QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BRISBANE RACING CLUB
DOOMBEN – WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH 2020
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – HEAVY 9
(HEAVY 8 @ 12.35 P.M.) (SOFT 7 AFTER R4)
RAIL – OUT 4.5M ENTIRE COURSE
PENETROMETER – 6.45
Chairman of Stewards – N. Boyle
Stewards – E. Barron, J. Hackett, B. Connell
Clerk of Scales – P. McLean
Judge – A. Redding, M. Mawhinney, I. Schultz
Veterinarian – Dr G. Silvestri
Swab Attendants – A. Challen, M. Winwood, J. Gray
Starter – H. Anderson, P. Cousins
Stewards Secretary – S. Rolls
As App B. Nothdurft was indisposed due to illness Stewards permitted rider replacements as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
Race 1: Gallopers Sports Club Maiden Plate – 1630m
EUROKING – Slow to begin. Shortly after the start laid in away from ENCHANTINGLY and in doing so was bumped on its hind quarters by SPURIOUS.
GO DARCY – Began awkwardly. After being caught wide approaching the first turn was allowed to stride forward to obtain a position closer to the rail passing the 1300m. After passing the 300m when placed under pressure laid in before being corrected by its rider. Then over the final 100m when placed under pressure laid out.
BRISBANE BOY – Began awkwardly. Approaching the 900m improved onto the heels of NEVER LOSE FAITH and had to be steadied.
SPURIOUS – Held up for a short distance passing the home turn.
MILITARY KINGS – After being caught four wide in the early stages was allowed to stride forward to obtain the lead passing the 1100m. After passing the 300m when placed under pressure commenced to weaken and finished at the rear of the field. Jockey M. McGillivray explained that the gelding travelled well for the majority of the event however, when placed under pressure failed to respond.A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have sustained a minor laceration to its near fore knee.
NEVER LOSE FAITH – Held up for a short distance passing the home turn. When asked to explain the seemingly improved performance Trainer B. Healey stated that the filly has been unlucky in recent starts and with a much better run in transit today and the step up in journey on the heavy track in his opinion suited the filly for today’s event. Stewards noted his explanation.
MISS PIERPOINT – Passing the 400m commenced to lay in and continued to lay in for the remainder proving difficult for its rider to fully test his mount.
Race 2: Paddyfest 14 March QTIS 2YO Fillies Maiden Plate – 1200m
THREE PHASE – Began awkwardly. Held up for a short distance approaching the home turn. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to have sustained a minor laceration to the near hind leg.
EXPOSED SECRET – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly after passing the 900m and had to be restrained from the heels of THREE PHASE. Passing the 400m had to be steadied away from the heels of THREE PHASE.
MY FAVOURITE MODEL – Began awkwardly and was bumped by SHEZABEANS.
SHEZABEANS – Began awkwardly and bumped MY FAVOURITE MODEL. After passing the 900m commenced to overrace and shortly afterwards became very awkwardly placed at the heels of PAPAYA and had to be restrained.
PAPAYA – Laid out under pressure over the final 100m.
MINJEE – Raced three wide without cover throughout. When asked to comment on the performance Jockey R. Fradd stated that his instructions were to push forward out of the barriers in order to obtain a forward position with cover. However, after being moderately away and pressured early was unable to obtain a forward position with cover and was subsequently caught three wide. Stewards also questioned Jockey Fradd as to whether there was an opportunity to restrain to obtain a position one wide at the rear with cover behind SHEZABEANS near the 900m. Jockey Fradd advised Stewards that at that point of the race the speed slackened and he felt he would be unable to restrain the filly to obtain that position and therefore with the moderate tempo allowed the filly the stride forward without pressure. Jockey Fradd added that the combination of being caught wide from an awkward alley and the first start in a race on a heavy track may have contributed to the filly’s finishing effort. Jockey Fradd further added that in his opinion the filly would be better suited on a firmer track than that of today’s event.
Race 3: Family Raceday 4 April QTIS 2YO C&G Maiden Plate – 1200m
The start was delayed by three minutes when EDIFICATION cast a near hind plate prior to leaving the enclosure, which had to be refitted. Upon arrival at the barriers the colt underwent a veterinary examination and was cleared to start.
Correct weight was delayed by Stewards to consider an application made by Jockey M. Cahill the rider of DISARMED to have it declared a non-runner. After hearing evidence from Jockey Cahill, Trainer M. Wilson and both the Starter and Assistant Starter, Stewards were satisfied that as the start was effected DISARMED reared and lost considerable ground. Stewards were of the opinion that only for its own manners the horse was afforded every opportunity to begin with the rest of the field and therefore denied the application and deemed it a runner.
Stewards further delayed correct weight to consider whether BETTER GET READY, which lunged at the barrier, had activated the start. After hearing evidence from Jockey R. Fradd and both the Starter and Assistant Starter, Stewards were satisfied that the Starter had effected the start simultaneously as BETTER GET READY lunged forward.
DISARMED – Reared as the start was effected and lost considerable ground. As Jockey M. Cahill was of the view that the gelding may have made contact with the barriers with its head he desisted from pressuring his mount throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
BEST TO HURRY – Began awkwardly and was then bumped heavily by KISS ‘N’ GET READY. After passing the 500m raced greenly and shifted out bumping KISS ‘N’ GET READY.
KISS ‘N’ GET READY – Began awkwardly and shifted in making heavy contact with BEST TO HURRY.
MAGIC CONQUEROR – Bumped on jumping.
BETTER GET READY – Began awkwardly.
