Stewards' Summary @ Rosehill Gardens 29th June

Published: 03 Jul 2019


A summary of Rosehill Gardens Saturday 29th  June is shown below, including Vet Notes, Penalties and Fines. For the full report, visit the racingnsw.com.au website.

Vet Notes

  • Paulita – (Race 4) - A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover. Stable representative Ms A. Neisham was advised that before Paulita is permitted to race/trial again a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, must be provided.
  • Plymouth Road (Race 5) – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which tailed out, revealed it to be slow to recover. Acting on an assurance that Plymouth Road will now be spelled, no action was taken.

Penalties & Fines

  • App. J. Duggan, rider River Bird pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that she used the whip on nine occasions, including three consecutive strikes, prior to the 100m. App. Duggan was fined $500 under subrule (ii) and reprimanded under subrule (i).

Summary of Races

RACE 1:TAB Highway Class 2 Handicap 1400m:

  • Mr Wong – Near the 1000m was briefly crowded by Fortune's Path. When questioned, rider A. Bullock explained that for the major part of the race the gelding hung out, particularly on the home turn where it shifted wider. Trainer Mr S. Jones acknowledged that Mr Wong performed below expectations, however, indicated that he believed the gelding may have resented the tongue-tie, which is a normal part of its gear this preparation. The performance was deemed unacceptable due to its racing manners and Mr Jones was advised that prior to being permitted to race again, Mr Wong must perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial. Whilst the Stewards were mindful of the mannerisms of Mr Wong, A. Bullock was reminded of his obligation to ensure he fully tests his mounts right to the winning post where possible. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Assault'N'Bathory – Began awkwardly and shortly after made contact with Rest Of The World.
  • Dulette – Approaching the 1000m, while continuing to race wide, improved its position and travelled prominently, however, continued to race without cover.
  • Onemore Sapphire – Rider C. O'Brien, who was unable to fulfil his riding engagements at Tamworth yesterday due to being hurt, was cleared by the Club's doctor to fulfil his riding engagements today.
  • Rest Of The World – When questioned, rider T. Clark explained that he was pleased with the manner in which the gelding travelled for the majority of the race. He said, however, when Rest Of The World came under pressure near the 300m the gelding did not feel comfortable in its action and was unsuited over the 1400m in today's testing conditions. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Ms K. Dunn, representing trainer Mr M. Dunn, advised that having regard to Rest Of The World's performance today, the gelding will be spelled.
  • Fusca – Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the filly a half kilogram over its declared weight of 53.5kgs.
  • Think Like A Fox – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Refire – After being slow to begin then had to be eased from the heels of Fortune's Path, which was taken out slightly by Stratum's Rose. Refire then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Commenced to hang in when under pressure in the early part of the straight and proved difficult for rider K. O'Hara to pressure her mount with the usual vigour. Refire continued to hang in and proved difficult to be pressured for the remainder of the home straight.
  • Gemmahra – Began only fairly. When commencing to close off the race well, was steadied near the 150m to avoid the heels of Rest Of The World, which shifted out slightly when tiring.
  • Stratum's Rose – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Raced keenly in the early stages and got its head up on a number of occasions and proved difficult to settle. R. King (Think Like A Fox) was reprimanded for permitting her mount to shift in when not clear of Stratum's Rose near the 1100m, resulting in that horse having to be eased. When being restrained Stratum's Rose again got its head up on a number of occasions.

RACE 2: Kensei Handicap 2000m:

  • Master Of Arts – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • So You Win – Over the final 200m commenced to lay in and proved difficult to be placed under full pressure. Over the final 50m So You Win then commenced to shift in and made contact with He Ekscels approaching the winning post and as a result rider J. Collett was obliged to make every endeavour to correct his mount, which prevented him from placing the gelding under full pressure during the relevant stages.
  • Tip Top – Slow to begin. After becoming awkwardly placed close to the heels of Mongolian Wolf near the 1500m got its head up and became unbalanced. Got its head up again near the 1400m when being restrained from the heels of Mongolian Wolf.
  • Articus – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • White Boots – On jumping was bumped by Master Of Arts, which shifted out slightly.

