Darwin Turf Club: 02/01/2021
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: R Hamilton (Chairman), D Westover, S Copelin, P Carrol, S O’Brien (Deputy), R Shiers (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Stable compliance: S Copelin, P Carrol
Stable surveillance: B Souter
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 7
Number of Runners: 37
Stakes Paid: $146,000
Race 1: C2 1200m
GODS PENNY (J Todd) – Crowded for room on jumping and bumped with another runner.
BELLA RUBINO (A Lindsay) –Commenced awkwardly and bumped with another runner.
ARFA CROWN (W Davis) –Bumped with another runner on jumping losing ground. Wide throughout.
1ST DEFENCE ATTORNEY 2ND A ROMAN ROAD 3RD BELLA RUBINO
Race 2: 3YO&UP SW+P 1100m
DON’T SAY IT (J Todd) –Subsequent to the race the rider reported that the filly jumped well and travelled well in the early stages but did not finish off the race as anticipated.
FREE TO DANCE (W Davis) – Fractious in the barriers rearing and dislodging the rider subsequently being scratched at 2.46pm on veterinary advice. The following deductions were applicable to all successful bets placed prior to 2.46pm.
MARSALIS 4c win 10c place
ARADHANA 7c place
Trainer S Lawlor was advised that the gelding must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again. Trainer was further advised if any issues arises with the gelding in the next couple of days to report it to the Stewards.
PROPA BELTA (A Lindsay) – Raced wide throughout.
ARADHANA (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly.
1ST MARSALIS 2ND ARADHANA 3RD LEGS ELEVEN
Race 3: 0-64 1100m
ANOTHER BIT (A Nicholls) – Bumped with another runner at the start.
DON’T WAIT (W Davis) – Bumped with another runner at the start.
EXPLORATION (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST MANLY COVE 2ND TWIGHLIGHT MANEUVER 3RD EOKOLIO
Race 4: WFA 1100m
Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke regarding his riding instructions bearing in mind his stable had multiple runners in this event.
EASTWOOD (A Lindsay) – Raced wide throughout.
SHIFT THE RISK (V Arnott) – Fractious in the barriers. Slow into stride
SIR PLUSH (B Huppatz) – Slow into stride.
1ST THE CAPTAIN 2ND EASTWOOD 3RD DIVINE RED
Race 5: 0-58 1000m
TOTAL FAITH (V Arnott) – Shifted outwards off heals shortly after jumping to obtain clear running. Raced wide throughout.
1ST HUSSLIN HUMPH 2ND FAMILJA 3RD TOORAK ROAD
Race 6: 0-64 Div 1 1600m
EL SICARIO (W Davis) –Slow away. Eased off heels 1000m and then taken outwards to obtain clear running.
ISLAND DANCER (A Lindsay) –Steadied off heals 1200m. Inclined to lay inwards under pressure over the concluding stages.
ARDIZZONE (B Huppatz) – Inclined to over-race in the early stages.
1ST COMOGLI 2ND ISLAND DANCER 3RD EL SICARIO
Race 7: 0-64 Div 2 1600m
Stewards permitted Apprentice Jockey A Lindsay to ride 1kg over here MRW as no other rider was available on IMMUTABLE.
DUNKIRK (W Davis) – Steadied off heals at the 600m when attempting to take an inside run along the rails.
Subsequent to the race Steward’s interviewed Apprentice Jockey A Lindsay in regards to her not being able to make her MRW. Whilst Stewards accepted A Lindsay’s explanation, she was placed on notice that she must ensure that her MRW is within her riding capabilities.
1ST FORT KNOX 2ND SAVASPUR 3RD IMMUTABLE
Swab samples taken from all winners. Pre-race samples taken from DEFENCE ATTORNEY, MARSALIS, ANOTHER BIT, EXPLORATION, CAPTAIN HEDDERWICK & ARDIZZONE
Race 7 - A Lindsay NT77(c)
Embargos & Warnings
Race 2 – FREE TO DANCE – Barrier trial.