Albion Park 03/06/2022
Albion Park Harness
Date: Friday 3 June 2022
Weather: Fine (Races 1 – 8) Rain (Races 9 & 10)
Stewards Panel: W.Barr (Chairman) │ M.Greentree (400 m) │ R.McCrae (VIT) | R.Cressey (200 m) | O.Legg (Birdcage)
Officials: M. McGarry(Veterinarian) │ A.Rayward (Judge) │J.Suli (Assistant Judge) │G.Torpey, J.Petersen (Starters) │ K. Warwick (Swab Official)
Race 1 - THE CREEK MEMBERSHIP UP TO 3 WINS AS 3YO+ PACE (SKY 2) 1660M
Its Back Page News NZ (John Stariha) Gate speed to lead.
Zaras A Treasure (Brendan Barnes) Gate speed unsuccessful challenge for lead.
Bangkok Deejay (Angus Garrard) Worked forward early, outside leader middle and late.
Misty Creek (Julie Weidemann) Used sprint lane.
Franco Macho NZ (Nathan Dawson) Had a tendency to shift in in the turn into the front straight in the run to the finish.
General: It was noted that the offside tyre on the sulky of Party Polotix (M.Neilsen ) deflated on the turn into the front straight in the run to the finish. Driver J.Weidemann (Misty Creek) was fined $100 for contacting marker pegs on the turn into the front straight for the run to the finish.(AHRR 163(1)c)
Race 2 – TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY UP TO NR90 HEAT 2 1660M
Harps (Angus Garrard) Outside leader for the majority of the event
B Mac C NZ (Taleah McMullen) Gate speed to speed. Surrendered lead early.
Call Me Keith NZ (Leonard Cain) Broke after start and will be drawn wide in future mobile events.
Major Jellis NZ (Luke McCarthy) Worked forward to lead in the front straight with approximately 110 metres remaining. Had a tendency to shift out in the front straight in the run to the finish.
Squire (Nathan Dawson) Had a tendency to over race throughout the event.
Adam Crocker (Pete McMullen) Had a tendency to shift in in the run to the finish.
Race 3 - PRYDE'S EASIFEED CLAIMING PACE 1660M
Jack William (Matt Elkins) Gate speed to lead. Raced roughly when challenged for the lead in the front straight at approximately 1100 metres.
Arthur Lowe NZ (Lachie Manzelmann) Hung in approaching the turn into the front straight in the final lap.
Beau Cishlom NZ (Shane Graham) Race wide middle stages to work forward to lead.
Race 4 - KELATO ANIMAL HEALTH PACE 1660M
Tungsten Terror (Narissa McMullen) Caused a false start and will be drawn wide in future mobile starts.
General: Stun Gun NZ (Zac Chappenden) was examined by the course veterinary surgeon after failing to complete the event and in all likelihood choked down. In accordance with the horses recent history two (2) satisfactory trials will be required and connections were advised to take the necessary measures to prevent a repetition.
Race 5 – DESIGNLINE PACE 1660M
Jaggers Swagger (Adam Sanderson) Raced ungenerously approaching the 300 metres by racing up on the back of Outa The Blue (Brendan Barnes).
So Am I (Leonard Cain) Restrained after the start and restrained to rear.
Peppa Bliss (Grant Dixon) Broke in the back straight in the final lap. A last chance to race truly was placed on the mare.)
Race 6 - BETAVET RECOVERY PACE 1660M
Cash Queen (Grant Dixon) Raced roughly and hung out after the start then hung in on the turn out of the back straight after the start.
Tee Ravelling (Nathan Dawson) Gate speed to lead.
Isolation (Gemma Hewitt) Restrained after the start to rear then worked forward to lead the outside line from approximately the 1100 metres.
Race 7 – PELICAN WATERS RESORT PACE 1660M
A Rainbow Dancer (Pete McMullen) Gate speed to maintain lead.
Sharp Shooter (Matt Elkins) Gate speed unsuccessful challenge to lead then occupied a position outside the leader.
General: Stewards opened an enquiry into the driving tactics adopted by driver Matt Elkins (Sharp Shooter). After taking initial evidence the enquiry was adjourned to a time and date to be fixed to enable stewards to gather addition information relative to this race.
Race 8 - GARRARDS HORSE & HOUND PACE 1660M
Hit The Track (Zac Chappenden) Gate speed to lead, surrendered lead early.
Archilles (Hayden Barnes) Used the sprint lane.
Luxury Lad (Angus Garrard) Worked forward after start to lead.
Maywyn Troubadour (Kelli Dawson) Led one (1) wide line from approximately 110 metres.
Race 9 - AQWA CONSTRUCTIONS PACE 1660M
Schooby (Angus Garrard) Gate speed to lead.
Diego Delgado (Zac Chappenden) Restrained after start to rear.
Heavenly Wisdom (Pete McMullen) Outside leader for majority of the event.
Swabs samples taken for analysis:
Race 1. Party Polotix
Race 2. Harps
Race 3. Jack William
Race 5. Outa The Blue
All race winners
Race day Summary:
Race 5. Lanoch Boy Veterinary Reasons
Race 6. Firehouse Veterinary Reasons
Race 9. Studleigh Mark Veterinary Reasons
Race 1. J.Weidemann (Misty Creek) Fined $100 Contact Marker Pegs
Race 5. B.Barnes (Outa The Blue) Suspension 14 days Causing Interference (AHRR 165(1)a)
Race 2. Call Me Keith ODM
Race 4. Tungsten Terror ODM
Race 4. Stun Gun NZ Stood Down 2 Trials
Race 10. Whata Reactor BMD
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