LATROBE VALLEY RACING CLUB
Tuesday July 3, 2012
Heavy 8 – downgraded Heavy 9 at 9.50 a.m.
True position entire circuit
Mr B. Wright (Chairman), Mr D. Triandafillou, Mr S. Shinsky & Ms L. King.
Comments and explanations: On arrival on course C. Robertson was examined by the Club’s Doctor and passed fit to ride.
Race 1 – FREE ENTRY ALL WELCOME SV 2YO MAIDEN PLATE - 1100 metres: On leaving the gates, Zahee was tightened between I’ve Got Moves On, which shifted out and Always Russian which shifted in slightly.
Kingston County was slow to leave the gates (2L).
In the early stages, Zahee and I’ve Got Moves On raced wide without cover.
Passing the 500 metres, Always Russian was hampered when I’ve Got Moves On commenced to give ground.
J. Duffy, rider of I’ve Got Moves On, which was having its first race start today and performed below market expectations, reported that the filly did not travel well in the event and raced very greenly throughout. A subsequent veterinary examination of I’ve Got Moves On did not reveal any obvious abnormalities.
Race 2 – UNI GAMES IN LATROBE CITY MAIDEN PLATE - 1100 metres: On leaving the gates, Darling’s Furbaby, which was slow, lost ground when tightened between Mossale, which shifted out after being bumped by Jay Flyer, and Sejil which was carried in by Salaflyer, which shifted in.
Near the 900 metres, Sejil, which was overracing was eased and shifted out across the heels of Salaflyer (J. Noonan), which shifted in. J. Noonan was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.
For most of the event Newline raced wide without cover.
For some distance passing the 400 metres, Mossale had difficulty obtaining clear running and near the 150 metres, was checked when held up for a run between Hilltop Girl and Soberest.
For a major part of the event, Sejil overraced and near the 300 metres, shifted out away from Salaflyer and in doing so bumped Panacea.
After the race it was noted that Lucy And I Love It had suffered a bleeding attack and now incurs the mandatory three month suspension from racing.
A post race veterinary examination of Darling’s Furbaby, which tailed the field by some distance in the early stages, did not reveal any obvious abnormalities.
D. Holland (Hilltop Girl) explained that the mare which was only having its third race start today and resuming from a lengthy spell, was obliged to race at the rear of the field at Sale on September 11, 2011 after being hampered at the start. He said that at a recent trial, Hilltop Girl had shown some speed out of the gates and as a consequence he was asked to be a little more positive on the mare today. However, as he was wide and no runner improved to his inside, he elected to push forward and lead. He added Hilltop Girl appeared to be suited by holding a forward position.
Race 3 – CREDITCOLLECT SV 3YO MAIDEN PLATE - 1200 metres: Just after the start Catch ‘Em Up was checked when tightened between Macedon Express and Had A Dream, which was taken in by Sleeping Wolf.
Approaching the 1100 metres, Pagoh was steadied and lost ground when tightened between Steel Tiger and Shock Rock, both of which shifted ground.
For a considerable distance passing the 1000 metres, Prime Ace overraced.
Sleeping Wolf raced wide from the 600 metres.
From passing the 400 metres until near the 200 metres, Catch ‘Em Up had difficulty obtaining clear running
Approaching the 200 metres, Steel Tiger and Lemaitre bumped heavily when both horses shifted ground.
For most of the event Had A Dream raced wide without cover.
Race 4 – JEREMY FLEMING JEWELLERS MAIDEN PLATE (1) - 1430 metres: Correct weight was delayed as C. Robertson (Antmuzik) wished to view the video of the race before deciding not to lodge an objection.
On leaving the gates, Jeanstar was checked when tightened between Hannaism and Seeing Stars, which was taken out by Always In Charge, which shifted out after being bumped by Imaplayer.
Shortly after the start, Kobe Queen lost its footing and became unbalanced after being brushed by Bush Bandit.
Passing the 1400 metres, Delago Lou was steadied when tightened by Antmuzik which was carried in by Prussian Made (E. Cassar). E. Cassar was advised to exercise more care when shifting ground.
Approaching the 100 metres, Imaplayer, which was giving ground, was steadied when momentarily tightened by Nusadarah, which shifted in.
When under pressure in the home straight, Hannaism layed in, obliging its apprentice rider R Cross to stop and straighten on several occasions. As a consequence, some inconvenience was caused to Prussian Made.
N. Callow, rider of Always In Charge, which was having its first race start and performed poorly, explained that although the colt did not handle today’s track condition, he felt that passing the 600 metres when placed under pressure, Always In Charge did not feel right and thereafter, he elected to ease the colt down in the home straight. A post race veterinary examination of Always In Charge did not reveal any obvious abnormalities.
Race 5 – WINNING POST CALENDAR 28 JULY MAIDEN PLATE (2) - 1430 metres: On leaving the gates, Mossman Blitz which had been slow, was checked when tightened between Humpty Amour and Wrong Number, both of which shifted ground.
J. Cartwright (Countthepineapples) was reprimanded for shifting in near the 1200 metres when not quite clear, resulting in Zarimby, which was overracing, to be momentarily tightened onto Grand Orator, resulting in both those horses becoming unbalanced.
For some distance passing the 1000 metres, Wrong Number overraced with its head up.
Approaching the 600 metres, Grand Orator was steadied when momentarily tightened by Havana Mania, which was laying in.
For a considerable distance approaching and passing the 400 metres, Grand Orator was held up for a run.
N. Callow, rider Brombacker, which was having its first race start, reported that his mount did not handle today’s track conditions.
