Darwin Turf Club: 26/03/2021
Weather: Fine Track: Good (races 1 -3) Wet Fast (races 4 & 5) 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: 33
Stakes Paid: $98,000
Race 1: 0-64 1300m
No incidents to report.
1ST HUSSLIN HUMPH 2ND KAPTAN APOLLO 3RD WITH PLEASURE
Race 2: 0-70 1100m
Stewards interviewed trainer P Cole in regards to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in the event. Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in regards to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in the event.
DIZZY MISS LIZZY (A Nicholls) – Raced wide throughout. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
POWER RUSH (V Arnott) – Veered inwards at the start. Shifted outwards under pressure in the straight.
MR MOFEED (J Lyon) - Commenced awkwardly.
1ST PASEETO 2ND POWER RUSH 3RD MR MOFEED
Race 3: Maiden 1100m
ACUMINATE (K Gladwin) – Raced wide throughout. Mistrode and appeared to buckle in its front leg action at the 400m and again near the 250m. When interviewed jockey K Gladwin could offer no explanation for these occurrences and advised that the gelding did not feel amiss in its action afterwards on pulling up or returning to the saddling enclosure. He explained that the gelding had mistrode once during track work in the lead up to race day but at the time he was of the opinion that it may have resented the addition of a tongue tie. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer G Clarke reported that the gelding underwent a further vet check at the stables that included the review of x rays. This examination revealed no significant abnormalities. He advised the gelding would be sent for a spell. Mr Clarke was informed that the gelding must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards and a veterinary clearance must be provided prior to racing again
CREATIVE CONTROL (P Shiers) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
CHILLICHOC (A Nicholls) – Bumped at the start.
1ST HAJIME NAOKI 2ND LEGS ELEVEN 3RD CHILLICHOC
Following this race there was thunderstorm activity that resulted in multiple delays with the rescheduling of start times for the remaining races. Race 4 was eventually rescheduled to commence at 6.02pm and Race 5 at 6.25pm. Following heavy rain the track rating was reclassified to Wet Fast.
Race 4: BMNT 1600m
I AM THE FOX (J Lyon) – Held up rounding the home turn.
PAREMUUS BOY (W Davis) – Slow into stride. Raced wide throughout.
1ST I AM THE FOX 2ND LOOKING FOR YOU 3RD SKALDAK
Race 5: BM54 1600m
Stewards interviewed trainer P Cole in regards to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in the event.
IMMUTABLE (J Todd) – Raced wide throughout.
UNDERWORLD (J Lyon) – Slow into stride.
MON LOUIS (B Huppatz) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST EXTOLMENT 2ND UNDERWORLD 3RD KOWLOON KID
Post race swab samples taken from all winners. Pre-race samples taken from KAPTAN APOLLO, PASEETO, CREATIVE CONTROL, DEEP SEEDED, SILVERBACK & IKOW WHERE YOULIV
Race 2 – Jockey A Nicholls was cautioned for a whip breach - AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 3 – Jockey A Nicholls was reprimanded for a whip breach - AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 5 – Jockey A Nicholls was fined $200 for a whip breach - AR132(7)(a)(i)&(ii)
Embargos & Warnings
Race 3 – ACUMINATE must barrier trial and have vet clearance prior to racing again
D A Hensler
TRNT Chairman of Stewards