QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
SUNSHINE COAST TURF CLUB, SUNDAY, 1 MARCH 2020
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – HEAVY 8/SOFT 7 @ 1PM/ SOFT 6 AFTER RACE 3 RAIL – 11M PENETROMETER – 6.8
Chairman of Stewards – J. Williamson
Stewards – E. Barron, P. McLean, B. Connell
Clerk of Scales – J. Hackett
Judge – P. Chilton
Veterinarian – Dr T. Doherty
Swab attendants – K. Warwick, J. Crompton
Starter – R. Hanson
Race 1: Kingsley St Clair Memorial Maiden Plate - 1000m
FEDERAL AGENT – Trainer M. Mair was fined $100 for failing to declare a rider for the horse by the prescribed time. A post race veterinary examination of the horse, which raced 3 wide without cover, failed to reveal any abnormalities. When questioned regarding the performance jockey J. Orman indicated from the wide alley he was obliged to race 3 wide and the horse did not travel comfortably at any stage of the event and, in his opinion, was disappointing. He felt this could be attributed to the horse failing to back up from racing on Friday night, the 28th of February. Trainer M. Mair stated, in his opinion, the step back from 1200m to 1000m in today’s event may also have had a bearing on the horse’s overall performance.
SWAN ISLAND - Trainer B. Gorman was fined $100 for failing to declare a rider for the horse by the prescribed time.
GREYT INTENTIONS – Lost its off fore plate in running.
Race 2: National Construction Management Drummo Memorial Class
H’cap - 1000
FORGOTTEN FEELING – Trainer L. Wanless was fined $100 for failing to declared a rider for the horse by the prescribed time. Blundered badly on jumping away, almost dislodging the rider and causing the rider to lose the use of his off-side stirrup iron during the first 100m. Held up for clear running and obliged to check from heels between the 200m and 100m.
FLAME OF LIBERTY – Reared in the barriers and underwent a veterinary examination before being cleared to start.
RISING KING – After being loaded into the barriers attempted to savage another runner. Trainer R. Wrigley was advised that a warning would be placed on the gelding’s barrier manners.
Race 3: Rowe Plumbing And Drainage Class 3 H’cap – 1200m
AIR SPIRIT – Was kicked by another runner in tie-tie up stalls. Underwent a veterinary examination and was cleared to start.
FEARLESS QUEEN – Inconvenienced on jumping away and lost ground. Raced wide throughout and was inclined to lay in under pressure passing the 400m.
BOOMSTRESS – Jumped away awkwardly, inconveniencing FEARLESS QUEEN. After travelling wide throughout without cover, was tightened for room whilst weakening near the 500m, and again was tightened for room near the 350m and had to be steadied.
REZABELLE – Raced in restricted room near the 700m and when being restrained raced with its head in the air and lost ground.
AT DUSK – Steadied from heels near the 700m and obliged to shift wider on the track.
BOLD THALIA – Jockey R. Stewart reported his mount after settling passing the 700m commenced to lose ground and he was obliged to place significant pressure on the horse after passing the 600m in order to hold its position. He also added it raced greenly and was somewhat field-shy rounding the home turn.
ANCIENT AZTEC – Jockey R Maloney was questioned regarding his riding in the straight where it appeared he had opportunity to remain in a position outside the heels of TREVELLO, which would have resulted in AIR SPIRIT having difficulty securing clear running, he was asked to explain why he allowed his mount to shift out which afforded clear running for AIR SPIRIT, between his mount and TREVELLO. He explained that after shifting around the heels of TREVELLO near the 400m his mount had a tendency to lay out and also did not respond to his riding at that point of the race. He indicated that prior to shifting out he felt that ANCIENT AZTEC was travelling well enough to improve outside TREVELLO, however his mount failed to respond and did not finish the race off as he would have liked. Stewards, after reviewing the patrol footage with Jockey Maloney, accepted the explanation that his mount was inclined to lay out, and also accepted that given the finishing effort of ANCIENT AZTEC, it would have been difficult for him to force apprentice Nothdurft, rider of AIR SPIRIT, to remain in a position behind TREVELLO.
