Stewards' Summary @ Rosehill Gardens 18th May

Published: 20 May 2019


A summary of Rosehill Gardens for Saturday 18th May is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Freaky Freckles (Race 1) – A post-race veterinary examination of the filly, which laid in in the straight revealed it to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Trainer Ms T. Bateup was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Freaky Freckles being permitted to race or barrier trial.
  • Maddison Avenue (Race 3) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be 1/5 lame in the near-foreleg. Trainer Mr. M Conners was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the mare being permitted to race or barrier trial.
  • Eugene's Pick (NZ) (Race 3) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover.
  • Up 'N' Rolling (NZ) (Race 4) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a mild abrasion to the off fore heel.
  • Mawaany Machine (IRE) (Race 4) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its near fore plate.
  • Amorita (Race 5) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have been galloped on the off hind cannon. Stable Representative Mrs. K Dunn was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the filly being permitted to race or barrier trial.
  • Alward (IRE) (Race 7) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its near fore plate.
  • Black On Gold (Race 7) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its near hind plate.
  • Chalk (Race 9) – A post-race veterinary examination found the gelding to have blood present in the near-side nostril. Trainer Ms. W. Roche was advised that Chalk would have to barrier trial or gallop before the Stewards over 1000m prior to its next race start

Penalties & Fines

  • B. Looker, rider of Plonka, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that for some distance near the 800m, he shifted in to be racing three wide, which resulted in insufficient room being left for runners to his inside and causing So Shy to lose its rightful running, striking the heels of Zardoro and blundering badly when being crowded between Zardoro and Revolver. B. Looker's license to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Tuesday 28th May 2019 and to expire on Sunday 2nd June 2019, on which day he may ride.
  • J. Parr, rider of Call Me Royal, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 50m, he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of Above And Beyond, resulting in Above And Beyond having to be checked when crowded between Burning Crown and Call Me Royal. J. Parr's license to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on 26th May 2019 and to expire on Thursday 6th June 2019, on which day he may ride.
  • Mr. M Dunn, Trainer of Amorita was fined a sum of $200 for the late notification of T. Berry as the rider of Amorita. Stewards permitted T. Berry to ride the filly 1kg over its declared weight of 53kg. A postrace veterinary examination revealed the filly to have been galloped on the off hind cannon. Stable Representative Mrs. K Dunn was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the filly being permitted to race or barrier trial.
  • K O’Hara, Rider of Bella Success pleaded guilty to a charge under AR131(b) in that she failed to ride her mount out to the finish of the race. K. O'Hara was fined a sum of $500.
  • Ms W Roche, Trainer of Red Currant was fined a sum of $200 for the late notification of S Clenton as the rider of Red Currant. Began awkwardly, made contact with Manhattan Mist and shortly afterwards, was crowded by Calculated, which shifted out. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Summary of Races

RACE 1: Lonhro Hall of Fame Handicap (1200m)

  • Espinola – When placed under pressure in the straight, was inclined to lay in which resulted in its rider, B. McDougall changing the whip to his right hand near the 150m.
  • Hulk – Began awkwardly. Rider T. Berry stated that with blinkers on for the first time, the colt did not settle and as a result, did not finish the race off as well as expected. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer representative Mr. C Duckworth concurred with the views of T. Berry and advised that if the stable continued with the preparation of the colt, they would remove the blinkers. Mr. Duckworth undertook to report back to the Stewards on the post-race condition of Hulk and their future race plans.
  • Kubrick – Slow to begin and then was hampered shortly afterwards by Hulk, which shifted in. Passing the 900m, was steadied to avoid Rose To Victory, which shifted out.
  • Snowzone – Began awkwardly. In the early stages, overraced and was inclined to shift in and away from Hulk.
  • Freaky Freckles – A post-race veterinary examination of the filly, which laid in in the straight revealed it to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Trainer Ms T. Bateup was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Freaky Freckles being permitted to race or barrier trial.
  • Rose To Victory – Began awkwardly. Near the 900m, shifted in and away from Espinola, made contact with the running rail, became unbalanced and lost ground.
  • Jailbreak – Began awkwardly. Despite being ridden along in the early stages, failed to show sufficient speed to race in the lead and when caught wide, was shifted behind runners to obtain cover near the 700m. Near the 800m, when inclined to race keenly, was steadied when crowded by Diamond Thunder (J. Parr), which shifted in when not quite clear. J. Parr was advised to exercise more care.

