QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
LOCKYER VALLEY TURF CLUB – GATTON – SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2020
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD 4
RAIL – TRUE
Chairman of Stewards – R. Hitchener
Stewards – B. Cooke, J. Childs, B. McErlean
Clerk of Scales – T. Preston
Judge – S. Fahey
Veterinarian – Dr. C. Wain
Swab Attendants – R. Burchmann
Starter – R. Hanson
Stewards Secretary – M. Weir
Race 1: RAY BACHMANN REAL ESTATE BENCHMARK 55 H’CAP – 860M
ACCEPTILE – Slightly slow to begin, and then further hampered when tightened for room shortly after the start.
GOOD GRAB – Jockey P. Hamblin was reprimanded for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.
EEYORE – Began awkwardly and shifted out.
FIRST BID – Slow to begin.
IMABARMAN – Jockey H. Phillips was reprimanded for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.
MAGIC SCENT – On return to scale, jockey C. Taylor reported that his saddle shifted back shortly after the start which placed him at a disadvantage for the remainder of the event.
MALEFIC – Raced ungenerously when racing to the inside of runners in the middle stages and lost ground.
Race 2: REMI STUD BENCHMARK 55 H’CAP – 1600M
DANNIWILLBREEZONBY – Laid in under pressure in the home straight resulting in the rider having to stop riding and straighten her mount near the 50m.
Race 3: TAB QTIS 3YO BENCHMARK 62 H’CAP – 1100M
DEADLY ONE – Overraced in the middle stages. Had a tendency to lay out from the 500m.
RED GARTER – Began awkwardly and shifted wider on the track.
FLYING CRACKERJAK – Began awkwardly. After being crossed near the 900m, the gelding commenced to overrace and proved difficult to restrain for some distance.
MISS DYNAMIC – When questioned by Stewards in relation to the seemingly improved performance, the stable representative for trainer Mr. B. Cavanagh advised that at the filly’s most recent start it met with interference at the start and was checked in running and, as a result, settled further back in the field than anticipated. She added that, in her opinion, the filly is far better suited when able to lead and dictate in its races, as evidenced by its win today and also when successful at Toowoomba on 22 February 2020.
SWAN ISLAND – Trainer B. Gorman was fined $100 for the late declaration of K. Yoshida as rider. Bumped heavily at the start. Laid in in the home straight.
RAKU’S SECRET – Began only fairly, and was then tightened for room shortly after the start and lost ground. Shifted out to secure clear running passing the 100m.
ROCKSHORE – Began awkwardly and shifted in making heavy contact with another runner, resulting in its rider almost being dislodged.
Race 4: GATTON STAR CLASS 5 H’CAP – 1100M
WALL STREET TYCOON – Knuckled on jumping away and was then slow to muster early speed and, as a result, settled further back in the field than anticipated. Steadied to avoid heels near the 900m.
Race 5: TRADIES RACEDAY FRIDAY 8TH MAY MAIDEN H’CAP – 1100M
MISHANI LEGEND – Momentarily held up rounding the home turn.
PURPLE GEM – Slow to begin. Dipped of its own accord in the early stages.
INSIDE INFORMATION – Slow to begin.
OUR SILKY SMOOTH – Raced 4 wide without cover for the majority.
GLOBAL VENTURE – After being crossed near the 800m, the gelding commenced to overrace for some distance and proved difficult to restrain when awkwardly placed at heels.
VIKING CLAP – Dipped of its own accord in the early stages. Steadied to avoid heels after being crossed leaving the 1000m.
Race 6: PORTERS PLAINLAND HOTEL MAIDEN H’CAP – 1400M
Prior to the declaration of correct weight, Stewards permitted Apprentice M. Savva, the rider of 4th placegetter LAZARO, to view the Stewards patrol footage near the 600m to ascertain whether there were grounds to lodge an objection against TORRIENTE, which was placed 1st by the Judge. After viewing the patrol footage, Apprentice M. Savva elected not to proceed and correct weight was declared on the Judge’s semaphored numbers.
RAGI MAC – Began awkwardly and made heavy contact with the barrier partition. Jockey E. Ljung subsequently reported that she struck her knee in this incident which caused her some discomfort during the event. Steadied from heels near the 600m when a runner forward of the gelding lost ground.
LAZARO – Stewards accepted trainer M. Boland’s explanation regarding the late declaration of Apprentice M. Savva as rider. Checked near the 600m when racing in restricted room to the inside of TORRIENTE which shifted in whilst hanging in despite the efforts of its rider.
TORRIENTE – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
BELLA RUBINO – Jumped in the air at the start and lost ground.
GREYT INTENTIONS – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
OUT FOX’EM – Steadied near the 300m to the avoid the heels of RAGI MAC which was taken out by GIVE HER ROOM, which shifted out to secure clear running when not completely clear. Jockey S. Bogenhuber, the rider of GIVE HER ROOM, was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances in the future.
Race 7: LOCKYER VALLEY WASTE MANAGEMENT LAIDLEY CUP OPEN H’CAP – 1600M
BERNIE’S TIGER – Stewards permitted jockey J. Oliver to ride the gelding half a kilogram over his allotted weight.
COUNTESS DE GALVEZ – Stewards permitted jockey E. Ljung to ride the mare half a kilogram over her allotted weight. Made the turn near the 1200m awkwardly and shifted wider on the track. On return to scale, jockey E. Ljung reported that her mount travelled comfortably in a forward position throughout, however when placed under pressure from the 500m it failed to quicken as she had expected and, in her opinion, proved disappointing in the home straight. Trainer M. Currie also expressed disappointment in the performance, for which he could offer no tangible explanation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be exhibiting an abnormal upper respiratory noise. In light of this report, Mr. Currie undertook to have an endoscopic examination carried out on the mare.
LI’L RODGE – Stewards accepted trainer L. Hatch’s explanation regarding the late declaration of Apprentice E. MacPherson as rider.
SAME OLD – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
SCOUTABOUT – Raced in restricted room and was checked near the 1400m when racing to the inside of LI’L RODGE (App. E. MacPherson) which shifted in when not completely clear. Apprentice E. MacPherson was reprimanded as a result of this incident. Disappointed for a run over the concluding stages and was eased.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1. P. Hamblin – excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m – AR. 132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 1. H. Phillips – excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m – AR. 132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 7. App. E. MacPherson – careless riding – AR. 131(a)
Race 3. Tnr. B. Gorman – $100 – late rider declaration – LR. 67
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Horses swabbed post-race
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 3. SWAN ISLAND - Kenji Yoshida
Race 6. LAZARO - App. Montanna Savva
Race 7. LI’L RODGE - App. Emma MacPherson
Published subject to correction upon revision