QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BEAUDESERT RACE CLUB – TUESDAY 1 JANUARY 2019
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4/GOOD 3 @ 12 NOON
RAIL – 2M (700m-250m); True remainder
Chairman of Stewards – I. Brown
Stewards – R. Hitchener, E. Barron
Clerk of Scales – J. Robinson
Judge – B. Wilson, A. Rayward
Veterinarian – Dr A. Murdoch
Swab Attendants – K. Warwick, J. Crompton
Starter – K. Watson
Stewards Secretary – W. Ostrofski
From Toowoomba Saturday 29 December 2018 – Race 5: Trainer T. Sears advised that following its performance on Saturday night the gelding would be sent for an immediate spell.
As apprentice J. Murphy was injured and L. Dittman was not riding due to personal reasons, riding replacements were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.
Race 1: HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM AQUIS FARM RATINGS BAND 0 – 65 H’CAP – 2450M
ANTIGONE – Steadied when tightened for room near the 2200m and again near the 2100m. Steadied from the heels of CHOPPA near the 1800m.
HIERARCHAL – Obliged to race three wide without cover over the final 800m.
KORMA – Rehandicapped an extra 1kg to 58.5kg after winning at Lismore on Saturday, 29 December 2018. A public announcement was made to this effect. The gelding underwent a pre-race veterinary examination and was cleared to start.
CHOPPA – The gelding was declared a late scratching at Doomben on Saturday, 29 December 2018 after the trainer notified stewards that it had sustained an injury whilst being loaded on to the float. A pre-race veterinary examination today cleared the gelding to start. Raced fiercely in the early and middle stages and near the 1500m shifted wider on the track and was allowed to stride forward to obtain the lead near the 1300m.
PERCIVALL POTT – Apprentice N. Fazackerley was unable to claim down to his riding weight and as a result was only able to claim 2kg of his 3kg allowance. As no other apprentice was available, apprentice Fazackerley was permitted to fulfil the riding engagement, however he was fined the sum of $200. In determining penalty, stewards were mindful of apprentice Fazackerley’s good record. Slow to begin.
CUSHTY PRINCESS – Momentarily held up approaching the home turn.
TIZABEE – Raced three wide without cover in the early stages and allowed to stride forward to obtain the lead near the 2000m.
Race 2: BOOK YOU NEXT FUNCTION @AQUIS BEAUDESERT MAIDEN PLATE – 1050M
Prior to the declaration of correct weight stewards reviewed the patrol footage to ascertain if there were grounds on which to lodge an objection on behalf of the connections of 4th placegetter MISS KREY ZEE as a result of interference by 3rd placegetter KRUGER leaving the 100m. After reviewing the patrol footage stewards were not satisfied that the minimal interference suffered by MISS KREY ZEE, bearing in mind the way both horses finished off the race, warranted a reversal of the placings and subsequently correct weight was declared.
DASHING OCEAN – Bumped and blundered shortly after the start. Overraced in the early stages and as a consequence raced three wide without cover throughout.
HARRY’S STAR – Raced four wide without cover throughout.
MONTE SANTO – Eased over the concluding stages when awkwardly placed at the heels of LOVE YA LAD.
KRUGER – Raced greenly in the home straight near the 200m and again leaving the 100m. Apprentice C. Bayliss was obliged to stop riding to correct the gelding.
HEAVENS STAR – Began awkwardly. Raced wide throughout. Checked from the heels of HARRY’S STAR leaving the 400m when that runner shifted in. Apprentice N. Fazackerley, the rider of HARRY’S STAR, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR. 137(a) in that leaving the 400m he permitted his mount to shift in when insufficiently clear of HEAVENS STAR, which had to be checked and lost ground as a consequence of being tightened between SPEND UP and HARRY’S STAR. Apprentice Fazackerley’s licence to ride in races was suspended for 10 days, to commence at midnight on Sunday 6 January and expire at midnight on Wednesday 16 January 2019. In determining penalty, stewards were mindful of apprentice Fazackerley’s good record.
SPEND UP – Slow to begin. Steadied shortly after the start when tightened for room between runners. Inconvenienced approaching the 100m by HEAVENS STAR, which shifted out to maintain clear running.
MISS KREY ZEE – Bumped leaving the 100m.
