|Club:||Auckland Trotting Club Inc at Alexandra Park|
|Stewards:||N Ydgren (Chairman), S Mulcay, J Muirhead, B Van Kan|
|Veterinarian:||Dr N Houston|
|Pre-race blood testing was carried out.|
|Auckland TC - Friday, 3rd March 2017|
|Race 1 - BRANCOTT ESTATE MOBILE PACE|
|Race 9 - CHARLES ROBERTS N.I.S.B.A. STAKES MARES MOBILE PACE|
|Swabbing:||IL PIRATA, RAPTORS FLIGHT, HEAVEN ROCKS, TEMPORALE, ALTA MAESTRO, MACH SHARD, SPANKEM, CAITLYN CLARKE, BETTOR JOY, RAUKAPUKA RULER, ULTIMATE MACHETE, ALTA INTRIGUE, THE ORANGE AGENT, HAVE FAITH IN ME, LUSTY MAC, HEAVYWEIGHT HERO|
LEMOND (3rd Placing)
[Rule 870(3) and Breaking Horses Regulation] - Galloped excessively. Disqualified from 3rd placing.
[Rule 865(2)] - Incorrect gear. Fined $100.
[Rule Sulky Fund Regulation] - Presented to race with non-warranted sulky. Fined $100.
|Horse Actions:||Race 6||SEA OF GOLD - Warned Mobiles|
|Race 9||KATE BLACK - Warned Racing Manners|
|Late Scratchings:||Race 6||HARMONY BLUE - at 3.00 pm on Veterinary advice|
|Race 8||CHRISTEN ME - at 11.25 am|
Ineligible from 11/03/2017 until 14/03/2017 inclusive (4 days):
GOTTA GO DALI QUEEN, JUICE BROGDEN, MASTER GEORGE, HARMONY BLUE, GRENADO
Ineligible from 11/03/2017 until 20/03/2017 inclusive (10 days):
BRO FAWKES S, SIR RICHIE, CHRISTEN ME
|Race 1||H.R. FISKEN & SONS MOBILE TROT Video|
ZkJczeQvVHcDue to the heavy downfalls of rain, after completing their preliminaries all drivers were questioned as to whether they had any safety concerns with the track however all reported they were prepared to continue.
|GIN - held up on the final bend.|
|TANZANITE - gave ground near the 400 metres.|
|TERESKOVA - broke at the start and continued in a strong gallop for some distance. Hung inwards and broke for a short distance near the 300 metres.|
|SAINT MICHEL - raced roughly for a short distance near the 1100 metres when being restrained. Broke approaching the 350 metres losing ground.|
|IL PIRATA - raced keenly in the lead over the middle stages.|
|MR GOOD AND EVIL - raced roughly in the early stages.|
|SERTORIUS - broke shortly after the start losing considerable ground. The gelding's third placing was briefly withheld until it could be confirmed that there had been no breach of the Breaking Horses Regulation.|
|LITTLE BRO - hampered in the early stages.|
|Race 2||MITAVITE MOBILE PACE Video|
M3HtrECupBQCHECK IN - hung inwards throughout.
|WRANGLER - raced wide in the early stages. Hung inwards on the bend near the 1400 metres losing ground. Held up early in the run home. When questioned regarding the run of the gelding Driver J. Dunn explained that he had become poorly positioned from his wide draw and had given some consideration to improving wide near the 1200 metres but had been reluctant to do so due to his horse proving disappointing when driven in a similar fashion in previous starts. He further added it was the intention of the stable to have the horse driven in a similar manner in the future.|
|KAITLYN - weakened in the run home after improving three wide in the middle stages to race outside the leader.|
|BIG MACH - shifted ground outward to find clear racing room passing the 100 metres.|
|Race 3||WINGER MOTORS HANDICAP PACE Video|
AmfQQ1QqRoIDON DOMINGO - broke for a short distance at the start.
|IDEAL ROMAN - lay inwards during the running.|
|ALTA LAS VEGAS - carried a flat tyre for the final 1200 metres.|
|JO'S DREAM - broke for several strides at the start.|
|CASH N FLOW - Driver T. Williams reported he had unsuccessfully made an attempt to activate the shorteners in the early stages, however, due to the gelding racing roughly throughout he elected not to make further efforts to release them.|
|WALKINSHAW - had to be steadied for a short distance near the 1100 metres.|
|ROBBIE BURNS - began awkwardly and lost ground in consequence. Lay in when improving three wide passing the 900 metres, then weakened quickly inside the 400 metres. When spoken to regarding the gelding's performance Driver J. Dunn explained the horse had proved difficult due to it hanging throughout. A post-race veterinary examination showed no apparent abnormalities.|
|HEAVEN ROCKS - Made the final bend awkwardly and was steadied near the 300 metres by Driver N. Rasmussen. Hung outwards under pressure throughout the final straight.|
|Race 4||MAJESTIC HORSE FLOATS GREENLANE CUP HANDICAP TROT Video|
--Q_rsPDpcMLEMOND - broke for a considerable distance entering the first bend. Improved five wide rounding the home bend. A Protest against the horse's third placing alleging the horse had broken in excess of 150 metres was not contested by the connections with the horse being disqualified by the JCA.
