QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BRISBANE RACING CLUB
DOOMBEN – WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2019
WEATHER – FINE TRACK RATING – SOFT 5/GOOD 4 @ 11:50 AM
RAIL – 6M PENETROMETER – 5.62
Chairman of Stewards – N. Boyle
Stewards – P. Zimmermann, K. Daly, L. Hicks
Clerk of Scales – B. Connell
Judge – R. Thomas, A. Redding, M. Mawhinney
Veterinarian – Dr A. Murdoch
Swab Attendants – K. Warwick, J. Crompton
Starter – S. Lister, P. Cousins
Stewards Secretary – W. Ostrofski
Unlicensed persons C. Wearne, C. Clyma and K. Culgan pleaded guilty to a charge under LR7 in that on 9 September 2019 they were carrying out track work duties when not the holder of an appropriate licence. Each of them was fined $200.
Trainers S. O’Dea and P. Butterworth pleaded guilty to a charge under LR43 in that on 9 September 2019 they engaged unlicensed persons to carry out the duties of track work riders. Each of them was fined $200.
Trainers L. Ross and B. Wakefield were reprimanded for engaging unlicensed persons to carry out the duties of track work riders on 9 September 2019.
Race 1: CFMEU M & E DIVISION QLD MAIDEN PLATE – 1350M
CUNARD – Bumped on jumping, shifted in and made contact with QUEEN OF EMERALDS. Raced keenly in the early and middle stages when leading.
SOLDIERS – As the gelding had not started for more than 12 months, it underwent a pre-race veterinary examination, which cleared the horse to race. Threw its head in the air when being restrained passing the 900m. Accidentally struck by the whip of M. Cahill (COULDN’T REFUSE) when racing in close proximity passing the 100m.
TOP ME UP – Jumped awkwardly and shifted in, making contact with CUNARD.
QUEEN OF EMERALDS – Slow to begin, then bumped heavily and lost significant ground.
COULDN’T REFUSE – Rider M. Cahill’s whip became momentarily entangled with the whip arm of D. Griffin (SOLDIERS) when racing in close proximity passing the 100m.
Race 2: QLD COUNCIL OF UNIONS MAIDEN H'CAP – 1050M
FLAMING BOSS – Began awkwardly and bumped GROLNA. Raced three wide without cover until the 600m.
INVINCIBLE FAITH – Jumped away awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with ATLANTIC KING.
ALDERMAN – Crowded for room after passing the 600m by ELITE GREY, which laid in, and then shortly after, when crossed by that runner, had to be steadied away from its heels.
ATLANTIC KING – Proved difficult to load, delaying the start. Trainer M. Dunn was advised that a warning would be placed against the gelding for its barrier manners. Bumped on jumping. Raced three wide throughout.
RAJO MISS – Raced three wide with cover.
REZABELLE – Commenced to overrace after passing the 800m. Improved on to the heels of ALDERMAN approaching the 600m and had to be restrained. Again had to be restrained from the heels of ALDERMAN passing the 500m. Held up for clear running from approaching the 400m until approaching the 250m. Had to be steadied off heels and alter course passing the 100m.
ELITE GREY – After beginning well and racing outside the leader, commenced to overrace and proved difficult to restrain. Laid in despite the efforts of its rider approaching the 600m, briefly tightening the running of ALDERMAN, which was racing to its inside. Weakened in the home straight. Rider B. Appo accidentally dropped his whip passing the 200m. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
GROLNA – As the mare had not started for more than 12 months, it underwent a pre-race veterinary examination, which cleared the horse to race. Bumped on jumping by FLAMING BOSS. Raced in a rearward position and raced greenly throughout the event.
Race 3: UNITED WORKERS UNION CLASS 5 H'CAP – 1640M
GET STUCK IN – Began awkwardly and shifted out. Apprentice B. Nothdurft pleaded guilty to a charge under AR132(7)(a)(ii) of using the whip on 10 occasions prior to the 100m and was fined $300. In determining penalty stewards took into account apprentice Nothdurft’s good recent record regarding this rule, however were mindful that his mount was the winner of the race.
