Siggy Carr will miss the Tasmanian Oaks and Launceston Cup meetings unless she successfully appeals a careless riding ban imposed at Elwick on Sunday.
Carr caused interference on Dobell while trying to get to the outside rail in the Class 1 Handicap, and after being first past the post, was relegated to fourth on protest.
She chose to fulfill her commitments at Mowbray on Wednesday night before starting the penalty.
It took the shine off an otherwise good day for Carr who scored wins on Mandela Effect and I Remember You.
Craig Newitt avoided suspension for excessive whip use on Hobart Cup winner Eastender, with stewards opting for a $1000 fine.
Newitt used the whip 11 times – more than double the legal limit – before the 100m mark.
Chief steward Scott Quill said a fine was considered an appropriate penalty given that he used the whip only twice after the 100m.
Newitt was also fined $600 for excessive whip use on Strutt Stakes runner-up Our Long Sali (10 times before the 100m).
On Derby Day, Jason Maskiell copped the same penalty for the same offence on Bow Mistress winner Life On The Wire.
Brendon McCoull was also in the wars but not through his own making.
Two races after winning the Stutt Stakes on Rock Dove, he sustained bruising to his ankle and elbow when dislodged from Jacques prior to the start.
He will miss Wednesday but be back for the Oaks.
Stewards reported that Hobart Cup favourite Al Galayel, who was beaten almost 30 lengths, was found to have suffered a minor internal bleed.
It does not incur the same ban as an external bleed but the Victorian stayer has been stood down pending a veterinary clearance.
CARRICK ON AIR
The Carrick Cup meeting on Saturday is non-TAB therefore will have no Sky Channel, Radio TAB or Tasracing livestream coverage.
However City Park Radio has come to the rescue and will broadcast the races on 103.7FM and 96.5FM in Launceston and surrounding areas.
Those further afield can tune in online at cityparkradio.com.
Hosts David Mohr and Duncan Dornauf will be provide pre and post-race comments.
Tasmanian star Ignatius has firmed to $2.70 for this week’s $200,000 Chariots Of Fire at Menangle.
Prior to the draw, he is being marginally shaded by Chase Auckland ($2.60) who he sat outside while winning Saturday night’s group 2 Paleface Adios Stakes.
In a sensational performance, the James Rattray-trained gelding ran his last half in 53.2 and last quarter in 26.5 while returning a mile rate of 1:50.2.