Grafton: Clarence River Jockey Club Ltd Monday 24, April 2017

Meeting Type: Country (TAB MEETING)
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Rail Position: True
Dual Track Meeting: N
Track Type: Turf
Track Condition: Good 4
Weather: Fine
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FinalFields Last Published: Sun 23-Apr-17 8:55AM AEST
Riders must be declared before: Thu 20-Apr-17 12:00PM AEST
Scratching close: Mon 24-Apr-17 7:30AM AEST
Total Number of starters for this meeting (including emergencies) 115

Race 1 - 12:40PM PRESTIGE WEDDING & EVENT HIRE BENCHMARK 65 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (2350 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
1 KINGSTON TIME 11/04/2017 Grafton Inclined to overrace in the early and middle stages.
5 KILMARNOCK 15/04/2017 Coffs Harbour Rounding the home turn and over the final 400m of the event was inclined to hang in when being placed under pressure. The racing manners of the gelding were brought to the attention of trainer.
6 COASTAL GEM (NZ) 11/04/2017 Grafton Laid out under pressure over the final 200m.
7 MISHANI SCOUT 11/04/2017 Grafton Overraced rounding the first turn and eased after improving onto heels at the 1800m.
9 SURFERS DOLPHINS (NZ) 11/04/2017 Grafton Bumped shortly after the start.
Race 2 - 1:15PM PRO-RIDE RACING AUSTRALIA MAIDEN SHOWCASE PLATE (1000 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
3 DOUBLE SPACE 10/04/2017 Armidale Raced fiercely in the early stages and would not settle.
5 PAROO RIVER 4/04/2017 Grafton Bumped on jumping. Hampered passing the 1000m.
9 EXCELLENT GIVEAWAY 15/04/2017 Moree Raced ungenerously and hung out throughout.
11 LOST DYNASTY 8/04/2017 Warialda Began awkwardly and blundered badly at the start.
12 BETTIGOOD 11/04/2017 Grafton Approaching the 1000m, whilst inclined to overrace and lay out, was steadied from heels. Overraced in the middle stages. Shifted out under pressure over the final 150m.
15e OXLEY BRAT 10/04/2017 Armidale Had to be steadied passing the 700m.
16e PIC’S PEARL 4/04/2017 Grafton Late Scr - kicked behind barriers and had laceration to near elbow.
Race 3 - 1:50PM CANSDELL SIGNS 3YO MAIDEN SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1200 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
3 DREAM MASTER BOBS Bonus Scheme 25/02/2017 Beaumont Newcastle Hung out across heels rounding the first turn near the 900m, had to be checked and ran wider. Then continued to hang out throughout the middle stages. Shifted out near 300m and bumped a runner. Post-race vet exam - no abnormalities.
4 GENERAL NELSON 10/03/2017 Ballina Began awkwardly and bumped another runner. Inclined to overrace in the early and middle stages. Near the 900m was eased out when awkwardly placed on heels and bumped another runner. Eased when tightened for room close to the finish line.
7 NOTHINGFORTHEPRESS 4/04/2017 Grafton Slow to begin. Inclined to overrace in the early stages.
8 ALL ABOUT CHARLIE BOBS Bonus Scheme 1/04/2017 Taree Began awkwardly and shifted out. Near the 450m was eased when awkwardly placed on heels.
9 MIE MIE’S CHOICE BOBS Bonus Scheme 11/04/2017 Grafton Slow to begin.
11 VIVID IMAGE BOBS Bonus Scheme 4/04/2017 Grafton Inclined to lay out under pressure over the final 100m.
12 GALLANT GIRL 11/04/2017 Grafton Steadied when hampered shortly after the start.
13 KOMACHI FORCE BOBS Bonus Scheme 1/04/2017 Taree Slow to begin.
16e LIBERTY PEARL 11/04/2017 Grafton Ran wide rounding the home turn.
17e REDEEMABLE 15/04/2017 Coffs Harbour Raced wide throughout. Approaching and passing the 200m was inclined to lay in when being placed under pressure.
Race 4 - 2:25PM TIM CLARK PLASTERING MAIDEN SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1700 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
4 WHINACO 4/04/2017 Grafton Slow to begin (2L). Hampered near the 1200m. Raced wide in early & middle stages. When quest re perf. tnr stated gelds prep has been interrupted by heaving flooding. Tnr added she would step geld up in distance next start & if it continues to disappoint its racing future will be reassessed. P/R vet exam revealed poor recovery rate. Warning issued on competitiveness.
5 GRUINARD BAY 11/04/2017 Grafton Inclined to overrace in the early stages. Eased after improving onto heels approaching the 1000m.
6 MILADY DUCHESS 4/04/2017 Grafton Blundered shortly after the start.
