Darwin Turf Club: 11/05/2019
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), A Napier, S Copelin, P Carrol, R Hamilton (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Stable Compliance: R Hamilton, D Hensler
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 4
Number of Runners: 27
Stakes Paid: $73,000
Race 1: 0-70 1600m
ALITAKA (K Cross) - Raced wide from the 800m.
1st TACITURN 2nd METALLIC CROWN 3rd STRATEGIC JEUNY
Race 2: BM54 1200m
LIVADAS (J Todd) – Bounded at the start.
COMPERE (B Huppatz) – Raced wide throughout.
VANZETTA (M Hart) – Rider was permitted to ride 1kg overweight as no other rider could make the allotted weight. Lay outwards rounding the home turn and compounded in the straight. Rider reported that his mount felt uncomfortable in its action. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer S Clarke subsequently advised that the mare had recovered without incident in the days following the race.
BIG SHAFT (V Arnott) - Rider was permitted to ride 1kg overweight as no other rider could make the allotted weight. Raced wide throughout.
1st CHOICE APPROACH 2nd LIVADAS 3rd MOTOMIC
Race 3: 0-64 1100m
SON OF A FLING (B Huppatz) – Lay out through the middle stages.
1st KARMONAARON 2nd DANCER’S KIN (Dead heat) 2nd HOWDEE (Dead heat)
Race 4: Maiden 1100m
BETLEY (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
EXTRACTION (M Hart) – Commenced awkwardly. Rider reported his mount resented the kickback in running.
MADAME LUCA (S Wiseman) – Slow into stride.
1st PATRIOT DAY 2nd CAITLIN’S ANGEL 3rd DUNKIRK
Swab samples were taken from all winners. Pre-race samples were taken from STRATEGIC JEUNY, HAMMERED ART, WAWRINKA, HOWDEE & EXTRACTION.
Race 1 – Jockey B Davis was fined $100 for a whip breach AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 2 - Jockey B Davis was fined $100 for a whip breach AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 4 – Trainer C Pollard was fined $100 for presenting JOSIAH with incorrect gear AR106(1)
Embargos & Warnings
Chairman of Stewards