Darwin Turf Club: 17/06/2020
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, S Copelin, P Carrol, S O’Brien (Deputy), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards), D Garnham (Clerk of Scales),
Stable Compliance: R Hamilton, D Hensler, P Carrol, S O’Brien
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 8
Number of Runners: 69
Stakes Paid: $151,000
Race 1: 0-70 1300m
PASEETO (J Todd) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that whilst the gelding felt sound it was uncomfortable in its action and continually changed strides in running. He stated his mount was under pressure approaching the 600m. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have an elevated heart rate and it was noted to have coughed on several occasions after the event.
ISLE OF LIGHT (D Morgan) – Raced wide on straightening.
LORD SMEDLEY (P Denton) – A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
1ST PRINCE PLANET 2ND DON’T WAIT 3RD WEAPON
Race 2: 3YO CL6 1300m
Stewards interviewed trainer T Halter in relation to her riding instructions as her stable had multiple runners in this event.
TESTINO – (P Denton)
SUPERHOMBRE (P Shiers) – Crowded at the start. The gelding attempted to buck for several strides shortly after the start and then raced ungenerously through the early and middle stages. Rider reported that his saddle had shifted in running. A warning will be placed on the geldings’ racing manners in this regard.
ESCONDIDO (K Gladwin) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST ESCONDIDIO 2ND TESTINO 3RD DEFENCE ATTORNEY
Race 3: 0-58 1200m
BLACK HAZE (K Gladwin) – Commenced awkwardly.
BON AIRE (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly.
MR BOOMJANGELS (P Shiers) – Commenced awkwardly and lost ground.
SHANGHAI SHAKER (D Morgan) – Raced wide throughout.
ABITAZAR (P Denton) – Returned having bled from both nostrils. Trainer L Walling-Denton was advised that as the gelding had previously bled on 7 December, 2019 it is now ineligible to race again in accordance with AR79(6).
1ST THE TROOPER 2ND CHOICE APPROACH 3RD TOORAK ROAD
Race 4: 0-64 1100m
ARTIE STOKER (D Morgan) – Slow into stride. Improved into restricted room leaving the 1000m.
IMA PUPPET (P Shiers) – Raced wide throughout.
VIETTI (W Davis) – Crowded shortly after the start. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
General – Stewards inquired into reason for ARTIE STOKER (D Morgan) racing in restricted room to the inside of GOOD TO BE GREAT (K Gladwin) approaching the first turn. Apprentice D Morgan advised that had been instructed to take up a forward position and after being slow into stride he rode his mount along vigorously to improve inside GOOD TO BE GREAT. He acknowledged that there was only a marginal run to the inside of that gelding but as he fired his mount up he then felt obliged to attempt to maintain his position in running. This resulted in his mount being inconvenienced when racing in restricted room between the 1000m and 700m. Apprentice D Morgan agreed with the Stewards that he had erred in the circumstances and was therefore admonished and advised to show more care in similar circumstances.
1ST TWILIGHT MANEUVER 2ND IMA PUPPET 3RD RHYTHMICAL
Race 5: Maiden 1000m
KOWLOON KID (K Gladwin) – Bumped heavily at the start.
SALTITO (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner and unbalanced at the 900m.
WICKED ALIBI (P Shiers) – Bumped inwards at the start.
ESKARA (T Treichel) – Raced wide throughout.
TREDICI (J Todd) - Raced wide throughout.
HEADBELLS (D Morgan) – Slow into stride and crowded shortly after the start.
TOTAL FAITH (V Arnott) – Veered inwards and bumped heavily at the start. Bumped by another runner at the 900m.
1ST KOWLOON KID 2ND BELLA RUBINO 3RD SALTITO
Race 6: Bernborough Club Cup 1000m
CAPTAIN PUNCH (J Todd) – Returned after the race with blood in the left nostril. Trainer G Clarke was advised that the gelding must gallop satisfactorily in the presence of a Steward prior to racing again in accordance with AR79.
GOLDEN DICE (T Treichel) - Raced wide throughout
FLYING TORMENTA (W Davis) – Slow into stride.
1ST CAPTAIN PUNCH 2ND THE CAPTAIN 3RD ROCKATOMIC
Race 7: 0-58 1600m
Stewards interviewed trainer C Pollard in relation to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in this event.
ISLAND DANCER (P Denton) underwent a veterinary examination at the request of the rider and was subsequently found to be lame in the near fore. The gelding was subsequently withdrawn by the Stewards at 4.54pm and the following deductions were applicable to all successful bets placed prior to the scratching time.
THE AUDITOR 14c Win 13c Place
COUNT OF ESSEX 7c Place
IRON CURTAIN 20c Place
Trainer K Hickmott was advised that he must present a veterinary clearance for the gelding prior to racing again.
DUNKIRK (D Morgan) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Lay outwards and over reacted by veering outwards near the 1400m bumping heavily with another runner and became unbalanced.
IRON CURTAIN (J Todd) – Bumped at the start. Contacted heavily on the hindquarters by another runner and became unbalanced near the 1400m.
MEDAGLIA VELOCE (V Arnott) – Crowded and steadied near the 1400m.
FORT NECESSITY (B Huppatz) – Hampered near the 1400m.
General – Stewards inquired into any incident involving multiple runners in the run to the first turn. It was established that near the 1400m DUNKIRK (D Morgan) when laying out slightly, veered outwards and bumped heavily with the hindquarters of IRON CURTAIN (J Todd). This resulted in both runners becoming unbalanced and losing ground. As a result MEDAGLIA VELOCE (V Arnott) and FORT NECESSITY (B Huppatz) which were following were both hampered as a result. A shift inwards from BLAZE OF GLORY (T Treichel) which was racing to the outside of these runners and going forward contributed to this incident. Whilst Stewards were satisfied that the racing manner of DUNKIRK was the major contributing factor in this interference, Jockey T Treichel was also advised to be fully clear when shifting ground in similar circumstances.
1ST THE AUDITOR 2ND COUNT OF ESSEX 3RD IRON CURTAIN
Race 8: 0-58 1600m
As jockey R Vigar was indisposed he was replaced as the rider of GO WALLY by jockey T Treichel. Stewards interviewed trainer C Pollard in relation to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in this event.
WICKED RHYTHM (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Raced wide throughout.
PERPETUITY (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly.
GO WALLY (T Treichel) – Commenced awkwardly and lost ground. Raced wide throughout.
PIVOT (D Morgan) – Bumped at the start.
1ST TACITURN 2ND BIG JUAN 3RD BILLET DOUX
Swab samples were taken from all winners. Pre-race samples were taken from ISLE OF LIGHT, LORD SMEDLEY, WEAPON, SUPERHOMBRE, COMOGLI, CHOICE APPROACH, GRINZINGER BREW, ABITIZAR, ARTIE STOKER, VIETTI, KOWLOON KID, BELLA RUBINO, ROCKATOMIC, WICKED RHYTHM & BIG JUAN
Race 4 – Trainer T Halter for neglecting to advise of a plating change for CULZEAN AR106(2)
Embargos & Warnings
Race 2 – SUPERHOMBRE attempted to buck after the start (warning)
Race 3 – ABITIZAR bled both nostrils (2nd time) ineligible to race
Race 6 – CAPTAIN PUNCH bled one nostril (gallop required to race again)
Race 7 – ISLAND DANCER lame near fore (vet clearance required)
Chairman of Stewards