Race Day Stewards Report
Aquis Park Gold Coast Thoroughbreds
Date: 21 March 2020
Track: Good 4
Rail: +2m 1400-400m; True 400-W/Post; +1.5m Remainder
Stewards Panel: P. Gillard (Chairman), K. Daly, B. Connell, P. Reardon
Officials: Dr. G. Silvestri (Veterinarian) ¦ S. McMahon, G. Anderson (Judge) ¦ S. Andrews, K. Watson (starter) ¦ J. Robinson (Scales)¦ K. Kilpatrick, A. Challen (Swab Official)¦ L. Stokes (Secretary)
Riding Changes / Jockey Information
R1: Charlie Sphene – L. Cassidy
R6: Real Cute – W. OConnell
R8: Amazingly – J. Grisedale
R8: Sugar Zone – D. Griffin
Race 1 – TAB QTIS 2YO Handicap – 1100m
Trainer P. Butterworth was fined $100 for the late declaration of Jockey L. Cassidy on CHARLIE SPHENE.
BATTLE THROUGH delayed the start when reluctant to proceed to the barriers and was then declared a late scratching at 12.36pm when it refused to load. All monies invested on BATTLE THROUGH were ordered to be refunded. Deductions applicable to bets placed on winner and place-getters prior to 12.36pm:-
9 cents in the dollar for the win #2
9 cents in the dollar for the place of winner #2
5 cents in the dollar for the 2nd place #9
16 cents in the dollar for the 3rd place #3
Trainer B. Smith was advised that the horse must obtain a further barrier certificate by way of an official trial prior to being permitted to race again.
GULLFOSS – Slow to begin.
CHARLIE SPHENE – Slow to begin. Laid out rounding the home turn.
THE SILVER LADY – Shifted out on jumping making heavy contact with another runner. Raced greenly in the middle stages and continued to do so when placed under pressure in the home straight.
IN ORDER – Bumped heavily by another runner on jumping.
STRAITOUTTAHARLEM – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
Race 2 – Moo Moos Maiden Handicap – 1800m
Acting on veterinary advice, RADICAL SPIRIT was a late scratching at 11.10am after injuring its off hind hoof during transit to the course. Connections were advised that a veterinary clearance would be required before the fillys next race start.
Jockey L. Dittman was granted permission to ride DOOMSIE ½ kg over its allotted weight due to the current health restrictions.
App. S. Tomlinson was permitted to claim 2.5kg of her 3kg claim on HIGHLAND REBEL due to the current health restrictions.
GAMMA – Slow to begin.
WALK ON BY – Slow to begin.
JUST WISHING – Raced ungenerously for a short distance near the 1600m.
MATCH DAY – Compounded leaving the 900m, being retired from the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to have suffered a bleeding attack during the race. Trainer J. Wilcock was advised that the horse would incur the mandatory ban under AR79(4) and be banned from racing for a period of 3 months and then must perform to the satisfaction of Stewards over a 1000m gallop prior to being permitted to race again.
WURNIC – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the horse to be stepping short in front.
Race 3 – Yiros Shop Class 1 Handicap – 1800m
NORTHERN DRAGON– Slow to begin.
TIOMO – Slow to begin.
RELIABLE LASS – Commenced to over-race leaving the 1700m and continued to do so for a short distance.
BRYBECK – Improved onto heels near the 1500m and was restrained.
CONCAVE – Momentarily held up for clear running entering the home straight.
EVIE MATILDA – Raced wide in the early stages.
Race 4 – Murwillumbah Services Club Maiden Handicap – 1200M
ASVATARA – Slow to begin.
TIRALARC – Slow to begin. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
CENTENARY STAR – Shifted inwards soon after the start tightening another runner. Tightened between runners near the 900m having to be restrained. Shifted out under pressure near the 100m bumping another runner on its hindquarters and became unbalanced.
MINT STRIP – Tightened for room soon after the start and lost ground.
FLAG RAISER – Shifted out near the 900m tightening runners to its outside. Rider D. Griffin was advised to show greater care.
RESTA – Shifted in near the 900m when racing ungenerously tightening runners to its inside. Whilst Stewards noted the horses racing manners, he was nonetheless advised to show greater care in similar circumstances. Hampered by another runner which shifted out near the 100m. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
SNIT BALL – Became unbalanced near the 50m having to be corrected.
WITCHEL – Bumped by another runner which shifted out near the 100m.
REDOUBTABLE – Raced ungenerously approaching the winning post having to be steadied.
PRINCE DUPORTH – Had a tendency to lay in under pressure over the concluding stages. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
MAHSTAR – Rider G. Colless reported that the gelding was on one rein rounding the home turn.
