Kembla Grange: Illawarra Turf Club Ltd Saturday 14, December 2019

Meeting Type: Provincial (TAB MEETING)
 
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Rail Position: +4M ENTIRE
Dual Track Meeting: N
Track Type: Turf
Track Condition: Good 4
Weather: Fine
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Track Information:
FinalFields Last Published: Sat 14-Dec-19 8:59AM AEDT
Riders must be declared before: Thu 12-Dec-19 12:00PM AEDT
Scratching close: Sat 14-Dec-19 7:30AM AEDT
Total Number of starters for this meeting (including emergencies) 64

Race 1 - 1:20PM CHRISTMAS AT KEMBLA GRANGE 2YO MAIDEN HANDICAP (1000 METRES)

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2 COL’S LAW BOBS Bonus Scheme 23/11/2019 Kembla Grange Slow to begin (2L). Raced greenly when placed under pressure in the early part of the home straight.
Race 2 - 1:55PM JINGLE BELLS BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (2000 METRES)

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2 KISS THE BRIDE (NZ) 4/12/2019 Gosford After being crossed in the middle stages then had to be steadied from heels passing the 900m.
6 MOHICAN 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange A post-race vet exam revealed no abs.
7 LUGA LAD 5/12/2019 Coffs Harbour Unable to improve between the 600m and 500m when held up on heels. Shortly after straightening was obliged to shift out around heels to continue to improve. Passing the 100m was obliged to shift out around heels to continue to improve.
Race 3 - 2:29PM SANTA CLAUS MAIDEN PLATE (1500 METRES)

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2 PARADES 28/11/2019 Wyong Slow to begin
3 SUPREMIST 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Rdr stated that, after beginning only fairly, he settled mnt towards the rear of the field. Added mnt came under pressure as far out as the 800m and, whilst it did not initially respond to his riding, over the final 150m it commenced to finish the race off fairly, albeit in his opinion, passing only tiring horses. Added in his view mnt will be better suited by a softer track surface and being stepped up in distance.
4 KIPPAX 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Slow to begin (2L). Raced keenly in the early stages.
5 MOMACK BOBS Bonus Scheme 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
8 AMBER’S JOY (NZ) 29/11/2019 Canberra Raced wide and without cover throughout. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs.
9 CLASSY NIGELLA 4/12/2019 Gosford Slow to begin.
11 VARINKA BOBS Bonus Scheme 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Raced wide and without cover throughout. Near the 600m was eased to avoid heels. Rdr was reminded of her obligation to ride her mounts out fully to the end of the race wherever possible.
Race 4 - 3:04PM RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER CLASS 2 HANDICAP (1600 METRES)

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1 TAJ 29/11/2019 Canterbury Park COT: To be ridden conservatively; settled back. From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Near the 1000m commenced to race keenly and was allowed to stride forward by its rdr approaching the 800m whereby it ultimately obtained an on-pace position near the 500m.
2 DARK CONFIDANT 29/11/2019 Canberra Held up for some distance between the 350m until passing the 300m.
4 BACINBLAC 5/11/2019 Kembla Grange After being slow to begin was then crowded. Passing the 400m, when placed under pressure, laid out towards the heels of another rnr and became awkwardly placed close to the heels of that rnr for a short distance.
4 BACINBLAC 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Late scratching on vet advice after being loaded into the barriers, became fractious, reared over backwards and became cast. Tnr was advised the mare will be required to barrier trial prior to racing again.
5 MERLINITE 28/11/2019 Wyong When questioned re performance, rdr stated she was instructed to ride mnt prominently, however after being fractious in the barriers mnt was slow to begin and as a consequence settled much further back than anticipated. Added mnt travelled comfortably through the middle stages and, when placed under pressure from the 500m she was pleased with the manner in which it finished its race off. She said she felt that losing ground at the start of the race was detrimental to her mnt’s chances today. A post-race vet exam rev no abs.
7 QUEENS 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Rdr permitted to ride 1kg over its allotted weight.
8 PEACE OF MIND 28/11/2019 Wyong Rider dropped his whip passing the 100m.
9 APPETIZING 29/11/2019 Canberra Over the concluding stages raced tight between runners.
Race 5 - 3:44PM GARY THATCHER MEMORIAL CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1400 METRES)

