Kembla Grange: Illawarra Turf Club Ltd Saturday 18, January 2020

Meeting Type: Provincial (TAB MEETING)
 
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Rail Position: +6m Entire
Dual Track Meeting: N
Track Type: Turf
Track Condition: Heavy 9
Weather: Raining
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Track Information:
FinalFields Last Published: Fri 17-Jan-20 1:07PM AEDT
Riders must be declared before: Thu 16-Jan-20 12:00PM AEDT
Scratching close: Sat 18-Jan-20 7:30AM AEDT
Total Number of starters for this meeting (including emergencies) 73
****Meeting postponed due to the state of the track****

Race 1 - 1:24PM KIDS DAY OUT BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (2400 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 KNIGHT STAR (IRE) 26/12/2019 Royal Randwick Between the 300m and the 200m was held up for clear running. Approaching the 100m became awkwardly placed close to heels and had to be steadied.
3 LAVISH ROSE 4/01/2020 Kensington Began only fairly.
4 MUSHROOM ROCK (NZ) 11/01/2020 Kembla Grange From the outside barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
5 ETHERIDGE BOBS Extra Bonus Scheme 1/01/2020 Kensington Began only fairly and from the outside barrier was then shifted behind runners in the early stages. Rdr stated from wide barrier she was obligated to settle back in the field and as a consequence mnt found it difficult to make up ground in the straight. Added that in her opinion mnt would benefit by a more forward position. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs.
7 FOX BEAT 27/12/2019 Canberra Shifted in on jumping and bumped another runner.
9 BY DESIGN (NZ) 26/12/2019 Royal Randwick Bumped at start and was then shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
10 LORD CHAMBERLAIN (NZ) 11/01/2020 Kembla Grange From a wide barrier was shifted behind runners in the early stages.
Race 2 - 1:59PM SUMMER RACING AT KEMBLA GRANGE MAIDEN HANDICAP (1000 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 AT THE HELM 8/12/2019 Nowra Slow to begin and shifted out, resulting in it having to be restrained off heels. Passing the 250m was checked. When questioned, rdr stated that whilst mount had suffered interference passing the 250m it nevertheless had raced greenly during the event and laid in, and out and away from runners during the race. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs.
4 CRACKING MO BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 17/01/2020 Canterbury Park Began awkwardly.
5 CANDY BAR BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 15/12/2019 Hawkesbury Raced wide and without cover for the majority of the event.
6 CAUDAN BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 20/01/2019 Sale Slow into stride. Rdr reported mount would take benefit from its first race start. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs.
9 KIBIBI BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 31/08/2019 Hawkesbury Bumped on jumping, and from wide barrier was then shifted behind rnrs in the early stages. Held up rounding the home turn. Near the 200m was inconvenienced. Raced greenly and was inclined to lay in in the straight.
11 PLAQUETTE BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 17/01/2020 Canterbury Park Began awk & from the outside barrier was shifted behind rnrs in early stages. Rdr std instr to impr closer to running rail if possible as connections believed ground out wider to be inferior. He said passing 400m rnr in advance was trav well & believed it would be best for the competitive chances of filly to trail that rnr into the str rather than attempt to impr to the outside and trail another rnr, which had raced wide throughout. Stewards accepted rider's explanation.
12 SINGING DIXIE BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 4/08/2019 Gundagai Bumped on jumping.
13e VOL PRIVE 17/01/2020 Nowra Slow to begin and soon after the start was inconvenienced a runner which was taken in by another. After the 700m was checked and shifted out to avoid the heels of a runner which hung out and lost ground when reluctant to hold its position to the inside of a runner.
14e COPS AND ROBBERS 11/01/2020 Kembla Grange Blundered on jumping resulting in rdr becoming unbalanced.
Race 3 - 2:34PM ILLAWARRA TURF CLUB CONDITIONAL BENCHMARK 70 HANDICAP (1600 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 ALL BUT GONE 4/01/2020 Kensington Slow to begin.
2 SPECTRE 11/01/2020 Royal Randwick Slow to begin.
4 FOXDOWN 5/01/2020 Wyong Bumped on jumping and shifted out. When the tempo of the race slackened in the middle stages, improved onto heels and shifted wider on the track.
Race 4 - 3:14PM GEORGE WEBB BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (1300 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 AL MAH HAHA 25/05/2019 Royal Randwick Raced keenly in the middle stages. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs.
2 CHARM OFFENSIVE (NZ) 7/01/2020 Kembla Grange Passing the 1000m commenced to race keenly and for some distance approaching the 700m had to be checked to avoid heels. Continued to race keenly thereafter and approaching the 600m and again shortly after had to be checked from heels once again.
3 LUCAND LAD 1/01/2020 Kensington Began only fairly. Rdr advised mount travelled well in the run, shifted out on the home turn to improve but did not quicken as anticipated and in her opinion it was disappointing. Added mount may benefit from the additions of blinkers. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs. Tnr rep could offer no explanation for the disappointing performance. Tnr rep was advised that the gelding would be required to barrier trial. Since passed barrier trial at Randwick 9/1/2020.
