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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
P Williams (Chairman), S Renault, M Sole, N McIntyre (Remote)
Veterinarian
Dr A A Corser
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General

General
Pre-race blood testing was carried out.

Leniency was extended by Stewards when assessing penalties in Races 1 and 6 given the speed of the mobile gate in the score up.

Supplementary

NZ Metro TC - Friday, 21st January 2022
Race 10 - FIRST DIRECT TAXIS MOBILE PACE
Trainer B Weaver advised Stewards on 17 June that I'LL WRITE THE STORY has had its knees treated since last racing.
Ashburton TC - Sunday, 5th June 2022
Race 3 - STEWART & HOLLAND FILLIES & MARES MOBILE TROT
Trainer L Bond advised Stewards on 17 June that CRUSHER COLLINS has had its hocks treated since last racing.
NZ Metro TC - Sunday, 12th June 2022
Race 3 - HORNBY LIQUOR CENTRE PACE
Co-trainer C DeFilippi advised Stewards on 17 June that BEAUDIENE QUICK STEP had recovered well since last racing.
Race 6 - SILVERMOON JEWELLERS LADIES' NIGHT - 8 JULY MOBILE TROT
Trainer B Weaver advised Stewards on 16 June that TRES MAGNIFIQUE has been treated for a case of muscle tie up since last racing. Mr Weaver will also be making gear adjustments for the mare's future races.

Summary

Swabbing
DAVID NIVEN, SLAINTE, ABSOLUTE DYNAMITE, SIMONE LINDENNY, ON REPORT, CODY BANNER, JIMMY JAMES MAGUIRE, CHEEZEL, THE DOMINATOR, SMIFFY'S TERROR, BARNSTORMER
Protests
Nil
Suspensions
Nil
Fines
Race 8J Dunn (HEISENBERG)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip with more than a wrist flicking motion. Fined $200.
Warnings
Race 5R Cameron (PRETTYBOYCOBY)
[Rule 869(3)(b)] - Shifting ground crowding outside runner 400m.
Race 5M Jones (ROSBERG)
[Rule 869(2) Whip & Rein Regs] - Using whip with more than a wrist flicking motion.
Race 10C Dalgety (SOUNDSOFCASH)
[Rule 858(1)(i)] - Out of position at the start.
Bleeders
Nil
Horse Action
Race 1BLUE ON BLACK - Warned Racing Manners
Race 1KILLARNEY DANCE - Warned Mobiles
Race 2KIWI HEIR - Ineligible Standing Starts - Stood Down 1 Trial
Race 2PIPER HIGHLANDER - Warned Racing Manners
Race 4FRANCO JORIK - Warned Mobiles
Race 4UNDER AND OVER - Veterinary Clearance Required
Race 5SONNY VISTA - Warned Racing Manners
Race 5WESTAR LAD - Warned Stands
Race 6KAHNTDOITALONE - Warned Mobiles
Race 9CRUSHER COLLINS - Veterinary Clearance Received
Race 9CRUSHER COLLINS - Warned Mobiles
Medical Certificate
Nil
Driver Changes
Nil
Late Scratchings
Race 2KIWI HEIR - Rule 213(1)(e) - Unsatisfactory manners
Scratching Penalties
Ineligible from 18/06/2022 until 22/06/2022 inclusive (5 days):
SINNER COOL, ALL TOGETHER NOW, EUROKASH, DEMI DARLING, FRANCO MAREK, BETTER FLY

