Saturday, 6th May 2017

Track: Good
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), L Twomey, R Hamilton (Stable Compliance), A Napier (Clerk Of Scales)
Deputy Stewards: S Copelin (Deputy), T Schroter (Assistant to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 36
Stakes Paid: $91,500

Race 1: TROBIS Maiden Plte 1000m

ALMIGHTY BROWN (B Davis) – Bumped at the start.

CRESTA CHROME (F Bergstrand) – Returned to the enclosure with blood in its mouth from a tongue laceration.

BE COOL YOLANDER (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Rider reported that his left foot became partially displaced from the stirrup iron which he adjusted near the 250m.

LAKE BENANEE (C Spry) – Bumped at the start. Yielded ground from the 600m. Trainer D Leech advised that the filly will now be retired.

PINCENTIA (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly and veered outwards losing ground.

Race 2 - 0 - 58 Hcp 1300m

HARLEQUIN BELLS($17) and ROYALS ($3.50) were both withdrawn at the barriers by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice at 3.16pm.

Stewards ruled that all bets placed on both runners were to be refunded and the following deductions were applicable to all successful wagers placed prior to 3.16pm.

MACON COUNTY  23c win  35c place

BENGALI                                 17c place

DANCING BOY                      31c place

HARLEQUIN BELLS (W Davis) was examined behind the barriers at the request of its rider and found to have a laceration on the top of its head (poll). When interviewed trainer S Clarke advised that he was unaware that the gelding had sustained this laceration and on the evidence available the Stewards were of the opinion that in all likelihood it had occurred whilst the gelding was being transported to the course.

ROYALS (S Ridler) was also examined at the request of its rider and found to be lame in the off fore leg. Trainer P Johnston was advised that he must present a veterinary clearance for the gelding prior to racing again.

BENGALI (P Shiers) – Knuckled badly at the start unbalancing its rider. Resented the kickback through the middle stages and raced with its head in the air.

CULLINAN (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly.

TALLAGE (S Altieri) – Raced wide throughout.

Race 3 - 0 - 64 Hcp 1300m

CELEBRAKTI (R Oakford) – Raced wide throughout.

RYE (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.

FREEDOMS (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout.

PHOENIX ARIZONA (C Spry) – Bumped at the start.

BRIMARVI CUGAT (S Ridler) – Dwelt at the start.

Race 4 - BM76 Hcp 1200m

SLADE DE CERISY (S Ridler) – Slow into stride.

FAMOUS FINNISH (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.

Race 5 - BM54 Hcp 1100m

MYSTERY BLACK($31) – Was withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 5.03pm when the gelding refused to load into the barriers. Stewards ruled that all bets placed on the gelding were to be refunded and the following deductions were applicable to all successful wagers placed prior to 5.03pm.

OH SO JAZZY  1c win  3c place

EXERT                            3c place

MELANION                     5c place

As MYSTERY BLACK has previously been embargoed for its barrier manners on multiple occasions, trainer C Pollard was advised that the gelding must compete satisfactorily in 2 barrier trials prior to racing again.

OH SO JAZZY (F Bergstrand) – At the request of its rider the mare underwent a veterinary examination at the barriers and was cleared to compete.

HOWDEE (P Shiers) – Lay inwards approaching the first turn and was then bumped and unbalanced near the700m.

MAGIC GREG (R Oakford) – Commenced awkwardly. Contacted the running rail and then bumped another runner at the 700m.

MELANION (C Spry) – Bumped at the start.

TIGRA (S Altieri) – Raced wide throughout.

EMPTYYAPOCKETS (B Davis) – Bumped at the start and then carried inwards and crowded shortly after.


Post race samples were taken from all winners and second placegetters.


Race 3 – Trainer D Penna fined $50 for presenting RYE without a tongue tie.






Race 2 – ROYALS vet cert required

Race 5 – MYSTERY BLACK must barrier trial twice

D Hensler

NT Chairman of Stewards

Stewards Reports

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