Stewards' Summary @ Flemington 4th May

Published: 07 May 2019


 A summary of Flemington for Saturday 4th May  is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racing.com website.

Vet Notes

  • Exquisite Beauty  (Race 1) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have a throat abnormality. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • De Little Sister (NZ) (Race 3) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have sustained a superficial wound to the right knee.
  • Grinzinger Star (NZ) (Race 5) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame left foreleg. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • High Ratio (Race 6) - Post-race veterinary examination identified the presence of blood at both nostrils. High Ratio shall not without permission of the Stewards: (a) be trained, exercised or galloped on any racecourse for a period of two months thereafter; (b) start in any race for a period of three months, and then only after a satisfactory gallop of at least 1,000 metres in the presence of a Steward.
  • Fine Dane (Race 6) - Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of mucus that may have affected the horses racing performance. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • Sentimentalist (Race 8) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a throat abnormality. A veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination is required prior to racing again.
  • Spirit Of Aquada (Race 9) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.

Penalties & Fines

  • App Tahlia Hope, Neighbourhood was fined $200 for failing to make the weight and having to be replaced.
  • Fred Kersley (Neighbourhood) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). The careless riding being that near the 200 metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of De Little Sister (NZ), resulting in that filly being checked to avoid heels of Neighbourhood. F Kersley had his permit to ride in races suspended for a total of ten meetings to commence midnight 8 May, 2019 and to expire at the conclusion of the day meeting 16 May, 2019. (2 metro, 8 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the mid-range category of carelessness and took into account his guilty plea and record.
  • App Chelsea Hall (Miners Miss) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). The careless riding being that near the 50 metres on the first occasion she permitted her mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of Steel Prince (IRE) resulting in that horse being eased. C Hall had her permit to ride in races suspended for a total of eight meetings. In assessing penalty the 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.
  • App Chelsea Hall (Miners Miss) pleaded guilty to a charge under the provision of AR131(d) in that she excessively slowed the pace passing the winning post on the first occasion resulting in Felaar (NZ) which was following being severely checked to avoid her mounts heels. C Hall had her permit to ride in races suspended for a total of twelve meetings. In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the mid-range category of carelessness and took into account her guilty plea. Both penalties are to be served concurrently commencing midnight 8 May, 2019 and to expire at the conclusion of the day meeting Friday 17 May, 2019. (2 metro, 10 provincial).
  • App Michael Poy (Steel Prince IRE) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). The careless riding being that passing the winning post on the first occasion he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of Sin To Win (NZ), resulting in that gelding being taken in and tightening the running of Rockarral, which had to be checked and lost its rightful position. M Poy had his permit to ride in races suspended for a total of eight meetings to commence midnight 11 May, 2019 and to expire midnight 17 May, 2019. (1 metro, 7 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the low range category of carelessness and took into account his record.

Summary of Races 

Race 1 JACK STYRING PLATE - 1100 metres:

  • Parmie Fractious in the barrier. Underwent a veterinary examination and was passed suitable to race. Rider Andrew Mallyon underwent a medical examination and was passed fit. A Mallyon reported the filly raced greenly throughout and would benefit from todays event. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.
  • Exquisite Beauty Tightened for room at the start between Maqsad and Our Guardian Angel, both of which shifted ground. Got its head up and raced ungenerously through the early stages. Rider Nikita Beriman reported the filly failed to respond when placed under pressure and in her opinion, may have come to the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have a throat abnormality. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • Feign Began awkwardly, making contact with the barrier.
  • Oasis Girl Began awkwardly, making contact with the barrier. When giving ground approaching the 200 metres steadied to avoid the heels of Cardice, which was also giving ground and shifted out slightly.
  • Knowles Floundered at the start.

