WANGARATTA TURF CLUB
Date: 14 November 2011
Track: Dead 5, Upgrade to Dead 4 at 3:35pm
Rail: Out 5m from 1000m – W/Post; Out 3m from W/Post – 1400m
Stewards Panel: Mr J. Hitchcock (Chairman), Mr P. Ryan, Mr T. Wilson, Mr S. Cochrane & Mr H. Brewer
Gypsy A Go Go
Mr Yogi Bear
Riding Changes / Jockey Information
Did not attend meeting:
E. Cassar, R. Wheeler, R McLeod & L. McGill
Race 1 – NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EQUINE EDUCATION MAIDEN PLATE - 1000 metres:
Shortly after leaving the Mounting Enclosure, Aimee’N’ Emilie dislodged its rider and galloped for a considerable distance toward the barriers. Aimee’N’Emilie was examined by the clubs veterinary surgeon at the start who deemed the mare unfit to race as it was found Aimee’N’Emilie was lame in its off foreleg. Aimee’N’Emilie was subsequently withdrawn at 11.59am. Stewards ordered the following betting deductions, all monies bet for a win and / or place on Aimee’N’Emilie were to be refunded.Deductions applicable to tickets placed on the winner and place-getters prior to 11:59am are as follows: 5 cents in the dollar for the Win and Place of Bitter Fun, 7 cents in the dollar for second place-getter, 7 cents in the dollar for third place-getter. All monies bet after the Stewards declaration of withdrawal to be paid at face value of the ticket.
As the start was effected, Trickortrice turned its head inwards and as a consequence was slow to begin (4L).
Now You’re Flying and Bitter Fun were both marginally slow to begin.
Riders S. Hunter (Armona) and R. Beattie (Sound Loaded) were questioned regarding an incident passing the 600m where Sound Loaded appeared to be checked. On the evidence it was established Sound Loaded was over racing and inclined to lay out when Armona was looking to obtain a position forward of that runner. As a consequence Sound Loaded was inconvenienced and steadied by its rider. S. Hunter was notified that she must ensure she leaves sufficient room for runners to her inside when shifting ground in the future, however no further action was deemed necessary.
Riders J. Cartwright (Augathella), B. Egan (Avenue Montaigne), T. Burleigh (Ed’s Folly) and D. Holland (Zilch) were questioned regarding an incident passing the 500m where Zilch appeared to be checked. On the evidence it was established Zilch was endeavouring to maintain a neat position between Avenue Montaigne and Augathella. Shortly after this Ed’s Folly, having bumped with Armona, shifted in and tightened Avenue Montaigne onto Zilch. Simultaneously Augathella, which was racing to the inside of Zilch shifted out slightly contributing to the tightened received by Zilch and as a result Zilch was checked. The Panel could not attribute blame to the careless actions of any particular rider and no further action was taken.
Prior to and rounding the home turn, Now You’re Flying was held up when unable to obtain clear running.
Bitter Fun was held up for clear running rounding the home turn and until passing the 200m.
Zilch was held up for clear running rounding the home turn and until the 300m. Having obtained clear running Zilch then shifted out marginally under pressure and as a consequence Armona, that was laying in, had to be steadied by its rider S. Hunter.
Coni Air had a tendency to lay out in the home straight.
Stewards questioned S. Nolen in regards to him being unable to fulfil his engagement on Armona in this race and in race 4 when engaged as the rider of Mr Yogi Bear due to being overweight. After hearing S. Nolan’s submission and also taking into account his good record in this area, Stewards Severely Reprimanded S. Nolen.
Race 2 – WINSEC SAVINGS & LOANS SV 3YO MAIDEN PLATE - 1170 metres:
Trainer P. Moody was fined $100 for the race day declaration of Dean Holland as the rider of Mrs McVoom.
Full Hand was severely checked after the start between Set To Run, which shifted out and Gone Gaga.
Set To Run raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
Red Eclipse had difficulty obtaining clear running rounding the home turn and until approaching the 200m.
Gone Gaga had a tendency to lay in when under pressure.
Set To Run casted both hind plates during the race.
Upon return to Scale, rider L. Meech stated Lillyofthevalley may be better ridden with cover for future race starts.
Subsequent to the event Miss K. Mallyon, rider of Full Hand, reported her mount was slow to muster speed after meeting with interference at the start. Miss K. Mallyon further added that after being ridden along in the early stages, Full Hand then commenced to over race near the 600m. A post race veterinary examination of Full Hand revealed no abnormalities.
