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MUMBAI MEETING 2017/18, SPECIAL RACE DAY, SUNDAY, 8th APRIL, 2018.

(PENETROMETER: 3.9; GOING: GOOD)

(EVENING RACING)

 RACE DAY REPORTS

RAILS WERE PLACED AT ITS ORIGINAL POINT FROM 1400 METRES (MILE CHUTE) LEADING TO 2 METRES AWAY AT 1200 METRES AND THEREAFTER 3 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 3 METRES AWAY AT 1000 METRES.

 

RACE NO.1(272) –THE SION F. NESSIM PLATE: (About) 1600 Metres – Runners - 10 

 

Jockey Deep Shanker was observed to have used his whip in excess of the prescribed limit on his mount SPONTANEOUS EDDIE. This being his first offence during the current Mumbai meeting, he has been fined Rs.3,000/-.

 

It was also observed that Jockey Deep Shanker (SPONTANEOUS EDDIE) kept persisting with the use of whip from the right while his mount was hanging/moving out. He has been cautioned.

 

After the race, HIGHLAND WIND was observed to have broken a blood vessel. Being a second time bleeder, the gelding is not to race for the stipulated ban period of eight weeks and has to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

After the race, SUERTE and SIR SONG were trotted and found to be sound. SUPER STRENGTH had lost its left fore shoe.

 

RACE NO.2(273) – THE SPRINT STAR PLATE: (About) 1400 Metres – Runners – 8

 

At the start, TRULY EPIC (C. S. Jodha, dr. 4) shifted in and made contact with ROGUE ONE (Dashrath Singh, dr. 2).

 

Approaching 1200 metres, NON PLUS ULTRA (P. Trevor) shifted in thereby inconveniencing TRULY EPIC (C. S. Jodha). Jockey P. Trevor has been cautioned.

 

Approaching 600 metres, MYSTIC FLAME (S. Zervan) shifted out and carried NOTHING HILL (Deep Shanker) outwards.

 

After the race, Jockey Dashrath Singh reported that his mount ROGUE ONE hung-in in the straight. Trainer Narendra Lagad has been asked to take remedial measures before next accepting to race the colt.

 

After the race, BUSHTOPS and ROGUE ONE were trotted and found to be sound.

 

RACE NO.3(274) –THE EBCO MAHARAJA SIR HARISINGHJI TROPHY (GR.2): (About) 1600 Metres – Runners - 10 

 

At the start, JACK FROST (P. S. Chouhan, dr. 8) jumped inwards and made contact with WHOMAKESTHERULES (C. S. Jodha, dr. 7).

 

Approaching 1200 metres, UNCLE SCROOGE (S. A. Amit) shifted out and took WHOMAKESTHERULES (C. S. Jodha) outwards. App. S. A. Amit has been cautioned.

 

 

After the race, ADAM, NEW ENGLAND and PALATIAL were trotted and found to be sound.

 

RACE NO.4(275) –THE STYLECRACKER GOLD CUP: (About) 1200 Metres–Runners - 7

 

At the start, FLASHY WINGS (Bhawani Singh, dr. 2) jumped outwards and went across WILSHIRE (P. Trevor, dr. 3) who was slow to begin.

 

After the race, Jockey P. Trevor (WILSHIRE) reported that he lost his reins momentarily in the straight.

 

After the race, FLASHY WINGS was observed to have broken a blood vessel and is not to race for the stipulated ban period of four weeks. The mare has to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

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

 

RACE NO.5(276) –THE  A.HOYT PLATE: (About) 1000 Metres – Runners - 12

 

At the request of Trainer Rehanullah Khan, CHARMING EYES was examined at 1100 hours on 06/04/2018 and was found to be sore by the left hind leg. As such, the filly was certified unfit to race and was withdrawn on Veterinary grounds. The filly has to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

At the start, ARABIAN STORM (J. Chinoy, dr. 8) jumped inwards thereby inconveniencing STUNNER (Sandeep Jadhav, dr. 7) & ART O WAR (Hindu Singh, dr. 6).

 

At the start, WIND CRAFT (App. K. Nazil, dr. 11) jumped inwards and went across MONTANA (Amyn Merchant, dr. 10) who was slow to begin.

 

Passing the 550 metres, MONTANA (Amyn Merchant) shifted in thereby inconveniencing MANDRAKE (C. S. Jodha). Jockey Amyn Merchant has been cautioned.

 

Jockey Hindu Singh was observed to have used his whip in excess of the prescribed limit on his mount ART OF WAR. This being his first offence during the current Mumbai meeting, he has been fined Rs.3,000/-.

