QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
EMERALD JOCKEY CLUB, SATURDAY, 2 MAY 2020
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 3 RAIL – 4.5M 500M-250M, TRUE REMAINDER PENETROMETER – NA
Chairman of Stewards – J. Adams
Stewards – T. Hudson, C. Allison
Clerk of Scales – W. Welburn
Judge – M. Bulger
Veterinarian – Dr J. Atkin-Smith (Race 1), Dr. S. Bliss (Races 2 – 8)
Swab attendants – N. Boyle
Starter – J. McLellan
The following horses underwent prerace veterinary examinations after competing in the past 7 days: Spot On, Time Stamp, The Deckeraider, Static Lift, Captain Tom, Gracious Garcon
Race 1: Emerald Jockey Club Maiden Plate – 1100m
The start of this race was delayed approximately 8 minutes owing to the late arrival of the veterinary surgeon on course.
ESSPEREUS – Slow to begin.
GREAT LOOKER – Had to be steadied shortly after jumping away.
THE OTHER FELLA – Overraced in the early and middle stages. Had to be restrained after improving onto heels in the vicinity of the 500m. Laid in under pressure in the straight.
SPLENDID FUN – Hung out when placed under pressure rounding the home turn. Apprentice jockey E. Smith reported her mount raced greenly throughout. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
BUWAN – Jockey S. Watkin dropped his whip in the vicinity of the 200m.
BIMBIMBI BARB – Laid in under pressure in the straight.
Race 2: Woods Tyre Service QTIS Benchmark 50 H’cap – 1100m
SPOT ON - Overraced throughout the event.
HAYYLER’S TARY – Hampered on jumping away. In the vicinity of the 1000m had to be restrained to avoid the heels of FLINDERS DEAGON, which shifted in when insufficiently clear. Apprentice E. Bell, rider of FLINDERES DEAGON, was found guilty of a charge under AR131(a) for shifting ground when insufficiently clear to do so, and her licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 8 days, to commence at midnight, 5 May, and to conclude at midnight, 13 May. Overrraced in the early and middle stages.
WALLACH – Slow to begin.
PETITE ELLE – Jumped away awkwardly. Overraced in the early and middle stages.
DRAGON PINS – Overraced in the early and middle stages. Was held up momentarily on entering the home straight. Laid in under pressure in the straight.
Race 3: The Maraboon Tavern QTIS Benchmark 50 H’cap – 1100m
SUMMER LEA – Jumped away awkwardly and was momentarily held up for clear running on entering the home straight.
OUTSPOKEN – Slow to begin. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
DIRT RICH – Laid out rounding the home turn.
RURAL REBEL – Momentarily held up for clear running entering the home straight and had to shift in to improve into clear running.
ROCK’N’ROLL BOBBY – Raced wide throughout.
Race 4: Sponsorships Available Benchmark 60 H’cap – 1615m
Correct weight was delayed to allow trainer G. Bell and rider E. Smith, trainer and rider of ADDICTED, and also trainer J. Lancaster and jockey B. Appo, trainer and rider of OR ELSE, to view the stewards patrol films and hear evidence from the judge as it was established following the running of Race 4 that the photo-finish equipment malfunctioned and was unable to take an official photo. It was ascertained that the Judge when placing the runners across the line declared No. 1, ADDICTED, to be first, No.9, OR ELSE, to be second, No.5, PAPER TALK, to be third, and No. 7, MR RESETTI, to be forth. After hearing evidence, and acting upon Australian Rule 214(4), the judges numbers should be final, and stewards were not satisfied that the Judge had made an error in placing runners across the line and as such declared correct weight on the Judge’s numbers:
1-9-5-7. Following the running of Race 4 the photo-finish equipment was re tested.
TIME STAMP – Trainer’s representative S Neilson was advised that the horse, which performed poorly, would be required to trial competitively in an official trial prior to its next race start.
