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Balnarring Stewards 7th December 2019
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Balnarring Racing Club


Saturday, 7th December 2019


Good 4 (Upgraded to Good 3 at 1:30pm following R1).









Stewards Panel:

Mr B Scarlett (Chairman), Mr R Terp

Riding Changes / Jockey Information




Replaced By



Plenty Of Fish

L Taylor

M Keenan

Dual engagement

Race 1 Beteasy maiden plate - 1200 metres:

Angel Toff Raced wide without cover throughout. Shifted out slightly when under pressure near the 50m before being straightened.

Demolition Man Slow to begin.

Sellaronda Raced wide without cover throughout.

Evening Spice Prior to the start being effected, broke through the front of the gates before being restrained by its rider shortly thereafter. Was examined by the veterinary surgeon, and was passed fit to start. Approaching the 50m was momentarily steadied to avoid the heels of Angel Toff which shifted out slightly before being straightened.

Forest Lady Slow to begin.

Superior Rose Slow to begin.

Plenty Of Fish As there was no other suitable rider available, Stewards permitted M Keenan to ride the filly one kilo overweight (64kg). Slow to begin. Rider M Keenan reported that the filly which was having its first start and finished a distant last, raced ungenerously throughout the event and as a result tired quickly when placed under pressure. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Following the running of race 1 Stewards upgraded the track to a Good 3 at 1:30pm.

Race 2 matt skidmores trophy race (2) handicap - 1200 metres:

Drovers Yarn Slow to begin, then got its head up shortly after the start and lost ground.

Franquin Raced wide without cover throughout.

Be Miss Luchy Slow to begin.

Cost Dave A Penny Raced four wide without cover. Rounding the home turn, when laying out was carrier wider by Be Miss Luchy (J Geddes) that shifted out when under riding. J Geddes was notified to exercise more care when in similar circumstances. Rider L Taylor reported that the gelding was not suited by todays track condition.

Race 3 abacus learning centre open trophy race handicap - 1200 metres:

King Mapoora Slow into stride.

Bay Of Faith Raced wide without cover throughout the event.

Rileys Rocket Slow into stride.

Bons Ghost Change of tactics to be ridden more forward. Led the event.

Walloon Region Slow into stride.

Kallara Village When laying out after passing the 300m, raced close to the heels of Bons Ghost and had to be steadied as a consequence.

Race 4 the rob hunt panic maiden plate - 2000 metres:

Launch Time Began awkwardly. A post race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed it to have bitten its tongue.

Pearly Dazzler Tactics queried When questioned, rider G Seccombe explained that he was instructed to go forward, and to allow Pearly Dazzler to stride freely in the lead, as at the geldings most recent start at Cranbourne on 29 November 2019, Pearly Dazzler fought its rider during the event. He added that the gelding travelled well in front during the early and middle stages, however when he asked Pearly Dazzler for an effort the gelding commenced to hang out. G Seccombe added that Pearly Dazzler was not entirely comfortable when under pressure in the straight, and that there may be something amiss. Stable representative Jamie Bayliss confirmed the instructions, and added that the performance was disappointing. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. The stable was advised that a warning would be placed on Pearly Dazzler for hanging out, and that a repetition of this at future starts may result in further action being taken.

Thunder Of Troy Near the 300m rider L Taylor dropped his whip.

Race 5 pollard insurance brokers open trophy race handicap - 2000 metres:

Eyes Are Blue Slow to begin. Rider D Walker reported that the gelding was reluctant to travel during the early and middle stages, and as a result she got further back than anticipated.

Mr Gogarty Began awkwardly.

Race 6 Tom savopolous trophy race (1) handicap 1600 metres:

Youngstown Raced wide without cover throughout.


Pre-race blood for post-race analysis:

Race 1 Evening Spice

Race 3 Maldonado

Race 6 Johnny Romance

Post race samples from following horses:

Race 2 Nobby Tom Winner

Race 3 Rileys Rocket - Winner

Raceday Summary

Horse Actions:

Race 4 Pearly Dazzler Warning Hung out

Change of Tactics:

Race 3 Bons Ghost - Forward




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