WARRNAMBOOL – KOROIT CUP DAY
Sunday 6 January 2013
Dead 4 –Upgraded to Good 3 at 1pm
Fine and Windy
Out 5.5m entire circuit
Messrs J Hitchcock (Chairman), W Hadley, F Beattie, J Rea and S Bettess
Riding Changes / Jockey Information
Medical Certificate produced today: Nil
Must produce Medical Certificate prior to riding again: Matthew Allen
Did not attend meeting: Matthew Allen
Other Comments / Explanations: N/A
Race 1 – MICKEY BOURKES KOROIT HOTEL SV MAIDEN PLATE - 1200 metres:
HEAVENLY HOP that was having its first race start since April 2011, underwent a pre race Veterinary examination and was deemed fit to start.
BONNIE GLYN jumped away awkwardly and shifted in hampering GRAB A BIRD.
KING ZERO was restrained during the early stages from its wide draw and settled at the rear.
ANTIKITA was marginally slow to begin and as a consequence settled further back than intended. Rider Daniel Moor reported upon return to scales that the filly after initially being loaded into its barrier, was inclined to sit down and lean against the side.
TANE MAHOUTA that settled midfield, raced greenly throughout and was under pressure from the 400 metres. A post race veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormalities.
BONNIE GLYN raced wide and without cover throughout.
HEAVENLY HOP was held up briefly rounding the home turn. It was also noted HEAVENLY HOP hung in under pressure over the latter stages.
BONNIE GLYN had a tendency to lay in under pressure.
Upon return to scales, rider Dean Yendall (HEAVENLY HOP) reported a short distance after the start he lost use of his off side iron.
Passing the 400 metres as TANE MAHOUTA commenced to give ground, KING ZERO that was trailing had to be steadied and change course. Passing the 100 metres KING ZERO was again disappointed for a run and eased to the outside.
Race 2 – GILLEAR LIME AND SANDSTONE QUARRIES SV 3YO MAIDEN PLATE - 1300 metres:
The start was delayed when the bridle fitted to SIGHT THE CASH was required to be replaced.
TABALI shifted out shortly after the start inconveniencing CHARGE WEST.
ZANASSI (NZ) settled at the rear of the field and trailed the main division by several lengths throughout. Rider, Peter Mertens, could offer no explanation for the performance of the gelding. A post race veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormalities. A representative of Trainer Danny O’Brien was advised a warning would be issued against ZANASSI (NZ) for its uncompetitive performance.
Race 3 – KEANES CIVIL AND PLUMBING SV F&M MAIDEN PLATE - 1400 metres:
ETERNAL CIRCLE and LIBERATED ROSE bumped shortly after the start.
INDIAN FLOWER was slow into stride.
HEPPELL over raced through the early and middle stages getting its head up.
FEARLESS ANNIE raced wide and without cover throughout.
Passing the 800 metres GOOD AT GUESSING shifted out marginally and brushed HEPPELL. DANCE LIKE LUDA that was trailing was inconvenienced, steadied off the heels of HEPPELL and taken wide.
Between the 400 and 300 metres, TRENTE was held up for clear running before shifting to the outside of the field. Upon straightening TRENTE was inclined to lay in and had to be corrected to avoid the heels of HEPPELL.
For a short distance rounding the home turn INDIAN FLOWER had difficulty obtaining clear running.
Rider Daniel Moor reported GOOD AT GUESSING raced flat.
When questioned regarding the performance of LIBERATED ROSE that performed below market expectations, rider Jason Lyon stated the filly which led, over raced a little and was inclined to hang in near the rail placing him at a disadvantage. It was noted that LIBERATED ROSE brushed the rail on several occasions in the home straight. A post race veterinary examination of LIBERATED ROSE failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities. Trainer Michael Moroney will be contacted in the ensuing days to ascertain if any matter had arisen that may explain the performance of LIBERATED ROSE.
MOLLY’S GRACE raced at the rear of the field and performed below market expectations. Rider Damien Thornton could offer no explanation for the performance of the mare. A post race veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormalities.
Rider Jacob Rule (INDIAN FLOWER) was fined $200 under the provisions of AR.137A(5)(a)(ii) for his excessive whip use in a forehand manner on eight occasions prior to the 100 metres.
Rider Amy Herrmann (RING A FLING) was severely reprimanded for failing to wear her correct colours.
Race 4 – SUNGOLD MILK SV MAIDEN PLATE - 2032 metres:
GINGERBOY jumped away awkwardly.
I’LL TELL YOU WHAT was tightened after the start between FACE THE RISK and UMATOWA that shifted in.
LUBIN GIN FIZZ raced wide through the early stages.
