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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
S Renault (Chairman), V Munro, P Williams
Veterinarian
Dr A A Corser
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General

General
Pre-race blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

NZ Metro TC - Friday, 24th September 2021
Race 1 - ADDINGTON NEWS - EVERY WEDNESDAY MOBILE PACE
Trainer B Hill advised Stewards on 30 September that THE ARTFUL DODGER has been treated for a nasal discharge and will be freshened prior to resuming.
Race 2 - McMILLAN EQUINE FEEDS FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE
Trainer T Yesberg advised Stewards on 29 September that PAMPELONNE is being treated for mucus in its lungs and is having a brief spell in consequence.
Race 5 - LAMB & HAYWARD HANDICAP PACE
Trainer K Butt advised Stewards on 28 September that THE KAIK has recovered well following its performance at Addington last week adding that in her opinion the gelding will derive benefit from the run.
Race 6 - SPECTATORS BAR - NEW SPECIALS! 2YO MOBILE PACE
Stable representative J Dunn advised Stewards on 29 September that blood tests taken from I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY revealed no abnormalities with the gelding continuing with its current preparation.
Banks Peninsula TC - Sunday, 26th September 2021
Race 2 - WOODLANDS STUD MOBILE PACE
Trainer T Yesberg advised Stewards on 29 September that NO GEE ESS TEE has been diagnosed with an entrapped epiglottis with the mare having a minor procedure this week and having a brief spell in consequence.
Race 7 - MAJESTIC SON DG JONES BANKS PENINSULA CUP (HCP TROT)
Trainer M Jones advised Stewards on 30 September that MAJESTIC LAVROS has been treated for a respiratory infection subsequent to last weekend's performance at Motukarara.
Trainer K Cox advised Stewards on 30 September that SPY DA MOMENT was found to be suffering from a minor tie-up issue following its performance at Motukarara on Sunday with Ms Cox being of the opinion that the gelding had also failed to handle the track conditions adding that it will continue with its current preparation.

Summary

Swabbing
SODS LAW, MABALENE, SPRINGBANK MASON, ALLEGRA, CRANBOURNE, SUNDEES SON, SOUNDSOFCASH, PEMBROOK PLAYBOY, SOUTH COAST ARDEN, HAROLD SMITH, DENY EVERYTHING, EMMA'S BOY
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Race 11B Butt (SOCRATES)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip with more than a wrist flicking motion (3 days).
Suspended from 02/10/2021 until 15/10/2021 inclusive.
Fines
Race 1J Versteeg (BOURBON ON THE ROCKS)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Careless driving, striking a wheel. Fined $300.
Warnings
Race 1P Borcoskie (SMUDGEE)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip with more than a wrist flicking motion.
Race 3R Close (SHOW ME THE GRAY)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip with more than a wrist flicking motion.
Race 4T Bagrie (MAID OF MONEY)
[Rule 865(1)] - Late gear notification.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 1MAUDARCHY - Warned Stands
Race 2GIVEMEWHATINEED - Warned Mobiles
Race 3ONE OVER ALL - Warned Stands - Caused False Start
Race 5BETTOR BELIEVE IT - Warned Stands
Race 8HENRY HUBERT - Unruly Stands
Race 9ALMIGHTY FEAR - Warned Stands
Race 9CODY BANNER - Warned Racing Manners
Race 9SOUTH PARK - Unruly Stands Trainer's Request
Race 11FRANCO CORNEL - Warned Mobiles
Medical Certificate
 P Davis - Medical clearance received.
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Nil
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 02/10/2021 until 06/10/2021 inclusive (5 days):
B D YASOTHON, YOSSI, STYLISH MEMPHIS, CLICQUOT, BRAEVIEW KELLY, OFF THE EDGE

