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NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc

Stipendiary Stewards Report

Club
NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc at Addington Raceway
Weather
Fine
Track
Fast
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
N Ydgren (Chairman), N McIntyre, P Williams
Veterinarian
D L Williamson
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General

General
Pre-race blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

Kurow HRC - Sunday, 15th August 2021
Race 7 - TEMUKA TRANSPORT (1967) LTD HANDICAP TROT
Trainer D Ottley advised Stewards on 1 September that MAJESTICMITE has been treated for an upper respiratory infection since racing at Oamaru.
Race 8 - COLLIE HILLS STUD JUNIOR DRIVERS MOBILE PACE
Trainer C Jones advised Stewards on 1 September that BOSSMARO has recovered well following its performance at Oamaru and will continue with its current preparation.

Summary

Swabbing
MAJESTIC JAG, SLIP THE HUNDY, BEACH BALL, MAJESTIC ACTION, SOMEKINDAWONDERFUL, SUGAR ME, VACATION HILL, CLASSIE BRIGADE, HENRY HUBERT, SOCRATES, STEPHS BOY
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Nil
Fines
Race 6R May (ZEALOUS SPUR)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Careless driving, striking a wheel. Fined $200.
Warnings
Race 4I Cameron (BRIGHT GLOW)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip free of the rein.
Race 8J Dunn (SUNDEES SON)
[Rule 857(7)(g)] - Out of position at the start.
Race 11T Williams (KERRI MAGUIRE)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Easing the pace.
Race 12S McRae (NIKOL FRANCO)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented without notified blinds.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 1BUILD A BRIDGE - Warned Racing Manners
Race 3LIZZIE RICHTER - Warned Mobiles
Race 3LIZZIE RICHTER - Warned Racing Manners
Race 3RED RIGHT HAND - Veterinary Clearance Received
Race 6BRYAN BORU - Warned Mobiles
Race 6FRANCO JOSIAH - Veterinary Clearance Required
Race 6TYENE - Warned Mobiles
Race 8SPY DA MOMENT - Warned Mobiles
Race 10PURE COURAGE - Warned Stands
Race 10ROCKNROLL DIVA - Veterinary Clearance Received
Race 11A GUINNESS DANCE - Warned Mobiles
Race 12NIKOL FRANCO - Warned Mobiles
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Race 6FRANCO JOSIAH - at 10.00am on Veterinary advice
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 04/09/2021 until 08/09/2021 inclusive (5 days):
GALLEONS AMBASSADOR, FRANCO JOSIAH, CHIEF OF STAFF, HEISENBERG, LANCEWOOD LOUIE
Exceptional Circumstances:
KOWHAI SHADOW

