did not affect ihis placing, however he was advised to ensure that where possible, he fully tests his mounts right to the winning post.
  • Gumshoe – When questioned, B. Shinn stated that apart from travelling wide and without cover throughout the race, he was unable to provide any other explanation for the gelding performing below expectations. A post-race veterinary examination of Gumshoe revealed the gelding to be slow to recover.
  • Bedtime Stories – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Zardoro – Had difficulty obtaining clear running between the 250m and the 200m.
  • Heaven On Earth – For some distance approaching the 200m, was held up on the heels of the tiring Gumshoe.
  • Onsettling Down – Began awkwardly and from the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Waldo Waldorf – Despite being vigorously ridden in the early stages, failed to muster speed.
  • I’m A Jewel – Bounded on jumping and lost ground.

RACE 2: Chandon S Silver Slipper Stakes (1100 metres)

  • Time To Reign – Was bumped on jumping by Chicago Bull, which shifted out. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Mclaren – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, K. McEvoy stated that he became concerned that his mount would not race competitively as it was under pressure passing the 600m. He said that over the final 200m, Mclaren had a tendency to lay out, requiring him to change the whip over to his left hand. He said that although the colt was successful in the Canonbury Stakes on a Soft (7) track rating, he nonetheless felt that Mclaren was not entirely comfortable on today's surface. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Tassort – Slow to begin.
  • Chicago Bull – Near the 350m, was commencing to weaken before being eased when briefly tightened between Tassort and Born A Warrior (T. Berry), which shifted out when not clear. T. Berry was advised to exercise care when shifting ground. Rider S. Clipperton reported that in his opinion, the colt failed to handle today's track conditions. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Born A Warrior – Slow to begin. Near the 150m, was hampered when Mclaren (K. McEvoy) shifted out when not clear, when the colt was laying out under pressure. K. McEvoy was advised that he is to ensure that he corrects his mounts once they commenced to shift when not clear of other runners.
  • Faretti – When questioned, T. Clark stated that Faretti travelled satisfactorily until the home turn. He said however, that when he placed Faretti under pressure soon after, the colt did not respond and in his opinion, was not suited by today's track conditions. He said that having regard to the circumstances, including that Faretti was having its first start today, he was not overly disappointed with the colt's performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

RACE 3: Ranvet Handicap (1350 metres)

  • Mapmaker – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Passing the 300m, Mapmaker commenced to tire and had to be eased to avoid the heels of Thy Kingdom Come (J. McDonald), which shifted in when not properly clear. J. McDonald was advised to exercise care when shifting ground in future ensuring that he is sufficiently clear of other runners to do so. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Thy Kingdom Come – J. McDonald stated that due to the composition of the field, he had to travel wide throughout the event and although he had cover, he was obligated to commence his run prior to the home turn. He said that in all the circumstances, he was not disappointed with the gelding's performance having regard to the manner in which the race was run. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its near fore plate.
  • Ghostly – From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Oriental Runner – Raced wide and without cover until passing the 800m.
  • Star of the Seas (NZ) – Began only fairly and shortly after the start, was crowded between Sedition and Oriental Runner, which shifted in.
  • Coterie – Approaching the 300m, when attempting to improve into narrow running to the outside of Sedition made contact with the hindquarters of Mapmaker, resulting in both horses becoming unbalanced.
  • I Got You

RACE 4: Schweppes Handicap (1500 metres)