LOVE YA LAD – Bumped leaving the 100m.
Race 3: SPILL THE BEANS @ AQUIS FARM C,G&E RATINGS BAND 0 – 65 H’CAP – 1200M
Stewards accepted trainer G. Cornish’s explanation for the late declaration of J. Hodge as the rider of ODDFELLOW.
JACKPOT – After being loaded, got a hind leg cast in the barriers, underwent a veterinary examination and was cleared to start. Slow to begin. Improved on to the heels of DUBAWI SNIPER approaching the 800m and had to be steadied. Upon returning to scale apprentice N. Fazackerley reported that the gelding did not feel comfortable in its action during the race. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.
LOVESON – Improved on to the heels of WILL’S BID near the 800m and when being steadied shifted out and raced wide without cover for the remainder of the event. Apprentice B. Nothdurft reported that the gelding hung out throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings, however, trainer T. Lunney’s stable representative was of the opinion that the gelding may not have appreciated today’s firm track.
RAINBOW SPIRIT – Began awkwardly. Apprentice R. Goldsbury dropped her whip leaving the 350m.
SAIL THE STARS – Slow to begin.
Race 4: PURCHASE ULTIMATE AUSSIE PACK FOR XXXX AUSTRALIA DAY F&M RB 0 – 65 H’CAP – 1200M
ELLA DIVINE – Hampered at the start when tightened for room between HALLSIDE FANDANGO and ZILITOR and lost ground. Held up approaching and rounding the home turn.
ZILITOR – Began awkwardly and shifted in.
HALLSIDE FANDANGO – Bumped near the 50m. When asked to comment on the performance, jockey P. Hammersley stated that the filly travelled comfortably in a handy position, however, when placed under pressure leaving he 300m failed to respond and in his opinion proved disappointing. Trainer J. Edwards was not completely disappointed in the performance as he was not completely satisfied with the filly’s trial leading into its first start back from a spell today. Nonetheless, he will arrange for the stable veterinarian to examine the horse, the results of which he report back to stewards.
TEMUJIN’S MOON – Shifted in under pressure in the home straight.
IN HER ZONE – Laid in and away from TEMUJIN’S MOON near the 50m and bumped HALLSIDE FANDANGO.
BULLION BELLE – Raced three wide without cover.
ARC LIGHT – Steadied from heels approaching the 800m.
SUZI BEL – Overraced in the early stages when being restrained to obtain cover. Inconvenienced near the 50m by ELLA DIVINE which shifted out.
Race 5: AQUIS FARM SELLS @ MM BENCHMARK 75 H’CAP – 1400M
YABA DABL DOYA – Began awkwardly.
BON ROCKET – When asked to comment on the performance, trainer M. Lakey noted that the gelding had previously performed poorly when asked to carry a similar weight to that carried today. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.
Race 6: XXXX AUSTRALIA DAY @AQUIS BEAUDESERT CLASS 1 H’CAP – 1400M
After viewing the stewards’ patrol footage apprentice M. Murphy, the rider of BADGE OF GAMENESS, placed 3rd by the Judge, lodged an objection against ODDFELLOW being declared 2nd, alleging interference near the 500m, near the 400m and again near the 150m. After reviewing the evidence, stewards established that the interference suffered by BADGE OF GAMENESS near the 400m was not solely attributable to ODDFELLOW as ANAKYN DARAXES was racing tight to the outside of ODDFELLOW at that point. As for the grounds near the 150m, stewards were of the view that any interference suffered by BADGE OF GAMENESS at that point was minimal and inconsequential. However, stewards were satisfied that the interference near the 500m was directly as a result of ODDFELLOW shifting in at that point and as such were comfortable that the interference suffered at that point exceeded the official margin of a half length separating both runners at the finish and on that basis upheld the protest and declared correct weight on the amended placings of 5, 4, 2 and 8. At a subsequent inquiry apprentice J. Hodge was severely reprimanded for permitting ODDFELLOW to shift in near the 500m. In considering penalty, stewards were of the view that the racing manners of ODDFELLOW contributed to the interference suffered by BADGE OF GAMENESS at that point.
Stewards accepted trainer B. Hill’s explanation for the late declaration of L. Tilley as the rider of DUBAWI SNIPER.