Race Comments

Race 1   XCM SPORT TROT
SHOW THE WAY - trotted roughly in the home straight and had to be restrained passing the 75 metres.
ILSAS SON - had some difficulty obtaining clear racing room throughout the home straight with driver R Anderson reporting that because of this he had not released the removable deafeners.
MAJESTIC JAG - ran outwards and trotted roughly over the final stages with the gelding breaking shortly after crossing the finish line. The all clear was delayed until Stewards had reviewed the films and were satisfied the horse was in the correct gait as it crossed the line.
CHEEKY MONKEY - broke after 100 metres and lost all chance.
TOOBUSY BEING FAMOUS - trotted roughly entering the first bend and had to be steadied resulting in the gelding losing ground.
MAGNIFIQUE DIMANCHE - raced wide from the 800 metres.
MYSHOUT - broke briefly at the start.
HAROLD SMITH - hampered by a breaking runner near the 300 metres.
MEGHAN - Stewards will follow up with trainer A Lethaby regarding the performance of the filly in the coming days.
GINAS MAJESTY - hampered by a breaking runner near the 300 metres.
EMMA LOUISE - paced in the early stages and had to be broken up from its gait by driver M Edmonds causing the mare to lose ground. Broke passing the 900 metres for a short distance having to be restrained. Weakened and trotted roughly from the 500 metres.
ROSSCO TROUBLE - trotted roughly in the early stages and got back as a result. Again trotted roughly through the middle stages.
MENTALIST - broke passing the 250 metres when leading with driver L O'Reilly taking the horse inwards into the passing lane so as to avoid hampering trailing runners.
BUILD A BRIDGE - raced wide in the early stages. Trotted roughly near the 900 metres. Broke near the 350 metres losing its chance. A warning was placed on the racing record of the mare.
Trainer A Lethaby advised Stewards on 5 September that MEGHAN has recovered well from its last start and will continue with its current preparation.
Race 2   STORER MOTORS MOBILE PACE
The TAB requested a delay to the start due to Hawera running late.
MELODY'S MISCHIEF - when questioned regarding the performance driver B Orange reported the horse was best suited when able to be saved for one short sprint however had to improve at an earlier stage tonight with the extra effort taking its toll.
GLENTHORNE - lay in under pressure on the final bend. When spoken to regarding the gelding's performance driver T Williams advised he felt the horse's condition had given out over the final stages. Trainer K Chapman advised the horse was effectively fresh up today from 23 July after galloping and taking no part at its recent start. He added that combined with the horse's restricted training programme he expected his runner would derive considerable benefit from tonight's event.
TIEBREAKER - over-raced middle stages. Weakened from the 600 metres. Stewards will follow up the recovery of the gelding in the coming days with the connections.
SERIOUS MOONLITE - driver R Close reported the gelding to have hung inwards throughout the final straight.
Co-Trainer G Dunn advised Stewards on 9 September that TIEBREAKER has recovered well after over-racing at its last start and after a trial win mid-week will continue with its current preparation.
Race 3   GARRARDS MOBILE PACE
LIL RIPPER - driver J Cox was questioned regarding the manner he drove between the 600 metres and 450 metres when his filly lost ground when in the trail and his position following the leader with no apparent encouragement from Mr Cox to hold that position. Mr Cox explained that his filly lay outwards through the back straight on the final occasion and so was reluctant to pressure her at this time. He added that the filly continued to run away from the steering pole on the final bend with Mr Cox advising that even if he had wanted to he would not have been able to access the passing lane. After reviewing the incident Stewards took the matter no further.
BONDI LUSTRE - weakened near the 500 metres.
RED RIGHT HAND - the required veterinary clearance was received. Paced roughly passing the 400 metres and had to be steadied.
BUBBA SCRUB - paced roughly passing the 500 metres causing the gelding to lose some ground. Held up in the early stages of the run home.
JAGARA - over-raced early and middle stages.
LIZZIE RICHTER - broke after 100 metres losing considerable ground. Broke again near the 700 metres losing its chance A warning was placed on the mare's barrier and racing record.
Race 4   PASTOR STEPHEN AT LLOWALONG FARMS HANDICAP TROT
SHOW ME THE GRAY - broke at the start and lost considerable ground.
ZSA ZOE - broke at the start and settled towards the back of the field. Over-raced middle stages.
CLYDE - lay inwards and lost ground on the final bend.
BRIGHT GLOW - driver I Cameron was warned for using his whip free of the rein in the early stages of the run home.
NAVARA - broke near the 250 metres.
SODS LAW - broke for a short distance racing into the first bend when racing in confined quarters to the inside of EMDEEGEE. When questioned regarding this driver and co-trainer J Geddes explained that he had attempted to restrain from the position following EMDEEGEE but his gelding had commenced to over-race and proved difficult resulting in it galloping for some strides.
MADELEINE STOWE - raced wide early stages.
RED HARBOUR - over-raced middle stages. Held up late in the run home.
PUZZLED - broke after 100 metres checking trailing runner.
MATADEROS - checked after 100 metres and broke briefly. Shifted outwards in the early and middle stages of the run home. Driver J Dunn was spoken to and advised it was expected he make a greater effort to maintain a straight course. Mr Dunn reported the gelding had been trotting roughly and he would be recommending gear changes.
Race 5   HYDROFLOW HANDICAP PACE
OLIVER NORTH - broke briefly at the start. Over-raced middle stages. Lay outwards through the running.
HILARIOUS PRINCE - over-raced middle stages.
CHAMPAGNEANDWINE - began awkwardly.
SOMEKINDAWONDERFUL - lay inwards throughout the run home.
Race 6   AVON CITY FORD MOBILE TROT
TYENE - trotted roughly and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the mare's barrier record. Broke after 150 metres losing its chance.
BRYAN BORU - broke at the start losing its chance. A warning was placed on the gelding's barrier record.
ZEALOUS SPUR - broke after 150 metres after shifting inwards and making contact with the sulky wheel of SIOUX PRINCESS. Driver R May admitted driving carelessly in this incident and after viewing the films and hearing penalty submissions the Adjudicative Committee imposed a fine of $200.
