BAIRNSDALE RACING CLUB
Monday September 17, 2012
Dead 4; upgraded Good 3 at 3.10 p.m.
True position entire circuit
Mr B. Scarlett (Chairman), Mr B. Wright, Mr D. Triandafillou, Mr G. Lee, Mrs L. King
Riding Changes/Jockey Information
Must produce Medical Certificate prior to riding again:
Did not attend meeting:
Race 1 – OCTOBER 1862 MAIDEN PLATE - 1000 metres: On arrival at the barriers Unique Ruler which was reluctant to go to the start, had to be re-saddled. For this reason the start of the race was delayed slightly. An official warning will be placed against Unique Ruler for its manners today.
After being placed in the starting stalls Wings Of Success broke through the front of the stalls before being reined in by its rider. Wings Of Success was examined by the Club’s Veterinary Surgeon and passed fit to race.
On jumping away Beau Regal, Perfect Era, Georgethefirst, Where I Belong and Monet’s Willow were all tightened for room between Languish which shifted out slightly and Wheelbarrowlenny which shifted in. As a result of this tightening Beau Regal had to be steadied and lost ground.
For a short distance after the start Languish attempted to buck for several strides. Mr A. Freedman’s representative was notified that an official warning would be placed against Languish for its manners today.
For a short distance passing the 900 metres Georgethefirst was carried in by Wings Of Success (R. Maloney) which was shifting in when not quite clear.
Approaching the 800 metres Georgethefirst had to be steadied off the heels of Wings Of Success which continued to shift in. R. Maloney was advised that he must exercise far greater care when in similar circumstances.
Unique Ruler raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
D. Moor, rider of Languish, which weakened badly in the straight, stated on the scales that the filly was inclined to hang out for the majority of the race. A post race veterinary examination of Languish did not reveal any obvious abnormalities.
J. Benbow, rider of Unique Ruler which performed below market expectations, stated to the Stewards on the scales that his mount raced greenly throughout. A post race veterinary examination of Unique Ruler did not reveal any obvious abnormalities.
Race 2 – McLAUGHLINS FLAT F & M 0-58 HANDICAP - 1000 metres: Little Boo Hoo was slow into stride.
Artie’s Sheila began awkwardly.
On jumping away Born To Survive shifted in and bumped Musina.
For a short distance after the start Rick’s Lady raced tight between Coupe Express and Act Of Faith.
During the middle stages Coupe Express and Born This Way both had a tendency to overrace.
Queen Liberty raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
Little Boo Who had some difficulty obtaining clear running in the early part of the straight.
Approaching the 200 metres Rick’s Lady shifted out and bumped Act Of Faith resulting in both horses becoming momentarily unbalanced.
Approaching the 100 metres Rick’s Lady, which was tiring, had to be steadied when tightened for room between Queen Liberty and Act Of Faith due to both horses shifting ground.
Race 3 – GRANDVIEW RACECOURSE 1885 F & M MAIDEN PLATE - 1200 metres: On arrival on course Red Mint, which had sustained a small abrasion to its near side hip, was examined by the Club’s Veterinary Surgeon and passed fit to race.
After being placed in the barriers Intune became fractious and broke open the front of the starting stalls. Intune was examined by the Club’s Veterinary Surgeon and passed fit to run.
Betty’s Betta jumped away awkwardly, shifted out and bumped Swift Flight.
Red Pepper was slow into stride.
Miss Brahma commenced awkwardly and lost ground.
Red Mint and Hilltop Girl both raced wide without cover throughout the event.
During the middle stages Delta Whiskey had a tendency to overrace.
During the middle stages Red Pepper had a tendency to overrace with its head up.
Approaching the 800 metres Delta Whiskey which was overracing, had to be steadied off the heels of Hilltop Girl. Betty’s Betta which was following Delta Whiskey was hampered in consequence.
Red Pepper was held up for clear running for a short distance prior to straightening.
Caves was held up for clear running from after passing the 400 metres until passing the 200 metres.
Swift Flight had some difficulty obtaining clear running from the 200 metres until approaching the 100 metres.
Approaching the 100 metres Red Mint which was giving ground, shifted in and had to be steadied off the heels of Caves.
D. Stackhouse, rider of Hilltop Girl which performed below market expectations, stated to the Stewards that in his opinion the mare would appreciate softer going than today’s Dead track. A post race veterinary examination of Hilltop Girl revealed the mare had an upper respiratory complaint. Mr J. Kilgower was notified that prior to Hilltop Girl racing again he must have a veterinary certificate with a satisfactory result of an endoscopic examination.
Race 4 – CURRENT RACECOURSE 1976 MAIDEN PLATE - 2000 metres: Mr M. Kent, trainer of Ladra, was fined $100.00 for the late notification of P. Mertens as the mare’s rider.
Trevor jumped away awkwardly.
After passing the winning post on the first occasion, Shirlaski was hampered by Ladra which was taken in by Larutan which shifted in when not quite clear. P. Keane, rider of Larutan was reprimanded and was notified that he must leave sufficient galloping room for runner’s to his inside when shifting ground in future.
Trevor, Ladra, Shirlaski and Blevic Warrior made the crossing awkwardly passing the winning post on the first occasion.
Near the 1000 metres Blevic Warrior had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Trevor which rolled in after initially rolling out.
Trevor was held up for clear running for a short distance prior to straightening.
Near the 200 metres Willy’s Boy had to be steadied when tightened for room between Frank The Ripper and Trevor which shifted out slightly. K. Bradley, rider of Trevor was notified that he must leave sufficient galloping room for runners to his outside in future.
