Stewards' Summary @ Caulfield 27th April

Published: 30 Apr 2019


 A summary of Caulfield for Saturday 27th April  is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racing.com website.

Vet Notes

  • Miss Street (Race 1) -  A post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horses racing performance. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • Mrs Sippy (Race 4) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed Mrs Sippy to be lame right foreleg and left hind. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • First Dawn (Race 6) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Heka Express (Race 6) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have bruising to the right front fetlock. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Penalties & Fines

  • Nikita Beriman (Indiana Lilly) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). N Beriman had her licence to ride in races suspended for a total of eight meetings to commence midnight 4 May, 2019 and to expire midnight 10 May, 2019. (1 metro, 7 provincial). In assessing penalty Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the low-range category of carelessness and took into account her guilty plea and record.

Summary of Races 

Race 1 - KENO CLASSIC HANDICAP - 1000 metres:

  • Pravro After commencing awkwardly then had to be restrained when tightened for room between Angry Gee and Wind Force, which jumped inwards making contact with that gelding.
  • Wind Force Commenced awkwardly, making contact with Pravro.
  • Propelle Hampered at the start by Definia, which shifted in on jumping away.
  • Sams Image Commenced awkwardly and became unbalanced after bumping with William Thomas. Weakened from the 200 metres. Rider Michael Dee could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
  • William Thomas Bumped at the start. Raced keenly in the middle stages.
  • Definia Hung out under pressure from the 600 metres.
  • Carlingford Passing the 200 metres was disappointed for clear running between Miss Street and Our Gladiator and was then held up over the final 150 metres.
  • Miss Street A post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horses racing performance. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Race 2 - KENO FUN MONEY HANDICAP - 1400 metres:

  • Holy Command Underwent a veterinary examination after kicking the rail on leaving the mounting yard and was passed suitable to race.
  • See Me Fly Raced keenly in the early stages. Raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
  • Mandela Effect Passing the 300 metres restrained when awkwardly placed on the heels of the tiring He Ekscels (NZ), which had shifted out slightly. App Lachlan King reported he was happy with the geldings position prior to the 800 metres, however, from the 600 metres was left flat footed and took a lot of riding to build momentum. He added the gelding may be better suited racing over more ground. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality and a sample was taken for analysis. Stewards will follow up with trainer Scott Brunton.
  • Another Eclipse (IRE) App Liam Riordan could offer no explanation for the performance, however, stated the gelding would be better suited over more ground. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
  • Call It A Day Cast its off fore plate during the event.

Race 3 - BLUE GUM FARM VOBIS GOLD DISTAFF - 1400 metres:

Prior to the declaration of correct weight Damien Thornton (Think Im Dreaming), fourth placegetter, viewed the stewards' video before deciding not to lodge an objection. It was established that Think Im Dreaming raced in restricted room over the final 100 metres between River Jewel and Spanner Head, both of which shifted ground slightly.

  • Barbies Witness Shifted out abruptly on jumping away and lost ground.
  • River Jewel Restrained passing the 1200 metres to avoid the heels of Twitchy Frank (Anthony Darmanin), which shifted in when insufficiently clear. A Darmanin was severely reprimanded.
  • Think Im Dreaming Over the final 100 metres raced tight between River Jewel and Spanner Head.

Race 4 - SPENDTHRIFT AUSTRALIA VOBIS 3YO SIRES - 1600 metres:

The start of the race was delayed five minutes due to Socialising being re-plated.

  • Socialising Change of tactics To be ridden further back. Re-plated on arrival at the barrier. Slow to begin and settled towards the rear of the field.
  • Shandy Bounded on jumping away. Held up when unable to obtain clear running from rounding the home turn until approaching the 100 metres.
  • Tarwin Slow to begin. Over raced in the middle stages getting its head in the air on several occasions.
  • Saccharo Slow into stride. Held up when unable to improve for a short distance near the 300 metres.
  • Ligulate Raced wide without cover for the majority of the event. Passing the 1300 metres steadied when crowded for room and having to avoid the heels of Stage Front (Daniel Stackhouse), which shifted in. D Stackhouse severely reprimand.
  • Duke Of Magnus Over raced in the early stages getting its head in the air.
  • Candescence - Held up when unable to obtain clear running from rounding the home turn until approaching the 100 metres.
  • Mrs Sippy Held up for clear running rounding the home turn until near the 150 metres. When questioned regarding his riding over the final 100 metres Damien Thornton stated that after being badly held up in the early stages of the straight he was of the opinion that his mount would not have improved its position and as a result he did not ride it out inside the 100m. Stewards reminded him of his obligations to ride his mounts out fully to the end of the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Mrs Sippy to be lame right foreleg and left hind. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Race 5 - AVENEL EQUINE HOSPITAL VOBIS GOLD DASH - 1100 metres:

  • More Bricks Commenced awkwardly.
  • Ashtrain Raced wide without cover.
  • Columbus Circle Near the 500 metres sustained a serious racing injury to the left front fetlock and was humanely euthanized. This incident will be referred to the Equine Welfare and Veterinary Department.
  • Royal Duty Inclined to lay in under pressure in the straight and had difficulty obtaining clear running over the final 50 metres.

Race 6 - LADBROKES SHOWDOWN - 1200 metres:

The start of the race was delayed four minutes to await clearance from the track manager following an incident from the previous race.

