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Darwin Turf Club: 08/12/2023

Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position

Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, P Carrol, R Shiers (Clerk of Scales), E Baird (assistant to the Stewards)

Judge/Assistant: G Middleton, D Garnham

Stable Compliance: R Hamilton, P Carrol, R Shiers.

Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic

Number of Races: 6

Number of Runners: 41

Stakes Paid: $120500

 

Race 1: Family Christmas At The Bay BM54 Handicap – 1300m

Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in relation to the riding instructions he intended to issue as the stable had multiple runners in the event.

ANKLE ROLEX (J Hampson) – Raced wide throughout.

LOOKING FOR YOU (E Lines) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Raced wide throughout. Cast the off fore plate in running.

ZOURISKY (J Todd) – Bumped at the start.

MUTANY (A Sweeney) – Commenced awkwardly. Raced keenly early and middle stages. Cast the near hind plate in running.

PALANTINO ROSSI (V Arnott) – Bumped at the start.

1ST WILSONS PROM 2ND PATRIA 3RD ZOURISKY

 

Race 2: Bet 365 0-64 Handicap – 1200m

TO THE POINT (P Shiers) – Bounded at the start.

SWEET CHEVAL (A Sweeney) – Raced wide throughout.

1ST FROMTHENEVERNEVER 2ND GLOBAL WONDER 3RD NEW ENTERPRISE

 

Race 3: Remembering Nathan “Bantam” Stanley 0-70 Handicap – 1100m

Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in relation to the riding instructions he intended to issue as the stable had multiple runners in the event.

GREAT DIVINER (S Tsaikos) – Raced wide on straightening.

BEL’S BANNER (A Sweeney) – Commenced awkwardly.

1ST RISING SPHERE 2ND EL MAGNIFICENCE 3RD BEL’S BANNER

 

Race 4: Sportsbet TROBIS Maiden Plate – 1000m

BEATIFICATION (S Logan) – Bumped at the start. Bumped by another runner over the concluding stages. Returned with a self-inflicted laceration to the off fore heel.

GUNSHOT GLITTER (S Tsaikos) – Shifted outwards under pressure over the concluding stages and bumped another runner.

SOLID ROCK (A Nicholls) – Rider reported his saddle shifted shortly after the start and he directed the gelding wider on the track and took no competitive part in the event.

DAUNTING DECISION (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.

1ST DAUNTING DECISION 2ND BEATIFICATION 3RD GUNSHOT GLITTER

 

Race 5: TAB Bets Friends TROBIS Maiden Plate – 1000m

NOUVEAU MARCHE (J Todd) – Rider reported his mount resented the kickback through the early and middle stages.

GELATA (E Lines) – Raced wide throughout.

NO RAIN NO FLOWERS (A Nicholls) – Lay outwards through the middle stages.

SHECANMIXIT (I Luximon) – Commenced awkwardly.

1ST SHECANMIXIT 2ND SHE’S TUFF ENUFF 3RD VETIVER

 

Race 6: Vale Brian Sharp 0-58 Handicap – 1000m

Stewards interviewed trainer C Pollard in relation to the riding instructions he intended to issue as the stable had multiple runners in the event.

COLOUR DE ROY (A Nicholls) – Bumped near the 650m. Raced wide throughout.

LUCKY DOG (E Lines) – Steadied from heels and mistrode leaving the 650m. Returned with a laceration to the off hind fetlock.

PRIDE OF LIMASSOL (J Hampson) – Fractious in the barriers prior to the start. Bumped at the start. Shifted inwards leaving the 700m and steadied from heels near the 650m. Trainer D Leech was advised that a warning is placed on the geldings’ barrier manners.

HEY LITTLE SISTER (A Sweeney) – Tightened for room and checked leaving the 700m.

APLOMADO (S Tsaikos) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Cast the near hind plate in running.

BIG FEELINGS (I Luximon) – Commenced awkwardly. Tightened for room and restrained leaving the 700m.

General – On inquiry apprentice jockey J Hampson (PRIDE OF LIMASSOL) pleaded guilty to a charge of engaging in careless riding under AR131(a). The specifics were that she permitted her mount to shift inwards when insufficiently clear leaving the 700m resulting in HEY LITTLE SISTER (A Sweeney) being tightened for room and checked and BIG FEELINGS (I Luximon) being tightened and restrained. Apprentice J Hampson had her permit to ride in races suspended for 1 NT meeting to expire after 16 December, 2023.

Jockey S Tsaikos (APLOMADA) also pleaded guilty to a charge of engaging in careless riding under AR131(a). The specifics being that he permitted his mount to shift inwards when insufficiently clear near the 650m resulting in LUCKY DOG (E Lines) having to be steadied and mistrode and then shifted out contributing to PRIDE OF LIMASSOL being steadied. Jockey S Tsaikos was suspended for 1 meeting (Launceston) to expire after 13 December, 2023.

1ST LUCKY DOG 2ND APLOMADO 3RD COLOUR DE ROY

 

General

Post-race swab samples taken from all winners. Pre-race samples were taken from TO THE POINT, FROMTHENEVERNEVER, OVERRULED, RISING SPHERE, SHE’S TUFF ENUFF & COLOUR DE ROY

Reprimands

Race 4 – Jockey J Todd was reprimanded for a whip breach AR132(7)(a)(ii)

Suspensions

Race 6 – Apprentice J Hampson – 1 NT meeting (careless riding)

Race 6 – Jockey S Tsaikos – 1 meeting interstate (careless riding)

Fines

Nil

Embargoes & Warnings

Race 6 – PRIDE OF LIMASSOL warning for barrier manners

Medicals

Nil

D Hensler

Chairman of Stewards