Saturday 18th August 2018 Katherine
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), A Napier, R Hamilton, S Copelin
Deputy Stewards: P Carroll (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 63
Stakes Paid: $123,330
General - In consultation with the TAB the start times for races 2 – 6 were amended and put back 5 minutes from the advertised times.
Race 1: BM54 1300m
CHOICE APPROACH (F Bergstrand) – Scrambled at the start. Raced wide in the early stages.
BEAU GARCON (B Sweeney) – Knuckled at the start.
GERONIMO’S SON (K Galdwin) – Bumped shortly after the start.
TANTRIC (R Williams) - Bumped shortly after the start.
SNITZEL MUSIC (V Arnott) – Raced wide from the 650m.
ROCKMEARTIE (R Vigar) – Slow into stride
Race 2: 0-58 1100m
FLINDERS BEACH (F Bergstrand) – Knuckled at the start.
HATTAN MAN (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout. Cast the near fore plate in running.
Race 3: 0-70 1100m
MARBEL DUKE (R Oakford) - Following an incident when being loaded into the barriers the gelding underwent a veterinary examination and was cleared to compete. After competing a follow up veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
GAMORA (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly.
Race 4: Maiden 1000m
BENZAGAIN (W Davis) – Bumped shortly after the start.
DISCO (P Denton) – Compounded in the home straight. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a self inflicted laceration to the inside of the near hind cannon.
MCINTYRE (K Gladwin) – Bumped at the start. Raced wide throughout.
SNAPPY TIME (C Symons) – Lay outwards from the 600m.
TRUFFLE HUNTER (R Oakford) – Resented the kickback through the early and middle stages.
DAYAN (R Williams) – Underwent a veterinary examination upon arrival at the barriers and was cleared to compete. Raced wide throughout.
MARYMOUNT LASS (B Sweeney) – Crowded between runners shortly after the start.
SUNSET STAR (B Huppatz) – Bumped at the start.
OUR GREAT NORTHERN (M Tyndall) – Bumped shortly after the start.
Race 5: 0-64 1700m
WICKED RHYTHM (F Bergstrand) – Steadied passing the 1000m. Raced wide from the 600m.
MURPHY (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
PERPETUAL BLISS (M Tyndall) – Blundered at the start.
LARRICONI (R Vigar) – Slow into stride.
Race 6: Katherine Cup 1700m
As jockey K Gladwin was unwell due to dehydration he was replaced as the rider of GRAND TETON by W Davis. There was a delay in releasing this riding change due to a miscommunication between K Gladwin and officials.
KIFAAH (R Oakford) – Raced keenly in the early stages and was steadied at the 1400m and again passing the 1300m.
LOTION (C Spry) – Raced wide throughout.
Swab samples were taken from all winners.
Race 4 – Trainer G Lefoe (jnr) was fined $250 for negligence in the saddling and presentation of his multiple runners - AR140A
Race 4 – Trainer B Richard (through his representative) was fined $100 for presenting AMIGO MIO with the incorrect gear - AR140
Race 5 – Trainer N Dyer was fined $100 for a late notification of rider for OUR SWAGMAN – NT129
Embargos & warnings
Chairman of Stewards