Cranbourne Turf Club
Friday December 28 2012
Mr S Shinsky (Chair), Mr B Wright, Mr C Agnew & Mr M Donovan (Cadet)
Other Comments / Explanations:
The track was upgraded to Good 3 at 3.30pm prior to the commencement of the meeting.
Race 1 – IVAN’S PIES SV 3YO MAIDEN PLATE - 1200 metres:
Shot Caller was slow to muster early speed.
On jumping Taraji struck the outside barrier partition and was marginally slow to begin.
Approaching the 1000m Twin Spires commenced to over-race badly and near the 850m had to be checked off the heels of The Unexpexcted. Twin Spires continued to over-race until the 600m.
Malinga raced wide without cover from the middle stages.
Shot Caller was momentarily held up for a short distance near the 500m. Shot Caller was then again held up from the 400m until approaching the 200m.
Ice Chiller was held up for a clear run rounding the home turn.
Pleasant Harmony (NZ) had a tendency to lay in under pressure in the straight and proved difficult for J Winks to ride out in his normal manner.
B Rawiller, rider of Twin Spires, explained that the colt was reluctant to improve to the inside of Pleasant Harmony (NZ) rounding the home turn and as a result struck the running rail.
L Nolen, rider of Bel Seal (winner), explained that he was given no specific instructions however after riding the colt at its first start at Moonee Valley on December 14 , in his opinion Bel Seal was not entirely suited by running in a forward position and today he elected to settle Bel Seal where it was comfortable.
Race 2 – TAB.COM.AU MAIDEN PLATE - 1200 metres:
Trainer Mr D Harrison was fined $50 for presenting Tycoon Trice to race in winkers which are not part of the mare’s declared gear.
After being difficult to load Gas Burner became fractious and cast. After being removed from the barriers Gas Burner was examined by the RV veterinary surgeon and was found unsuitable to race and was subsequently a late withdrawal at 7.01pm. Trainer Mr K Keys was advised that a warning would be placed on the gelding and should it behave similarly in future action would be taken.
All monies invested on Gas Burner to be refunded. Deductions applicable to bets placed on winner and placegetters prior to 7.01pm: 5 cents in the dollar for the Win #8, 7 cents in the dollar for place of winner #8, 5 cents in the dollar for second place #4, 6 cents in the dollar for third place #6 and 6 cents in the dollar for doubles bets.
N Callow rider of The Talker, fourth passed the post, lodged an objection against St Carlingwood, third passed the post, alleging interference over the final 200m. On the evidence it was established that approaching the 200m The Talker, which was improving quickly, had to be checked off the heels of St Carlingwood which shifted out abruptly resulting in The Talker becoming severely unbalanced, shifting out and losing its momentum. The Stewards were comfortably satisfied that had the interference not occurred The Talker would have finished ahead of St Carlingwood, therefore the objection was upheld and the placings were amended as follows: First place - Hermosa, second place - Sir Squiggle, third place - The Talker and fourth place - St Carlingwood. As a result of this interference, Chit Chat which was racing just to the outside of The Talker had to be severely checked and lost ground.
At a later inquiry, after taking further evidence from R Wheeler, rider of St Carlingwood which raced greenly in the straight, Stewards notified co-trainer Mr P Morgan that an official warning would be placed on St Carlingwood for her racing manners.
Te Aroha (NZ) was marginally slow to begin.
Near the 1000m Hermosa shifted out causing some inconvenience to Tycoon Trice and The Talker.
Chit Chat had a tendency to over-race in the early and middle stages.
Chit Chat was held up for clear running rounding the home turn.
Rounding the home turn near the 300m Sir Squiggle which was held up behind Belli Laugh, raced up to the inside of that gelding and as a result Cosmic Del Rio, which was racing to the inside of Sir Squiggle, had to be checked. At a subsequent inquiry A McCabe, rider of Sir Squiggle, was issued with a severe reprimand as Stewards were of the view that he should have made a greater effort to prevent his mount improving to the inside of Belli Laugh where there was insufficient room.
