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ROYAL WESTERN INDIA TURF CLUB, LTD.

MUMBAI MEETING 2017/18, NINETEENTH DAY, SATURDAY, 3RD FEBRUARY, 2018.

(PENETROMETER: 3.6; GOING: GOOD)

 RACE DAY REPORTS

EVENING RACING

RAILS WERE PLACED 2  METRES AWAY FROM ITS ORIGINAL POINT FROM 1400 METRES (MILE CHUTE) LEADING TO 3 METRES AWAY AT 1200 METRES, 5 METRES AWAY AT 1000 METRES, 7 METRES AWAY AT 800 METRES AND THEREAFTER 9 METRES AWAY UP TO THE WINNING POST. FOR THE RACES STARTING FROM THE BACK STRETCH, RAILS WERE PLACED AT ITS ORIGINAL POINT FROM 1400 METRES LEADING TO 2 METRES AWAY AT 1200 METRES AND 5 METRES AWAY AT 1000 METRES.

 

CHANGE OF JOCKEYS:

RACE

HORSE

JOCKEY

REPLACED BY

REASON

1(148)

CARE FREE

T. S. JODHA

SANTOSH G.

INDISPOSED

3(150)

FLYING DRAGON

T. S. JODHA

J. CHINOY

INDISPOSED

5(152)

REMEMBER ME

T. S. JODHA

NIRMAL JODHA

INDISPOSED

6(153)

PADMAKOSA

T. S. JODHA

K. NAZIL

INDISPOSED

7(154)

TALLY HO

T. S. JODHA

BHAWANI SINGH

INDISPOSED

 

 

RACE NO.1(148) –THE KINGFISHER ULTRA MAX MILLION: (About) 1800 Metres – Runners - 14 

 

The Sr. V.O. reported that on the way to the Starting Gate, CLOUDBURST was kicked by SPINNING GOLD. As the gelding had sustained bleeding injury on the left fore arm, he was certified unfit to race and hence withdrawn on veterinary grounds before coming under the Starter’s Order. The Trainer is required to obtain a fitness certificate for the gelding from the Club’s V.O. before next accepting with it to race.

 

After being stalled, ABU AL BUKHOOSH (Amyn Mercyhant) played up in the stall. The gelding was taken out and examined by the Club’s Sr. V.O. who certified him fit to race. Trainer Faisal A. Abbas has been asked to give the gelding more gate practice and show him to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials, before next accepting to race.

 

At the start, GANDALF (Bhawani Singh dr. 12) jumped outwards on to GNOSTIC EYES (Y. S. Srinath dr. 13) thereafter shifted in and made contact with CISTICOLA (App. S. A. Amit dr. 10).

 

Passing the 300 metres, STAR ACE (Neeraj Rawal) racing between ABU AL BUKHOOSH (Amyn Merchant) and ROMANTIC EYES (P. Trevor) was tightened for room and had to be steadied.

 

Passing the 200 metres, GANDALF (Bhawani Singh) shifted in on to ABU AL BUKHOOSH (Amyn Merchant) who in turn shifted in thereby tightening ROMANTIC EYES (P. Trevor) who had to be steadied Jockey Bhawani Singh has been cautioned.

 

After the race, CISTICOLA, GNOSTIC EYES, STAR SCHOLAR, SPINNING GOLD and CARE FREE (examined on 04/02/2018), were trotted and found to be sound.

 

RACE NO.2(149) – THE R.N.KANGA GOLD TROPHY (GR.3): (About) 1600 Metres – Runners - 9

 

On a request from Trainer P. Shroff, permission was granted for his Jockey David Probert to carry 2 kg. overweight on COSTA DEL SOL.

 

LUCAS (P. S. Chouhan) planted in the stall and took no part in the race. Trainer Nazak Chenoy has been asked to give the gelding more gate practice and show him to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials, before next accepting to race.

 

JEFFERSON (Dashrath Singh) jumped out slow losing about 2 lengths at the start.

 

In the final stages of the race, YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY (Neeraj Rawal) shifted in thereby inconveniencing B FIFTY TWO (Suraj Narredu). Jockey Neeraj Rawal has been cautioned.

 

After the race, JEFFERSON was found to be sore by the right fore leg. The horse has to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

After the race, ACCOLADE was observed to have lost its left fore shoe. B FIFTY TWO had an abrasion on the left hock and SUPREME GENERAL was found to be sound in the trot.

 

RACE NO.3(150) –THE DR.M.A.M.RAMASWAMY MILLION: (About) 1800 Metres – Runners- 12 

 

Approaching the 300 metres, COSTA BRAVA (P. Trevor) shifted in thereby bumping WE BREAK THE RULES (P. S. Chouhan) who in turn shifted in and made contact with TURNING POINT (A. Imran Khan). After the race, Jockey P. Trevor reported that his mount hung in despite his efforts Trainer P. Shroff has been asked to show his charge in a Mock Race to the satisfaction of the Stipendiary Stewards before next accepting to race.