 

RACE NO.6(277) –THE  S.A.WAHID PLATE: (About) 1400 Metres – Runners – 9

 

 

There was a double declaration in respect of Jockey C. S. Jodha on SANDALPHON and TORETTO by Trainers Himmat Singh and Imtiaz A. Sait respectively. After having questioned all concerned Jockey C S Jodha has been fined Rs. 1,000/- for his lapse.

 

At the start, QUESTIONABLE (P. S. Chouhan, dr. 7) jumped inwards on to ROYAL ECLAIR (T. S. Jodha dr. 6)

 

Soon after the start, PORVI (App. H. Zeeshan) racing between ARC SHINE (P. Trevor) and QUESTIONABLE (P. S. Chouhan) was tightened for room and dropped back.

 

Approaching the 300 metres, ORION’S BELT (App. K. Nazil) shifted out and bumped QUESTIONABLE (P. S. Chouhan) who was unbalanced and shifted out and made contact with SANDALPHON (C. S. Jodha). App. K. Nazil has been cautioned.

 

After the race, Jockey Dashrath Singh (TORETTO) reported that his mount was running green.

 

The saddle used on PRETTY ANGEL (S. Jaykumar) was observed to have slipped during the race. Trainer Karthik Ganapathy has been fined Rs.2000/- for faulting saddling of his charge.

 

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

 

After the race, PRETTY ANGEL, TORETTO and QUESTIONABLE were trotted and found to be sound.

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The urine samples of the winner of the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th race, viz. YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY, GLYNDEBOURNE, SOUTHPAW and ARC SHINE, as also that of B FIFTY TWO (3rd race), and the special sample of HIGHLAND WIND (1st race), BUSHTOPS and NON PLUS ULTRA (2nd race) and QUEESTIONABLE (6th race), were collected for detection of prohibited substance.

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TOTAL NUMBER OF RACES      -                                 6       TOTAL NUMBER OF RUNNERS                        -        56

TOTAL STAKES                            -        Rs.36,67,500/-       AVE. NUMBER OF RUNNERS PER RACE        -     9.33                          -------------------------------------

SUMMARY:

SUSPENSION/ FINE (S)

R.1(272)

Joc. Deep Shankar – fined Rs. 3,000/- (Whip offence)

R.5(276)

Joc. Hindu Singh – fined Rs. 3,000/- (Whip offence)

R.6(277)

Joc. C. S. Jodha – fined Rs. 1,000/-; Tr. Karthik Ganapathy – fined Rs. 2,000/-

ACTION ON HORSE/S

R.1(272)

HIGHLAND WIND (Blood Vessel) – stopped for eight weeks and to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O.

R.2(273)

ROGUE ONE (Hung in) – remedial measures

R.4(275)

FLASHY WINGS (Blood Vessel) – stopped for four weeks and to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O.

R.5(276)

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

R.6(277)

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

 

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:

 

RE : MORNING TRACK ON 8th APRIL, 2018:

 

The Sr. V.O. that BOHEMIAN was observed after morning track work on 8th April, 2018 to have broken a blood vessel. Being a second time bleeder, the mare is not to race for the stipulated ban period of eight weeks and has to be passed fit by the Club’s V.O. before next accepting to race.

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ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF “GANDALF” IN RACE NO. 256 – THE BEJAN BHARUCHA PLATE (DIV.II) - RUN ON 30th MARCH, 2018:

 

The Stewards of the Club at their meeting held on 8th April, 2018 interviewed Tainer Asad Siddiqui and Jockey Amyn Merchant in the above connection.

 

Having heard the submissions made by Trainer Asad Siddiqui and Jockey Amyn Merchant, having viewed the video recording of the race and having deliberated the matter, the Stewards did not accept the explanation tendered by Jockey Amyn Merchant and held him guilty of unsatisfactory riding on his mount GANDALF in Race No.256. In that, he did not make sufficient efforts to sit in 4th/5th position as instructed. Thereafter, at the top of the straight there was sufficient room for him to make his move on the outside but he unnecessarily shifted in thus placing his horse at a disadvantage. Further, his riding efforts in the straight were found wanting as compared to his known riding ability. The Stewards also noted that there was a drift in the odds of the horse. They also considered his past record. Therefore, taking an over-all view, the Stewards of the Club decided to suspend his Jockey’s license for Four Race Days, i.e. with effect from 28th April, 2018 to 29th April, 2018.  Thereafter, should he apply for a Jockey’s license for the Season 2018/19, the same will be granted to him, however, his license shall stand suspended w.e.f. 20th July, 2018 to 26th July, 2018 (permitted to ride work/mock race).

 

Further, the Stewards were also not satisfied with the explanation tendered by Trainer Asad Siddiqui and held the view that the Jockey would have not ridden in this manner unless he had the Trainer’s tacit approval. Therefore, the Stewards decided to fine him a sum of Rs.25,000/- .

 

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Mumbai: 11th April, 2018

 

 

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