Saturday, 15th July 2017

Track: Fine
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Good
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), A Napier, S Copelin, L Jackson, P Carrol (Betting & Form Analysis)
Deputy Stewards: A Johnston (Assistant to the Stewards), L Ross (Clerk Of Scales)
Number of Races: 7
Number of Runners: 62
Stakes Paid: $175,000

Race 1: 0 - 66 Handicap 1300m

WISEN UP (P Shiers) – Race wide throughout.

ZOCALOS(Z Gibbs) – Commenced awkwardly and lost ground. Raced wide throughout.

General: Following the race apprentice Z Gibbs reported that when his mount threw its head back at the start it had struck him in the face. The Paramedics examined the apprentice and he was cleared to take his ride in Race 2.

Race 2: 0 - 76 Handicap 1200m

GALLANT EXPRESS (Z Gibbs) – Lay outwards through the middle stages.

WOOGIE (B Davis) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount was off the bit in the early stages and raced ungenerously passing the 900m due to the kickback and in his opinion raced in a flat manner. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities although the mare did return with blood in its mouth.

RAKITIKI (J Lyon) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount was unsettled in the gates and was consequently slow into stride after being crowded for room at the start. He added that in his opinion the gelding was not suited to racing back in the field and did not appreciate the kickback in the early stages so he elected to shift his mount outwards in the back straight and raced wide from thereon. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

General: Following the race the Paramedics again examined apprentice Zack Gibbs and he was subsequently ruled unfit to fulfil his remaining engagement and the following riding change was approved: Race 3 – DOOKIE EXPRESS (F Bergstrand)

Race 3: Isuzu Maiden Plate 1200m

CLEESE (J Todd) – Bounded at the start and veered inwards.

DOOKIE EXPRESS (F Bergstrand) – Crowded and bumped at the start.

FRANK'S REWARD (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly.

QUE PASA (S Ridler) – Commenced awkwardly and lost ground.

TSAVORITE (K Cross) - Commenced awkwardly.

REMODIFY (R Vigar) – Lay outwards when tested with the whip in the straight.

BLACK ENERGY (V Arnott) - Commenced awkwardly.

Race 4: Trobis 3YO Class 6 Handicap 1100m

OMBROMANI (F Bergstrand) – Veered outwards at the start.

AUNTY NUDIE (W Davis) – Bumped and crowded for room at the start.

Race 5: 0 - 58 Handicap 1000m

RIGHT HERE (F Bergstrand) – Raced wide throughout.

CAPTAIN ARCHIE (S Ridler ) – Resented the kickback in the early and middle stages. Cast a hind plate in running.

WREAKED (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly. Resented the kickback between the 800m and the 600m.

General: Following the event jockey S Ridler returned to the saddling enclosure in distress after being struck in the lower abdomen by a racing plate during the running of the race. The Paramedics examined him and he was subsequently ruled unfit to fulfil his remaining engagement and the following riding change was approved: Race 7 – GRAB FOR POWER (V Arnott)

Race 6: Chief Ministers Cup 1600m

PRETTY BLONDE (J Lyon) – Raced wide from the 800m.

UNBREAKABLE (B Davis ) – Following the unplaced performance a post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off hind leg. Trainer M Hickmott was advised that he must present a veterinary clearance for the gelding prior to racing again.

HARREBS TIME (R Vigar) – Raced wide from the 1000m.

ROYAL REQUEST (J Todd) – Held tight and impeded near the 500m.

ABU DHABI (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly.

ADJUSTER (K Cross) - Following the unplaced performance a post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near fore leg. Trainer K Rogerson was advised that he must present a veterinary clearance for the gelding prior to racing again.

Race 7: 0 - 62 Handicap 1600m

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

BRIDGEY FLYER (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout.

LOTION    (P Denton) – Slow into stride.

TOSS AND TELL (P Shiers) – Raced wide throughout. Cast the near fore plate in running.

GIRL HAPPY (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly and lost ground.


Summary


Post race samples were taken from all winners and PRETTY BLONDE. Pre race samples were taken from ICEFLOW, MAVERICKS, BANCROFT, RAKITIKI, KIFAAH, GRAB FOR POWER, GIRL HAPPY, MIGHTY ACTION & all runners engaged in race 6.

Fines

Nil

Reprimands/Warnings

Nil

Suspensions

Nil

Embargoes

Race 6 UNBREAKABLE – vet clearance required

Race 6 ADJUSTER  - vet clearance required

D Hensler

NT Chairman of Stewards

Stewards Reports

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