Saturday 30th September 2018

Track: Good
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght
Deputy Stewards: W Preston (Deputy) Assistants to the Stewards: N Westover, M Smith Clerk of the Scales: B Watling
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 43
Stakes Paid: $82000

Race 1 Colemans Printing Handicap  1200 metres

Stewards interviewed trainer L Whittle in relation to the riding instructions she intended to issue her riders bearing in mind she had multiple runners.

OHTHEGIRLCANGO ($5) declared a late scratching at 3:08 by order of the Stewards after refusing to load. Trainer M Nyhan was advised that prior to the mare again starting in a race, it must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards with the emphasis on loading satisfactory.

With no bookmaker on course Stewards were not required to announce betting deductions.

HENRY LAD (W Kerford) – Inclined to lay outwards rounding the home turn and down the length of the straight.

ERADICATOR (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly and raced wide throughout.

CAT’S ALLEY (M Hagley) – After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.

MITOCHONDRIA (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Inclined to lay outwards rounding the home turn.

MONTANA AIR (B Huppatz) – Slow away bumping with another runner.

REMEMBER RAZOR (K Gladwin) – Raced wide throughout.


Race 2: ATS Handicap  1200 metres

LOCK THE DOORS (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide throughout.

SNOWTROOPER (J Lyon) – Steadied off heels about the 900m.

BEDISGUISED (K Gladwin) – Failed to muster early speed.

THAT’S JUSTIFIED (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner and dipping.

REMBRANDT (L Crow) – Commenced a little awkwardly. Shifted outwards at the 900m to obtain clear running.

THE HUMMELL (M Hagley) – Tightened for room at the 900m with rider having to take hold and losing ground. After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.

WINGARD’S MARK (D Morgan) – Tightened for room between runners on jumping.

General: Stewards opened an inquiry into an incident at the 900m after THE HUMMELL (M Hagley) was tightened for room, losing ground. Evidence was taken from M Hagley and apprentice L Crow (REMBRANDT) in the company of her master W Savage.

Apprentice L Crow subsequently pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) with the specifics being that approaching the 900m she did allow her mount to shift ground outwards when insufficiently clear resulting in THE HUMMELL being tightened for room having to be restrained, losing ground. Apprentice L Crow had her licence to ride in races suspended to expire midnight the 13th October (1 Alice Springs meeting). When considering penalty, Stewards took into consideration her good record and that she does not race ride in Darwin. Apprentice L Crow was notified of her right of appeal.


Race 3: Red Centre Technology Partners Handicap  1100 metres

GLOBAL ICON (M Hagley) – Commenced awkwardly veering outwards bumping with another runner and knuckling.

BRAZILLIANT (J Lyon) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide throughout. Rider advised that the gelding resented the kickback during the middle stages of the event.

JONNY AKHATON (B Huppatz) – Raced wide throughout.

DUVET (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.

GRANDE CASTAGNO (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner. Inclined to lay inwards under pressure down the length of the straight.

KENTUCKY FIREBALL (J Todd) – Slow into stride and restricted for room between runners shortly after.


Race 4:  SDA Plumbing Plate  1000 metres

Stewards interviewed trainer L Gillett in relation to the riding instructions she intended to issue her riders bearing in mind she had multiple runners.

ELLISON (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly.

POPPY DARLING (J Lyon) – Underwent a veterinary examination on arriving at the barriers and cleared to race after its rider had difficulties pulling the mare up on route to the barriers.

RAZOR BEER (W Kerford) – Raced wide throughout and lay outwards rounding the home turn and down the length of the straight.

RAZOR STORM (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly losing some ground.

MAMA JAY JAY (M Hagley) – Commenced awkwardly.


Race 5: Ladbrokes Cash Out Handicap  1600 metres

TAN TAT BLAZE (C Spry) – Bumped with another runner on jumping becoming momentarily unbalanced. Inclined to over-race into the first turn.

EXONERATE (W Kerford) – Inclined to lay inwards throughout the race.

OLIVARES (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner. Lost some ground at the 600m after momentarily being tightened for room along the rails unbalancing its rider. On returning to scale was found to have bled from one nostril. Trainer advised of his requirements under AR53A(7).

CATCHTHERAINBOW (D Morgan) – Commenced a little awkwardly. Began to yield ground from the 550m. Trainer advised Stewards that the mare will now be retired from racing.

SHOOT ‘N’ SCOOT (M Hagley) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.

BARKLEY (J Todd) – Commenced a little awkwardly. Rider took hold losing ground at the 550m after racing up onto the heels of a tiring runner.

LET’S DREAM BIG (L Crow) – Slow into stride. Raced wide throughout.

RIGHT HERE (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping

General: Stewards opened an inquiry into OLIVARES losing some ground after being tightened along the rails at the 600m. Evidence was taken from W Kerford (EXONERATE) and S Tsaikos (OLIVARES). W Kerford advised that his mount was laying in throughout the race and more so heading into the 600m turn. S Tsaikos advised that whilst he was tight for room, his mount had over-reacted once he began to steady the gelding. After considering the evidence, Stewards were satisfied that no one rider had ridden in a careless manner and took no further action.

Stewards also inquired into BARKLEY losing ground at the 550m. Evidence was taken from J Todd (BARKLEY) and apprentice D Morgan (CATCHTHERAINBOW). It was established that BARKLEY which was racing forward, raced up onto the heels of CATCHTHERAINBOW which was beginning to yield ground. After considering the evidence, Stewards took no further action.


Post-race samples were taken from all winners.

Pre-race samples taken from: HILFIGER, BARKLEY, LET’S DREAM BIG, JONNY AKHATON, ERADICATOR, LOCK THE DOORS

 Suspensions  

Race 2 Apprentice L Crow careless riding (1 meeting) AR137(a)

Warnings

Nil

Reprimands

Nil

Embargo

Race 5 OLIVARES 1 nostril bleeder

Fines

Nil

D Westover


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