Saturday 19th May 2018 TENNANT CREEK
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), B Lysaght, D Hensler
Deputy Stewards: C Flattum
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 43
Stakes Paid: $117,000
Race 1 Marlow Canete & Associates Class 2 Handicap 1200 metres
SAFDIE (P Romeo) – Fractious in the barriers. Commenced awkwardly and inclined to race waywardly in the early stages of the event.
CAT’S ALLEY (F Bergstrand) – Knuckled on jumping and raced wide throughout.
Race 2: Barkly Plumbing Services Handicap 1100 metres
BELIEVE IT OR NOT (K Ballard) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
KING KAZOU (B Davis) – Underwent a veterinary examination on arriving at the barriers and was subsequently passed fit to start. Knuckled on jumping and raced wide throughout.
SHAMPERS (L Crow) – Underwent a veterinary examination on arriving at the barriers and was subsequently passed fit to start. Commenced awkwardly. Trainer advised that a warning had been placed on the mare after its unruly behaviour on route to the barriers.
Race 3: Remote Concrete NT TROBIS Maiden Plate 1000 metres
SNAPPY TIME was declared a late scratching from this event at 11:30am after sustaining lacerations to its muzzle and abrasions to its near-fore after a floating mishap.
As betting had not yet commenced, there were no betting deductions to announce.
VARDY was declared a late scratching from this event at 8:26am after injuring both hind legs in a stable mishap. As betting had not yet commenced, there were no betting deductions to announce. Trainer M Nyhan was advised that prior to that gelding again starting in a race or trial, he must produce a veterinary certificate of soundness satisfactory to the Stewards.
DESERT SPIRIT (L Crow) – Bumped on jumping and raced wide throughout.
SORRY I AM RAZOR (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly.
CUSHIONS (W Kerford) – Knuckled on jumping.
MAC ‘N’ RAZOR (S Ridler) – Commenced awkwardly and steadied off heels shortly after.
ON A GOOD NOTE (M Tyndall) – Raced wide throughout.
SUDDENLY SPICE (K Ballard) – Bumped on jumping.
Race 4: Devils Marbles Hotel Handicap 1450 metres
HEART OF RED (J Todd) – Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was subsequently passed fit to start. Ridden hard early to maintain a forward position.
SPLIT THE ATOM (K Ballard) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
DANCING POETESS (F Bergstrand) – Commenced awkwardly.
I TOO CAN DANCE (L Crow) – Raced wide throughout.
LUNA (M Tyndall) – Knuckled on jumping.
Race 5: Denis Staunton Memorial Cup 1200 metres
BOWIE ROCK ($3) was declared a late scratching at 3:55pm on veterinary advice after rearing up in the day stalls hitting its head.
All bets placed on BOWIE ROCK were ordered to be refunded and successful wagers placed prior to 3:55pm were subject to the following deductions:
ANCHOR CHAIN 16c win 18c place
BACHELOR PAD 19c place
GAMORA 16c place
CADMAN (S Ridler) – Raced wide throughout.
ANYMORE (P Romeo) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
HOW BIG’S THE HOLE (M Tyndall) – Knuckled on jumping.
VIA MAZZINI (R Vigar) – Raced up onto heels and steadied at the 800m.
BACHELOR PAD (L Crow) – Bumped on jumping.
Race 6: Carlton Mid Tennant Creek Cup 1600 metres
CHESTNUT (P Romeo) – Steadied between runners at the 1200m.
HILLBILLY RICH (F Bergstrand) - Shifted inwards off heels about the 50m to obtain clear running.
WINDFOLA (M Tyndall) – Bumped on jumping.
BARKLEY (R Vigar) – Bumped with runner on jumping and shifted outwards under pressure over the concluding stages.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Trainer M Nyhan $200 Failing to lodge a trainer in care form for his runners NT76(b).