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NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc

Stipendiary Stewards Report

Club
NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc at Addington Raceway
Weather
Overcast
Track
Fast
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
N Ydgren (Chairman), N McIntyre, P Williams
Veterinarian
Dr A A Corser
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General

General
Pre-race blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

NZ Metro TC - Friday, 24th January 2020
Race 1 - AIRPARK CANTERBURY (AMATEUR DRIVERS) MOBILE PACE
Driver C Negus admitted a breach of Rule 868(3) in that she failed to drive HIGHLAND REIGN out to the end of the race. After considering penalty submissions the JCA suspended her licence from the conclusion of racing on 22 March up to and including 22 April 2020 and imposed a fine of $400.
NZ Metro TC - Friday, 13th March 2020
Race 9 - CLARKSON SIGNS - LOGO & BRANDING DESIGN MOBILE PACE
Trainer P Court advised Stewards on 18 March that WELL SAID LOVE has recovered well following its disappointing performance at Addington last Friday and will most likely continue its preparation at Wingatui on Monday.
Trainer B Butt advised Stewards on 18 March that UNICO VELOCE has been sent for a short spell after its disappointing performance at Addington last Friday.

Summary

Swabbing
DANCE TIME, LA BELLA VITA, ONE APOLLO, FIRST CLASS, CHEVRON ACTION, VACATION HILL, ONE CHANGE, COPY THAT, MAJESTIC CHEVRON, ANOTHER MASTERPIECE, GLENLEDI CHIEF
Protests
Race 8SHE'S ALLTHE CRAZE (4th Placing) vs THE PLAYER (2nd Placing)
[Rule 869A(2)] - Interference near the 40 metres. Dismissed by JCA.
Suspensions
Race 6M Anderson (CHEVRON ACTION)
[Rule 869(2) & Whip Regs (b)] - Used whip on more occasions than permitted (6 days).
Suspended from 28/03/2020 until 05/04/2020 inclusive.
Fines
Race 6R Todd (BLACK JACKET)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented with blinds not notified. Fined $100.
Warnings
Race 10G Dunn (TIEBREAKER)
[Rule 452(2)] - Incorrect colours.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 2DANCE TIME - Warned Mobiles
Race 4MAJESTIC HURRICANE - Warned Stands
Race 4WINTERFELL - Unruly Stands
Race 6MADAM SASS - Warned Mobiles
Race 8AMARETTO SUN - Warned Stands
Race 9DADNDAVE - Warned Mobiles
Race 9KRUIZR - Warned Mobiles
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Race 10IMMER BESSER - at 8.15 am on Veterinary advice
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 21/03/2020 until 25/03/2020 inclusive (5 days):
RAIN MIST AND MUSCLE, STEEL THE SHOW, DOFF YOUR CAP, IMMER BESSER

