Sunday, 16th July 2017
Stewards: Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), B Lysaght, B Watling
Deputy Stewards: Officials: N Westover, M Smith Clerk of the Scales: B Watling Judge/Asst Judge: Z Butcher
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 34
Stakes Paid: $82,500
Race 1 Camel Gallop Handicap 1200 metres
Stewards interviewed trainer L Whittle in regards to the riding
instructions she intended to give each jockey as her stable had multiple
runners in the event.
ENGINE FIFTY FIVE (J Todd) – Commenced slow into stride.
RHYTHM OF CUBA (L Crow) – Raced wide into the home straight.
General: Stewards sought an explanation from jockey L Miller (LIBERTY HILL) with concerns to his ride from the 400m onwards when he permitted his mount to shift from the inside rail to a point where he was within close proximity of the outside fence passing the winning post. Stewards were of the opinion that there was clear running for him to improve his mounts position inside other runners at the top of the straight and that it was reasonable and permissible for him to have done so. Jockey L Miller could offer no satisfactory reason for allowing his mount to shift outwards at this stage of the event and subsequently agreed with the observations of the Stewards. He was admonished and placed on notice that he must ride in a competent manner which is not open for question.
Race 2: Afghan Handicap 1200 metres
LOSS (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
HOT DEMAND (J Todd) – Restricted for room in-between runners shortly after jumping and bumping with other runners on several occasions.
JUST TOO HARD (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on several occasions on jumping.
AMERICAN ICON (F Bergstrand) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
MA CHITA (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly losing some ground.
Race 3: Ladbrokes Handicap 1100 metres
TEQUILA RED (W Kerford) – Raced wide throughout without cover.
LITTLE JAY JAY (L Miller) – Commenced awkwardly losing some ground.
JONNY AKHATON (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
WEEKENDINALICE (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
FIRE ‘N’ ICE (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly.
Race 4: Cameleer Handicap 1600 metres
ZOOM LAD (W Kerford) – Raced
keenly in the early stages of the event.
CATCHTHERAINBOW (L Crow) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
GOING NOWHERE (L Miller) – Commenced awkwardly getting its head up.
Race 5: Camel King Noel Fullerton Handicap 1400 metres
HEART OF RED (W Kerford) – Raced
keen in the early stages.
RANDI (F Bergstrand) – Knuckled slightly on jumping. Inconvenienced for clear running at the top of the straight.
ALTO LAGO (J Lyon) – Raced wide entering the home straight.GUN RULE (B Huppatz) – Commenced slow into stride.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from GOING NOWHERE, HEART OF RED, NEWSWORTHY.