Saturday 18th August 2018 Katherine

Track: Good
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), A Napier, R Hamilton, S Copelin
Deputy Stewards: P Carroll (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 63
Stakes Paid: $123,330

General - In consultation with the TAB the start times for races 2 – 6 were amended and put back 5 minutes from the advertised times.

Race 1: BM54 1300m

CHOICE APPROACH (F Bergstrand) – Scrambled at the start. Raced wide in the early stages.

BEAU GARCON (B Sweeney) – Knuckled at the start.

GERONIMO’S SON (K Galdwin) – Bumped shortly after the start.

TANTRIC (R Williams) - Bumped shortly after the start.

SNITZEL MUSIC (V Arnott) – Raced wide from the 650m.

ROCKMEARTIE (R Vigar) – Slow into stride

Race 2: 0-58 1100m

FLINDERS BEACH (F Bergstrand) – Knuckled at the start.

HATTAN MAN (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout. Cast the near fore plate in running.

Race 3: 0-70 1100m

MARBEL DUKE (R Oakford) - Following an incident when being loaded into the barriers the gelding underwent a veterinary examination and was cleared to compete. After competing a follow up veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.

GAMORA (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly.

Race 4: Maiden 1000m

BENZAGAIN (W Davis) – Bumped shortly after the start.

DISCO (P Denton) – Compounded in the home straight. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have a self inflicted laceration to the inside of the near hind cannon.

MCINTYRE (K Gladwin) – Bumped at the start. Raced wide throughout.

SNAPPY TIME (C Symons) – Lay outwards from the 600m.

TRUFFLE HUNTER (R Oakford) – Resented the kickback through the early and middle stages.

DAYAN (R Williams) – Underwent a veterinary examination upon arrival at the barriers and was cleared to compete. Raced wide throughout.

MARYMOUNT LASS (B Sweeney) – Crowded between runners shortly after the start.

SUNSET STAR (B Huppatz) – Bumped at the start.

OUR GREAT NORTHERN  (M Tyndall) – Bumped shortly after the start.

Race 5: 0-64 1700m

WICKED RHYTHM  (F Bergstrand) – Steadied passing the 1000m. Raced wide from the 600m.

MURPHY  (V Arnott) – Raced wide throughout.

PERPETUAL BLISS (M Tyndall) – Blundered at the start.

LARRICONI (R Vigar) – Slow into stride.

Race 6: Katherine Cup 1700m

As jockey K Gladwin was unwell due to dehydration he was replaced as the rider of GRAND TETON by W Davis. There was a delay in releasing this riding change due to a miscommunication between K Gladwin and officials.

KIFAAH (R Oakford) – Raced keenly in the early stages and was steadied at the 1400m and again passing the 1300m.

LOTION (C Spry) – Raced wide throughout.

Summary

Swab samples were taken from all winners.

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Fines

Race 4 – Trainer G Lefoe (jnr) was fined $250 for negligence in the saddling and presentation of his multiple runners - AR140A

Race 4 – Trainer B Richard (through his representative) was fined $100 for presenting AMIGO MIO with the incorrect gear - AR140

Race 5 – Trainer N Dyer was fined $100 for a late notification of rider for OUR SWAGMAN – NT129

Reprimands/Warnings

Nil

Suspensions

Nil

Embargos & warnings

Nil 

D Hensler

Chairman of Stewards