Saturday, 6th August 2016
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, A Napier, L Jackson
Deputy Stewards: S Copelin, Z Gooden, L Ross (Clerk of Scales)
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 33
Stakes Paid: $90,800
General – From 1 August, 2016: Race 9 – Darwin Cup 2000m
Following the poor performance of SATURDAY SORCERER, trainer J Manning reported that a lung wash performed on the gelding revealed no abnormalities. Trainer was advised that given the circumstances of the performance the gelding would be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.
Race 1: BM54 Handicap 1300m
THREE GORGES (NZ) (K Gladwin) – Returned with an abrasion to the near stifle.
GOLDCLIP (R Vigar) – Raced wide from the 600m.
General – Race 1 - Stewards permitted the riding replacement of M Tyndall as
the rider of ALPHA MATE, replacing B
Race 2 - 0 - 58 Handicap 1100m
JOLLY BOY (M Tyndall) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
INFERENTIAL (C Spry) – Dwelt at the start and lost ground. The mare returned having bled from the off nostril. Trainer C Spry was advised of the disabilities placed on the gelding under AR53A. Trainer C Spry advised the mare will be retired.
TALLAROOK (D Pisani) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
Race 3 - 0 - 70 Handicap 1100m
DUGAN (NZ) (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly. When questioned regarding the unplaced performance, rider advised that the gelding failed to stretch out in running and felt amiss in its action. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near fore leg. Trainer R Laming was advised that a veterinary certificate of soundness must be presented for the gelding prior to racing again.
Race 4 - 0 - 64 Handicap Division 1 1600m
QUANTUM DOT (B Davis) – Lay outwards under pressure
in the straight.
OUR SWAGMAN (K Cross) – Rider reported that her saddle shifted forward near the 1400m and placed her at a disadvantage in running.
VODIANOVA (R Vigar) – Compounded from the
600m. A post race veterinary examination
revealed the mare to be slow to recover with an elevated heart rate.
BEGOR I'M SURE (M Tyndall) – Fractious prior to the
start. Commenced awkwardly and lost
AFFENDI (C Spry) – Raced wide throughout.
Race 5 - Handicap 1600m
TRANCING (R Vigar) – When questioned regarding
the unplaced performance, the rider advised that his mount was not suited to
the fast pace of the race and in his opinion failed to handle the track
surface. A post race veterinary examination
revealed the mare to be mildly lame in the off hind leg.
Race 6 - 0 - 64 Handicap Division 2 1600m
THING OF NOTHING (IRE)
(C Spry) – Raced
keenly for some distance leaving the 1400m after being crossed by another
HONG KONG EMPIRE (K Gladwin) – Raced wide throughout.
OUR ORACLE (K Cross) – Impeded between runners
near the 200m.
Swab samples were taken from all winners.
Race 2 – INFERENTIAL – bled one nostril (must gallop in the presence of the Stewards).
Chairman of Stewards