Prior to the declaration of correct weight Patrick Moloney (Free Thrills), fourth placegetter, viewed the Stewards' video before deciding not to lodge an objection. It was established that passing the 300 metres Free Thrills shifted out and brushed the hindquarters of Mishe Mokwa, which was then turned in and as a result shifted in slightly and as a result Free Thrills was crowded for room.

  • First Dawn Shortly after jumping away was severely crowded for room between Prince Of Sussex and Flostar, which shifted out making contact with that filly. As a result, First Dawn lost ground. Eased down in the straight. Rider Brett Prebble reported that after suffering interference at the start his mount failed to travel at any stage and was disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Flostar Commenced awkwardly making contact with First Dawn, after initially brushing with Sisstar. Lay out rounding the home turn. Rider Damien Oliver reported his mount over raced in the early stages and as a result failed to finish the race off as expected.
  • Geraldines Jewel Raced wide without cover.
  • Sisstar Raced keenly in the early stages.
  • Free Thrills Approaching the 400 metres, when attempting to obtain clear running, had to be restrained when disappointed for clear running between Geraldines Jewel and Hightail.Passing the 300 metres shifted out and brushed the hindquarters of Mishe Mokwa, which was then turned in and as a result shifted in slightly and as a result Free Thrills was crowded for room.
  • Lucifers Reward Hung out rounding the home turn. When laying out, brushed out off course by Sisstar, which shifted to outside the heels of Sartorial Splendor.
  • Heka Express Raced wide throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have bruising to the right front fetlock. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • Groot Held up for several strides passing the 400 metres until gaining running on straightening.
  • Sartorial Splendor Rider Jordan Childs could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
  • Capito Eased down in the straight. App Ethan Brown reported the colt made unusual respiratory noise and did not feel comfortable in its action. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
  • Oh So Rewarding Rider Daniel Stackhouse reported that it had not been the intention to lead, however, after beginning well he elected to obtain a forward position.

Race 7 - HYGAIN VOBIS GOLD HEATH - 2000 metres:

  • Street Spun Slow to begin.
  • Admirals Joker Slow to begin.
  • Mahamedeis Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Raced in restricted room from the 150 metres to the 50 metres between Remember The Name and Admirals Joker, which shifted in under pressure. Rider Luke Currie reported that after racing keenly throughout, the gelding failed to finish off as expected. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
  • Barry The Baptist Passing the 250 metres was briefly crowded for room to the inside of Runaway (Michael Dee), which shifted in. M Dee was advised to exercise more care.

Race 8 - IRT VOBIS GOLD MILE - 1600 metres:

Prior to the declaration of correct weight Jason Baldock (Elite Drake), third placegetter, viewed the Stewards' video before deciding not to lodge an objection.

  • Never Again Crowded for room at the start between Elite Drake and Waging War, both of which shifted ground.
  • Elite Drake Commenced awkwardly making contact with Never Again. Near the 50 metres had to be restrained when tightened for room to the inside of Kazio (Brett Prebble), which had shifted inwards and away from Widgee Turf before being straightened. Stewards nonetheless advised B Prebble to show greater caution in similar circumstances.
  • Waging War Bumped shortly after the start when making contact with Never Again. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Approaching the 1300 metres had to be checked when close to the heels of Kazio, which had suffered interference and shifted out slightly before then shifting back in.
  • Eagle Ridge Commenced awkwardly.
  • Kazio Passing the 1400 metres steadied when being restrained to avoid the heels of Indiana Lilly (Nikita Beriman), which shifted in when not sufficiently clear.
  • Laughing Heir Passing the 1200 metres eased outwards when close to the heels of Think Bleue.
  • Think Bleue Rider Luke Currie reported his mount was not suited by the tempo of the event. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

Nikita Beriman (Indiana Lilly) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). The careless riding being that near 1400 metres she permitted her mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of Kazio, resulting in Kazio having to steady to avoid that horses heels. N Beriman had her licence to ride in races suspended for a total of eight meetings to commence midnight 4 May, 2019 and to expire midnight 10 May, 2019. (1 metro, 7 provincial). In assessing penalty Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the low-range category of carelessness and took into account her guilty plea and record.

Race 9 - NEWMARKET GRANDWEST VOBIS GOLD SPRINT - 1200 metres:

  • Saorsa Commenced awkwardly and lost ground.
  • Ashlor Raced keenly, getting its head up in the early stages. Stewards questioned Daniel Stackhouse regarding his tactics. He explained that he was instructed to ride the gelding with cover as Ashlor has a tendency to over race and the gelding, when ridden forward last start, weakened from the 200 metres. Stewards confirmed the instructions with trainer Dan McCarthy that it was his intention to have the gelding ridden forward with cover given the expected quick tempo of the race. He said while the horse had been ridden in forward positions previously this was due to the circumstances of those races and that he had not instructed riders to lead in the past.
  • Iconoclasm Raced wide without cover.
  • Miss Leonidas Rider Damien Oliver reported that it was his intention to race off the rail down the side and rounding the home turn as in his opinion the going was better away from the rail and that he rode the mare conservatively at the top of the straight until near the 200 metres in an attempt to help Miss Leonidas run out the 1200 metres. He added that the mare then weakened over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.

 

 




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