Darwin Turf Club: 18/12/2021
Weather: Fine Track: Wet Fast Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, S Copeland, P Carrol, S O’Brien, B Souter (Clerk of Scales)
Stable compliance: R Hamilton, P Carrol, R Shiers (assistant to the Stewards)
Judge/Assistant: D Garnham, R Shiers
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 36
Stakes Paid: $93,000
Race 1: 0-64 1300m
OVERRULED (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
GLOBAL WONDER (S Wiseman) – Fractious prior to the start.
EL SICARIO (A Nicholls) – Bumped at the start.
GRAND FINAL (V Arnott) – Crowded and bumped at the start.
MR MOFEED (W Davis) – Raced wide early and middle stages and yielded ground from the 600m. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Connections advised that the gelding will now be retired.
1ST EL SICARIO 2ND SAVASPUR 3RD OVERRULED
Race 2: 0-58 1300m
KAPTAN APOLLO (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly.
REALLY SWISH (I Luximon) – Slow into stride.
MANAAJIM (S Tsaikos) – Momentarily steadied near the 175m.
General – On inquiry jockey V Arnott (COWLEY’S CREEK) was reprimanded for careless riding under AR131(a) for allowing her mount to shifted inwards when not clear resulting in MANAAJIM (S Tsaikos) being momentarily steadied near the 175m.
1ST COWLEY’S CREEK 2ND JET JACKSON 3RD MR BOOMJANGLES
Race 3: Maiden 1200m
ANTONIO (I Luximon) – Commenced awkwardly and raced ungenerously in the early and middle stages and finished well back. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer C Pollard was advised that due to the uncompetitive performance the gelding must barrier trail to the satisfaction of the Stewards prior to racing again.
LEAKED (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
MALIBU EDITION (S Wiseman) – Mistrode passing the 650m.
1ST COMETH THE HOUR 2ND KICK IT BABY 3RD MALIBU EDITION
Race 4: BM76 1200m
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.
BULL MARKET (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly.
KENT STREET (C Hunter) - Commenced awkwardly and hampered at the start.
1ST DIZZY MISS LIZZY 2ND SYNCLINE 3RD CAPTAIN HEDDERWICK
Race 5: BM54 1100m
LA TRIOLI (J Todd) – Fractious in the barriers and bounded at the start losing ground.
WILD ROVER (P Shiers) – Raced wide throughout.
TOORAK ROAD (I Luximon) – Returned having bled from the off side nostril. Trainer C Pollard was advised the gelding must gallop satisfactorily in the presence of a Steward prior to racing again.
CASSATT (W Davis) – Underwent a veterinary examination behind the barriers and was cleared to compete.
1ST DON’T WAIT 2ND LIGHT AND DARK 3RD WILD ROVER
Post-race swab samples taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from GLOBAL WONDER, KAPTAN APOLLO, NORTHERN FACTOR, ANDAMAN, KENT STREET & WILD ROVER
Race 2 – jockey V Arnott was reprimanded for careless riding – AR131(a)
Embargoes & Warnings
Race 3 - ANTONIO – uncompetitive and must barrier trial prior to racing again
Race 5 – TOORAK ROAD – bled off nostril satisfactory gallop required
Chairman of Stewards