QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
SUNSHINE COAST TURF CLUB – FRIDAY 15 MAY 2020
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD 4
RAIL – TRUE
PENETROMETER – 6.5
Chairman of Stewards – J. Williamson
Stewards – P. Zimmermann, L. Hicks, C. Fedrick
Clerk of Scales – J. Hackett
Judge – P. Chilton
Veterinarian – Dr T. Doherty
Swab Attendants – A. Challen, L. Chaplin
Starter – R. Hanson
Race 1: WIMMERS PREMIUM SOFT DRINKS MAIDEN PLATE – 1200M
HECTOR THE HERO – Bumped heavily on jumping away and lost ground.
BRING ME SHOWERS – Jumped away awkwardly and made heavy contact with HECTOR THE HERO. Held up for clear running from the 150m to the 100m.
CENTRAL AMERICA – Raced greenly for a short distance after passing the 600m.
SOUL DANCER – Overraced for a short distance approaching the 1000m.
Following the running of this event both J. Bayliss and J. Huxtable were examined by the Club doctor after being distressed post-race. Both riders were cleared to fulfil their remaining engagements.
Race 2: ACCESS INSULATION SUNSHINE COAST BENCHMARK 90 H'CAP – 2200M
ENDLESS DAYS was a late scratching at 8:30 am on vet advice and will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.
POPULIST – Apprentice C. Bayliss was asked to comment on the tactics adopted which resulted in his mount leading, which is not the horse’s established racing pattern. He stated that it had not been his intention to lead and he had anticipated QUALITY SEEKER taking up the lead, which would have afforded him cover. However, in the early stages QUALITY SEEKER steadied and took up a position trailing his mount. He attempted to restrain his mount in the early stages, however the horse overraced and when unable to be restrained was permitted to stride forward and assume the lead on the fence after passing the 1200m. Stewards accepted the explanation tendered.
BROCSON – Due to the slow pace being set in the early stages, the horse overraced and as a result shifted wider near the 1000m to improve in an attempt to obtain a position outside the lead, however, was unable to do so and was obliged to race three wide for the remainder.
Race 3: BUTLER MCDERMOTT LAWYERS QTIS 2YO PLATE – 1400M
THUNDER MANIA – Held up rounding the home turn. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
CONCILLIUM – Overraced during the early stages. Inconvenienced near the 200m.
STAROSA – Apprentice B. Nothdurft was asked to comment on the performance. He stated that the horse, in his opinion, was disappointing in its finishing effort after enjoying a favourable run whilst leading in the early and middle stages. He felt that the horse was still travelling comfortably approaching the 300m, however, when asked for an effort failed to respond. He added that the horse also laid in under pressure in the home straight.
DZSENIFER – Raced greenly under pressure in the home straight.
Race 4: PARKLANDS TAVERN BENCHMARK 80 H'CAP – 1400M
EMINENT – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding had pulled up sore in the near foreleg. Trainer C. Tyrell was advised that the horse will require a veterinary clearance prior to its next start.
DRUMBEAT’S CHOICE – Connections advised that, from the wide alley, the horse would be ridden in second half of the field if circumstances permit. The horse was ridden accordingly.
FABULONH – Overraced during the early stages and was checked from heels near the 800m.
MASLOW – Overraced near the 900m.
PICKA PLUM – Forced wider near the 700m.
BERING SEA – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
NO DOUBT ACRACKER – Raced wide without cover.
JEWELIANA – Held up rounding the home turn and in the early stages of the home straight.
GEE TEE TEE – Apprentice S. Thornton was afforded the opportunity to comment on the performance. She stated that the horse was somewhat disappointing, particularly with its finishing effort, and in her view may have come to the end of its preparation and would benefit from a short spell. Trainer S. O’Dea agreed with the comments of apprentice Thornton and indicated that he would give consideration to sending the horse for a spell.
ROTHABYE – Placed in restricted room whilst weakening near the 500m when racing to the inside of EMINENT and had to be steadied.
Race 5: COASTLINE BMW QTIS 3YO QUALITY H'CAP – 1400M
The start of this race was delayed when B. Stewart (SCOUT) was dislodged in the preliminary.
STAR OF MICHELIN – Considerably slow to begin and lost ground.
SCOUT – Overraced approaching the 900m, improved to the inside of the heels of THE SINNER and was obliged to race in restricted room until leaving the 600m.
SHADOW OF TIME – Steadied over the concluding stages.
THE SINNER – Overraced near the 900m.
DAULAT TAI PANAZIZ – Whilst weakening in the home straight was placed in restricted room leaving the 300m and had to be steadied to the inside of SO YOU SHOP. Stewards inquired into this incident and established that B. Thornton, the rider of SO YOU SHOP, had attempted a doubtful run to the inside of THE SINNER, which at the same time had commenced to shift in. Stewards reprimanded jockey Thornton for attempting a run where there was insufficient room.
IAMICAN – Steadied over the concluding stages. T. Marshall, the rider of REBEL ROCK, and D. Griffin the rider of THE SINNER, were reprimanded for failing to stop riding and straighten when their respective mounts commenced to shift ground over the concluding stages, causing interference to IAMICAN and SHADOW OF TIME.
AROSEFORZOU – Slow to begin.
Following the event B. Stewart was examined by the Club doctor and stood down from his remaining engagements and riding replacements were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary. Jockey Stewart was advised that he will be required to produce a medical clearance prior to resuming riding.
Race 6: TAB CHIEF DE BEERS H'CAP – 1000M
The start of this race was delayed was also delayed due to the delay in the previous event.
