QUEENSLANDRACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BRISBANE RACING CLUB
EAGLE FARM – WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2020
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD 4 (Races 1 – 5)
GOOD 3 (Races 6 – 8)
RAIL – 10M
PENETROMETER – 4.7
GOING STICK - Index - 11.4 Penetrate - 12 Shear - 10.3
Chairman of Stewards – D. Aurisch
Stewards – J. Williamson, W. Hadley, B. Connell, L. Hicks
Clerk of Scales – P. McLean
Judge – A. Redding, I. Schultz, R. Thomas
Veterinarian – Dr S. Flynn
Swab Attendants – J. Pedofsky, L. Chaplin
Starter – H. Anderson, P. Cousins
Stewards Secretary – W. Ostrofski
AQUIS PARK GOLD COAST – FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2020
RACE 9: VALE BEN MOORE CLASS 1 H’CAP – 1200M
Stewards today concluded an inquiry into an incident near the 300m. After evidence was taken from apprentice J. Huxtable and his master Mr C. Munce, apprentice J. Huxtable (SMOOTH MOVE) pleaded guilty to a charge of careless riding under AR131(a) in that near the 300m, whilst riding his mount along, he permitted it to shift out when insufficiently clear of FA FA (S. Thornton), resulting in that gelding being checked. As a result of this interference, WOMAN OF GOLD (M. Kennedy), which was improving from the rear of the field, was severely checked. Apprentice J. Huxtable’s licence to ride in races was suspended for a period of 7 days from midnight Sunday 19 July to Sunday 26 July 2020. In determining penalty, stewards deemed the interference to be in the low range and took into account apprentice Huxtable’s good record and guilty plea.
IPSWICH TURF CLUB – FRIDAY 10 JULY 2020
Race 7: FOLLOW @IPSWICHTURFCLUB BENCHMARK 60 H’CAP – 1350M
SUPER BAZOOKA – Trainer advised the gelding pulled up with swelling in the off hind fetlock, pressure over the back. Will be treated by chiropractor. Clinical bloods taken from the gelding were satisfactory.
Race 2: WHITTINGTON @ GRANDVIEW STUD QTIS 3YO MAIDEN H’CAP – 1700M
BRING ME SHOWERS – Trainer advised the mare pulled up satisfactorily and would be given a short freshen up before continuing with its preparation.
Race 1: TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY QTIS 2YO H'CAP – 1200M
BOOM SPENDER – Began awkwardly and made heavy contact with STATESVILLE. Struck on the head by the whip of J. Murphy (HANCORA FIELD) after passing the 100m.
STATESVILLE – Bumped heavily on jumping away and became unbalanced.
PETUNIA – Obliged to alter course to the outside of THINK GLORY near the 300m in order to improve.
HERTZKA – Slow to begin. Inclined to lay in under pressure in the home straight.
THINK GLORY – Bumped heavily on jumping away and became unbalanced. Steadied to avoid the heels of BOOM SPENDER whilst overracing near the 900m. T. Marshall, the rider of BOOM SPENDER, was advised to show greater care when shifting towards the rail in similar circumstances. Steadied whilst weakening in the home straight when tightened for room near the 200m by STATESVILLE. M. Hellyer, the rider of STATESVILLE, was advised to provide his fellow riders with more room when shifting ground in the future. A post-race veterinary examination revealed that the filly had minor abrasions to the off hind leg and had lost the off hind plate.
Race 2: EVA AIR QTIS 2YO MAIDEN H'CAP – 1400M
MOONAN ME – Had to be restrained to avoid heels when the pace slackened near the 800m.
ALIRAAJ – Had to be restrained to avoid heels when the pace slackened near the 800m, and when restrained, shifted out to a three-wide position, and raced three wide without cover from that point onwards. Hung out under pressure in the home straight and when hanging out in the early part of the home straight rider L. Tilley was unable to ride with his normal vigour. Jockey Tilley indicated that the horse was somewhat field-shy and may benefit from having the blinkers removed. Trainer M. Kropp was advised that a warning would be placed on the gelding’s racing manners.
DARING MAN – Slow to begin. Held up rounding the home turn and in the early part of the home straight had to alter course to the outside of SCOTTISH PRINCE in order to improve. When asked to explain the reason for his mount being further back in the field than anticipated, M. Cahill reported that he expected to be further forward in the field, but after being a little slow to begin the gelding was unable to muster the necessary speed and as a result settled at the rear of the field.
HE KNOWS – Restrained from heels after passing the 800m and as a result shifted wider on the track.
CLAIRVUE JET – Had to be restrained to avoid heels when the pace slackened near the 800m.
SOUTHERN DRIVE – Slow to begin.
THE CULLINAN – Raced three wide in the early stages and was forced to a four-wide position without cover near the 800m.
SCOTTISH PRINCE – Slow to begin.
Race 3: ICM PROJECT SOLUTIONS QTIS 3YO MAIDEN H'CAP – 1000M
TITANIUM – Began awkwardly and lost ground. Laid in under pressure from the 400m onwards after having raced greenly throughout.
DR WHY NOT – M. Murphy was fined $300 for using the whip on 7 occasions prior to the 100m (10 times in totality).
THE POWER OF ONE – Steadied near the 150m when awkwardly placed between DR WHY NOT, which shifted out under pressure, and TITANIUM, which shifted in under pressure. M. Murphy, the rider of DR WHY NOT, was reprimanded.
MISS HUSTLE – Slow to begin. Raced wide for the majority of the event. Shifted in near the 700m and had to be steadied when awkwardly placed on the heels of THE POWER OF ONE before shifting wider again.