Near the 1800 metres INALA MAGNUS had to be steadied off the heels of THE MIGHTY JUNGLE which had shifted in marginally. THE MIGHTY JUNGLE was then inclined to over race.
LUBIN GIN FIZZ raced three wide through the early stages before crossing to obtain a position outside the leader near the 1400 metres.
THE MIGHTY JUNGLE continued to over race through the middle stages where the gelding raced wide before obtaining a position close to the rail near the 900 metres.
For a brief distance approaching the 800 metres INALA MAGNUS and PROGREESSOR (NZ) jostled, when rider Jack Hill (INALA MAGNUS) attempted to improve his position away from the rail.
MOON CIRCLE was obliged to race wide and without cover from the 900 metres.
Near the 600 metres the race leader GO CLANCY when placed under pressure, commenced to lay out and at the same time was tightened by THE MIGHTY JUNGLE that shifted in.
Prior to straightening GINGERBOY had difficulty obtaining a clear run.
Near the 150 metres rider, Jack Hill (INALA MAGNUS), briefly lost use of his off side rein.
Rider Thomas Sadler (DIVI FILIUS) was severely reprimanded under the provisions of AR 137A(5)(a)(i) for his whip use in a forehand manner in consecutive strides prior to the 100 metres.
When questioned regarding his tactics adopted upon DIVI FILIUS that settled towards the rear of the field, rider Thomas Sadler reported from his wide barrier draw, his mount was initially slow to begin. T Sadler stated that he then elected to take a position towards the rear of the field in a bid to get closer to the rail as otherwise he would have been forced to travel excessively wide. T Sadler improved his position on entering the back straight near the 1400 metres, when able to race three wide with a trail.
MOORUNDA MIA was held up rounding the home turn behind the tiring UMATOWA and until straightening.
Race 5 – KFC WARRNAMBOOL SV 0-62 HANDICAP - 1000 metres:
CHOICITI shifted in after the start and hampered COOL DUDE HARRY.
DARK ARROW bounded as the start was affected.
MY OPTION raced keenly through the early stages.
Approaching the 600 metres, MY OPTION had to be steadied and eased wide to avoid the heels of ANGEL’S GIFT.
CHOICITI lay out rounding the home turn and in the straight.
Upon straightening ANGEL’S GIFT shifted out marginally and brushed MY OPTION.
Race 6 – DALY’S IGA KOROIT CUP - 1700 metres:
Following the running of race three, connections of LAKEDRO advised of a change of tactics to be adopted upon the gelding. It was the intention for LAKEDRO to be ridden more forward, circumstances permitting. LAKEDRO ultimately settled in a worse than mid field position. When questioned, rider Belinda Carlile explained LAKEDRO was fractious in the barriers and slightly slow to begin. B Carlile added despite her efforts LAKEDRO settled further back than intended. B Carlile further advised the gelding was short in its action upon returning to the mounting enclosure and may not be suited by the firm track conditions. A post race veterinary examination revealed LAKEDRO to be lame in the near fore. Trainer Allan Clark will be required to submit a Veterinary Certificate of Fitness before LAKEDRO is next presented to race.
Shortly after the start PEACE AN QUIET that was over racing had to be eased. PEACE AN QUIET raced wide and without cover throughout.
Passing the 600 metres SCAREDYMAC shifted out in an attempt to improve its position and in doing so forced HINCHLEY WOOD four wide. SCAREDYMAC was held up from the 500 metres and until straightening.
HURDY GURDY MAN and SCAREDYMAC bumped near the 300 metres. SCAREDYMAC then shifted out marginally and brushed PEACE AN QUIET that was tightened to the inside of HINCHLEY WOOD. PEACE AN QUIET was steadied in consequence.
CHORD had difficulty obtaining clear running in the early stages of the run to the finish.
Trainer Barbara Marshman (GLENISLA CROSSING) was fined $50 for presenting GLENISLA CROSSING to the mounting enclosure in a cross over nose band, that is not part of that gelding’s approved racing gear.
When questioned regarding the tactics adopted upon RED COLOSSUS that trailed the leaders, Trainer Brett Scott advised he anticipated the gelding would settle mid field, however from today’s favourable draw and due to an increase in race distance, RED COLOSSUS ultimately settled more forward than intended.
Race 7 – FRESHA FRUIT JUICES TOUR OF VICTORIA SV 0-68 HANDICAP - 2234 metres:
JALOUSE stood flat footed as the start was affected and took no part in the event. Trainer, Glenn Thornton, was advised JALOUSE will be required to complete one Official Trial before next being presented to race.
TUSCAN RANGER jumped away awkwardly. TUSCAN RANGER raced three wide through the early stages before improving forward to obtain the lead near the 1400 metres.
