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STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORT


Auckland Trotting Club Inc at Alexandra ParkFriday, 5 April 2019  
Meeting
Club:Auckland Trotting Club Inc at Alexandra Park
Weather:Overcast
Track:Fast
Rail:Not applicable
Stewards:S Mulcay (Chairman), P Kinsey, B Van Kan
Veterinarian:Dr B O Vosloo
 
General
Pre race blood testing was carried out.
Supplementary:
Manawatu HRC - Friday, 29th March 2019
Race 4 - GATTSCHE CONSTRUCTION MOBILE PACE
Trainer S Reid advised Stewards on 3 April that MUSTANG SALLY has recovered well since its tough run at Palmerston North last week and will continue with its current preparation.
Summary
Swabbing: PEAKZ LUCK, BIG ON PERSONALITY, JOMO, COURT ON THE EDGE, TRIPLE EIGHT, BAD TO THE BONE, LE GIRL, PUMA ROAD
Protests:   Race 10ERNIE CASTLETON (3rd Placing)
[Rule 870(3) & Breaking Horses Regulations] - Broke in excess of 50 metres in final 200 metres. Disqualified.
  Race 10LIAISON (4th Placing)
[Rule 870(3) & Breaking Horses Regulations] - Broke in excess of 50 metres in the final 200 metres. Disqualified.
Suspensions: Nil
Fines: Nil
Warnings: Nil
Bleeders: Nil
Horse Actions:Race 2SPARE CHANGE - Warned Racing Manners
 Race 3JOMO - Cleared From Unruly Stands
 Race 6IDEAL STAR - Warned Racing Manners
 Race 6IDEAL STAR - Unruly Stands
 Race 7TEXAS TIGER - Unruly Mobiles Trainer's Request
 Race 8DEER HUNTER - Ineligible Racing Manners - Stood Down 1 Trial
 Race 9TERESKOVA - Unruly Stands
Medical Certificates: B Butcher - Medical clearance received
Driver Changes: Nil
Late Scratchings:Race 3LOVELY BUNDY - 3.30pm - Vet's certificate supplied
 Race 5JACK TAR - 3.35pm - Vet's certificate supplied
Scratching Penalties:Ineligible from 06/04/2019 until 10/04/2019 inclusive (5 days):
LOVELY BUNDY, COUNT LANDECK, KARMIC WAY, MOHS EM DOWN, JACK TAR, IMOLA, AWESOME SPEED, CAITLIN'S SURPRISE
 
Race Comments
Race 1NRM MOBILE TROTVideo  Video 
MINNIE BOW TIQUE - held up final turn and early stages of the run home.
MANCHESTER ON FIRE - held up early final turn.
DREAMKEEPER - a false start was declared when the mare broke in the score up inconveniencing LADY BE GOOD which also broke. Driver A Poutama elected to maintain his position at the restart. Broke shortly after the start losing its chance.
VATICAN HILL - broke shortly after the start losing its chance.
MOLLY BONES - broke shortly after the start and trailed the field.
LUKYANOVA - broke passing the 150 metres.
 
Race 2MCMILLAN EQUINE FEEDS MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
PROSECUTION WITNESS - raced three wide with cover from the 1050 metres.
MOCKINGJAY - raced three wide for the first 600 metres.
BIG ON PERSONALITY - raced three wide early and middle stages before crossing to race outside the leader near the 1300 metres.
SPARE CHANGE - lay in rounding the bends and in particular on the final turn when giving ground which impeded a trailing runner. A warning was placed on the mare's racing manners.
JANET GUTHRIE - held up on the final turn by a weakening runner.
TRIOLET - raced three wide with cover from the 1000 metres.
M T POCKETS - raced three wide without cover from the 1200 metres.
 
Race 3SIMS PACIFIC METALS HANDICAP TROTVideo  Video 
M'LORD MACKENDON - checked by a galloping runner and broke near the 300 metres.
MISS BLISSFUL - broke at the start and trailed the field. Prior to authorisation of placings, Driver M Teaz requested to review the replay of the start to establish whether her mare had been denied a fair start. After viewing the replays Stewards were satisfied that a fair start had been declared and placings were duly authorised.
PRIMUS INTER PARES - began awkwardly then broke shortly after the start losing all chance.
JOMO - removed from the Unruly from Standing Starts.
NEED LUCK - lay in entering the first turn and broke before trailing the field throughout
ASH - broke approaching the first turn losing ground before settling towards the rear.
PRES THE BELLE - slow over the early stages adding to its 30 metre handicap.
MAJESTIC ALI - over-raced middle stages when in the lead then broke approaching the 400 metres impeding trailing runners and lost all chance.
 
Race 4www.one33.co.nz MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
ALLY MAE - lay in marginally and locked wheels briefly shortly after the start.
MAC'S TOMADO - held up early final turn.
ABOUT TURN - held up in the early and middle stages of the run home.
KENSINGTON KATE - locked wheels briefly shortly after the start. Had to be steadied entering the first turn when becoming awkwardly positioned to the sulky of ABOUT TURN which shifted down to trail the leader.
A BETTOR ACT - Driver Z Butcher advised that the removable deafeners had failed to activate. It was established an attachment clip had pulled through with the Trainers deemed not to be at fault.
 
