Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 13/02/2021
Weather: Overcast Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, W Preston
Assistant to the Stewards: N Westover
Swabbing attendant: Caroline Moody
Clerk of the Scales: G Owen
Judge/Asst Judge: C Walsh
Number of runners: 34
Stakes paid: $82,000
General: A Lindsay was unable to ride at her MRW at both the Darwin meeting 12/2/21 and todays Alice Springs meeting and the following amendments were made.
Race 1 ALASSAK declared a scratching at 8:00am as no rider available.
Race 2 LORD SMEDLEY P Denton replaced A Lindsay
Race 5 LADY SATAB E Boyd replaced A Lindsay
Race 1 Family Day – 10 April Handicap 1200m
Stewards interviewed trainer L Whittle in relation to the riding instructions she was to give her riders bearing in mind she had multiple runners in this event.
BLAZING BULLET (E Boyd) – Steadied off heels at the 100m
TOFFIATO (W Davis) – Commenced to shift outwards under pressure from the 150m. Rider advised that he must stop riding and straighten his mounts when they are shifting ground quickly.
COLLIVER (P Denton) – Fractious in the barriers and slow into stride.
MORE CHILLI (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner at the 250m.
DATASET (C Hunter) – Fractious in the barriers and bumped with another runner at the 250m when laying inwards under pressure.
1ST MORE CHILLI 2ND PERESSINI 3RD DATASET
Race 2: Ladies Day – 17 April Handicap 1200m
ROAD STORM declared a late scratching at 3:30pm by order of the Stewards after refusing to load.
As there was no book-maker on course, no deductions were applicable.
Trainer U Dobbe was advised that prior to the gelding again starting in a race, it must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards.
NUMBER ONE STAR (P Shiers) – Fractious in the barriers almost dislodging its rider. A veterinary examination was subsequently performed and the gelding was cleared to race. Bumped with another runner on jumping.
Trainer D Leech was advised that a warning had been placed on the gelding and a similar occurrence may result in some action being taken.
FAOLAN (W Kerford) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
MILITARY FORCES (W Davis) – Tightened and bumped between runners on jumping.
1ST LORD SMEDLEY 2ND JONNY AKHATON 3RD MILITARY FORCES
Race 3: Anzac Day Races – 25 April Handicap 1100m
ANDALE GRINGO (P Shiers) – Commenced awkwardly.
TREDICI (W Davis) – Raced wide throughout.
SPEEDYCOM (C Hunter) – Commenced awkwardly.
1ST ARRIBA 2ND GUARDIAN 3RD TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA
Race 4: Cup Day Sunday – May 2 Maiden Plate 1000m
CHOOSE YOURSELF (P Denton) – Slow into stride.
IAMELLE (L Crow) – Inconvenienced for clear running passing the 400m having to angle outwards off heels.
NORTHERN FACTOR (W Davis) – Shifted outwards slightly leaving the 400m.
TRUE FIGHTER (W Kerford) – Raced wide throughout.
General: L Crow rider of the third placegetter IAMELLE lodged a protest against the 1st placegetter FEED THE MONSTER and the second placegetter NORTHERN FACTOR alleging interference about the 400m.
Evidence was taken from riders L Crow, W Davis P Shiers, and also trainers R Bell, K Petrick and D Leech.
After deliberating on the evidence, Stewards dismissed the protest and ordered that all placings stand.
1ST FEED THE MONSTER 2ND NORTHERN FACTOR 3RD IAMELLE
Race 5: Ladbrokes Split Multi Handicap 1400m
THE LADIES MAN (W Kerford) – After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
MOMENTUM AMETHYST (W Davis) – Slow into stride.
ZAP (P Shiers) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
DAISLEY (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
1ST LADY SATAB 2ND ZAP 3RD CHOPSTICKS
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples was taken from: MORE CHILLI, FAOLAN, TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA, TRUE FIGHTER, REAL ROYAL
Suspensions - Nil
Reprimands - Nil
Race 3 NUMBER ONE STAR fractious in barriers
Race 2 ROAD STORM barrier trial
Fines - Nil
Alice Springs Chief Steward