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Victoria Racing Club

Date:

Thursday 8 November, 2012

Track:

Dead 4 upgraded Good 3 at 11am prior to Race 1

Penetrometer:

4.76

Weather:

Fine

Rail:

Out 5 metres entire circuit

Stewards Panel:

R Cram (Chairman), R Montgomery, B Wright, B McGinley, T Wilson, J Dart

Riding Changes / Jockey Information

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

1

Joplin

N Hall

D Dunn

Late arrival

4

Zarzing

J Noonan

D Dunn

Suspended

5

Dashalot

J Noonan

C Schofield

Suspended

7

Bay Flyer

C Brown

B Avdulla

Indisposed

9

Chile Express (NZ)

C Brown

C Williams

Indisposed

Other Comments / Explanations:

Subsequent to race 6 C Brown was examined by the Club’s doctor who reported that he was unfit to fulfil his remaining riding obligations.

Race 1VISIT VICTORIA PLATE - 1700 metres:

N Hall was fined $100 for failing to fulfil his engagement to ride Joplin due to being late arriving on course.

Ready Diva jumped away awkwardly and lost ground (3L).

Keep De Rose (NZ) jumped away awkwardly, shifted in and bumped Gladius.

In the early stages Royal Amati over raced.

Near the 1500 metres Abdaan shifted out away from Joplin and inconvenienced Royal Amati and Gladius.

Throughout the race Gladius hung out.

From the 500 metres until passing the 300 metres Triquetra was held up for clear running.

Near the 300 metres Abdaan shifted out to obtain a run and in doing so brushed Joplin.

Trainer M Dale was notified that a warning had been placed on the filly for hanging out. A subsequent veterinary examination of revealed the filly to be suffering a slower than normal recovery and a veterinary certificate of fitness is required prior to Gladius racing again. M Dale advised stewards that the filly would now be spelled.

Race 2SWISSE WELLNESS TROPHY - 1800 metres: 

Picture Editor was slow to begin (2L).

Whisper Downs raced three wide without cover throughout.

Near the 1400 metres Ulundi, which was over racing, shifted in when being restrained off the heels of Picture Editor and tightened Above in onto Orbital Motion, resulting in Orbital Motion having to be eased.

K McEvoy (Zaamore NZ) could offer no explanation for the gelding’s disappointing performance other than he was left in a position further back than desired. A subsequent veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.

M Rodd, rider of Orbital Motion, which performed below market expectations, explained that the gelding, which failed to run out the trip, would be better suited over a shorter journey. A subsequent veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.

R Myers (Micken NZ) was fined $400 for breaching the provisions of AR137(A)(5)(ii) ($200) in that she used her whip on ten occasions in a forehand manner prior to the 100 metres and AR137(A)(5)(i)($200) of which two were consecutive.

M Neilson (Pelicano) was fined $400 for breaching the provisions of AR137(A)(5)(a)(ii) ($200) in that he used his whip on ten occasions in a forehand manner prior to the 100 metres and AR137(A)(5)(a)(i) ($200) of which one was consecutive.

Race 3G H MUMM STAKES  - 1100 metres: 

On jumping away Serene Star and Bolisimo Miss bumped heavily due to both horses shifting ground.

Anise jumped away awkwardly and struck the outside of the barriers, Anise was then inconvenienced shortly after the start when tightened for room between Honey Flower and Tykook, due to both horses shifting.

For some distance passing the 300 metres Dystopia, Anise and Flash Of Doubt were held up when unable to obtain clear runs.

After passing the 200 metres Dystopia got unbalanced when obtaining a narrow run between Tykook and Mrs Onassis.

C Williams (Serene Star) explained that the mare was a little disappointing and felt awkward in its stride when racing down the straight 1100 metres for the first time. It was for this reason he elected to shift from the inside of the track to the outside passing the 600 metres in an attempt to find a position where the mare felt more comfortable for the run home. When approaching the 200 metres Serene Star was then held up for clear running and had to shift out for a clear run.

B Avdulla (Mrs Onassis) advised that the mare raced awkwardly down the straight for the first time.

A subsequent veterinary examination of Dream Face which was disappointing did not reveal any abnormality.