 

After the race, AUBURN and AURODEN were observed to have broken a blood vessel and are not to race for the stipulated ban period of four weeks. Both the horses have to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

After the race, COSTA BRAVA and SAGITTARIUS were trotted and found to be sound.

 

RACE NO.4(151) –THE  EBCO WORKSMART BREEDERS’ PRODUCE STAKES (GR.3): (About) 1400 Metres–Runners- 8

 

At the request of Jockey Dashrath Singh, the saddle on his mount RETAINED ASSET was adjusted upon arrival at the start.

 

After the race, ADJUDICATE was trotted and found to be sound.

 

KANCHENJUNGA (Neeraj Rawal) was placed fifth and DIVINE POWER (David Allan) was placed sixth by the Judge, in this race.

 

RACE NO.5(152) – THE SOHNA STUD MILLION: (About) 1400 Metres –Runners- 11 

 

Trainer Karthik Ganapathy (STAR COUNCILLOR) has been fined Rs.5,000/- for declaring Jockey David Allan (foreign jockey) in a race which was restricted for Indian jockeys only. He was subsequently permitted to declare Jockey S. Zervan.

 

On the way to the Starting Gates, TIMELESS (NEERAJ Rawal) dislodged the rider and bolted. Since Jockey Neeraj Rawal was unfit to ride at that moment, TIMELESS was withdrawn before coming under the Starter’s Order.

 

Soon after the start, VISTANA (App. Santosh G.) leaned inwards and made contact with UNCLE SCROOGE (A. Sandesh).

 

Passing the 350 metres, MAKINO (Dashrath Singh) shifted out on to SUMMER RAYS (P. Trevor) Jockey Dashrath Singh has been cautioned.

 

After the race, Jockey Dashtrath Singh (MAKINO) reported the loss of whip passing the 300 metres. This being his first instance of whip loss, no action has been initiated.

 

RACE NO.6(153) – THE KINGFISHER ULTRA SUNDOWNER MILLION: (About) 1000 Metres – Runners – 17

 

At the start, CHERRY BLOSSOM (App. H. Zeeshan dr. 3) jumped outwards on to SPARKLING THEA (Dashrath Singh dr. 4) who in turn shifted out inconveniencing DANCE OF FIRE (J. Chinoy dr. 5) and MACGYVER (P.Trevor dr. 6) who was slow to begin.

 

At the start, BOHEMIAN (App. R. Ajinkya dr. 16) jumped inwards due to which EMPIRE STATE (Bhawani Singh dr. 15) shied inwards and made contact with FLOWER DUST (App. S. Joseph dr. 14).

 

Soon after the start, OUTSTANDING (A. Imran Khan) shifted out at the same time ARVAN (Amyn Merchant) shifted in thereby tightening BLAZING STEPS (P. S. Chouhan) who had to be checked. In this connection, Jockey A. Imran Khan has been fined Rs.3,000/-

 

Passing the 900 metres, KOMODO DRAGON (App. Parbat Singh dr. 13) shifted in under urgings and bumped ARVAN (Amyn Merchant) who in turn shifted in and made contact with OUTSTANDING (A. Imran Khan) forcing them to be checked. App. Parbat Singh has been fined Rs.3,000/-.

 

After the race, PADMAKOSA was found to be sore by the left fore leg. The mare has to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

After the race, EMPIRE STATE and CHERRY BLOSSOM (examined on 04/02/2018) were trotted and found to be sound.

 

RACE NO.7(154) – THE ADDA52.COM POKER MILLION: (About) 1200 Metres – Runners - 14 

 

At the request of Jockey Neeraj Nawal, the saddle on his mount LILAC TIME was adjusted upon arrival at the start.

 

POKERFACE (P. S. Chouhan) was restless in the stall and not allowing the rider to settle. Trainer Nosher Cama has been asked to give the gelding more gate practice and show him to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials, before next accepting to race.

 

VOULEZ VOUS (App. N. B. Kuldeep) jumped out slow losing about 2 lengths at the start.

 

At the start VITESSE (App. Parbat Singh dr.10) jumped outwards on to UNTITLED (M. Ayyar dr.11)

 

Approaching 800 metres, TALLY HO (Bhawani Singh) shifted in thereby tightening BACKSTREET BAY (H. Zeeshan). Jockey Bhawani Singh has been cautioned.

