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QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
 
STEWARDS REPORT
 
AQUIS PARK SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2017
 
WEATHER FINEE
TRACK RATING GOOD 3
RAIL OUT 1.5M W/POST-1400, 4M 1400-400, TRUE REMAINDER
PENETROMETER 4.37
 
OFFICIALS
 
Chairman of Stewards I Brown
Stewards C Albrecht, G Lane, L Hicks
Clerk of Scales J Robinson
Judge S McMahon
Veterinarian M Jarman
Swab attendants K Kilpatrick & D Hall
Starter S Andrews & T Wurth
Stewards Secretary S Rolls
 
GENERAL
 
App N. Keal was examined by QAS officials following his riding engagement in Race 5.. App Keal was subsequently cleared to fulfil his riding engagement in Race 7.
 
 
RACE 1: Sky Racing Fillies & Mares Maiden HHCap 1400m
 
ROLLING CLOUD Fractious in the barriers and was slow to begin.
 
MIDDLEBROOK MISS Raced wide in the early stages.
 
SOFIEES GOLD CLASS Stewards questioned jockey R. Plumb regarding his riding passing the 700m when CLEARFIELD was able to shift out, which resulted in SOFIEES GOLD CLASS losing ground at that point.. Jockey Plumb noted that the mare was having its first start today and was inclined to race greenly in the early stages and as a consequence leaving the 800m he had difficulty improving forward of CLEARFIELD so as to maintain a trailing position behind FINEST SAILING.. Passing the 700m CLEARFIELD shifted out abruptly taking him out to a 4 wide position without cover at which point he elected to ease to obtain cover behind CLEARFIELD.. Jockey Plumb added that he was able to place the mare under pressure leaving the 600m however, continued to race greenly rounding the home turn before finishing the race off well over the final 200m.. After viewing the patrol footage stewards accepted jockey Plumbbs explanation. A routine swab sample was taken.
 
MISS ARKWRIGHT A post race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be suffering from the thumps.
RACE 2: Batch Mewing Lawyers Class 3 Plate 900m
 
KILLERMANNS RUN Bumped at the start.
 
ROYAL MYTH Bumped at the start.. When questioned as to the tactics adopted and the overall performance App M. Keal stated that the filly usually begins well and musters speed early of its own accord.. However, today after beginning only fairly and bumping KILLERMANNS RUN the filly failed to muster its usual early speed despite his efforts. App Keal added that the filly was then inclined to lay out for the majority of the event and was most disappointing.. Stable representative A. Minton confirmed the comments of App Keal and indicated that the filly had previously performed poorly when unable to lead and dictate terms.. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities and a routine swab sample was taken. Nonetheless stewards advised App Keal that he should have made a greater effort to obtain the lead in the early stages.
 
BRAT ATTACK When questioned as to the improved performance stable representative M. Jupp noted that the gelding had been freshened up following its last start and had benefited from the addition of blinkers today. Miss Jupp also noted that the gelding had met with interference at its previous start before being held up over the final 200m.
 
 
RACE 3: Jackks Creek Class 4 HHCap 1200m
 
Stewards considered an objection lodged by A.Spinks the rider of MINIVER which finished 5th against I LIKE CANDY (P. Timbery) being declared 4th on the grounds of alleged interference near the 1100m.. Stewards established that MINIVER was hampered by I LIKE CANDY approaching the 1100m. However, bearing in mind the proximity of the interference from the winning post and the way in which both runners finished the race off, stewards could not be comfortably satisfied the minor interference shortly after the start warranted a reversal of placings and therefore dismissed the objection and declared correct weight on the numbers semaphored.
 
ALWAYS SACRED Reared as the start was effected and lost ground.
 
MINIVER Approaching the 1100m was hampered by I LIKE CANDY, which shifted in.. Jockey P. Timbery (I LIKE CANDY) was reprimanded for shifting ground when not sufficiently clear.. Approaching the 100m had to be checked from the heels of OOSPACEHELLO, which shifted out.
 
I LIKE CANDY Near the 800m had to be steadied from the heels of PLANET AMERICA, which crossed to the lead.
 
Jockey N. Day (OOSPACEHELLO) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under the provisions of AR137(a) in that he allowed his mount to shift out significantly passing the 100m when insufficiently clear of MINIVER.. As a consequence jockey A. Spinks (MINIVER) was obliged to take evasive action from the heels of OOSPACEHELLO and lost ground.. Jockey Day was suspended for a period of 12 days to commence midnight 19 September 2017, following the expiration of a suspension he incurred at Rockhampton on 7 September 2017, and to expire at midnight 1 October 2017.
 
SNAPPER When questioned as to the performance trainer S. Morrisey noted that the gelding was not suited by todayys distance of 1200m and subsequently will be stepped up in distance at its next start.
 
Jockey N. Day (OOSPACEHELLO) was fined $100 for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.. In determining penalty stewards were mindful that whilst OOSPACEHELLO had won the race, they took into account jockey Dayys recent good record and that he only used the whip once over the final 100m.
 
