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NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc

Stipendiary Stewards Report

Club
NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc at Addington Raceway
Weather
Overcast
Track
Fast
Rail
Not applicable
Stewards
P Williams (Chairman), S Renault, M Sole, V Munro (Remote)
Veterinarian
Dr E Reedy
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General

General
Nil

Supplementary

Timaru HRC - Sunday, 29th May 2022
Race 4 - TURF SERVICES READYLAWN TIMARU PACE
Trainer J Howe advised Stewards on 12 June that HE'S A JACKALACK has undergone a subsequent veterinary examination which failed to reveal any abnormalities. Mr Howe also advised the gelding has since had its hocks treated and he will continue with its current preparation.
NZ Metro TC - Thursday, 9th June 2022
Race 5 - GARRARDS HANDICAP TROT
Junior driver B Hope (assisted by T Williams) was issued with a warning for careless driving for a distance passing the 1600 metres after he failed to take sufficient restraint of EUROKASH which made contact with driver P Wakelin (MUSCLYNN) on several occasions.
Race 6 - TRACKSIDE DINING AT ADDINGTON MOBILE PACE
Stewards questioned junior driver B Hope (assisted by T Williams) regarding the manner he drove leaving the final bend when shifting ground outwards on MOSSDALE MAC. Mr Hope explained that he had shifted wider on the track when having an advantage over AJIRA (C Dalgety) which was racing to his outside. However, SOPHIA BROMAC who MOSSDALE MAC had been trailing had also shifted ground simultaneous to his manoeuvre which meant his runner had to race wider than anticipated resulting in AJIRA being hampered briefly. After considering the matter, Stewards could not apportion sole blame to any one horse or driver and took the matter no further.

Summary

Swabbing
HAPPY PLACE, ALBIZIA, YANKEE JAY, VICTOR BRAVO, FOVEAUX GAMBLER, SUNNY SON, RAKE, THE HORNET, DD'S SUPER STUART, OLIVE COOK
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Race 1M Swain (FRIENDLY EYRE)
[Rule 869(4) & Shifting Ground Reg] - Failing to concede position causing own horse to break (10 weeks).
Suspended from 13/06/2022 until 21/08/2022 inclusive.
Fines
Race 7M Cations (DEJA BLUE)
[Rule 869(4)] - Driving in a manner likely to cause interference 150m. Fined $250.
Warnings
Race 1C Wigg (GLITZ AND GLAM)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip free of the rein.
Race 6S Boyd (INSTANT DELIGHT)
[Rule 858(1)(i)] - Out of position at the start.
Race 7M Cations (DEJA BLUE)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip with more than a wrist flicking motion.
Race 8R May (BETTORLINI)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip with more than a wrist flicking motion.
Race 10T Chmiel (REFLECTIONSOFMYLIFE)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Allowing runner to shift outwards leaving final bend.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 1FRIENDLY EYRE - Warned Mobiles
Race 2MISS MILLIE - Warned Racing Manners
Race 2THE ROYAL GAMBLE - Warned Mobiles
Race 3DIANA'S JOY - Warned Racing Manners
Race 3SONNY VISTA - Warned Stands
Race 4FLYAWAY - Warned Mobiles - Caused False Start
Race 4FLYAWAY - Ineligible Mobiles - Stood Down 1 Trial
Race 4FLYAWAY - Warned Performance
Race 5PROTEUS - Warned Stands
Race 5SZYBKA LANE - Warned Stands
Race 6FLYIN SID - Warned Mobiles
Race 7CHA CHA B - Unruly Stands
Race 8BETTORLINI - Warned Mobiles
Race 8KING ARTHUR - Cleared From Unruly Mobiles
Race 8TALIESIN - Veterinary Clearance Required
Race 9PALISADE - Warned Stands
Race 10ALEXIS ROCKET - Ineligible Mobiles - Stood Down 2 Trials
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Race 10ALEXIS ROCKET - Rule 213(1)(e) - Unsatisfactory manners
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 13/06/2022 until 17/06/2022 inclusive (5 days):
CHEEKYGRIN, TWILIGHT BROMAC, HILDA MAUD, I'LL WRITE THE STORY, GET IT ON

