Stewards' Summary @ Flemington 8th June

Published: 11 Jun 2019


 A summary of Flemington for Saturday 8th June  is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racing.com website.

Vet Notes

  • Annies Missile (Race 1) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly had been galloped on behind. Trainer Pat Carey was notified that a warning has been placed on the record of the filly for being difficult to load.
  • Champagne Boom (Race 1)  - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame right foreleg. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again. M Zahra was notified to ride all his mounts out to the end of the race.
  • Deep Euphoria (NZ) (Race 2) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Prezado (Race 3) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed a small amount of blood in the left nostril which upon scope revealed that it was caused by external trauma and therefore not deemed a bleeder.
  • Tough Missile (Race 3) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be suffering the thumps.
  • Not Enough Effort (Race 4) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering mild colic. Stewards will follow up with the stable.
  • Kentucky Breeze (Race 5) -. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering a throat condition. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • Sure Knee (Race 9) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame right foreleg and a sample was taken for analysis. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.

Penalties & Fines

  • Brian Higgins, Rider Mr Exclusive  pleaded guilty to breaching the provisions of AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that he used his whip on eight occasions prior to the 100 metres. B Higgin had his licence to ride in races suspended for a total of six meetings to commence midnight 17 June, 2019 and to expire midnight 23 June, 2019. (2 metro, 4 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards took into account his guilty plea, record, totality of whip use and his submission that a suspension be imposed rather than a fine.

Summary of Races 

Race 1 BRUCE GADSDEN HANDICAP - 1100 metres:

  • Leale Began awkwardly.
  • Lesage Began awkwardly.
  • Annies Missile Proved difficult to load. Began awkwardly and was then tightened for room between Leale and Bottom Deck, which was taken out by Zoujea, which shifted out abruptly. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly had been galloped on behind. Trainer Pat Carey was notified that a warning has been placed on the record of the filly for being difficult to load.
  • Bottom Deck Tightened at the start by Zoujea, which shifted out.
  • Champagne Boom Slow to begin. Rider Mark Zahra reported that after being slow to begin the filly settled further back than anticipated. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame right foreleg. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again. M Zahra was notified to ride all his mounts out to the end of the race.
  • St Edwards Crown Began awkwardly.

Race 2 TREVOR CLARKE HANDICAP - 1400 metres:

  • Mrs OMalley Underwent a veterinary examination on arrival at the barrier after sustaining a small abrasion to the off side of the mouth and was passed suitable to race.
  • Caths Village Slow to begin.
  • Flying Krupt Raced keenly in the early stages.
  • Josephine Sea Raced three wide without cover.
  • Deep Euphoria (NZ) - Raced keenly, four wide without cover in the early and middle stages. Weakened passing the 300 metres. Rider Jake Noonan reported the mare failed to run on after racing wide without cover. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery.
  • Mrs Bignell Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until shifting out across heels passing the 300 metres.
  • Truly Discreet App Michael Poy reported his mount raced flat and may have come to the end of its preparation. Stewards will follow up with the stable.
  • Josephine Sea Became unbalanced passing the 400 metres after being brushed by Kings Brook, which had shifted out to obtain clear running to the outside of All About Nicci. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.

Race 3 ALL VICTORIAN SPRINT SERIES HANDICAP - 1000 metres:

  • Invincible Al Late scratching at 7.53am on veterinary advice.
  • Play Master Stewards permitted app Lewis German to claim 2.5kg of his 3kg. L German was fined $400 for breaching the provisions of AR143(14)(a) in that he failed to claim his full allowance. Began awkwardly. Hung out.
  • Gibbon Began awkwardly
  • Prezado  Slow to begin. Got its head up when over racing in the early stages. Steadied near the 200 metres when disappointed for a clear run between Tough Missile, which shifted in slightly after being brushed on the hindquarters by Miss Norway and Tonsor (Jye McNeil), which shifted out slightly. Rider Chris Symons reported that he attempted to settle the gelding mid-race and that it was reluctant to obtain a neat run between horses near the 200 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a small amount of blood in the left nostril which upon scope revealed that it was caused by external trauma and therefore not deemed a bleeder.
  • Miss Norway App Teo Nugent advised that he was instructed to ride the mare with cover, with the intention to finish the race off strongly. He added that he was unable to find cover after restraining in the early stages until racing behind Tough Missile approaching the 600 metres. T Nugent further stated that the mare then hung in from the 300 metres placing him at a disadvantage in riding the Miss Norway out.
  • Our Luca Weakened from the 250 metres. App Stephanie Thornton reported that whilst disappointing, the gelding, in her opinion, will benefit from the run today. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.
  • Tough Missile A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be suffering the thumps.

Race 4 KEN COX HANDICAP - 1000 metres:

  • Des Moines Tightened for room at the start between Not Enough Effort and Gytrash, both of which shifted ground. When questioned, rider Patrick Moloney explained that after having cover behind the eventual winner Gytrash until passing the 600 metres he then elected to come to the outside of that gelding to seek clear running to the outside of Tropezina and to the inside of Advancing. After having done so, Tropezina then lay out which resulted in Des Moines then being held up for clear running for a considerable distance approaching the 200 metres until then having to shift to the outside of the heels of Advancing.
  • Not Enough Effort Weakened from the 100 metres. Rider Brian Park reported the gelding raced keenly in the early stages and in his view may have come to the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering mild colic. Stewards will follow up with the stable.

