Darwin Turf Club: 19/10/2019
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, S Copelin, P Carrol, S O’Brien (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Stable Compliance: R Hamilton, S Copelin
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 47
Stakes Paid: $90,500
Race 1: 0-64 1300m
DUBAWI SNIPER (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout. Cast the near fore plate in running.
TWILIGHT MANEUVER (B Huppatz) – Under pressure prior to straightening and yielded ground from the 300m. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer C Pollard reported that the gelding had worked its tongue tie loose in the preliminary or during the event as it returned without this piece of gear and in his opinion as a consequence may have therefore choked down in running.
OMINOUS WARNING (W Davis) – Delayed the start after proving difficult to load. Became fractious in the barriers and reared lunging forward prior to the start. As this was the gelding’s first start after being required to barrier trial as a result of its barrier manners, trainer P Stennett was informed that the gelding must now pass in two consecutive barrier trials prior being permitted to race again.
General – Jockey W Davis (OMINOUS WARNING) was examined by the Paramedics following the race after reporting that he had injured his neck in the barriers. He was cleared to fulfil his remaining riding engagement in the final event.
1ST LET’S CELEBRATE 2ND HOWDEE 3RD ROSHERVILLE
Race 2: 0-70 1200m
ALASSAK (R Vigar) – Bumped at the start.
TUSCARORA (V Arnott) – Difficult to load. Bumped at the start. When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that the gelding was unsettled in the preliminary and was off the bit mid race and then lay inwards under pressure in the straight and yielded ground inside the final 200m. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding returned with an elevated heart rate.
ROUGHLY (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
PATRIA (B Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST MEAZZA 2ND ROUGHLY 3RD ALASSAK
Race 3: BM54 1100m
ANSINNA (W Davis) arrived on course with a swollen near hind fetlock and was declared a late scratching at 1.03pm. Trainer C Spry’s representative was advised that a veterinary clearance must be presented for the gelding prior to racing again.
FIRE N VICE (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST HATTAN MAN 2ND AMIGO MIO 3RD GOOD TO BE GREAT
Race 4: Class 2 1000m
AWESOME MO (F Bergstrand) was declared a late scratching at 3.05pm when the gelding was found to be lame in the near hind fetlock after receiving farrier attention for a shifted plate.
MR BOOMJANGLES (P Shiers) – Bumped at the start.
WORLD FORCE (V Arnott) – Bumped at the start. Shied at the running rail passing the 150m.
HAFU (P Denton) – Bumped heavily at the start.
1ST FORT NECESSITY 2ND NO ALIBI 3RD FORT NECESSITY
Race 5: 0-58 1600m
DUBAI’S GOT TALENT (V Arnott) – Lay outwards leaving 600m.
LADY SATAB (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout.
PRINCESS MARIBEL (P Denton) – Slow into stride.
LE BOSS (L Neindorf) – The gelding was cantankerous in the preliminary and had to have its tongue tie refitted in the mounting enclosure and again behind the barriers.
1ST SKALDAK 2ND DUBAI’S GOT TALENT 3RD DIVISIONAL
Swab samples were taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from HOWDEE, ALASSAK, LOOKATIM GO, FIRE ‘N’ VICE, NO ALIBI & MR BOOMJANGLES
Race 4 – Jockey B Huppatz fined $200 for a whip breach
Embargos & Warnings
Race 1 – OMINOUS WARNING – must pass 2 barrier trials due to barrier manners
Race 3 – ANSINNA – vet clearance required
Chairman of Stewards