Jockey D. McLellan (ALWAYS SACRED) was fined $200 for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.. In determining penalty stewards were mindful of the totality of the whip use in the home straight.
 
Jockey J. Morris (PLANET AMERICA) will be interviewed regarding his whip use prior to the 100m.
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RACE 4: Gold Coast Headache Clinic BenchMark 80 HHCap 1400m
 
LUCKY LUCRE Shortly after the start was hampered when tightened for room between MALKARA and ROAD TO THE BAY, which laid in.. Jockey J. Stanley reported that the gelding did not appreciate todayys firm surface.
 
ROAD TO THE BAY Laid in in the early stages.
 
KWANZA Raced wide without cover throughout.
 
RACE 5: Travelsim Australia Colts, Geldings & Entires Maiden HHCap 1400m
 
LEON Began awkwardly and lost ground.. Trainer T. Burgess was advised that the gelding, which proved uncompetitive, must trial to the satisfaction of stewards prior to racing again.
 
TWICE ALONE Slow to begin.
 
GALLOPINAKIS Raced wide in the early stages.
 
TIARNAN Raced wide in the early stages.
 
STAR STRUCKED Held up in the early stages of the home straight.
 
MAHRATTA Had difficulty securing clear running rounding the home turn.
 
BOHEMIAN TIGER Trainer B. Hill was advised that the horse, which proved uncompetitive, must trial to the satisfaction of stewards prior to racing again.
 
RACE 6: Dune Outdoor Luxuries Class 2 HHCap
1200m
 
LEFKAS ISLAND Began awkwardly. Bumped on a number of occasions leaving the 300m.
 
NELUMBO Slow to begin.. Put in an awkward stride passing the 700m.
RAINBOW SPIRIT Caught wide in the early stages and was obliged to ride forward to obtain a position outside the lead near the 700m.. Shifted in under pressure over the concluding stages and was obliged to stop riding to avoid causing interference to AMERICAN HERO.
 
GO THE GANTRY Had difficulty obtaining clear running to the outside of RAINBOW SPIRIT in the early stages of the home straight and in doing so bumped LEFKAS ISLAND on a number of occasions.
 
AMERICAN HERO Steadied over the concluding stages when placed in restricted room to the inside of RAINBOW SPIRIT.
 
RACE 7: Tough Problem Class 1 HHCap 1400m
 
Connections of 2nd placegetter EVERY SINGLE ONE viewed the official photo prior to the declaration of correct weight and were satisfied with the Judgees placings.
 
EVERY SINGLE ONE Reared as the start was effected and lost ground.
 
MISTER CALYPSO Hampered at the start.
 
ALTOVISE Hampered at the start.
 
REDHAZE Near the 800m had to be steadied when placed in restricted room to the inside of EVERY SINGLE ONE.
 
SAME OLD When questioned as to the tactics adopted in leading today jockey R. Plumb stated it was not his intention to lead however, after beginning well and with no early speed drawn to his inside he elected to ride forward to the lead.
 
RACE 8: Dagger 373 Class 1 HHCap 1400m
 
HESSIAN Slow to begin.
 
HELL OF A TIME Raced wide early before striding forward to settle outside the leader near the 1300m.
 
JUST TRUCKINN Raced wide early before being ridden forward to the lead near the 1000m.
 
NEDDS ROUND Near the 700m was bumped by FUTURE EVENT and lost ground.
 
FUTURE EVENT Near the 700m improved onto heels and shifted out and bumped NEDDS ROUND and became unbalanced.. Bumped near the 450m.
 
MONACO MIRACLE Near the 450m had to be steadied when placed in restricted room between FUTURE EVENT and WALK OF SHAME, which shifted out to improve.. Jockey D. McLellan (WALK OF SHAME) was issued with a severe reprimand for shifting out when not clear.
 
WALK OF SHAME Near the 450m when shifting out to improve made heavy contact with another runner.

STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
 
 
Reprimands
Race 3..  P. Timbery Jockey Careless riding AR137(a)
Race 8..  D. McLellan Jockey Severe reprimand - Careless riding AR137(a)
 
Suspensions
Race 3..  N. Day Jockey Careless riding - 12 days (m/n19.9.17-m/n1.10.17) AR137(a)
 
Fines
Race 3..  N. Day Jockey Whip use - $100 (9 times) AR137A(5)(a)(ii))
Race 3..  D. McLellan Jockey Whip use - $200 (8 times) AR137A(5)(a)(ii))
 
Adjourned Inquiry
Race 3..  J. Morris Whip use prior to 100m.
 
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
 
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners plus Sofiees Gold Class, Royal Myth, Planet America, One Golden Day, Tiarnan, Every Single One, Yeppoon
 
Bars
Race 5..  Leon Uncompetitive Official trial AR8(t)
Race 5..  Bohemian Tiger Uncompetitive Official trial AR8(t)
 
Protest
Race 3..  Dismissed - 5th (Miniver) v- 4th (I Like Candy)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Published subject to correction upon revision

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