Darwin Turf Club: 13/11/2021
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), S Copeland, P Carrol, S O’Brien, R Shiers (assistant to the Stewards)
Stable compliance: S Copelin, P Carrol
Judge/Assistant: D Garnham, K Hampson
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 43
Stakes Paid: $114,000
General - The following amendments were made to start times at the request of SKY:
Race 1 – 2.06pm, Race 2 – 2.46pm, Race 3 – 3.26pm, Race 4 – 4.06pm
As jockey J Philpot was indisposed (illness) the following replacements were approved: Race 3 ULTIMATE VIEW – J Todd, Race 4 COWLEY’S CREEK – V Arnott
As jockey A Nicholls was indisposed (illness) the following replacement was approved: Race 4 GOOD THERAPY – P Denton
Race 1: Maiden 1100m
ANDAMAN (C Hunter) – Slow into stride. Lay outwards between the 600m and the 350m.
COMETH THE HOUR (P Denton) – Bumped at the start.
LEAKED (W Davis) – Bumped at the start.
NAUGHTON (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
1ST CHILLI BEAN 2ND MANAAJIM 3RD ANDAMAN
Race 2: 0-76 1000m
CYCLONITE (P Denton) – Raced wide throughout.
MASTERATI (V Arnott) – Cast the near hind plate enroute to the barriers. The plate could not be located and after consulting trainer N Irwin, the Stewards permitted the gelding to compete without this plate.
MR CASHMAN (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
1ST MASTERATI 2ND PATRIOT DAY 3RD MR CASHMAN
Race 3: 0-58 1000m
ULTIMATE VIEW (J Todd) – Fractious prior to and as the start was effected and then reared losing ground. Rider reported that the gelding resented the kickback although racing in a rearward position. Cast the off fore plate in running.
KOA (S Wiseman) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
ARADHANA (S Tsaikos) – Bumped at the start.
1ST DON’T SAY IT 2ND NORTHERN FACTOR 3RD FAITH AND LOVE
Race 4: 0-64 1300m
GOOD THERAPY (P Denton) – Dwelt at the start.
BAR GEM (S Tsaikos) – Bumped shortly after the start.
LOOKING FOR YOU (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly.
GLADIOLO (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
COWLEY’S CREEK (V Arnott) – Bumped shortly after the start. Raced wide throughout. Rider fumbled and dropped her whip near the 50m.
1ST DEFENCE ATTORNEY 2ND BAR GEM 3RD BRIMARVI ROOBOY
Following the running of race 4 thunderstorm and lightning activity developed within a 10 km radius of the racecourse and in accordance with TRNT policy, racing was suspended and the weather was monitored. The storm activity did not clear and the Stewards determined that racing was unlikely to resume given the conditions and at approximately 5.15pm the final two races were abandoned.
Post-race swab samples taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from CHILLI BEAN, MR CASHMAN, LIGHT AND DARK, ULTIMATE VIEW, ROBE DE FETE & VEXATIOUS BOY
Embargoes & Warnings
Chairman of Stewards