Wednesday 25th April 2018

Track: Good
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, P Carrol (Deputy), S Copelin,
Deputy Stewards: S O’Brien & K Hampson (Assistants to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 50
Stakes Paid: $94000

Race 1: 0-58 1300m

TEMPT ($101)  – At the request of its rider the gelding underwent a veterinary examination at the barriers and was found to be lame in the near fore and declared a late withdrawal at 2.51pm by order of the Stewards. All winnings bets placed prior to 2.51pm were subject to the following deductions –

BO ZEPHYR  0c win  1c place

DESXIRI  1c place

MARY’S RED ROSE   2c place

When interviewed trainer C Conron explained that he had no concerns with the gelding leading into the event and was advised that he must present a veterinary clearance prior to racing again. Trainer subsequently reported that the gelding would now be retired.

BO ZEPHYR (R Oakford) – Crowded between runners at the start.

DUTTON BAY (J Lyon) – Bumped at the start.

MARY’S RED ROSE (M Hagley) – Raced wide throughout.

Race 2: 0-76 1200m

Stewards interviewed trainer C Pollard in regards to the riding instructions he intended to issue bearing in mind his stable had multiple runners in the event.

KAPTAN APOLLO (B Davis) – Raced without cover in running.

CHARIOT OF GOLD (P Shiers) – Eased passing the 700m.

ZOCALOS (J Lyon) – Reared at the start.

BRIDGY FLYER (S Ridler) – Failed to muster early speed. Rider reported that his mount resented the kickback in the early and middle stages but when taken to the outside of the field made up ground in the straight.


Race 3: Benchmark 54 1200m

Stewards interviewed trainer B Richard in regards to the riding instructions he intended to issue bearing in mind his stable had multiple runners in the event.

DARK WHIRLWIND (S Ridler) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that racing in a customary forward position his mount was under pressure leaving the 600m and yielded ground from thereon. Rider expressed that in his opinion the gelding may not have appreciated having its 4th start in 28 days. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities and trainer S Clare advised that gelding will now have a let up.

FRENCH TUSSON (P Shiers) – Buffeted between runners at the start.

PLANET AMERICA (W Davis) – Bounded at the start. Raced wide throughout.

BELLA GIULLIETTA (B Huppatz) – Slow into stride.

Race 4: Class 2 Handicap 1000m

Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in regards to the riding instructions he intended to issue bearing in mind his stable had multiple runners in the event.

CRACKAJACK (S Ridler) – Slow to muster early speed.

EL TORANADO (C Spry) – Raced wide throughout.

RED MAGNET (K Gladwin) – Commenced awkwardly. Contacted the running rail and unbalanced at the 700m.

EMPTYYAPOCKETS (V Arnott) – Slow into stride. Rider reported that her mount felt uncomfortable in running and failed to race competitively. As a post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities trainer P Cole was advised that the mare must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again. Trainer further advised that the mare would now be retired.

Race 5: 0-64 1600m

Stewards interviewed trainer C Pollard in regards to the riding instructions he intended to issue bearing in mind his stable had multiple runners in the event.

I AM THE FOX (J Lyon) – Bumped shortly after the start.

REAL GANADOR (P Shiers) – Bumped shortly after the start. Raced in restricted room racing into the first turn.

ALPHA MATE (W Davis) – Stood flat footed at the start and lost several lengths. A warning is now placed on the gelding in this regard.

FUSAICHI EAGLE (M Hagley) – Bounded at the start and lost ground.

Summary

Post-race samples were taken from all winners. Pre-race samples were taken from GERONIMO’S SON, LINDWALL, ZOCARLOS, NICCOROSSA, PLANET AMERICA, ANABELLA, CRACKAJACK, KISS THE CONDOR, RED MAGNET, HESEZSO, LARRICONI & FUSAICHI EAGLE.

Fines

Race 2 – Trainer S Clarke (as trainer in care for D Leech) was fined $50 for presenting ZOCALOS without its approved gear – AR140A(3)

Reprimands/Warnings

Race 5 – Alpha Mate

Suspensions

Nil

Embargos

Race 1 – TEMPT - vet clearance required

Race 4 EMPTYYAPOCKETS – barrier trial required

D Hensler

Chairman of Stewards


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