Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 07/03/2020
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), D Hensler, M Hurley, W Preston,
Assistants to the Stewards: K Norvilas
Clerk of the Scales: J Floreani
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum/C Walsh
Number of runners: 40
Stakes paid: $ 84,500
Race 1 Royal Flying Doctor Handicap 1200 metres
SIR GARFIELD (D Morgan) – Slow into stride. Inclined to lay outwards in running and as a result raced wide throughout. A subsequent veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
DENATIN (T Treichel) – Bumped with another runner on several occasions from the 150m.
AGGRESSION (W Peel) – Inclined to lay outwards throughout the event.
ARTISTIC FOCUS (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner, losing some ground.
CLEESE (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Shifted outwards for clear running at the 150m bumping with another runner on several occasions and subsequently tightened for room shortly after.
KNIGHT’S HELMET (P Denton) – Commenced awkwardly.
General: Stewards interviewed L Crow (CLEESE) in regards to her becoming inconvenienced for clear running from the 150m. It was established that at the 150m, L Crow elected to shift outwards to angle for a run between runners, and in doing so, placed herself into restricted room. Stewards were of the view that L Crow was able to maintain a run to her inside of those runners which would have given her clear running at that point. Whilst Stewards took no further action, she was reminded of her obligations to ensure that she does not place herself in a position were interference may result posing a danger to herself and other riders.
1ST BLAZING BULLET 2ND DENATIN 3RD CLEESE
Race 2: Darwin Horse Floats Handicap 1100 metres
JAILHOUSE ROCK (T Treichel) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
PREEMPTIVE (D Morgan) – Commenced awkwardly getting its head up and unbalancing its rider. Raced wide throughout.
CHOPSTICKS (J Todd) – Slow into stride.
EVIL DREAMS (P Denton) – Despite being ridden hard early, failed to muster early speed and raced wide throughout.
THE TROOPER (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
AWESOME MO (W Peel) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
General: Stewards questioned D Morgan in regards to the unplaced performance of his mount PREEMPTIVE. Rider advised that after his mount commenced awkwardly, he became unbalanced and the gelding reacted by getting its head up and consequently lost considerable ground. He further explained that he then elected to shift wide on the track to stay out of the kickback and despite his efforts the gelding continued to race in a rearward position and made up only moderate ground in the straight. Trainer S Westover advised that the gelding will now be sent for a spell.
1ST THE TROOPER 2ND AWESOME MO 3RD CHOPSTICKS
Race 3: Sun 969 Benchmark 76 1100 metres
Stewards interviewed trainer L Whittle in relation to the riding instructions she intended to issue bearing in mind she had multiple runners in this event.
LOCK THE DOORS (D Morgan) – Inclined to lay outwards under pressure down the length of the straight.
LIVE FAST (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
GOLDEN DICE (T Treichel) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
MAUDY (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
MOSSBELLE (C Hunter) – Commenced a little awkwardly. Race wide from the 650m.
1ST GOLDEN DICE 2ND MAYDY 3RD LOCK THE DOORS
Race 4: Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap 1100 metres
FINAL CHANCE declared a late scratching at 3:29pm by order of the Stewards after refusing to load. Trainer L Whittle was advised that prior to again starting in a race, the gelding must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards, and load in a timely manner.
LIT declared a late scratching at 3:30pm by order of the Stewards after refusing to load. Trainer K Lamprecht was advised that prior to again starting in a race, the filly must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards, and load in a timely manner.
As there was no book-maker on course, no deductions were applicable with these scratchings.
OOPSA DAISY (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
DESERT LASS (L Crow) – Slow into stride.
AIR BLAZER (C Hunter) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
TOTALLY JUSTIFIED (T Treichel) – Commenced awkwardly and shifted out abruptly shortly after.
1ST ARROGANT MISS 2ND SOLDIEROFTHEBRAVE 3RD AIR BLAZER
Race 5: Pepperjack Shiraz Handicap 1400 metres
DOON BUGGY (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide throughout.
ALVIN PURPLE (C Hunter) – Underwent a veterinary examination prior to the event after trainer advised the gelding had hit its head before arriving on-course and was subsequently passed fit to race. Fractious in the barriers commencing slow into stride.
TIGER TRAP (T Treichel) – Fractious in the barriers and knuckled on jumping.
DUVET (W Peel) – Fractious in the barriers.
WINGARD (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
1ST TIGER TRAP 2ND WINGARD 3RD DAISLEY
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: SIR GARFIELD, ALVIN PURPLE, SOLDIEROFTHEBRAVE, MOSSBELLE, THE TROOPER
Suspensions – Nil
Race 4 AUSBRED WAAWOR reluctant to go to the barriers in a timely manner.
Reprimands – Nil
Race 4 FINAL CHANCE barrier trial (refusing to load)
Race 4 LIT barrier trial (refusing to load)
Race 5 Apprentice W Peel was fined $200 for negligence in weighing out without irons
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