Sat 9th January 2016

Track: Good
Penetrometer: n/a
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), L Twomey, A Napier, L Jackson, S Copelin (Deputy), Z Gooden (Deputy) J Lattenstein (Judge), L Ross (Clerk of Scales)
Deputy Stewards:
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 41
Stakes Paid: $65,200

Race 1: BET365 Handicap 1300m

ZIGGLER (C Spry) – Raced wide on straightening. When questioned regarding the performance trainer/jockey advised that the gelding was reluctant to stretch out in the early stages and when taken wide on straightening did make moderate ground in the straight. He was of the opinion that his mount may not have appreciated racing in consecutive weeks and it is his intention to give the gelding a short let up.

ZOOM LAD (R Oakford) – Slow to begin.

CALIFORNIA KING (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.

Race 2: SKY Racing BMNT 72 Handicap 1200m

AURUMCERT (R Oakford) – Raced wide throughout.

LE COMMANDANT (R Vigar) – Cast its off hind plate in running.

CANON DIABLO (K Cross) – Bumped at the start.

FLYING SOLO (R Rhodes) – Bumped at the start. A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have an injury to the off fore hoof.

KING KEV (M Tyndall) – Bounded at the start. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that after beginning on terms with field her mount was reluctant to stretch out in the early and middle stages. Trainer Mr C Spry advised that the gelding would undergo a full veterinary examination during the week and he would advise accordingly of the results.

Race 3: Magic Millions Handicap 1200m

The start time of this event was rescheduled to 3.46pm at the request of SKY channel.

FURIOUS JET (R Rhodes) – Slow into stride.

EXERT (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.

ROEBUCK (K Cross) – Hung out rounding the turn.

SPLIT THE ZEROES (F Bergstrand) – Raced wide throughout.

Race 4: Darwin Corporate Park Handivap 1100m

ALILBODACIOUS (R Rhodes) – A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Following the uncompetitive performance trainer Ms L Walling-Denton advised that the gelding would now be sent for a spell and she would consider its racing future and advise Stewards accordingly. Trainer was further advised that the gelding must trial satisfactorily prior to racing again.

Race 5: Carlton Mid Trobis Class B Handicap 1100m

ON YOUR WAY (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly unbalancing its rider. Raced without cover in running.

SWICK SASSO (R Oakford) – Lay outwards through the middle stages.

ARRAYANES (K Cross) – Commenced awkwardly.

BELLA GIULIETTA (B Huppatz) – Raced wide throughout.

GODOLPHIN HOUSE (M Tyndall) – Carried outwards and restrained off heels near the 500m. Returned with a laceration to the off fore leg. Bled from both nostrils following the event. Trainer Mr C Spry was advised that the gelding would now suffer the disabilities of AR53.

DE LAGO HERIZ (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout.

MAKOWSKY (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly.

General: On inquiry it was established that SWICK SASSO (R Oakford)  lay outwards through the middle stages and despite the efforts of its rider shifted ground resulting in GODOLPHIN HOUSE (M Tyndall) being carried outwards and restrained from the heels of ON YOR WAY (V Arnott). Stewards were satisfied that no rider was at fault in this incident.

On Inquiry jockey B Davis (OLD TOM) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) with the specifics being that whilst riding his mount along he permitted the gelding to shift out when insufficiently clear near the 150m resulting in SHINING MANE (F Bergstrand) being tightened for room and restrained by its rider. Jockey B Davis was suspended from riding in races for a period of 1 NT meeting and may resume riding after 16th January, 2016.


Post race swab samples were taken from all winners.

Summary fines

Race 4 – Jockey W Davis (HE’S COMMANDING) was fined $350 for using his whip on 8 additional and consecutive occasions prior to the 100m.


Race 1: Apprentice R Vigar was reprimanded for failing to claim his full allowance on CAVALLINO RAMPANTE – AR92(12)

Race 2: Jockey C Spry was reprimanded for being unable to make the weight on KING KEV – AR120(b). He was subsequently replaced by jockey M Tyndall.

Race 4: Jockey R Rhodes was reprimanded for negligence in failing to weigh in as the rider of the 5th placed ALILBODACIOUS – AR175(k)


Race 5: Jockey B Davis (OLD TOM) was suspended for 1 NT meeting for careless riding – AR137(a).


Race 4: ALILBODACIOUS - must barrier trial due to uncompetitive performance

Race 5: GODOLPHIN HOUSE – bled both nostrils (first time)

D Hensler

NT Chairman of Stewards

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