RACING STEWARDS’ REPORT – SATURDAY 29TH MAY 2021



Board of Racing Stewards: Mr. S. de Chalain (Chair), Ms J. Keevy & Mr. H. Maigrot  Weather: Sunny  

Track: Good 2.8  

Rail position: True  

GENERAL (A)  

The following trainers and jockeys appeared before the Stewards to confirm their instructions  and discuss their intentions in their respective races: 

Race 1: V.Allet and S.Bussunt (Mark Tapley)  

A.Perdrau and O.Sola (New Golden Age)  

Race 3: P.Nagadoo and B.Sooful (Subtropical)  

 S.Narang and D.Bheekary (High Key)  

Race 4: R.Maingard and P.C.Orffer (Kaydens Pride)  

 P.Seesurrun and B.Sooful (Jals Tiger)  

Race 5: S.Hurchund and B.Bhaugeerotee (Varside)  

Race 6: C.Daby and M.Sonaram (Henry Tudor)  

V.Allet and B.Fayd’herbe (Emerald Band)  

Race 8: S.Narang and D.Bheekary (Heart Of Darkness)  

Race 9: A.Sewdyal and R.Joorawon (Artax)  

RACE 1 – THE STUD MASTER CUP – 1400M  

Blunderbuss- Stood awkwardly in its gate, and was slow to begin. Raced wide throughout. Vet  Report: Speedy cut right front.  

Kings Empire- Leaving the 200 metres, was switched to the outside of Mark Tapley to secure clear  running. 

Rochester- Threw its head on jumping, and was slow into stride. Inconvenienced and eased shortly  after the start. Raced fiercely in the middle stages, and leaving the 800 metres, on several  occasions, was restrained when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Greatfiveeight. Leaving the  450 metres, had to be switched outwards to avoid the heels of Greatfiveeight.  

King’s Story- Jumped awkwardly, brushed the left side of its gate and was slow to begin. Hung out  from leaving the 450 metres. Vet Report: Distressed post-race.  

Hit The Green- Hesitated passing the 1200 metres, with jockey Joorawon falling back in his saddle.  Hung out from leaving the 450 metres. Passing the 300 metres, was switched to the outside of  runners to improve its position, and raced wide into the home straight.  

Captain Falcon- Jumped awkwardly and was slow to begin. Raced wide in the early stages.  Leaving the 300 metres, was switched to the outside of New Golden Age to improve its position.  

Greatfiveeight- Shifted ground outwards shortly after the start. Came off the crossing at the 450  metres awkwardly.  

New Golden Age- Raced wide in the early stages.  

Special Force- Shortly after the start, shifted ground outwards, resulting in Greatfiveeight shying  away from it and shifted out, despite apprentice Sonaram’s attempt to straighten it. Rochester,  which was following, became inconvenienced and had to be eased when awkwardly placed close to  its heels. Jockey Sooful was shown the video replays of this incident, reprimanded, and advised to  straighten his mounts earlier than he did on this occasion. Hung in in the home straight. 

Result: 1st: Rochester, 2nd: Kings Empire & Hit The Green, 4th: Special Force  

RACE 2 – THE DAY TO REMEMBER CUP – 990M  

Manolete- Jumped awkwardly and shifted ground inwards, brushing the right side of its gate. Shortly  afterwards, bumped Bleu Royale. Hung in in the home straight.  

Marula- Taken inwards near the 950 metres. Vet Report: Cut into near-hind.  Very Vary- Bumped shortly after jumping.  

Zenzero- Shifted ground inwards shortly after the start, and had to be straightened. Carried wide  leaving the 600 metres.  

Bleu Royale- Threw its head on jumping, shifted ground inwards, bumping Very Vary. Shortly  thereafter, was bumped, and raced in restricted room between Very Vary and Manolete, which had  jumped inwards.  

What A Kid- Slow to begin. Taken across to race behind runners passing the 900 metres. Hung in in  the early stages of the home straight.  

Birthday Boy- Slow to begin. Near the 950 metres, had to be eased when awkwardly placed close  to the heels of Marula, which was being taken inwards. Leaving the 900 metres, commenced to race  fiercely, proving difficult to restrain, and for some distance, was awkwardly placed close to the heels  of Marula. Leaving the 600 metres, was taken out to avoid the heels of Very Vary, and in doing so,  carried Zenzero wider on the track.  

