Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 13/06/2020
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), D Hensler, M Hurley, W Preston
Deputy Steward: S Earls, B Souter
Assistant to the Stewards: K Norvilas
Clerk of the Scales: J Floreani
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum/C Walsh
Number of runners: 42
Stakes paid: $91,250
Race 1 Welcome Back To Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Handicap 1200m
ALVIN PURPLE (W Kerford) – Slow into stride and raced wide throughout.
MADAM ST CLAIR (J Todd) – Raced wide throughout.
MANHATTAN SPIRIT (T Treichel) – Inclined to lay outwards under pressure from the 150m.
IRON LOTUS (W Davis) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
DON’T DARE ASK (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly and raced wide throughout.
1ST REGAL EAGLE 2ND MANHATTAN SPIRIT 3RD RAZOR BEER
Race 2: BT Daley Painting Handicap 1100m
TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA (T Treichel) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner. Rider reported that in his opinion, the gelding raced in flat manner and did not finish off as anticipated. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have an elevated heart rate. Trainer J Carroll advised that in his opinion the gelding may have struggled under the big weight and would have a freshen up prior to resuming racing.
SAMIYOMAR (W Kerford) – Inclined to lay outwards under pressure over the concluding stages.
DELIGHTFUL SPIRIT (D Morgan) – Rounded the home turn a little awkwardly for several strides.
MADNESS INVALENCIA (J Todd) – Slow into stride and raced wide throughout the event.
1ST SNIP ‘N’ STARE 2ND WHITWORTH 3RD DELIGHTFUL SPIRIT
Race 3: Peter Kittle Motor Company Handicap 1100m
MODERNA’S ARROW (J Todd) – Raced wide throughout.
DUKE OF HEARTS (R Vigar) – Rider was questioned regarding his lack of vigour in riding his mount out over the concluding stages. He explained that he felt he had the field covered in the straight given the margin he was leading by and elected to reduce his level of vigour over the final stages and won by a half length. As the gelding had won the event, the rider was nonetheless reminded of his obligations to ride his mounts out to the end of the race and the consequences of being beaten in similar circumstances.
EAGLE POINT (T Treichel) – Slow into stride.
WEDGEBROOK (D Morgan) – Commenced awkwardly.
1ST DUKE OF HEARTS 2ND MODERNA’S ARROW 3RD WEDGEBROOK
Race 4: millerymarket.com Handicap 1000m
TIGER TRAP declared a late scratching at 3:48pm on veterinary advice after a mishap in the barriers. Stable foreperson Ms L Edwards advised the gelding will be sent for a spell.
As there was no book-maker on-course, no deductions were applicable.
BLAZING BULLET (P Denton) – Slow into stride.
SILENT ICE (D Morgan) – After a disappointing performance, a subsequent veterinary examination found the gelding to be slightly lame in the near knee. Trainer R Bell was advised that prior to the gelding again starting in a trial or race he must produce a veterinary certificate of fitness satisfactory to the Stewards.
LIVE FAST (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST EIGHTEEN BOMBERS 2ND BLAZING BULLET 3RD LIVE FAST
Race 5: Ladbrokes Handicap
THAT’S JUSTIFIED (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
ALLSPICE (T Treichel) – Raced wide into the first turn.
TOMAHAWK LAD (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
DOON BUGGY (J Todd) – Raced wide into the home straight and down the length of the straight.
General: Trainer S Robbins (TOMAHAWK LAD) was questioned as to the riding instructions she gave to her rider given that the gelding’s usual racing pattern is to lead in races opposed to today when it raced well back in the field. S Robbins explained that their intention today was to lead but after the gelding failed to muster early speed, it found itself behind runners unable to obtain a forward position early. Stewards accepted this explanation.
1ST EXONERATE 2ND THAT’S JUSTIFIED 3RD ALLSPICE
Race 6: Members Free $100 Credit Offer Handicap
Stewards interviewed trainer G Connor in relation to the riding instructions he intended to issue as his stable had multiple runners in the event.
SOLARCRAFT (D Morgan) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner and raced wide throughout.
WINGARD (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
CARRIE ANN (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
QUE PASA (W Davis) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
1ST RADIO ROOM 2ND REAL ROYAL 3RD BRAZILLIANT
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: NORIAYGA, DELIGHTFUL SPIRIT, DUKE OF HEARTS, KING KAZOU, TOMAHAWK LAD, CARRIE ANN
Suspensions - Nil
Warnings - Nil
Race 4 SILENT ICE veterinary certificate
Fines - Nil
Alice Springs Chief Steward