Stewards Report

Nswhrc at Tabcorp Pk Menangle 25/06/2022

TABCORP PARK MENANGLE @ NSWHRC

SATURDAY 25 JUNE 2022

STEWARDS REPORT

 

 

Stewards

C Bentley (Chairman), T Sharwood, S Snudden, A Stares (Cadet)

Starter

T Clarke

Veterinarian

Dr M Wainscott, Dr W Howden

Swab Official

H O’Reilly, J Quon

Track

Fast

Weather

Fine

 

RACE 1 – ALLIED EXPRESS APP PACE – 1609 metres

MAJOR OBAHMA – Held up in the home straight and not fully tested.

ALWAYS ROCKIN– Broke stride during the middle stages of the score up on the first attempt before a false start was declared. After considering the recent record of the gelding, it was placed outside the mobile barrier draw. Held up in the home straight and not fully tested.

MIGHTY LOOEE NZ– Checked during the first attempt at the score up when JAZZY STAR NZ broke stride, necessitating a false start to be declared.

ARDEN MESSI NZ– Pre race blood sample. Stewards questioned driver Joshua Gallagher with regards to the tactics he adopted in the early and middle stages of the event whereby he elected to surrender the lead in the early stages to COLLINA KAY JAY. Driver Josh Gallagher advised stewards that he was provided instructions by trainer Kevin Pizzuto to drive the gelding with a sit this evening given he was racing back over the shorter mile journey as the horse has a tendency to drop out in its races when leading over the mile at Menangle. Mr Gallagher further advised that he believed that despite ARDEN MESSI NZ being a tough horse it is more suited when racing over the longer journey. Mr Gallagher was further questioned regarding his decision to remain behind the leader when the pace slackened passing the 1100 metres rather than improve his horse forward where it was expected that COLLINA KAY JAY would hand up the running. Mr Gallagher advised stewards that he didn’t consider the option as he was driving to instructions. After considering the explanation provided by Mr Gallagher stewards determined to note his comments.

COLLINA KAY JAY– Pre race blood sample. Worked forward to the lead passing the 1200 metres. Stewards questioned Jack Trainor with regards to the performance of the gelding which finished in 8th placing beaten 28 metres. Mr Trainor advised Stewards that he felt the gelding had raced flat this evening and would likely now be spelled. A post race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed it to be mildly lame in its left hind leg and was stood down until the production of a veterinary certificate of clearance. After considering the explanation of Mr Trainor, in addition to the veterinary findings Stewards determined to take no further action.

THE CROUPIER NZ – Worked forward to the lead passing the 1000 metres. Post race swab sample.

JAZZY STAR NZ – Broke stride during the score up on the first occasion checking MIGHTY LOOEE NZ resulting in a false start being declared. After considering the recent record of the gelding, a warning was issued. Improved three wide in the early stages of the event until finding the position outside the lead passing the 900 metres.

ROBYNS PLAYBOY NZ– Broke stride during the score up on the second occasion and as a result was out of position at the start and took no competitive part in the event. After considering the recent record of the gelding, a warning was issued.

RACE 2 – PBEST IN BEDS PACE – 1609 metres

ROSSINI- Post race swab sample.

WHATS YOUR SECRET NZ - Pre race blood sample.

UNCLE CHAN NZ- Pre race blood sample.

RACE 3 – CPE TREE SERVICES PACE – 2300 metres

ROCKIN WITH ELVIS – Stewards questioned driver Brad Hewitt with regards to the tactics he adopted in the middle stages of the event, whereby he elected to leave his position in the running line and challenge for the lead passing the 1300 metres, in addition to the overall performance of the gelding which tired over the concluding stages of the event to finish in 10th placing beaten 43 metres. Mr Hewitt advised stewards that he had settled in a position five back on the marker pegs however the tempo of the event was extremely slow and he was concerned that when the running line had commenced to form behind him that he would be shuffled back to the rear of the field. Mr Hewitt explained that given the tempo that he may have been able to quickly improve to the lead of the event however Mr Callaghan was able to cover his move and he was left racing outside the lead without cover which is a position the gelding doesn’t race well in. Mr Hewitt further advised stewards that had he had his time over again he would not look to make a similar move. After considering the explanation provided by Mr Hewitt, stewards determined to note his comments. A post race veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.

SPIRIT OF ANZAC NZ - Pre race blood sample. Post race swab sample.

SCHOUTEN ISLAND - Pre race blood sample.

RACE 4 – APG TV PACE – 1609 metres

SUMMIT SPECIAL – Held up in the home straight and not fully tested.

ALPINE STRIDE - Post race swab sample.

SWAGGIE SHANNON – Examined prior to and following the running of this event as the gelding has competed in excess of 200 starts. The examinations failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.

PITCH PERFECT NZ– Pre race blood sample.

