Stewards Report

Nswhrc at Tabcorp Pk Menangle 04/06/2022

NSWHRC @ TABCORP PARK MENANGLE

SATURDAY, 4TH JUNE 2022

STEWARDS REPORT

 

 

Stewards

C Paul (Chairman), S Snudden

Starter

T Clarke

Veterinarian

Dr M Wainscott & Dr W Howden

Swab Official

H O’Reilly & J Quon

Track

Fast

Weather

Fine

 

GENERAL

Subsequent to Race 6 driver R Morris became indisposed due to illness.  Subsequently Stewards approved the following driving changes:

Race 7 – LITTLE BLISS – J Gallagher

Race 8 – SUNNY GEE – K Morris

Race 9 – MARTY MAJOR – J Callaghan

Race 10 – VAN DOREN – K Morris

 

RACE 1 – ALLIED EXPRESS PACE – 1609 metres

JAZZY STAR NZ– Had difficulty securing clear running until passing the 200 metres and then was inclined to race roughly under pressure over the final 75 metres.

ROBYNS PLAYBOY NZ– Slow to begin.  Tired significantly over the concluding stages to be beaten 55.6 metres.  A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near hind leg.  Adopting the veterinary recommendations, connections were advised that ROBYNS PLAYBOY NZ would be stood down for a period of seven days and until a veterinary certificate of fitness is submitted.

CHEVRON ART NZ– Approaching the 1200 metres was placed in restricted room when ARDEN MESSI NZ shifted in subsequently had to be steadied and raced roughly.  A post-race veterinary examination of CHEVRON ART NZ which failed to run on over the concluding stages revealed no significant abnormalities however the gelding was exhibiting an elevated heart rate.  Trainer/driver J Trainor explained that CHEVRON ART NZ was inclined to over race which was uncharacteristic and he was disappointed with the gelding’s failure to run on over the concluding stages.  He added that he would take blood samples from CHEVRON ART NZ in the days subsequent and would report back the findings of such.

THE CROUPIER NZ– Post-race swab samples were obtained.

JUSTA LITTLE BIT– Approaching the 200 metres had to be steadied when CHEVRON ART NZ raced roughly.

ARDEN MESSI NZ– Raced three wide during the early stages before working forward to the position outside of the leader.  Driver J Gallagher was issued with a reprimand under Rule 163(1)(a)(iii) for causing interference in that he permitted ARDEN MESSI NZ to shift in near the 1200 metres when not quite clear of CHEVRON ART NZ.

MIGHTY LOOEE NZ– Pre-race blood samples were obtained. 

SUMMIT SPECIAL– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.  Had to be steadied off the back of JUSTA LITTLE BIT approaching the 1200 metres.

 

RACE 2 – MORRISON MATTRESS IN A BOX PACE – 1609 metres

THE CHOREOGRAPHER– Post-race swab samples were obtained.

SURFERS DELIGHT NZ– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.

RONALDO NZ– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.

DUKKAH– Caught wide in the early stages before being restrained to the rear of the field.

 

RACE 3 – MICHAEL WATTS OPTOMETRIST PACE – 1609 metres

BLACK ONYX– Post-race swab samples were obtained.

MASTER STRIDE NZ– Pre-race blood samples were obtained. 

BARTELLO– Inclined to race roughly over the final 400 metres.

DUGGEE SLOY– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.  

 

RACE 4 – BEST IN BEDS WARRAWONG CLUB MENANGLE COUNTRY SERIES FINAL – 1609 metres

STELLAS DELIGHT NZ– Pre-race blood samples were obtained. 

DOLLARSIGN– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.  Had difficulty securing clear running in the early stages of the home straight before obtaining an inside run leaving the 200 metres.

DARABONT– Driver M Rue pleaded guilty to a charge under Rule 163(1)(a)(iii) for causing interference in that approaching the 200 metres when held up on DARABONT he permitted his runner to shift out when not clear of MAJORESSJUJON which was racing to its outside. Subsequently MAJORESSJUJON was taken out onto WESTERNWAYS which forced MAJORESSJUJON to be checked and lose its rightful running.  In assessing penalty consideration was given to M Rue’s overall driving record, guilty plea and the degree of interference.  M Rue had his licence to drive in races suspended for a period of seven days.

