Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 15/03/2020
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: 48
Stakes paid: $ 113,500
Race 1 First National Framptons Benchmark 76 1200 metres
ASH GREY declared a late scratching 1:28pm on veterinary advice after being found to be lame in the off hind leg. Trainer L Gillett was advised that prior to that gelding again starting in a race, a veterinary certificate satisfactory to the Stewards, must be produced.
As there was no book-maker on course, no deductions were applicable.
WAYANKA (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Commenced to race wide from the 950m.
PERESSINI (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
MAUDY (J Todd) – Slow into stride.
HUSSON PARK (B Huppatz) – Slow into stride.
1ST MAUDY 2ND PERESSINI 3RD HUSSON PARK
Race 2: Hahn Superdry Benchmark 54 1200 metres
STEPHENSTIHLS (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly. Raced wide throughout and bumped with another runner on several occasions approaching the 600m.
NIC NAC (S Tsaikos) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
INNOCENT TONY (B Huppatz) – Knuckled on jumping. Bumped with another runner on several occasions approaching the 600m.
LUNCH MONEY (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
QUE PASA (L Crow) – Slow into stride.
1ST KYD ROCK 2ND NIC NAC 3RD MADAM ST CLAIR
Race 3: Canadian Club & Dry Handicap 1100 metres
SHINING MANE declared a late scratching at 2:08 on veterinary advice after sustaining a laceration to its off hind leg after a mishap in the day stalls.
As there was no book maker on course, no deductions were applicable.
REGAL EAGLE (P Denton) – Slow into stride.
RAZOR TIME (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly momentarily unbalancing its rider and losing some ground. Rider advised that after commencing awkwardly, his mount was reluctant to race truly when caught behind runners. A post- race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no abnormalities other than a small laceration to the off hind cannon bone.
TOMAHAWK LAD (S Tsaikos) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST BAR GEM 2ND CYCLONITE 3RD TOMAHAWK LAD
Race 4: Ladbrokes Cash Out Early Handicap 1000 metres
CAPTAIN CALIFORNIA (P Denton) – Fractious in the barriers and bumped with another runner on jumping.
EAGLE POINT (B Huppatz) – Fractious in the barriers.
GUARDIAN (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
SHOEL RIVER (C Hunter) – Commenced awkwardly losing some ground and raced wide throughout.
1ST GRANDE CASTAGNO 2ND VALENCIANO 3RD CAPTAIN CALIFORNIA
Race 5: Imparja Maiden Plate 1400 metres
DON’T DARE ASK (S Tsaikos) – Raced wide throughout.
SAMIYOMAR (W Kerford) – Fractious in the barriers.
GUESS SO (C Hunter) – Rider advised that the mare was inclined to lay outwards throughout the event. A post race veterinary examination of the mare failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
STROKE OF MAGIC (T Treichel) – Slow into stride.
1ST BLACK RANGE 2NE KING CRAB 3RD SAMIYOMAR
Race 6: SDA Plumbing St Patricks Day Cup 1600 metres
HILLGILLY RICH (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide throughout.
GRAB FOR POWER (W Kerford) – Knuckled on jumping.
MOMENTUM AMETHYST (P Denton) – Slow into stride.
DOON BUGGY (D Morgan) – Raced wide throughout.
THE STAR LEGEND (J Todd) – Rider dislodged at the 500m after his mount fell. The veterinarian advised that the gelding fell as a result of suffering a cardiac event and was subsequently humanely euthanized
OLIVARES (B Huppatz) - Bumped with another runner on jumping.
1ST SAFETY DANCE 2ND FLYING TORMENTA 3RD OLIVARES
All riders were breath tested for the detection of alcohol.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners and a post mortem sample from THE STAR LEGAND
Pre-race samples taken from: STROKE OF MAGIC, DOON BUGGY, GRANDE CASTAGNO, ASH GREY, STEPHENSTIHLS
Suspensions – Nil
Reprimands – Nil
Race 1 ASH GREY Veterinary certificate.
Race 4 Trainer E Wehr $100 (AR106) presenting her runner with the incorrect gear.
Race 5 Jockey T Treichel $100 (AR208) failing to weigh in when required.
Race 5 Jockey L Crow $200 (AR132)(7)(a)(ii) whip breach.
Alice Springs Chief Steward