Stewards' Summary @ Flemington 25th May

Published: 27 May 2019


 A summary of Flemington  for Saturday 25th May  is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racing.com website.

Vet Notes

  • Archery Butts (Race 1) - Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of mucus that may have affected the horse's racing performance and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.
  • Zissis (Race 5) - An irregular heart rhythm was detected on post-race veterinary examination. Zissis shall not start in any race until the Stewards have received a satisfactory veterinary report. The report must include the results of an ECG performed at rest and cardiac auscultation performed within thirty minutes of completing a satisfactory gallop of at least 1000 metres.
  • Tatiara (Race 5) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed an abrasion on the left hind leg.
  • Swift Sis (Race 7) - Post-race endoscopy detected a throat condition that may have affected the horse's racing performance and a veterinary clearance is required before racing again.
  • Surprise Baby (NZ) (Race 8) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding pulled up distressed.
  • Azuro (FR) (Race 8) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed a laceration to the near front leg.
  • Golden Authority (Race 8) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering from a slow recovery and was lame in the off hind leg. A veterinary certificate is required before racing again.
  • Anjana (Race 9) - Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise‑induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horse's racing performance and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Penalties & Fines

  • No penalties and fines

Summary of Races 

Race 1 COBCROFT SUPPORT NATIONAL JOCKEYS TRUST TROPHY - 1200 metres:

  • St Edward's Crown Underwent a veterinary examination upon arrival at the course and was passed fit to run.
  • Night Passage Began awkwardly.
  • Archery Butts Raced keenly through the early stages. Weakened from the 200m. Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of mucus that may have affected the horse's racing performance and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.

Race 2 DONATE TO NJTAPPEAL.COM.AU TROPHY - 1600 metres:

  • Muswellbrook After being placed in the barrier stalls, became fractious and cast and got its head under the front starting gate. Underwent a veterinary examination and was passed fit to run. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.
  • Ligulate Lost its footing at the start. Approaching the 50m was tightened for room between Mr Exclusive and Fidelia (J. McNeil) which shifted in. Jye McNeil was severely reprimanded.
  • Titan Blinders Sprawled at the start.
  • I'm Dun Dreamin' Raced three wide without cover.
  • Tower Road (NZ) Rider Craig Williams reported that the gelding felt a little awkward in its action but returned to scale feeling fine.

Race 3 LUCRF SUPER HANDICAP - 1100 metres:

  • Written Choice Change of tactics. With blinkers off, to be ridden more quiet to finish off. Settled towards the rear of the field. Had difficulty obtaining clear running for several strides approaching the 100m.
  • Clear Signal Began awkwardly. Eased down from the 400m. Rider Brett Prebble reported the gelding felt short in its action. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.
  • Honey Esprit Began awkwardly.
  • I'm Telling Ya Slow to begin. Steadied across the heels of Moor Wanted near the 300m.
  • Like To Think So Raced keenly through the early stages.
  • Celtic Blast Raced keenly through the early stages.
  • Satori Rider Jye McNeil could offer no explanation for the gelding's performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.
  • Fill The Flute Apprentice Georgina Cartwright reported that her mount raced keenly in the early and middle stages which may have been detrimental to the mare's chances. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.
  • Eurack Rider Craig Williams reported that the mare became agitated pre-race which may have affected its performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.
  • Deep Euphoria (NZ) Held up for clear running between the 400 and 300 metres.

Race 4 TAB SUPPORT NATIONAL JOCKEYS TRUST TROPHY - 1600 metres:

  • Snitzson Raced keenly through the early stages.
  • Guizot (IRE) Rider Declan Bates reported that he would have preferred to have ridden the gelding with cover rather than settling outside the leading horse. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.
  • Strategic Demand Held up for clear running from the 400m and went to the line untested.
  • Another Dollar (NZ) Got its head up when being restrained near the 1200m when avoiding the heels of Tan Tat Trusting (NZ).

