Darwin Turf Club: 15/06/2019
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, A Napier, S Copelin, P Carrol (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Stable Compliance: R Hamilton, A Napier
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 53
Stakes Paid: $113,500
Race 1: CL2 1000m
General – As apprentice M Aitken could not ride at the allotted weight he was replaced as the rider of BIG SHAFT by W Davis. Stewards accepted the circumstances and no further action was taken.
SKALDAK (R Vigar) – Bumped at the start.
WHITWORTH (P Denton) – Lay outwards in running. Cast the off hind plate in running.
LATEST BENTLEY (T Treichel) – Bumped outwards at the start.
ALITAKA (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
THE TICKETMAN (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
COUNT OF ESSEX (S Wiseman) – Cast the near hind plate in running.
THE TRUMP TRAIN (D Morgan) – Shifted outwards after commencing and bumped another runner. Raced wide from the 700m.
BIG SHAFT (W Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST COUNT OF ESSEX 2ND WHITWORTH 3RD SKALDAK
Race 2: 0-64 1300m
Stewards interviewed trainer/jockey C Spry regarding the riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in the event.
KAPTAN APOLLO (B Davis) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that he had ridden his mount along vigorously in the early stages to obtain a forward position but when obliged to race three wide the gelding was under pressure mid race and yielded ground from the 600m. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have an elevated heart rate. Trainer G Clarke agreed with the riders’ comments and is of the opinion that the gelding is better suited when able to lead without being pressured. He intends to race the gelding over an increased distance at its next start.
FEDERAL COURT (R Vigar) – Held up for clear running between the 600m and the 300m.
WICKED PROMISE (J Todd) – Bounded at the start losing ground.
MOORE ALPHA (D Morgan) – Raced wide from the 600m.
1ST AMERICAN MUSCLE 2ND FEDERAL COURT 3RD ZAP
Race 3: 0-58 1300m
DAISLEY (W Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST MULK 2ND CAITLIN’S ANGEL 3RD NICCOROSSA
Race 4: 3YO 1200m
STANLEY (M Aitken) – Bounded at the start.
KILIM (P Denton) – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages when outside the leader.
1ST LAKE JACKSON 2ND STANLEY 3RD ROYAL REQUEST
Race 5: 0-70 1200m
DUNKIRK (D Morgan) – Tightened for room between runners shortly after the start. Raced keenly through the middle stages getting its head up on multiple occasions. Held up for clear running from entering the straight until near the 100m and again impeded for a clear run over the concluding stages.
JOSIAH – (M Aitken)
LOTS OF COIN (R Vigar) – Held up for clear running from on straightening until taken outwards across heels leaving the 200m.
1ST LOTS OF COIN 2ND DUNKIRK 3RD SUPREME DEAL
Race 6: BM76 1100m
FORSURE (K Gladwin) – Raced wide throughout.
ICELANDIC STAR (D Morgan) – Bumped and unbalanced at the 700m.
MORAL OUTRAGE (T Treichel) – Bumped at the start. Crowded for room, bumped and restrained by its rider near the 700m.
DUBAWI SNIPER (V Arnott) – Slow into stride.
SABAI SABAI (W Davis) – Raced keenly in the early stages and lay inwards bumping with another runner leaving the 1000m and again at the 700m. Raced wide throughout.
JOLLY BOY ( R Vigar) – Bumped by another runner leaving the 1000m. Carried inwards and bumped at the 700m.
PUNCHEON JOURNEY (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
General – On inquiry it was established that near the 700m SABAI SABAI (W Davis) lay inwards resulting in JOLLY BOY (R Vigar) being carried inwards and as a result bumped with MORAL OUTRAGE (T Treichel) which was crowded for room, bumped and restrained after making contact with ICELANDIC STAR (T Treichel) which in turn was bumped and unbalanced. Stewards were satisfied that W Davis (SABAI SABAI) had made every effort to straighten his mount when laying inwards in this incident and therefore no further action was taken.
1ST NEEDY ROCKET 2ND NEEDY ROCKET 3RD FORSURE
Swab samples were taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from THE TRUMP TRAIN, MOORE ALPHA, MULK, STANLEY, MEDAGLIA VELOCE & ELLAND ROAD
Race 1 – Jockey S Wiseman was fined $500 for a whip breach - AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Embargos & Warnings
Chairman of Stewards