Stewards' Summary @ Royal Randwick 25th May

Published: 27 May 2019


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

Vet Notes

  • Major Danger(Race 2)  – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Major Danger to have bled from both nostrils for the first occasion. Trainer Mr D. Williams was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).
  • Nicco Lad (Race 5) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Nicco Lad to have bled from both nostrils for the first occasion. Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).
  • Charlayne (Race 6) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Charlayne to be lame (2/5) in the near hind leg. Stable representative Mr C. Duckworth was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Charlayne racing or barrier trialling again.
  • Mahalangur (Race 7) – A post-race veterinary revealed the horse to be lame (2/5) in the near foreleg. Co-trainer Mr M. Hawkes was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Mahalangur racing or barrier trialling again. Organza – raced wide and without cover throughout the event. .

Penalties & Fines

  • J. Collett, the rider of Reloaded, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 400m he directed his mount out resulting in Reloaded making contact with Floreat Pica and taking Floreat Pica out towards Sea Of Life, resulting in Sea Of Life being taken across the running of Prince Fawaz, which was checked and lost its rightful running. J. Collett's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 2 June 2019 and to expire on Thursday 13 June 2019, on which day he may ride.

Summary of Races

RACE 1: Supporterhub Handicap 1400m:

  • Discharged – over the final 100 metres laid in.
  • Reloaded – began only fairly.
  • Sea Of Life – after being slow to begin was then hampered by Reloaded, which shifted out slightly. In the early stages raced keenly and, when being crossed by Floreat Pica near the 1100m, was steadied from the heels of that runner. When placed under pressure in the straight was inclined to lay in.
  • Prince Fawaz – shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. J. Collett, the rider of Reloaded, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 400m he directed his mount out resulting in Reloaded making contact with Floreat Pica and taking Floreat Pica out towards Sea Of Life, resulting in Sea Of Life being taken across the running of Prince Fawaz, which was checked and lost its rightful running. J. Collett's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 2 June 2019 and to expire on Thursday 13 June 2019, on which day he may ride.
  • Floreat Pica – leaving the 500m Prince Fawaz was steadied to avoid the heels of Sea Of Life (T. Clark) when that runner shifted to the outside of Floreat Pica to obtain clear running. T. Clark was advised to exercise more care.
  • Bacchus – shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Held up for clear running until near the 350m. Between the 200m and the 100m again had difficulty obtaining clear running.
  • Lucky Imperator – began only fairly.
  • Doin’ Shots – from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.

RACE 2: TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap 1000m:

  • I Am Kalani – began awkwardly and, shortly after, was bumped on the hindquarters by Irish Songs, which shifted out. On straightening, was steadied when disappointed for clear running to the inside of Vernazza. I Am Kalani was then held up for clear running behind Vernazza for the remainder of the event and could not be tested.
  • Irish Songs – did not obtain clear running in the straight and could not be tested.
  • Major Danger – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Major Danger to have bled from both nostrils for the first occasion. Trainer Mr D. Williams was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).
  • Bombdiggity – Shortly after the start was crowded and taken out by Panuara, and made contact with Nobody's Puppet. Raced very wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Nevada Dane – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Nobody’s Puppet – shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Panuara – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Madame Pauline – Stewards permitted T. Clark to ride the mare ½ kilogram over its declared weight of 53 kilograms.
  • Revitup Rednut – was crowded on jumping between Nevada Dane and Hot Scene, both of which shifted ground. Shortly after, Revitup Rednut was bumped on the hindquarters and taken out by Hot Scene. When caught wide in the early and middle stages was steadied leaving the 800m to obtain cover behind Bombdiggity.
  • Roy’s Command – shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Shortly after the start was crowded between Hot Scene and Nobody's Puppet, which was taken out by Bombiddigity.
  • Social Conquest – near the 600m was steadied to avoid the heels of Panuara (A. Cavallo), which shifted in. A. Cavallo was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
  • Hot Scene – shortly after the start was crowded between Revitup Rednut and Roy's Command, which was taken out by Nobody's Puppet. Hot Scene was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Hot Scene lost its near hind plate in running.

RACE 3: Mizuno Handicap 2000m:

  • Nobu – Carif, over the final 200m, laid out and, near the 50m, shifted out abruptly and made contact with Nobu.
  • Carif – near the 500m was hampered when taken wider by Stardome, which was taken out by Costas.
  • Baaed – Rider W. Costin advised that she was required to ride her mount forward in the early stages to cross and lead, and after obtaining that position Baaed overraced and would not settle until near the 1000m. She added that as a consequence Baaed was unable to finish the race off as well as expected. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Notabadharada – Stewards permitted A. Hyeronimus to ride the gelding ½ kilogram over its declared weight of 54½ kilograms. Slow to begin.
  • Costas – raced keenly in the early and middle stages.
  • Think It Over – shortly after the start was bumped by Nobu, which shifted out, resulting in Think It Over then being shifted in behind runners in the early stages. Think It Over then raced ungenerously and was steadied from the heels of Nobu for some distance near the 1600m.
  • Wealthy Wolf – Stewards permitted S. Clipperton to ride the gelding 1 kilogram over its declared weight of 53 kilograms. After being slow to begin, shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Brilliance Squared – shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier.

