Stewards' Summary @ Hawkesbury 27th April

Published: 30 Apr 2019


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

Vet Notes

  • Bastia (NZ) (Race 2) – A post-race veterinary examination found the gelding to be lame (1/5) in the near-foreleg. Trainer Mr. K Lees was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Bastia being permitted to race or trial again.
  • Brandenburg (NZ) (Race 3)  – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to have lost its off hind plate.
  • Jailbreak (Race 3)  – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover.
  • Tango Rain (Race 6) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have lost its near-foreplate and to have sensitivity in that foot. Trainer Mr. G. Ryan was asked to provide a veterinary clearance for Tango Rain before it is permitted to barrier trial or race again.
  • Latin Boy (Race 6) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying the thumps.
  • Kylease (Race 7) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Trainer Mr. J. Pride advised that Kylease had pleased the stable leading into today's race and a blood test for health assessment performed prior to today and had a positive profile. He added that in his opinion, Kylease had now come to the end of its preparation and he would spell the filly. Mr. Pride undertook to advise Stewards if there were any conditions that were apparent subsequent to the race.
  • Dynamited (Race 9) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover.

Penalties & Fines

  • No penalties and fines

Summary of Races

RACE 1: Richmond Club Provincial Stayer’s Benchmark 78 Handicap (2100m)

  • King Viv (NZ) – Was held up for clear running until near the 200m.
  • Green Sweet (USA) –App. J Van Overmeire reported that his mount raced wide and without cover throughout the event and hung in. He added that particularly under pressure in the straight, Green Sweet was not able to be tested due to its racing manners. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Mr. D Williams said that the gelding has had a tendency to lay in in its races, but today, it was more severe than usual. He stated that he would consult with the owners in respect to the future race plans for Green Sweet, whereby consideration would be given to spelling the gelding. Mr. Williams was advised that should the stable wish to continue with its preparation, it would be required to barrier trial having regards to its racing manners.
  • Raqeeq (GB) – When Raqeeq was presented to the enclosure for the running of this event, officials identified that the incorrect horse had been presented with Saddle Cloth Number Four through identification of the microchip. It was established by the officials that the Chris Waller stable had inadvertently placed the saddle for their two runners, Raqeeq and Bajan Gold on the incorrect horse. Both horses were returned to the stalls, where the correct saddles were placed on the respective horses. At a subsequent inquiry, Stable Foreman, Mr. Damien Fitton was fined the sum of $1000 under AR227(a) for negligently presenting the horses with incorrect saddles. Shortly after the start, was eased from the heels of Green Sweet, which shifted in. From its wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Ombudsman (NZ) – Was a late scratching at 7:36am by order of Stewards.
  • Bajan Gold (IRE) – Began awkwardly and shortly after, was crowded between Letter to Juliette and Raqeeq, which shifted in. From its wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When questioned about the performance, rider J. McDonald stated that after commencing awkwardly, he was obliged to settle further back in the field, and that Bajan Gold was unable to make up any significant ground in the straight due to settling too far back. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Concessions – Was held up for clear running until the 250m.
  • Belfast Bella (FR) - From its wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Had difficulty obtaining clear running between the 300m and 200m.

RACE 2: Ascend Sales Trophies Benchmark 78 Handicap (1500m)

  • So You Win – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide draw. When questioned regarding his riding on the home turn, App. R. Dolan stated that his mount travelled strongly into the race and he had initially commenced to improve between Tamarack and Miss Redoble. He said that when the run did not eventuate, he became held up for some distance until near the 300m where it was able to secure running at that point. He added that under pressure over the final 300m, So You Win was inclined to lay in, which proved a little difficult to ride out to the finish.
  • Bastia (NZ) – A post-race veterinary examination found the gelding to be lame (1/5) in the near-foreleg. Trainer Mr. K Lees was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Bastia being permitted to race or trial again.
  • Chalmers – Near the 1400m, was steadied when crowded between Harmattan and Guiguin (J. Collett) which shifted out. J. Collett was reprimanded. In assessing penalty, Stewards found that the racing manners of Gauguin, which hung out, had significantly contributed to the interference. Rider J. McDonald stated that whilst the gelding was able to finish in fourth place, he was still somewhat disappointed with its finishing effort. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Gauguin (NZ) – Rider J. Collett stated that, as his mount hung out throughout the event, he was caught racing three wide and without cover, but irrespective, his mount still was disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Miss Redoble – Began awkwardly. Miss Redoble was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier.
  • Stock Up (NZ) – Stewards permitted C. Reith to ride the mare 1kg over its allotted weight of 53kg. Near the 400m, was checked and disappointed for clear running between Gauguin and Tamarack. Stock Up was then shifted to the inside whereby it secured clear running at the 300m.
  • Alier (NZ) – Was a late scratching at 7:36am by order of Stewards.