MAJORESS JUJON– Hung out at the start.  Leaving the 200 metres was placed in severely restricted room by DARABONT which shifted out and subsequently had to be checked and lost its rightful running.

DIXIEDOLITTLE– Hung in after the start and had to be steadied away from MAJORESS JUJON subsequently DIXIEDOLITTLE raced roughly after the start.  Passing the 200 metres DIXIEDOLITTLE was checked away from MAJORESS JUJON.

WESTERN WAYS– Post-race swab samples were obtained.

SOMETHINGABOUTLEXY– Leaving the 200 metres had to be steadied and taken away from DIXIEDOLITTLE.

 

RACE 5 – BEST IN BEDS CAMPBELTOWN PACE – 2300 metres

VOLANDO DENARIO NZ– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.

ULTIMATE HUGHEY– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.  Post-race swab samples were obtained.

ULTIMATE FORCE– Unable to secure clear running until passing the 100 metres.

 

RACE 6 – BEST IN BEDS J D WATTS MEMORIAL (GROUP 3) – 1609 metres

ZEUSS BROMAC NZ– Pre-race blood samples were obtained. 

DOUBLE ENCOUNTER– Near the 400 metres had its off side sulky wheel contacted by FOUROEIGHT.

LOORRIM LAKE– Post-race swab samples were obtained.

FOUROEIGHT– Approaching the 400 metres laid in and struck the off side sulky wheel of DOUBLE ENCOUNTER and subsequently FOUROEIGHT broke gait.  A warning was issued.

ALTA ORLANDO NZ– Unable to secure clear running at any stage of the home straight and was not fully tested.

CRUZ BROMAC NZ– Pre-race blood samples were obtained. 

LACEYS LAD NZ– Out of position at the start.  Driver A Bourke pleaded guilty to a charge under Rule 162(1)(j) for failing to maintain his position behind the mobile barrier prior to the start.  A Bourke was fined the sum of $100.  Near the 400 metres had to be steadied away from FOUROEIGHT when that runner broke gait.

 

RACE 7 – BESTINBEDS.COM.AU LADYSHIP PACE – 1609 metres

LITTLE BLISS– Post-race swab samples were obtained.

DEBUTANTE PARTY NZ– Approaching the 200 metres hung out slightly and subsequently locked wheels with DELIGHTFUL JAZZ which was racing to its outside.

SCOTTS RAIN– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.  Unable to secure clear running at any stage of the home straight and was not fully tested.

DELIGHTFUL JAZZ– Near the 200 metres engaged sulky wheels with DEBUTANTE PARTY NZ which shifted out marginally and subsequently DELIGHTFUL JAZZ was severely checked.

CHERISHTHEMEMORIES– Driver J Callaghan pleaded guilty to a charge under Rule 156(2)(a) in that racing between the 300 metres and the 150 metres he applied his whip to CHERISHTHEMEMORIES in more than a wrist only flicking motion on multiple occasions.  J Callaghan was fined the sum of $200.

PEARL HARBOUR NZ– Pre-race blood samples were obtained. 

 

RACE 8 – MORRISON MATTRESS FACTORY TROTTERS DISCRETIONARY HANDICAP – 2300 metres

MAJOR THOMAS– Post-race swab samples were obtained.

UNIVERSAL PEGASUS– Fractious during the score up and after the tapes were released reared up losing valuable ground.  Connections were advised that UNIVERSAL PEGASUS would now be excluded from the standing start barrier draw.

VATICAN HILL NZ– Leaving the 1800 metres became unbalanced and broke gait.  In view of its recent record connections were advised that VATICAN HILL NZ will be stood down for a period of 10 days and until it can complete two satisfactory official trials.

FANCY– Pre-race blood samples were obtained. 

