QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
DALBY & NORTHERN DOWNS JOCKEY CLUB
TUESDAY 11 JULY 2017
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4/SOFT 5 @ 11:30 AM
RAIL – TRUE
Chairman of Stewards – E. Barron
Stewards – R. Hitchener, J. Childs, B. Cooke
Clerk of Scales – S. Fahey
Judge – J. Moody
Veterinarian – K. Kelly
Swab Attendants – E. Hodges
Starter – P. Brennan
Jockeys Advocate – K. Waller
Following an inspection of the track upon arrival on course stewards downgraded the track to a soft 5.
Race 1: DINGO AUSTRALIA MAIDEN H'CAP – 800M
RETURN TO ROYALTY – Began awkwardly and made contact with the barrier partition. Laid in in the home straight.
TWO PLUS TWO – Reared as the start was effected and lost ground. Laid out over the concluding stages.
LONNIE’S PRIDE – Raced wide throughout.
SLEEPING SATELLITE – Slow to begin. Apprentice S. Lacy reported at scale that her mount raced greenly throughout.
TENT LOVER – Tightened between runners at the start.
Race 2: DALBY FLORIST MAIDEN H'CAP – 1200M
The start of this race was delayed when SHADES OF SERENA, which became fractious in the barriers, underwent a veterinary examination and was cleared to start. In this incident rider C. Eaton received bruising to her lower right leg.
NAUGHTY CORNER – Tightened for room approaching the 700m.
LIPS ‘N HIPS – Tightened for room approaching the 700m and lost ground.
A STELLAR CAUSE – Tightened for room approaching the 700m, taken in on to NAUGHTY CORNER, which was tightened for room and taken in on to LIPS ‘N HIPS, which was also tightened for room and lost ground. Bradley Appo, the rider of MISTER CALYPSO, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR. 137(a) in that at that point he permitted his mount to shift in when not sufficiently clear of A STELLAR CAUSE, resulting in interference to other runners. Jockey Appo’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 16 days, to commence at midnight on Tuesday 11 July and expire at midnight on Thursday 27 July 2017. In assessing penalty stewards deemed the carelessness of jockey Appo to be high range.
BIANCATAK – Shifted in at the 700m when not sufficiently clear of SHADES OF SERENA, MISS ARKWRIGHT, RED APPEAL and TERGRANDE, resulting in those runners being tightened for room. Apprentice H. Phillips, the rider of BIANCATAK, was reprimanded for causing interference. In this incident stewards took into account the contributing factor of TERGRANDE having to be checked and shift outwards from the heels of LIPS ‘N HIPS, which was interfered with in an incident shortly prior to this incident.
CRAFTY BLONDE – Began awkwardly, shifted wider on the track and lost ground at the start.
MISS ARKWRIGHT – Tightened for room approaching the 700m.
DEWEY BLUES – Slow to begin.
RED APPEAL – Tightened for room approaching the 700m.
SHADES OF SERENA – Began awkwardly. Raced wide throughout. Tightened for room approaching the 700m and had to be checked from heels. Following race 7, it was brought to the attention of stewards by the race day sample collection official that mare had possibly bled in its box upon returning to its stables located on course adjacent to the swab stalls. As Trainer J. Hearne had left the track he was contacted by stewards to return to the course so that a veterinary examination could be performed. Veterinary examination revealed the presence of a small amount of blood in both nostrils however, the identification of this blood was attributed to external trauma following the horse being fractious in the barriers prior to the event. Trainer J. Hearne was questioned in relation to his failure to report the matter to stewards. Mr Hearne stated that prior to leaving the stable the mare had exhibited no signs of bleeding, however conceded a small amount of blood was present upon his arrival back to the stables. Stewards accepted his explanation.
TERGRANDE – Slow to begin. Tightened for room approaching the 700m.
