Monday 3rd April
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), R Hamilton, A Napier, L Jackson, L Twomey (Judge), L Ross (Clerk of Scales)
Deputy Stewards: S Copelin (Deputy)
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 29
Stakes Paid: $72,000
RACE 1: 0-58 HANDICAP 1300M
At the request of SKY channel the start times were amended to:
Race 1 – 2.34pm Race 2 – 3.10pm Race 3 – 3.48pm Race 4 – 4.27pm Race 5 – 5.07pm
MERVEILLE (R Oakford) – Overraced from the 950m to the 800m.
MIGHTY TAX (K Brooks) – Bounded at the start and raced ungenerously for several strides. Rider reported she was struck in the head by her mount in this incident. Raced wide throughout. A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
MY COLLEAGUE (W Davis) – Pulled hard in the early and middle stages.
RACE 2 – 0-70 HANDICAP 1200M
THE CONCORDE (K Brooks) – Cast it’s off hind plate in running.
STAY TIL DAWN (B Davis) – Bumped at the start.
PHOENIX ARIZONA (C Spry) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped at the start.
RACE 3 – CLASS 2 HANDICAP 1200M
EDGE OF CHAOS (K Brooks) – Raced wide throughout.
CLAIR (W Davis) – Fractious in the barriers and dwelt at the start. Taken outwards for a clear run on straightening.
RACE 4 – 0-58 HANDICAP 1000M
BENGALI (B Davis) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped at the start. Resented the kick back through the early and middle stages.
MALANION (C Spry) – Bumped heavily at the start.
LOTTA DAME (K Brooks) – Raced wide throughout.
RACE 5 – BENCHMARK 76 HANDICAP 1600M
Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in regards to the riding instructions he intended to give each jockey as his stable had three runners in the event.
KING KEV (R Oakford) – Raced wide throughout.
CELEBRAKTI (C Spry) – With no replacement available, rider was granted permission to ride 1kg overweight. Commenced awkwardly.
RONN’S MOSS (W Davis) – Faltered near the 250m and eased down in the straight. Sustained an injury to near fore leg and was euthanized by the Club veterinarian.
FRENCH TUSSON (M Tyndall) – With no replacement available, rider was granted permission to ride 1.5kg overweight.
MAKOWSKY (K Brooks) – Following the unplaced performance trainer advised the gelding will now go for a spell.
Post race samples were taken from all winners. Pre race samples were taken from MERVIELLE, PHEONIX ARIZONA, EDGE OF CHAOS, CLAIR, LOTTA DAME, ANABELLA, MORE THAN FRANK & RONN’S MOSS (post mortem)
Race 4 –Trainer C Pollard fined $100 for presenting MI BEL FIO without blinkers – AR140
Race 4 – Trainer G Lefoe fined $100 for failing to notify a plating change for BENGALI – AR 140
Race 5 – Jockey F Bergstrand fined $100 for a whip breach – AR137A(5)(a)(ii)
NT Chairman of Stewards