RACE 3: Winter Racing Handicap 1400m:

  • Call Me Royal – When questioned regarding the improved performance, co-trainer Mr A. Bott maintained the view that the filly prefers firmer surfaces as App. S. Weatherley advised him that Call Me Royal was not entirely comfortable in today's track conditions. Mr Bott said that Call Me Royal has shown to be competitive when racing at Rosehill Gardens, and the only real explanation he could offer for the filly's failure at its most recent start was that Call Me Royal may not have been suited by the seven-day interval between starts.
  • Above And Beyond – After being slow to begin and when unable to muster speed after being ridden along then was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Approaching the 800m was eased to avoid the heels of Phaistos, which shifted in when not properly clear. Handspun, which was following, proved somewhat difficult to settle and was steadied as a consequence.
  • Lilith – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Handspun – After beginning only fairly, from its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. When commencing to close off the race well had a tendency to lay in under pressure approaching the 100m, resulting in its rider R. King correcting her mount. During this time Handspun was not under full pressure for a short distance.
  • Isilmo – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Monegal – After being slow to begin, then was bumped by Isilmo, which began awkwardly and shifted out.
  • Walkinshaw – Mr M. Cattell, trainer of Walkinshaw, which finished distanced, was advised that a warning would be placed on the horse's failure to be competitive in the metropolitan area and he was advised to ensure that the gelding re-establishes form prior to being permitted to race again at metropolitan courses.

RACE 4: Hyland EOFY Sale Handicap 1800m:

  • Paulita – Shortly after the start was bumped by Toryjoy, which shifted out. Rider T. Berry reported after the race that Paulita made an abnormal respiratory noise in the home straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be slow to recover. Stable representative Ms A. Neisham was advised that before Paulita is permitted to race/trial again a veterinary clearance, including the results of an endoscopic examination, must be provided.
  • Semper Fidelis –When questioned, rider J. Collett said he had been asked to travel in a forward position if possible. He said that Semper Fidelis began only fairly and after applying some pressure he soon realised that the mare did not have sufficient speed in the early stages to travel in accordance with his instructions and, therefore, near the 1700m he elected to shift behind runners so as to take up a position closer to the running rail. He said, however, when a number of runners to his inside maintained their positions, his mount then was left racing wide and without cover thereafter. Whilst acknowledging that Semper Fidelis was not the best to begin, nonetheless J. Collett was advised that he should have shown more urgency in the early stages in an attempt to have Semper Fidelis race in accordance with the intention of connections.
  • Ivy's Court – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Anarchy – After being slow to begin, then from the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 350m was directed in across the heels of Lamma Hilton (App. J. Duggan), which shifted out when not clear. App. Duggan was advised to ensure she is sufficiently clear when shifting ground in similar circumstances. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr C. Waller was advised that the performance of Anarchy, which finished tailed out, was deemed unacceptable and that before being permitted to race again the mare must perform satisfactorily in an official barrier trial.
  • Lightning Nic – After beginning awkwardly, then from its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Lamma Hilton – After beginning awkwardly, then from its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Royal Anthem – Stewards permitted C. Reith to ride the mare a half kilogram over its declared weight of 53kgs.

RACE 5: Stayer's Cup 3200m:

  • Destiny's Kiss – When questioned, App. C. Williams explained that from a wide barrier today he was asked to ride the gelding in advance of mid-field. He said that after beginning well Destiny's Kiss raced more prominently than anticipated and when it became apparent that he was going to be caught wide and without cover, he improved his position whereby Destiny's Kiss raced further forward than expected. He said that he had hoped he would initially be able to follow Plymouth Road, but when that runner took some time to eventually race outside the leader, Destiny's Kiss was left without cover until leaving the straight on the first occasion. C. Williams said that when ridden in this manner Destiny's Kiss failed to finish off the event. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Trainer Mr J. Pride stated that the instructions today were consistent with those issued at the gelding's most recent start where it was able to travel ahead of mid-field from an inside barrier. He said that although he was surprised to see Destiny's Kiss as close to the pace, he emphasised that there had not been a change of tactics and the circumstances of the race today resulted in Destiny's Kiss racing more prominently than its general pattern of racing
  • Kellstorm – When questioned, rider J. Collett stated that it took some time for his mount to travel comfortably and it was not until leaving the home straight on the first occasion that Kellstorm commenced to travel satisfactorily. He said that in his view Kellstorm did not stay the distance of today's race in the testing conditions.
  • Terwilliker – Stewards permitted T. Berry to ride the gelding a half kilogram over its declared weight of 53kgs.
  • Dress Rehearsal – Stood flatfooted as the start was effected and lost considerable ground (5L). Trainer Ms G. Markwell was advised that a warning would be placed on the racing manners of the mare.
  • By Design – After being boxed became fractious, reared, got its off-foreleg over the front gates before then getting its near-foreleg cast over the barrier partition for some time. By Design was removed from the barriers, examined by the Club's veterinarian and deemed unsuitable to race. As such, By Design was a late scratching at 1.52pm. Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on By Design be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 1.52pm be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket. 1st Azuro 0¢ win, 0¢ place 2nd Doukhan 6¢ place 3rd High Bridge 1¢ place Trainer Mr I. Finn was advised that By Design will be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.
  • Plymouth Road – A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding, which tailed out, revealed it to be slow to recover. Acting on an assurance that Plymouth Road will now be spelled, no action was taken.

