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ROYAL WESTERN INDIA TURF CLUB, LTD.

MUMBAI MEETING 2017/18, SPECIAL RACE DAY, SUNDAY, 11th MARCH, 2018.

(PENETROMETER: 3.6; GOING: GOOD)

(EVENING RACING)

 RACE DAY REPORTS

RAILS WERE PLACED 2 METRES AWAY FROM ITS ORIGINAL POINT FROM 1400 METRES (MILE CHUTE) LEADING TO 4 METRES AWAY AT 1200 METRES, 6 METRES AWAY AT 1000 METRES, 8 METRES AWAY AT 800 METRES AND THEREAFTER 10 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 4 METRES AWAY AT 1200 METRES AND 6 METRES AWAY AT1000 METRES.

 

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RACE NO.1(217) –THE R.J.KOLAH TROPHY: (About) 1400 Metres – Runners - 5 

 

MERLIN (P. Trevor) tried to duck the front gates as the start was effected.

 

After the race, Jockey Neeraj Rawal (AUGUSTUS CAESAR) reported that his mount hung out in the straight. Trainer Altamaash A. Ahmed has been asked to take remedial measures before next accepting to race the colt.

 

RACE NO.2(218) – THE MULRAJ GOCULDAS TROPHY: (About) 1400 Metres – Runners - 4

 

At the start, SHIP ROCK (App. H. Zeeshan, dr. 2) was observed to have lost its footing and stumbled. Thereafter, SHIP ROCK (App. H. Zeeshan) shifted out onto CONGRESSIONAL (P. Trevor, dr. 3) who in turn shifted out and made contact with GOVERNOR GENERAL (C. S. Jodha, dr. 4).

 

RACE NO.3(219) –THE ANGELIQUE  PLATE: (About) 1600 Metres – Runners - 5 

 

On the arrival at the start, GRANDE VITESSE (P. S. Chouhan) was observed to have lost its right fore shoe. As per the norms the gelding was withdrawn before coming under the Starter’s order.

 

On the arrival at the start, VICE ADMIRAL (S. A. Amit) was examined by the Club’s Sr. V.O. who certified him fit to race.

 

At the start, CELESTIAL LIGHT (P. Trevor, dr. 4) jumped outwards on to VICE ADMIRAL (App. S. A. Amit, dr. 5).

 

After the race, BOTTEGA LOUIE and CELESTIAL LIGHT were trotted and found to be sound. CELESTIAL LIGHT was observed to have a gum injury.

 

RACE NO.4(220) –THE  NADIA MARY HOMI WADIA TROPHY: (About) 1000 Metres–Runners - 6

 

Trainer Vinesh has been fined Rs.3,000/- for late declaration in respect of his charge BAYMAX.

 

At the start, RED CARNATION (Kishore Kadam, dr. 4) jumped inwards and made contact with JULIO CESARO (J. Chinoy, dr. 3) thereafter JULIO CESARO (J. Chinoy, dr. 3) shifted out thereby inconveniencing RED CARNATION (Kishore Kadam, dr. 4).

 

Soon after the start, BAYMAX (P. Trevor) went across JULIO CESARO (J. Chinoy) who had to be steadied.

 

Passing the 800 metres, JULIO CESARO (J. Chinoy) shifted out and went across WHIETEWALKER (P. S. Chouhan) who had to be steadied.

 

After the race, P Trevor (BAYMAX) reported that his mount was running green and in an effort to settle his mount, the bit shifted to one - side and as such was unable to ride his mount to complete advantage.

 

An enquiry has been initiated into the running and riding of JULIO CESARO (J. Chinoy) and a report will be submitted shortly.

 

After the race, BAYMAX, JULIO CESARO and NATIVE PRINCE were trotted and found to be sound. BAYMAX was observed to have wolf tooth on the left side. .

 

RACE NO.5(221) –THE JAYARAMDAS PATEL GOLD TROPHY:(About) 2000 Metres –Runners- 7 

 

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

 

RACE NO.6(222) – THE C.N.WADIA GOLD CUP (GR.2): (About) 2400 Metres – Runners – 10

 

At the start, VULCAN (P. S. Chouhan, dr. 2) jumped outwards on to ETERNAL SUNSHINE (C. S. Jodha, dr. 3) who in turn shifted out and made contact with PALATIAL (Neeraj Rawal, dr. 4).

