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NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc

Stipendiary Stewards Report

Club
NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc at Addington Raceway
Weather
Showery
Track
Slushy, Easy
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
P Williams (Chairman), N Ydgren, N McIntyre
Veterinarian
Dr J Fuller
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General

General
Pre-race blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

Invercargill HRC - Saturday, 27th June 2020
Race 8 - LOOKING TO SELL? CALL CRAIG AT HARCOURTS HANDICAP PACE
SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS - M Williamson was fined $500 for using his whip on more occasions than is permitted by Rule 869(2) and the Use of the whip regulations.

Summary

Swabbing
GLACIER COASTER, MAJESTIC ROLLON, BUCKSKIN, THE BLOSS, MARTHA STUART, CONQUER ME, GUIDO DA SIENA, BOSSMARO, MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Race 1S Wigg (CHANGEAROUND)
[Rule 869(2) & Whip Regs (b)] - Used whip on more occasions than permitted (3 days).
Suspended from 02/07/2020 until 15/07/2020 inclusive.
Fines
Nil
Warnings
Race 1S Wigg (CHANGEAROUND)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Lack of control when allowing runner to shift out final bend.
Race 8J Alford (JIMMY CANNON)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented without notified deafeners.
Race 11M Anderson (KAYLA MAGUIRE)
[Rule 869(4) & Home Straight Regs] - Maintain straight course in run home and keep passing lane clear.
Bleeders
Race 9BIRD OF PARADISE - Stood down from 29/06/2020 until 28/07/2020 inclusive and 1 Trial.
Horse Action
Race 2EILISH HALL - Unruly Stands Trainer's Request
Race 3BUCKSKIN - Warned Stands
Race 4DORA EXPLORER - Warned Stands
Race 4TIME IN A BOTTLE - Cleared From Unruly Stands
Race 6AMERICAN VIKING - Warned Stands
Race 7DON'T TELL ANGE - Warned Mobiles
Race 7MIGHTY REACTOR - Cleared From Unruly Mobiles
Race 8STEALTH BOMBA - Warned Stands
Race 9BIRD OF PARADISE - Veterinary Clearance Required (Scope Required)
Race 10COUNT EYRE - Warned Racing Manners
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Race 1MACHS MARETA - at 9.10am on Veterinary advice
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 29/06/2020 until 03/07/2020 inclusive (5 days):
MACHS MARETA, KING ARTHUR, THE FLYING FIJIAN, REGATTA, KEY REACTOR, KWIK SPORT, AMERICAN SNIPER, MILS MCARDLE, MOSSDALE LOTTEE

