QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BRISBANE RACING CLUB
EAGLE FARM – SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2020
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 (GOOD 3 AFTER R3)
RAIL – OUT 8M ENTIRE COURSE
GOING STICK – Index 11.8 Penetrate 11.1 Shear 13.1
Chairman of Stewards – D. Aurisch
Stewards – N. Boyle, E. Barron, R. Hanson
Clerk of Scales – C. Fedrick
Judge – R. Thomas, I. Schultz, M. Mawhinney
Veterinarian – Dr M. Lenz, Dr K. Caldwell
Swab Attendants – K. Warwick, G. Gray, H. Lewindon
Starter – S. Lister, P. Cousins
Stewards Secretary – S. Rolls
Race 1: Sporting Chance Raceday April 4 QTIS 2YO Handicap – 1000m
MAGIC IN ME took charge of its rider en route to the barriers and was unable to be restrained. As the veterinary surgeon was of the opinion that MAGIC IN ME had worked too hard prior to the race it was declared a late scratching at 12.35 p.m. acting on veterinary advice. All monies invested on MAGIC IN ME were ordered to be refunded. Deductions applicable to bets placed on winner and placegetters prior to 12.35 p.m.:-
0 cents in the dollar for the win #1 (UNCLE FRANK)
2 cents in the dollar for the place of winner #1 (UNCLE FRANK)
2 cents in the dollar for 2nd place #3 (MISHANI FRAUDSTER)
1 cent in the dollar for 3rd place #8 (MISHANI MISS)
REAL FINE WINE – Reared at the start and lost ground. Checked soon after the start when tightened for room. Bumped near the 650m. Raced greenly and inclined to hang out rounding the home turn.
MISHANI FRAUDSTER – Jumped very awkwardly, shifted out and made contact with MARTO.
MARTO – Checked soon after the start when tightened for room. Near the 650m shifted out and bumped REAL FINE WINE.
LOOMING LARGE – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
MISHANI VANDAL – Raced three wide with cover throughout.
Race 2: Queensland Chinese Jockey Club Class 3 Plate – 1200m
SEMAPHORE GIRL – Slow to begin. Soon after the start bumped the hind quarters of INVIGORATING. Overraced in the early stages and had to be restrained from the heels of MAIDENOVER on a number of occasions from the 900m to the 850m.
DENMAN UNLIMITED – Near the 900m when overracing had to be eased from the heels of ZOLLIKON MISS, which shifted in when not quite clear. Jockey M. Du Plessis (ZOLLIKON MISS) was advised to exercise care and provide greater clearance to his fellow rider in the future. For some distance near the 850m had to be restrained to avoid the heels of ZOLLIKON MISS.
ZOLLIKON MISS – Near the 850m had to be restrained from the heels of SHALWA, when that runner shifted out from behind the leader.
LASHONI – Forced wider near the 900m. Raced three wide in the early stages.
Race 3: Eva Air Class 6 Plate – 1600m
TREVELYAN – Stewards sought an explanation from Jockey R. Stewart regarding the riding tactics adopted on the gelding today, which raced three wide in the early stages before being restrained to a rearward position trailing ADMIRAL JELLO. Jockey Stewart explained that he anticipated settling in a midfield position with cover however, when SAVWELL began better and proceeded forward three wide, in his opinion he would have had to work too hard to attempt to clear that runner approaching the 1000m and as ADMIRAL JELLO had improved to his inside for this reason he restrained behind that runner. Jockey Stewart added that following this the tempo of the race slowed and he may have erred by not attempting to improve forward outside of ADMIRAL JELLO approaching the 600m. Jockey Stewart further added that despite the gelding being not suited by the tempo of the race when racing in a rearward position he was somewhat disappointed with the manner in which it quickened in the home straight. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings. Stewards noted his explanation. Co-trainer C. Meagher advised Stewards that he was disappointed with today’s riding of the horse by Jockey Stewart as he had instructed Jockey Stewart that if he was caught wide to take up a forward position. Mr Meagher added when TREVELYAN has raced towards the rear in the past it hasn’t performed well and when the race developed into a sprint home in his opinion the gelding had no opportunity to finish the race off competitively.
Following the running of this event the track was upgraded to a Good 3.
Race 4: OSIM Open Handicap – 1840m
MORENDI – Restrained in the early stages to gain a position closer to the rail. Overraced in the early stages. Inclined to lay in under pressure in the home straight.
OUR MANTRA – Raced three wide in the early stages before gaining a position one off the rail near the 1100m.
GLEN ORD – Raced three wide throughout and without cover from the 1100m.
Race 5: Paddyfest March 14 Benchmark 75 Handicap – 1000m
The start was delayed when PIZONIE required farrier attention to its off hind plate behind the barriers.
DAZZLING RED – Sprawled at the start and lost ground. Had to be restrained when improving to the inside of DITMAS where there was insufficient room near the 600m.
UMBERTO – Slow to begin.
PIZONIE – Jumped awkwardly, shifted out and bumped DEFENCE MISSILE.