  • Sense of Occasion – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • One Foot In Heaven (IRE) – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stage.
  • McCreery (GB) – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stage. Approaching and rounding the home turn, became awkwardly placed on the heels of Sense of Occasion when endeavouring to improve to that horse's inside.
  • Shraaoh (NZ) – From the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Just Shine (NZ) – Slow to begin. Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the gelding 1kg over its declared weight of 53kg. J. Collett explained that over the final stages, he became concerned with the action of the gelding. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that Just Shine was lame (5/5) in the near-foreleg. Just Shine was transported to Warwick Farm Equine Hospital for further treatment. Trainer C. Cunningham was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Just Shine being permitted to race again.
  • New Universe (NZ) – Slow to begin. Shortly after the start, after being ridden along, had to be checked when crowded between Sense of Occasion and All Too Soon, which shifted out despite the efforts of its rider. When questioned, C. Brown stated that although he identified a run near the 400m directly inside Seaway, he felt that Seaway was commencing to shift in and therefore he elected to pursue a run to its outside. He said that near the 350m, although there was an opportunity for him to improve between Seaway and Morton's Fork, he was concerned that the rider of Morton's Fork was also commencing to shift in, and he therefore elected to shift out further and commence his run outside Mortons' Fork near the 300m. He said that during this stage, New Universe was somewhat reluctant to proceed into tight running between Morton's Fork and All Too Soon for a short distance after the 300m.

RACE 5: Hobartville Stakes (1400 metres)

  • Purple Sector (NZ) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

RACE 6: Spark of Life Handicap (1100 metres)

  • Ragged Rascal – Slow to begin and from a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • So Taken – Reared after being loaded into the barriers, was examined by the club's veterinary officer and deemed suitable to race. When questioned, K. McEvoy stated he had been asked to ride the filly ahead of midfield if possible. He said that So Taken, which was up in grade today, began well, however, was unable to match the early speed of the race and when it became apparent that he was going to be unable to maintain his position to the inside of Roosevelt, he ultimately allowed that horse to cross him in the early stages, and as a result, he settled further back than he intended. K. McEvoy added that nonetheless, he was positioned directly behind the eventual winner and in the circumstances, believed that So Taken's performance had merit. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Golden Tycoon – Stewards permitted J. McDonald to ride the colt 0.5kg over its declared weight of 54kg.
  • Roosevelt – Began awkwardly. Near the 300m was eased when awkwardly placed on the heels of Golden Tycoon which shifted in slightly.
  • Baller – Bumped on jumping by Roosevelt which shifted out.
  • Mansa Musa – Crowded on jumping between Golden Tycoon and Spiritual Pursuit, both of which shifted ground. When questioned, A. Adkins said that his mount, which was resuming today, failed to handle the track conditions and he attributed this to the colt weakening noticeably in the home straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Invictus Salute – Knuckled on jumping and from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover.
  • Spiritual Pursuit – Began awkwardly, shifted in, making contact with Mansa Musa and became unbalanced.
  • Prophet’s Thumb –Stewards permitted C. Brown to ride the colt 0.5kg over its declared weight of 52kg. Slow to begin. Began only fairly then failed to muster speed. For a short distance after the 600m and again near the 500m was steadied and got its head up and was restrained from the heels of Roosevelt. Experienced some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the straight.

RACE 7: Millie Fox Stakes (1300 metres)

  • Savvy Coup (NZ) – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Luvaluva (NZ) – Was steadied near the 600m when awkwardly placed on the heels of Savatiano.
  • Egyptian Symbol – When questioned, J. Collett said that the mare travelled too keenly throughout the middle stages and on two occasions near the 800m and 600m and had to be restrained from the heels of Moss Trip. He said that the manner in which Egyptian Symbol raced resulted in the mare being unable to finish its race off. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant abnormalities.
  • I Am Serious – Approaching and passing the 300m was awkwardly placed on heels of Daysee Doom and experienced some difficulty obtaining clear running when endeavouring to improve to the outside of that runner.
  • Moss Trip – Held up for clear running from on straightening until nearing the 300m.
  • Savatiano – When questioned, K. McEvoy explained that approaching the 1100m, he was of the view that I Am Serious, would maintain a two-wide position which would allow him to travel behind that horse. He said that after settling in a one-off position near the 1000m, I Am Serious, which he had been following, shifted into a position next to the running rail and at the same time, Champagne Cuddles which had been improving to his outside and had leverage on his mount, was able to capitalise on the position directly outside I Am Serious, which ultimately resulted in Savatiano settling behind midfield. K. McEvoy said that in hindsight, it would have been a preferable option to consolidate the position directly outside of I Am Serious.
  • Insensata – Stewards permitted A. Hyeronimus to ride the mare 0.5kg over its declared weight of 54kg. A. Hyeronimus spoken to regarding his lack of vigour in the home straight. He said that whilst Insensata, which was resuming, was not entirely comfortable on today's surface, he believed in the circumstances the mare finished the race off as best as it was able. Notwithstanding, Insensata's suitability on the surface, A. Hyeronimus was advised that he would be expected to show more vigour than he did, and that he should in similar circumstances ride his mounts in such a manner that is not open to query.

