Darwin Turf Club: 12/02/2021
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, S Copelin, P Carrol, S O’Brien (Deputy), R Shiers (Clerk of Scales)
Stable compliance: R Hamilton, S O’Brien
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 31
Stakes Paid: $94,500
General – As J Lyon became indisposed due to a Covid 19 hot spot declaration in Victoria the following amendments to the programme were actioned by the Stewards:
Race 1 COUNT OF ESSEX - declared a late scratching at 12.30pm as no replacement rider was available
Race 2 MOSCOW MULE - J Lyon replaced by W Davis
Race 3 IMMUTABLE - declared a late scratching at 11.18am as no replacement rider was available
As A Lindsay was unable to ride at her MRW of 56kg the following amendments to the programme were actioned by the Stewards:
Race 3 WITH PLEASURE - declared a late scratching at 12.30pm as no replacement rider was available
Race 4 SALTY - A Lindsay replaced by A Nicholls
Race 5 IKNOW WHERE YOULIV - A Lindsay replaced by P Shiers
Apprentice A Lindsay was also unable to ride at her MRW at the Alice Springs meeting on 13 February 2021, amendments to the programme were actioned by the Stewards in accordance with the Stewards Report for that meeting. At a subsequent Stewards hearing in Darwin, apprentice A Lindsay was suspended for 2 NT race meetings for a breach of NT77(c). Prior to resuming race riding she must satisfy the Stewards that she can comfortably reach an agreed minimum riding weight.
Race 1: 0-58 1300m
KALMAR (J Todd) – Got its head in the air at the start. Lay outwards rounding the home turn and continued to shift considerable ground outwards when tested in the straight. Trainer G Clarke was interviewed in relation to his future intentions as the gelding had lay outwards in previous race starts. After consultation with connections, he subsequently advised that the gelding will now leave his stable and relocate to Queensland as he is of the opinion that the gelding may be more suited to racing in an anti-clockwise direction. In this circumstance, a warning was placed on the gelding’s racing manner.
KOWLOON KID (A Nicholls) – Slow into stride. Following the unplaced performance a veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near fore. Trainer G Clarke was advised that he must present a veterinary clearance for the gelding prior to racing again.
1ST KALMAR 2ND SAVASPUR 3RD ISLAND DANCER
Race 2: 3&4YO C2 1200m
No incidents to report
1ST OBLIGATORY 2ND GLOBAL WONDER 3RD TESTINO
Race 3: 0-64 1200m
No incidents to report
1ST PATRIA 2ND DEFENCE ATTORNEY 3RD LOOKING FOR YOU
Race 4: 0-76 1100m
SALTY (A Nicholls) – Slow into stride and to muster early speed.
SO STOIC (B Huppatz) – Rider reported that his mount changed strides approaching the first turn and felt amiss in its hind action and he consequently eased the gelding down through the middle stages. A post race veterinary examination revealed no significant abnormailties. Trainer C Pollard subsequently advised upon return to the stable he had blood samples taken and analysis revealed no anomalies. Trainer was advised that the gelding must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.
SHIFT THE RISK (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
PAPALET (J Todd) – Bumped at the start.
TORCHBEARER (W Davis) - Bumped at the start.
1ST PAPALET 2ND TORCHBEARER 3RD LIFESAVER
Race 5: 0-64 1600m
FORT KNOX (J Todd) – Cast the near hind plate in running.
COMOGLI (V Arnott) – Raced wide in running. Cast the near for plate in running.
ARDIZZONE (B Huppatz) – Raced ungenerously in the early stages.
1ST FORT KNOX 2ND IKNOW WHERE YOULIV 3RD RECORDING TO WIN
Swab samples taken from all winners. Pre-race samples taken from TESTINO, ACACIA ROAD, LOOKING FOR YOU, PATRIA, LIFESAVER & SALTY
Apprentice A Lindsay was suspended for 2 NT meetings for failing to ride at her MRW NT77(c)
Embargos & Warnings
Race 1 – KOWLOON KID vet clearance required
Race 1 – KALMAR warning for laying out
Race 4 – SO STOIC barrier trial required
D A Hensler
TRNT Chairman of Stewards