Race Comments

Race 1   IRT. YOUR HORSE. OUR PASSION. MOBILE PACE
BLUE ON BLACK - broke passing the 800m hampering trailing runners and losing all chance. A warning was placed on the racing record of the mare.
CHRISLYNN - paced roughly shortly after the start and had to be steadied.
SPLASH OF CRIMSON - hampered by a breaking runner near the 800m. Held up final bend and early in the run home.
DAVID NIVEN - driver R Close reported he did not activate the removable deafeners due to having the field covered.
HIT THE BEACH - hampered by a breaking runner near the 800m. Became awkwardly placed close to the wheel of KILLARNEY DANCE when hanging inwards after that runner shifted outwards near the 400m.
STRAWB'S CLASS ACT - over-raced middle stages. Weakened final bend.
KILLARNEY DANCE - paced roughly in the score up and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the filly. Lay outwards near the 300m when driver S Ottley activated the removable deafeners.
WOODLEA JEWEL - hampered by a breaking runner near the 800m.
Race 2   SILVERMOON JEWELLERS LADIES' NIGHT- 8 JULY TROT
INQUIZITIVE MAN - trotted roughly middle stages. Weakened final bend.
THE FIERY SPIRIT - trotted roughly final bend. Broke near the 200m.
DIRTY HARRY - weakened final bend.
LENINGRAD - broke after 150m losing all chance.
THE RIVER BOY - broke shortly after the start losing all chance.
KIWI HEIR - backed away prior to the start losing all chance despite the efforts of driver G Thornley. Declared a non-runner by Stewards under Rule 213(1)(e) due to unsatisfactory manners. Stood down to complete one satisfactory trial from a standing start prior to resuming.
PIPER HIGHLANDER - slow to begin. Broke after 150m losing all chance. A warning was placed on the racing record of the mare.
Race 3   MICO PLUMBING & BATHROOMS MOBILE PACE
APATCHOFGOLD - over-raced middle stages.
ASIAN ELVIS - lay in and raced greenly passing the 2100m hampering a trailing runner.
HAIL LUCIUS - hampered near the 2100m. Over-raced middle stages. Hung outwards rounding the final bend and held up early in the run home.
TASMAN TEMPEST - over-raced middle stages.
Race 4   HARRISON BLOY MOBILE TROT
UNDER AND OVER - raced keenly middle stages. Weakened from the 600m. When questioned, driver G Smith advised he was disappointed with the performance. A post-race veterinary and endoscopic examination revealed a respiratory infection. Stood down pending a veterinary clearance prior to resuming.
JAKARTA - held up by a weakening runner passing the 600m. Lay outwards throughout the run home.
FRANCO JORIK - broke shortly after the start losing all chance. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding. Driver B Hope reported he would be recommending a change of bit prior to the gelding resuming.
CLYDE - weakened final bend. When questioned, driver C Thornley advised he was not disappointed with the performance given the fast time of the race.
Race 5   CHESTERS PLUMBING & BATHROOM PACE
JOHNNY ROTTEN - lay inwards final bend striking several track markers.
BONDI LUSTRE - locked wheels momentarily with PRETTYBOYCOBY near the 400m.
ROSBERG - driver M Jones was warned for using his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home.
WESTAR LAD - broke at the start losing ground hampering trailing runners. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the gelding.
SONNY VISTA - hampered at the start by a breaking runner. Broke near the 400m losing all chance. A warning was placed on the racing record of the gelding.
EXPOSIZIONE - hung inwards when weakening final bend. When questioned regarding the performance both trainer M Jones and driver S Ottley were disappointed with the effort and could offer no explanation.
PURE COURAGE - held up early in the run home.
STAR MAGIC - broke briefly near the 2100m losing ground.
BEAUDIENE QUICK STEP - broke at the start. Retired from the race passing the 1800m after a side carrier strap broke and fell to the track near the 1400m. This gear was inspected and found to be sufficiently taped and in previously good condition.
HE'S A JACKALACK - held up final bend.
PRETTYBOYCOBY - held up by a weakening runner final bend. Locked wheels momentarily with BONDI LUSTRE near the 400m. Driver R Cameron was warned to exercise more care when shifting ground outwards.
MR LINCOLN - hampered at the start by a breaking runner.
Race 6   BC PLUMBERS MOBILE TROT
ALBIZIA - held up final bend. Briefly trotted roughly passing the 150m.