Race Comments

Race 1   WOODLANDS STUD (AMATEUR DRIVERS) MOBILE PACE
DALNESS ARIZONA - held up final bend.
BOLZANO - when questioned regarding the improved performance trainer A Edge advised that the gelding had shown natural improvement from its two starts back from a spell and had benefited from being able to lead and dictate terms in front.
FOUR STARZZZ SHIRAZ - raced wide until reaching the parked position near the 900m. Weakened final bend.
BETTER FLY - raced wide until the 600m.
HAPPY PLACE - paced roughly near the 1300m after becoming awkwardly placed close to the sulky of GLITZ AND GLAM due to a slight easing of the pace. Briefly locked wheels with WILL HE ROCK near the 900m when easing that runner down the track.
WOLFENSTEIN - weakened final bend.
ALEXY - lay inwards final bend striking several track markers.
FRIENDLY EYRE - out of position at the start despite the efforts of driver M Swain. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Broke after 200m losing considerable ground. Driver M Swain admitted a charge under Rule 869(4) in that she failed to concede her position after 200m when WILL HE ROCK shifted inwards resulting in her horse breaking. After viewing the replays and hearing penalty submissions Mrs Swain's driver's licence was suspended by the Adjudicative Committee from the conclusion of racing today up to and including 21 August 2022 (10 weeks).
GLITZ AND GLAM - lay inwards and paced roughly leaving the final bend and in the run home. Driver C Wigg was warned for using her whip free of the rein on one occasion in the run home. Ms Wigg reported she sustained a punctured sulky tyre during the running.
WILL HE ROCK - over-raced near the 1300m and became awkwardly placed close to the sulky of HAPPY PLACE after a slight easing of the pace. Briefly locked wheels with HAPPY PLACE near the 900m when being eased down by that runner. When questioned regarding the improved performance trainer M Purvis advised the gelding had been unlucky in recent starts and had been suited by the tempo of the race when able to be saved for one run.
Race 2   IRT. YOUR HORSE. OUR PASSION. MOBILE TROT
THE ROYAL GAMBLE - broke at the start losing considerable ground. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Authorisation of 2nd placing was withheld until Stewards confirmed the gelding had complied with the Breaking Horses Regulation.
DIRTY HARRY - trotted roughly early stages. Broke near the 400m losing all chance.
ALBIZIA - driver M Jones reported the removable deafeners were not activated due to having the field covered.
MISS MILLIE - broke near the 300m losing ground. A warning was placed on the racing record of the mare.
MATTHEW EYRE - hung inwards in the score up and was back from its unruly position at the start. Hung inwards and broke passing the 900m losing all chance.
Race 3   HORNBY LIQUOR CENTRE PACE
BEAUDIENE QUICK STEP - began awkwardly. Raced greenly rounding the first bend. Held up final bend. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery. Stewards will follow up with connections in the coming days.
PETRIFY - held up final bend.
NADIRA FRANCO - checked by a breaking runner near the 350m.
ON REPORT - underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was cleared to start. Lost ground final bend when under pressure.
DARK ECLIPSE - checked by a breaking runner near the 350m.
STAR MAGIC - raced keenly through the middle stages.
SONNY VISTA - broke shortly after the start losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
DIANA'S JOY - broke near the 350m checking trailing runners. A warning was placed on the racing record of the filly.
MOVE IT ON OVER - hampered by a breaking runner shortly after the start. Over-raced from the 1100m after improving to the parked position.
Race 4   XCM SPORT MOBILE PACE
FLYAWAY - the rein pricker was removed prior to the start after warming up unfavourably. A false start was declared after FLYAWAY hung outwards in the score up and was unable to take up its allocated position checking a trailing runner. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the filly. Driver J Dunn elected to move to the unruly position for the restart. Back from the unruly position at the restart. Stood down to complete one satisfactory mobile trial prior to resuming. Weakened from the 800m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. A warning was placed on the racing performance of the filly.
VICTOR BRAVO - when questioned about the improved performance trainer M Purvis said since returning to his stable after campaigning in the North Island he had made gear changes to stop the horse from cross firing. He added that unlike in a number of its previous races the gelding had not broken today and had received an economical run throughout.
ALL TOO WELL - raced wide early. Held up final bend.
LECONTE - raced wide early.
HUTASA - raced wide early.
DON'T BRING LULU - hung inwards when weakening final bend.
APACHE WARRIOR - held up final bend.
Race 5   FAHEY FENCE HIRE PACE
PHONE TAP - broke briefly at the start. Raced wide early. Lay inwards rounding the final bend.
MARK DUNNETT - held up final bend.
PROTEUS - broke at the start losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
ATOMIC TRAVELLER - held up leaving the final bend and until late in the run home. Driver M Williamson reported the gelding had hung throughout causing him difficulty.
SZYBKA LANE - broke at the start losing considerable ground. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Underwent a post-race veterinary and endoscopic examination after having blood present in one nostril and was deemed not to be a bleeder.
MOODY RIVER - held up middle stages of the run home.
Race 6   SILVERMOON JEWELLERS LADIES' NIGHT - 8 JULY MOBILE TROT
SUNNY SON - held up final bend.
