Sunday, 13th August 2017
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), Mick Hurley, B Lysaght
Deputy Stewards: P Carroll (Clerk if Scales)
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 31
Stakes Paid: $83,000
Race 1 National Seniors Australia Handicap 1200 metres
ROYCEY (D Tourneur) –
HOT DEMAND (R Vigar) – Inclined to lay outwards under pressure down the length of the home straight.
URBAN BOURBON (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping, steadied off heels at the 800m.LET’S DREAM BIG (L Crow) – Dipped and bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide throughout.
Race 2: Sing Australia Handicap 1100 metres
FIRE ‘N’ VICE (R Vigar) – Steadied
several times off heels about the 700m whilst racing a little ungenerously. Rider
reported that the mare was resenting the kickback whilst racing along the
MITOCHONDRIA (D Tourneur) – Commenced awkwardly.
BELLONA BELLE (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.SIMBELATION (W Kerford) – Slow away bumping with another runner. Raced wide throughout.
Race 3: Kathy’s Place Bed and Breakfast Handicap 1100 metres
BEL’S LAD (L Crow) – Commenced
awkwardly bumping with another runner.
CADMAN (D Toureur) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Steadied off heels about the 300m when restricted for clear running.
PERFECT PAUSE (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. After pulling up quickly after the event, a veterinary examination revealed no apparent abnormalities.
General: Stewards questioned trainer L Whittle in regards to the riding instructions she gave her riders R Vigar PERFECT PAUSE and P Denton MOSS ‘N’ TIME after Stewards expressed concern when both runners set a fast pace out in front breaking away from the field with both runners compounding in the straight. Ms Whittle advised that she did not give instructions but explained that MOSS ‘N’ TIME had not raced for 8 months and was likely to be racing keen first up whilst she would have preferred to see PERFECT PAUSE take a sit behind that runner. Ms Whittle expressed disappointment with their rides. Stewards took no further action other than advising Ms Whittle to be more specific when giving instructions to her riders.
Race 4: CKS Electrical Handicap 1400 metres
Stewards interviewed trainer L Whittle in regards to the riding
instructions she intended to give each rider bearing in mind she had multiple
runners in the event.
COLDROCK (D Tourneur) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
ENGINE FIFTY FIVE (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner, steadied off heels into the first turn.
DU BOIS (B Hupptz) – Raced keen in the early stages of the event.
Race 5: Lights n Fanz R Us Handicap 1400 metres
OLIVARES (R Vigar) – Knuckled
slightly on jumping.
RIBERA DEL DUERO (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly.
JONNY AKHATON (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
CASINO EXIT (J Toeroek) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
SWIVET (W Kerford) – Raced wide in the early stages of the event.
CATCHTHERAINBOW (L Crow) – Fractious in the barriers. Inclined to lay outwards under pressure over the concluding stages.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from : CHIMA, WEEKENDINALICE, CASINO EXIT, OLIVARES