THE BANDIT – Held up rounding the home turn. Improved on to heels after passing the 100m and was unable to be fully tested over the final stages.
LE DUDE – Became awkwardly placed at the heels of THE BANDIT when attempting to obtain cover passing the 1500m and had to be shifted out. Was then forced to race three wide without cover from that point and passing the 1300m was allowed to stride forward to obtain the position outside the lead passing the 1100m and then continued to overrace.
IVY’S COURT – After improving on to heels after passing the 800m the rider elected to shift three wide to improve. Laid in under pressure over the final 200m.
VAULTING AMBITION – Began awkwardly. Bumped by PLEASED passing the 1500m and forced out, becoming awkwardly placed at the heels of THE BANDIT.
SPENDING MY TIME – Improved on to the heels of THE BANDIT passing the 1000m and had to shift out. Failed to respond when placed under pressure rounding the home turn. When questioned, jockey M. Cahill indicated that in his opinion the gelding may not have appreciated being cluttered up and racing between runners, adding that the gelding may be better suited at distances shorter than that of today’s event.
Race 4: BERT / CIP SHIRLEY WHITE CUP CLASS 5 H'CAP – 1110M
The start of this race was delayed when some broken gear required replacement, resulting in M. Cahill having to re-weigh and the horse having to be resaddled.
PINNACLE STAR – After beginning from a wide barrier, attempted to obtain cover behind REAL SUPREMACY in the run to the first turn but was unable to do so when RAIDEN had improved to its inside and therefore was obliged to race three wide without cover for the remainder of the event. Proved disappointing when placed under pressure in the home straight. Jockey R. Maloney stated that although he was caught wide throughout he was slightly disappointed in the finishing effort of the gelding. A post-race veterinary examination failed to reveal any apparent abnormalities. A swab sample was taken.
Race 5: CBUS CLASS 1 PLATE – 1640M
PRINCE OF ARRAN – Held up rounding the home turn and was disappointed for a run passing the 300m and was unable to secure clear running until passing the 150m.
WILLIAM – Began awkwardly, then was bumped and lost ground. Held up rounding the home turn.
COMBATIVITE – Began awkwardly. J. Byrne reported that the mare travelled well throughout the event, however, when placed under pressure to improve approaching the home turn failed to respond to his riding. Trainer T. Gollan advised that it would now be the intention to send the mare for a spell. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to have a slow post-race recovery.
MANHATTANITE – Slow to begin. Had to be steadied approaching the 500m when awkwardly placed to the inside of COMBATIVITE and to the outside of the heels of WILLIAM, which shifted out slightly. Held up rounding the home turn.
TAVISFACTION – Began awkwardly and blundered on jumping.
COMOGLI – Raced keenly in the early stages when in a trailing position at the rear of the field. Shifted three wide to improve passing the 700m. R. Fradd was reminded of his obligations regarding his use of the whip prior to the 100m.
LETS TORQUE A DEEL – Approaching the 400m had to be steadied away from the heels of COMBATIVITE, which shifted out to improve.
Race 6: CFMEU – CONSTRUCTION & GENERAL DIVISION QTIS 3YO H'CAP – 1350M
DEVILS MARBLES – Began awkwardly. Put in an awkward stride rounding the home turn and became unbalanced. Rider desisted from pressuring his mount over the final 50m as he was of the opinion that the gelding felt awkward in its action. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
MISS CAVALLO – Inconvenienced over the final 50m when crowded for room to the outside of THE SINNER and to the inside of SPIRIT ESPRIT, which shifted in.
THE SINNER – Shifted in for a short distance under riding after passing the 300m.
HIT SNOOZE – Began awkwardly.
SPIRIT ESPRIT – Slow to begin. Shifted in under riding over the final 100m.
Race 7: ELECTRICAL TRADES UNION QLD / NT BM70 H'CAP – 1350M
CHARLIE CAT – Bumped on jumping.