Race Comments

Race 1   MIKE STRATFORD MEMORIAL AMATEUR DRIVERS MOBILE PACE
CHANGEAROUND - shifted outwards under pressure on the final bend before being corrected. Driver S Wigg was issued with a warning for the lack of control she had over her runner at this time. Ms Wigg admitted using her whip on more occasions than permitted by Clause (b) of the Use of Whip Regulations and the JCA suspended her licence from the conclusion of racing on 1 July up to and including 15 July 2020 (3 days).
CHEDDAR MADE BETA - held up leaving the final bend and in the early stages of the run home.
FLAME LADY - locked wheels with RUSSIAN EXPRESS for a short distance near the 200 metres. Stewards spoke with driver P Wallace regarding this. It was determined that Mr Wallace had looked to improve between runners in anticipation of CHANGEAROUND shifting further outwards however this did not eventuate leaving him to race in restricted room. Mr Wallace was spoken to regarding improving into a run that could not accommodate his horse and sulky.
ALLANDALE - weakened near the 600 metres.
FOUR STARZZZ SHIRAZ - paced roughly rounding the first bend.
GLACIER COASTER - raced wide from the 600 metres.
RUSSIAN EXPRESS - locked wheels with FLAME LADY for a short distance near the 200 metres. Paced roughly when weakening over the final stages.
Race 2   HRS CONSTRUCTION TROT
BE BEE LASS - lay outwards through the final straight and trotted roughly.
EILISH HALL - broke after 50 metres. Trotted roughly on the final bend and throughout the home straight. Placed on the unruly for future standing starts at the request of trainer/driver J Curtin.
MUCHACHA BONITA - broke after 150 metres losing all chance.
BUILD A BRIDGE - when spoken to regarding the mare's performance, co-trainer/driver J Geddes advised he had received a good run throughout however the mare had failed to run on as expected in the final straight. Stewards will follow up with Mr Geddes in the coming days.
BACARDI PRIDE - broke racing into the first bend. Again broke near the 2100 metres and the 1000 metres.
HALFWAY THERE - broke racing into the first bend. Lay inwards when weakening on the final bend and contacted several track markers.
LUMINOSITY - broke at the start.
Race 3   HYDROFLOW PACE
KUSANOVA - driver R Houghton advised he had not been able to release the deafeners as the cord had broken. This gear was inspected and found to be in good order.
CHARLIE'S ACE - broke at the start. Weakened from the 600 metres.
PRAIRIE - hampered at the start.
BUCKSKIN - broke at the start and shifted inwards hampering an inside runner. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record.
ROZHA - driver S Anderson was spoken to regarding the abrupt manner in which he shifted outwards near the 800 metres hampering a trailing runner.
ASHES TO ASHES - briefly held up in the middle stages of the run home.
MONEY HONEY - broke at the start.
BOOM - very slow to begin and got back as a result. Hampered in the early stages by breaking runners having to shift ground outwards. Raced roughly when being shifted wider near the 750 metres.
LEANDER - broke at the start.
Race 4   NEW TRACKSIDE DINING MENU AT ADDINGTON TROT
QUIK SHOT - broke after 100 metres.
DORA EXPLORER - fractious behind the barriers causing a delay. Began awkwardly then broke in the early stages. A warning was placed on the mare's barrier record.
LISA MARIE P - hampered by breaking runners shortly after the start.
CABELLA NOIR - broke after 100 metres.
SUNNY BILL - held up final stages of the run home.
IDLE STUARTIA - required a sulky change prior to the start.
THE BLOSS - driver B Borcoskie reported he did not release the deafeners due to having the field covered.
HONEYS SON - weakened from the 400 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a high heart rate and the gelding was sensitive on palpitation in the near hind suspensory. Stable representative A Tomlinson explained they had added more weight to the horse's front legs today along with an overcheck in an attempt to aid the gelding's gait and whilst this had worked had been disappointed with its efforts over the final stages. Mrs Tomlinson added that HONEYS SON had not been suited to today's track and it was now their intention to give the horse a freshen up and then only race the horse on tracks which were not rain affected.
TEQUILA SUNSET - trotted roughly on the final bend.
JERRY GARCIA - trotted roughly after the start before breaking when shifting ground in the early stages to avoid galloping runners.
MISSALYSSA - broke at the 1850 metres. Again broke near the 700 metres.
TIME IN A BOTTLE - weakened from the 600 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Driver G O'Reilly reported the mare had been difficult to steer throughout. Trainer S Mounce advised she would be making gear changes. Cleared from the unruly.
KOWHAI SUNDOWN - weakened over the final stages. When spoken to regarding the gelding's efforts trainer M Jones reported his horse to have struggled with the noticeable rise in class and subsequent tempo of today's race.
Following this race the track was upgraded to Easy.
Race 5   BLUE STAR TAXIS PACE
GOMEO DENARIO - fractious just prior to the start and began awkwardly.
DONEGAL CARRICKFIN - broke at the start.
FANCY - broke at the start.
EASTWOOD ISABELLA - briefly held up at the top of the home straight.
THE DIVA - weakened over the final stages. When spoken to regarding the performance, trainer J Thomas reported the mare was better suited when able to race on the markers and in his opinion had not backed up from its winning effort last week.
SAGANO - broke at the start.
FLAMBOYANT - broke at the start. The connections advised the gelding had lost the off hind shoe during the running.
JOSHUA DYLAN - began awkwardly. Had to be steadied when there was an easing of the pace near the 800 metres.
