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STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORT


Westport Trotting Club Inc at Patterson Park (Grass)Friday, 8 March 2019  
Meeting
Club:Westport Trotting Club Inc at Patterson Park (Grass)
Weather:Fine
Track:Good
Rail:Not applicable
Stewards:S Wallis (Chairman), R Quirk, P Lamb
Veterinarian:Dr R J Shorten
 
General
Selected horses on today's programme were subjected to Pre-Race blood testing.
Supplementary:
Cheviot HRC - Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Race 8 - CHEVIOT CONCRETE & AMURI READY MIX MOBILE PACE
Trainer M Howard advised Stewards on 8 March that after having a few days off after its hard run at Addington on 3 March FOR THE KITTY will now resume with its current campaign.
Race 10 - BUSH INN TAVERN MOBILE PACE
Trainer R Todd advised Stewards on 8 March that FIRST CLASS LADY has been sent for a spell.
Summary
Swabbing: SMIRKEN, PRINCE TEKA, SHEZSOMETHINSPECIAL, SNOW PRINTZ, GARRY'S LEGACY, MAURICE, FEEL THE MONEY, DI CAPRIO, FORTUNE TILLER
Protests:   Race 10NO FEARS (4th Placing)
[Rule 870(5) & Breaking Horse Regs] - Lapped on - Relegated to 5th.
Suspensions: Nil
Fines: Nil
Warnings:   Race 1J Alford (OHOKA MATTY)
[Rule 303(2)] - Warned for the manner in which he conducted himself when returning to the stabling area following the race.
Bleeders: Nil
Horse Actions:Race 1MATTHEW EYRE - Unruly Stands
 Race 1OHOKA MATTY - Unruly Stands
 Race 1SHEZA BROMAC - Warned Stands
 Race 2AMULET - Unruly Stands Trainer's Request
 Race 2KEN'S DREAM - Warned Stands
 Race 3CONQUISTADOR - Cleared From Unruly Mobiles
 Race 3KHAL DROGO - Veterinary Clearance Required
 Race 7PAY ME SWISS - Warned Mobiles
 Race 9ZIPPIDY DOODAH - Warned Mobiles
 Race 10MONARO MARO - Final Warning Racing Manners
 Race 10OVERZEALOUS - Veterinary Clearance Received
Medical Certificates: Nil
Driver Changes: Nil
Late Scratchings:Race 3KHAL DROGO - Vets Advice
Scratching Penalties:Ineligible from 09/03/2019 until 13/03/2019 inclusive (5 days):
AWESOME OFFICIAL, JUNGLE GEM, GIN RUMMY
 
Race Comments
Race 1NELSON PINE INDUSTRIES PACEVideo  Video 
Stewards ordered this race be stopped after the field had raced 300 metres due to Driver S Ottley (OLDE OAK ELLIE) being dislodged from the sulky shortly after the start, resulting in her horse running driverless behind the field. Due to the race being stopped and the field not having raced in excess of 1000 metres all horses were Vet checked and Drivers consulted, confirming they were comfortable with their horses taking part in the rerun. Miss Ottley was examined by St John personnel and cleared to fulfil her remaining driving engagements.
ULTIMATE SWIFT - hung inwards through the run home.
OLDE OAK ELLIE - broke at the start losing its chance.
SHEZA BROMAC - displayed poor barrier manners at the start with a warning being placed on the barrier record of this filly. The inside rein became entangled in the sulky shaft with the Driver of ULTIMATE SWIFT, D Keast, attempting to free the rein rounding the first bend which was unsuccessful. Raced lethargically thereafter. When questioned regarding the performance Driver G Smith advised that due to the rein becoming entangled this had placed the filly at a disadvantage to be driven competitively. Stewards withheld the all clear until such time they could confirm with Mr Smith that this had not happened prior to the start. Mr Smith could not confirm it had happened prior to the tapes being released and this could not be identified on video replays with the all clear given.
MATTHEW EYRE - broke at the first attempt and was sent to the unruly position for the restart and will remain there for future standing starts. Continued to display poor barrier manners for the restart and hampered shortly after the start losing all chance.
OHOKA MATTY - displayed poor barrier manners in both the first and second attempts. swung sideways at the start losing all chance. Placed on the unruly for future standing starts. Junior Driver J Alford was warned in relation to the manner he conducted himself on returning to the stabling area following this race.
ROCKNTOMMY RULZ - broke at the start.
KAYLA MAGUIRE - held up on the home turn.
 
Race 2RAY WHITE REAL ESTATE/ FRESHCHOICE WESTPORT HANDICAP TROTVideo  Video 
The start of this race was delayed by six minutes due to the delay in the previous race.
AMULET - broke shortly after the start. Broke with 900 metres to run. Trainer/Driver G Smith advised that he will be adding half hopples for its engagement at Reefton. Was placed on the unruly for future standing starts at the request of Trainer G Smith.
OPAWA MAJESTIC - broke passing the 500 metres.
LITTLE MISS - broke in the early stages, before switching into a pace having to be checked by Driver N Chilcott. Again paced near the 800 metres having to be restrained and checked back into its correct gait.
KEN'S DREAM - broke shortly after the start with a warning being placed on its barrier record.
DREAMY NOTION - broke at the start. Broke again near the 1500 metres.
GOTTA TICKET - paced away having to be checked into its correct gait by Driver K Gill. Broke again nearing the 300 metres.
ELVIS P - broke with 1100 metres to run.
MUSCLE PAT - broke shortly after the start losing ground.
IDEAL INVASION - was held up briefly in the middle stages of the run home.
 