RACE 2: TAB Highway Handicap (1200m)

  • Mick The Hat – Was crowded on jumping between Moore Euros and Elm Court, which shifted in. Near the 900m, was steadied to avoid the heels of Elm Court (R. Dolan), which shifted in when not quite clear. R. Dolan was advised to ensure that he's sufficiently clear when shifting ground.
  • Bridyn May – Over the final 200m, laid out and proved to difficult to ride to the finish of the race.
  • Vigorish – From the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 300m, when inclined to lay in, was steadied from the heels of Wyendra (R. King) when that runner shifted out to improve. R. King was advised to exercise more care. Vigorish laid in for the remainder of the straight and proved difficult to ride out.
  • Plonka – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Revolver – Began awkwardly.
  • So Shy (NZ) – B. Looker, rider of Plonka, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that for some distance near the 800m, he shifted in to be racing three wide, which resulted in insufficient room being left for runners to his inside and causing So Shy to lose its rightful running, striking the heels of Zardoro and blundering badly when being crowded between Zardoro and Revolver. B. Looker's license to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Tuesday 28th May 2019 and to expire on Sunday 2nd June 2019, on which day he may ride.
  • Elm Court – Approaching the 800m, was steadied to avoid the heels of Motime (W. Costin) which shifted in when not clear. W. Costin was advised to exercise more care.
  • Moore Euros – Rider C. Reith was reminded of his obligations to ensure that he fully rides his mount out to the finish of the race.
  • Wyendra – Was hampered shortly after the start by Green Reign, which shifted in. Near the 1000m, was steadied when crowded by So Shy, which was taken in by Zardoro, which shifted in and away from Plonka (B. Looker) when initially taken in by that runner. B. Looker was advised to exercise more care. When questioned regarding the performance, Rider R. King stated that after she was obliged to steady her mount near the 1000m, she again suffered interference near the 700m when being steadied to avoid the heels of Zardoro. She said that as a consequence, Wyendra lost momentum at that point and took some time to then respond to her riding in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Motime – Made contact with a rail en route to the barriers, was examined by the club's veterinary officer and deemed suitable to race.

RACE 3: Might and Power Hall of Fame Handicap (1800m)

  • So You Win – From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Mushaireb (GB) – Bounded on jumping and lost ground. In the early stages, raced keenly.
  • Maddison Avenue – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be 1/5 lame in the near-foreleg. Trainer Mr. M Conners was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the mare being permitted to race or barrier trial.
  • Semper Fidelis – Rider J. Parr stated that leaving the 500m, he elected to shift away from the running rail to follow Jazzland into the straight. He said he elected to follow Jazzland as it was a favoured runner and he had been instructed that the mare was one-paced and he would need to ensure that he was afforded clear running as soon as possible. He said that making the home turn when there's no run available to the inside of Jazzland, he then continued an outward movement to that runner's outside but when Jazzland did not quicken and shifted out near the 400m, he became awkward and held up on that runner's heels for some distance until near the 300m where he secured clear running. Whilst Stewards found that a run did develop to the inside of Jazzland on straightening, they found that J. Parr's explanation was reasonable given the instructions that have been issued. Laid in in the straight and proved difficult to ride out.
  • Eugene's Pick (NZ) – Raced wide and without cover until near the 1000m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover.
  • Wild About Her – From the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Jazzland – Rider R. King advised that the gelding travelled comfortably outside the lead in the early stages, but from the 700m became under pressure and did not finish the race off despite her urgings. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Ms. K. Buchanan undertook to report back on the post-race condition of the gelding.

