QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BRISBANE RACING CLUB
DOOMBEN – SATURDAY 8 JULY 2017
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – SOFT 6 RAIL – 6.5M
PENETROMETER – 5.55
Chairman of Stewards – A. Reardon
Stewards – D. Aurisch, C. Albrecht, P. Zimmermann
Betting Steward – A. Kitching
Clerk of Scales – D. Reid
Judge – R. Thomas, A. Redding, M. Mawhinney
Veterinarian – M. Lenz
Swab Attendants – F. Andrews, R. Gonchee
Starter – J. Roberts, R. Smith
Stewards Secretary – W. Ostrofski
Race 1: VARIETY – THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY QTIS 2YO PLATE – 1350M
BOLD ENDEAVOUR – Held up rounding the home turn.
ILOVEVEGAS – Bumped on jumping. Held up rounding the home turn.
RANCHO MONTOYA – Jumped awkwardly and made contact with another runner.
SHOWASHADOW – Co-trainer W. Hulbert expressed his disappointment with J. Lloyd’s ride of the filly in the early stages, whereby he felt that his instructions, which were to go forward and race outside the leader, were not complied with. His concerns were that jockey Lloyd did not ride aggressively enough in the early stages and as a result was forced to race wide throughout without cover. J. Lloyd acknowledged the instructions, however noted that after his mount began well he attempted to ride forward but was unable to do so due to NEVER IN DOUBT, which was racing close to his inside, continuing to improve forward with him and as a result he elected to take hold of his mount and attempt to find cover in a midfield position. J. Lloyd’s explanation was noted. Mr Hulbert was advised that in future he should always raise with stewards any concerns he has with the manner in which a jockey has ridden a horse. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be making a slight respiratory noise.
Race 2: POWERTRAIN SERVICES CLASS 3 PLATE – 1050M
DUTCH TREAT – Raced wide without cover.
EXCEED BATTLE – M. Cahill was questioned regarding the tactics he adopted on the mare, particularly when he raced in advance of BONSHO leaving the 800m. M. Cahill stated that he had been instructed to ride the mare in that fashion as the connections believed to restrain the mare would be a disadvantage. He added that he was hoping that R. Stewart (BONSHO) would allow him to ride forward, however this did not eventuate. He further added that he had previously ridden the mare on a number of occasions and when restraining her she did not finish the race off. Trainer D. Vandyke confirmed the instructions issued to jockey Cahill.
KHALAMA – Trainer T. Gollan was fined $200 for the late declaration of J. Byrne as rider. Shifted in under pressure over the concluding stages.
MAJELLA MAGIC – Lost the off fore plate in running.
KINGS LEGEND – Slow to begin. Raced wide throughout. Inclined to lay in under pressure in the straight.
GRACEVILLE – Raced wide without cover.
CAPO DI TUTTI – G. Colless reported that near the 900m he attempted to restrain his mount but was unable to do so as the gelding raced fiercely and near the 800m had to be checked away from heels.
Race 3: CALTEX – EAGLE FARM QTIS 2YO H’CAP – 1050M
The start of this race was delayed when FEW TOO MANY required farrier attention.
LEGADEMA – Trainer T. Edmonds was fined $100 for failing to produce the horse’s Thoroughbred Identification Card. Slow to begin. J. Lloyd was questioned regarding his tactics on the gelding. He stated that, having its first for the stable, he had been instructed to ride the gelding quietly from its wide barrier and settled at the rear of the field, however he was disappointed with the way the gelding finished the race off, adding that it was inclined to lay in under pressure. Trainer T. Edmonds confirmed the instructions to ride the gelding quietly. Mr Edmonds was advised that should these instructions change, he would be expected to notify the stewards of a change of tactics.
WONDER BOOM – Jumped awkwardly.
DARKTOWN STRUTTER – G. Colless reported that whilst some pressure was placed on the filly in the middle stages by WONDER BOOM, he was disappointed with its efforts in finishing the race off, adding that it may not have appreciated the track conditions today.
FEW TOO MANY – Jumped away awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with another runner. Raced greenly and had to be steadied away from heels near the 900m. Raced greenly in the straight and approaching the 100m had to be checked away from the heels of a tiring runner.
PRINCESS SNOWY – Had to be checked when tightened for room near the 250m.
STRADA GRANDE – As P. Hammersley was to be overweight, B. Grylls was substituted as the rider of the filly. Stewards accepted P. Hammersley’s explanation for being unable to fulfil the engagement. Bumped on jumping. Raced greenly and had to be steadied away from heels near the 900m.
GWAPO – Held up behind runners after leaving the 200m.
Race 4: BOQ – VICTORIA POINT BM80 H’CAP – 2040M
LOVING HOME – Trainer’s representative Mr P. Shailer was questioned regarding the tactics adopted on the gelding by rider L. Cassidy. He stated that the instructions were to be positive on the gelding and endeavour to settle in a handy position but not to be trapped wide. Mr Shailer was advised that in future he must inform stewards of any significant changes in riding tactics.
ANYMORE – Raced wide in the early stages.
GET ON THE GRANGE – Slow to begin.
VIVA ESPANA – M. Cahill accidentally dropped his whip near the 300m.
I FEEL GOOD – Jumped awkwardly.
ROGALI – Pulled hard in the middle stages.
WALWA – J. Byrne reported at scale that his mount hung out throughout the event.
