Echuca Racing Club Inc.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Ms J McSwain (Chairperson), P Ryan, J Hitchcock, J Anselmi, C Agnew
Riding Changes / Jockey Information
Song Of The Bell
Other Comments / Explanations:
Stewards today opened an enquiry from Swan Hill June 9, 2012, into the recording of bets on that day by licensed booker Mr M Byrne. Mr Byrne pleaded guilty to a charge under Club Bookmakers Licence Rule 2010 13.5(a) and was fined the sum of $250.
The explanations of B Rawiller and L Meech for their dual engagements were accepted.
Race 1 – dempsey galvin maiden plate - 1200 metres:
J Symons & S Laxon co-trainers of Coolamon were fined the sum of $100 for the raceday notification of D Yendall as rider of the gelding.
George Osborne trainer of Lionpower was severely reprimanded for the late notification of B Rawiller as rider of the gelding.
The start of this race was delayed slightly due to the reins on Coolamon being changed on arrival at the barriers.
Molka Mist jumped away awkwardly.
On jumping away Fine Cognac shifted in and brushed Elstmann.
Near the 1000m Ready Made Devil had to be eased to avoid the heels of Coolamon which shifted out.
Kirby Cuts It raced wide without cover throughout.
In the early and middle stages Molka Mist when overracing got its head up when being restrained.
Rounding the home turn and until approaching the 200m Lionpower was held up when unable to obtain a clear run.
D Holland rider of Eltsmann which performed below market expectations could offer no explanation for the gelding’s performance today.
Race 2 – two tarts sv 2o maiden plate - 1200 metres:
Water Force jumped away awkwardly.
La Venta (NZ) also jumped away awkwardly, shifted out and inconvenienced Our Swagman.
On jumping away Grace’s Magic and Legal Sense came together due to both horses shifting ground slightly.
In the early stages Water Force when racing greenly commenced to overrace and approaching the 600m shifted out abruptly to avoid the heels of La Venta (NZ).
Approaching the 600m Meliora had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Carringbush Jack which shifted in. As a consequence Meliora and Perfect Offering came together.
Rounding the home turn Water Force had a tendency to lay out. Water Force underwent a veterinary examination which revealed no abnormalities. Trainer Wayne Nichols was notified that a warning would be placed against the racing manners of Water Force and should it perform similarly in future, further action may be taken. The gelding’s trainer Mr Nichols it was his intention to now spell the gelding.
Race 3 – laser electrical maiden plate (1) - 1600 metres:
Lee & Shannon Hope co-trainers of Borneo Jo (NZ) were fined the sum of $50 for the late notification of Brad Rawiller as rider of the gelding.
Prior to correct weight M Allen rider of Archon, 4 placegetter, viewed the Stewards patrol film before deciding not to lodge an objection.
In the early stages Three Royal Bees (NZ) had to be eased to avoid the heels of Archon when overracing and in doing so got its head up on a number of occasions. Three Royal Bees (NZ) continued to overrace until approaching the 600m.
Near the 200m Our Recital had to be checked when tightened for room between Archon and Three Royal Bees (NZ) which shifted in abruptly despite the efforts of its rider. In consequence Jolts which was following had to be steadied and change course inwards to avoid the heels of Our Recital. As Stewards could not hold any one rider fully responsible for the incident no further action was taken other than to advise all riders to take care when in similar circumstances in future.
In the straight Silken Samurai layed in.
Ruth Bradley rider of Alvida Rock (NZ) was fined the sum of $100 for using her whip on a horse out of contention. In assessing penalty Stewards took into account Ms Bradley’s excellent record in this area.
Race 4 – caledonian hotel maiden plate (2) - 1600 metres:
Bryce Stanaway trainer of Duroche (NZ) was fined the sum of $50 for presenting the gelding in the mounting yard with incorrect gear.
In the early and middle stages Banker On Nine overraced.
Duroche (NZ) raced wide and without cover throughout.
Approaching the 400m Super Cali which had commenced to improve the outside of Run Digger Run shifted out and away from that gelding which also shifted out. As a result Super Cali raced wide in the straight.
From the 400m and until the 200m Minutor Tabernus was held up when unable to obtain a clear run.