Race 3TRT BUILDERS MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
POCKET ROCKNROLL - held up early stages of the run home.
CUTE - raced wide through the early stages. Broke passing the 2000 metres and was then obliged to race three wide without cover thereafter. Weakened from the 1100 metres with post race Veterinary check revealing no abnormalities.
NADIRA FRANCO - inconvenienced near the 900 metres.
KHAL DROGO - was a late scratching this morning.
KACIE CULLEN - well out of position at the start. Driver J Cox was spoken to regarding starting position when drawn unruly. Broke negotiating the course crossing inconveniencing NADIRA FRANCO.
CONQUISTADOR - well out of position at the start. Driver J Alford was spoken to regarding starting position when drawn unruly. Following this race CONQUISTADOR was removed from the Unruly for future Mobile starts.
 
Race 4COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL PACEVideo  Video 
SHOTGUN WEDDING - broke at the start.
TACTICAL CHANGE - hung outwards and paced roughly passing the 400 metres.
PRESIDENT PAT - hung inwards and struck pylons rounding the first bend. Hung inwards and struck pylons on the home turn. Trainer/Driver N Burton advised that he would add a rein pricker to its gear for its engagement at Reefton.
LAST ONE GRIN - broke in the early stages. Raced greenly thereafter.
MARKHAM EYRE - broke at the start. Hung outwards through the middle stages.
NANS CHOICE - hampered shortly after the start. Weakened from the 400 metres.
BALTIMORE JACK - broke at the 1900 metres losing its chance. Driver G Smith advised that the gelding was striking its sulky wheels adding that he will use a different sulky at Reefton on Sunday.
 
Race 5CRITERION HOTEL PACEVideo  Video 
DONEGAL CARNBOUY - broke at the start. Hampered by breaking runner passing the 800 metres.
MORDECAI - broke at the start. Held up on the home turn and throughout the run home.
THE JANDEL MACHINE - broke at the start.
MADAME FROST - held up throughout the home straight.
MAGICAL MATTY - broke at the start.
EYE CANDY - over raced in the middle stages. Broke near the 800 metres after becoming awkwardly placed on the back of OLDE OAK EMMA due to an easing of the pace hampering the trailing runner.
 
Race 6WEST COAST MESSENGER PACEVideo  Video 
OFFICIALDON - reared as the start was effected and lost ground. Broke with 1200 metres to run.
IDEAL RULE - broke at the start.
PAY ME VISA - held up home turn.
TIA DALMA - become awkwardly placed to the back of EASTWOOD CHIEFTAIN nearing the 1100 metres after a slight easing of the pace shifting up the track abruptly and breaking. Notwithstanding the easing of the pace and the mare's racing manners, Stewards spoke to Junior Horseman J Morrison advisedly and informed him that a better effort of steadying his horse when required is expected in future.
GOD ONLY KNOWS - the rein pricker was removed prior to the start.
DANA DAWN - raced wide in the early stages.
 
Race 7NORTH WEST LIVESTOCK MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
SHARDAN SUZIE - held up on the home turn.
BAKER CREEK - raced wide around the first bend.
PAY ME SWISS - broke in the score up and lost considerable ground with a warning being placed on its barrier record.
JAZELLE - lost ground with the field passing the 2200 metres.
JOHNNY WHITE - held up through the run home. Driver R Houghton advised that due to the rough nature and the running line to which he was positioned and that his gelding was pacing fluently he elected not to activate its hopple shorteners.
 
Race 8MARGO NYHAN/PETER DAVIS KAWATIRI CUP (HANDICAP PACE)Video  Video 
HIDDEN DESIRE - broke at the start.
MATAI MINKY - hampered near the 150 metres when in restricted room to the inside of DI CAPRIO.
GIMMEFIVEMINUTESMORE - over raced throughout when racing in the parked position. Weakened final bend.
DI CAPRIO - shifted in abruptly nearing the 150 metres hampering MATAI MINKY.
MOGUL - raced wide without cover through the middle stages. Weakened from the 400 metres.
 
Race 9JENNIAN HOMES 'TEAM TEAL' LADY DRIVERS CHALLENGE MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
THE KAIK - Driver K Butt advised Stewards pre-race that should this gelding be pacing fluently it would be her intention not to activate the hopple shorteners. Hung inwards nearing the 150 metres.
SWAP OVER - raced wide round the first bend. Over raced through the middle stages when racing in the parked position.
CHEEZEL - raced wide round the first bend. Over raced middle stages.
FORD RULE - broke racing around the first bend.
ZIPPIDY DOODAH - broke late in the score up losing its chance with a warning being placed on its barrier record.
 
Race 10BULLER REFRIGERATION & ELEC/NEW WORLD WESTPORT HCP TROTVideo  Video 
OVERZEALOUS - breached the barrier and had to be turned away to readdress it. Trotted roughly in the early stages. Over raced middle stages. Was held up early stages of the run home.
TEQUILA SUNSET - broke at the start. Broke again passing the 2200 metres. Weakened from the 400 metres.
MONARO MARO - broke passing the 350 metres with a final warning being placed on its racing record.
ONE OVER DOVER - broke with 150 metres to run.
ROCKNPOP - over raced middle stages.
TAKE AFTER ME - broke racing round the first bend.
NO FEARS - broke after passing the 50 metres, continued on in a break after the finish line and was lapped on by SODS LAW. Was relegated to fifth place by the JCA.