Race 4GUCCI ICONS OF HERITAGE STAKES - 1200 metres: 

Trainer L Birchley notified stewards that it was the stable’s intention to have Snipzu ridden more forward. Snipzu raced midfield.

On arrival at the barriers Agueda was resaddled.  Zarzing underwent a veterinary examination after being kicked by another runner and was passed suitable to race. Both incidents contributed to the start of the race being delayed.

Brave Soul was slow to begin.

Zarzing jumped away awkwardly.

Shortly after the start Zarzing and Seaside were hampered when tightened for room between Meidung and Dashitude, which shifted out. A Herman rider of Dashitude was notified to exercise more care when shifting ground in future.

When put under pressure approaching the 400 metres Burndiniburn commenced to hang in and did so for the remainder of the race.

Stewards questioned B Shinn regarding his riding of Brave Soul.  B Shinn advised that the filly was slow to begin and due to the quick pace in the early and middle stages he elected to ride Brave Soul off the speed with cover in an attempt to allow the filly to balance and finish the race off. He added that Brave Soul is normally ridden in this manner as the filly has a short sharp sprint at the end of her races.  B Shinn reported that he was instructed to ride the filly quietly in the early and middle stages, as if ridden closer on the speed she has, in previous starts, weakened over the concluding stages.  B Shinn added that the filly did not travel on the bridle in the early and middle stages due to the quick speed and that he began to let her down near the 300 metres but was unable to pull ground on Shamal Wind, which he had been following. Trainer J Pride confirmed the instructions given and advised that whilst he would have liked to have seen the filly settle a little closer mid race,  he was not critical of the ride given the nature of the instructions and that the filly had been tardy to begin.  Mr Pride reiterated that Brave Soul has a short sharp sprint at the end of its races and if ridden differently does not run on. Stewards ordered a post race veterinary examination of Brave Soul and the report was of no abnormality found.

D Oliver, rider of Agueeda, which performed below market expectations, explained that the filly may have come to the end of its preparation.

L Nolen, rider of Sumakaray, which performed below market expectations, explained that the filly may have come to the end of its preparation. A subsequent veterinary examination of Sumakaray revealed the filly to have multiple lacerations to both hind legs.

A subsequent veterinary examination of Cavalry Rose revealed a poor recovery rate.

A subsequent veterinary of Dashitude revealed the filly to be distressed.

Race 5TCL 3D TV PLATE - 1400 metres:

Trainer J Rattle was fined $50 for presenting King Cobweb in the mounting yard without a tongue tie which is part of the gelding’s approved gear. 

Emboldened underwent a veterinary examination behind the barriers after kicking out and striking the outside rail and was passed suitable to race.

Dash For Viz was slow to begin (2L).

Keep It Moist and The Big Steel jumped away awkwardly.

Approaching the 1200 metres New Beginning and Arinosa had to be eased when tightened for room between Jakcorijim, which initially shifted out when over racing and Specter, which shifted in away from Palmyra Boy.  Keep It Moist, which was following, had to be eased in consequence.

In the middle stages Jakcorijim and Wannajewel over raced.

Palmyra Boy raced three wide without cover.

The Big Steel raced four wide without cover.

In the early part of the straight New Beginning was held up for clear running.  New Beginning then shifted out passing the 300 metres and brushed Ametsis.

Near the 200 metres Specter and New Beginning were tightened for room between Wannajewel, which initially shifted out and Arinosa (B Avdulla), which shifted in under pressure.  B Avdulla was reprimanded and notified to exercise more care when shifting ground in future.

A subsequent veterinary examination of Specter did not reveal any abnormality.

Race 6CROWN OAKS - 2500 metres: 

On jumping away Alzora shifted in and tightened Zuccotto in onto the hindquarters of Mama’s Choice, resulting in Maraatib having to be eased.

Shortly after the start Dear Demi was hampered by Tyanna, which shifted out after being bumped by Ten Black.

Turning out of the straight near the 2000 metres Mama’s Choice had to be checked when tightened for room by Alzora, which was taken in by Gondokoro (NZ), which shifted in to avoid the heels of Ireland’s Teardrop (V Duric), which when having a tendency to lay in, shifted in before being straightened.  After taking into account the circumstances the stewards reprimanded V Duric and notified him that he must do his utmost at all times to protect his fellow riders. Summerbliss, which was following, had to be checked off the heels of Mama’s Choice in consequence.

