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NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc

Stipendiary Stewards Report

Club
NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc at Addington Raceway
Weather
Fine
Track
Good
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
N Ydgren (Chairman), S Renault, P Williams, C Tibbs
Veterinarian
Dr A A Corser
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General

General
Pre-raced blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

NZ Metro TC - Thursday, 17th September 2020
Race 10 - THE BOX SEAT RETURNS WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER PACE
Stewards have completed their review of the incident when TERRIER (R Close) shifted outwards when racing into the final bend with THE DIVA (J Thomas) being forced wider and breaking. After speaking with both drivers it was ascertained that, whilst THE DIVA was hanging in slightly as the horses were approaching the bend, the outwards movement of TERRIER was slow and gradual rather than sudden or abrupt. It was confirmed that, as Mr Close shifted out, he had not fully assessed the speed at which THE DIVA was coming up to him which resulted in THE DIVA being forced wider on the track and breaking. After considering the comments of both drivers it was decided no further action would be taken other than to remind Mr Close of his obligations to those runners around him when shifting ground.
Forbury Park TC - Thursday, 1st October 2020
Race 10 - CHILLI DHABA INDIAN TAKEAWAY MOBILE PACE
Junior driver K Tomlinson (GLENTHORNE) was spoken to regarding using her whip free of the rein.

Summary

Swabbing
TIME UP THE HILL, IKSAKA, GOPATI, MATUA TANA, AMAZING DREAM, CRACKABRIE, MAURICE
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Nil
Fines
Nil
Warnings
Race 5T Neale (SOVIET STAR)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented with removable deafeners not notified.
Race 8C DeFilippi (ENCHANTEE)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Reg] - Using whip free of the rein and whip action.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 2OUTAMYWAY - Warned Mobiles
Race 2TRIXTON TIME - Warned Mobiles
Race 3MRS WASHINGTON - Warned Mobiles
Race 3NICKY'S EXPRESS - Warned Racing Manners
Race 3SHADOW AVEROSS - Warned Mobiles
Race 3VIEWFIELD DREAM - Warned Mobiles
Race 4NED KELLY - Ineligible Racing Manners - Stood Down 1 Trial
Race 6HUMBLE LADD - Cleared From Unruly Stands
Race 6THE DOMINATOR - Unruly Stands Trainer's Request
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Race 1GOOD ON YA KIWI - at 2.05 pm on Veterinary advice
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 09/10/2020 until 13/10/2020 inclusive (5 days):
GOOD ON YA KIWI, FULHAM DANCER, ENHANCE YOUR CALM, STYLISH MEMPHIS, BETSTARS BLUE JEAN, CHA CHA B
Ineligible from 09/10/2020 until 22/10/2020 inclusive (14 days):
JUST WONDERING
Exceptional Circumstances:
TOMMY TAHI