GENERAL  

On inquiry, apprentice Batchameah (Marula) pleaded guilty to a charge under MTCSL Rule 208 (f) in that near the 950 metres, he carelessly took his mount in when insufficiently clear of Birthday  Boy, resulting in the latter having to be eased when awkwardly placed close to its heels. He was  suspended from riding in races for two Mauritian race meetings.  

Result: 1st: Very Vary, 2nd: What A Kid, 3rd: Marula, 4th: Bleu Royale 

RACE 3 – THE LEOPOLD SEDAR SENGHOR CUP – 1500M  

Prior to the start, the saddle had to be re-fitted on Subtropical. 

Ballantine Hall- Approaching the 400 metres, was switched to the outside of runners to improve its  position and made the turn into the home straight wide. Hung out in the home straight, with jockey  Donohoe switching his whip to his left hand.  

Imperial Rage- Slow into stride. Leaving the 450 metres, was switched to the outside of runners to  improve its position and raced wide from then onwards. Made the turn into the home straight very  wide.  

Man From Seattle- Slow to begin and shortly after, was crowded onto High Key. Leaving the 250  metres, was taken to the inside of Camp David to secure clear running.  

Camp David- Hung out over the final 100 metres.  

Sand Path- Hung out in the home straight, with apprentice Sonaram switching his whip to his left  hand.  

Wordbuster- Raced wide throughout. Commenced to give ground from leaving the 450 metres.  Compounded in the home straight. When questioned, jockey Fayd’herbe explained that this gelding  usually comes from off the pace. From its wide draw, he endeavoured to jump out well and secure a  position in front of Subtropical and High Key, who he expected to be the backmarkers in the race.  After jumping well, he asked his mount for an effort, and leaving the 1300 metres, found himself  racing in a wide position, but in front of Subtropical and High Key. He also said that from leaving  the 1200 metres, seeing that Man From Seattle was taken inwards towards the rail, he expected to  secure the position one-off the rail on its outside. However, High Key, which was traveling better  than him at that stage, improved on its inside, forcing him to ask his mount for an effort in order to  secure the position in front of High Key, and when asked for an effort, Wordbuster failed to  respond, resulting in him being caught wide throughout.  

Subtropical- Jumped awkwardly and shifted ground outwards, crowding Man From Seattle onto  High Key. Approaching the 250 metres, for some distance, was held up from behind Man From  Seattle.  

High Key- Slow to begin.  

Result: 1st: Sand Path, 2nd: Camp David, 3rd: High Key, 4th: Subtropical  

RACE 4 – THE DR. JOCELYN MAINGARD CUP – 1365M  

Edge Of The Sun- Stood awkwardly in its gate and was slow to begin. Shifted ground outwards,  making contact with Alameery. 

Donnan- Raced wide in the early and middle stages. Leaving the 800 metres, was allowed to stride  forward to secure a position closer to the rails. Hung in in the home straight. Vet Report: Bled both  nostrils. Acting on veterinary advice, this gelding has been suspended for 30 days.  

Giggin- Slightly inconvenienced near the 100 metres.  

Royal Resolution- Shortly after the start, shifted ground outwards, crowding Edge Of The Sun onto  Alameery. Jockey T.Juglall was shown the video replays of this incident, severely reprimanded, and  advised to straighten his mounts when they shift ground on jumping earlier than he did on this  occasion. Vet Report: Bled both nostrils. Acting on veterinary advice, this gelding has been  suspended for 30 days. 

Alameery- Stood awkwardly in its gate. Jumped awkwardly and shifted ground inwards, making  contact with Edge Of The Sun. Passing the 1300 metres, when being settled, threw its head and  raced ungenerously for some distance, shifted ground outwards, bumping Keiko. Raced wide  throughout.  

Kaydens Pride- Threw its head on jumping and was slow to begin. Leaving the 100 metres, was  switched to the outside of Donnan to secure clear running, and in doing so, slightly inconvenienced  Giggin.  

Keiko- Bumped passing the 1300 metres. Raced wide throughout.  

Oxford Blue- From its wide draw, was taken across to race behind runners. Approaching the 100  metres, raced fiercely. Came off the crossing at the 450 metres awkwardly, and was unbalanced for  a short distance.  

Result: 1st: Kaydens Pride, 2nd: Jals Tiger, 3rd: Donnan, 4th: Edge Of The Sun  

RACE 5 – THE FRANCE ANTELME CUP – 990M  

On arrival at the start, jockey Sola expressed concerns with the action of Superstitious. It was  examined by the Official Veterinary Surgeon, and found to be lame near-fore. Acting on veterinary  advice, the Stewards ordered its withdrawal at 14h35. All bets on Superstitious were ordered to be  refunded, and 5 cents per rupee was deducted on fixed-odds winning bets; the average odds of  Superstitious being 19-1.  