Race 2 APACHE CAT HANDICAP - 1620 metres:

  • Dane Thunder Began awkwardly.
  • Royal Thunder Slow to begin. Over raced passing the 1400 metres and in the middle stages. Steadied at the 350 metres when disappointed for running between Dr Drill (GB) and Plot The Course. App Lewis German was notified to ensure that he has sufficient room when attempting runs in future.
  • Gold Mag (NZ) Got its head up near the 1400 metres when being restrained. App Blaike McDougall reported the gelding hung out throughout.
  • Revlis Steadied approaching the 1400 metres and then raced keenly at the rear of the field. Near the 1300 metres brushed the hindquarters of Sir Pippin (GB), which then shifted in and made heavy contact with Dr Drill resulting in Sir Pippin and Dr Drill being unbalanced for several strides.
  • Dr Drill (GB) Unbalanced at the 1300 metres when bumped on the hindquarters.
  • Sir Pippin (GB) - Unbalanced at the 1300 metres when bumped on the hindquarters.
  • Plot The Course Raced four wide without cover from the 800 metres.
  • Mount Kilcoy - Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until the 250 metres.
  • Persian Empire (NZ) Steadied to avoid heels when tightened for room between Sunday Pray, which shifted in slightly and Gold Mag (app Blaike McDougall), which, when laying out, shifted out further. After taking into account all of the circumstances B McDougall was severely reprimanded and notified that he should have attempted to straighten his mount more than he did on this occasion. Rider Chris Symons reported that he had intended to settle with cover, however, due to the lack of early speed was left in front which, although it had won at its most previous start leading, he did not feel that this suited the gelding. As a result, Persian Empire (NZ) failed to finish the race off as expected. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.
  • Angelucci (NZ) Raced three wide without cover. App Fred Kersley could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.

Race 3 ROGAN JOSH HANDICAP - 1410 metres:

  • Wild Flyer Late scratching at 11.37am by order of Stewards.
  • Snitz And The City Change of tactics To be ridden back from the wide barrier. Settled at the rear of the field.
  • De Little Sister (NZ) Change of tactics - Not the intention to lead and from the wide gate to gain cover. After being unable to gain cover in the early stages then settled three wide outside the leading horses. Checked near the 200 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have sustained a superficial wound to the right knee.
  • Fabric (NZ) Began awkwardly and then had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Yulong Meteor, which was taken in by Sealed. Held up for clear running from the 500 metres until passing the 100 metres.
  • Illuminaire Knuckled shortly after the start and became unbalanced.
  • The Stylist (NZ) Began awkwardly.
  • Putting On Airs Got its head up near the 1200 metres when over racing and being steadied to avoid the heels of Part Time Lover, which, when over racing, had to be steadied to avoid the heels of The Stylist (Nikita Beriman), which was shifting in. N Beriman severely reprimanded. Near the 700 metres, when continuing to over race, got its head up, shifted out and made contact with Shamwow (NZ) and then as a result knuckled.
  • Sealed Held up for clear running passing the 300 metres and then had to shift out across heels near the 200 metres.
  • Yulong Meteor Held up for clear running from the 300 metres until shifting out across heels near the 100 metres.
  • Part Time Lover Steadied over the concluding stages to avoid the heels of Neighbourhood (app Fred Kersley), which was shifting in. F Kersley was severely reprimanded and notified to exercise more care.
  • Neighbourhood App Tahlia Hope was fined $200 for failing to make the weight and having to be replaced.

Fred Kersley (Neighbourhood) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). The careless riding being that near the 200 metres he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of De Little Sister (NZ), resulting in that filly being checked to avoid heels of Neighbourhood. F Kersley had his permit to ride in races suspended for a total of ten meetings to commence midnight 8 May, 2019 and to expire at the conclusion of the day meeting 16 May, 2019. (2 metro, 8 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the mid-range category of carelessness and took into account his guilty plea and record.

