Saturday, 8th April 2017
Stewards: Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Watling
Deputy Stewards: Officials: N Westover Clerk of the Scales: A Korman Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum
Number of Races: 7
Number of Runners: 56
Stakes Paid: $169,000
Race 1 Yeperenye Shopping Centre Handicap 1200 metres
CHESTNUT ROAD (L Attard) – Inclined to lay inwards down the length of the straight. Rider reported the gelding resented racing behind runners. After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination revealed no apparent abnormalities.
EIGHTEEN BOMBERS (P Denton) – Rider reminded of his obligations to ride his mounts out to the finish.
AUSSIE JACK (W Kerford) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
REDOUTE’S CHOICE (B Davis) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
Race 2: Yellowglen Handicap 1100 metres
SHOOT ‘N’ SCOOT (B Davis) – Inclined to lay outwards down the length of the straight.
MINE CRAFT (B Huppatz) – Raced wide throughout with no cover.
General: Correct weight for this event was delayed as Stewards viewed the head on to the start footage.
Race 3: The Gem Cave Dash 1000 metres
GOLDEN METEOR (L Attard) – Lost ground about the 700m when rider steadied his mount. Rider reported that when he steadied his mount, it had over re-acted and slowed down quicker than he had wanted.
MOOT (R Vigar) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
CAPTAIN PUNCH (B Davis) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
SUPER BRYAN (B Huppatz) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
HOOK ME UP (C Spry) – After a poor performance, a veterinary examination revealed no apparent abnormalities.
Race 4: Scope Building Handicap 1400 metres
STATUE OF WARRIORS (K Brooks) – Dipped on jumping bumping with runner. Rider took hold and steadied when tightened between runners rounding the home turn.
BEDISGUISED (S Ridler) – Commenced awkwardly and commenced to race wide from the 1200m.
NITE ROCKER (W Kerford) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
Race 5: Ladbrokes Handicap 1400 metres
EL GRECO (K Brooks) – Bumped with runner on jumping and steadied between runners shortly after.
ST CAJETAN (M Tyndall) – Bumped with runner shortly after jumping.
ITCHYZARIZ (R Vigar) – Momentarily steadied at the 500m whilst racing along the rails.
SWIVET (B Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
Race 6: Imparja Television NT Guineas 1600 metres
ALPHA SON (B Huppatz) – Late scratching on veterinary advice at 4:57 after sustaining injury to its nearside leg caused by another runner being fractious in the barriers. Trainer advised that he must produce a veterinary certificate of soundness prior to trialling or racing again.
SKY MUSTER (B Davis) – Late scratching on veterinary advice at 4:57 after being fractious in the barriers, kicking out and sustaining injuries to its nearside leg. Trainer advised that he must produce a veterinary certificate of soundness prior to trailing or racing again.
LET’S DREAM BIG (M Hart) – Underwent a veterinary examination after being involved in barrier incident with other runners and was passed fit to race.
Stewards ruled that all bets placed on ALPHA SON and SKY MUSTER were to be refunded and the following deductions were applicable to all successful wagers placed prior to 4.57
DELTA D’OR 22c win, 13c place
THREEPEAT 43c place
Race 7 Wildfire Blooms Handicap 1200 metres
SHOGUN’S REIGN (M Tyndall) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
CESTOS (P Denton) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
CLEVER TOMMY (R Vigar) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
JUST TOO HARD (S Ridler) – Bounded out of the barriers and momentarily restricted for room in-between runners.
TUTU CANNY (B Huppatz) – Knuckled slightly on jumping.
SWIMMER (C Spry) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from CHESTNUT ROAD, I WROTE THE BOOK, HOOK ME UP, BEST CASE, ALPHA SON, DELTA D’OR, SKY MUSTER, THREEPEAT, CONTAINMENT, LET’S DREAM BIG, CLEVER TOMMY
All riders were breath-tested for alcohol.
Race 6 SKY MUSTER, ALPHA SONFines:
Race 2 Trainer K Lamprecht $100 presenting his runner with the incorrect gear AR140A
Race 4 Trainer M Nyhan $20 use of club colours NT121.