TARZAN – Raced wide without cover.
BADAJOZ – Bumped heavily and had to be checked when tightened for room on jumping away.
JUST ORM – Bumped heavily and lost ground when tightened for room on jumping away.
EMERALD KINGDOM – Raced wide without cover. Stewards questioned A. Mallyon regarding the horse’s performance and the tactics adopted. After taking evidence from jockey Mallyon, stewards adjourned the inquiry and will interview trainer R. Heathcote regarding the horse’s recovery and the tactics adopted.
PENNINO – Jumped away very awkwardly and shifted in, making heavy contact with JUST ORM.
RINGO’S A ROCKSTAR – Had to be checked when tightened for room on jumping away.
HOLD THE LINE – Trainer D. Vandyke was fined $100 for failing to declare J. Bayliss as the rider of the mare by the prescribed time. Tightened for room and lost ground at the start.
AIMALAC MILLIE – Jumped away very awkwardly and shifted out, making heavy contact with BADAJOZ.
TAPA – Bled both nostrils, first time. Connections were advised that the mare will be ineligible to race for a period of 3 months, and prior to resuming racing must gallop satisfactorily over 1000m in the presence of a steward.
J. Bayliss was examined by the Club doctor following this event and was found to be unfit to fulfil his remaining engagement and was replaced in Race 8 as per the Stewards Race Day Summary. Jockey Bayliss was advised that he will be required to produce a medical clearance prior to resuming riding.
Race 7: RADIOTAB WAYNE WILSON H'CAP – 1600M
SILVERA – Raced wide without cover.
COOL CHAP – Raced wide throughout.
BACCARAT BABY – Held up rounding the home turn.
NEW UNIVERSE – Overraced in the early stages and was steadied from heels. Held up rounding the home turn.
A MAN TO MATCH – Slow to begin. Overraced near the 600m.
ZOFONIC DANCER – Forced wider near the 1000m and raced wide from that point onwards.
SIR BARNABUS – Steadied from heels near the 700m and again near the 500m.
VICTORY EIGHT – Raced wide throughout.
BOLD ASSASSIN – Overraced during the middle stages. Steadied from heels near the 600m. Held up for clear running until the 200m.
Race 8: XXXX DRY CLASS 3 PLATE – 1200M
The start of this race was delayed when SHE ZA BOSS became fractious in the barriers and after undergoing a veterinary inspection was cleared to take its place in the field. CONQUER MEE was also difficult to load, contributing to the delay.
OCEAN WAVES – Slow to begin. Overraced in the early stages and near the 800m shifted out to avoid heels, inconveniencing WRITE THE RULES. Held up over the final 100m.
PURE PULSE – As apprentice N. Keal, who was also riding in Toowoomba, was unable to fulfil his engagement due to the race times for that meeting having to be rescheduled, apprentice C. Bayliss was substituted as the rider of the gelding. Connections advised that the horse would be ridden in a more forward position if circumstances permit. The horse was ridden accordingly. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
LEROYTHECONQUEROR – Steadied near the 800m when placed in restricted room and then overraced in the middle stages.
PLENTY – Slow to begin. Overraced approaching the 600m and continued to overrace until being obliged to check from heels near the 500m.
DIPLOMATIC MISS – Held up rounding the home turn.
THE CARPENTER – Raced in restricted room near the 800m and then was held up rounding the home turn until the 300m.
HAIL MANHATTAN – Raced wide throughout. Shifted in near the 800m, placing LEROYTHECONQUEROR in restricted room. Rider A. Thompson was reprimanded for shifting ground when not clear. Rider dropped his whip near the 300m.
WRITE THE RULES – Began awkwardly and lost ground.
RICHETTI – Raced wide throughout.
VILLENEUVE LADY – Raced wide throughout.
CONQUER MEE – Raced wide throughout.
Race 9: TAB STRADBROKE SEASON BENCHMARK 85 H'CAP – 1200M
VALARIO – Became awkward near the 900m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
KIEVANN – Slow to begin. Steadied from heels near the 800m.
THE PINES – Slow to begin. Steadied from heels near the 800m.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 5. B. Thornton – careless riding – AR131(a)
Race 5. T. Marshall – careless riding – AR131(a)
Race 8. A. Thompson – careless riding – AR131(a)
Race 6. Tnr. D. Vandyke - $100 – late rider declaration – LR67
Race day injuries/illness
B. Stewart – inured – stood down by Club doctor – medical clearance req’d
J. Bayliss – stood down by Club doctor – medical clearance req’d
Race 6. EMERALD KINGDOM – tactics adopted and horse’s recovery
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
New Universe, Jardin Rouge, The Carpenter, King of the Desert, Hail Manhattan, Baccarat Baby, Gin and Bitters, Maslow, Quality Seeker
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and Gaulois
Race 2. ENDLESS DAYS – late scratching on veterinary advice – veterinary clearance – AR20(e)
Race 4. EMINENT – lame near foreleg – veterinary clearance – AR20(e)
Race 6. TAPA – bled both nostrils, 1st time – 3 month bar, 1000m gallop – AR79(4)(b)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 6. HOLD THE LINE – J. Bayliss
Race 7. NEW UNIVERSE – R. Fradd
Race 8. PURE PULSE – C. Bayliss
LADY APPLETON – A. Mallyon
VILLENEUVE LADY – T. Marshall
CONQUER MEE – D. Griffin
Race 2. ENDLESS DAYS – 8:30 am – vet advice
Published subject to correction upon revision