Dark Force- Raced wide from the 600 metres. When questioned with regards to its poor showing,  jockey Orffer explained that this gelding had pleased in the lead up to the race, and expected a good  showing in today’s race. Although there was pace in the race, from its 4th draw, he expected to be  able to lead. However, after jumping well, Dark Force did not show the expected pace in the early  stages and seeing that Great Stohvanen and Ninotto were insisting on his inside, he elected to  bring this gelding back and settle behind the pace. However, from approaching the 800 metres, his  mount commenced to hang out badly and did so throughout the race, and despite his attempt to get  it to the inside rail, he could not manage. He further added that when asked for an effort leaving the  400 metres, Dark Force failed to quicken and was hanging out, being disappointing.  

Harmonica- Raced wide from the 600 metres. Approaching the 200 metres, was switched to the  inside of Dark Force to continue going forward.  

Ninotto- Slightly inconvenienced over the concluding stages.  

Candy Apple- Over the concluding stages, when being ridden with the whip in the right hand,  shifted ground outwards, slightly inconveniencing Ninotto. Jockey Rama was shown the video  replays of the home straight, reprimanded, and advised to stop riding with the whip when his mounts  shift ground in future.  

Great Stohvanen- Vet Report: Bled both nostrils. Acting on veterinary advice, this gelding has been  suspended for 30 days.  

Savvy- Slow into stride. Raced wide from the 600 metres. 

Ernie- Approaching the 100 metres, was switched to the inside of Great Stohvaven to secure clear  running, and over the concluding stages, to the inside of Candy Apple to continue going forward.  

Varside- Approaching the 200 metres, was switched to the outside of Great Stohvanen to secure  clear running. 

Zeno- Slow into stride. Leaving the 900 metres, was taken across to race behind runners. Hung in in  the home straight. Vet Report: Lame off-fore  

Result: 1st: Candy Apple, 2nd: Varside, 3rd: Ninotto, 4th: Ernie  

RACE 6 – THE OWNERS CUP – 1365M  

The start was delayed when the saddle had to be re-fitted on Syds Liason. It was further delayed  when Clouded Hill proved stubborn proceeding to the start and had to be led.  

Shadowing- Blundered badly.  

Big Mistake- Jumped awkwardly and shifted ground inwards. Passing the 1300 metres, raced in  restricted room on the inside of Henry Tudor and leaving the 1300 metres, was cramped for room  and had to be checked. Carried inwards leaving the 200 metres.  

Over The Odds- For some distance after the start, raced in close proximity with Emerald Band.  

Henry Tudor- Leaving the 1100 metres, when being settled, threw its head and raced ungenerously  for some distance. Passing the 100 metres, when being ridden with the whip, commenced to shift  ground outwards.  

Emerald Band- Half-reared and was slow to begin. For some distance after the start, raced in close  proximity with Over The Odds. Leaving the 1300 metres, was cramped for room and had to be  checked. Passing the 400 metres, had to be restrained when close to the heels of Henry Tudor,  which was not improving. Syds Liason, which was following, had to be eased when awkwardly  placed close to the heels of Emerald Band.  

Toro Bravo- Shortly after jumping, was taken across to race behind runners. Raced wide in the  early stages. Approaching the 800 metres, was switched to the outside of runners and allowed to  stride forward to race closer to the lead. Raced wide from the 600 metres.  

Syds Liason- Leaving the 400 metres, was eased when awkwardly placed close to the heels of  Emerald Band. Leaving the 200 metres, was switched to the inside of Henry Tudor to continue  going forward, and in doing so, carried Big Mistake inwards. Jockey Allyhosain was shown the  video replays of this incident, and strongly advised to exercise more care when allowing his mounts  to shift ground in future.  

Clouded Hill- Slow to begin. Over the concluding 100 metres, could not secure clear running and  was not properly tested.  

