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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), N Ydgren, 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, 10th September 2021
Race 8 - CALVERT CLEANING HANDICAP TROT
The connections of TIME IN A BOTTLE advised Stewards on 3 October that the mare has recovered well following treatment for elevated blood results and will continue with her preparation.
NZ Metro TC - Friday, 1st October 2021
Race 1 - AVON CITY FORD TROT
Trainer G Telfer advised Stewards on 7 October that PRINCE RANIER has recovered well and will continue with its current preparation.
Race 8 - LAMB & HAYWARD CANTERBURY CLASSIC (STAND PACE)
Driver M Purdon (SELF ASSURED) was warned for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home.

Summary

Swabbing
MITSI GAYNOR, TRUE FANTASY, LIFES A BEACH, GLASSY WEBB, FRANCO INDIE, ONE OVER ALL, SHAN NOBLE, LUMINOSITY, ROMEO SHARD, COOPERS HAWK
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Race 1S McNally (SNOW ROBYN)
[Rule 869(4)(6)(b)(c)] - Breach of Push Out Rule (2 days).
Suspended from 11/10/2021 until 17/10/2021 inclusive.
Fines
Nil
Warnings
Race 2M Purdon & H Cullen (TRUE FANTASY)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented without notified sliding blinds.
Race 4S Thornley (LUMINITE)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Careless driving, striking a wheel.
Race 8G Smith (SHIFFTY)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip with more than a wrist flicking motion.
Race 8J Versteeg (BOURBON ON THE ROCKS)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip with more than a wrist flicking motion.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 1MONELLIE - Ineligible Racing Manners - Stood Down 1 Trial
Race 1SNOW ROBYN - Warned Mobiles
Race 1THE DANISH GIRL - Warned Performance
Race 2DASHING MAJOR - Warned Mobiles
Race 8MARTHA STUART - Warned Racing Manners
Race 9STREET HAWK - Warned Mobiles - Caused False Start
Race 10NED KELLY - Warned Mobiles
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Race 1STOKED TO HAVER - 9:31am on veterinary advice
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 08/10/2021 until 12/10/2021 inclusive (5 days):
STOKED TO HAVER, BOOM, DUFFY HOLLOW, MURANO, JOURNO
Exceptional Circumstances:
JOANIE MAGIC, PRINCE ENVY, EYECON

