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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
Easy
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
V Munro (Chairman), R Haley, M Davidson
Veterinarian
Dr M J Reidie
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General

General
Pre-raced blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

Invercargill HRC - Saturday, 30th May 2020
Race 6 - CRAIG AT HARCOURTS SUPPORTS SOUTHERN HARNESS TROT
TOLKIEN - Junior driver T Larsen with the assistance of K Larsen was spoken to regarding his apparent lack of vigour in the home straight. Mr Larsen advised the gelding had been travelling well through the middle stages and it was his intention to be get a cart into the race with cover which he did not receive until leaving the final bend. Mr Larsen further stated that at the 300 metres when he activated the removable deafeners TOLKIEN had initially trotted roughly and he was aware if the gelding is pushed to hard it can trot rough and break as it did at its previous start at Winton. Stewards spoke advisedly to Mr Larsen and reminded him of his obligations as a driver to drive his horse out to the finish line.
Race 7 - LOOKING TO BUY? CALL CRAIG AT HARCOURTS MOBILE PACE
TARGARYEN - Driver K Larsen was spoken to regarding his drive where he was positioned three-wide for the entire journey before weakening from the 600 metres. Mr Larsen advised that the gelding can be a difficult horse to drive particularly when it locks on as on this occasion and his initial intention was to go back and find a position on the running line which he attempted to do however the horse began to over-race. Shortly after the pace eased at which time he elected to go forward however the horse was flat from there on and unable to make any progress. Mr Larsen was advised he must make a better effort not to leave his driving open to question in future.
Race 11 - CRAIG HEYRICK AT HARCOURTS REAL ESTATE MOBILE PACE
Trainer N Williamson advised Stewards on 4 June that DELIGHTFUL DEAL has not had blood tests taken but has been treated for a hoof injury since last racing.

Summary

Swabbing
CRUISIN REUBEN, ARC DE TRIOMPHE, GILLIGANS ISLAND, TONY THE PONY, DACHY, LUCYS DELIGHT, CAST NO SHADOW, IDEAL ROBYN
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Nil
Fines
Nil
Warnings
Race 1K Larsen (DUKE OF DUNDEE)
[Rule 864(2)(d)] - Failing to affix gear so as not to malfunction.
Race 1M Williamson (I'M WATCHING YOU)
[Rule 857(7)(g)] - Out of position at the start.
Race 2D O'Connell (VIGOROSO)
[Rule 864(2)(d)] - Failing to affix gear so as not to malfunction.
Race 9B Gray (BORN TO BOOGIE)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented without the notified Blinds.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 2MAAHES - Warned Mobiles
Race 5KIWI JEWEL - Warned Mobiles
Race 5MR JINGLES - Warned Performance
Race 5OLD LUKE - Warned Mobiles
Race 5WOMAN IN CHARGE - Warned Performance
Race 6ALTIMETER - Veterinary Clearance Required
Race 9BELLA SARA - Warned Mobiles - Caused False Start
Race 10AFTERBURNER - Unruly Stands Trainer's Request
Race 11IDEAL ROBYN - Warned Mobiles
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Race 11MONGOLIAN MARSHAL - on Veterinary advice at 9.00 am
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 07/06/2020 until 11/06/2020 inclusive (5 days):
SUPERFAST KIWI, DARK RAGE, FREDDIESAM, GOMEO DENARIO, PICKETTS RIDGE, A SMIDGEN MORE, MONGOLIAN MARSHAL, MY FEELGOOD ROMANCE