TAIKO BOOM – Buffeted between runners shortly after the start and eventually relinquished its position and lost ground. Had to be steadied away from the heels of AMERICAN GENIUS when racing in a three wide position at the rear of the field passing the 1000m. Raced three wide with cover after passing the 800m. Laid in when placed under pressure after passing the 300m, causing its rider to stop riding on a couple of occasions.
UMBERTO – Bumped on a couple of occasions shortly after jumping.
AMERICAN GENIUS – Bumped heavily shortly after the start by CHARLIE CAT, which was taken out by PHABENI. Had to be steadied away from the heels of RIVER FLYER approaching the 1000m and shifted out. Again had to be steadied away from the heels of RIVER FLYER approaching the 800m, shifted out and raced three wide without cover from that point.
MISSED OUT – Bumped on jumping and forced in by RIVER FLYER.
OCEAN RULER – Buffeted between runners and lost ground shortly after the start. Crowded for room after passing the 100m between AMERICAN GENIUS, to the inside, and TAIKO BOOM, to the outside, which laid in.
RIVER FLYER – Began awkwardly and shifted in, tightening MISSED OUT to the inside. Resented being restrained approaching the 1000m and raced with its head in the air for a considerable distance. Shifted in passing the 200m and was bumped on the hind quarters by PHABENI, which forced it in for a couple of strides.
PHABENI – Began awkwardly and shifted out, bumping CHARLIE CAT. Bumped by RIVER FLYER after passing the 200m and was inconvenienced.
Race 8: TURNER FREEMAN LAWYERS CLASS 2 H'CAP – 1200M
CINNAMON MISSILE – The saddle shifted shortly after the start, causing the rider some inconvenience throughout the event. Had to be steadied away from the heels of HOLLABACK GIRL passing the 1100m. Raced three wide throughout. Bumped heavily by SAUTE after passing the 300m, resulting in that runner being turned in and becoming unbalanced.
ARDOYNE ROAD – Began awkwardly.
HOLLABACK GIRL – Turned its head as the start was effected, was then slow to begin and lost ground. Raced three wide without cover throughout. Laid out under pressure slightly passing the 300m.
ADDOCARR – Hampered shortly after the start by AZIZ JAMIL COUREUR, which was bumped and taken in by TOUJOURS L’AMOUR, which laid in slightly.
AZIZ JAMIL COUREUR – Bumped by TOUJOURS L’AMOUR shortly after the start.
GOLDEN MEAN – Held up rounding the home turn and passing the 300m shifted out to improve.
SAUTE – Proved difficult to load, delaying the start slightly. Passing the 300m was bumped by GOLDEN MEAN, which shifted out to improve and in doing so made contact with the hind quarters of CINNAMON MISSILE, became unbalanced and had to be checked. Rider M. Hellyer (GOLDEN MEAN) was reprimanded for this incident.
TOUJOURS L’AMOUR – Began awkwardly. Laid in shortly after the start despite the efforts of its rider and bumped AZIZ JAMIL COUREUR.
PIGINARKI – Inconvenienced passing the 1100m when awkwardly placed at the heels of CINNAMON MISSILE.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Trainers L. Ross & B. Wakefield – engaged unlicensed persons to carry out track work duties – LR43
M. Hellyer – careless riding – AR131(a)
C. Wearne - $200 – carried out track work duties when not licensed – LR7
C. Clyma - $200 – carried out track work duties when not licensed – LR7
K. Culgan - $200 – carried out track work duties when not licensed – LR7
Tnr. S. O’Dea - $200 – engaged unlicensed persons to carry out track work duties – LR43
Tnr. P. Butterworth - $200 – engaged unlicensed persons to carry out track work duties – LR43
Race 3. App. B. Nothdurft - $300 – used whip 10 times prior to 100m – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Le Dude, Ivy’s Court.
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners, 2nd placegetters Races 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Pinnacle Star
Race 2. ATLANTIC KING – difficult to load – warning
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 1. HALLBERG – M. Hellyer
Published subject to correction upon revision