Near the 700 metres Zydeco shifted out to avoid the heels of Finnegan Beginegan, which was weakening very quickly. When doing so Zydeco made contact with La Zuma and as a result became unbalanced. Zydeco then shifted out further making more contact with La Zuma, which resulted in both horses shifting out and becoming unbalanced.  Taking into account all of the circumstances K McEvoy was reprimanded and notified to exercise more care when racing in similar circumstances in future.

Approaching the 600 metres Summerbliss had to be eased and Maraatib had to be checked to avoid the heels of Finnegan Beginegan, which was giving ground quickly.

Near 150 metres M Walker (Maraatib) accidentally dropped his whip.

C Brown, rider of La Zuma, which was disappointing, advised that in his view the filly was a little immature and for this reason failed to run out the distance. A subsequent veterinary examination of La Zuma did not reveal any abnormality.

A subsequent veterinary examination of Dear Demi revealed the filly had been galloped on the near hind leg.

A subsequent veterinary examination of Finnegan Beginegan did not reveal any abnormality.

K McEvoy (Zydeco) was fined $300 for breaching the provisions of AR137(A)(5)(a)(ii) in that he used his whip on six occasions in a forehand manner prior to the 100 metres.

L Nolen (Ten Black) was fined $200 for breaching the provisions of AR137(A)(5)(a)(ii) in that he used his whip on nine occasions in a forehand manner prior to the 100 metres.

Race 7MYER SPRING FASHION STAKES - 1800 metres:

On jumping away Ali Vital was severely hampered when tightened for room by Bay Flyer and Real Stolle, due to both horses shifting ground.  In the incident Bay Flyer and Real Stolle were also hampered.

Also on jumping away Arousing Suspicion shifted out and bumped Gerontius,  Gerontius then had to be checked when tightened for room by Arousing Suspicion and Bay Flyer, which shifted in.

Kuakata jumped away awkwardly.

In the early stages Real Stolle was wide without cover and as a result J McDonald, rider of filly, allowed his mount to stride forward and sit outside the leader near the 1200 metres.

Passing the 500 metres Real Stolle, when weakening, was checked when tightened for room between Bay Flyer and Kazanluk which shifted out to obtain running to the outside of Scapolo (NZ), which had also shifted out slightly.  During the incident the hindquarters of  Bay Flyer were brushed and turned outwards unbalancing that gelding. Stewards severely reprimanded K McEvoy and notified him to exercise far more care when shifting ground in future.

On the home turn The Principal became unbalanced when racing tight between Kuakata and Poepillar.

Approaching the 300 metres The Principal, which was making ground, had to shift in abruptly to avoid the heels of Real Stolle, which was weakening.

Near the 300 metres Bloodbuz Ohio, which had been laying out had to be steadied off the heels of Road Trippin, which had shifted in slightly. During this incident Bloodbuzz Ohio was brushed out by Flying Skipper, which was being taken out by Bay Flyer.

C Schofield (Gerontius) reported that his mount felt lame.  A subsequent veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.

D Gauci (Ali Vital NZ) reported that  his mount felt lame. A subsequent veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality. 

Race 850 YEARS OF FASHION ON THE FIELD STAKES - 1000 metres: 

Shortly after the start Golden Archer had to be eased to avoid the heels of Canali, which when laying in, shifted in.

Near the 900 metres Winter King had to be eased and became unbalanced when tightened for room between I Get Around and Canali (S Hillebrand), which when continuing to lay in, shifted in. S Hillebrand was notified that he must do his utmost at all times to protect his fellow riders.

Near the 200 metres Gerontius had some difficulty obtaining a clear run.

Near the 100 metres C Newitt, rider of Stratcombe, which was laying out, lost the use of the off side rein for a short distance.

R Bensley, rider of Zaratone, which performed below market expectations, explained that the gelding was not suited by the straight course.

G Boss (I Get Around) explained that the gelding had felt the effects of today’s track conditions.  A subsequent veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormality.

