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ROYAL WESTERN INDIA TURF CLUB, LTD.

MUMBAI MEETING 2019/20, TWENTYFIRST DAY, THURSDAY, 5th MARCH, 2020

 (PENETROMETER: 3.9; GOING: GOOD)

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, 5 METRES AWAY AT 1000 METRES, 6 METRES AWAY AT 800 METRES AND THEREAFTER 8 METRES AWAY UP TO THE WINNING POST.  FOR THE RACES RUN AT 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.

 

On a request from Trainer M. K. Jadhav, permission was granted to Trainer Narendra Lagad to saddle his charge PEERLESS in the 5th race, at his own (Trainer M. K. Jadhav's) risk and responsibility.

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On a request from Trainer Deepesh Narredu, permission was granted to Trainer Dallas Todywalla to saddle his charge DECAPRIO in the 6th race, at his own (Trainer Deepesh Narredu's) risk and responsibility.

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RACE NO.1(166) -THE COSTA DEL SOL PLATE (DIV.II): (About) 1400 Metres - Runners - 9

 

In the process of being backed-in, DRAGONMOSS (Santosh G., dr.2) kicked the front gate of the adjoining stall of HI HO SILVER (S. A. Amit, dr.3) due to which the gate opened momentarily.

 

At the start, HI HO SILVER (S. A. Amit, dr.3) and NUSRAT (P. Trevor, dr.4) jumped outwards and inwards respectively and made contact.

 

In the final stages of the race, NIGHTFALL (A. Sandesh) hung-in despite the rider's efforts thereby tightening NUSRAT (P. Trevor) along the rails. The Sr. V.O. was requested to examine the gelding and he reported that NIGHTFALL was observed to have broken a blood vessel and is not to race for the stipulated ban period of four weeks. The gelding has to be passed fit by the Club's V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

After the race, Jockey Dashrath Singh (RUN HAPPY) reported that his mount hung-in in the straight. Trainer Adhirajsingh Jodha has been asked to take remedial measures before next accepting to race the gelding.

 

The Sr. V.O. reported that FOREVER FREE was examined at the stables in the morning on 06/03/2020 and 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.

 

RACE NO.2(167) - THE P.R.MEHTA TROPHY: (About) 2400 Metres - Runners - 5

 

Approaching 1800 metres, DADDY'S PRIDE (T. S. Jodha) shifted in and went across ATHULYA (Nicky Mackay) who had to be steadied. Jockey T. S. Jodha has been cautioned.

 

Passing 1400 metres, GDANSK (App. K. Nazil) shifted in and went across ATHULYA (Nicky Mackay) who had to be steadied. App. K. Nazil has been cautioned.

 

Negotiating the final bend, ITHACA (David Egan) shifted out and bumped DADDY'S PRIDE (T. S. Jodha). Jockey David Egan has been fined Rs.2,000/-.

 

Approaching 200 metres, DADDY'S PRIDE (T. S. Jodha) shifted out and carried ATHULYA (Nicky Mackay) outwards. Jockey T. S. Jodha has been cautioned.

 

After the race, DADDY'S PRIDE was trotted and found to be sound.

 

RACE NO.3(168) - THE AMATEUR RIDERS' CLUB TROPHY: (About) 1200 Metres - Runners - 7 

 

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

 

RACE NO.4(169) - THE D.W.REID PLATE: (About) 1000 Metres -Runners- 9 

 

RIO RONALDO (App. K. Nazil) and MOMENT OF MADNESS (Kishore Kadam) jumped out slow losing about 2 lengths and 3 lengths respectively.

 

At the start, BOHEMIAN (App. A. S. Peter, dr. 4) jumped inwards on to VA BENE (Neeraj Rawal, dr. 3), who inturn shifted in on to MAJESTICAL (Bhawani Singh, dr. 2).

 

Passing 300 metres, KRUGER (App. Malam Singh) shifted in thereby tightening FENDI (Amyn Merchant) along the rails, forcing it to be checked and drop back. App. Malam Singh has been fined Rs.2,000/-.

 

After the race, Jockey C. S. Jodha (CRACKER BARREL) reported that his mount was running green.

 

After the race, App. P. S. Kaviraj (C'EST L'AMOUR) reported that his mount hung-in in the straight. The Sr. V.O. was requested to examine the filly and he reported that C'EST L'AMOUR was found to be sore by the right fore leg. The filly has to be passed fit by the Club's V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

After the race, MAJESTICAL 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.

 

RACE NO.5(170) - THE KEUKENHOF PLATE: (About) 1600 Mts -Runners- 8

 

At the request of Trainer Shazaan Shah, AURODEN was examined at 1045 hours on 03/03/2020 and found to be sore by the right fore leg, as such the gelding was certified unfit to race and was withdrawn on veterinary grounds. The gelding has to be passed fit by the Club's V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

TASMAN (A. Sandesh) was reluctant to reach the starting point. Trainer Sanjay Kolse has been asked to take remedial measures.

