Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 22/08/2020
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, W Preston
Assistant to the Stewards: K Norvilas
Clerk of the Scales: G Owen/ D Garnham
Judge/Asst Judge: C Walsh /S Earls
Number of runners: 50
Stakes paid: $99,500
General: The following rider changes were approved after jockey B Huppatz became indisposed.
Race 2 NORIAYGA C Hunter
Race 3 TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA L Annells
Race 9 FORT NECESSITY P Denton
Race 5 SHERPA TRAIL T Treichel
Race 1 First National Framptons Maiden 1200m
CHOOSE YOURSELF (T Treichel) – Slow into stride.
OOPSA DAISY (C Hunter) – Steadied at the 400m when momentarily inconvenienced for room.
STILL JUSTIFIED (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly bumping withy another runner.
IAMELLE (D Morgan) – Shifted inwards abruptly at the top of the straight as rider commenced to test his mount.
LA FEMME (W Kerford) – Taken inwards slightly by another runner at the 400m. After a disappointing performance, a subsequent veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
LITTLE CHOO CHOO (A Lindsay) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner. Shifted inwards slightly at the 400m. Tightened in-between runners at the top of the straight.
IST KING CRAB 2ND OSIRIS 3RD MEDIATED
Race 2: Ladbrokes Backs Red Centre Racing Handicap 1200m
REGAL CAPITAL (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
ALVIN PURPLE (W Kerford) – Slow into stride.
BRUTAL POWER (T Treichel) – Knuckled on jumping.
TOFFIATO (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and then taken inwards by another runner shortly after.
NIC NAC (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and began to shift inwards under hard riding.
HENRY LAD (S Tsaikos) – Taken inwards by another runner shortly after jumping clipping heels with another runner and knuckling. Commenced to race wide from about the 1000m.
General: On inquiry, R Vigar was found guilty of a charge under AR131 for careless riding. The specifics of the charge being that he did allow his mount to shift ground inwards shortly after jumping when insufficiently clear resulting in TOFFIATO being taken inwards onto HENRY LAD which was in turn taken inwards resulting in that runner clipping heels and knuckling.
R Vigar had his licence to ride in races suspended for 1NT meeting to expire midnight the 29th August 2020. R Vigar was advised of his right of appeal.
1ST NIC NAC 2ND TOFFIATO 3RD REGAL CAPITAL
Race 3: JJ’s Waste & Recycling Handicap 1100m
BRAZILLIANT(C Hunter) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner. Inclined to lay outwards rounding the home turn.
AWESOME MO (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
CLEESE(T Treichel) – Slow into stride.
LISA (L Crow) – Raced wide throughout with no cover.
SHOAL RIVER (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
WEDGEBROOK (A Lindsay) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
1ST CELTIC BELLE 2ND AWESOME MO 3RD ARTISTIC FOCUS
Race 4: Congratulations Dan Morgan Apprentice Jockey Of the Year Handicap 1100m
ME CABO (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout.
PREEMPTIVE (D Morgan) – Slow into stride.
YULARA DRIVE (C Hunter) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner. After a disappointing performance, a subsequent veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
KUMMERLINGS (L Crow) – Slow into stride and raced wide throughout. Inclined to lay inwards under pressure down the length of the straight causing its rider to stop and straighten on several occasions.
FORT NECESSITY (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
NINE CIRCLES (A Lindsay) – Raced wide entering into the straight and shifted wider down the length of the straight.
1ST BLAZING RANGE 2ND KUMMERLINGS 3RD SPEEDYCOM
Race 5: Royal Flying Doctor Service Handicap 1600m
CHOPSTICKS (D Morgan) – Inclined to over-race in the early stages of the event.
MILLITARY FORCES (C Hunter) – Commenced awkwardly.
OLIVARES (A Lindsay) – Slow into stride. Lay outwards rounding the home turn and down the length of the straight.
1ST TEXAS MILLER 2ND SHERPA TRAIL 3RD REAL ROYAL
Race 6: Renew Your Membership Online Handicap 1400m
THATS JUSTIFIED (W Kerford) – Fractious in the barriers.
AMERICAN STAR (L Crow) – Fractious in the barriers. Bumped with another runner on jumping.
SIR GARFIELD (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
1ST THAT’S JUSTIFIED 2ND SIR GARFIELD 3RD AMERICAN STAR
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: OOPSA DAISY, BRUTAL POWER, CLEESE, MILITARY FORCES, YULARA DRIVE, SIR GARFIELD
Race 2 R Vigar 1NT meeting careless riding
Race 6 R Vigar whip breach AR 132(a)(7)(ii)
Warnings - Nil
Embargos - Nil
Race 5 A Lindsay $100 weighing in in excess of 0.5 kilos. AR211
D Oxlade $300 leading two riderless horses at the same time on stable road NT67
Alice Springs Chief Steward