Stewards' Summary @ Rosehill Gardens 1st June

Published: 03 Jun 2019


A summary of Rosehill Gardens for Saturday 1st June is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Our Echo (Race 2) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Our Echo to be lame (1/5) in the near-foreleg. Trainer's representative Mrs K. Dunn advised that the gelding had pleased leading into today's race and could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance, noting that it had pulled up mildly lame in the near-foreleg. Mrs Dunn advised that the stable would now have a veterinary inspection undertaken by the stable veterinarian and would report the results to the Stewards. Mrs Dunn was advised that the gelding would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards before its next race start a veterinary clearance must be provided before Our Echo is permitted to trial.
  • Bridyn May (Race 2)– A post-race veterinary examination revealed Bridyn May to have lost its near-fore plate.
  • Gold Skye (Race 2) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Gold Skye to be slow to recover.
  • Our Rockabyebaby (Race 5) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Our Rockabyebaby to be lame (1/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr A. Cummings was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Our Rockabyebaby is permitted to race/trial again.
  • Manhattan Mist (Race 8) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Manhattan Mist to have lost its off-fore plate.

Penalties & Fines

  • Silent Explorer – Was presented to the mounting yard without blinkers, which are part of the gelding's approved gear. Stable representative Mr S. Rankin, representing trainer Mr D. Payne, was fined $100 under AR106(1).
  • Mr M Conners, Trainer, Celtic Love was fined $100 under AR65(1) for failing to have in his possession the TIC for Celtic Love.
  • App. C Williams, Americana Magic pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that he used the whip on 11 occasions prior to the 100m. Having regard to the seriousness of the breach and taking into account App. Williams' reasonably good record, his permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 9 June 2019 and to expire on Sunday 16 June 2019 on which day he may ride.
  • App. B. McDougall (High Bridge) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that on the home turn he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of Black On Gold, resulting in that horse losing its rightful running and being checked. App. McDougall's permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 9 June 2019 and to expire on Friday 14 June 2019 on which day he may ride.
  • App. McDougall was fined the sum of $200 under AR127(2) for failing to fulfil the riding engagement (Crafty Tycoon).

Summary of Races

RACE 1: Southern Cross Turf Handicap 1100m:

  • Spaceboy – Was slow to begin. From the 900m raced wide and without cover and was inclined to race keenly.
  • Sun Patch – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Overraced for some distance throughout the early and middle stages.
  • Exceedance – Slow to begin. In the early stages of the straight was inclined to lay in when being shifted to the outside of King's Champ to secure clear running. Over the final 200m Exceedance again laid in, resulting in rider, T. Berry, changing his whip to the right hand at the 150m.
  • Luff – Shortly after the start was hampered after making contact with Depth That Varies.
  • Rotator – Leaving the 250m was steadied and shifted to the outside of Splintex to continue into clear running.
  • Bring The Ransom – Began awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Sun Patch.
  • Rari – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Depth That Varies. Rider A. Hyeronimous advised that throughout the middle stages his saddle shifted and as a consequence, between the 900m and 600m, his mount was unbalanced as he endeavoured to reposition his saddle. Near the 200m was steadied from the heels of Bring The Ransom when that runner shifted out slightly. Rari then was held up for clear running between the 200m and 100m before obtaining clear running to the inside of Bring The Ransom whereby it commenced to finish off the race well.
  • Persepolis – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Depth That Varies – Leaving the 900m was steadied when crowded by Rari, which, after being tightened slightly by Spaceboy (App. R. Dolan), then was inclined to shift in away from that runner due to the saddle on the gelding shifting and its rider, A. Hyeronimous, being placed at some disadvantage. App. Dolan was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. Near the 800m Depth That Varies made contact with the running rail and became unbalanced. Approaching the 250m endeavoured to obtain a narrow run between Spaceboy and King's Champ, which resulted in Depth That Varies having to be steadied at the 200m when Spaceboy (App. R. Dolan) shifted out. App. Dolan was reprimanded and advised to stop riding and straighten his mounts when they commenced to shift ground.