Approaching the 200 metres Blevic Warrior shifted in abruptly whilst being ridden with the whip before being straightened by its rider.
Dangerousdalliance had a tendency to lay in towards the running rail near the 200 metres.
When questioned in regard to Spartan Star leading in today’s event, Mr D. Harrison, trainer of the gelding, stated to the Stewards that he has always instructed his riders to endeavour to take up a forward position on Spartan Star; however, at its most recent starts the gelding has not been able to do so. He further added that the addition of blinkers today aided Spartan Star in taking up a forward position. D. Harrison’s comments were noted.
Race 5 – RAY RICHARDS 0-62 HANDICAP - 2000 metres: Subsequent to the running of this race Stewards upgraded the track rating to a Good 3 at 3.10 p.m.
Red Sole jumped away awkwardly.
Shortly after the start Bold Zamour and Fiscalist were both tightened for room between Good Red which shifted in and Defiant which was taken out by Memphis Dawn.
Good Red raced wide without cover during the early stages before being allowed to stride forward by its rider and sit outside the leader near the 1500 metres.
Memphis Dawn raced ungenerously through the early and middle stages.
Passing the 1500 metres Clairwood which was overracing, shifted out and was then allowed to stride forward to obtain a leading position near the 1000 metres.
At the entrance to the straight Absolute News was steadied when tightened for room between The Red Emperor and Chappell due to both horses shifting ground.
For a short distance rounding the home turn Chappell was held up when unable to obtain clear running.
Fiscalist raced wide rounding the home turn.
Post race veterinary examinations of The Red Emperor and Red Sole did not reveal any obvious abnormalities.
Race 6 – FAMILY OF MAN BM72 HANDICAP - 1600 metres: Shifting Shadows and Babe To Win were both slow to begin.
W. Davis, rider of Babe To Win which tailed off and finished a distant last, stated that his mount never travelled well today. A post race veterinary examination of Babe To Win revealed the mare was suffering atrial fibrillation. Mr T. Logan was notified that he must trial the mare over 1000 metres, ECG test and obtain a veterinary certificate prior to racing again.
L. Coffey (Quick Bond) was reminded of his obligations in regard to his whip use in that he raised his arm above shoulder height.
Race 7 – GO BETTER 0-58 HANDICAP - 1200 metres: Subsequent to the running of Race 1 Mr R. Kingston, trainer Raktified informed the Stewards that with the addition of blinkers, they will attempt to have the colt ridden more forward today as compared to its most recent start where it raced towards the fear of the field and failed to run on. Raktified was ridden accordingly, however, was caught wide without cover.
After race 2 connections of Another Blue Boy advised that the gelding had undergone a throat operation since its last start at Cranbourne on January 6, 2012. Mr M. Hibbs, trainer of Another Blue Boy was advised that he must endeavour to inform Stewards of any condition which may have affected the performance of his runners sooner than he did on this occasion.
After being loaded in its barrier Kristaphaise broke through the front of the stalls and cantered for a short distance before being captured by the Clerk of Course. Kristaphaise was examined by the Club’s Veterinary Surgeon and passed fit to run.
When the pace slackened during the middle stages Sweet Disposition and Humphrey The Horse both raced keenly.
Delago Lou which was slow to begin, was then uncompetitive for the remainder of the event. Mr J. Keane, trainer of Delago Lou was notified that the gelding was now suspended from racing until such time as it trials to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a jump out. A post race veterinary examination of Delago Lou did not reveal any obvious abnormalities.
R. Tremsal, rider of Moreau stated to the Stewards after the event that in his opinion the filly chocked down.
When questioned in regard to Balayeur getting so far back in the field, rider D. Moor stated to the Stewards that it was always his intention today to take up a handy position. However, after the gelding began slowly it then failed to muster early speed despite his efforts. D. Moor added that after passing the 600 metres he tried to balance the gelding with a view to being able to tack on to the field approaching the home turn. He further added that once balanced in the straight the gelding ran on well. D. Moor’s comments were noted. A post race veterinary examination of Balayeur did not reveal any obvious abnormalities.
Race 8 – 150 CELEBRATIONS 7 OCTOBER 0-68 HANDICAP - 1200 metres: D. Stackhouse was fined the sum of $100.00 for failing to fulfil his engagement on Amelia Rose due to being overweight.
Holdontoyahorses was slow to begin.
First Course raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
Near the 400 metres Bleaching was momentarily eased when avoiding the heels of Sumac.
At the 200 metres lotus Flower and Regal Rinx came together.
Over the concluding stages Bleaching layed out under pressure.
Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:
R.2 – Queen Liberty, Musina; R.3 – Swift Flight
R.4 – Man About Town R.5 – Bold Zamour
R.6 – Cadenzia; R.7 – Moreau;
R.8 – Holdontoyahorses.
Post race samples from following horses:
R.1 – Ima Nugget – winner.
R.2 – Coupe Express – winner.
R.3 – True Desire – winner.
R.4 – Dangerousdalliance – winner.
R.5 – Chappell – winner.
R.6 – Quick Bond – winner.
R.7 – Another Bue Boy – winner.
R.8 – With Danger – winner.
R.4 – M. Kent – late notification of rider Ladra.
R.8 – D. Stackhouse - $100.00 overweight.
R.4 - P. Keane – shifting when not clear
R.1 – Unique Ruler – warning for manners
R.1 – Languish – warning – attempting to buck, hanging.
R.6 – Babe To Win – v/c ECG prior to racing again.
R.7 – Delago Lou – jump out prior to racing again
Change of Tactics
R.7 – Raktified – more forward today.
R.1 - Languish