Near the 150m when being corrected by its rider St Carlingwood shifted in inconveniencing Sir Squiggle.
Passing the 150m Tiara Royale layed in and was steadied from the heels of Belli Laugh.
Over the concluding stages The Talker layed in under pressure.
Approaching the winning post St Carlingwood had to be eased to avoid the heels of Hermosa (J Childs) which shifted in under pressure. J Childs was issued with a reprimand and advised to exercise more care.
P Keane, rider of Tycoon Trice, reported that the mare raced ungenerously in the early stages and proved difficult to ride.
Race 3 – CRANBOURNE HOLDEN MAIDEN PLATE - 1400 metres:
The start of this race was delayed by 15 minutes due to the protest in Race 2.
Prior to the start being effected Excelsior Lad and Two Left broke through the front of their starting stalls. Both were quickly reined in and passed suitable to race by the RV veterinary surgeon.
Lucky Elvis and Soltero were both slow into stride.
Mykola jumped awkwardly, shifted out and bumped La Reilly (NZ).
Benzaiten raced ungenerously in the early and middle stages and approaching the 900m shifted in resulting in Lady Montana having to be steadied. Benzaiten then raced wide without cover.
Rounding the home turn near the 400m Soo ‘Em had to be eased when tightened for room between La Reilly (NZ) and Mykola which shifted out slightly.
Excelsior Lad was held up for a clear run from the 500m until passing 150m.
For a short distance approaching the 100m Soo ‘Em was hampered when improving in between Lucky Elvis and La Reilly (NZ) which was weakening.
In the straight La Reilly (NZ) was eased down by B Melham. A post race veterinary examination of La Reilly (NZ) revealed the mare had sustained multiple fractures in the off side knee and was being taken back to the stable for x-rays.
Race 4 – SEN 1116 F&M MAIDEN PLATE - 1600 metres:
The start of this race was rescheduled from 8.00pm to 8.10pm.
Trainer Mr D O’Brien was fined $200 for his race day declaration of D Thornton as rider of Orasun in this event.
On jumping Carousel Queen shifted out and bumped No Imperfections.
Near the 1200m Luminova (NZ) got its head up when being restrained off the heels of Global Balance.
No Imperfections raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
Orasun was held up for a clear run from the 400m until the entrance to the straight.
Passing the 200m Orasun was held up momentarily behind Galleries which was commencing to give ground.
Race 5 – TED BULL FUNERAL SERVICES CLASS 1 HANDICAP - 1200 metres:
The start of this race was re-scheduled from 8.30pm to 8.41pm.
Mulaazem raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
In the straight when under pressure, One Moment layed in
Greystone (winner) was held up for a clear run from the 400m until the entrance to the straight.
L Nolen, rider of Mulaazem which performed below market expectations, explained that the colt travelled well in the early and middle stages however was disappointing in its efforts to finish the race off. A post race veterinary examination of Mulaazem revealed no abnormalities.
Race 6 – BROWNS SAWDUST & SHAVINGS SHOWCASE BM72 HANDICAP - 1000 metres:
The start of this race was re-scheduled from 9.00pm to 9.06pm.
Prior to correct weight Stewards viewed the patrol film to ascertain whether or not Cavallo Nero had been afforded a fair start. After viewing the film it was established that as the start was effected Cavallo Nero stood flat footed and missed the start by four lengths. Trainer Mr N Harnett will be advised that a warning will be placed on Cavallo Nero’s record.
Peninsula Dane got its head up in the early stages.
The Counterfeiter raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
Rounding the home turn Peninsula Dane had a tendency to lay out.
B Rawiller, rider of Miss Mazzeo, explained that the pre-race intentions were to ride the mare in the same manner that she was ridden when she won at Cranbourne on December 1 and at its most recent start at Flemington on December 15 it had jumped well and for this reason led, which were not the intentions on the day.
