QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BRISBANE RACING CLUB
DOOMBEN – WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2019
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 RAIL – 8.5M
PENETROMETER – 5.36
Chairman of Stewards – P. Chadwick
Stewards – N. Boyle, P. Zimmermann, L. Hicks
Clerk of Scales – K. Daly
Judge – M. Mawhinney, A. Redding, R. Thomas
Veterinarian – Dr A. Murdoch
Swab Attendants – K. Warwick, J. Crompton
Starter – S. Lister, P. Cousins
Stewards Secretary – W. Ostrofski
From Sunshine Coast 31.5.19 – Race 7:
Stewards concluded an inquiry opened into J. Lloyd’s riding of LADY I AM. A review of the betting activity informed the inquiry that there were no integrity concerns in regards to the betting on the event, particularly as LADY I AM was well supported. Evidence was also provided by trainer Toby Edmonds who reported that LADY I AM had subsequently recovered with swelling in both front legs and had since been retired from racing. After considering all of the evidence stewards were satisfied that due to the recovery of LADY I AM J. Lloyd’s actions were not so unreasonable as to be culpable under the rules of racing. Stewards advised Mr Edmonds that LADY I AM would be required to trial satisfactorily after providing stewards with a veterinary clearance should the mare return to racing.
PRINCESS POSH, which had been scratched on veterinary advice from the TAB Stradbroke Handicap on 8 June 2019, had a track gallop after Race 2, following which the mare was examined by the veterinary surgeon, who reported that he could detect no apparent abnormalities.
Race 1: TAB CLASS 5 PLATE – 1350M
CURDLED – Began awkwardly. Laid out under pressure after passing the 200m.
COLLINS CREEK – Began awkwardly.
JACKPOT – Bumped on a number of occasions when tightened for room between runners shortly after the start.
FELINO BEL – Slightly inconvenienced when crowded between BELLA SUCCESS and CURDLED approaching the 100m.
Race 2: BRC MEMBERSHIP MAIDEN HANDICAP – 1350M
NETHERLANDS – Lost considerable ground after blundering on jumping. Raced three wide without cover throughout and passing the 600m made contact with HEAVENLY JOURNEY for a number of strides. Bumped HEAVENLY JOURNEY passing the 300m. When asked to explain the horse’s performance, jockey M. McGillivray stated that after blundering badly at the start the horse settled at the rear of the field, which is in contrast to its normal racing pattern of being in a forward position, and he elected to allow NETHERLANDS to gradually progress forward in a three-wide position. He added that after passing the 700m HEAVENLY JOURNEY, which was racing forward of him, shifted to a three-wide position to improve and as a result his mount was forced four wide. Jockey McGillivray was of the opinion that with the incident at the start and being carried wider during the middle stages, as well as the impost of 59kg, the horse performed well in the circumstances.
HEAVENLY JOURNEY – Bumped for a number of strides passing the 600m. Raced wide from the 800m. Became unbalanced passing the 300m when bumped by NETHERLANDS.
SHINING BLUE – Apprentice C. Bayliss was reprimanded for excessive use of the whip prior to the 100m.
AIRDALE – Checked near the 1000m.
ENCHANTED REIGN – Overraced in the middle stages.
STYLISH LOVER – Slow to begin. Checked severely and lost ground when tightened for room near the 1000m. P. Timbery, the rider of GAME SET MATCH, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that at that point he permitted his mount to shift inwards when insufficiently clear, thereby shifting into the rightful running of AIRDALE, carrying that gelding inwards, resulting in STYLISH LOVER being tightened for room. P. Timbery’s licence to ride in races was suspended for 14 days, to commence at midnight Wednesday 12 June and expire midnight Wednesday 26 June 2019. In determining penalty, stewards took into account jockey Timbery’s previous good record, however were also mindful of the high degree of carelessness and the extent of the interference sustained by STYLISH LOVER.
Race 3: COUNTRY MUSIC RACEDAY QTIS 3YO MAIDEN PLATE – 1350M
BEANS ‘N’ RICE – Slow into stride.
DRAGON INTHE NORTH – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
LUVACTION – Had to be resaddled behind the barriers. Raced keenly in the early stages.
Race 4: WWW.BRC.COM.AU QTIS 2YO MAIDEN PLATE – 1350M
The start of this race was rescheduled to 1:48 pm when a replacement ambulance was required as a result of race day paramedics attending to an on-course patron.
BAMBALAM – Commenced to race keenly near the 800m whilst being steadied off the heels of WRITTEN WITH EASE, which rolled inwards.
GRAND SHANGHAI – Bumped with SMART METEOR on a number of occasions in the first 100 metres and became unbalanced.
