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Raceday Review Saturday 21st May

West Australian Racing
Given Monday's are really slow on PTT... anyone got any comments on Saturday's racing. Horses to follow, horses to sack, horses that were unlucky etc. 
I'll start off by saying that Searchin Rocs was a good run after what looked to be a pretty ordinary trial leading in. Having said that, said race was run much slower in comparison to race 2...which was run at breakneck. 

Rokanori looks in for a big campaign.

Gates of Babylon looks to be back after being in the wilderness for 2 years. 

Most disappointing: Hardly Ever (every chance but noted in stewards returned with mucous in trachea)... Advanced (disappointing, every mortal chance).

Win of the day: Sluice Box (has been the unluckiest horse in the state). 
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  • Vincent_vegaVincent_vega    222 posts
    Rokanori - im tipping big things for this horse post this winter season

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  • spinkingspinking    3,352 posts
    Special mention T.Dyson first city winner and a half. Agree with Sluice  Box could of got 10 early markets
  • AbbysAceAbbysAce    419 posts
    Where can you read the stewards report on Belmont from saturday?
  • spinkingspinking    3,352 posts
    usually on CRIS
  • TheDivaTheDiva    12,916 posts
    Race 1. DRUMMOND GOLF PLATE (1000m)
    Trainer Ms J Mitchell was advised that a warning will be placed against TROPICAL SUN in view of the
    filly’s starting manners.
    Race 6. TABTOUCH – BETTER YOUR BET HANDICAP (1600m)
    In relation to LORDHELPMERUN leading today, Jockey C Parnham stated that it was his instructions
    to find cover however with the addition of blinkers the gelding commenced to race keenly through the
    early and middle stages and as a result led the event by a considerable margin, he further stated that
    rather than attempting to steady and restrain his mount it was more beneficial, in his opinion, to allow
    the gelding to stride out, his explanation was noted by Stewards. A post-race veterinary examination
    revealed the gelding had returned lame in the near-fore. Trainer Mr M Grantham was advised the
    gelding would require a veterinary certificate of soundness and must trial to the satisfaction of the
    Stewards prior to racing again. Mr Grantham advised the gelding will now be retired.
    Race 8. SKYRACING.TV PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FINAL (1400m)
    Apprentice L Ramoly (DOUBLE SPICE), in the accompaniment of a RWWA Jockey Coach, and Jockey
    K Witten (JAKESTAR) were shown a section of the patrol film, in relation to DOUBLE SPICE being held
    tight at the 250m and having to steadied when JAKE STAR shifted inwards marginally when being
    tested which resulted in the above incident. When assessing the incident, Stewards were of the
    opinion that DOUBLE SPICE had not secured the run however was disappointed as a result of JAKE
    STAR shifting inwards marginally through this section of the race. Stewards were of the opinion that
    no rider had ridden carelessly however reminded Ms Witten of her obligations of maintaining a straight
    course at all times when testing her mounts to avoid incidents of this nature in future.
    Page 2 of 3
    BELMONT 21.05.22
    Race 8. Continued:
    LONG KNIFE BROTHER became fractious in its barrier and reared, getting cast momentarily in the
    adjacent stall, was unloaded and underwent at veterinary examination and was found to be unsuitable
    to race and was withdrawn on veterinary advice at 4:16pm. A post-race veterinary examination
    revealed the gelding to have sustained abrasions to the forelegs and blood in one nostril. Trainer Mr D
    Atwell was advised that the gelding would require a veterinary certificate of soundness and must trial
    to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.
    Race 9. BYRON BAY PREMIUM LAGER HANDICAP (1200m)
    Jockey T Turner (LIWA) was shown a section of the patrol film when rounding the home turn, he
    permitted his mount to shift outwards resulting in CRYPTIC LOVE (K Bennett) having to be eased.
    Jockey T Turner was advised that in similar circumstances he is to ensure he is fully clear of other
    runners prior to shifting ground.
  • oldhendooldhendo    687 posts
    Yeah Searchin Rocs will be going in my blackbook.
  • JimmyPopJimmyPop    196 posts
    Jag the Joker next start. (just like Sluice Box last start)
  • sonnysonny    873 posts
    I think that Ash Maley does a very good job with his team and T .Pike...Em Tee Aye will win a few this prep
  • GilgameshGilgamesh    3,932 posts
    Williams hitting his straps pretty early in life after Bob, thought it might have taken a while to get the stock in.
  • thefalconthefalcon    18,805 posts
    thats because he is a bloody good horseman/trainer. their set up is world class and his training fees are fair and most reasonable.
    but i bet he has a couple of stalls set aside for a couple of bobs.....don't speculate, my thoughts only!
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  • sonnysonny    873 posts
    Grant probably can take more outside horses now . There would be owners cuing up... 

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  • shothrushothru    138 posts
    thefalcon said:

    thats because he is a bloody good horseman/trainer. their set up is world class and his training fees are fair and most reasonable.

    but i bet he has a couple of stalls set aside for a couple of bobs.....don't speculate, my thoughts only!
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    I think the relationship with Bob has served its purpose and Grant is moving on

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  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    6,616 posts
    Speaking of Ash Maley he has 3 e.w chances in on Wednesday, 2 in the very open last race are Stocktaka and Arnie's Boy who while he doesn't win often or recently was a terrific close up 5th at its last run the Saturday before last.
    Ponty jumps on Arnie's Boy this time it will be interesting to see if Stocktaka presses to lead with Dyson on and if Pont then takes a sit just in behind.

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  • TheDivaTheDiva    12,916 posts
    Thoroughbred stewards’ inquiry – jockey Mr Paul Harvey
    Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) stewards today concluded an inquiry into
    the behaviour of jockey Paul Harvey (ARNIE’S BOY) in the Stewards Room during an inquiry
    following the running of Race 8, the TABTOUCH -BETTER YOUR BET HANDICAP (1400m) in
    relation to an incident which occurred near the 100m.
    Evidence was taken from jockey Mr P Harvey, his legal representative Mr J Young, RWWA
    senior steward Mr C Brown, and Western Australian Jockeys’ Association (WAJA) President
    Mr C Staples.
    Jockey Mr P Harvey subsequently pleaded guilty to a charge under AR228 (c) in that he
    engaged in improper behaviour in the Belmont Park Stewards Room following the running of
    Race 8 at Belmont on Wednesday, 25 May 2022 by speaking in an improper manner to the
    Stewards.
    Jockey Mr P Harvey was suspended from riding in races for a period of fourteen (14) days
    backdated to midnight 26 May 2022, being the date he was initially stood down with the
    penalty to expire at midnight on Thursday, 9 June 2022.
    In consideration of penalty, stewards took into account the following factors;
    • His guilty plea and acknowledgment of fault at the earliest possible opportunity
    • His level of remorse and that he is undertaking professional counselling to address
    such behaviour
    • His unconditional apology to the presiding stewards panel
    • His personal circumstances
    • His prior good record
    • The comments were improper and offensive and directed to the stewards in the
    course of their duties
    • That such conduct is unacceptable and the need for the penalty to reflect an
    appropriate level of deterrence
  • RodentRodent    6,488 posts
    So how much time would he have been given for the ride on Arnie's Boy if he hadn't said anything to the stewards? 
     To me it looks like he didn't get much extra time if any for the "reaction" to the verdict.
  • tonytony    2,258 posts
    Penalty for the interference has not been determined, further hearing on Friday
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