Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 20/04/2019
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght, R Hamilton
Assistants to the Stewards: N Westover
Clerk of the Scales: P Carrol
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum/L Lysaght
Number of runners: 65
Stakes paid: $ 163,000
Race 1 Ladbrokes Back Yourself 2YO Sprint 1100m
THE FUTURE KING was a late scratching at 12:15pm on Veterinary advice after becoming loose from behind the barriers and galloping for some distance.
As no bookmaker was on course, no deductions were applicable.
DAWN OF THE NORTH (W Davis) – Knuckled on jumping and veered outwards abruptly onto another runner. Inclined to lay outwards throughout the event.
STROKE OF MAGIC (J Todd) – Slow into stride. After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination of the filly revealed it to be sore in both front shins. Whilst the trainer reported that the filly will now be spelled, he was advised that prior to that filly again starting in a trial or race, a veterinary certificate of soundness satisfactory to the Stewards must be produced.
WILLOW JAYE (S Wiseman) – Taken out wide by another runner on jumping.
1ST SHIFT THE RISK 2ND LIT 3RD D’LIVA
Race 2: 8HA/Sun969 Handicap 1100m
RAZOR BEER (C Spry) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
CALIFORNIA LAESTAR (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly and raced wide throughout Trainer advised that the colt had not performed as anticipated and that he will now be spelled..
PALI DE LYS (J Todd) – Bumped with runner shortly after jumping and inclined to race ungenerously in the early and middle stages of the event having to steady off heels at the 800m.
NIP IN A GLASS (D Morgan) – Bumped with runner on jumping and again shortly after.
MAHIR (W Kerford) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
1ST MAIDEN GRACE 3RD RAZOR BEER 3RD GOGOLDCOAST
Race 3: Alice Springs Turf Club Sprint 1000m
ICELANDIC STAR (B Davis) – Dwelt on jumping and raced wide throughout.
GRANDE CASTAGNO (D Morgan) – Inclined to lay outwards throughout the event.
BETH ROSE (C Hunter) – Momentarily tightened onto the running rail at the 600m.
HEART OF EDEN (R Vigar) – Inclined to lay outwards rounding the home turn.
REWARDABLE (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly.
LISA (B Huppatz) – Slow into stride bumping with runner and dipped slightly.
OUR INSTINCT (S Wiseman) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
1ST BETH ROSE 2ND HEART OF EDEN 3RD REWARDABLE
Race 4: Darwin Horse floats Maiden Plate 1400m
KYD ROCK (C Hunter) – Inclined to over-race into the first turn and shifted outwards off heels.
MODERNA’S ARROW (D Morgan) – Steadied off heels into the first turn. Inclined to lay inwards under pressure down the length of the straight.
FIGHTING LEGEND (C Spry) – Slow into stride.
RAZOR STORM (R Vigar) – Fractious in the barriers.
TERRITORY TITAN (J Todd) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
General: Correct weight for this event was delayed after the trainer requested to view the patrol footage into the first turn. After viewing the footage correct weight was declared.
1ST KYD ROCK 2ND MODERNA’S ARROW 3RD WHITWORTH
Race 5: Furphy Handicap 1400m
PRETTY BLONDE (J Todd) – Slow into stride.
QUANTUM DOT (D Morgan) – Raced wide throughout the event.
1ST JAXIM 2ND MCKENNA 3RD RHYTHM OF CUBA
Race 6: Royal Flying Doctor Service Handicap 1900m
LOTION (B Davis) – Dipped on jumping.
HALOGEM (P Denton) – Slow into stride.
LINDWALL (J Todd) – Bumped with runner at the 350m having to steady off heels.
BILLET DOUX (D Morgan) – Steadied off heels at the 650m.
BIT OF A FLIRT (S Wiseman) – Shifted outwards at the 350m bumping with another runner.
General: J Todd rider of the third placegetter LINDWALL lodged a protest against the winner MAZZARO (R Vigar) alleging interference at the top of the straight. After hearing evidence from all parties and viewing the patrol films it was established that near the 350m BIT OF A FLIRT (S Wiseman) had shifted out slightly and bumped LINDWALL which caused that gelding to be steadied off the heels of MAZZARO, which in the opinion of the Stewards had not shifted ground. Stewards dismissed the objection and correct weight was declared on the judge’s placings.
1ST MAZZARO 2ND DOON BUGGY 3RD LINDWALL
Race 7: Scope Building WFA Plate 1200m
EL TORANADO (C Spry) – Knuckled and bumped on jumping.
LIVE FAST (P Denton) – Slow into stride.
THAT’S JUSTIFIED (W Kerford) – Bumped with runner on jumping.
1ST EL TORANADO 2ND THAT’S JUSTIFIED 3RD WAYANKA
Race 8: First National Framptons Handicap 1200m
RHYTHMICAL (R Vigar) – Shifted outwards shortly after jumping causing its rider some difficulties in keeping it straight. Trainer advised that a warning has been placed on the gelding and a similar occurrence may result in some action being taken.
TRYSTOFF (D Morgan) – Slow into stride.
ZAP (S Wiseman) – Sl;ow into stride.
SOCIAL LANE (B Huppatz) – Slow into stride. Raced wide in the early and middle stages of the event.
1ST CUNNING MOVES 2ND TRYSTOFF 3RD MAUDY
All riders were breath tested for the detection of alcohol.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: STROKE OF MAGIC, MAHIR, BETH ROSE, MODERNA’S ARROW, PRETTY BLONDE, MAZZARO, WAYANKA, COPERNICUS.
Suspensions – Nil
Race 8 RHYTHMICAL
Reprimands – Nil
Race 1 STROKE OF MAGIC Veterinary certificate of soundness.
Fines – Nil
Alice Springs Chief Steward