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Invercargill Harness Racing Club Inc

Stipendiary Stewards Report

Club
Invercargill Harness Racing Club Inc at Ascot Park Raceway
Weather
Overcast
Track
Easy
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
R Haley (Chairman), V Munro, M Davidson
Veterinarian
Dr H J Busby
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General

General
Pre-raced blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

Invercargill HRC - Saturday, 13th June 2020
Race 10 - OSBORN ROCK SUPPLIES MOBILE PACE
MAJOR MEISTER - Stewards showed the films and spoke with junior driver J Morrison regarding the tactics he adopted on his drive of this colt where he was three-wide for the entire journey. Mr Morrison explained that due to him drawing wide his initial intention was to roll forward however due to the fast early pace he could not find a place in the running line. He then considered the option to pull back but this was quickly not viable due to a horse becoming positioned on his back. Stewards accepted and noted Mr Morrison's comments.

Summary

Swabbing
FRANCO JUNE, MATRIKA, BRAEVIEW KELLY, WINDSOR, SHEEZA SPORT, VIN SCULLY, DEUS EX, LOVE ON THE ROCKS
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Nil
Fines
Race 5T Robertson (MISS JESSICA)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Careless Driving striking a wheel. Fined $200.
Race 6K Barclay & T Ellis (MAJOR SASS)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented runner with Removable Deafeners not notified. Fined $100.
Warnings
Race 2M House (MATRIKA)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented runner with Blinds not notified.
Race 4T Stratford (BRAEVIEW KELLY)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented runner with Blinds not notified.
Race 6S Armour (IVANA LEGACY)
[Rule 864(2)(d)] - Gear incorrectly applied.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 2KENNINGTON GIRL - Warned Mobiles
Race 3ANDIAMO - Warned Mobiles
Race 3GENTLE MAC - Warned Racing Manners
Race 4LORD OF THE DANCE - Veterinary Clearance Received
Race 4PRIDES BELLISSIMA - Warned Mobiles
Race 4SWEET ANNIE - Warned Racing Manners
Race 5DAVEY MAC - Warned Mobiles
Race 5SVELT - Warned Mobiles
Race 9CHINESE WHISPER - Warned Mobiles
Race 9JIMMY CARTER - Warned Mobiles
Race 9SPRINGBANK LACHIE - Veterinary Clearance Required
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Nil
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 21/06/2020 until 25/06/2020 inclusive (5 days):
OLD LUKE, SMOKIN ANNIE, THE ARTFUL DODGER, PETE'S DASH, THE CROUPIER, MATTHEW EYRE

