Sunday 21st May
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght
Deputy Stewards: Officials: N Westover Clerk of the Scales: M Hurley Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum, Z Butcher
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 45
Stakes Paid: $99,500
Race 1 Ladbrokes Handicap (Div 1) 1200 metres
CATTLECAMP CROONER was a late scratching at 2:28 on veterinary advice after being fractious in the barriers and sustaining an injury to its off-side hock. As there was no book maker in attendance, there were no betting deductions to announce.
DU BOIS (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly.
RANDI (F Bergstrand) – Taken out wide by runner at 700m and steadied off heels shortly after.
NEWSWORTHY (B Davis) – Hung outwards throughout the event causing its rider some difficulties in keeping straight. Trainer advised that prior to racing again, the gelding must trial in a more tractable manner to the satisfaction of the Stewards.
Race 2: Ladbrokes Handicap (Div 2) 1200 metres
HALOGEM (W Kerford) – Commenced a little awkwardly and bumped with runner. Rider reported that he was not disappointed in the geldings performance today as he is looking for further ground.
GUN RULE (B Davis) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
UNCOVERED WEALTH (Z Gibbs) – Raced wide into the home straight. On returning to scale was found to have bled from off-side nostril. Trainer advised of his requirements under AR53A(7).
Race 3: Thank You Des Friedrich Handicap 1200 metres
QUANTUM DOT (Z Gibbs) – Bumped with another runner on several occasions on jumping.
BEL’S LAD (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on several occasions on jumping.
EMPRESS O’REILLY (P Denton) – Commenced slow into stride.
THE HUMMEL (F Bergstrand) – After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination revealed no apparent abnormalities.
ENGINE FIFTY FIVE (P Crich) – Raced wide throughout the event.
Race 4: Holdfast Handicap 1100 metres
SHORT SHIFT (R Vigar) – Knuckled slightly on jumping.
LADY PHROMILY (P Denton) – Reared as start was effected and lost some ground.
ZIZZELDO (F Bergstrand) – Was found to have bled from both nostrils on returning to scale. Trainer advised of his requirements under AR53A(4)(b).
Race 5: Harvey Norman Handicap 1100 metres
Prior to this race, Stewards interviewed trainer L Gillett in regards to hers riding instructions she intended to give each rider bearing in mind she had multiple runners in this event.
LADWELL was a late scratching at 4:35 on veterinary advice after being fractious in the day stalls and sustaining a minor injury to its head.
As there was no book maker in attendance, there were no deductions to be announced.
VIA MAZZINI (M Hart) – Rider reported that the gelding did not run on as anticipated.
TEQUILA RED (W Kerford) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
HARMONIUM BLUES (P Denton) – Raced wide throughout.
Race 6: Colemans Printing Handicap 1400 metres
SHINSKY (Z Gibbs) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
ALPHA SON (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
JUST TOO HARD (B Davis) – Commenced awkwardly.
TUTU CANNY (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
SWIVET (P Crich) – Knuckled slightly on jumping.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from SHINSKY, SWIVET.
Race 1 NEWSWORTHY
Race 2 UNCOVERED WEALTH
Race 4 ZIZZELDO
Race 5 Trainer G Connor $100 presenting SHINING MANE with the incorrect gear. (AR140A).