 

At the start, PARISIAN (P. Trevor, dr. 8) jumped outwards and was steadied.

 

RACE NO.6(171) - THE A.F.S.TALYARKHAN TROPHY: (About) 1200 Metres - Runners - 8

 

At the start, ALLURING SILVER (David Egan, dr.6) jumped outwards on to MARLBORO MAN (T. S. Jodha, dr.7), who in turn shifted out and made contact with POWERFUL LADY (C. S. Jodha, dr.8).

 

Soon after the start, DECAPRIO (P. S. Chouhan) shifted in and went across SPIRO SPERO (A. Sandesh) who had to be steadied.

 

Passing 200 metres, DECAPRIO (P. S. Chouhan) leaned inwards thereby tightening SPIRO SPERO (A. Sandesh) along the rails, causing it to be steadied.

 

In the final stages of the race, AEGON (Akshay) shifted in and went across DECAPRIO (P. S. Chouhan) who had to be held. Thereafter, AEGON further shifted in tightening SPIRO SPERO (A. Sandesh) along the rails causing it to be checked. Jockey Akshay has been fined Rs.2,000/-.

 

After the race, Jockey C. S. Jodha (POWERFUL LADY) reported that his mount ran green.

 

The Equine Hospital reported that AEGON had injury in the left eye (sore).

 

RACE NO.7(172) -THE COSTA DEL SOL PLATE (DIV.I): (About) 1400 Metres - Runners - 9 

 

At the request of Trainer Imtiaz A. Sait, HONOURABLE EYES was examined at 1130 hours on 04/03/2020 and found to be sore by the left hind leg, as such the gelding was certified unfit to race and was withdrawn on veterinary grounds. The gelding has to be passed fit by the Club's V.O. before next accepting to race.

 

At the start, SHAPATH (T. S. Jodha, dr.4) jumped inwards and went across LAMBRETTA (Bhawani Singh, dr.3) who was marginally slow to begin.

 

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

 

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The urine samples of the winner of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd race, viz. NIGHTFALL, ATHULYA and MZILIKAZI, and the special sample of DADDY'S PRIDE (2nd race) and C'EST L'AMOUR (4th race), were collected for detection of prohibited substance.

 

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TOTAL NUMBER OF RACES    -              7       TOTAL NUMBER OF RUNNERS                               -                    55

TOTAL STAKES               -    Rs.28,14,000/-      AVE. NUMBER OF RUNNERS PER RACE              -                 7.85       

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SUMMARY:

SUSPENSION/ FINE (S)

R.2(167)

Joc. David Egan - fined Rs.2,000/-

R.4(169)

App. Malam Singh - fined Rs.2,000/-

R.6(171)

Joc. Akshay - fined Rs.2,000/-

ACTION ON HORSE/S

R.1(166)

NIGHTFALL (Blood Vessel) - stopped for four weeks and to be passed fit by the Club's V.O.

FOREVER FREE (Sore) - to be passed fit by the Club's V.O.

RUN HAPPY (Hung-in) - remedial measures

R.4(169)

MAJESTICAL (Blood Vessel) - stopped for eight weeks and to be passed fit by the Club's V.O.

C'EST L'AMOUR (Sore) - to be passed fit by the Club's V.O.

R.5(170)

AURODEN (Sore) - to be passed fit by the Club's V.O.

TASMAN (reluctant to reach the start) - remedial measures

R.7(172)

HONOURABLE EYES (Sore) - to be passed fit by the Club's V.O.

ALEGRIA (Blood Vessel) - stopped for four weeks and to be passed fit by the Club's V.O.

 

ADDITIONAL REPORTS:

 

RE : SUSPENSION OF HIS APPRENTICE JOCKEY'S LICENCE FOR ONE RACE DAY I.E. 19TH MARCH, 2020 FOR CARELESS RIDING ON "HODSON'S HORSE" IN RACE NO.161 - THE F.K.VAKIL TROPHY RUN ON 26TH FEBRUARY, 2020"- APPRENTICE MALAM SINGH:

 

Vide letter dated 3rd March, 2020 Apprentice Malam Singh informed this office that he did not wish to appeal against the above decision and requested to advance his suspension date.

 

In view of the above, his Apprentice Jockey's license now stands suspended for 8th March, 2020 (permitted to ride work/mock race) for careless riding on HODSON'S HORSE in Race No.161.

