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Werribee Stewards Report

Stewards' Reports


Werribee Racing Club

Date:

Saturday 10 December 2011

Track:

Dead 4 @ 2:27pm Heavy 8

Penetrometer:

5.24

Weather:

Storms

Rail:

True

Stewards Panel:

H. Lester (Chairman),  J. Hitchcock, S. Cochrane, D. Kavanagh

Riding Changes / Jockey Information

Race

Horse

Rider

Replaced By

Reason

3

Irish Gold

M. Walker

A. Mallyon

Unavailable

7

Westonrubi

M. Walker

J. Fry

Unavailable

Race 1 – LES BIBBY MEMORIAL MAIDEN PLATE - 2200 metres:

Connections of City Style advised that they would attempt to ride the mare in a more forward position today as it has been getting back in its races and failing to run on. J. Da Rose reported at scales that during race despite her urgings the mare City Style was unable to take up a forward position and settled in a rearward position.

Shortly after the start Sunmaker shifted out abruptly taking City Style wider on the track.

Wests Tigers raced wide in the early and middle stages without cover.

Sunmaker pulled hard throughout.

Wests Tigers laid in when under pressure in the straight and after passing the 200m brushed Cacophony.

A veterinary examination of Goddess Epona which compounded from the 600m and finished a distant last revealed that the horse was suffering from the Thumps.

 

Race 2 – 29 JANUARY WERRIBEE CUP DAY MAIDEN PLATE - 1000 metres: 

Tellkane was marginally slow to begin.

Subsequent to the running of this race storms passed through the vicinity of the racecourse which received 22mm of rain in a 15 minute period. There was an indefinite delay at this time to allow surface water on the course to dissipate. Stewards subsequently downgraded the track to a heavy 8.

The following runners were all withdrawn due to the track downgrade: Race 3 - Lucario, Hold That View, Anopinion; Race 4 – Chewing Steel; Race 7 – Flutoni,

Stewards and a delegation of riders again inspected the track at 2:45pm. It was the opinion of riders and stewards that the section of track between the 400m and 200m was unsafe for racing and the meeting was abandoned at 3pm.

Swab Samples

Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race 1 – Stratobeune

Race 2 – Tellkane

Race 3 – Lucario

Post race samples from following horses:

Race 1 – Wests Tigers

Race 2 – Heart Of Melbourne

Track Information

Werribee RACE COURSE

  • State VIC
  • Metro No
  • WeatherOvercast
  • RainfallNil
  • Irrigation4mm Last 24hrs; 25mm Last 7 Days
  • Penetrometer5.24
  • DirectionAnticlockwise
  • RatingDead 4
  • TypeTurf

Gear Changes