Echuca Racing Club Inc.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Mr P Ryan (Chairman), J Hitchcock, J McSwain, J Anselmi, D Conway
Riding Changes / Jockey Information
That’s A Given
Medical Certificate produced today:
Must produce Medical Certificate prior to riding again:
Did not attend meeting:
Other Comments / Explanations:
Race 1 – moama rsl sv 2yo maiden plate - 1200 metres:
Foregone and Fra Angelico were both slow to jump away.
Rounding the home turn Foregone was momentarily held up for clear running. Foregone then had some difficulty obtaining a clear run again near the 200m.
In the straight Fra Angelico layed in under pressure.
A Spiteri rider of Wonderful Diamonds which was having its first start, but which was however disappointing, could offer no explanation for the gelding’s poor performance. A subsequent veterinary inspection revealed that the gelding had a mild abrasion to its near side stifle.
Ms L Meech rider of Lots Of Merit which performed below market explanations explained that the colt was reluctant to race early and when she attempted to follow Defiant Angel into the race Lots Of Merit failed to quicken and then did not respond to her riding in the straight, and was in her opinion disappointing. Ms Meech further added that Lots Of Merit pulled up in a normal manner.
Race 2 – add print sv 2yo fillies maiden plate - 1200 metres:
J Mott was severely reprimanded for failing to fulfil his engagement on Transonic due to being overweight. In arriving at this decision Stewards took into account J Mott’s good record.
Ms J Williams trainer of Ginger’s Gem was fined $30 for use of Club colors.
Ginger’s Gem, Grace’s Magic and Ace Ace Baby were all slow to jump away.
In the early and middle stages Ginger’s Gem overraced and approaching the 600m hung out.
Near the 500m Sleepy Jean was tightened for room and had to be steadied by Zumoorooda which was taken in slightly by Transonic which shifted in and away slightly from Sweet Stuff. As this incident could not be attributed to any one rider or horse, Stewards took no action other than to notify all riders involved to exercise the utmost care when in similar circumstances.
Near the 300m Ginger’s Gem when racing greenly initially shifted out and away from Grace’s Magic. Ginger’s Gem was then hampered when tightened for room by Hai Lil which shifted in slightly when improving. After being tightened for room Ginger’s Gem then shifted in and away from Hai Lil and tightened Grace’s Magic for a short distance.
In the straight Hai Lil layed in under pressure.
Also in the straight Grace’s Magic when racing greenly had a tendency to lay in.
J Duffy rider of Windblast which performed below market expectations could offer no explanation for the filly’s performance today. A subsequent veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Mr Cozamanis, trainer of Windblast, will be contacted in the ensuing days to see if any condition has arisen that may have affected Windblast’s performance.
J Keating rider of That’s A Given explained that after jumping awkwardly the filly then shifted in abruptly, was reluctant to race in the early stages and attempted to buck. As a result That’s A Given lost considerable ground. A subsequent veterinary examination of the filly revealed no abnormalities. Mr F Salanitri representing the filly’s trainer J Salanitri was notified that before being permitted to start again, That’s A Given must perform to the satisfaction of Stewards.
I Gundogdu rider of Zumoorooda, 3 placegetter, explained that shortly after the start his saddle shifted back which placed him at a disadvantage for the majority of the race.
D Holland rider of Sweet Stuff which although raced wide gave ground quickly in the straight could offer no explanation for the filly’s performance today.
Race 3 – iasbet.com maiden plate (1) - 1200 metres:
On arrival on course J Noonan was examined by the Club’s Doctor and passed fit to ride.
T Kelly trainer of Fortrus Lad was fined the sum of $30 for use of Club colors.
Play In The Arc was presented in the mounting yard with blinkers on when Steward’s records indicated that Play In The Arc was not a blinkered horse. Acting on an assurance from the gelding’s trainer Ms K Goodrich, that Play In The Arc had worn blinkers at its previous start at Seymour on 25/11/2011, Stewards permitted Play In The Arc to race in blinkers. Subsequently, it was established that Play In The Arc had not worn blinkers at its previous start. Ms Goodrich was charged under the provisions of AR140A and fined the sum of $200.
Cent To Save (NZ) and Grace’s Belle jumped away awkwardly and lost ground.
Also at the start Belwina was tightened for room between Play In The Arc which jumped away awkwardly and shifted out and Our Blinky Bill which also jumped away awkwardly, shifted in and made heavy contact with Belwina.
Shortly after the start Argent Arc (NZ) which had been marginally slow to begin then had to be checked off the heels of Fortrus Lad after being bumped and taken out by Archon.
In the middle stages King Of Cruise had a tendency to overrace.
De Pony was obliged to race wide throughout.
Near the 600m Archon shifted out and made contact with Our Blinky Bill unbalancing that gelding.
Prior to and rounding the home turn Argent Arc (NZ) was held up for a clear run.
Rounding the home turn King Of Cruise was held up for a clear run.
Also rounding the home turn Belwina (D Holland) shifted out to improve and in doing so made contact with Our Blinky Bill taking that gelding out onto Play In The Arc. D Holland was severely reprimanded and notified to exercise far greater care when in similar circumstances.
