Date: Sunday 22 May 2022
Weather: Overcast / Showers
Stewards Panel: W.Barr (Chairman) │ K.Daly (500) │R.Cressey(200) | N.Torpey (VIT) | O.Legg (Birdcage)
Officials: Dr. S.Flynn (Veterinarian) │ J.Suli (Judge) │ J.Johnson (Assistant Judge) │J.Petersen, K.Williams (Starters) │ K. Kilpatrick (Swab Official)
Due to the prevailing rainy conditions mudguards and splash sheets were utilised in all races.
Race 1 - TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY PACE 1780M
Glenledi Commander NZ (Jordan Topping) Gate speed to lead.
Sailalong Sinbad (Narissa McMullen) Shifted in and contacted a marker peg entering the back straight in the final lap.
Beef City Blaze (Peter Greig) Slow away at the start.
Hes Sweet (Phoebe Betts) Gate speed and obtained trail early.
Mister Hart (Justin Elkins) Restrained at start to the rear of the field.
Brydon Earl NZ (Amanda Payne) Restrained at start, restrained to rear. Inconvenienced in side straight in the final lap when One Last Roll commenced to yield ground.
One Last Roll (Luke Whittaker) Led outside line for the majority of the event.
Race 2 – POWER UP LAWN MOWERS PACE 2040M
Polka Dot Dance NZ (Will Rixon) Gate speed, surrendered lead early.
So Kool Master (Luke Whittaker) Gate speed, worked forward to lead at approximately 1700 metres.
Marianna Bromac NZ (Wayne Waltisbuhl) Gate speed, worked forward to lead outside line, gave ground and failed to finish.
Miss Mia (Pete McMullen) Raced wide mid race to lead outside line.
General: A post race veterinary examination was performed on Mariana Bromac NZ ( W. Waltisbuhl) which after racing wide early and worked forward to the position outside the leader then yielded significant ground and failed to finish.The course veterinary surgeon Dr. Flynn advised of no significant findings.Mariana Bromac NZ will be required to perform a satisfactory trail before racing again. Trainer W. Waltisbuhl advised that he would recommend to the owner that the mare be spelled.
It was noted that driver J. Elkins (Aqua Cruiser) had difficulties releasing the deafeners from the 500 metres until the run to the finish.
Race 3 - REDCLIFFE LEAGUES CLUB PACE 1780M
Yarramans Shadow (Jordan Topping) Gate speed to lead.
Oliver Winkle (Leonard Cain) Gate speed to race outside leader throughout.
Western Showgirl (Pete McMullen) Restrained after start to rear of the field.
Dennington Heights (A. Payne) Held up for a clear run in the run to the finish.
General: The near side mudguard of the sulky on Dennington Heights (A. Payne) twisted during the course of the event.
Race 4 - STU VALENTINE FOR BLOODSTOCK INSURANCE PACE 1780M
Motu Cullen NZ (Jonah Hutchinson) Gate speed to lead.
Lesvos Lad (Mathew Neilson) Caught wide early then restrained to rear.
Bukthsystem (Leonard Cain) Raced wide middle stages to lead the outside line.
Race 5 – WOOLLAM CONSTRUCTIONS PACE 1780M
Ghost Gum (Julie Weidemann) Gate speed to lead.
Bella Godiva (Zac Chappenden) Restrained at start, restrained to rear.
Major Grandeur (Leonard Cain) Restrained at start, restrained to rear.
Penultima (Matt Elkins) Checked and broke gait on the turn into the front straight for the run to the finish.
General: Driver W.Rixon (Cannan) pleaded guilty to causing interference to Penultima (M.Elkins) on the turn into the front straight for the run to the finish. Mr. Rixon’s drivers licence was suspended for a period of 10 days (AHRR 163(1)(a)(iii))). In assessing penalty stewards took into account Mr. Rixon’s good driving record and his guilty plea.
Race 6 - NORTHGATE COMFORT INN PACE 1780M
Quality Time (Rhett Markey) Broke in the early stages of the score up, then jibbed and as a result was back considerable distance when the start was affected. Quality Time will be drawn wide in future mobile events.
Johnrod (Matt Elkins) Gate speed worked forward led from approximately 1400 metres.
Darby Brights (Julie Weidemann) Worked forward at approximately 1300 metres to lead the outside line.
Race 7 – HYGAIN FEEDS 1 WIN PACE 1780M
Sarie Marais (Angus Garrard) Shifted in and contacted marker pegs on the turn into the front straight in the first lap.
Bettor Keep Rocking NZ (Leonard Cain) Obtained trail at approximately 1500 metres.
Sammys Secret (Matt Elkins) Outside leader throughout. Over raced throughout the event.
Delightful Rainbow (Hayden Barnes) Caught wide early then restrained to rear.
Ella Under Fire (Nathan Dawson) Shifted in contact marker peg on the turn into the back straight in the first lap.
Essential Three (Julie Weidemann) Shifted in and contact marker peg on the turn into the back straight in the final lap.
Race 8 - DAN COSTELLO PHOTOGRAPHY PACE 1780M
Betterthan Torque (Leonard Cain) Gate speed to lead.
Lucinda Jamar (Trent Moffat) Checked and lost ground on the turn into the front straight in the final lap.
Regina Elena (Julie Weidemann) Restrained at start, restrained to rear.
Circle Line (Matt Elkins) Gate speed worked forward to lead outside line.
Beef City Starzzz (Peter Greig) Checked and broke gait on the turn into the front straight in the final lap.
General: Stewards enquired into an incident involving Ima Shy Guy (P.Betts) and Circle Line (M.Elkins) on the turn into the front straight in the run to the finish. It was established that approaching the turn Circle Line shifted out from its position outside the leader and as a consequence driver P.Betts elected to endevour to improve on the inside of Circle Line. Both Beef City Starzzz (P.Greig) and Lucinda Jamar (T.Moffat) which were trailing Ima Shy Guy were momentarily checked in this incident. Stewards considered the matter taking into account their own observations and evidence of the drivers and were of the opinion that no particular driver or horse was fully responsible and noted the incident.
Swabs samples taken for analysis
Race 2. Polka Dot Dance
Race 3. My Ultimate Louie
Race 4. My Secret Beach
Race 5. Major Grandeur
Race 7. Bettor Keep Rocking NZ
Race 8. Uwatchingme
All race winners
Race day Summary:
Race 3. Gosling In Flight (L/Scr.) Acceptable
Race 3. Toro Delago NZ (L/Scr.) Acceptable
Race 4. Purple Shades Acceptable
Race 5. Eagles Response Veterinary Reasons
Race 6. Sonny Orlando NZ Acceptable
Race 5. Will Rixon Suspension 10 days Cause Interference (AHRR 163(1)(iii))
Race 2. Mariana Bromac NZ Stood down 1 trial Poor Performance (FTF)
Race 6. Quality Time ODM
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