Darwin Turf Club: 03/08/2019
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), D Westover, A Napier, S Copelin, P Carrol, D Borovica, S O’Brien (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Stable compliance: R Hamilton, D Westover, A Napier, S Copelin, P Carrol
Stable surveillance: R Hamilton, Dr J Medd (RWWA)
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 7
Number of Runners:
Stakes Paid: $264,750
All runners engaged in the Palmerston Sprint (race 6) underwent a veterinary examination on Thursday 1 August, 2019 and were also subject to out of competition testing.
Race 1: 0-66 1600m
MAKIN THE GRADE (K Gladwin) – Bumped at the start.
CRONAUER (J Cartwright) – Bumped at the start. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Returned having bled from both nostrils. As this was the first occasion the gelding had bled, trainer M Hickmott was advised of the provisions of AR79. Trainer reported the gelding will now be retired.
MOTOMIC (R Vigar) – Got its head in the air when rounding the 1400m turn. Raced wide from the 600m.
SUPERVELOCE (J Todd) – Fractious in the barriers prior to the start. Commenced awkwardly. Impeded for clear running rounding the home turn.
DUBAIS GOT TALENT (V Arnott) – Raced wide in the early and middle stages and was under pressure leaving the 600m. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
1ST SUPERVELOCE 2ND MAKIN’ THE GRADE 3RD MOTOMIC
Race 2: 0-58 1300m
ICE HUNT (D Morgan) – Steadied off heels at the 350m.
ALLSPICE (S Wiseman) – Steadied passing the 700m.
ROCK AND SWING (M Tyndall) – Baulked at the inside running rail becoming unbalanced at the 800m and again baulked at another runner at the 300m.
OUR TICKETS (M Palmer) – Stood flat footed at the start and lost several lengths. Trainer B Cooke was advised that a warning will be placed on the mare in this regard.
WILLOCHRA (P Hall) – Raced wide throughout.
CHOICE APPROACH (J Todd) – Lay inwards from the 200m with the riding changing the whip to his left hand near the 150m.
1ST CHOICE APPROACH 2ND GOGOLDCOAST 3RD TOFFIATO
Race 3: Maiden 1200m
HONOUR THE WORK (J Cartwright) – Raced wide throughout
LIBERTYS TORCH (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly. When questioned regarding the performance rider advised that as his mount was racing first up from a spell the gelding raced keenly in running and despite his efforts he was unable to settle back off the leader. He added that as a result of its racing manner his mount was unable to finish the race off as anticipated.
FRILLY DESIGN (B Davis) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount was under pressure on straightening after leading and in his opinion raced in a flat manner and may have not been suited to backing up after racing on the 27 July, 2019. A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have returned with an elevated heart rate.
1ST NICANTELLYA 2ND PRINCESS MARIBEL 3RD DUNKIRK
Race 4: 3&4yo Class 2 1100m
KNIGHTS HELMET (D Morgan) – Bumped by another runner passing the 700m and commenced to race keenly and lay outwards through the middle stages.
MORE CHILLI (S Wiseman) – Race wide for the majority of the event.
ARRIBA (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly and contacted the barrier petition. Steadied when racing keenly passing the 700m.
EXTRACTION (M Palmer) – Steadied outwards across heels on straightening to obtain clear running.
JOSIAH (M Tyndall) – Slow into stride.
1ST ANOTHER BIT 2ND VUNIVALU 3RD EXTRACTION
Race 5: 0-62 1000m
As the field was being loaded the barrier starting mechanism malfunctioned and the gates opened prematurely. After being quickly restrained all effected runners were examined by the Club veterinarian and cleared to compete. The barrier problem was identified as being caused by a fault in the hydraulics. After testing the barriers on 2 occasions the starter made the decision to use the manual starting procedure for the remainder of the programme. These delays resulted in this race commencing approximately 7 minutes after the advertised start time.
TORNADO OF SOULS (P Shiers) – Crowded at the start. Raced wide throughout.
IRON LOTUS (K Gladwin) – Raced wide throughout.
JOLLY BOY (M Tyndall) – Commenced awkwardly.
PUZZLED PRINCESS (V Arnott) - Commenced awkwardly.
NINE CIRCLES (B Huppatz) – Rider reported his mount lay outwards in running which he attributed to mare resenting the kickback. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
1ST DANCER’S KIN 2ND PUZZLED PRINCESS 3RD ANSINNA
Race 6: Palmerston Sprint
Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke regarding the riding instructions he intended to issue as his stable had multiple runners in the event. Trainer/jockey C Spry was also interviewed regarding his riding instructions as he also had multiple runners in the event.
THE CAPTAIN (K Gladwin) – Bumped and crowded at the start. Raced keenly into the first turn.
ROGER THE ROMAN (P Hall) – Bumped and crowded at the start.
BROOKLYN (W Davis) – Veered inwards at the start and bumped heavily with another runner.
SUSPENSE (T Treichel) – Carried inwards shortly after the start.
JACKANORY (M Palmer) – Raced wide throughout. Returned with an abrasion on the near fore fetlock.
QUANTUM DOT (J Todd) – Slow to begin and crowded shortly after.
1ST CAPTAIN PUNCH 2ND ROGER THE ROMAN 3RD CLEVER TOMMY
Race 7: 0-66 1200m
NEEDY ROCKET (K Gladwin) - Returned having bled from both nostrils. As this was the first occasion the gelding had bled, trainer D Bates was advised of the provisions of AR79.
PATRIA (C Spry) – Slow into stride.
NIC NAC (T Treichel) - Slow into stride.
WHITWORTH (W Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST EVIL DREAMS 2ND LET’S CELEBRATE 3RD PATRIA
Swab samples were taken from all winners and ROGER THE ROMAN (R7) & CLEVER TOMMY (R7). Pre race samples were taken from MAKIN’ THE GRADE, DUBAI’S GOT TALENT, TOFFIATO, HONOUR THE WORK, ROAD STORM, ARRIBA, VUNIVALU, IMA PUPPET & all runners engaged in race 6.
All riders were breath tested for the detection of alcohol.
Race 3 – Trainer N Dyer fined $100 for a late notification of rider
Race 5 – Trainer C Pollard fined $50 for failing to notify a plating change
Race 7 – Jockey B Davis was fined $200 for a whip breach
Embargos & Warnings
Race 1 – CRONAUER bled 1st time
Race 2 – OUR TICKETS warning for standing flat footed at the start
Race 7 – NEEDY ROCKET bled 1st time
D A Hensler
TRNT Chairman of Stewards