B Rawiller rider of Star Bender was severely reprimanded for making a celebratory gesture prior to the winning post. In arriving at this decision Stewards took into account the circumstances surrounding this matter.
Subsequent to the event the Club’s Farrier reported that De Pony had lost a near side fore plate during the running of the race.
Race 4 – border inn maiden plate (2) - 1200 metres:
Heza Bit Hissy jumped away awkwardly and lost ground.
In the early stages Pilot Error overraced and raced greenly.
S Mullett rider of Dustie Dan was severely reprimanded for using her whip in a forehand manner on eight occasions, two of which were consecutive, prior to the 100m. In assessing penalty, Stewards took into account S Mullet’s excellent record.
A Spiteri rider of Pilot Error explained that the gelding hung in in the straight and near the 200m he attempted to shift to the outside of Want To Be A Hippy to improve, but could not as his mount was hanging in and as a result he had to check Pilot Error to avoid the heels of Want To Be A Hippy and then shift in to obtain clear running. A Spiteri further explained that Pilot Error due to laying in proved difficult for him to ride out in his normal manner. Stewards noted A Spiteri’s explanation.
M Gatt rider of Cronk (NZ) was fined the sum of $100 for using his whip in a forehand manner on eleven occasions in a forehand manner prior to the 100m. In assessing penalty, Stewards took into account M Gatt’s record.
On scales D Yendall rider of Rain Man explained that the gelding overraced early and raced greenly throughout.
Race 5 – betfair maiden plate (1) - 1600 metres:
Correct weight was delayed as D Smith rider of Fancy Clancy, equal 3 placegetter, wished to view the photo finish image. After viewing the image, D Smith agreed with the judge’s numbers and correct weight was declared.
Prior to being loaded into its barrier stall Lucky Edge which was wearing a blind fold began demonstrating an irregularity in its gait whilst walking. Lucky Edge was examined by the Club’s Veterinary Surgeon and deemed unfit to start. Acting on this advice Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Lucky Edge at 1.14pm. Steward ordered the following in relation to betting: All monies bet for a win/or place and concession betting on Lucky Edge to be refunded. All successful bets on horses prior to time of withdrawal of Lucky Edge to be subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket:
Win Bets, 2c;
Place Bets: (for 1), 3c;
Place Bets: (for 2), 4c;
Place Bets: (for 3 (Constant Momentum #1)) 6c, (for 3 (Fancy Clancy #8)) 4c.
All monies bet after the Stewards declaration of withdrawal to be paid at face value of the ticket.
This matter will be referred to the Racing Victoria Veterinary Department for further consideration.
Sameral jumped away awkwardly and lost ground.
Yamavite (NZ) raced wide without cover throughout.
In the middle stages Sameral raced wide without cover.
Race 6 – lynn florist maiden plate (2) - 1600 metres:
B Rawiller, rider of Lovasova, explained it was not his intention to get so far back at the start however his mount threw its head on jumping away and lost ground.
At the start Lovasova, Rubiton Charlie and Space Diva were all slow to jump away.
Near the 1000m Lovasova commenced to overrace and got its head up when being restrained.
Near the 900m Rubiton Charlie commenced to overrace. Rubiton Charlie then shifted out to avoid the heels of Space Diva and in doing so took Vilify out off its course.
Rubiton Charlie then continued to overrace and was let stride forward by its rider.
Near the 300m Mossglow had to be steadied when tightened for room between Dalswinton Road and Rubiton Charlie (Ms R Williams) which was laying out under pressure. After taking into account all of the circumstances, Stewards severely reprimanded Ms R Williams and notified her that although Rubiton Charlie was laying out in future she would be expected to make a far greater effort when in similar circumstances.
On scales M Walker rider of Dollar Burn which performed below market expectations could offer no explanation for the mare’s performance today.
On scales R Maloney rider of Vilify which performed below market expectations could also offer no explanation for the mare’s performance today. A veterinary examination revealed that the mare had lost its near hind plate during the running of the race.
B Rawiller rider of Lovasova was fined the sum of $200 for using his whip in a forehand manner on seven occasions prior to the 100m, one of which was consecutive.
Race 7 – national patient transport rising stars/iasbet bm72 handicap - 1400 metres:
Chatrang jumped away awkwardly and lost ground. Chatrang was then reluctant to stretch out for a short distance after the start.
In the middle stages Auriegirl had a tendency to overrace.
Also in the middle stages Kiaola and Sassy Bay overraced and near the 800m Kiaola accidentally clipped the heels of Dartook (NZ).
Atlas Rising was obliged to race wide without cover.
Dartook (NZ) layed in after passing the 300m.
Near the 200m Chatrang when improving had to be steadied and was disappointed for a run when Auriegirl shifted out. Chatrang then shifted back to the inside of Auriegirl to obtain clear running.
A post race veterinary examination of De Arias (NZ) revealed the gelding to be lame in the right fore leg. Trainers J Edwards & B Elkington were notified that prior to De Arias (NZ) being presented to race again they must be in receipt of a veterinary clearance.
