QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
TOOWOOMBA TURF CLUB – SATURDAY 8 JULY 2017
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – SOFT 6 RAIL – 5M
PENETROMETER – 4.33
Chairman of Stewards – E. Barron
Stewards – B. Cooke, J. Childs, T. Reed
Betting Steward – Club
Clerk of Scales – Club
Judge – Club
Veterinarian – F. Viljoen
Swab Attendants – S. Heidke
Starter – P. Brennan
Jockeys Advocate – K. Waller
Stewards Secretary – M. Weir
Race 1: METROLL TOOWOOMBA BENCHMARK 75 H’CAP – 1310M
CURLEY MAC – Raced wide throughout, and was then inclined to lay in in the home straight.
ISLA POPPY – Began awkwardly and lost ground. On return to scale, apprentice S. Lacy advised that, in her opinion, the mare did not travel comfortably at any stage of the event and failed to respond to her riding, and was disappointing. Trainer W. Oakenfull reported that he had been happy with the mare’s preparation leading up to the event, and he could offer no tangible explanation for the horse’s disappointing performance today. Mr Oakenfull will advise Stewards should anything come to light in the coming days. Stewards noted the explanations. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.
STORMY GREY – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
Race 2: PAINT N COLOUR TOOWOOMBA CLASS 3 PLATE – 1110M
BURNING MOUNTAIN – Raced wide throughout.
ALL OUR WIVES – Began awkwardly. Raced wide throughout.
PINBALL DAWN – Raced wide rounding the home turn.
SOLTINHO LAD – Got its head in the air whilst being steadied near the 700m. When questioned by Stewards as to why his mount settled further back than its usual racing pattern, jockey N. Evans stated that after travelling a short distance, he realised he would be caught wide and at that point he elected to steady his mount, and settled further back in the field than he would have preferred. Stewards noted the explanation.
Race 3: EAST COAST LUBES PTY LTD COLTS, GELDINGS AND ENTIRES CLASS 1 H’CAP – 1310M
SWITCH AT MIDNIGHT – Raced keenly in the early stages. Held up entering the home straight. Became awkward on heels near the 300m, and shifted across heels to obtain clear running. Bumped by another runner near the 50m. On return to scale, jockey J. Oliver reported that his mount was inclined to lay in in the home straight.
TARNHELM – Began awkwardly.
KING’S MEN – Shifted wider on the track to obtain clear running near the 300m. Jockey T. Banks was reprimanded for using the whip on more than 5 occasions prior to the 100m. In determining penalty, Stewards took into account jockey Banks’ recent good record in relation to this rule.
SPANISH FELLA – Shifted out and bumped another runner near the 600m and raced wide from that point.
ROCK ‘N’ RHUMBA – Bumped by another runner near the 50m.
PATCHE GIFT – Raced keenly in the early stages and raced wide throughout. Had to be steadied from heels at the 1200m.
LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Bumped by another runner near the 600m and was forced wider on the track, which resulted in the horse racing wide for the remainder of the event.
Race 4: WEST-STAR MOTORS TOOWOOMBA FILLIES AND MARES CLASS 1 H’CAP – 1310M
The declaration of correct weight was delayed slightly to allow the connections of AKUA, the 4th placegetter, to view the stewards patrol footage in the home straight. Correct weight was subsequently declared on the judge’s semaphored numbers.
POET’S SOCIETY – Slow to begin.
AKUA – Tightened for room between runners shortly after the start and lost ground.
ALPENGLOW – Raced in restricted room for a short distance near the 450m.
TACTICAL MANUEVER – Raced wide throughout.
Race 5: iTHINK PROPERTY TOOWOOMBA QTIS 2YO COLTS AND GELDINGS MAIDEN – 1210M
The start of this race was delayed when a number of runners proved difficult to load.
BALLINGALL DUKE – Raced greenly, hung out and proved difficult to ride throughout.
MY KASHKARD – Laid in in the home straight and proved difficult to ride.
PROSSIMITA – Bumped at the start by another runner.
REAL LUCKY – Began awkwardly.
SIDEREUS SMILE – Began awkwardly. Steadied when placed in restricted room at the 900m. Shifted in under pressure near the 100m.
TEMPESTA ROSSA – Bumped at the start by another runner.
Race 6: HIGHFIELDS EAGLES SENIOR RACE DAY CLASS 2 H’CAP – 1650M
CONGELATOR – Raced wide in the early stages and, after being pushed forward, attained a position outside the leader near the 900m.
VEGAS RULER – On return to scale, jockey Brad Appo reported that the gelding got its tongue over the bit. Raced keenly in the early stages. Steadied from heels near the 1200m, shifted out and raced wide from that point onwards.
LANDED – Raced wide from the 800m.
KNIGHT ERRANT – Trainer D. Bell was reprimanded for failing to declare a rider for the horse by the prescribed time. Raced in restricted room near the 1300m.
PROUDER – Had to be steadied from heels on entering the home straight. Shifted out near the 150m to obtain clear running.
Race 7: DIVERSIFIED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MAIDEN PLATE – 1650M
BIG THUNDER – Tightened for room at the start.
DAY OF THE FOX – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages. Stewards inquired as to why jockey Brad Appo waived his whip towards apprentice N. Keal, the rider of SHADOW EMPIRE, over the concluding stages of the event. After taking submissions from jockey Appo and Apprentice Keal, Stewards accepted that the gesture by jockey Appo was not made in a threatening manner towards apprentice Keal, however jockey Appo was cautioned against making a similar gesture in the future as it may be perceived in a negative light by the public.
BOUCHARD – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
Following the event, Stewards inquired into an incident which occurred in the mounting yard prior to the event. After taking submissions from apprentice Keal and the official involved, Stewards reprimanded apprentice N. Keal for misconduct under rule AR. 83(a).
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 3. T. Banks – use whip 7 times prior to 100m – AR. 137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 6. Trainer D. Bell – late rider declaration – LR. 67
Race 7. App. N. Keal – misconduct – AR. 83(a)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 3. LYNYRD SKYNYRD – Beau Appo
Race 6. KNIGHT ERRANT – S. Bogenhuber
ONEMORE TWIST – N. Nishio
Race 7. BOUCHARD – J. Oliver
Published subject to correction upon revision