GENERAL 

On inquiry into an incident leaving the 1300 metres, it was established that on jumping, Big Mistake  shifted ground inwards, crowding Emerald Band, which had jumped only fairly, onto Over The  Odds, with both Over The Odds and Emerald Band racing tight, and Over The Odds becoming  unbalanced. Over The Odds was urged forward to keep its position, and shifted out slightly, carrying  Emerald Band outwards onto Big Mistake. After having been urged forward, Over The Odds failed  to negotiate the turn properly, and shifted ground outwards, carrying Emerald Band and Big  Mistake outwards onto Henry Tudor, which was keeping its line. Henry Tudor was then bumped  on its hindquarters by Big Mistake, with Henry Tudor becoming unbalanced, and being turned  sideways, shifting in, and crowding Big Mistake, with the latter running out of galloping room and  having to be checked. In this incident, Emerald Band was also cramped for room and had to be  eased. The Stewards being of the opinion that no blame could be apportioned to any one rider,  decided not to proceed further, other than to report it as a racing incident.  

Result: 1st: Toro Bravo, 2nd: Blackburn Roc, 3rd: Syds Liason 4th: Emerald Band 

RACE 7 THE DUCHESS OF YORK CUP – GROUP 2 – 1400M  

The start was delayed when Count Jack proved very difficult to load. After being loaded, it was very  fractious. In view of this gelding’s behaviour in the starting stalls, trainer G.Rousset was informed  that it is required to pass a barrier trial in the starting stalls prior to racing again.  

Twist Of Fate- Slow to begin and thereafter, was taken across to race behind runners. Passing the  450 metres, was eased when awkwardly placed close to the heels of Stopalltheclocks.  Approaching the 300 metres, was switched to the outside to improve its position and made the turn  into the home straight very wide.  

Count Jack- Half-reared on jumping and was slow to begin. Approaching the 900 metres, had to be  eased and taken out to avoid the heels of Stopalltheclocks, and in doing so, carried Arizona Silk  wider on the track. Raced fiercely in the middle stages. Vet Report: Severely distressed post-race.  Acting on veterinary advice, this gelding has been suspended for 30 days, and will need to pass an  official veterinary examination.  

Alramz- Passing the 1200 metres, raced tight onto Marshall Foch. On inquiry, jockey Orffer was  reprimanded and advised to exercise care at all times. Leaving the 1000 metres, when the pace  slackened, commenced to race fiercely and when being settled, got its head up and raced  ungenerously. Near the 900 metres, had difficulty in negotiating the turn and shifted ground  outwards, inconveniencing Bag Of Tricks and carrying the latter outwards. Leaving the 250 metres,  was switched to the inside of Master Of Illusion to secure clear running.  

Marshall Foch- Passing the 1200 metres, was eased when racing tight on the inside of Alramz and  threw its head when being eased. Hesitated at the crossing passing the 450 metres.  Stopalltheclocks, which was following, had to be eased when awkwardly placed close to its heels.  Twist Of Fate, which was following Stopalltheclocks, was eased when awkwardly placed close to  its heels. Leaving the 100 metres, was switched to the outside of runners to continue going forward.  

Arizona Silk- Fractious in its barrier prior to the start. Threw its head on jumping and was slow to  begin. Carried wide near the 900 metres and raced wide from then onwards.  

Stopalltheclocks- Approaching the 900 metres, had to be restrained when awkwardly placed close  to the heels of Marshall Foch, and when being restrained, got its head up and shifted ground  outwards. Count Jack, which was following, had to be taken out to avoid the heels of Marshall  Foch, and in doing so, carried Arizona Silk wider on the track. Passing the 400 metres, was eased  to avoid the heels of Marshall Foch. Passing the 200 metres, was switched to the inside of Arizona  Silk to secure clear running.  

Battle Of Alesia- Raced wide in the early stages. Leaving the 900 metres, was awkwardly placed  close to the heels of Bag Of Tricks, and had to be restrained over some distance.  

Padre Pio- Jumped awkwardly. Leaving the 1300 metres, when being settled, got its head up and  raced ungenerously for some distance. Raced wide throughout. Approaching the 800 metres, was  allowed to stride forward to race closer to the lead. Vet Report: Slightly distressed post-race.  

Bag Of Tricks- Carried outwards near the 900 metres. 

GENERAL  

On inquiry, it was established that approaching the 1100 metres, Alramz (Orffer) which was  following Master Of Illusion (Sonaram) commenced to race fiercely throwing its head when being  settled. Leaving the 1000 metres, Master Of Illusion hesitated leaving the crossing with apprentice  Sonaram holding back his mount. Alramz which was still overracing, had to be taken out to avoid 

Master Of Illusion’s heels with Marshall Foch which was following, forcing its way into the inside of  Alramz. When Alramz was taken back onto the rails, Marshall Foch had to be eased to avoid its  heels with Stopalltheclocks, which was following Marshall Foch and overracing, also having to be  eased and Count Jack which was following Stopalltheclocks and also overracing, having to be  eased, with Twist Of Fate which was following Count Jack, having to be steadied. The Stewards,  after consideration, decided not to proceed any further other than to severely reprimand apprentice  Sonaram and advise him that he is to maintain an even pace when committing to race in the lead in  future.  