Race 4: First Response Maintenance Solutions Class 3 H’cap – 1200m
Prior to the running of this event the track rating was upgraded to Soft 6.
AMORE DANZA – Slow to begin. Laid in under pressure in the home straight. Rider R. Fradd reported the horse was making an abnormal respiratory noise during the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the horse was making an abnormal respiratory noise. Connections were advised that the horse must undergo an endoscopic examination prior to the horse racing again.
LINE UP – Hung out throughout the event, placing its rider at a disadvantage, particularly between the 800m and 600m. Connections were advised that a warning would be placed on the mare’s racing manners.
USURP – Jockey Jake Bayliss was reprimanded for excessive whip use prior to the 100m.
Race 5: North Coast Foods Ratings Band 0-62 H’cap – 1300m
CROWD SURFER - Trainer L. Abbott was fined $100 for failing to declare a rider for the horse by the prescribed time.
GOLDEN LILY - Trainer M. Brosnan was fined $100 for failing to declare a rider for the horse by the prescribed time. Jumped away awkwardly. Bumped heavily when OSCARS LOT shifted out to obtain clear running and in doing so made contact with the hind quarters of NAVY, near the 300m.
VENI VIDI VICI - Significantly slow to begin. Connections were advised that a warning would bed placed on the horse’s barrier manners.
MISS LIBERTAS – Tightened for room on jumping away and lost ground. Raced wide in the early stages before being steadied at the 900m to obtain cover.
NAVY – Was bumped on the hind quarters by GOLDEN LILY and became unbalanced near the 300m.
OSCARS LOT – After being held up for clear running from passing the 600m shifted out near the 350 to secure clear running and as a result made heavy contact with GOLDEN LILY. Apprentice A. Thompson, rider of OSCARS LOT, was advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances. Continued to have difficulty securing clear running and near the 100m attempted a tight run between CLAIRVUE SPIRIT and GOLDEN LILY, however the horse was reluctant to improve into this run, became awkward at heels and went to the line without being fully tested.
CLAIRVUE SPIRIT – Overraced near the 900m and shifted out. As a result raced wide from that point onwards.
BIRKIN BLACK – Raced wide without cover.
CROWD SURFER – Raced wide.
Race 6: In Curtains Class 1 H’cap – 1600m
BRYBECK – Jumped away awkwardly and lost ground.
NORTHERN DRAGON - Jumped away awkwardly and lost ground. Held up from the 600m until the 200m, and then when under pressure, jockey B. Appo dropped the offside rein, placing him at a disadvantage for a short distance.
COMOGLI – Overraced in the early stages.
SECRET AGENT MAN – The saddle slipped forward during the early and middle stages before shifting back at a point near the 800m.
RELIABLE LASS – Forced wider near the 1000m. Buffeted between runner near the 400m and became unbalanced.
ACEME – Raced wide in the early stages before assuming a position outside the lead passing the 1100m.
COMBATIVITE – Raced wide from the 700m, bumped heavily passing the 400m and became unbalanced.
MADAME MO – Buffeted between runners near the 400m and became unbalanced. Raced wide throughout.
STANDING OVATION – Held up for clear running approaching the 400m before shifting wider on the track to obtain clear running, and in doing so made heavy contact with RELIABLE LASS. Jockey B. Stewart, rider of STANDING OVATION, was reprimanded for this incident.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 4. Jake Bayliss – Jockey – Use whip more than 5 times prior to the 100m – AR132(7)(a)
Race 6. Brad Stewart – Jockey – C/riding – AR131(a)
Race 1. Mick Mair – Trainer – Late rider - Federal Agent - $100 – LR67
Beau Gorman – Trainer – Late rider - Swan Island - $100 – LR67
Race 2. Leigh Wanless – Trainer – Late rider – Forgotten Feeling - $100 – LR67
Race 5. Lauren Abbott – Trainer – Late rider - Crowd Surfer - $100 – LR67
Maryann Brosnan – Trainer – Late rider - Golden Lily - $100 – LR67
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Rising King, Zou Der Zee, Flame Of Liberty, Rezabelle, Racecourse Road, Line Up, Veni Vidi Vici, Combativite
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, Northern Dragon
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Published subject to correction upon revision.