Race Comments

Race 1   HRS CONSTRUCTION MOBILE TROT
MICHELLE - broke near the 900 metres. Broke again near the 250 metres.
JIMMY CARTER - broke in the score up losing all chance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
STEEL DUST - broke near the 1300 metres.
IDLE STUARTIA - over-raced in the middle stages when in the parked position. Weakened final bend.
ANOTHER CHAPTER - raced keenly middle stages.
ONE MAJIC KENNY - broke in the score up losing some ground.
Race 2   PI & GJ KENNARD BLOODSTOCK MOBILE PACE
MINI MINE YET - held up near the 150 metres having to shift ground inwards to obtain clear running. Driver S O'Reilly reported the deafeners were not released in consequence.
DANCE TIME - there was a delay to the start when the gelding reared and got the sulky shaft over its back. Broke briefly in the score up and was out of position at the candy pole after racing greenly in the score up. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record.
THAT ALEXANDER GUY - held up throughout the final straight.
SAM'S TOWN - lay inwards when improving in the middle stages. Weakened near the 400 metres.
SMOOTH DEAL - improved wide from the 800 metres and was forced wider on the final bend when attempting to improve.
Race 3   DIAMOND CREEK FARM FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE
TEAM KIWI - paced roughly shortly after the start and got back as a result. Held up throughout the run home.
A DELIGHTFUL ACT - when spoken to regarding the seemingly disappointing performance, trainer M Kerr reported that the filly may not have backed up from its fresh up run last week and it was his intention to have blood tests taken in the coming days. Stewards will follow up the results of these tests with Mr Kerr and anything else which may help to explain the run.
QUEENOFDANCE - over-raced when held up on the final bend causing driver J Curtin some difficulty. Unable to gain clear racing room until near the 100 metres. Driver J Curtin reported he had not released the deafeners or activated the sliding blinds as a result.
MISS MUCHO - raced fiercely when being restrained to surrender the parked position between the 1500 metres and the 1250 metres. Weakened over the final stages. When spoken to regarding the mare's performance, trainer T Barron reported the mare to have been unsuited to its barrier draw with driver S Tomlinson advising the horse had struck its wheel discs on occasions causing it to over-race.
I'MALLABOUTTHEBASE - raced wide early stages. Lay inwards and paced roughly over the final stages when weakening.
ENCHANTEE - raced wide early stages.
MILLWOOD MAIZIE - held up throughout the run home.
ANAMAJOR - hampered shortly after the start.
CHEEZEL - raced wide from the 800 metres.
Race 4   LAMB & HAYWARD 4 & 5YO TROTTING CHAMPIONSHIP (HCP TROT)
PRINCE TEKA - hung inwards on occasions during the running.
ONLY ONE WAY - broke at the start losing all chance.
COUNT EYRE - broke over the final stages. Driver R Close reported the gelding to have trotted roughly throughout the event.
AORANGI - broke when leading near the 1000 metres. Again broke near the 850 metres losing its chance.
MAJESTIC HURRICANE - broke shortly after the start losing all chance and was retired from the event. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record.
WAR ADMIRAL - trotted roughly near the 500 metres for a distance and again on the final bend.
WINTERFELL - Stewards questioned driver N Rasmussen regarding the position she started her gelding from which was considerably wider than barrier 1 off 30 metres. Ms Rasmussen explained that the gelding had become fractious when paused at any stage so had elected to try and keep him moving. Stewards accepted her explanation and WINTERFELL will now be drawn unruly.
Race 5   GARRARDS SIRES STAKES SERIES No.37 (HEAT 1) MOBILE PACE
FIRST CLASS - driver T Williams reported the deafeners were not released due to having the field covered. Stewards questioned T Williams regarding the tactics he employed in the early stages when he allowed himself to be crossed by DELIGHTFUL DUDE near the 1800 metres but then shifted outwards near the 1550 metres and improved forward to lead and whether those tactics were designed to assist DELIGHTFUL DUDE. Mr Williams explained that he had been happy to trail initially as he identified KRUG as his strongest competitor and so saw it in his best interests to not have that horse race in the trail behind him throughout. He then said that on the first bend near the 1600 metres the parked KING OF CLAY conceded some ground and so sought to take advantage of this and improve to the lead which would benefit him further. Williams explained that at this time he was not aware that KRUG had been able to shift outwards into the two wide line. After considering his explanation his comments were noted.
BETTOR CALL ME - paced roughly just prior to the start and was back slightly.
PLATINUM STRIDE - paced roughly on the final bend and had to be steadied for several strides.