Race Comments

Race 1   B FRANKS FARRIER/C FERGUSON RACING STABLES MOBILE PACE
LADY'S LASS - hung outwards in the score-up and was out of position at the start. Hung inwards on the bends.
MAJOR MENACE - over-raced on various occasions during the running. Driver S Ottley reported she did not activate the removable deafeners applied to the mare due to the cord becoming entangled.
OPAWA MACH - raced wide into the first bend before obtaining the one/one position near the 1700 metres.
JABALI - raced wide in the early stages.
MAAHES - over-raced in the early stages. Improved wide to the parked position near the 1500 metres.
Race 2   B FRANKS FARRIER/B MCLELLAN RACING STABLES MOBILE PACE
HAYDEN BROMAC - held up near the 200 metres.
MATRIKA - Trainer M House was issued with a warning when presenting this runner with blinds which had not been notified.
A ROCKNROLL MAID - paced rough briefly in the score-up then paced roughly again and shifted up the track near the 1800 metres. Improved wide from the 1700 metres before weakening from the 800 metres. Driver P Hunter reported the mare had been striking the sulky discs. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormalities.
HANS IDEAL - raced wide in the early stages.
KIWI JEWEL - improved four-wide from the 800 metres.
ROCKNGOODTIME - briefly hampered by a weakening runner near the 750 metres.
JAFFIE J - over-raced in the middle stages.
KENNINGTON GIRL - very slow to leave the pre-race circle and was well out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Weakened from the 800 metres.
BUB'S VC - held up briefly final bend.
Race 3   B FRANKS FARRIER/L PEARSON RACING STABLES MOBILE TROT
ANDIAMO - broke in the score-up losing its chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the filly.
JASMINE JACCKA - held up by a tiring runner rounding the final bend.
AMERICAN VIKING - the Murphy Blind was removed prior to the start due to the gelding warming up unfavorably. Out of position at the start. Broke entering the home straight.
MISS CRAZED - driver M Williamson reported he did not activate the removable deafeners applied to the filly due to having the field covered.
BRANDY AND DRY - briefly inconvenienced in the score-up and was slightly out of position at the start.
TOP POCKET CHANCE - raced wide in the early stages.
ANDOVER THE KEYS - broke shortly after the start losing its chance.
GENTLE MAC - raced wide in the early stages. Broke passing the 1750 metres with driver T Robertson having some difficulty restraining the gelding which was eventually pulled up. A warning was placed on the racing manners record of GENTLE MAC.
Race 4   B FRANKS FARRIER/C FAITHFUL RACING STABLES MOBILE PACE
ALL TOO WELL - lay inwards on the final bend striking several track markers.
SWEET ANNIE - paced roughly near the 2000 metres before breaking and abruptly shifting up the track contacting WECANDREAM which broke with SWEET ANNIE losing its chance. A warning was placed on the filly's racing record.
FINN THE BELLIGERENT - hampered on the final bend and shifted up the track.
PRIDES BELLISSIMA - broke shortly after the start briefly hampering a trailing runner and losing its chance in consequence. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare.
SCRITTORE - hampered by breaking runner leaving the final bend and broke in consequence, losing its chance.
WECANDREAM - hampered by a breaking runner racing into the first bend losing ground.
LA LA LAND - hampered by a breaking runner rounding the first bend and broke in consequence, losing its chance.
RIN TIN TIN - hampered by a breaking runner rounding the first bend. Hung inwards rounding the final bend and was reluctant to come off the back of the runner in front, then continued to hang inwards for the remainder of the home straight.
BRAEVIEW KELLY - trainer T Stratford was issued with a warning when presenting this runner in blinds which had not been notified.
LORD OF THE DANCE - hampered by a breaking runner near the 1900 metres. Baulked at a dislodged pylon on the final bend and shifted out hampering FINN THE BELLIGERENT, resulting in FINN THE BELLIGERENT shifting up the track simultaneous to WRECKING BALL shifting inwards with SCRITTORE hampered in consequence.
IDEAL ROBYN - slow to leave the pre-race circle and was out of position at the start. Hampered by an inside runner near the home straight entrance and shifted wider on the track.
WRECKING BALL - lay inwards on the final bend.
PRETTY AZZ - hampered by a breaking runner leaving the first bend and broke in consequence.
Race 5   B FRANKS FARRIER/L BOND RACING STABLES MOBILE TROT
WINDSOR - hung inwards rounding the final bend contacting track markers.
SVELT - broke in the score-up losing its chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Trainer A Wohlers reported he would be making gear alterations prior to SVELT racing next.
CUDDLY TROUBLE - broke briefly in the score-up then broke again racing into the first bend losing ground.
TOLKIEN - sustained a punctured tyre near the 1400 metres. Driver K Larsen was spoken to advisedly regarding his actions at this stage of the race.
DAVEY MAC - broke in the score-up losing considerable ground. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record.
MISS JESSICA - contacted the sulky wheel of TOLKIEN near the 1400 metres causing the tyre to deflate. Driver T Robertson admitted a breach of Careless Driving and after hearing penalty submissions the JCA imposed a fine of $200. Over-raced for some distance after this incident.
SUNNIVUE PHILEAH - hung inwards rounding the first bend contacting several track markers.
LAURA BUSH - raced wide into the first bend before being restrained to the rear of the field to obtain cover.
Following the running of this event the official track conditions were downgraded to Easy.
Race 6   B FRANKS FARRIER/W ADAMS RACING STABLES MOBILE PACE
FLASH PARTY - held up leaving final bend. Then unable to obtain clear racing room throughout the home straight.
RAKABEACH - over-raced and paced roughly near the 1100 metres, briefly held up in the latter stages of the home straight.
IVANA LEGACY - driver A Armour reported the Sliding Blinds applied to the mare failed to activate. Trainer S Armour was issued with a warning for presenting this runner with gear incorrectly applied.
BARDOT - underwent a pre-race Veterinary examination after not having raced since February 2019 and was cleared to start. Driver G Lee reported he had difficulty steering the mare throughout.
BETTERTHANBRIE - raced wide without cover in the early stages.
MAJOR SASS - co-trainer K Barclay was issued with a Minor Infringement Notice and fined $100 when presenting this runner with Removable Deafeners not notified.
Race 7   B FRANKS FARRIER/G & C LEE RACING STABLES MOBILE PACE
IDEAL GLACIER - raced wide into the first bend prior to being restrained to the rear of the field to obtain cover.
Race 8   B FRANKS FARRIER/B GRAY RACING STABLES MOBILE PACE
REATTORE - under pressure from the 1200 metres and weakened from the 900 metres, being retired from the event shortly after. When questioned regarding the performance driver B Williamson advised the gelding appeared to be breathing abnormally. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed no obvious abnormalities. Stewards will follow up with trainer B White in the coming days.
WOLFENSTEIN - raced wide in the early stages.
PEARL HARBOUR - raced wide in the early stages. Raced three-wide with cover from the 1400 metres until improving to the parked position near the 700 metres.
Race 9   B FRANKS FARRIER/N WILLIAMSON RACING STABLES MOBILE TROT
AFTERBURNER - hampered near the 800 metres.
SPRINGBANK LACHIE - stumbled in the score-up and broke briefly. Over-raced in the parked position through the middle stages. Switched to a pace near the 800 metres and was restrained then pulled up from the race near the 800 metres resulting in several runners being hampered. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be suffering some hind limb lameness. Connections were advised SPRINGBANK LACHIE was stood down pending a Veterinary clearance.
CHINESE WHISPER - broke in the score-up losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
WINNING BONES - hampered and broke near the 800 metres losing its chance.
KING CASSIDY - hampered and broke briefly near the 800 metres and shortly after sustained a punctured sulky tyre when contacted by KIWI CRUSHER.
ULTIMATE STRIDE - driver M Williamson reported he did not activate the removable deafeners applied to the colt due to having the field covered.
JIMMY CARTER - broke in the score-up losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
KIWI CRUSHER - hampered near the 800 metres and as a result trotted roughly and contacted the sulky wheel of KING CASSIDY.
Race 10   B FRANKS FARRIER/BREEN & CLELAND RACING STABLES MOB PACE
TONY THE PONY - lay inwards rounding the final bend contacting track markers.
MIDNIGHT PARTY - held up rounding the final bend.
HAZER - broke briefly near the 700 metres.
GOMEO DENARIO - weakened rounding the final bend.
BUCK - an information was lodged pursuant to Rule 869(2) alleging that driver B Shirley used his whip on more occasions than is permitted by Clause (b) of the Use of Whip Regulations and Clause (e) in that he used his whip after the finishing post. The JCA adjourned the matter sine die.
LOVE ON THE ROCKS - broke briefly passing the 1600 metres as the pace eased.