Sunday 18th march 2018
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght
Deputy Stewards: W Preston, D Lillis, N Westover, M Smith
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 44
Stakes Paid: $115,000
Race 1 Ladbrokes Handicap 1200 metres
Trainer L Whittle was questioned in regards to the instructions she intended to give her riders bearing in mind she had multiple runners.
PERESSINI (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
ICEFLO (R Vigar) – Inclined to lay outwards under pressure over the final stages of the event.
LADY PHROMILY (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner shortly after jumping.
RHYTHM OF CUBA (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly bounding out of the barriers and bumping with another runner. Raced wide throughout.
BEDISGUISED (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly.
Race 2: SDA Plumbing 3YO Handicap 1200 metres
THAT’S JUSTIFIED (J Stanley) – Fractious in the barriers.
MODERNA’S ARROW (L Crow) – Slow into stride.
SORRY I AM RAZOR (R Vigar) – Shifted outwards shortly after jumping. Raced a little erratic in the early stages.
RAZOR SKIRT (J Todd) – Steadied off heels shortly after jumping.
Race 3: Indervon Handicap 1200 metres
REWARDABLE (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
MAGNUS BAY (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly momentarily unbalancing its rider. Restricted for room along the rails by another runner with the rider unable to ride his mount out fully to the line.
HALOGEM (W Kerford) – Slow into stride. Inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 150m.
REASSIGNMENT (P Denton) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
General: Correct weight for this event was delayed after the rider of the second placegetter requested to see the Stewards footage over the last 150m with a view of protesting.
After viewing the footage correct weight was declared.
Race 4: Royal Flying Doctor Handicap 1100metres
COLDROCK (J Stanley) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
DANCING POETESS (K Cross) – Raced wide throughout.
FIRE ‘N’ VICE (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly running inwards and bumping with another runner.
URBAN BURBAN (R Hancock) – Slow into stride.
PHOENIX ARIZONA (W Kerford) – Raced wide throughout.
Race 5: Imparja Television Handicap 1000 metres
GRANDE CASTAGNO (K Cross) – Shifted outwards under pressure from the 150m.
CONISTON SAFARI (J Stanley) – Rider lost his near side stirrup on jumping becoming unbalanced and was placed at a disadvantage for the first 200m.
KIWI BOSS (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
HUSSARAMA (J Todd) – Slow into stride.
GOD FORBID (P Denton) – Slow into stride.
CELEBRATE (J Lyon) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
SHAMPERS (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.LA BANDITA (R Hancock) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner
Race 6: The Guiness St Patrick’s Day Cup 1600 metres
HILLBILLY RICH (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Rolled in slightly at the 600m. Shifted outwards down the length of the straight under pressure.
CATCHTHERAINBOW (P Denton) – Momentarily inconvenienced between runners for clear running at the 600m. having to steady.
MCKENNA (W Kerford) – Raced fiercely into the first turn having to steady off heels. Rolled outwards slightly at the 600m.
HUSSOR (J Lyon) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
INGENIOUS (K Cross) – Bounded on jumping.
All riders were breath tested for the presence of alcohol.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from : FIRE ‘N’ VICE, REWARDABLE, CONISTON SAFARI, HILLBILLY RICH, BOOGIE WOOGIE MAN, I TOO CAN DANCE
Race 5: Jockey K Cross $300 AR137A(4)(g) using her whip when her mount was clearly winning.