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Invercargill Harness Racing Club Inc

Stipendiary Stewards Report

Club
Invercargill Harness Racing Club Inc at Ascot Park Raceway
Weather
Fine
Track
Good
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
V Munro (Chairman), R Haley, N McIntyre
Veterinarian
Dr H J Busby
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General

General
Pre race blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

Invercargill HRC - Friday, 21st February 2020
Race 7 - ALL THINGS HARNESS OWNERSHIP MOBILE PACE
Trainer M Purvis advised Stewards on 26 February that DIAMOND PARTY has been sent for a spell.
Waikouaiti TC - Sunday, 23rd February 2020
Race 10 - CUSTOM FENCING/BIDFOOD HANDICAP TROT
Trainer A Hoffman advised Stewards on 1 March that IMRAN KHAN is being treated for a stifle injury.

Summary

Swabbing
DEUS EX, HOLD THUMBS, DIPENDRA, FIREBALL, MY MOMENT'S NOW, CHEDDAR MADE BETA, CRANBOURNE, JUST HOLLA, NATURAL FIRE
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Race 3R McIlwrick (PICKETTS RIDGE)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Careless driving causing interference. (3 days).
Suspended from 09/03/2020 until 15/03/2020 inclusive.
Fines
Race 9C Ferguson (NATURAL FIRE)
[Rule 869(2) & Use of Whip Regs (b)] - Used whip on more occasions than is permitted. Fined $200.
Warnings
Nil
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 3FULL NOISE - Warned Mobiles
Race 3RYDGEMONT MILLY - Warned Mobiles
Race 4LORD OF THE DANCE - Warned Mobiles
Race 5SLAINTE - Warned Racing Manners
Race 10FLIGHT CREW - Warned Mobiles
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Nil
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 02/03/2020 until 06/03/2020 inclusive (5 days):
GLENTHORNE, SUNSET RED, MACH QUILLAN, PARAMA, ARIZONA DOLL