MASADA - broke at the start.
Race 6   BOOK YOUR EVENT AT ADDINGTON & BE IN TO WIN TROT
BELLA BUTTON - broke shortly after the start losing all chance.
SUNGAIT'S LEGACY - broke at the start.
CODY BANNER - trotted roughly through the final straight.
AMERICAN VIKING - fractious behind the barriers causing a delay. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record. Broke at the start. Broke again near the 750 metres.
MARTHA STUART - began awkwardly before improving to the lead.
FUNKY MONKEY - broke shortly after the start losing all chance.
THE GOOD DOCTOR - trotted roughly and weakened from the 600 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. The connections advised they would have blood tests taken in the coming days. Stewards will follow up with the connections subsequent to that.
Race 7   FERNLAW/GARRY THOMPSON SOLICITOR MOBILE PACE
DON'T TELL ANGE - broke in the score up and as a result was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record. Raced wide throughout. Trainer/driver A Mugford (assisted by T Chmiel) was questioned regarding the tactics she adopted throughout and advised that the mare had slipped the chin rest after dropping its head in the score up causing it to contact a knee and break. She also said that after being caught in a three wide position she had been unable to improve due to the track conditions and with horses behind her was unable to restrain to the rear.
TARA BROMAC - driver B Orange reported he sustained a flat tyre during the early stages of the race.
PLAY BY EAR - raced wide early stages.
NARCISSIST - pre-race warmed. Held up by weakening runners between the 600 metres and the 400 metres.
IT'S A SHAWTHING - over-raced in the early stages. Weakened final bend.
AVEROSS SPITFIRE - hampered briefly in the score up. Raced wide around the final bend.
MIGHTY REACTOR - raced wide throughout. Raced fiercely approaching the 1200 metres and had to be heavily restrained when awkwardly positioned close to the sulky of I MISS MUM. Weakened final bend. Cleared from the unruly.
Race 8   MCMILLAN EQUINE FEEDS PACE
FORTUNIA - broke at the start.
AROCKNATTHEPARK - broke at the start. Locked wheels with KATCHALIGHT when being shifted wider on the final bend losing considerable ground.
KATCHALIGHT - locked wheels with AROCKNATTHEPARK when shifting outwards on the final bend.
PATS DRAGON - began awkwardly. Lay inwards on the final bend causing it to momentarily lose ground. Driver R May was questioned as to whether he could have improved his position at an earlier stage of the running. Mr May explained that he had been reluctant to do so bearing in mind his runner had lost some ground in the early stages after a slow beginning and that today's race was, in his mind, of better overall quality than the gelding had recently been racing against. He added that he had followed the eventual winner around the final bend but been slightly disappointed with the horse's efforts over the final stages.
STEALTH BOMBA - charged the barriers causing a delay. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record. Briefly held up final bend.
JIMMY CANNON - presented without the notified deafeners. Trainer J Alford was issued a warning.
BEAU MAJOR - broke after 150 metres.
Race 9   FAHEY FENCE HIRE MOBILE PACE
BOSSMARO - Stewards spoke with trainer R Austin regarding the change of tactics employed after the gelding had shown gate speed today to lead which was in contrast to its recent racing pattern when drawing the front line. Mr Austin explained those two runs were immediately after being removed from the unruly with the connections deliberately cautious in how the horse was handled in the early stages of those races to avoid any further indiscretions. Mr Austin added that today the gelding benefited from being able to make the most of an inside draw and good speed away from the mobile.
BIRD OF PARADISE - paced roughly over the final stages. A post-race veterinary examination confirmed the mare had bled. Stood down for the mandatory 30 days with a veterinary clearance including a scope required prior to completing one satisfactory trial before resuming.
SCARED STIFF - driver T Chmiel will be spoken to in the coming days regarding the manner in which he drove racing into the first bend.
HIGHLAND REIGN - weakened approaching the 600 metres after having to race parked until that point.
DONEGAL GILBERT - placed in restricted room when racing into the first bend. Paced roughly inside the final 100 metres.
ALEXY - underwent and passed a veterinary examination after having started earlier in the programme in Race 1.
GALLEONS CONNOISSEUR - out of position at the start. Paced roughly in the early stages.
FRANK THE TANK - out of position at the start.
Following this race the track was downgraded to Slushy.
Race 10   LAMB & HAYWARD HANDICAP TROT
MAKURA - briefly crowded in the early stages.
SPRINGBANK LACHIE - broke shortly after the start.
IDLE MOOSE - over-raced when in the parked position with a round to go. Weakened near the 500 metres.
JUSTAN'S SISTER - briefly shifted in rounding the final bend crowding TAKE AFTER ME.
MIGHTY FLYING ROCKER - broke shortly after the start.
GIRLS LET LOOSE - broke near the 400 metres.
COUNT EYRE - broke racing into the first bend. A warning was placed on the gelding's racing record.
WINNING BONES - broke racing into the first bend. Broke again near the 400 metres.
Race 11   CONCRETE BROTHERS MOBILE PACE
BAKER CREEK - raced wide early stages.
COMFORTABLY NUMB - raced wide from the 1500 metres. Weakened from the 400 metres.
KAYLA MAGUIRE - raced wide early stages. Shifted inwards throughout the run home. Driver M Anderson was warned to ensure, in the future, under similar circumstances he does not shift down into passing lane and deny access to the lane to a trailing runner.
MAGICAL MATTY - held up in the early stages of the run home.