Race 3: SIX WHEELER CONVERSIONS QTIS 3YO MAIDEN H'CAP – 1400M
WESTBROOK WARRIOR – On return to scale apprentice Sweeney reported failed to respond to her riding in the home straight and in her opinion was disappointing. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.
REDHAZE – Buffeted between runners near the 1000m. Raced wide throughout.
REJUVENATE – Tightened for room at the start and lost ground. Had to be steadied from heels near the 800m.
THE LAST ROAD – Bumped at the start. Had to be steadied from heels near the 800m.
JOURNALIST – Raced wide throughout.
MONTEAL JOE – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.
SECURENCY – Bumped at the start.
HENRY’S AFFAIR – Bumped at the start. Raced wide throughout. N. Thomas dropped his whip near the 100m.
READY SEQ GO – Steadied from heels at the 1100m. Taken wider on the track at the 850m.
Race 4: CRITERION HOTEL RACE TO ROMA BM70 H'CAP – 1788M
The start of this race was delayed to allow for the barriers to be relocated.
BARCELONA BOUND – Slow to begin.
SIX BEAT – Apprentice C. Jokic was questioned regarding the reason she allowed her mount to shift from a position one out and one back to a three-wide position near the 900m. She said that the horse commenced to overrace passing the 1000m and therefore she elected to let the horse stride forward near the 800m, rather than overly restrain it to maintain its position however shortly after obtaining a position outside the leader the gelding was under pressure and failed to run on as she expected. Stewards noted her explanation.
RHIATENN ROAD – Had to be steadied to avoid the heels of another runner when shifting out to improve near the 400m.
Race 5: ASHTONS BUTCHERY BM58 H'CAP – 1000M
TEMUJIN’S QUEEN – Stewards questioned apprentice N. Keal as to whether there was an opportunity for him to go forward near the 800m and cross runners to his inside. N. Keal stated that in order to do so he would have to make too much use of his mount in the early stages of the event particularly bearing in mind the 60kg weight impost the horse was carrying therefore elected to take cover. Stewards noted his explanation.
DAZET – Slow to begin.
MELLORE – Laid out over the concluding stages.
SONADOR’S PRINCESS – Trainer J. Gregory reported that the horse had been galloped on.
Race 6: O’SHEAS WINDSOR HOTEL DALBY CLASS 2 H'CAP – 1200M
DRUM MASTER – Shifted out under pressure over the concluding stages.
HASHTAG YOLO – Raced wide throughout.
SHARP BIJOU – Steadied from heels near the 700m.
MACHU PICCHU – Tightened for room at the start.
THAT’S DESPICABLE – Tightened for room at the start.
Race 7: DINGO FENCING SYSTEM BM65 H'CAP – 1400M
LE MAX – Tightened for room near the 700m and had to be steadied from the heels of CHAMPAGNE ROCK, which shifted in. Apprentice J. Hodge, the rider of CHAMPAGNE ROCK, was reprimanded for causing the incident.
THIN DISGUISE – Bumped near the 800m. Tightened for room at the 700m.
I’M NO RUBY – Bumped near the 800m. Tightened for room at the 700m.
ROXY RHYTHM – Laid out over the concluding stages.
WINE BARREL – Tightened for room at the start.
WAR CHEST – D. McMaster was reprimanded for using the whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m. in assessing penalty stewards took into account her good record.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2. App. H. Phillips – careless riding – AR. 137(a)
Race 7. App. J. Hodge – careless riding – AR. 137(a)
Race 7. D. McMaster – used whip more than 5 times prior to 100m – AR. 137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 2. Bradley Appo – careless riding – 16 days (m/n 11.7.17 – m/n 27.7.17) – AR. 137(a)
Race day injuries/illness
Race 2. C. Eaton – bruising to lower right leg
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and plus 2nd placegetters in races 1, 4-7
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 2. LITTLE MISTER – W. D'Avila
Race 7. I’M NO RUBY – J. King
Published subject to correction upon revision