RACE 3: TAB Clarendon Stakes (1300m)

  • Brandenburg (NZ) – Made contact with its near side barrier partition on jumping and blundered slightly, resulting in its rider becoming unbalanced. Soon after the start, was crowded and struck the heels of Erno (S. Clipperton) when that runner shifted out. S. Clipperton was reprimanded and advised that whilst his shift was only of a minor nature, he must stop riding and straighten his mounts when they commence to shift ground. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to have lost its off hind plate.
  • Creator – From the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Shaibanat – Overraced in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Antonio Padre – Was bumped on jumping by Brandenburg, which shifted out. When questioned regarding his riding in the straight, G. Schofield stated that he initially commenced to obtain a run to the inside of Erno as he had expected Jailbreak to commence to give ground. He said when Jailbreak did not weaken initially as he had expected, he became held up behind Erno until he was able to shift to that runner's outside at the 200m to secure clear running.
  • Jailbreak – Began very awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover.
  • Bacchus – From its wide draw, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

RACE 4: Killahy Equine Hawkesbury Crown (1300 metres)

  • Pecans – Had difficulty obtaining clear running until near the 300m.
  • Aqua D’ivina – Began awkwardly, then shortly after, clipped the heels of Aeecee Tong De, blundered and lost ground (3L). A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Multaja – When questioned regarding his riding, J. McDonald stated that he had intended taking up a midfield position, and in the early stages whilst he initially considered holding a position to the inside of Manicure, he eventually elected to allow that runner to cross to enable his mount to travel comfortably. He added after following Manicure into the straight, he waited behind that runner for a short distance until he was satisfied he was able to secure clear running to that runner's outside. He further stated that after obtaining clear running at the 350m, Multaja finished the race off strongly.
  • Miss Que – Began only fairly. G. Schofield advised that his intention was to take up a forward position and with this in mind, he rode his mount from the barrier in an attempt to do so. He said that when caught wide in the early stages, he contemplated obtaining a trailing position behind Pecans, but as his mount was racing keenly, he was unable to come back to obtain this position and this resulted in Miss Que racing wide and without cover throughout the event. He added that as a result, Miss Que was not able to finish the race off as well as expected. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

RACE 5: TAB Highway Handicap (1100m)

  • Mick The Hat – Raced wide and without cover throughout.
  • My Blue Jeans – From its wide draw, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Bridyn May – Rider J. Collett advised that his intention was to be more forward on the mare but as his mount did not begin well and after quickly being crossed by Norske Code, he was obliged to settle further back to where he had intended to be.
  • Zardoro – Laid in under pressure in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Lingalonga Lass – From its wide draw, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. After the race, App. R. Dolan reported that the filly did not feel comfortable on today's firm surface, and as a consequence, he eased his mount down over the latter stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Notwithstanding the veterinary examination, Trainer L. Fairhall was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the filly trialling/racing again.
  • Smart Remark – Over the final 50m was held up on the wheels of Mick The Hat and could not be ridden out to the finish.
  • Captain Ryder – From the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

RACE 6: XXXX Gold Hawkesbury Rush (1100m)