An inquiry was adjourned into the whip use of L Currie (Winter King NZ).

Race 9GRAZIA ULTIMATE STYLE - 1600 metres:

Trainer R Griffiths notified stewards that it was the stable’s intention to have Its Prince ridden more forward today. Its Prince was ridden accordingly outside the leader.

After being placed in the barrier Rare Bear became cast.  Rare Bear underwent a veterinary examination and was deemed unfit to run. Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Rare Bare at 5.51pm. All monies bet for a win and /or place and concession betting onRare Bear to be refunded. All successful bets on the horses prior to the time of withdrawal are subject to the following deductions in the dollar from the face value of the ticket: Win bets 5 cents, place bets (winner) 7 cents, place bets (second) 7 cents, place bets (third) 8 cents, winning concession bets 6 cents, double bets 5 cents. Trainer D Hayes was notified that a warning had been placed on the gelding for its barrier manners.

On jumping away Prizum shifted out and hampered Lord Of Brazil (NZ).

Renegade Arrow (NZ) raced wide without cover throughout.

J Mott (Prizum) could offer no explanation for the performance of the gelding and Prizum would now be spelled.

Swab Samples

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race 1 – Triquetra, Moreau

Race 2 – Orbital Motion, French Tang

Race 3 – Follonica

Race 4 – Isabella Snowflake, Aqueda
Race 5 – The Big Steel, Arinosa

Race 6 – Tyanna, Ireland’s Teardrop

Race 7 – Kazanluck

Race 8 – Golden Archer, General Truce, Beyond Pardon, Winter King

Race 9 – Rare Bear, Prizum, Lord Of Brazil (NZ)

Post race samples from following horses:

R1 – Keep De Rose (NZ), winner – R2 – Niconnoise, winner – R3 – Honey Flower, winner - R4 – Shamal Wind - R5 – Arinosa, winner – R6 – Dear Demi, winner, Zydeco, 2 placegetter, Summerbliss, 3 placegetter – R7 –Road Trippin, unplaced  R8 – General Truce, winner – R9 – Lord Of Brazil (NZ), winner

Raceday Summary

Late Scratchings:

Race 9 – Rare Bare at 5.51pm – vets

Fines:

Race 1 – N Hall - $100 – failing to fulfil engagement

Race 2 - R Myers - AR137(A)(5)(ii) ($200)

Race 2 – R Myers -AR137(A)(5)(i)($200) - consecutive

Race 2 - M Neilson - AR137(A)(5)(ii) ($200)

Race 2 – M Neilson - AR137(A)(5)(i) ($200) – consecutive

Race 5 – J Rattle $50 – no tongue tie

Race 6 - K McEvoy $300 AR137(A)(5)(a)(ii)

Race 6 - L Nolen $200 AR137(A)(5)(a)(ii)

Reprimands:

06/11/12 – Melbourne Cup – L Nolen

Race 5 – B Avdulla – shifting ground

Race 6 – V Duric – shifting ground

Horse Actions:

Race 1 – Gladius – slower than normal recovery, vet cert prior to racing again

Race 1 – Gladius – warning place for hanging out.

Race 9 – Rare Bear – warning placed,  barrier manners

Change of Tactics:

Race 4 – Snipzu  - further forward

Race 9 – Its Prince – further forward

Adjourned Inquiries:

Race 8 – L Currie (Winter King NZ) – whip use

Follow Ups:

Race 3 – Serene Star, Dream Face

Race 5 – Specter

Race 6 – La Zuma

Race 7 – Gerontius

Race 8 – I Get Around

Adjourned inquiry.

Flemington – Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Stewards concluded an inquiry into L Nolen’s conduct in the Steward’s room during an inquiry on Melbourne Cup Day (06/11/12).   L Nolen today tended his apology for his conduct, which he described as less than professional and after taking into account all of the circumstances stewards issued a reprimand.

Track Information

Flemington RACE COURSE

  • State VIC
  • Metro Yes
  • WeatherShowers
  • Rainfall0mm past 24hrs; 1.6mm past week
  • Irrigation0mm past 24hrs; 32mm past week
  • Penetrometer4.76
  • DirectionAnticlockwise
  • RatingDead 4
  • TypeTurf

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