SWINGAHINCH – In the vicinity of the 500m had to be restrained and blundered when improving on to heels of PIPEMAJOR. Approaching the 200m had to be restrained when being disappointed for a run between ADDICTED, which laid in, and PAPER TALK, which shifted out when insufficiently clear. S. Wiseman, rider of paper talk pleaded to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) for shifting ground when insufficiently clear to do so and was suspended for a period of 7 days, to commence at midnight, 5 May and to conclude at midnight 12 May. In assessing penalty, stewards took into account jockey S. Wiseman’s good record, guilty plea and the contributing shift of jockey E. Smith, rider of ADDICTED. Jockey E. Smith, rider of ADDICTED, was reminded of her obligations to stop riding and straighten her mounts when they shift ground in future.
THE DECKERAIDER – Slow to begin. Approaching the 100m became awkwardly placed on the heels of OR ELSE when attempting a run to the outside, and in doing so was obliged to shift back in and could not be fully tested in the run to the finish.
ADDICTED – Laid in under pressure in the straight.
PAPER TALK – Laid out under pressure in the straight.
OR ELSE – Laid in under pressure in the straight.
Race 5: Flexihire Class 5 H’cap – 1300m
THE CLANG AFFAIR – Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was passed fit to start. Hampered on jumping away. Raced ungenerously in the early and middle stages. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
CAPTAIN TOM – Slow to begin. Raced wide throughout.
CAVELLTON – Hampered shortly after the jumping away. Laid in under pressure in the straight.
EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN – Jumped away awkwardly and shifted out abruptly. Laid out rounding the home turn. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any significant abnormalities.
ENEMY OF MAN – Jumped away awkwardly. Dipped in the vicinity of the 900m.
EARL OF FORDYCE – Jumped away awkwardly. Raced wide throughout. Laid in under pressure in the straight.
Race 6: Jeffco Benchmark 55 H’cap – 1300m
PRINCE OF VENICE - Declared a late scratching at 10.22 am on veterinary advice after injuring itself being loaded into its float. Trainer D. Rideout was advised that a veterinary clearance must be supplied prior to any future race start.
JETINTOIT – Stood flatfooted as the start was effected and as a result was slow to begin. Trainer R. Shannon was advised that a warning would be placed on the horse’s record. Trainer R. Shannon advised stewards it was his intention to examine JETINTOIT on return to his stable and would report back on the condition of the gelding in the subsequent days.
SIXTY ONE TIGERS – Overraced in the early and middle stages.
GRACIOUS GARCON – Trainer M. Bannon was fined $100 under AR106(1) for presenting the horse to the mounting yard without blinkers.
Race 7: EJC Member Appreciation Open H’cap – 1100m
ALERT BY SEA – Slow to begin.
TRERICE – Raced wide throughout. When questioned regarding the performance of the horse jockey N. Summers stated that TRERICE never felt comfortable in its action throughout the event. A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. The trainer’s representative was advised that a warning would be placed on the record of TRERICE in relation to its competitiveness.
Race 8: Thank You Noel Coyne Class 4 Plate – 1000m
MISS EIMAR – Was slow to begin.
ELEGANT ZOUS – Laid out rounding the home turn.
TYRANNIZE – In the vicinity of the 400m had to be steadied after improving onto heels.
BLAZING ASH – A post race veterinary examination failed to reveal any significant abnormalities.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2. Emma Bell – A/jockey - C/riding - 8 days – M/n 5.5.20 to m/n 13.5.20 - AR131(a)
Race 4. Sonja Wiseman – Jockey – C/riding – 7 days – M/n 5.5.20 to m/n 12.5.20 – AR131(a)
Race 6. Mick A Bannon – Trainer – Present Gracious Garcon without blinkers - $100 – AR106(1)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 4. Time Stamp – Uncompetitive - Official trial – AR20(e)
Race 6. Prince Of Venice – Injury – Vet. Clearance - AR20(e)
Jetintoit – Stood flaffooted at start – Warning
Race 7. Trerice – Uncompetitive - Warning
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race. Or Else – B. Appo
Race 6. Prince Of Venice – 10.22 am
Published subject to correction upon revision