Sunday, 9th October 2016

Track: Good
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght, B Watling
Deputy Stewards: Deputy Steward: N Boyle, Officials: N Westover, Clerk of the Scales: B Watling, Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum, Z Butcher
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 47
Stakes Paid: $69,500

Race 1 0-76 Handicap - 1200 metres

PERFECT PAUSE (K Gladwin) – Commenced awkwardly.

LADY PHROMILY (D Pisani) – Bumped.  Raced wide into straight.

SHOOT 'N' SCOOT (F Bergstrand) – Slow into stride. Jumped outwards and bumped.

Race 2: Benchmark 54 - 1200 metres

Prior to the race, Trainer L Lefoe was interviewed in relation to the riding instructions she intended to give each jockey bearing in mind her stable had three runners in the event.  All runners were ridden accordingly.

HEIRDOM (F Bergstrand) – Jumped awkwardly.

NEVER POINTLESS (L Stojakovic) – Bumped at the start.

HONG KONG EMPIRE (J Bates) – Bumped at the start.

MR GOOD LOOKING (W Kerford) –Slow into stride.

MALIBU RAIN (B Davis) – Underwent a veterinary examination after kicking out in the barriers and was cleared to race.

KENTUCKY FIREBALL (K Gladwin) – Steadied slightly off heels at the 800m.

SHADOW DUNES (L Crow) – Fractious in the barriers.  Slow away.

Race 3: 0 - 64 Handicap - 1100 metres

EIGHTEEN BOMBERS (W Kerford) – Knuckled slightly.

MABOOTS (D Pisani) – Bumped at the 1100m.

MYKONOS (B Davis) – Bumped at the 1100m.

BONSAI BOY (F Bergstrand) – Commenced awkwardly.  Rolled out under pressure over the final 100m.

Race 4: Maiden Plate - 1000 metres

ONELASTDIG (K Gladwin) – Slow away.  Jumped inwards and bumped.

LOTTA DAME (D Pisani) – Underwent a veterinary examination upon arriving at the start and was subsequently cleared to race.  Fractious as the gates opened and bumped losing some ground.

STRYKER'S FLAME (W Kerford) – Momentarily steadied off heels at the 700m.

Race 5: 0-58 Handicap - 1600 metres

MEET MY BRO (D Pisani) – Bumped at the start.

SHIVORO (B Davis) – Shifted in slightly rounding the first turn.

BACHELOR PAD (L Stojakovic) – Bounded on jumping, momentarily unbalancing its rider.  Raced wide throughout.

PASSING PARADE (W Kerford) – Forced to take hold rounding the turn when racing between runners and lost some ground.

SNOWTROOPER (K Gladwin) – Bumped on jumping.  Shifted out slightly off heels rounding the first turn.

On enquiry into an incident involving PASSING PARADE losing ground at the first turn, it was established that SHIVARO shifted in slightly onto PASSING PARADE momentarily tightening that runner onto SNOW TROOPER which was steading off heels and that PASSING PARADE overreacted getting its head up unbalancing its rider.

Summary:

Post-race samples were taken from all winners.

Pre-race sample taken from Bedisguised and Snowtrooper.

Embargos:

Nil.

Warnings:

Race 5 – Jockey L Crow reprimanded for one additional whip strike prior to the 100m (AR137A(5)(a)(ii).

Fines:

Nil.

Suspensions:

Nil.

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