  • Pinch River – Raced wide and without cover throughout.
  • Spending To Win – From the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A postrace veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Intuition – From its wide draw, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • In Good Time – Was severely crowded on jumping between Junglized and Conarchie, which began awkwardly and shifted out.
  • Akasaki - Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the gelding 1kg over its allotted weight of 53kg. Rider J. Collett stated that his mount was badly held up for clear running in the straight until near the 150m, whereby it then shifted to the outside of Gibraltar Girl to secure clear running. J. Collett was reminded of his obligations to ride his mounts out to the finish of the race, irrespective of the finishing position.
  • Junglized – On jumping, was hampered by In Good Time, which shifted out.
  • Tango Rain – Rider J. Ford advised the gelding travelled strongly in the lead, but under pressure in the straight, was most disappointing and weakened noticeably over the final 100m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have lost its near-foreplate and to have sensitivity in that foot. Trainer Mr. G. Ryan was asked to provide a veterinary clearance for Tango Rain before it is permitted to barrier trial or race again.
  • Latin Boy – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be displaying the thumps.

RACE 7: Blacktown Workers Club Group Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m)

  • Rainer – From its wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Trope – After being slow to begin, was then steadied when crowded between Eawase and Kylease, which was bumped and carried outwards by Come Along.
  • Eawase – Shortly after the start, was bumped on the hindquarters by Trope and became slightly unbalanced.
  • Kylease – Shortly after the start, was crowded between Trope and Come Along, which made contact with the hindquarters of Kylease. Rider C. Brown advised the filly was stirred up in the gates and throughout the event raced keenly and did not settle. He added that as a consequence, Kylease was unable to run out a strong 1400m and weakened in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be slow to recover. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Trainer Mr. J. Pride advised that Kylease had pleased the stable leading into today's race and a blood test for health assessment performed prior to today and had a positive profile. He added that in his opinion, Kylease had now come to the end of its preparation and he would spell the filly. Mr. Pride undertook to advise Stewards if there were any conditions that were apparent subsequent to the race.

RACE 8: Livamol Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m)

  • Tom Melbourne (IRE) – Overraced throughout the early and middle stages.
  • Aloisia (NZ) – Near the 200m, was steadied to avoid the heels of New Universe (K O'Hara) which shifted out. K O'Hara was advised to exercise more care. A post-race veterinary examination revealed abnormalities.
  • Kaonic (NZ) – Slow to begin (2L).
  • Alward (IRE) – From the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Black On Gold - Slow to begin (2L).
  • Snitzson – Raced wide and without cover after the 1100m.
  • New Universe (NZ) – From its wide draw, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 400m, was steadied to avoid the heels of Sixties Groove (J Collett) which shifted out when not clear. J Collett was reprimanded.
  • Zourkhan (IRE) – Rider J Ford stated that the gelding travelled strongly in the event, but when placed under pressure in the straight, laid out and did not respond to his riding. He added that in his view, the gelding may not have appreciated today's firm surface. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stable Representative, Mr. C Duckworth concurred with the views of J Ford and undertook to report back, if anything was a miss with Zourkhan subsequent to the race.
  • Kellstorm (IRE) - From its wide draw, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Stewards permitted C. Reith to ride the entire 1kg over its allotted weight of 53kg.

RACE 9: Blakes Marine Benchmark 78 Handicap (1300m)

  • Wagner – Rider S. Clipperton stated it was not his intention to lead on the gelding, however, Wagner jumped well and showed good speed, which resulted in him being able to lead comfortably whereby his mount travelled strongly.
  • Dynamited – After being slow to begin, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider J. Collett advised that the colt settled back in the field but did not respond to his urgings in the straight. He added in his view, the colt is still relatively inexperienced and would benefit from further racing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the colt to be slow to recover.
  • Generalissimo – Slow to begin. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event and hung in in the straight.
  • Grimoire – After arriving at the barriers, the gelding was found to have displaced a tooth. Grimoire was examined by the Club's veterinarian and deemed suitable to race. After beginning only fairly, was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 1000m, commenced to race keenly and was checked from the heels of Signore Fox. Grimoire continued to race keenly in the middle stages and again near the 800m, was checked away from the heels of El Mo.
  • Tim’s Principal – Slow to begin.
  • El Mo – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider G. Ryan advised that the gelding enjoyed a comfortable run in the event with cover, but from the 700m, his mount became under pressure and was unable to finish the race off from that point. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Ms G Williams was asked to report back on the condition of El Mo subsequent to the race and future race plans for the gelding.
  • Chalk - Began awkwardly.



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