RACE 2: Evergreen Turf TAB Highway Handicap 1400m:

  • Legion Of Boom – Was slow to begin, and from its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Was held up on the home turn behind Onemore Sapphire before shifting to that runner's inside on straightening. Near the 150m was shifted to the outside of Revolver to obtain clear running, but then was held up on the heels of Assault'n'bathory and could not be tested until the concluding stages when it shifted to that runner's inside.
  • Our Echo – Began awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with Gold Skye. Rider T. Berry reported tat the gelding travelled strongly throughout the early and middle stages and after initially improving on the home turn his mount commenced to give ground and weakened noticeably over the final 200m. He added that over the final 100m he did not test the gelding when he felt there may have been something amiss. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Our Echo to be lame (1/5) in the near-foreleg. Trainer's representative Mrs K. Dunn advised that the gelding had pleased leading into today's race and could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance, noting that it had pulled up mildly lame in the near-foreleg. Mrs Dunn advised that the stable would now have a veterinary inspection undertaken by the stable veterinarian and would report the results to the Stewards. Mrs Dunn was advised that the gelding would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards before its next race start a veterinary clearance must be provided before Our Echo is permitted to trial.
  • Bridyn May – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Bridyn May to have lost its near-fore plate
  • My Blue Jeans – On the home turn, when attempting a narrow run between Gold Skye and All Day, had to be steadied to avoid the heels of All Day (B. Stower), which shifted out to improve. B. Stower was reprimanded and advised that she must ensure she is sufficiently clear when shifting ground. My Blue Jeans then was badly held up on the heels of All Day until near the 250m. After improving to the inside of All Day to obtain clear running, My Blue Jeans was inconvenienced near the 150m when taken out by the weakening Our Echo.
  • Zardoro – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Assault'n'Bathory – Over the final 300m laid in under pressure and proved difficult to ride out.
  • Onemore Sapphire – Began awkwardly. Approaching the 200m was held up on the heels of Palais De Louvre and shortly after was steadied from the heels of that runner, shifted out and inconvenienced Our Echo, which was commencing to give ground. Onemore Sapphire then was directed to the outside of Zardoro near the 100m to obtain clear running.
  • Tarazal – Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • All Day – Despite being ridden along in the early stages, failed to muster early speed.
  • Gold Skye – Approaching the 1200m shifted in and made contact with Our Echo. A short distance later Our Echo shifted out slightly, resulting in Gold Skye being steadied and awkwardly placed close to the heels of Palaise De Louvre. On several occasions leaving the 1200m Gold Skye blundered. From the 1200m raced wide and without cover. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Gold Skye to be slow to recover.

RACE 3: My Mate Mulvey's Sprint 1200m:

  • Skyray – Began awkwardly, shifted out and hampered England.
  • Toulouse – As the start was effected reared, striking its head and as a result lost considerable ground (10L) and took no further competitive part in the event. Mr S. Rankin, representing trainer Mr D. Payne, was advised that Toulouse would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before its next race start and also that a veterinary clearance would be required for Toulouse prior to the barrier trial.
  • Silent Explorer – Was presented to the mounting yard without blinkers, which are part of the gelding's approved gear. Stable representative Mr S. Rankin, representing trainer Mr D. Payne, was fined $100 under AR106(1).
  • Exceltic – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Lancaster Bomber – At the start was hampered when bumped by Restrained. After travelling a short distance was steadied when crowded by Above And Beyond, which shifted in and away from Burning Crown. From the 900m raced wide and without cover. Near the 150m was steadied when crowded between Exceltic and Silent Explorer, which shifted out and away from Legislation.
  • River Bird – When questioned regarding the filly being ridden more forward today, rider K. O'Hara advised that her intention was to obtain cover on the filly, but after commencing well she elected to go forward to avoid being caught wide. She added that in her view River Bird would be better suited when able to be ridden more conservatively with cover.
  • Burning Crown – Stewards permitted R. Thompson to ride Burning Crown a half kilogram over its declared weight of 53.5kgs
  • Nuke – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Leaving the 200m was shifted to the outside of Ljungberg to secure clear running. Over the final 50m raced tight between Exceltic and Ljungberg due to Exceltic shifting in slightly.

RACE 4: Turf Drain Australia Handicap 1200m:

  • Passage Of Time – Near the 150m was shifted to the outside of Oxford Tycoon to obtain clear running and when positioned close to the heels of that runner blundered and became unbalanced for a short distance.
  • Top Striker – Slow to begin
  • Onslaught – Began awkwardly and then shortly after the start was crowded by Tougherthantherest, which shifted in.
  • No Doubt – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. On the home turn was taken wider when Top Striker shifted out to improve.
  • Sir Donald – Slow to begin
  • Kawaikini – Overraced for some distance throughout the early and middle stages. Held up for clear running until the 350m where it shifted to the outside of Top Striker to secure clear running.

