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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 McIntyre (Chairman), P Williams, M Sole
Veterinarians
D L Williamson, Dr E Reedy
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General

General
Pre-race blood testing was carried out.

Supplementary

NZ Metro TC - Friday, 1st April 2022
Race 3 - THE TYRE GENERAL FILLIES & MARES MOBILE PACE
Connections advised Stewards on 6 April that JOES ROCK has been treated for a virus since last racing and the filly will continue with its current preparation.
Race 9 - LANSON BLACK LABEL CHAMPAGNE MOBILE PACE
Connections advised Stewards on 6 April that LOCHART SHARD has been treated for a virus since last racing.
Rangiora HRC - Sunday, 3rd April 2022
Race 2 - FIVE PEAKS BREW CO KAIAPOI TROT
Trainer G Smith advised Stewards on 8 April that THE BEAT has been treated for a virus since last racing.

Summary

Swabbing
HOT TO TROT, MAJOR GNP, MADAME DELIGHT, MAJOR HAPPY, LE POLE DANCER, SUNDEES SON, FIVE WISE MEN, MUSCLE MOUNTAIN, KANGO, CRANBOURNE, LIGHT OF DA MOON, HERE'S HERBIE, CALLIE'S DELIGHT
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Nil
Fines
Nil
Warnings
Race 2L O'Reilly (SWIFT GUY)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip with more than a wrist flicking motion.
Race 8C & J DeFilippi (HERE'S HERBIE)
[Rule 865(2)] - Presented with sliding blinds not notified.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 1HEAVENLY STRINGS - Warned Racing Manners
Race 1NAVARA - Warned Mobiles
Race 1SODS LAW - Warned Mobiles
Race 2AINT NO ANGEL - Warned Mobiles
Race 4MIGHTY REACTOR - Warned Racing Manners
Race 8EMMA'S BOY - Warned Stands
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Race 8GRONKOWSKI - 4.40pm on Veterinary advice
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 09/04/2022 until 12/04/2022 inclusive (4 days):
OUR PEGASUS PEARL
Ineligible from 09/04/2022 until 13/04/2022 inclusive (5 days):
BERRYLICIOUS BABE, BARNSTORMER, GRONKOWSKI