Near the 100m Sippa Red which had commenced to weaken had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Minutor Tabernus which shifted out.
J Mott rider of Cuzzy Bro (NZ) which raced in a more forward position today explained that after being caught wide and midfield in the early stages, he elected to allow the gelding to stride forward to obtain a position closer to the fence.
D Holland rider of Sippa Red which performed poorly explained that prior to the start of the race the gelding had got its tongue over the bit. Although the gelding’s tongue was back under the bit in the barriers he was of the opinion that the gelding may have got its tongue back over the bit in the race. A subsequent veterinary examination revealed the gelding had suffered minor lacerations to his off hind coronet and had wind sucked.
Jarrod Fry rider of Always In Da’Nile, 2 placegetter, was spoken to advisably with respect to his excessive whip use in a backhand manner over the concluding stages.
Race 5 – border inn hotel motel maiden plate (3) - 1600 metres:
Ross McDonald trainer of Tepeyac was fined the sum of $50 for the late notification of Brad Rawiller as rider of the gelding.
Rick Harrison trainer of Nazira was fined the sum of $50 for the late notification of Andrew Mallyon as rider of the mare.
Sue Naylor trainer of Valdaine was fined the sum of $50 for the late notification of Jake Noonan as rider of the mare.
Robert Smerdon trainer of Glittering was fined the sum of $50 for the late notification of Linda Meech as rider of the filly.
Greville was marginally slow to begin.
Tepeyac raced wide without cover throughout.
In the straight Tepeyac had a tendency to lay out under pressure.
Upon return to scale L Meech rider of Glittering explained that after beginning well, she allowed the filly to stride forward and take up a position outside the leader contrary to its recent racing pattern when racing in a worse than midfield position.
Race 6 – echuca cih 0-62 handicap - 1100 metres:
On arrival at the course Who’s Listening which was having its first start since June 27, 2011, underwent a veterinary examination and was passed fit to start.
Lago Di Como jumped away awkwardly and lost ground.
Crosslands (NZ) jumped away awkwardly, shifted out and brushed Who’s Listening.
Shadow Tales raced wide and without cover throughout.
Shadow Tales had a tendency to layout rounding the home turn.
At the entrance to the straight Lago Di Como had to be checked when attempting a run where there was insufficient room between Act Of Faith and Spirit Of Rose. During this incident Lago Di Como and Act Of Faith made heavy contact. D Thornton rider of Lago Di Como was severely reprimanded for attempting to gain a run when there was insufficient room to do so resulting in Lago Di Como having to be checked.
When questioned, D Thornton stated he was instructed to ride Lago Di Como where comfortable, however after the gelding was slow to begin, he settled further back than anticipated. D Thornton highlighted Lago Di Como was dropping back in race distance from 1300m to 1100m, however he could offer no further explanation for his mount’s performance.
C Robertson rider of Paper Prince explained on scales he felt that on pulling up there was something amiss with Paper Prince’s action. A subsequent veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off foreleg. Trainer Damien Williams was notified that prior to Paper Prince racing again he must be in receipt of a veterinary certificate of fitness.
J Mott rider of Spirit Of Rose which performed below market expectations explained that the filly hung out throughout and did not feel right in its action over the concluding stages. A subsequent veterinary examination of Spirit Of Rose revealed that the filly was lame in the off hind leg. Trainer Danny O’Brien was notified that prior to Spirit Of Rose racing again he must be in receipt of a veterinary certificate of fitness.
M Gatt rider of Supa Dane explained that the filly weakened quickly in the straight and when weakening layed out and proved difficult to ride out in his normal manner. M Gatt further explained that in his opinion Supa Dane may be feeling the effects of recent racing.
Race 7 – betfair murray mallee winter sprint series heat 4 - 1300 metres:
A stable representative of Greg Eurell trainer of Spirit Of Many advised the Stewards prior to the running of Race Six that it was their intention to have the gelding ridden in a worse than mid field position today. Spirit Of Many was ridden accordingly.
On arrival at the course Spirit Of Oamaru which was having its first start since April 26, 2010 underwent a veterinary examination and was passed fit to start.
