QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
DALBY TURF CLUB – THURSDAY 11 JULY 2019
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD 3
RAIL – 2.5M (600M-300M), TRUE (REMAINDER)
Chairman of Stewards – R. Hitchener
Stewards – J. Childs, T. Preston, R. Hanson
Clerk of Scales – S. Fahey
Judge – I. Thompson, K. Hauff
Veterinarian – Dr. A. Murdoch
Swab Attendants – E. Hodges
Starter – I. Henderson
Jockeys Advocate – B. Saunders
Stewards Secretary – M. Weir
As Apprentice B. Mackie was unable to attend the meeting today due to illness, riding replacements was made in Races 1 and 2 as per the Stewards Race Day Summary. Apprentice Mackie was advised that she will require a medical clearance prior to resuming riding.
As jockey W. O’Connell was unable to attend the meeting today due to injury, a riding replacement was made in Race 4 as per the Stewards Race Day Summary. Jockey O’Connell was advised that he will require a medical clearance prior to resuming riding.
Race 1: SAVE THE DATE – PLOUGH INN CUP 31 AUGUST MAIDEN PLATE – 800M
ABITOFACARD – Jumped in the air at the start and lost ground, and then raced greenly throughout.
PHONY PONY – Began awkwardly.
NORAVALE – Stewards permitted L. Tilley to ride the mare when no other claiming apprentice was available to replace App. B. Mackie.
Race 2: ICON STEEL RACE TO ROMA QUALIFIER BENCHMARK 70 H’CAP – 1788M
POTEMKIN – Commenced to weaken approaching the 100m and was placed in restricted room to the inside of MURPHY’S HUSTLER which was taken in by ADDICTED which shifted in and away from LI’L RODGE which shifted in.
LI’L RODGE – Buffeted between runners on jumping away.
ADDICTED – After being caught wide in the early stages, jockey E. Ljung permitted her mount to stride forward to briefly obtain the leading position approaching the 1000m.
NAMIB – Tightened for room and checked to avoid the heels of LI’L RODGE which shifted in after passing the winning post on the first occasion. J. Oliver, the rider of LI’L RODGE, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR. 131(a) in that he failed to make sufficient effort to prevent his mount from shifting in after passing the winning post on the first occasion which resulted in NAMIB being tightened for room and checked. Jockey Oliver’s licence to ride in races was suspended for 8 days, to commence at midnight on Saturday 20 July 2019 and expire at midnight on Sunday 28 July 2019. In determining penalty, Stewards took into consideration jockey Oliver’s guilty plea and his prior good record in relation to this rule.
MURPHY’S HUSTLER – Made the turn out of the home straight on the first occasion awkwardly and shifted out.
Race 3: G.J. GARDNER DALBY & CHINCHILLA QTIS 2YO MAIDEN PLATE – 1100M
The declaration of correct weight was delayed when Apprentice A. Thompson, the rider of third placegetter, FRENCH OCEAN, returned to scale 0.5kg under his allotted weight. In considering the provisions of AR. 209(2)(a), which provides that the Clerk of the Scales may allow the rider of a horse to return to scale 0.5kg lighter than the horse’s allotted weight, Stewards were satisfied that Apprentice Thompson had not exceeded the 0.5kg allowance. Stewards therefore deemed that FRENCH OCEAN should not be disqualified, and correct weight was declared on the judge’s semaphored numbers. At a subsequent inquiry, Apprentice A. Thompson was unable to explain the weight differential as all the gear which he had weighed out with had been accounted for upon his return to scale. Nevertheless, Stewards reminded Apprentice Thompson of his obligations in relation to this rule, but took the matter no further.
DEADLY ONE – Overraced in the middle stages. Held up and unable to improve from the 600m until a point near the 400m.
DIRTY DITTY – Tightened for room on jumping away.
FRENCH OCEAN – Began awkwardly.
HE’Z TITILLATING – Began awkwardly.
ICED – Raced keenly whilst being restrained in the early stages. Raced greenly in the home straight.
LINGY – Trainer B. Witt was fined $100 for the late declaration of Apprentice C. Frater-Hill as rider.
RED BLOOM – Began awkwardly. Jockey E. Ljung was reminded of her obligation to ride her mount out to the end of the race.
RURAL REBEL – Apprentice D. Graham was reminded of her obligation to ride her mount out to the end of the race.
ROCKSHORE – Tightened for room on jumping away.
Race 4: JTW CLEANING SERVICES MAIDEN PLATE – 1400M
I KNOW YVES – Slow to begin.
STEADY STAR – Momentarily held up approaching and passing the 400m.
DROPLET – Raced ungenerously whilst being restrained in the middle stages.
CAMBOOMYA – Steadied to avoid heels near the 100m, and shifted out to secure clear running.
IBERIAN LACE – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
Race 5: WESTERN DOWNS MARINE & CANVAS CLASS 2 PLATE – 800M
PAPA JO – Got its head down in the barriers just prior to the start being effected and, as a result, lost ground on jumping away, and was then tightened for room shortly after the start and lost further ground. Forced wider on the track by another runner rounding the home turn.
ALLEVIATOR – Trainer M. Currie was fined $100 for failing to produce the horse’s Thoroughbred Identification Card.
Race 6: MURRAYS TYRES AND MORE BENCHMARK 55 H’CAP – 1100M
GOLFING – Raced 3 wide with cover throughout.
AMERICAN SUMMER – Slow into stride.
BABY MERLIN – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout.
MAN OVERBOARD – Slow to begin.
ZOOMING – Tightened for room at the start.
JONDY JOY – Began very awkwardly with its head in the air. Raced 3 wide with cover throughout.
TINDER – Jockey J. Oliver could offer no explanation for the seemingly disappointing performance of the filly. A post-race veterinary examination of the filly revealed no apparent abnormalities.
BLAINE – Raced keenly in the early and middle stages.
Race 7: WARREGO WATER CLASS 1 PLATE – 1400M
BOSS’S BOY – Inconvenienced and forced inwards shortly after entering the home straight when GRANOLA STATE hung in.
GRANOLA STATE – Raced 4 wide without cover throughout.
MEGASHOT – Got its head down in the barriers just prior to the start being effected and, as a result, lost ground on jumping away. Tightened for room rounding the home turn when racing between BOSS’S BOY, which shifted out to improve, and GRANOLA STATE which hung in despite the efforts of its rider.
MOUNTEBANK – Forced inwards and checked from heels when BOSS’S BOY was taken in by GRANOLA STATE shortly after entering the home straight.
SILK TOPPER – Raced 3 wide without cover throughout. Tightened for room rounding the home turn when racing between BOSS’S BOY, which shifted out to improve, and GRANOLA STATE which hung in despite the efforts of its rider. A short distance later, the gelding was further hampered when GRANOLA STATE continued to hang in.
FOXLEIGH – Raced keenly in the early stages.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 3. Tnr. B. Witt – $100 – late rider declaration – LR. 67
Race 5. Tnr. M. Currie – $100 – fail to produce Thoroughbred Identification Card – AR. 65
Race 2. J. Oliver – careless riding – 8 days (m/n 20.07.19 – 28.07.19) – AR. 131(a)
App. B. Mackie – ill – medical clearance req’d.
W. O’Connell – injured – medical clearance req’d.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed post-race
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. NORAVALE - Les Tilley
Race 2. DINISTY - App. Madeleine Wishart
Race 3. LINGY - App. Carly Frater-Hill
Race 4. IBERIAN LACE - App. Adin Thompson
Race 6. NONCHALANTE - Beau Appo
Published subject to correction upon revision