Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 22/09/2019
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, W Preston
Assistants to the Stewards: N Westover
Clerk of the Scales: J Floriani
Judge/Asst Judge: L Lysaght
Number of runners: 51
Stakes paid: $ 115,000
Race 1 Caltex Indervon Handicap 1100 metres
R Vigar replaced B Davis as the rider of HOPE YA DON’T MIND after that rider was found to be over-weight.
J Todd replaced E Boyd as the rider of LOVE CLUB after E Boyd’s flight was delayed.
EIGHTEEN BOMBERS declared a late scratching at 1:13 by order of the Stewards after refusing to load.
Trainer K Rogerson was advised that prior to EIGHTEEN BOMBERS again starting in a race, the gelding must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards with the emphasis being on loading in a timely manner.
On course deductions were not required as no bookmaker was fielding at the meeting.
CLEVER TOMMY (D Morgan) – Commenced awkwardly. Inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 150m.
REMBRANDT (L Crow) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST LOVE CLUB 2ND CLEVER TOMMY 3RDREMBRANDT
Race 2: Peter Kittles Handicap 1100 metres
CHOPSTICKS (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
OUR WITNESS (W Kerford) – Slow into stride. Raced wide from the 600m. After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities. Rider reported that in his opinion the gelding felt flat and did not perform as anticipated. Trainer subsequently advised that the gelding will now be sent for a spell.
HILFIGER (W Davis) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. After a disappointing performance finishing well back, a veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities. Rider reported that the gelding declined to stretch out and when getting behind other runners resented the kickback.
PREEMPTIVE (E Boyd) – Steadied off heels at the 800m when racing keenly.
BETLEY (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly. Raced wide throughout and inclined to lay inwards under pressure over the concluding stages.
1ST RAZOR TIME 2ND WINDSOR CUP 3RDPREEMTIVE
Race 3: Gillen Club Handicap 1100 metres
TOFFIATO (D Morgan) – Commenced to shift ground inwards under pressure from the 120m.
EXACTING (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on several occasions at the 150m and began to shift ground inwards thereafter and then bumped again at the 50m.
PAOLO (L Crow) – Raced wide throughout. Taken inwards behind other runners from the 120m by another runner resulting in its rider having to steady off heels.
MAIDEN GRACE (B Davis) – After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination of the mare failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
CLEESE (F Bergstrand) – Bumped with another runner on several occasions at the 150m and again at the 50m.
HEART OF EDEN (R Vigar) – Slow into stride. Bumped with another runner at the 800m.
SORRY I AM RAZOR (W Davis) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
OUR BARTY (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner at the 800m.
General: Correct weight for this event was delayed after riders F Bergstrand and L Crow requested to view the Stewards patrol footage from the top of the straight. After viewing the patrol footage, apprentice L Crow rider of the4th placegetter (PAOLO) in the presence of trainer R Bell,lodged a protest against the 3rd placegetter (TOFFIATO) alleging interference over the concluding stages of the event. Evidence was taken from trainers Mr R Bell and Mr G Connor, and apprentices L Crow and D Morgan. After deliberating on the evidence, Stewards dismissed the protest and ordered that all placing’s stand. Whilst Stewards acknowledged that PAOLO was taken inwards causing the rider to take hold, Stewards were satisfied that her mount was not making ground when TOFFIATO drew level and went on to beat her mount by a length on the line whilst shifting ground inwards.
At a subsequent inquiry, apprentice D Morgan in the presence of his master G Connor, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a). The specifics of the charge being that he did allow his mount to shift ground inwards approaching the finish when insufficiently clear resulting in PAOLO being taken inwards behind other runners subsequently causing its rider to stop riding and take hold. D Morgan had his licence to ride in races suspended to commence midnight the 22nd September and to expire midnight 29th September 2029. (1NT) meeting. D Morgan was advised of his right of appeal.
