Saturday 1st September 2018
Stewards: R Hamilton (Chairman), D Westover, A Napier, P Carroll, Copelin (Clerk of Scales),
Deputy Stewards: K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 40
Stakes Paid: $91,500
Race 1: Class 2 1000m
CRESTA CHROME (J Watkins) – Fractious in the barriers, dropped its head and dipped when the gates opened dislodging the rider. Jockey J Watkins was treated by Ambulance officers and stabilized on the track before being transported to Darwin Hospital for observation.
DISCO (F Bergstrand) – Jumped awkwardly. Wide throughout.
As there were no substitute riders available to replace Jockey J Watkins, Stewards withdrew the following runners at 3.25pm
Race 3 – LUCKY LESLIE
Race 4 - ROEBUCK
Race 5 - MISS MOLLY MCLAREN
Jockey J Watkins will be required to present a medical clearance prior to riding again.
Race 2: BM76 1000m
Due to a delay in another ambulance arriving on course Stewards put back the start time of Race 2 by 5 minutes to 3.58pm
KISS THE CONDOR (B Davis) –Commenced awkwardly bumping another runner.
BROOKLYN (W Davis) – Bumped at the start.
LOUPPY BEND (S Tsaikos) – Wide throughout.
Following this event, Stewards amended the remaining race times to race 3 - 4.32pm, race 4 - 5.05pm and race 5 – 5.45pm.
Race 3: 0-58 1300m
BON AIRE (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly and lost ground. Wide throughout.
OMBROMANI (W Davis) – Bumped at the start and momentarily unbalanced. Lay outwards throughout the event.
FLINDERS BEACH (F Bergstrand) –Jumped inwards bumping another runner.
SNOWY BLACK (B Davis) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
GERONIMO’S SON (K Gladwin) – Tightened between runners at the start.
Race 4: 0-64 1200m
Stewards interviewed trainer P Cole in relation to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in this event. Stewards interviewed dual licence holder (trainer/jockey) C Spry in relation to his riding instructions as he had 2 runners in this event.
WINDSOR CUP (K Gladwin) – Scrambled at the start and inconvenienced for clear running shortly after. Steadied off heels whilst racing keenly in the middle stages.
ALSOADAMAS (B Davis) – Reared at the start losing some ground. Lay inwards rounding the home turn.
DUST ‘N’ DIAMONDS (J Todd) – Wide throughout
Race 5: BM54 1100m
NEEDY ROCKET (F Bergstrand) – Bumped at the start
MACON COUNTY (V Arnott) – Wide throughout
WICKED AFFAIR (J Todd) – Fractious prior to the start.
LET’S CELEBRATE (B Davis) – Dwelt at the start. When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount had travelled comfortably in running but compounded over the final 200m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer G Clarke subsequently advised that the mare had recovered without issue following the event.
MELANION (C Spry) – Bumped at the start and slow into stride.
SILICONNI (K Gladwin) – Jumped outwards bumping with another runner.
MONTANA AIR (W Davis) – Jumped inwards bumping with another runner.
Swab samples were taken from all winners, Pre-race samples were taken from
LADY ALCATRAZ, I AM THE FOX, FLINDERS BEACH, MULK & HOT DEMAND
Embargos & warnings
Race 1 - CRESTA CHROME – Starting Manner
Race 1 – Jockey J Watkins must present a medical clearance prior to racing again.