Saturday 28th July 2018

Track: Good
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), D Westover, A Napier, R Hamilton, S Copelin
Deputy Stewards: P Carroll (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 7
Number of Runners: 68
Stakes Paid: $204,000

General from Alice Springs Turf Club meeting Sunday 22 July, 2018

Race 4Jockey S Fawke was fined the sum of $200 for a breach of AR137A(3) for using

his whip in an improper manner in the preliminary when riding MAN WITH A PLAN.

Race 5 – Stewards questioned jockey J Lyon in relation to his riding of ANOTHER MAN’S GAIN in the home straight and evidence was also taken from trainer D Leech. No evidence could be taken from J Lyon on the day as had left the racecourse for the airport immediately following the race. J Lyon explained that his mount had faltered in its action near the 200m and he was concerned that there may be something amiss with the gelding and he therefore stopped riding his mount from thereon. D Leech reported that the gelding had recovered without incident but had pulled up with bruised front heels in the days following the race.  Stewards accepted this explanation but jockey J Lyon subsequently pleaded guilty to a breach of AR140(b) and was fined $300 for failing to report this incident to the Stewards as soon as practicable following the event. Trainer D Leech was advised that he is required to present a veterinary clearance for the gelding prior to racing again.

Race 1: 0-66 1100m

MORAL OUTRAGE (J Todd) – Scrambled at the start almost dislodging its rider. The gelding returned having bled from both nostrils. Trainer N Dyer was advised of the provisions of AR53.

LAGO GIRL (J Lyon) – Lay inwards in the back straight. Taken outwards across heels on straightening to secure a clear run.

WICKED AFFAIR (B Davis) – Fractious prior to the start. Reared at the start and then bounded losing ground.

FLINDERS BEACH (F Bergstrand) – Raced wide throughout.

Race 2: Sprint 1100m

LE COMMANDANT (P Shiers) – Commenced awkwardly.

KISS THE CONDOR (B Davis) – After compounding over the final 200m a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Rider advised that the breast plate snapped shortly after the start and as a result his saddle shifted and placed him at some disadvantage in running.

EISTEIN MAGIC (J Lyon) – A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near fore from an injury to the frog.

NICCOCO (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly. Raced wide from the 600m.

CULZEAN (K Gladwin) – Commenced awkwardly.

Race 3: Maiden 1100m

DISCO (P Denton) – Raced wide throughout.

SNAPPY TIME (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.

POWERSTRETCHER (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Resented the kickback and commenced to lay outwards from the 650m and raced wide in the home straight. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

ROCKATOMIC (P Shiers) – Bumped at the start.

CAITLIN’S ANGEL (M Tyndall) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.

SUNSET STAR (S Fawke) – Bumped at the start.

HELLO GORGEOUS (B Davis) – Rider was reprimanded for failing to ride his mount out fully to the end of the race.

MARYMOUNT LASS (S Tsaikos) – Bumped at the start.

Race 4: 3YO 1200m

KRONOS (P Denton) – Raced wide throughout.

MULK (J Todd) – Lay inwards under pressure in the straight.

DON’T FORGET TINY (S Tsaikos) – Bounded at the start.

AMIGO MIO (F Bergstrand) – Crowded between runners and steadied at the 1100m.

Race 5: 0-58 1200m

PREEMPTIVE (J Maskiell) – Commenced awkwardly getting its head in the air and then crowded and restrained shortly after the start. Raced wide throughout.

LUCKY LESLIE (M Tyndall) – Carried inwards and impeded at the 1100m.

COMBAT WARRIOR (P Shiers) – Following the unplaced performance a post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

LET’S CELEBRATE (B Davis) – Subsequent to the race meeting trainer G Clarke reported that the mare had pulled up with some lameness in the near fore hoof.

MIGHTY MICK (S Tsaikos) – Shifted inwards and away from another runner at the 1100m.

MELANION (C Spry) – Bumped at the start.

MIGHTY TAX (S Fawke) – When questioned regarding the seemingly improved performance trainer advised that as the gelding had commenced awkwardly and resented the kickback at its previous start, it had in his opinion appreciated being able to race prominently today in a 3 wide position with clear running and as a result finished the race off strongly. This explanation was noted.

OPPERMAN (J Lyon) – Eased at the 900m.

MONTANA AIR – (F Bergstrand) – Kicked by another runner behind the barriers and after undergoing a veterinary examination was cleared to compete. Rider reported the gelding had a tendency to lay inwards throughout the event. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

Race 6: Metric Mile 1600m

FOUNDATION (J Maskiell) - Trainer advised of a change of riding instruction in that the connections wanted the gelding ridden in a forward position if possible. This information was disseminated. After being ridden vigorously from the barriers the gelding had to be steadied near the 1300m when the pace of the race eased. Yielded ground from the 600m.

ROYAL REQUEST (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.

KIFAAH (R Oakford) – Steadied when racing keenly leaving the 1300m and raced wide from the 1000m.

LAKE JACKSON (C Spry) – Slow into stride.

NEUSCHWANSTEIN (F Bergstrand) – A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

JAVA (B Davis) – When questioned regarding the seemingly improved performance trainer advised that in his opinion the gelding appreciated the step up in distance of today’s event and had benefited from the rider being able to dictate the tempo of the race when leading. This explanation was noted.

HARREBS TIME (K Gladwin) – Bumped at the start. Raced wide from the 650m

Race 7: 0-70 1600m

QUANTUM DOT (P Denton) – Bumped at the start.

OUR BARTY (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.

HALOGEM (J Lyon) – Raced wide from the 600m. Lay inwards at the top of the home straight with the rider changing the whip to his left hand at the 150m.


Swab samples were taken from all winners and GRACIOUS PROSPECT (race 6). Prr race samples were taken from SKY MUSTER, GAMORA, EL TORANADO, NICCOCO, CAITLIN’S ANGEL, LISA, BEL SIR, TROOPER’S PLOY, ROCKMEARTIE and all runners engaged in race 6.


(From ASTC 22/7/18) Race 5 Jockey J Lyon was fined $300 for a breach of AR140(b) for failing to report an incident that affected the performance of ANOTHER MAN’S GAIN

(From ASTC 22/7/18) Race 4 Jockey S Fawke was fined $200 for using his whip in an improper manner in the preliminary when aboard MAN WITH A PLAN AR137A(3)

Race 2 Jockey J Lyon fined $300 for a whip breach – AR137A(5)(a)(ii)

Race 3 Trainer G Lefoe (Jnr) was fined $100 for negligence in failing to amend the stable return for HELLO GORGEOUS – AR175(k)

Race 6 Trainer M Hickmott was fined $100 for the late notification of rider of FOUNDATION – NT129


Race 3 Jockey B Davis was reprimanded for failing to ride HELLO GORGEOUS out fully to the end of the race AR137(b)

Race 4 Jockey M Tyndall was reprimanded for a whip breach – AR137A(5)(a)(i)&(ii) 



Embargos & warnings

(From ASTC 22/7/18) Race 5 ANOTHER MAN’S GAIN vet clearance required

Race 1 MORAL OUTRAGE - Bled both nostrils (1st time) 3 month embargo

D Hensler

Chairman of Stewards

Stewards Reports

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