RACE 6: TAB Rewards Handicap 1200m:

  • Drachenfels – Slow to begin. When questioned, rider J. Collett explained that he had been asked by connections to endeavour to improve in the home straight towards the middle of the track as it was considered the pattern of racing today favoured runners making their runs towards the outside in the home straight. He said that for this reason, although there was an opportunity for him to improve to the inside of Transmitter early in the straight, he did not avail himself of the run until approaching the 200m after being disappointed for running to the outside of Transmitter (R. King) when that horse shifted out when not properly clear. R. King was advised to ensure she is sufficiently clear when shifting ground in similar circumstances.
  • Kool Vinnie – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Oxford Tycoon – After beginning only fairly, then was crowded between Isorich and Taniko, which shifted out. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, App. R. Dolan explained that after being bumped at the start, the colt, which normally races prominently, commenced to race keenly in the middle stages when endeavouring to make up the lost ground at the start. He said that Oxford Tycoon, although travelling wide and without cover, was not suited by today's heavy track conditions and he attributed this as the primary reason for the poor performance. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Taniko – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Handle The Truth – After being loaded into the barriers, became fractious and lunged forward, resulting in its head making heavy contact with the front gates. Handle The Truth was removed from the barriers, examined by the Club's veterinarian and deemed unsuitable to race. As such, Handle The Truth was a late scratching at 2.27pm. The Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Handle The Truth be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 2.27pm be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket. 1st River Bird 16¢ win, 10¢ place 2nd Traumatised 17¢ place 3rd Drachenfels 15¢ place Trainer Mr K. Dryden was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required before having to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards before being permitted to race again.
  • Traumatised – When awkwardly placed between Kool Vinnie and River Bird, was held up until passing the 300m.
  • River Bird – Prior to the declaration of correct weight the Stewards identified from the inquiry room that App. J. Duggan had struck her mount on nine occasions, including three consecutive strikes, prior to the 100m. When Stewards could not be satisfied that River Bird had gained an advantage that resulted in it winning the race, in accordance with AR221(2) they therefore declined to exercise their powers under AR132(1) and did not proceed with a formal protest. At a subsequent inquiry App. Duggan pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) in that she used the whip on nine occasions, including three consecutive strikes, prior to the 100m. App. Duggan was fined $500 under subrule (ii) and reprimanded under subrule (i).

RACE 7: Civic Stakes (Listed) 1350m:

  • Deploy – When questioned, rider J. Innes said that although the gelding has raced successfully on rain-affected tracks, he did not believe that today Deploy was suited by today's conditions. He said that Deploy raced more keenly than usual in the lead and weakened over the final stages. Trainer Mr G. Ryan endorsed the views expressed by J. Innes in respect to the gelding's suitability on today's surface. The Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of the gelding in the days subsequent.
  • New Tipperary – When questioned, T. Clark, rider of New Tipperary, which was resuming from a spell, explained that in the early part of the straight he was provided with a favourable passage into the final stage of the event behind Deploy. He said that between the 300m and the 200m he was able to gradually build momentum on his mount riding hands and heels. He said that when Deploy shifted in near the 200m he was then provided with clear running and New Tipperary responded well. T. Clark stated that he did not shift immediately to the inside of Deploy in the early part of the straight as his preference was to improve towards the middle of the track in the home straight.
  • Harper's Choice – From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Seaway – Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
  • Sir Bacchus – After being slow to begin then from its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • New Universe – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Gaulois – After beginning only fairly then had to be steadied when crowded between Seaway and Harper's Choice, which shifted out after initially being taken outwards by Testashadow.
  • Star Reflection – Stewards permitted C. Reith to ride the mare a half kilogram over its declared weight of 53kgs.
  • Insensata – Was eased and shifted in to avoid the heels of Nicci's Gold (J. Collett), which shifted out when not clear. J. Collett was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
  • Nicci's Gold – Stewards permitted J. Collett to ride the mare one kilogram over its declared weight of 53kgs. Shortly after the start was bumped by Firsthand, which shifted out. Was badly held up until approaching the 150m.