Result: 1st: Twist Of Fate, 2nd: Padre Pio, 3rd: Bag Of Tricks, 4th: Master Of Illusion  

RACE 8 – THE WILFRID JACKSON CUP – 1500M  

Power Tower- Approaching the 1300 metres, commenced to race fiercely and when being settled,  threw its head up and raced ungenerously for some distance. Passing the 450 metres, was switched  to the outside of runners to improve its position, and in doing so, carried Ticket Holder wider on the  track. Made the turn into the home straight wide. Hung in in the home straight.  

Senor’s Guest- Slow to begin.  

Why Wouldn’t Yew- Half-reared and was slow to begin. Leaving the 1300 metres, when being  settled, threw its head on numerous occasions and raced ungenerously. Leaving the 1000 metres,  commenced to race fiercely and when being settled, threw its head up for some distance, proving  difficult to control.  

Tyrian- Slow to begin and thereafter, was taken across to race behind runners. Passing the 450  metres, was taken to the outside of runners to improve its position and raced wide from then  onwards.  

Kalgoorlie- Leaving the 250 metres, was switched to the inside of Italian Way to secure clear  running.  

Ticket Holder- Carried wide passing the 450 metres. 

Result: 1st: Power Tower, 2nd: Kalgoorlie, 3rd: Italian Way, 4th: Tyrian  

RACE 9 – THE KING SWEEP PLATE – 1450M 

Starsky- Passing the 1300 metres, shifted ground inwards and brushed Street Byte.  

Artax- Knuckled on jumping. Approaching the 400 metres, was switched to the outside of Sir  Capers to improve its position and raced wide from then onwards.  

Street Byte- Slow to begin. Passing the 1300 metres, shifted in slightly passing the 1300 metres,  and brushed Midnight Oracle, which was racing on its inside.  

Midnight Oracle- Slow to begin. Bumped approaching the 1300 metres. Approaching the 200  metres, was switched to the inside of Street Byte to continue going forward.  

Sir Capers- Raced wide in the early and middle stages. Leaving the 900 metres, was allowed to  stride forward to secure a position closer to the rails.  

Seventh Silver- Stood awkwardly in its gate. Jumped awkwardly, brushed the right side of its gate  and was slow to begin. Approaching the 1300 metres, when being restrained to avoid the heels of  Starsky, shifted ground inwards and bumped Midnight Oracle. Leaving the 1100 metres, 

commenced to race fiercely, and when being eased to avoid the heels of Starsky, threw its head  and raced ungenerously for some distance. Passing the 450 metres, was switched to the outside of  runners to improve its position and raced wide from then onwards.  

Result: 1st: James Peter, 2nd: Canary Island, 3rd: Tyrandeus, 4th: Seventh Silver 

GENERAL (1) 

a) Pre-race blood specimens were taken from all runners.  

b) Routine post-race urine and blood specimens were taken for analysis from all winners and from Kings  Empire (Race 1), Wordbuster (Race 3) and Dark Force (Race 5).  

SUMMARY (03-21) 
Suspension N. Batchameah (Marula): 2 race meetings for careless riding (950m) 
Reprimands 1  4  5  7  B. Sooful (Special Force): reprimanded and advised to straighten his mounts  earlier than he did on this occasion (shortly after start)  T. Juglall (Royal Resolution): severely reprimanded and advised to straighten his  mounts earlier than he did on this occasion (shortly after start)  S. Rama (Candy Apple): reprimanded and advised to stop riding with the whip  and straighten his mounts when they shift ground (concluding stages)  C. Orffer (Alramz): reprimanded and advised to exercise care at all times (1200m)  M. Sonaram (Master Of Illusion): severely reprimanded and advised to maintain  an even pace when in the lead (leaving 1000m) 
Horse  Suspensions 4  4  5  Donnan – Bled (30 days)  Royal Resolution – Bled (30 days)  Great Stohvanen – Bled (30 days)  Count Jack – Severely distressed (30 days) 
OVE 1  5  5  7  King’s Story: Distressed  Superstitious: Lame  Zeno: Lame  Count Jack – Severely distressed  Padre Pio – Slightly distressed 
Barrier Trial Count Jack 

Stéphane de Chalain  

Chief Stipendiary Steward 

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