VIC - Stewards Supplementary Report

20 August 2019
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Cranbourne – 11 August 2019

RACE 2- WOODLANDS STUD PACE (2ND HEAT) (2080 MS)

Gavin Lang, trainer of Alpha Charlie reported subsequent to the disappointing performance of the gelding, that upon further examination of Alpha Charlie under exertion it was established that the gelding had dorsal displacement of the soft palate. Mr Lang added that it was the intention for Alpha Charlie to undergo an operation to attempt to rectify this condition.

Tabcorp Park Melton – 12 August 2019

RACE 8 –GARRANDS @ MELTON PACE (2240 MS)

Phillip Chircop, trainer of Be Not Afraid, advised that subsequent to this event connections of the mare have decided that Be Not Afraid would now be retired from racing and will be sent to the breeding barn for the upcoming season.

Mildura – 16 August 2019

RACE 4 –ZILZIE WINES PACE (2190 MS)

Ryan Hryhorec, trainer of Backroadsafari, advised that subsequent to this event the mare has had an endoscopic examination performed which revealed Backroadsafari to have ulcers. The mare will be treated accordingly prior to being spelled.

Tabcorp Park Melton – 16 August 2019

RACE 8 –MINUTEMAN FREE FOR ALL (2240 MS)

Kima Frenning, trainer of Buster Brady NZ, advised that subsequent to this event the gelding has recovered well and worked satisfactory since. Ms Frenning explained the below performance of Buster Brady NZ was due to a combination of the gelding being first up in 4 ½ months, pulling hard and the overall quick mile rate. Buster Brady NZ has been nominated for the Breeders Crown free for all Friday night.  

RACE 10 –BRECKON FARMS TROT (2240 MS)

Russell Jack, trainer of Gunning, advised that subsequent to this event the gelding has recovered well and is at a loss to explain the disappointing performance of Gunning. Mr Jack advised he will continue with the current preparation of the gelding and won’t start Gunning until he is satisfied the gelding will perform in the desired manner.

Bendigo – 17 August 2019

RACE 6 –IRT BREEDERS CROWN SERIES 21 (3YO COLTS & GELDINGS) (1ST SEMI-FINAL) (2150 MS)

Stable Representative for Mark Purdon & Natalie Rasmussen, trainers of Jesse Duke NZ, advised that subsequent to this event the colt has come to end of its preparation and has now been spelled and will be exported to the USA in the coming month to continue his racing career.

Emma Stewart, trainer of Hurricane Harley, advised that subsequent to this event blood test were taken from the colt which revealed a low protein level. Ms Stewart advised the feeding regimen would be varied and further blood tests will be taken from the colt in the coming days, Ms Stewart advised she will inform stewards of the results and Hurricane Harley will not start until she is fully satisfied with the colt.

RACE 8 – WOODLANDS STUD BREEDERS CROWN SERIES 21 (3YO FILLIES) (2ND SEMI-FINAL) (2150 MS)

Emma Stewart, trainer of Two Times Bettor, advised that subsequent to this event blood test were taken from the filly which revealed signs of tying up. Two Times Better will have a further blood test in the coming days and Ms Stewart undertook to inform Stewards of the results. Ms Stewart added that Two Times Bettor would not start until she is fully satisfied with the filly.

RACE 11 – WORLDS BEST HOOF OIL TROTTERS HANDICAP (2150 SS)

Andy Gath, trainer of Scallywag Sam, advised that subsequent to this event the gelding may have a respiratory condition and will have a dynamic endoscopic examination performed in the coming days. Mr Gath advised he will notify stewards of the results and Scallyway Sam would not start until he is fully satisfied with the gelding and intended on trialling Scallywag Sam.

Shepparton – 18 August 2019

RACE 6 –HUNTER RURAL TROTTERS HANDICAP (2190 SS)

Cameron Maggs, trainer of Lunchwitharthur, advised that subsequent to this event the gelding did not recover as well as expected and will now be spelled for a month.

RACE 8 –YOUR SOLD REAL ESTATE PACE (2190 MS)

Kent Harpley, trainer of Foo Fighter NZ, advised that subsequent to this event the gelding has recovered well and is at a loss to explain the below par performance of the gelding other than Foo Fighter NZ  may have not let down on the wet track conditions. Mr Harpley advised connections are reassessing the racing future of the gelding in Victoria.