Alice Springs Turf Club Inc: 19/12/2021
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), W Preston, R Hamilton
Clerk of the Scales: C Preston-Walsh/D Hensler
Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum/G Owen
Number of runners: 52
Stakes paid: $ 123,500
Race 1 Red Centre Technology Partners Handicap 1200 metres
TOFFIATO declared a late scratching at 1:27pm on veterinary advice after the trainer reported blood in the nostril of the gelding after a mishap in the truck on route to the race course.
As no book maker was on course, no deductions were applicable.
WAYANKA (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Raced wide throughout and bumped with another runner at the top of the straight.
MAUDY (P Denton) – Commenced awkwardly.
MILES PROWER (J Philpot) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Steadied off heels at the 600m when shifting inwards and bumped again with another runner at the top of the straight when laying inwards under pressure.
1ST VALLEY PRINCE 2ND MILES PROWER 3RD WAYANKA
Race 2: Great Northern Super Crisp Handicap 1100 metres
SOLDIEROFTHEBRAVE (L Miller) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner and raced wide throughout.
OMOPLATA (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
ZEDUKI (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly.
MADAME DUPORTH (W Davis) – Fractious in the barriers and commenced awkwardly hitting the side of the barriers.
TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA (C Hunter) – Bounded on jumping.
1ST MIGHTY MURT 2ND TRUCKLOAD OF HOFFA 3RD ARRIBA
Race 3: Mad Harrys Handicap 1100 metres
BAR GEM (J Philpot) – Stood flat-footed as the start was effected and lost some ground and raced wide throughout.
LIDO BEACH (W Kerford) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure down the length of the straight.
PANDEIA (S Wiseman) – Commenced awkwardly.
DECISIVE HEART (C Hunter) – Commenced awkwardly.
1ST BAR GEM 2ND COLHOUN 3RD LIKE A HEARTBEAT
Race 4: Centreline Saddlery Handicap 1100 metres
SIX SHILLINGS (L Miller) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer D Leech was advised that the gelding must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards and a veterinary clearance (including the results of an ECG) must be presented prior to racing again.
SOMERVELL (W Davis) – Knuckled on jumping almost dislodging its rider.
SHOULDAPUTARINGONIT (S Wiseman) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
INTERCONTINENTAL (J Phipot) – Reared as the gates opened bumping with another runner then commenced to race wide throughout.
1ST LISA 2ND SUPREME TIMES 3RD CELINE
Race 5: Ladbrokes Same Race Multi Handicap 1400 metres
ELON (L Miller) – Knuckled on jumping. Rider dropped whip at the 200m.
MILITARY ROAD (I Luximon) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure down the length of the straight causing its rider to stop riding and straighten on several occasions.
MORPHLING (J Philpot) – Hung outwards for the majority of the event causing its rider difficulties in controlling the mare. Trainer G Connor was advised that prior to the mare again starting in a race, it must barrier trial to the satisfaction of the Stewards in a more tractable manner.
CLEESE (W Kerford) – Stood flat-footed as the start was effected and lost some ground.
1ST MILITARY ROAD 2ND VALIANT LAD 3RD DREAM DREAMER
Race 6: John Tapp Guest Speaker 29/4 Handicap 1400 metres
MASARU WARRIOR (J Philpot) – Failed to muster early speed getting well back before beginning to improve from the 500m.
ROCKFORD FILES (S Tsaikos) – Slow into stride.
1ST KICKIN’ GOALS 2ND ENVY ME 3RD ROCKFORD FILES
Race 7: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Handicap 1600 metres
LITTLE KRAKATOA (I Luximon) – Fractious in the barriers and bumped with another runner on jumping.
LASY SATAB (L Crow) – Slow into stride.
THRONES (C Hunter) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
1ST RADIO ROOM 2ND LADY SATAB 3RD MAZY MOTION
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race samples taken from: LADY SATAB, ZIPADEE, ROCKFORD FILES, BAR GEM, ELON, SLAM THE HAMMA
Suspensions – Nil
Race 4 L Miller whip breach
Race 4 SIX CHILLINGS veterinary certificate and barrier trial
Race 5 MORPHLING barrier trial
Race 7 J Philpot $200 whip breach
Alice Springs Chief Steward