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2 AUBURN BOY 28/11/2019 Wyong From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
3 ARTHUR IN CHARGE BOBS Bonus Scheme 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange COT: To be ridden conservatively from its wide barrier; settled back. From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages. Approaching the 50m, when finishing its race off well, had to be shifted to the outside of another runner to continue into clear running.
4 POWER LIFT (NZ) 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Began only fairly. Passing the 100m was eased from heels when taken in by another rnr and, as a consequence, was unable to be tested for the remainder of the race. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs.
5 CHISELHURST 13/12/2019 Canterbury Park Began awkwardly and shifted in, making contact with a rnr and losing ground. A post-race vet exam revealed the horse to be lame (3/5) in the near hind leg. Tnr advised that a vet clearance is required before the filly is permitted to race/trial again.
7 SECRETLY BOBS Bonus Scheme 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Rdr std that, after being slow to begin mnt then did not travel as well as hoped after settling at the rear of the field. Added mnt did not appreciate racing to the inside of other runners and, whilst he was able to manoeuvre mnt to the outside of the field passing the 300m, due to his relative positioning he was unable to do this sooner. Added when placed under pressure from this point mnt responded well to his riding and finished its race off strongly, particularly over the final 100m.
8 SUPER VINO (NZ) 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Passing the 100m rdr dropped his whip.
9 CLEVERLEY (IRE) 15/05/2019 Warwick Farm Laid in rounding the home turn and when under pressure in the straight.
10 IVIRA 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
Race 6 - 4:24PM MISTLETOE BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (1200 METRES)

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1 ONENESS 29/11/2019 Canterbury Park When questioned re her riding in the middle stages, rdr advised she was instructed to obtain cover from a prominent position. Stated after beginning well and assuming the lead in the initial stages, mnt immediately commenced to race keenly and continued to do so despite her efforts. Added after shifting to a position on the running rail near the 900m, mnt then commenced to race fiercely.
2 CRAFTY TYCOON 27/11/2019 Warwick Farm From its wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
3 OKSAL 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange After beginning only fairly was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Held up in the early part of the straight and, when endeavouring to shift to the outside of a runner near the 300m to secure clear running, made contact with another runner.
6 TENORINO 14/09/2019 Kembla Grange Passing the 1000m shifted in, made contact with another rnr and became unbalanced. Passing the 900m had to be checked and shifted out to avoid heels.
7 CALIFORNIA MUSICAL BOBS Bonus Scheme 29/06/2019 Newcastle Rounding the first turn near the 900m was crowded and taken in.
8 LADIES’ GEM 17/08/2019 Kembla Grange When questioned re disappointing performance, rdr stated that while mnt travelled well throughout the event, when placed under pressure on straightening, failed to stretch out, and he attributed this to today’s track conditions. Whilst Stewards acknowledged mnt failed to stretch out, rdr was advised he should ride mounts out fully to end of race when possible. A post-race vet exam rev no abs.
8 LADIES’ GEM 29/11/2019 Canberra Became fractious in barriers, A false start occurred when the gates opened prematurely. despite efforts of the rider galloped for a significant distance. and was a subsequent late scratching. Trainer was advised a warning would be placed on the gelding's record due to its barrier manners.
Race 7 - 5:04PM MERRY CHRISTMAS MAIDEN HANDICAP (1300 METRES)

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3 AVION FURY BOBS Bonus Scheme 27/11/2019 Warwick Farm From the outside barrier was shifted behind rnrs in the early stages. When questioned re poor performance, rdr std was instructed to ride conservatively, however during the middle stages when the tempo was slow mnt overraced. Added whilst mnt appeared disappointing in the run to the finish, he believed the slow tempo and mnt overracing were the principal reasons that resulted in it being unable to finish off the race. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs.
4 LUVOIR BOBS Bonus Scheme 29/11/2019 Canterbury Park Slow to begin and then was crowded shortly afterwards.
8 BUZZ ’N’ JOE BOBS Bonus Scheme 29/05/2019 Warwick Farm Slow to begin. From a wide barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages.
11 YOUNG HEART 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Shortly after the start was badly crowded. Held up approaching and rounding the home turn.
13 AEECEE DYNASTY (NZ) BOBS Bonus Scheme 4/12/2019 Gosford COT: To be ridden further forward; settled on pace. Rdr permitted to ride 0.5kg over its allotted weight. Near the 500m was hampered and taken wider. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event. Laid out rounding the home turn and when under pressure in the early part of the straight.
14e ZENARDINI 23/11/2019 Gosford After the 1100m was steadied when crowded.
16e LAUGHS LOUDEST 30/11/2019 Kembla Grange Approaching the 1100m, when racing keenly, had to be steadied to avoid heels. Continued to race keenly for some distance thereafter. Approaching the 350m, when weakening, was eased when crowded.