RACE 5: Dad 7 Dave's Turf Handicap 140m:

  • La Chica Bella – Slow to begin and then from its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Nicci's Gold – Raced keenly in the middle stages. Near the 600m was steadied when briefly tightened by Constellations, which shifted in. In the straight laid in and near the 200m was held up briefly for clear running.
  • Our Rockabyebaby – After being placed in the barriers became fractious for a short period and as a result was examined by the Club's veterinary officer and deemed suitable to race. Missed the start (2L). A post-race veterinary examination revealed Our Rockabyebaby to be lame (1/5) in the off-foreleg. Trainer Mr A. Cummings was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Our Rockabyebaby is permitted to race/trial again.
  • Ivy's Court – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Toryjoy – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
  • Let Me Sleep On It – Rider S. Clipperton advised that his mount hung out rounding the home turn and over the latter stages weakened, and as he was concerned something may have been amiss with the filly he eased Let Me Sleep On It down over the final 100m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Notwithstanding the post-race veterinary report, co-trainer Mr A. Bott was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Let Me Sleep On It is permitted to race/trial again.
  • Reginae – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 1200m ran in and away from Constellations and became unbalanced. Reginae then overraced in the middle stages of the event. Rider A. Gibbons reported that after the event he had concerns with the action of the filly in the home straight. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Notwithstanding the post-race veterinary report, trainer Mr K. Lees was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before Reginae is permitted to race/trial again.
  • Zavance – Shortly after the start was crowded and had to be steadied between Celtic Love, which shifted out, and Sweet Ava, which shifted in. In this incident Sweet Ava and Celtic Love became unbalanced. Near the 100m was steadied when shifted to the outside of Sweet Ava to secure clear running.
  • Celtic Love – Trainer Mr M. Conners was fined $100 under AR65(1) for failing to have in his possession the TIC for Celtic Love.
  • Constellations – App. B. Ryan reported that he had to make some use of the mare in the early stages to take up a position forward of mid-field whereby he was able to follow the winner throughout the event. He said that under pressure in the straight Constellations was disappointing and he could offer no further explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

RACE 6: Hi Quality Turf Handicap 1300m:

  • Americana Magic – Race wide and without cover for the majority of the event. App. C. Williams pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that he used the whip on 11 occasions prior to the 100m. Having regard to the seriousness of the breach and taking into account App. Williams' reasonably good record, his permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 9 June 2019 and to expire on Sunday 16 June 2019 on which day he may ride.
  • Conarchie – Race wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
  • Mapmaker – Rounding the home turn was held up behind Red Currant. Was held up behind Star Of Monsoon between the 200m and 150m whereby it was able to secure clear running.
  • Dalmatia Prince – Slow to begin and then from its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Between the 400m and 50m was badly held up for clear running and was unable to be tested until that point.
  • Oriental Runner – Between the 250m and the 200m was held up on the heels of Fuel.
  • Kapajak – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Dynamited – Rider J. Collett stated that his mount travelled a little keenly in the run but still was disappointing in his opinion. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr D. Beadman was asked to report back on the future race plans of the colt subsequent to the race.
  • Nicochet – Began awkwardly and lost ground (2L).
  • Red Currant – Rider R. King stated that from an inside barrier drawer she was able to take up a position closer in the running today, but in the straight Red Currant did not respond to her riding, and although the gelding was placed in restricted room for some distance between the 200m and 100m, she was of the opinion her mount as still disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Ms W. Roche undertook to report back on the condition of Red Currant subsequent to the race.

