Monday 2 July 2012
Dead 4. Upgraded to Good 3 at 11.05am. Upgraded to Good 2 at 1.35pm.
Out 3m from 800 to 400m
J. Hitchcock (Chairman), T. Bailey, T. Wilson & D. Conway.
Riding Changes / Jockey Information
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Must produce Medical Certificate prior to riding again:
Race 1 – TRENTHAM ESTATE MAIDEN PLATE - 1008 metres:
Bangles that was having its first race start since July 2011 underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to run.
Little Ruby stood flat footed as the start was effected and was subsequently slow to begin, settling approximately 10 lengths from the main division. Trainer H Smith was advised Little Ruby would be required to gain a further approval to race prior to its next start.
Mrs Bravo jumped away awkwardly and was subsequently slow to begin.
Via Cav that was marginally slow to begin, had to be steadied shortly after the start when tightened between Rubi Martini and Symbol of Freedom which shifted in.
Via Cav had a tenancy to lay in over the concluding stages.
Passing the 400 metres Weather Chic, that had been racing outside the leader, shifted in marginally resulting in Rubi Martini that was trailing the leader having to be steadied and brushing the running rail. P. Marks (Weather Chic) was advised to exercise care in similar circumstances however no further action was taken.
Race 2 – NEW MILDURA CUP 26 AUGUST SV 3YO MAIDEN PLATE - 1208 metres:
Alpine Ruler was marginally slow to begin before being checked after the start by Morchowie Miss that shifted out.
Dane Ace was marginally slow to begin.
Away‘N’Gonski dipped passing the 1000 metres.
Shortly after straightening for the run to the finish, Man What A Shot had to be eased to the inside of Sandplain to obtain clear running.
The winner Morchowie Miss had a tenancy to lay in over the concluding stages.
Correct Weight was delayed to enable J. Bowditch, rider of Sandplain that was officially placed forth by the Judge, to view a replay of the concluding stages with the view of lodging an Objection. Having viewed such film, J. Bowditch lodged an Objection against Shirizzle that was officially placed third by the Judge, alleging interference inside the final 200 metres. On the evidence it was established at approximately the 100 metres Shirizzle shifted in abruptly when resenting being struck with the whip, checking Sandplain, that had to be steadied by its rider. The Panel were of the opinion the interference suffered by Sandplain was greater than the head margin and the Objection was upheld. Correct Weight was subsequently declared on the amended placings 7-3-4-8-5.
A post-race veterinary examination of Shirizzle revealed the filly to have sustained a minor laceration to the near hind leg.
Race 3 – BETFAIR MAIDEN PLATE - 1308 metres:
Tesselaar that became fractious in the barriers, was examined by the clubs veterinary surgeon and deemed fit to run.
Hezoff jumped away awkwardly and shifted in hampering Grado that was taken in onto Sandhill Gem that in turn was taken in and bumped Bianca’s Flute.
Approaching the 800 metres Spaceage Eagle commenced to over-race as the tempo steadied and had to be checked to avoid the heels of Coota Queen. As a consequence Spaceage Eagle shifted in tightening the running of Kenton Knave that had to be checked and contacted the running rail.
Spaceage Eagle then shifted out hampering It’s Vital out onto Blaze Hero.
Also passing the 800 metres Grado shifted out and away from the heels of Tesselaar, forcing Dieselby wider on the track.
Tesselaar raced wide and without cover throughout.
Spaceage Eagle was held up for clear running rounding the home turn and until passing the 200 metres.
H McKechnie (Bianca’s Flute) was severely reprimanded for the manner in which she carelessly permitted the filly to shift out at approximately the 150 metres resulting in Tesselaar , that was under pressure, being hampered and steadied by its rider, D Larsson.
A post-race veterinary examination of All In A Roh revealed the gelding to be displaying signs of swelling to the off side abdomen region. Trainer R MacLeod will be contacted in the days subsequent to the event to establish how All In A Roh had recovered from todays performance.
Subsequent to the running of this race the track was upgraded to a Good 2.
Race 4 – EUSTON CLUB RESORT MAIDEN PLATE - 1808 metres:
Whymol was tightened after the start between Ski Lago that shifted out and Sameral.
An inquiry was adjourned into the reason why rider B. Hussey (Shadow Dance) was dislodged shortly after passing the crossing at the 1600 metres. Initial evidence was taken from riders M Pegus (Cronk), R Williams (Riverlea Allegro), B Hussey (Shadow Dance), H McKechnie (Frantasmic), J Cartwright (Ski Lago), D Larson (Ourgirlmootiff) and P Marks (Cercanova). The inquiry was adjourned until a time and date to be fixed to enable the Panel to consider the evidence. A post-race veterinary examination of Shadow Dance revealed no obvious abnormalities. B. Hussey was transported to the Mildura Base Hospital for observation however later returned to the course.
