Darwin Turf Club: 12/01/2019
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: R Hamilton (Chairman), D Westover, A Napier, S Copelin, P Carroll, S O’Brien (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Stable Compliance: R Hamilton, A Napier & K Hampson.
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 46
Stakes Paid: $90,500
Race 1: 0-58 1300M
RESTLESS – (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly
MAZZARO – (R Vigar) – Fractious in the barriers
SON OF A FLING – (K Gladwin) – Shifted outwards under pressure from the 150m
AMIGO MIO – (M Hart) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 150m
REDWOOD GARDENS – (P Denton) – Wide throughout, inclined to lay inwards down the length of the straight
OUR BARTY – (W Davis) – Slow away, steadied off heals at the 100m when tightened for room along the rails.
General: On inquiry Jockey M Hart (AMIGO MIO) was reprimanded for careless riding under AR137(a) for allowing his mount to shift ground inwards at the 100m when insufficiently clear of another runner.
Race 2: MAIDEN 1300M
Trainer C Pollard was interviewed in relation to the riding instructions he intended to issue his riders bearing in mind his stable had multiple runners in this event.
COUNT OF ESSEX – (C Spry) - Steadied off heals at the 700m, inconvenienced for clear running from the 750m to the 550m having to steady off heals on several occasions.
SHOWY ME – (K Gladwin) – Cast near hind shoe in running
TERRITORY TITAN – (J Todd) – Stood flat footed as the gates opened and lost ground. Raced ungenerously rounding the home turn and commenced to lay inward
FIZZY ONE – (M Hart) – Bumped with another runner shortly after the start
HELL OFA GOOD SORT – (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner shortly after the start, wide throughout
JOKER POKER – (P Crich) – Steadied off heals at the 700m
Race 3: 0-64 1200M
Trainer G Clarke was interviewed in relation to the riding instructions he intended to issue his riders bearing in mind his stable had multiple runners in this event.
MAKIN THE GRADE – (K Gladwin) – Fractious in the barriers, bumped with another runner on jumping, raced wide in the early and middle stages
MARBEL DUKE – (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly
ZOCALOS – (V Arnott) – Wide throughout
HATTAN MAN – (R Vigar) – Slow into stride on jumping
Race 4: 0-70 1100M
COMMISSAR – (S Wiseman) - Fractious in the barriers
JOLLY BOY – (P Crich) – Bumped with another runner on jumping, Cast a near fore shoe in running. Due to the geldings disappointing performance a post-race veterinary examination was conducted revealing no apparent abnormalities.
KAPTAN APOLLO – (K Gladwin) – Slow away bumping with another runner, inclined to lay inwards under pressure rounding the home turn
THE WILD SIDE – (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly
Race 5: BM54 1100M
General: The start of this race was delayed due to MISS ZELA being resaddled behind the barriers
MEAZZA – (K Gladwin) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure down the length of the straight
TREGORIK – (R Vigar) - Commenced awkwardly and ridden hard early to gain a forward position
MELANION – (M Hart) – Slow into stride
FLINDERS BEACH – (B Huppatz) - Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner
TIGER TRAP – (S Wiseman) – Knuckled slightly on jumping
MISS ZELDA – (P Crich) – Bumped with another runner on jumping
FOXY LULU – (W Davis) – Wide throughout, steadied off heals at the 800m and again at the 700m whilst racing keenly
Post-race samples were taken from all winners. Pre-race samples were taken from RESTLESS, COUNT OF ESSEX, ZOCALOS, JOLLY BOY & TREGORIK.
Race 4 – Jockey J Todd was fined $300.00 (whip breach) – AR137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 1 – M Hart (careless riding) AR137(a)
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