QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BRISBANE RACING CLUB
DOOMBEN – SATURDAY 7 JULY 2018
WEATHER – OVERCAST TRACK RATING – HEAVY 8/SOFT 7 (After Race 6)
RAIL – 6M PENETROMETER – 5.73
Chairman of Stewards – D. Aurisch
Stewards – M. Knibbs, C. Albrecht, R. Hanson
Clerk of Scales – B. Connell
Judge – R. Thomas, M. Mawhinney, A. Redding
Veterinarian – Dr S. Flynn
Swab Attendants – K. Warwick, A. Challen, R. Gonchee
Starter – P. Cousins, R. Smith
Stewards Secretary – W. Ostrofski
From Rockhampton Friday 6 July 2018 – Race 1:
T. Brooker, the rider of Brave Jewel, was fined $400 for using the whip on 14 occasions prior to the 100m.
Race 1: BEACH HOUSE BAR & GRILL BENCHMARK 70 H’CAP – 1050M
Trainer B. Andrew was fined $200 for the late declaration of apprentice J. Murphy as the rider of GOLDEN SHOES.
GOLDEN SHOES – Had difficulty securing clear running over the final 100m.
HYDRAZINE – Blundered at the start. Bumped on a number of occasions approaching and passing the 600m. The veterinary surgeon reported that the gelding sustained a laceration to the near fore coronet. Apprentice M. Aitken was fined $200 for using the whip on 9 occasions prior to the 100m. In determining penalty, stewards noted that this was the first occasion on which apprentice Aitken had ridden at Doomben.
DESERT COWBOY – Hampered when tightened for room at the start.
KILLERMAN’S RUN – Shifted out and bumped HYDRAZINE approaching and passing the 600m.
FREQUENDLY – Hampered when tightened for room at the start.
INITIALIZE – Lost the off hind plate in running .
MOSRAI – Stood flat-footed at the start and lost ground. Hung out abruptly when restrained slightly near the 800m and raced extremely wide during the middle stages. Trainer K. Buchanan was advised that the horse must compete in an official barrier trial to the satisfaction of stewards.
Race 2: HOTEL BEACH HOUSE F&M BENCHMARK 85 H’CAP – 1350M
MANAYA – Overraced for a short distance after assuming the lead near the 1000m. M. Cahill reported at scale that it was not his intention to lead today, however due to the lack of early tempo he elected to allow the mare to stride forward to the lead rather than be caught wide.
OUR BEEBEE – Soon after straightening had to alter course to the inside of BOLD GYPSY in an attempt to improve. Lost the near fore plate in running.
INSPIRED ESTELLE – Lost the off fore plate in running.
ALL THAT IS – Slow to begin.
DIVINE ACTION – Apprentice M. Murphy was reprimanded for adding gear after weighing out.
Race 3: DUPORTH TAVERN QTIS 2YO H’CAP – 1350M
UNCONDITIONAL – Apprentice B. Thornton reported that he was not satisfied with the horse’s action in the home straight and for this reason he did not pressure the horse over the final 300m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the colt had a slow post-race recovery.
PENNINO – Raced four wide without cover throughout.
MISS QUAINTLY – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
TATCEE – Slow to begin.
MAJIKKUTESA – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.
RED STINA – When asked to explain the horse’s performance, M. McGillivray stated that the filly raced flat today and in his opinion may be feeling the effects of recent racing.
SUGAR SIZZLE – Connections advised that the horse may settle closer to the speed if circumstances permit. The horse was ridden accordingly. M. Cahill dropped his whip near the 350m.
Race 4: CASA CIBO BENCHMARK 80 H’CAP – 2040M
HONEY TOAST – Began awkwardly and was hampered soon after the start.
SKYTREK – Held up rounding the home turn.
DENBERN – Checked near the 1400m when tightened for room by COURT’S STAR, which shifted in despite the efforts of its rider.
EXPLOSIVE ONE – Jumped away awkwardly. Steadied from heels near the 1300m.
SHOTACROSS THE BOW - Connections advised that it would be the intention to have the horse ridden more forward, as has been previously instructed. The horse was ridden accordingly.
ANZIO – Buffeted soon after the start.
Race 5: RAWGROUP CLASS 3 PLATE – 1640M
The start of this race was delayed when CEDARWOOD became fractious in the barriers, was removed, underwent a veterinary examination and was cleared to race.
LASZLO – Raced three wide without cover from the 1000m and overraced in the early and middle stages.
CEDARWOOD – Held up for clear running from the 600m until straightening.
PERSONALISED – Overraced in the early and middle stages.
PREPEE – Raced three wide in the early stages until the 1000m.
TEMPETE ROUGE – M. McGillivray reported that the mare hung out for a major part of the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the mare had chronic mouth ulcers. Trainer M. Costa was advised that the horse will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.
I’M BELUCCI – Slow to begin.
