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STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORT


Auckland Trotting Club Inc at Alexandra ParkFriday, 8 February 2019  
Meeting
Club:Auckland Trotting Club Inc at Alexandra Park
Weather:Fine
Track:Fast
Rail:Not applicable
Stewards:J Muirhead (Chairman), S Mulcay, B Van Kan
Veterinarian:Dr C M Pemberton
 
General
Pre race blood testing was carried out.

SAINT MICHEL (Race 3) was scratched by the Club prior to the balloting out re-entry time of 7.30am. The horse was advertised as a scratching on HRNZ's website and despite being advised by the Club the TAB had not removed it from the betting until after Race 2.
Supplementary:
Nil
Summary
Swabbing: NATTY PAGGER, CHECK IN, DELSON, CAPTAIN KIRK, JAZZY STAR, BELLE OF MONTANA, SHEFFIELD SPARKY, M T POCKETS, LINE UP
Protests:   Race 7CHEVRON SUPREME (3rd Placing)
[Rule 869A(2)] - Interference - Relegated to 4th placing.
Suspensions: Nil
Fines:   Race 6J Stormont (OUR PETITE LADY)
[Rule 865(1)] - Late notification of removal of blinds. Fined $50.
  Race 10T Mitchell (EAGLE WATCH)
[Rule 869(2) & Use of Whip Regs] - Use of whip. Fined $200.
Warnings: Nil
Bleeders: Nil
Horse Actions:Race 1RUSSIAN ALSU - Warned Racing Manners
 Race 8GAMBIT - Warned Racing Manners
 Race 8LE GIRL - Warned Mobiles
 Race 9ADIEU FLIRT - Cleared From Unruly Mobiles
 Race 9BETTATHANAPOKEINDEYE - Warned Racing Manners
Medical Certificates: Nil
Driver Changes: Nil
Late Scratchings: Nil
Scratching Penalties:Ineligible from 09/02/2019 until 13/02/2019 inclusive (5 days):
ADELLE, SAINT MICHEL, AWESOME SPEED, SABREUR, CHEDDAR'S PRINCESS, LADY SANTANNA, PERFECT STRIDE
 
Race Comments
Race 12019 NORTHERN OAKS/DERBY NOMS CLOSE 11AM FRI FEB 15 MOB TROTVideo  Video 
MINNIE BOW TIQUE - a length out of position at the start. Impeded by a galloping runner approaching the 1500 metres.
VATICAN HILL - broke approaching the 1500 metres impeding trailing runners.
COWBOY CASTLETON - trotted roughly approaching and rounding the first bend losing ground. Trotted roughly again passing the 900 metres and broke with 800 metres to run.
MI ANNA - held up rounding the final turn and the early stages of the run home.
NATTY PAGGER - broke in the score up recovering to take its position at the start.
MADABOY - trotted roughly passing the 1100 metres and then trotted unevenly in the run home.
AIN'T NO PRINCESS - inclined to lay in throughout the race contacting pylons rounding the final turn.
RUSSIAN ALSU - paced early in the score up and continued to pace a distance before being pulled up. A warning was placed on the mare's racing manners record.
SPEEDY LAVROS - impeded by a galloping runner approaching the 1500 metres.
 
Race 2BUY A WOODLANDS STUD BRED STAR YEARLING FEB 18 HANDICAP PACEVideo  Video 
MACH SHARD - broke at the start losing ground settling at the rear.
RAPTORS FLIGHT - required the attention from the Club Farrier resulting in a delay to the start. Broke shortly after the start losing ground settling midfield.
CHECK IN - contacted and dislodged a track marker rounding the final bend.
 
Race 3GRAND PARK HANDICAP TROTVideo  Video 
WAIT FOR SUCCESS - broke at the start losing its chance
SUNNY PEGASUS - held up rounding the final turn and the early stages of the run home.
ARDEE TROUBLE - weakened inside the 600 metres. A post race veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormalities other than a slightly slow recovery.
CRUISE ALASKA - broke with 130 metres to run.
TRICKY RIC - improved from the rear inside the final 700 metres and forced to race five wide rounding the final bend.
WESTY BOYZ - raced four wide with cover from inside the 600 metres and then five wide entering the straight.
STOW - held up rounding the final turn and the early stages of the run home.
M'LORD MACKENDON - raced four wide from the 600 metres.
 