Race Comments

Race 1   AVON CITY FORD TROT
RACHMANINOV - trotted roughly in the run home.
ZSAHARA - held up by a tiring runner in the back straight on the final occasion.
BOURBON ON THE ROCKS - made contact with the sulky wheel of BRYAN BORU shortly after the start and broke losing all chance. Driver J Versteeg admitted driving carelessly in this incident and after viewing the films and hearing penalty submissions the Adjudicative Committee imposed a fine of $300.
BELLA BUTTON - raced wide early stages. When spoken to regarding the performance driver B Orange reported the mare had worked hard in the early stages to obtain the lead and had been pressured for the lead from the 700 metres which had contributed to the horse weakening over the concluding stages.
SMUDGEE - driver P Borcoskie was warned for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home.
COUNT EYRE - locked wheels briefly with BRIGHT GLOW when looking for clear racing room near the 100 metres. Trotted roughly over the concluding stages and was unable to be fully driven out. When spoken to regarding the improved performance driver M Williamson advised the gelding had received a favourable run throughout and had appreciated a significant drop in class from recent racing.
MAUDARCHY - broke briefly shortly after the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Raced wide until reaching the parked position near the 1100 metres. The connections requested a post-race veterinary examination of the mare which revealed no abnormalities.
MADELEINE STOWE - raced wide until reaching the parked position near the 1300 metres. Weakened near the 400 metres. When spoken to regarding the performance driver P Davis reported the mare had worked hard in the early and middle stages with the effort taking its toll. Trainer M Nyhan advised Stewards that subsequent to the race the mare was found to have a hoof abscess burst and would be treated accordingly.
TAKE AFTER ME - began awkwardly. Trotted roughly and broke near the 950 metres losing all chance.
BRIGHT GLOW - raced wide without cover from the 900 metres. Locked wheels briefly with COUNT EYRE near the 100 metres.
PRINCE RANIER - raced four wide from the 800 metres. Weakened from the 700 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a poor recovery. Stewards will follow up with connections in the coming days.
THAT'S THE STORY - hung outwards and trotted roughly in the early stages of the run home. Lay inwards over the concluding stages. When spoken to regarding the improved performance co-trainer A Tomlinson advised the gelding had been racing without luck in recent starts and had benefited from beginning well from a second line draw and racing in a prominent position throughout.
Race 2   PAUL RENWICK JOINERY MOBILE PACE
WHERE'S DADDY - over-raced throughout.
MOSSMAN - lay inwards on various occasions during the running.
SMIFFY'S TERROR - lay inwards and weakened final bend. When spoken to regarding the performance driver B Hope advised he was disappointed with the effort and could offer no explanation.
PAY ME VISA - weakened final bend.
LULU LE MANS - when questioned regarding the performance driver R Close advised the mare had been unsuited to the strong tempo of the race and may not have backed up from its last start.
GIVEMEWHATINEED - slow to leave the pre-race formation and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Lay inwards on the final bend contacting and dislodging a track marker.
Race 3   PI & GJ KENNARD BLOODSTOCK HANDICAP TROT
I DREAM OF JEANNIE - broke at the start losing ground.
SHOW ME THE GRAY - driver R Close was warned for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home.
LISTEN EASY - broke at the start losing ground. Weakened final bend.
JIMMY CARTER - broke at the start losing all chance.
ONE OVER ALL - a false start was declared when ONE OVER ALL charged forward and breasted the barrier strand despite the efforts of driver G Smith before shifting outwards checking an outside runner. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Broke shortly after the re-start losing ground. Lay inwards when improving to the lead passing the 1400 metres and had to be corrected. Weakened from the 500 metres.
PHOEBE ONYX - trotted roughly final bend and again over the concluding stages.
SPRINGBANK MASON - trotted roughly final bend.
SIOUX PRINCESS - broke shortly after the start losing all chance.
Leniency was extended to several runners when assessing penalties due to the false start.
Race 4   ALABAR FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE
MAID OF MONEY - trainer T Bagrie was warned for being late to notify that the filly would be racing with blinds on. Had difficulty obtaining clear racing room in the middle stages of the run home.
DAISY DUKE - raced wide early stages before being restrained to the rear of the field to obtain cover.
ALLEGRA - crowded racing into the first bend by an outside runner. Raced wide early stages.
SIMPLY DELICIOUS - lay inwards at various stages during the running.
LIFES A BEACH - hung inwards racing into the first bend despite the efforts of driver J Morrison crowding an inside runner. Raced wide early stages. Lay outwards in the run home.
TAKEMYBREATHAWAY - over-raced middle stages.
TIA DALMA - the connections advised the mare has had a wind operation since last racing.
I'LL WRITE THE STORY - had to be steadied approaching the 800 metres after a slight easing of the pace when over-racing.
Race 5   IRT. YOUR HORSE. OUR PASSION. HANDICAP PACE
BETTOR BELIEVE IT - broke at the start losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
CHAMPAGNEANDWINE - held up early stages of the run home.
STEEL THE SHOW - lay outwards leaving the final bend and in the run home.
A BETTOR ACT - broke at the start losing considerable ground.
TERRY - held up for clear racing room in the middle stages of the run home.
CRANBOURNE - lay inwards throughout the run home.
PLUTONIUM LADY - slow to begin and paced roughly in the early stages.
Race 6   PASTOR STEPHEN AT LLOWALONG FARMS HANDICAP TROT
ONE APOLLO - over-raced middle stages.
MAJESTIC MAN - fractious prior to the start and shifted outwards just prior to the start being effected. Driver B Williamson was spoken to advisedly for using his whip free of the rein on one occasion passing the 100 metres.
