Bendigo– 6 November 2020
RACE 2- IRT AUSTRALIA BREEDERS CROWN SERIES 23 (3YO COLTS & GELDINGS) (1ST HEAT) (2150 MS)
Ahmed Taiba, trainer of Private Eye, advised that subsequent to the event the gelding has now been sent for a spell. Mr Taiba attributed the performance to the gelding being transported down to Victoria the week of the race and the gelding enduring more work than expected during the early stages.
Hamilton– 18 November 2020
RACE 8- SOUTH WEST CONVEYANCING PACE (2160 MS)
Geoff Webster, trainer of Flying Art advised that subsequent to the event the gelding to have recovered satisfactorily and was at loss to explain the performance. Mr Webster advised the gelding would be transfered out of his stables.
Ballarat– 19 November 2020
RACE 3- PETSTOCK 3YO TROTTERS HANDICAP (2200 SS)
Anton Golino, Co trainer of Itsallandover advised that subsequent to the event the gelding to have recovered satisfactorily and was at loss to explain the performance. Mr Golino advised the gelding would be transfered from the stables.
Ballarat 19 November 2020
Race 8 – Image Of Starzzz
Kate Gath, driver of Image Of Starzzz was queried in regards to the driving tactics adopted on the entire beaten 20.8 metres ($9.90), in particular the reasons for restraining to the rear of the field after the start and subsequently being unable to find clear running until the final 200 metres of the event. Ms Gath stated she was instructed by the trainer’s A J and B J Tindale to drive forward at the start from gate 3, though when unable to cross Auckland Red to her inside, had to restrain from three-wide to the rear of the field. Ms Gath also explained from the 800 metres The Hervey Bay driven by Greg Sugars was to her outside and despite the horse traveling well at the time felt unable to shift that runner wider on the track, and did not believe it would have benefited her runner to come wider on the track at that stage of the event given the horse’s previous form. Having reviewed the patrol films and collected evidence from trainer Beau Tindale, stewards noted Ms Gath’s explanation.