Race 1 - The
Cove Hotel Plate - 1300 metres:
Temple Bar -
after being placed in its starting stall, the geldings noseband required
adjustment delaying the start slightly. Began awkwardly and was then
hampered when bumped on the hindquarters by Shangani Patrol. Hung inwards in
the straight. Rider Nick Hall
reported his mount lost its footing near the 400m.
began awkwardly. Became unbalanced
near the 400m.
Purdee Onthe Prowl -
checked at the start when tightened for room by Lucky Prospector (GB) which
shifted in abruptly. Over-raced in the back straight.
Shangani Patrol -
hampered at the start when tightened for room between Purdee Onthe Prowl and
Temple Bar. Knuckled near the 400m.
Tailed off; rider Rhys McLeod stated something felt amiss with his mount. A
post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
broke down near the 900m. The
RV veterinary surgeon reported the mare broke its off fore fetlock and was
subsequently humanely euthanised. Chris Parnham was examined by the doctor
and passed fit.
Baghdad Comet -
lost its footing at the 400m.
Lucky Prospector (GB) -
lost its footing near the 400m.
Typhoon Monaco -
raced wide without cover.
Race 2 - The
Grand Hotel Frankston Handicap -
Fine Embers -
slow to begin.
Courageous Rock (USA) -
knuckled at the start unbalancing rider Patrick Moloney.
Azurite (IRE) -
steadied to avoid the heels of Darlux (FR) (Jackie Beriman) which shifted in
passing the 1800m.
Darlux (FR) -
rider Jackie Beriman will be reprimanded for shifting in passing the 1800m.
Justa Hint -
over-raced through the middle stages.
Rider Michael Dee reported his mount
scrambled around the home turn and then felt amiss in its action. A
post race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near
hind leg and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.
Lord And Master (NZ) -
lost its footing at the 400m.
The Thug -
rider Damian Lane reported the
gelding made the home turn awkwardly.
Morning Mix (IRE) -
rider Katelyn Mallyon reported her
mount dipped on the point of the home turn.
Race 3 - Dream
Thoroughbreds Handicap - 1600
Prior to correct weight Jack Martin, rider of Mr
Pago (fifth placegetter),
lodged an objection against Chivadahlii being
declared second placegetter alleging interference over the final 100m. On
the evidence it was established that from the 100m Chivadahlii shifted
out tightening the running of Mr
Pago and near the line Mr
Pago had to be checked. It
was the Stewards view that the interference suffered by Mr Pago was less
that the beaten margin and therefore the objection was dismissed.
Golden Oldies -
Stewards acceded to a request from
trainer Mr Terry OSullivan to withdraw the gelding which was returning from
injury and due to the remedial work being carried out on the track.
All monies invested on Golden Oldies to be refunded. Deductions applicable
to bets placed on winner and place-getters prior to 2.15pm: 8 cents in the
dollar for the Win #5, 11 cents in the dollar for place of winner #5, 7
cents in the dollar for 2nd place #2, 6 cents in the dollar for 3rd place #4
and 8 cents in the dollar for double bets.
connections advised would be ridden further back; raced towards the rear of
Mr Pago -
connections advised would be ridden further forward due to being up in
distance; raced outside the leader.
Walloon Region -
connections advised would be ridden closer with the perceived lack of pace
in the early stages; settled behind the leaders.
Deckhand (NZ) -
lost its footing on two occasions near the 200m.
Arianne (NZ) -
knuckled at the 400m.
Ben Allen (Chivadahli)
- found guilty of a charge of careless riding under the provisions of
AR137(a), the carelessness being that approaching the winning post he
permitted his mount to shift out when insufficiently clear of Mr Pago,
tightening that horse out onto Walloon Region resulting in Mr Pago having to
be checked. Ben Allen had his permit to ride in races suspended for a period
to commence at midnight September 10th and
to expire at midnight September 20th,
a total of ten race meetings (one metropolitan, nine provincial). In
assessing penalty Stewards took into account the carelessness was in the low