Saturday 9th December 2017

Track: Good
Penetrometer: N/A
Weather: Fine
Rail: True
Stewards: D Hensler (Chairman), A Napier, R Hamilton, S Copelin, P Carrol (Deputy)
Deputy Stewards: L Ross (Clerk of Scales), K Hampson (Assistant to the Stewards)
Number of Races: 5
Number of Runners: 44
Stakes Paid: $90,500

General from DTC meeting 7 December, 2017

After initially reporting that ELECTRIC CRIMSON would spell after winning, trainer D Leech subsequently advised that he will nominate the gelding to race again at Alice Springs on 17 December, 2017.

Race 1: BM54 1300M

FRENCH TUSSON (R Vigar) – Raced wide throughout. Following the unplaced performance trainer T Halter advised that the gelding will now be sent for a spell.

RYE (W Davis) – Bounded at the start. Bumped on the hind quarters by another runner near the 650m.

BARTENDER MAN (F Bergstrand) – Lay outwards through the middle stages.

PRICKLES (S Ridler) – Contacted another runner near the 650m and lost ground.

FRAYVILLE ( K Cross) – At the request of the rider, the gelding underwent a veterinary examination behind the barriers and was cleared to compete. Following the event the rider reported her mount felt awkward in its action. A post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the off fore and off hind. Trainer S Dodd was advised that he must present a veterinary clearance and the gelding must barrier trial satisfactorily prior to racing again. Trainer subsequently advised that the gelding would be retired.

General – On inquiry it was established that near the 650m PRICKLES (S Ridler) shifted out slightly and made contact with the hind quarters of RYE (W Davis) and as a result PRICKLES had to be steadied and lost ground.

Race 2: 0-70 1100M

WOOGIE (R Vigar) – Fractious prior to the start.

Race 3: BM54 1100M

KILIM (P Denton) – Bumped at the start.

PRECURSOR (F Bergstrand) – Bumped near the 1050m.

SNITZEL MUSIC (V Arnott) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped. Raced wide throughout.

BENGALI (P Shiers) – Bumped at the start

SATURDAY OF MAY (R Vigar) – Raced wide from the 600m.

EMPTYAPOCKETS (B Huppatz) – Carried inwards and impeded near the 1050m.

OCTOMINT (P Crich) – Restrained from heels and lost ground near the 900m. Resented the kickback through the middle stages.

General – On inquiry jockey K Cross (PUZZLED PRINCESS) was found guilty of a charge of careless riding under AR137(a) with the specifics being that near the 900m she permitted her mount to shift inwards when insufficiently clear resulting in OCTOMINT (P Crich) losing ground when restrained to avoid heels. K Cross had her license to ride in races suspended for a period of 2 NT meetings to expire after 17 December, 2017.


RABHAAN ($3.90) – was declared a late withdrawal at 5.14pm after the Club veterinarian advised the colt was lame in the off hind leg. Trainer P Johnston was advised he must present a veterinary certificate of soundness for the colt prior to racing again.

Stewards ordered all investments on RABHAAN to be refunded and winning bets were subject to the following deductions:

COCCO LUCIA    21c win  23c place


MICY    23c place

BORLUNG (M Hagley) – Commenced awkwardly and bumped.

MATE’S REWARD (P Crich) – A post race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. After finishing back in the field on consecutive occasions trainer C Pollard advised that he intends to race the gelding over an increased distance at its next start.

MICKY (P Shiers) – Bumped at the start.

COCCO LUCIA (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly.

LITTLE BITA SASS (R Vigar) – Dwelt at the start and failed to muster early speed.

Race 5: 0-64 1600M

Stewards interviewed trainer G Clarke in regards to the riding instructions he intended to issue bearing in mind his stable had three runners in the event.

BRIDGEY FLYER (K Cross) – After yielding ground from the 800m a post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Following the unplaced performance trainer T Halter advised that the gelding will now be sent for a spell.

SAVATONE (B Huppatz) – Raced wide from the 800m.

REDWOOD GARDENS (M Hagley) – Got its head in the air when being steadied near the 1400m.


Post race samples were taken from all winners and pre race samples were taken from FRAYVILLE, HEARTZ ABLAZE, KILIM, SATURDAY OF MAY, COCCO LUCIA & LITTLE BITA SASS.






Race 3 – Jockey K Cross suspended for 2 NT meetings for careless riding – AR137(a)


Race 1 – FRAYVILLE vet clearance and barrier trial required

Race 4 – RABHAAN vet clearance required

D Hensler

NT Chairman of Stewards

Stewards Reports

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