Darwin Turf Club: 15/04/2020
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: R Hamilton, D Hensler
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 4
Number of Runners: 24
Stakes Paid: $75,500
Race 1: BM54 1300m
The start time of this event was delayed several minutes due to a runner having to have a plate refitted behind the barriers.
THE AUDITOR (K Gladwin) – Raced wide throughout.
SO INSPIRING (J Todd) – Bounded at the start.
Race 2: Maiden 1300m
HAYDEN WILL DO (B Huppatz) – Bumped at the start.
CALL ME LEGEND (V Arnott) - Bumped at the start. Raced wide throughout.
HEADBELLS (W Davis) – Commenced to lay outwards from the 700m and then hung out considerably through the middle stages with the rider having difficulty negotiating the home turn. A post race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have an elevated heart rate. Trainer S Clarke was advised that the filly must compete satisfactorily in a barrier trial prior to racing again.
Race 3: 0-58 1100m
CURTAIN CALL (J Todd) was declared a late withdrawal at 2.40pm by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice when the gelding was found to be lame in the near fore. Trainer P Johnston was advised that he must present a veterinary clearance for the gelding prior to racing again.
PRINCE PLANET (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
IRON LOTUS (B Huppatz) – Bumped at the start.
Race 4: BMNT 1600m
LOTION (P Shiers) – Raced wide from the 700m.
KAPTAN APOLLO (J Todd) – Cast the off hind plate in running.
Swab samples were taken from all winners. Pre-race samples were taken from HAYDEN WILL DO, CALL ME LEGEND, MASTER EXPLODER, HEADBELLS, PRINCE PLANET & CURTAIN CALL
Race 3 – Jockey B Davis fined $200 for a whip breach
Embargos & Warnings
Race 2 HEADBELLS – hung out in running (barrier trial required)
Race 3 CURTAIN CALL – lame near fore (vet clearance required)
Chairman of Stewards