Saturday 12th March

Track: Good
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), A Napier, R Hamilton, L Jackson
Deputy Stewards: S Copelin (Deputy) L Ross (Clerk of Scales), Lee Twomey (Assistant Judge)
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 46
Stakes Paid: $118,200

Race 1: 0 – 70 Handicap 1000m

SPARKLING SKY (W Davis) – Was declared a late withdrawal at 1.40pm following trainer Ms K Petrick reporting that the mare had presented on course with swelling to both hind legs from a suspected virus. No betting deductions were applicable.

SNOW LION (F Bergstrand) – Raced wide on straightening.

OLD TOM (S Ridler) – Commenced awkwardly.

Race 2: TROBIS Class B Handicap 1000m

BESTIHAVEEVERHAD (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly.

GIRLS AWAY (B Davis) – Lay outwards on straightening.

SWICK SASSO (J Todd) – Lay outwards through the middle stages. Impeded from heels when again laying near the 50m.

CHICA CALIENTE (R Rhodes) – Raced wide for the majority of the event.

LEGAL VEINE (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly and lost ground.

Race 3: Weight For Age 1200m

General: Prior to the race Stewards interviewed trainer Mr G Clarke in relation to the riding instructions he intended to give each jockey bearing in mind his stable had 3 runners in the event.  All runners were ridden accordingly. 

Race 4: 0 – 64 Handicap 1100m

TIPSY ON RED (W Davis) – Shifted ground outwards under pressure over the final 100m.

MERVILLE (S Ridler) – Eased when racing keenly between runners near the 700m.

SPLIT THE ZEROES (F Bergstrand) – Steadied outwards from heels when racing keenly passing the 600m and raced wide from thereon. Lay outwards under pressure in the straight.

Race 5: 0 – 58 Handicap 1300m

General: Prior to the race Stewards interviewed trainer Mr P Cole in relation to the riding instructions he intended to give each jockey bearing in mind his stable had 3 runners in the event.  All runners were ridden accordingly. 

COME FOLLOW ME (J Todd) – Impeded from heels near the 700m.

RED FLAME (C Spry) – Raced wide throughout.

Race 6: 0 – 76 Handicap 1600m

General: Prior to the race Stewards interviewed trainers  Mr P Cole and Mr G Clarke in relation to the riding instructions they intended to give each jockey bearing in mind both stables had 3 runners in the event.  All runners were ridden accordingly. 

CELEBRAKTI (B Davis) – Fractious in the barriers prior to the start. Bounded at the start and lost ground.

WHERE’S PINO (T O’Donnell) – Raced wide throughout.

BOMBER BROWN (S Ridler) – Raced wide for the majority of the event. Returned with a self inflicted laceration to the near fore heel.

PELL MELL (J Todd) – Slow into stride.

TODABAR (C Spry) – As no other jockey could ride at the allotted weight, Stewards granted permission for C Spry to ride 2kg overweight. This information was disseminated at 8am. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.

CASINO EXIT (R Rhodes) – Steadied approaching the 1400m turn. Cast it’s off hind plate in running.

General: Following the race jockey B Davis reported that he had injured himself in the barriers and was advised by the Stewards that he must present a medical clearance prior to riding again.


Summary

Swab samples were taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from all runners engaged in race 6.

Fines

Race 2: Jockey F Bergstrand (SHINING MANE) was fined $100 for using her whip on 1 extra occasion than permitted prior to the 100m – AR137A(5)(a)(ii)

Race 5: Jockey F Bergstrand ( MIRKA) was fined $100 for using her whip on 2 extra occasions than permitted prior to the 100m – AR137A(5)(a)(ii)

Race 6: Jockey F Bergstrand (STATUE OF WARROIRS) was fined $200 for using her whip on 1 extra occasion than permitted prior to the 100m – AR137A(5)(a)(ii). Stewards took into account she had won the race.

Race 6: Jockey W Davis (MORE THAN FRANK) was fined $100 for using his whip on 1 extra occasion than permitted prior to the 100m – AR137A(5)(a)(ii)

Race 6: Trainer G Clarke was fined $100 for presenting BOMBER BROWN without its approved gear – AR140A

Race 6: Trainer Mr P Cole was fined $100 for presenting RUSSIAN ROCKER without its approved gear – AR140A

Reprimands/Warnings - Nil

Suspensions - Nil

Embargoes – Nil

D Hensler

NT Chairman of Stewards

Stewards Reports

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