GOOLBURRA GUY – Had to be severely checked away from the heels of SPEAKING BAD near the 500m and became unbalanced, almost dislodging its rider.
ODDFELLOW – Apprentice J. Hodge reported that the gelding hung in in the home straight.
RAYMAX – Began awkwardly. Had to be steadied away from the heels of YOUL BEATEM leaving the 600m. Steadied away from the heels of REEF KNOT near the 50m.
BADGE OF GAMENESS – Checked and lost ground when tightened for room near the 500m. Steadied near the 400m when placed in restricted room to the inside of ODDFELLOW, which was racing tight to the inside of ANAKYN DARAXES (C. Eaton). C. Eaton will be advised to exercise more care in similar circumstances.
BOBBY AXELROD – When questioned regarding the seemingly improved performance, trainer B. Robinson stated that the gelding was obliged to race wide at its last start and in his opinion it performs best when able to lead.
REEF KNOT – Became very awkward near the 500m and lost ground after shying away from the heels of BADGE OF GAMENESS when that runner lost ground forward of it.
SPEAKING BAD – Began awkwardly and bumped THE PONTSTER. Had to be checked to avoid the heels of REEF KNOT near the 500m, shifted out significantly and was then checked when awkwardly placed at the heels of THE PONTSTER and lost ground.
SUNNY ST CLOUD – Blundered at the start and then bumped another runner. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
ENTERPRISE ROSIE – Taken wider on the track near the 500m as a result of interference to the inside and as a consequence lost ground.
ART SHE QUICK – Slow to begin and then bumped.
ANAKYN DARAXES – After being caught wide in the early stages was ridden forward to settle outside the leader near the 800m.
THE PONTSTER – Bumped at the start. Bumped and became unbalanced near the 500m.
YOUL BEATEM – Blundered near the 1200m.
Race 7: AQUIS FARM SELLS WINNERS QTIS 3YO BENCHMARK 65 H’CAP – 1100M
Trainer B. Witt was fined $100 for the late declaration of J. Taylor as rider of BURNING SUCCESS.
SUPERSONIC BOOM – Bumped with MASTER BAYLEE on a number of occasions between the 1000m and the 800m. When caught wide in the early stages was ridden forward but was unable to cross runners drawn to the inside and raced three wide without cover throughout.
MASTER BAYLEE – Bumped with SUPERSONIC BOOM on a number of occasions between the 1000m and the 800m. When caught wide in the early stages was ridden forward and eventually settled outside the leader near the 700m.
GRAND DE LAGO – Hampered at the start when tightened for room.
FANTASAY – Held up approaching the home turn.
MAKEMYDAY – Slow to begin. Held up rounding the home turn and then disappointed for a run to the outside of SUPERSONIC BOOM leaving the 200m and as a result remained held up until a point leaving the 100m.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 6. App. J. Hodge – careless riding – AR. 137(a) – severe reprimand
Race 1. App. N. Fazackerley - $200 - fail to claim full allowance – AR. 92( 12)
Race 7. Tnr. B. Witt - $100 – late rider declaration – LR. 67
Race 2. App. N. Fazackerley – careless riding - 10 days (m/n 6.1.19 – m/n 16.1.19) – AR. 137(a)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Choppa, Pipe Dream, Our Rocky, Hallside Fandango, Yaba Dabl Doya, Speaking Bad, Burning Success
Horses swabbed post-race
Race 6. BADGE OF GAMENESS (3rd) v. ODDFELLOW (2nd) – alleged interference near the 500m, near the 400m and near the 150m – upheld
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 2. KRUGER – C. Bayliss
Race 3. OUR ROCKY – J. Orman
LOVESON – B. Nothdurft
DUBAWI SNIPER – L. Tilley
Race 4. LIPS ’N HIPS – J. Hodge
CASSE BLEU – M. Murphy
Race 5. YABA DABL DOYA – J. Hodge
ANNATIME – L. Tilley
Race 6. ODDFELLOW (NZ) – J. Hodge
ART SHE QUICK – C. Bayliss
Race 7. SUPERSONIC BOOM – C. Bayliss
BURNING SUCCESS – J. Taylor
THE LAST SEQUALO – L. Tilley
MAKEMYDAY – S. Bogenhuber
Published subject to correction upon revision