Race 5THE KEN DARLINGTON CLASSIC MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
VOODOO PRINCE - raced three wide early before being restrained back to the rear.
FLEETING GRIN - lay in during the score up and was a length out of position at the start. Continued to lay in throughout. Held up early final turn.
PEGASUS KOMMANDER - broke briefly approaching the 2300 metres. Held up early final turn. Raced over the final marker peg in the run home when in restricted room.
REVOLVER - Junior Driver L Whittaker advised that he pulled a flat sulky tyre from the middle stages after it deflated.
THREE KISSES - raced three wide early before improving to lead near the 2100 metres.
 
Race 6HYDROFLOW HANDICAP PACEVideo  Video 
A false start was declared when the front line barrier tape became entangled with PARKER and COMIC BOOK HERO. IDEAL STAR, which became fractious when parading, was sent to the outside of the front line for the restart.
IDEAL STAR - paced roughly at various stages and in particular leaving the back straight the final time. Shifted out when under pressure near the 300 metres and then raced in restricted room for several strides before weakening. A post race veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormality. Co-trainer J Dickie undertook to advise Stewards should anything surface in coming days that would explain the performance. Mr Dickie was advised that the gelding would be declared Unruly for future stands along with a warning being placed on its racing manners.
RED REACTOR - contacted marker pegs near the 250 metres when improving to the inside of IDEAL STAR.
TRIPLE EIGHT - paced roughly throughout the run home.
NO DOCTOR NEEDED - broke at the start and added to its 30 metre handicap.
 
Race 7WISH 4 FISH CHARITY FUNCTION FRI 24 MAY 2019 MOBILE PACEVideo  Video 
TEXAS TIGER - broke briefly in the score up. Broke again shortly after the start losing ground and checked an outside runner. Over-raced on catching the body of the field and was taken up the track by Driver D Butcher approaching the 800 metres. Rejoined the field near the 500 metres before being eased out of the race inside the 400 metres. When questioned Driver D Butcher explained that the colt had become fierce when the start was declared before breaking and then over-raced badly resulting in him electing to shift up the track near the 800 metres as he felt the colt was likely to choke down. He further advised that TEXAS TIGER continued to over-race and was a spent force near the 400 metres. Connections advised that the colt would trial before resuming and it was placed on the unruly for future mobiles.
HARVEY SPECTER - inconvenienced in the score up and was a length out of position at the start. Checked after the start losing ground.
THUMBS UP - raced fiercely in the score up placing Driver B Mangos at considerable disadvantage and was a length out of position at the start. Continued to over-race over the early stages.
PIALLIGO - lay out when under pressure approaching the 250 metres and then shifted out abruptly before stumbling and breaking losing its chance. Driver R Fensom was shown the replay and spoken to advisedly regarding the manner in which he drove in this incident.
SIR TIGER - had to be restrained off the back of another runner in the middle stages of the score up and broke before kicking out with both hind on several occasions.
 
Race 8YEE-HAW ITS AMERICAN NIGHT AT THE PARK APRIL 26 MOB PACEVideo  Video 
THE STUNNING NUN - tightened passing the 900 metres and contacted a marker peg. Lay out and was reluctant to take the run that had become available in the passing lane early in the run home.
THE BLUE BEAT - raced three wide early. Lay in passing the 900 metres tightening an inside runner. Lay out throughout the run home and shifted out under pressure.
DEER HUNTER - broke approaching the first bend and trailed the field throughout. The gelding was stood down until it trials satisfactorily.
 
Race 9AUCKLAND CO-OP TAXIS 300-3000 HANDICAP TROTVideo  Video 
TERESKOVA - was reluctant to come forward onto the barrier and was back from position when the start was declared. Placed on the Unruly for future standing starts.
PRINCE GEORGE - held up briefly final turn by a weakening runner.
THE PEAKY BLINDER - broke at the start losing considerable ground before settling at the rear. Held up final turn and early stages of the run home.
CELTIC THUNDER - gave ground final stages. Junior Driver A Harrison advised that the gelding was striking its sulky footrest during the running.
THATGIRLTROUBLE - raced three wide early.
SUNNY PEGASUS - inconvenienced at the start by TERESKOVA.
ASTOUND - broke near the 1200 metres and settled at the rear.
PUMA ROAD - Driver Z Butcher reported that he did not activate the deafeners due to having the field covered.
SUCH FUN - broke shortly after the start losing all chance.
 
Race 10'NEXT 2YO TROT HERE ON APRIL 12' (NON-TOTE) 2YO MOBILE TROTVideo  Video 
ERNIE CASTLETON - broke passing the 100 metres and failed to settle. Disqualified from 3rd placing by the JCA for galloping in excess of 50 metres in the final 200 metres.
THE HONOURS - broke early losing considerable ground before settling. Promoted to 3rd place.
STRENGTH OF HEART - broke passing the 1400 metres losing ground before settling at the rear. Promoted to 4th place.
LIAISON - broke passing the 130 metres and galloped some distance before settling. Broke again approaching the 50 metres and galloped the remainder. Disqualified from 4th place by the JCA for galloping in excess of 50 metres in the final 200 metres.