Near the 500 metres INGALLA ANGEL that was trailing the leader dipped. INGALLA ANGEL was then held up and unable to obtain clear running until approaching the 200 metres. Upon return to scales rider, Dean Yendall, reported INGALLA ANGEL may have jarred up. A post race veterinary examination of INGALLA ANGEL failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities. Trainer, Darren Weir, will be contacted in the ensuing days to ascertain how INGALLA ANGEL had recovered from today’s performance.
The leader TUSCAN RANGER was inclined to lay out rounding the home turn.
When questioned regarding the performance of LINKA (NZ), rider Kate Walters explained the gelding travelled well in the run, however when placed under pressure from the 800 metres failed to respond. A post race veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormalities. Trainer Wayne Walters will be contacted in the ensuing days to ascertain how LINKA (NZ) had recovered from today’s performance.
Race 8 – MIDFIELD GROUP SHOWCASE SV BM72 HANDICAP - 1300 metres:
When questioned regarding the tactics adopted upon SPIN THE BOTTLE that was restrained shortly after the start from its wide barrier draw, rider Jackie Beriman explained she was instructed to ride the mare where comfortable. J Beriman added SPIN THE BOTTLE did not travel well in the run and would be suited over further ground.
SPARTYPANTS that settled in a forward position raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event. Upon return to scales, rider Daniel Moor reported the gelding hung throughout. Trainer Tammy Good was advised a warning will be issued against the gelding for its racing manners. T Good advised Stewards that the gelding would be spelled after today’s race.
Rider Damien Thornton was questioned regarding an incident near the 300 metres where THIRTY SEVEN MEGS appeared to be checked. On the evidence it was established D Thornton was endeavouring to obtain a run between CLASSIC HUSSLER and LADY CHOPIN, before CLASSIC HUSSLER lay out and LADY CHOPIN shifted in slightly. THIRTY SEVEN MEGS that was also inclined to lay out, has been severely checked to avoid the heels of CLASSIC HUSSLER before subsequently being eased down. A post race veterinary examination of THIRTY SEVEN MEGS failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities. While Stewards were not fully satisfied a run presented for THIRTY SEVEN MEGS, D Thornton was advised to exercise far more care when attempting to obtain such a run in similar circumstances.
OPPORTUNISTIC that settled slightly worse than mid field, was under pressure from the 800 metres before being eased down and retired from the event by its rider Dean Yendall. When questioned, D Yendall reported OPPORTUNISTIC was struggling to stay in contention and something felt amiss with the gelding’s action. D Yendall added that he thought the gelding may have suffered a bleeding attack and for this reason he eased it out of the event. A post race veterinary examination of OPPORTUNISTIC failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities. Trainer Darren Weir was advised that OPPORTUNISTIC would be required to complete one Official Trial before next being presented to race. D Weir, will be contacted in the ensuing days to ascertain how OPPORTUNISTIC had recovered from today’s performance.
Pre-race blood for post-race analysis: Race 1- HEAVENLY HOP, TANE MAHOUTA Race 3- SCEPTRED ISLE, LIBERATED ROSE Race 4- I’LL TELL YOU WHAT Race 5- UNIQUE STORM Race 6- CHORD Race 7- JALOUSE Race 8- SPIN THE BOTTLE, BONDARENKO (NZ)
Post race samples from following horses: ALL WINNERS; Race 1- MAGNETIC QUEEN Race 2- TABALI Race 3- ETERNAL CIRCLE Race 4- BENEFIT Race 5- MY OPTION Race 6- RED COLOSSUS Race 7- JUNGLE FIGHTER Race 8- HORACIO
Race 3- Jockey J Rule – INDIAN FLOWER - $200 – use of whip - excessive
Race 6- Trainer B Marshman – GLENISLA CROSSING - $50 – wrong gear
Race 3- Jockey A Herrmann – RING A FLING – wrong colours
Race 4- Jockey T Sadler – DIVI FILIUS – use of whip – consecutive strides
Race 2- Trainer D O’Brien – ZANASSI (NZ) – poor performance – warning
Race 6- Trainer A Clark – LAKEDRO – lame– Veterinary Certificate of Fitness
Race 7- Trainer G Thornton – JALOUSE – stood flat footed – one Official Trial
Race 8- Trainer T Good – SPARTYPANTS – hung – warning
Race 8- Trainer D Weir – OPPORTUNISTIC – pulled up – one Official Trial
Change of Tactics:
Race 6- Trainer A Clark – LAKEDRO – to be ridden more forward
Race 3 – Trainer M Moroney – LIBERATED ROSE – lay in, poor performance
Race 7- Trainer D Weir – INGALLA ANGEL – jarred up
Race 7- Trainer W Walters – LINKA (NZ) – failed to respond
Race 8 – Trainer D Weir – OPPORTUNISTIC – pulled up