D Thornton rider of Sapphire Mistress reported at scale that in his opinion the mare did not appreciate today’s firmer track.
A routine veterinary examination of The Counterfeiter after the race revealed no abnormalities.
Race 7 – PETER & LAVALLA DAROSE - AFC 0-62 HANDICAP - 2025 metres:
Trainer Mr P Carey was fined $100 for his late declaration of N Callow as rider of Going Good (USA) in this event.
Before the running of the race trainer Mr N Blackiston advised that Railblazer will be ridden more forward from the inside barrier. Mr Blackiston was severely reprimanded and reminded of his obligations to notify any change of tactics at least 30 minutes prior to the advertised starting time of the race. Railblazer led today.
Bartholemew began awkwardly unbalancing D Adam.
Prinsen knuckled on jumping.
Black Bart raced wide without cover in the early stages.
Burlington raced wide without cover throughout.
Near the 700m Burlington and Prinsen bumped on a number of occasions when Prinsen was trying to improve to the outside of Clarabellejoel.
Gracious Goddess raced wide without cover from the 600m.
Going Good (USA) was held up for a clear run from the 500m until approaching the 300m.
A routine veterinary examination of Bartholemew after the race revealed no abnormalities.
Race 8 – SLICKPIX SHOWCASE 0-62 HANDICAP - 1400 metres:
Suspended Gem (NZ) was a late withdrawal on veterinary advice at 10.35am when it was established the gelding was lame in the near foreleg. Co-trainer Ms C Alderson will submit a veterinary clearance prior to Suspended Gem (NZ) racing again.
Trainer Mr C McDonald was fined $100 for his late declaration of L Nolen as rider of No Smoken.
The start of this race was re-scheduled from 10.00pm to 10.05pm.
No Smoken was marginally slow to begin.
Approaching the 1300m Catacomb and Vandalised raced in restricted room between Where’s The Bar and Constant Momentum (A McCabe) which was shifting in. A McCabe was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.
Near the 1200m Vandalised, which had commenced to pull hard, had to be checked when tightened for room between Where’s The Bar and Surface Tension (IRE) which after shifting in then the steadied slightly. After taking into account all the evidence J Childs, rider of Surface Tension (IRE), was notified to exercise more care when shifting ground.
Approaching the 1000m Constant Momentum got its head up when racing ungenerously.
Tricky Mad raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
Where’s The Bar was held up rounding the home turn until approaching the winning post.
Jazz King was held up for a clear run rounding the home turn.
Rounding the home turn and until passing the 200m Constant Momentun was held up for clear running.
When questioned regarding settling in a rearward position today L Nolen (No Smoken) explained that the colt began only fairly and after being ridden along in the early stages failed to respond to his riding however the pre-race intentions were to settle just off the pace. L Nolen added that No Smoken was disappointing in the way that it raced throughout the event and in his opinion felt short in its action. Mr C McDonald trainer of No Smoken confirmed the instructions. A post race veterinary examination of No Smoken revealed the colt to be lame in the off foreleg and trainer Mr C McDonald was advised that a veterinary clearance is required prior to No Smoken racing again.
Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:
R1 – Bel Seal, R3 – Lady Montana, Perfect Parma, R4 – Orasun, R7 – Railblazer, Going Good (USA), R8 – No Smoken, Where’s The Bar
Post race samples from following horses:
R2 – Gas Burner (7.01pm)
R8 – Suspended Gem (10.35am)
R2 – D Harrison, $50, gear
R4 – D O’Brien, $200, late rider
R7 – P Carey, $100, late rider
R8 – C McDonald, $100, late rider
R2 – J Childs
R2 – A McCabe
R7 – N Blackiston
R2 – Gas Burner, fractious/late scratching , warning
R2 – St Carlingwood, racing manners, warning
R6 – Cavallo Nero, stood flat footed, warning
R8 – No Smoken, lame off fore, veterinary certificate
R3 – La Reilly (NZ)