Moonee Valley Racing Club @ Caulfield
Saturday June 30 2012
Fine and windy
+7m entire circuit
Mr T Bailey (Chairman), Mr A Reardon, Mr P Ryan, Mr D Triandafillou & Ms J McSwain
Riding Changes / Jockey Information
Medical Certificate produced today:
N Hall was examined by the Club’s doctor after arriving on course and passed fit to ride.
Must produce Medical Certificate prior to riding again:
Did not attend meeting:
Race 1 – PRINTHOUSE HANDICAP - 1000 metres:
Trainer Mr R Laing was fined $50 for his late declaration of D Dunn as rider of Grand Britannia in this event.
Trainer Mr A Sawden was severely reprimanded for presenting Big Buddie late on course.
Cavallo Nero and Liveforthemoment were both slow to begin.
Grand Britannia jumped away awkwardly.
Near the 700m It Is Written was briefly tightened for room by Stratumsphere which shifted in.
Passing the 600m when being steadied Sergius got its head up and shifted out and had to be checked off the heels of Gotta Laugh.
Grand Britannia raced wide throughout.
Jessica Rose was held up rounding the home turn.
Apprentice T Sadler (It Is Written) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding, the careless riding being that after passing the 300m he permitted his mount to shift in, whilst riding it along, when not sufficiently clear of Sergius resulting in Sergius being checked. T Sadler had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight July 1 and to expire at midnight July 12, a total of eleven race meetings (two city, nine country). In assessing penalty Stewards took into account T Sadler’s guilty plea, the racing manners of both It Is Written and Sergius and that the incident was in the mid-range.
Near the 200m Cavallo Nero had to be severely checked off the heels of Stratumsphere when disappointed for a run between that horse and Big Buddie.
Cavallo Nero was unable to obtain clear running until inside the 100m.
Close to the finishing line Cavallo Nero shifted out abruptly to avoid the heels of Loveyamadly.
D Smith (Loveyamadly) was severely reprimanded for using his whip excessively in a backhand manner.
J Rule was fined $300 for breaching the provisions of AR120b in that he accepted the ride on Gotta Laugh when found to be overweight, the circumstances being that he was unable to claim his allowance down to his minimum riding weight of 54kgs. Apprentice J Rule was granted an application to have his minimum riding weight to be lifted to 55kgs at metropolitan tracks after today.
A McCabe reported that Lovemelongtime raced flat when asked for an effort in the straight.
Post race veterinary examinations of Vatican and Jessica Rose both revealed no abnormalities.
Race 2 – TATTSBET.COM HANDICAP - 1200 metres:
The start of the race was delayed when Grand Emperor, which was fractious in the mounting yard, had to be resaddled behind the barriers.
Repousser jumped awkwardly and lost ground.
Flamberge jumped awkwardly, shifted out and brushed Day Procedure which in turn shifted out and inconvenienced Haussmann.
Grand Emperor raced wide without cover.
M Rodd, rider of Sergeant At Arms, accidentally dropped his whip approaching the 200m.
S Arnold reported that Repousser never travelled at any stage.
A post race veterinary examination of Flamberge revealed no abnormalities and a swab sample was taken for analysis and the stable advised that the gelding may now be spelled.
Race 3 – L F SIGNS HANDICAP - 1200 metres:
Apprentice T Sadler was fined $300 for breaching the provisions of AR120b in that he accepted the ride on Pyrenees Express when found to be overweight, the circumstances being that he was unable to claim his allowance down to his minimum riding weight of 51kgs.
Rue Maple jumped awkwardly, shifted in and made contact with Spurcific.
Near the 700m Rue Maple got unbalanced when having to be steadied off the heels of Cold Steel Rein.
Legion’s Belle raced wide without cover.
Near the 50m Let’s Be Happy had to be steadied when tightened for room by Spurcific which shifted in under pressure.
B Rawiller rider of Rue Maple explained that his mount jumped away awkwardly which was detrimental to its chances as the mare raced further off the speed than he would have liked.
T Sadler reported that he felt there may be something amiss with Pyrenees Express.
Race 4 – LESLIE SHORT HISKENS - 2000 metres:
When advised that N Hall was to be a ½ kilogram overweight on Niptious, connections requested he be replaced by C Newitt.
Langridge Street raced wide in the early stages and was allowed to stride forward and obtain a position outside the leader near the 1400m.
Quick Bond layed in under pressure in the straight.
Paddy O’Reilly (NZ) also layed in under pressure in the straight.
Close to the finishing line Crafty Cruiser had to be steadied away from the heels of Paddy O’Reilly (NZ).
D Dunn (Quick Bond) was of the view the gelding had come to the end of its preparation and that the trainer indicated it would be going for a spell.
Race 5 – DOMINANT HANDICAP - 1200 metres:
Waronted jumped awkwardly.
Roses In The Glen shifted in on jumping and made contact with Gig.
Godliness raced wide without cover.
Graceland hung in under pressure in the straight.
Near the 250m Spanski had to alter course to the inside of Pixie Eyes when that filly shifted out.
Near the 200m Roses In The Glen, which was laying in, had to be checked off the heels of Godliness which shifted out and away from Pixie Eyes.
D Yendall (Gig) had his whip accidentally knocked out of his hand by L Nolen (Szewinska) near the 200m.
Close to the finishing line Pixie Eyes shifted in away from the heels of Platelet and in doing so inconvenienced Spanski.
A post race veterinary examination of Roses In The Glen revealed no abnormalities and a swab sample was taken for analysis.
