QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BARCALDINE RACING CLUB
BARCALDINE – SATURDAY 1ST MAY 2021
WEATHER – Fine TRACK RATING – Good 4 Race 1/Soft 5 Races 2 - 6 RAIL – True
Chairman of Stewards – C Allison
Stewards – K McCracken and E Suli
Clerk of Scales – G Scott
Judge – G Miller/M Miller
Veterinarian – Dr D McKenzie
Starter – M Cullen
A medical clearance was received from apprentice rider A Ross.
GREY RULES was examined by the club veterinarian pre-race after starting within the previous seven days and cleared to race.
Race 1: ROONEY'S RURAL CONTRACTORS Class 6 Handicap 1000 metres
HAZAR – Became awkwardly placed on the heels of BRIS VEGAS near the 700m and shifted wider on the track. Laid inwards and had to be steadied approaching the 100m.
AMERICAN GENIUS – Raced three wide through the early stages.
TOWER ROAD (NZ) – A Butler was fined $600 pursuant to AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using his whip on two more occasions than permitted prior to the 100m.
ANGELS OF FENWAY – Reared at the start and was slow to begin as a result. Put in an awkward stride near the 600m when racing in restricted room.
BRIS VEGAS – Raced wide on the bend. Rider D Rewald advised his mount shifted on the bend near the 800m.
Following the running of this race rider D Rewald expressed concerns with a part of the track near the 800m mark. An inspection of the track was conducted with Stewards and senior riders. After the inspection the riders were satisfied the track was safe and the programme continued as scheduled.
Race 2: RAILWAY HOTEL BENCHMARK 50 Handicap 1000 metres
There was a significant delay to the start of the race after initially BABYLON EXPRESS dislodged rider B Richardson and was then reluctant to proceed to the start, then ASBURY PARK reared over in the barriers before becoming entangled with NITT WHITT in the adjacent barrier.
OLIFANTS – Skied its head at the dispatch and was slow to begin as a result.
PHOENIX SHADOW – Laid inwards over the early stages.
NITT WHITT – Initially broke through the barrier prior to the start but was quickly recaptured. ASBURY PARK reared in the barrier adjacent to NITT WHITT. ASBURY PARK then became entangled with NITT WHITT after ASBURY PARK shifted inwards under the barrier and proceeded to lash out. NITT WHITT was declared a late scratching at 1.53pm by order of the Stewards.
On declaration of correct weight Stewards ordered all bets placed on NITT WHITT be refunded in full with the following deductions applied:
1st ZEBONET – 11 cents for the win and 9 cents for the place
2nd ALL NATIVE – 13 cents for the place
3rd RURAL REBEL – 20 cents for the place
Trainer P O’Toole was advised a veterinary clearance was required prior to NITT WHITT resuming racing.
Rider D Simmons was examined by the QAS officers and cleared to fulfil his remaining engagements
ASBURY PARK – Was fractious in the barriers and reared over and become cast in the barriers. ASBURY PARK then lashed out and became entangled with NITT WHITT in the adjacent barrier. Was declared a late scratching at 1.53pm by order of the Stewards. On declaration of correct weight Stewards ordered all bets placed on ASBURY PARK be refunded in full with the following deductions applied:
1st ZEBONET – 8 cents for the win and 6 cents for the place
2nd ALL NATIVE – 8 cents for the place
3rd RURAL REBEL – 13 cents for the place
The connections of ASBURY PARK were advised the gelding was stood down for a satisfactory barrier trial and a veterinary clearance.
Rider M Gray was examined by the QAS officers and cleared to ride his remaining engagements
PURPLE TRUMPET – Raced three wide with cover throughout. Laid inwards under pressure in the final stages.
RURAL REBEL – Reluctant to load.
ALL NATIVE – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
BABYLON EXPRESS – Dislodged rider B Richardson while leaving the mounting enclosure. B Richardson was examined by the QAS officers and cleared to ride. BAYLON EXPRESS was examined by the veterinarian and cleared to race. Rider B Richardson lost her whip near the 350m A warning was placed on the pre-race manners of the mare.
The track conditions were down graded to slow 5 retrospective to this race.
Race 3: LUKE & DANIEL O'DONNELL - MADE IN 1980 - AGED TO PERFECTION BENCHMARK 1200 metres
This race was delayed approximately 5 minutes due to the delay in the previous race.
BURDEN – Was slow to begin.
