QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
TOOWOOMBA TURF CLUB – TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2020
WEATHER – OVERCAST/SHOWERS
TRACK RATING – SOFT 7
RAIL – 3M
PENETROMETER – 5.43
Chairman of Stewards – R. Hitchener
Stewards – J. Childs, T. White, B. McErlean
Clerk of Scales – S. Fahey
Judge – M. Fahey, B. Poelstra
Veterinarian – Dr. G. Silvestri
Swab Attendants – J. Crompton, D. McDonald
Starter – D. Hodgson
Jockeys Advocate – B. Saunders
Stewards Secretary – M. Weir
As jockey J. King was not attending the meeting today due to a period of suspension, a riding replacement was in Race 6 as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
Due to the abandonment of an interstate event, the start times of Races 1 to 5 were amended as follows:
Race 1 – 2.25pm
Race 2 – 3.05pm
Race 3 – 3.40pm
Race 4 – 4.15pm
Race 5 – 4.50pm
Race 1: WESTON KITCHENS & BATHROOMS CLASS 1 H’CAP – 1110M
THE TYLER – Raced greenly and shifted out abruptly when being steadied to avoid heels near the 400m and, as a result, lost ground. When questioned by Stewards regarding the below market expectation performance, jockey J. Oliver advised that the gelding was able to obtain a good position in running, however his mount raced greenly when forced wider on the track near the 400m, and from that point failed to quicken into the race in the home straight as he had anticipated. Jockey Oliver added that as this was only the gelding’s second race start today, it would derive a significant benefit from the race experience of today’s event.
ANGELS OF FENWAY – Hung out rounding the home turn and shifted wider on the track despite the efforts of its rider.
HARPAH’S JOY – Bumped and tightened for room on jumping away and, as a result, lost ground.
GLOBAL FACTOR – Bumped and tightened for room on jumping away and, as a result, lost ground and settled further back in the field than anticipated. Held up for clear running rounding the home turn. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
MAKEMYDAY – Forced wider on the track by another runner near the 400m and lost ground.
PATRICK’S ME MATE – Eased and lost ground near the 1000m when crossed by DAME ELLIE (App. M. Wishart) which shifted in when not completely clear. Apprentice M. Wishart was reprimanded as a result of this incident.
DREAM OF FRANCE – Shifted in abruptly on jumping away and made contact with another runner.
Race 2: TAB CLASS 3 H’CAP – 1210M
The declaration of correct weight was delayed to enable jockey J. Oliver, the rider of third placegetter REEF KNOT, to view the photo finish print for second. After viewing the print, jockey Oliver was satisfied with the Judge’s semaphored numbers.
JUNCTION – Raced wide with cover for the majority. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
KNOW WHERE TO LOOK – Bumped on jumping away. Buffeted between runners for some distance shortly after the start. After being caught wide in the early stages, the filly was restrained to a position one off the fence near the 700m. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
VICTORY DANCE – Bumped at the start. Momentarily held up rounding the home turn.
STUDLY ROOSTER – Began awkwardly and shifted out making contact with another runner. Tightened for room when buffeted between runners shortly after the start. Raced keenly in the early stages. Raced wide without cover for the majority.
WESTBROOK WARRIOR – Jumped in the air at the start.
KATARINA – Bumped at the start.
BOLTIN’ DESIRE – Raced wide without cover for the majority.
Race 3: ACCESS INSULATION BENCHMARK 62 H’CAP – 1640M
ROSENDAHL RED – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
UNIQUE MISTIQUE – Slow to begin. Trainer M. Callaghan advised that in light of the poor performance today the gelding will now be retired.
PRINCELY SUM – Raced ungenerously whilst being restrained for some distance approaching and passing the 1300m. Brushed on the hindquarters by another runner on a number of occasions in the home straight.
SKYLIGHT – Laid in in the early stages.
ROCK ME HUSSEY – Began awkwardly. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.
CONSTRUE – Held up approaching the home turn before being checked off heels, and then shifted out abruptly to secure clear running passing the 300m and, in doing so, bumped another runner on a number of occasions.
BRUMBY JACK – Slow to begin.
RED CALVARY – When questioned by Stewards in relation to the seemingly improved performance, trainer K. Hickmott advised that the gelding’s most recent start at the Gold Coast, where it was only beaten by approximately 5 lengths when first up from a spell, was satisfactory. He added that the gelding raced well second up during its last preparation and, in his opinion, was suited by the rain affected track today. He went on to say that, for these reasons, he had expected a forward showing today. Stewards noted the explanation.
HARADIFY – Momentarily held up rounding the home turn.
Race 4: MICK SUTTON CONCRETING RATINGS BAND 0-70 H’CAP – 1110M
RHYMING PUPPET – Stood awkwardly in the barriers and was slow to begin. Buffeted between runners when being ridden along to obtain a forward position shortly after the start. Jockey E. Ljung was fined $400 for excessive use of the whip, including some in consecutive strides, prior to the 100m.
MAKE A RULER – Jockey C. Eaton was reminded of her obligation to not use the whip in consecutive strides prior to the 100m.
MADDIARA – Became awkward at heels and lost ground after being crossed by another runner near the 1000m. Raced keenly approaching and passing the 800m. When questioned by Stewards in relation to the seemingly disappointing performance, Apprentice M. Savva advised that after losing ground near the 1000m, the mare commenced to race keenly for some distance. She added that when the pace of the race quickened passing the 600m her mount was left flat-footed and failed to quicken as she had expected. She went on to say that she was satisfied with the manner in which the mare found the line over the final 100m. Stewards noted the explanation.