RACE 4: Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation Handicap 2000m:

  • Wolfe – near the 150m shifted out when being struck with the whip.
  • Raqeeq – raced keenly in the middle stages. On straightening was held up for clear running and near the 300m was steadied when disappointed for a run between Braces and Occupy, which shifted in. Raqeeq did not then obtain clear running until near the 200m.
  • Ombudsman – raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Near the 200m was steadied and shifted to the inside of Sir Barnabus to continue into clear running. Ombudsman then raced tight between Sir Barnabus and Raqeeq until near the 100m.
  • Subban – shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier. Rider Y. Ichikawa reported that the gelding received a bump on the home turn when Shadow Flight shifted out to improve and from this point Subban hung out and proved difficult to test in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr B. Heys was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Subban being permitted to race or barrier trial again.
  • Master Of Wine – after being slow to begin, was hampered by Ombudsman, which shifted out. Master Of Wine was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Laid in in the straight.
  • Shadow Flight – near the 1700m was checked and blundered when crowded between Belfast Bella, which shifted out slightly, and Master Of Wine, which after improving to the inside of Ombudsman (J. Collett) was taken in by that runner. Rider J. Collett was advised to exercise more care.

RACE 5: Candana Bathroom Ware Handicap 1500m:

  • Maktoum – after being slow to begin was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. Between the 350m and the 250m was held up for clear running.
  • High Power – slow to begin. On straightening was held up on the heels of Galapagos for some distance. Near the 300m was shifted to the outside to obtain clear running and near the 150m was held up when racing in restricted room between Nicco Lad and Spencer.
  • Spencer – shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Asharani – shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Commander – stood flatfooted as the start was effected and lost ground (3L).
  • Nicco Lad – shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Nicco Lad to have bled from both nostrils for the first occasion. Co-trainer Mr Paul Snowden was advised of the provisions of AR79(4).
  • Al Mah Haha – raced keenly in the middle stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Galapagos – slow to begin. Near the 1000m was steadied to avoid the heels of Asharani (G. Schofield), which shifted in when not clear. G. Schofield was advised to exercise more care. App. R. Dolan (Galapagos) was reminded of his obligation to ensure that he rides his mounts out to the finish of the race.

RACE 6: Wilson Asset Management Handicap 1200m:

  • Zonk – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Gilbraltar Girl – began awkwardly.
  • Charlayne – hampered on jumping by Zonk, which shifted in slightly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Charlayne to be lame (2/5) in the near hind leg. Stable representative Mr C. Duckworth was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Charlayne racing or barrier trialling again.
  •  Fox Swift – bumped on jumping by Sweet Victory, which shifted out. Shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier.
  • Evalina – began awkwardly.
  • Sweet Victory – shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Between the 300m and the 200m had difficulty obtaining clear running.
  • Vinnie Power – after beginning awkwardly was hampered by Ready To Prophet, which shifted out.
  • Lilith – bumped on jumping with Gododdin. When caught wide in the middle stages was shifted back behind runners to obtain cover. Approaching the 250m Charlayne shifted out to improve to the outside of Gododdin resulting in Vinnie Power being taken out towards Gibraltar Girl. Gibraltar Girl then shifted out away from Vinnie Power resulting in Gongs shifting out away from that runner and hampering Lilith.
  • Montrachet – Rider D. Dunn advised that the mare was fractious in the barriers and with blinkers on for the first time today raced keenly and did not finish the race off as well as expected. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Co-trainer Mr M. Hawkes undertook to report back on the future race plans for the mare. Stewards advised that if the stable continued with the preparation of Montrachet it would be required to perform to the satisfaction of Stewards in an official barrier trial before its next race start.
  • Gododdin – bumped on jumping with Lilith. Rider T. Clark advised that his instructions were to take up a forward position and not to pressure the filly in the early stages as it can have a tendency to overrace. He said that, after jumping well, he observed both Zonk and Ready To Prophet to show urgency to lead and, having regard to his instructions, he elected to endeavour to find a position behind those runners. He stated that with the fast tempo he did not feel it was in his mount's best interests to continue forward. He added that when Vinnie Power held its position to his inside he was left racing wide and without cover for the majority of the event. T. Clark further stated that, although the filly was caught wide, it was under pressure from the 500m and after laying out on the home turn it was still, in his opinion, disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities other than that Gododdin had lost its near hind plate in running. Mr P. Reid, representing Trainer Mr J. Cummings, confirmed the instructions issued and agreed that the filly's performance was disappointing. Mr Reid was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Gododdin being permitted to race or barrier trial again.
  • To Your Health – began awkwardly.