SUNNY GEE– Worked forward to the position outside of the leader and tired over the concluding stages.  When questioned regarding the tactics employed on SUNNY GEE in particular during the middle stages driver K Morris explained that she elected to move away from the marker pegs near the 1500 metres when it appeared that she would be able to obtain the one out one back trailing position.  However when ONE APOLLO NZ worked forward to cross ONE MAJIC KENNY NZ she was surprised and this left SUNNY GEE exposed in the position outside of the leader. Therefore she elected to proceed forward to challenge briefly for the lead.  However when the lead was unobtainable she eased SUNNY GEE to race at the wheel of ONE APOLLO NZ for the remainder of the event. K Morris stated that SUNNY GEE is not suited racing in the position outside of the leader and subsequently SUNNY GEE weakened over the concluding stages.  Stewards noted K Morris’ explanation and SUNNY GEE was placed on its last chance to race truly for what was deemed to be an unsatisfactory performance.

MAJESTIC SIMON NZ– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.

GUS AN MAORI– Leaving the 2100 metres became unbalanced and broke gait.  GUS ANMAORI will be continued to be excluded from the standing start barrier draw.

 

RACE 9 – WALKYS DOG TRAINING ACADEMY PACE – 1609 metres

FOREVER YIN– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.

MARTY MAJOR– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.

TOTAL DIVAL NZ– Passing the 300 metres was inclined to lay in and then was checked and raced roughly when PUMP THE BRAKES shifted out.

PUMP THE BRAKES– Inclined to hang out when racing between the 400 metres and the 300 metres and approaching the 300 metres shifted out resulting in TOTAL DIVA NZ being checked and racing roughly.  Driver S Grayling was issued with a reprimand under Rule 163(1)(a)(iii) for contributing to interference in that it was deemed that he had failed to make sufficient effort to prevent PUMP THE BRAKES from shifting out.

ATOMIC RED– Raced three wide during the early stages before working forward to the lead.  Driver I Ross was fined the sum of $200 under Rule 156(2)(a) for applying her whip in more than a wrist only flicking motion to ATOMIC RED over the final 250 metres.  Post-race swab samples were obtained.

 

RACE 10 – MORRISON BLISS MATTRESS 3YO TROTTERS FOUNDATION FINAL – 2300 metres

ITZFERGIETIME– Pre-race blood samples were obtained. 

PARIS KAY– Dropped its near side knee boot during the event.

VAN DOREN– Broke gait at the start.  In view of its recent record connections were advised that VAN DOREN would now be excluded from the mobile barrier draw.

TOUGH LOVE– Pre-race blood samples were obtained.  Post-race swab samples were obtained.

 

 

SUMMARY

Reprimands

Race 1 – J Gallagher – Rule 163(1)(a)(iii) – ARDEN MESSI NZ

Race 9 – S Grayling – Rule 163(1)(a)(iii) – PUMP THE BRAKES

Fines

Race 3 – M Rue – Rule 273(6)(b) - $50 – MCLEAN

Race 6 – A Bourke – Rule 162(1)(j) - $100 – LACEYS LAD

Race 6 – J Trainor – Rule 273(6)(b) - $50 – FOUROEIGHT

Race 7 – J Grimson – Rule 273(6)(b) - $50 – DELIGHTFUL JAZZ

Race 7 – J Callaghan – Rule 156(2)(a) - $200 – CHERISHTHEMEMORIES

Race 9 – I Ross – Rule 156(2)(a) - $200 – ATOMIC RED

Suspensions

Race 4 – M Rue – Rule 163(1)(a)(iii) – 7 days – DARABONT

Barrier Information

Race 8 – UNIVERSAL PEGASUS – ODS

Race 10 – VAN DOREN – ODM

Trials/Stand Down

Race 1 – ROBYNS PLAYBOY NZ – 7 days & vet certificate

Race 8 – VATICAN HILL NZ – 2 trials & 10 days

Late Scratchings

Race 3 – IDEAL IN DREAMS - @4.48pm vets advice

Adjourned Inquiries

Nil

Medical Clearance

Race 7 – R Morris – medical clearance required

Follow up’s

Nil

 

 

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