Race 6   'WHAT THE HILL' NEW ZEALAND TROTTING OAKS (MOBILE TROT)
ALLABOUTTHEMOMENT - held up final bend.
TAILORED ELEGANCE - raced wide early stages.
CHEVRON ACTION - raced wide early stages. Driver M Anderson admitted a breach of Rule 869(2) in that he used his whip on more occasions than permitted and had his driver's licence suspended from the conclusion of racing on 27 March up to and including 5 April 2020 (6 days).
CRAZY N LOVE - tired near the 500 metres. Broke near the 400 metres.
MEGA PIXELS - out of position at the start due to trotting roughly. Broke near the 500 metres.
BLACK JACKET - trainer R Todd was issued a $100 Minor Infringement Notice after the filly was presented with blinds which had not been notified.
VACATION HILL - had to be steadied near the 1600 metres due to an easing of the pace. Lay inwards briefly with 50 metres to run.
ALDEBARAN BELLE - had to be restrained near the 1600 metres when awkwardly positioned close to the sulky of KAHRESS.
CHLOE ROSE - had to be steadied near the 1600 metres due to an easing of the pace. Raced wide from the 700 metres.
AWAPUNI - had to be steadied near the 1600 metres due to an easing of the pace.
MADAM SASS - broke shortly after the start losing ground. A warning was placed on the filly's barrier record. Again broke near the 1300 metres losing its chance.
Race 7   VERO FLYING STAKES (MOBILE PACE)
DINA BOLT - raced wide from the 900 metres.
BAD TO THE BONE - held up late in the run home.
Race 8   PENINSULAR BEACHFRONT RESORT MOOLOOLABA HANDICAP TROT
SHE'S ALLTHE CRAZE - locked wheels with THE PLAYER near the 40 metres when laying outwards when that runner shifted inwards marginally.
TAKE AFTER ME - crowded briefly shortly after the start.
IDLE MOOSE - shifted inwards shortly after the start crowding TAKE AFTER ME momentarily. Continued to lay inwards through the middle stages. Weakened from the 800 metres. Stewards will follow up with trainer R Austin in the coming days.
CHIEF OF STAFF - weakened from near the 700 metres. Lay inwards near the 500 metres placing VALLEY STAR in restricted room.
THE PLAYER - (T Williams) shifted inwards marginally near the 40 metres locking wheels with SHE'S ALLTHE CRAZE (J Young-Grant) which was laying outwards. Stewards lodged a protest against 2nd placing alleging interference to SHE'S ALLTHE CRAZE placed 4th. After hearing from all relevant parties the JCA dismissed the protest.
RACHMANINOV - held up rounding the final bend by a tiring runner.
VALLEY STAR - broke racing into the first bend. Contacted track markers near the 500 metres when placed in restricted room.
AMARETTO SUN - broke at the start and lost its chance. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record.
Race 9   FIRST DIRECT TAXIS SUPERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP (MOBILE PACE)
KRUIZR - out of position at the start despite the efforts of driver C DeFilippi. A warning was placed on the entire's barrier record.
DADNDAVE - broke late in the score up losing ground. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record.
MONGOLIAN CAVALRY - held up throughout the run home.
STARS TONIGHT - had to be restrained near the 1550 metres when there was an easing of the pace. Held up throughout the run home. Driver G Smith reported he had not released the gelding's deafeners.
HENRY HUBERT - had to be steadied near the 1550 metres when unsuccessful in an attempt to hold a position following VINTAGE CHEDDAR. When questioned regarding the gelding's performance, driver T Williams explained that in hindsight the gelding would have benefited from maintaining a covered run through the middle stages instead of improving wide.
JAZZY STAR - raced fiercely soon after the start causing driver S McNally some difficultly. Continued to over-race throughout. Had to be restrained near the 1550 metres when there was an easing of the pace.
Race 10   CHRISTCHURCH CASINO MOBILE PACE
BARKLEY - raced keenly in the middle stages. Held up late in the run home.
DELMA CRAZE - there was a delay to the start of the race when the filly required a bit change. Lay inwards rounding the final bend striking track markers.
ARDEN'S REALITY - paced roughly shortly after the start. Weakened on the final bend and paced roughly under pressure through to the finishing line. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
EL DORADO - broke for a short distance near the 850 metres.
TIEBREAKER - trainer G Dunn was issued a warning for failing to have the correct colours available. Locked wheels with GLENLEDI CHIEF (G Smith) racing into the first bend and broke in consequence. Shifted out when in a gallop near the 1600 metres and locked wheels with CARLOS BROMAC. Stewards will speak with drivers G O'Reilly and G Smith regarding this incident in the coming days.
CARLOS BROMAC - checked near the 1600 metres losing considerable ground. Paced roughly near the 850 metres having to be steadied. Raced roughly over the final stages with driver R Close advising he did not release the gelding's deafeners.