Darwin Turf Club: 04/12/2021
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, S O’Brien
Judge/Assistant: D Garnham, K Hampson
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 36
Stakes Paid: $96,000
Race 1: 0-70 1300m
STAROUZ (C Hunter) – Fractious prior to the start. Commenced awkwardly. Shifted inwards and bumped another runner at the 1200m.
BULL MARKET (A Nicholls) - Commenced awkwardly.
MY TRADITION (S Tsaikos) – Bumped at the 1200m.
PEMBROKE CASTLE (S Wiseman) - Bumped at the 1200m.
DEFENCE ATTORNEY (P Shiers) – Shifted ground outwards over the concluding stages.
CAPTAIN HEDDERWICK (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
COWLEYS CREEK (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout. Carried outwards over the concluding stages.
1ST CAPTAIN HEDDERWICK 2ND DEFENCE ATTORNEY 3RD COWLEY’S CREEK
Race 2: BM76 1100m
MR CASHMAN (J Todd) – Crowded at the start and then dipped.
VUNIVALU (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
CANTON KID (C Hunter) – Raced wide throughout. Cast the off hind plate in running.
1ST MASTERATI 2ND CYCLONITE 3RD MR CASHMAN
Race 3: BM54 1100m
At the request of SKY the start time of this event was varied to 3.56pm.
REALLY SWISH (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly. Rider advised that the stirrup iron leather strap came loose from the buckle at the start of the race and without the use of the off side stirrup he was therefore placed at a disadvantage in running.
NORTHERN FACTOR (C Hunter) – Bounded at the start.
1ST EL SICARIO 2ND LIGHT AND DARK 3RD DON’T SAY IT
Race 4: 0-64 1000m
Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in regards to the riding instructions he intended to issue bearing in mind the stable had all the runners in this event.
ANOTHER BIT (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly.
BEL’S BANNER (J Todd) – Veered inwards at the start.
DON’T WAIT (P Shiers) – Bumped and crowded at the start. Lay outwards passing the 500m and was steadied from heels.
1ST BEL’S BANNER 2ND FROMTHENEVERNEVER 3RD TOORAK ROAD
Race 5: Maiden 1000m
At the request of SKY the start time of this event was varied to 5.08pm.
EXPERT WITNESS (P Shiers) was withdrawn by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice at 4.43pm after trainer G Lefoe reported he noticed the gelding had nasal discharge after arriving on course. A veterinary clearance will be required for the gelding prior to racing again.
LEAKED (V Arnott) – Carried inwards shortly after the start. Raced wide for the majority of the event.
MALIBU EDITION (S Wiseman) – Bumped and crowded at the start.
MANAAJIM (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
1ST MANAAJIM 2ND COMETH THE HOUR 3RD CASSATT
Post-race swab samples taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from STAROUZ, CYCLONITE, VUNIVALU, RICH SUN, ANTONIO & MALIBU EDITION
Embargoes & Warnings
Race 5 – EXPERT WITNESS vet clearance required
Chairman of Stewards