Stewards' Summary @ Flemington 9th March

Published: 10 Mar 2019


 A summary of Flemington for Saturday 9th March  is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racing.com website.

Vet Notes

  • Malahat (Race 1) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • King of Yulong (IRE) (Race 1) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame in the near foreleg and a veterinary clearance will be required before being permitted to race again.
  • Hawker Hurricane (Race 5) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Redkirk Warrior (GB) (Race 6) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off foreleg and the stable indicated that the horse would be retired.
  • Eduardo (Race 6) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Zousain (Race 6) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the colt was lame in the off hind leg and a veterinary clearance will be required before being permitted to race again.
  • Missrock (Race 6) - Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horse's racing performance. A veterinary clearance will be required before the mare is permitted to race again.
  • Bons Away (Race 6) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering from the thumps.
  • Kenyan Wonder (Race 7) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame in the near foreleg and the off hind leg and a veterinary clearance will be required before the filly is permitted to race again.
  • Almandin (GER) (Race 8) - Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise‑induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horse's racing performance and a veterinary certificate is required before being permitted to race again.
  • Rekindling (GB) (Race 8) - A post-race veterinary examination including an endoscopic examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Ace High (Race 8) -   A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the horse had lacerations to the right hind leg on the pastern and above the fetlock.
  • Avilius (GB) (Race 8) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed an ulcer on its right eye.
  • I Am A Star (NZ) (Race 9) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.

Penalties & Fines

  • William Pike, rider of So Si Bon  pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provisions of AR131(a), the carelessness being that near the 450 metres, he permitted his mount to shift out when not sufficiently clear of Muntahaa (IRE), resulting in that gelding having to be steadied to avoid the heels of So Si Bon. William Pike had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight, 16 March 2019 and to expire at midnight, 23 March 2019, a total of eight race meetings (3 metropolitan, 5 provincial). In assessing penalty Stewards took into account his guilty plea, good record, the fact that it was in a Group 1 race and that the carelessness was in the low range.

Summary of Races 

Race 1 the kiis 101.1 jase & pj sprint - 1000 metres:

  • Malahat Weakened from the 200m. Performed below market expectations. Rider Hugh Bowman reported that the gelding would be better ridden with cover. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Superhard Slow to begin.
  • King of Yulong (IRE) A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be lame in the near foreleg and a veterinary clearance will be required before being permitted to race again.
  • Mystyko (NZ) Laid in and was held up for clear running from the 200m and went to the line not fully tested. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Municipality Stood flat-footed and lost ground (4 lengths).
  • Redcore Steadied at the 250m when disappointed for clear running between Demonstrate and King of Yulong (IRE) which had shifted out. Was then held up for clear running behind King of Yulong (IRE) until shifting out near the 50m.

Race 2 world horse racing trophy - 1400 metres:

  • Rox The Castle (NZ) Late scratching at 12.02 pm on veterinary advice.
  • Antah Jumped away awkwardly, then shifted in and bumped Lucky Fish.
  • Bravo Tango When questioned regarding his tactics in the early stages of the race, Jarrod Fry said he was instructed to be forward on the gelding with cover but not to be on the running rail. He added that after travelling a short distance he was being dictated to by Antah to his outside which was shifting in and for this reason he elected not to hold his position as in his view he would have ended up on the running rail contrary to instructions approaching the 1000m, and that he was content to follow Antah through the race as instructed. Stewards notified Jarrod Fry that in their view he could have maintained his position to the inside of Antah for some distance approaching the first turn which may then have allowed him to dictate his position one off the running rail and that he should always keep his options open when in similar circumstances. Jarrod Fry further added that the gelding was disappointing in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Greyworm Knuckled on jumping away.
  • Battlecamp (NZ) Jumped away awkwardly and lost ground.

Race 3 furphy ale handicap - 2000 metres:

  • Tarquin Jumped away awkwardly and a result his rider Fred Kersley became unbalanced.
  • Royal Rumble Got its head up when over-racing in the early stages.
  • Exemplar (IRE) Performed below market expectations. Rider Ben Melham could offer no explanation for the horse's performance other than it lost concentration. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Thunder Cloud Jumped away awkwardly.

Race 4 INCOGNITUS STAKES - 1100 metres:

  • Bleu Roche Rider Luke Currie could offer no explanation for the filly's performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Anjana Jumped away awkwardly.
  • Krone Jumped away awkwardly and made contact with the side of the barriers.
  • Marcel From Madrid Jumped away awkwardly, shifted in and made heavy contact with Bold Arial which also jumped away awkwardly.
  • Fine Dane Knuckled on jumping away and then shifted in abruptly and tightened Golden Halo in onto Thorondor.
  • Bold Arial Jumped away awkwardly and made heavy contact with Marcel From Madrid. Over-raced in the early and middle stages.

