Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 02/06/2019
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght
Assistants to the Stewards: N Westover
Clerk of the Scales: M Hurley
Judge/Asst Judge: D Garnham/L Lysaght
Number of runners: 38
Stakes paid: $ 83,500
Race 1 Ladbrokes Handicap 1200 metres
MAUDY (J Todd) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 150m.
NORDIC ECLIPSE (D Morgan) – Commenced awkwardly.
WINGARDS MARK (S Wiseman) – Bumped on jumping.
BLAZING BULLET (B Davis) – Slow into stride.
WOOGIE (W Kerford) – Dipped on jumping.
KUMMERLINGS (L Crow) – Raced wide throughout the event.
OUR INSTINCT (B Huppatz) – Bumped on jumping. On returning to the mounting yard, was found to have bled from its off-side nostril. Trainer advised of the provisions under AR 79(8).
1st MAUDY 2nd BLAZING BULLET 3rd WOOGIE
Race 2: Scope Building Maiden Plate 1200 metres
Prior to this event, jockey W Kerford requested that he forfeit his ride in this event as he felt a little distressed after riding in the first event. Stewards permitted him to stand down and as there was no other senior rider available, apprentice D Morgan replaced him on SATIN ROAD. Ambulance officers examined jockey Kerford and subsequently advised that he would be fit to resume for the remainder of his riding engagements.
ASASHIO was a late scratching at 2:25 on veterinary advice after sustaining a laceration to its near-side nostril prior to coming on course. Trainer S Westover was advised that a veterinary certificate of soundness satisfactory to the Stewards must be produced prior to that gelding again starting in a race.
As there was no book maker on course, no betting deductions were applicable.
LIGHTSONTHEHARBOUR (S Wiseman) – Raced wide throughout the event.
RAWTEKK (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner shortly after jumping. Rider reported that whilst a little disappointed in the run, it was of his opinion that the gelding did not see out the journey first up on the dirt.
SATIN ROAD (D Morgan) – Commenced to shift outwards from the 100m. On returning to the mounting yard, was found to have bled from both nostrils. Trainer advised of the provisions under AR 79(4)(b).
STRIKING ASSASSIN (L Crow) – Underwent a veterinary examination on arriving at the barriers and subsequently declared fit to start. Bumped with another runner shortly after jumping.
PALI DE LYS (B Huppatz) – Bounded and shifted outwards on jumping.
1st LIGHTSONTHEHARBOUR 2nd STRIKING ASSASIIN 3rd MAHIR
Race 3: Helloworld Travel Handicap 1000 metres
PYXIS (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly.
LIVE FAST (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly knuckling slightly.
ROUGHLY (B Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
VIOTTI (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly losing some ground.
1st PYXIS 2nd LIVE FAST 3rd EIGHTEEN BOMBERS
Race 4: Royal Flying Doctor Service Handicap 1000 metres
BETH ROSE (S Wiseman) – Bumped on jumping.
GRANDE CASTAGNO (D Morgan) – Bumped on jumping. Cast off-side plate in running.
PRINCESS LEAH (B Davis) – Knuckled on jumping.
REMEMBER RAZOR (T Gillett) – Commenced awkwardly losing ground.
1st CYCLONITE 2nd PRINCESS LEAH 3rd SHAMPERS
Race 5: Darwin Horse Floats Handicap 1400 metres
JAXIM (D Morgan) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure over the final 100m.
AMERICAN STAR (R Vigar) – Fractious in the barriers.
RHYTHM OF CUBA (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly.
OUR TICKETS (B Huppatz) – Slow into stride.
1st JAXIM 2nd AMERICAN STAR 3rd OUR TICKETS
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: LOCK THE DOORS, GRAB FOR POWER, CYCLONITE, RAWTEKK, NORDIC ECLIPSE
Suspensions – Nil
Reprimands – Nil
Race 1 OUR INSTINCT bled 1 nostril
Race 2 ASASHIO veterinary clearance required
Race 2 SATIN ROAD bled both nostrils first time (3 months)
Fines – Nil