Darwin Turf Club: 20/11/2021
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, S Copeland, P Carrol, S O’Brien, R Shiers (assistant to the Stewards)
Stable compliance: R Hamilton, R Shiers
Judge/Assistant: D Garnham, K Hampson
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 50
Stakes Paid: $118,500
Race 1: CL2 1200m
REAL REASON (P Shiers) – Rider granted permission to ride 0.5kg overweight with no jockey available to make the allotted weight.
LIONEL (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
KICKIN’ GOALS (W Davis) – Bumped at the start.
DREAM DREAMER (C Hunter) – Bumped shortly after the start.
1ST SWEET CHEVAL 2ND KICKIN’ GOALS 3RD PRINCESS DEJOUR
Race 2: BMNT 1200m
GOOD THERAPY (S Tsaikos) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST SYNCLINE 2ND PEMBROKE CASTLE 3RD MASTERTI
Race 3: 0-54 1200m
SHENANIGAN CITY (J Todd) – Resented the kickback in the early stages until taken to the outside of the field near the 800m and raced wide from thereon.
BAR GEM (J Philpot) – Raced wide throughout.
ULTIMATE VIEW (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly and lost ground.
1ST BAR GEM 2ND OVERRULED 3RD CANTON KID
Race 4: BM54 1200m
KEEN AS A BEAN (V Arnott) – refused to load into the barriers and was subsequently withdrawn by order of the Stewards at 4.14pm. The following deductions were applicable:
4c win 3c place, 6c place, 8c place
Trainer J Manning’s representative was advised that the mare must barrier trail to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.
MR BOOMJANGLES (P Shiers) – Shifted outwards to improve and bumped another runner at the 150m.
POWER RUSH (C Hunter) – Raced wide throughout.
RED’S MATE (S Wiseman) – Slow into stride.
EXTOLMENT (S Tsaikos) – Bumped at the start. Bumped at the 150m.
VEXATIOUS BOY (J Philpot) – Bumped at the start.
LEAKED (W Davis) – Cast the near fore plate in running.
1ST ROBE DE FETE 2ND TREBLA 3RD RED’S MATE
Race 5: 0-58 1100m
FAMILJA (W Davis) – Bumped at the start.
EL SICARIO (V Arnott) – Shifted out marginally when being ridden along near the 550m and bumped another runner becoming unbalanced. Cast the off hind plate in running.
SON OF UTRED (J Todd) – Rider reported his mount resented the kickback and when hard ridden was under pressure leaving the 600m and yielded ground in the straight. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had returned with a wound to the off fore cannon.
NOBLE WAR (P Shiers) – Bumped at the start. Raced wide throughout.
TOORAK ROAD (B Huppatz) – Bumped on the hindquarter by another runner and unbalanced near the 550m.
1ST FROMTHENEVERNEVER 2ND EL SICARIO 3RD TOUCH OF PARADISE
Race 6: BM76 1600m
NO SAY IN IT (J Todd) – Slow into stride. Returned having bled from the off nostril.
ROYAL RUMBLE (J Philpot) - Slow into stride.
GLADIOLO (W Davis) – Raced keenly into the first turn.
COWLEYS CREEK (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
1ST NO SAY IN IT 2ND COWLEY’S CREEK 3RD GLADIOLO
Post-race swab samples taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from KICKIN’ GOALS, SHENANIGAN CITY, POWER RUSH, EXTOLMENT, MR BOOMJANGLES, EL SICARIO & NO SAY IN IT.
Race 5 – Trainer G Lefoe was fined $50 for failure to notify a plating change for TOUCH OF PARADISE
Embargoes & Warnings
Race 4 KEEN AS A BEAN – refused to load (must barrier trial)
Chairman of Stewards