FRANCO JOSIAH - late scratching at 10am on veterinary advice. Stood down pending a veterinary clearance.
MAJESTIC CHICK - Stewards will follow up with Trainer J Howe in the coming days regarding the performance of the mare.
Trainer J Howe advised Stewards on 5 September that MAJESTIC CHICK has recovered well from its last start. Mr Howe added that he would make gear changes to the mare prior to continuing with its current preparation
Race 7   FAHEY FENCE HIRE MOBILE PACE
MOSSMAN - over-raced middle stages. Had difficulty obtaining clear racing room in the home straight.
SAGINAW - held up throughout the run home. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stewards questioned driver R Cameron regarding the manner he drove on the final bend and in the early stages of the run home when he elected not to shift outwards to obtain clear running but instead move inwards resulting in him being held up throughout the home straight. After hearing Mr Cameron's explanation Stewards issued a charge under Rule 868(2) alleging that he had failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures to obtain the best possible finishing position when he elected to shift inwards near the 200 metres when there was a clear run on the outside. The Adjudicative Committee adjourned the hearing to the Ashburton TC meeting on Sunday 5 September 2021.
SUPERBASS - raced wide early stages. Paced roughly near the 1500 metres. Over-raced middle stages. When spoken to regarding the performance driver T Williams reported the gelding had been contacting its knees throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Race 8   BASIL DEAN TROTTING FREE-FOR-ALL (MOBILE TROT)
SPY DA MOMENT - out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
WOODSTONE - trotted roughly in the score up and was back slightly at the start. Trotted roughly on the final bend having to be steadied.
SUNDEES SON - out of position at the start. Driver J Dunn was issued with a warning. Stewards spoke with driver J Dunn regarding the manner he drove his gelding over the final stages. Mr Dunn advised that he had been hampered by WOODSTONE which came out at the 300 metres causing him to race four wide. Mr Dunn added that the gelding had peaked on its run over the concluding stages which he attributed to the horse having a restricted training programme in recent weeks along with the fast closing sectionals of tonight's race. Notwithstanding this, Mr Dunn was reminded of his obligations to ensure he drives his runner out to the end of the race.
Race 9   ALLIED SECURITY MAURICE HOLMES VASE (STANDING START) PACE
A G'S WHITE SOCKS - broke at the start losing ground.
WARLOCH - broke at the start losing ground.
DI CAPRIO - over-raced middle stages. Lay inwards in the run home.
THAT ALEXANDER GUY - began awkwardly.
Race 10   IRT. YOUR HORSE. OUR PASSION. PACE
WHITE SHARK - broke at the start. Over-raced middle stages.
ROCKNROLL DIVA - the required veterinary clearance was received.
WESTAR MOLLY - began awkwardly. Held up final bend by a weakening runner.
VINTAGE GOLD - broke at the start.
ROSIES TERROR - driver T Chmiel was spoken to advisedly for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the home straight.
PURE COURAGE - broke at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
HUCKABEE - over-raced middle stages.
MISS BEHAVIN - hampered in the early stages by a breaking runner losing ground in consequence. Weakened final bend.
FULL OF DESIRE - over-raced middle stages.
CHANCE ACHIEVER - broke at the start.
EXPRESSIVE LOVE - raced wide from the 1000 metres.
Race 11   RACING CONNECT FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE
A GUINNESS DANCE - lay outwards in the early stages and crowded ESPECIAL which broke. A warning was placed on this runners barrier record. Over-raced on the first bend and when doing so made contact with the sulky of SUZIE ROCKS. Hampered near the 1500 metres when there was an easing of the pace.
ESPECIAL - broke shortly after the start losing its chance when in restricted room.
KERRI MAGUIRE - driver T Williams was questioned and then issued with a warning for the manner in which he drove near the 1500 metres when after reaching the parked position he restrained abruptly hampering trailing runners. Held up rounding the final bend.
TAUMATA VC - raced wide early stages. hampered near the 1500 metres when there was an easing of the pace. Driver J Herbert reported she was unable to release the deafeners due to the cord becoming entangled.
BOARDING CALL - raced wide early stages.
FOLKLORE - hampered near the 1500 metres when there was an easing of the pace.
EASTWOOD ISABELLA - hampered near the 1500 metres when there was an easing of the pace.
SWEDISH FRANCO - hampered near the 1500 metres when there was an easing of the pace. Raced wide from the 850 metres. Hampered near the 250 metres when crowded between runners which shifted ground.
SMOKIN ANNIE - hampered in the early stages.
SUZIE ROCKS - sustained a punctured sulky tyre racing past the 1550 metres.
Race 12   FIRST DIRECT TAXIS MOBILE PACE
ASIAN ELVIS - hampered when racing wide in the early stages when SWEET AFFINITY shifted outwards.
JOHN JAMES PRESTON - lay inwards in the early stages of the run home.
NIKOL FRANCO - trainer S McRae was issued with a warning after NIKOL FRANCO was presented without the notified blinds. Raced keenly in the early stages and broke shortly after the start settling at the rear. A warning was placed on the filly's barrier record. Weakened from the 450 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
TASMAN TEMPEST - over-raced in the early stages when being restrained. Continued to over-race through the middle stages causing driver S Ottley some difficulty.
KIWI X FACTOR - held up middle stages of the run home and paced roughly.
SWEET AFFINITY - shifted ground outwards near the 1700 metres hampering ASIAN ELVIS. Stewards spoke with driver J Cox regarding this who explained that his filly had begun racing fiercely when asked to improve its position after the start with Mr Cox becoming concerned that he would not be able to prevent the horse from contacting JOHN JAMES PRESTON so instead shifted outwards. Mr Cox further added that he would be speaking to trainer G Payne regarding potential gear changes which may assist the filly to relax and race more tractably.
LIFE OF ART - paced roughly in the middle stages when improving.