Saturday 26th November
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght, B Watling
Deputy Stewards: Officials: N Westover Clerk of the Scales: A Korman Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum, Z Butcher
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 38
Stakes Paid: $59,000
Race 1 Gordon’s Sprint Handicap 1200 metres
RAZOR TIME (C Spry) – Bumped at the start.
LET’S DREAM BIG (B Huppatz) – Bumped at start, steadied off heels at the 900m.
RAZOR BURN (K Brooks) – Bumped at the start and inclined to lay outwards throughout the race.
Race 2: Waylon’s Handicap 1200 metres
HEART OF RED (K Brooks) – Steadied between runners at the 600m. Rider advised that the gelding raced in a flat manner. After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be slightly lame in the near-side foreleg. Trainer subsequently advised that the gelding showed no signs of lameness on returning to its stable but would monitor the gelding over the next week. Stewards advised trainer that prior to that gelding again starting in a race, she must produce a veterinary certificate of soundness satisfactory to the Stewards.
GRANDE CASTAGNO (K Gladwin) – After a disappointing performance, a subsequent veterinary examination revealed no apparent abnormalities.
KENTUCKY FIREBALL (R Vigar) – Shifted in slightly at the 600m. Rider advised to give riders on his inside the room to which they are entitled to after allowing his mount to roll in onto another runner at the 600m.
ECOLANE (J Mamat) – Commenced awkwardly and inclined to lay inwards throughout the event.
Race 3: Gonzo’s Gallop Handicap 1100 metres
NEWSWORTHY (D Pisani) – Bumped at the start. Rider dropped whip at the 300m.
SEAFTA (R Vigar) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
SHIVARCHI (B Huppatz) – After being ridden hard in the early stages, had to steady off heels at the 800m when the gelding began to over-race.
BEST A MAN CAN GET (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly.
SHE’S NICE (K Gladwin) – Bumped at the start and raced wide throughout.
Race 4: O’Connell, Lowe Handicap 1000 metres
Prior to this race, Stewards interviewed trainer L Lefoe in regards to the riding instructions she intended to give each rider bearing in mind she had 3 runners.
PERFECT PAUSE (K Gladwin) – Raced wide throughout.
MABOOTS (R Vigar) – Bumped at the start.
SHORT SHIFT (C Spry) – Bumped at the start.
Race 5: Hoppy’s Stretch Handicap 1400 metre
MA CHITA (B Huppatz) – Fractious in the barriers and commenced slow into stride.
FEE FI FO FUM (K Gladwin) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
SCANDLOUS (R Vigar) – Bumped at the start.
STRYKERS FLAME (D Pisani) – Tightened between runners on jumping.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from – STRYKER’S FLAME, FULL MARKS, STAR OF HARKAWAY, ECOLANE
Race 2 HEART OF RED Veterinary certificate.