Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 04/04/2020
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), D Hensler, M Hurley, W Preston, R Hamilton
Deputy Steward: S Earls
Clerk of the Scales: D Hensler
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum/C Walsh
Number of runners: 66
Stakes paid: $ 123,500
Race 1 Royal Flying Doctor Service Handicap 1200 metres
THE TROOPER declared a late scratching at 1:20pm on veterinary advice after sustaining a superficial wound to the top of his head when in the barriers. Trainer K Lamprecht was advised that prior to the gelding starting in a race he must produce a veterinary certificate of soundness satisfactory to the Stewards.
As there was no on course book-maker, no deductions were applicable.
MODERNA’S ARROW (S Tsaikos) – Commenced a little awkwardly. Rider advised of his obligations to ensure he rides his mounts out to the end of the race.
SAMIYOMAR (W Kerford) – Raced wide throughout and began to yield ground from the 800m. Rider could offer no explanation to its disappointing performance. Trainer M Nyhan advised that the gelding can be temperamental in training which may have affected the performance today when backing up within 7 days. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
DONE RIGHT (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
KUMMERLINGS (B Huppatz) – Slow into stride.
CARRIE ANN (C Hunter) – Commenced awkwardly.
REMODIFY (K Gladwin) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Inconvenienced for room at the 1100m clipping heels and dipping slightly.
GUESS SO (W Davis) – Unruly in the mounting yard dislodging its rider. As a result the mare underwent a veterinary examination upon arriving at the barriers and was passed fit to start. Trainer J Gleeson was advised that a warning has been placed on the mare and a similar occurrence may result in some action being taken.
1ST KUMMERLINGS 2ND MODERNA’S ARROW 3RD LIGHTSONTHEHARBOUR
Race 2: Yeperenye Shopping Centre Handicap 1200 metres
SILENT ICE (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
HENRY LAD (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide throughout.
NIC NAC (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
DUVET (W Kerford) – Reared on jumping losing some ground and raced wide throughout.
KNIGHT’S HELMET (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Inclined to lay outwards under pressure rounding the home turn.
1ST BLAZING BULLET 2ND SILENT ICE 3RD NIC NAC
Race 3: Sky Racing Handicap 1100 metres
HURRY HOME HARRY (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
NEXT GENERATION (S Tsaikos) – Failed to muster early speed and raced wide throughout.
ARRIBA (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
MADAM ST CLAIR (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide throughout.
VALENCIANO (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Held up for clear running at the top of the straight. Commenced to shift outwards nearing the finish to obtain clear running.
ARTISTIC FOCUS (T Treichel) – Taken outwards by another runner close to the finish bumping with another runner.
SHOAL RIVER (W Davis) – Slow into stride. Steadied off heels close to the finish.
General: Stewards reprimanded R Vigar (VALENCIANO) for careless riding under AR131(a) for angling his mount outwards nearing the finish to obtain clear running and in doing so took ARTISTIC FOCUS outwards onto SHOAL RIVER which had to steady off heels.
1ST HURRY HOME HARRY 2ND DIVISIONAL 3RD MADAM ST CLAIR
Race 4: Ladbrokes Benchmark 76 1000 metres
SUPER BRYAN (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly.
TRYSTOFF (D Morgan) – Lay outwards rounding the home turn.
LIVE FAST (P Denton) – Commenced awkwardly.
ARROGANT MISS (C Hunter) – Slow to muster early speed.
1ST GOLDEN DICE 2ND LOCK THE DOORS 3RD EIGHTEEN BOMBERS
Race 5: Seppelt Wines Handicap 1600 metres
FLYING TORMENTA (C Hunter) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
BLACK RANGE (B Huppatz) – Inclined to race keenly in the early stages of the event. Inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 150m.
OLIVARES (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
1ST BLACK RANGE 2ND JAVA 3RD MAZZARO
Race 6: Colemans Printing Handicap 1400 metres
BIT OF A FLIRT declared a late scratching at 4:22pm by order of the Stewards after refusing to proceed to the barriers. Trainer advised that prior to again starting in a race, it must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards with the emphasis being on proceeding to the barriers in a timely manner.
As there was no on-course book-maker, no deductions were applicable.
FINAL HEARING (K Gladwin) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
BAR GEM (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
HILLBILLY RICH (J Todd) – Despite the urgings of its rider, failed to muster early speed.
DAISLEY (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
SOLARCRAFT (S Tsaikos) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
1ST FINAL HEARING 2ND DAISLEY 3RD BAR GEM
Race 7: Red Centre Technology 3YO Handicap 1400m
Stewards interviewed trainer L Gillett in relation to the riding instructions she intended to issue her riders bearing in mind she had multiple runners in this event.
KALMAR (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly bumping heavily with another runner and bumped again shortly after becoming unbalanced.
MILITARY ROAD (K Gladwin) – Bumped heavily with another runner on jumping.
CARRIBBEAN KISSES (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on several occasions on jumping.
DESERT LASS (L Crow) – Slow into stride and raced wide throughout.
LUNCH SESSION (T Treichel) – Knuckled on jumping and bumped with another runner before being tightened for room between runners bumping again on several occasions.
THE FUTURE KING (JD Morgan) – Commenced awkwardly and tightened between runners for some distance after jumping bumping with these runners on several occasions.
AIR BLAZER (C Hunter) - Bumped with another runner on jumping.
D’LIVA (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly shifting in abruptly bumping with another runner on several occasions.
1ST SHIFT THE RISK 2ND MILITARY ROAD 3RD SOLDIEROFTHEBRAVE
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: THE FUTURE KING, THE TROOPER, HURRY HOME HARRY, SILENT ICE, SUPER BRYAN, MAZZARO, AMERICAN STAR
Race 1 GUESS SO (unruly in the mounting yard dislodging its rider)
Race 1 Jockey S Tsaikos (whip breach) AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 3 Jockey R Vigar (careless riding) AR131(a)
Race 1 THE TROOPER (veterinary clearance)
Race 6 BIT OF A FLIRT (barrier trial)
Race 2 Jockey S Tsaikos $200 (whip breach) AR 132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 5 Jockey R Vigar $100 (weighing in in excess of half kilo) AR211
Jockey R Vigar $100 (failing to comply with a direction and arriving late to the saddling enclosure) AR232
Stable hand TJ Huish $100 (improper conduct) AR228
Alice Springs Chief Steward