D. Moor, rider of Margie’s Dream, which performed poorly, explained that his mount was a beaten horse passing the 800 metres and did not run on when placed under pressure.
Post race veterinary examinations of Brombacker and Margie’s Dream did not reveal any obvious abnormalities.
When questioned as to why he did not ride his mount out in the straight, J. Noonan explained that after suffering interference early in the race, then being held up for a clear run rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight, he felt that if he rode his mount out he was only going to make moderate ground and could not finish in the first six placings. Upon consideration, it was acknowledged that he had suffered interference and was held up at an important stage of the race, however; he was notified he would be expected to ride all his mounts out to the winning post, wherever possible.
A post race veterinary examination of Grand Orator did not reveal any obvious abnormalities.
Race 6 ––TRARALGON VET CENTRE 0-58 HANDICAP (1) - 14300 metres: Acting on a confirmed telephone call from Ms B. Flynn, trainer of Visit Us, who wished to scratch the gelding due to the downgrading of the track, Stewards ordered the withdrawal of Visit Us at 10.30 a.m.
Elite Ebony was slow to begin.
On leaving the gates, Via Dubai shifted out and bumped Royal Laddie.
For a short distance after the start, Liberty Shopper and Scarlet Romance raced tight between Valpincon, which was taken in slightly by Ivory Cross, and Derrynane, which layed out.
Passing the 200 metres, Derrynane (J. Fry) shifted out under pressure and bumped Ivory Cross. J. Fry was reminded of his obligations to stop and straighten his mounts when in similar circumstances.
Race 7 – BOOKMAKER.COM.AU CLASS 1 HANDICAP 1200 metres: On leaving the gates, Cash To Splash was tightened between Fevs Choice, which shifted in and Harlequin Manner, which was taken out by Villa Girl.
Shortly after the start, Seripak became unbalanced and lost ground, after being bumped by Rustana, which shifted in.
For some distance after the 400 metres, Cash To Splash was held up for a run.
A. Mallyon (Dalmatian Queen) reported that his mount travelled well in the early and middle stages, however; after striking a soft patch near the 600 metres, his mount faltered and from that point on, failed to respond to his riding.
Race 8 – WEED CONTROL SERVICES/GIPPSLAND MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES HEAT 2 - 1430 metres: Stewards considered an objection lodged by P. Mertens rider of Cry In Awe, placed second, against Robbo’s Tee Tee (J. Fry), being declared the winner of the race, alleging interference from between the 200 metres and the 100 metres. On the evidence, the Stewards were of the view that Cry In Awe, which had been racing behind Robbo’s Tee Tee approaching the 200 metres, had failed to secure a run to the inside of that horse, as Robbo’s Tee Tee commenced to shift ground after the 200m. Consequently, Cry In Awe which was then positioned close to the heels of Robbo’s Tee Tee, was obliged to shift in as Robbo’s Tee Tee continued to shift ground resulting in King Can Sing and Queimada Grande being checked. Simple Affair which was following was hampered and shifted out to obtain clear running.
J. Fry – reprimand
P. Mertens – severe reprimand
From passing the 1200 metres Malloy raced wide without cover.
R. Booth (Beasty Boy) reported that his mount failed to handle today’s heavy track condition.
Race 9 – WINNING POST RACING CALENDAR 0-58 HANDICAP (2) – 1430 metres: For some distance passing the 1200 metres, Lucky Chan raced keenly.
L. Coffey (Lucky Chan) reported that the gelding failed to handle today’s heavy track condition.
P. Mertens rider of Rick’s Lady, which was placed fourth, was found guilty of a charge of failing to ride his mount out approaching the end of the race with his usual vigour which in the opinion of Stewards affected the result. In weighing up all of the circumstances and taking into account P. Merten’s good riding record over a long period, he was fined the sum of $3,000.00.
Race 10 – ORD MINNETT 0-68 HANDICAP – 1100 metres: Anquetil began awkwardly.
For most of the event, Flightmaster raced wide without cover.
Passing the 500 metres, Primed For Action was checked when tightened between Towcutter (N. Callow) which shifted in slightly and Shot Of Laughter (C. Robertson), which momentarily shifted out. In all of the circumstances, C. Robertson was reprimanded and advised he must endeavour to keep his mounts on a straighter course.
From straightening to near the 100 metres, Primed For Action was held up for a run.
M. Allen (Anquetil) reported that his mount failed to handle today’s heavy track conditions. A post race veterinary examination of Anquetil, which performed poorly, did not reveal any obvious abnormalities.
Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:
R.4 – Nusadarah R.5 – Brombacker, Grand Orator
R.6 – Ivory Cross, Sharqiya Sands R.7 – Rustana
R.8 – Simple Affair, Cry In Awe R.9 – Lucky Chan, Maxmollieava
Post-race samples from the following horses:
R.1 – Zahee – winner. R.2 – Mossale – winner.
R.3 – Rayhan – winner. R.4 – Seeing Stars – winner.
R.5 – Delightful Isabel - winner. R.6 – Ivory Cross – winner.
R.7 – Friday Frenzy – winner R.8 – Robbo’s Tee Tee – winner.
R.9 – Viper Room – winner. R.10. – Towcutter – winner.
R.6 – Visit Us – track downgrade – 10.30 a.m.
R.9 – P. Mertens - $3,000 – failing to ride mount to line.
R.5 – J. Cartwright – shifting when not clear
R.8 – J. Fry – shifting when not clear.
R.10 – C. Robertson – shifting when not clear
R.8 – P. Mertens – shifting when not clear
R.2 – Lucy And I Love It – bled – 3 mths suspension
R.4 – Always In Charge