Stewards' Summary @ Royal Randwick 22nd June

Published: 25 Jun 2019


A summary of Royal Randwick Saturday 22nd  June is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Irish Angel (Race 1) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Irish Angel to be slow to recover.
  • Belfast Bella (Race 3) – A postrace veterinary examination revealed Belfast Bella to be lame (2/5) in the offforeleg. Trainer Mr M. Dale was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Belfast Bella being permitted to race or trial again.
  • Passage Of Time (Race 4) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Passage Of Time to be slow to recover. Trainer J. Pride stated that, having regard to the horse's failure in this event, he has formed the view that Passage Of Time had reached the end of its preparation and will be spelled. Notwithstanding this advice, the Stewards deemed the performance to be unacceptable and, before being permitted to race again, Passage Of Time will be required to participate in a barrier trial.
  • Cradle Mountain (Race 4) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Cradle Mountain to be slow to recover.
  • Lion Couchant (Race 8) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Lion Couchant to have the thumps.

Penalties & Fines

  • J Morris (Conquest) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that approaching the 600m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Irish Songs, which had to be checked when taken in on to Revitup Rednut, which had to be steadied when crowded. J. Morris's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 30 June 2019 and to expire on Wednesday 10 July 2019, on which day he may ride.
  • Mr M Baker, Co-trainer Bobby Dee, represented by Mr J. Bruce, was fined $50 under AR65 for failing to produce the thoroughbred identity card for the gelding when requested.
  • Mr J Thompson, Trainer Reneged was fined $200 under LR35(2) for failing to declare M. Bell as the rider of the gelding by the prescribed time.
  • J. Morris (Commander) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that, approaching the winning post, he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of Toryjoy, which had to be checked and lost its rightful running. J. Morris's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday 10 July 2019 and to expire on Thursday 18 July 2019, on which day he may ride. Stewards ruled that the period of suspension is to be served cumulatively with the penalty imposed in Race 2.
  • App. S. Weatherley (Fortification) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that he permitted his mount to shift in near the 800m when not clear of Inanup, which had to be checked and lost its rightful running. App. Weatherley's permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 30 June 2019 and to expire on Sunday 7 July 2019, on which day he may ride.
  • App. Q. Krogh (Crackneck) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that he permitted his mount to shift in near the 600m when insufficiently clear of Quick Nick, resulting in that gelding losing its rightful running and having to be steadied. App. Krogh's permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday 26 June 2019 and to expire on Sunday 30 June 2019, on which day he may resume riding.

Summary of Races

RACE 1: ATC Heritage Volunteers Handicap 1200m:

  • Leviathan – Began only fairly.
  • Switched – When questioned, C. Reith stated that, approaching the 300m, his mount drifted out slightly and, as he was focused on maintaining the filly's balance, he allowed Switched to race further away from Pyraminx, which ultimately permitted Funstar an opportunity to improve to his inside after the 200m. Whilst the Stewards accepted that there was no intention to allow his mount to shift out after racing tight to the outside of Pyraminx, nonetheless C. Reith was advised that he should at all times ride in a competitive manner.
  • Pyraminx – Approaching the 150m Funstar, which improved into tight running inside Switched, was then taken in slightly by Switched, which shifted ground, and as a result Pyraminx was eased.
  • War Baron – Slow to begin.
  • Irish Angel – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier. App. S. Weatherley reported that his mount's saddle shifted back slightly on jumping, and after the 100m shifted further and, as a result, was placed at a disadvantage. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Irish Angel to be slow to recover.