Race 4 MIGHT AND POWER HANDICAP - 1410 metres:

Brett Prebble, rider of Addictive Nature, which finished second past the post, lodged an objection against, Fastnet Tempest (IRE) (App Blaike McDougall) being declared first placegetter on the grounds of alleged interference over the concluding stages. It was established that passing the 100 metres Fastnet Tempest shifted in and brushed Addictive Nature, taking that horse in off its course before being straightened by its rider. In the opinion of Stewards had the interference not occurred Addictive Nature would not have beaten Fastnet Tempest at the finish and therefore the objection was dismissed. At a subsequent inquiry B McDougall was reprimanded and notified that he would be expected to straighten his mount sooner than he did on this occasion.

  • Top Me Up Change of tactics To be ridden more forward. Led.
  • Addictive Nature Began awkwardly.
  • Demonstrate Slow to begin.
  • Special Alert Raced three wide without cover.
  • Strategic Demand Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until near the 200 metres.
  • Dee I Cee (NZ) App Liam Riordan stated that his mount would be suited over more ground.

Race 5 ZIPPING HANDICAP - 2000 metres:

  • Grinzinger Star (NZ) Underwent a veterinary examination on arrival on course and was passed suitable to race. Severely hampered at the 600 metres after shifting out and making heavy contact with Ridgewood Drive. App Ethan Brown stated that he was instructed to obtain a handy position with cover but ended up settling further back due to the good early speed of the race. He added that he was then content to settle with cover but when the tempo slowed passing the 800 metres he should have shifted out and allowed his mount to stride at the 600 metres but made this decision too late, resulting in him being caught behind Visao and inside Ridgewood Drive, which had made its forward move. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame left foreleg. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • Zouys Comet Slow to begin.
  • Justaroundmidnight Began awkwardly.
  • Pieropan Slow to begin.
  • Prism Raced three wide without cover.
  • Analytica (NZ) Near the 1400 metres, when racing keenly steadied off the heels of Predecessor, which was shifting in. Rider Billy Egan stated that he would have preferred to improve into the race sooner than he was able to on this occasion. He added that Analytica had experienced a hard run at it most previous start and this may have taken a toll. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
  • Ridgewood Drive Became unbalanced at the 600 metres when bumped heavily on the hindquarters by Grinzinger Star (Ethan Brown), which shifted out in an attempt to obtain running to the outside of Visao. Ethan Brown was severely reprimanded for shifting out when there was insufficient room to do so.
  • Tavirun (NZ) Rider Brett Prebble was severely reprimanded for using his whip on consecutive strides prior to the 100 metres. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.

Race 6 WHO SHOT THE BARMAN HANDICAP - 1200 metres:

  • Mumbles Slow to begin. Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until the 200 metres.
  • High Ratio Began awkwardly with its head up. Post-race veterinary examination identified the presence of blood at both nostrils. High Ratio shall not without permission of the Stewards: (a) be trained, exercised or galloped on any racecourse for a period of two months thereafter; (b) start in any race for a period of three months, and then only after a satisfactory gallop of at least 1,000 metres in the presence of a Steward.
  1. Lady Vega Unbalanced at the start when bumped by Fine Dane, which shifted in.
  • Rich Itch Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until attempting a narrow run between Morrissy and Lady Pluck near the 200 metres. Again, had difficulty obtaining a clear run over the concluding stages.
  • Jay Jay DAr (NZ) Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until approaching the 100 metres.
  • Fine Dane When giving ground approaching the 50 metres steadied to avoid the heels of Rich Itch (Craig Newitt), which shifted in in. C Newitt was severely reprimanded. Rider Patrick Moloney reported his mount failed to handle the quick back up and, in his opinion, may not have appreciated the step up in distance. Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of mucus that may have affected the horses racing performance. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • Lady Pluck Rider Dean Holland could offer no explanation for the poor performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.
  • Ginger Jones Rider Daniel Stackhouse reported his mount over raced in the early stages and was disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
  • Morrissy Rider Liam Riordan reported the colt raced greenly down the straight.

