Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 20/02/2021
Weather: Fine 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 Flattum/C Walsh
Number of runners: 30
Stakes paid: $ 84,000
Race 1 TDC Refrigeration Maiden Plate 1000m
General: This event was delayed several minutes due to repairs to a section of the running rail.
UNKNOWN declared a late scratching at 2:47pm by order of the Stewards after refusing to load.
As there was no book-maker on course, no deductions were applicable.
Trainer P Cole was advised that prior to the gelding again starting in a race, it must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards with the emphasis being on loading.
NORTHERN FACTOR (W Kerford) – Inclined to lay out rounding the home turn.
TIME FLIES BY (C Hunter) – Slow into stride and crowded for room shortly after.
1ST D’LIVA 2ND SCHILLERTIN 3RD NORTHERN FACTOR
Race 2: Gallagher Insurance Handicap 1100m
ALASSAK (P Shiers) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
ANDALE GRINGO (W Davis) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
ARTISTIC FOCUS (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
EXTRACTION (L Crow) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure over the concluding stages having to steady off heels.
1ST HEART OF RED 2ND ARTISTIC FOCUS 3RD NORIAYGA
Race 3: Imparja Handicap 1000m
GOLDEN DICE (P Shiers) – Momentarily crowded for room at the 600m having to steady.
TRYSTOFF (C Hunter) – Slow into stride and raced wide throughout.
CYLONITE (P Denton) – Began a little awkwardly. On returning to scale was found to be bleeding from its off side nostril. Trainer L Whittle was advised of her obligations under AR79(8).
BROOKLYN (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
WHITE KAPS (W Davis) – Steadied off heels at the 600m when laying outwards.
REGAL CAPITAL (L Crow) – Began awkwardly.
1ST REGAL CAPITAL 2ND CYCLONITE 3RD BROOKLYN
Race 4: Ladbrokes Blended Multi Handicap 1600m
DOON BUGGY (L Crow) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
BORLUNG (P Denton) – Fractious in the barriers.
MOMENTUM AMETHYST (C Hunter) – Slow into stride.
1ST ZAP 2ND BORLUNG 3RD YULONG AWESOME
Race 5: 8HA Handicap 1400m
Stewards interviewed trainer D Leech in relation to the riding instructions he intended to give his riders bearing in mind he had multiple runners.
WAYANKA (L Crow) – Commenced a little awkwardly.
RANSOM MONEY (V Arnott) – Fractious in the barriers.
1ST WHITEMORE 2ND WAYANKA 3RD SAFETY DANCE
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples was taken from: SCHILLERTON, ARTISTIC FOCUS, DOON BUGGY, OUR LUCA, NUMBER ONE STAR.
Suspensions - Nil
Reprimands - Nil
Race 1 THE UNKNOWN barrier trial
Race 3 CYCLONITE (one nostril bleeder)
Race 5 trainer D Leech $100 presenting his runner with the incorrect gear. AR106.
Alice Springs Chief Steward