Race Comments

Race 1   IRT. YOUR HORSE. OUR PASSION. MOBILE TROT
HOT TO TROT - driver S Ottley reported she did not activate the removable deafeners due to having the field covered.
SALVO - weakened final bend after unsuccessfully challenging for the lead in the middle stages. When questioned regarding the performance driver B Orange advised the mare had worked too hard when racing parked from the 1400 metres. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
SODS LAW - trotted roughly late in the score up and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
HEAVENLY STRINGS - lay inwards rounding the final bend and was awkwardly placed and struck the wheel of MADELEINE STOWE which was shifting ground outwards near the 350 metres and broke losing ground. When questioned driver G O'Reilly advised the mare had raced on one rein for a distance rounding the final bend. A warning was placed on the racing record of the horse.
NAVARA - broke shortly after the start losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
Race 2   LIVAMOL MOBILE PACE
WATCH THAT MAN - over-raced and broke briefly in the latter part of the score up however was in position at the start.
SWIFT GUY - driver L O'Reilly was warned for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home.
AINT NO ANGEL - broke shortly after the start and stumbled losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the filly.
SWAGGER MAN - hampered by a breaking runner shortly after the start.
TEMPO WARRIOR - hampered by a breaking runner shortly after the start and broke briefly. Paced roughly and weakened on the final bend. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
MAN UNITED - hampered by a breaking runner shortly after the start.
Race 3   CHEVIOT HRC-'DOWNBYTHESEASIDE' LEONARD MEMORIAL (MOB PACE)
MADAME DELIGHT - lay outwards over the concluding stages.
MAJOR HAPPY - paced roughly shortly after the start.
CARDI B - over-raced middle stages. When questioned regarding the performance driver K Cox advised the filly had over-raced when striking the wheel discs and therefore she elected to shift forward in the middle stages in an attempt to get the filly to relax which had taken its toll over the concluding stages.
JUDINE - paced roughly on several occasions throughout. Weakened final bend.
MYSTIFY ME - over-raced middle stages.
Race 4   MAIA HEALTH FOUNDATION MOBILE PACE
LE POLE DANCER - paced roughly rounding the final bend and broke near the 400 metres hampering a trailing runner. Authorisation of 1st placing was withheld until Stewards were satisfied the mare had complied with the Breaking Horses Regulation and had lost ground when in a break. Stewards were also satisfied that the chances of the trailing BETTOR BE SHARP had not been affected to a degree that would warrant a protest being lodged. Driver P Davis reported he sustained a punctured sulky tyre on the final bend. Underwent a post-race veterinary examination on pulling up which revealed lameness in the left hind leg. The mare received treatment from the Veterinarian on course for a suspected fracture prior to being transported in the horse ambulance to the Equine Clinic for surgery. Stable representative P Davis advised the mare would be retired.
MIGHTY REACTOR - broke passing the 1400 metres hampering trailing runners and losing ground. A warning was placed on the racing record of the gelding. Had to be steadied rounding the final bend. Had difficulty obtaining clear racing room in the run home.
HEAVEN ON HIGH - hampered by a breaking runner near the 1400 metres.
DUFFY HOLLOW - hampered by a breaking runner near the 1400 metres. Had difficulty obtaining clear racing room in the run home. Driver R Close reported the removable deafeners had not been activated in consequence.
WAVETHEBILL - hampered by a breaking runner near the 1400 metres. Had to be steadied rounding the final bend and held up early stages of the run home.
BETTOR BE SHARP - briefly hampered and paced roughly on the final bend.
LANCEWOOD LOUIE - hampered by a breaking runner near the 1400 metres. Paced roughly on the final bend.
ANGUS - raced wide early.
ARDEN'S DELIGHT - raced wide early. Hampered by a breaking runner near the 1400 metres.
Race 5   FRED SHAW MEMORIAL NZ TROTTING CHAMPIONSHIP (MOBILE TROT)
BOLT FOR BRILLIANCE - lay outwards shortly after the start.
FIVE WISE MEN - trotted roughly over the concluding stages.
HEAVYWEIGHT HERO - weakened final bend.
MATADEROS - broke near the 1100 metres losing all chance.
OSCAR BONAVENA - cast a left fore shoe near the 2100 metres.
Race 6   COCA-COLA SUPERSTARS CHAMPIONSHIP (MOBILE PACE)
HEZA SPORT - held up over the concluding stages.
HEISENBERG - held up over the concluding stages.
Race 7   HARRISON BLOY HANDICAP TROT
TEST THE BOUNDARIES - broke at the start. Driver J Ford will be spoken to regarding the manner in which he shifted ground near the 200 metres which hampered an inside runner.
BAXTER - began awkwardly. Held up throughout the run home.
THE BLOSS - over-raced middle stages. Had to be steadied when weakening near the 200 metres when TEST THE BOUNDARIES shifted ground inwards. Driver B Borcoskie reported he was unable to activate the removable deafeners due to the cord becoming entangled.
SIOUX PRINCESS - broke at the start losing considerable ground. Authorisation of 4th placing was withheld until Stewards were satisfied the mare had complied with the Breaking Horses Regulation.
RED HARBOUR - lay outwards in the run home.
TRIXTON TIME - pre-race warmed. Forced to race wide from the 800 metres.
THE DOMINATOR - broke near the 2100 metres losing all chance.
Driver J Ford (TEST THE BOUNDARIES) was advised to exercise greater care when shifting ground near the 200 metres which briefly hampered an inside runner.
Race 8   'CAPTAIN CRUNCH' PASSING LANE PACE
HEY TONIGHT - broke at the start losing considerable ground.
HERE'S HERBIE - co-trainers C & J DeFilippi were issued a warning for presenting the gelding with sliding blinds which had not been notified.
GRINNING AGAIN - raced wide early.
GRONKOWSKI - late scratching at 4.40pm on veterinary advice.
EMMA'S BOY - broke at the start losing considerable ground. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
SOPHIA BROMAC - held up throughout the run home. Driver S O'Reilly reported she had not activated the removable deafeners in consequence.
Race 9   FIRST DIRECT TAXIS MOBILE PACE
CALLIE'S DELIGHT - the near side hopple loop broke during the running. This gear was inspected and found to be in previously satisfactory condition.
GOT YOU COVERED - raced wide early.