Tuesday, 7th November 2017
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), Mick Hurley, B Lysaght N Westover, M Smith
Deputy Stewards: Clerk of the Scales: C Paine Judge/Asst Judge: CFlattum/Z Butcher
Number of Races: 4
Number of Runners: 23
Stakes Paid: $72,500
Race 1 Mercure Alice Springs Handicap 1200 metres
AMERICAN ICON (L Miller) – Raced
I TOO CAN DANCE (R Hancock) – Steadied off heels at the 800m.
REWARDABLE (L Crow) – Raced ungenerously in the early stages of the event getting its head up.
PRIMERO (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly.
Race 2: The Gemcave Melbourne Cup Luncheon Handicap 1100 metres
SUPER BRYAN (L Crow) – Shifted
outwards under pressure from the 250m.
DU BOIS (R Handcock) – Underwent a veterinary examination on arriving at the barriers after hitting the gate on entering the track and subsequently passed fit to start. Bumped with another runner on jumping.
PYXIS (W Kerford) – Taken out wide by another runner at the 250m.
HOT DEMAND (N Rudland) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.TEQUILA RED (T Gillett) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide throughout.
Race 3: Ladbrokes Handicap 1000 metres
LUNA METEOR (W Kerford) – After
a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination failed to reveal any
MITOCHONDRIA (R Handcock) – Commenced awkwardly.
MITIGATE (T Gillett) – Commenced awkwardly.
Race 4: James Boag Handicap 1400 metres
Stewards granted permission for L Miller to replace Z Gibbs as the rider
of ENGINE FIFTY FIVE after that rider was found to be overweight.
ENGINE FIFTY FIVE (L Miller) – Slow into stride and eased slightly off heels into the first turn.
LAGO GIRL (R Handcock) – Raced wide from the 600m and inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 200m.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from : MITIGATE, SUPER BRYAN, LAGO GIRL, I TOO CAN DANCE.
Races 1& 4 Apprentice Z GIBBS $200 x 2. Breaches of AR120(b) for accepting rides for which he was found to be overweight.
Race 1 Apprentice L Crow $200 Whip breach AR137A(5)(a)(ii)