Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 26/05/2019
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght
Assistants to the Stewards: N Westover
Clerk of the Scales: R Hamilton
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum/L Lysaght
Number of runners: 31
Stakes paid: $ 83,500
Race 1 Wild Flower Blooms Handicap 1100 metres
Stewards interviewed trainer L Whittle in relation to the riding instructions she intended to issue her riders bearing in mind she had multiple runners in this event.
ICEFLOW (D Morgan) – Commenced to shift outwards from the 900m bumping with another runner on several occasions.
WAYANKA (L Crow) – Bumped on jumping. Inclined to shift outwards under pressure down the length of the straight.
LIVE FAST (J Todd) – Slow into stride.
SHINING MANE (W Kerford) – Bumped on jumping and again at the 900m and 600m.
1ST LIVE FAST 2ND WAYANKA 3RD SHINING MANE
Race 2: Ladbrokes Handicap 1100 metres
LOVE CLUB (R Vigar) – Ridden hard early to establish the lead. Commenced to shift outwards under pressure from the 100m.
MAUDY (J Todd) – Commenced a little awkwardly. Inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 150m.
REDWOOD GARDENS (L Crow) – Commenced a little awkwardly. Raced wide throughout.
1ST MAUDY 2ND ICELANDIC STAR 3RD LOVE CLUB
Race 3: Territory Pest Control Handicap 1200 metres
NIC NAC (D Morgan) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with runner and momentarily unbalancing its rider. Raced wide throughout.
BRAZILLIANT (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly.
BABE IN BOOTS (W Kerford) – Bumped on jumping.
URBAN BOURBON (B Huppatz) – Slow into stride.
FIRE ‘N’ VICE (J Todd) – Knuckled on jumping.
1ST URBAN BOURBON 2ND BABE IN BOOTS 3RD COLDROCK
Race 4: Home Timber & Hardware Handicap 1200 metres
JONNY AKHATON (B Huppatz) – Steadied at the 950m when momentarily tightened for room.
BLAZING BULLET J Todd) – Stood flat footed when the gates opened and lost some ground.
OUR TICKETS (L Crow) – Slow into stride.
HEART OF EDEN (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly.
WOOGIE (D Morgan) – Rolled inwards at the 950m.
OUR WITNESS (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly losing some ground. Taken inwards by another runner at the 950m. Trainer advised that prior to again racing, the gelding must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards by loading in a timely manner.
1ST OUR WITNESS 2ND JONNY AKHATON 3RD BLAZING BULLET
Race 5: Centralian Advocate Handicap 1400 metres
MODERNA’S ARROW (D Morgan) – Underwent a veterinary examination at the barriers at the request of its rider and was subsequently passed fit to start. Commenced awkwardly.
SHOAL RIVER (L Crow) – Slow into stride. Raced wide throughout.
1ST EXACTING 2ND TOFFIATO 3RD EXONERATE
All riders were subjected to breath testing to detect the presence of alcohol.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: EXACTING, ROYAL PARADE, URBAN BOURBON
Suspensions – Nil
Reprimands – Nil
Race 4 OUR WITNESS barrier trial
Race 4 apprentice D Morgan $100 failing to ride at his MRW NT91(c)
Race 5 apprentice D Morgan $100 failing to ride at his MRW NT91(c)