RACE 2: TAB Highway Handicap 1200m:

  • Show Me The Honey – Slow to begin. Approaching the 600m was bumped on the hindquarters by Revitup Rednut and became unbalanced. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Another Sin – Shortly after the start was hampered when crowded between Bella Amante and Bolghari, which shifted in. Raced wide and without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • I Am Capitan – Raced wide and without cover throughout. C. Reith (Tootz) was reprimanded for permitting his mount to shift in when not clear approaching the 800m resulting in I Am Capitan having to be eased and shifted to the outside of Tootz. In this incident Conquest and Another Sin were carried wider. C. Reith was advised that it was concerning to Stewards that he had received a number of reprimands recently and he must ensure he provides sufficient clearance when crossing runners in similar circumstances.
  • Irish Songs – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Approaching the 900m commenced to race keenly and had to be restrained from the heels of Fashion Tip, which was taken out slightly by I Am Capitan. J. Morris (Conquest) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that approaching the 600m he permitted his mount to shift in when not clear of Irish Songs, which had to be checked when taken in on to Revitup Rednut, which had to be steadied when crowded. J. Morris's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 30 June 2019 and to expire on Wednesday 10 July 2019, on which day he may ride.
  • Bella Amante – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Joining the course proper near the 900m, commenced to race fiercely and got its head up on a number of occasions, proving difficult to settle.
  • Tootz – Over the final 50 metres laid in under pressure.
  • Bolghari – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Approaching the 150m, after initially being bumped by Bella Amante, Bolghari was crowded when Bella Amante continued to shift out slightly and Nashian rolled in momentarily. The interference to Bolghari was exacerbated as that horse was commencing to tire.
  • Conquest – Raced wide and without cover until the 650m.
  • Fashion Tip – Passing the 150m became unbalanced when bumped by Gumshoe, which shifted out from behind I Am Capitan to secure clear running. For some distance thereafter Fashion Tip (A. Layt) and Gumshoe raced tight and, as a result, A. Layt for a short distance was unable to place his mount under full pressure.
  • Electrified – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Nashian – When questioned, App. R. Dolan explained that, from the outside barrier today, he had been asked to ride the filly with cover, if possible. He said that in the early stages, due to the composition of the field, his only option to comply with his instructions was to allow Nashian to drift back and settle at the rear of the field. He said that when ridden conservatively Nashian closed the race off well. Trainer Mr M. Quinn confirmed the manner in which the filly was to be ridden today. He said that, from the outside barrier, he was unsure of the likely settling position of Nashian, however, it was hoped that the filly would settle ahead of midfield. He said that, whilst he was surprised that Nashian settled at the rear, nonetheless he was satisfied with App. R. Dolan's handling of the filly, given that if he had not been conservative in the early stages, he would have raced wide and without cover. Whilst Stewards noted that there had not been a significant departure with the instructions given, Mr Quinn was nonetheless reminded of his obligations to notify Stewards of a change in tactics.

RACE 3: Schweppes Handicap 2000m:

  • Zip A Dee Doo Dah – After being slow to begin was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Bobby Dee – Co-trainer Mr M. Baker, represented by Mr J. Bruce, was fined $50 under AR65 for failing to produce the thoroughbred identity card for the gelding when requested.
  • High Power – After beginning only fairly was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Reneged – Trainer Mr J. Thompson was fined $200 under LR35(2) for failing to declare M. Bell as the rider of the gelding by the prescribed time.
  • Primitivo – Slow to begin.
  • Dark Pearl – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Ilwendo – Raced wide and without cover until the 1300m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Keep Up – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Belfast Bella – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. A postrace veterinary examination revealed Belfast Bella to be lame (2/5) in the offforeleg. Trainer Mr M. Dale was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to Belfast Bella being permitted to race or trial again.

RACE 4: Moet & Chandon Imperial Winter Dash 1200m:

  • Passage Of Time – Raced wide and without cover until approaching the 600m. When questioned, App. S. Clenton said that her mount travelled satisfactorily until the 600m. She said that, soon after, Passage Of Time came under pressure and did not feel fluent in its action, and in the home straight the gelding weakened, particularly over the final 100 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Passage Of Time to be slow to recover. Trainer J. Pride stated that, having regard to the horse's failure in this event, he has formed the view that Passage Of Time had reached the end of its preparation and will be spelled. Notwithstanding this advice, the Stewards deemed the performance to be unacceptable and, before being permitted to race again, Passage Of Time will be required to participate in a barrier trial.
  • I Thought So – Began awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Cradle Mountain – A post-race veterinary examination revealed Cradle Mountain to be slow to recover.
  • Boss Lane – Near the 150m, when closing the race off well, was briefly crowded by Jungle Edge, which rolled in slightly.
  • Sesar – Slow to begin (2L).
  • Almanzora – From the 600m until straightening, hung out. Near the 200m App. R. Dolan momentarily lost the use of his offside rein.

