Sunday 17th December 2017
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), D Hensler, M Hurley, B Lysaght
Deputy Stewards: D Lillis, W Preston
Number of Races: 66
Number of Runners: 44
Stakes Paid: $106,500
General: Jockey L Miller was unable to fulfil his riding engagements at today’s meeting due to an injury. Subsequently Stewards permitted the following rider changes:
Race 3 B Huppatz (FREDERATION)
Race 4 L Crow (MITIGATE)
Race 5 R Vigar (WEEKENDINALICE)
Race 6 F Bergstrand (DOON BUGGY)
Race 1 Mad Harrys Christmas Class 2 Handicap 1200 metres
Stewards interviewed trainer L Whittle in regards to the riding instructions she intended to give each jockey as her stable had multiple runners in the event.
HANTUCHOVA (W Kerford) – Commenced a little awkwardly and lost some ground.
REASSIGNMENT (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner rounding the home turn.
REWARDABLE (L Crow) – Rounded the home turn awkwardly bumping with another runner.
MY GIDDY AUNT (S Ridler) – Impeded for clear running at the 200m and taken outwards to secure clear running.
Race 2: XXXX Gold Handicap 1200 metres
Stewards interviewed trainer D Leech in regards to the riding instructions he intended to give each jockey as his stable had multiple runners in the event.
ICEFLOW (S Ridler) – Rider reported that his mount felt lame on returning to scale. A subsequent veterinary examination immediately after the race, and again approximately 2 hours later, failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
WINGARDS MARK (J Todd) – Knuckled on jumping.
MCKENNA (W Kerford) – Shifted outwards slightly at the 1000m bumping with another runner.
MITOCHONDRA (R Vigar) – Fractious in the barriers.
URBAN BOURBON (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner at the 1000m.
PHOENIX ARIZONA (M Hagley) – Raced wide throughout and inclined to lay outwards rounding the home turn and down the length of the straight.
Race 3: Ladbrokes Handicap (Div 1) 1100 metres
WHAT A STRYKER (J Todd) – Commenced slow into stride.
FREDERATION (B Huppatz) – Commenced to yield ground from the 600m.
Race 4: Ladbrokes Handicap (Div 2) 1200 metres
SHINING MANE (J Todd) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
MAGNUS BAY (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide throughout.
MITIGATE (L Crow) – Raced in restricted room over the concluding stages.
STRUTTIN MY STUFF (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
Race 5: Bob Savage Memorial Handicap 1600 metres
SHOOT N SCOOT (F Bergstrand) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
LET’S DREAM BIG (L Crow) – Raced wide into the first turn.
INGENIOUS (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner. Failed to muster early speed despite the efforts of its rider.
Race 6: Red Centre Technology Partners Handicap 1400 metres
PERESSINI (W Kerford) – Fractious in the barriers and bumped with another runner on jumping.
GALLANT EXPRESS (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
RHYTHM OF CUBA (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
CHIMA (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
ST CAJETAN (J Todd) – Tightened between runners on jumping and bumping with runner on several occasions and raced wide throughout the event.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from : MY GIDDY AUNT, LAGO GIRL, HOWNOWBROWNCOW, MITIGATE, IWAUNA, CHIMA.