Pakenham Racing Club
Sunday January 20 2013
Mr S Shinsky (Chair), Mr B Wright, Ms H Lester & Mr K Sheppard
Riding Changes / Jockey Information
Did not attend meeting:
Race 1 – RMI PRINT SV HIGHWEIGHT MAIDEN PLATE - 1750 metres:
Prior to the commencement of the meeting trainer Ms K Wilson advised that Mum And I would be ridden more forward today in an effort to finish the race off. Mum And I settled in a handy position.
Trainer Mr Weir was fined $100 for presenting Inala Champ late in the mounting yard.
Mr Unique (NZ) kicked out at the back gates after being loaded in its starting stall. Mr Unique (NZ) underwent a veterinary examination behind the barriers and was passed suitable to race.
In the early stages of the straight on the first occasion, Inala Champ got its head up when being restrained.
J Allen (Inala Champ) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provisions of AR137a, the careless riding being that near the 1500m he carelessly permitted his mount to shift in thereby taking Super Gem in and across the heels of Zigstroem, resulting in Super Gem clipping the heels of Zigstroem and having to be checked, severely unbalancing its rider, S Jackson. J Allen had his licence to ride in races suspended for a period to commence at midnight January 20 and to expire at midnight January 31, a total of twelve race meetings (two city, ten country). In assessing penalty Stewards took into account J Allen’s guilty plea and that the carelessness was in the mid-range category. As J Allen holds a dual licence as both a jockey and a jumps jockey, he was suspended as a flat ride on this particular occasion.
Skip The Faith, which was following, was inconvenienced as a result of this interference.
Juste Assez raced wide without cover in the early stages before being allowed to stride forward and obtain the lead near the 1200m.
Near the 1200m Zigstroem and Super Gem both shifted in and brushed the running rail.
From the 1200m Note Shredder raced wide without cover.
Mr Christian was held up for a clear run from the 450m until the entrance to the straight.
G Bedggood, rider of Innovate (NZ) which performed below market expectations, could offer no excuses for the gelding’s poor performance other than that Innovate (NZ) made an unusual respiratory noise on pulling up. He advised the stable that in his opinion, Innovate (NZ) may benefit from the addition of a tongue tie. A post race veterinary examination of Innovate (NZ) revealed no abnormalities.
Trainer Ms L Shand (Note Shredder) was reminded of her obligations to present her horses on course with plates suitable for racing. Stewards took into account advice given by the Club’s farrier that Note Shredder does wear plates down abnormally quick.
Race 2 – CENTREBEST SV 0-58 HIGWEIGHT HANDICAP - 2400 metres:
Le Shaker and Stop The Traffic (NZ) were slow to begin.
Near the 2000m Desert Reign, when racing keenly, had to be eased off the heels of Fleur De Louis.
Also near the 2000m Steiglitz had to be steadied when racing close to the heels of Slaying The Dragon.
Oratorium raced wide without cover in the early stages.
A Lynch (Acadie) was severely reprimanded under the provisions of AR137A(4)(b) for raising his whip arm above shoulder height.
Race 3 – BRADY’S CARPET COURT SV MAIDEN PLATE - 1000 metres:
That’s My Name was difficult to load. Trainer Mr D Hayes was notified that That’s My Name must trial satisfactorily at a jump out prior to racing again.
Mybenz was slow to begin.
Approaching the 900m Doubt It was inconvenienced when tightened for room between That’s My Name and Manak, both of which shifted ground.
Near the 700m That’s My Name had to be steadied to avoid the heels of The Road Ahead which shifted in slightly. D Stack house (The Road Ahead) was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.
Upon straightening Panarea, when improving in between Manak and The Road Ahead, shifted out and bumped The Road Ahead on a number of occasions. Panarea then layed in under pressure in the straight.
Rounding the home turn until approaching the 200m Mybenz (winner) was held up for a clear run.
That’s My Name layed in under pressure over the concluding stages.
Race 4 – BRENDAN CREMIN PLUMBING SV MAIDEN PLATE - 1300 metres:
Stewards authorised the late withdrawal of Master Vinnie at 10.35am. Stewards accepted the explanation tendered by trainer Mr D Short with regards to the matter.
After entering the mounting yard it was established that Brothers Bent was presented with the incorrect saddle cloth number. Stewards ordered C Bruce to re-weigh and subsequently Brothers Bent was resaddled with the correct saddle cloth number. Both C Bruce and stable representative Mr S Webb were fined $100 for negligently presenting Brothers Bent in the enclosure with the wrong saddle cloth number under the provisions of AR140A.
Brothers Bent proved difficult to load. Mr S Webb representing trainer Mr R Smerdon was advised that the gelding must trial satisfactorily at a jump out prior to racing again.
On jumping Brothers Bent bounded then shifted out abruptly and made contact with the gate. This resulted in Good Call Bad Call being tightened for room between Brothers Bent and Miss Carter and losing ground.
Tuwawi began awkwardly and lost ground.