MONT DE LOIR – Slow to begin.
Race 5: BRETT WHALLEY & CO H’CAP – 1640M
MR EPIC – Pulled hard in the early stages.
DOUBLE IMPACT – T. Harrison reported that she was disappointed with the horse’s performance and could only add that the gelding may be better suited when its races are more spaced.
WILLIAM WALLACE – Slow to begin. Held up rounding the home turn and did not obtain clear running until near the 200m.
Race 6: SPICERS BALFOUR HOTEL BM90 H’CAP – 1200M
PUNTA NORTE – Had to steady away from heels near the 350m.
EL SASSO – Had to be steadied away from heels when shifting out at the entrance to the straight.
TAILLEVENT – Had to momentarily steady when attempting a run near the 200m.
LAND OFFICE – Raced wide until approaching the 600m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings. Apprentice R. Ride was questioned regarding her riding of the horse rounding the home turn, in particular her reasons for allowing her mount to shift wider on the track, which allowed the eventual winner to improve to her inside. Ms Ride stated that the gelding was under pressure approaching the home turn when racing outside TREVINDER, and soon after straightening shifted out when weakening. After viewing the patrol footage, apprentice Ride agreed with the stewards that in hindsight she had not made sufficient effort to prevent her mount from shifting ground at that stage. Ms Ride was advised that in similar circumstances she must make greater effort to prevent her mounts shifting ground.
Race 7: VARIETY – THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY C,G&E CLASS 6 H’CAP – 1350M
GLENDARA – Raced wide without cover.
NEUSCHWANSTEIN – Raced wide throughout.
BACKSLAPPER – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
Race 8: KANGA COURIERS F&M CLASS 6 H’CAP – 1350M
The declaration of correct weight was delayed to allow L. Tarrant, the rider of 5th placegetter CHLOE’S COMET, to view the stewards’ patrol footage in the straight. After viewing the video, L. Tarrant indicated that he did not wish to lodge an objection.
DEE NINE ELLE – Presented in the enclosure without its blinkers, but with winkers. This was not an advertised gear change. Instructions to the starter were to remove the winkers and add blinkers, which the mare raced in, as per its previous start. Stewards will make further inquiries regarding the timing of the gear request. Raced wide without cover.
NOTONYOURLIFE – Raced wide throughout.
CRUISING SPEED – Held up rounding the home turn and then had to be checked near the 300m when attempting a run where there was insufficient room.
QUEEN OF WANDS – Held up over the concluding stages.
ABOHAR – Overraced in the early stages. Laid in under pressure in the straight. The veterinary surgeon reported that the mare had a laceration to the nearside nostril post-race.
MOONLIGHT DANCER – Unable obtain clear running in the straight.
TAP THIS – Raced wide without cover.
FLEUR D’ORAGE – Raced wide throughout.
STEAL A DIAMOND – Apprentice A. Fancourt was questioned regarding her riding in the early stages of the straight. Ms Fancourt explained that she was racing to the inside of CRUISING SPEED and behind LYRICIST and when she observed CRUISING SPEED check, she was concerned for her safety as it was her opinion that CRUISING SPEED may fall and therefore she shifted back to the inside for clear running.
RED CHANDELIER – Raced wide throughout.
Race 9: CMG PLASTER QTIS 3YO H’CAP – 1350M
The start of this race was delayed when MEET AND GREET had to be replated behind the barriers.
I’M A RIPPA – Bumped on jumping. Raced wide throughout. Inclined to hang in under pressure in the straight.
ALASSAK – Trainer D. Murphy was fined $200 for the late declaration of B. Stewart as rider. Bumped another runner on jumping.
EAT MY TRUST – Held up after leaving the 600m.
RAJA AMPAT – Had to be checked off heels near the 600m.
DENBERN – Had to be steadied away from heels near the 500m.
KUBIS – Jumped awkwardly. Held up rounding the home turn.
OH BOY – Raced wide throughout.
HIRTSHALS – L. Cassidy reported at scale that his mount hung out throughout the event and was eased over the concluding stages. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be exhibiting a short-striding action. Stewards will contact trainer B. Smith in coming days regarding the horse’s post-race recovery.
MEET AND GREET – Had to be steadied away from heels near the 600m. Held up rounding the home turn. Had to be checked away from heels near the 300m and then did not obtain clear running until after leaving the 200m.
SUGGAN BUGGAN – Had to be checked from heels near the 600m.
BEYOND BRAVE – Had to be steadied when tightened for room near the 800m.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2. Tnr. T. Gollan - $200 – late rider declaration – L.R. 67
Race 3. Tnr. T. Edmonds - $100 – fail to produce horse’s Thoroughbred Identification Card – AR. 59A
Race 9. Tnr. D. Murphy - $200 – late rider declaration – L.R. 67
Race 8. DEE NINE ELLE – gear change
Race 9. HIRTSHALS – post-race recovery
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and 2nd placegetters
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 2. KEEP ON ROCKING – R. Ride
KHALAMA – J. Byrne
Race 3. STRADA GRANDE – B. Grylls
Race 4. BRIGADIER – T. Harrison
Race 8. MY MAISIE – A. Allen
RED CHANDELIER – C. Caserta
Race 9. ALASSAK – B. Stewart
ZILITOR – J. Lloyd
BEYOND BRAVE – R. Ride
Published subject to correction upon revision