Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 29/02/2020
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, W Preston, R Hamilton
Assistants to the Stewards: K Norvilas
Clerk of the Scales: J Floreani
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum/C Walsh
Number of runners: 45
Stakes paid: $ 100,000
Race 1 Welcome Home Isabella Young Handicap 1200 metres
BLACK RANGE (R Vigar) – Slow into stride.
MODERNA’S ARROW (S Tsaikos) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
RADIO ROOM (D Morgan) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner. Inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 150m.
STRYKING ASSASSIN (C Hunter) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Raced wide throughout.
1ST MODERNA’S ARROW 2ND KING CRAB 3RD BLACK RANGE
Race 2: JJ Richards Handicap Div 1 1100 metres
This race was delayed several minutes due to the tractor being slow off the track.
FEDERAL COURT declared a late scratching at 2:18pm by order of the Stewards after refusing to load. Trainer J Bell was advised that prior to that gelding again starting in a race, it must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards with the emphasis on loading in a timely manner.
As there was no book-maker on course, no deductions were applicable.
RHYTHMICAL (B Huppatz) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
OUR TICKETS (L Crow) – Slow into stride.
DON’T DARE ASK (S Tsaikos) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST BLAZING BULLET 2ND ARTISTIC FOCUS 3RD RHYTHMICAL
Race 3: Gillen Club Handicap Div 2 1100 metres
YULARA DRIVE (C Hunter) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
TIGER TRAP (T Treichel) – Raced wide throughout.
INNOCENT TONY (B Huppatz) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure at the top of the straight.
SABAI SABAI (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. On returning to scale, was found to have bled from both nostrils. Trainer K Petrick was advised of her obligations under AR79(4)(a)(b). Ms Petrick advised that the mare will now be retired from racing.
LUNCH MONEY (J Todd) – Slow into stride bumping with another runner.
NINE CIRCLES (L Crow) – Slow into stride.
1ST TIGER TRAP 2ND INNOCENT TONY 3RD LUNCH MONEY
Race 4: Peter Kittle Motor Company Handicap 1000 metres
The start of this event was delayed several minutes after S Tsaikos was kicked by his mount after he dismounted to resaddle. After being examined by medical officers, he was cleared to ride.
B Huppatz replaced R Vigar (indisposed) as the rider of HUSSON PARK.
LOCK THE DOORS (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
GOLDEN DICE (T Treichel) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
HUSSON PARK (B Huppatz) – Raced wide throughout.
TOMAHAWK LAD (S Tsaikos) – On arriving at the barriers, had to be resaddled. Knuckled slightly on jumping and steadied off heels shortly after when inconvenienced for room between runners.
Correct weight for this event was delayed after the rider of the 5th placegetter S Tsaikos requested to view the head on footage at the start. After viewing the footage, correct weight was declared.
1ST GOLDEN DICE 2ND THAT’S JUSTIFIED 3RD LOCK THE DOORS
Race 5: Sky Racing Handicap 1600 metres
GRAB FOR POWER (W Kerford) – Shifted inwards under pressure at the 150m bumping with another runner.
ESCALTOR (C Hunter) – Slow into stride losing ground and inclined to race ungenerously into the first turn.
THE STAR LEGEND (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner at the 150m.
WINGARD (D Morgan) – Commenced a little awkwardly and raced wide throughout.
OLIVARES (B Huppatz) – Slow into stride losing ground.
1ST GRAB FOR POWER 2ND THE STAR LEGAND 3RD ZAP
Race 6: Ladbrokes Cup Carnival – 3 May Handicap 1400 metres
T Treichel replace R Vigar (indisposed) as the rider of AMERICAN STAR.
ASH GREY (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
WAYANKA (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
AMERICAN STAR (T Treichel) – Fractious in the barriers.
FLYING TORMENTA (C Hunter) – Fractious in the barriers. Commenced awkwardly.
General: Stewards questioned apprentice D Morgan in regards to his riding instructions on WAYANKA in particular from the 600m. Stewards were of the view that commencing a run 3 wide from the 600m may have been detrimental to that gelding finishing stronger to the line. Apprentice Morgan explained that his instructions were to go forward and at the 600m he felt the gelding was travelling well enough to improve to the lead. Whilst Stewards accepted his explanation, he was advised that no matter how well a horse is travelling in a race, taking off that far from home has its risks and that he should utilize patience when travelling well in a race.
1ST ALLSPICE 2ND WAYANKA 3RD FLYING TORMENTA
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: RADIO ROOM, DON’T DARE ASK, YULARA DRIVE, TOMAHAWK LAD, THE STAR LEGAND, WAYANKA
Suspensions – Nil
Reprimands – Nil
Race 3 SABAI SABAI bled both nostrils (first time)
Trainer C Cooke $100 ASTC Regulation 11.9 untethered dog on track during meeting.
Alice Springs Chief Steward