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Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 19/01/2019



Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True

Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght, W Preston

Assistants to the Stewards: N Westover, M Smith

Clerk of the Scales: B Watling

Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum/L Lysaght

Number of runners: 30

Stakes paid: $ 64,500

General - Prior to acceptances for this meeting, Stewards became aware that trainer M Nyhan was overseas and had been since 7 January, 2019. As he could not be contacted and after investigating his stable complex and interviewing a number of licenced persons, Stewards were not satisfied that an appropriate trainer in care had been designated to over-see the training of his runners in the lead up to this meeting. Stewards acting under AR8 (m) withdrew trainer M Nyhan’s runners for this race meeting as he had not complied with the provisions of NT Local Rule 77 but were satisfied that the welfare of M Nyhan’s horses had not been compromised during this period. Stewards intend to open an inquiry into this matter at a date to be fixed.

Race 1 Ladbrokes Handicap 1200 metres

MAGNUS BAY (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly getting its head up.

BIT OF A FLIRT (M Hart) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure down the length of the straight.

ROSTI (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly.

KING KAZOU (L Crow) – Dipped on jumping.

ROYAL PARADE (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner at the 650m. Raced wide throughout.

DREAM PASSENGER (T Gillett) – Shifted outwards at the 650m bumping with another runner.

HOWNOWBROWNCOW (W Davis) – Slow into stride and raced wide throughout. Bumped with another runner at the 650m.

General: On inquiry jockey S Tsaikos (DELIGHTFUL SPIRIT) was found guilty of a charge under AR137(b) for failing to ride his mount out to the end of the race and was fined the sum of $250. S Tsaikos was advised of his right of appeal.

Race 2: Peter Kittle Motor Company Handicap 1100 metres

AMERICAN STAR (R Vigar) – Ridden hard early to secure a forward position.

PRINCESS LEAH (S Wiseman) – Commenced a little awkwardly.

MIGHTY MICK (S Tsaikos) – Commenced to shift outwards under pressure from the 120m bumping with another runner on several occasions.

SHINING MANE (D Morgan) – Lay inwards under pressure over the concluding stages bumping with another runner.

MINTRICE (M Hart) – Knuckled on jumping. Raced wide throughout.

Race 3: 8HA Handicap 1100 metres

NEXT GENERATION (M Hart) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner. Inclined to lay outwards under pressure from the top of the straight.

SABAI SABAI (W Davis) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities. Rider reported that in his opinion, the mare struggled on the softer track after her previous runs were on a firm track.

Race 4: Scope Maiden Plate 1000 metres

SNAPPY TIME (T Gillett) – Commenced awkwardly. Impeded for clear running at the 200m.

ZIGZAGZOU (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly momentarily unbalancing its rider. Raced wide throughout.

CALIFORNIA LAESTAR (W Kerford) – Raced wide throughout.

HE’S ALL WHITE (M Hart) – Slow into stride.

CORNERS CAN BE CUT (S Wiseman) – Commenced awkwardly.

Post-race samples were taken from all winners.

Pre-race samples taken from: ROSTI, MINTRICE, MRS YARGI & WHITWORTH










Race 1 Jockey S Tsaikos $250 for failing to ride his mount out approaching the end of the race - AR137(b)

D Westover