RACE 7: Elite Sand & Soil W J McKell Cup (Listed) 2400m:

  • Destiny's Kiss – Began awkwardly and from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. App. C. Williams dropped his whip approaching the 250m.
  • Abdon – Slow to begin and then shifted out and brushed Girl Tuesday. On the home turn was shifted to the inside of Xebec to continue into clear running.
  • Our Big Mike – App. S. Weatherley reported that the gelding travelled well in the lead, but under pressure in the straight failed to respond to his riding. He stated that the only explanation he could offer for the disappointing performance was that Our Big Mike had arrived in Australia from New Zealand only recently and may not have had sufficient time to acclimatise. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Black On Gold – App. B. McDougall (High Bridge) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that on the home turn he permitted his mount to shift out when not clear of Black On Gold, resulting in that horse losing its rightful running and being checked. App. McDougall's permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 9 June 2019 and to expire on Friday 14 June 2019 on which day he may ride.
  • Girl Tuesday – Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride Girl Tuesday a half kilogram over its declared weight of 53kgs. Began awkwardly. At the 400m was bumped by Casterton as that runner shifted out in an attempt to find clear running.
  • High Bridge - Slow to begin and from its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. On the home turn, when commencing to make ground, was steadied to avoid the heels of Abdon and shifted to that runner's outside to continue to improve.
  • High Opinion – Stewards permitted S. Clipperton to ride High Opinion one kilogram over its declared weight of 53kgs
  • Tamarack – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Kellstorm – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners shortly after the start.

RACE 8: Sydney Cricket Ground Handicap 1500m:

  • Goldstream – When being attempted to be ridden with cover from its wide barrier, overraced and as a result raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Roman Son – Slow to begin. From the 250m was shifted to the outside of runners whereby it secured clear running at the 150m.
  • Gresham – Slow to begin. Between the 400m and 300m was held up for clear running behind Hogmanay. At the 150m shifted out abruptly, resulting in its rider, A. Hyerominous, having to stop riding and straighten.
  • Up 'N' Rolling – From its wide barrier, after beginning awkwardly and making contact with Goldstream, was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Dagny – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. At the 150m was steadied and shifted to the outside of Strome to obtain clear running.
  • Strome – On two occasions passing the 600m was steadied when momentarily crowded by Aylmerton, which shifted in. At the 250m was shifted to the outside of Gresham to obtain clear running. At the 200m was then obliged to shift back to the inside of Gresham to continue into clear running.
  • Manhattan Mist – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Manhattan Mist to have lost its off-fore plate.
  • Asterius – Slow to begin.
  • Cogliere – Began awkwardly and was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Island Missile – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
  • Budderoo Knight – Reared as the start was effected and lost ground (2L).
  • Our Winnie – Slow to begin. At the 100m was steadied when disappointed for a run between Dagny and Cogliere, which shifted in. Our Winnie then shifted to the inside of Dagny to secure clear running.

RACE 9: Living Turf Handicap 1100m:

  • Drachenfels – Shifted behind runners in the early stages. Between the 400m and the 250m was held up on the heels of Catesby. Drachenfels then was shifted to the inside to secure clear running, but then had to be checked to avoid the heels of Anna's Joy approaching the 200m when that runner shifted out slightly. Drachenfels then was held up when placed in restricted room between Catesby and Anna's Joy and could not be tested over the final 200m of the event.
  • Catesby – Began awkwardly.
  • Oneness – Near the 900m was steadied when crowded by Anna's Joy, which shifted in away from Spiritual Pursuit (K. O'Hara) as that runner commenced to shift in. K. O'Hara was advised to exercise more care.
  • Tell Me – Blundered on jumping. Raced wide and without cover until passing the 700m.
  • Star Crossed – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Spiritual Pursuit – When questioned regarding her riding of the filly, and in particular the reason she was obliged to travel wide and without cover outside the lead, K. O'Hara stated that she had expected to lead comfortably on Spiritual Pursuit and after commencing well she elected to endeavour to go forward and lead. She stated that when she felt the early tempo for the event was fast, she elected not to continue to try to across Anna's Joy and Invictus Salute as she felt she did not have sufficient speed to do so. She added that her decision not to continue forward also was influenced by the fact that she had formed the view that the inside going between the 800m and 500m had become worse and the better going was away from the running rail. After considering her explanations and taking into account the sectional times of the event, the Stewards found that her actions in the circumstances were not unreasonable.
  • Crafty Tycoon – App. J. Duggan replaced App. B. McDougall as the rider of Crafty Tycoon when App. McDougall advised Stewards this morning that he was unable to fulfil the commitment due to his return flight. App. McDougall was fined the sum of $200 under AR127(2) for failing to fulfil the riding engagement.
  • Three Sheets – Shortly after the start was crowded between Crafty Tycoon, which shifted out, and Old Man Sam, which was taken in by Spiritual Pursuit.



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