7 MISTER HOOTABELL 17/04/2017 Tamworth Bumped heavily and became unbalanced at entrance to home straight.
8 MYSTIC SKIES 4/04/2017 Grafton Began awkwardly. Raced wide from the 700m.
9 OAKFIELD SUNSET 1/04/2017 Taree Slow to begin and shortly after was crowded.
12 THE WEALD 18/04/2017 Taree Held up for some distance making the home turn and in the early part of the straight.
Race 5 - 3:05PM KEV'S CLEANING SERVICE CLASS 2 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1700 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
3 DARKENING 11/04/2017 Grafton Began awkwardly.
6 WHAKATANE (NZ) 4/03/2017 Armidale Post race vet exam revealed the gelding displayed a poor recovery rate.
7 YABULU LAD 11/04/2017 Grafton Began awkwardly. Passing the 600m was steadied for a number of strides after attempting to improve into insufficient racing room. Unable to be fully tested approaching and rounding the home turn when racing in restricted room.
9 JOHNNY FEEDBACK (NZ) 15/04/2017 Coffs Harbour Slow to begin.
10 MOONLIGHT SPY 27/03/2017 Coonamble A post-race vet exam rev the gelding to be displaying mild heat stress
11 CANTILLATE 11/04/2017 Grafton Slow to begin. Rdr dropped his whip near the 200m.
12 RUNAWAY JET 1/04/2017 Taree Hung in when placed under pressure in the straight.
15 MISHANI ISTANA 10/04/2017 Armidale Began awkwardly and was slow away.
17e JESTER DANE 15/04/2017 Coffs Harbour Bumped on Jumping.
Race 6 - 3:40PM CLARENCE VALLEY SHEDS CLASS 1 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1100 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
3 LEAP OF LEGEND 11/04/2017 Grafton Overraced in the middle stages. When q'd re settling further fwd, stable stated that last preparation, when the gelding was an entire, they had tried to be positive in the early stages however the gelding was not interested in racing and typically settled back. Further stable std that since being gelded the gelding has shown a much greater interest in racing, had recently led a 1000m barrier trial and was first up today.
Race 7 - 4:20PM VINES @ 139 SHOWCASE FLYING (1000 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
3 HYDRAZINE 4/04/2017 Grafton A post race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed it to have an action consistent with foot soreness. Vet cert provided.
4 HIDE THE MOON 7/03/2017 Grafton Bumped shortly after the start.
6 POLSKIE PRINCE 7/04/2017 Orange Rider reminded of his obligation to ride all mounts out to the line
7 MY COUSIN BOSSY 10/03/2017 Ballina Bumped on jumping. Inclined to o/r early & mid stages. When q'd re perf rdr std mount trav keen t/out event in fwd pos. Rdr add mount didn't sprint at all on straightening & was disap to line. Rdr std he doubts geld can run out 1400m. Tnr agreed with sentiments. P/R vet exam revealed poor recovery rate. Blood test rev gelding to be suffering from the ross river virus and has been treated accordingly. Further test have revealed a satisfactory blood count. Trnr advised has pleased in its work.
12 DESTIVA 10/03/2017 Ballina Began awkwardly.
15e CHAMPAGNE WARRIOR 4/04/2017 Grafton Blundered on jumping.
Race 8 - 4:55PM CLARENCE VALLEY SEPTICS BENCHMARK 60 SHOWCASE HANDICAP (1200 METRES)

No Horse Date Venue Comments
3 PHAST LAD 11/04/2017 Grafton Eased when tightened for room shortly after the start. Unable to be tested over the final 50m when awkwardly placed on heels.
5 ONSLOW 4/04/2017 Grafton Raced wide in the early and middle stages. Inclined to lay out down the straight.
8 ZUMIKON BOBS Bonus Scheme 11/04/2017 Grafton Inclined to overrace in the middle stages. Laid in passing the 200m
9 QUEEN CHARLOTTE BOBS Bonus Scheme 27/03/2017 Ballina Began awkwardly. Passing the 1200m was restrained when momentarily hampered.
15e MELTED MOMENTS 10/04/2017 Armidale Hung out passing the 900m and raced ungenerously during the middle stages, then was hampered and had to be shifted in near the 150m.
17e LILLOOET 27/03/2017 Ballina When q'd re disp perf, rdr std travelled well however when placed under full pressure app h/t commeneced to weaken and was disp in run to the line. P/R vet exam rev no abs. Trnr stated the mare, which was second up and stepping up 600m in distance had been set to hard of task and in hindsight lacked fitness in the lead up to the event. Trnr said that the mare would not start for a period of at least a fortnight and in his opinion would derive fitness benefit from the run.