Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 29/09/2019
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 Floreani
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum
Number of runners: 52
Stakes paid: $ 114,000
Race 1 ATS Handicap 1200 metres
CLEVER TOMMY (W Peel) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
HILLBILLY RICH (F Bergstrand) – Raced wide throughout.
REMBRANDT (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly.
ICEFLOW (W Davis) – Knuckled on jumping.
TRYSTOFF (S Tsaikos) – Raced wide throughout.
CADMAN (R Vigar) – On returning to the mounting yard, was found to have bled from both nostrils. Trainer Mr Rumble was advised of his requirements under AR79.
1ST WAYANKA 2ND CLEVER TOMMY 3RD TRYSTOFF
Race 2: Imparja Maiden Plate (Div 1) 1200 metres
BLACK RANGE (F Bergstrand) – Slow into stride bumping with another runner.
GIBBERGUNYAH MAN (R Vigar) – Momentaril steadied off heels at the 130m.
KING CRAB (L Neindorf) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 200m causing its rider to stop riding and straighten on several occasions.
SHOWY ME (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
DONE RIGHT (W Davis) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
STRYKING ASSASSIN (S Tsaikos) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Shifted inwards off heels at the 200m to obtain clear running.
1ST KUMMERLINGS 2ND KING CRAB 3RD STRYKING ASSASSIN
Race 3: Canadian Club Handicap (Div 1) 1200 metres
MILITARY FORCES (R Vigar) – Bumped with several runners on jumping momentarily tightened for room.Inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 200m.
MAIDEN GRACE (B Davis) – Raced wide throughout. After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination of the mare failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
WOOGIE (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Raced wide throughout. Shifted outwards off heels at the 200m
THE MAILMAN (W Peel) – Commenced awkwardly.
REMODIFY (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
Correct weight for this event was delayed when the rider of the 4th placegetter W Kerford (WOOGIE)) requested to see the Stewards patrol footage down the straight. After viewing the footage, W Kerford lodged a protest against the 3rd placegetter MILITARY FORCES (R Vigar) alleging interference just passing the 200m. Evidence was taken from both riders and trainers K Lamprecht and R Bell. After deliberating on the evidence, Stewards dismissed the protest and ordered that all placing’s stand. Stewards were of the opinion that whilst MILITARY FORCES did shift inwards at the 200m causing WOOGIE to shift outwards off its heels, W Kerford did not have to stop riding and did not lose any ground.
1ST WINDSOR CUP 2ND THE MAILMAN 3RD MILITARY FORCES
Race 4: Mercure Alice Springs Resort Maiden Plate (Div 2) 1200 metres
HARRY HELLRAISER (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly. After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
INNOCENT TONY (L Neindorf) – Bumped with another runner at the 600m.
TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner at the 600m.
LUNCH MONEY (B Davis) – Commenced awkwardly.
AIR BLAZER (R Vigar) – Slow into stride. Raced wide throughout.
1ST MAHIR 2ND TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA 3RD KILLA MOOVZ
Race 5: Coke No Sugar Handicap (Div 2) 1200 metres
TOFFIATO (S Tsaikos) – Rider dropped his whip at the 400m.
LITTLE HEATH (B Davis) – Knuckled slightly on jumping.
PAOLO (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner and momentarily crowded for room. Inclined to over-race in the middle stages of the event and having to check off heels at the 900m when tightened for room.
PREEMTIVE (L Neindorf) – Commenced awkwardly losing some ground.
QUE PASA (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
DREAM PASSENGER (W Davis) – Rolled outwards slightly off the rails at the 900m.
NINE CIRCLES (F Bergstrand) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and momentarily crowded for room. Raced wide throughout.
General: Stewards opened an inquiry into an incident that occurred at the 900m when PAOLO lost ground. Evidence was taken from W Davis (DREAM PASSENGER) and L Crow (PAOLO). It was established that leading up to this point PAOLO was over racing and whilst its rider had taken hold, the gelding was then tightened for room and lost ground when DREAM PASSENGER shifted outwards. Stewards reprimanded jockey W Davis for careless riding under AR131(a) as they were of the opinion that the shift of his mount was not the sole cause of the interference considering the racing manner of PAOLO.
1ST TOFFIATO 2ND LITTLE HEATH 3RD DREAM PASSENGER
Race 6 Perks Handicap 1100 metres
HALOGEM (W Kerford) – Slow into stride.
NEXT GENERATION (L Crow) – Slow into stride. Raced wide throughout.
MRS YARGI (S Tsaikos) – Inclined to lay outwards rounding the home turn.
1ST HEART OF RED 2ND JONNY AKHATON 3RD THE HUMMEL
Race 7: Ladbrokes Back Yourself Handicap 1600 metres
OUR TICKETS (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly and raced wide throughout.
RIGHT HERE (F Bergstrand) – At the request of the rider, a veterinary examination of the mare was conducted and subsequently passed fit to start. Slow into stride and raced wide throughout.
LEDAYL KISS (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly and dipped slightly.
1ST CHOPSTICKS 2ND FINALS TIME 3RD LEDAYL KISS
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: WAYANKA, PYXIS, BLACK RANGE, THE MAILMAN, TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA, BETH ROSE, NINE CIRCLES, LEDYAL KISS
Suspensions – Nil
Race 5 W Davis AR131 (careless riding)
Race 1 CADMAN 1st time bleeder (3 months)
R Vigar $100 AR 232 Disobeying a directive of the Stewards
L Neindorf $300 AR 218 Using his mobile phone in the vicinity of the scales area.