Approaching the 1200m Brothers Bent had to be steadied to avoid the heels of Miss Carter which was taken in slightly by She’s So Canny.
Approaching the 1000m Good Call Bad Call hung out when making the turn.
Grapefruit raced wide without cover in the early stages.
Mightiest raced wide without cover for the majority of the event.
Near the 700m Tuwawi shifted out abruptly to avoid the heels of Adelphi.
Approaching the 400m Grapefruit commenced to hang out and as a result shifted out and inconvenienced Tuwawi.
Adelphi had a tendency to lay in under pressure in the straight.
I Culliver, rider of She’s So Canny which performed below market expectations, could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance other than the mare had a tendency to hang in rounding the home turn and in the straight. A post race veterinary examination of She’s So Canny revealed no abnormalities.
S Wynne, rider of Allez Le Rouge, explained that near the 500m when commencing to give ground the gelding became unbalanced and contacted the running rail.
Race 5 – COLD ROCK PAKENHAM SV 0-62 HANDICAP - 1300 metres:
Star Impulse, which was fractious in its tie up stall, was examined by the veterinary surgeon and deemed suitable to race. Star Impulse underwent another veterinary examination behind the barriers and was again passed suitable to race.
Near the 1100m, when being restrained to find cover, Canopus had to be eased off the heels of Mendivil.
Rustana raced wide without cover for the entire event.
In the middle stages Canopus had a tendency to over-race.
Rounding the home turn Abaleen was held up for a clear run. Abaleen then had a tendency to lay out in the straight.
For a short distance rounding the home turn Black Sambuca was held up for a clear run and then upon straightening had to shift out to obtain clear running and in doing so bumped Always Russian.
Over the concluding stages Take Liberty had to shift in to avoid the heels of Rustana.
N Rose, rider of Canopus, explained that the mare layed in throughout the entire race.
A McCabe, rider of Star Impulse which performed poorly, could offer no excuses for the poor performance. A post race veterinary examination of Star Impulse revealed no abnormalities and Mr S Stockdale trainer of Star Impulse advised the Stewards that the filly will now be sent for a spell.
C Schfield, rider of Take Liberty which performed poorly, was of the opinion that the gelding will benefit from today’s run. A post race veterinary examination of Take Liberty revealed no abnormalities.
Race 6 – VODKA CRUISERS SV F&M 0-58 HANDICAP - 1750 metres:
The start of the race was delayed slightly to avoid a clash with the thoroughbred meeting at Mt Gambier.
Way In The Black sprawled on jumping and lost ground.
Super Excited was slow to begin.
Shortly after the start Chrissieboo and Seattle Storm bumped due to both horses shifting ground.
Seattle Storm had a tendency to over-race in the early stages.
Approaching the 1100m Sophie’s Tryst (NZ) commenced to over-race and as a result shifted out to avoid the heels of Seattle Storm. Sophie’s Tryst (NZ) was then allowed to stride forward and take the lead near the 700m.
Over the concluding stages J Lyon, rider of Born This Way, was restricted in riding his mount out when racing tight between Itpaidov (NZ) and Super Excited both of which shifted ground slightly.
N Rose, rider of Poisonous Princess which was eased out of the event from the home turn, explained that rounding the home turn the mare put in an awkward stride and in his opinion felt amiss. A post race veterinary examination of Poisonous Princess revealed the mare to be lame in the off foreleg and trainer Mr R Besanko was advised a veterinary clearance is required prior to Poisonous Princess racing again.
J Todd, rider of Wicked Enchantress which performed poorly, could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance and trainer Mr J Hunter indicated that Wicked Enchantress would now be spelled.
R Plumb, rider of Wantonly which performed poorly, explained that the mare was disappointing today and felt scratchy in her action on return to the mounting yard. A post race veterinary examination of Wantonly revealed no abnormalities.
Race 7 – INDEPENDENT DISTILLERS SV 0-68 HANDICAP - 1750 metres:
Flamin’ Abbey was slow to begin.
From the 900m Tellan Dave commenced to improve and took up the lead near the 700m.
Mister Cool raced wide without cover from the 800m.
When weakening, Bartholemew dipped near the 200m.
C Treymane (Temper Tantrum) was reminded of her obligations with regards to raising her whip arm above shoulder height. Stewards took into account that C Treymane has just recently returned to race riding.
J Todd (Tellan Dave) was reprimanded for using his whip for two consecutive strides prior to the 100m forehand.
Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:
R1 – Le Shaker, R2 – Oratorium, Slaying The Dragon, Inala Magnus, R6 – Wicked Enchantress, Pixilicious
Post race samples from following horses:
R4 – Master Vinnie (10.35am)
R1 – D Weir, $100, late in the mounting yard
R4 – C Bruce, $100, negligence
R4 – S Webb, $100, negligence
R7 – J Todd
R2 – A Lynch
R1 – J Allen
R3 – That’s My Name, difficult to load, jump out
R4 – Brothers Bent, difficult to load, jump out
R6 – Poisonous Princess, lame off fore, veterinary clearance