RACE 8: Everest Carnival Hospitality Handicap 1100m:

  • Bon Amis – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, App. S. Clenton stated that although she was positioned further forward than anticipated, nonetheless she was satisfied with the manner in which Bon Amis travelled. She added that Bon Amis came under pressure before the home turn and finished the race off only fairly. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Heart Conquered –questioned, J. Winks stated that although it was anticipated that the gelding would race prominently, he was asked to achieve this without making too much use of the gelding. He said that very early in the race he assessed a number of runners to his inside would maintain their positions and therefore, he elected to steady Heart Conquered in the hope of taking up a position behind Tango Rain. He said that when that horse did not race in a forward position as expected, and maintained its position to his inside, he was left racing wide and without cover throughout the race. Stewards advised J. Winks that although Heart Conquered did not display its natural gate speed, nonetheless he assessed the formation of the race too early and in retrospect should have persevered and attempted to comply with his instructions.
  • Top Striker –Trainer Mr G. Hickman advised that he had asked App. S. Weatherley to settle Top Striker from the outside barrier towards the rear of the field. He said that with the gelding back in distance today it was anticipated to that in a race with a fast tempo Top Striker would be able to settle in a mid-field position. He said that where possible he will endeavour to have Top Striker ridden in a consistent manner contingent on the circumstances.
  • Brook Magic – When questioned, App. R. Dolan explained that whilst he was not issued with any specific instructions, it was intended for Brook Magic to race prominently. He said that pre-race he had hoped he would be able to follow Heart Conquered across and take up a position behind that runner. He said that when Heart Conquered's rider commenced to restrain his mount, he elected to ease Brook Magic in the early stages to avoid travelling wide and without cover, which resulted in Brook Magic racing in a mid-field position. App. Dolan said, however, that in his opinion Brook Magic was not suited by the track conditions.
  • Zonk – Shortly after the start was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
  • Wagner – When questioned, rider T. Berry explained that his mount was only closing off the race fairly and was having some difficulty coping with the track conditions. He said that at stages of the home straight he did not place Wagner under full pressure as he was endeavouring to navigate clear running, which he ultimately achieved over the final 150m, however, Wagner, was only one-paced in the run to the line.
  • Tango Rain – When questioned, rider K. O'Hara said that despite her early endeavours, the gelding failed to muster speed and travelled further back than intended. She said that Tango Rain raced uncompetitively. Trainer Mr G. Ryan stated that he would discuss with connections the future plans of Tango Rain. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Gongs – Slow to begin. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities. Stable representative Mr D. Beadman stated that the rider's only reasonable option after the 500m was to save ground on the home turn and pursue inside runs. Mr Beadman said that although the filly has displayed wet track form, he believed the filly was unsuited by the further track attrition close to the running rail.
  • Goldfinch – Shortly after the start was hampered by Junglized, which shifted out.

RACE 9: Rosehill Bowling Club Handicap 1500m:

  • Mapmaker – When questioned, rider T. Clark attributed the poor performance to the track conditions. He said that although Mapmaker travelled prominently, it was not comfortable on the surface and he believed that the gelding would derive a fitness benefit from today's race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Gayatri – From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. App. S. Weatherley, rider of Gayatri, which was resuming from a spell, explained that as anticipated the gelding travelled at the rear of the field. He said that the pattern of racing today favoured on-pace runners and in this regard he was pleased with the manner in which Gayatri closed off the race. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Destiny's Own – After beginning awkwardly, from its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Love Shack Baby – A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities, other than it lost its off-fore plate in running.
  • Our Rockabyebaby – After being loaded into the barriers, became fractious and got down behind. Our Rockabyebaby was removed from the barriers, examined by the /club's veterinarian and deemed unsuitable to race. As such, Our Rockabyebaby was a late scratching at 4.26pm. The Stewards ruled that all moneys invested on Our Rockabyebaby be refunded in full and that all successful wagers made prior to 4:26pm be subject to the following deductions from the face value of each ticket. 1st No Escape 0¢ win, 1¢ place 2nd Fuel 1¢ place 3rd Travancore 1¢ place Stable representative Mr T. Lee was advised that an official warning would be placed on the barrier manners of the mare.
  • Clevanicc – From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
  • Nicochet – When questioned regarding the disappointing performance, rider K. O'Hara was unable to offer any tangible excuses for the horse's failure. She said that Nicochet travelled satisfactorily but was a beaten horse early in the straight. Stewards will follow up on the post-race condition of Nicochet with trainer Mr J. Coyle in the days subsequent. A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.
  • Travancore – Began only fairly.



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