Race 3 – TYREPOWER WANGARATTA FILLIES AND MARES 0 – 62 HANDICAP - 1170 metres:
Limerick Rose, Shivoo, Denon Diamond, Handcut and No More Idols were all slow to begin.
No More Idols raced wide and without cover throughout.
Meteoric Miss raced wide during the early and middle stages.
Rounding the home turn Shivoo was held up when unable to obtain clear running.
Rider A. Mallyon (No More Idols) was reminded of his obligations to fully ride his mounts to the finish in his normal manner.
Race 4 – VB GOLD MAIDEN PLATE - 1400 metres:
Correct Weight was delayed to enable J. Benbow, rider of Smokin’ Tiger, which was officially placed second by the Judge, to view the photo finish. Having view the print, J. Benbow was satisfied with the placings and Correct Weight was declared on the Judge’s numbers.
Zappa Lightning was slow to begin and was checked after the start between Steal A Glance, which shifted out and Smokin’ Tiger.
Elvis And Eye was slow to begin and was inconvenienced after the start by Pernese, which shifted in.
Gypsy A Go Go jumped away awkwardly brushing the inside of the barrier arm.
Mr Yogi Bear over raced through the early and middle stages when settling outside the leader.
Steal A Glance raced wide and without cover throughout.
Zappa Lightning raced four wide from the 800m when improving its position around the field.
Approaching the 600m Waltzing Tornado, which had a tendency to lay out, had to be checked by its rider L. Pillar to avoid the heels of Pernese. As a consequence Waltzing Tornado shifted out brushing Prom Queen and inconveniencing Steal A Glance and Belmorri.
Cisco Delago was eased down from the 600m and finished a distant last. Upon return to Scale rider J. Todd could offer no explanation for the colts performance today. A post race veterinary examination of Cisco Delago revealed that the colt was suffering from a mild case of colic. Trainers M. Cornish & D. Gaskin were advised Cisco Delago would require a veterinary clearance before being permitted to start again.
Race 5 – SAM MIRANDA WINES MAIDEN PLATE - 1400 metres:
Sly Ruby jumped away awkwardly making contact with the inside of the barrier arm.
Cheatin’ Charlie was checked after the start between Kenona Lass, which shifted out, and Rydanic Miss. During this incident Cheatin’ Charlie accidently clipped the heels of Rydanic Miss and lost ground.
Rydanic Miss, which had led the field by several lengths, pulled hard during the early and middle stages.
Lenore raced three wide and without cover throughout.
Uncle Luke raced four wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
Rounding the home turn, Sly Ruby had difficulty obtaining a clear run for a short distance.
Race 6 – BARRY BROS 0 – 58 HANDICAP - 2010 metres:
Acting on the advice of course farrier D. Kirkham, who reported Bratton was not shod to industry standards, Stewards ordered the late scratching of Bratton at 2.44pm. Stewards ordered the following betting deductions, all monies bet for a win and / or place betting on Bratton were to be refunded.Deductions applicable to tickets placed on the winner and place-getters prior to 2:44pm are as follows: 1 cent in the dollar for the Win and Place of the winner Umatic, 3 cents in the dollar for second place-getter, 2 cents in the dollar for third place-getter. All monies bet after the Stewards declaration of withdrawal to be paid at face value of the ticket.
At a subsequent enquiry trainer S. Peters was fined $200 under the provision of AR141A(1) for presenting Bratton to race in plates that did not meet Industry Standards.
Approaching the winning post on the first occasion, Christos Boy which was over racing, had to be steadied off the heels of Hybeam and Master Avatar.
Entering the first turn Redial shifted out several horses before crossing to lead the field.
Christos Boy continued to over race in the middle stages and was obliged to race wide and without cover.
Rounding the home turn and until passing the 200m, Umatic was held up for clear running.
Approaching the 100m the winner, Umatic (K. Mallyon), shifted out to obtain clear running and to avoid the heels of the then leader Hybeam. As a consequence Master Avatar was inconvenienced and had to be steadied by its rider L. Meech. Rider K. Mallyon was advised to exercise greater care in similar circumstances when shifting ground.
Mystic Tere Toa was placed under pressure by its rider from the 800m when commencing to give ground. A post race veterinary examination of Mystic Tere Toa, which weakened to be placed last, did not reveal any obvious abnormalities. Trainer D. Hayes will be contacted in the days subsequent to see if anything had arisen that may have affected the performance of Mystic Tere Toa today.
Rider B. Hussey (Wecanbeheroes) was fined $100 under the provision of AR137A(5)(a)(ii) for her use of the whip in a forehand manner on ten occasions prior to the 100m.