|COMMANDER PARIS - broke passing the 1200 metres, losing considerable ground.|
|REALMEIN - broke approaching the 1700 metres due to an easing of the pace and lost considerable ground.|
|KING OF THE ROSES - broke on the bend near the 2300 metres for a short distance. Again broke for a short distance on the bend near the 1300 metres.|
|MONNAY - Driver J. MacKinnon advised he did not activate the deafeners on his gelding due to racing in tight quarters.|
|FORAY - broke racing into the first turn losing ground.|
|PRIME POWER - Stewards questioned T. Mitchell regarding the tactics he adopted on his gelding when taking the horse forwards in the early stages to take up a position to the outside of the leader. Of concern to the Stewards were comments Mr Mitchell had made previously (24 February 2017) advising them it was his intention when circumstances permit to drive this horse with cover. Mr Mitchell explained he had begun faster than he anticipated and reduced his handicap significantly in the early stages finding himself in the one one after 400 metres. He added that KING OF THE ROSES had shifted to a three wide position near the 1700 metres and so to avoid possibly losing his prominent position he too shifted outwards in anticipation of surrendering the parked position to KING OF THE ROSES. He said that KING OF THE ROSES immediately shifted inwards once he improved which had left him without cover for a considerable distance in the middle stages. After considering his explanation and reviewing the films Stewards deemed the actions of Mr Mitchell were reasonable and took the matter no further.|
|Race 5||BRECKON FARMS YOUNG GUNS CARDIGAN BAY STAKES (MOBILE PACE) Video|
haahQ_qTXh8ASHLEY LOCAZ - raced four wide from the 800 metres.
|SPANKEM - raced three wide throughout.|
|Race 6||CROMBIE LOCKWOOD BLOODSTOCK YG DELIGHTFUL LADY CLASSIC (MOB) Video|
dMhG9x1-nAYDELILAAH - checked and broke shortly after the start losing its chance.
|SEA OF GOLD - broke shortly after the start, shifting in and checking runners. A warning was placed on the filly's mobile barrier manners. Driver D. Butcher reported the deafener cord had become entangled and had therefore not been released.|
|REKLAW'S GEM - raced roughly in the early stages and had to be steadied by Driver T Williams. Raced roughly throughout the run home. Locked wheels for a short distance near the 150 metres.|
|ALTA SHANGRI LA - Locked wheels for a short distance near the 150 metres.|
|PUREST SILK - hung outwards in the score up and was a length out of position at the start.|
|EYE CANDY - checked after the start and lost ground. Hung inwards under pressure final bend.|
|DONTSTOPBELIEVIN - checked shortly after the start losing considerable ground.|
|GOLD ORCHID - broke approaching the 900 metres after being eased wider on the track. Hung inwards final bend and throughout the run home.|
|NEW YORK RAIN - checked and broke approaching the 900 metres losing several lengths. Inconvenienced by a breaking runner passing the 700 metres.|
|SPANDAU BALLET - broke when improving wide near the 700 metres.|
|Race 7||2017 WOODLANDS STUD NORTHERN DERBY (MOBILE PACE) Video|
i3ddkfKErdoMOTU METEOR - raced wide until near the 2000 metres when taken forwards to race outside the leader. Held up late in the run home.
|NORTHVIEW HUSTLER - had some difficulty obtaining clear racing room in the early stages of the run home.|
|ULTIMATE MACHETE - caught four wide early, and then three wide until receiving cover in the two wide line with 1200 metres to run.|
|MORE THE BETTER - lay inwards throughout the final straight having to be straightened on several occasions. when spoken to regarding the colt's performance Co-Trainer and Driver M. Purdon advised that when considering the run he had been afforded over the final stages he had been disappointed with the manner his horse had finished the race off. A post race veterinary examination showed no abnormalities.|
|TIGER THOMPSON - raced wide near the 2000 metres. Over-raced in the middle stages. Weakened from inside the 500 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.|
|Race 8||AUCKLAND CO-OP TAXIS 300-3000 CITY OF AUCKLAND FFA (MOBILE) Video|
zP0epnMJxwEWAIKIKI BEACH - hung inwards on the final bend.
|LITTLE RASCAL - jumped a water mark on the track near the 150 metres losing ground.|
|HUG THE WIND - placed in tight quarters inside WAIKIKI BEACH approaching the 1900 metres. Cast a plate near the 1800 metres. Hung inwards on the final bend and throughout the run home.|
|THE FAITHFUL - Trainer B. Purdon was issued a Minor Infringement Notice and fined $100 for presenting the gelding to race without the notified removable deafeners.|
|Race 9||MAGNESS BENROW SIRES STAKES NORTHERN MARES CLASSIC (MOBILE) Video|
7f1VC8gmwdUROCKNROLL PRINCESS - over raced in the middle stages.
|TURBULENT FLOW - raced wide in the early and middle stages. Weakened inside the 500 metres.|
|KATE BLACK - broke and lost its chance approaching the 600 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a small laceration to the left fore hoof. A warning was placed on the mare's racing record.|
|BETTER B AMAZED - raced three wide before improving to race outside the leader passing the 1100 metres.|
|Race 10||CADUCEUS CLUB HANDICAP TROT Video|
l1olR_Eb-yYOPAWA SPEED - over-raced in the middle stages.
|BAREFOOT BARBIE - Trainer J. Cole was issued a Minor Infringement Notice and fined $100 for presenting his mare to race with a non-warranted sulky.|
|MAJESTIC GAL - broke briefly losing several lengths passing the 700 metres.|
|MAJESTIC ALI - over-raced when outside the leader in the middle stages and gave ground near the 400 metres.|
|TUIZ LUCK - when spoken to regarding the mare's seemingly disappointing performance Trainer/Driver J. Stormont reported that she had been unsuited to the strong tempo of the race.|