ROYAL WESTERN INDIA TURF CLUB, LTD.
MUMBAI MEETING 2017/18, FIFTH DAY, SUNDAY, 3rd DECEMBER, 2017.
(PENETROMETER: 3.8; GOING: GOOD)
RACE DAY REPORTS
RAILS WERE PLACED 5 METRES AWAY FROM ITS ORIGINAL POINT FROM 1200 METRES (MILE CHUTE) LEADING TO 7 METRES AWAY AT 1000 METRES, 9 METRES AWAY AT 800 METRES AND THEREAFTER 11 METRES AWAY UP TO THE WINNING POST. FOR THE RACES STARTING FROM THE BACK STRETCH, RAILS WERE PLACED 3 METRES AWAY FROM ITS ORIGINAL POINT FROM 1200 METRES LEADING TO 7 METRES AWAY AT 1000 METRES.
On a request from Trainer Neil Darashah permission was granted to Trainer Dallas Todywalla to saddle his charge ESCALA in the 4th race, at his (Trainer Neil Darashah’s) risk and responsibility.
RACE NO.1(29) –THE PILLAR TO POST PLATE: (About) 2000 Metres – Runners - 5 – NO REPORT
RACE NO.2(30) – THE NECTAR QUEEN PLATE: (About) 1000 Metres – Runners - 7
At the start, STAR OF THEA (Dashrath Singh, dr. 4) jumped inwards on to MINE THAT BIRD (A. Imran Khan, dr. 3) who in turn shifted in and went across LOVELY KUDI (D. A. Naik, dr. 2) who was slow to begin.
Soon after the start, TEETEBORO (P. S. Chouhan) shifted in and went across STAR OF THEA (Dashrath Singh) who had to be checked and change course thereby inconveniencing OUTSTANDING (R. Ajinkay) and PRICELESS ART (Suraj Narredu). Jockey P. S. Chouhan has been cautioned.
Passing 100 metres, MINE THAT BIRD (A. Imran Khan) leaned inwards on to STAR OF THEA (Dashrath Singh) and was steadied.
After the race, Jockey R. Ajinkya (OUTSTANDING) reported that passing 300 metres his whip was entangled with the reins, hence he took time to change his whip hand. Jockey R. Ajinkay has been asked to be more careful in the future.
After the race, Jockey Suraj Narredu (PRICELESS ART) reported that his mount was running green and was inclined to run out in the straight.
After the race Jockey T. S. Jodha (DANCE OF FIRE) reported that he was unable to settle his mount as the filly was a bit tentative and shifting in and out.
An enquiry has been initiated into the running and riding of OUTSTANDING and a report will be submitted shortly.
After the race, STAR OF THEA and DANCE OF FIRE were trotted and found to be sound.
RACE NO.3(31) –THE N.M.IRANI CUP:(About) 1200 Metres – Runners- 9
At the start, TURF DANCER (Dashrath Singh, dr.2) jumped outwards and at the same time STAR COUNCILLOR (Neeraj Rawal, dr.4) jumped inwards thereby tightening YANNA RASCALA (P. Trevor dr.3).
At the start, UNDISPUTED (Amyn Merchant, dr.6) jumped inwards thereby inconveniencing DOMINATION (Shrikant Kamble, dr.5).
Approaching 800 metres, CHARGING TIGRESS (App. S. A. Amit) shifted in on to TURF DANCER (Dashrath Singh) who in turn shifted in thereby inconveniencing YANNA RASCALA (P.Trevor). App. S. A. Amit has been cautioned.
After the race, YANNA RASCALA and INCENTIO were trotted and found to be sound.
RACE NO.4(32) – THE A.C.ARDESHIR TROPHY (GR.3): (About) 1600 Metres –Runners- 7
Trainer Neil Darashah has been fined Rs.1,000/- for racing his charge ESCALA (Prashant P. Dhebe) with bandages on both fore legs without obtaining prior permission for the same.
At the start, B FIFTY TWO (A. Imran Khan, dr.7) jumped inwards and went across SUPREME GENERAL (P. S. Chouhan, dr. 6) and PHOENIX TIGER (P. Trevor, dr. 5) who were marginally slow to begin.
After the race, SUPREME GENERAL was trotted and found to be sound.
RACE NO.5(33) – THE ARISTOS PLATE: (About) 1800 Metres –Runners- 13
Trainer Subhag Singh has been fined Rs.3,000/- for late declaration in respect of his charge PARADISE.
At the start, WILDCARD WARRIOR (Nirmal Jodha, dr.1) jumped outwards on to CENTAURUS (Akshay, dr.2).