 

Approaching 900 metres DEMOCRAT (A. Imran Khan) shifted on to VITESSE (App. Parbat Singh) who in turn went across TALLY HO (Bhawani Singh) & BACKSTREET BAY (H. Zeeshan), causing both horses to be checked. Jockey A. Imran Khan has been cautioned.

 

Passing 1000 metres, UNTITLED (App. M. Ayyar) shifted out and went across LADY COACHMAN (C. S. Jodha). App. M. Ayyar has been cautioned.

 

Jockey Amyn Merchant (ARC SHINE) was observed to have used the whip in excess of the prescribed limit on his mount. This being his first offence during the current Mumbai Meeting, Jockey Amyn Merchant has been fined Rs.3,000/-

 

Jockey A. Imran Khan (DEMOCRAT) was observed to have used the whip in excess of the prescribed limit. This being his third offence during the current Mumbai Meeting, his Jockey’s license has been suspended w.e.f. 18th February, 2018 to 23rd February, 2018 (both days inclusive) (permitted to ride work/mock race).

 

After the race, KNIGHT’S QUEST was found to be sore by the left fore leg. The gelding has to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

After the race, POKERFACE was trotted and found to be sound.

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The urine samples of the winner of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th race, viz. ARTUS, YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY, GLORIOSUS, PIONEER, CAMBRIDGE, DOLPHIN and ARC SHINE, as also that of COSTA DEL SOL (2nd race) and MOZART (4th race), and the special sample of AUBURN (3rd race), were collected for detection of prohibited substance.

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TOTAL NUMBER OF RACES        -                               7       TOTAL NUMBER OF RUNNERS                        -        85

TOTAL STAKES                              -     Rs.78,45,000/-       AVE. NUMBER OF RUNNERS PER RACE        -   12.14         -------------------------------------

SUMMARY:

SUSPENSION/ FINE (S)

R.5(152)

Tr. Karthik Ganapathy – fined Rs. 5,000/-

R.6(153)

Joc. A. Imran Khan – fined Rs. 3,000/-

App. Parbat Singh – fined Rs. 3,000/-

R.7(154)

Joc. Amyn Merchant – fined Rs. 3,000/- (whip offence)

Joc. A. Imran Khan – Sus. w.e.f. 18th Feb 2018 to 23rd Feb 2018 (both days inclusive) (permitted to ride work/mock race)

ACTION ON HORSE/S

R.1(148)

ABU AL BUKHOOSH – To be shown to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials

CLOUDBURST – Fitness certificate from the Club’s V.O. required.

R.2(149)

LUCAS – To be shown to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials

JEFFERSON (Sore) to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O.

R.3(150)

AUBURN and AURODEN (Blood vessel) – stopped from racing for four weeks and to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O.

COSTA BRAVA (Hung in) – Mock Race

R.6(153)

PADMAKOSA (Sore) to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O.

R.7(154)

POKERFACE – To be shown to the satisfaction of the Starter at morning starting trials

KNIGHT’S QUEST  (Sore) to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O.

 

ADDITIONAL REPORTS :

 

RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF “JEENA” (S. J. SUNIL, DR.6) IN RACE NO.130 – THE MAGIC TOUCH PLATE (DIV.I) (1400 METRES) - RUN ON 18th JANUARY, 2018 WHICH THE MARE WON AS COMPARED TO HER PREVIOUS RUN IN RACE NO.111 – THE PERCEIVED VALUE PLATE (1600 METRES) (S. J. SUNIL, DR.7) RUN ON 11th JANUARY, 2018 WHERE SHE WAS UNPLACED :

The Stipendiary Stewards reported that they had questioned Trainer Nirad Karanjawala in the above connection. He said that firstly, TOWERING STORM was withdrawn in this race. Further, in Race No.111 JEENA ran in a Class-IV race over 1600 metres whereas in Race No.130 she won in Class-V run over 1400 metres.

The video recording of Race No.130 as also the mare’s previous race i.e. Race No.111 were viewed.

To a question, Trainer Nirad Karanjawala admitted that he was aware of the Rule/Calendar Notification “Re : Comparative performance of horses winning in a short span of time” as also the Penalty for “Improved Performance within a short span of time” and he accepted his mistake in racing the mare in 7 days time. He said that JEENA was due to be retired to Stud and this was her last run. To another question, he said that there was no change in the work pattern of the mare.

Having heard the submissions made and having viewed the video recording of both the races, the Stipendiary Stewards were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by Trainer Nirad Karanjawala for the following reasons :-

1)            Trainer Nirad Karanjawala has admitted that he was aware of the Calendar Notification “Re : Comparative performance of horses winning in a short span of time” as also the Penalty for “Improved Performance within a short span of time”;

2)            In Race No.111 run on 11th January, 2018 JEENA was at 25/1 whereas in Race No.130 which she won, she was at 7/1 and 8/1;

3)            In Race No.111 JEENA had finished 11 lengths behind and come out and won in Race No.130 in 7 days time.