ALL NATIVE – Slow to begin and shortly after was checked when tightened for room between SCOTTISH MIST and TITANIUM, which began awkwardly and lost ground.
DANITES – Inclined to lay out for the majority of the event.
Race 4: TAB LONG MAY WE PLAY CLASS 3 H'CAP – 1200M
LA JUMENT – Slow to begin.
AMICHE – M. Hellyer was found guilty of a charge under AR131(b) in that he failed to ride his mount out to the end of the race. In determining penalty, stewards were of the opinion that jockey Hellyer’s actions had cost his mount 2nd placing and therefore suspended his licence to ride in races for 21 days, to commence at midnight on Wednesday 22 July and expire at midnight on Wednesday 12 August 2020.
WOMAN OF GOLD – Slow to begin.
Race 5: BRC MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL BENCHMARK 70 H'CAP – 1400M
REIBY THE RED – Slow to begin. Held up rounding the home turn. Obliged to alter course over the concluding stages.
SLOW HANDS – Unable to secure clear running in the early part of the home straight.
ATLANTIC CITY – Slow to begin.
MR STORM – M. Cahill reported to stewards that his mount was reluctant to stretch out when placed under pressure.
HAIL MANHATTAN – Apprentice A. Thompson reported on scale that the gelding was somewhat disappointing and it is his view that it has come to the end of its current preparation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities. Trainer W. Hulbert confirmed that the horse would now be sent for a spell.
SMOOTH MOVE – Slow to begin.
Following the running of this event the track was upgraded to GOOD 3.
Race 6: THE VILLAGE KITCHEN ASCOT BENCHMARK 85 H'CAP – 1000M
MALAHAT – A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
SPIRIT’S CHOICE – Slow to begin. Hung in for the majority of the event, placing its rider at a disadvantage and causing interference near the 700m. Trainer M. Kropp was advised that the mare must trial prior to racing again.
WUDANG BLADE – Had to be checked near the 700m when placed in restricted room between MALAHAT and DESERT MAN, which was taken in by SPIRIT’S CHOICE, which laid in despite the efforts of its rider.
PIRACY – Lost the near hind plate in running.
ARCHER’S PARADOX – Slow to begin and then was tightened for room and had to be steadied. Steadied near the 700m when obliged to race in restricted room between HI FIVER, which shifted out, and INVINCIBLE GANGSTA, which shifted in. Held up from leaving the 600m until approaching the 200m before attempting a run between INVINCIBLE GANGSTA and ROCK BEAT where the was insufficient room and had to steady, and by the 200m shifted to the outside of ROCK BEAT in order to improve.
HI FIVER – Slow to begin.
Race 7: XXXX DRY BENCHMARK 75 H'CAP – 1800M
HIGH POWER – Slow to begin.
CLEVANICC – Slow to begin.
PRESSWAY – B. Thornton reported that it was not his intention to lead, however, after beginning well from the good barrier the gelding led. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no significant findings.
MERLIN’S MAGIC – A. Mallyon reported that his mount may not have handled today’s firm surface and was of the opinion that the mare may have come to the end of its preparation. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the mare to be lame in the near hind leg. The horse was sent to be swabbed. Trainer L. Kelly was advised that the horse will require a veterinary clearance prior to racing again.
Race 8: CANADIAN CLUB QTIS 3YO BENCHMARK 68 H'CAP – 1200M
KALIK – Tightened for room on jumping away.
ASTRO BOY TOY – Raced wide without cover.
DEADLY ONE – Became fractious as the start was effected and lost significant ground on jumping. Overraced in the early stages and improved on to heels near the 1000m, having to be steadied and shifted wider on the track. Raced wide throughout.
ROASTED – Inconvenienced on jumping away.
DAULAT TAI PANAZIZ – Jumped awkwardly, making heavy contact with KALIK.
BETTER BE BETTER – Hung out rounding the first turn and continued to hang out for a major part of the race. Trainer C. Allardyce was advised that the filly must officially trial prior to being permitted to start again. Ms Allardyce indicated that the filly would be sent for a spell.
VOGUE – Severely tightened for room on jumping away and had to be checked.
NORM’S CHOICE – Held up rounding the home turn. Had to be restrained soon after straightening when it improved up on to the heels of KALIK.
ANNABETH – Jumped awkwardly, bumping heavily with ROASTED.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 3. M. Murphy – careless riding – AR131(a)
Race 3. M. Murphy – $300 – use of the whip prior to the 100m – AR132(7)(a)(ii)
From Aquis Park Gold Coast 26.6.20 –
Race 9. App. J. Huxtable – careless riding – 7 days (m/n 19.7.20 – 26.7.20) – AR131(a)
Race 4. M. Hellyer – failed to ride mount out to end of race – 21 days (m/n 22.7.20 – 12.8.20) – AR131(b)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
Hancora Field, He Knows, Scottish Mist, Vibrato, Amiche, Mr Storm, Rock Beat, Clevanicc, Astro Boy Toy
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and Merlin’s Magic
Race 2. ALIRAAJ – hung out – warning
Race 6. SPIRIT’S CHOICE – hung in throughout – trial – AR20(e)
Race 7. MERLIN’S MAGIC – lame near hind leg – veterinary clearance – AR20(e)
Race 8. BETTER BE BETTER – hung out/raced 4 wide – official trial – AR20(e)
Summary of rider changes/Late notifications
Race 6. HI FIVER – J. Byrne
Race 7. BRANDO – R. Fradd
Published subject to correction upon revision