At the start, SHE’S ALL MINE (A. Imran Khan, dr.9) and DAZZLING EYES (C. S. Jodha, dr.10) were observed to have jostled.
At the start, WIZARD OF ODDS (Amyn Merchant, dr.6) jumped outwards due to which SILVER EDGE (App. Raghuveer Singh, dr. 7) shied outwards starting a chain reaction, thereby inconveniencing SHE’S ALL MINE (A. Imran Khan dr. 9) and DAZZLING EYES (C. S. Jodha, dr. 10).
Soon after the start, FANTASY STAR (App. M. Ayyar, dr.5) shifted in thereby tightening STAR SCHOLAR (P. Trevor) along the rails, forcing the latter to be checked. After questioning App. M. Ayyar and not being satisfied with the explanation tendered by him, his Apprentice Jockey’s license has been suspended for One Race Day i.e. on 22nd December, 2017 for careless riding (permitted to ride work/mock race).
After the race, DAZZLING EYES was trotted and found to be sound.
RACE NO.6(34) – THE JEHANGIR P.DUBASH TROPHY: (About) 1200 Metres – Runners – 12
At the start, SMART CHOICE (App. S. Joseph, dr. 6) jumped outwards on to SOLO MISSION (Bhawani Singh, dr. 7).
Soon after the start, DIVINE MAGIC (J. E. Pereira, dr.12) shifted in on to TIME OF MY LIFE (App. K. Nazil, dr.11) who in turn shifted in inconveniencing REDS REVENGE (B. Nikhil, dr.10). Jockey J. E. Pereira has been cautioned.
Approaching 200 metres, TALLY HO (Dashrath Singh) shifted out on to CAPTAIN (C. S. Jodha) who had to be steadied. Thereafter, TIME OF MY LIFE (App. K. Nazil) shifted in and went across DIVINE MAGIC (J. E. Pereira) who had to be checked. After questioning, Jockey Dashrath Singh and Apprentice K. Nazil have been cautioned.
Approaching 200 metres, ALBARETO (P. Trevor) shifted out and carried GLORIANA (Prashant P. Dhebe) outwards. After the race, Jockey P. Trevor reported that his mount hung out despite his efforts. Trainer S. S. Shah has been asked to take remedial measures before next accepting to race the gelding.
Passing 300 metres, ARVAN (S. G. Prasad) drifted out under pressure. After the race, Jockey S. G. Prasad reported that his mount was not striding freely and kept drifting out despite his efforts. Trainer Faisal A. Abbas has been asked to take remedial measures before next accepting to race the gelding.
An enquiry has been initiated into the running and riding of REDS REVENGE and a report will be submitted shortly.
After the race, SERENO, TALLY HO, REDS REVENGE, ALBARETO and ARVAN were trotted and found to be sound. TALLY HO had lost its left fore shoe.
RACE NO.7(35) – THE RHAPSIDION SNOW PLATE : (About) 1600 Metres – Runners - 11
In the process of stalling, MASQUERADE (Neeraj Rawal) brushed the Starting Gate. The filly was taken out and examined by the Club’s Sr. V.O. who certified her fit to race.
Approaching 800 metres, ANGELS TOUCH (P. Trevor) shifted in thereby tightening STAR WITNESS (S. K. Jadhav) and SMASHER (Akshay) who had to be checked and dropped back thereby inconveniencing CRISTO BOSS (Amyn Merchant), MASQUERADE (Neeraj Rawal) and COOL EYES (Dashrath Singh). After questioning Jockey P. Trevor and not being satisfied with his explanation, he has been fined Rs.5,000/-.
In the final stages of stages of the race, ANGELS TOUCH (P. Trevor) shifted out thereby taking the ground of MASQUERADE (Neeraj Rawal). After the race Jockey P. Trevor reported that his mount hung out despite his efforts. Trainer Karthik Ganapathy has been asked to take remedial measures and show the filly to the satisfaction of the Stipendiary Stewards in a Mock Race, before next accepting with her to race
After the race, ANGELS TOUCH, SMOKEY ROSES and COOL EYES (examined on 04/12/2017) were trotted and found to be sound. ANGELS TOUCH had a clip injury on the left hind cannon and had lost its left hind shoe.
The urine samples of the winner of the 1st 2nd, 4th and 7th race, viz. ZENON, MINE THAT BIRD, TEMERITY and KING OF KILLEN, as also that of B FIFTY TWO (4th race), were collected for detection of prohibited substance.