RACE 4: Jim Cassidy Hall of Fame Handicap (1500m)

  • Up 'N' Rolling (NZ) – On jumping, blundered badly, became unbalanced and lost ground (3L). A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a mild abrasion to the off fore heel.
  • Star of the Seas (NZ) – Slow into stride.
  • Savacool (NZ) – Near the 200m, when commencing to finish the race off well, was steadied to avoid the heels of Hogmanay when that runner shifted to the inside of Veladero to obtain clear running. Raced in restricted room until the 100m.
  • Mawaany Machine (IRE) – Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its near fore plate.
  • Harmattan – Near the 150m, was steadied from the heels of Unbiased (B. Looker), which shifted out. B. Looker was advised to exercise more care. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Unbiased – B. Looker was reprimanded under AR131(b) for failing to ride his mount out to the end of the race.

RACE 5: Jack Denham Hall of Fame Handicap (1100m)

  • Dynamited – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
  • Skyray – From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Above And Beyond –J. Parr, rider of Call Me Royal, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 50m, he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of Above And Beyond, resulting in Above And Beyond having to be checked when crowded between Burning Crown and Call Me Royal. J. Parr's license to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on 26th May 2019 and to expire on Thursday 6th June 2019, on which day he may ride.
  • Fiera Vista – After being slow to begin, was crowded shortly afterwards between Captain Courageous and Burning Crown, which shifted out. From a wide barrier, was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Transmitter – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination of the filly, which raced wide and without cover, revealed no abnormalities.
  • Captain Courageous – Began awkwardly.
  • Exceltic – Began awkwardly. Was held up for clear running until near the 300m.
  • Legislation – Began awkwardly and was bumped by Amorita, which shifted in. In the early stages of the straight was racing in restricted room to the outside of Above And Beyond and near the 200m, was shifted to the outside of Hostwin Supreme to secure clear running.
  • Hostwin Supreme – Stewards permitted G. Schofield to ride the gelding 1/2kg over its declared weight of 54kg. Slow to begin.
  • Burning Crown – Began awkwardly. When being crossed by Captain Courageous, making the first turn, commenced to race fiercely when being steadied from the heels of that runner. Burning Crown continued to race fiercely in the middle stages, refused to settle, resulting in the gelding making the home turn three wide and without cover.
  • Amorita – Began awkwardly. Trainer Mr. M Dunn was fined a sum of $200 for the late notification of T. Berry as the rider of Amorita. Stewards permitted T. Berry to ride the filly 1kg over its declared weight of 53kg. A postrace veterinary examination revealed the filly to have been galloped on the off hind cannon. Stable Representative Mrs. K Dunn was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the filly being permitted to race or barrier trial.

RACE 6: JB Cummings Hall of Fame Handicap (1400m)

  • Shokora – From a wide barrier, was shifted in behind runners in the early stages.
  • Aeecee Tong De – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Levee Bank – Slow to begin (2L).
  • Toryjoy – Near the 1000m, commenced to overrace when being crossed by Reelem In Ruby (T. Berry), which shifted in when not sufficiently clear. T. Berry was advised to exercise more care. Following this incident, Toryjoy continued to overrace and would not settle and as a consequence, raced three wide and without cover after the 1000m. On the home turn, was hampered and taken wider when bumped by Constellations, which shifted out to improve.
  • Reelem In Ruby – When questioned regarding the filly being more forward today, rider T. Berry stated that the intention was to be in a midfield position but not to restrain his mount in the early stages. He added when positioned to the outside of Toryjoy, he was anticipating following that runner, but when Toryjoy did not continue forward, he was obliged to make use of his mount to cross that runner to avoid racing wide and as a consequence raced more forward than he had intended.
  • Jen Rules – Slow to begin.
  • Alnaas – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Bella Success – Jumped awkwardly and shortly after the start was steadied when crowded between Eawase and Reelem In Ruby, which shifted out. When questioned, rider K. O'Hara stated that near the 300m, she was obliged to steady her mount when disappointed for clear running between Alnaas and Constellations, which shifted in. She added she was then held up behind Constellations for some distance approaching the 200m and between the 200m and 100m, could not be tested when awkwardly placed on the heels of Toryjoy. K. O'Hara pleaded guilty to a charge under AR131(b) in that she failed to ride her mount out to the finish of the race. K. O'Hara was fined a sum of $500.

