Monday 3rd April

Track: Good
Penetrometer: n/a
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, A Napier, L Jackson, L Twomey (Judge), L Ross (Clerk of Scales)
Deputy Stewards: S Copelin (Deputy)
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 29
Stakes Paid: $72,000

RACE 1: 0-58 HANDICAP 1300M

At the request of SKY channel the start times were amended to:

Race 1 – 2.34pm  Race 2 – 3.10pm  Race 3 – 3.48pm Race 4 – 4.27pm Race 5 – 5.07pm

MERVEILLE (R Oakford) – Overraced from the 950m to the 800m.

MIGHTY TAX (K Brooks) – Bounded at the start and raced ungenerously for several strides. Rider reported she was struck in the head by her mount in this incident. Raced wide throughout.  A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

MY COLLEAGUE (W Davis) – Pulled hard in the early and middle stages.


RACE 2 – 0-70 HANDICAP 1200M

THE CONCORDE (K Brooks) – Cast it’s off hind plate in running.

STAY TIL DAWN (B Davis) – Bumped at the start.

PHOENIX ARIZONA (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped at the start.

RACE 3 – CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1200M

EDGE OF CHAOS (K Brooks) – Raced wide throughout. 

CLAIR (W Davis) – Fractious in the barriers and dwelt at the start.  Taken outwards for a clear run on straightening. 

RACE 4 – 0-58 HANDICAP 1000M

BENGALI (B Davis) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped at the start.  Resented the kick back through the early and middle stages.

MALANION (C Spry) – Bumped heavily at the start.

LOTTA DAME (K Brooks) – Raced wide throughout. 

RACE 5 – BENCHMARK 76 HANDICAP 1600M

Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke  in regards to the riding instructions he intended to give each jockey as his stable had three runners in the event.

KING KEV (R Oakford) – Raced wide throughout.

CELEBRAKTI (C Spry) – With no replacement available, rider was granted permission to ride 1kg overweight. Commenced awkwardly.

RONN’S MOSS (W Davis) – Faltered near the 250m and eased down in the straight. Sustained an injury to near fore leg and was euthanized by the Club veterinarian.

FRENCH TUSSON (M Tyndall) – With no replacement available, rider was granted permission to ride 1.5kg overweight.

MAKOWSKY (K Brooks) – Following the unplaced performance trainer advised the gelding will now go for a spell.

Summary

Post race samples were taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from MERVIELLE, PHEONIX ARIZONA, EDGE OF CHAOS, CLAIR, LOTTA DAME, ANABELLA, MORE THAN FRANK & RONN’S MOSS (post mortem)

Fines

Race 4 –Trainer C Pollard fined $100 for presenting MI BEL FIO without blinkers – AR140

Race 4 – Trainer G Lefoe fined $100 for failing to notify a plating change for BENGALI – AR 140

Race 5 – Jockey F Bergstrand fined $100 for a whip breach – AR137A(5)(a)(ii)

Reprimands/Warnings

Nil

Suspensions

Nil

Embargoes

Nil

D Hensler

NT Chairman of Stewards

Stewards Reports

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