Race Comments

Race 1   RYDER ROOFING MOBILE PACE
DUKE OF DUNDEE - placed in tight quarters leaving final bend, as a result paced roughly for a few strides. Junior driver T Larsen reported he was unable to activate the Sliding Blinds applied to the gelding. Trainer K Larsen was issued with a warning.
STAVROS THE TERROR - raced wide in the early stages before improving forward to the lead near the 1600 metres. Contacted a track marker rounding the final bend.
TETRICK - over-raced in the middle stages.
I'M WATCHING YOU - out of position at the start. Driver M Williamson was issued with a warning.
ARCHMAN - briefly held up near the 150 metres.
FRANCO HUNTINGTON - obliged to race four-wide without cover from the 800 metres. Lay in leaving final bend, momentarily placing DUKE OF DUNDEE in restricted room.
Race 2   PLACEMAKERS SOUTHLAND MOBILE PACE
JABALI - Junior driver T Larsen was spoken to regarding the manner he used his whip in the home straight.
VIGOROSO - raced wide in the early stages. Junior driver K Tomlinson was unable to activate the removable deafeners in the final straight. Trainer D O'Connell was issued with a warning.
MAAHES - broke in the score-up losing considerable ground and effectively all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
Race 3   MCKNIGHT & BROWN TROT
CODY BANNER - broke racing into the first bend, losing its chance and hampering trailing runners.
JANNAH JACCKA - hampered by a breaking runner near the 1900 metres. Lay inwards throughout the home straight.
ARC DE TRIOMPHE - shifted up the track as tapes were released. Driver B Williamson reported he did not activate the removable deafeners applied to the gelding due to having the field covered.
TOP POCKET CHANCE - hampered by inside runner as the tapes were released, as a result placing ANDIAMO in restricted room.
ANDIAMO - placed in tight quarters shortly after start, then breaking as a result.
ROBO TROUBLE - shifted in at the start, placing ANDIAMO in tight quarters, then breaking.
MISS CRAZED - broke shortly after the start losing ground. Authorisation of 2nd placing was withheld until the Stewards were satisfied the filly had complied with the Breaking Horse Regulations at this stage of the race. Shifted down the track in the home straight when under pressure.
THE POWER BROKER - hampered by a breaking runner near the 1900 metres.
ANDOVER THE KEYS - broke passing the 1750 metres. Driver P Hunter reported a sulky tyre had deflated during the running.
EVERMORE - trotted roughly on various occasions during the running.
JAY BEE AND LOU - hampered by a breaking runner near the 1900 metres. Trotted roughly through the middle stages.
Race 4   OLPHERT CONTRACTING MOBILE PACE
There was a delay of 4 minutes to the start of this event at the request of TAB Control.
CELEBRATING - improved wide from the 1800 metres before reaching the parked position where it raced for the remainder of the event.
Race 5   DT KING'S TRANSPORT MOBILE PACE
RACING MINISTER - hampered by a tiring runner near the 800 metres.
MR JINGLES - under pressure from the 1000 metres and weakened from the 900 metres. When questioned regarding the performance trainer/driver T Robertson advised the gelding lacks current race fitness. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormalities. A warning was placed on the racing performance of the gelding.
WOMAN IN CHARGE - weakened from the 900 metres. When questioned regarding the performance driver B Orange could offer no tangible explanation. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormalities. A warning was placed on the racing performance of the mare.
REAL CHANGE - hampered by a tiring runner near the 800 metres.
TONY THE PONY - when spoken to regarding the seemingly improved performance driver S Ottley reported she was not surprised by the effort today as she considered the gelding to have been unlucky at its previous start.
KIWI JEWEL - broke in the score-up losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare.
OLD LUKE - out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
Race 6   WOODLANDS STUD MOBILE PACE
DACHY - raced in tight quarters near the 500 metres.
ALTIMETER - raced awkwardly from the 1600 metres being eased down from the 800 metres. Driver B Orange reported the gelding had hung badly throughout. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near hind leg. Connections were advised ALTIMETER was stood down pending a Veterinary Clearance prior to racing next.
MAIDONTHEBEACH - weakened final bend.
HOLY HAVOC - lay inwards entering the final bend placing DACHY in restricted room.
LITE PERCUSSION - over-raced on various occasions during the running.
Race 7   NEVELE R STUD FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE
LUCYS DELIGHT - raced wide into the first bend before being taken forward to the lead near the 1700 metres. Hung on the bends throughout.
IVANA LEGACY - lay inwards on the bend near the 900 metres. Briefly held up in the early stages of the home straight.
Race 8   ALL THINGS HARNESS OWNERSHIP TROT
MATAI JETSTAR - swung sideways as the tapes were released hampering TWEEDLEDEE. Broke near the 150 metres.
TWEEDLEDEE - hampered by an inside runner as the start was effected. Raced three-wide without cover from the 1200 metres.
MISS JESSICA - over-raced in the middle stages.
SPOTLIGHT THE VALLEY - raced wide through the early stages.
TOLKIEN - broke shortly after the start losing ground. Again broke near the 900 metres losing its chance.
DA MOONS MISSION - broke near the 150 metres.
THE PEAKY BLINDER - trotted roughly and broke briefly near the 1850 metres. Again broke near the 1750 metres losing all chance and being retired from the event.
Race 9   ALABAR NZ MOBILE PACE
BELLA SARA - paced roughly and broke in the score-up impeding the trailing NOTA BENE DENARIO and necessitating a false start be declared. Junior driver S Tomlinson elected to remain in her allotted position for the restart. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Weakened from the 600 metres hampering trailing runners.
IDEAL DRAW - weakened rounding the final bend.
MACH'S BACK - held up by a tiring runner leaving the final bend.
BORN TO BOOGIE - trainer B Gray was issued with a warning when presenting this runner without the notified Blinds.
NOTA BENE DENARIO - hampered by a tiring runner near the 500 metres.
Race 10   FOVEAUX COMMUNICATIONS HANDICAP TROT
DAVEY MAC - hung inwards on the bends throughout.
HORSE OF COURSE - broke near the 500 metres losing its chance.
AFTERBURNER - broke at the start. Hampered by a breaking runner near the 2000 metres. Again broke racing round the first bend losing considerable ground. Placed on the Unruly for future standing start engagements at the request of trainer B Gray.
SPRINGBANK LACHIE - trotted roughly and broke passing the 400 metres.
THAT'S THE STORY - raced without front shoes after losing one in the preliminary and having the other removed prior to the start. Broke after 200 metres.
COUNT EYRE - broke briefly at the start. Again broke rounding the final bend.
ONLY ONE WAY - hampered by a breaking runner near the 2000 metres.
ZONED SCARLETT - hampered by a breaking runner near the 2000 metres.
KIWI CRUSHER - broke shortly after the start.
NOTTINGHAM K TWO - broke racing into the first bend. Hampered by a breaking runner near the 1800 metres.
KING CASSIDY - broke at the start losing all chance.
Race 11   FAST TRACK INSURANCE MOBILE PACE
MONGOLIAN MARSHAL - late scratching on Veterinary advice at 9.00 am.
LONGUEVAL - shifted up the track in the home straight when under pressure.
IDEAL ROBYN - the bit pricker was removed prior to the start. Very slow to leave the pre-race circle and was several lengths out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
LOVE ON THE ROCKS - shifted down the track in the home straight when under pressure.