Race 5 MSS SECURITY SIRES' PRODUCE STAKES - 1400 metres:

  • Hawker Hurricane Raced wide in the early stages. Near the 300m had to be checked when tightened for room between Dalasan which, when laying in, shifted in, and Really Discreet, which shifted out away from Whykayoh who in turn shifted out after being brushed by Outlandos. As Stewards could not attribute blame to any one rider, they notified apprentice Kayla Crowther she must assess the situation quicker than she did on this occasion when in similar circumstances in future. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Dalasan Jumped away awkwardly and made heavy contact with Staredown. Hung in in the straight.
  • Whykayoh Raced three wide without cover.
  • Power Scheme Slow to begin.
  • Staredown Jumped away awkwardly and made heavy contact with Dalasan.
  • She Shao Fly Rider Luke Currie reported that the filly raced keenly and may be suited to shorter distances than today's event. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Race 6 SEPPELT WINES NEWMARKET HANDICAP - 1200 metres:

  • Redkirk Warrior (GB) Rider Luke Nolen could offer no explanation for the gelding's performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off foreleg and the stable indicated that the horse would be retired.
  • Brave Smash (JPN) Jumped away awkwardly and made contact with the starting gates.
  • Osborne Bulls Rider Hugh Bowman dropped his rein passing the 100m.
  • Booker Shortly after the start had to be checked when tightened for room by Glenall which shifted in slightly and Voodoo Lad which shifted out.
  • Whispering Brook Rider Jye McNeil reported that the mare may have come to the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Eduardo Jumped away awkwardly, shifted out and hampered Osborne Bulls. Rider Brian Park could offer no explanation for the gelding's performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • I'll Have A Bit Slow to begin.
  • Usain Bowler Jumped away awkwardly.
  • Zousain A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the colt was lame in the off hind leg and a veterinary clearance will be required before being permitted to race again.
  • Missrock Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horse's racing performance. A veterinary clearance will be required before the mare is permitted to race again.
  • Bons Away A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering from the thumps.

Race 7 Tab kewney stakes - 1400 metres:

  • Samoon After being fractious in the barriers underwent a veterinary inspection and was passed fit to run.
  • Angelic Ruler Jumped away awkwardly and as a result lost ground.
  • Spanish Whisper Raced three wide without cover.
  • Pickup The Pieces Jumped away awkwardly.
  • Kenyan Wonder Jumped away awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame in the near foreleg and the off hind leg and a veterinary clearance will be required before the filly is permitted to race again.
  • Zoubo Jumped away awkwardly
  • Etana Raced four wide without cover.
  • Princess Jenni (NZ) Performed below market expectations. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Race 8 TAB AUSTRALIAN CUP - 2000 metres:

  • Almandin (GER) Performed below market expectations. Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise‑induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horse's racing performance and a veterinary certificate is required before being permitted to race again.
  • Rekindling (GB) Trainer Liam Howley advised that the horse underwent a routine endoscopic examination this morning however after a slight cough the stable again examined the horse with no abnormalities detected. Underwent a veterinary examination on course and cleared to run. A post-race veterinary examination including an endoscopic examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Ace High Steadied approaching the 50m when tightened for room between Shillelagh (C. Williams) and Harlem (J. Kah) which both shifted ground. Jamie Kah and Craig Williams were both reprimanded. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the horse had lacerations to the right hind leg on the pastern and above the fetlock.
  • Ventura Storm (IRE) Jumped away awkwardly.
  • Avilius (GB) Raced in restricted room to the inside of Almandin (D. Oliver) for several strides near the 1700m before then having to be steadied to avoid the heels of Almandin which laid in away from Harlem. Whilst accepting that D. Oliver had Almandin's head turned out during this incident, nevertheless Stewards reprimanded him and notified him that they would expect him to make a greater effort to straighten his mount sooner than he did on this occasion. A post-race veterinary examination revealed an ulcer on its right eye.
  • Yogi (NZ) Slow to begin. An inquiry was adjourned into the whip use of Luke Currie.
  • Muntahaa Steadied at the 450 to avoid the heels of So Si Bon which shifted out.
  • So Si Bon Jumped away awkwardly, shifted in and hampered Shillelagh. William Pike pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provisions of AR131(a), the carelessness being that near the 450 metres, he permitted his mount to shift out when not sufficiently clear of Muntahaa (IRE), resulting in that gelding having to be steadied to avoid the heels of So Si Bon. William Pike had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight, 16 March 2019 and to expire at midnight, 23 March 2019, a total of eight race meetings (3 metropolitan, 5 provincial). In assessing penalty Stewards took into account his guilty plea, good record, the fact that it was in a Group 1 race and that the carelessness was in the low range.
  • Night's Watch (NZ) Had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Ace High which after being brushed by Rekindling (GB) , then shifted out away from that horse.

Race 9 SCHWEPPERVESCENCE TROPHY - 1600 metres:

  • I Am A Star (NZ) Performed below market expectations. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Think Bleue Jumped away awkwardly and lost ground.
  • Bring Me Roses Slow to begin.
  • Payroll Over-raced in the early and middle stages. The mare sustained a serious racing injury and was humanely euthanized. This incident will be referred to the Equine Welfare and Veterinary Department. The mare was transported to the Werribee Veterinary Hospital for autopsy.

 




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