Stewards Report

Kilmore 21/06/2022

HARNESS RACING VICTORIA

STEWARDS REPORT FOR KILMORE

TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022

 

 

Kylie Harrison

Michael Ross

John Packer

Peter Lamb (Starter)

Dr Simon Bray (Vet)

 

Track:    Good

Weather:

Fine 

 

Trainers with multiple horses engaged in any given race were questioned as to the intended driving tactics to be adopted

 

RACE 1 BERALDO COFFEE MAIDEN TROT (1690 MS)

Trainer Anne Maree Conroy requested that Mielcki remain outside the mobile barrier draw prior to the race. Mielicki which failed to fulfill its barrier position during the score up will continue to be drawn wide in future mobile start races.

Whats The Tea was out of position at the start and will continue to be drawn wide in future mobile start races.

Approaching the 600m, Whats for Tea galloped clear of interference. Given the geldings recent racing record a warning was issued.

Dandify, which was having its first race start, galloped clear of interference approaching the 400m.

After leading throughout, Lindy Grace galloped while racing under pressure at the 200m. Given the recent racing manners of the mare, a warning was issued.

My Lindy Angels tired over the latter stages to be beaten 60m and a warning was issued for a poor performance.

RACE 2 BUDS & BRANCHES FLORIST TROT (2180 MS)

Lucy Sawyer hung in and contacted marker pegs leaving the front straight on the first occasion.

Dances pulled hard during the middle stages while trailing the leader.

Astro was held up and unable to obtain clear running over the concluding stages.

The all clear was delayed to allow stewards an opportunity to review the footage of the final turn in relation to the winner Dances contacting a marker peg prior to entering the sprint lane on the final occasion. Upon review stewards were satisfied that although contact was made to the marker peg no advantage had been made and Dances did not progress forward until entering the sprint lane. All clear was then given on the judge’s numbers.

Driver Donna Castles was fined $100 under rule 163(1)(c)(I) for failing to make sufficient effort to avoid contacting a marker peg when directing her drive towards the sprint lane over the concluding stages.

RACE 3 – O'BRIEN ELECTRICAL 2YO PACE (1690 MS)

Matriart hung in and caused interference to Miss Bay King Cole in the score up resulting in that filly galloping and a false start was declared. Matriart was placed out of the draw in future mobile start races.

At the restart Samandnic raced roughly while being restrained to a rearward position shortly after the start.

The all clear was delayed to allow stewards to review the replay of the concluding stages in relation to second placed Louie Lou I NZ racing roughly in the home straight to ensure the colt had not galloped and in doing so gained an advantage. Stewards also viewed the footage in relation to third placed Miss Bay King Cole contacting the final marker peg prior to entering the sprint lane. Upon review stewards were satisfied that Louie Lou I NZ had not galloped and was restrained by its driver when racing roughly in an effort to balance the colt and no advantage was gained. Stewards were also satisfied that Miss Bay King Cole had not gained an advantage when contacting the final marker peg and all clear was given on the judge’s numbers.

Driver Nathan Jack (Miss Bay King Cole) was issued with a cautioned for contacting a marker peg prior to entering the sprint lane in the home straight.

RACE 4 – JET ROOFING 2YO TROT (2180 MS)

Mix It Up galloped approaching the 400m resulting in trailing runner Your Kidding being inconvenienced.

Both Amomenttoremember and Equal And Opposite tired to be beaten in excess of 60m and warnings were issued against their performances.

Wyldcat hung in under pressure rounding the final turn and contacted marker pegs.

RACE 5 - MC SECURITY 3YO MAIDEN PACE (1690 MS)

Secret Wish was out of position at the start despite the efforts of its driver and a warning was issued against the fillys barrier manners.

Gipsy Princess pulled hard while racing outside the leader throughout.

Interpretation hung in under pressure when driven out in the home straight on the final occasion.

Letsdancetilldawn raced ungenerously throughout and tired to be beaten 57m. A warning was issued for a poor performance.

Deltas Village tired to be beaten 50m and a warning was issued for a poor performance.

Driver David Miles (Rollwithalady) was fined $200 under rule 156(2)(a) for his unapproved whip used after he crossed his reins and applied the whip with a free hand on one occasion when driving out in the home straight.

Driver Michael Bellman (Stillsoundslikealie) was queried regarding the performance of this filly which led throughout before giving ground in the home straight to finish in 5th place beaten approximately 17m. Mr Bellman stated that the filly appeared to switch off once headed on entering the home straight and maybe better served racing with cover in the future. Mr Bellman further added that the filly was second up from a spell and may also benefit from the run. Trainer Brett Bunfield confirmed the comments of Mr Bellman and their explanation was noted.

SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT - 29 JUNE 2022

Stillsoundslikalie had a blood analysis conducted which confirmed the filly to have a virus. Mr Bunfield now intends to spell the filly for 4 to 6 weeks.

RACE 6 – C&M BUILD GROUP PACE (1690 MS)

Miss Piggy Wiggy hung in under pressure when attempting to improve rounding the final turn. Miss Piggy Wiggy was then held up for clear running over the concluding stages.

Miss Tyler was held up for a clear run rounding the final turn and hung in and contacted a marker peg. Miss Tyler was then held up for a clear run over the concluding stages.

Trembita was held up and unable to be fully tested in the home straight.

Our Kinky Boots was held up for a clear run prior to utilising the sprint lane in the home straight.

Darbyminga hung in under pressure while leading and was corrected by its driver at approximately the 150m.

