Albion Park 21/05/2022
Albion Park Harness
Date: Saturday 21 May 2022
Track: Rain affected
Weather: Overcast / Intermittent Showers
Stewards Panel: D. Farquharson (Chairman), R. McCrae, R. Cressey, F. Hartford, M. Greentree.
Officials: Dr S. McGuinness (Veterinarian), J. Suli (Judge), J. Johnson (Assistant Judge), G. Torpey & J. Petersen (Starters), K. Williams (Swab Official).
Race 1 - 2023 CREEK NUTRIEN YEARLING SALE PACE 1660M
Glenledi Boy NZ (Trent Dawson) held up in the early stages of the straight and raced tight against Despondent in the concluding stages.
Despondent (Angus Garrard)held up in the early stages of the straight and raced tight against Glenledi Boy NZ in the concluding stages.
Race 2 – AQWA CONSTRUCTIONS BAND 5 PACE 1660M
Another Statement (Luke Whittaker) held up in the latter stages of the race.
Betterthandiamonds (Pete McMullen) caught wide in the early stages before working forward to obtain the position outside the leader. Back in the barrier draw after two successful consecutive starts.
Call Me Keith NZ (Nathan Dawson) held up for clear running in the early stages of the home straight.
Race 3 - QBRED BREEDERS CLASSIC - 3YO COLTS & GELDINGS (LISTED) 2138M
Class To The Max (Grant Dixon) inconvenienced on entrance to the home straight when Misty Creek moved wider on the track.
Julie Weidemann (Misty Creek) was reprimanded under AHR rule 168(1)(a) for carelessly shifting wider on entrance to the home straight when not sufficiently clear of Class To The Max which resulted in that gelding being inconvenienced momentarily.
Race 4 - TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY BAND 4 - BAND 2 PACE 2138M
Jack William (Matt Elkins) contacted a marker peg approaching the 300 metres when racing tight to the inside of Rocknroll Icon which hung in.
Infatuation NZ (Leonard Cain) pulled hard in the middle stages of the race when racing in a midfield marker peg position.
Sam Is Perfection (Brendan Barnes) held up for clear running in the latter stages of the race.
Rocknroll Icon (Chris Petroff) hung in at the 300 metres before being corrected by its driver. Held up for clear running in the home straight.
Race 5 – QBRED BREEDERS CLASSIC - 3YO FILLIES (LISTED) 2138M
Jeremes Gotta Go (Nathan Dawson) moved out three wide at the 1600 metres and progressed forward however was unable to obtain the position outside the leader as Alwaysbme shifted out from behind the leader at the 1400 metres. Jeremes Gotta Go was subsequently restrained to the rear of the field after being caught wide.
Magical Maya (Trent Dawson) raced three wide with a trail from the 1600 metres and was obliged to race four wide at the 1300 metres when Jeremes Gotta Go began to be restrained when racing directly in advance.
Cat King Cole (Angus Garrard) raced three wide with a trail from the 800 metres but failed to keep the back of Racy Roxy from the 400 metres and finished fairly into seventh position beaten 13 metres. Trainer Darren Weeks stated the filly whilst disappointing, did not handle the adverse track conditions and had rubbed up with some minor hopple chaffing which may have affected its overall performance. Back in the mobile draw after two satisfactory successful starts.
Race 6 - PELICAN WATERS RESORT QUALIFYING PACE 2138M
Falcons (Ricky Thurlow) shifted out under pressure in the run to the finish.
Hemsworth NZ (Pete McMullen) inconvenienced in the run to the finish when Falcons shifted out under pressure.
Ricky Thurlow (Falcons) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving under AHR rule 168(1)(a) for failing to make sufficient effort to keep Falcons in a straight course in the run to the finish. In assessing the matter of penalty, Stewards took into account some mitigating circumstances.
Race 7 – QBRED BREEDERS CLASSIC - 2YO COLTS & GELDINGS (LISTED) 1660M
The Tax Cullector (Pete McMullen) failed to run on after racing in a favourable one out one back position throughout and finished in last position beaten 52 metres. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. Connections advised the gelding raced flat and has had an extended preparation to this point. Trainer Chantal Turpin said The Tax Cullector would be sent for an immediate spell. On this undertaking Stewards took no further action.
Haveyoucheckedin (Jemma Coney) failed to gain clear running in the concluding stages.
Race 8 - QBRED BREEDERS CLASSIC - 2YO FILLIES (LISTED) 1660M
Lady Digby (Leonard Cain) inconvenienced on entrance to the home straight when The Grogmother shifted in momentarily.
The Grogmother (Nathan Dawson) hung out when leading throughout the race and shifted into the sprint lane momentarily in the home straight before being corrected by its driver. Trainer John Boserio advised the filly will be sent for an immediate spell.
Pretty Good Reason (Mathew Neilson) inconvenienced when taken back through the field by the tiring Oh My Gosh.
The all clear on this event was delayed to allow Leonard Cain (Lady Digby placed fourth) to view the Stewards footage of the run to the finish, and in addition to view the judges photo for third. After perusal of both matters, Leonard Cain took no further action and the all clear was given on the judges placings.
Race 9 - PSP TROTTERS DISCRETIONARY HANDICAP 2138M
Tam Oshanter (Brendan Barnes) galloped free of interference at the 1800 metres and a warning was issued.
Watts Up Majestic (Shane Graham) broke on the home turn when challenging for the lead. A warning was issued.
Doug NZ (Pete McMullen) galloped after the start and lost considerable ground. After considering this geldings behaviour in recent starts, Doug NZ was barred from competing in standing start events until such time it can trial satisfactorily.
Swabs samples taken for analysis
R2 Another Statement
R3 Bangkok Deejay
R4 Fond Memories
R5 Cat King Cole
R6 Stylish Joe
R7 The Tax Cullector
R8 The Grogmother
All winners, Dangerzone and Alwaysbme.
Race Day Summary
R3 Bad Boy Boris – Emergency
R5 Meribel – Emergency
R7 Lucky Jim – L/Scr Vets
R7 Dollar Bucks – Emergency
R8 Fraya – Emergency
R9 Jansson NZ - Vets
R3 Julie Weidemann (Misty Creek) reprimanded AHR rule 168(1)(a)
R6 Ricky Thurlow (Falcons) fined $200 AHR rule 168(1)(a)
R2 Betterthandiamonds – BMD
R5 Cat King Cole – BMD
R9 Doug NZ – SDSS1T
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