 

Soon after the start, SUPREME GENERAL (Bhawani Singh) shifted in thereby tightening SUSSEX PRIDE (T. S. Jodha) forcing the latter to be checked.

 

Passing the 400 metres, SQUARE MOON (S. A. Amit) shifted out and went across BIG SUR (Dashrath Singh) who had to be checked. Jockey S. A. Amit has been cautioned.

 

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

 

After the race, ESCALA and SUPREME GENERAL were trotted and found to be sound.

 

RACE NO.7(223) –THE  INDIAN NAVY TROPHY: (About) 1200 Metres–Runners- 9

 

At the start, SLAM DUNK (Hanumant Singh, dr. 3) jumped outwards on to FAIR WARNING (P. Trevor, dr. 4) due to which FAIR WARNING (P. Trevor, dr. 4) shifted out on to STAR COMRADE (Bhawani Singh, dr. 5) who also jumped outwards and at the same time ALMOST MAGICAL (App. G. Amit, dr. 8) jumped inwards thereby tightening GLORIOUS ANGEL (S. K. Jadhav, dr. 6) and CHECKMATE (A. Sandesh, dr. 7) forcing both the horses to be checked and drop back.

 

Passing the 200 metres, Jockey Neeraj Rawal (CHAPLIN) shifted in under the use of whip thereby taking ground and inconveniencing SLAM DUNK (Hanumant Singh). After questioning and not being satisfied, Jockey Neeraj Rawal has been fined. Rs.5,000/-.

 

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

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The urine samples of the winner of the 1st, 4th, 6th and 7th race, viz. AUGUSTUS CAESAR, BETWEEN THE WATERS, THEMIS and CHAPLIN, as also that of B FIFTY TWO (6th race), and the special sample of BOTTEGA LOUIE (3rd race) and CHECKMATE (7th race), were collected for detection of prohibited substance.

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TOTAL NUMBER OF RACES      -                                 7       TOTAL NUMBER OF RUNNERS                        -        46

TOTAL STAKES                            -        Rs.41.31,875/-       AVE. NUMBER OF RUNNERS PER RACE        -     6.57                -------------------------------------

SUMMARY:

SUSPENSION/ FINE (S)

R.4(220)

Tr. Vinesh – fined Rs. 3,000/-

R.7(223)

Joc. Neeraj Rawal – fined Rs. 5,000/-

ACTION ON HORSE/S

R.1(217)

AUGUSTUS CAESAR (Hung out) – remedial measures

R.6(222)

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

 

ADDITIONAL REPORTS :

 

REENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “XOXO” IN RACE NO. 208 – THE K.J.K. IRANI PLATE – DIV I RUN ON 28th FEBRUARY, 2018

 

The Stipendiary Stewards reported that they had questioned Trainer S. S. Shah and Jockey T. S. Jodha in the above connection. Trainer S. S. Shah informed that Jockey T. S. Jodha had ridden the gelding in its previous race and his instructions were the same as last time, to take a good jump, sit 3rd/4th and to do his best in the straight. However, he expressed that he was not satisfied with the riding of Jockey T. S. Jodha in this race. He felt that considering the gelding was drawn in stall no. 1 he had the best chance to get into position but he instead checked his mount at least 3-4 times and after coming into the straight he should have come the shortest way home but instead shifted out and went five horses wide thereby losing ground. Jockey T. S. Jodha confirmed the instructions and stated that the gelding did not have initial speed because of which he could not get into position and thereafter was tightened a couple of times in the race. Further, coming into the straight he shifted out as he felt the gelding was galloping better on the outside.

 

After having viewed the previous as well as the race in question from different angles and keeping in mind that Trainer S. S. Shah has expressed his dissatisfaction with the Jockey’s riding, the matter was reported to the Stewards for such action as deemed fit.

 

The Stewards of the Club at their meeting held on 11th March, 2018 interviewed Trainer S. S. Shah and Jockey T. S. Jodha in the above connection. Having heard them and having viewed the video recording of the race in question, as well as the gelding’s previous race during the current Mumbai Meeting, deliberated the matter and decided that no action was called for.

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SAMPLES - RESULTS:

 

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

 

10/02/2018           -               VAN DYKE, B FIFTY TWO, TEMERITY, MOONSHINE, RUFFINA, LINCOLN,

                                                EPIPHANY, CHAPLIN

 

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Mumbai: 14th March, 2018

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