Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 06/09/2020
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, W Preston, D Hensler
Assistant to the Stewards: K Norvilas
Clerk of the Scales: G Owen/ D Hensler
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum /S Earls
Number of runners: 52
Stakes paid: $ 98,500
Race 1 Ladbrokes Same Race Multi Handicap 1200m
Stewards interviewed trainer L Gillett in relation to her riding instructions as her stable had multiple runners in this event.
THAT’S JUSTIFIED (W Kerford) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure down the length of the straight.
TRYSTOFF (D Morgan) – Slow into stride and raced wide throughout.
AMERICAN STAR (L Crow) – Steadied off heels at the 750m when racing forward.
1ST ROUGHLY 2ND TRYSTOFF 3RD AMERICAN STAR
Race 2: Colemans Printing TROBIS Handicap 1200m
AGGRESSION (W kerford) – Raced wide throughout.
CLEESE (A Lindsay) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
CURTAIN CALL (C Hunter) – Slow away after commencing awkwardly.
FORT NECESSITY (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
IRON CURTAIN (P Denton) – Commenced awkwardly.
WHENWILLYOUARRIVE (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST KING CRAB 2ND CLEESE 3RD ME CABO
Race 3: Talice Security Services TROBIS Handicap 1200m
DENATIN (T Treichel) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
ARTISTIC FOCUS (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner approaching the 100m.
DELIGHTFUL SPIRIT (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout.
KUMMERLINGS (C Hunter) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide throughout.
SPEEDYCOM (S Tsaikos) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Shifted outwards slightly under pressure approaching the 100m bumping with another runner.
VALENCIANO (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
Correct weight for this event was delayed after the rider of the 4th placegetter (SPEEDYCOM) requested to view the footage of the final 200m.
After viewing the footage, correct weight was declared.
1ST CELTIC BLUE 2ND ARTISTIC FOCUS 3RD DENATIN
Race 4: XXXX Dry Handicap 1100m
LOVE CLUB (A Lindsay) – Commenced awkwardly shifting inwards and bumping with another runner.
NORIAYGA (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
ALVIN PURPLE (W Kerford) – Raced wide throughout.
BRUTAL POWER (P Denton) – Commenced awkwardly.
BRAZILLIANT (C Hunter) – Raced wide entering the straight.
PREEMPTIVE (T Treichel) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
1ST BRAZILLIANT 2ND SILENT ICE 3RD NORDIC ECLIPSE
Race 5: Imparja Handicap 1000m
MADAM ST CLAIR declared a late scratching at 4:49pm by order of the Stewards after the rider failed to secure her feet in the stirrups entering onto the track and the mare took charge galloping at a strong pace for a lap of the track.
As there was no book-maker on-course, no deductions were applicable.
Trainer S Westover was advised that a warning has been placed on his runner due to its unruly behaviour when entering onto the track.
TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and steadied off heels approaching the 900m.
FIONNLAGH (C Hunter) – Commenced awkwardly on jumping hitting its head on the side of the barriers and then getting its head up reluctant to stretch out for a number of strides losing considerable ground.
A subsequent veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no issues in the mishap.
Trainer C Cook was advised that prior to again starting in a race, the gelding must barrier trial and to be more tractable out of the barriers.
LIBERTYS TORCH (D Morgan) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
SNIP N STARE (J Todd) – Taken inwards by another runner shortly after jumping and restrained out across heels shortly after.
GRANDE CASTAGNO (R Vigar) – Commenced to shift inwards shortly after jumping.
NINE CIRCLES (L Crow) – Raced wide throughout.
General: Stewards inquired into an incident approaching the 900m and subsequent to that inquiry, R Vigar was found guilty of a charge under AR131 for careless riding.
The specifics of the charge being that he permitted his mount to shift inwards approaching the 900m when insufficiently clear resulting in SNIP N STARE being carried inwards and restrained out across heels and TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA having to be steadied.
R Vigar had his licence to ride in races suspended to expire midnight 19th September (2NT meetings). R Vigar was advised of his right of appeal
1ST MEDIATED 2ND SNIP N STAR 3RD BLAZING RANGE
Race 6: Not The Cup Day – 31 Oct Handicap 1400m
Stewards interviewed trainer G Connor in relation to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in this event.
AWESOME MO (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
HENRY LAD (T Treichel) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and raced wide throughout.
CHOPSTICKS (A Lindsay) – Bounded on jumping.
QUE PASA (L Crow) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST TEXAS MILLER 2ND AWESOME MO 3RD CHOPSTICKS
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: HEART OF RED, IRON CURTIN, KUMMERLINGS, LOVE CLUB, NINE CIRCLES, SENSATIONAL EFFORT.
Race 5 R Vigar careless riding (2NT meetings)
Reprimands - Nil
Race 5 MADAM ST CLAIR
Race 5 FIONNLAGH barrier trial
Race 1 D Morgan $200 whip breach AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 2 L Crow $400 whip breach AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Alice Springs Chief Steward