TOTAL NUMBER OF RACES - 7 TOTAL NUMBER OF RUNNERS - 64
TOTAL STAKES - Rs.29,00,000/- AVE. NUMBER OF RUNNERS PER RACE - 9.14 -------------------------------------
SUSPENSION/ FINE (S)
Tr. Neil Darashah – fined Rs.1,000/-
Tr. Subhag Singh – fined Rs.3,000/-
App. M. Ayyar sus. for 22/12/2017 (careless riding)
Joc. P. Trevor – fined Rs.5,000/-
ACTION ON HORSE/S
ALBARETO (Hung out) and ARVAN (Drifted out) – remedial measures
ANGELS TOUCH (Hung out) – Mock Race
RE : SHOW CAUSE ISSUED TO APPRENTICE VISHAL N. BUNDE AS TO WHY HIS PUNISHMENT SHOULD NOT BE ENHANCED FOR GROSS MISCONDUCT ON THE PREMISES OF THE RACECOURSE – ENQUIRY INTO THE FIGHT THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE JOCKEYS ROOM ON 28th AUGUST, 2017 BETWEEN HIM AND TRAINEE APPRENTICE PRAKASH AKHADE :
The Board of Appeal at its meeting held on 24th November, 2017 considered all documents and papers that were submitted including App. Vishal N. Bunde’s reply to the show cause and heard the submissions made by him and his spokesman, Mr. Usman Rangila. The Board of Appeal deliberated on the matter at length and considered his plea that since he has already learnt his lesson, his punishment should not be enhanced. The Board of Appeal having applied their minds, decided by majority, not to enhance his punishment but to retain the punishment imposed by the Stewards of the Club, i.e. suspension of his Apprentice Jockey's licence till the end of Mumbai Meeting 2017-2018.
MERCY PETITION FROM JOCKEY P.S.CHOUHAN IN RESPECT OF SUSPENSION OF HIS JOCKEY’S LICENCE W.E.F. 19/11/2017 TO 30/11/2017 AND A FINE OF RS.10,000/- IMPOSED ON HIM BY THE BOARD OF APPEAL FOR INJUDICIOUS RIDING ON “JUNE” IN RACE NO.89 – THE RADICAL FORCE PLATE RUN ON 3RD SEPTEMBER, 2017 :
The Board of Appeal at its meeting held on 26th November, 2017 considered Mercy Petition dated 24th November, 2017 from Jockey P. S. Chouhan on the abovementioned subject. The Board of Appeal after having considered his Mercy Petition and having heard his submissions, decided to reject his Mercy Petition.
RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “BROTHERSOFTHEWIND” (S.S.BARIA, DR.3) IN RACE NO.5 – THE SMT.PADAM & RTN.DARSHAN CHADDA, A CHADDA FAMILY CHARITIES & ROTARY CLUB OF MUMBAI DOWNTOWN SEALAND TROPHY (1000 METRES) - RUN ON 19th NOVEMBER, 2017:
The Stipendiary Stewards reported that they had questioned Trainer Vinesh and Jockey S. S. Baria in the above connection. Trainer Vinesh said that the horse has soundness issues and was treated at the Equine Hospital by the Club’s Vets from 17th September, 2017 onwards after which he was in rest for three days. Thereafter, the horse started trotting but was still not fully right, hence he again showed him to the Vet and laid him off till 28th October, 2017. He said that prior to this race the horse had two fast work outs i.e. on 9th November, 2017 and 16th November, 2017 and had returned sound, however, considering these soundness issues, he had instructed Jockey S. S. Baria to take a good jump and ride his own race, save the horse and ensure that he came back sound. Trainer Vinesh’s attention was drawn to the Calendar Notifications with regard to penalties for running horses in unfit condition.
Trainer Vinesh said that the ideal distance of this horse was 1400 metres but this was a 1000 metres race. Also, the horse was interfered at the gates and was bleeding from the mouth. However, he admitted that considering the soundness issues he did ask the Jockey to save the horse and ensure that he comes back sound.
Jockey S. S. Baria confirmed the instructions and added that the Trainer had informed him that the horse had soundness issues and to ride carefully.
The video recording of the race was viewed and Trainer Vinesh was informed that in future he should use the Mock Race for such cases, to which Trainer Vinesh agreed.
Having heard the submissions made and having viewed the video recording of the race, the Stipendiary Stewards were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by the Trainer and Jockey, and decided :-
a) To suspend Mr. S. S. Baria’s Jockey’s license for Two Race Days, w.e.f. 22nd December, 2017 to 24th December, 2017 (both days inclusive) for riding an indifferent race (permitted to ride work/mock race);
b) To fine Trainer Vinesh a sum of Rs.15,000/- for tacit approval, this being his repeated offence on the same horse.
