Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 27/02/2021
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, W Preston
Assistant to the Stewards: N Westover, S Earls
Swabbing attendant: Caroline Moody
Clerk of the Scales: G Owen/A Korman
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum/C Walsh
Number of runners: 36
Stakes paid: $ 83,000
Race 1 JJ’s Waste & Recycling Handicap 1200m
REGAL EAGLE (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
LORD SMEDLEY (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
PANDEIA (S Tsaikos) – Rider reminded of his obligations to ride his mounts out to the end of the race.
CHOPSTICKS (J Lyon) – Commenced a little awkwardly losing some ground and raced wide throughout.
1ST PANDEIA 2ND LORD SMEDLEY 3RD DATASET
Race 2: Ladbrokes Same Race Multi Handicap 1200m
THE LADIES MAN (C Hunter) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
D’LIVA (L Crow) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
ARRIBA (W Davis) – Shifted outwards under pressure over the concluding stages.
FAOLAN (S Tsaikos) – Bumped with another runner on jumping and commenced to race wide from the 700m.
REYNARD (J Lyon) – Raced wide throughout.
DANCERS KIN (B Huppatz) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
General: Stewards questioned W Kerford (TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA) in relation to his riding from approximately the 450m to the 300m when showing a lack of vigour to maintain his position.
W Kerford advised that the gelding was inclined to lay outwards throughout the event and in his opinion was racing like a tired horse in which he felt did not warrant hard riding. W Kerford did acknowledge that he may have erred in that he did stop riding all together for that section before commencing to test his mount again at the top of the straight. Whilst Stewards accepted his explanation, W Kerford was advised that at that point of the race he should have tested his mount more and not leave his rides open for question.
Trainer J Gleeson subsequently advised that the gelding will now be spelled.
1ST GUARDIAN 2ND ARRIBA 3RD FAOLAN
Race 3: Hygain Tracktorque Handicap 1100m
TOORAK ROAD (B Huppatz) – Slow into stride bumping with another runner.
NORDIC ECLIPSE (J Lyon) – Raced wide throughout.
CLEESE (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner on jumping.
1ST JONNY AKHATON 2ND NORDIC ECLIPSE 3RD SPEEDYCOM
Race 4: J Fraser 40 N.O Handicap 1100m
PERESSINI (C Hunter) – Slow into stride.
BLAZING BULLET (P Denton) – Inclined to lay outwards rounding the home turn.
BROOKLYN (W Kerford) – Raced wide throughout.
ARROGANT MISS (L Crow) – Slow into stride.
1ST DUKE OF HEARTS 2ND PERESSINI 3RD BLAZING BULLET
Race 5: Thankyou@photosbynikki Handicap 1600m
MORE CHILLI (J Lyon) – Bumped with another runner on jumping
DOON BUGGY (L Crow) – Raced wide throughout.
BORLUNG (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
1ST ROAD STORM 2ND DOON BUGGY 3RD BORLUNG
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples was taken from: DATASET, DANCER’S KIN, CLEESE, ICON, BORLUNG
Suspensions - Nil
Reprimands - Nil
Warnings - Nil
Embargos - Nil
Alice Springs Chief Steward