Race 6 – DON ABELL CUP - 1600 metres:
Streets Away (NZ) was a late withdrawal at 11.11am and trainer Mr D Weir will submit a veterinary certificate in respect of it.
A McCabe, who was dually engaged on both Philda and Ebony Rock, was replaced by A Kasim on Ebony Rock.
Little Pablo was slow to begin.
Royal Mail dipped just after the start.
Near the 1000m Ebony Rock improved to the inside of Cosmic Causeway where there was insufficient room and as a result had to be checked.
From the 600m Ebony Rock was unable to go forward when held up, until entering the straight and gained clear running after passing the 300m.
For a short distance in the early stages of the straight Sandhill Prince was held up for clear running.
Near the 50m Sandhill Prince was tightened for room between Lord Wimble and Little Pablo which shifted in under pressure.
Whilst the Stewards accepted there were some circumstances apprentice B Wallace rider of Forty Thirty (winner) was issued with a severe reprimand for returning to scale in excess of a ½ kg over his declared weight.
Race 7 – TRAVIS HARRISON CUP - 1600 metres:
Slippery Satin was slow to begin.
Our Spirits Bay (NZ), which normally takes up a forward position, lost ground at the start after jumping away awkwardly.
Approaching the turn near the 1400m Our Spirits Bay (NZ), which was getting its head up when being restrained, was then checked to avoid the heels of Midnight Pearl which shifted in when not fully clear. Stewards were satisfied that there where contributing factors nonetheless, apprentice O Ay (Our Spirits Bay (NZ)) was issued with a severe reprimand and notified to exercise more care.
The Long Road raced wide without cover throughout.
Apprentice J Duffy (Manhattan Maid) explained that it was not his intention to lead on the filly but was left with no other option after being caught wide without cover in the early stages and was of the view that the filly is not suited to this racing pattern and believes that was the reason for the disappointing performance today. A post race veterinary examination of Manhattan Maid revealed no abnormalities and a swab sample was taken for analysis.
Race 8 – THINK BIG STUD HANDICAP - 1200 metres:
Shortly after the start Too Deadly shifted out and made contact with Lonhreign.
Approaching the 400m Pacino got unbalanced and lost ground when racing tight to the inside of Whatanexcuse (NZ).
In the early part of the straight Oregon Spirit was held up for clear running until after passing the 200m.
G Boss (Inablitz explained that is was not the intention to go forward today as it is normally a back maker but the mare jumped very well and with a lack of pace he was left with no other option. He added that over the concluding stages Inablitz was laying in with him and as a result he was obliged to stop riding to prevent interference with Jayconi.
When questioned D Dunn (Jugahlation) explained that the gelding was having its fourth run in as many weeks and whilst, in his view may be better suited over 1400m, Jugahlation failed to respond to his riding in the straight and once his mount bumped with Inablitz, the gelding then failed to respond to his riding. Co-trainer Mr D Brideoake could not explain the disappointing performance and stated the gelding had worked well leading up to today and had had a perfect preparation. He added depending on how the gelding pulled up, his intentions were to step Jugahlation back up to 1400m in two weeks time. A subsequent veterinary examination of Jugahlation revealed no abnormalities and a swab sample was taken for analysis.
Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:
R1 – The Counterfeiter, Blaze It Up, R3 – Spurcific, R5 – Pixie Eyes, R6 – Lord Wimble, Little Pablo, Playlist, R7 – Slippery Satin, R8 – Whatanexcuse (NZ)
Post race samples from following horses:
R1 – Le Societe (winner), R2 – Elite Elle (winner), Flamberge (unplaced), R3 – Tariana (winner), R4 – Exceptionally (NZ) (second place), Turnitup (winner), R5 – Platelet (winner), Roses In The Glen (unplaced), R6 – Forty Thirty (winner), R7 – Sussuro (winner), Manhattan Maid (unplaced), R8 – Hotham Heights (winner), Jugahlation (unplaced)
R6 – Streets Away (NZ) (11.11am)
R1 – R Laing, $50, late rider
R1 – A Sawden, $30, colours
R1 – J Rule, $300, overweight
R3 – T Sadler, $300, overweight
R1 – A Sawden
R1 – D SmithR6 – B Wallace
R7 – O Ay
R1 – T Sadler
R6 – Dual engagement (A McCabe)
R3 – Pyrenees Express
R5 – Roses In The Glen
R8 – Jugahlation
Victoria Racing Club @ Flemington, Saturday June 23 2012
Race 7 – 2012 ALL VICTORIAN SPRINT SERIES HEAT 8 - 1000 metres:
Trainer Mr M Webb reported to Stewards that bloods taken from Johannapine following her disappointing run at Flemington June 23 revealed no abnormalities. The stable chiropractor also worked on the mare and reported her to be fit and sound for racing. Johannapine galloped Friday morning and was seen by the stable vet who gave her the all clear. Mr Webb stated thathe was 100% happy with thehorse and has nominated her for a mares 1000m Handicap at Sandown on Wednesday July 4.
Melbourne Racing Club @ Caulfield, Wednesday June 27 2012
Race 3 – DESIGN TO PRINT INTERNATIONAL HANDICAP - 1000 metres:
Trainer Mr A Homann notified Stewards that L’esprit will now be sent to the paddock for a spell following its disappointing run at Caulfield.
Race 8 – CATANACH’S JEWELLERS HANDICAP - 1800 metres:
Trainer Mr G Sherer notified Stewards that Black Booty has recovered well from her disappointing run at Caulfield and will continue on with her preparation. He also stated that the filly may not have handled the track.