LET’S CHEER AGAIN – Had to be restrained from heels for some distance approaching and passing the 700m.
ANNATIME – Had to be checked approaching the 600m when tightened for room between HIGH COST and DITMAS, which when racing ungenerously shifted out slightly.
SIX SIGMA – Momentarily tightened passing the 500m.
REINDEER MOON – Raced three wide without cover throughout. Laid in passing the 500m and momentarily tightening SIX SIGMA. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the off side knee. Trainer H. Page was advised that a veterinary clearance will be required prior to the mare racing again.
DEFENCE MISSILE – Raced four wide throughout.
HIGH COST – Raced three wide with cover throughout.
Jockey L. Cassidy was stood down by the Club’s Doctor following his ride in this event and replaced by A. Spinks as the rider of SONY LEGEND in Race 8.
Race 6: Queensland Chinese Jockey Club Benchmark 85 Handicap – 1400m
RED DOULTON – Had difficulty obtaining clear running rounding the home turn and in the early part of the home straight. Furthermore inside the final 100m was held up for clear running and went to the line not fully tested by its rider.
AKAGE – Held up passing the 200m and near the 150m was disappointed for a run between SKY LANE and SHAUQUIN. Then had to alter course towards the inside in order to improve. Lost the near fore plate in running.
QUEEN OF KINGSTON - Momentarily held up for clear running passing the 200m. After passing MAGNUFIGHTER near the 100m was able to obtain clear running between CAPE WICKHAM and MAGNUFIGHTER.
THE TAX ACCOUNTANT – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
BENFICA PRINCESS – Raced three wide with cover throughout.
Race 7: TAB Benchmark 70 Handicap – 1600m
MISS SHANTI – Slow to begin.
THE KINGDOM – Held up for clear running rounding the home turn and in the home straight until near the 300m.
THE EQUALIZER – Approaching the 200m was tightened between LI’L RODGE, which was weakening and SAYL, which shifted out to obtain clear running. Jockey M. McGillivray (SAYL) was issued with a reprimand and advised to afford his fellow riders greater racing room in the future.
LI’L RODGE – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
Race 8: Queensland Chinese Jockey Club Open Handicap -1200m
SOVEREIGN NATION – Slow to begin.
SIMPLY SPLASHING – Slow to begin.
MANAYA – Held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the home straight.
SONY LEGEND – Raced three wide without cover throughout.
Race 9: Girls Day Out February 22 QTIS 3YO Handicap – 1400m
NAVAL STRIKE – Began awkwardly and lost ground. Approaching the winning post was tightened for room and had to be checked by its rider when JAKAMA laid in.
At a subsequent inquiry it was established that approaching the winning post JAKAMA laid in away from DON’T STOP despite the efforts of its rider and crowded the running of NAVAL STRIKE which had to be checked. Stewards after hearing the evidence from the riders involved and viewing the race footage, determined that Jockey M Du Plessis the rider of JAKAMA made every effort to correct the racing line of his mount when it shifted in away from DON’T STOP and therefore were of the opinion that his actions weren’t careless and not in breach of the rules and as such took no further action.
GALA MISS – Had to be restrained from the widest barrier to the rear of the field to gain a position closer to the rail. When overracing had to be restrained from the heels of BELLS APPROACHING near the 800m.
BELLS APPROACHING – Near the 1100m commenced to overrace and had to be checked off the heels of TAKE TEA and shifted out, resulting in DON’T STOP being taken wider on the track. Leaving the 500m shifted out abruptly to obtain clear running and made contact with STAR OF MICHELIN, forcing that runner wide.
DON’T STOP – Taken wider near the 1100m. Raced three wide without cover from the 1000m.
SPIRITUAL ROSE – Momentarily tightened for room and had to be restrained near the 800m.
INGEAR – Shifted out leaving the 500m and made contact with TAKE TEA.
STAR OF MICHELIN – Raced three wide with cover throughout.
Jockey D. Smith (DON’T STOP) was fined $200 for using his whip more than the permitted times prior to the 100m.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 7. M. McGillivray - Jockey - Careless riding - AR131(a)
Race 9. D. Smith - Jockey – Whip use – 12 times 14 in total - $200 - AR132(7)(a)(ii)
L. Cassidy – Ill – Medical certificate required.
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
DAZZLING RED, DITMAS, MASTER OF THE TURF, LE JUGE, OUR MANTRA, SAVWELL, MAWAANY MACHINE, DENMAN UNLIMITED, MAIDENOVER, INVIGORATING, MISHANI MISS, GAMBOA, BARODA, SIMPLY SPLASHING, MISHANI EL LOBO, THE KINGDOM, LI’L RODGE, SUGAR BUZZ, QUEEN OF KINGSTON, RED DOULTON, PIZONIE
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and 2nd placegetters
Race 5. REINDEER MOON – Lame off side knee – Veterinary clearance – AR20(e)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 7. THE EQUALIZER – J. Bayliss
Race 8. SONY LEGEND – A. Spinks
Race 1. MAGIC IN ME @ 12.35 p.m. – veterinary advice.
Published subject to correction upon revision