RACE 7: Fujitsu Air Conditioning Handicap 1400m:

  • Pecans – raced keenly in the middle stages. Near the 600m was steadied when crowded between Mahalangur and Organza, both of which shifted ground slightly.
  • Snippets Land – slow to begin.
  • Harper’s Choice – raced keenly in the middle stages.
  • Tip Top – began awkwardly and then shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier.
  • Moss Trip – shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • New Universe – after being slow to begin was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. New Universe had difficulty obtaining clear running between the 350m and the 200m.
  • Mahalangur – A post-race veterinary revealed the horse to be lame (2/5) in the near foreleg. Co-trainer Mr M. Hawkes was asked to provide a veterinary clearance prior to Mahalangur racing or barrier trialling again.
  • Organza – raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Berdibek – began awkwardly.

RACE 8: EML Handicap 1100m:

  • Pinch River – raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. App. P. Scorse was reprimanded under AR132(6)(c) for using the whip on a horse that was out of contention.
  • Cradle Mountain – near the 600m was steadied to avoid the heels of Pinch River (App. P. Scorse), which shifted in when not clear. App. Scorse was reprimanded. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of Cradle Mountain, J. Collett stated that he elected to take a trailing position behind Pinch River in the early stages when the tempo was strong. He stated that Cradle Mountain travelled satisfactorily throughout the middle stages of the event but was most disappointing in its failure to finish the race off. He added that in his view Cradle Mountain may be better suited when it is able to dictate terms in the lead. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Ms C. Cunningham advised that Cradle Mountain had pleased the stable up to today's race, including in its latest barrier trial on Friday 26 April 2019. Ms Cunningham agreed with the views of J. Collett and advised that she would report back to the Stewards in respect of the post-race condition of the gelding. Ms Cunningham was also spoken to regarding her conduct in the mounting enclosure prior to the running of this event. She was reminded of her responsibility to ensure that she conducts herself in a proper manner as expected of a licensed person.
  • Spending To Win – near the 600m was steadied from the heels of Heart Conquered.
  • She Knows – When questioned regarding his riding in the straight, App. B. Ryan stated that after being held up behind Pinch River he elected to shift to that runner's outside to follow Cradle Mountain into the event. He said that when Cradle Mountain did not improve as he expected, he was held up on the heels of that runner between the 400m and the 200m before shifting to that runner's inside approaching the 150m. He added that he was then held up on the heels of Noble Joey and did not test his mount until inside the 50 metres. When questioned as to whether there was an opportunity to shift to the inside of Noble Joey sooner than he did, App. Ryan stated that he had not observed the run develop until Noble Joey had shifted out slightly and for this reason he did not immediately take that run. Stewards advised App. Ryan that he must ensure that he takes the first available opportunity to improve when it presents itself and he would be expected to show better judgment than he did on this occasion.
  • Boss Lane – shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Akasaki – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Heart Conquered – throughout the early and middle stages overraced, and for some distance approaching the 600m was checked from the heels of Cradle Mountain. D. Dunn advised that his instructions today with the expected fast tempo were to ride the horse with cover.
  • Albumin – shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Dissolute – began awkwardly, shifted in and hampered She Knows. Shortly after, Dissolute was crowded between Camdus and She Knows, which shifted out.
  • Deprive – shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Rounding the home turn was held up for clear running until near the 300m. Passing the 300m Deprive was shifted to the inside of runners where it secured clear running near the 200m.

RACE 9: Seven News Handicap 1000m:

  • Bring It Home Pop – Stewards considered a protest lodged by Mr P. Dingwall, Deputy Chairman of Stewards, on behalf of the connections of the 4th horse past the post, Bring It Home Pop, alleging interference over the concluding stages by Ellie's Encore. After considering the evidence the Stewards found that, over the concluding stages, Ellie's Encore shifted out resulting in Bring It Home Pop being taken out and crowded on to Taniko. When Stewards were satisfied that had this interference not occurred Bring It Home Pop would have finished in advance of Ellie's Encore, the protest was upheld and the placings amended to read: 1st November Man; 2nd Power Command; 3rd Bring It Home Pop; 4 th Ellie's Encore. App. S. Weatherley (Bring It Home Pop) was spoken to in relation to his failure to lodge a protest after viewing the Stewards patrol films prior to the protest being lodged by Mr Dingwall. He was advised to ensure that he fulfils his obligation to lodge a protest where there are sufficient grounds to do so. Bring It Home Pop raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
  • Revenire – shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Miss Exfactor – crowded at the start.
  • Lion Couchant – near the 50m was steadied when crowded by Power Command, which shifted in and away from Ellie's Encore.
  • Argent D’or – shortly after the start was hampered when crowded by November Man, which was taken out by Isorich.
  • Koonunga – was badly held up in the straight and at no stage was able to be tested by its rider.
  • Ellie’s Encore – raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Rider R. King advised her instructions were to take up a forward position from her wide barrier. Trainer Mr P. Perry will be interviewed in respect of the instructions issued today.
  • Three Sheets – between the 250m and the 50m could not be tested when held up behind All Stand.
  • All Stand – jumped awkwardly.
  • Roman Typhoon – on jumping was steadied when crowded between Tango Rain and Miss Exfactor, which was taken in by Ellie's Encore.



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