Katherine Turf Club: 15/08/2020
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, S Copelin, P Carrol (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 49
Stakes Paid: $116,780
Race 1: BM54 1300m
IMA PUPPET (P Shiers) – Raced wide throughout. Rider reported his mount did not appreciate the track surface.
WHITWORTH (P Denton) – Raced wide throughout.
MINT ON MOSELEY (J Todd) – Rider reported that after beginning well his mount then did not appreciate the track surface and in his opinion raced in a flat manner. Trainer E Steel advised the gelding would have be freshened prior to racing again.
1ST EL SICARIO 2ND ART OF MORE 3RD CHOICE APPROACH
Race 2: 0-58 1100m
THE MONT (V Arnott) – Shifted outwards under pressure over the final 100m.
LIBERTY’S TORCH (P Denton) – Commenced awkwardly. Lay outwards through the middle stages.
MY TRADITION (C Hunter) – Slow into stride.
1ST TOORAK ROAD 2ND THE MONT 3RD EOKALIO
Race 3: 0-70 1100m
HATTAN MAN (V Arnott) – Rider reported that after beginning well her mount was reluctant to stretch out and did no appreciate the track surface and yielded ground from the 700m. A post race revealed no abnormalities.
MR BOOMJANGLES (P Shiers) – Raced wide throughout.
SILVER MELODY (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
1ST FLASH OF THUNDER 2ND SILVER MELODY 3RD TORCHBEARER
Race 4: Maiden 1000m
CRAZY SUSPECT (V Arnott) – Raced greenly in running.
TREDICI (J Todd) – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
1ST ANDALE GRINGO 2ND MR AZEEM 3RD CRAZY SUSPECT
Race 5: 0-64 1700m
CASHING UP (J Todd) – Raced wide on straightening.
IMMUTABLE (C Hunter) – Raced wide throughout.
IRON CURTAIN (T Treichel) – Knuckled at the start.
1ST TOM ALMIGHTY 2ND WICKED RHYTHM 3RD IMMUTABLE
Race 6: Katherine Cup BMNT 1700m
The start of this race was delayed several minutes as a section of running rail in the back straight required remedial attention.
HANDSOME RETURN (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
ESCALATOR (T Treichel) – Dwelt at the start.
1ST HANDSOME RETURN 2ND ROSHERVILLE 3RD BUDGET KING
Swab samples were taken from all winners.
Reprimands and Cautions
Embargos & Warnings
Chairman of Stewards