Friday 2nd March 2018
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, A Napier, S Copelin,
Deputy Stewards: P Carrol (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 47
Stakes Paid: $94,000
General: Due to thunderstorm activity the start times following race 1 were amended as
follows: race 2 – 4.10pm, race 3 – 5.10pm, race 4 – 5.40pm, race 5 – 6.15pm
Race 1: BMNT 1300m
PATRIA (B Davis) – Lay outwards rounding the home turn.
HESEZSO (J Todd) – Slow to muster early speed.
GERONIMO’S SON (K Gladwin) – Carried outwards rounding the home turn.
REWARD FOR RICHES (W Davis) – Bounded and lost ground at the start.
TEMPT (J Lyon) – Raced wide throughout.
Race 2: 0-64 1200m
WISEN UP (B Davis) – Cast the off fore plate in running.
VAL TORIO (S Ridler) – Cast the near fore plate in running. Raced wide on straightening.
NICCOROSSA (K Cross) – Lay inwards under pressure in the early stages of the straight.
DREAM PASSENGER (J Lyon) – Bumped at the start.
TIGRA (J Todd) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.
ALPHA MATE (B Huppatz) – Crowded and impeded at the start.
Race 3: CL2 1100m
SHE RA (F Bergstrand) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Following the race the Veterinarian reported that mare was lame in the off fore. Trainer P Cole was advised that he must present a vet clearance for the mare prior to racing again. Trainer subsequently advised that the lameness was due to an abscess.
IRON JAKE (B Davis) – Bumped at the start. Shifted inwards slightly near the 1000m and bumped another runner. When questioned regarding the unplaced performance rider advised that his mount was under pressure mid race and failed to finish off as anticipated. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have an elevated heart rate.
PRICKLES ( J Lyon) – Bumped and crowded near the 1000m and lost ground.
MACON COUNTY (V Arnott) – Bumped inwards near the 1000m.
SANDHILL EXPRESS (S Ridler) – Commenced awkwardly. Raced wide on straightening.
Race 4: 0 - 70 1000m
SO STOIC (M Hagley) – Difficult to load. Bounded at the start.
Race 5: BMNT 1600m
Stewards interviewed trainer P Cole in regards to the riding instructions he intended to issue bearing in mind his stable had multiple runners in the event.
CRACKAJACK (B Davis) $6 – was declared a late scratching at 6.09pm. The gelding underwent an examination behind the barriers at the request of its rider who expressed concern with its action in the near fore leg and was subsequently withdrawn on veterinary advice. Trainer G Clarke was advised that he must present a vet clearance for the gelding prior to racing again.
All bets placed on CRACKERJACK were ordered to be refunded and successful wagers placed prior to 6.09pm were subject to the following deductions:
COMMISSAR 13c win 5c place
STRATEGIC JEUNY 23c place
CHERABIN 22c place
COMMISSAR (F Bergstrand) – Raced wide throughout.
MIGHTY TAX (V Arnott) – Commenced with its head in the air at the start. Raced keenly into the first turn and as a result contacted the running rail near the 1400m losing ground and continued to race fiercely in the back straight.
STRATEGIC JEUNY (J Lyon) – Raced wide throughout.
Post race samples were taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from HESEZCO, NICOROSSO, IRON JAKE, PRICKLES, EL TORANADO & MIGHT TAX
Race 1 – Trainer C Conron fined $100 for late notification of rider for TEMPT - NT129
Race 1 – Jockey F Bergstrand fined $200 for a whip breach - AR137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 2 – Trainer P Cole fined $100 for presenting TIGRA without the approved gear- AR140
Race 5 - Jockey F Bergstrand fined $300 for a whip breach (won the race) AR137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 3 – SHE RA vet clearance required
Race 5 – CRACKERJACK vet clearance required
Chairman of Stewards