Darwin Turf Club: 06/10/2018
Weather: Fine Track: Good Rail: True Position
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, A Napier, S Copelin, P Carroll, S O’Brien (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Stable Compliance: R Hamilton, P Carroll, A Napier, P Carroll.
Veterinary: Howard Springs Veterinary Clinic
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 43
Stakes Paid: $91 500
Race 1: Maiden Plate 1100m
BORLUNG (F Bergstrand) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
LIBERTY’S TORCH (P Denton) – Bumped at the start and lost ground.
Race 2: Benchmark 76 Handicap 1300m
Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in relation to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in this event.
METALLIC CROWN (C Spry) – Raced wide from the 700m. When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount was under pressure mid race and fail to let down in the straight. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer G Clarke subsequently advised that the gelding had recovered from the race without incident.
I AM THE FOX (M Hagley) – Taken outwards at the 250m to obtain a clear run.
Race 3: Benchmark 54 Handicap 1300m
Stewards interviewed trainer P Cole in relation to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in this event.
ROSHERVILLE (C Spry) – Crowded at the start.
PLENARY (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.
Race 4: 0 – 58 Handicap 1200m
At the request of SKY channel the start time of this race was amended to 5.02pm.
Stewards interviewed trainer P Cole in relation to his riding instructions as his stable had multiple runners in this event. Dual license holder C Spry was also interviewed in relation to riding instructions as he had multiple runners in this event.
LINDWALL (C Spry) – Fractious in the barriers and dwelt at the start.
TACITURN (B Davis) – Carried outwards and impeded leaving the 150m.
TREGORIK (F Bergstrand) – Commenced awkwardly and veered inwards at the start.
MIGHTY TAX (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly. Rider reported his mount bounded for several strides when resenting the kickback passing the 600m.
MELANION (P Denton) – Angled outwards to secure a clear run at the 150m.
FROM FIFTH (M Hagley) – Raced wide throughout.
OMBROMANI (W Davis) - Raced wide throughout.
Race 5: 0 – 64 Handicap 1200m
Stewards interviewed dual license holder C Spry in relation to riding instructions as he had multiple runners in this event.
LADY ALCATRAZ (B Davis) kicked out in the barriers and after sustaining an injury to the off hind leg was withdrawn by order of the Stewards acting on veterinary advice at 5.37pm. Stewards ordered that all bets wagered on LADY ALCATRAZ be refunded and all successful bets placed prior to 5.37pm were subject to the following deductions –
DESXIRI 9c win 16c place
HOWDEE 17c place
TAIPEI DANCER 13c place
Trainer G Clarke was advised that he must present Stewards a veterinary clearance for LADY ALCATRAZ prior to racing again.
EMJYE (P Crich) – Bumped and unbalanced at the start. Steadied from heels when racing keenly near the 700m.
ROSTI (C Spry) – Race wide from the 500m and yielded ground in the straight.
OMINOUS WARNING (R Oakford) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
Swab samples were taken from all winners. Pre-race samples were taken from LIBERTY’S TORCH, FOXY LULU, THE CAPTAIN, COSMIC KHELEYF, ROSHERVILLE, LUCKY LESLIE, LARRICONI, TREGORIK & EMJYE.
Race 5 – Trainer C Pollard fined $100 for presenting EMJYE without the approved gear - AR140
Race 5 – Trainer P Cole fined $100 for presenting DUST ‘N’ DIAMONDS & ROEBUCK without the approved gear – AR140
Embargos & warnings
Race 5 – LADY ALCATRAZ – vet clearance required.
Chairman of Stewards