On arrival at the barriers The Consuminator was examined by the Club’s Veterinary Surgeon and was passed fit to start.
Winchester Arms knuckled on jumping away and dislodged its rider Jake Noonan. Jake Noonan was examined by the Club’s Medical Staff and passed fit to fulfil his remaining engagements.
A post race veterinary examination of Winchester Farms failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Spirit of Oamaru raced wide in the middle stages.
Near the 200m The Consuminator and New Avenue made contact resulting in New Avenue becoming unbalanced.
From the entrance to the straight and until the 100m The Shank was held up when unable to obtain a clear run.
Approaching the winning post Turn Of Faith when laying out was reluctant to take a run to the inside of Kitty Cotswold which shifted in As a result Turn Of Faith shifted out across the heels of Kitty Cotswold to obtain clear running resulting in The Shank being tightened for room between that gelding and Zanzidar.
Race 8 – iasbet.com bm72 handicap - 1600 metres:
Sassy Bay layed in under pressure in the straight.
Near the 300m Alrouz which had commenced to weaken was tightened for room between It’s Prince which shifted out slightly and Catagious which got in and away from Exclusive Choice.
Race 9 – classic rock sv 3yo 0-68 handicap - 1200 metres:
Nigel Blakiston trainer of Barrett’s Mark was fined the sum of $30 for use of the club colors.
Song Of The Bell and Esprit Hi were both marginally slow to begin.
Nordic Duke (NZ) which was also marginally slow to begin then had to be checked to avoid the heels of Barrett’s Mark.
Zulu Princess jumped away awkwardly, shifted out and brushed the hindquarters of Innocent Inmate.
Ferocious One raced wide and without cover throughout.
In the straight Nordic Duke (NZ) layed in under pressure.
J Noonan rider of Sort This Out reported on scales that the gelding was not suited to today’s firmer track conditions.
Esprit Hi which performed below market expectations was examined by the Club’s Veterinary Surgeon who reported no abnormalities.
D Yendall rider of Esprit Hi reported that the filly was under pressure some distance from the finish and was disappointing.
Race 10 – betfair murray mallee winter stayers series heat 4 - 2100 metres:
Terry & Karina O’Sullivan, co-trainers of King Of Africa, were fined the sum of $30 for use of the club colors.
Dell and Cottonwood were both slow to begin.
Approaching the 1400m Jason Benbow rider of Gold Viper allowed his mount to stride forward and take up the leading position near the 1100m.
In the middle stages Cisco Delago raced wide and without cover.
In the straight King Of Africa layed out under pressure.
When questioned regarding the seemingly improved performance of Gold Viper today, trainer Adam Bodey explained that following the gelding’s last start he had taken some time to recover and that in his opinion Gold Viper was better suited to today’s turf track. Adam Bodey further explained he expected the gelding to perform well today.
Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:
Race 4 – Run Digger Run, Dangerousdalliance, Cuzzy Bro (NZ)
Race 5 – Cheree’s Vett & Nazira
Race 6 – Current Affair
Race 7 – The Shank
Race 10 – Cisco Delago & King Of Africa
Post race samples from following horses:
Race One – Hoban (NZ), winner
Race Two – Carringbush Jack, winner
Race Three – Borneo Jo (NZ), winner
Race Four – Pensation (NZ), winner
Race Five – Constant Momentum, winner
Race Six – Current Affair, winner
Race Seven – Kitty Cotswold, winner
Race Eight – Catagious, winner
Race Nine – El Divine, winner
Race Ten – Gold Viper, winner
Mr M Byrne, $250
Race One – J Symons & S Laxon, $100
Race Three – R Bradley, $100
Race Four – B Stanaway, $50
Race Five – Ross McDonald, $50
Race Five – Rick Harrison, $50
Race Five – Sue Naylor, $50
Race Five – Robert Smerdon, $50
Race Nine – Nigel Blakiston, $30
Race Ten – T & K O’Sullivan, $30
Race One – G Osborne
Race Two – Water Force, warning
Race Six – Paper Prince, suspended, veterinary certificate
Race Six – Spirit Of Rose, suspended, veterinary certificate
Change of Tactics:
Race Seven – Spirit Of Many