INCHING CLOSER – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
SMART METEOR – Slow to begin. Bumped with GRAND SHANGHAI on a number of occasions in the first 100 metres and became unbalanced. Got its head up passing the 600m when racing tight between BAMBALAM and ALLO ALLO. Held up making the turn into the straight.
SWING SHIFT – Got its head up when being steadied shortly after the start. Had to be eased off the heels of SMART METEOR near the 1100m.
FLYING SARA – Eased when tightened for room making the turn into the straight when INCHING CLOSER shifted in whilst racing greenly.
GALACTIC GODDESS – Proved difficult to settle in the early stages.
HONEY BABY – Raced four wide from the 800m. Laid inwards in the straight.
WRITTEN WITH EASE – Held up making the turn into the straight.
ZAMARA – Got its head up near the 700m after racing up on to the heels of SMART METEOR.
Race 5: EVENTS AT THE BRC F&M CLASS 3 PLATE – 1110M
The start of this race was delayed due to the rescheduling of Race 4.
LIPS ‘N HIPS – Lunged and struck the front of its barrier, examined by the veterinary surgeon and cleared to race.
MUSICAL GENIUS – Laid out under pressure in the straight.
MIALIGN – Laid inwards in the straight.
THE PINES – Slow to begin.
Race 6: WEDDINGS AT THE BRC C,G&E CLASS 3 PLATE – 1110M
After viewing the stewards’ patrol footage, M. Du Plessis, the rider of RED CHASE, placed 2nd by the Judge, lodged an objection against PAPER TRADE being declared the winner, alleging interference in the home straight. After taking evidence from all parties and viewing the videos it was established that on entering the straight PAPER TRADE rolled out slightly, momentarily allowing a marginal run for RED CHASE to the inside, however RED CHASE did not fully establish a run to the inside of PAPER TRADE, which then rolled in slightly. Jockey Du Plessis then elected to come to the outside of PAPER TRADE to obtain clear running. In the circumstances, stewards could not be comfortably satisfied that any interference to RED CHASE warranted a reversal of the placings and the protest was dismissed, with correct weight being declared on the numbers semaphored.
PHABENI – Raced five wide without cover in the middle stages.
STELLAR POWER – Proved difficult to settle in the early stages.
TRUE MYTH – Raced three wide with cover. Laid inwards in the straight. Had difficulty obtaining clear running between 400m and the 200m.
GOOD TIME CHARLIE – Slow into stride.
BLUE BOOK – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
RED CHASE – Taken outwards near the 200m in an attempt to obtain clear running. Laid outwards over the final 100m.
DOCTOR ON ICE – Jumped away awkwardly. Raced four wide throughout.
Race 7: KIRIN CLASS 2 H'CAP – 1350M
SPICERS PEAK – Bumped on jumping and then shifted out, making contact with the hind quarters of COLLECTIVELY.
MY DELILAH – Raced three wide.
REST OF THE WORLD – Bumped on jumping.
COLLECTIVELY – Bumped on jumping.
PRINCESS CAVALLO – Raced wide throughout.
CHARMING PRINCE – Slow into stride.
Race 8: CASCADE RATINGS BAND 0 – 70 H'CAP – 1650M
SO YOU WISH – Connections advised that the horse would be ridden more conservatively today. The horse was ridden accordingly.
MR DUMONT – Lost ground approaching the 1400m when crowded for room between POLE VOLTER, which was turned outwards after being bumped on the hind quarters, and THE SOLOIST, which was turned inwards after being bumped on the hind quarters when carried in by SHIJIN. Apprentice J. Hodge, the rider of SHIJIN, was reprimanded and advised that in similar circumstances he would be expected to make greater effort to straighten his mounts when on an inward course with other runners to his inside.
RAISE AN ARMY – Inclined to lay outwards in the straight.
THE SOLOIST – Turned inwards after being bumped on the hind quarters approaching the 1400m. Laid out in the straight.
POLE VOLTER – Turned outwards after being bumped on the hind quarters approaching the 1400m.
THE REAL SPIEL – Raced wide throughout.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 2. App. C. Bayliss – excessive use of the whip – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Race 8. App. J. Hodge – careless riding – AR131(a)
Race 2. P. Timbery – careless riding - 14 days (m/n 12.6.19 – m/n 26.6.19) – AR131(a)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Come In Spinner, Netherlands, Shining Blue, Collins Creek, The Soloist, Pony Power, Good Time Charlie, Northern Divine, Flying Sara, Lips ‘n Hips, Brahma Armour, Beans ‘n’ Rice, Raise An Army
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, Red Chase, Collectively
Race 6. RED CHASE (2nd) v PAPER TRADE (1st) – alleged interference in the home straight – dismissed
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Published subject to correction upon revision