Race Comments

Race 1   NEVELE R STUD MOBILE PACE
FIRE FOX - paced roughly as the start was effected and had to be steadied.
RAH DE RAH - weakened from the 600 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a poor recovery.
RAZCAL ALLEY - hung inwards and paced roughly after 150 metres. Over-raced on the first bend.
MAGICAL MALI - badly hampered by a weakening runner final bend losing considerable ground. Driver K Newman was spoken to regarding using his whip free of the rein.
MOSSDALE ART - weakened final stages. When spoken to regarding the performance, driver B Hope explained his mare had travelled lethargically throughout and proved disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Race 2   WELCOME NZ HORSE AMBULANCE MOBILE TROT
TRIXTON TIME - broke in the score up losing all chance. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record.
I DREAM OF JEANNIE - made contact with the barrier arm and broke as the start was effected. Hampered near the 1100 metres. Held up final bend.
ANDOVERLOV - lay outwards on the bend near the 1600 metres. Trotted roughly passing the 150 metres.
GO ON ANDOVER - trotted roughly through the middle stages. Broke near the 1100 metres and was shifted inside track markers to avoid trailing runners.
KAHRESS - briefly held up late in the run home. Driver R Holmes was spoken to regarding using his whip free of the rein and in more than a wrist only flicking motion.
WESTEROS - broke in the score up losing ground.
ARDEE TROUBLE - trotted roughly in the score up and was out of position at the start. Raced wide early stages.
OUTAMYWAY - out of position at the start after hanging outwards and trotting roughly in the score up. A warning was placed on the colt's barrier record. Raced wide early stages. Trotted roughly in the home straight.
TIME UP THE HILL - trotted roughly in the score up and was out of position at the start.
TRES MAGNIFIQUE - trotted roughly for a short distance after the start. Hampered near the 1100 metres.
ORLANDO MAGIC - checked and broke for a short distance near the 1100 metres.
JUSTAN'S SISTER - hampered near the 1100 metres. Held up passing the 200 metres.
RACHMANINOV - raced wide early stages.
Race 3   CANTERBURY ST'BRED BREEDERS ASSN. MOBILE PACE
VIEWFIELD DREAM - out of position at the start despite the urgings of driver S Thornley. A warning was placed on the mare's barrier record.
FRAUD - over-raced through the middle stages. Held up final bend.
IKSAKA - driver J Simpson was spoken to regarding breaking up his use of the whip with alternative actions.
SHADOW AVEROSS - despite the efforts of driver A Mugford was not able to take up its front line position. A warning was placed on the mare's barrier record. Hampered near the 450 metres.
VESNINA - hung inwards leaving the final bend having to be restrained and corrected. Paced roughly throughout the home straight and was unable to be fully driven out.
MACH'S ELIMINATOR - over-raced passing the 1000 metres when being restrained to take cover.
HOT N GOLD - steadied near the 1300 metres when there was an easing of the pace. Raced wide from the 1200 metres.
ARDEN'S DELIGHT - steadied near the 1300 metres when there was an easing of the pace. Paced roughly when improving wide passing the 1100 metres.
MRS WASHINGTON - broke in the score up. A warning was placed on the mare's barrier record. Hampered near the 450 metres. Lay inwards under pressure leaving the final bend and raced roughly. Driver B Hill reported he had not released the mare's deafeners.
FULL OF DESIRE - raced lethargically passing the 900 metres and lost its three wide trail.
LADY MATARA - held up throughout the final straight. Driver J Dunn reported he did not release the deafeners due to this.
NICKY'S EXPRESS - paced roughly and broke near the 450 metres hampering trailing runners. A warning was placed on the mare's racing record.
Race 4   WOODLANDS STUD NZ SIRES STAKES SERIES (Heat 1) MOBILE PACE
KRUG - driver B Orange reported the deafeners were not released due to having the field covered.
GOT YOU COVERED - paced roughly for a short distance near the 450 metres and lost ground.
AMERICAN LIGHTNING - when spoken to regarding the performance, driver N Williamson advised the colt had pleased him with its efforts but noted the rise in class to what the horse had recently been opposing.
NED KELLY - paced roughly in the score up and was out of position at the start. Broke near the 450 metres losing its chance. Stood down to trial satisfactorily on one occasion.
Race 5   GRAPHITE DEVELOPMENTS SHOW DAY FUTURITY PRELUDE MOB PACE
SOVIET STAR - trainer T Neale was warned for presenting the gelding with deafeners which had not been notified. Hung inwards final bend and in the home straight. When spoken to regarding the performance driver T Chmiel advised he was disappointed with the effort. A post-race Veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
RED ENVY - over-raced middle stages.
BETTERWITHBLING - out of position at the start despite the efforts of driver J Cox.
Race 6   ALABAR HANDICAP TROT
MISSALYSSA - broke after 100 metres losing ground. Trotted roughly throughout the final straight. The all clear was delayed until it was confirmed the mare did not gallop excessively.
HUMBLE LADD - cleared from the unruly for future standing starts.
MATUA TANA - trotted roughly through the early stages. Again trotted roughly throughout the home straight.
MAJESTIC HURRICANE - broke at the start losing considerable ground. Weakened final bend.
THE DOMINATOR - broke after 100 metres losing considerable ground. Weakened final bend. Placed on the unruly for standing starts at the request of the connections.
HARRYSUL - trotted roughly middle stages. Weakened final bend.
DARK HORSE - driver N Williamson was spoken to regarding allowing his mare to start wider than barrier one off 20 metres. When spoken to regarding the mare's performance, Mr Williamson explained that tonight was only her second run back after a spell and he felt was an improvement on her first up run. He added that he expected her to take further benefit from this race.
Race 7   NEVELE R FILLIES SERIES (Heat 5) MOBILE PACE
SUGAR LOAF - driver K Newman was spoken to regarding using his whip in more than a wrist only flicking motion.
SPELLBOUND - the boring pole was removed prior to the start after warming up unfavourably.
AMAZING DREAM - lay outwards throughout the home straight.
Race 8   CANTERBURY TROTTING OWNERS ASSN. MOBILE PACE
A DELIGHTFUL ACT - over-raced middle stages. Driver M Kerr was spoken to regarding using his whip free of the rein.
CHEEZEL - held up for clear racing room throughout the run home. Driver R Close advised the deafeners were not released due to this. Mr Close was questioned regarding why he shifted inwards near the 300 metres instead of persisting with a run wider on the track. Stewards adjourned the matter to make further enquiries.
SWEET MARY - held up for clear racing room throughout the run home. Driver S Ottley reported the deafeners were not released due to this.
ENCHANTEE - driver C DeFilippi was warned for using his whip free of the rein and in more than a wrist only flicking motion.
Race 9   WOODLANDS STUD MOBILE PACE
CRACKABRIE - driver R Close reported he did not release the mare's deafeners due to having the field covered.
JAWBREAKER(AUS) - over-raced early stages.
DONT LIE TO ME - raced wide early stages.
BOSSMARO - raced wide early stages.
TOWN ECHO - raced wide from the 700 metres.
INVISIBLE GIRL - over-raced middle stages.
Race 10   FIRST DIRECT TAXIS MOBILE PACE
IDEAL RULE - held up final bend by a weakening runner.
SWEENEY TODD - over-raced early stages. Hung inwards and weakened final bend striking pylons.
MAURICE - struck and dislodged a pylon on the final bend.
JOHNNY MAC - over-raced middle stages when racing parked.
STETSON - hampered final bend by a weakening runner.
FLAMBOYANT - driver B Laughton was spoken to regarding using his whip in more than a wrist only flicking motion.
HAYDEN BROMAC - hampered final bend by a weakening runner. Driver G Smith was spoken to regarding his decision to shift inwards near the 600 metres and take up a position next to the pylons. Mr Smith explained that tonight's race had not been run to suit in that he had anticipated gaining a three wide cart into the race however this did not eventuate. Mr Smith said his gelding was under pressure approaching the 600 metres so elected to shift inwards to save ground however became held up for a short distance by the weakening SWEENEY TODD.