QUEENSLAND RACING INTEGRITY COMMISSION
BRISBANE RACING CLUB
EAGLE FARM – SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2021
WEATHER – FINE
TRACK RATING – GOOD (4)
RAIL – +6.5M
PENETROMETER – 5.87
Chairman of Stewards – P Chadwick
Stewards – D Aurisch, R Hanson, C Fedrick, T Hudson
Clerk of Scales – J Robinson
Judge – R Thomas, G Tozer, A Redding
Veterinarian – Dr M Lenz & Dr K Caldwell
Swab Attendants – A Schofield, A Challen, L Chaplin
Starter – H Anderson & R Smith
Trainer M Costa since reported that blood profiles that had been done on his runners ACUMEN and GETYOURGREYON since their disappointing performances at Doomben on 13th February and 18th February, indicated the presence of a potential virus in the stable. He further added that he had treated both runners and would undertake to report back on their conditions if anything is amiss in the days subsequent.
Trainer R Heathcote was found guilty of a charge under AR228(b) in that on February 6th, 2021 at the Eagle Farm Racecourse, he did misconduct himself after the running of Race 9 by way of inappropriate language directed to jockey M Du Plessis. R Heathcote was fined the sum of $500, of which $250 is to be wholly suspended under AR283(a) dependent upon R Heathcote not re-offending under this rule for the next 12 months.
Race 1: TAB VENUE MODE QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap - 1200 metres
VALLEY RATTLER – Slow into stride.
IN'HINCHABLE – Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
MISHANI ENCHANTED – Near the 700m had to be steadied off the heels of IN’HINCHABLE when the pace slackened and thereafter improved three wide to obtain a position outside the leader.
LEAGLESE – Rider J Byrne reported that his mount was inclined to hang out and race greenly throughout the event. A post-race veterinary examination revealed lacerations to the nearside mouth.
Race 2: MOUNT FRANKLIN BENCHMARK 80 Handicap - 1830 metres
FOREIGN TERRITORY – A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be lame in the near fore. Trainer S Kendrick was advised that a veterinary certificate would be required prior to the gelding starting or trialling again.
QUALITY APPROACH – Near the 300m, bumped with DAULAT TAI PANAZIZ when shifting out to improve into clear running.
DAULAT TAI PANAZIZ – Bumped with QUALITY APPROACH near the 300m. Rider M Du Plessis reported that his mount was inclined to hang out throughout the event.
Race 3: XXXX DRY BENCHMARK 90 Handicap - 2200 metres
RAQEEQ – When questioned regarding the performance, jockey M Rodd stated that the gelding travelled well throughout, however when placed under pressure in the home straight, RAQEEQ failed to respond to his urgings and therefore he elected not to place his mount under any more pressure. A post-race veterinary examination revealed a laceration to the nearside mouth.
ROMAKASH – Improved three wide around the field from the 1000m to obtain a position outside the lead.
HAPPY GO PLUCKY – Laid out under pressure in the home straight.
PLEASED – Overraced in the early stages.
DEVINE GREY – Overraced in the early stages.
Race 4: BRC - LIKE NOWHERE ELSE IN BNE Class 3 Plate - 1200 metres
The start was delayed when PULL ANCHOR underwent a pre-race veterinary examination at the request of its rider R Maloney and subsequently was found to be displaying nasal discharge and making respiratory noises. All monies invested on PULL ANCHOR were ordered to be refunded with deductions applicable to bets placed on winner and placegetters prior to 2:28pm:
45 cents in the dollar for all win bets (VENTURA OCEAN)
31 cents in the dollar for all place bets (VENTURA OCEAN)
18 cents in the dollar for all place bets (WREN’S DAY)
33 cents in the dollar for all place bets (GOLLY HUTT)
GO DEEP – Jumped awkwardly.
WREN'S DAY – Jumped awkwardly.
BLUEANT – Raced wide throughout.
SEA DRAGON – Change of tactics – To be ridden more forward; settled handy.
VIOLET – When questioned regarding the performance, jockey M Rodd stated that VIOLET never felt comfortable throughout the event and failed to respond to his urgings. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the filly to be lame in the near fore and displaying soreness in the knee. Trainer M Nolan was advised a veterinary certificate would be required prior to the filly starting or trialling again.
Race 5: CANADIAN CLUB OPEN Handicap - 1000 metres
SPURCRAFT – Bumped on jumping. Raced wide throughout. When questioned regarding the performance, J Byrne stated his mount raced flat today and felt the gelding had come to the end of its preparation. Trainer K Schweida concurred with J Byrne’s statements and advised that SPURCRAFT would now be spelled. A post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding to be coughing and the presence of slight nasal discharge.