Race 6: CHU THE PHAT QTIS 3YO H’CAP – 1050M
MISS EXFACTOR – Raced three wide without cover.
SISTA ACT – Raced four wide without cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
BASARA – Knuckled at the start.
MEIKAS – Severely checked approaching the 400m when tightened for room between SHESEES EVERYTHING, which shifted out slightly, and GRACE OF MONACO, which shifted in to the inside of the tiring SISTA ACT. Apprentice J. Murphy, the rider of GRACE OF MONACO, was issued with a severe reprimand and advised to show greater care to his fellow riders in the future.
SHESEES EVERYTHING – Slow to begin.
CONSPICUOUS – Slow to begin. Held up in the early part of the home straight.
Following the running of this event the track was upgraded to SOFT 7.
Race 7: MADAME WU BENCHMARK 80 H’CAP – 1200M
NOTHING BOX – Slow to begin.
APOLOBOOM – Inconvenienced near the 300m when hampered by TYCOON ACE, which shifted out. Apprentice B. Thornton, the rider of TYCOON ACE, was reprimanded and advised to make every endeavour to keep his mounts on a straight course.
QIJI PHOENIX – Raced ungenerously in the early stages.
Race 8: BOTTLE-O OPEN H’CAP – 1640M
SOMEDAY – Trainer D. Forster was fined $100 for failing to effect a gear change for the gelding of heart bar plates on.
LORDAG – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
EXOTERIC – Hampered at the start.
ALLKNIGHT SAINT – As J. Orman was to be overweight, T. Harrison was substituted as rider of the gelding. J. Orman was fined $100.
SLYDINI – Raced three wide with cover.
Race 9: HERVEY BAY HOTEL & RESORT C,G&E BENCHMARK 85 H’CAP – 1350M
STELLA OMBRA – Stewards questioned apprentice M. Murphy regarding his riding of STELLA OMBRA, in particular the reason for failing to restrain that gelding after passing the 1100m when racing to the outside of SWORD OF JUSTICE when the tempo was faster than expected, and furthermore that after obtaining the lead he failed to attempt to restrain STELLA OMBRA to slow the speed. Apprentice Murphy explained that STELLA OMBRA began well and he was instructed to ride the horse in a forward position and when racing to the outside of SWORD OF JUSTICE after passing the 1200m his mount began to overrace and for this reason he allowed the horse to stride forward of SWORD OF JUSTICE and obtain the lead passing the 800m as he was of the view that STELLA OMBRA may settle better when leading. He added that with the big weight today he was reluctant to overly restrain the horse as he thought this may have a detrimental effect on the horse’s chances. Trainer K. Schweida expressed his disappointment in the ride and was of the view that apprentice Murphy had erred in not making a greater effort to restrain the horse in the early and middle stages. Stewards advised apprentice Murphy that in their opinion he had erred by not making a greater effort to restrain STELLA OMBRA between the 1200m and the 1000m when the opportunity existed while racing to the outside of SWORD OF JUSTICE, and furthermore that he lacked judgment in, after obtaining the lead near the 800m, not making a greater effort to restrain the gelding and allow it the opportunity to finish the race off competitively. Stewards were not of the view that apprentice Murphy’s riding was so unreasonable as to be blameworthy under the rules and as a result took no direct action.
PRIORITISE – Had some difficulty securing clear running in the early part of the home straight and near the 250m altered course to the inside in order to improve.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2. App. M. Murphy – add gear after weighing out – AR. 118A
Race 6. App. J. Murphy – careless riding – severe reprimand – AR. 137(a)
Race 7. App. B. Thornton – careless riding – AR. 137(a)
From Rockhampton 6.7.18 – Race 1. T. Brooker - $400 – use whip 14 times prior to 100m – AR. 137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 1. Tnr. B. Andrew - $200 – late rider declaration – LR. 67
Race 1. App. M. Aitken - $200 - use whip 9 times prior to 100m – AR. 137A(5)(a)(ii)
Race 8. J. Orman - $100 - overweight, replaced 1 ride – AR. 120(b)
Race 8. Tnr. D. Forster - $100 - fail to effect gear change by prescribed time – AR. 140B
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Lord Marmaduke, Mosrai, Divine Action, Manaya, Red Stina, Honey Toast, La Vida Loca, Prepee, Apoloboom, Sabkhat, Desmon’s Pride
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, Wonder Boom, Miss Quaintly, I’m Belucci, Conspicuous, Courtza King
Race 1. MOSRAI – hung out – official barrier trial to satisfaction of stewards – AR. 8(t)
Race 5. TEMPETE ROUGE – chronic mouth ulcers – veterinary clearance – AR. 8(t)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. GOLDEN SHOES – J. Murphy
FREQUENDLY – J. Byrne
Rae 6. LOVESON – R. Williams
CONSPICUOUS – T. Harrison
GRACE OF MONACO – J. Murphy
Race 8. ALLKNIGHT SAINT – T. Harrison
Published subject to correction upon revision