Cronk (NZ) was inclined to hang out for the majority of the event. Trainer S Fliedner will be advised a warning was issued against the gelding for its racing manners.
Shadow Dance continued to gallop riderless midfield throughout the event.
Race 5 – BETFAIR MURRAY MALLEE WINTER SPRINT SERIES HEAT 3 - 1208 metres:
Turn Of Faith was inclined to lay out in the home straight.
Approaching the 200 metres the winner Master Houdini commenced to shift in and inconvenienced Brief Buzz that had to be steadied by its rider J Cartwright. Rider J McNeil (Master Houdini) was severely reprimanded and advised he must stop riding and make a greater effort to straighten his mounts when shifting ground in similar circumstances.
Rider H Coffey was questioned regarding the performance of Nice And Neat ($2.00 fav.) that was placed third. H Coffey stated he was instructed to ride Nice And Neat off the speed today. H Coffey added after straightening and easing his mount to the outside of the field, Nice And Neat commenced to hang and became unbalanced. H Coffey highlighted he felt that the gelding did not handle today’s firm track conditions and failed to stretch out. His comments were noted.
A post-race veterinary examination of Nice and Neat failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.
Race 6 – BETFAIR MURRAY MALLEE WINTER STAYERS SERIES HEAT 3 - 2008 metres:
Golden Ella was slow to begin and as a consequence settled at the rear of the field, contrary to it’s normal pattern of racing.
H McKechnie, rider of God Help Us, explained that her mount jumped well and for this reason settled in a more forward position than anticipated.
Musee Market raced three wide throughout the early stages before obtaining a position outside the leader near the 1200m.
Approaching the 100m Ballistic Ruler had to be steadied when disappointed for a run between Miss Kempinsky and King of Africa, which shifted in.
A post-race veterinary examination of Star Scream that trailed the leader however weakened to be placed last, failed to reveal any obvious abnormality.
Dean Yendall, rider of Something To Share reported on return to scale, that he felt his mount failed to stretch out on today’s firm track conditions.
Race 7 – SUNRAYSIA DAILY 0-58 HANDICAP - 1008 metres:
Camp Choice jumped away awkwardly before being checked after the start between My Last that shifted in and Marostica that was bumped by Tortured.
Handle On A Star raced wide and without cover throughout.
Upon straightening for the run to the finish, the leader Northern Shift, shifted out marginally and inconvenienced My Last, which had to be steadied.
Marosttica was held up for clear running rounding the home turn, however failed to run on over the concluding stages. When questioned N McLean, rider of the filly that performed below market expectations, stated she was disappointed with the performance of Marostica and that in her opinion failed to handle today’s firm track conditions.
Rider R Williams (Northern Shift) was reprimanded for her excessive whip use on the gelding in the home straight.
Race 8 – MILDURA CARNIVAL 24 & 26 AUGUST 0-62 HANDICAP - 1408 metres:
Shortly after the start Maunafume dipped almost dislodging rider D Yendall. Maunafume subsequently settled further back in the field than anticipated.
On jumping away Mount Mee Up was tightened for room and hampered between Persian Jewels and My Delicia when both horses shifted ground.
Persian Jewels over-raced through the early and middle stages.
Rounding the home turn The Norman shifted out resulting in Persian Jewels having to be eased off that gelding’s heels.
The Norman raced wide and without cover throughout.
A post-race veterinary examination of Frankie Sea which performed below market expectations revealed no obvious abnormalities.
Subsequent to the event it was reported Maunafume shifted an off fore plate.
When questioned regarding the tactics adopted upon Belle Ez that settled outside the leader, contrary to its usual pattern of racing when settling in a worse than mid-field position, rider M Pegas stated he was instructed to settle in a midfield position however Belle Ez began well and was able to occupy a more forward position.
Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:
Race 1 – Via Cav
Race 2 – Man What A Shot
Race 3 – All In A Roh
Race 4 – Cronk (NZ)
Race 5 – Nice And Neat
Race 6 – Something To Share and Ballistic Ruler (NZ)
Race 7 – Marostica
Race 8 – Dubai Me Roses
Post race samples from following horses:
Race 1 – In Spirit
Race 2 – Morchowie Miss
Race 3 – Grado
Race 4 – Sameral
Race 5 – Master Houdini
Race 6 – Musee Market
Race 7 – My Last
Race 8 – Belle Ez
Race 7 – R Williams – excessive whip use
Race 3 – H McKechnie – shifting ground
Race 5 – J McNeil – shifting ground
Race 1 – Little Ruby – stood flat footed in barriers
Race 4 – Cronk (NZ) – Hung out – Warning
Race 4 – B Hussey checked and dislodged
Race 3 – All In A Roh