Race Comments

Race 1   IRT. YOUR HORSE. OUR PASSION. FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE
SNOW ROBYN - out of position at the start despite the efforts of driver S McNally. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the filly. Mr McNally admitted a breach of the Push Out Rule when shifting outwards in the early stages forcing SPARK IT UP to race wider on the track. After penalty submissions the Adjudicative Committee suspended S McNally's drivers licence from the conclusion of racing on 10 October up to and including 17 October 2021 (2 days). Over-raced middle stages.
MONELLIE - paced roughly through the early stages then broke after 150 metres hampering a trailing runner and lost its chance. Stood down pending one satisfactory trial.
SWEET SPIRIT - held up throughout the run home. Driver R Close reported he did not activate the removable deafeners in consequence.
CREATIVE - paced roughly for a short distance near the 1200 metres after a slight easing of the pace.
MISS MARKLE - had to be steadied near the 1200 metres after a slight easing of the pace. Had difficulty finding clear racing room in the run home.
THE DANISH GIRL - lethargic in the early stages losing contact with the field and taking no competitive part in the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. A warning was placed on the racing performance of the mare.
TORNADO BANNER - hampered in the early stages by a breaking runner and had to shift ground outwards. Lay inwards throughout the run home.
SPARK IT UP - forced to race wider on the track in the early stages by SNOW ROBYN.
STOKED TO HAVER - late scratching at 9.31am on Veterinary advice.
Race 2   SPECTATORS BAR- DAILY SPECIALS MOBILE PACE
TRUE FANTASY - co-trainers M Purdon & H Cullen were issued a warning for presenting the filly without the notified sliding blinds.
ESPECIAL - over-raced middle stages.
THE OPTIMIST - over-raced middle stages.
MOSSMAN - lay inwards throughout.
DASHING MAJOR - paced roughly in the score up and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Again paced roughly in the run home.
Race 3   NZB STANDARDBRED 3YO FILLIES MOBILE PACE
BOUDICA - weakened over the concluding stages.
Race 4   GARRARDS (JUNIOR DRIVERS) MOBILE PACE
MIGHTY FLYING ROCKER - held up early stages of the run home.
LUMINITE - broke for a short distance after 200 metres when shifting inwards and making contact with the sulky wheel of TIGER LOU. Driver S Thornley was shown a replay and issued with a warning. Held up final bend and in the early stages of the run home.
GLASSY WEBB - lay outwards under pressure in the run home. When spoken to regarding the improved performance trainer T Barron reported the gelding had worked hard in its first run back from a spell last week when racing wide and outside the leader on a fast overall time. Mr Barron added the gelding had appreciated a return to its preferred racing style of leading.
BELLE'S BOY - over-raced middle stages. Weakened leaving the final bend.
KOWHAI SHADOW - paced roughly in the run home.
Race 5   WOODLANDS STUD SIRES' STAKES SERIES 38 (HEAT 1) MOBILE PACE
NICK OF TIME - paced roughly under pressure on the final bend and had to be restrained with driver J Dunn not releasing the gelding's deafeners.
Race 6   LIVAMOL 3YO MOBILE TROT
ROYAL DIEDRE - weakened final bend.
HARBOUR QUEEN - hung inwards final bend when under pressure.
WANNA PLAY WITH ME - Stewards questioned driver T Williams regarding his lack of vigour in the early and middle stages of the run home and after doing so issued a charge under Rule 868(2) alleging he had failed to take all reasonable and permissible measures to ensure the filly was given full opportunity to win the race. Mr Williams explained that his horse had raced keenly through the back straight on the final occasion and in his opinion peaked on its run soon after reaching the front in the early stages of the run home. Mr Williams said the horse had failed to respond to his encouragement when tried with the reins and then with the whip inside 60 metres and had conceded ground on the winner in this period. He said tonight's run had been significantly harder than her first up effort and against a better calibre of horse. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the horse to have a very high heart rate which remained at an elevated level for a considerable period. Trainer R Todd advised that he would be having blood tests taken in the morning which Stewards will follow up with. In light of this result Stewards elected not to proceed with a charge against Mr Williams but spoke with him regarding the expectation upon him to adequately pressure his runner when fighting out a finish.
DESBOIS - raced wide from the 900 metres.
Race 7   LAMB & HAYWARD MOBILE PACE
SHAN NOBLE - lay inwards in the run home and had to be steadied near the 200 metres.
Race 8   AVON CITY FORD TROT
TYENE - very slow to begin and settled at the back of the field. Held up final bend by a weakening runner. Held up for clear racing room throughout the run home and then broke approaching the 50 metres.
SHIFFTY - driver G Smith was warned for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the early stages of the run home.
TEDESCO - trotted roughly in the early stages of the run home.
BOURBON ON THE ROCKS - driver J Versteeg was issued with a warning for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home.
LUMINOSITY - when questioned regarding the improved performance trainer B Hutton explained the mare had been able to find the lead after beginning quickly which had suited the horse. Mr Hutton added the mare had appreciated a drop in class from recent racing.
MARTHA STUART - raced wide in the early stages. Broke rounding the first bend losing all chance. A warning was placed on the racing record of the mare.
BRYAN BORU - raced wide in the early stages.
BOSS KENNY - held up final bend by a weakening runner.
MOONS WAY - trotted roughly in the early stages and got back as a result. Broke passing the 1300 metres losing its chance.
ZSAHARA - trotted roughly rounding the first bend. Driver A Tomlinson was spoken to advisedly for using her whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the early stages of the run home.
Race 9   HYDROFLOW MOBILE PACE
STREET HAWK - a false start was declared when STREET HAWK broke in the score up checking I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY. Driver M Purdon elected to remain in his allocated barrier position for the re-start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Raced wide until being restrained to the rear of the field near the 1300 metres. Paced roughly final bend and had to be steadied. Trainer R Todd requested a post-race veterinary examination which revealed a laceration to the near front coronary band which was treated by the Veterinarian.
ROLLYOUROWN - hung inwards over the final stages having to be corrected.
STAR CASINO - held up by a weakening runner near the 500 metres.
BLACK MACH - weakened passing the 600 metres and then compounded on the final bend being distanced at the finishing line. When spoken to regarding the performance driver B Orange reported the gelding had been making abnormal respiratory noises before weakening. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities however the on course Veterinarian was of the opinion the horse may have displaced its palate during the running. Trainer K Barron reported the gelding would now race with a cornell collar in its upcoming starts.
I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY - lay outwards in the score up and was back slightly at the start. Paced roughly near the 400 metres and had to be steadied.
Race 10   FIRST DIRECT TAXIS MOBILE PACE
REPUBLICAN PARTY - driver B Orange reported he did not activate the removable deafeners due to having the field covered.
REGGIE GOLIGHTLY - hung inwards rounding the final bend losing ground.
COOPERS HAWK - weakened final bend. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
NED KELLY - hung outwards in the score up and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Over-raced early stages. Hung outwards through the middle stages. Weakened final bend. Driver J Dunn reported the gelding had been striking his sulky wheels throughout.