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Alexandra Stewards 3rd March 2018
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Saturday 3rd of March, 2018


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Stewards Panel:

Mr. Simon Carey (Chairman) & Mrs. Joelene McSwain

Riding Changes / Jockey Information




Replaced By



Giggling Lass

S Logan

C King


Must produce Medical Certificate prior to riding again:

S Logan

Did not attend meeting:

S Logan

Race 1 buy local maiden plate - 1540 metres:

The Extortionist Commenced awkwardly.

Belvern Raced wide without cover. Shortly after the winning post had to be steadied and became unbalanced when tightened for room by Breakneck Bandit (D Dean) which shifted out when hanging out. D Dean was notified to exercise greater care when shifting ground in future.

Race 2 toward zero open trophy handicap - 1540 metres:

The Sands Slow to begin. Raced keenly in the early stages.

Shanghai Rooster Raced wide without cover throughout.

The Tale Of Aver Held up rounding the home turn until passing the 200 metres.

Keep Digging Lay in under pressure in the straight.

Race 3 grossys gallop trophy (2) handicap - 1830 metres:

Ebony Royal Had inadvertently been listed at a weight of 65kgs in some publications when the filly was in fact handicapped to carry 64.5kgs. As such this was communicated via the oncourse broadcast and the filly carried its weight of 64.5kg in the race. Rider T Lake reported that the filly responded to his riding fairly when placed under pressure in the straight.

Oh Baby Improved performance queried. Trainer Mr P Donnelly reported that with the removal of blinkers at the mares last start it had settled well in running and that he was pleased with the run, and with the step up in distance of todays event he had expected a forward showing. Mr Donnelly further added that the mare was able to make a mid race move today when the pace of the race slackened, and this, in his opinion suited the mares running style. Commenced awkwardly shifting in and bumping Becerilki. When the pace slackened near the 1000 metres was permitted to stride forward to settle in the lead.

Carlsen Bumped on jumping by Dreamsdocometrue which shifted out and Bercerikli which shifted in after being carried in.

Dreamsdocometrue Commenced awkwardly shifting out and bumping Carlsen. Near the 800 metres had to be eased off the heels of Becerikli which shifted out abruptly.

Becerikli Bumped on jumping. Shifted out abruptly near the 800 metres. Near the 200 metres was bumped and carried out by Bayfury which shifted out when hanging out.

Bayfury Raced keenly in the early stages. Hung out rounding the home turn and when under pressure in the straight.

Yokohama Performed below market expectations. Rider G Seccombe reported that the gelding which was having its first run at todays distance, responded well to his riding and would take benefit from todays run. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any obvious abnormalities.

Race 4 hedger construction trophy (2) handicap - 1300 metres:

The Flying Sun Slow into stride.

Playboy Spike Raced wide without cover throughout.

Jude the Obscure Lay in under pressure in the straight.

Melomane Hung out rounding the home turn. Near the 150 metres had to be eased and shift to the outside of the heels of CMon Honey which had commenced to give ground.

CMon Honey Performed below market expectations. Rider M Morris reported that the mare felt amiss in its action and for this reason she eased the mare down in the straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have suffered an injury to its left fore tendon. Trainer Mr K Rawillier was notified that he would be required to produce a veterinary certificate for the mare prior to it accepting to race again.

Race 5 milkrete concreting solutions open trophy handicap - 1300 metres:

Prior to the declaration of correct weight C Pace rider of Norsika (2nd Placegetter) viewed the stewards patrol footage of the straight before deciding not to lodge an objection.

Tatler Belle Commenced awkwardly throwing its head, as a result of this rider G Seccombe was struck in the face. Lost further ground shortly after the start. G Seccombe was examined by the doctor after the race and passed fit to fulfil his remaining engagements.

Hay Buddy Lay out rounding the home turn allowing Diamondwarrior to obtain a run to its inside.

Diamondwarrior Held up for clear running from the 400 metres till approaching the 200 metres.

Norsika Held up for clear running rounding the home turn until passing the 200 metres.

Race 6 l s quarry maiden PLATE - 1300 metres:

Oberon Resuming from a lengthy spell (December 2016) due to a near fore tendon injury. Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination on arrival on course and passed fit to race. Hampered on jumping by Refiner which shifted in on jumping.

Refiner Commenced awkwardly shifting in. Raced wide without cover in the early stages.

Rets Commenced awkwardly.

Coombe Wood Slow to begin.

Run The Ridge Stood flat footed. (3L) Raced extremely ungenerously in the early and middles stages before being eased out of the event by its rider. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal obvious abnormalities. Trainer Mr M Anderson was notified that the horse is now suspended from racing until such time as it trials to the satisfaction of stewards in 1 official trial.


Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race 2 Silent Dance

Race 3 Oh Baby

Race 6 Oberon

Post race samples from following horses:

Race 2 The Sands

Race 4 Jude The Obscure

Raceday Summary

Horse Actions:

Race 4 Cmon Honey - Left fore tendon injury - Veterinary certificate required

Race 6 Run The Ridge Racing Manners 1 Official trial

Healesville 3rd of February 2018

Race 2 four pillars gin maiden plate - 1000 metres:

Stewards today concluded an inquiry from Healesville on the 3rd of February 2018 into the actions of rider R Douglas after his mount Aceti Lady became cast in the mounting yard prior to the running of race 2. Evidence was taken from both R Douglas and RV Veterinarian Dr P Martin in relation to the incident. Stewards were of the opinion that whilst accepting that R Douglass actions were done in the interest of horse welfare, his actions could have been viewed as overly vigorous in the circumstances. Stewards, therefore took no further action other than to remind R Douglas to be weary of his actions in future particularly when in a public domain.








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