Monday, 21 May 2012
: Post race reports from recent meetings.
CANTERBURY – May 23
Race 3: Stewards concluded an inquiry into Tommy Berry's ride on Tohunga, which finished second.
After reviewing previous races of the gelding and having collated betting information from around Australia, the stewards advised Berry that, in their opinion, he had erred leaving the 800m in that, after commencing a run from the 1200m, he did not continue his run and, in particular, to improve around Derivative Receipt which, after travelling wide, commenced to weaken at the 700m.
Berry agreed with the stewards that Tohunga's opportunity to win the race would have been enhanced had he continued to improve around the field from that point, rather than having his momentum impeded when Derivative Receipt commenced to weaken.
SCONE – Saturday 19 May
Race 5: Edward Cummings, representing trainer Anthony Cummings, advised that Emerald Downs was found to have pulled up slightly sore in the near fore heel. Cummings was advised that the stable would be required to furnish a veterinary certificate for Emerald Downs prior to its next start.
Race 6: Co-trainer Lee Freedman reported that Lady Lynette had pulled up well and he was of the view that the mare's performance was attributable to it being obliged to cover additional ground and race without cover.
Stable representative Mark Newnham reported that More Strawberries had been spelled.
SCONE – Friday 18 May
Race 7: Trainer Chris Waller stated that Snow Alert was slightly jarred up subsequent to the race.
KEMBLA GRANGE – Saturday 19 May
Race 4: Stable representative Liam Prior advised that Access Code had pulled up well following the run.
HAWKESBURY – Thursday 17 May
Race 4: Stewards, in the presence of Racing NSW Official Veterinarian Craig Suann, interviewed trainer David Payne and also rider Glyn Schofield following their receipt of the necropsy report for Crazy Kiwi, which broke down in the near foreleg and was euthanised. The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital necropsy report confirmed the finding of a severe comminuted fracture of the left knee bone.
The inquiry was adjourned so that Payne can forward veterinary records for the gelding, as requested by the stewards.
CANTERBURY – Wednesday 16 May
Race 4: Stable representative R Roberts reported that More More More had pleased the stable since its last start and it is the stable's intention to continue with its preparation.
Race 5: Trainer Joe Pride stated that Take The Oath had pleased in the days following its unplaced run. He added blood counts taken of Take The Oath on Friday, 18 May were within normal limits and the gelding had no soundness issues.
Race 6: Stable representative Mark Newnham reported that St Beune had pulled up well following its disappointing performance and it was the stable's intention to continue with the gelding's preparation.