Race 8 – 2012 slickpix/tvn silver bowl series heat 5 - 1400 metres:
Correct weight was delayed as J Keating rider of Northcliffe, 4th placegetter, wished to view the photo finish image. After viewing the image, J Keating agreed with the judge’s numbers and correct weight was declared.
Near the 1200m Half His Luck raced tightly to the inside of Neona which in turn was tightened for room by He’s A Steal which shifted in when being steadied to avoid the heels of Ferocious One (J McNeil) which was shifting in when not quite sufficiently clear. J McNeil was severely reprimanded for shifting ground when not clear of other runners.
Huon Knight was obliged to race wide without cover.
In the middle stages Warrego Melody had a tendency to overrace.
In the straight De Triomphe layed in under pressure.
Near the 200m Aurum Spirit was momentarily held up for a run. Aurum Spirit then shifted out to obtain clear running and brushed Neona.
I Gundogdu rider of Neona which performed below market expectations explained that the gelding travelled well under placed under pressure shortly after straightening and then did not respond to his riding as expected in the straight and was in his opinion disappointing.
A Spiteri rider of Gigabyte which performed poorly could offer no explanation for the gelding’s performance today. A subsequent veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Race 9 – betfair murray mallee winter stayers series heat 2 - 2100 metres:
Stewards accepted the explanation of Mr B Stanaway trainer of Itsanothafivehundi (NZ) for his late notification of the scratching of the mare at 9.13am.
Manneriffic jumped away awkwardly.
After passing the winning post on the first occasion Gulf Master commenced to hangout. Gulf Master then made the crossing at the 1600m awkwardly, knuckled shifted out taking Rambert out off its course.
For the majority of the race Purple Of Cassius was obliged to race wide without cover.
Near the 600m Solarco was held up for a clear run.
Near the 500m Solarco which had commenced to lay out slightly was then tightened for room by Manneriffic (L Londregan) which shifted in. L Londregan was advised to exercise far greater care when in similar circumstances.
From the entrance to the home straight and until inside the final 100m Solarco was unable to obtain clear running.
Race 10– betfair murray mallee winter sprint series heat 2 - 1000 metres:
Acting on a confirmed telephone call from Mr D Williams trainer of Paper Prince who advised that the gelding was suffering from colic and was unfit to start, Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Paper Prince at 10.40am. Mr Williams will forward a veterinary certificate to RVL in relation to this matter.
D Lane rider of Flame And Fury reported on scales that the gelding had a tendency to race greenly throughout.
At the start Mapline jumped away awkwardly.
Flame And Fury was marginally slow to begin.
A Thousand Words (NZ) knuckled on jumping away.
Shortly after the start A Thousand Words (NZ) shifted in and brushed Flame And Fury. A Thousand Words (NZ) then shifted out and made contact with the hindquarters of Xian and as a result A Thousand Words (NZ) lost ground.
In the early and middle stages Flame And Fury overraced.
Rounding the home turn Coroico raced tightly between Friend In Deed and Leg Room.
Also rounding the home turn both Flame And Fury and Friend In Deed were both held up for a clear run.
Near the 300m Mantlemen became unbalanced shifted in and had to be steadied off the heels of A Thousand Words (NZ).
From the 200m until approaching the winning post Friend In Deed was again held up for clear running and finished the race not fully extended.
Over the concluding stages Flame And Fury shifted out under pressure hampering A Night In Honkers and Millionaire’s Baby.
Milwaukee Belle was obliged to race wide throughout.
L Londregan rider of Milwaukee Belle which was disappointing explained that the filly had a tendency to lay out throughout the race and also raced greenly when put under pressure.
A Night In Honkers lost its near side hind plate during the running of the race.
Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:
Race One – Lookatim Go
Race Two – Ginger’s Gem
Race Three – Play In The Arc
Race Four – Dustie Dan
Race Five – Heisman
Race Six – Rubiton Charlie
Race Eight – Latitat
Race Nine – King Of Mountains
Pre-race urine for post race analysis:
Post race samples from following horses:
Race One – Defiant Angel, winner
Race Two – Hai Lil, winner
Race Three – Star Bender, winner
Race Four – Tilla Bell Rings, winner
Race Five – Imoto, winner
Race Six – Scotchontherocks (NZ), winner
Race Seven – Dashalot, winner
Race Eight – He’s A Steal, winner
Race Nine – Rambert, winner
Race Five – Lucky Edge, 1.14pm
Race Nine - Itsanothafivehundi (NZ), 9.13am.
Race Ten – Paper Prince, 10.40am
Race Two – J Williams, $30, use of club colors
Race Three – T Kelly, $30, use of club colors
Race Three – K Goodrich, $200, wrong gear
Race Four – M Gatt, $100, whip use
Race Six – B Rawiller, $200, whip use
Race Two – J Mott
Race Three – D Holland
Race Three – B Rawiller
Race Four – S Mullett
Race Six – R Williams
Race Eight – J McNeil
Race Two – That’s A Given, suspended, to trial
Race Seven – De Arias (NZ), veterinary clearance
Change of Tactics:
Race Two – Windblast