QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
GORDONVALE TURF CLUB – SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER 2018
WEATHER – FINE TRACK – FIRM 2 RAIL – IN TRUE POSITION
Stewards – P Lane, M Braunberger
Starter – P Kennedy
Clerk of Scales – Stewards
Judge – R Bannah
Veterinarian – S Williams
Swab Attendant – P Charters
Race 1: FULLER SPORTS CLUB QTIS MAIDEN PLATE 1100m
FAST SUN – Shifted out on jumping hampering another runner.
LITTLE GUN – Was hampered by another runner which shifted out on jumping. Attempted to buck soon after the start. Trainer Mr. K Mearns was advised the gelding would be required to trial satisfactorily prior to again being permitted to start in a race.
ROTHESAY MAGIC – Raced wide for the majority.
GOLYNDA – Raced wide for the majority.
SUNNY SAILOR – Raced wide without cover for the majority.
ROTHSTOCK’N’BELLA – Hung in for the majority.
LAPELS – A post-race Veterinary examination revealed the gelding had sustained a minor laceration to the off foreleg in running.
Stewards inquired into an incident near the 1000m which resulted in LAPELS (Ms.S Wiseman) losing ground. After hearing evidence from Ms. Wiseman, as well as Jockeys K Rockett (ROTHSTOCK’N’BELLA) and K Stone (WILLIWIN SOME) and viewing the available patrol footage, it was established that WILLIWIN SOME which was racing ungenerously in the early stages had shifted in approaching the 1000m making contact on 2 occasions with ROTHSTOCK’N’BELLA, which had a tendency to hang in, causing that gelding to become unbalanced and soon after shift in onto the running of LAPELS which was severely checked. Although Stewards were unable to place full responsibility for the incident on either Jockey Rockett or Stone, both riders were severely reprimanded for careless riding under the provisions of AR137(a).
Race 2: CAIRNS HARDWARE CLASS B HANDICAP 1100m
MAGIC GLOW – Shifted out abruptly on jumping.
EVERY FRIDAY – Shifted in on jumping.
FLYING DUBAI – Lost ground when tightened between runners on jumping.
LIGHTNING DASH – Lost ground when tightened between runners on jumping causing App. S Gittos to become unbalanced.
SNOOZE YA LOSE – Raced wide without cover for the majority.
Jockey F Edwards (REDWISKA) was cautioned in relation to his use of the whip prior to the 100m.
Race 3: COREY MACHAN SHEET METAL BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP 1100m
DEXTEROUS was a late withdrawal by order of Stewards at 2.46pm after becoming fractious and escaping from the barrier and galloping a considerable distance. Prior to the declaration of Correct Weight Stewards ordered that all monies wagered on DEXTEROUS be refunded in full, and further, that all successful wagers placed on the event be subject to deductions of 23 cents in the dollar win and 18 cents in the dollar place on the face value of the betting ticket. Trainer’s Representative Ms. M Potiris was advised DEXTEROUS would be required to trial satisfactorily prior to again being permitted to start in a race.
MAGNITUDE LAD – Jumped in abruptly at the start causing Jockey F Edwards to become unbalanced.
RYLEE’S SAGA - Jumped in abruptly at the start tightening runners to its inside.
ROSE CLIP – Was inconvenienced when tightened for room on jumping.
WE FOUND IT - Was inconvenienced when tightened for room on jumping.
CHEERING – Was slowly into stride after being tightened for room on jumping.
Jockey Ms. S Wiseman (THE BEE’S KNEES) was cautioned in relation to making a celebratory gesture prior to the winning post.
Race 4: PICCONE FAMILY BENCHMARK 60 HANDICAP 1360m
SIDTHEKID – Slowly away.
VIVI GRANDA – Trailed the field throughout. Connections advised Stewards that VIVI GRANDA will be retired from racing, but were nonetheless advised that should circumstances change a Veterinary clearance and satisfactory trial would be required prior to the mare again being permitted to start in a race.
GLOBAL GURU – Raced wide in the early and middle stages. Was inclined to shift in under pressure over the concluding stages.
RANGERZANE – Shifted out near the 200m hampering another runner. App. Ms. R Shred was reprimanded for careless riding under the provisions of AR137(a).
COUTAINVILLE – Had to be restrained off heels near the 200m. Was inclined to lay in over the concluding stages.
On returning to scale Jockey Ms. B Thomson who rode 3rd placegetter COUTAINVILLE lodged an objection against RANGERZANE (App. Ms. R Shred) being placed 2nd on the grounds of alleged interference in the home straight. After considering evidence from connections and viewing the available patrol footage, Stewards, whilst conceding that RANGERZANE had shifted out near the 200m impeding the running of COUTAINVILLE, were of the opinion that the margin of 1 length between the 2 horses at the finish of the race was in excess of any ground lost by COUTAINVILLE in the incident. Subsequently Ms. Thomson’s objection was dismissed and Correct Weight was declared on the semaphored numbers.
Race 5: THE GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL/BILL DAWSON MEMORIAL GORDONVALE CUP OPEN HANDICAP 1800m
VAUNTING was a late withdrawal at 12.33pm when found to be lame in the off foreleg after becoming cast in its stable. Trainer Ms. S Molino was advised a Veterinary Certificate detailing the injury would be required and further that a Veterinary Clearance would be required prior to the gelding again being permitted to start in a race.
ROYAL SUPREME – Was slowly away. Raced wide in the middle stages.
BOLD AVENUE – Raced fiercely in the early stages. Raced 3 wide without cover in the middle stages.
CASHED UP BULLY – Refused to settle in the early and middle stages.
TRY ME DOL – Raced wide in the middle stages.
JIMMY HOFFA – Raced wide rounding the home turn.
Jockey S Pawsey (RANKED) was severely reprimanded for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY – GORDONVALE 6th SEPTEMBER 2018
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1. Jockey K Rockett. Severe reprimand. Careless riding. AR137(a).
Jockey K Stone. Severe reprimand. Careless riding. AR137(a).
Race 4. App.Ms. R Shred. Careless riding. AR137(a).
Race 5. Jockey S Pawsey. Excessive whip use. AR137A.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Race 1. LITTLE GUN. Attempted to buck. Satisfactory trial prior to next race start.
Race 3. DEXTEROUS. Fractious, escaped from barrier. Satisfactory trial prior to next race start.
Race 4. VIVI GRANDA. Uncompetitive. Satisfactory trial and Vet clearance prior to next start.
Race 5. VAUNTING. Late withdrawal at 12.33pm. Lame off fore. Vet Certificate detailing injury and further Vet clearance ired prior to next race start.