Darwin Turf Club: 23/05/2020
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, S Copelin, P Carrol, S O’Brien, D Garnham (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Stable Compliance: R Hamilton, P Carrol, S Copelin
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 56
Stakes Paid: $113,000
Race 1: 0-58 1300m
Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in relation to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in this event.
BON AIRE (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
CALL ME LEGEND (T Treichel) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped heavily at the start. Returned with a laceration to the near hind pastern.
THE AUDITOR (K Gladwin) – Bumped at the start. Raced wide throughout.
FORT KNOX (J Todd) – Bumped at the start.
GO WALLY (R Vigar) – Bumped at the start.
1ST BLAZE OF GLORY 2ND COUNT OF ESSEX 3RD CALL ME LEGEND
Race 2: 0-64 1300m
PRINCE PLANET (T Treichel) – Bumped at the start.
TACITURN (J Todd) – Bumped at the start. When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount did not show any customary early pace and was hard ridden and off the bit in running and consequently under pressure prior to the home turn. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
TAIPEI DANCER (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
ULARARA (P Denton) – Commenced awkwardly.
1ST DON’T WAIT 2ND PRINCE PLANET 3RD LOOKING FOR YOU
Race 3: Class 2 1200m
DEFENCE ATTORNEY (P Shiers) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised after his mount commenced awkwardly and was bumped he had been unable to race in a prominent position as anticipated and the gelding then resented the kickback in running. A veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities but it was noted the gelding coughed post race.
ESCONDIDO (K Gladwin) – Raced wide for the majority.
IRON CURTAIN (C Hunter) – Bumped at the start.
MEDAGLIA VELOCE (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
FORT NECESSITY (B Huppatz) – Clipped heels and mistrode passing the 700m and became unbalanced when racing ungenerously near the 500m.
HEADBELLS (W Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
General – On inquiry it was established that approaching the 700m CLEESE (T Treichel) shifted out slightly when negotiating the turn and as a result FORT NECESSITY ( B Huppatz) which was following contacted heels and mistrode. Approaching the 500m FORT NECESSITY veered out when racing ungenerously and the rider became unbalanced. Jockey B Huppatz was of the opinion that the gelding may race more tractably with the addition of pacifiers and trainer C Pollard agreed.
1ST ESCONDIDO 2ND CLEESE 3RD EXTOLMENT
Race 4: 3YO BMNT 1100m
TESTINO (R Vigar) – Bumped by another runner and unbalanced at the 700m.
MIGHTY BEAU (K Gladwin) – Bumped another runner at the 700m.
AUTOCRATIC (J Todd) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount had travelled comfortably in running in the leading division but had been reluctant to let down when racing between runners in the home straight and therefore did not finish the race off as anticipated. Trainer G Clarke agreed with these comments and will consider a gear change for the gelding at its next race start.
1ST CRAZY LAD 2ND MIGHTY BEAU 3RD BLUE JEAN BABY
Race 5: Open 1100m
SUPER BRYAN (K Gladwin) – Steadied passing the 800m. Returned with a laceration to the off hind frog.
ALASSAK (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST HIGH COST 2ND CLEVER TOMMY 3RD SO STOIC
Race 6: BM54 1100m
BLACK HAZE (K Gladwin) – Bumped at the start. Following the unplaced performance a veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off fore. Trainer G Clarke was advised he must present a veterinary clearance for the gelding prior to racing again.
THE MONT (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout and lay outwards rounding the home turn. Returned having cast the off hind plate. As the gelding has lay outwards negotiating the home turn in consecutive starts, trainer T Halter was advised that a warning would now be placed on its racing manners. Trainer reported that she intends to add blinkers to the gelding’s gear for its next start.
DANCERS KIN (P Denton) – Dwelt at the start losing ground.
TORNADO OF SOULS (R Vigar) – Bumped at the start. Cast the off fore plate in running.
NO ALIBI (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
SHUDAPUTARINGONIT (P Shiers) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount travelled comfortably in running but was under immediate pressure at the 300m and did not finish the race off as anticipated. A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare had an elevated heart rate.
LISA – (T Treichel)
VALLESCO (B Huppatz) – Bumped at the start. Returned having bled from both nostrils. Trainer C Pollard was advised that the gelding must be cleared to race again after the mandatory 3 month period in accordance with AR79.
BIG JUAN (C Hunter) – Bumped at the start.
1ST TORNADO OF SOULS 2ND BIG JUAN 3RD LISA
Swab samples were taken from all winners. Pre-race samples were taken from BON AIRE, CAPTAIN CALIFORNIA, BLAZE OF GLORY, ROSHERVILLE, IMMUTABLE, FORT NECESSITY, KNIGHT’S HELMET, TESTINO, AUTOCRATIC, ALASSAK, BLACK HAZE & DANCER’S KIN.
Race 4 – Trainer G Clarke was fined $100 for negligence in the saddling of AUTOCRATIC
Embargos & Warnings
Race 6 – BLACK HAZE vet clearance required (lame off fore)
Race 6 – THE MONT warning for laying out on the home turn
Race 6 – VALLESECO bled 1st time
Chairman of Stewards