9 MAD FOX 7/01/2020 Kembla Grange COT: To be ridden conservatively from the wide barrier; settled back. After beginning awkwardly was hampered. Then shifted behind runners in the early stages.
10 THE PATRICIAN 7/01/2020 Kembla Grange Slow to begin. When racing keenly in the middle stages had to be steadied when placed close to heels near the 700m.
Race 5 - 3:54PM WISEMAN INSURANCE BENCHMARK 64 HANDICAP (1300 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
3 HEALING HANDS 20/07/2019 Royal Randwick Rdr std mnt was slow to begin & slow into stride. Std rode mnt along in early stages in attempt to hold a more fwd position to inside of rnr, however was unable to hold position & allowed rnr to cross at the 800m. Added mnt travelled only fairly in mid stages & when placed under pressure rounding h/turn it did not respond & raced one-paced in the straight. Whilst rdr is of opinion mnt is looking for further he was still disappointing today. A post-race vet exam rev no abs. Tnr subsequently reported geld had bled from both nostrils & was adv of AR79. Since passed trial at Narromine 28/11/19.
6 WE’RE OFF 22/12/2019 Moruya After the 1400m was inconvenienced and taken out by a runner which ran out.
7 ATOMIC SUNRISE 7/01/2020 Kembla Grange After being slow to begin was shifted behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier.
9 MOOKAREENA 9/11/2019 Rosehill Gardens Between the 800m and 600m raced tight and was steadied.
Race 6 - 4:34PM POPLAR PETFOOD & PRODUCE CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1500 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 DUNEAGLE BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 5/01/2020 Wyong Overraced in the early stages.
2 POWER LIFT (NZ) 14/12/2019 Kembla Grange COT: To be ridden further forward; settled outside the leader.
3 TOMBSTONE (NZ) The Championships Contender 1/01/2020 Kensington Began only fairly.
4 RUN FOR GLORY BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 4/01/2020 Kensington Shifted in on jumping and bumped.
5 SHE’S IDEEL The Championships Contender 17/01/2020 Canterbury Park COT: To be ridden further fwd; settled mid-field.
6 SKILLET 7/01/2020 Kembla Grange Raced keenly throughout the early and middle stages.
7 VARINKA BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 14/12/2019 Kembla Grange Slow to begin. Raced wide and without cover throughout the event.
9 HEAVENLY GLORY 7/01/2020 Kembla Grange Began awkwardly. Near the 1100m, when attempting to shift in behind a fwd rnr to obtain a position with cover, was eased when awkwardly placed close to the heels of that rnr.
Race 7 - 5:14PM KEMBLA GRANGE MAIDEN PLATE (1500 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 CASIMIRO 5/01/2020 Wyong Raced wide for the majority of the event.
3 TIC TOCK MAN 17/01/2020 Nowra Bumped on jumping.
4 GOGOL BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 8/01/2020 Warwick Farm Raced wide and without cover from the 700m. Shifted in behind runners in the early stages from its wide barrier. Inside the final 50m was crowded. A post-race vet exam revealed the gelding to be displaying a poor post-race recovery. Tnr was advised that a vet clearance would be required prior to racing/trialing again. Vet clearance since received.
5 RIOT ACT BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 15/12/2019 Hawkesbury COT: To be ridden further forward; settled on pace. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs.
6 SIR EAGLE BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 7/01/2020 Kembla Grange After being slow to begin was shifted behind runners in the early stages from a wide barrier.
7 LADY LEGEND 5/01/2020 Wyong From a wide barrier was shifted behind rnrs in the early stages. Near the 100m was hampered.
8 CHANTING BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 5/01/2020 Wyong Over the concluding stages was unable to be tested when awkwardly placed close to heels.
9 ENCHANTINGLY BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 31/08/2019 Hawkesbury From its wide barrier was shifted behind rnrs in the early stages. Near the 1000m was eased away from heels. Laid in under pressure over the final 200m.
10 LA TIGRESA The Championships ContenderBOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 3/01/2020 Canterbury Park COT: To be ridden further forward; settled off pace. Slow to begin.
12 SPACE IS DEEP (NZ) BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 5/01/2020 Wyong Began awkwardly and lost ground.
13 STARTALK BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 3/01/2020 Canterbury Park Rdr reported had to make some use of mnt to cross rnr approaching the 900m, however when able to do so it travelled well. Added however, when another rnr improved and crossed her mnt approaching the 600m, it immediately came under pressure and failed to respond to her riding from this point. Added in her opinion mnt would be assisted with a step-up in distance at next race start. A post-race vet exam revealed no abs. Tnr subsequently reported filly pulled up well and attributed poor performance to filly being ridden too hard early. Added intention is to increase distance and apply blk.
14 TAHUNA BOBS Silver Bonus Scheme 5/01/2020 Wyong Severely hampered at the start when tightened for room and lost ground. Leaving the 400m had to be steadied when awkwardly placed at heels.