Darwin Turf Club: 27/03/2020
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: P Carrol, S Copelin
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 37
Stakes Paid: $98,000
Race 1: 0-64 1300m
TWILIGHT MANEUVER (B Huppatz) – Scrambled at the start and rider reported his saddle shifted slightly in this incident. Raced wide throughout.
CULZEAN (P Shiers) – Rider was reprimanded for failing to ride his mount out to the end of the race. In issuing this penalty Stewards were satisfied his actions had not affected his mount finishing in third place.
TAIPEI DANCER (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly.
PRINCESS LEAH (B Davis) – Bounded at the start.
ELYSIA (J Todd) – A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the near hind leg. Trainer K Hickmott will be required to present a veterinary clearance for the mare prior to racing again.
1ST TREBLA 2ND PRINCESS LEAH 3RD CULZEAN
Race 2: 0-70 1200m
Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in relation to the riding instructions he intended to issue as his stable had multiple runners in the event.
KAPTAN APOLLO (K Gladwin) – Raced wide throughout.
TUSCARORA (V Arnott) – Proved difficult to load.
PATRIA (J Todd) – Slow into stride.
1ST VUNIVALU 2ND KAPTAN APOLLO 3RD TORCHBEARER
Race 3: Maiden 1100m
EXTOLMENT (J Todd) – Raced wide throughout.
SHANGHAI SHAKER (P Shiers) – Fractious prior to the start.
MONGELICA (C Spry) – Raced wide throughout.
TOTAL FAITH (V Arnott) – Knuckled at the start.
1ST EXTOLMENT 2ND SHANGHAI SHAKER 3RD TOTAL FAITH
Race 4: BMNT 1600m
At the request of SKY channel the start time of this event was amended to 5.04pm.
PINZU (B Huppatz) – Raced wide from the 700m.
MAKIN’ THE GRADE (K Gladwin) – Fractious prior to the start. When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount had a tendency to lay out in running and was off the bit mid race and under pressure prior to straightening. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
CHARLIE CAT (V Arnott) – Slow into stride.
1ST HIGH COST 2ND PINZU 3RD CHARLIE CAT
Race 5: BM54 1600m
At the request of SKY channel the start time of this event was amended to 5.34pm.
ARDIZZONE (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
VISAO (K Gladwin) – Commenced awkwardly.
THE AUDITOR (K Gladwin) – Bumped at the start. Carried inwards and restrained near the 1500m.
COUNTRY COP (B Davis) – Scrambled at the start and bumped.
DUBAI’S GOT TALENT (V Arnott) – Bumped and unbalanced at the 1500m. Returned having bled from the off side nostril. Trainer J Manning was advised that the gelding must gallop satisfactorily in the presence of a Steward prior to racing again in accordance with AR79.
COUNT OF ESSEX (P Shiers) – Tightened for room and restrained near the 1500m. Raced in restricted room passing the 600m and then held up for clear running until leaving the 250m.
General – On inquiry jockey B Davis (COUNTRY COP) was found guilty of a charge of engaging in careless riding. The specifics were that approaching the 1500m he did fail to make sufficient effort to prevent his mount from shifting inwards when insufficiently clear resulting in THE AUDITOR (K Gladwin) being carried inwards and restrained and COUNT OF ESSEX (P Shiers) being tightened for room and restrained. B Davis had his license to ride in races suspended for 1 NT race meeting to expire after 4 April, 2020.
1ST ARDIZZONE 2ND COUNT OF ESSEX 3RD BORLUNG
Swab samples were taken from all winners and. Pre-race samples were taken from WARFACE, TUSCARORA, SHANGHAI SHAKER, MONGELICA, TACITURN & VISAO
Race 1 – Jockey P Shiers was reprimanded for failing to ride his mount out – AR131(b)
Race 5 – Jockey B Davis was suspended for 1 NT race meeting for careless riding – AR131(a)
Embargos & Warnings
Race 5 – DUBAI’S GOT TALENT bled off nostril must gallop satisfactorily over 1000m
Chairman of Stewards