RACE 8: Parramatta Cup (1900 metres)

  • Big Duke (IRE) – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 250m when commencing to close the race off well, briefly became awkwardly placed on the heels of Samadoubt, which was commencing to tire.
  • Red Cardinal (IRE) – Slow to begin.
  • Allergic – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Age of Fire – Bumped on jumping by Casterton and became unbalanced. Despite being ridden along in the early stages, failed to muster speed. For some distance approaching and passing the 200m, raced in restricted room to the inside of Casterton whilst endeavouring to secure clear running as Casterton was shifting in slightly.
  • High Bridge (GB) – Became factitious in the barriers, was examined by the club's veterinary officer and was deemed suitable to race. Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Samadoubt – When questioned, T. Clark said that as expected the gelding led, adding he had been asked by the trainer to ensure that he set a genuine tempo, similar to when the horse was successful at its most recent start. T. Clark added that Samadoubt came under pressure prior to the home turn and despite his urging, Samadoubt weakened over the final 200m, which gave him the indication that Samadoubt was not suited with the step-up in distance today. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a speedy cut to its off-foreleg. Stable representative Mr. J. Bruce advised that Samadoubt will now be spelled.
  • Gresham – When questioned, T. Berry said that the gelding was under pressure prior to the home turn and after initially responding to his efforts approaching the 400m, he was confident that Gresham would be competitive. He said however, approaching the 300m, Gresham commenced to lay in and was a beaten horse soon after. He said that Gresham then weakened noticeably from the 200m and he eased his mount down over the latter stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame (1/5) in the off foreleg. Stable representative C. Duckworth advised that Gresham would now be spelled. Notwithstanding this advice, Mr. Duckworth was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Gresham being permitted to race again.

RACE 9: Golden Slipper Hospitality Cup (1100 metres)

  • Camdus (IRE) – Began only fairly.
  • Tougherthantherest – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which raced wide and without cover throughout the event revealed no abnormalities. B. Shinn (She Knows) was reprimanded for permitting his mount to shift out on straightening when not clear of Highland Beat (S. Clipperton), which in turn was carried across the running of Tougherthantherest which when weakening was steadied to avoid the heels of Highland Beat. B. Shinn was reprimanded and S. Clipperton was spoken to regarding the accuracy of his evidence during this inquiry.
  • Bandipur – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Laid in over the final 50m.
  • She Knows – Shortly after the start was crowded between Memes and Highland Beat, which was taken in by Malahat.
  • All Too Royal –When questioned, R. Dolan explained that he was asked to ride the gelding prominently as he did when he was successful on All Too Royal in its most recent start. He said, however, that All Too Royal began awkwardly from the outside barrier and lost ground. He said that in the early stages, All Too Royal did not muster speed and when it became apparent he would be obliged to travel wide and without cover if he would persevere improving, he elected to shift behind Tougherthantherest near the 900m. He said that his mount failed to travel when settling behind midfield and in the straight after being shifted to the outside of the field, was only one-paced, and in his opinion raced flat today. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its near-hindplate. The Stewards will follow-up the post-race condition of the gelding.
  • Got Unders – Shifted behind runners in the early stageshttp://racingnsw.com.au



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