Race 5 PFD FOOD SERVICES HANDICAP - 1400 metres:

  • Snitz And The City Change of tactics, to be ridden closer but with cover. Settled midfield.
  • Off Peak (NZ) Slow to begin.
  • Zissis Apprentice Tahlia Hope reported that the filly may have got its tongue over the bit. An irregular heart rhythm was detected on post-race veterinary examination. Zissis shall not start in any race until the Stewards have received a satisfactory veterinary report. The report must include the results of an ECG performed at rest and cardiac auscultation performed within thirty minutes of completing a satisfactory gallop of at least 1000 metres.
  • Tatiara Steadied at the 50m to avoid the heels of Great Duchess. A post-race veterinary examination revealed an abrasion on the left hind leg.
  • Irresistable Girl Laid out on straightening which presented Fabric (NZ) with a run on its inside.
  • Shamal Lass Rider Damien Oliver reported that the filly was caught wide. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

Race 6 HERITAGE FINANCE HANDICAP - 1800 metres:

  • Araaja (IRE) Change of tactics, to be ridden closer from the draw. Slow to begin, tightened for room by Admiral's Joker which shifted in and then settled towards the rear of the field. Steadied near the 1400m to avoid heels. Steadied at the 300m to avoid the heels of Stealthy Lucas (D. Holland) which was shifting out. Dean Holland was severely reprimanded.
  • Main Stage (NZ) Began awkwardly and was then tightened for room by He Ekscels (NZ) which shifted out. Rider Brett Prebble reported that his mount pulled too hard in the early stages and as a result did not finish the race off. He further added that the gelding may be better suited on a track with more give. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
  • Riyadh (NZ) Began awkwardly and slow to begin.
  • Travimyfriend Raced three wide without cover.
  • Admiral's Joker Began awkwardly.
  • Dark Pearl (IRE) Rider Damien Oliver reported that the gelding raced keenly in the early stages, however would be better suited over more distance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.

Race 7 HILTON NICHOLAS STRAIGHT SIX HANDICAP - 1200 metres:

  • Haunted Rider Craig Williams reported that the gelding raced keenly through the early stages with its head up and that approaching the 800m began to hang and from that point, hung in severely, placing him at a disadvantage in riding out the gelding. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities and a sample was taken for analysis. Stable foreperson, Kate Grimwade could offer no explanation for the gelding's performance, but will advise Stewards in the coming days should any relevant matter arise.
  • Swift Sis Eased down from the 300m. Rider Brett Prebble reported that the mare felt short in its action. Post-race endoscopy detected a throat condition that may have affected the horse's racing performance and a veterinary clearance is required before racing again.
  • Holbien Slow to begin. Rider Dean Holland could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.
  • Explicitly As Declan Bates was to be 0.5 Kg overweight, connections requested Corey Parish be permitted to ride the gelding at 54kg.

Race 8 THE ANDREW RAMSDEN - 2800 metres:

  • Surprise Baby (NZ) Underwent a veterinary examination on arrival at the course and was passed fit to run. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding pulled up distressed.
  • Sasko Jumped awkwardly.
  • Eastender Steadied at the 1400m to avoid the heels of San Remo.
  • Alfarris (FR) Raced three wide without cover until the 1100m.
  • Azuro (FR) Got its head up when being restrained near the 50m the first time. Raced three wide without cover from the 1300m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a laceration to the near front leg.
  • Runaway Gave ground quickly in the straight. Rider Stephen Baster reported that in his opinion the rig may not have come up this preparation. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.
  • Rockarral Rider Jamie Mott reported that the gelding felt sore in its action. Lost its near front plate. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.
  • Mental Telepathy (NZ) Restrained at the 1400m to avoid the heels of Eastender.
  • Golden Authority A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering from a slow recovery and was lame in the off hind leg. A veterinary certificate is required before racing again.

Race 9 FURPHY ALE PLATE - 1100 metres:

  • Anjana Shifted in at the start and made contact with More Than Exceed (NZ). Post-race endoscopy detected a degree of internal exercise‑induced pulmonary haemorrhage that may have affected the horse's racing performance and a veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • More Than Exceed (NZ) Bumped at the start by Anjana which shifted in.
  • Smart Elissim Floundered at the start.
  • Tequila Time Apprentice Michael Poy could offer no explanation for the gelding's performance. Co-trainer Leon Macdonald advised that he was disappointed with the gelding's performance after expecting a forward showing today, given how well the gelding had worked during the week. Mr Macdonald will advise Stewards should any issue come to light in the ensuing days. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities and a sample was taken for analysis.
  • Mumbles Had difficulty in obtaining clear running from the 400m until passing the 300m.



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