SIDETRIP – Raced three wide throughout.
THE INFLAMER – Scrambled away at the start and shifted outwards at the start impeding SPICE TRADER.
KALMAR – Raced keenly over the early stages. Raced with the pre-race earmuffs. Due to KALMAR finishing in the first four the Stewards were unable to declare KALMAR a non-runner pursuant to AR204(1)(b) and correct weight was declared on the judge’s placings. Starter Mr M Cullen was spoken to advisedly and reminded of his obligations to ensure the pre-race earmuffs are removed prior to the start. Rider D Simmons was also advised of the requirement to remove the pre-race earmuffs in future prior to the start.
SPICE TRADER – Was slow to begin then was impeded shortly afterwards. Raced four wide without cover throughout.
Race 4: BARCALDINE WELDING WORKS / BARCALDINE MEAT BARN QTIS Maiden Plate 1300 metres
MISHANI BLING – Jumped away awkwardly. A post-race veterinary examination failed to detect any abnormalities.
GREY RULES – Shifted outwards at the start bumping with MY FIXATION. Raced wide on the bend when improving its position.
MON TOUT – Became awkwardly placed on heels near the 700m mark.
MY FIXATION – Bumped with GREY RULES on jumping.
OSHUN – Raced three wide on the bend.
Race 5: CAPRICORN PLUMBING & BUILDING SUPPLIES / MICHAEL HORMAN TPT BENCHMARK 1600 metres
SIZZLESUN – Slow to begin. Shifted inwards at the 300m after becoming awkwardly placed on heels. Held up near passing the 300m and had to shift outwards to obtain clear running.
DISCO LIGHTS (NZ) – Raced keenly over the early stages.
GREY FALCON – Slow to jump away. E Bell was reprimanded pursuant to AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using her whip on one occasion more than permitted prior to the 100m.
ZORRO MACHO – Raced wide over the early stages before improving to the lead near the 900m.
HOT CHOCOLATE – Laid inwards in the home straight. Improved wide on the bend.
Race 6: PAT ODGEN FAMILY TREE OF KNOWLEDGE/OUTBACK RACING SHOWCASE HEAT OPEN H 1600 metres
BOLLENTE – Over raced through the early stages. Raced wide over the early and middle stages. Stewards questioned trainer R Hermann regarding the instructions he gave apprentice rider S Gittos. Mr Hermann advised he instructed Mr Gittos to settled near midfield before improving his position gradually from inside the 800m similar to the manner it was ridden at Townsville in its previous start. The Stewards questioned apprentice rider S Gittos regarding the manner he rode BOLLENTE. Mr Gittos confirmed the instructions given by trainer Mr Hermann. He advised that BOLLENTE had raced keenly through the early stages and after being caught three wide he elected to improve forward to lead. He acknowledged he should have given BOLLENTE some respite after reaching the lead rather than continue with the strong tempo of the race. Mr Gittos agreed that in hindsight he had pressured his mount under a heavy weight longer than he should have. Having regard to the explanation tendered the Stewards believed Mr Gittos had erred in the manner he rode BOLLENTE however were not satisfied it reached the required standard for pursuing a charge. Mr Gittos was however advised to ensure in future he should ride in a manner that does not bring his rides into question.
ARGENTO PERLO – Over-raced early stages.
JARHEAD – Over-raced in the early stages
SIZZALATING – Improved wide middle stages. A Ross was fined $200 for making a celebratory gesture prior to the winning post under AR131(c).
VAN WINKEL – Over raced early stages.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 5 – Emma Bell – use of whip prior to the 100m AR132(7)(a)(ii).
Race 1 – Ashley Butler – $600 - use of whip prior to the 100m AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 6 – Alisha Ross – $200 - made celebratory gesture prior to the winning post AR131(c)
Race day injuries/illness
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
HAZAR, AMERICAN GENIUS, PHOENIX SHADOW, ALGEROBA, BENCHI PEGASUS, MUSIC AWARD, MISHANI BLING, MON TOUT, DISCO LIGHTS, GREY FALCON, ARGENTO PERLO, VAN WINKEL
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 2 – NITT WHITT – veterinary clearance required – AR20(e)
Race 2 – ASBURY PARK – stood down for satisfactory barrier trial and veterinary clearance – AR20(e)
Race 2 – BABYLON EXPRESS – warned for pre-race manners
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 2 – HARVEST PRIDE at 8.05am - no available rider
Published subject to correction upon revision