Race 5 – Club Pine Rivers Class 4 Handicap – 1400m
As Jockey J. Guthmann-Chester indicated that he was to be 1kg over the allotted weight, connections opted to have him replaced by Jockey A. Allen who would be ½kg over the allotted weight on TOO HOT TO HOLD, this being as a result of the current health restrictions.
Correct weight was delayed to allow the 2nd placegetter, Jockey L. Dittman (TRIPLE ARROW), to view the patrol films to ascertain whether he had grounds to lodge a protest against the winner JACKPOT JAY (Jockey A. Chau) on the grounds of alleged interference over the final 200m. After viewing the film, Jockey Dittman advised that he did not wish to proceed with the protest.
TOO HOT TO HOLD – Slow to begin. Rider A. Allen was reminded of his obligations in the use of his whip prior to the 100m.
SIDETRIP – Slow to begin.
SPICERS PEAK – Slow to begin.
DUKES COUNTY – Commenced to over-race shortly after the start until a point approaching the 900m.
TRIPLE ARROW – Shifted out slightly near the 50m brushing another runner.
ROYAL WARFARE – Rider D. Griffin was reminded of his obligations in the use of his whip prior to the 100m.
Race 6 – Kurrawa Surf Benchmark 78 Handicap - 900m
Trainer B. Smith was fined $100 for the late declaration of Jockey W. OConnell on REAL CUTE.
REAL CUTE – Slow to begin.
BELLA OCCHI – Slow to begin.
TYCOON ZIP – Slow to begin.
CAMBOOYA ROCK – Bumped by another runner which shifted out at the start. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
GYPSY TOFF – Began awkwardly and shifted out bumping another runner. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
POWERFUL SAGA – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
CONNOISSEUR – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
COMMANDEERING – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
Race 7 – Standard Market Class 3 Handicap – 1200m
JARHEAD – Slow to begin. Bumped on jumping. Hampered by another runner which shifted out near the 200m.
WOOKIEE – Slow to begin.
JEWELIANA – Over-raced in the early stages.
COMMISSIONER – Slow to begin and shifted out bumping with another runner.
THE BLACK TIDE – Shifted out under pressure near the 200m hampering another runner and then continued to shift out for the remainder of the race. Rider L. Fancourt was advised to make a greater effort in keeping her mounts straight in similar circumstances.
THATS TWO SLABS – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
WHITEBAIT PATTIE– Raced wide for the majority of the race and finished tailed off. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no apparent abnormalities. Trainer T. Cowan advised Stewards that it would now be his intention that the horse be sent for an immediate spell.
ZILITOR– Lost its off hind plate in running.
Race 8 – Commercial Kitchen Company Class 1 Plate – 1400m
Trainer C. Anderson was fined $100 for the late declaration of Jockey D. Griffin on SUGAR ZONE.
As Jockey P. Hammersley was not riding at todays meeting, he was replaced on AMAZINGLY by Jockey J. Grisedale.
GROUP THINK – Slow to begin. Raced wide for the majority of the race.
PARLANDE – Slow to begin.
MOUNT PANORAMA – Slow to begin.
QUALIFY – Raced wide for the majority of the race.
Stewards enquired into the reason CANDY FLOSS (App. S. Tomlinson) appeared to clip heels and fall shortly after passing the winning post dislodging its rider. After considering evidence from Jockey A. Chau (THE DARK) and App. S. Tomlinson and viewing the official race film, it was established that CANDY FLOSS improved onto the heels of THE DARK clipping that runners heels, falling and dislodging App. S. Tomlinson. As Stewards could hold no one rider at fault and deemed this an unfortunate racing incident, no further action was taken other than to advise App. Tomlinson that he should continue to remain alert until dismounting his horse. A post-race veterinary examination revealed CANDY FLOSS to have blood in its off side nostril which was attributed to trauma and soreness in the back area. Connections were advised that they must provide a veterinary clearance for the mare prior to it being permitted to race again.
Swabs samples taken for analysis
Doomsie, Match Day, Dulcie Tie
Race day Summary
R1: Battle Through @ 1.36pm – Unable to be loaded
R2: Radical Spirit @ 11.10am - Vets advice
R1: Trainer P. Butterworth - $100 – late jockey declaration LR67
R6: Trainer B. Smith - $100 – late jockey declaration LR67
R8: Trainer C. Anderson - $100 – late jockey declaration LR67
R1: Battle Through – barrier and parading manners – Official Trial AR20(e)
R2: Radical Spirit – injured off hind hoof - Veterinary Clearance AR20(e)
R2: Match Day, bled both nostrils 1st time – 3 month ban, 1000m gallop AR79(4)
R8: Candy Floss, blood in 1 nostril attributed to trauma – Veterinary Clearance AR20(e)
Thisreport and the Stewards Comments for this meeting may be amended at any time, at the sole discretion of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards as races are reviewed.