Race 5: FURNEYS MAIDEN H’CAP – 1210M
AND OVER AGAIN – Began awkwardly.
AVISION – Began awkwardly. Raced greenly throughout.
SNAP ON – Bumped on the hindquarters shortly after the start. Raced keenly whilst being restrained in the early stages. On return to scale, jockey E. Ljung advised that the gelding may have come to the end of its current preparation as it raced flat today. She further added that, in her opinion, the gelding may not run out a strong 1200m.
MR AZRAY – Slow to begin.
BEAVER LODGE – Bumped shortly after the start. Commenced to hang out from the 800m. Proved difficult to ride when shifting wider on the track whilst hanging near the 500m and finished tailed off. Trainer K. Jones advised that in light of the performance today it is now his intention to retire the mare. Nevertheless, Stewards advised Mr. Jones that should the mare return to racing it will be required to barrier trial to the satisfaction of Stewards.
REG ‘N’ KATH – Began awkwardly.
MISS CHARLEE LYN – Laid in for the majority.
Race 6: CHARLTON TYRE SERVICE QTIS 3YO MAIDEN H’CAP – 1210M
PRINCE OTTO – Slow to begin.
TERRIUS – Tightened for room and checked near the 400m when NEXT CHAPTER, which was racing greenly, shifted in despite the efforts of its rider. When questioned by Stewards in relation to the seemingly disappointing performance, jockey N. Tomizawa advised that despite being able to find the leading position in the early stages, he was forced to ride the gelding aggressively in the early stages to do so. He added that it was initially his intention to hold the leading position when DANINA improved to his outside near the 1100m, however when that filly appeared to be travelling stronger than his mount at that point, he was forced to allow that runner to cross near the 700m. He went on to say that the gelding failed to quicken from the 600m and proved disappointing and, in his opinion, may not have handled the track conditions today. Stewards noted the explanation. A post-race veterinary examination of the gelding revealed no significant findings.
GAMMA – Slow to begin.
NEXT CHAPTER – Raced greenly for the majority. Shifted in near the 400m despite the efforts of its rider. Trainer D. Forster was advised that a warning will be placed on the filly’s racing manners.
DIVINE ASCOT – Steadied to avoid heels near the 400m.
TORI TORONADO – Raced wide with cover for the majority. Tightened for room and eased near the 400m when GREAT BRAVE shifted out to avoid the heels of another runner.
MISS BULITZ – As Apprentice N. Fazackerley was to be overweight, Apprentice M. Wishart was substituted as rider. Apprentice N. Fazackerley was fined $100. Began awkwardly and then shifted in and bumped another runner. Raced wide without cover throughout.
LAST EDITION – After being caught wide in the early stages, jockey J. Oliver restrained his mount in an endeavour to obtain a position closer to the rail.
DANINA – Began awkwardly and then bumped another runner shortly after the start.
GREAT BRAVE – Shifted out abruptly to avoid heels near the 400m.
Race 7: JOE WAGNER GROUP MAIDEN PLATE – 2170M
ITSALLKAY – Stood flat-footed at the start and lost ground. Due to the slow early tempo, jockey C. Frater permitted her mount to stride forward passing the 1300m.
MAJOR OAK – Slow to begin.
MULHOLLAND MAN – Overraced badly in the early and middle stages and proved difficult to ride. Lost the off hind plate in running.
MOTAL – Overraced in the early stages. Stewards questioned jockey H. Phillips regarding the gelding racing in a position one off the fence whilst leading the race which ultimately allowed runners to improve to her mount’s inside near the 700m. Jockey Phillips advised that having watched the previous races at today’s meeting, and whilst riding the gelding in the preliminary, she had formed the view that the going on the fence was inferior due to the rain affected track. She added that, with this in mind, it was her intention to race off the fence to find what was, in her opinion, superior going. Stewards noted the explanation.
IDIDITMYWAY – Slow to begin. Had a tendency to hang in from the 400m.
KEYHOLE – Connections advised that it would be the intention for the mare to be ridden further forward today if circumstances permit. The mare subsequently settled in a rearward position.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 1. App. M. Wishart – careless riding – AR. 131(a)
Race 4. E. Ljung – $400 – excessive use of whip inc. consecutive strides prior to 100m – AR. 132(7)(a)(i)&(ii)
Race 6. App. N. Fazackerley – $100 – overweight – AR. 190(3)
J. King - suspended
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Jelviss, Know Where to Look, Victory Dance
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and second placegetters.
Race 5. BEAVER LODGE – hung out – barrier trial to satisfaction of Stewards – AR. 8(t)
Race 6. NEXT CHAPTER – racing manners – warning – AR. 8(t)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 3. HARADIFY - Josh Oliver
Race 5. MOZART’S MUSE - Skye Bogenhuber
REG ’N’ KATH - App. Noriyuki Masuda
MISS CHARLEE LYN - Nozi Tomizawa
Race 6. PRINCE OTTO - Gary Geran
MISS BULITZ - App. Madeleine Wishart
DANINA - App. Noriyuki Masuda
GREAT BRAVE - Beau-Dene Appo
Race 7. KEYHOLE - Nozi Tomizawa
Published subject to correction upon revision