Race 5 L V LACHAL HANDICAP - 1400 metres:

  • Groundbreak Fractious in the barrier. Underwent a veterinary examination and was deemed unsuitable to race. Stewards ordered the late withdrawal of Groundbreak at 2.06pm. All monies bet for a win and/or place and concession betting on the late scratching to be refunded. All successful bets on horses prior to time of withdrawal are subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket: Win Bets 4 cents, Place Bets (For Winner) 6 cents, Place Bets (For 2nd) - 5 cents, Place Bets (For 3rd) 6 cents *All monies bet after the Stewards declaration of withdrawal to be paid at face value of ticket. The Hawkes stable were notified that Groundbreak is now suspended from racing until the gelding trials to the satisfaction of Stewards in a jump out.
  • Call It A Day Weakened from the 400 metres. App Jessica Eaton reported the gelding may have come to the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.
  • Kentucky Breeze App Michael Poy could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering a throat condition. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • Akkadian Weakened from the 100 metres. Rider Jye Mc Neil could offer no explanation for the performance. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
  • Eagle Ridge Rider Jordan Childs reported his mount may have come to the end of its preparation. Stewards will follow up with the stable.
  • Artie Dee Two App Liam Riordan reported his mount raced flat. Stewards will follow up with the stable.

Race 6 ATA CELEBRATES WOMEN TRAINERS HANDICAP - 2500 metres:

  • Home By Midnight (NZ) Change of tactics To be ridden further back. Settled forward of mid-field, three wide without cover.
  • Rock On (NZ) Slow to begin. Rider Jye McNeil reported his mount did not feel right in its action. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.
  • Last Week (GB) Held up for a clear run from the 500 metres until passing the 400 metres. Near the 300 metres got its head up when being steadied in across the heels of Octabello, which was shifting out before then shifting back out across that geldings heels to gain clear running.
  • Boom Time Weakened from the 400 metres and eased down over the concluding stages. Co-trainer Ben Hayes reported the horse would now be retired.

Race 7 ROD JOHNSON HANDICAP - 1800 metres:

  • Mawaany Machine (IRE) Began awkwardly and got its head up when being restrained at the start. When questioned, rider Craig Newitt advised that he was instructed to ride the gelding back in the field in an attempt to settle it as Mawaany Machine has a tendency to over race. For this reason he restrained at the start and settled at the rear of the field in accordance with instructions, whereby the gelding settled well until passing the 500 metres when he had some difficulty obtaining clear running until shifting further out passing the 300 metres. The gelding then made good ground to the finish.
  • Mr Clarify (NZ) Raced three wide without cover.
  • Bedford (NZ) Got its head up near the 1200 metres when being restrained off the heels of Mr Clarify (NZ). Rider Mark Zahra reported the gelding travelled well when wide with cover, however, failed to respond to his riding in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.

Race 8 HENRY BOLTE HANDICAP - 1400 metres:

  • Iconoclasm Bounded in the air as the gates opened and as a result was slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormality.
  • Manolo Blahniq (NZ) Raced four wide without cover. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormality.
  • Streets Of Avalon Raced three wide without cover.
  • Blazejowski Steadied at the 1100 metres to avoid the heels of Strike Force (Nikita Beriman), which shifted in. N Beriman was severely reprimanded. Lay in under pressure in the straight.
  • Carzoff (FR) Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until over the concluding stages and went to the line not fully tested.
  • Villermont Held up for clear running from the 400 metres until passing the 200 metres.
  • Torgersen Hampered at the 700 metres when taken out off its course by Iconoclasm, which, when racing keenly, shifted out across the heels of Mamzelle Tess. J Mott was notified to exercise more care when racing in similar circumstances.

Race 9 EUGENE GORMAN HANDICAP - 1600 metres:

  • Heavenly Emperor (NZ) Bounded as the gates opened and was slow to begin.
  • Aristocratic Miss Steadied near the 2500 metres when shifting in towards the heels of Vanuatu, which also shifted out slightly.
  • Neighbourhood Raced wide without cover.
  • Sure Knee Raced keenly in the early stages. Checked near the 1500 metres when tightened for room between Heavenly Emperor (NZ), which shifted out slightly and Grey Khan (Jye McNeil), which was shifting in. Jye McNeil was severely reprimanded and notified to exercise more care. Rider Craig Newitt reported that due to circumstances he settled further back than desired and as a result was unable to make up sufficient ground in the straight, albeit the filly made good ground over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame right foreleg and a sample was taken for analysis. A veterinary clearance is required prior to racing again.
  • Orcein Checked near the 1500 metres when tightened for room between Sure Knee and Neighbourhood, which hung in. Rider Mark Zahra reported his mount was slow to begin, however failed to respond to his riding in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormality. Stewards will follow up with the stable.
  • Mr Exclusive (2nd placegetter) Rider Brian Higgins pleaded guilty to breaching the provisions of AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that he used his whip on eight occasions prior to the 100 metres. B Higgin had his licence to ride in races suspended for a total of six meetings to commence midnight 17 June, 2019 and to expire midnight 23 June, 2019. (2 metro, 4 provincial). In assessing penalty the Stewards took into account his guilty plea, record, totality of whip use and his submission that a suspension be imposed rather than a fine.

 




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