Race 4WOODLANDS STUD DERBY NIGHT LIGHTING UP AP MARCH 8 MOB PACEVideo  Video 
DINA BROWN - held up in the run home until inside the final 120 metres.
MISTER SLICK - broke early in the score up then charged the gate and raced fiercely in behind the mobile prior to the start.
MOHS EM DOWN - lay in momentarily straightening up for the run home.
 
Race 5METALCRAFT MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
JAZZY STAR - over-raced middle stages.
CHOSEN MAJOR - raced keenly and lay in rounding the final bend.
 
Race 6THAI AIRWAYS HANDICAP TROTVideo  Video 
OUR PETITE LADY - a minor infringement notice was issued and a $50 fine imposed on Trainer J Stormont for the late notification of the removal of the blinds.
BRO FAWKES S - held up rounding the final bend.
HEARD THE WHISPER - broke passing the 2500 metres losing its chance.
ANGUS BURGA - momentarily lay in when Driver B Mangos activated gear straightening up for the run home.
CREDIT MASTER - slow away.
C K SPUR - improved from the rear three wide inside the 1800 metres to race outside the leader. Began to tire approaching the 250 metres and momentarily placed in tight quarters when ANGUS BURGA lay inward to its outside.
LOVELY BUNDY - inclined to lay in throughout the race.
 
Race 7NEVELE R 3YO FILLIES SERIES 41 (HEAT 1) MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
THE STUNNING NUN - lacked gate speed and was slow to begin.
HAVTIME - promoted to 3rd placing after receiving a check approaching the 150 metres.
GOLDEN QUEST - sustained a flat sulky wheel tyre when shifting ground outward to the inside of BELLE OF MONTANA approaching the 300 metres.
CHEVRON SUPREME - a Protest was lodged against the filly's 3rd placing on the grounds that it interfered with the chances of the 4th placed HAVTIME (S Phelan) when it shifted ground outward between the 200 metres and 150 metres marks impeding its progress. The JCA upheld the Protest relegating CHEVRON SUPREME from 3rd to 4th placing in behind HAVTIME with the official margin being a head between 3rd and 4th. Trainer R Dunn advised that he was required to make a last minute sulky change prior to the horses parading and that the hopple shorteners had to be applied to that replacement sulky. Driver B Mangos released the hopple shorteners over the early stages of the race when the near side shortener failed to release as the activation cord was too long. CHEVRON SUPREME when entering the home straight was laying out and shifted outward abruptly in reaction to Driver B Mangos activating the removable deafeners and as a result impeded the progress of HAVTIME. Mr Mangos was shown further video coverage of the incident and after taking into account the gear issue and the filly's racing manners no further action was deemed necessary.
 
Race 8DAWSON HARFORD LTD MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
LE GIRL - broke at the start losing ground and then broke again approaching the first bend. A warning was placed on the mare's mobile barrier manners.
SENORA RAPIDO - dislodged a pylon racing into the first bend. Inconvenienced by a breaking runner approaching the 400 metres.
EYESPYWITHMYLITTLEYE - hampered briefly when being eased to allow KOLOVOS to return to the one out line near the 1400 metres.
KOLOVOS - eased to obtain cover approaching the 1400 metres which allowed JETSON HUNTER to improve from the running line.
GAMBIT - inclined to lay out during the running. Paced roughly passing the 500 metres and then broke passing the 400 metres settling toward the rear. A warning was placed on the gelding's racing manners record.
JETSON HUNTER - inconvenienced after the start by a breaking runner.
 
Race 9PASCOES THE JEWELLERS NORTHERN OAKS HERE MARCH 1 MOB PACEVideo  Video 
BETTATHANAPOKEINDEYE - broke racing into the first bend losing ground and trailed the field. A warning was placed on the mare's racing manners record.
ADIEU FLIRT - cleared from the unruly for future mobile starts.
 
Race 10BRECKON FARMS YOUNG GUNS SERIES (HEAT 4) C&G 2YO MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
EAGLE WATCH - Driver T Mitchell admitted a charge of using his whip over the final 400 metres on more occasions than permitted under the 'Use of the Whip' regulations. The JCA imposed a fine of $200.00.
 
Race 11'NEXT 2YO TROT HERE ON FEB 22' 2YO (NON-TOTE) MOBILE TROTVideo  Video 
CHINSKI - trotted roughly early in the score up and was well back at dispatch.
TARUKENGA - lay in during the score up and was back out of position at the start.
ERNIE CASTLETON - trotted unevenly during the score up and was well back at the start.