In view of the above and considering that Trainer Nirad Karanjawala was fined a sum of Rs.50,000/- for a similar offence two years ago, the matter was reported to the Stewards for such action as they deem fit.

 

The Stewards of the Club at their meeting held on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 interviewed Trainer Nirad Karanjawala in the above connection and having heard him and having viewed the video recording of both the races, were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by him and held him guilty of breach of the Calendar Notification regarding improved performance of horses in a short span of time. The Stewards also noted that in the previous race i.e. Race No.111 JEENA was at 25/1 whereas in Race No.130 which she won, she was at 7/1 and 8/1. Therefore, the Stewards of the Club decided to fine him a sum of Rs.20,000/- and to severely caution him for the future.

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RE : ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “TAR HEEL” (APP. RAGHUVEER SINGH, DR.1) IN RACE NO.130 – THE MAGIC TOUCH PLATE (DIV.I) (1400 METRES) - RUN ON 18th JANUARY, 2018:

The Stipendiary Stewards reported that they had questioned Trainer Imtiaz A. Sait and Apprentice Raghuveer Singh in the above connection. Trainer Imtiaz A. Sait said that he was very reluctant to declare App. Raghuveer Singh on TAR HEEL since he is a big horse, however, the boy kept asking for the ride and since he could not get another Jockey, he declared him and gave him a chance. He said that the horse was drawn-1 and his instructions to App. Raghuveer Singh were to take a good jump and get a good position, 4th/5th/6th, hold his position, let him come into stride, improve from the 4 furlong and to do his best in the straight. Tr. Imtiaz A. Sait added that he had specifically told Apprentice Raghuveer Singh that since he was drawn-1, he was bound to get room and to do his best.

Apprentice Raghuveer Singh said that he was instructed to take good jump, not to hurry and also not to go out, sit in a good position, improve from the 4 furlongs, come from the inside and to do his best.

The video recording of the race was viewed and when asked for his observation, Trainer Imtiaz A. Sait said that he was very disappointed as Apprentice Raghuveer Singh had not positioned the horse, in that, he jumped out and was in 5th/6th position but thereafter dropped back to the last position. He said that after the race, App. Raghuveer Singh told him that he got a check and dropped back and coming into the straight he persevered with his mount but did not get room. Trainer Imtiaz A. Sait said that he felt he only had to beat GALTERO and had fancied the horse in Place and the Owners had a good bet in Place. He felt that if App. Raghuveer Singh was in a better position, he may have run much closer. He said that this boy was capable of riding much better.

The video recording of Race No.130, including the back view, was viewed and it was observed that App. Raghuveer Singh had sufficient space to ride out, however, his effort was very feeble and there was no effort to improve in the straight.

Thereafter, the video recording of Race No.91 where Apprentice Raghuveer Singh won on HIDDEN SOUL was viewed.

When asked about his riding efforts on TAR HEEL, Apprentice Raghuveer Singh said that he had done his best.

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 Apprentice Raghuveer Singh for the following reasons :-

 

a)            He made no effort to hold his position as instructed;

b)            He was very feeble in his riding efforts in the straight;

c)             Trainer Imtiaz A. Sait was disappointed with the riding;

d)            The Owners had called and complained that they were not satisfied with the riding;

e)            There was a drift in odds on TAR HEEL.

In view of the above, the Stipendiary Stewards decided to suspend App. Raghuveer Singh’s license for Four Race Days i.e. 15th February, 2018 to 25th February, 2018 (both days inclusive) for injudicious riding (permitted to ride work/mock race).

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SAMPLES - RESULTS:

 

The urine sample of the following runners has been reported NEGATIVE for the presence of prohibited substance/s:-

 

28/12/2017           -               LORD OF THE SEA, YANNA RASCALA, NEMBE GREEK, OUTSTANDING,

                                                SILVER RIVER, GOSHAWK

 

31/12/2017           -               EXCELLENT GOLD, SILVER EDGE, TOMAHAWK, MEKONG DELTA, HUNAYN

 

04/01/2018           -               LORD OF THE SEA, BESHIKTASH, BROTHERSOFTHEWIND, WILSHIRE,

                                                BLAZING STEPS

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The urine sample of the following horses has been reported NEGATIVE for the presence of Anabolic Steroids and Sex Hormones:

 

03/01/2018           -               ZANARA

 

04/01/2018           -               TAKE FIVE

 

05/01/2018           -               SHANGRILA

 

06/01/2018           -               SELFIE STAR

 

10/01/2018           -               FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT

 

13/01/2018           -               AGGREGATED, ADJUDICATE

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Mumbai: 7th February, 2018

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