Race 7 – STEVE & LINDA’S SUPA IGA WANGARATTA 0 – 62 HANDICAP - 1000 metres:
Marotoalda was slow to begin.
Simmo jumped away awkwardly.
Approaching the 700m Simmo had to be steadied off the heels of Onalist.
Curlashot was obliged to race wide and without cover throughout.
Upon return to Scale N. Souquet, rider of Marotoalda, reported that his saddle had slipped during the run placing him at a disadvantage.
Rider S. Hunter (Harry’s Luck) was questioned regarding her actions over the final 50m when not riding her mount fully out to the finish in her normal action. S. Hunter highlighted Harry’s Luck was laying in resulting in her being obliged to stop riding and straighten her gelding in order to avoid interfering with Flame And Fury to her inside. The explanation of S. Hunter was accepted however she was reminded of her obligations.
Subsequent to the running of this race the track was upgraded to a Dead 4 at 3:35pm.
Race 8 – HOMELECTRIX WANGARATTA 0 – 72 HANDICAP - 1600 metres:
Te Jay bounded as the start was affected.
Shortly after jumping away All That Razz was checked off the heels of El Supremo, which was taken out by Ryolly.
El Supremo raced wide throughout.
Aussie Sportstar had a tendency to over race during the early stages.
Near the 700m Aussie Sportstar dipped in the going.
Sambora had a tendency to lay out in the home straight and approaching the 100m inconvenienced the eventual winner Te Jay that was straightened by its rider.
Shortly after straightening for the run to the finish Jetconi, which was disappointed for a run, was eased towards the rail to obtain clear running.
Upon return to Scale K. Mallyon, rider of Doyadeal, reported her mount was breathing abnormally in the run. A post race veterinary examination of Doyadeal revealed no obvious abnormalities.
Race 9 – WANGARATTA STOCK FOODS & FARM SUPPLIES 0 – 62 HANDICAP - 1300 metres:
Warrego Melody jumped away awkwardly making contact with the inside barrier arm and shifting in severely checking Cierpinski.
Nosteppins jumped away awkwardly and shifted out after the start.
Beataroundthebush and Warregi Melody over raced through the early and middle stages.
Nosteppins raced wide and without cover throughout.
Viewpoint raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Subsequent to the event rider J. Rule advised Viewpoint was inclined to hung out in the run.
Race 10 – CENTREBET GET OUT 0 – 62 HANDICAP - 1300 metres:
Stewards issued rider L. McGill with a severe reprimand for failing to fulfil his engagement on Chang due to him being overweight. In arriving at this decision Stewards took into account that this was to be L. McGill’s first ride after a lengthy period of time off due to weight related issues.
Little Pablo jumped away awkwardly and was hampered after the start by Esprit Citi, which shifted out.
Esprit Citi raced wide without cover throughout.
Shortly after straightening for the run to the finish Esprit Citi commenced to shift out and as a consequence the eventual race winner Little Pablo had to be steadied and eased wide.
When questioned regarding the performance Statler that performed below market expectations, rider L. Currie stated Statler failed to respond to his riding over concluding stages and may be feeling the effects of recent racing. A post race veterinary examination of Statler did not reveal any obvious abnormalities. Trainer T. Dabernig confirmed Statler would be sent for a spell.
Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:
Race 1 – Zilch
Race 2 – Full Hand
Race 3 – Limerick Rose
Race 4 – Don’t Tell Ali
Race 5 – Horse Power One
Race 6 – Umatic
Race 7 – Marotoalda
Race 8 – Doyadeal (NZ)
Race 9 – Viewpoint
Race 10 – Little Pablo
Post race samples from following horses:
Race 1 – Bitter Fun (winner)
Race 2 – Horacio (winner)
Race 3 – Estagal (winner)
Race 4 – Zappa Lightning (winner)
Race 5 – Lenore (winner)
Race 6 – Umatic (winner)
Race 7 – Very Humorous (winner)
Race 8 – Te Jay (winner)
Race 9 – Better Be Sure (winner)
Race 10 – Little Pablo (winner)
Race 1 – Aimee’N’ Emilie, 11:59am - Veterinary Advice.
Race 6 – Bratton, 2:44pm - Order of Stewards
Race 2 – P. Moody, $100 - Late Rider
Race 6 – S. Peters, $200 - Horse not shod to Industry Standards
Race 6 – B. Hussey, $100 – Whip Use
Race 1 – P. Gorman, Late Rider
Race 1 – S. Nolen, Overweight
Race 10 – L McGill, Overweight
Race 4 – Cisco Delago, Veterinary Clearance prior to racing again
Change of Tactics:
Race 6 – Mystic Tere Toa – poor performance