Race 7 BREW HANDICAP - 2600 metres:

  • Serenade The Stars (IRE) Severely hampered at the 500 metres to avoid Belgravia (IRE).
  • Surprise Baby Severely hampered at the 500 metres to avoid Belgravia (IRE)
  • Felaar (NZ) Severely checked passing the winning post on the first occasion to avoid the heels of Miners Miss which had eased the pace. Severely checked near the 500 metres to avoid the heels of Miners Miss, which was giving ground, then eased down in the home straight.
  • Observational (GB) Unbalanced at the 500 metres when brushed on the hindquarters by Silence The Stars, which had been taken out by Serenade The Stars (IRE), which had shifted out slightly to avoid the heels of Belgravia (IRE), which was giving ground.
  • Belgravia Near the 500 metres sustained a serious racing injury and dislodged rider Lachlan King. Belgravia was humanely euthanized. This incident will be referred to the Equine Welfare and Veterinary Department.
  • Miners Miss App Chelsea Hall reported that after beginning well from the wide barrier she elected to allow the filly to stride rather than be caught wide.

App Chelsea Hall (Miners Miss) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). The careless riding being that near the 50 metres on the first occasion she permitted her mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of Steel Prince (IRE) resulting in that horse being eased. C Hall had her permit to ride in races suspended for a total of eight meetings. In assessing penalty the 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.

App Chelsea Hall (Miners Miss) pleaded guilty to a charge under the provision of AR131(d) in that she excessively slowed the pace passing the winning post on the first occasion resulting in Felaar (NZ) which was following being severely checked to avoid her mounts heels. C Hall had her permit to ride in races suspended for a total of twelve meetings. In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the mid-range category of carelessness and took into account her guilty plea. Both penalties are to be served concurrently commencing midnight 8 May, 2019 and to expire at the conclusion of the day meeting Friday 17 May, 2019. (2 metro, 10 provincial).

App Michael Poy (Steel Prince IRE) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under the provision of AR131(a). The careless riding being that passing the winning post on the first occasion he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of Sin To Win (NZ), resulting in that gelding being taken in and tightening the running of Rockarral, which had to be checked and lost its rightful position. M Poy had his permit to ride in races suspended for a total of eight meetings to commence midnight 11 May, 2019 and to expire midnight 17 May, 2019. (1 metro, 7 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards were of the view that the incident qualified for the low range category of carelessness and took into account his record.

Race 8 AUSTRALIAN TRAINERS ASSOCIATION HANDICAP - 1800 metres:

  • Homebymidnight (NZ) Got its head up passing the 1200 metres when over racing.
  • Bling Dynasty Steadied approaching the 300 metres when disappointed for running between Poetic Dream (IRE) and Valentino Rossa.
  • Kings Full (IRE) Rider Zac Spain reported that in his opinion the gelding would be suited over more ground. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
  • Sentimentalist - App Jessica Eaton stated that her mount was disappointed and would be better on tracks with more give. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a throat abnormality. A veterinary clearance including endoscopic examination is required prior to racing again.

Race 9 EFFICIENT HANDICAP - 1200 metres:

  • I Boogi (NZ) Underwent a veterinary examination on arrival at the barriers after brushing the gate on leaving the mounting yard and was passed suitable to race.
  • Nariko Held up for clear running from passing the 300 metres until near the 150 metres.
  • Bel Sonic Held up for clear running from the 200 metres and went to the line not fully tested.
  • Spirit Of Aquada Rider Luke Nolen could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Well Sprung Rider Brett Prebble advised that he was instructed to settle the gelding mid-field with cover if it began well. Co-trainer Lyn Tolsen reported she had instructed Brett Prebble to be positive out of the gates as the horse has had a tendency to be slow to begin. She added that she had not intended for it to settle as far forward as it did, however, she was happy that the gelding was able to settle closer than it had as compared to previous starts. Whilst Stewards noted her explanation, they notified her of her obligation to report any change of tactics.

 




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