INVINCIBLE AL – Slow to begin.
WIRNPA – Bumped on jumping.
Race 6: RACECOURSE VILLAGE No Metro Wins Handicap - 1000 metres
Correct weight was delayed to allow rider of second placegetter (WHAT THE FUSS) M Cahill and trainer B Lockwood to view the films to ascertain whether there were grounds for a protest. After viewing the films, they denied to lodge a protest and correct weight was declared.
BOLD XAVVI – As J Huxtable was indisposed, he was permitted to be replaced by L Kilner. Raced wide throughout.
AHWAHNEECHEE – Slow to begin. Commenced to race keenly and had to be restrained from heels near the 800m.
FLYING CRACKERJAK – Change of tactics – To be ridden with cover; settled off pace.
PATCHES – Held up in the early part of the straight.
ARQUERA – Slow to begin.
Race 7: BRC MEMBERSHIP QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap -1600 metres
JETTY – Shifted out on jumping bumping with ABRACADAZZLE. Shifted out abruptly under pressure over the concluding stages.
WAY BEYOND – Over the concluding stages had to be steadied off the heels of JETTY which shifted out abruptly under pressure. Rider J Guthmann-Chester was unable to ride his mount out to the finish due to this incident.
BELLISSIMI AMICI – When questioned regarding the poor performance, jockey B Thompson stated that the filly travelled satisfactorily during the event, however when asked for an effort, BELLISSIMI AMICI failed to respond to his urgings and as a result, he elected not to place the filly under any more pressure.
SPOKESMAN – Slow to begin.
CALM SEEKER – Raced wide in the early stages.
THE CULLINAN – Raced wide in the early stages.
ABRACADAZZLE – Hampered on jumping. Laid in under pressure in the home straight.
KASEAR – Momentarily held up in the early part of the straight.
Race 8: SKY RACING QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap - 1000 metres
MISHANI REBEL – Near the 700m had to be eased off the heels of ASBURY PARK when racing tight to the inside of BEST OVER. A post-race veterinary examination revealed no abnormalities.
QUEEN SWEEPER – Bumped on jumping. Raced wide throughout.
BELISTIC MAN – Raced wide throughout.
BETTER GET SET – Raced wide with cover throughout.
JELLISHOT – Bumped on jumping. Raced wide in the early stages. Near the 800m had to be steadied when crowded between BETTER GET SET which laid in and BEST EVER which laid out.
Race 9: BRC GIRLS DAY OUT 20 MARCH BENCHMARK 85 Handicap - 1400 metres
STUTTERING – Underwent a pre-race veterinary examination after becoming fractious and was cleared to start. Bumped on jumping with XANTHUS. Raced wide throughout.
XANTHUS – Bumped on jumping with STUTTERING.
MADDI ROCKS – Jockey J Byrne was reprimanded under AR132(7)(a)(ii) for using his whip 7 times prior to the 100m, 2 more than permitted.
TESARC – Jumped awkwardly and hampered shortly after. Commenced to overrace near the 1000m and had to be steadied off the heels of GOODONYA SONJA. Continued to then overrace in the middle stages.
STEWARDS RACE DAY SUMMARY
Summary of action concerning licensees
Race 8. Jockey Jim Byrne – AR132(7)(a)(ii) – Use of whip 7 times prior to the 100m, 2 more than permitted.
Eagle Farm 6th February - Trainer Rob Heathcote – AR228(b) – Improper conduct - $500 ($250 to be wholly suspended)
Summary of action concerning thoroughbred horses
Horses swabbed pre-race
HABIB, THE STIFMEISTER, FOREIGN TERRITORY, QUALITY APPROACH, ROMAKASH, HAPPY GO PLUCKY, BLUEANT, VIOLET, SPURCRAFT, WIRNPA, BOLD XAVVI, SYD’S FOOTPRINTS, JETTY, THE CULLINAN, BROKEN HERO, BETTER GET SET, IN HIS STRIDE, GOODONYA SONJA
Horses swabbed post-race
All winners and second placegetters.
Race 2. FOREIGN TERRITORY – Lame near fore. – Vet certificate required – AR20(e).
Race 4. VIOLET – Lame near fore – Vet certificate required – AR20(e).
Late riding changes
Race 6. BOLD XAVVI – L Kilner replacing J Huxtable
Race 4. PULL ANCHOR – Vets advice – 2.28pm
Published subject to correction upon revision