QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
TOWNSVILLE TURF CLUB – FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2020
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – SOFT 5/GOOD 4 @ 10:15 AM
RAIL – 7M (1000m-W/Post), 3.5M Remainder
PENETROMETER – 4.48
Chairman of Stewards – P. Lane
Stewards – M. Braunberger, P. Warren
Clerk of Scales – C. Warren
Betting Supervisor – Stewards
Judge – J Carter, M. Bates
Veterinarian – Dr D. Viero
Swab Attendants – A. Lee
Starter – I. Smith
Assistant Starter – D. Bannister
As a result of the prevailing government restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 virus, jockeys’ access to weight reducing facilities has been curtailed and therefore stewards acting under the recently released Racing Queensland overweight policy permitted the following weight variations:
Race 1. JAVA SPARROW (C. Whiteley) +1kg
Race 2. READY FOR LOVE (N. Day) +1kg
Race 3. SHE BEATS THE BEST (L. Tilley) +0.5kg
Race 5. SCHILL ROCK YOU (F. Edwards) +1kg
Race 6. COUSIN MUSCLES (E. Cass) Claimed only 1.5kg of allowance
CHIC SOX (F. Edwards) +1kg
Race 1: SKY RACING QTIS 2YO H'CAP – 1000M
CINDERELLA ROSE – Restrained early to obtain a position closer to the inside running rail.
JAVA SPARROW – Began awkwardly. Overraced for a short distance passing the 800m.
Jockey N. Day was examined by Queensland Ambulance officers post race and was cleared to continue riding.
Race 2: HYGAIN BENCHMARK 75 H'CAP – 1000M
PERFECT KNOWLEDGE – Bumped by another runner soon after jumping.
READY FOR LOVE – Held up for a short distance after improving onto heels near the 400m. Jockey N. Day was reminded of his responsibility to ride his mounts out to the end of the race.
LORD ARCHER – Shifted in soon after jumping, bumping with another runner.
OUR RECIPE – Shifted out under pressure in the home straight.
Race 3: RACING @ TTC SATURDAY 28TH MARCH MAIDEN H'CAP – 1000M
BUOYANCY – Shifted out on jumping. Shifted out marginally near the 900m, inconveniencing another runner which was shifting in at the same time. Raced three wide for the majority of the event.
SAPPHIRE WINGS – Inconvenienced on jumping.
ME AND MY DRUM – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
AKILEOS – Shifted outwards on jumping, inconveniencing runners to its outside.
PAST READY – Began awkwardly, Raced wide for the majority of the event.
BRANDS HATCH – Slowly away. Had to be steadied off heels for some distance approaching the home turn.
SHE BEATS THE BEST – Slowly away.
TALA RIKISA – Inconvenienced near the 900m. Laid in down the running.
Race 4: BROWN BROTHERS RATINGS BAND 0 – 60 – H'CAP – 1000M
OUTPATIENT – Restrained for a stride near the 700m in order to take obtain cover. Bumped on several occasions soon after straightening by another runner which was attempting to find clear running.
MONKEY MAGIC – Shifted in on jumping, bumping with another runner.
J’ADORE – Bumped another runner soon after jumping. Bumped with another runner on several occasions soon after straightening when attempting to obtain clear running. Jockey W. D’Avila was fined $300 for excessive use of the whip (9 times) prior to the 100m.
FINE ‘N’ DEVINE – Restrained off heels approaching the winning post.
BLAZON TALES – Bumped by another runner on jumping.
PLEASURE BOMB – Bumped with another runner soon after jumping.
Race 5: CARLTON & UNITED BREWERIES RATINGS BAND 0 – 55 H'CAP – 1609M
A protest was lodged by P. Cullen, the rider of CAPTAIN TOM, placed 4th by the Judge, against DONAVIA (S. Wilson) being declared 3rd, alleging interference near the 400m. After taking evidence from all parties and viewing the patrol footage it was established that near the 400m DONAVIA shifted out when insufficiently clear of CAPTAIN TOM, resulting in that runner having to be checked and losing its position. As stewards were of the opinion that the ground lost by CAPTAIN TOM in the interference exceeded the margin of a long head separating both runners at the finish, they upheld the protest and declared correct weight on the amended placings of 2, 4, 5 and 6. At a subsequent inquiry S. Wilson was found guilty of careless riding under AR131(a) for permitting his mount to shift out at that point. Jockey Wilson’s licence to ride in races was suspended for 12 days, commencing at midnight on 28th March, 2020 and expiring at midnight on 9th April, 2020.
MAKING SHADOWS – Lost ground after becoming awkward on heels near the 1100m. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a superficial wound to the off hind leg.
TUTELAGE – Raced three wide in the early and middle stages.
CAPTAIN TOM – Slowly away. Became awkward on heels for a short distance near the 1500m. Checked and lost its position near the 400m.
DOSSIER – Raced three wide for the majority of the event. Held up for clear running entering the home straight.
FOX STREET – Slowly away. Overraced in the early stages.
SCHILL ROCK YOU – Slowly away. Raced three wide for the majority.
OSMOND – Slowly into stride.
Race 6: PAYNTERS BENCHMARK 65 H'CAP – 1400M
CASH RAIDER – Had to be checked near the 1000m when CHIC SOX shifted in. F. Edwards, the rider of CHIC SOX, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) for permitting his mount to shift in at that point. Jockey Edwards’ licence to ride in races was suspended for 8 days, commencing at midnight on 28th March, 2020 and expiring at midnight on 5th April, 2020.
CAPTAINS WAY – Very slowly away. Trainer J. Doolan was advised that a warning would be placed on the gelding’s barrier manners.
SPACEX – Raced three wide for the majority of the event.
TOKAREV – Raced three wide in the early and middle stages.
Race 7: TAB DOWNLOAD THE APP CLASS 3 H'CAP – 1200M
NAVY – Began very awkwardly, losing ground.
INTENSE FOCUS – Overraced in the early and middle stages. Had to be restrained off heels near the 400m.
POETIC ATTACKS – Slowly away.
MASTER AGAR – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
BATTLE – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
ANNE CATHERINE – Raced wide for the majority of the event.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 4. W. D’Avila - $300 – used whip 9 times prior to 100m – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 5. S. Wilson – careless riding - 12 days (m/n 28/03/2020 - m/n 09/04/2020) – AR131(a)
Race 6. F. Edwards – careless riding - ** days (m/n 28/03/2020 - m/n 05/04/2020) – AR131(a)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 6. CAPTAINS WAY – very slowly away – warning on barrier manners
Race 5. CAPTAIN TOM (4th) v DONAVIA (3rd) – alleged interference near the 400m – upheld
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 2. OUR RECIPE – B. Thomson
Race 4. MONKEY MAGIC – N. Day
PLEASURE BOMB – B. Thomson
Race 6. SPACEX – W. D'Avila
Published subject to correction upon revision