Tuesday 6th November 2018

Track: Good/Wet fast after Race 1
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Overcast
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, A Napier, S Copelin
Deputy Stewards: P Carroll (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 43
Stakes Paid: $128,000

Race 1: 0-70 1300m

MARBEL DUKE (K Gladwin) – A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

General – Following this race there was a thunderstorm and as a result the start time of race 2 was put back initially to 2.51pm and then amended to 3.01pm. The start time for race 3 was amended to 3.26pm. Following the storm and associated rainfall the track rating was reclassified to Wet Fast.

Race 2: 0-58 1300m

ISLE OF LIGHT (W Davis) – Raced wide throughout.

ABLE KEN (P Denton) – Raced wide on straightening.

OUR GREAT NORTHERN (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly and lost ground

Race 3: WFA 1200m

Stewards interviewed dual licensee C Spry in relation to his riding instructions as he had multiple runners in this event.

Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in relation to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in this event. 

JAVA (J Todd) – Bumped outwards at the 700m and raced wide from thereon. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

NEUSCHWANSTEIN (R Williams) – Crowded and eased at the start.

HARMONIUM BELLS (R Vigar) – Taken outwards and bumped another runner at the 700m and raced wide from thereon.

General – Jockey C Spry reported that had to rehydrate following this event and was granted permission to be replaced in race 4 as the rider of MELANION by jockey W Davis.

Race 4: 0-58 1100m

Stewards interviewed dual licensee C Spry in relation to his riding instructions as he had multiple runners in this event.

SON OF A FLING (B Davis) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.

BON AIRE (K Gladwin) – Raced wide throughout.

MELANION (W Davis) – Bumped at the start.

EDGE OF CHAOS (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly. Steadied from heels when racing ungenerously at the 600m.

WAWRINKA (R Vigar) – Bumped and crowded at the start.

Race 5: CL2 1600m

HEY CHARLIE (J Todd) – Bumped at the start.

LUCKY LESLIE (K Gladwin) - Bumped at the start. Raced wide from the 1200m.

Race 6: 0-64 1600m

Stewards permitted jockey W Davis to replace jockey R Williams as the rider of WINDFOLA as she could not make the allotted weight. As this change was effected on 5 November, 2018 no further action was taken.

MURPHY (V Arnott) – Eased at the start. Raced wide from the 1000m.

LARRICONI (R Vigar) - Raced wide from the 1000m.

WINDFOLA (W Davis) – Raced wide from the 1000m. Crowded and then blundered from heels at the 250m.

General – Stewards inquired into the reasons for WINDFOLA (W Davis) blundering from heels near the 250m. It was established that rounding the home turn OMINOUS WARNING (K Gladwin) had secured a run to the outside of the heels on STRATEGIC JEUNY (J Todd).  When that gelding rolled out marginally under pressure OMINOUS WARNING in turn was obliged to shift ground and in doing so made contact with WINDFOLA which was forced across the heels of LOOKATIM GO (P Crich). As a result, WINDFOLA blundered from the heels of LOOKATIM GO. Stewards were satisfied that no rider had ridden in a careless manner in this incident and therefore no further action was taken.

Summary

Swab samples were taken from all winners

Fines

Nil

Reprimands/Warnings

Nil

Suspensions

Nil

Embargos & warnings

Nil

D Hensler

Chairman of Stewards


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