Bendigo – 25 August 2021
RACE 6 – BARASTOC PACE (1650 MS)
Ryan Sanderson, stable representative for Shane Sanderson trainer of Vanity Bay advised subsequently from the event the gelding failed to recover as expected and has been given a light week. Mr Sanderson advised the stable would continue with the current preparation and Vanity Bay would not start until the stable were satisfied the gelding would perform in a competitive manner.
Maryborough– 26 August 2021
RACE 9 – MCPHERSONS PRINTING GROUP PACE (2190 MS)
Shaun Kittle, stable representative for Greg Flemming, trainer of Mammals Destiny, advised subsequently from the mare to have recovered satisfactorily. Mr Kittle attributed the performance to the mare displaying signs of being in season. Mr Kittle advised the stable would continue with the current preparation.
Bendigo – 28 August 2021
RACE 5 – BENSTUD STANDARDBREDS PACE (1650 MS)
Greg Norman, trainer of Aladdin NZ advised subsequently from the event the gelding to have recovered satisfactorily. Mr Norman added he is awaiting blood test results from the gelding and would advise stewards once notified. Mr Norman advised blood tests failed to reveal any abnormalities and he would continue with the current preparation.
RACE 7 – VHRC CADUCEUS VICTORIA SIRES CLASSIC (GROUP 3) (2150 MS)
Russell Jack, trainer of One Two Many, advised subsequently from the event the gelding to have recovered & worked satisfactorily since. Mr Jack advised the gelding to race somewhat flat and was not suited in having to improve into the event from the 1300m after being checked. Mr Jack advised he will continue with the current preparation.
RACE 11 – DONALDS WINNERS ON FB CLAIMING PACE (2150 MS)
Emma Stewart, trainer of Always Fast, advised subsequently from the event the entire to have been given a light week. Ms Stewart attributed the performance to Always Fast having consistent racing and appearing to race somewhat flat. Ms Stewart advised she would continue with the current preparation.
Supplementary Stewards Report
Ballarat -27 August 2021
RACE 4 –ALDEBARAN PARK VICBRED PLATINUM MAIDEN TROT (2200 MS)
David Magri, driver of Columbias Deecee was questioned in relation to a matter approaching the 1000m, where Mr Magri’s head was directed backwards as My High Peak galloped. Upon consideration of the evidence, inclusive of the footage available it was established that approaching the 1000m My High Peak commenced to over-race and raced in close proximity behind Columbias Deecee. As My High Peak’s head was then positioned immediately over Mr Magri’s right shoulder and making contact with the outside sulky wheel of Columbias Deecee, Mr Magri explained that for safety reasons he then endeavoured to prevent that gelding from racing any closer in his vicinity by directing his head backwards. A short distance after, My High Peak then galloped. Given the associated safety considerations and that Mr Magri had not initiated any movement by his head until My High Peak had raced in extreme close proximity to his right shoulder, no further action was deemed necessary in those circumstances. Furthermore, Stewards noted the racing manners of My High Peak during this section, that the gelding was only having its third race start and therefore pursued no action against driver Jackie Barker.