QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
GOONDIWINDI RACE CLUB
9 AUGUST 2017.
Weather- Fine Rail-True Track-Firm 2/Good 3 after Race 1
Chairman of Stewards- L. Carvosso
Stewards- T. Reed
Clerk of Scales- Stewards
Veterinarian- Dr. M Kniepp
Starter- S. Tau
Betting Steward- Stewards
Due to a shortage of riders available at the meeting, the following horse were all scratched due to no rider being available-
Race 1- Maginot Line
Race 2- Rotindy
Race 2- Humdrum
Race 4- Pops Son
Race 4- Dalrymple
RACE 1: MORGANS BENCHMARK 55 HANDICAP 1000 M
As App. B Rooney was injured and not riding at the meeting, J King was permitted to ride KAWANA KING when there was no other Apprentice available.
HASHTAG YOLO- Bumped at the start
TOKEN GESTURE- Bumped at the start.
HIGHTOWER- Checked off heels at the 100m when MY MOOCHIE shifted in when not completely clear. B Stower the rider of MY MOOCHIE was reprimanded.
SNAKE ATTACK- Raced wide throughout without cover.
Following the running of Race 1, the senior riders expressed the view that the track was not as firm as the firm 2 track rating posted for the meeting. Therefore following race 1 the track rating was adjusted to a Good 3.
RACE 2: PAUL LYNCH INSURANCE SERVICES QTIS MAIDEN PLATE1100M
HARVEY DENT- Resaddled upon arrival at the barriers due to the saddle shifted during the preliminary.
LILLANLIV- Jumped in at the start making contact with another runner. Steadied from heels at the 800m.
AGUERO- Bumped by another runner at the start. Placed in restricted room at the 500m and lost ground.
DIEHARD DIVA- Laid in at the 500m despite the efforts of the rider.
RACE 3: VERN KLEINSCHMIDT GOONDIWINDI CUP BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1200 M
STORM MAGIC- Slow to begin.
KING OF THE FLAME- Raced wide without cover during the early and middle stages.
FLAVIAN- Raced wide without cover during the early and middle stages.
MORE OF THE ZAIM- As there were no other suitable apprentices available, Stewards permitted S Bayliss to replace App. B Rooney. Raced wide without cover during the early and middle stages. Jockey Bayliss reported on return to scale that the big weight the horse was forced to carry today was in his opinion the cause of the poor performance.
QUATTRO FANTASTICO- Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
REDSSON- Laid in under pressure over the concluding stages.
WILL TO RULE- Eased from heels over the concluding stages.
RACE 4: BLACK TRUCK & AG BENCHMARK 45 HANDICAP 1400 M
HYPONOTIZING- Slow to begin.
GENERAL KINGSMAN- Raced wide without cover between the 1000m and the 500m.
TOTAL SURPRISE- Eased slightly from heels at the 800m and raced ungenerously over the concluding stages.
CATZEL- Disappointed for a run at the 200m when runners either side shifted ground.
BOWIES BAYCONI- When questioned regarding the seemingly improved performance, Trainer D Baker advised that at the mares most recent start it missed the start badly which was to its disadvantage on that occasion. Mr Baker also added that the mare was dropping back in class for todayys event which was to advantage. Stewards noted the explanation.
RACE 5: AGRI SMART BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1800 M
BARBERANCE- Over raced in the early and middle stages.
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS CONCERNING HORSES-
Race 1-Hizou at 8:30am- No Rider.
Race 1-Bleu at 12:30pm- No Rider
Race 2- Rotindy at 8:30am- No Rider
Race 2- Humdrum at 8:30am- No Rider
Race 4- Pops Son at 3:00pm- No Rider
Race 4- Dalrymple at 8:30am- No Rider