Race Comments

Race 1   CENTREPOINT & SOUTH CITY LIQUORLAND MOBILE PACE
MAKARA - hung outwards in the score-up briefly hampering an outside runner. Hung outwards again and paced roughly rounding the first bend, before breaking briefly and losing some ground when being shifted wider.
HAZER - briefly hampered in the score-up. Briefly hampered again racing into the first bend.
DEUS EX - lay inwards passing the 140 metres and then again over the concluding stages.
Race 2   WAXY'S IRISH PUB MOBILE PACE
IT'S MY OPINION - weakened from the 500 metres.
BATTLE AXE - paced roughly on various occasions during the running. Reported by driver N Williamson to have hung on various occasions during the running.
A ROCKNROLL MAID - over-raced when in tight quarters passing the 700 metres.
Race 3   WAIKIWI TAVERN MOBILE TROT
JIMMY CARTER - placed in tight quarters by PICKETTS RIDGE near the 300 metres, striking the near side sulky wheel of that runner and breaking in consequence, losing its chance.
RYDGEMONT MILLY - broke shortly after the start losing its chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare.
NOTTINGHAM K TWO - trotted roughly leaving the final bend before breaking near the 200 metres.
FULL NOISE - over-raced in the score-up and made contact with the mobile barrier arm, breaking in consequence and losing considerable ground. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Authorisation of 2nd placing being awarded was withheld until the Stewards confirmed the gelding had complied with the Breaking Horse Regulations.
PICKETTS RIDGE - slightly out of position at the start due to taking fright when an inside runner made contact with the mobile barrier arm. Shifted inwards near the 300 metres when insufficiently clear of JIMMY CARTER which struck the inside sulky wheel of PICKETTS RIDGE and broke in consequence. Driver R McIlwrick reported he had received a punctured sulky tyre in this incident. R McIlwrick admitted a breach of Rule 869(3)(b) in that he drove carelessly and after viewing replays and hearing penalty submissions the JCA imposed a suspension of Mr McIlwrick's horseman's licence from the 9th March up to and including the 15th March (3 days.)
Race 4   LONE STAR CAFE & BAR MOBILE PACE
PERONI - lay inwards over the concluding stages. When questioned regarding the manner in which he drove passing the 1600 metres driver N Williamson advised that he had elected to take cover in a three back position due to the gelding having to work too hard in the initial stages.
SCOTLYNN BEACH BOY - the near side front hopple loop broke shortly after the start resulting in the gelding breaking and being retired from the race. The gear was subsequently inspected and found to be in previous good condition.
MOTOR MOUTH - placed in tight quarters over the concluding stages.
FALCON'S MONARCH - weakened from the 500 metres.
LORD OF THE DANCE - broke as the start was effected. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Trainer/driver B Norman reported the gelding had been striking the wheel disc.
MAKE BELIEVE - hampered by a breaking runner shortly after the start.
Race 5   ILT GOLD CHIP FINAL (HANDICAP TROT)
SLAINTE - broke leaving the first bend hampering trailing runners. A warning was placed on the racing manners record of the gelding. Weakened rounding the final bend.
CARNEGIE HALL - hampered by a breaking near the 2300 metres, losing considerable ground. Over-raced in the middle stages. Weakened from the 600 metres. Driver B Barclay reported the mare had choked down.
MAKE MY DAY - broke at the start.
CUDDLY TROUBLE - placed in restricted room passing the 500 metres.
RICHARD THE THIRD - hampered by a breaking runner near the 2300 metres, with the outside sulky tyre deflating before eventually coming off the rim near the 150 metres.
MISS JESSICA - hampered by a breaking runner near the 2300 metres.
EMMA FROST - lay inwards entering the final bend placing CUDDLY TROUBLE in restricted room, resulting in that runner striking the sulky tyre of EMMA FROST which deflated in consequence.
Race 6   SPEIGHTS ALE HOUSE MOBILE PACE
ROCKIN ROD - paced roughly rounding the final bend. Placed in restricted room momentarily near the 300 metres. Paced roughly over the concluding stages.
IDEAL GLACIER - held up rounding the final bend. Hampered near the 300 metres, then again held up in the early stages of the home straight, having to shift ground outwards to obtain clear running.
FRANCO HUNTINGTON - over-raced in the middle stages.
BUNTER'S DREAM - lay inwards near the 300 metres placing ROCKIN ROD in restricted room momentarily, with IDEAL GLACIER hampered in consequence.
Race 7   ASCOT PARK HOTEL MOBILE PACE
TARGARYEN - out of position at the start.
Race 8   NORTHERN TAVERN AUTUMN CUP (HANDICAP PACE)
CAST A SHADOW - broke briefly at the start.
JUST HOLLA - weakened rounding the final bend. Returned to the stabling area in a distressed state with a subsequent Veterinary examination revealing the gelding to have a slow recovery. Stewards will follow up with trainer J Harrington in the coming days.
BORN TO BOOGIE - broke at the start losing its chance.
BAILEYS KNIGHT - broke racing into the first bend losing its chance.
Race 9   BIG WILLY'S MOBILE PACE
DELIGHT - held up in the early stages of the home straight.
ROSINUPTHEBOW - raced wide in the early stages.
MIGHTY GEORGE - broke near the 500 metres.
NIGHTMARCH - held up rounding the final bend.
STAY ABOARD - held up rounding the final bend.
NATURAL FIRE - driver C Ferguson admitted a breach of Rule 869(2) in that he used his whip on more occasions than is permitted by Clause (b) of the Use of Whip Regulations with the JCA imposing a fine of $200.
Race 10   HOMESTEAD FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE
MY TERN - paced roughly in the early stages and on various other occasions during the running. Again paced roughly rounding the final bend, then being heavily contacted by CAUTIOUS GALLEON and briefly breaking as a result. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed a laceration to the off side front pastern.
RAKARIPPA - weakened rounding the final bend.
KENNINGTON GIRL - raced wide in the early stages. Lay inwards rounding the bends contacting several track markers. Driver R McIlwrick reported he would be recommending gear changes be made in an effort to rectify this tendency prior to the mare racing next.
TAC MAC - shifted down the track over the concluding stages when under pressure.
CAUTIOUS GALLEON - lay inwards and made heavy contact with MY TERN leaving the final bend resulting in driver A Beck (CAUTIOUS GALLEON) becoming unbalanced in the sulky. Stewards opened and adjourned an inquiry into this incident and will speak with the respective drivers in the coming days.
FLIGHT CREW - broke in the early stages of the score-up and was a distance back at the start. Again broke as the start was effected. A warning was placed on the barrier manners of the filly. Held up rounding the final bend and in the early stages of the home straight.
Race 11   ILT 2YO MOBILE PACE
OVER THE ODDS - weakened final bend.