Sunday, 24th July 2016
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
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
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.