Sunday 17th July
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, A Napier
Deputy Stewards: Officials: N Westover Clerk of the Scales: A Korman Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum, L Horsfall
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 31
Stakes Paid: $52,500
Race 1 Desert Lashes Handicap 1200 metres
Prior to this race Stewards interviewed trainer Mrs L Gillett in regards to the riding instructions she intended to give each rider bearing in mind she had 3 runners engaged in this event.
EDGE OF CHAOS (R Vigar) $2 – Was declared a late withdrawal at 2:28 acting on veterinary advice after the gelding had reared over in the barriers becoming cast and injuring its rider. Trainer K Healy was advised that prior to again starting in a race, it must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards with the emphasis being on its barrier behaviour.
TUTU CANNY (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
WILD RUN (M Tyndall) $5 – Was declared a late withdrawal at 2:30 acting on veterinary advice after sustaining lacerations to its back legs when kicked by cast horse in adjoining barrier. Trainer G Connor was advised that he must present a veterinary clearance for the mare prior to racing again.
RUPERT (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
Stewards subsequently ordered that all monies waged on EDGE OF CHAOS and WILD RUN be refunded. All successful wagers made with bookmakers were subject to the following deductions in the dollar to the face value of the ticket. All wagers made prior to the scratching of WILD RUN at 2:30pm to be paid less:
SWIMMER 48c WIN 30c PLACE
BLAME IT ON RIO 53c
TUTU CANNY 41c
Race 2: Finke Handicap 1200 metres
LADY PHROMILY (W Kerford) – Inclined to lay out under pressure from the 200m.
AUSBRED ROYAL (K Brooks) – Bounded at start and lost some ground.
Race 3: Big Man Handicap 1100 metres
Apprentice L Crow replaced R Vigar as the rider of LUNA METEOR after that rider became indisposed and no other senior rider was available.
BEST A MAN CAN GET (K Brooks) – Raced a little keen in the middle stages of the event.
PAZZIMY (J Cameron) – Was found to have bled from off-side nostril. Trainer M Nyhan was advised that the gelding was now subject to the requirements of AR53A(7).
MR GOODLOOKING (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and despite the efforts of its rider failed to muster early speed.
REGATTA DAY (C Spry) – Bounded out on jumping and raced wide throughout.
FLYING FAY (M Tyndall) – Raced wide throughout.
General: Prior to the start of this event, the veterinary surgeon reported that on inspection of LUNA METEOR, a hematoma was found on its neck. Stewards interviewed trainer L Gillett and examined her treatment book. On the evidence presented Stewards were satisfied that the gelding had not received any treatment in contravention of the Rules of Racing and permitted LUNA METEOR to compete. Further Stewards directed a pre-race sample be collected from the gelding.
Race 4: Handsome Tycoon Handicap 1600 metres
TEQUILA RED (C Spry) – Bumped with another runner at the start and again at the 1250m. Trainer advised that in his opinion the gelding did not see out the 1600m and he will drop back in distance next start before considering a spell.
STRATIGRAPHY (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly.
DOON BUGGY (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner at the start and again at the 1250m. Raced wide throughout.General: Stewards questioned apprentice L Crow (DOON BUGGY) in regards to her ride in this event. Stewards expressed concern that racing that wide in a small field when there was opportunity to shift in and obtain cover at the 1200m may be detrimental to that runner finishing closer. L Crow was of the opinion that if she had of taken that run in transit, the gelding may have relaxed too much so she elected to stay out wide. Stewards noted her explanation.
Race 5: Montalto Handicap 1400 metres
COLDROCK (K Brooks) – Inclined to lay in under pressure from the top of the straight.
BIANCONI’S SON (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
RANDI Was a late scratching at 4:00 after its rider became indisposed and no other rider was available. No deductions applicable.
SHIVORO (C Spry) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
CATCHTHERAINBOW (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Hampered by falling horse at the 1200m with both rider and horse becoming momentarily unbalanced. Trainer subsequently advised Stewards that the mare had sustained some lacerations to its hind legs.
CAPTAIN ANGRY (D Pisani) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Collapsed and fell nearing the 1200m.Gelding humanely euthanized after suffering a ruptured corda tendinae (heart failure).
General: R Vigar was transported to hospital following the incident in Race 1 for precautionary x-rays on his right leg and was subsequently cleared of any major injury.
D Pisani was transported to hospital following his fall in race 5 for a precautionary examination and was subsequently cleared of any injuries.
Both riders were advised that prior to race riding again, they must present a medical clearance from our AMO (Approved Medical Officer).
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from LUNAR METEOR, TEQUILA RED
Trainer L Gillett $100 AR140A(1) Presenting runner with incorrect gear.
Trainer V Oldfield $20 NT121 Club colors.
WILD RUN Veterinary certificate of soundness
EDGE OF CHAOS Barrier trial
Jockey R Vigar Medical certificate of fitness prior to accepting race rides.