Sunday 26th March
Stewards: D Westover (Chairman), M Hurley, B Lysaght, B Watling
Deputy Stewards: Officials: N Westover Clerk of the Scales: A Korman Judge/Asst Judge: C Flattum,
Number of Races: 6
Number of Runners: 40
Stakes Paid: $72,000
Race 1 Renew Now Your Membership Handicap 1200 metres
EDIT (C Spry) – Commenced slow into stride and tightened between runners shortly after.
JONNY AKHATON (B Huppatz) – Bumped with runner shortly after jumping. Bumped with runner about the 400m whilst laying outwards.
HENRY LAD (W Kerford) – Bumped with runner shortly after jumping and again at the 400m.
SNOWTROOPER (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
JIMMY ROYALE (R Vigar) – Commenced awkwardly and raced wide throughout.
MINE CRAFT (M Hart) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
Race 2: Inglis Red Centre Yealing Sale Handicap 1100 metres
EIGHTEEN BOMBERS (P Denton) – Anticipated the start and leapt forward hitting the front of the barriers and consequently losing some ground.
SKY MUSTER (W Kerford) – Restrained off heels in the early stages whilst racing keenly.
SHORT SHIFT (R Vigar) – Was found to have bled from its near-side nostril. Trainer advised of her obligations under AR53A(7).
Race 3: XXXX Gold Cup Luncheon Friday 28TH April Handicap 1400 metres
ALPHA SON (B Huppatz) – Knuckled on jumping.
CONTAINMENT (P Denton) – Fractious in the barriers.
Race 4: Ladbrokes Handicap 1400 metres
BEST CASE (C Spry) – Raced wide into the home straight.
PRETTY BLONDE (R Vigar) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
BEDISGUISED (F Bergstrand) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
General: Stewards questioned R Vigar as to his riding instructions on PRETTY BLONDE as leading in a race was in contrast to its normal racing pattern of dropping out. R Vigar advised that he was instructed to drop out but in the small field the mare jumped well and with nobody wanting to lead, he found himself settling in front with the slow pace. Stewards accepted R Vigars explanation.
Race 5: Kerry O’Keefe Maiden 1100 metres
Prior to this race, Stewards interviewed trainer P Gardner in regards to his riding instructions he intended to give each rider bearing in mind he had multiple runners in this event.
CLEVER TOMMY (P Denton) – Bumped with another runner on jumping.
ONELASTDIG (B Huppatz) – Commenced awkwardly. After a uncompetitive performance, a veterinary examination revealed no apparent abnormalities.
PENNY FACE (S Altieri) – Bumped with another runner on jumping. Held up for clear running around the 200m.
TACTICAL LASS (F Bergstrand) – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the near-side hoof. Trainer advised that she must produce a veterinary certificate of soundness prior to that mare again starting in a trial or race.
HARD WORK REWARDS (K Brooks) – Commenced slow into stride.
Race 6: Victorian Bush Rangers Handicap 1600 metres
ST CAJETAN (M Tyndall) – Knuckled shortly after jumping and restrained off heels shortly after.
RIBERA DEL DUERO (S Altieri) – Steadied off heels into the first turn.
NEWSWORTHY (R Vigar) –
Approaching the first turn got its head up whilst being restrained. After a
disappointing performance, a veterinary examination revealed no apparent
Post-race samples were taken from all winners.
Pre-race sample taken from JONNY AKHATON, ONELASTDIG, HANTUCHOVA
Race 2 SHORT SHIFT
Race 5 TACTICAL LASS
Race 4 M Nyhan $20 use of club colours.