Darwin Turf Club: 16/10/2021
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, S Copeland, P Carrol, S O’Brien, B Souter (Clerk of Scales), R Shiers (assistant to the Stewards)
Stable compliance: R Hamilton, S Copelin
Judge/Assistant: D Garnham, S Harris
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 51
Stakes Paid: $905000
General from DTC meeting Saturday 2 October, 2021
Race 2 Benchmark Handicap (1100m) - trainer G Clarke advised that following the unplaced performance subsequent blood test results detected that BELMONT DAY was suffering from a virus and the gelding received treatment for this condition.
Race 1: Maiden 1100m
Stewards interviewed trainer P Cole in relation to the riding instructions to be issued as his stable had multiple runners in the event. Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in relation to the riding instructions to be issued as his stable had multiple runners in the event.
OUR SUSTAR (S Tsaikos) – Under pressure prior to straightening and yielded ground from thereon. Trainer C Nash subsequently advised that the mare would undergo veterinary tests in the days following the event and he would advise accordingly of the results.
BON AIRE (W Davis) – Raced wide from the 600m.
1ST SALTY 2ND DEFENCE ATTORNEY 3RD SIAKAM
Race 2: BMNT 1100m
Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in relation to the riding instructions to be issued as his stable had multiple runners in the event.
VUNIVALU (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly.
PEMBROKE CASTLE (P Shiers) – Checked near the 850m losing considerable ground. Cast the near hind plate in running.
TARDIS (C Hunter) – Lay inwards from the 1000m. A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have returned with an elevated heart rate and to be lame in front. Trainer P Cole was advised that he must present a veterinary clearance for the mare prior to racing again.
GOOD THERAPY (A Nicholls) – Raced wide throughout.
General – Stewards inquired into the reason for PEMBROKE CASTLE (P Shiers) suffering interference passing the 850m when racing to the inside of TARDIS (C Hunter). It was established that TARDIS had commenced to lay inwards from the 1000m and when yielding ground and despite the efforts of the rider, shifted marginally near the 850m when racing slightly in advance of PEMBROKE CASTLE. Jockey P Shiers stated that there was no contact between both runners in this incident but that his mount reacted adversely and baulked at TARDIS and he became unbalanced and as a result he had to check his mount losing considerable ground. The evidence of both riders was supported by the patrol vision and Stewards took no further action was taken over this incident.
1ST DIZZY MISS LIZZY 2ND VUNIVALU 3RD PATRIA
Race 3: 0-70 1300m
LOKI PATERA (J Todd) – Unsettled and reared in the barriers and after sustaining abrasions and lacerations to the near fore leg was subsequently withdrawn by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advise at 4.07pm. The following deductions were applicable:
11c win 13c place, 7c place, 13c place
As LOKI PATERA had been embargoed previously for similar behaviour in the barriers, trainer G Clarke was advised that the gelding must barrier trail to the satisfaction of the Stewards on two (2) occasions prior to racing again.
BAR GEM (A Nicholls) – Raced wide throughout.
RED’S MATE (J Gray) – Slow into stride.
HE’S ALL READY (V Arnott) – Slow into stride. Raced wide throughout.
1ST OVERRULED 2ND BAR GEM 3RD YOSHI TORANAGA
Race 4: BM54 1300m
KOA (B Huppatz) – Shifted out when racing keenly passing the 650m and dipped from the heels of another runner.
KICKIN’ GOALS (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped shortly after the start. Taken outwards to avoid the kickback rounding the first turn and raced wide from thereon.
MR MOFEED (W Davis) – Bumped at the start. Lay outwards from the 650m placing it’s rider at a disadvantage through the middle stages. Trainer P Cole was advised that a warning would be placed on the gelding in this regard. He undertook to place a lugging bit on the gelding in an attempt to improve its racing manner.
ARADHANA (J Noske) – Raced wide throughout.
DREAM WEAVER (J Gray) – Bumped shortly after the start.
LIGHT AND DARK (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
1ST BEL’S BANNER 2ND LIGHT AND DARK 3RD KICKIN’ GOALS
Race 5: 0-58 1200m
SOUTHERN BOLT (P Shiers) – Slow into stride.
PRINCE RUBAN (P Denton) – Raced wide throughout.
AU PAIR (C Hunter) – Bumped at the start.
PRINCESS MARIBEL(S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly.
RANCESKI (B Huppatz) – Bumped at the start.
1ST TACITURN 2ND PRINCESS MARIBEL 3RD PRINCE ARRAN
Post-race swab samples taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from SHENANIGAN CITY, NEW ROMAN, NOBLE WAR, BEL’S BANNER, KOA, ZOU DER ZEE & SOUTHERN BOLT.
Race 1 – Jockey V Arnott was reprimanded for a whip breach – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Embargoes & Warnings
Race 2 – TARDIS lame in front - vet clearance required
Race 3 – LOKI PATERA – barrier manners – must trial on two (2) occasions
Race 4 – MR MOFEED – warning for laying outwards
Chairman of Stewards