RACE 5: Hyland EOFY Sale Handicap 1400m:

  • Shazee Lee – After being loaded into the barriers, kicked out behind and got its near hind leg caught between the back gates. The mare was removed from the barriers, examined by the club's veterinarian and deemed unsuitable to race when found to have a laceration and multiple abrasions to its nearside hock. As such, Shazee Lee was declared a late scratching at 1.51 p.m. The Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Shazee Lee be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 1.51 p.m. be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket: 1st No Doubt – 1c win, 3c place; 2nd Charretera – 1c place; 3rd Conarchie – 3c place. Trainer Mr S. Singleton was advised that a veterinary clearance would be required prior to the mare being permitted to trial or race again.
  • Arraignment – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Conarchie – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
  • Nahuel – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from the outside barrier.
  • Pelethronius – Slow to begin. Approaching and passing the 100m, when closing the race off fairly, was inconvenienced when Conarchie shifted out slightly.
  • Oneness – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Barricade – Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • C’est Davinchi – After being slow to begin, was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Near the 100m commenced to lay in resulting in its rider App. B. Ryan having to change the whip to his right hand. As a result, for some distance after the 100m, App. Ryan was unable to ride the horse with his usual vigour.

RACE 6: Moet & Chandon Grand Day Celebration Handicap 1200m:

  • Miss Exfactor – Raced wide and without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Terminology – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance of Terminology, S. Clipperton cited today's heavy track conditions for the filly performing below expectations. He said that, whilst he was able to lead the event, he became concerned that Terminology was unsuited by the conditions from the 600m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Cath’s Village – When questioned, App. B. Ryan explained that, whilst the mare has performed well on rain-affected tracks, the horse was not suited by the further track attrition today when racing close to the rail, particularly from the 600m. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Levee Bank – Slow to begin.
  • Kawaikini – Commenced to race fiercely approaching the 900m and got its head up on a number of occasions when proving difficult to settle whilst awkwardly placed inside the heels of Cuban Sizzle.

RACE 7: Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Mile 1600m:

  • Top Prospect – Near the 1200m was eased when commencing to be tightened by Monsieur Sisu, which shifted in when awkwardly placed inside the heels of Commander.
  • Veladero – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Maktoum – After beginning awkwardly was then hampered by Monsieur Sisu, which shifted in slightly. When the pace steadied approaching the 1200m Napoleon Solo, Maktoum and Sweet Victory were steadied. Spectre, Our Winnie and High Mist were all checked as a consequence. Maktoum commenced to race strongly a short distance thereafter. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Devil’s Lair – After being slow to begin was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Island Missile – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Our Winnie – Near the 500m was buffeted between High Mist and Island Missile. Over the concluding stages, when commencing to close the race off fairly, attempted a run between Spectre and Maktoum where there was insufficient room and, as a result, when crowded, Our Winnie became unbalanced and made contact with Spectre.
  • Napoleon Solo – Began awkwardly. Shortly after the start was crowded between Maktoum and Our Winnie, both of which shifted ground slightly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • High Mist – After beginning awkwardly was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Sweet Victory – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr M. Newnham attributed the disappointing performance of Sweet Victory to racing wide and without cover throughout the event on today's heavy track.
  • Toryjoy – J. Morris (Commander) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that, approaching the winning post, he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of Toryjoy, which had to be checked and lost its rightful running. J. Morris's licence to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday 10 July 2019 and to expire on Thursday 18 July 2019, on which day he may ride. Stewards ruled that the period of suspension is to be served cumulatively with the penalty imposed in Race 2.
  • This Is So – Stewards permitted M. Bell to ride the gelding 1 kilogram over its allotted weight of 53½ kilograms. For a considerable distance after the 900m This Is So pulled hard.
  • Spectre – Began awkwardly.