CODY BANNER - trotted roughly throughout the run home and was unable to be driven out until the latter stages by driver M Williamson.
PAT THE MONKEY - raced wide early. Weakened near the 600m.
PALISADE - weakened final bend.
LIL MISS MUSCLES - held up final bend.
SILVERLININGS - trotted roughly final bend.
NORTIE NORTIE - broke as the start was effected losing all chance.
NAVARA - out of position at the start,
KAHNTDOITALONE - broke in the score up losing ground. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Weakened near the 600m.
LOVE IS EVERYWHERE - held up final bend and early in the run home.
LA DAMA - weakened leaving the final bend. When questioned, driver T Williams advised he was disappointed with the performance and could offer no explanation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a poor recovery. Stewards will follow up with connections in the coming days.
Race 7   PLUMBING WORLD MOBILE PACE
RAKERO RAIDER - lay inwards final bend when weakening. When questioned, driver G Smith advised the gelding had over-raced when leading through the middle stages.
JIMMY JAMES MAGUIRE - following this race driver R May was examined by St John Paramedics and cleared to fulfil his remaining driving engagements after being struck by a racing plate.
HOWLING WOLF - raced wide early. Over-raced early and middle stages.
SHELL SHOCK - paced roughly shortly after the start. Over-raced through the middle stages when being restrained to obtain cover causing driver B Orange considerable difficulty. Held up for a distance passing the 800m by a weakening runner. Weakened final bend.
MAJOR TORQUE - broke at the start losing all chance.
ELITE STYX - raced wide early. Lay inwards for a distance passing the 1300m. Weakened from the 800m. Driver T Williams reported he sustained a punctured sulky tyre during the running. When questioned regarding this, driver T Williams said he was aware the position outside the leader was available after driver B Orange (SHELL SHOCK) had restrained his runner, however, his horse had lay inwards and raced greenly on several occasions when improving forward and despite his efforts made contact with the leg of SHELL SHOCK resulting in him sustaining a punctured sulky tyre. After considering his explanation and taking into account the racing manners of both horses Stewards took the matter no further other than to remind Mr Williams of his obligations when shifting ground.
EASTWOOD DREAM - held up final bend.
Race 8   MICO PLUMBING & BATHROOMS HANDICAP PACE
BRAEVIEW KELLY - broke at the start losing considerable ground. Authorisation of 3rd placing was withheld until Stewards were satisfied the mare had complied with the Breaking Horses Regulation at the start.
HEISENBERG - driver J Dunn admitted a breach of Rule 869(2) and the Whip and Rein Regulations in that he used his whip with more than a wrist flicking motion in the run home. After viewing the replays and hearing penalty submissions the Adjudicative Committee imposed a fine of $200.
WARLOCH - tangled away.
Race 9   DUX INDUSTRIES MOBILE TROT
BAXTER - broke briefly early in the score up. Trotted roughly early stages.
CRUSHER COLLINS - the required veterinary clearance was received. Broke in the score up and was out of position at the start. A warning was placed on the barrier record of the mare. Lay inwards rounding the first bend striking several track markers. Weakened near the 600m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stewards will follow up with connections in the coming days.
PHOEBE IMPERIAL - held up early in the run home.
Race 10   MICO PLUMBING & BATHROOMS MOBILE PACE
SMOKIN ANNIE- driver S O'Reilly reported she sustained a punctured sulky tyre during the running.
CHA CHA B - driver S Thornley reported that the hopple shortener cord broke in the early stages which caused him some difficulty passing the 1700m when attempting to regather it.
KHAL DROGO - weakened final bend.
SOUNDSOFCASH - out of position at the start. Driver C Dalgety was issued a warning.
Race 11   FIRST DIRECT TAXIS MOBILE PACE
BARNSTORMER - held up by a weakening runner final bend.
SONGBIRD - held up by a weakening runner early in the run home.
GET BACK - held up early in the run home.
BLITZEM BROMAC - weakened leaving the final bend. When questioned, driver B Orange advised he was disappointed with the performance. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Stewards will follow up with connections in the coming days.
GET OUTTA TOWN - held up early in the run home.