Katherine Turf Club: 17/08/2019
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)
Veterinary: Katherine Vet Clinic
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 47
Stakes Paid: $123,330
Race 1: BM54 1300m
CAPTAIN CALIFORNIA (P Denton) – Yielded ground from the 600m. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a slow recovery rate. The gelding received veterinary treatment and was monitored until recovering within normal parameters.
DUBAWI SNIPER (V Arnott) – Lay outwards rounding the home turn.
NICANTELLYA (S Wiseman) – Raced wide throughout.
LATEST BENTLEY (W Davis) – Knuckled at the start.
CHOICE APPROACH 1ST, DUBAWI SNIPER 2ND, LATEST BETLEY 3RD
Race 2: 0-58 1100m
WICKED AFFAIR sustained an injury to its near fore in the race day stalls and was declared a late scratching by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice at 2.36pm.
Stewards ruled all monies wagered on WICKED AFFAIR to be refunded and the following deductions were applicable to all successful bets placed prior to 2.36pm.
BAGGINS 8c win 9c place
RUTH’S BOY 7c place
PUZZLED PRINCESS 9c place
BAGGINS (P Denton) – When questioned regarding his riding of the winner over the concluding stages rider advised that his mount responded well when not tested with the whip in the home straight but he felt the gelding was laying inwards in the run to the finish and he had therefore reduced his level of vigour prior to the winning post. After viewing the patrol films there was no evidence to support that the gelding was laying inwards to any major extent and the rider acknowledged that he had erred in not riding his mount out fully to the end of the race. Stewards therefore strongly reminded him of his obligations in this regard.
PUZZLED PRINCESS (V Arnott) – Disappointed for a clear inside the 200m.
ALITAKA (M Tyndall) – Dwelt at the start. Raced wide for the majority.
AMIGO MIO (B Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
WILLOW JAYE (L Neindorf) – Commenced awkwardly and veered inwards.
BAGGINS 1ST, RUTHS BOY 2ND, PUZZLED PRINCESS 3RD
Race 3: 0-70 1100m
COMMISSAR (J Todd) – Slow into stride. Raced wide from the 600m.
ROUGHLY (M Tyndall) – Shifted outwards under pressure over the final 100m. Returned with a laceration to the near hind leg.
DELTA DOR (L Neindorf) – Raced wide throughout.
LET’S CELEBRATE (B Davis) – Bumped heavily at the start.
HATTAN MAN (V Arnott) - Bumped heavily at the start.
SECRET CHARGE (W Davis) - Bumped heavily and buffeted between runners at the start.
ROUGHLY 1ST, COMMISSAR 2ND , DELTA D’OR 3RD
Race 4: Maiden 1000m
Correct weight was delayed to allow connections of the second placegetter to view the photo finish.
LIBERTYS TORCH (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly.
ROAD STORM (V Arnott) – Slow into stride.
SUPREME DEAL (P Shiers) – Buffeted between runners shortly after the start.
HONOUR THE WORK 1ST , SUPREME DEAL 2ND , LEBERTY’S TORCH 3RD
Race 5: 0-64 1700M
WICKED RHYTHM (J Todd) – Raced wide from the 800m.
BRIDGEY FLYER (P Denton) – Knuckled at the start and then bumped.
COUNT OF ESSEX (S Wiseman) - Bumped at the start. Raced without hind pads.
MEDAGLIA VELOCE (V Arnott) – Raced wide from the 600m.
BLACK HAT 1ST , WICKED RHYTHM 2ND , COUNT OF ESSEX 3RD
Race 6: Katherine Cup 1700m
GRACIOUS PROSPECT (S Wiseman) – Scrambled at the start. Impeded from heels near the 100m and angled inwards.
DOWNHEARTED (B Davis) – Shifted outwards under pressure from the 150m. Rider was reminded of his obligations to straighten his mount in similar circumstances.
GRAND TETON (W Davis) – Impeded from heels when under pressure inside the 100m.
DOWNHEARTED 1ST , GRACIOUS PROSPECT 2ND, COONAWARRA 3RD
Swab samples were taken from all winners.
Embargos & Warnings
Chairman of Stewards