Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 01/05/2020
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), D Hensler, R Hamilton, W Preston
Deputy Steward: S Earls
Clerk of the Scales: D Hensler
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum/C Walsh
Stable Inspections & Compliance: D Hensler, R Hamilton
Number of runners: 50
Stakes paid: $ 92,000
Race 1 Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap 1200m
EIGHTEEN BOMBERS (D Morgan) – Began to yield ground quickly down the straight. A post race veterinary inspection failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
BLAZING BULLET (T Treichel) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
LIVE FAST (P Denton) – Raced wide throughout with no cover.
ALCATRAN (P Shiers) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
CULZEAN (R Vigar) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 100m.
TOMMAHAWK LAD (S Tsaikos) – Raced wide throughout with no cover.
JONNY AKHTON (J Todd) – Slow into stride and failed to muster early speed and consequently raced well back throughout the event. A post-race veterinary inspection failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
HUSSON PARK (B Huppatz) – Slow into stride.
1ST BLAZING BULLET 2ND TORCHBEARER 3RD CULZEAN
Race 2: Lasseters Handicap 1200m
Stewards interviewed trainer L Gillett in regards to the riding instructions issued to her riders bearing in mind she had multiple runners.
NIC NAC (S Tsaikos) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
REGAL EAGLE (P Shiers) – Knuckled and crowded for room on jumping.
AURORA RISING (C Hunter) – Raced wide throughout.
AGGRESSION (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
CARRIE ANN (B Huppatz) – Raced wide throughout.
THE MAILMAN (W Davis) – Slow into stride.
1ST REGAL EAGLE 2ND ALVIN PURPLE 3RD RAZOR BEER
Race 3: TAB Maiden Plate 1100m
CRAZY SUSPECT - declared a late withdrawal at 1:10pm by order of the Stewards after its trainer G Lefoe advised that the gelding had sustained a superficial wound to its nose whilst in it’s yard resulting in some bleeding from its left nostril.
LIT - declared a late withdrawal at 3:51pm by order of the Stewards after refusing to load. Trainer K Lamprecht was advised that as the gelding has a previous record of being unable to load, it must now barrier trial on 2 occasions to the satisfaction of the Stewards with the emphasis on loading in a timely manner.
The start time of this this race was delayed by several minutes due to the efforts to load LIT into the barriers and the veterinary examination conducted on REYNARD. As there was no on-course book maker, no deductions were applicable.
REYNARD (W Kerford) – Underwent a veterinary examination after being fractious in the barriers and passed fit to start. Bumped with another runner on jumping.
GUARDIAN (Y Valenti) – Attempted to buck for several strides when shifting inwards shortly after jumping. Trainer L Whittle was advised by Stewards that a warning had been placed on that gelding and a similar occurrence may result in some action being taken.
LITTLE CHOO CHOO (P Denton) – Slow into stride.
SKILLED EMMA (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner on jumping and inclined to race greenly in the early stages of the event. After a disappointing performance, a veterinary inspection of the filly failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
AUSBRED WAAWOR (T Treichel) - Taken inwards by another runner shortly after jumping.
1ST TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA 2ND AUSBRED WAAWOR 3RD GUARDIAN
Race 4: Think Water Alice Springs Handicap 1600m
RECORDING TO WIN (W Davis) Commenced awkwardly.
D’LIVA (J Todd) – Steadied of heels when crowded for room into the first turn.
ULARARA (L Crow) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure from the 200m.
1ST PAGHMAN 2ND LUNCH SESSION 3RD ULARARA
Race 5: Holdfast Insurance Brokers Handicap 1600m
ARDIZZONE (J Todd) – Commenced to yield ground mid race. The gelding made a respiratory noise returning to the mounting enclosure. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities and the gelding recovered within normal parameters. Trainer G Clarke was of the opinion that the gelding may have got it’s tongue over the bit in running. As the gelding was an acceptor for race 4 on Sunday 3 May, 2020 G Clarke sought and was granted permission by the Stewards to add a tongue tie if he decided to back the gelding up for this meeting.
KYD ROCK (T Treichel) – Knuckled on jumping.
ESCALATOR (P Shiers) – Stood flat-footed when the gates opened losing ground.
SOLARCRAFT (D Morgan) – Crowded for room into the first turn and raced wide throughout.
BETTER THAN ELLE (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly.
OLIVARES (P Denton) – Slow into stride.
1ST RADIO ROOM 2ND ESCALATOR 3RD BETTER THAN ELLE
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: TOUCHBEARER, CLEESE, IAMELLE, VISAO & ARDIZZONE
Race 3 GUARDIAN – attempted to buck in the early stages
Race 3 LIT – refused to load and must pass 2 barrier trials.
Alice Springs Chief Steward