MISHANI FORCE – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the early stages. Raced three wide without cover throughout.
EDIFICATION – Began awkwardly.
CLAIRVUE STAR – After passing the 300m laid in when placed under pressure causing its rider to stop riding and straighten on a number of occasions. It was reported by a swab official that the gelding had some blood in its off side nostril which was the result of a small laceration.
Race 4: Souths Sports Club Maiden Plate - 1200m
LET’S BOOM – Slow to begin.
ENDLESS MYSTERY – Began awkwardly.
ARTSPLACE – Raced keenly whilst leading in the early and middle stages and refused to settle. After passing the 300m commenced to weaken and performed below market expectations. Blundered passing the 250m of its own accord. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities other than a slight nasal discharge.
HEARTS DENIED – Approaching the 800m had to be steadied when improving onto the heels of KENNEDY TERRACE. Laid in under pressure approaching the 150m inconveniencing DUPIE DOLL.
THE FIRMAMENT – Raced three wide from the 700m.
DUPIE DOLL – Held up from the 450m until approaching the 350m. Shifted in and away from HEARTS DENIED approaching the 150m and was bumped on the hind quarters of KENNEDY TERRACE, which turned it in before being corrected by its rider.
KENNEDY TERRACE – Bumped by DUPIE DOLL approaching the 100m.
Following the running of this event the track was upgraded to a Soft 7.
Race 5: Memberships @ BRC Class 4 Handicap – 1350m
TEMUJIN’S RULE – Began awkwardly.
HIGHER LOVE – Began awkwardly. Shifted three wide with cover from the 700m. Forced wider rounding the home turn when METAMORPHIC shifted out to improve.
ROTHMAN – Began awkwardly and threw its head in the air.
JUNCTION – Bumped passing the 1100m. Rounding the home turn raced in restricted room between LA PULGA and METSON, which hung out.
PRINCESS CAVALLO – Began awkwardly and made contact with the barrier partition. Momentarily held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the home straight before securing clear running passing the 200m.
LA PULGA – Bumped passing the 1100m. Raced three wide without cover throughout.
METSON – Hung out rounding the home turn.
METAMORPHIC – Approaching the winning post was slightly inconvenienced and had to be steadied when crowded for room by PRINCESS CAVALLO, which shifted in.
Race 6: BRC Events Class 1 Handicap – 1630m
HIDDEN ACTION - Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was cleared to start. Bumped on jumping. Laid in rounding the home turn.
NITROGLYCERINE – Bumped on jumping. Raced four wide in the early stages and after passing the 1100m raced three wide without cover from that point.
I’M KATE – Shortly after the start was bumped by HIDDEN ACTION.
PROSPECTUS – Bumped on jumping. Approaching the 400m was held up for clear running. Rounding the home turn was disappointed for a run to the outside of BUZZER BEATER before altering course back to the inside to secure clear running passing the 250m.
BUZZER BEATER – Bumped on jumping.
RERUN – Raced three wide in the early and middle stages before striding forward to obtain the lead passing the 900m.
WEALTH’N’POWER – Hung out passing the 800m and over the final 400m weakened and finished a distant last. Raced three wide with cover throughout. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer M. Frappell advised that if anything came to light regarding the gelding’s performance today he would notify Stewards.
FLYING PRETTY – Approaching the home turn was slightly held up for clear running to the outside of NITROGLYCERINE and to the inside of WEALTH’N’POWER.
Race 7: TAB Benchmark 65 Handicap – 1200m
OUT FOR JUSTICE – Began awkwardly and was bumped by GOT MY THRILLS.
HEKANSPLIT – Began awkwardly momentarily unbalancing its rider.
AHEADOFHISTIME – Passing the 1100m when attempting to find cover commenced to overrace proving difficult to restrain. After passing the 900m was unable to obtain cover and was allowed to stride forward three wide to obtain the position outside the leader passing the 700m.
LADY CLARE – Held up rounding the home turn. Laid out over the final 100m.
GOT MY THRILLS – Laid in under pressure over the final 150m.
Race 8: Eva Air Class 2 Handicap – 1350m
SONO DOLCE – Reared as the start was effected unbalancing its rider. Approaching the 1100m had to be steadied away from the heels of SIDEKISS. Again had to be restrained away from the heels SIDEKISS approaching the 600m. Held up rounding the home turn. Approaching the 100m improved onto heels and raced in restricted room over the final 100m.
CORPORAL – Slow to begin.
ENTERPRISE JACK – Bumped on jumping. Approaching the 900m had to be steadied to avoid the heels of MILLEN FALCON, which shifted in. Approaching the 400m when attempting to shift out to secure clear running and became awkwardly placed at the heels of MILLEN FALCON.
MILLEN FALCON – Bumped on jumping.
STEPPED IN PAINT – Held up rounding the home turn.
SIDEKISS – Held up rounding the home turn and then had to be shifted out to secure clear running passing the 300m.
TRICKY MIX – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have sustained a laceration to off hind fetlock, consistent with being galloped on. Was treated and bandaged by the on course veterinary surgeon prior to leaving the course.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
App B. Nothdurft – Ill – Medical certificate required.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
EUROKING, MILITARY KINGS, ENCHANTINGLY, ARTSPLACE, I’M KATE, LADY CLARE, SUPERBOWL SUNDAY
Horses swabbed post-race
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 4. KENNEDY TERRACE – App S. Thornton
Race 7. GOT MY THRILLS – L. Tarrant
Race 8. TRICKY MIX – App S. Thornton
Published subject to correction upon revision