Friday 13th April 2018
Stewards: R Hamilton (Chairman), D Hensler, S Copelin,
Deputy Stewards: , P Carroll (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 36
Stakes Paid: $90500
Race 1: 0-58 1300m
BARTENDER MAN (F Bergstrand) – On returning to scales jockey F Bergstrand reported that her mount felt amiss in its action. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding was lame in the near fore. Trainer S Lawlor was advised that she must present a vet clearance for the gelding prior to racing again.
FUSAICHI EAGLE (M Hagley) – Raced wide throughout.
MISS ROYALITY (S Ridler) – Eased off heals at the 650m. When questioned regarding this incident rider stated his mount was racing greenly and did not take the turn off the back straight, causing the mare to shift out having to ease from the heels. When contacted regarding the unplaced performance trainer C Pollard advised that the mare had recovered without incident.
Race 2: 0-76 1200m
Stewards interviewed trainer P Cole in regards to the riding instructions he intended to issue bearing in mind his stable had multiple runners in the event.
GRAMMER BOY (B Davis) – Commenced awkwardly.
DREAM PASSENGER (S Ridler) – Slow to muster early speed. Raced wide throughout.
I AM THE FOX (J Lyon) – Slow into stride and bumped another runner.
GERONIMO’S SON (K Gladwin) – Bumped at the start. Race wide throughout.
Race 3: Benchmark 54 1200m
DARK WHIRLWIND (S Ridler) – Rider accidentally dropped his whip at the 150m.
ABLE KEN (J Lyon) – Slow to muster early speed.
MERVEILLE (M Hagley) – Slow into stride
Race 4: Class 2 Handicap 1000m
No incidents to report
Race 5: 0-64 1600m
STACKHOUSE (M Hagley) - On returning to scales Jockey M Hagley reported that her mount felt amiss in its action. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding was lame in the near fore. Trainer C Pollard was advised that he must present a vet clearance for the gelding prior to racing again.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners and AMIO MIO (8th) in race 1. Pre-race samples were taken from DESXIRI, I AM THE FOX, HEARTZ ABLAZE, ALSOADAMAS & STRATEGIC JEUNY.
Race 1 – BERTENDER MAN vet clearance required
Race 5 – STACKHOUSE vet clearance required