1ST EXACTING 2ND CLEESE 3RD TOFFIATO
Race 4: Ladbrokes Handicap 1000 metres
OVERRIDE (L Neindorf) -) – Slow into stride and raced wide throughout. A post-race examination of the gelding revealed it to be lame in the near fore leg. Trainer R Bell was advised that prior to the gelding again starting in a race or trial, he must produce a veterinary certificate of soundness. Mr Bell subsequently advised that the gelding will now be retired from racing.
URBAN BOURBON (D Morgan) – Commenced to race wide from the 600m.
JONNY AKHATON (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
CRYSTAL QUEEN (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
IST LUCK’S A CHANCE 2ND THE HUMMEL 3RDJONNY AKHATON
Race 5: RFDS Handicap 1400 metres
LINDWALL (J Todd) – Slow into stride.
BAR GEM (R Vigar) – Inclined to lay outwards under pressure down the length of the straight.
HENRY LAD (L Neindorf) – Slow into stride. Shifted inwards slightly at the top of the straight.
BRAZILLIANT (B Davis) – Commenced awkwardly. Taken outwards by another runner on the home turn. Returned having bled from the off side nostril. Trainer D Oxlade was advised of his requirements under AR79(8).
GRAB FOR POWER (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Momentarily inconvenienced for room between runners at the top of the straight.
RAKITIKI (E Boyd) – Shifted outwards rounding the home turn.
CHIMA (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Momentarily inconvenienced for room between runners at the top of the straight.
General: Stewards opened an inquiry into an incident involving several runners at the top of the straight. Evidence was taken from E Boyd (RAKITIKI), B Davis (BRAZILLIANT), L Crow (CHIMA), W Kerford (GRAB FOR POWER) and L Neindorf (HENRY LAD). It was established that rounding the home turn RAKITIKI rolled outwards taking BRAZILLIANT outwards slightly onto CHIMA whilst to the outside of those runners, HENRY LAD rolled inwards slightly resulting in GRAB FOR POWER also taken inwards onto CHIMA. Whilst Stewards were satisfied that no one rider was fully responsible for this incident, jockey E Boyd was issued with a reprimand for careless riding as it was her mount that initiated the tightening.
1ST BAR GEM 2ND HENRY LAD 3RD RAKITIKI
Race 6: Tourism Central Australia Handicap 1400 metres
BETTER THAN ELLE was declared a late scratching at 4:06 by order of the Stewards after rearing over backwards in the mounting yard dislodging its rider.
Trainer was advised that prior to that mare again starting in a race, he must produce a veterinary certificate of soundness satisfactory to the Stewards. Trainer subsequently advised that the connections will now retire the mare from racing.
On course deductions were not required as no bookmaker was fielding at today’s meeting.
CELEBRAKTI (B Huppatz) – Fractious in the barriers.
WOOGIE (F Bergstrand) – Raced wide throughout the event.
1ST REGAL EAGLE 2ND DOON BUGGY 3RD WOOGIE
Race 7: Lenny Cole Refridgeration Handicap 1600 metres
Prior to this event, jockey E Boyd was examined by Paramedics and passed fit to ride after being dislodged off her mount in the mounting yard in the previous event.
BLAZING BULLET (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
LEDAYL KISS (B Huppatz) – Inclined to lay outwards under pressure from the 200m.
UNDAUNTED (W Davis) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Inclined to over-race into the first turn.
1ST FINAL’S TIME 2ND RIGHT HERE 3RD KYD ROCK
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: OVERRIDE, WOOGIE, HEART OF EDEN, CHIMA, KYD ROCK, HOPE YA DON’T MIND, BENTLEY
Race 3 Apprentice D Morgan 1NT meeting AR131(a)
Warnings - Nil
Race 5 Jockey E Boyd AR131(a)
Race 1 EIGHTEEN BOMBERS Barrier trial
Race 4 OVERRIDE Veterinary certificate
Race 5 BRAZILLIANT One nostril bleed
Race 6 BETTER THAN ELLE Veterinary certificate
Race 1 Jockey B Davis $100 overweight AR190
Race 7 Trainer L Gillett $100 incorrect gear AR106