DOUBTLESS BAY NZ– Stewards questioned driver Jack Trainor with regards to the performance of the gelding which finished in 8th placing beaten 7 metres. Mr Trainor advised Stewards that he was not too disappointed in the performance of the gelding given it was first up since returning from racing in Victoria. A post race veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities. After considering the explanation of Mr Trainor, Stewards determined to note his comments.

BACK IN TWENTY- Pre race blood sample.

RACE 5 – 10,000 REASONS TO CELEBRATE @ CLUB MENANGLE PACE – 1690 metres

SCOOB OPERATOR NZ - Pre race blood sample.

ART TUTOR– Worked forward to the lead passing the 1200 metres.

ATOMIC RED– Caught racing three wide in the early stages of the event before working forward to the position outside the leader passing the 1200 metres.

HES CHIMING- Caught racing three wide in the early stages of the event before being restrained to the tail of the field approaching the 1100 metres.

JIMMY LOCKE– Shifted out under pressure in the home straight despite the efforts of driver Lleyton Green placing BUNDORAN NZ in restricted room. After considering the recent record of the gelding, a warning was issued. 

ZUESS BROMAC NZ - Post race swab sample.

BUNDORAN NZ - Pre race blood sample. Stewards withheld the declaration of the All Clear in relation to BUNDORAN NZ being placed in restricted room over the concluding stages as a result of JIMMY LOCKE shifting out under pressure. After reviewing the films of the event driver Amanda Turnbull elected not to enter a protest.

RACE 6 – PRYDE’S EASIFEED STYLISH MEMPHIS STAKES (GROUP 3) – 1609 metres

YARRAMAN BELLA – Pre race blood sample. Held up in the early stages of the home straight before gaining clear running to the inside of FAIRY TINKERBELL NZ passing the 100 metres.

TOWN ECHO NZ- Caught racing three wide in the early stages of the event before working forward to the position outside the leader passing the 1200 metres.

FAIRY TINKERBELL NZ– Worked forward to the lead passing the 1300 metres. Post race swab sample.

WAINUI CREEK NZ- Pre race blood sample.

RACE 7 – IRT PACE – 2300 metres

TOP THE ACE – Pre race blood sample.

CHECK IN NZ– Held up in the early stages of the home straight before gaining clear running passing the 150 metres. Post race swab sample.

MASONS DELIGHT NZ– Driver Billy Muscat pleaded guilty to a charge under rule 156(2)(a) for unapproved whip use, in that he applied the whip to the gelding in the home straight in a manner which was considered not to be a wrist only flicking motion. After considering the recent record of Mr Muscat, he was fined $200.

VINCENT VAN GONE NZ– Post race veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities. Driver Kevin Pizzuto pleaded guilty to a charge under rule 156(2)(a) for unapproved whip use, in that he applied the whip to the gelding in the home straight in a manner which was considered not to be a wrist only flicking motion. After considering the recent record of Mr Pizzuto, in addition to the severity of the breach, he was fined $400.

BENALONG VALLEY- Pre race blood sample.

RACE 8 – ULTRA AIR TROTTERS DISCRETIONARY HANDICAP – 2300 metres

GENERAL

The start of this event was delayed due to the paramedic vehicle having a flat battery.

ROYAL GLENFERRIE– Galloped out. After considering the recent record of the horse, a warning was issued.

CHAMPAGNE PRINCE NZ– Reared at the start. After considering the recent record of the gelding, a warning was issued.

ONE APOLLO NZ– Broke stride free of interference passing the 350 metres and again became unbalanced passing the 50 metres. After considering the recent record of the gelding, it was given its last chance to race truly.

SUNNY GEE– Pre race blood sample. Placed in restricted room and inconvenienced at the start and as a result galloped out. After consideration stewards determined to take no further action.

REVY JAY- Pre race blood sample. Broke after the start. After considering the recent record of the mare, it will continue to be placed outside the standing start draw. Broke stride and went down on its hind legs when the pace of the event slackened approaching the 800 metres. Broke under pressure over the concluding stages of the event. A post race veterinary examination of the mare revealed superficial lacerations to its near side hind leg. After considering the recent record of the mare, it was given its last chance to race truly.

MAJESTIC SIMON NZ - Worked forward to the lead passing the 900 metres. Post race swab sample.

 

 

SUMMARY

Reprimands

Nil

Fines

Race 7 – K Pizzuto – Rule 156(2)(a) - $400 – VINCENT VAN GONE NZ

Race 7 – B Muscat – Rule 156(2)(a) - $200 – MASONS DELIGHT NZ

Suspensions

Nil

Barrier Information

Race 1 – ALWAYS ROCKIN – ODM

Trials/Stand Down

Race 6 – COLLINA KAY JAY – Rule 63(2) – Vets certificate

Race 8 – REVY JAY - Rule 63(2) – 1 trial

Late Scratching

Race 2 – BOOM NZ – 3:27pm – Vets advice

Adjourned Inquiries

Nil

Medical Clearance

Nil

Follow up’s

Nil

 

 

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