TRES MAGNIFIQUE - weakened final bend. Underwent a post-race veterinary examination at the request of trainer/driver B Weaver which revealed no abnormalities. Mr Weaver advised he would have blood tests taken from the mare in the coming days and Stewards will follow up the results.
FLYIN SID - trotted roughly in the score up and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Raced wide until reaching the parked position near the 1800m. Weakened from the 700m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a slow recovery. Stewards will follow up with connections in the coming days.
INSTANT DELIGHT - out of position at the start. Driver S Boyd was issued a warning. Raced wide early.
LIL MISS MUSCLES - raced wide early.
SILVERLININGS - lay in on the final bend striking a track marker.
ROYAL DIEDRE - raced wide early. Weakened leaving the final bend. When questioned regarding the performance driver B Orange reported the mare had raced lethargically throughout. The connections advised the mare was showing signs of muscle tie-up following the race and will be treated accordingly.
THE FOX - trotted roughly throughout the run home.
Race 7   MACCA LODGE YOUNG AT HEART HANDICAP PACE
BOULTON HOME - tangled away.
KENNEDY - reared at the start and broke briefly.
IT'S A SHAWTHING - over-raced rounding the first bend when being restrained to take cover. Held up final bend.
MAYHEM IN MALIBU - broke at the start losing ground.
PRO SURFER - paced roughly in the early stages. Weakened final bend. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stewards will follow up with connections in the coming days.
SONIC REIGN - weakened final bend. When questioned regarding the performance driver J Cox advised the gelding had worked hard early to obtain the lead with the effort taking its toll.
CHA CHA B - broke at the start losing ground. Placed on the unruly for future standing starts.
THE BLACK SHADOW - broke shortly after the start.
DEJA BLUE - over-raced middle stages. Held up early in the run home. Driver M Cations admitted a charge under Rule 869(4) in that he drove in a manner likely to cause interference near the 150m when allowing his horse to run up onto the back of the weakening SONIC REIGN before having to shift outwards abruptly to avoid that runner. After viewing the replays and hearing penalty submissions the Adjudicative Committee imposed a fine of $250. Mr Cations was also warned for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home.
Race 8   PI & GJ KENNARD BLOODSTOCK MOBILE PACE
ROCK'N KIWI - weakened final bend. When questioned regarding the performance driver G Smith reported the gelding had not been suited by the fast tempo of the race.
BETTORLINI - broke shortly after the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Held up final bend. Driver R May was warned for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home.
THE HORNET - when questioned regarding the improved performance trainer M Purvis advised the gelding had benefited from being able to race in its preferred position of leading and had been able to dictate terms and set a solid tempo throughout.
TALIESIN - weakened final bend. When questioned, driver B Orange advised he was disappointed with the effort and could offer no explanation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a heart murmur. Stood down pending a veterinary clearance prior to resuming.
HONOUR SCROLL - raced wide throughout. Weakened final bend.
KING ARTHUR - held up final bend. Cleared from the unruly for future mobile starts.
Race 9   SPECTATORS BAR TROT
SHOW THE WAY - trotted roughly on the final bend.
SHES SO RIGHT - broke at the start losing ground. Weakened from the 600m.
RACEY KRUSA - broke shortly after the start losing all chance and was retired from the race.
DD'S SUPER STUART - trotted roughly passing the 100m.
MERLOT - raced wide early. Broke passing the 600m hampering a trailing runner.
SALLY LINDENNY - hampered by a weakening runner near the 700m.
WYNBERG WATCH - broke shortly after the start losing ground. Raced wide middle stages. Broke again near the 200m.
PAT THE MONKEY - hampered by a breaking runner near the 600m.
PALISADE - broke at the start losing all chance and was retired from the race. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
PRINCE RANIER - raced wide middle stages.
MOONS WAY - raced wide until reaching the parked position near the 1200m.
SOUTH PARK - raced wide early. Weakened from the 700m hampering a trailing runner.
Race 10   FIRST DIRECT TAXIS MOBILE PACE
HES SANTAS EXCUSE - held up final bend and throughout the run home. Driver K Butt reported the sliding blinds were not activated in consequence.
ROCKNROLL DIVA - held up by a weakening runner final bend.
REFLECTIONSOFMYLIFE - raced wide early. Weakened when leading on the final bend hampering trailing runners. Driver T Chmiel was warned for allowing the mare to shift out leaving the final bend when under pressure. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stewards will follow up with connections in the coming days.
FRANCO CORNEL - held up by a weakening runner final bend.
OFF THE EDGE - over-raced in the score up. Raced wide early.
HEAVEN ON HIGH - raced wide without cover from the 700m.
SISTER'S DELIGHT - held up by a weakening runner final bend.
ALEXIS ROCKET - bucked on numerous occasions in the score up causing driver W House considerable difficulty and as a result contacted the outside fence with the front hopple carrier breaking in consequence and was retired from the race. Declared a non-runner by Stewards under Rule 213(1)(e) due to unsatisfactory manners. Stood down to complete two satisfactory mobile trials prior to resuming. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a minor laceration to the chest of the gelding which was treated.