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RE: ENQUIRY INTO THE COMPLAINT LODGED BY TRAINER ASAD SIDDIQUI AGAINST JOCKEY NEERAJ RAWAL FOR NOT PERSISTING WITH HIS MOUNT "BAKU" IN THE STRAIGHT IN RACE NO. 140 - THE D. P. C. KAPADIA TROPHY RUN ON 13th FEBRUARY, 2020:

 

Trainer Asad Siddiqui and Jockey Neeraj Rawal were questioned in the above connection. Trainer Asad Siddiqui stated that Jockey Neeraj Rawal knows the horse well as he has been working the gelding since September and that he had instructed him to sit 5th or 6th and to do his best in the straight. Jockey Neeraj Rawal confirmed the instructions and added that he was asked to give the gelding a clear run in the straight from the outside.

 

The race was viewed and Jockey Neeraj Rawal was asked to explain his riding through the race. Jockey Rawal stated that the gelding was a bit tardy at the start but after some urging it was travelling well, coming into the straight it tried to run out, but he corrected his mount and rode out. It was pointed out to Jockey Neeraj Rawal that when the gelding tried to go out, he only gave a couple of back hand cracks and stopped riding with over a furlong to go. While Jockey Rawal accepted his fault, he explained that he felt the gelding was not going anywhere. Jockey Neeraj Rawal was reminded that as per the Rules of Racing every Jockey is expected to ride out past the post and him having given up with over a furlong to go was unacceptable.

 

Having heard the submissions made by the Trainer and Jockey and having viewed the video recording of the race, the Stipendiary Stewards were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by Jockey Neeraj Rawal and decided to suspend his Jockey's licence for 2 Race Days w.e.f. 27th March, 2020 to 29th March, 2020 (both days inclusive) (permitted to ride work/mock race) for failing to persevere with his mount.

 

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RE: ENQUIRY INTO THE RUNNING AND RIDING OF "HI HO SILVER" IN RACE NO. 129 - THE FOREST FLAIR PLATE RUN ON 9th FEBRUARY, 2020:

 

Trainer Dallas Todywalla and Apprentice P. Vinod were questioned in the above connection. App. P. Vinod stated that he was instructed to sit 2nd, 3rd or 4th wherever he found his mount comfortable and not to travel wide coming around the bend. Trainer Dallas Todywalla confirmed the instructions and pointed out that the Apprentice has done exactly that, i.e. travelled wide at the bend and thereafter shifted in after coming into the straight. The race was viewed and App. Vinod was asked to explain his riding. App. Vinod stated that he found himself on the outside and after negotiating the bend, felt that the Trainer would be upset if he shifted out and therefore he chose to shift in. The Apprentice was informed that after having travelled wide around the bend, it made no sense for him to have shifted-in in the straight and should have rather ridden out from the outside.

 

Having heard the submissions made by the Trainer and Jockey and having viewed the video recording of the race, the Stipendiary Stewards were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by Apprentice P. Vinod and decided to suspend his Apprentice Jockey's licence for 2 Race Days w.e.f. 27th March, 2020 to 29th March, 2020 (both days inclusive) (permitted to ride work/mock race) for riding an injudicious race.

 

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RE: ENQUIRY INTO THE IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF "PALOMAR" IN RACE NO. 145 - THE BOMBAY GYMKHANA TROPHY RUN ON 16th FEBRUARY, 2020 (WINNER) VIS--VIS RACE NO. 127 - THE TATTERSALLS MILLION RUN ON 2nd FEBRUARY, 2020 (UNPLACED):

 

Trainer Altamaash A. Ahmed was questioned in the above connection. Trainer Ahmed stated that in the previous race, i.e. Race No. 127, he had instructed Jockey Y. S. Srinath to jump out, urge the gelding and take a good position and that is what he did. However, on hindsight, he felt that the gelding did not enjoy that and therefore in the subsequent race i.e. Race No. 145, he instructed Jockey N. S. Parmar to settle the gelding, which perhaps suited him. He added that PALOMAR is a very timid horse, he jumps level with the field but shies away after seeing other runners. Also, the previous race being run under lights may not have suited him.

 

On being asked whether he had fancied his charge in Race No. 145, Trainer Ahmed said that he wanted to see how the gelding runs and whether it is able to replicate what it did in its first outing this season. To a specific question, Trainer Altamaash A. Ahmed said that he changed his instructions for Race No.127 considering that it was a switch from 1200 metres to 1000 metres and bearing in mind that the gelding was drawn-13  he had asked Jockey Y. S. Srinath to give him a tap or two in the early part if needed. Further, he had sent the gelding quite a few times for morning gate practice after its first race in Mumbai and that Jockey Srinath had worked the gelding before Race No. 127 and was very happy with the gelding's condition.

 

Taking into account the submissions made by Trainer Altamaash A. Ahmed and after having gone through his log books and the betting trend in the race in question, the Stipendiary Stewards decided to keep a close watch on the future running of the gelding.

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SAMPLES - RESULTS:

 

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

 

12/02/2020           -               THE BAWAJI

 

13/02/2020           -               ST. ANDREWS

 

15/02/2020           -               LOMBARDY

 

16/02/2020           -               VIOLIN

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Mumbai: 6th March, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

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