Saturday 13th August
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght
Deputy Stewards: Officials: N Westover Clerk of the Scales: A Korman Judge/Asst Judge: L Horsfall, N Boyle
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 32
Stakes Paid: $58,500
Race 1 The Ultimate Festival of Wheels Maiden Plate 1200 metres
RUPERT (C Spry) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
STRATIGIC MAN (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and inclined to lay out under pressure down the length of the straight.
CANDLESTICKS (T Gillett) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. T Gillett given permission by Stewards to ride 1kgs overweight as no other riders were available to make the allotted weight.
CONVICT (D Pisani) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
PENNYFACE (F Bergstrand) – Raced wide throughout the event.
SIMBELATION (B Davis) – Steadied off heels about the 80m whilst shifting ground inwards. Rider reported that the mare was inclined to race a little greenly.
TUTU CANNY (B Huppatz) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
Race 2:The Burnout Masters Handicap 1200 metres
REMBRANDT (L Crow) – After a disappointing performance, a post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
KINGS PARDON (C Spry) – Knuckled slightly on jumping.
LADY PHROMILY (W Kerford) – Raced wide throughout and inclined to lay in under pressure from the 150m.
Race 3: The Podium Party Handicap 1100 metres
ROYAL CHOICE (B Davis) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
AUSBRED ROYAL (M Tyndall) – Steadied off heels at the 700m.
GOLD ZAC (D Pisani) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide entering into the straight.
Race 4: The Build it, Bring it, Drive it Handicap 1400 metres
WRITTEN NOTES (C Spry) – Inclined to lay in about the 200m.
Race 5: The Horsepower Heaven Handicap 1400 metres
SHADOW DUNES (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly. Bumped with another runner into the first turn becoming momentarily unbalanced.
MR GOOD LOOKING (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner at the100m.
PERESSINI (D Pisani) – Mistrode at the 1250m bumping with another runner.
REGATTA DAY (T Gillett) – Fractious in the barriers, commenced to yield ground from the 400m. T Gillett given permission by Stewards to ride 2kgs overweight as no other riders were available to make the allotted weight.
LE COMMANDO (F Bergstrand) – Bumped with another runner at the 100m.
Stewards inquired into an incident rounding the first turn involving SHADOW DUNES where as the rider momentarily steadied her mount losing some ground. It was established that PERESSINI mistrode whilst racing along side of SHADOW DUNES which was a little tight on the fence bumping that mare causing its rider to steady.
Correct weight for this event was delayed after the rider of the second placegetter requested to view the patrol footage of the final 200m.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from JUST TOO HARD, SHADOW DUNES
Race 3 Apprentice jockey L Crow: Reprimanded whip breach for 3 extra prior to the 100m. AR137A(5)(a)(ii)