Sandown Park 13/08/2020
|Place||Dog Name||Trainer||Box||Rug||Weight||1st Split Time||PIR||Finish Time||Margin||Price|
|1||MISS ALI||BRENDAN PURSELL (LARA)||2||2||26.5||5.30||4111||30.285||1.86||$4.60|
|2||BLUE GAL||CRAIG HUGHES (LARA)||1||1||26.2||5.28||3222||30.415||1.86||$4.60|
|3||KNICKS BALE||SAMANTHA GRENFELL (MOUNT WALLACE)||6||6||26.9||5.37||6333||30.623||4.83||$13.70|
|4||YELLOWTAIL BEAR||KEVIN WRIGHT (DOVETON)||3||3||28.5||5.42||7454||31.130||12.07||$50.30|
|5||AFFAIR BIT||STEVEN COLLINS (Pearcedale)||4||4||32.1||5.21||2666||31.410||16.07||$8.40|
|6||SURELLA BALE||ANDREA DAILLY (Anakie)||7||7||30.9||5.32||5545||31.486||17.16||$2.60|
|7||BROADWAY BENNY||GAVIN CLIFTON (Tynong Nth)||8||8||32.0||5.21||1777||31.572||18.39||$6.90|
|Exotic Combs||Exotic Odds|
|First 4 2-1-6-3||618.00|
|Split 1||Split 2||Split 3||Split 4|
Due to Government Social Distancing Laws under COVID-19 and acting in accordance with GAR 51 (10), the Stewards have directed that the boxing process in Victoria will revert to and continue under the 4-wave model being 1 & 5 boxed first, followed by 3 & 7, followed by 2 & 6, followed by 4 & 8. Handlers are required to exit the area after boxing and maintain their 1.5m distance from other handlers and staff at all times.
All persons (both Staff & Participants) attending today, undertook successful health screenings and wore face-masks/covers that in-turn, permitted entry to the venue for exclusive race-day functions and operations.
Subsequent to the Steward's track inspection and after reviewing all relevant track readings throughout the day, stewards downgraded the track to "Slow" prior to the running of race 1.
Blue Gal was quick to begin.
Miss Ali, Yellowtail Bear and Affair Bit collided soon after the start. Affair Bit and Broadway Benny collided on the first turn. Affair Bit visibly eased entering the back straight, turned its head outwards severely checking Surella Bale and Broadway Benny. Affair Bit and Broadway Benny collided on the home turn.
Affair Bit underwent a post-race veterinary examination and re-vetted following event 7. No apparent injury was reported.
Stewards spoke to Mrs Heather Collins, the representative of Affair Bit regarding the greyhounds racing manners entering the back straight. Acting under the provisions of GAR 69(A)(1) Affair Bit was charged with failing to pursue the lure with due commitment. Mrs Collins pleaded guilty to the charge, Affair Bit is suspended for 28 days at Sandown and must perform a Satisfactory Trial (all tracks), pursuant to GAR 69(A)(2)(a) before any future nomination will be accepted.