RACE 7: Lord Mayors Cup (2000m)

  • Grey Lion (IRE) – Leaving the 1100m when racing keenly, was steadied away from the heels of White Boots for some distance, resulting in Grey Lion shifting out and forcing Tamarack to race wider. Tamarack was then taken forward by its rider but was obligated to race wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
  • Taikomochi – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Emperor's Way – Was badly held up between the 400m and the 200m and after the 200m, was shifted to the outside of Alward to obtain clear running.
  • Alward (IRE) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its near fore plate.
  • Black On Gold – Slow to begin. Raced keenly in the middle stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have lost its near hind plate.
  • High Bridge (GB) – Slow to begin (4L).
  • Girl Tuesday – Was standing awkwardly in its barrier as the start was effected and consequently lost ground (2L). When the pace steadied near the 1400m, commenced to overrace, was steadied from the heels from Live On Free and then shifted out to race three wide behind Tamarack.
  • Kellstorm (IRE) – Was held up between the 400m and the 300m and was then shifted to the outside of White Boots before it obtained clear running.
  • Live And Free – Slow to begin.

RACE 8: So You Think Hall of Fame Handicap (1200m)

  • Gresham – Began awkwardly.
  • Top Striker – When questioned regarding the gelding racing further back in the field, App. J. Van Overmeire stated that he was given the option of obtaining cover should Top Striker settle and after beginning only fairly, he was able to ride his mount conservatively where it could obtain cover in a midfield position.
  • Newsfan – From a wide barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Deprive – Was a late scratching at 3:56pm on veterinary advice when the gelding reared and struck its head on the barrier partition. The Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Deprive be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 3.56pm be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket: 1 st Desert Lord – 33¢ win, 12¢ place 2 nd Island Missile – 31¢ place 3 rd Oriental Runner – 30¢ place Stable Representative Mr. P Reid was advised that a warning would be recorded against the barrier manners of Deprive.
  • Problem Solver – Began only fairly. J. Innes dropped his whip passing the 100m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Desert Lord – In the middle stages, raced keenly.
  • La Chica Bella – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

RACE 9: Hugh Bowman Hall of Fame Handicap (1400m)

  • Conarchie – Over the final 200m, could not be fully tested when racing in restricted room between Calculated and Manhattan Mist.
  • Mapmaker – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Near the 150m, was steadied to avoid the heels of Rockin' Ruga (G. Schofield) which shifted out. G. Schofield was advised to exercise more care.
  • Asterius – From the outside barrier, was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 400m, was hampered when it endeavoured to obtain running to the outside of Something Fast as that runner shifted out.
  • Echo Jet – Shortly after the start, was hampered by Something Fast, which was taken out by Gauguin. From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. When questioned regarding the gelding being ridden back in the field, rider R. Dolan stated that he was instructed to ride the horse back in the field from its wide barrier. The inquiry was adjourned to Wednesday 22nd May 2019 so that Trainer Mr. B Baker can be interviewed relative to the instructions issued.
  • Gauguin (NZ) – Rider R. King reported that the gelding raced keenly in the early stages and at the 900m commenced to race fiercely and hung out when being checked from the heels of Something Fast, resulting in Echo Jet having to be checked to avoid the heels of Gauguin. Gauguin then continued to hang out for the remainder of the event and raced in an uncompetitive manner. Trainer Mr. J. Sargent was advised that Gauguin would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before its next race start.
  • Kurnel Jaxon – Over the final 150m, could not be tested when held up between Mapmaker and Chalk.
  • Calculated – Began awkwardly.
  • Red Currant – Trainer Ms. W Roche was fined a sum of $200 for the late notification of S Clenton as the rider of Red Currant. Began awkwardly, made contact with Manhattan Mist and shortly afterwards, was crowded by Calculated, which shifted out. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
  • Something Fast – Began only fairly and shortly after the start, was steadied when crowded between Echo Jet and Gauguin, which shifted out abruptly. Something Fast was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Chalk – Over the final 150m, could not be tested when held up behind Rockin' Ruga. A post-race veterinary examination found the gelding to have blood present in the near-side nostril. Trainer Ms. W. Roche was advised that Chalk would have to barrier trial or gallop before the Stewards over 1000m prior to its next race start



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