Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 12/10/2019
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), D Hensler, M Hurley, W Preston
Assistants to the Stewards: N Westover
Clerk of the Scales: D Hensler
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum/L Lysaght
Number of runners: 45
Stakes paid: $ 83,000
General: Apprentice W Peel was indisposed for todays meeting due to a flight delay and the following rider changes were approved.
Race 2 HEART OF RED L Crow
Race 3 THE MAILMAN W Kerford
Race 4 SORRY I AM RAZOR W Davis
Race 5 SNIP ‘N’ STARE W Davis
Race 1 Congratulations Mr & Mrs Gardner Handicap 1400 metres
HILLBILLY RICH (F Bergstrand) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
AMERICAN STAR (L Crow) – Fractious in the barriers. Bumped with another runner on jumping.
VON MYSTIC (D Morgan) – Steadied off heels into the first turn.
RHYTHM OF CUBA (S Tsaikos) – Bounded on jumping unbalancing its rider and losing ground. Raced wide in the early and middle stages of the event.
RAKITIKI (L Neindorf) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST MOOT 2ND REGAL EAGLE 3RD WAYANKA
Race 2: Ladbrokes Cash Out Early Handicap 1200 metres
NORDIC ECLIPSE was a late withdrawal at 1:46 pm on veterinary advice after a mishap when being unloaded off the float when arriving on course and sustaining an injury to the right hip and found to be lame to the off-side hind leg.
Trainer advised that prior to that gelding again starting in a race, a veterinary certificate of soundness satisfactory to the Stewards must be produced.
TRYSTOFF (D Morgan) – Slow into stride bumping with another runner.
LUCK’S A CHANCE (B Davis) – Knuckled on jumping and raced wide throughout.
HOPE YA DON’T MIND (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner. Inclined to race a little erratic in the early stages shifting outwards abruptly.
CRYSTAL QUEEN (F Bergstrand) – Lost some ground at the 200m after its rider took hold. Rider advised that she had attempted a run along the rails to the inside of a runner when her mount was reluctant to go there and baulked losing some ground.
1ST TRYSTOFF 2ND HEART OF RED 3RD URBAN BOURBON
Race 3: Helloworld Travel Handicap 1200 metres
MANHATTAN SPIRIT (R Vigar) – Fractious in the barriers.
KUMMERLINGS (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner at the 250m.
REMODIFY (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
THE MAILMAN (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Shifted outwards at the 250m bumping with another runner.
DREAM PASSENGER (W Davis) – Steadied off heels at the 850m when racing forward. Inconvenienced for clear running at the 250m.
PREEMPTIVE (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly on jumping and attempted to buck. Raced wide throughout with no cover. Trainer advised that a warning had been placed on the gelding and a similar occurrence may result in some action being taken. After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
OUR BARTY (D Morgan) – Fractious in the barriers.
1ST DREAM PASSENGER 2ND MANHATTAN SPIRIT 3RD NONE SO BRIGHT
Race 4: Centralian Advocate Handicap 1100 metres
TOMAHAWK LAD (L Crow) – Inconvenienced for clear running at the 500m.
MADAM ST CLAIR (L Neindorf) – Held up for clear running at the 400m.
DELIGHTFUL SPIRIT (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
SORRY I AM RAZOR (W Davis) – Bumped with another runner.
TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA (B Huppatz) – Raced wide throughout the event.
1ST EXACTING 2ND MADAM ST CLAIR 3RD DELIGHTFUL SPIRIT
Race 5: B&S Home Timber & Hardware Handicap 1100 metres
CHOPSTICKS (D Morgan) – Leapt in the air on jumping losing some ground.
KENNETH (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
EQUIAMICO (L Neindorf) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped with another runner. After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
PAUSINI (L Crow) – Raced wide throughout the event.
1ST LISA 2ND CHOPSTICKS 3RD HARRY HELLRAISER
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: RAKATIKI, CRYSTAL QUEEN, KUMMERLINGS, EXACTING, EQUIAMICO
Suspensions – Nil
Race 3 PREEMPTIVE
Reprimands – Nil
Race 2 NORDIC ECLIPSE Veterinary clearance
Fines – Nil