The Stewards of the Club at their meeting held on Sunday, 3rd December, 2017 considered a request from Trainer Vinesh to convert the fine imposed on him into a suspension and having heard him, decided to reject the same.
RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE RIDING OF JOCKEY R.AJINKYA ON “ROYAL BLOOD” (DRAWN-9) IN RACE NO.181 – THE RED DRAGON PLATE (DIV.II) (1000 METRES) - RUN ON 28th OCTOBER, 2017:
To a query, Jockey R. Ajinkya confirmed that he was aware of the Rule that all horses must be ridden out past the post whether he would have beaten the other horses or not.
The video recording of the race was viewed and it was pointed out to Jockey R. Ajinkya that he had dropped his hands before passing the Winning Post. Jockey R. Ajinkya admitted his mistake and apologized for the same.
Jockey R. Ajinkya has been fined Rs.2,000/- and severely warned for dropping his hands before passing the winning post.
RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF “JULIANO” (S. A. AMIT, DR.10) IN RACE NO.188 – THE SHAMU CHAVAN TROPHY (DIV.III) (1200 METRES) - RUN ON 29th OCTOBER, 2017 WHICH THE GELDING WON AS COMPARED TO HIS PREVIOUS TWO IN RUNS I.E. RACE NO.150 AND RACE NO.36 WHERE HE WAS UNPLACED:
The delay in the enquiry was due to the change of season.
The Stipendiary Stewards reported that they had questioned Trainer Sanjay Kolse in the above connection. He said that in Race No.150 the horse ran in a lower class and he had claimed 5 kg. allowance and fancied the horse very strongly. However, the conditions on that day were a bit different, in that, it was overcast and humid and the Penetrometer reading was 3.8 with wide 7 metres false rails from the 700 metres to the winning post. He said that after that race the Jockey had informed him that the horse jumped out well but all the way he was trying to veer out as such he could not ride him out and coming into the straight the horse fizzled out. He said that the horse returned sore after that race and was treated.
The video recording of Race No.150 was viewed and Trainer Sanjay Kolse pointed out that the horse was trying to go out and he has shown this tendency even in the previous races. He added that when the horse ran in Race No.188 the weather was cool and there were false rails of only 1 metre from the 1000 metres to the Winning Post. He said that in this race he had specifically instructed Jockey S. A. Amit to keep the whip in the left hand. He said that the horse tried to veer out in this race as well but the Jockey corrected him and gave him a couple of reminders from the left and his handling and riding suited the horse the best. He said that he had fancied the horse both the times but he was stronger in the previous start.
Thereafter, the video recording of Race No.36 was viewed. Trainer Sanjay Kolse said that in this race it was the first run of the horse during the Pune Meeting 2017 and he was running in a higher class but he ran a good race. It was pointed out to Trainer Sanjay Kolse that though the horse has drifted out in this race also, it was more to do with the riding and no fault of the horse, to which he agreed.
Having heard the submissions made, viewing the video recording of all the races concerned and scrutinizing the betting sheets, the explanation tendered by Trainer Sanjay Kolse was noted.
RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF “ROYAL CLASSIC” (S. A. AMIT, DR.12) IN RACE NO.28 – THE SONALIKA PLATE (DIV.I) (1200 METRES) - RUN ON 30th NOVEMBER, 2017 WHICH THE GELDING WON AS COMPARED TO HIS PREVIOUS RUN SIX DAYS EARLIER IN RACE NO.13 – THE GREAT GUNS PLATE (DIV.I) (1400 METRES) – RUN ON 24th NOVEMBER, 2017 WHERE HE WAS UNPLACED:
The Stipendiaryi Stewards reported that they had questioned Trainer Adhirajsingh Jodha in the above connection. He was shown the Calendar Notification “Re: Horses winning within a short span of time” and asked to explain the improved performance of his charge ROYAL CLASSIC in a short span of ten days.
Trainer Adhirajsingh Jodha said that the gelding was at longer odds. He said that the two fancied runners viz. WILSHIRE and BEYOND FORCES who finished 2nd and 3rd in Race No.28 were still maidens and may have lacked fitness because of the longish gap which could be the reason for his charge winning the race. He added that ROYAL CLASSIC won in Div.I in a weaker set of horses and if it had run in Div.II, he could have not even finished 2nd/3rd.
The Stipendiary Stewards were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by Trainer Adhirajsingh Jodha, however, keeping in mind that the horse was at longer odds, they took a lenient view and fined him a sum of Rs.10,000/- for contravention of the Calendar Notification “Re : Horses winning within a short span of time”.
Mumbai: 4th December, 2017