Saturday 14th April 2018
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), D Hensler, B Lysaght, B Watling
Deputy Stewards: Deputy Steward: W Preston Assistants to the Stewards: N Westover, M Smith
Number of Races: 7
Number of Runners: 56
Stakes Paid: $ 173,000
General from Alice Springs meeting 7th April: Stewards interviewed jockey F Bergstrand as to a reason she failed to weigh in as required under AR142, after running second in the Ladbrokes Handicap 1600 metres. Whilst Stewards accepted her explanation, they were also mindful that she needed to get to the airport for her flight home. Stewards issued F Bergstrand with a reprimand and also reminded her to ensure that she has been cleared to leave.
Race 1 Ladbrokes Handicap 1100 metres
TEA TREE GULLY (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly and inclined to lay outwards rounding the home turn and then began to shift inwards under pressure over the concluding stages.
OUR BARTY (P Denton) – Rider reported that it was the gelding’s first start on this track but despite his urgings, failed to muster any speed and raced off the bit in running.HEART OF RED (F Bergstrand) – Inclined to lay outwards slightly heading into the first turn
Race 2: Hello World Alice Springs Dash Handicap 1100 metres
JAVA (B Davis) – Slow into stride and raced wide early. Rider reported that despite his urgings, the gelding failed to muster early speed in the early and middle stages and resented the kickback once behind runners and failed to finish off as anticipated.
SUPER BRYAN (B Huppatz) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure over the concluding stages of the event.
NICCOCO (K Gladwin) – Impeded for clear running concluding stages.
Race 3: Yeperente Shopping Centre Handicap 1000 metres
MARBLE DUKE (B Davis) – Raced without cover.
GAMORA (W Kerford) – Shifted outwards off heels at the 200m for clear running.
Race 4: Wildfire Blooms Handicap 1400 metres
KIFAAH (B Davis) – Knuckled slightly on jumping.
BREWERY (P Denton) – After a disappointing performance, a veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a significant cardiac arrhythmia. Trainer K Petrick subsequently advised the Stewards that the gelding would now be retired from racing.
COMMISSAR (J Lyon) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure over the final 100m.
SENIOR COUNCIL (K Cross) – Slow into stride.
Race 5: Seppelt Handicap 1400 metres
COLDROCK (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout.
ASH GREY (J Todd) – Inclined to lay inwards under pressure over the concluding stages.
BOMBER BROWN (B Davis) – Knuckled on jumping. Steadied off heels into the first turn.
RYE (W Davis) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
WISEN UP (K Cross) – Knuckled slightly on jumping. Began to yield ground from the 500m. A veterinary examination of the gelding failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities. Trainer subsequently advised the Stewards that the gelding will be sent for a spell.
PRIMEIRO (P Denton) – Fractious in the barriers and commenced a little awkwardly.
PLANET EARTH (J Lyon) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
Race 6: Imparja Television NT Guineas 3YO 1600 metres
MODERNA’S ARROW (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner on several occasions on jumping.
OPPERMAN (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
PATRIA (B Davis) – Rolled in about the 1200m. Commenced to roll outwards rounding the home turn and down the length of the straight. Threw near side front shoe during the event. After laying outwards for most of the event, a subsequent veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities.
PERFECT FOX (J Lyon) – Bumped with another runner on several occasions after jumping and tightened between runners shortly after.
THAT’S JUSTIFIED (C Spry) – Taken outwards by another runner rounding the home turn and down the length of the straight.
TIME RULER (F Bergstrand) – Steadied off heels at the 600m.
TRUFFLE HUNTER (K Gladwin) – Restrained off heels about the 1200m losing some ground.
TRYSTOFF (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly knuckling slightly and bumping with a runner. Raced wide throughout.
Correct weight for this event was delayed after C Spry rider of the third placegetter requested to see the Stewards patrol footage down the straight.
General: Stewards inquired into an incident at the 1200m where TRUFFLE HUNTER lost ground. Evidence was taken from K Gladwin (TRUFFLE HUNTER) and B Davis (PATRIA). It was established that approaching the 1200m, PATRIA had shifted inwards onto TRUFFLE HUNTER causing that rider to restrain his mount. B Davis was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) with the specifics being that approaching the 1200m, he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of TRUFFLE HUNTER, resulting in that rider having to restrain his mount and losing ground. B Davis had his licence to ride in races suspended to expire midnight 21st April (1 NT meeting). B Davis was also fined the sum of $500. Stewards when deliberating on penalty, took into consideration that this was a feature race on day 1 of the Alice Springs Cup Carnival.
Race 7: Alice in the Territory Handicap 1200 metres
SHOGUN’S REIGN (K Cross) – Taken outwards at the 100m bumping with another runner.
TATTOO YOU (W Kerford) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
HENRY LAD (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner at the 100m.
I TOO CAN DANCE (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly bumping with another runner.
REGAL GROVE (F Bergstrand) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
CELEBRATE (L Crow) – Commenced awkwardly getting its head up.
WINGARD (J Todd) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Shifted outwards off heels at the 100m to obtain clear running.
All riders were breath tested for alcohol.
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from : DUKE OF YORK, BOMBER BROWN, TRUFFLE HUNTER, MARBLE DUKE, COMMISSAR, MODERNA’S ARROW, PERFECT FOX, TRYSTOFF, PATRIA, DOUBLE DUX, LADY PHROMILY, OPPERMAN, TIME RULER, THAT’S JUSTIFIED.
Race 6: jockey B Davis 1 NT meeting (careless riding) AR137(a)
Race 4: BREWERY cardiac arrhythmia (must barrier trial and have post trial vet clearance presented)
Race 2: jockey J Todd (whip breach) AR137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 4: jockey J Todd (whip breach) AR137A(5)(a)(ii)
(From meeting 7/4/2018) Race 6: jockey F Bergstrand AR142
Race 5: Trainer K Healey $100 presenting his runner BAKERS DOZEN with the incorrect gear AR140A
Race 6: jockey B Davis $500 AR137(a)