Saturday 30th December

Track: Good
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, S Copelin, P Carrol (Deputy),
Deputy Stewards: L Ross (Clerk of Scales), T Clifford, K Hampson ( Assistants to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 7
Number of Runners: 64
Stakes Paid: $147,250

Race 1: BMNT - 1100M

HEART OF EDEN (R Vigar) – Proved difficult to load. Bumped at the start.

ATOMIC’S PICK (J Lyon) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.

RABHAAN (P Shiers) - Proved difficult to load. Bumped at the start.

BENZAGAIN (K Cross) – Bumped at the start.

LE EITHNE (W Davis) – Compounded mid race. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be mildly lame in the off hind. Trainer G Lefoe advised that the gelding would be retired.

Race 2: 0-64 - 1000M

Stewards interviewed trainers C Pollard and C Spry in regards to the riding instructions they intended to issue bearing in mind both stables had multiple runners in the event.

BROOKLYN (W Davis) – Raced keenly in the early stages and had a tendency to lay inwards approaching the first turn bumping with another runner.

SOPHACLES  (C Spry) – Slow into stride.

OUR BAY ROE (J Lyons) – Raced wide throughout.

SO STOIC (M Hagley) – Had a tendency to lay inwards in the straight and as a result was reluctant to improve between runners near the 200m.

SNITZEL MUSIC (V Arnott) – Raced in restricted between the 800m and the 700m and contacted the running rail becoming unbalanced.

Race 3: WFA HCP - 1300M

ACTION AGAIN (J Lyon) – Raced wide throughout.

CHERABIN (M Hagley) - Bumped rounding the home turn. Lay inwards and bumped another runner at the 300m.

STATUE OF WARRIORS (W Davis) – Bumped at the start.

HEARTZ ABLAZE (B Huppatz) – Contacted the fence when leaving the mounting enclosure prior to the race and sustained an abrasion to the off hip. After undergoing a veterinary examination at the barriers the mare was cleared to compete. Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Lay outwards and bumped another runner rounding the home turn. Trainer D Bates advised that following the unplaced performance the mare would now be sent for a spell.

Race 4: MAIDEN - 1200M

BARTENDER MAN (B Huppatz) – Bumped at the start. Lay outwards through the middle stages.

BORLUNG (R Oakford) – Bumped at the start.

FUSAICHI EAGLE (M Hagley) – Bumped shortly after the start. Raced wide throughout.

LITTLE BITA SASS (R Vigar) - Raced wide throughout.

Race 5: 0-58 - 1200M

REDWOOD GARDENS (M Hagley) - Raced wide throughout.

LARRICONI (R Vigar) - Raced wide throughout.

Race 6: 0-58 - 1200M

IRON JAKE (C Spry) – Trainer G Clarke reported the gelding shifted the near fore plate in running.

EJAYTEE (W Davis) - Raced wide throughout.

ALPHA ROMEO (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly.

PUZZLED PRINCESS (R Vigar) – Jockey permitted to ride 1kg overweight as no other rider could make the allotted weight. .

DUTTON BAY (J Lyon) - Raced wide throughout.

Race 7: BM54 - 1600M

Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in regards to the riding instructions he intended to issue bearing in mind his stable had multiple runners in the event.

RYE (W Davis) – Bumped and unbalanced shortly after the start.

SNOWY BLACK (R Oakford) – Bumped and hampered at the start.

SAVATONE (M Hagley) – Carried outwards, crowded and bumped on straightening.

ABLE KEN (J Lyon) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Raced wide on straightening.

TATMAGOUCHE (V Arnott) – Cast the near fore plate in running.

THE WILD SIDE (P Shiers) – Taken outwards on straightening to secure clear running and contacted another runner.

WINDFOLA (P Denton) – Shifted out and bumped shortly after the start.

MATE’S REWARD (B Huppatz) – A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Following the unplaced performance trainer C Pollard advised the gelding will be retired.

BETTSIE  (K Cross) – Bumped at the start. Raced wide throughout.

General – On inquiry jockey P Shiers (THE WILD SIDE) was reprimanded for careless riding under AR137(a) for permitting his mount to shift outwards at the top of the straight to secure a clear run resulting in SAVATONE being momentarily hampered.

Summary

Post-race samples were taken from all winners. Pre-race samples were taken from PATRIA, JAVA, BARTENDER MAN, REWARD FOR RICHES, PRECURSOR & TATAMAGOUCHE.

Fines

Race 6 – Jockey R Vigar fined $200 for a whip breach – AR137A(5)(a)(i)&(ii)

Reprimands/Warnings

 

Race 5 – Jockey B Huppatz was reprimanded for a whip breach – AR137A(5)(a)(ii)

Race 6 - Jockey R Vigar was reprimanded for being overweight on PUZZLED PRINCESS – AR120(b)

Race 6 – Jockey P Shiers was reprimanded for careless riding – AR137(a)

Suspensions

Nil

Embargos

Nil

D Hensler

Chairman of Stewards


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