Sunday, 24th July 2016

Track: Good
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght
Deputy Stewards: Officials: N Westover, N Boyle. Clerk of the Scales: A Korman. Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum, L Horsfall
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 29
Stakes Paid: $53,500

Race 1 McDonalds Alice Springs Handicap 1200 metres

NEVER POINTLESS (T Gillett) – Fractious in barriers.

CESTOS (D Pisani) – Bumped with another runner at the 250m.

MR GOODLOOKING (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and inclined to lay out under pressure from the 200m.

BLAME IT ON RIO (C Spry) – Slow into stride. After a disappointing performance a subsequent veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.

WEEKENDINALICE (L Crow) – Cast a plate during the event.

WILD RUN (M Tyndall) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and again at the 250m. Inclined to lay out throughout the event.

Race 2: Masters Game 2016 Handicap 1000 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.

STAR OF HARKAWAY (C Spry) – Slow into stride.

PAROUSIA (L Crow) – Inconvenienced for a clear run about the 200m.

AUSBRED CUTIE (D Pisani) – Raced wide throughout.

Race 3: Henley On Todd 20th August Maiden 1000 metres

PASSAGE ROCK (C Spry) – Began to yield ground from the 800m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the gelding had sustained a suspensory ligament injury to its near side fore leg and was humanely euthanized.

RUPERT (D Pisani) – Taken out wide by another runner rounding the home turn.

CANDLESTICKS (L Crow) – Knuckled slightly on jumping.

DARK CLOUD (W Kerford) – Began awkwardly losing some ground and raced wide throughout.

SEAFTA (B Huppatz) – Inclined to lay out rounding the home turn causing its rider some difficulties. Trainer advised that Stewards would monitor its next start and a similar occurrence may result in some action being taken.

Race 4: Red Centre Nats Handicap 1600 metres

MADIBA’S VISION (W Kerford ) – Began a little awkward bumping with another runner.

DOON BUGGY (L Crow) – Raced wide throughout.

SWIMMER (C Spry) – After a poor performance a veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.

RANDI (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and mistrode unbalancing its rider.

Race 5: McCafe Handicap 1400 metres

TEQUILA RED (C Spry) – Slow into stride. Trainer advised that the gelding did not see out the distance and would now be spelled.

Post-race samples were taken from all winners.

Pre-race sample taken from SWIMMER, DOUBLE FIVE.


Trainer L Gillett $100 AR140A presenting her runner RUPERT with the incorrect saddle cloth number.

Stewards Reports

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