Sunday 19th February

Track: Good
Penetrometer: n/a
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght, B Watling
Deputy Stewards: Officials: N Westover Clerk of the Scales: B Watling Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum, Z Butcher
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 37
Stakes Paid: $57,500

Race 1 Ladbrokes Handicap 1200 metres

PERFECT PAUSE (R Vigar) – Returned having bled from the near side nostril. Trainer L Lefoe was advised that the mare must perform in a satisfactory gallop over 1000m prior to racing again in accordance with AR53A(6).

ZIZZELDO (K Brooks) – Inclined to lay outwards in the early stages and bumped with another runner at the 100m.

HAMMERED ART (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly losing some ground. Bumped with another runner at the 100m whilst racing a little erratic and shifting ground inwards.

Race 2: Imparja Members Day April 1 Maiden 1200 metres

ASH GREY (C Spry) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.

TIDAL RIP (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.

PENNY FACE (E Finger) – Commenced awkwardly getting its head up and losing some ground.

Race 3: Gem Cave Ladies Luncheon Handicap 1100 metres

Prior to this race, Stewards interviewed trainer L Lefoe in regards to the riding instructions she intended to give each rider bearing in mind she had 3 runners.

MR GOOD LOOKING (K Brooks) – Commenced a little awkwardly. Inclined to shift outwards under pressure from about the 200m.

CELESTIAL ME (B Huppatz) – Inclined to shift inwards shortly after jumping.

WILD RUN (E Finger) – Bounded in the air and kicked outwards on jumping subsequently dislodging its rider. Trainer Mr G Connor was advised that prior to that mare again starting in a race, it must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards with the emphasis being on it jumping in a more tractable fashion.

General: After being dislodged from her mount in this event, jockey Eliza Finger was taken to hospital for treatment and as a result, there was a delay whilst another ambulance was en route to the race-course. Stewards amended the start times for the final two events to commence at:-Race 4: 4:03, Race 5: 4:35. This information was disseminated to all relevant parties.

Race 4: McDonalds Young Guns Handicap 1100 metres

RAZOR TIME (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.

SCANDLOUS (F Bergstrand) – Commenced a little awkwardly bumping with another runner.

Race 5: XXXX Gold Cup Carnival Book Now Handicap 1400 metres

Prior to this race, Stewards interviewed trainer L Lefoe in regards to the riding instructions she intended to give each rider bearing in mind she had 3 runners.

NEWSWORTHY Late scratching at 3:38 after its rider E Finger became indisposed and no other rider was available on course. As there was no book maker on course, there were no betting deductions to be announced.

BEL MAIYA (M Hart) – Restricted for room between runners at the 600m.

RIBERA DEL DUERO (K Brooks) – Steadied off heels into the first turn. Steadied when momentarily tightened on the rails at the 600m.

FARAJA (C Spry) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.

SWIMMER (L Crow) – Underwent a veterinary inspection after being fractious in the barriers and was cleared to race. Bumped with another runner on jumping.

General: Correct weight for this event was delayed after K Brooks rider of RIBERA DEL DUERO requested to see the head on to the start with concerns that her barrier gate failed to open in sequence with the others.

After viewing the Stewards patrol footage with trainer Mr Lefoe (Snr) in attendance, Stewards agreed that the right side gate of barrier 4 was slow to open, but were also of the view that the gelding did jump away well landing in a forward position in running. Stewards after considering the provisions of AR134A, declared RIBERA DEL DUERO a starter and correct weight was declared.

Post-race samples were taken from all winners.

Pre-race sample taken from ZZIZELDO, WILD RUN, FARAJA

Fines:

Race 1 Jockey C Spry $100 AR145 Weighing in overweight.

Race 2 Trainer P Gardner $100 AR140A Presenting his runner PENNY FACE without a tongue tie.

Embargos:

PERFECT PAUSE one nostril bleeder.

WILD RUN Barrier trial

D Westover


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