RACE 7 – PCFA CRITICAL CATCH PACE (2180 MS)

Glenn Bull (Shezabluechip) was queried regarding his tactics during the early stages in particular his decision to maintain the lead when challenged by Rueslan at approximately the 1600m after a faster than average lead time was recorded. Shezabluechip gave ground over the latter stages to finish in last place. Mr Bull explained that from barrier one Shezabluechip had sufficient pace to hold the lead shortly after the start. Once entering the back start on the first occasion Mr Bull stated that he intended to hand up the lead to Rueslan or Ultimate Vinnie which was improving three wide. It was evident that Mr Bull took some restraint of his drive however Rueslan came under pressure and drive Chris Svanosio removed the ear plugs from the gelding then applied the whip and the challenge was brief. Mr Bull assessed that Shezabluechip was traveling well in comparison and maybe disadvantaged behind that runner. Ultimate Vinnie was able to find a position in the running line and was no longer an option to hand up to. Mr Bull added that he was able to back off the tempo during the middle stages running through the first and second quarters in 30 and 32.6 seconds. Stewards assessed that given the early speed, some 2 seconds faster than the average lead time, Mr Bull had erred somewhat however not to the required standard than warranted a charge and Mr Bull was issued with a cautioned for his lack of judgement on this occasion. A post-race veterinary examination of Shezabluechip failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.

Rueslan pulled hard while racing outside the leader during the middle stages.

Driver Sam Barker (Ultimate Vinnie) was fined $100 under Rule 156(3) after he applied the whip on more occasions than permissible over the final 200m.

RACE 8 – CARLTON & UNITED BREWERIES PACE (1690 MS)

Greg Sugars was accepted as a late driving change on Amber Alert due to listed driver John Newberry being injured. Mr Newberry was stood down until a medical clearance is received.

Leaving the back straight on the first occasion Cabo Cruz galloped clear of interference when being restrained after Priddy Sublime crossed to lead forward of Cabo Cruz. Regality, Ronzel Sonny and So She Said  were all inconvenienced as a result. Cabo Cruz will be given one last chance to race truly.

Driver George Schembri (I Hope I Can) was fined $200 under Rule 156(2)(a) for his unapproved whip use in that he applied the whip continuously with more than a wrist only flicking action rounding the final turn and in the early stages of the home straight.

RACE 9 MOMENTUM GAMING PACE (2180 MS)

Pre and post-race veterinary examinations were conducted on Border Cross under the HRV horse welfare policy due to the gelding racing on more than 200 previous occasions. Neither examination revealed any obvious abnormalities.

The start of this race was delayed due to a barrier attendant requiring attention from the Ambulance officals.

Border Cross pulled hard during the middle stages before giving ground over the latter stages to be beaten 32m.

RACE 10 WORLDS BEST HOOF OIL PACE (2180 MS)

Pre and post-race veterinary examinations were conducted on Good Feelings and Southern GNP NZ under the HRV horse welfare policy due to both gelding’s having raced on more than 200 previous occasions. Both horses were cleared of any obvious abnormalities.

Driver Nathan Jack (Island Rocknroll) was queried regarding his tactics during the early stages in particular his decision to restrain at the start. Mr Jack was further questioned regarding his decision not to improve three wide from approximately the 600m before being held up for clear running until entering the home straight. Island Rocknroll then progressed between Joeys Hangover and Tipofthetongue into second placing beaten 8.1m. Mr Jack explained that he was instructed to restrain at the start rather than work out of the barrier as the mare is not as well suited to the longer distance races. Mr Jack added that at the mares most recent start over the shorter distance, Island Rocknroll failed to finish off and was run down after leading and recording a moderate tempo throughout. Mr Jack further explained that he was not confident the mare would be able to sustain a run three wide from the 600m and elected to remain in the running line. Mr Jack added that Island Rocknroll only finished off moderately after obtaining a run in the home straight and only just improved past Joeys Hangover to finish in second place. Mr Jack was further of the opinion that based on that performance he was doubtful Island Rocknroll would have beaten Joeys Hangover had he raced three wide from the 600m. A post race veterinary examination of the mare failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities. Trainer Mitchell Frost confirmed the tacking adopted and stated the mare would be driven in a similar manner in similar class and distance races in the future.

Robert Walters was questioned regarding the performance of Southern GNP NZ which finished in last placing beaten 25.7m. Mr Walters explained that in his opinion the race had not been run to suit with the slow tempo during the early stages. Mr Walters added that when attempting to improve over the latter stages, Southern GNP NZ commenced to race roughly and was unable to improve as desired. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding was displaying a slower than normal recovery rate however no stand down was required. Stewards intend to follow up with connections in the coming days regarding the geldings recovery.

 

Kylie Harrison

Chair

 

‘This report and the Stewards Comments for this meeting may be amended at the sole discretion of the Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Stewards as races are reviewed as per the ‘HRV Stewards Internal Review Process’.

 

Raceday Summary

Swabs

Pre-Race: Race 2 – Buslin Brody; Race 4 – Sequence; Race 6 – River Patrol NZ; Race 9 – Machavelli; Race-10 Southern GNP NZ

 

Post-Race: Race 1 – Spotlight; Race 3 – Crimes Of A Lady; Race 5 – Gypsy Princess; Race 7 – Eagle Watch NZ; Race 9 – Machavelli;

 

 

Suspensions

 

 

 

 

Nil

     

 

 

     

 

Fines

 

 

 

 

Race 2

D Castles

R163(1)(c)(i)

$100

 

Race 5

D Miles

R156(2)(a)

$200

 

Race 7

S Barker

R156(3)

$100

 

Race 8

G Schembri

R156(2)(a)

$200

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cautions

 

 

 

 

Race 3

N Jack

D/CCMP

 

 

Race 7

G Bull

D/CLJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse Actions

 

 

 

 

Race 1

Mielicki

CODM

 

 

Race 1

Whats The Tea

CODM

 

 

Race 3

Matriart

ODM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Scratchings

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
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