Darwin Turf Club: 04/09/2020
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
Stable surveillance: B Souter
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 40
Stakes Paid: $94,000
Race 1: BMNT 1300m
ENIGMAN (K Gladwin) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount had not been suited to the moderate pace in the early stages and had raced keenly in the run to the first turn but when ridden along from the 600m the gelding failed to quicken and did not finish the race off as anticipated. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have returned with an elevated heart rate.
MALAISE (A Nicholls) – Bounded at the start and lost ground.
1ST SMUGGLING 2ND DAWN RAID 3RD RANSOM MONEY
Race 2: Maiden 1200m
CRAZY SUSPECT (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly. Raced wide throughout.
MARSALIS (K Gladwin) – Bumped at the 700m. When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount was off the bit in the early and middle stages and was under pressure in the home straight. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding was suffering from respiratory distress.
MR AZEEM (P Shiers) – Shifted out and bumped another runner at the 700m.
SECLUSION (W Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
STROKE OF MAGIC (A Lindsay) – Slow into stride and then veered outwards on jumping.
1ST SHE SHINES BRIGHT 2ND SECLUSION 3RD STROKE OF MAGIC
Race 3: BM54 1200m
EOKALIO (A Nicholls) – Raced wide throughout.
WITH PLEASURE (A Lindsay) – Knuckled at the start.
FRILLY DESIGN (J Todd) – Rider reported that he had ridden his mount vigorously from the start to hold a forward position but when crossed by another runner leaving the 1000m the mare resented the kickback and raced ungenerously and was not competitive from thereon. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. As the mare has raced in this manner at consecutive race starts trainer G Clarke was advised that the mare must barrier trial satisfactorily prior to racing again.
IN MODERATION (T Treichel) – Slow into stride and failed to muster early speed.
1ST MINT ON MOSELEY 2ND EOKALIO 3RD THE MONT
Race 4: 0-70 1200m
Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in relation to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in the event.
PASEETO (A Nicholls) – Carried inwards at the start.
BULL MARKET (P Shiers) – Raced wide in the early and middle stages and had a tendency to lay inwards throughout running.
LET’S CELEBRATE (K Gladwin) – Commenced awkwardly and veered inwards at the start.
SILVER MELODY (T Treichel) – Commenced awkwardly.
1ST SALTY 2ND MR BOOMJANGLES 3RD DIVINE RED
Race 5: 0-58 1600m
ART OF MORE (W Davis) – Race wide throughout.
ESCALTOR (T Treichel) – Slow into stride.
FORT KNOX (J Todd) – When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised his mount raced in a flat manner and did not finish the race off as anticipated in the straight. He expressed the opinion that the gelding may not have been suited to racing in consecutive weeks.
1ST MY TRADITION 2ND GRINZINGER BREW 3RD ART OF MORE
General – Swab samples were taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from CRAZY SUSPECT, SHE SHINES BRIGHT, WARFACE, DIVINE RED, PATRIA & ESCALATOR.
Race 1 – Trainer D Leech was fined $100 for failing to notify a plating change for MALAISE – AR106(2)
Race 1 – Jockey J Todd was fined $300 for a whip breach – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 2 – Trainer P Johnston was fined $200 for presenting SHE SHINES BRIGHT late on course – NT68(1)
Race 4 – Apprentice A Lindsay was fined $300 for returning to scale in excess 0.5kg overweight – AR209
Race 5 – Jockey W Davis was fined $300 for a whip breach – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Embargos & Warnings
Race 3 – FRILLY DESIGN must barrier trail satisfactorily
Chairman of Stewards