Darwin Turf Club: 05/12/2020
Weather: Fine Track: Wet Fast Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, P Carrol, R Shiers (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards), S O’Brien (Assistant Judge)
Stable compliance: R Hamilton, P Carrol
Stable surveillance: B Souter
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 35
Stakes Paid: $93,500
Race 1: 0-70 1300m
KAPTAN APOLLO (J Todd) – Lay outwards rounding the home turn.
WICKED PROMISE (W Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST MR BOOMJANGLES 2ND KAPTAN APOLLO 3RD IMMUTABLE
Race 2: 0-58 1200m
As no other rider was available to make the allotted weight, Stewards permitted A Nicholls to ride 0.5kg overweight on ISLAND DANCER.
Apprentice A Lindsay was granted permission by the Stewards to raise her minimum riding weight to 55kg for her remaining riding engagements as she was having difficulty riding at 54.5kg. No further action was taken given the circumstances. This information was disseminated.
EL SICARIO (W Davis) – Raced keenly into the first turn.
ISLAND DANCER (A Nicholls) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
BLUE JEAN BABY (A Lindsay) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
DON’T SAY IT (J Todd) - Bumped at the start. Rider reported that his mount commenced to lay outwards slightly passing the 500m and consequently the brow band of the bridle moved over the filly’s left ear and as a result the bit pulled its mouth and he shifted his mount to the outside of the field and eased down in the straight. An examination of the bridle and reins found them to be in good order. Trainer G Lefoe explained that he had used the same bridle on the filly at its last start without issue but advised that he would now replace the bridle to avoid a repeat of this incident.
DUNKIRK (P Denton) – Bumped at the start.
1ST EL SICARIO 2ND BLUE JEAN BABY 3RD GRINZINGER BREW
Race 3: BM76 1100m
No incidents to report.
1ST THE CAPTAIN 2ND SHIFT THE RISK 3RD SO STOIC
Race 4: 0-64 1000m
MANLY COVE (J Todd) – Bumped at the start.
ARDIZZONE (S Tsaikos) – Bumped at the start. Raced wide throughout.
1ST MANLY COVE 2ND FAITH AND LOVE 3RD TWILIGHT MANEUVER
Race 5: Maiden 1000m
Stewards interviewed trainer P Cole regarding his riding instructions bearing in mind his stable had multiple runners in this event.
As no other rider was available to make the allotted weight, Stewards permitted A Nicholls to ride 0.5kg overweight on SECLUSION.
MON LOUIS (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
PROPA BELTA (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly. Raced wide throughout.
ARADHANA (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly.
BELLA RUBINO (A Lindsay) – Bounded and commenced awkwardly at the start, unbalancing the rider.
LEGS ELVEVEN (B Huppatz) – Fractious prior to the start. A post race veterinary examination revealed superficial laceration to both hind legs
1ST FASHIONETTI 2ND KICKIN’ GOALS 3RD ARADHANA
Swab samples were taken from all winners. Pre-race samples were taken from DANCER’S KIN, LOOKATIM GO, SIR PLUSH, SO STOIC, FAITH AND LOVE, YULONG AWESOME, PROPA BELTA, FASHIONETTI, KICKIN’ GOALS, ARADHANA & MON LOUIS.
Embargos & Warnings
Chairman of Stewards