RACE 8: Moet & Chandon Rose Sprint 1200m:

  • Viceroy – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Echo Effect – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Southern Lad – Held up early in the straight. Near the 350m was briefly crowded between Fortification and Noble Joey, both of which shifted slightly.
  • Ghostly – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. S. Clipperton will be interviewed regarding his use of the whip on a horse that was not in contention.
  • Dio D’oro – App. S. Clenton said that the colt commenced to close the race off fairly, however, Dio D'oro, which was second up today, peaked on its run approaching the 100m.
  • Inanup – App. S. Weatherley (Fortification) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that he permitted his mount to shift in near the 800m when not clear of Inanup, which had to be checked and lost its rightful running. App. Weatherley's permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Sunday 30 June 2019 and to expire on Sunday 7 July 2019, on which day he may ride.
  • Jack’s Bar – Began only fairly. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, A. Bullock said that Jack's Bar failed to handle today's heavy track conditions and he attributed this to the gelding's failure to close the race off. A postrace veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Silent General – Began awkwardly.
  • Skyray – Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Epic Dan – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Roman Typhoon – Raced keenly in the middle stages.

RACE 9: tab.com.au Handicap 1000m:

  • Bombarding – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Whycatchim – Began awkwardly. Near the 250m was briefly crowded by Quick Nick (App. M. Weir), which shifted in when not sufficiently clear. App. Weir was advised to exercise more care.
  • Rare Episode – When questioned, App. S. Weatherley stated that his horse was not suited by the testing track conditions late in the race meeting. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Lion Couchant – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed Lion Couchant to have the thumps.
  • Deity – When questioned, M. Cahill stated that after angling to the outside of the heels of Sei Stella approaching the 300m he placed the mare, which was resuming from a spell, under pressure by riding vigorous hands and heels, and Deity responded well. He said, however, the mare's run ended inside the 100m and for this reason, as Deity was performing to the best of her ability, he felt it appropriate in the circumstances to use only hands and heels pressure from this point. M. Cahill's explanation was noted.
  • Sei Stella – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Rider M. Bell reported that the mare travelled well in the early and middle stages but when placed under pressure did not lengthen stride and, in his view, did not handle the prevailing track conditions.
  • November Man – On straightening, Gimme Shelter and November Man were hampered when crowded between Invictus Salute and Bombarding (J. Ford), which shifted out when not clear. In this incident November Man made contact with Gimme Shelter, became unbalanced and was eased. J. Ford was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
  • Argent D’or – Slow to begin (2L).
  • Invictus Salute – Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Trainer Mr M. Newnham explained that he had asked App. R. Dolan to ride Invictus Salute conservatively from the wide barrier but to ensure that it had cover. He said that Invictus Salute was not overly suited by being back in distance today, but nonetheless the horse settled further back in the field than he had anticipated. He added that he was not too concerned regarding the positioning of Invictus Salute as the filly, in his opinion, raced on the better section of the track.
  • Quick Nick – Began only fairly. App. Q. Krogh (Crackneck) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that he permitted his mount to shift in near the 600m when insufficiently clear of Quick Nick, resulting in that gelding losing its rightful running and having to be steadied. App. Krogh's permit to ride in races was suspended for a period to commence on Wednesday 26 June 2019 and to expire on Sunday 30 June 2019, on which day he may resume riding.
  • Gimme Shelter – Shortly after the start was bumped by Lion Couchant, which shifted out. Gimme Shelter was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Crackneck – hung out when under pressure until the 300m and continued to shift out noticeably until the 150m. Bombarding, which was positioned to the outside of Crackneck (App. Q. Krogh) had to be eased near the 150m to avoid the heels of Crackneck. App. Krogh was advised that in similar circumstances he must ensure that he corrects his mount at the earliest opportunity to prevent causing interference to other runners.



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