Race 7   MCMILLAN EQUINE FEEDS MOBILE PACE
GLIDING AWAY - lay inwards final bend and struck several track markers.
CLASSY DANCER - held up final bend and in the early and middle stages of the run home.
BOOM - when spoken to regarding the improved performance the connections advised the gelding had been unlucky at its last start when held up for clear racing room and had been confident of a forward showing tonight.
MIGHTY REACTOR - held up final bend by a weakening runner. Stewards questioned driver S Tomlinson regarding her decision not to improve wider on the track on the final bend when an opportunity existed. Miss Tomlinson explained that near the 500 metres she felt that LIFE OF ART which she had been trailing was still travelling well and because her horse had been hanging inwards and pacing roughly through the middle stages, she had been reluctant to improve wider at this time and elected to remain in the one wide line. Miss Tomlinson further explained that approaching the 400 metres LIFE OF ART had weakened rapidly resulting in her runner which had been racing keenly becoming awkwardly positioned close to the sulky of this horse resulting in her being unable to shift ground outwards in a safe manner before being covered by the improving BOOM. Miss Tomlinson added that her horse had then given her considerable difficulty in shifting wider on the track in the early stages of the run home resulting in her losing further momentum. After considering the matter, Stewards were satisfied Miss Tomlinson's explanation was not unreasonable in the circumstances and took the matter no further.
GLENTHORNE - over-raced middle stages.
LIFE OF ART - raced wide early stages and improved three wide to reach the parked position near the 1200 metres. Weakened final bend. When spoken to regarding the performance driver M Williamson advised he was of the opinion the gelding had failed to back up from its last start.
RIVERMAN SAM - driver T Williams reported the gelding had hung badly throughout.
Race 8   LAMB & HAYWARD CANTERBURY CLASSIC (STAND PACE)
HENRY HUBERT - stood on the mark and then broke losing ground. Placed on the unruly for future standing starts. Lay inwards near the 2100 metres striking several track markers.
SELF ASSURED - shifted inwards as the start was effected. Driver M Purdon will be spoken to in the coming days regarding the use of his whip in the home straight.
ROBYNS PLAYBOY - held up final bend.
VINTAGE CHEDDAR - over-raced middle stages.
MEMPHIS TENNESSEE - tangled away.
KANGO - lay inwards rounding the final bend when attempting to shift wider on the track to obtain clear running.
SOUTH COAST ARDEN - lay outwards throughout the run home.
Race 9   FAHEY FENCE HIRE TROT
HANOVER DA MOON - began awkwardly and was slow in the early stages. Trotted roughly and lay outwards through the middle stages. Weakened from the 600 metres.
SOUTH PARK - fractious prior to the start causing a delay. Broke shortly after the start losing all chance. Placed on the unruly for standing starts at the request of trainer S Lock.
CODY BANNER - trotted roughly in the early stages. Broke passing the 1400 metres losing ground. Broke again near the 800 metres losing all chance. A warning was placed on the racing record of the gelding. Trainer R Allen advised the gelding would be returned to the trials prior to resuming.
HARBOUR QUEEN - lay inwards in the early stages of the run home before being briefly crowded and had to be steadied. When questioned regarding the performance trainer K Townley could offer no explanation and advised he was slightly disappointed with the effort of the filly.
HAROLD SMITH - driver N Williamson reported he did not activate the removable deafeners due to having the field covered.
MARTHA STUART - broke racing into the first bend losing all chance.
UNDER AND OVER - hampered by a breaking runner passing the 700 metres. Raced wide without cover from the 600 metres.
DESBOIS - broke passing the 700 metres when improving wide without cover, hampering a trailing runner and lost its chance.
KD HAWK - lay inwards final bend and struck several track markers. Trotted roughly in the run home.
ALMIGHTY FEAR - reared and backed away as the start was effected losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
HIDE N SPEAK - lay inwards in the run home.
Race 10   SPECTATORS BAR - NEW SPECIALS! MOBILE PACE
NO TIME LIKE NOW - raced wide without cover from the 600 metres.
ROCKNTOMMY RULZ - weakened leaving the final bend.
DARLING ME - raced wide early stages.
TAIPO - held up until late in the run home with driver R May reporting he was unable to activate the removable deafeners due to the cord breaking. This gear was inspected and found to be in previously good condition.
SANTANNA MACH - weakened leaving the final bend.
CARDINAL SIN - over-raced middle stages.
SLIP THE HUNDY - shifted down the track over the concluding stages having to be straightened by driver G Smith.
SERG BLANCO - paced roughly passing the 900 metres and had to be steadied.
NEW YORK MINUTE - held up early stages of the run home.
Race 11   FIRST DIRECT TAXIS MOBILE PACE
SOCRATES - driver B Butt admitted using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home and after viewing the films and hearing penalty submissions the Adjudicative Committee suspended Mr Butt's drivers licence from the conclusion of racing tonight up to and including 15 October 2021 (3 days).
EMMA'S BOY - when questioned regarding the improved performance trainer I Court advised the gelding was better suited to the shorter distance of tonight's race and after receiving a favourable run he was not surprised with the gelding's effort.
MAJOR MEMPHIS - raced wide early stages. Raced wide without cover from the 600 metres. Lay inwards final bend losing ground.
FRANCO CORNEL - paced roughly in the score up and was out of position at the start despite the efforts of driver J Cox. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
FRANCO MAC - improved three wide without cover from the 700 metres before being forced to race four wide from the 600 metres.
GLASSY WEBB - raced wide until reaching the parked position near the 1200 metres. Weakened from the 400 metres.